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Winners in Tallahassee Claimed Millionaire Prizes
05/24/2013
In March, 2013, the Florida Lottery announced that Joseph Nicolleti, 69, of Central Islip, New York, claimed a $1 million prize in the BILLION DOLLAR BLOCKBUSTER Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery headquarters. This marked the 50th winner to claim a $1 million prize in this popular Scratch-Off game; 70 prizes of $1 million and five [...] READ MORE

Lottery Players Become Richer in Michigan
05/24/2013
Ronald Wojtas of Dearborn Heights became $40,000 richer when he visited the Lottery Headquarters on April 19. His winning $40,000 Tax Free Raffle ticket was purchased at MYZ Gas LLC located at 23785 W. Michigan Street in Dearborn. Wojtas and his wife Sharon were planning to make home improvements with their prize. Teresa Miner of East [...] READ MORE

Powerball Winners in Loganville and Mississippi Claimed Their $1M Prize
05/23/2013
Lee Pietrobon of Loganville celebrated a $1 million Powerball prize from the Georgia Lottery. Pietrobon luckily matched the first five numbers from the May 15 Powerball drawing, therefore he won $1 million. Pietrobon, 78, decided to use his own combination and bought his lucky numbers at Publix Super Market #0789, 2715 Loganville Highway S.W. in Loganville. A [...] READ MORE

A Woman in Lewistown Won $191,000 Show Me Cash Jackpot
05/23/2013
A Lewistown woman was still thinking that she could hit the Powerball jackpot with her co-workers, however a Missouri Lottery Show Me Cash ticket turned out to be the big one for her. Glenda Sparrow, 62, matched all five winning Show Me Cash numbers on May 14 and won the $191,000 jackpot. She purchased the [...] READ MORE

Five Coworkers from Oil Refinery Claimed $1M Powerball Ticket
05/22/2013
Coworkers from an oil refinery in Catlettsburg stepped forward on May 20 holding a $1 million Powerball ticket from the May 11th drawing. The group consists of 18 people and they decided to refer to themselves as the Road Oil Rangers. They could match all five numbers, however they didn’t match the Powerball. For about 15 [...] READ MORE

Some Powerball Winners Have Claimed Their Prizes
05/22/2013
The Florida Lottery announced that Jeffrey Geeting, 38, of Jacksonville, claimed a $1 million Powerball prize from Saturday night’s POWERBALL drawing. In addition, he split his winnings with a friend. The other $1 million winning ticket from Saturday’s drawing, purchased in Pinellas Park, has not yet been claimed. The winning numbers from the Powerball draw [...] READ MORE

Zephyrhills is Wondering Who Won the Powerball
05/21/2013
A lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida a few days ago, and purchased a ticket now worth about $590.5 million, which is the highest Powerball jackpot in history. It’s a very high amount particularly when it is compared to the budget for the city of Zephyrhills: This year’s figure is just over [...] READ MORE

A Teacher in Toronto Claimed $21.4 Million Lottery Jackpot
05/21/2013
A wood shop and technology high-school teacher in Toronto played hooky on September 27, 2011 to pick up his $21.4 million Lotto Max jackpot. “I called in sick today — surprise! I’m not sick,” said Craig Henshaw, 42, smiling when the cameras recorded his check presentation at the offices of Ontario Lottery and Gaming. Henshaw said he [...] READ MORE

A Man Found a Ticket Worth Millions in a Cookie Jar
05/20/2013
A man always cleans out old lottery tickets from a cookie jar, but he doesn’t throw them away. Instead, he takes them to the 7-Eleven to check them out. He discovered that one of them was worth millions. Ricardo Cerezo of Geneva, Illinois, said that his family was facing eviction, consequently he would use [...] READ MORE

One Ticket in Florida Won Record Powerball Jackpot
05/20/2013
The largest Powerball lottery jackpot in game history was won Saturday night by a single ticket purchased in the state of Florida. The record $590.5 million Powerball jackpot, which became the second-largest of any lottery game in history, started as a $40 million prize on April 3, 2013, and kept accumulating prize money for 13 straight [...] READ MORE

A Man in Virginia Won the Lottery 4 Times
05/17/2013
Melvyn Wilson may be running out of room due to all the big Virginia Lottery ceremonial checks he has received. In 2005 he won prizes of $1 million and $500,000 in Virginia Lottery Scratcher games. Additionally, in 2004 he won a $25,000 prize. Curiously, the Woodbridge man has done it again. He scratched to win $500,000 [...] READ MORE

A Woman Won $1M Lottery Prize Twice in the Same Day
05/17/2013
Virginia Elke won the lottery twice in the same day. The Berryville, Va., resident had two tickets that matched five of the six Powerball numbers in an April 7, 2012 drawing so that each ticket was worth $1 million. Fike said that the she was in shock. In early April, Fike stopped at an Olde Stone [...] READ MORE

A Ticket Sold in Massachusetts Won a $50M Jackpot
05/16/2013
The historic 12/12/12 date was extremely lucky for two coworkers in Massachusetts after the quick pick ticket they bought together matched all five numbers plus the Power Ball selected in the Wednesday, December 12, 2012 drawing to win the multi-state game’s $50 million jackpot. Rosa DeLeon of Arlington and Reginald LeBlanc of Lexington, who were coworkers [...] READ MORE

A Powerball Winner in Tennessee Prefers a Low Profile
05/16/2013
Bobbi Hubbard of South Pittsburg, Tenn., likes to work on community projects such as trying to start a free medical clinic in Marion County. In addition, she has lived in the same house for about 18 years. She hit a $25.5 million Powerball jackpot in 2005, and that made her the state’s all-time big winner [...] READ MORE

A Lotto Max Purchased at the Last Minute, Paid Off
05/15/2013
A Sparwood B.C. couple was extremely happy when they made a last minute LOTTO MAX ticket purchase on Friday, October 26, 2012. Diana and Lee Anderson won a share of a $1 million MAXMILLION prize, consequently they became $500,000 richer. Diana explained that she decided to pick up a ticket at the last minute. She added [...] READ MORE

A Couple in Louisville Retired After Winning $35,000 on Scratch-Off
05/15/2013
Louisville resident Jerry Gritton, 63, and his wife Linda where expecting to retire soon. It had been decided that on August 23, 2012 Jerry would give his notice to Papercone Corporation in Louisville. The following morning Jerry went to Sav A Step #50 on Smyrna Road to pick up a newspaper and purchased two [...] READ MORE

A Raffle Jackpot Winner Was a $1,000,000 Christmas Tree Ornament
05/14/2013
Twinkling lights and family ornaments are usual decorations on Christmas trees during the Holiday season, however for one Nampa man, a gift to his family that became a new Christmas tree ornament turned out to be worth $1,000,000. Mark Rossiter purchased an Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle ticket from the Maverik Store in Star on November 28, 2012. [...] READ MORE

A Man in Illinois Won $300,000 from the Hoosier Lottery
05/14/2013
A policeman in Illinois won $300,000 from the Hoosier Lottery in October, 2012. Julius Jackson of Calumet City, Illinois, explained that he recently had a feeling he was on the verge of something big. Jackson said that he had been feeling real lucky recently, adding that he had a sense that something was going to happen. [...] READ MORE

A Lucky Woman in Morgan City Claimed a $2M Powerball Prize
05/13/2013
After winning $2 million in the February 16 Powerball drawing, Amy Sturges of Morgan City stared in awe at her Louisiana Lottery prize check. Then she showed it to her husband, Warren Sturges, who seemed speechless, but could finally ask his wife if he could borrow eight bucks. At the time, the 40-year-old Powerball winner [...] READ MORE

A Man in Florida Claimed a $2M Powerball Prize
05/13/2013
In October, 2012 the Florida Lottery announced that Luu Pham, 66, of Temple Terrace, claimed a $2 million Powerball prize from the October 17 drawing. Pham’s winning ticket was bought from Silvermill Food Mart, 11292 W. Hillsborough Avenue in Tampa. The retailer got a $5,000 bonus commission for selling the $2 million Powerball with Power [...] READ MORE

Five $50,000 DC 5 Tickets Were Cashed By Lucky Lottery Winner
05/11/2013
Jerome Bowling who is a Washington native was calm, cool and poised when he cashed in five DC 5 tickets worth $50,000 each for a total of $250,000 in winnings. He smiled and said that it was a cushion. His lucky tickets were for the Tuesday, May 22 evening drawing and were bought [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winners in Illinois Share Their Experience
05/11/2013
For many years, David Ruiz had a feeling that he would win the Lottery. He said that he had been telling his wife that one day they were going to win, because he really felt it in his heart. His feeling became a reality after Ruiz won a $2 million Powerball [...] READ MORE

Idaho Winners Enjoy Big Windfalls
05/09/2013
Just a few moments before accepting a ceremonial check for his Wild Card jackpot win at Idaho Lottery offices in Boise, Robert Hibberd of Nampa received a phone call from his brother. The two spoke for a short time before Hibberd explained that he was in the middle of something. Therefore he quickly hung [...] READ MORE

A Floor Technician and a Salesman in Atlanta Strike the Lottery
05/09/2013
One man in Moultrie could strike a good luck wave with two Georgia Lottery prizes in the same day. Donald Reeves, 56, won a $500 prize and then he won a $1 million prize when he was playing the new instant game Georgia Lottery’s 20th Anniversary Extravaganza. Georgia Lottery representatives presented Reeves with an oversized check [...] READ MORE

A Simple Mistake Earned a Woman a $14M Lottery Prize
05/08/2013
At the intersection of Fate and Lotto, Thuan Le made a very fortunate mistake. The California single mother of four thanked her lucky stars when she mistakenly slipped an extra dollar into the self-service Lotto machine at her local CVS store in Mission Viejo. That dollar wound up getting Le the SuperLotto Plus ticket holding the five [...] READ MORE

Lucky Indiana Residents Win the Lottery
05/08/2013
It was March 15, just two days before the Illinois Lottery’s St. Patrick’s Day Millionaire Raffle drawing, when Michael Korzenecki purchased St. Pat’s Raffle ticket. He explained that he was on his way to play a round of golf with friends when it dawned on him that he had forgotten to play his game. [...] READ MORE

A Man in South Bend Purchased Frozen Pizza and Won $150,000
05/07/2013
In retrospect, Mark Howie of South Bend is happy he was forced to fend for himself for dinner on April 30. Howie’s stop at CVS to grab a frozen pizza netted him a delicious dessert. It put him in the right place at the right time, consequently he won $150,000 on a Hoosier [...] READ MORE

A Lucky Group of Co-Workers Claimed $10,000 Lottery Prize
05/07/2013
For the second time in two years, a group of 50 co-workers from a Spencer hydraulics plant has won a $10,000 lottery prize. Dale Schomaker, 59, of Milford, was the one who claimed the $10,000 Mega Millions prize on behalf of “Eaton Team Lotto” last Friday May, 3 at the Iowa Lottery’s regional office located in [...] READ MORE

$222M Powerball Jackpot Will Roll Again
05/06/2013
There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday, May 5 drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, consequently the grand prize increased to about $222 million for next Wednesday’s drawing. Saturday was the 10th straight drawing without a jackpot winner. The jackpot run began on April 3 as a $40 million jackpot. The estimated cash value [...] READ MORE

A Man in Batesville Can Be Debt Free Thanks to a $205,000 CASH 5 Win
05/06/2013
“Incredible” is the word Vicki Christenberry decided to use to describe her husband’s Hoosier Lottery win. Donald Christenberry Sr. of Batesville was the lucky winner of $205,000 in the Hoosier Lottery’s new Cash 5 game when a quick pick ticket he bought at KTS Food Mart at 1104 North St. Rd. 229 in Batesville matched [...] READ MORE

$338M NJ Powerball Winner Promised to Pay Rent for His Neighbors
05/03/2013
Lucky Powerball winner Pedro Quezada was hosting a rent party for his neighbors on March 31. One of his closest friends said that Quezada promised to temporarily cover the housing costs for some of the residents in the Passaic, New Jersey, the neighborhood that housed his bodega. According to his friend, Quezada was going to pay the [...] READ MORE

Man Who Bought Lottery Every Day for Six Months Won $25,000
05/03/2013
William “Randy” VanSlyke of Gardner said that he just began playing Kansas Lottery games within the last six months, purchasing one instant scratch ticket every morning with a cup of coffee. Fortunately, his routine soon paid off and on March 23, the 51-year-old revealed a $25,000 top prize playing a $5 Queen of Hearts [...] READ MORE

One Arizona Winner Claimed Six $1M Powerball Tickets
05/02/2013
The Arizona Lottery announced on May 9, 2012 that all six $1 million Powerball second prize tickets won in Arizona from the drawing on Wednesday, April 25 were claimed just by one person. The six $1 million winning tickets had been bought by one Glendale resident at the QuikTrip located at 6702 W. Glendale Ave. in [...] READ MORE

A Construction Worker in Georgia Won a $50M Mega Millions Jackpot
05/02/2013
In December, 2012 a 55-year-old Thomasville construction worker was getting ready to build a different life after winning a $50 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot. Zippy Vonier, 55 said “Honey, we won the lotto!” and that is how he announced to his wife that they had won $50 million.  Vonier, a Thomasville resident, said that [...] READ MORE

New Hopes for Winner of $175,000 Mega Millions Lottery Ticket
05/01/2013
On Thursday, November 2, 2003 John Ferguson of Curlew, Washington was worried about car payments, property taxes, and finding his next job. Nevertheless, one day makes a huge difference. On Friday, Ferguson redeemed his winning Mega Millions ticket at the Washington Lottery’s Spokane Office for his $175,000 prize and was planning to visit his grandchildren in Alaska [...] READ MORE

Released Indians Prospect Won $1M
05/01/2013
It might have been very difficult for Joel Torres to discover that he was going to be released from the Cleveland Indians minor league system in March, 2011. Nevertheless, he probably couldn’t have been launched to the unemployment line in a better way. One month earlier, the 21-year-old outfielder had won $1 million in the [...] READ MORE

A Man in Indianapolis Turned $5 INTO $77,777 and A Man in Ohio won $150,000 on an Instant Game
04/30/2013
An Indianapolis man was planning to dramatically reduce his monthly financial obligations after winning $77,777 on a Hoosier Lottery Scratch-off, Ultimate 7s. A Burmese-native-turned-Hoosier by the name of Nae Nae was able to turn $5 into $77,777 after buying a winning ticket at the Marsh Supermarket at 10679 N. Michigan Road in Zionsville. Nae has four [...] READ MORE

Lucky Lottery Winner Plans a Vacation with Fiancée and a Physician Won a Weekly $1,000
04/30/2013
Edward Samperi of Holly Springs, Raleigh intends to use part of his $108,438 Cash 5 prize to take a vacation with his fiancée. Samperisi matched all five numbers in the April 20 drawing. He discovered his big win on Sunday, April 21 when his fiancée decided to check the numbers on internet. Samperi said that he could [...] READ MORE

Two Lucky Friends Win the Lottery and Woman Claimed a Big Jackpot
04/30/2013
Two friends from Camden, SC, surprised their wives with a $300,000 lottery win. The guys discovered on Friday, April 19 that they had won the cash. One of them said that he had been hyper all weekend. His friend made sure he didn’t lose the Palmetto Cash 5 ticket they had bought at the Shiv Mart [...] READ MORE

A Woman Hit it Big and Won One of the Biggest Jackpots in History
04/26/2013
Regina Mandabach of Washington, Indiana bought one of two tickets that matched all six numbers in the October 25, 2003 Powerball drawing to split $190.9 million. At the time it became the sixth largest Powerball jackpot in history. The 29-year-old customer service representative for Hoosier Insurance purchased a single quick pick ticket that was worth [...] READ MORE

“The Watertown 34” Won a Huge Jackpot In South Dakota
04/26/2013
On February 1, 2003 the group called “The Watertown 34″ were presented with a huge oversized ceremonial check of $50,900,000 for their half of Saturday’s Powerball jackpot at an award ceremony in Pierre, South Dakota. Clint Harris, director of the state lottery, said that they had validated the ticket, and it was now official, adding that [...] READ MORE

A Man from Hamden Won $5,000 a Month for the Rest of His Life
04/25/2013
On April 16 in the morning, John Walker of Hamden purchased a $3 CT Lottery “Win for Life 19th Edition” instant game ticket at Snack Plus Deli in Hamden. He never thought that later his life was going to take a turn from the ordinary. He scratched the ticket and became the lucky winner [...] READ MORE

One Lucky Ticket Won Amazing Jersey Cash 5 Jackpot
04/25/2013
One winning Jersey Cash 5 ticket worth $1,930,747 was purchased in Middlesex County, New Jersey, for the Monday, April 22 drawing. It became the second largest Jersey Cash 5 jackpot in game history. The Middlesex County winning ticket was purchased at In & Out Convenience Store, 187 North Avenue, Dunellen. Jersey Cash 5 was introduced to New [...] READ MORE

A Lucky Man Claimed $10M Grand Prize
04/24/2013
The Massachusetts State Lottery awarded more than $14 million in prizes on April 17, including a $10 million Grand Prize, to participants in its long-awaited $10,000,000 HOLD’EM POKER Tournament. The Tournament took place at the TD Garden in Boston, and officially concluded the Lottery’s “$10,000,000 HOLD’EM POKER” instant ticket – a $10 scratch game that [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winners Claimed Their Prizes on Tax Day
04/24/2013
Debt free on tax day was the statement made by John Miles of Twin Falls on April 16 when they claimed the last top prize of $250,000 on the Idaho Lottery’s Scratch GameTM Silver & Gold. Miles purchased his ticket between stops at grocery stores on April 14 from the luckiest store in Twin Falls, [...] READ MORE

A Woman in Cedar Rapids Woke Up Family With Great News: $50,000 Lottery Win
04/23/2013
A woman in Cedar Rapids admitted that she was not quiet about it when she discovered that she had won a $50,000 lottery prize. Jamie Meyers said with a laugh that she woke the whole house up, screaming and yelling and just freaking out. Jamie claimed her prize Friday, April 12 at the Iowa Lottery’s [...] READ MORE

Two Lucky Self-Employed Lottery Winners Claimed Their Prizes
04/23/2013
Two Fantasy 5 winners, one from Southern California and one from Northern California have already come forward in order to claim their $150,950 prizes. Shane Hayden is the owner of Shaneco Plumbing & Rooter. When he discovered that he had won, he said he wanted to sign the ticket immediately. He explained that he [...] READ MORE

EuroMillions Lottery Winners Are Going to Build an Uncommon Residence
04/22/2013
When you have purchased a £100,000 Jaguar XKR-S, paid off you dad’s mortgage and given your best friend over £1 million, how to do spend the rest of a £45 million lottery win? The answer for Matt and Cassey Topham, a former decorator and supermarket worker from Nottingham who won the EuroMillions jackpot in 2012, is [...] READ MORE

Son Urged Father to Check Lottery Tickets
04/22/2013
A 55-year-old married man and father from Delaware City became a millionaire when he played Powerball with the Delaware Lottery. The man bought six tickets: two Powerball, two Multi-Win Lotto and two Delaware Cash 5 from Delaware City Liquors located on Clinton Street on April 9. One of those tickets was a lucky Powerball ticket, [...] READ MORE

A Lottery Winner in Texas Invested in Unique Historical Motel
04/19/2013
A bit of American history — bizarre and unusual, but history nonetheless — huddles next to old U.S. 59, past the tractor dealers and the rice mills, just before a green sign that proclaims Wharton’s population of 9,237. It could be easy to miss. However, it is there, just around the bend: a row of 10 [...] READ MORE

Restaurant Workers Share $4M Lottery Jackpot
04/19/2013
Those who have worked in a restaurant know that it could be very demanding, complex and filled with long hours, sometimes for very little return. Nevertheless, for 16 people who were employed at a Yorkville restaurant called “ONE”, there was something special on the menu that became the special of the day: A $4.6 million dollar [...] READ MORE

A Grocer and a Couple Win the Lottery
04/18/2013
Woon-Sook Chon is the Korean-born owner of the Flushing-based Cherry Blossom food store. One day in October, 2009, she stopped in at the Union Deli Grocery on 38th Street in order to purchase a Korean newspaper. Surprisingly, she walked with her paper, but also with a $500,000,000 Extravaganza instant Lottery ticket worth $5 [...] READ MORE

A Man from North Carolina Won the Lottery By Playing Several Tickets with the Same Number
04/18/2013
Steven Granger of Henderson, North Carolina said it had been a good number for him. He chose the number combination 5-1-1-7 on 20 tickets in the Virginia Lottery’s May 22 Pick 4 day drawing, and they all won. Each and every of his “exact order” tickets won $5,000 and each of the “50/50″ tickets won [...] READ MORE

A Man in Massachusetts Kept Mistaken Lottery Ticket and Won $1M
04/17/2013
A man in Taunton, Massachusetts was on the right side of a million dollar mistake, because a scratch ticket game he didn’t intend to play became a winner. Richard Brown, 60, came in to the Gulf in Taunton on August 13, as he had many times in the past. As usual, he was looking for [...] READ MORE

A Tennessee Man Had Lottery Tickets Delivered to his Home
04/17/2013
Mike West from Tennessee used to get weekly deliveries to his home in Erin. On October 24, 2012 when he opened a box, he was amazed as he found thousands of dollars of Tennessee Lottery scratch off tickets. They package of tickets sat on top of many other items inside a large box that was left [...] READ MORE

Co-Workers Share Lottery Prize with a Colleague Who Needs Medical Treatment
04/16/2013
The food services team at Ardrey Kell High School celebrated on March 24, when they discovered they had a $10,000 winning ticket in the previous night’s Powerball drawing. Then, they remembered Sophia, one of their colleagues who needed a medical treatment she couldn’t afford. Marilyn Johnson, manager of the food services staff at Ardrey [...] READ MORE

Lucky Lottery Winner Won a Baby Jackpot
04/16/2013
The first time lady luck smiled on Joe Denette, he won a lot of money. The second time, the prize was even more astonishing. He and his wife, Meagan, became the parents of two babies, which were delivered during separate births, 100 days apart.  It is worth mentioning that one was the result of planned medical [...] READ MORE

A Fortune Teller Accurately Predicted California Woman’s Top Lottery Prize
04/15/2013
Brenda Tran was a big-time player of the California Lottery. As a matter of fact, the tablet computer her boyfriend had just bought for her was used jus to check her email and to check the evening’s winning Lottery numbers. Therefore, it was only fitting that on August 6, 2012 Tran was checking her numbers on [...] READ MORE

A Man Originally from Texas Won $250K Scratchers Prize in California
04/15/2013
They say everything’s bigger in Texas. Even though that might be true sometimes, Armando Trevino could not win in Texas a lottery prize anywhere near the $250,000 he won from California’s Scratchers game – California Lottery Black. Perhaps the saying should be, “Everything’s bigger in California!” Trevino, who at the time was residing in Southern [...] READ MORE

A Woman Got Confused and Instead of Winning $40K She Won $40M
04/13/2013
Imagine that you just won $40 million. How would you celebrate it? Would you sprint up and down the street “like a crazy woman”? Would you break into a “happy dance,” while holding your oversized lottery check? Would you celebrate by chowing down at a Chinese buffet with your family? Maria Carreiro did all of the [...] READ MORE

Lotto Winner in Florida Didn’t Show Up for Celebration
04/12/2013
It is difficult to tell who was more impacted by a $50 million lottery ticket. Richard McMullen, the 54-year old Tallahassee resident and jackpot winner, decided to stay out of the public eye since the lottery results were announced in December, 2012. According to Florida Lottery officials the winner requested “minimal media coverage.” The Circle [...] READ MORE

A Retired CTA Bus Driver Won $250,000 Mega Millions Prize
04/11/2013
Jorge Arias commented that people always said they played the lottery without the expectation of winning big money, however he always knew he would hit it big. This lucky Lottery player from Chicago won $250,000 playing Mega Millions in December, 2012. He could match the first five numbers – 09 – 13 – 22 [...] READ MORE

A Lotto Winner in Dartmouth Almost Threw Away Ticket Worth One Million Dollars
04/11/2013
Bob and Joyce Waterfield had played the lottery for several decades expecting to win the jackpot some day. When they finally did, they almost tossed their good luck in a trash bin. Mr. Waterfield had a list of Atlantic 6-49 winning numbers in his hands and the Dartmouth senior didn’t like what he saw. [...] READ MORE

Man Gave His Children $6M Lotto Prize
04/10/2013
Hector Rivera, 54, played the New Jersey Lottery for two decades, and he promised that any jackpot he won would go to his five children. Rivera was considered a dreamer. Michael Cioffi, Rivera’s oldest son said that nobody ever thought anything about it, adding that they just thought he had a lot of fun dreaming [...] READ MORE

A Worker Hit the Lottery When He was Passing Through a Mall
04/10/2013
David A. Irwin was making his final delivery of the day for Hess Trucking to the Dollar General at the mall in October, 2003 when he grabbed a bite to eat. Irwin explained that he was headed for the Italian restaurant in the mall, and when he was walking by the lottery dealer, he remembered that [...] READ MORE

A Family in Missouri Celebrated Winning Powerball Jackpot
04/09/2013
Mark and Cindy Hill of Dearborn, Mo., explained that winning multimillions in the Powerball Jackpot wouldn’t change their family. Folks in Dearborn described the Hills as everyday people Mark Hill, 52, a Missouri mechanic, and his wife, Cindy, claimed their share of the record $587.5 million Powerball jackpot in November, 2012. The Missouri couple had been in [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winners in Placentia, California Claimed Huge Jackpot Worth $30M
04/09/2013
Gord and Betty Collins of Placentia became the lucky winners of the biggest lottery prize in Newfoundland and Labrador history. They won a jackpot worth 30 million, collecting their prize in St. John’s. Gord Collins is a semi-retired pharmacist, and he explained that he had the ticket for about a week before his wife, Betty urged [...] READ MORE

New Jersey Man Who Won $338M Powerball Jackpot Paid Child Support
04/08/2013
The lucky New Jersey deli owner who won the $338 million Powerball jackpot at the end of March paid almost $30,000 in back child support on April 1. Pedro Quezada, 44, appeared in Passaic County Family Court in Paterson, NJ. He cut a certified check for the payments, rounding the total up from the [...] READ MORE

Lucky Winner Believes Her Dog Helped Her Win the Powerball Jackpot
04/08/2013
Just before noon on February 12, 2005 at the Louisiana Lottery’s headquarters in Baton Rouge, local attorney Stephanie LaBorde was claiming the $40.6 million February 12 Powerball jackpot prize on behalf of her client, who had established The Duchess Trust in order to receive the winnings. The winner opted for the one-time cash payment option of [...] READ MORE

Three Powerball Lottery Winners Awarded $1 million to Charity
04/05/2013
Three lucky Connecticut men who claimed a $254 million Powerball jackpot in in November, 2011, immediately said that they would donate a considerable amount to charity. The trustees of the Putnam Avenue Family Trust awarded their first $1 million in charitable grants to five veteran support organizations. Powerball lottery The Putnam Avenue Family Trust had been set [...] READ MORE

A Man in Massachusetts Was the Lucky Winner of $61M Mega Millions Jackpot
04/05/2013
A Massachusetts man became $30.5 million richer when he split the $61 million Mega Millions jackpot with a co-winner from California. Sandeep “Sunny” Singh could hardly catch his breath. On October 18, 2012 he was posing for pictures with a giant check for $30.5 million. The day before, the new millionaire was busy working two [...] READ MORE

Life After Hitting the Jackpot
04/04/2013
Winning the lottery, at least once, is a dream that many people have. Roy and Barb Hamer of Leesburg, not only won the lottery, they also hit the jackpot, and it was huge. Barb said that when they checked their ticket, her eyes went blank, then Roy looked at it and said “oh, my god! they [...] READ MORE

The Retailer’s Perspective: What is it Like to Sell a $254M Lottery Ticket?
04/04/2013
Initially, Ranjit Singh didn’t recognize the name of the customer who purchased the quarter-of-a-billion-dollar-winning Powerball ticket across the counter of his gas station on November 1, 2011. Nevertheless, when he saw the man on television, he could remember him. In addition, all of the employees of the BP on McGee Avenue in Stamford had [...] READ MORE

A Soon to Be Laid Off Power Employee Was Happy with Lottery Win
04/03/2013
James Brown was back at his neighborhood One Stop Food Mart celebrating those DC-5 tickets he had purchased early in October. Just like his namesake in the entertainment profession, James Brown of Southeast, Washington, D.C. said that he “feels good.” Brown explained that he felt good about his $102,500 win with the D.C. Lottery, adding that [...] READ MORE

A School Board Member in New Jersey Claimed $211.7 Million Powerball Jackpot
04/03/2013
A Morristown, New Jersey, school board member came forward about a month after as the winner of the March 13, 2010 $211.7 million Powerball jackpot. At the time, this jackpot was the third largest single-ticket lottery payout in New Jersey. Sandra McNeil was a middle-aged mother, according to her attorney, Perry A. Pittenger of Scotch [...] READ MORE

A Twenty-Three-Year-Old Claimed $1 Million Powerball Ticket Purchased in Prospect
04/02/2013
The $1 million prize sold in Kentucky on December 19, 2012 was claimed one week later. Twenty-three year old Alex Parker of Prospect, KY presented his winning ticket to lottery officials early on December 26. Alex explained to lottery officials that he had never played the lottery before getting a ticket from the Five Star Food [...] READ MORE

A Man in Rensselaer is Sure that Anyone Can Win the Lottery
04/02/2013
In January 2013, a lifelong Hoosier and union construction worker from Rensselaer became another lucky winner playing a Hoosier Lottery Scratch-off. Steve Stone and his wife Sandy claimed a $100,000 top prize on the Wild Cherry Slots Scratch-off at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis. Stone was very happy as he posed with an oversized $100,000 check. [...] READ MORE

Emotional Sacramento Man Claimed MEGA Millions Ticket Worth $427,000
04/01/2013
Sacramento County had two huge wins in California Lottery draws the weekend of January 11, 2013. Curiously, the tickets were purchased in the same town, Orangevale. One ticket was for the MEGA Millions draw on Friday, January 11 and was worth $427,749! A man stepped forward in order to claim that ticket and evidently, [...] READ MORE

Lucky Winner Claimed Powerball Ticket Sold at Richmond International Airport
04/01/2013
When Dave Honeywell came back to Richmond International Airport from a business trip, he walked past the Virginia Lottery’s two Lottery Express machines in the atrium. He saw that above the machines, there was a banner proclaiming that a jackpot-winning ticket had been purchased there. The Fredericksburg man smiled to himself and decided to [...] READ MORE

New Jersey Man Claimed $338M Powerball Jackpot
03/29/2013
The Passaic, New Jersey, man who won the $338 million Powerball lottery said he felt “pure joy” at winning the enormous jackpot, however had no idea yet what he would do with all the money. Dominican immigrant Pedro Quezada appeared at New Jersey lottery headquarters Tuesday, March 26 in order to officially claim the prize with [...] READ MORE

Co-Workers Give Cut to Woman who Opted Out of Lottery Pool
03/29/2013
If you won $1 million, would you share it with a coworker you barely knew?  A group of 12 workers at Keller Williams Partner Realty in Plantation did just that. Jennifer Maldonado had only been working as an administrative assistant for the company for a couple of weeks, and she hadn’t even received her first pay [...] READ MORE

The Winner of a $338 million Powerball Jackpot Will Help His Family
03/28/2013
Pedro Quezada, 44, entered Eagle Liquors store, where the ticket was sold, late on Monday, March 25 in the afternoon. The Passaic store owner ran Quezada’s ticket through the lottery machine in order to validate that it was a winner. A newspaper and television outlets recorded the special moment. The winner of a $338.3 [...] READ MORE

An Alsip Resident Won $1,000,000 Illinois Lottery Prize
03/28/2013
Alice Griffin is aware of the fact that you can play the Lottery in moderation and still win big. She said that last year, in 2012, she won $5,000 on Cash Spectacular, and now in March, she won $1 million on the same game, adding that she didn’t even play the Lottery that [...] READ MORE

A Man in Sacramento Claimed Mega Millions Prize Worth Over $250,000
03/27/2013
Michael Rule didn’t necessarily think of himself as lucky. As a matter of fact, until October 30th, 2012, he had only won a bike when he was a child. But then his MEGA Millions ticket earned him a $251,639 prize. He considered that the prize couldn’t have come at a better time because Rule, [...] READ MORE

Three Friends Decided to Honor a Long-Time Agreement to Split Lottery Winnings
03/27/2013
All for one, and $1 million for all. Three long-time buddies who made a pact to split the pot if one of them ever won the lottery got their payday last week, Georgia Lottery officials announced on March, 21, 2013. Curiously, the threesome’s windfall was foretold by an after-dinner treat. James Scoles, 56, was cracking a fortune cookie [...] READ MORE

A Lucky Winner Holds Powerball Ticket Worth $338M
03/26/2013
Today, March 24, 2013, somebody in New Jersey may be holding a small piece of paper worth an enormous amount of money: $338.3 million. One winning ticket was purchased for Saturday night’s huge Powerball jackpot, and it was sold somewhere in the Garden State. Which county, which town and which store is still a mystery and the [...] READ MORE

A Woman in Southern California Claimed Fantasy 5 Prize Worth Almost $180,000
03/26/2013
Wanda Smith had been playing the Lottery for several years, specifically since 1986. Consequently, she has developed a system that works for her and she sticks to it. Part of that is she never checks her tickets until the following morning. In addition, she only goes to the California Lottery’s website to find the [...] READ MORE

A Lucky Woman in Morgan City Hit it Big and Claimed $2M Powerball Prize
03/25/2013
After winning $2 million in the February 16, 2013 Powerball drawing, in March, Amy Sturges of Morgan City was surprised with her Louisiana Lottery prize check and showed it to her husband. Warren Sturges was speechless, however finally asked his wife, if he could borrow eight bucks. The 40-year-old Powerball winner has become Louisiana’s latest millionaire [...] READ MORE

A Powerball Winner in Arizona Claimed Almost $200M
03/22/2013
The second Powerball ticket holder in November, 2012 record jackpot came forward in December to claim winnings worth almost $200 million before taxes. The winner, a married man in his 30’s said that it was difficult to express just how thankful they were for that wonderful gift. The lottery said that it would not identify [...] READ MORE

A Local Man Claimed $245,000 MEGA Millions® Ticket Purchased in Mission Viejo
03/22/2013
Eric Johnson could be considered a creature of habit when it comes to the way he usually plays the California Lottery. He likes to play MEGA Millions and SuperLotto Plus® every week. In addition, he generally spends $20 on an advance play every Friday, selecting his own numbers. Nevertheless, the one thing he wasn’t [...] READ MORE

Woman Contracted a Debt of Thankfulness When She Won $1 Million
03/21/2013
Amelia Llanos was very happy as she could finally say that she had done it. She was able to break down, so she cried over the astonishing thing that happened to her. She was the lucky winner of $1 million on a $250 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers® ticket. Llanos said that she would never forget [...] READ MORE

A Man in Sacramento Won $500 a Week for 25 Years!
03/21/2013
Richard Newman had already won $8 on Scratchers® tickets, so he was feeling very lucky. Consequently, he tested his luck and spent his $8 in winnings on eight $1 California Lucky for Life Scratchers tickets. That became a very intelligent move, as one of those eight tickets turned out to be a top prize winner! [...] READ MORE

Surveillance Photo Tracked Down Distracted California Lottery Winner
03/20/2013
The belatedly crowned winner of a $23 million California lottery jackpot said she had stuffed the lucky ticket in her car and left it there forgotten for several months. The ticket was there until a surveillance camera photo of the ticket’s purchase surfaced on the Internet. July Cervera, 69, could recognize her daughter in the [...] READ MORE

A Man in Bucks County Claimed a $33.1 Million Powerball® Jackpot
03/20/2013
Roger Custer, of Levittown, Bucks County claimed a $33.1 million Powerball™ jackpot from the December 5, 2012 drawing. Lottery Deputy Executive Director for Marketing and Product Development Drew Svitko presented a ceremonial check for $33,134,526.18 to Custer, who was the holder of the single jackpot-winning ticket from that drawing. Custer went to the ceremony with his [...] READ MORE

Important Lessons of Big Lottery Winners (Part 2)
03/19/2013
The National Endowment for Financial Education has warned those who receive a financial windfall — whether from lottery winnings, divorce settlements, cashed-out stock options or family inheritances — to plan for their psychological requirements and also for their financial strategies. The Denver-based nonprofit has estimated that about 70 percent of people who land sudden windfalls [...] READ MORE

Important Lessons of Big Lottery Winners (Part 1)
03/19/2013
What would you do if you won a $500 million Powerball jackpot, the second highest in lottery history? Maybe it would be the perfect time for a tropical vacation or a perhaps a new car. Additionally, you may have to pay some bills, settle loans and square debts. Lottery checker Past winners of mega-lottery drawings and financial [...] READ MORE

A Couple in Muldrow, Oklahoma Claimed a Huge Powerball Jackpot
03/18/2013
His truck broke down the morning he and his wife of two decades found out they had won a $105.8 million Powerball jackpot.  Don H. Harvey, 64, and Joyce M. Harvey, 50, of Muldrow, Oklahoma, went to the  Oklahoma Lottery Commission just before noon on June 27, 2007 and claimed their prize. The official announcement was [...] READ MORE

A Cranberry Couple Claimed a $73M Powerball Lottery Ticket
03/18/2013
With a lot of money at his fingertips, Scott Calligan did just what any lottery winner would have done: He decided to go shopping. Despite not having de money yet, he said, tugging on the sleeve of a new blue, button-down cotton shirt, that he had purchased a new shirt. Calligan, 40, and his [...] READ MORE

The Story of a Man Who Lost a $5M Lottery Ticket
03/15/2013
Just like many who purchased a Lottery ticket, Martyn Tott never considered that he could actually win. Evidently, it would have been great, however he was largely happy with his rather monotonous life. Nevertheless, when he discovered he had won the £3,011,065 jackpot, his opinion changed. All of a sudden, a social life that revolved around [...] READ MORE

A Love of Pumpkin Seeds Became a $33 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot for a Man in Walnut Creek
03/15/2013
Massoud Ardalan likes pumpkin seeds, but they can’t be easily found. Consequently, when he could find them at Heather Farm Shell, he made that his regular stop for pumpkin seeds, gas, and his Lottery tickets. Nevertheless, on March 6th, he only had $15 – $10 for gas and $5 for Lottery tickets – which [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winnings Will Make a Family Reunion Possible
03/14/2013
An Illinois couple is planning to use their lottery winnings to visit their son, a U.S. Navy pilot, in Hawaii. As a result, they will get the special chance to sail with him on an aircraft carrier as he returns from deployment in the Middle East. Michael and Marilyn Feigl are going to use part [...] READ MORE

Two Lotto Winners with Different Lifestyles
03/14/2013
Joe Denette owns two Nascar teams but Alexandra Char is a waitress and makes approximately about $400 a week.  You may think they don’t have too much in common but they are lottery winners and, in spite of their different choices, they said they were happy. Denette lives in Virginia and he was laid off from [...] READ MORE

A Woman in Shepherdsville, Kentucky Claimed $13.5 Powerball Jackpot
03/01/2013
After waiting over two weeks to claim the $13.5 million Powerball jackpot from the July 16, 2003 drawing, a Shepherdsville woman went to the lottery headquarters and received her winnings. The woman preferred to remain anonymous. The 44-year old decided to look for financial and legal advice before claiming her ticket. She was asked if winning [...] READ MORE

A Couple in Indianapolis Won $10M Powerball Jackpot
03/01/2013
The Halloween holiday was going to be all treats, and no tricks, for the Lashbrook family. Jon Lashbrook and his wife, Louanne, visited Hoosier Lottery headquarters and claimed the October 29, 2003 POWERBALL jackpot of $10 million. The Bloomington couple, got married in 2000, and they were worried about retirement. Nevertheless, they could relax as [...] READ MORE

Three Asset Managers in Connecticut Claimed $254M Powerball Jackpot
02/28/2013
In November, 2011, the winners of a $254 million Powerball jackpot, which was a record for Connecticut, just needed to look in the mirror for wealth management advice. The three of them worked for a boutique money management firm in Greenwich, which curiously had fewer assets under its control ($82 million) than their newfound winnings. Greg Skidmore, [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winners Didn’t Know What to Do with Their Fortune
02/28/2013
Merle and Pat are regular people, however they’re worth over $110.5 million after winning part of the biggest lottery jackpot in history in March, 2012. The Red Bud, Ill., couple said they were trying to decide what to do with the money. They were planning to invest it and maybe go on a much needed [...] READ MORE

A Family in Maryland Claimed $26M Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot
02/27/2013
At about 10 p.m. Tuesday, February 19, before going to bed, a Mt. Airy, Maryland, man told his fiancée they were going to wake up as millionaires. It was a joke, but one hour later, while they were sound asleep, that premonition came true. When the woman woke up the following morning, she went online [...] READ MORE

A Marine in Las Vegas Believes $2.9M Lottery Win is Good Karma
02/27/2013
Two days before he hit a jackpot of almost $3 million, Cpl. Alexander Degenhardt discovered he had been accepted as a bone marrow donor to an anonymous patient. The U.S. Marine mentioned that they had asked him if he was sure he wanted to go through with it, because it was kind of painful. He [...] READ MORE

Powerball Winners in Missouri Have Given Back to Their Community
02/26/2013
He won the biggest Powerball lottery jackpot in U.S. history just three months ago, but Mark Hill still meets friends for morning coffee at a local convenience store. He didn’t buy that Camaro sports car he wanted, instead he got a pick-up truck. Notably, not much has changed for Mark and Cindy Hill since they won half [...] READ MORE

Powerball Winner in South Carolina Helped Many Generations
02/26/2013
Great blessings can bring great responsibility. Reverend Dr. Solomon Jackson, Jr. won the lottery in 2009, and he decided to turn over the winning, and the blessings for other people. As of September, 2010, Jackson had given Morris College the largest donation they had ever received from a single person: $10 million. In addition, he [...] READ MORE

A Group of Friends Battled Over Lottery Jackpot at Christmas Time
02/25/2013
A lottery lawsuit was all the talk in The Villages in December, 2010. A group of friends had hit the Florida Lotto jackpot, however one single dollar led to a battle over $16 million. It was known as Florida’s friendliest neighborhood, nevertheless, there was scandal at the Hacienda Hills Country Club. Golfer Otto Strunck said to [...] READ MORE

Hair Stylists in Indianapolis are Battling Over $9.5M Hoosier Lotto Jackpot
02/25/2013
There is an unfolding “prize fight” over a $9.5 million Hoosier Lotto jackpot. An Indianapolis, Indiana, hair stylist said she won it all, nevertheless her co-workers said they had pooled their money to purchase the winning ticket, consequently they have to split it. As a result, the jackpot has been frozen until further notice. Eight [...] READ MORE

A Lottery Winner in Massachusetts Was Arrested on Pot Charge
02/22/2013
A man in Massachusetts was riding high after winning $500 in the lottery. Consequently he jumped onto the roof of a car in order to celebrate, but he was brought back to earth by police. According to officials, they not only busted him for property damage but also for possession of marijuana. Cops arrested [...] READ MORE

Infamous Lottery Winner in Alaska Was Attacked
02/22/2013
The lucky man who won Alaska’s first half-million-dollar lottery was attacked on a downtown Anchorage street on January 13, 2009. The police said that Alex Ahsoak, 53, was attacked with a tire iron metal pipe. The attack occurred when a man approached him and asked him if he was the man who had won [...] READ MORE

After Some Bad Breaks, a Woman Won a Huge Jackpot in New York
02/21/2013
Everything that could go wrong seemed to be going wrong for Joan D. Hoffman over Labor Day weekend in 2003. The stove went and then the hot water tank. Therefore, the Williamsville great-grandmother was determined to change her luck and purchased a Lotto Quick Pick ticket on August 30, 2003 in the Quality supermarket [...] READ MORE

A Couple in Florida Won $1 Million with Just a Scratch
02/21/2013
Rory Morris and Gabriella Smarandache’s lives changed with just a scratch of the penny in September, 2003. Each rake of the coin turned a single lottery ticket into a million-dollar prize and the young area couple into amazed winners. Sitting in Smarandache’s 2003 Grand Am, Morris, an Englewood resident, wiped away the silver coding to the Florida [...] READ MORE

A Plea Agreement Settled N.Y. Lottery Ticket Trial: Immigrant Gets $2.5M
02/20/2013
A plea agreement Friday, February 16 in Rockland County Court finally ended the case that involved a Spring Valley, New York, immigrant’s $3 million lottery ticket and three men who had been accused of trying to steal a portion of it. Elfido DeLaRoca is going to get about $2.5 million before taxes over the next 15 [...] READ MORE

Two Brothers in Kansas Blew Up the House While Celebrating Lottery Win
02/20/2013
Two Kansas brothers were lucky, then not so lucky, and then lucky once again, when they both survived a huge explosion that destroyed their house. The brothers decided to celebrate a $75,000 winning lottery ticket and for that purpose they bought marijuana and meth. As a result, they blew up their house [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winner Went to Jail for Purchasing Tickets with Drug Proceeds
02/19/2013
In 2003 a $12 million Texas lottery winner who purchased his lucky ticket with drug money got two strikes. One of them was a 24-year federal prison sentence and the other was an order to return the money. A federal judge sentenced Jose Luis Betancourt, who at the time was 52, and was convicted [...] READ MORE

Sergeants Hit it Big and Win $89M
02/19/2013
In October, 2003, the couple purchased the winning ticket for the Mega Millions multistate lottery and won a $150 million jackpot while on leave from South Korea. They opted for the lump-sum payment of $88.9 million and were planning to ask the Army for releases. Tirrell Moore, 30, was a chemical decontamination specialist with the 520th Maintenance [...] READ MORE

A Defense Worker in Virginia Won $217 Million Powerball Jackpot
02/18/2013
A husband and wife who work for the Department of Defense were the lucky winners of the Virginia Lottery’s $217 million Powerball jackpot. According to lottery officials, this became the second-largest lotto prize the state has ever awarded.  Dave and Nancy Honeywell of Fredericksburg, Va. both work for the Defense Department. Dave Honeywell, a computer [...] READ MORE

Thanks to Father’s Tardiness Son Wins $20,000
02/18/2013
Mark Peters, 30, could in part scratch up his recent bout of luck to waiting for his father, Mick, to show up at a Bandon convenience store. When he was waiting for his dad at the Bandon Quick Mart on August 22, 2003, Mark purchased a newspaper and an Oregon Lottery Scratch-it ticket, something he used [...] READ MORE

A Struggling Family in Virginia Won $77,777 Jackpot
02/15/2013
Patricia Fields’ father once said to her that good things came to those who waited. Additionally he told her that if she was thankful for a little, some day she would have a lot. The 48-year-old Woodstock resident could understand the true meaning of those words in December 2003. Fields went to a local 7-Eleven to [...] READ MORE

Lottery Player Said that $36M Were Worth the Wait
02/15/2013
When she turned 18, Tanya Belair started playing the Pennsylvania Lottery’s jackpot games regularly. A long time ago she stopped checking her $5 tickets after each drawing. The 29-year-old biologist from North Londonderry Twp., Lebanon County, decided to stockpile her chances in a box, to check them en masse when the piles got too big. Nevertheless, [...] READ MORE

In Kentucky 29 co-workers will share $1 million Powerball Prize
02/14/2013
For about five years, a group of information technology employees at Louisville’s Humana headquarters had pitched in some money each week to purchase Powerball tickets. A retailer is located in the office tower next door to their building. Nevertheless, the most they had won was just $16, until February 6 at night when the group could [...] READ MORE

A Group in Wisconsin Claimed $208.6 Million Powerball Jackpot
02/14/2013
A group of 100 lucky winners of an August 5th, 2006 $208.6 million Powerball jackpot came forward to submit their winning ticket to the Wisconsin Lottery, calling themselves the “100 Miracles”. They had a lottery pool as employees at Sargento Foods, in Plymouth, Wisconsin. The group had been pooling their money for tickets for about [...] READ MORE

Ornery Dog Led to Lottery Win in Idaho
02/13/2013
A group of blue collar University of Utah workers is going to split $1 million in lottery winnings due to a set of keys that were left in a truck and also an ornery little dog called “Stella.” The group had been playing the same set of numbers for thirteen years every month in the Idaho [...] READ MORE

Psychic Won the Lottery and Quit Job
02/13/2013
One of the United Kingdom’s most famous psychics packed away her crystal ball when she won a lotto jackpot. Beti Schulz, 71, became the lucky winner of £2.2 million (US$3.5 million) when her ­numbers came up in the UK National Lottery. Consequently, the clairvoyant decided to quit after spending nearly four decades predicting the future. A pal mentioned [...] READ MORE

An $18.5 Million Lottery Winner Hardly Made Ends Meet
02/12/2013
He said he wished he had won a billion dollars and not just $18.5M In 2000 Alex Snelius and his wife won $64 million in the “Big Game” lottery, but he wished he had won more money.  The 73-year-old Palos Heights man didn’t want to replace his 2001 Lincoln Town Car. He didn’t want [...] READ MORE

$37M Lotto Winner Died Grief-Stricken
02/12/2013
In April, 2011, Ontario’s biggest-ever lottery winner died brokenhearted and sick, estranged from family and too sick or maybe too tightfisted to spend the millions he had won. Friends of Graham Gelineau, 59, who had won $37 million in 2007 from a Canada Lotto 6/49 ticket, said that the “eccentric” and mysterious Graham had disappeared when [...] READ MORE

A Couple in Arkansas Won the Lottery Twice During a Weekend
02/11/2013
An Arkansas couple won $1 million and $50,000 jackpots, both of them during the February 1-3 weekend. Additionally, both tickets had been purchased at the same store. Stephen, 54, and Terri Weaver, 55, of Stuttgart, Arkansas, left on Friday, February 1 for a weekend trip to a cabin near Greers Ferry Lake, more than [...] READ MORE

Huge $217M Powerball Ticket Purchased in Virginia
02/11/2013
Somebody who purchased a Powerball ticket in the Richmond, Virginia airport for the drawing held on February 6 became a multimillionaire. The Virginia Lottery explained that the ticket sold for Wednesday’s $217 million drawing matched all five numbers plus the Powerball. The winning numbers were 5, 27, 36, 38, and 41, with Powerball number 12. Additionally, 7 fortunate [...] READ MORE

The Winners of a $315M Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot Came to Work
02/08/2013
A secretary and six laboratory employees that worked at Kaiser Permanente in California were the lucky winners of the $315 million Mega Millions jackpot, however a company spokeswoman said they still came to work. On Tuesday, November 15, 2005 this jackpot became the second-richest prize won with a single ticket in the history of lotteries in [...] READ MORE

A Couple in Ohio Won Lottery Jackpot
02/08/2013
Even before they won a $1 million prize in the Ohio Lottery, Gregory and Shelley West, of Marietta, were considered winners to their next door neighbor, Edee Starcher. Starcher said she was very excited for them. She added that if Shelley made a wonderful dessert, she would bring some over and say “Finish this.” On Sunday, [...] READ MORE

A Lucky Couple Won New Jersey $258 Million in Mega Jackpot
02/08/2013
Helen and Harold Lerner discovered on September 17, 2005, when they checked the lottery numbers in the local newspaper that they had purchased the winning ticket in the September 16 drawing of the Mega Millions jackpot. After hugging and kissing, they checked the ticket “about 500 times. Mr. Lerner explained that all of a sudden [...] READ MORE

A Business Man in Oregon Won Record Powerball Ticket
02/08/2013
Steve West of Medford, Oregon, became a very wealthy man. In October, 2005, West was a self-employed businessman, but he and three other family members had bought the winning Powerball ticket, which was worth $340 million. At the time, West said that he still didn’t believe that it was true. He added that he just [...] READ MORE

Twenty Co-workers Shared Lottery Mini-jackpot
02/06/2013
Most of the time, when the phone rings at 1 a.m. it can only mean bad news. However, one Sunday morning in February, 2006 it was good news for a group of 20 laboratory employees at Medical Associates in Clinton, Iowa. They all discovered they would share a $667,142 prize. One of the group, Carol Fritz, [...] READ MORE

A Lottery Winner in Tennessee Sued State
02/06/2013
In February, 2006, a woman who won a Tennessee Lottery scratch-off ticket worth more than $1 million decided to sue the state for not allowing her to assign some of her winnings to a financial company in return for a lump sum payout. Just like other winners, Ethel Newberry of Palmrya didn’t have the option to [...] READ MORE

Two Men Pretended to be Lottery Winners
02/05/2013
The brief hoax that involved a man who claimed to be an out-of-work truck driver who allegedly had won the $365 million Powerball jackpot in February, 2006 was months in the making. It involved two men who jerked the chains of the national news media for several years. In addition, according to one of the [...] READ MORE

Meat Plant Workers Claimed Record Powerball Lottery Jackpot
02/05/2013
All of them worked at a ConAgra ham processing plant near the U Stop convenience store where they purchased their winning ticket. At the time it became the biggest jackpot on record for any lottery in the United States. The winning numbers drawn on Saturday, February 18, 2006 were 15, 17, 43, 44 and 48, with a [...] READ MORE

Iowa Lottery Keeps Looking for Questionable No-show Winner
02/04/2013
Iowa investigators were trying to track down the winner of a $14.3 million Hot Lotto jackpot ticket due to the fact that this person didn’t want to be identified. As a result, the “winner” was disqualified. Patrick Townsend, special-agent-in-charge with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, commented that the investigators haven’t been able to identify [...] READ MORE

A Man in Missouri Won $1.6 Million in Lottery
02/04/2013
Iowa investigators were trying to track down the winner of a $14.3 million Hot Lotto jackpot ticket due to the fact that this person didn’t want to be identified. As a result, the “winner” was disqualified. Patrick Townsend, special-agent-in-charge with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, commented that the investigators haven’t been able to identify [...] READ MORE

A Woman from Iowa Won $853,000 Lottery Prize
02/01/2013
Alicia Rhomberg, a youth services worker from Hiawatha, Iowa, claimed a second-tier prize of $853,000 from the Powerball jackpot drawing held on Wednesday, October 19, 2005. Rhomberg, 26, bought her ticket at a Cedar Rapids convenience store and matched the first five numbers in the drawing, nevertheless, she missed the Powerball. According to Lottery officials she [...] READ MORE

A Group of 44 Hospital Workers in Florida Shared Lotto Jackpot
02/01/2013
It became one of six winning numbers in a $10-million Florida Lotto jackpot. In addition, it was the number of local winners, 44 workers at University Community Hospital-Carrollwood. The lucky 44 hit it big on November 19, 2005, however they waited until November 29 to claim their lump-sum prize of almost $5.9 million, which broke [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winner Didn’t Live Lavishly Despite Big Win
01/31/2013
When Pat Fossum described her day, it didn’t sound like the lifestyle a millionaire would have. Fossum, who won $1 million in a Powerball drawing in October, 2005 said they got up in the morning, fed the animals, went to work, worked until 5 or sometimes midnight and then went home to bed. The Lennox mother and [...] READ MORE

A Lottery Ticket Nearly Became Dog’s Food
01/31/2013
A lottery ticket worth $1 million was on the bathroom counter of Louis and Connie Frankel’s Bath home for nearly one day. It almost became dog food before anybody realized it was a big winner. Not many people receive a $1 million check on their birthday, however Annette Cobb did. The Frankels and Cobb received the [...] READ MORE

A Woman in the UK Hid Lottery From Husband
01/30/2013
A mystery woman claimed on January 20, 2006 that she had won £1.5 million (US$2.65 million) from the UK National Lottery, however she had never told her husband. The woman, who had two children said her name was Jane. She called a radio show to disclose her amazing secret.  She said that for three [...] READ MORE

A Family in California Won $84M SuperLotto Jackpot
01/30/2013
Robyn Butler, 19, randomly selected six numbers that won her family an $84 million lotto jackpot in January, 2006. The Palmdale woman just happened to be with her father, Vincent Butler, on January 20, 2006 when he purchased what became the winning ticket at a 7-Eleven in Palmdale. The numbers she selected matched all five SuperLotto [...] READ MORE

The Body of the Lottery Winner in Illinois Has Been Reburied After Autopsy
01/29/2013
The body of a West Rogers Park, Illinois, man who had died of cyanide poisoning last summer after winning a million-dollar lottery has been laid to rest once more. This occurred three days after his remains had been unearthed since an autopsy was required as part of a homicide investigation. The scene at Rosehill [...] READ MORE

A Lottery Winner in Ohio Owed a Lot of Money in Child Support
01/29/2013
A big part of Kelvin D. Bostelman’s first check for winning a top prize in the Ohio Lottery’s Ohio Millionaire instant game was going to his four children. In 2006, before he could collect any of the money, Bostelman, 37, had to pay $50,569 in unpaid child support for his children. It turned out he [...] READ MORE

An Elderly Woman Told Lottery Scam Artist to Stop Bothering Her
01/29/2013
Scam artists have targeted a little community in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, therefore police are warning residents to be careful. The phone scams have been concerning, particularly for older people, and they are very difficult to prosecute. Generally, the person that is calling is in another country. For instance, in the past weeks, two people have visited the Manor [...] READ MORE

A Man in Idaho Used His $1M Raffle Ticket as an Ornament on the Family’s Christmas Tree
01/29/2013
Idaho Lottery officials stated that the Nampa man who had the winning $1 million Raffle ticket had been using it as an ornament on the Christmas tree in his house. On January 23, Mark Rossiter decided to come forward in order to claim his big prize in Boise. Rossiter bought the ticket at the Maverik store in [...] READ MORE

An ‘Education Hero’ in California, Won the Lottery Not Once, But Twice
01/25/2013
The first time Maurice Wiley appeared on the California Lottery’s Big Spin, he was the lucky winner of $1 million. The second time Wiley appeared, he received the Hero in Education award because he had done many good things with his money. Nevertheless, no one thought he would appear a third time. On Saturday, April 10, 2006 [...] READ MORE

An 81-Year-Old Man in Iowa Enjoyed an Amazing Lottery Streak
01/25/2013
Some people may call it luck, however Keith Selix knew better. In 2006, Selix, 81, a Waterloo, Iowa resident had won three big lottery prizes since 2005. This was a streak he believed would commonly be impossible. Nevertheless, since his wife passed away in February, 2005, the man’s fortune had strangely changed. At the time Selix [...] READ MORE

A Lottery Winner in Ohio Resolved to Share Winnings
01/24/2013
When he was asked about how often he used to play the Ohio Lottery, Middletonian Bass Brandenburg let his wife, Virginia, answer the question. Virginia replied with another question: “How often does the sun shine?” Notably the sun had come out in a huge way for the Brandenburgs in May, 2006. The couple had bet their bottom [...] READ MORE

A Couple in New York Claimed $2M and Thanked Their Lucky Stars
01/24/2013
Katie Hyatt read her horoscope in the paper in April, 2006 and was told to expect a windfall.  Therefore, when the woman from Pittsford won $500 on a lottery ticket, she believed that the prediction had come true.  Nevertheless, it was just the beginning. Hyatt, who at the time was 41, and her partner, Erik Johnson, [...] READ MORE

Ex-Couple Settled Legal Dispute Over Lottery Win
01/23/2013
Ludmila Konickova had only known him for 18 months. They had met through an Internet dating service, however she claimed it was supposed to be a trusting and “committed relationship.” In addition, she claimed that she had given her 52-year-old boyfriend, Kenneth Garbe, $20 to purchase a lottery ticket for the June 2, 2006 Super [...] READ MORE

A Woman in Illinois Won $7M Lottery Jackpot
01/23/2013
When Alberta James of Machesney Park, Ill got home from work tired and soaked from the rain one day in November, 2006, she listened to a garbled message on her answering machine. The message was from her best friend about the lottery, but Alberta didn’t know that her life would change drastically. When Alberta called [...] READ MORE

A Lottery Ticket Purchased One Hour Before the Drawing Was the $254 Million Powerball Jackpot
01/22/2013
A retired electrician and World War II veteran became the lucky winner of the largest lottery jackpot ever sold in Missouri. The huge jackpot was of a quarter of a billion dollars. Jim Wilson II’s, who at the time was 84, and his wife, Shirley, said they would share the money with three sons. One [...] READ MORE

A Couple in Nevada Won $15 million Lottery Jackpot After Cashing In a Ticket Worth $10,000
01/22/2013
For a couple in Nevada nice things came in twos, including winning big Powerball jackpots in Arizona — twice. Only a few days after winning $10,000 with a ticket purchased at a northern Arizona café, Barry and Barbara Salzman went to Phoenix in order to collect their winnings and ended up purchasing another ticket from [...] READ MORE

A Lottery Winner in Massachusetts Pleaded Guilty to Theft
01/21/2013
A man from Chelmsford, Massachusetts, who had won $1 million from a Massachusetts State Lottery ticket in 2009 is going to serve at least 18 months behind bars. According to Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone, he admitted to swindling over $21,000 from his home oil company’s customers. Michael Santaniello, 60, of Chelmsford, pleaded guilty in [...] READ MORE

A Man in Minnesota Claimed Huge Powerball Jackpot
01/21/2013
Michael Hawes and his fiancée had been so tickled their baby boy survived a premature birth that they decided to name him “Lucky.” On Tuesday, December 5, the boy had his own reason to be overjoyed: His father had won $47 million. Hawes, 46, commented that he didn’t know that he held the winning ticket [...] READ MORE

A Man that Had Been Laid Off in Oregon Won $1 Million
01/18/2013
Riley Gunn had been laid off since May. One day he was driving his wife and kids home to their cabin in the woods in southern Oregon after having registered for computer programming classes, and he decided to pull off the freeway to purchase corn dogs for the kids. Gunn knew that his wife was [...] READ MORE

A Lottery Winner Mistakenly Thought He Had Won $12,000, Ticket Was Worth $12M
01/18/2013
On June 6, 2006 Ken Garbe was informed he had been the winner of $12,000 in the Lotto Super 7. He didn’t have his glasses, therefore Garbe couldn’t see the numbers himself, and he believed what the lottery retailer at Park Royal Mall had said to him. Nevertheless, it turned out the retailer had missed some [...] READ MORE

A Lottery Winner in Arizona Showed What Must Not Be With $6.7M
01/17/2013
Tallmadge was just 29 when he became the biggest winner in the Pick lottery at the time. The same day he received his check, he purchased a $60,000 nougat-brown Porsche 911 Carrera convertible and quit his $10.75 per hour job at Yuma Proving Ground. In addition he decided to take his mother and his sister [...] READ MORE

A Retired Waitress Won a Lot of Money
01/17/2013
She said she was going to take it day to day, but she was always going to play. Rosemarie Donnellan, who at the time was 67 years old, had spent her entire adult life taking care of other people. Donnellan was married with six grown children and four grandchildren, and she worked as a waitress at a [...] READ MORE

Dad and Son Came Forward as the Winners of a Lottery Ticket Worth $1 Million
01/16/2013
Several weeks of speculation in the small town ended on July 20, 2006 when the Pennsylvania Lottery Commission could confirm that a West Pennsboro Twp. family had won $1 million on a ticket that was purchased at the local pharmacy. Matthew Campbell and Alvin, his father, lived less than a half-mile from the MGM Pharmacy. [...] READ MORE

A Woman in New York Purchased Ticket Impulsively and Won $45M
01/16/2013
When she was hit with a hot flash during a late June trip to Brooklyn in 2006, Mary Ann Hrywnak, 49, went into David’s Check Cashing in order to beat the heat and purchased a Quick Pick Lotto ticket. Later, she discovered it had been a multimillion-dollar decision. Hrywnak’s Quick Pick became a $45 million winner. [...] READ MORE

A Man in Florida Claimed a Lottery Ticket Worth $6 million
01/15/2013
Ronald Tourville, who at the time was 48, bought the winning ticket, but he didn’t know because he had forgotten to check the numbers. On September 10, 2006 he opened his walled and saw the tickets. Afterwards he decided to go onto the Florida Lottery’s Web site in order to check his numbers. [...] READ MORE

A Couple Who Was in Vermont on Vacation Won a $200,000 Lottery Prize
01/15/2013
The winners of a $200,000 Powerball prize from the August 2, 2006 drawing claimed their winning ticket on August 14 at Vermont Lottery Headquarters Monday. The couple didn’t know that their ticket had been a big winner until they had it checked. After that they were in shock and in a state of disbelief. Visibly [...] READ MORE

Ohio Lottery Winner is Planning to Give Back
01/15/2013
A woman in Ohio who recently won a big lottery jackpot is planning to purchase a truckload of toilet paper. Regina Jackson doesn’t want to acquire this for herself, but for a charitable organization that helped her for seven months in 2008 when she was temporarily laid off from her customer service job at Cinmar in [...] READ MORE

The Relatives of Poisoned Lottery Winner Allegedly Didn’t Share His Last Fatal Meal
01/15/2013
While the family of a $1 million lottery winner who was killed with cyanide fights over his estate, some sources have said that it seems that the man’s family did not share what may have been his lethal last meal. A police source said that the night Urooj Khan died he was at home with his [...] READ MORE

A Maintenance Man in Georgia Won a Huge Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot
01/11/2013
A fortunate maintenance man collected a $163 million lottery jackpot in September, 2006 and became a retired maintenance man. Ben Chason, 52, decided to take his winnings in a lump sum, consequently he received approximately $66 million after taxes. Chason purchased the winning ticket at a convenience store located in Bainbridge, where he worked as a maintenance [...] READ MORE

Lottery Win Became a Great Wedding Gift for a Couple
01/11/2013
It was an amazing wedding gift for Ginnie Bogaczyk. The Elmira woman, who was engaged to be married September 2, 2006 had more than enough money to pay for all the wedding expenses, including the honeymoon, a new home, and other things that she wanted. Bogaczyk became the latest winner in the New York Lottery Set [...] READ MORE

An Immigrant Couple Claimed $55 million Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot
01/10/2013
After being orphaned at a very young age, Xia Rattanakone usually dreamed of going back to her native country of Laos in order to find her relatives. In 2006 she was closer to her wish due to six mega lucky numbers. On Monday, October 23, 2006 she and her husband, Sommay, came forward as the [...] READ MORE

Oklahoma Lottery Winners Talk About How They Pick Their Numbers
01/10/2013
Charles and Laura Fay of Foss in western Oklahoma know what is in a number. The couple won $1 million playing Powerball on March 17, 2006 with numbers that Charles figured out when he was driving his tractor-trailer rig. Laura Fay said that he was just driving, hauling fuel, and he had a long route, but he [...] READ MORE

A Woman in Georgia Almost Forgot About Her $5M Winning Scratch-Off Ticket
01/09/2013
Connie Habeck used to play the lottery when the jackpot was at its biggest. Habeck said that when the money went up, she bought like everyone else. She added she had always played knowing she would split any winnings with her Robert, his 35-year-old son, who lived in Athens. What made the 60-year-old woman different was [...] READ MORE

A Retired Couple Won the Lottery Thanks to Spare Change
01/09/2013
Elizabeth Ross had a couple of coins in her pocket and due to that she and her husband Douglas were planning to purchase a new car, renovate their house and make things a little easier for the ones they loved. On January 16, 2007, Elizabeth Ross stopped at a lottery booth to purchase tickets for the [...] READ MORE

After Betting on the Same Number for Ten Years California State Workers Win the Lottery
01/08/2013
For those who like to play the same lottery numbers again and again but never win, don’t give up. The Sacramento 20, a group of state workers who did just that, never lost hope. This story is about their perseverance. At the time, twenty current or former state employees who had been playing the same numbers [...] READ MORE

A Couple in New Jersey Claimed $87 million Share of Big Jackpot
01/08/2013
A couple from Cape May County, New Jersey, won half of a record $390 million lottery jackpot, claiming their prize on March 19, 2007, nearly two weeks after the drawing. Elaine and Harold “Barry” Messner were able to hide their secret until that day and carefully planned that moment.  Nevertheless, there wasn’t a giant check and [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winners in Ohio Said They Wouldn’t Go Crazy
01/08/2013
Gary VanHooser won $2 on his scratch-off lottery ticket and he decided to re-invest the money in an Ohio State Lottery Rolling Cash 5 game. It was September, 2007. This was an excellent decision because his ticket turnout to be worth $421,000. VanHooser, who at the time was 74, said that he just had the machine [...] READ MORE

Money Has Been a Mixed Blessing For Powerball Jackpot Winner
01/08/2013
Sandra Hayes had won a lot of money in a Powerball jackpot, but she is warning others to be careful what they wish for. She considers that the big win blessed her but it was also a curse. She said she made it a point to go to Hawaii every year because for her traveling [...] READ MORE

A Couple in Oklahoma Claimed $106M Powerball Lottery Jackpot
01/04/2013
Don Harvey’s long-haul truck had nearly two million miles on it when its engine died in June 2007. However, after that he was planning to drive in style, due to a $105.8 million Powerball ticket purchased by his wife. Joyce Harvey described her reaction as absolute disbelief and shock when she checked her computer on [...] READ MORE

A Man in Florida Won 33M Lottery Jackpot After Some Unfortunate Events
01/04/2013
Ezequiel Pérez from West Palm Beach had recently experienced some tragedies in his life. His father had died a few days before in Cuba and his home had been damaged by a fire earlier that month. Nevertheless, on July 21, 2007 he received excellent news. Perez, 51, of West Palm Beach, had won Saturday’s $33 million [...] READ MORE

A Man in New Jersey Was in Shock After $1 Million Lottery Win
01/03/2013
Eliyahu Oliker usually travelled to delis and convenience stores around the area and sold small items, such as lighters, popular at such shops. He happened to be in Bardonia in August, 2007 when he purchased a $1 Million Dollar Duck scratch-off ticket at a convenience store called Don Alvaro. Oliker, 68, said he scratched it off and [...] READ MORE

Mega Winner in Maryland Believed in Magic and Witchcraft
01/03/2013
In July 2007, a tarot card advised Ellwood “Bunky” Bartlett to slow down and focus on his spirituality. Nevertheless, at the time he believed that the only way that could happen was if he won the lottery. On September 1, 2007 he announced that he was one of four winners of a $330 million Mega [...] READ MORE

A Lottery Winner in Oklahoma Said Yes to TV, but Declined Marriage Proposals
01/02/2013
“Good Morning America,” the ABC television morning news show, was looking for lottery winner Nita Jacobs of Sallisaw back in 2007. Jacobs had been the winner on August 25, 2007 in the Powerball lottery. She had won by choosing her numbers off football players’ jerseys. The way she selected the numbers had been unusual, therefore [...] READ MORE

A Clerk Tricked Lottery Winner and Stole the Money
01/02/2013
A man who went to a 7-Eleven in Roseville, California in order to check on his lottery tickets, had chosen the correct numbers, however state officials commented that it had been the clerk who nearly hit the jackpot. According to California Lottery officials, the female clerk said to the customer that he had won $4 on [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winner Purchased a Business in Fort Myers
01/01/2013
Becoming part of the rich class is generally the first step for the lucky jackpot winners. Nevertheless, Jason Fry, 35, decided to take a different path when he split about $47 million Florida Lottery jackpot in December 2007 with a Bonita Springs man. He spent many months traveling and relaxing after quitting his bartending job. [...] READ MORE

A Shopkeeper in Florida Allegedly Took Tourist’s Lottery Winnings
01/01/2013
It was a lucky day for Naji Farah, because he had won a $5,000 lottery prize. Nevertheless, the police determined the ticket didn’t belong to him. State lottery Farah owns a market place in Miami Beach and was accused in December 2010 of scamming the rightful owner. He had told the man that the ticket [...] READ MORE

Lottery Jackpot Rekindled College Dream for a Woman in Brooklyn
12/31/2012
Linza Ford had to drop out of college due to hard times, however a $1 million lottery jackpot has restored her educational dreams. The 19-year-old woman from Brooklyn was one of 10 lucky New Yorkers who received oversized checks on December 20, 2012 that totaled $13 million in lottery winnings. Ford had finished her freshman year at [...] READ MORE

A Family in New Hampshire Won the Lottery Thanks to a Cashier’s Mistake
12/31/2012
A family in Hillsborough became the most recent New Hampshire Tri-State Megabucks winners, due to an error. Hillsborough resident Scott Bennett planned to purchase tickets to two games on December 19, 2012, however the clerk made a mistake. Maura McCann, New Hampshire Lottery director of marketing said that Bennett had one up to the register and said [...] READ MORE

A Lottery Winner in Ohio Relied on His Lucky Stones
12/28/2012
Cleveland resident Rick Jesionowski won the lottery twice in 2006, hauling in $2,500, then $10,000. Amazingly, he won the lottery again in December 2007: $2 million. He said at a news conference that the lottery had been good to him. He added that he had also hit a thousand a few times. He was asked [...] READ MORE

Stolen Money Returned to Rightful Lottery Winners
12/28/2012
Four school board employees who were allegedly cheated out of their winning lottery ticket by a retailer who had claimed the prize money as his own, were given a check for $5.7 million, plus interest, from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. Ontario Provincial Police informed they had charged Hafiz Malik, 60, a former convenience store [...] READ MORE

Two Brothers Split $1M Georgia Lottery Jackpot
12/27/2012
With some a difficulties, brothers Samoeun and Samoeuth Am have accomplished a lofty goal that is a dream for many Americans. On January 4, 2008, Samoeuth Am drove from his Jacksonville home to the El Cheapo gas station on Ga. 40 in Kingsland to purchase some Georgia Lottery tickets. Fortunately, one of them was a Georgia’s [...] READ MORE

A Railroad Worker in Nebraska Won Iowa Lottery’s Second-Chance Jackpot
12/27/2012
A railroad worker from Lincoln, Nebraska received a $500,000 check on January 18, 2008 from the second chance drawing of the Iowa/Kansas “Midwest Millions” scratch ticket lottery game. Ralph Kuwamoto, 50, said he purchased the tickets at a store called Eddy’s in Glenwood, Iowa. Afterwards he mailed them in for the second-chance drawing. Kuwamoto added [...] READ MORE

After Winning $135M Lottery Jackpot He Quit His Job
12/26/2012
David Sneath had worked at a Ford Motor Co. parts warehouse for more than three decades, however, he immediately walked out when he found out he had won a $136 million Mega Millions jackpot. Sneath said that he had yelled to the boss that he was out of there. He went to state lottery [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winner Showed the Correct Way to Claim a Huge Jackpot
12/26/2012
A woman in Illinois discovered on December 18, 2007 that the winning ticket she had purchased was going to changer her life. On March 19, she claimed an oversized check from the state and also answered some questions from the media.  The winner had picked up the $81.5 million prize, which was her half of a [...] READ MORE

A Man in Seattle Planned to Use Lottery Winnings to Take Care of His Mother
12/25/2012
It was a great Mother’s Day gift as a man in Seattle who had won $1 million on a Lottery scratch ticket said he would use the money to take care of his 83-year-old mother. Michael McManus worked as a nightshift supervisor at a local cargo company and had been taking care of his mother for [...] READ MORE

A Couple in Etobicoke Won a Lot of Money with Quick Pick Numbers
12/25/2012
Liz and Doug Kinsman of Etobicoke used to have a Friday night ritual that benefited them with $27 million. It had only been a Quick Pick. Just probability, but it garnered them the big Super 7 lottery prize of $27 million in May, 2008. Doug Kinsman said that they felt fantastic, and they were kind of numb. [...] READ MORE

Two Co-Workers in Massachusetts Share $50M Powerball Jackpot
12/24/2012
Two co-workers had a tradition for the last 10 months: she bought two Powerball tickets, wrote their names on the back, and then gave him a copy. This habit paid off big time, with over $11 million for each of them. Rosa DeLeon, 52, of Arlington and Reginald LeBlanc, 54, of Lexington, both work at the Costco [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winners Use Their Money in Different Ways
12/24/2012
What is the difference between those lottery winners who can live happily ever after and those who end up broke or in jail? According to financial advisors, it is easy to know how well or badly someone would manage a lottery windfall when you hear them talk about their future. For instance when they talk [...] READ MORE

Man Died on the Day He Bought $10M Lotto Ticket
12/21/2012
On the day that Donald Peters passed away, he was unaware of the fact that he was providing financial security for his long-time wife and their family. Peters purchased two Connecticut Lottery tickets at a local 7-Eleven store on November 1, 2009. It was a tradition that he had shared for about two decades with [...] READ MORE

A Lottery Winner Gave $3M Jackpot to Charity
12/21/2012
A congregation in Long Island, New York had been praying for pennies from heaven so that they could expand their church, however they received millions of dollars. A parishioner who preferred to remain anonymous decided to donate his $3 million winning “Ba Da Bling” scratch-off lottery ticket to The True North Community Church in Port Jefferson [...] READ MORE

A Lottery Winner Remained Austere After Windfall
12/20/2012
You generally hear about money-crazed lottery winners that blow out their money on wild, extravagant stuff.  Nevertheless, not Tiffany Weightman, the fortunate, down to earth Murfreesboro lady who won a nice million with a scratch-off lottery ticket at a Mapco Express in February, 2009. She said that when people dreamed about winning a million dollars, they [...] READ MORE

A Family in Missouri Had a Happy New Year with a $36 Million Powerball Jackpot
12/20/2012
A man from Raytown and his three grown children were planning to have a Happy New Year back in November, 2005 when they claimed the $36 million jackpot from the November 2 drawing. Mega lottery Floyd Scheinost, 78, of Raytown, and his three children – Phil Scheinost, 49, of Overland Park, Kan., Andy Scheinost, 44, and [...] READ MORE

A Rancher in South Dakota Won a $232M Powerball Lottery Jackpot
12/19/2012
This could be the story of a movie: A rancher striving to eke out a living in a poor corner of the United States, claimed what was considered one of the biggest undivided jackpots in U.S. lottery history. The rancher claimed $232 million after purchasing the ticket in a town that is called Winner. Neal [...] READ MORE

Two Lucky Co-Workers in Massachusetts Won a $50 Million Jackpot on 12/12/12
12/19/2012
The memorable date 12/12/12 became very lucky particularly for two co-workers in Massachusetts when the quick pick ticket they bought together matched all five numbers plus the Power Ball chosen in the Wednesday, December 12, 2012 drawing to win the multi-state game’s $50 million jackpot. Rosa DeLeon of Arlington and Reginald LeBlanc of Lexington, are co-workers [...] READ MORE

A Woman in Florida Faced Eviction When Lottery-Winning Husband Vanished
12/18/2012
Donna Campbell of Miramar wanted to serve her husband with divorce papers, nevertheless she couldn’t find him. The two had been on tense terms since 2007 when the former Caribbean beauty queen went public with their marital tragedy. Arnim Ramdass, her husband, became part of a pool of American Airlines mechanics in Miami and they won [...] READ MORE

Winner Lost Ticket and Got Unspent Portion from the Couple Who Found It
12/18/2012
Amanda Stacey and her husband, Michael, found a winning lottery ticket on the floor of a shop. They decided to collect the £30,000 prize, but were ordered to pay back half the money to the person who initially purchased it. Amanda and Michael had already spent half the money paying debts, purchasing new carpets and [...] READ MORE

A Lucky Couple in Delaware Planned to Pay It Forward
12/17/2012
A married couple from Wilmington, Delaware, could make their dreams come true when they found out they had bought a Powerball ticket that was worth $1 million. They claimed the prize on June 18, 2012. The man, 59, said he normally played when Powerball reached a certain amount, somewhere around $60 or $80 million. [...] READ MORE

Lottery Trickster Denied and Legitimate Winner Found
12/17/2012
The lottery deities gave a man over $90,000 in winnings — however only after an alleged ticket thief had been denied the same prize. This was an unusual case, and lottery officials said they hadn’t seen one like this in over a decade. A gas station clerk was arrested and charged with stealing a customer’s Lotto [...] READ MORE

Father Has Been Charged with Helping His Sons Steal a Lottery Ticket Worth $5 Million
12/14/2012
The owner of a Syracuse, New York, convenience store has been arrested on charges of conspiring with his son in order to steal a $5 million lottery ticket from a man who had purchased it at the store. An investigator with the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office arrested Nayef Ashkar, 56, on a charge of fourth-degree [...] READ MORE

A Man in Florida Falsely Claimed He Had Shredded Winning Ticket
12/14/2012
A Florida man’s tale to cash $14.5 million in lottery winnings has been shredded. Chris Gooden, 31, claimed that by mistake he had put a winning lottery ticket in the shredder in September, 2010 and that he just had shreds of evidence that he was the real winner of the September 22, 2010 Florida Lottery drawing. The [...] READ MORE

The Tales of Some Lottery Winners Who Have Lost it All
12/14/2012
Michael was an unemployed 26-year-old Brit who blew a £9.7 million jackpot he had won in 2002. At the time it was estimated at about $15 million. After losing it all, he was hoping to get his old job back as a garbage man. Carroll generously gave many gifts on friends and family, however [...] READ MORE

Two Lottery Winners Could Settle $1 million Fight
12/14/2012
Money doesn’t necessarily buy happiness, particularly if it involves two friends battling over a winning Powerball ticket. In January, 2012, Armando Martins, a drywall installer from Trumbull and Nino Nascimento, a local mason, made an agreement: to settle the legal battle they had been involved in for about three years in state Superior Court over a [...] READ MORE

Several Winners Claimed $23.5M in Jackpots at a Halloween Party Organized by the NY Lottery
12/13/2012
A Bronx mom who was dressed as Snooki, a sanitation worker in bunny ears and a babysitter who wore a rainbow hat went trick-or-treating in order to fetch a lot of money. Exactly eight New York Lottery winners had been invited to a Halloween shindig they will always remember. They took home a total of [...] READ MORE

A Man in Arizona Claimed Half of Huge Powerball Jackpot
12/13/2012
A man in Arizona has claimed his half of the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot, but resolved to collect his winnings now instead of next year due to the financial uncertainty posed by the nation’s ongoing financial stalemate. The man is in his 30s and from a wealthy Phoenix suburb. Nevertheless, he chose to remain anonymous [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winner Got His Lost Ticket Back
12/12/2012
John Holder, a Columbia resident used to work as a roofer, however a back injury obligated him to live on disability benefits. Since December, 2010 he had resided at an assisted living facility. On September 2, 2011, Holder’s fortune changed. He purchased bought a winning scratch-off ticket that was worth $50,000 from a local convenience [...] READ MORE

A 27-Year-Old Became a Powerball Millionaire Thanks to His Dad
12/12/2012
Jeff Wilson, 27, has to thank his “lottery freak” dad, because he helped him win the $88 million Powerball. Wilson met the media to talk about his winnings. Wilson said that he didn’t really know what to say. He added that he didn’t know if he was going to wake up in a minute and [...] READ MORE

A Woman in Florida Has Been Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder in the Death of a Lottery Winner
12/11/2012
Dorice “Dee Dee” Moore didn’t show any emotion when the verdict was read. Judge Emmett Battles sentenced her to mandatory life without parole for the murder and an additional minimum mandatory sentence of 25 years for having used a gun in the commission of a felony. Battles said that Moore had been the most manipulative person [...] READ MORE

Arizona Lottery Has Released the Name of Powerball Jackpot Lucky Winner
12/11/2012
The second winner of the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot is a 37-year-old electronics industry professional. Now it is known that he grew up in a humble home in Pennsylvania and moved to a wealthy Phoenix suburb last year before hitting it big in the lotto. The name of the winner is Matthew Good of Fountain Hills, [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winner in New York Turned His Luck into Lifelong Wealth
12/07/2012
Richie Randazzo, 45, came to be New York’s luckiest and most renowned doorman in 2008 when he won a $5 million lottery prize. The 45-year-old from Gravesend, Brooklyn, became an amazing sensation. He even hit the media circuit to tell his story and he even was on Howard Stern’s radio show. However, even after having hit the [...] READ MORE

A Woman Who Used to Work as Snow White Won the Lottery
12/07/2012
Natalie Marston, a Rancho Cucamonga resident used to work as Snow White at Disneyland when she purchased a lottery ticket in February, 2009. That turned out to be an excellent decision because she became a millionaire. Marston, who was 22 at the time, won the $5.2 million jackpot on the “Make Me a Millionaire” show by [...] READ MORE

A Man from Maryland Won the Lottery Playing the Same Numbers for Several Years
12/06/2012
The five numbers Chris Hoffman played in the Maryland lottery for 15 years never had an important meaning to him until he won the lottery. Hoffman explained that they were only numbers at random, he decided to choose: 3, 6, 9, 20, 21. Nevertheless, he is not sure why. He picked the numbers many years ago [...] READ MORE

A Man on Vacation Won $1M Scratch-off Lottery Jackpot
12/06/2012
Nearly all folks would pick up a T-shirt or a mug to commemorate their vacation, however Wilman Bravo of Puerto Rico brought home a fat wad of green as he won $1 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket. Bravo, 66, spent over 40 years raising his three children and working as a press operator in central [...] READ MORE

A Prison Guard from East New York Won $54M Jackpot
12/05/2012
She had been homeless, bankrupt, a victim of robbery and on top of that, assaulted on the job, nevertheless beautiful Rikers Island prison guard Garina Fearon became a lottery winner and with 54 million splendid reasons she could start living a life of pleasure and luxury. The 34-year-old single mom from East New York, Brooklyn, had [...] READ MORE

Missouri Man Won $2M lottery Jackpot Just After Winning $1M
12/05/2012
A man in Bonne Terre, Missouri, became known for being the first Missouri Lottery player to win $1 million or more on a scratch-off ticket more than once. 57-year-old Ernest Pullen was the lucky winner of $1 million on a 100 Million Dollar Blockbuster scratchers ticket in June, 2010. Then he doubled that prize with another [...] READ MORE

Clerk Attempted to Take Possession of $14 Million Lottery Ticket
12/05/2012
A retired New York transit worker is a lucky big winner, however some detective work was required to determine how lucky he was. It turned out that he had won $14 million. The New York Lottery disclosed the story of Milledge McCassell, 72, of Laurelton, hoping to deliver a moral to the tale.  McCassell on August [...] READ MORE

A Construction Worker in Georgia Won $50M Mega Millions Jackpot
12/04/2012
A 55-year-old Thomasville construction worker is making all the necessary arrangements to build a new and different life after having won $50 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot. On Wednesday morning, Zippi Vonier said to his wife “Honey, we won the lotto!” He discovered that they had won $50 million. Vonier said that his wife was brushing her [...] READ MORE

A Mechanic and his Wife in Missouri Won $588M Powerball Jackpot
12/04/2012
Cindy Hill used to work as an office manager, but she was laid off more than two years ago. She lives in a small town in Missouri, and last Thursday she called her husband with amazing news: They had won the lottery. Nevertheless, Mark Hill, 52, a mechanic who works at a meat [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winner Had the Lucky Numbers Etched on His Arm
12/03/2012
Perhaps this is not something many people would need to be reminded about, however fascinated Wayne Hughes immortalized his £1.1 million (US$1.7 million) lottery win. He will always remember the lucky numbers because he’s had them tattooed on his arm. Shop worker Hughes, 34, wanted to mark the windfall with a tattoo that read, “Sat [...] READ MORE

Doctor Continues to Help People after Winning the Lottery
11/30/2012
Shirley Press was a doctor who worked at the Jackson Memorial Hospital. In the year 2001 she heard that someone at work had won the lottery. She said to her co-workers that the person was going to be an oddball. Soon she learned that she was the winner, consequently she was the “oddball.” Over the [...] READ MORE

Determination and Tenacity Finally Paid Off for Lottery Player
11/30/2012
Paul Hemphill picked the winning lottery numbers in 1995, however he never purchased a ticket. He learned from that mistake and he didn’t make it twice. In May, 2011, the 66-year-old retiree went to Hollywood Food Mart, plunked down $2 and walked away. Two days later, he became a multi-millionaire. The winner of the May 28, 2011 [...] READ MORE

A West Virginia Man Claimed a 62.4 Million Powerball Jackpot on April Fool’s Day
11/29/2012
April Fools’ Day, 2003, was definitely not a day to fool around for Hobert L. Parnell. At the moment, Parnell was a sheet metal worker from Rocky Gap, Va., he was married and he had three children and three grandchildren.  In addition, officially he had become a multimillionaire. Parnell, 50, claimed the cash option-the lump-sum payment-for his [...] READ MORE

A Couple in South Carolina Won a Powerball Ticket Worth 88.7M
11/29/2012
It was May, 2003, and Anthony and Monica Wilson were still in shock when they were standing behind the podium at the South Carolina lottery headquarters. They didn’t know yet how they would spend their big Powerball jackpot. Anthony said that it was a different world and that he was happy and nervous at [...] READ MORE

Pennsylvania Couple Bought a 73M Ticket on their way home
11/28/2012
Having several millions of dollars, Scott Calligan did what any other lottery winner would have done and went shopping. Tugging on the sleeve of a new blue, button-down cotton shirt, Calligan said he had bought that shirt. Calligan, 40, and his wife, Marian, 39, of Cranberry, claimed $73,641,790.05, their share of the winnings from the [...] READ MORE

A Couple in Pennsylvania Took Home a Huge Jackpot Prize
11/28/2012
Secretary of Revenue Gregory C. Fajt and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Lottery Edward Mahlman presented a check for $110,230,721 cash – less 25 percent federal withholding – to Steven and Kristine White of Skillman, New Jersey. They were the holders of the single winning ticket that had been sold in Pennsylvania, for [...] READ MORE

Two Brothers in Pennsylvania Shared Powerball Jackpot Prize
11/27/2012
Secretary of Revenue Gregory C. Fajt and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Lottery Edward Mahlman gave a check for $26,934,553.39 cash, less 25% percent federal withholding, to brothers Jim Hare, 54, of Philadelphia, and Tom Hare, 50, of Drexel Hill, Delaware County. They held the single winning ticket for the May 29, [...] READ MORE

A Police Officer Won 10.3M Powerball Jackpot
11/27/2012
Tim Sindel, his wife Donna and his oldest granddaughter Maigan had to get used to seeing themselves on the news and in the paper. The reason was that Tim had won the $10.3 million Powerball jackpot from the December 22, 2004, drawing. Tim and Donna received the prize money at a press conference on January [...] READ MORE

A Woman in El Paso Won $94 Million Jackpot
11/27/2012
Martha L. Cuellar continually heard that when your palms itch, you will come into some money soon. Curiously, for the first couple of weeks of May, 2006 Cuellar’s palms were itching something fierce. The single mother of two, who lives in El Paso, claimed the Cash Value Option – $53,131,991 – for the [...] READ MORE

Washington Couple Claimed $55 Million Mega Millions Jackpot
11/27/2012
Sommay Rattanakone (pronounced So-My Rah-tan-ah-cone) and his wife Xia (See-ah) Rattanakone both thought they could have the winning ticket for the $55 million dollar Mega Millions drawing from Tuesday, October 17, 2006. They live in North Bend and bought their Mega Millions ticket at the North Bend Safeway store. They picked up a winning [...] READ MORE

A Couple in New Jersey Won a $12M Jackpot
11/23/2012
Linda and John Feeney of Passaic County were the New Jersey winners of the $12 million jackpot from the MEGA MILLIONS drawing that was held on September 25, 2007. The Feeneys came forward at Fontantarosa’s Grocery & Deli to claim their amazing lottery jackpot. William T. Jourdain, Acting Executive Director of the New Jersey Lottery congratulated [...] READ MORE

Crump, Allen & Lewis General Partnership Claims Exuberant $122 Million Prize
11/23/2012
“The family that plays together can claim together” could be correct slogan for the members of the Crump, Allen & Lewis General Partnership, Ronald Crump, general partner, of Amarillo. They claimed the January 9, 2007 $122 million Mega Millions jackpot. Ronald Crump and his wife Clara; Donald Crump; Kenneth Crump and his wife, Peggy; Kelvin [...] READ MORE

A Nurse in Louisiana Hit it Big and Won 34M Jackpot
11/22/2012
It was Emilia Delgado’s turn to receive after having given of herself for 13 years as a neonatal intensive care nurse. She won the Powerball jackpot from the May 31, 2008 drawing, consequently she won $34.1 million. At the time, her win represented the third Powerball jackpot won in Louisiana in eight months. The [...] READ MORE

$180.1 Million, the Largest Lottery Prize Ever Won in Minnesota
11/22/2012
A man in Waseca won the $180.1 million Powerball jackpot from May 3, 2008 drawing, which at the time was the largest Powerball jackpot ever won in Minnesota. When Paul Rosenau arrived at the Lottery’s headquarters in Roseville with his wife Sue, he said that it had been really amazing. They found out their win May 4, [...] READ MORE

A Couple in New Jersey Claimed Mega Millions Jackpot
11/21/2012
Sandra and John Belawsky of Cape May County were the New Jersey winners of the near-record $330 million jackpot from the MEGA MILLIONS drawing held on August 31, 2007. The Belawskys went to the Lottery Headquarters and claimed what is considered one of the largest lottery jackpots in the history of the United States. William T. [...] READ MORE

A Couple in Virginia Claimed $19 Million Jackpot
11/21/2012
Joe and Sue Claffy of Rappahannock County were at the checkout counter at the grocery store. Joe had purchased a few Virginia Lottery tickets with their groceries and he was ready to move on when a clerk asked him if he wanted to play Mega Millions. As a result, the Claffy’s became $19 million [...] READ MORE

A Couple in South Dakota Claimed $116.8 Million Powerball Jackpot
11/20/2012
Lan “Bill” Nguyen, 37, and his wife Tina, 30, of Pierre, South Dakota won $116.8 million in the May 17, 2006 Powerball drawing. The Nguyens decided to receive their jackpot winnings as a one-time cash prize of $51,584,755. The couple’s payment was $38,688,566, after tax withholding. In addition, the lottery paid the couple [...] READ MORE

A Man in Los Ojos Claimed $62.8 Million Powerball Jackpot
11/20/2012
A Los Ojos man claimed $62.8 million Powerball jackpot just a week after the New Mexico Lottery had announced that the winning ticket from the May 23, 2007 drawing had been sold in New Mexico. Felipe Piña bought his ticket on Wednesday, May 23, at Giant Sundial #5 in Chama. He used a Quick Pick [...] READ MORE

Two Brothers in New York Have Been Charged in Plot to Steal $5M Lottery Ticket
11/19/2012
The brothers waited until shortly before the $5 million winning ticket in a scratch-off lottery game would have been valueless. Afterwards, the two brothers, who are from the Syracuse area, claimed the prize. Curiously, they made an uncommon offer. They said to state lottery officials that they would prefer to take [...] READ MORE

In New Jersey a Man Who Helped with Post-Sandy Cleanup Won $100,000
11/19/2012
While several people were very frustrated due to by the problems caused by Superstorm Sandy, one volunteer had a surprising windfall. The lucky man hit the lottery jackpot because he had come to help in the storm. John Turner returned to his home in the southern Chicago suburb of Chicago Heights, however he will always remember what [...] READ MORE

Powerball Winner Prefers to Have a Low Profile
11/16/2012
Bobbi Hubbard of South Pittsburg, Tennessee was occupied working on community projects such as trying to start a free medical clinic in Marion County. In addition, she has been living the same house for about 18 years. She doesn’t look like someone who won a $25.5 million Powerball jackpot in 2005. Unlike, other cases, where big [...] READ MORE

Mega Millions Lottery Winner in Washington Described Spectacular Win
11/16/2012
The man who purchased one of two winning tickets in the $380 million Mega Millions lottery scared his wife when he woke her on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 to share the amazing news. Retiree Jim McCullar said that he was pale and shaking, therefore she thought he was having a heart attack. So when [...] READ MORE

How to reduce the odds and increase your chances of winning?
11/16/2012
It is a well known fact that many people base their hopes and dreams on winning the lottery but is there anything that you can do in order to narrow down the odds and increase your chances of winning? A quick look at the search engines and it will soon become apparent that there are all [...] READ MORE

Store Owner Attempted to Scam Woman Out of Her Lottery Prize
11/15/2012
According to Louisiana Lottery officials, a woman was nearly scammed out of her lottery winnings by the convenience store where she purchased the ticket. Nevertheless, the authorities were able to find the correct winner. Fong Kwok had not had a day off in about four years. Therefore when she discovered that she had won [...] READ MORE

A Man Was Struck By Lightning after Purchasing Lottery Tickets
11/15/2012
A man in Kansas City was struck by lightning just hours after purchasing three Mega Millions lottery tickets. That event confirmed the old saying that a gambler is more likely to be struck down from the sky than win the jackpot. Bill Isles, 48, purchased three tickets in the record $656 million lottery on March [...] READ MORE

91-year-old Great Grandmother Won the Lottery Two Times in Three Months
11/14/2012
Lena Eaton, a 91-year-old great grandmother, could be considered one of the luckiest women in Indiana. In the past three months, the Mrs. Eaton, who lives in Indianapolis has bought not only one, but two winning lottery tickets. In August, 2012 she won a $300,000 prize with a Quick Draw ticket. On Thursday, November 1 she walked [...] READ MORE

A Family in Vermont Transforms Losing Scratch-Off Tickets into Cash
11/14/2012
The game has a new name and also new rules, however when it is about competing for cash prizes in the Vermont Lottery’s second-chance, scratch-off ticket drawing, the money just rolls in for the Leamy family of Wilder. At the end of October, when $200 winners in the first drawing for the “Play It Again” game [...] READ MORE

Hollywood Stuntman in Harry Potter Won $10.5M
11/13/2012
A stuntman who had met some of Hollywood’s leading stars celebrated winning a £7 million (US$10.5 million) lottery windfall. Mark Lisbon, 42, who had performed stunts in films like Tomb Raider, Batman Returns and In The Name Of The Father, had to give credit to his partner Jane Surtees because she was the one who picked [...] READ MORE

A Couple Won the Lottery Thanks to Team Effort
11/13/2012
Adam and Mandy Clark found out they had an unplanned $350,000 tax bill on April 15, 2009, and they were delighted. They were very thrilled because they could keep the other $650,000 from the $1 million winning lottery ticket they had bought on Tax Day at the Ole’s Country Store in East Missoula. Adam and [...] READ MORE

A Man in Georgia Won the Lottery 3 Times the Same Day
11/12/2012
Michael Warner, 61, of Grayson, Georgia, became the winner of a big prize playing the Georgia Lottery instant game World Class Millions. The prize was of $1 million. In addition, he also won $500 from another instant game, Extreme Green, and $20 from a third lottery ticket. Evidently, the odds of winning three [...] READ MORE

Fortunate Grandparents in Georgia Hit it Big
11/12/2012
It seems that being a grandparent has its gains. These big winners in the Georgia Lottery boast a combined 17 grandchildren between them. Brenda Lee, 60, who worked at a lawn-mower assembly plant, was the lucky winner of $500,000 in the instant game Jumbo Bucks. The Statesboro woman had purchased the ticket at Ambe Food [...] READ MORE

A Man Working Three Jobs in California Won $39M Lottery Jackpot
11/09/2012
For about 20 years, Clyde Persley of Santa Cruz had to work over 60 hours a week. He made candy, drove limousines, and waited by the phone to pick up extra hours at a restaurant. He purchased lottery tickets and was hoping for his big break. Fortunately, he got it in [...] READ MORE

A Man in Florida Said His Lottery Ticket Was Nowhere to Be Found
11/09/2012
Florida Lottery security officials had to open an investigation into the case of a 69-year-old Wellington man who misplaced a scratch-off ticket that was worth $500,000. However, in August, 2009 it was too early to tell if Louis Tolentino would get the money. Laurie Wright, spokeswoman for the Florida Lottery said they had started an investigation, however [...] READ MORE

Co-Workers in New Jersey Share $216M Lottery Jackpot
11/08/2012
At 6:30 a.m. Robert Space arrived at the Chubb Insurance company, where he worked, and he discovered that the lottery ticket he held matched the winning numbers. Consequently, he sent a one-line e-mail to his nine co-workers who had pitched in to purchase it. The message read “We won the big one”. The replies came back [...] READ MORE

Cable Worker Won $50,000 a Year for Life
11/08/2012
For over 30 years, Gilbert “Steve” Proctor from Edgecombe County has installed telephone cable. He indicated that he was not planning to quit his job at Lambert’s Cable Splicing Co. after hitting the North Carolina lottery’s first winning “Lifetime Riches” scratch-off ticket, which paid out $50,000 a year for life. On Monday, March 9, 2009 [...] READ MORE

A Couple Won $7M Lottery Jackpot on the Verge of Losing Their House
11/07/2012
A semi-retired security guard and a social worker from Desert Hot Springs claimed a $7 million lottery jackpot on Monday, December 28, 2009. John Estrada, 65, picked at random the SuperLotto Plus winning numbers — 8, 19, 20, 21, 41 and Mega number 3 — on Saturday, December 26, at a Chevron mini-mart on Palm Avenue [...] READ MORE

A First Time Player in Queens Won $5 million Lottery Jackpot
11/07/2012
One day Mi Hyun Moon went to a deli in Queens to get $5 in change. Amazingly she walked out with a huge prize: $5 million. The former New York resident had gone to the town to visit some friends in October, 2009, when she bought a Lotto ticket on a whim. As a [...] READ MORE

A Teacher in New Mexico Claimed Lottery Prize Just Before it Expired
11/07/2012
An Albuquerque teacher claimed $10,000 with just two hours to spare. The $10,000 Powerball prize was going to expire the same day the teacher claimed it. Chris Daskalos, a social studies teacher at the Albuquerque Talent Development Secondary Charter School, went to the New Mexico Lottery headquarters, arriving at 2:30 p.m. The clerks at [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winner Waited Six Months to Be Mentally Ready to Claim Lotto Prize
11/07/2012
A 48-year-old small businessman from Newcastle, NSW, Australia, waited six months for the best psychological moment to claim a $2 million -US$1.65 million- Lotto prize that he won in January, 2009. He said he was a bit of a crazy sort of bloke. He added that he had the winning ticket in a tin [...] READ MORE

A Lucky Woman in California Received an Unexpected $1 million Lottery Check
11/06/2012
One day in October, 2010 Judith Tate arrived at Ron’s Liquors in San Jose for a “community party” to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the California Lottery. She believed she could win $1,000. However, to her surprise, the 64-year-old retired accounting supervisor received a check for $1 million. Tate buried her face in her hands, and [...] READ MORE

A Family in New Mexico Claimed $3.5M Hot Lotto Jackpot
11/06/2012
A retired couple from Ruidoso, New Mexico, and their two daughters from Austin, Texas claimed a $3.54 million Hot Lotto jackpot. The lucky winners were Bill and Janet Swann and daughters Lisa Swann and Stacey Swann. They opted for the cash payment of $2.24 million instead of the annuity option of 30 payments over 29 years. Bill [...] READ MORE

A Couple in Canada Gave Away $11.2M Lottery Jackpot
11/06/2012
A couple in Nova Scotia won $11.2 million from a lottery ticket in July, 2010, however in November every penny was gone.  Nevertheless, Allen and Violet Large of Lower Truro didn’t spend any of it on themselves. They explained that instead they had decided to take care of their family, organizations and institutions. Violet, 78, said that [...] READ MORE

A 77-Year-Old Woman in California Hit it Big and Won $37M Lottery with Quick Picks
11/06/2012
A 77-year-old retired Salinas hospital worker and usual lottery player collected $21.2 million in cash when she won $37 million SuperLotto drawing held on April 3, 2010. Mitsuko Higashi presented her golden ticket at the Lottery’s Hayward office and opted for the cash payment. In addition, Higashi said to Lottery officials that she had been playing on [...] READ MORE

A Lucky Teacher in Arizona Claimed $95 million Powerball Lottery Jackpot
11/05/2012
A substitute teacher from Fort Mohave, Arizona, went to the Arizona Lottery’s headquarters, putting a lot of speculation to rest. She walked in to claim the $95.3 million Powerball prize. Sheila Verke, 64, was holding the single prize-winning ticket, however her identity had been a mystery since the December 1, 2010 drawing. When [...] READ MORE

A Woman Had Forgotten $23M lottery Ticket and Claimed It Just Days Before Deadline
11/05/2012
A woman in California who was not aware she had a jackpot-winning $23 million lottery ticket in her car came forward to claim her prize. The Palmdale woman’s daughter recognized her from a newspaper photo of the supposed winner, captured on the liquor store’s surveillance camera. Alex Traverso, lottery spokesman, said she just never checked the ticket. [...] READ MORE

Is It a Good Idea to Share Your Lottery Winnings with Colleagues?
11/05/2012
Seven fortunate New York state employees asked themselves if they should have shared the $19 million jackpot they won with their co-workers. For several years, the so-called “Albany Seven” had pooled their money to purchase lottery tickets together. Their numbers came up, but they were in a position to share their winnings with five colleagues [...] READ MORE

A Fortunate Waitress in Long Island Won 21.5M Lotto Jackpot
11/05/2012
A struggling Long Island waitress and single mother of three young boys who hails from Ireland hit it big when she won a $21.5 million Lotto jackpot, New York Lottery in January, 2011. She opted for a lump-sum payout of almost $12 million, consequently Patricia Eisel, 40, took home the amazing amount of $8 million after [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winners Said They Felt Good About Giving Money Away
11/02/2012
Nancy and Al Mohrbacher were used to living simple lives in Wisconsin before they won the lottery early in 2010. Despite the $2.8 million they won, their life didn’t change much. They said they spent the same amount on Christmas presents and they did the same things they always did during the holiday season. Nancy, 67, said [...] READ MORE

Bus Driver Won £2m Lottery Jackpot A Few Months After His Divorce
11/02/2012
It was a friendly divorce and Helen Halstead wished her former husband the very best of luck for the future. Nevertheless, she never imagined how fast that wish would be accomplished. Just a few months after their divorce, bus driver Kevin Halstead won £2.3 million (US$3.5 million) playing the Lottery. His ex-wife realized that if they hadn’t [...] READ MORE

A Lottery Winner Played the Same Lottery Numbers for Several Years
11/02/2012
Chris Hoffman played five numbers for 15 years in the Maryland lottery until he won. Hoffman indicated they were numbers chosen randomly, and he was not even sure why. The lucky numbers were 3, 6, 9, 20, 21. After receiving the money he said that they were numbers he had picked years ago and [...] READ MORE

A Lottery Winner in Illinois Sent Children to Cubs Game
11/02/2012
It was June, 2010 and Loyd Elam watched a group of children when they were boarding a chartered bus that would take them to a Cubs game at Wrigley Field in Chicago. He looked as if he may hop on to go with them. However Elam decided to stay behind in Lincoln to look for [...] READ MORE

A Family in St. Louis Shared a Huge Lottery Jackpot
11/01/2012
Stopping at Dierbergs was a lucrative decision for a St. Louis man. He purchased a $5 Powerball ticket that matched the six winning numbers for Missouri’s largest jackpot ever, $254 million. James “Jim” Wilson II, 84, of St. Louis bought the winning ticket at Dierbergs-Southroads, 12420 Tesson Ferry Road in St. Louis, on January [...] READ MORE

Malnourished Horses Found on Ranch Owned by a Lottery Winner
11/01/2012
Eight malnourished horses were found on a 40-acre ranch northeast of Sanger. Notably, the ranch was owned by a couple who ten years ago won a $40 million California Lottery jackpot. In February, 2012 Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the owner of the horses, a man called Jose Francisco Romo, 47. He was booked into [...] READ MORE

Arizona Sold a Winning Powerball Ticket Worth $15 Million
11/01/2012
When the January 20, 2007 Powerball jackpot reached $205 million, Barry Salzman, Henderson, NV, decided to do what he generally did. He crossed the border to buy a ticket at Boulder Inn, which is also known as “Rosie’s Den”. This was a little café on state Highway 93, 55 miles from Las Vegas. [...] READ MORE

A Lottery Winner Has Been Accused of Armed Robbery
11/01/2012
The suspect that has been charged with the armed home invasion and robbery of a couple who had just come back their honeymoon won $1 million in the Massachusetts Lottery back in 2007. Rashad Blount, 26, who lived in Middleboro and now lives in Dorchester, became famous when he won the $1 million grand prize [...] READ MORE

A Magistrate in Martinsburg Claimed $79 Million Powerball Jackpot
10/31/2012
After a few sleepless nights, W. Randy Smith, 63, of Martinsburg claimed over $44 million. It was the cash option for the $79 million Powerball drawing held on August 21, 2010. Lottery Director John Musgrave explained that the prize total was $44,347,250.99, however federal taxes totaled over $11 million and state taxes totaled almost [...] READ MORE

A Group of Lucky SEPTA Employees Claimed $107.5 Million Powerball Jackpot
10/31/2012
A Group of Lucky SEPTA Employees Claimed $107.5 Million Powerball Jackpot During his lunch break, Bryant Vaders bought 120 quick-picked Powerball tickets for his office Lottery pool. Surprisingly that led to a $107.5 million jackpot for the group. Lottery Executive Director Todd Rucci presented a ceremonial check for $107,533,278.27 to a group of employees of the [...] READ MORE

Georgetown Couple Won $128.6 Million Powerball Jackpot Due to a Christmas Eve Mistake
10/31/2012
A Christmas Eve mistake led to the largest lottery jackpot in Kentucky history being won by a couple in Georgetown. Rob Anderson, 39, his wife Tuesday and several relatives went to Kentucky Lottery headquarters in Louisville with their winning ticket, which was a $3 Quick Pick. At the time they hadn’t chosen if they would take [...] READ MORE

A Man of Rural Mission, South Dakota, Won a Large Powerball Jackpot
10/31/2012
Neal Wanless of rural Mission claimed what was considered the 10th largest Powerball jackpot won in the history of the multi-state lottery game. The rancher appeared with South Dakota Lottery officials at an award ceremony in Pierre when he claimed the $232.1 million he had won in the May 27, 2009 drawing. Wanless, 23, opted for [...] READ MORE

Winter Storm Brought Millions to a Group of Lottery Players
10/30/2012
Many people in Michigan were worried about a winter storm that hit the state. Nevertheless, members of the P1 Gold Lottery Club were not very concerned because they were celebrating their Mega Millions jackpot win. The club was formed by 13 members and they made the trip to Lansing to claim their half of [...] READ MORE

A Man in Virginia Won Jackpot Worth $200 Million
10/30/2012
Steve Williams of Shenandoah waited for almost five months, holding a Mega Millions ticket that he knew was worth $200 million. On March 12, 2010, he officially claimed his prize, which made him the second-largest winner in the Virginia Lottery’s history. He discovered he was a mega-winner when he went to his favorite store, Valley’s at [...] READ MORE

A Different Strategy Changed the Luck of New York Mega Millions Winner
10/30/2012
James “Jimmy” Groves was familiar with the New York’s Mega Millions game. The 49-year-old grandfather of one had been purchasing his Quick Pick tickets for the twice weekly multi-state game for about seven years. His dedication paid off because the former Madison Square Garden employee received his 50 percent share of a $336,000,000 Mega Millions [...] READ MORE

A Couple in New York Claimed a $165,000,000 Lottery Prize
10/30/2012
High school sweethearts Richard and Mary Morrison of Miller Place, Suffolk County became New York’s first Lottery Millionaires of 2010. Additionally they were Long Island’s largest Lottery jackpot winners of all time! The fortunate couple bought the sole jackpot winning ticket for what they imagined was a $162,000,000 Mega Millions jackpot drawn on December [...] READ MORE

A Couple in Illinois Won a $20 Million Jackpot
10/29/2012
Dane Colby, 47, of Hennepin, purchased a Mega Millions ticket at Hennepin Food Market, located just a few doors from his home. He got up early on March 13, 2010 in order to check the local newspaper for winning numbers from the previous night’s drawing. Dane was amazed when he found out he [...] READ MORE

A Man in Virginia Won a $107 Million Mega Millions Jackpot
10/29/2012
Brian McCarthy discovered that sometimes family can keep you grounded when he shared some important news with his grandmother.  The 25-year-old McLean man had just found out on Facebook that his Mega Millions ticket matched all six numbers in the July 1, 2011 drawing. McCarthy had been the lucky winner of a jackpot worth [...] READ MORE

A Woman Planned an Extraordinary Christmas After Winning $10M
10/29/2012
Debra A. Roberto, a Stoneham mother, won a $10 million grand prize in November, 2009 in the Mega Cash game from the Massachusetts State Lottery. She said that she had won a little money before, however she never even dreamed of winning that amount. She added that she scratched a lot of tickets so [...] READ MORE

A Woman in New York Won a $54,000,000 Mega Millions Jackpot by Chance
10/29/2012
Destiny has played a key role in Garina Fearon’s life ever since she immigrated to New York from her native Jamaica about 20 years ago, moving to Brooklyn in 2008. She considered that it was destiny that again stepped in on Thursday, September 16th, 2010 when Fearon purchased a ticket for an imminent [...] READ MORE

Wife Receives Winning Lottery Ticket After Dispute with Her Husband
10/26/2012
A woman from Massapequa Park, New York, won the New York State Lottery’s Triple Million scratch-off game and became $3 million richer. Curiously it was a dispute with her husband, Rudy that made them millionaires. Theresa Holzknecht, 48, said that her daughter Jessie, 12, had been grounded because she had stayed out too late. However, her [...] READ MORE

An Active 81-year-old Woman in Rhode Island Claimed $336 Million Powerball Jackpot
10/26/2012
Louise White, an 81-year-old of Newport, R.I., came forward as the winner of $336.4 million. This is considered the third largest Powerball lottery in the history of the game. White said she was very happy and she was very proud. She added that this would make her family very happy and that they were [...] READ MORE

A West Virginia Lottery Winner Purchased Trucks for Area Fire Departments
10/26/2012
A West Virginia Powerball lottery winner who is known for his kindness recently bought new vehicles and equipment for area fire departments. W. Randy Smith gave away over $1 million. Six Berkeley County fire departments each received a Ford F-350, four-wheel-drive, four-door pickup truck equipped with snow plows and walk-behind snow blowers. Smith said that the [...] READ MORE

A Man in Iowa Claimed $7.5M Hot Lotto Jackpot
10/26/2012
Waterloo, Iowa, retiree Wally Markham said he couldn’t keep it secret for long in Smitty’s bar. He had to tell someone that he was the jackpot winner in that Saturday’s Hot Lotto drawing. Markham, 65, had worked for 36 years at the Deere plant in Waterloo until he retired in 2001. He confided to [...] READ MORE

48 Philly Transit Workers Were the Lucky Winners of a $172M Powerball jackpot
10/25/2012
A group of 48 transit workers hit a $172 million Powerball lottery jackpot in April, 2012. The workers, who got approximately $3 million each, chose to remain anonymous. However, according to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) spokesman Richard Maloney, they ranged in rank from senior managers in the purchasing department to “a favorite janitor”. Maloney said [...] READ MORE

Two Vietnam War Veterans Win an Unusual Powerball Prize Worth $14M
10/25/2012
Two Vietnam War Veterans from Weston, West Virginia, claimed a rare Powerball prize involving many lottery tickets bought with the same numbers. West Virginia Lottery Director John Musgrave introduced the state’s newest millionaires at a press conference at Lottery Headquarters, according to a news release from the Lottery. Michael Shaver and Ronald Simmons shared the $14 million [...] READ MORE

A Retired Couple in Illinois Claimed $656M Lottery Jackpot
10/25/2012
A retired computer systems designer and his wife, a computer programmer, claimed the final share of the March 30, 2012, $656 million Mega Millions lottery drawing. They claimed the jackpot at the Red Bud Village Hall located in the small southern Illinois town of Red Bud. The winning ticket was sold at a nearby Motomart in [...] READ MORE

A Couple in New Jersey Claimed $70M Powerball Jackpot
10/25/2012
In March, 2012, after purchasing a lottery ticket each week for eight years, Celeste Tamburello and her husband, Joseph, found out they had purchased the winning ticket to a $70 million Powerball jackpot. They chose the lump sum option, therefore the Tinton Falls, New Jersey, couple took home $41.5 million before taxes.  Celeste, 41, said it [...] READ MORE

A Man from Marshall, Missouri Claimed $258.5 Million
10/24/2012
A Marshall man came forward on April 21, 2010 to claim the largest jackpot ever in the Missouri Lottery’s 24-year history: a Powerball jackpot that was worth $258.5 million. Christopher “Chris” Shaw, 29, indicated that he hardly ever purchases Lottery tickets, however he decided to purchase two tickets after he completed his shift at Break Time, [...] READ MORE

A Man from Seymour Claimed $60 Million Powerball Jackpot Prize
10/24/2012
A bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich from John’s Deli on Pearl Street in Seymour tasted wonderfully to Noel Peel, who is also from Seymour, particularly because it was served up with a side of $60 million in Powerball lottery prize money. Peel became the state’s 8th Powerball jackpot winner. Peel and his wife Fredda picked [...] READ MORE

A Man in Kentucky Claimed 19.12 Million Powerball Ticket
10/24/2012
A Louisville resident called Muncie Meade became a millionaire when he claimed the winning Powerball ticket for $19.12 million at Kentucky Lottery headquarters. Meade has been a fortunate guy lately because another smaller win led to this major jackpot. He said he bought a $10 scratch-off ticket the previous week and won $250.  He added that [...] READ MORE

Former Welders are Multi-Millionaires as They Claimed $221.7 million
10/24/2012
Two very fortunate Indiana men claimed a $221.7 million Powerball® jackpot. Darin Fox of Clarksville, Indiana and Todd Reardon of Jeffersonville, Indiana were surrounded by many people when they presented their lucky Powerball ticket. The slip of paper was almost a quarter of a billion dollars. Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Kathryn Densborn presented the men [...] READ MORE

A Group of Employees Won the Lottery Just One Day After Being Laid Off
10/23/2012
Back in August, 2011, a group of workers at an Ottawa manufacturing plant said they won the $7 million Lotto 6/49 prize, the same day their company announced big layoffs. Eighteen employees at SMART technologies were part of the group of winners. Ten of those employees had already got layoff notices. Colin Wilard, [...] READ MORE

Kansas Lottery Takes Prize Back from a Woman
10/23/2012
A woman from Pratt, Kansas was excited when she won a NASCAR prize package for the weekend of October 20 and 21, 2012. However, that feeling turned to disappointment when the Kansas Lottery took the prize back. Lisa Mauch said she was sure dreams came true for some, but not for her. In this case, [...] READ MORE

Father and Son Are Still Regular Guys after $88 Million Lottery Win
10/23/2012
Jeff Wilson’s life changed in 2009 when he picked a winning Powerball ticket that was worth millions from a number of lottery tickets purchased by his father, Billy. Lottery checker The father and son, who are former Kings Mountain residents, were at Charlotte Motor Speedway as part of the hoopla surrounding the lottery-sponsored Camping World Truck [...] READ MORE

A Lottery Winner in Ohio Plans to Help Charities and Friends
10/23/2012
A man in Ohio won $5 million in the Ohio Lottery in June, 2011, however even though he was dependent on kidney dialysis, he said he planned to help helping friends and charities with financial gifts. Phillip Withem, of Logan, was the lucky winner of the second chance drawing called the Top Prized Drawing. Additionally, back in [...] READ MORE

Two Brothers in New York Claimed $5M Win from a 2006 Lottery Ticket
10/22/2012
Two brothers remained silent for six years about the $5 million winning lottery ticket they had purchased at their parents’ store in Syracuse. According to lottery officials Andy N. Ashkar, 34, of Camillus, and his brother, Nayel N. Ashkar, 36, of Cicero, came forward March 1, 2012 in order to claim the $5 million top prize [...] READ MORE

A Man in Massachusetts Won Half of $61M Mega Millions Jackpot
10/22/2012
A man from Massachusetts became $30.5 million richer after splitting $61 million Mega Millions jackpot with a co-winner from California last October 16th. His name is Sandeep “Sunny” Singh and he could hardly catch his breath. He posed for pictures with a huge check for $30.5 million. Singh has two jobs in order to help his [...] READ MORE

A Man in California Won 50% of $61M Mega Millions Jackpot
10/22/2012
A man in California became $30.5 million richer when he split the ticket corresponding to the October 16 drawing. That night he won the $61 million Mega Millions jackpot with a co-winner from Massachusetts. Powerball lottery The winning ticket was purchased at the 7-Eleven store on Shaw and Maple. The day after the drawing, there was [...] READ MORE

A Homeless Man in South Carolina Wins the Lottery
10/22/2012
A man from Greenville, South Carolina who was living at a rescue mission said that now that he has won $200,000 he has the possibility of having a new home. According to South Carolina Education Lottery officials, the man purchased a $10 scratch-off ticket that revealed he was the winner. The man said to lottery officials [...] READ MORE

A Couple from Wilton Won $48.8M Powerball Jackpot from Christmas Day Drawing
10/19/2012
The New York Lottery introduced Jeffrey “Jeff” Pintuff and his wife, Christine “Chris” Pintuff of Wilton, Saratoga County as the winners of the December 25th, 2010 Powerball drawing for a jackpot of $48.8 million. The Pintuffs, who are both 58, interviewed several financial planners for more than a month before coming forward on February 1st [...] READ MORE

A Man in Luzerne County Claimed $37.6 Million Powerball Jackpot
10/19/2012
He used the change from purchasing a granola bar and a cup of coffee to buy a Powerball ticket. That decision transformed Steven Lloyd on a millionaire. The winning ticket was worth $37.6 million. Todd Rucci, Lottery Executive Director, presented a ceremonial check for $37,622,580.20 to Lloyd, 51, holder of the single jackpot-winning ticket [...] READ MORE

A Woman in Newport Won $336.4 Million PowerBall Jackpot, Thanks to Rainbow Sherbert
10/19/2012
The third largest PowerBall jackpot in the history of the game, $336.4 million, and the largest jackpot ever won in Rhode Island, was claimed by Louise White of Newport, RI, in the name of The Rainbow Sherbert Trust. The winner opted for the cash option, consequently she will receive the lump sum payment of a record [...] READ MORE

Costco Employees Claimed $201.9 Million: Long Island’s Biggest Lottery Prize Ever
10/19/2012
The New York Lottery’s Yolanda Vega awarded a $201.9 million Powerball jackpot to 20 Costco employees that called themselves the “1937 Flatbush Avenue Dodgers LLC” at the Melville warehouse store where they all worked. Anthony Manzolillo, 73, the group ticket buyer explained the group’s peculiar name. He said he had grown up on Flatbush Ave. in [...] READ MORE

Trio Wins the Lottery Thanks to Famous Sports Legends
10/18/2012
A job setter and two machine operators from the East Syracuse-based New Process Gear plant became millionaires in June, 2010 in New York. The winners were 55-year-old Freddie Hands and 47-year-old Ronald Edwards, both of Syracuse, and 44-year-old Douglas Tedford of Canastota. They collected an equal share of the $26,000,000 Mega Millions [...] READ MORE

Friday the 13th Turned Out to be a Lucky Day for a Lottery Player in Michigan
10/18/2012
Even though superstition rules that Friday the 13th is not a lucky day, one Michigan Lottery player would argue otherwise. Kendall Warren, of Kalamazoo, collected a $27 million prize in Lansing from the May 13, 2011 Mega Millions drawing. Warren plays the lottery occasionally and he prefers Mega Millions and Powerball. He bought the [...] READ MORE

Five Siblings Won $46.5 million Mega Millions
10/18/2012
Five siblings from Indiana, Illinois and Nevada are famous for being the first Hoosier Lottery players to win a Mega Millions® jackpot. Five members of the Bolke family, Albert Bolke Jr. of Dyer, Ind., Carl Bolke of Henderson, Nev., Ann McClelland of Orland Park, Ill., Marsha Nowaczyk of Calumet City, Ill. and Margaret Goll [...] READ MORE

A Historic Day for Michigan Lottery
10/18/2012
November 12, 2010, was an important day for the Michigan Lottery and its players. Lottery officials paid the first Mega Millions jackpot win in the Upper Peninsula, as well as the first Powerball jackpot winner anywhere in Michigan. Their winning numbers were drawn only eight days apart. Additionally, the largest one-day prize [...] READ MORE

Two Friends Kept Their Promise and Shared $1 million Lottery Jackpot
10/17/2012
One day in April, 2011, Eula Webb, 75, needed some milk from the store, hence she asked her friend Sam Cricci, 80, if he wanted to come along and purchase some milk, too. She said that she wanted to keep him active. They both went to the Associated Supermarket on Fulton Street, bought their milk, [...] READ MORE

Lucky Scientist in Indiana Wins $74M Powerball Lottery Jackpot
10/17/2012
According to the Hoosier Lottery April 2011 will go down as a historic month for Powerball players in Indiana. Several players won back-to-back jackpots for almost $300 million. A pair of welders from Clarksville, Indiana, claimed the first jackpot of $221.7 million. In addition the holder of the $74 million ticket from the April [...] READ MORE

A Man in Virginia Claimed $107M Mega Millions Jackpot
10/17/2012
A 25-year old man from McLean, Virginia, won the third-largest lottery jackpot in Virginia state history. However, interestingly his use of Facebook could have been the reason for his riches. Brian McCarthy won $107 million in the Mega Millions lottery after purchasing a ticket in a Giant grocery store in Herndon in July, 2011. McCarthy said [...] READ MORE

A Man in Georgia Found $1M Lottery Ticket Forgotten in His Truck
10/17/2012
A man in Clayton County, Georgia had won $1 million in August but didn’t realize he was rich until he found a Powerball ticket in his truck. Ramon Rodriguez, of Rex, found the ticket tucked into the console of his truck and afterwards he turned it in. Rodriguez, 54, beat the odds and was able to match [...] READ MORE

A Lottery Winner in Missouri Won Twice
10/16/2012
Notably, only twice in the history of the Missouri Lottery has a player won two prizes of $1 million or more. A man from Bonne Terre won on two Scratchers tickets in 2010, and a man from southwest Missouri won two multi-million dollar Scratchers prizes in 2011. Roger Hirshey, 66, claimed a $2 million top prize [...] READ MORE

A Woman in Georgia Wins Lottery by Mistake
10/16/2012
It was an enormous mistake, however one with a silver lining for a woman in Georgia who said her winning $25 million lottery ticket wasn’t the one she wanted at first. Kathy Scruggs, 44, from Lithonia Georgia, said that a store clerk incorrectly sold her a lottery ticket for another game which was not the one [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winner Finances a Musical with Anti-Bullying Message
10/12/2012
Charmaine Watson, 31, is not the typical theatrical producer. She lives in a discreet home in Eynsham, a backwater of Oxfordshire. Nevertheless, she decided in 2011 to step into the backstage world of the musicals she has always adored. Watson’s courageous move was possible due to a large lottery win that gave her a new purpose [...] READ MORE

Cancer Survivors Hit it Big and Win $20 Million Lottery Jackpot
10/12/2012
John and Norma Jean Crippen were a fortunate Coachella Valley couple who purchased a winning California SuperLotto Plus ticket valued at $20 million in November, 2011. John said at a news conference in San Bernardino that they had been playing the same numbers for several years. The Crippens of Rancho Mirage have been married for 60 years. [...] READ MORE

A Woman in Alabama Could Get Her Money Back from Lottery Scam
10/12/2012
A woman in Alabama got $16,800 back after a joint U.S. and Canadian investigation into fraudulent telemarketers who represented themselves as lottery officials. Her name was not disclosed but she got her money back on May 14, 2010, according to a press release from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). A multi-agency U.S-Canada initiative called “Project COLT” [...] READ MORE

A Couple in Illinois is Saved from Bankruptcy Thanks to $11M Lottery Win
10/12/2012
Minooka, Illinois, resident Janet Gossett said she and her husband intended to use their lottery winnings to travel to Minnesota and see Walnut Grove, the renowned town from the “Little House on the Prairie.” Craig and Janet Gossett of Minooka picked up the check for $11.25 million that they won in the Illinois Lottery. Just [...] READ MORE

CNN Producer Talks about Winning the Lottery Twice
10/11/2012
She is a two two-time lottery winner, who claimed a $100,000 lottery ticket in November, 2011 and a $1 million lottery ticket in February, 2012. Both tickets came from scratch off. This is so amazing that everyone has asked her what it was like to win. According to her a big win was an amazing [...] READ MORE

A Lottery Winner in Idaho Knew He Was Going to Win
10/11/2012
Brad Duke held what is considered to be the luckiest piece of paper in Idaho history inside a Jackson’s food store near Orchard and the interstate. Seven years before, the ticket with which Brad posed, gave him $220.3 million. So far no Idahoan, has ever won more. As a matter of fact only 17 Americans [...] READ MORE

A Lottery Winner Almost Didn’t Claim $14.3 Million Prize
10/11/2012
For three days, employees of the Kelley Williamson Mobil station that sold the winning $14.3 million Megabucks ticket ask themselves who the fortunate buyer was. They wished it was a regular customer, such as Napolean Elvord, an ailing veteran that requires a kidney transplant. Elvord came in many times a day to get what he [...] READ MORE

Teen Finds Winning Lottery Ticket When Cleaning Up His Room
10/11/2012
A 19-year-old supermarket worker has proven that moms are usually right. Ryan Kitching’s mother asked him to tidy up his room and that led to a £50,000 windfall. For about two weeks Ryan, who is from Penicuik, Midlothian, resisted his mother Susan’s requests to clean up his bedroom. Ryan said that he had just got back from [...] READ MORE

Four $1 Million Powerball Tickets Were Sold at the Same Chain in the Same County
10/10/2012
The odds of winning at least $1 million by matching the first five numbers in a Powerball drawing are 1 in 5.15 million. Nevertheless, four people were able to beat those amazing odds in July, in Florida. Surprisingly, they did it in the same county and buying from the same grocery chain. Four tickets purchased [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winner Gave Away Apartment Complex to Help Families in Need
10/10/2012
Randy Smith is a West Virginia multimillion-dollar lottery winner who became a philanthropist. One Friday in April, 2012 he listened to how his donation of an apartment complex was becoming a sustainable community housing program, particularly for families in crisis. Smith, 65, is a former Berkeley County sheriff and magistrate. He won a $79 [...] READ MORE

Anonymous Donor Gave Lottery Ticket to a Hospital in Kansas
10/10/2012
Imagine how surprising it could be to open your mail and discover there is a lottery ticket worth thousands of dollars. This occurred in one Kansas county in July 2010 and the hospital in Beloit became richer for it. Hospitals in small communities like the one located in Mitchell County are a big deal. For [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winner in Michigan Found Dead
10/09/2012
A woman from Lincoln Park, Michigan, who won $1 million in the Michigan Lottery and was later convicted for still collecting state welfare, died apparently due to a drug overdose. Ecorse Police confirmed that that Amanda Clayton, of Lincoln Park, had been found dead at a residence on Sunnyside Street. In September of 2011, Clayton won a [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winner Donated Millions of Dollars
10/09/2012
Stafford’s younger brother was killed in a car accident in 1999, consequently the state of California placed his five children in foster care. Cynthia applied for full custody of her nieces and nephews, ages 3 to 10. At first the state fought her, but she prevailed and became an instantaneous mother to five children. [...] READ MORE

Seven Fortunate Albany State Employees Won $319 Million Jackpot
10/09/2012
Seven New York state government workers earned some ‘Capitol gains’ as their office pool won $319 million jackpot in a drawing back in March, 2011. The lucky winners are information-technology experts who work in Homes and Community Renewal. An interesting fact is that the agency has been blown with over $30 million in budget reductions. The new [...] READ MORE

New York Lottery Winner’s Wealth Harms His Village
10/09/2012
One Green Island, New York, resident’s Lottery good fortune may be a financial ordeal for the village’s little school system.  John Kutey’s $28.7 million share of the $319 million Mega Millions prize in 2011 could drive an epic cut in state aid for the Green Island Union Free School District. The district’s staffing and educational programs [...] READ MORE

A Couple is the Second-Biggest Lottery Winner in Iowa
10/08/2012
A couple from Bondurant, Iowa, claimed a $202.1 million Powerball jackpot, which made them the second-biggest lottery winners in Iowa history. Mary and Brian Lohse said they had done their homework in advance: They met with financial planners and set up specific plans for the future. Mega lottery Mary Lohse, 42, is a certified medical assistant at [...] READ MORE

A T.V. Employee in L.A. won $266M in Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot
10/08/2012
His wife wanted KFC, however a Southern California man insisted on barbeque.  Now he can have all the barbecue he wants. It was during Gilbert Cisneros’ visit to L&L Hawaiian Barbecue at 8760 Washington Blvd. in Pico Rivera that the winner of the estimated $266 million Mega Millions jackpot purchased his ticket. The numbers that night in [...] READ MORE

Mother and Son in New York Split $22.5 Lotto Jackpot
10/08/2012
March 27, 2010 started out like any other day for Antonio DiBattista and his mother, Giuseppina. Antonio remembers that he gave his mother, 79, “a couple of bucks” to purchase some tickets for that evening’s Lotto drawing. She spent a total of $4 on eight sets of numbers for that evening’s drawing for a [...] READ MORE

Two Old Friends Won $14M Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot
10/08/2012
Two friends have played the lottery together for about 25 years, and it has paid off. These friends met when they worked in a Manhattan print shop and now they are millionaires. They scooped up a $14 million jackpot in the Mega Millions game. An interesting fact is that technically, they didn’t [...] READ MORE

How is life 17 years after winning the lottery?
10/05/2012
If you are playing Powerball tonight you might be interested in what a woman in Phoenix has said. Apparently she won Arizona’s biggest Powerball jackpot almost 20 years ago. On March 4th, 1995, Shirley Pence, a part time secretary, went to a 7/11 store near 24th Avenue and Greenway in Phoenix to purchase a Powerball [...] READ MORE

A Woman in Virginia Won $1 Million Lottery Two Times in the Same Day
10/05/2012
Winning the lottery once is already difficult, but winning it twice in the same day is fabulous. Virginia Fike is one of the few people that could describe that incredible feeling. Fike, who is a Berryville, Va., resident had two tickets that matched five of the six Powerball numbers in an April 7 drawing. [...] READ MORE

A Retired Couple in Illinois Shared Massive Lottery Jackpot
10/05/2012
A retired computer systems designer and his wife, a computer programmer, claimed the final share of the March 30 $656 million Mega Millions lottery drawing last April. Merle, 65, and Pat Butler, 62, claimed the jackpot at the Red Bud Village Hall in the small southern Illinois town of Red Bud.  The winning ticket was bought at a [...] READ MORE

Firefighters Donated Part of their Winning to Help One of Their Own
10/05/2012
A group of firefighters who became Mega Millions winners said they were going to donate money to help save the life of one of their colleagues. Amid fighting fires and saving lives, some firefighters had the time to stop by Circle K and get some mega millions tickets. They effort paid off because firefighter Jed [...] READ MORE

McDonald’s Employees Claim Mega Millions Fraud
10/04/2012
A pool of McDonald’s employees from the Baltimore, Maryland area, are sure they were winners in the enormous $656 million Mega Millions jackpot drawing earlier this year. Even though lottery officials told them otherwise, they continue to claim that a co-worker defrauded the Maryland Lottery in order to avoid sharing a payout with them. The [...] READ MORE

Lotto Winners Get a 13-Year Old a New Prosthetic Leg
10/04/2012
A 13-year-old who lost a leg to cancer is going to get new prosthetic limb that will change his life. This will happen thanks to Britain’s biggest-ever lottery jackpot winners. Heartrendingly Kieran Maxwell had to be helped from the ground when he fell as he was carrying the Olympic torch last July in Bishop Auckland, [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winner Purchased an Upgraded Golf Course
10/04/2012
Wally Markham won the lottery recently, however he is not only a member of his local country club, he is the owner now. Markham, 65, won the Iowa Lottery Hot Lotto jackpot in November. He collected approximately $3.5 million after taxes. The retiree has invested nearly all his winnings, however first set aside enough money [...] READ MORE

A Woman in New York Will Receive $1M a Year for life
10/04/2012
Yuliya Lankri, a Long Island mom received from her husband a New York Lottery scratch-off ticket as a holiday gift. The gift turned out to be $1 million a year for life, with a guarantee of at least $20 million. At a press conference called by the state Lottery Commission in January, Lankri, 37 said [...] READ MORE

A Family in North Carolina Has Won the Lottery Three Times
10/03/2012
For many people winning the lottery is just a dream, however a North Carolina mother and daughter have beaten those odds three times. Kimberly McCauley from Charlotte, N.C., won $100,000 in North Carolina’s new scratcher game called “10X the Money,” in July 2012. McCauley said she didn’t imagine she’d win anything. Notably, Amy McCauley, her mother has [...] READ MORE

Lucky Brother and Sister, Each Win Lottery Jackpots, Within Two Years of Each Other
10/03/2012
Only two years after her affluent businessman brother won $1 million a year for life in the lottery, Manhattan party planner Cindy Altunis also scored a $1 million jackpot. She purchased a ticket at the same gas station where her brother bought his. As a matter of fact, their luck extends to the Long Island [...] READ MORE

Toddler Chooses Winning Lottery Ticket in New York
10/03/2012
Anaya Hussain is two years old but still was able to choose the New York Poker ticket that made her mother a millionaire.  Afsheen Ahsan said the little girl touched it and she as well as other eight people hit it big. According to Ahsan, if she hadn’t touched it, she wouldn’t have bought [...] READ MORE

A Man in Pennsylvania Pleads Guilty in Lottery Tax Case
10/03/2012
A man in his 70s faces up to a year and a half in prison because he had over 40 people cash in lottery tickets worth $520,000. His objective was to avoid paying federal income tax on the winnings. Sherman Friend, who lives in McClellandtown, faces a sentence of 12 to 18 months in federal [...] READ MORE

Woman Accused Son of Taking Off with Her $51M Lottery Ticket
10/02/2012
A woman in California sued her son and accused him of taking her $51 million Mega Millions lottery ticket. According to her, he also racked up expenses on houses, cars, among others. This legal battle is between Etta May Urquhart, 76, and her son Ronnie Orender and it is centered on who owns the ticket. [...] READ MORE

Two Employees in Lottery Pool Sued Co-Workers Over $118 million Mega Millions Jackpot
10/02/2012
Jose Franco and Marco Medina participated regularly in a lottery pool with their co-workers at the bakery. According to the suit, they had been doing it for approximately one year. During a drawing on May 1 all of them won $9 and they agreed to use the money to buy more tickets for a May [...] READ MORE

Mega Millions Winner Had to Split Jackpot with Five Former Co-workers
10/02/2012
Americo Lopes, who took home a $24 million jackpot three years ago, had to surrender $20 million to five former coworkers when a civil jury found he defrauded the men out of their lawful share of the winnings. Two Mega Millions tickets were claimed from a $77 million jackpot on November 10, 2009. Lopes had [...] READ MORE

An Expecting California Couple won $208M Lottery Jackpot
10/02/2012
It was December, 2011 and Daniel Bruckner, a San Jose, California, resident visited relatives in New York for the holidays. He never thought he was going to come home with a $208 million winning lottery ticket. Bruckner, who is a Silicon Valley financial analyst, collected a $208 million windfall after purchasing a single Mega Millions [...] READ MORE

Quaker Oats’ workers were the Winners of a $241 million Powerball Jackpot
10/01/2012
In June, the winners of a $241 million Powerball jackpot, which is considered to be the largest ever won by an Iowa Lottery player, claimed their prize in Des Moines. Nevertheless, they refused to disclose their identities. A bus that carried approximately 50 people from Cedar Rapids pulled up to Iowa Lottery headquarters on Grand [...] READ MORE

A Man in North Carolina was Charged with Stealing $1M Lottery Ticket
10/01/2012
A North Carolina community college student smiled for the cameras when she was cashing in a $1 million lotto ticket, however just two weeks later police said the ticket wasn’t hers to claim. Mikala Fields said it was honestly just luck when she received her price on July 2. She said that people could actually [...] READ MORE

A Lottery Winner in California was Arrested
10/01/2012
A man from Linda, California, who had made headlines early in the year when his $5 lotto scratch card turned out to be worth $2 million, had to use part of his winning in order to post bail last June. John Ross Jr. won the lottery in February and was arrested in June on suspicion [...] READ MORE

$202M Powerball Ticket was Purchased at an Iowa Convenience Store
10/01/2012
A winning $202 million Powerball ticket was sold at an Iowa convenience store in the suburban Des Moines city of Bondurant, however so far no one has claimed it yet. Iowa lottery officials are prompting people to ask an attorney or financial planner before stepping forward, therefore some delay in naming a winner could be normal. According [...] READ MORE

$337M Powerball Jackpot Ticket was Sold in a Small City in Michigan
09/28/2012
A gas station in a small Michigan city was sizzling with excitement when the state lottery announced on August 16, 2012 that a $337 million jackpot-winning Powerball ticket had been sold there. The Michigan Lottery reported that the ticket had been sold in Lapeer, which is located 45 miles north of Detroit.  The buyer’s identity was not [...] READ MORE

Teen Lottery Winner in Australia Continues Working
09/28/2012
A few months ago she was an average 19-year-old who worked in a Melbourne, Australia warehouse. She packed books and earned $17 an hour so that she could help pay her way through university. Then, all of a sudden, she was a millionaire. Nevertheless, she has not been partying ever since. She is one [...] READ MORE

Three Public School Employees Shared the World’s Biggest Jackpot
09/28/2012
The Maryland Mega Millions lottery winners were three Maryland public school employees. They split the world’s biggest lottery jackpot with two other winners from Kansas and Illinois. All of them claimed their share of the jackpot at Maryland Lottery headquarters. Maryland laws let lottery winners remain anonymous when collecting their prize and in this case all [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winnings of $11M Went Unclaimed Last Year in Louisiana
09/28/2012
According to Louisiana lottery officials almost $11 million in lottery winnings in Louisiana went unclaimed in the fiscal year that finished June 30. The previous year, the unclaimed prize money summed $8.5 million. Bo Bernhard, executive director of the International Gaming Institute at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, considers that prizes are not claimed because [...] READ MORE

N.J. Assembly Panel Clears Anonymity for Those who Win the Lottery
09/27/2012
Evelyn Adams won the lottery twice in two years twenty-five years ago, however this became a misfortune for her. Adams ended up broke when she gave away and gambled 5.4 million. Adams said to the website Bankrate.com in 2004 that everybody wanted her money. She added that everybody had their hand out and that [...] READ MORE

Maryland Lottery Player Got Lucky 4 Times Last Summer
09/27/2012
Donald “Donnie” Cole III, considered he was lucky when he could survive a brain aneurysm back in 1999. Nevertheless, he didn’t know that his good fortune was going to continue. Cole lives in Brookeville, Maryland, and is absolutely convinced he is the luckiest man on Earth. He has recently won $101,000 playing the Maryland State [...] READ MORE

$337M Powerball Winner Roams the Internet for Woman who is “Big and Beautiful”
09/27/2012
After winning the impressive amount of $337 million, Donald Lawson could be a good catch, however take a closer look at the Powerball Lottery winner from Michigan and the majority of women may think twice before going on a date with him. Lawson, who has described himself as a “hillbilly”, is single and searching for love [...] READ MORE

A Railroad Engineer in Michigan Claimed Huge Lottery Prize
09/27/2012
A Michigan railroad engineer said he quit his job and told some of his relatives to do the same thing when he found out he had won the third-largest winner’s share ever for a U.S. lottery drawing. Donald Lawson, 44, was with his two daughters and his mother, whom he as a joke called “Mama Warbucks,” [...] READ MORE

New Yorkers Didn’t Claim $37M in Lottery Prizes
09/26/2012
An impressive $37.6 million in lottery prizes went unclaimed in New York last year. According to New York Lottery statistics, many of those who spent their dollars in Powerball, Mega Millions and other tickets just didn’t bother to check them. Anthony Bellay, who is a liquor shop owner, said that a lot of times the [...] READ MORE

Idaho Lottery Retailers Successfully Passed a 4-month Security Audit
09/26/2012
The Idaho Lottery finished a four month investigation in order to protect both the security and integrity of its games. During this audit they used undercover operatives and decoy high-tier winning tickets. Their main objective was to evaluate cashing procedures of the decoy winning ticket particularly at 128 of its 1,150 retailers in [...] READ MORE

A Man in California Gets 120M Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot
09/26/2012
There is no way of knowing what Ronald Willis intended to purchase. Even though he didn’t say it, he can now afford it.  Willis, 55, became a millionaire parlaying a Mega Millions ticket bought at a Riverside convenience store into a $120 million lottery win. This happened on a draw last Tuesday, Sept. [...] READ MORE

A Woman in Florida Wins $10M on Lottery Scratch-off
09/26/2012
A woman in Coral Springs, Florida claimed a $10 million lottery win. This is considered the largest haul of the year up to this point in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Tara Tuttle, 35, claimed the $10 million top prize in the Billion Dollar Blockbuster Scratch-off game at Florida Lottery headquarters located in Tallahassee. [...] READ MORE

Birthday Luck is Always a Charm
09/25/2012
Birthdays are simply marvelous, everyone will post you at leas one line congratulating you on your social network, you receive gifts and calls and it is the day wherein you feel happy, pampered even important. You also receive phone calls and visits, but what if amongst those visits included Lady Luck´s? That would simply [...] READ MORE

Luck Can Be Found on the Road
09/25/2012
Road trips can be the most exciting experience ever we all like them there is something about the charm of being free and being on the road that is simply marvelous. But what if you would happen to meet Lady Luck on the way. Our next winner, Fidel Herrera was on a road [...] READ MORE

Northstar Cash Pays Off
09/25/2012
We all have our favorite games and in the case of Olinda McCabe she normally plays Northstar Cash. On August 10 she decided to buy a quick-pick ticket with two lines and went to play cards but when she got back home she decided to check the numbers on the Internet and she was [...] READ MORE

Car Sales Manager Shares Thousands
09/25/2012
Ben Davis of North Augusta, S.C., was one of three players each to match all five winning numbers from the Aug. 21 Fantasy 5 drawing, taking home the $59,466 jackpot prize. His prize however was bought with a co-worker and his prize will be split In two. Davis, 56, is sharing his prize with Todd [...] READ MORE

La Plata Woman Almost Missed Chance to Win Powerball
09/25/2012
Things happen, and sometimes we do not even know why they do, for they simply do. In the case of a La Plata woman she had set her mind to buy a lottery ticket to see if she could at least get a chance with a staggering Powerball jackpot worth $320 million. [...] READ MORE

Ravens Fan is On Cloud Nine
09/25/2012
Haven Millbery is extremely lucky but luck goes hand in hand with the right decisions that will simply make it happen. And lately he has just made the best of decisions since he has won a quarter of a million dollars ! Haven is a Mega Millions fan and he stopped by a 7-11 located at [...] READ MORE

Luck Found in Usual Hangout
09/25/2012
Gary Humphrey would not have described himself as a lucky guy. Just two years ago he had an accident which rendered him with a broken leg, making him unable to go to work . Since then he has been in dire need of some extra help. Luckily he found what he was looking [...] READ MORE

You Never Know When You Will Win
09/25/2012
There is one thing which is for sure about the Lottery and that is, you never know when you will win. There is no way of predicting the day, time and place wherein a specific win will occur and the only thing you could most probably do is simply to enjoy, take it easy [...] READ MORE

Cash 5 Jackpot is shared by Two Lucky Winners
09/21/2012
Two very lucky winners are sharing the Carolina Cash 5 jackpot for August 22 drawing. They both beat the odds of 1 in 575,757 and share the jackpot which had reached the highest level of the year. The winners are from Greensboro and Jacksonville and each have claimed their half of the $764,146 [...] READ MORE

Farm is Saved, Courtesy of the Lottery
09/21/2012
Barbara Smith headed towards Montana’s Lottery Headquarters in Helena to cash a prize worth $50,000. She purchased the winning “5x Lucky” ticket at Warren’s Welcome Stop, Inc. in Baineville. Accompanied by her husband David, the couple drove almost 600 miles to claim their Lottery winnings in Helena. Barbara was so happy and overwhelmed by the [...] READ MORE

Keno Winner Always Knew Prize Would Be His
09/21/2012
Humans have a capacity of inner knowing; sometimes however we simply dismiss it as internal chatter or maybe fleeting ideas without reason. However if we could actually tune into that inner knowing our life would give a definite positive turn. “I knew my numbers would hit,” exclaimed Darnell Tyler. It turns out that this Keno [...] READ MORE

When There is Hope, You Can Win
09/21/2012
Hope is a word we know of, we know what it means and we have heard about it almost in every religious teaching on earth however having hope is another story. Hope is to believe in something truly even though you cannot see it, touch it or sense it with your physical five senses. [...] READ MORE

Friendship Sealed with Mega Millions Win
09/20/2012
Friendship can be expressed in many ways but for a group of six Annapolis friends they will be sealing their friendship in a very special way. Many friends share good times, bad times, drunken times and well many types of experiences along the years. However there are not many friends who can actually [...] READ MORE

Powerball Prize Allows Winner to Finally Retire
09/20/2012
Steve Edwards of Brownstown has come forward to claim his one million Powerball prize. Before taking the courage to head towards the Hoosier Lottery Headquarters he spent some time setting his priorities straight. Edward who works in Versatech in Chrothersville has come to the decision that he can finally retire and enjoy life from the [...] READ MORE

Winner Was About to Give Up
09/20/2012
Brenda Alesci has been a faithful lottery fan, she even plays second-chance contests but as far as she remembered things had not been going well and she was actually feeling quite pessimistic. “I was just about to give up on second-chance contests,” she declared bluntly. However luck got to her much faster than she had [...] READ MORE

Winning is a Feeling
09/20/2012
There are those who play lottery consistently and who win because they have made a point of buying the Lottery no matter what happens, it is their ritual. There are others who play only when they feel like it and with great results. Take for example, Gabriel Arreaga, he doesn’t play the Lottery [...] READ MORE

Top Prizes Do Not Exist . . . Until You Win
09/20/2012
Roxi Cooley, 64 loves to enjoy and play Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets however she came to a point wherein she was about to give up for she was sure that top prizes were simply a myth. But as every myth, there is a time when you bust it. The license bureau employee [...] READ MORE

Happiness Goes Both Ways
09/20/2012
Usually our notes are all about winners, winners with their hopes and fears and their very awkward winning moments. But besides the actual winner of a prize and besides the state and the several programs for education and also culture there is a winner which we normally do not know of, the retailer. When a [...] READ MORE

Beach Plans are in Store for Lottery Winner
09/20/2012
It is impossible to deny it, winning is a lot of fun, for some the whole process of playing specially scratchers is a lot of fun too. But all of that fun is part of a master plan actually to finance public education and to help those most in need to have a chance [...] READ MORE

A Complete Day to Discover Winning Ticket
09/19/2012
Lola Swinney likes to take life slowly, even when it has to do with winning the Lottery. This winner from St. Louis practically took a whole day to scratch a Missouri Lottery ticket with a $100,000 prize, and she waited another day before telling her husband. It happens that the easy-going winner bought a Black [...] READ MORE

And Tradition Continues
09/18/2012
Traditions are part of what makes a family unique and sometimes those traditions need to cease for various reasons which are not under the control of the family. Now a Hyattsville family will be able to continue their tradition to go to Disneyland thanks to the lottery. Cheryl McIntyre has been a long-time player of [...] READ MORE

Best Way to Relax and Win $50,000
09/18/2012
There are many types of jobs, and each of them have their own challenges and difficulties, however we might all agree that the work load of a housekeeper is not light at all. A Montgomery County housekeeper has been having a lot of work load. The 55 year-old Silver Spring resident works almost every [...] READ MORE

Dining, Wining and Jacks!
09/18/2012
On July 29 David Kramer went out with his wife, Mary to have a nice dinner. They were at Sheehan’s on the Green in Plymouth they were having a very nice time together and enjoying themselves when Mary noticed that The Jack was over $350,000. While many wives would not encourage their husbands [...] READ MORE

Birthday is Always Infused with Luck
09/18/2012
Birthdays are those dates which have been the reason why people win, and as you have been following our notes you might have seen many winners base their lucky numbers in the birthdates of their family numbers. Others make their birthdays a good reason to go out and make a point of meeting Lady [...] READ MORE

The Perks of Winning on a Whim
09/18/2012
Has it ever happened to you that when you hear about people winning the lottery very young you simply start imagining yourself in a parallel world winning a whooping prize and then living the life that you did not have? Luckily for a 22 year-old, he has made his dream come true and the [...] READ MORE

New Millionaire at Las Cruces
09/18/2012
Sometimes we simply know it, we have been predicting the same situations that we want to experience so much that sooner or later we come to experience it in real life. This happens for both good experiences or those which we fear with all of our might. However this next winner, Justin Laugherty he always [...] READ MORE

Never-ending Fun at Fair
09/18/2012
We all love a great day at the fair, it is part of the tradition of many states and also in many states the Lottery has started to make its presence in booths which are practically vans which are convertible into Lottery booths. This year the Iowa State Fair did not only have the presence [...] READ MORE

Making an Exception Brought Amazing Win
09/18/2012
Making exceptions are good specially when those exceptions bring you an amazing surprise that has the power to change a lot in your life. Aaron Beck of Eagan can definitely tell you about those type decisions for he normally doesn´t buy scratcher tickets but that day he had an extra $10 and he decided to [...] READ MORE

84-year-old Grandmother Plays Keno And Wins
09/14/2012
Nothing in life is casual, even the most insignificant decision we make during a day can have an effect in the life of others. In this case, making a decision to purchase an extra ticket with an extra Super Bonus option and play a game which was not usually played was the decision which lead [...] READ MORE

Rockford Man Became Millionaire in One Night
09/14/2012
It was just one of those Friday nights after a long week and Bob Layeux went out with a to relax a bit, however he would have never ever imagined that in just one evening he would become a millionaire. “My friend said he read in the newspaper that someone in Rockford won a [...] READ MORE

It’s Raining Rubies
09/14/2012
For some of us it rains cats and dogs and even whales but for Brian Youngman it rained sparkling red rubies. The Washingtonian has just won $250,000 playing “Ruby Red 7s” instant game. He already knows what he is doing with the money, and he is looking forward to purchase a new truck and [...] READ MORE

Auto-loan is Taken Care of, Courtesy of the Lottery
09/14/2012
Our life revolves around loans, there are house-loans, student-loans, auto-loans and as many types of loans as you could think of. Luckily for a Greenville resident Sam Hardy, he will be taking off a loan off his shoulders. A retired mail room supervisor at East Carolina University, he plans to use his $113,736 [...] READ MORE

Winner Waited Ten Months before Cashing Prize
09/13/2012
Remember the Holiday Millionaire Raffle games which have been introduced for some time now by various states? They were games that were designed to allow more people to win and build the expectation until the New Year and different states were running a different version of the Holiday Raffle games. The Kansas Lottery ran Holiday [...] READ MORE

Six Win $14 Million Hoosier Jackpot
09/13/2012
Friendship, a simple word that means so much, it is what supports us through the bad and celebrates with us during the good times. And sometimes those good times can be more than what we could ever envision. Friendship is what characterizes the winners of the $14 million Hoosier Lotto Jackpot which was [...] READ MORE

Self-prediction Finally Came True
09/13/2012
Our words many times mark our destiny and make our reality. How many times have we said that we are really going to do great and we do? The same happens when we focus on bad results; those which are usually our worse fears also become our reality. But for Gary Crispens, an accountant [...] READ MORE

Dream to Become Debt-Free Comes True
09/13/2012
Becoming debt-free these days is a major dream; it means a lot for most of us just common humans in a western culture with debts being a very natural part of our lives. National lottery There is however one very lucky winner who is bidding his happy good-bye to all of this debts. An Anderson [...] READ MORE

Keno Fan Is Now a Scratcher Fan
09/12/2012
We all have our favorite Lottery games, whether they are scratchers, Keno, Powerball, Mega Millions or any type of local lotto games we usually have one which becomes our favorite. The next winner is a 48-year-old woman of Dundalk and she is no stranger to either Lottery games or winning. In fact she has won [...] READ MORE

Blackout Prizes are Exciting
09/12/2012
There is nothing more rewarding than to see when a person who actually needs some extra cash indeed does land that windfall that will make their life so much more comfortable and better. US lottery Gloria Sturgiss-Robinson is a divorced mother-of-four and she could not mask her excitement she has won a prize worth $30,000 and [...] READ MORE

77th Birthday Celebrated With Extra Cash
09/12/2012
Birthdays, for those of you who have been reading our notes you must have seen how a certain birthday can prove to be the perfect combination to win a jackpot and also how when someone is celebrating their birthday somehow that is so infused with good luck that it is impossible not to win. Bessie Ford [...] READ MORE

$2 Million Prize Stays Afloat
09/12/2012
Whenever there is a big win, the Lottery authorities usually issue press releases the day after the drawing so as to inform the population to be aware of their tickets. For this reason the rumors that a $2 million winning Powerball ticket sold in Salmon for the July 28, 2012 spread like lightning however [...] READ MORE

Winning without Sharing is Not Winning at All!
09/11/2012
Whenever there are great news that impact your life you would love to be able to have those you love to share the great news with. News such as a promotion, a pregnancy, engagement, a lottery win they all come with some jumping around and very certainly even screaming. When Benny Young of [...] READ MORE

$88,000 Lands on Couple’s Lap
09/11/2012
Dennis and Tina Boxdorfer have been a couple for some time now and they have their own rituals, one of them is riding to work together every day. They are both machine operators work at nearby plants in their hometown of Festus. Besides sharing their time riding towards their day job they also love to [...] READ MORE

Feels Good to Plan for the Future
09/11/2012
Now James Waldroup of Eatonton will be able to build his savings account thanks to a second-chance drawing which made him the winner of $20,000. The winner from Putnam County is looking forward to making his savings account grow around a prize from the Georgia Lottery. James has just won $20,000, taxes paid, from [...] READ MORE

If You Don’t Play You Can’t Win
09/11/2012
For all of those who have always wanted to know what to do to actually win, Brenda Watkins of Jefferson has the most practical piece of advice: “It’s true that you can’t win if you don’t play.” And that is a piece of advice we can all pay attention to since she has just [...] READ MORE

Always Number One
09/11/2012
Number one has always been a number which has been related to excellence and much more and now it will have another connotation as the numbers 1-1-1-1 were drawn on Saturday 11th of August, on the Carolina Pick 4 game. The total amount of prizes paid out for the Saturday night drawing was [...] READ MORE

From India to California With Luck
09/11/2012
Brenda Tran is the lucky winner of the California Fantasy 5, the way she became a winner is more than surprising though. She is a great fan of the lottery to the extent that her boyfriend recently bought a tablet and she only uses it for two things: checking her email [...] READ MORE

Fun and Luck at the Fair
09/11/2012
Joe Dooley was enjoying some family time at the Iowa State Fair when he came upon one of the stands of the Iowa Lottery. There he decided to buy a “7” instant-scratch ticket from the Iowa Lottery’s booth in the Varied Industries Building and ended up winning a top prize of $50,000. This [...] READ MORE

When Winning Can´t Be Helped
09/11/2012
Life is described as a series of actions, decisions, circumstances that happen to us and which we usually have a change to decide, but what about Lottery wins? Sometimes isn´t it simply marvelous the way it happens? Think of it this way, how would it feel to go around town and somehow pick-up [...] READ MORE

Birthday Marks Lady Luck´s Visit
09/08/2012
Lately there have been so many lucky birthday winners, it seems as if Lady Luck is choosing them on purpose and loves to give them the best surprise on one of their most characteristic day. And if it is a trend, certainly many shall look forward to it. Birthdays mark a special time and it [...] READ MORE

Winning is Much More Fun When Accompanied
09/08/2012
There will be a group of co-workers who will make their story a milestone for the company but not exactly because of their working perfomance. A group of 20 lottery players, all who work manufacturing jobs at RF Micro Devices in Greensboro, beat the odds together and matched all five white balls in the [...] READ MORE

Beating the Odds Thanks to Wife
09/07/2012
Stories of hope after struggle and love after life, all of those stories are interwoven with stories of happiness and Lottery wins, if you think it is impossible think again. An Aiken man has won the Lottery again. This is actually his second time winning it big and he thanks his wife for it. “When [...] READ MORE

Fourth-time Winner is Still Surprised
09/07/2012
Some of us cannot even imagine what it is to win only once at the Lottery but there are others who through the years they hold a record of consecutive wins. How do they do it? What is the secret? Well read on. Although this is not the first time the a Goldfield [...] READ MORE

Lottery Win Celebrates Birthday
09/07/2012
Birthdays are great numbers to use to come up with your own set of lucky lottery numbers and they are a great favorite of most people. For Julia Wolley, this combination of family birthdays turned out to be a $250,000 winning combination. Wolley, who lives in the Seat Pleasant area of Prince George’s County, [...] READ MORE

The Birthday Gift of a Lifetime, Courtesy of the Lottery
09/07/2012
Birthdays mark such an important milestone in a person´s life, special birthdays which are infused somehow with the blessing of Lady Luck are even most amazing. This next winner received a marvelous gift, one only Lady Luck could have given her just in time for her 18th birthday. Talk about milestone birthdays ! The [...] READ MORE

Birthday Rolls In Some Extra Cash
09/05/2012
Birthdays mark a whole new cycle, usually they are good indicators of what is about to come and who could be a better witness of what it means than Michael Duane Harlow who on the day of his 62nd birthday received a check for $10,000. Not everyone has the chance to walk into the [...] READ MORE

Montana Cash Faithful Fans Finally Win
09/05/2012
Clifford and Sharon Champeau have been loyal Lottery fans for years but with not much luck. They confess that they had never won much more than just a “buck or two” but luckily for them that has given a huge turn for they have just claimed a $60,000 Montana Cash jackpot. This win comes as [...] READ MORE

New Game, New Winner
09/05/2012
Winning the Lottery is the type of event everyone wants to be a part of at least once in a lifetime. The question is how? Antoine Tucker of South Chesterfield enjoys playing a variety of Virginia Lottery games. One day he saw a new scratcher game, Ca$h in Hand, he decided to give [...] READ MORE

Playing Scratchers Is a Rare Thing
09/05/2012
Kimberly Tuski of Great Falls practically never play scratcher games, for them it is a very “rare thing” that they do so, however they were at the Montana State Fair in Great Falls and they saw a Lottery trailer. Since they had $10 of fair money to spend, the couple decided to buy a [...] READ MORE

Fuzzy Win
09/04/2012
Fuzzy was the word Ranuel Ramsey used to describe the way he discovered that he was the winner of a prize worth $100,000. Winning the lottery certainly has a way with people, you simply do not know how it will turn out, certainly once you scratch for there is no turning back. However for the [...] READ MORE

Lottery is Always a Win Win Situation
09/04/2012
John Wilson visits Nelson’s Feed in Dinwiddie County regularly. He loves to play his favorite Cash 5 numbers and he is such a welcomed customer that the manager of the store already knows what he wants. This time however, manager James Van Cleef decided to play the game along with him. National lottery “I’m going [...] READ MORE

Father of Two, Receives One Million
09/04/2012
Ricky LeGrange is definitely a Lottery fan, he does not pool with co-workers he also complements on the side and buys lottery by himself. This practice and his faith in that luck would finally knock at his door lead him to win $1 million Powerball prize on the 1st August drawing, thus making his [...] READ MORE

Luck Can Strike Twice
09/04/2012
For some luck strikes once in a lifetime, for some others luck can actually strike twice either during the same day or week or couple of days. As impossible as it seems, it actually does happen. Lottery numbers Daniel Sweeney Jr. of Fredericksburg had a day which many never thought it would be barely possible. [...] READ MORE

Fun and Luck Are a Great Pair
09/01/2012
We all need a way to take our minds off from work, and indeed nowadays there are plenty of ways to do so. After working a 14-hour shift at Stix Restaurant , Dustin Demato decided that the best way to relax after a long day was to play a couple of Kansas Lottery instant scratch [...] READ MORE

Winning is Being on Cloud Nine
08/31/2012
Karen Hartley stopped at her home town Food Bag located at 1 Colchester Avenue in East Hampton and purchased a CT Lottery “10X Cash 6th Edition” instant ticket. She instantly scratched it too but she did not had her glasses on so she could not see clearly how much she had won. [...] READ MORE

Of Laundry and Lottery
08/31/2012
Laundry and Lottery, two words which only seem to rhyme are actually the key words that describe the way Kim Graves of Woodbridge discovered her win. She was folding laundry when her son burst into the room to say her husband had scratched a Virginia Lottery ticket and won the game’s $1 million prize. “My [...] READ MORE

Grandmother Chooses Winning Ticket
08/31/2012
There is nothing more relaxing than a little lottery game after a hard day´s work. After a shift working as a bowling pin setter mechanic, James Weller gave his grandmother $20 to buy him a lottery ticket. Little did this Charlotte man know that his grandmother was actually his lucky charm for next [...] READ MORE

Big City Charm (Part 1)
08/31/2012
There is something about big cities such as New York, it seems that things simply work out and magic occurs. Whenever we look at lottery winners for example one might get the idea that New Yorkers have a better chance at winning, after all there is someone always winning and receiving money from the [...] READ MORE

Big City Charm (Part 2)
08/31/2012
Winning the lottery in a big city is very different from winning in a city with lesser habitants, whenever there is a complete group of people things can become so much more fun. Just imagine a party to celebrate new millionaires, the energy, the excitement might simply be so contagious that it will inspire [...] READ MORE

Big Jackpot Lured Winner
08/31/2012
Jin Ok Choi from Staten Island is not the type of person who plays the Lottery much, however on July 1st she was looking for some wine since she was on her way to a friend´s party. While she she walking around the shop she saw that the jackpot had risen to a very attractive [...] READ MORE

Some Days Are Simply Weirdly Fantastic
08/30/2012
Bobbie Brown of Jefferson City woke up one day and she felt it in her bones that something good was going to happen. At that time however she did not know if what was about to happen was going to be something good or something bad though. Luckily she did not have to wait [...] READ MORE

Dreams Do Come True!
08/29/2012
Dreams, a word that means so much! We dream whether we are awake or asleep and sometimes we do not even know the difference between the dream and reality, whether we are asleep or awake. There are also times when what we dream in the world where our mind is controlled by the [...] READ MORE

How would it feel to have a Winning Ticket Rolling Around?
08/29/2012
How would it feel to have a winning ticket worth some serious money rolling around with you in your car for a couple of days before you finally realized that it was a winner? A lot can cross your mind. What would have happened if somehow you would have lost it or worse, [...] READ MORE

Mega Million Prize finds a Home
08/29/2012
Luck can be found anywhere and everywhere, although we usually have some idea of how we could find it and where, usually more than not, we are proven wrong and the luckiest of times usually takes us by surprise. Patricia Hewitt of Statesville, N.C., has claimed a $250,000 Mega Millions prize for matching five numbers from [...] READ MORE

Scratcher Fan Changes Her Mind and Wins!
08/29/2012
Katherine Alderete loves playing scratchers and she was about to purchase yet another one with one which she had won when something else caught her eye. “I went to the gas station to get another Scratcher and I saw the jackpot sign,” Alderete said. So this Albuquerque resident flipped a Scratcher prize into a Roadrunner [...] READ MORE

Biggest surprise when $50 win turned out to be $50,000
08/28/2012
A Colona, Ill. man said he thought he had won a $50 prize on his “The Black Ticket” instant-scratch game, but then saw more zeros appear as he continued scratching. Virgil Norton, 75 from Colona, Illinois had “The Black Ticket” which is a scratcher ticket at hand when he decided to start scratching it to reveal [...] READ MORE

Picked $50,000 Win While Grocery Shopping
08/28/2012
Grocery shopping might be fun for some, but usually it has nothing to do with it, that is unless you decide to add a little spice to it. Steven Weitz of Calhoun has picked a $50,000 top prize playing the popular Georgia Lottery instant game Jumbo Bucks Classic while grocery shopping. Weitz who is a [...] READ MORE

Lucky Winner Discovered Her Win Alone
08/28/2012
Gina Frost is one lucky woman, on any given day she stopped by Thriftway, 300 Fourth St. in La Porte City to pick up to pick up a scratcher ticket. She has played a couple of games but she has actually no favorite game until now. At the shop she chose randomly a [...] READ MORE

The Win of a Lifetime!
08/27/2012
As time goes by, we somehow get to think that we have seen it all, known it all, tried it all and in just a few words, that we have experienced just everything that the world has to give and there is no way we could find ourselves having new experiences. If that is [...] READ MORE

Spectacular summer with California Black
08/27/2012
Gretchen Dietrich has been having a sunny and very cheery summer. In fact she has been enjoying all of it, the sun, the time with family and friends, the camping and all the joy that it could bring. But to top it all off, she has also just won the top prize on [...] READ MORE

Magic Manic Monday
08/27/2012
Mondays are usually not our favorite days of the week but for a very lucky group of 29 29 co-workers at Trailer Transit Inc. in Porter, Indianapolis they were more than happy to welcome Monday for that day they received a huge fat check.  The check is for an impressive amount of $2 million belonging [...] READ MORE

Lottery is Much More Than a Prize
08/27/2012
Eliezer Vazquez has had experience working in schools and he has seen the how the Lottery has helped fund educational project. He knows that in the end it is all for a good cause. The clinical social worker from Raleigh however can add that he is personally experiencing another of the benefits for [...] READ MORE

Cash is Shown to St. Louis Man
08/25/2012
Donald Matthews of Maryland Heights loves to play a game called Show Me Cash, there is something about this game that simply enthralls him. He is also quite consistent when he plays and he has sorted out all the odds for he knows that although this game yields smaller prizes the odds are much [...] READ MORE

Too Busy to Claim $100,000 Prize
08/25/2012
Dana Hufford of Monticello did not know that he had a winning ticket with him until he read in the Herald Journal that the place where he usually purchases his tickets had sold a winning $100,000 Tag 6 ticket for the July 14 drawing. This piece of news was the one which reminded Dana [...] READ MORE

Loteria is Hot!
08/25/2012
Yesterday we mentioned a woman who had never played a scratcher game called “Loteria” but went to try her luck because she was told it was a good game and that their prizes were quite generous. Today, Juanita Gillespie of Santa Fe is confirming the luck that this scratcher game gives as she has [...] READ MORE

Bills Paid, Courtesy of the Lottery
08/25/2012
For a couple in Martinsville, Virginia winning the Lottery could not have come at a better time. However they met their luck away from home. While on a trip to North Carolina, John Walker had the impulse to buy a Carolina Cash 5 ticket for the July 21st drawing. John Walker purchased his ticket [...] READ MORE

Word of Mouth Helped Ashville Woman Win $1 Million
08/24/2012
Good reference is never outdated, even in a world where marketing abounds in all types of media, sometimes what we all need is just a reference of someone who had a good experience. This happens in all areas of our lives and with all types of services, we might have an appointment with the best [...] READ MORE

Winner Was Given a Funny Look
08/24/2012
Ronald Clark is a loyal Lottery fan, he plays the Lottery every day his favorite game is Sweet Million however he occasionally plays Powerball too. The Seventy-seven-year-old grandfather loves to use his grandchildren´s birthdays and combine it with a few other numbers to come up with his own lucky combination. Clark, a retired security officer [...] READ MORE

Tooth Fairy and Lady Luck Produce a $2 Million Win
08/24/2012
Luck comes disguised in so many ways, one day you are bored waiting in line and that is when you decide to purchase an instant scratch card, which turns out to be a winner. But this win would not have happened if you were not waiting in line and you were not bored to [...] READ MORE

Daughter Discovers Father´s Win Through Social Media
08/24/2012
Social media has taken the world by storm, right now there are so many news and announcements that are done as quick as lightning and can simply be posted or tweeted. The various Lotteries have considered this as a great option and also a complement of all their marketing strategies as well as a [...] READ MORE

$2 Dollars Multiplied into $90,000
08/23/2012
Birthdays are special dates and sometimes even lucky days ! Daniel Benabou of Medway was out celebrating his daughter´s birthday when he won $90,000. He matched all eight numbers drawn in an 8 Spot Keno Game. Ususally the prize for matching all eight numbers is $30,000 however Daniel added an extra $1 Keno [...] READ MORE

Second Thoughts About Striking It Rich
08/23/2012
Life is simply amazing, there are situations wherein when you look back it seems as if it was orchestrated in such a way so that every detail would fit in perfectly and allow a certain outcome to become possible. Some winners have been playing for years and years and just when they were about [...] READ MORE

The Right Time to Double Prize
08/23/2012
Benjamin Proctor had no idea that he was running against the clock in order to claim a prize and to make most of a promotion which would double his winnings. Hopefully all went well and this lucky winner cashed in double the prize he had actually won. It was just a normal day for Benjamin, [...] READ MORE

When Luck Takes You By Surprise
08/23/2012
Isn´t it simply sweet when luck takes you by surprise and roars in a huge amount of money just when you least expect it to happen? And the best part is that you were simply going about your normal chores when suddenly you struck it rich. It was early on a Saturday morning when John [...] READ MORE

Cashword´s Newest Winner
08/22/2012
If you have ever played a crossword themed game you will know that they are fun, some winners have vowed that this game is the most fun to play to an extent that they do not even care if they win or lose, they have too much fun playing. However all lottery tickets come [...] READ MORE

High Jackpot Lured Occasional Lottery Player to Win
08/22/2012
Some lottery winners vow that the best way to win it big is to be consistent, to buy your numbers even though you are not hitting anything at all. Some winners have bought their Powerball tickets with special numbers twice a week for 10 years and they finally hit it. But others, they [...] READ MORE

Lottery Benefits Retired Teacher
08/22/2012
The main reason why different states have Lotteries is because there is a cause behind it, and usually funds that are collected by the Lottery of each state is destined for public schools and special projects. But no one knows better how the Lottery benefits the society than a former Indiana middle school teacher [...] READ MORE

Sudden Decision Resulted in $1 Million Win
08/22/2012
Every day we make thousands of decisions, many of them are done immediately without us being conscious about it. Take right instead of left, go to pick up the laundry, and so on but once in a while something suddenly make us aware that there is a decision to be taken, something to be [...] READ MORE

Carolina Black Favors Greensboro Couple
08/21/2012
Carolina Black is a scratcher ticket which costs only $5 to play but the big and grand prize goes up to a respectable $100,000. This prize has just landed on the hands of a couple in Greensboro, Roger and Pamela Rigney and has made the day of their lives. “We will never forget this day [...] READ MORE

Moving to Georgia Resulted in Exciting Win
08/21/2012
Joseph Burnette is a former Virginia resident who moved to Georgia and has just won a multi-million dollar prize form the Georgia lottery. Burnette, a fairgrounds concessions worker has just won a $2.5 million top prize playing the instant game Millionaire Jumbo Bucks. The 31-year-old winner was simply happy to claim his ticket at the [...] READ MORE

Winning from the Other Side
08/21/2012
Lottery Retailers are as important and play an incredible role in the whole Lottery circuit but their stories are usually never heard of, everyone is simply concentrated in talking about the newest millionaire winner. But there would be not Lottery winners without the retailers and if you think of it, they also win when [...] READ MORE

Woman Wins Real Life Monopoly
08/21/2012
Scratch-off tickets are a great favorite for all, and most lottery fans must have won a couple of dollars here or there playing them. Do you re-invest those winnings or do you cash them out? And when you win even if it is just some “small money” do you think that is a [...] READ MORE

Retired Industrial Engineer Wins $232,648
08/17/2012
A retitred industrial engineer from Acworth has just won more than two hundred thousand dollars playing Fantasy 5. His numbers matched all five winning numbers in the July 21 Fantasy 5 drawing. Roy Pulliam, 71 is happy beyond words for this win. Pulliam, who is 71-years-old is more than thrilled. The winning ticket was purchased [...] READ MORE

Georgia Native Wins in California
08/17/2012
Sabrina Sheran from Georgia was visiting her dad in California when she suddenly came upon the chance of raking in $250,000. This trip has now tuned into a trip of a lifetime. Sheran, is now $250,000 richer after winning a California Lottery Black Scratcher ticket and revealing its amazing prize. Sheran is still in [...] READ MORE

Of Love a and Lottery (Part 1)
08/17/2012
We have been running stories related to Lottery for some time now, these stories are usually full of hope and surprise, the type of surprise that sends you chills down the spine and make you shout will joy. But although there are similar stories, they are not all the same. And this [...] READ MORE

Of Love a and Lottery (Part 2)
08/17/2012
The love for scratcher tickets of a South Carolina woman, Caroline Johnson gave her then boyfriend the best idea to propose to her. Their lives together have been so much shaped by this game that they are now owners of a shop which also sells Lottery. Caroline received her proposal in the form of a [...] READ MORE

Sarah Meets Powerball!
08/16/2012
Winning a million dollars was enough fro Sarah Carpenter who is a retiree from the small town of Waxhaw in Union County. She is more than happy with what she has got, after all she was so near not getting anything at all ! Sarah was making some errands at a the local pharmacy of [...] READ MORE

Obama Sells Winning Ticket
08/16/2012
Do lucky retailers produce winners or are the winners who make the retailers lucky? Usually the Lottery in different states will award both the lottery winner as well as the retailer that sold the ticket. But which comes first, the retailer or the lottery fan? Many Lottery fans have an eye on locations which have [...] READ MORE

Lucky Movie Scratcher
08/16/2012
We normally think that winning is just a coincidence, something that simply happens, but when you read the stories of winners, there were decisions made at the spur of the moment that if they did not make then most probably you would never know about them and they would have never won anything. Those [...] READ MORE

Faith Saves The Day With $1 Million Win
08/16/2012
Frank Castillo always knew someday he would become a big lottery winner. Castillo, a seafood salesman from Surry County, said he has played the lottery in North Carolina and Virginia for years and always had faith that eventually he would finally be rewarded with a big win. And it has finally happened as [...] READ MORE

Loyalty is the Name of the Game (Part 1)
08/15/2012
We all know how it feels when our favorite teams are in a bad strike, but part of being a loyal fan is that we will stick to them for the good and bad and we will celebrate their wins with passion and still be proud of them when they have had a rough game. [...] READ MORE

Loyalty is the Name of the Game (Part 2)
08/15/2012
We have all wanted and yearned to become lottery winners at least once in our lives, some people are lucky enough to be able to win a big prize the first time they play, but others the whole process of winning a jackpot is an act of consistence, loyalty and even faith. Because you [...] READ MORE

$10,000 Powerball Prize Claimed
08/15/2012
Gisela Ruiz of Hamilton does not buy lottery often, she might play “every once in a while, maybe once to twice a month,” and this is her first big win. She has just claimed her first Powerball prize with a ticket purchased at the Super 1 Foods located at 1131 North 1st in Hamilton. It [...] READ MORE

Perseverance Pays Off With $1 Million
08/15/2012
Ask every Olympian who stood at a podium and you will receive an answer to as why they are standing there, they have practiced year in and out, they kept on even though they did not feel like it and they had faith that one day they would make it far. The same [...] READ MORE

Rushville Has a New Millionaire
08/15/2012
Gregory Raider of Rushville has just become a millionaire; he has claimed his top prize on the Lucky Millionaire Scratch-off at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis. The winning ticket was purchased at Village Pantry at 632 N. Main Street in Rushville. “My first thought was ‘What are we going to do now?’” said Raider. “We’re [...] READ MORE

Playing the Money Game Raked In $100,000
08/15/2012
The beauty of life and of surprising situations is that when you least expect it there is something always which will take you by sweet surprise. Myrtle Blecke of Alexandria had just picked up her sister from the hospital when she decided to stop at the 7-Eleven at 30 Reynolds Street in Alexandria. There [...] READ MORE

Lottery Machines Are the Most Exciting Thing to Do in Town
08/15/2012
Lottery machines are new additions on the family of products that the lotteries of different states implement; they are a great way to get your lottery tickets at any time. Although at first people do not like them some simply love them. Take Elizabeth Russell of Salem for example, she used to buy her [...] READ MORE

Happy B-day With Lottery Win
08/15/2012
Who would not want to wake up and suddenly realize that they have just won the lottery? Wouldn’t that be the best way to wake up every day? Leo Bienvenue of North Franklin had a great start for on the day of his birthday his wife Ellen woke him up with the great news that he [...] READ MORE

Rhode Island Powerball Tickets Luckier?
08/14/2012
Whenever chance games are involved, there is always some speculation present seasoned with superstition. Many lottery players believe that there are shops who are luckier than others, and whether this is superstition or not what is definitely very true is that there are some lottery retailers who have a very good history at selling [...] READ MORE

Hoosier Couple Now Have a Fat Wallet
08/14/2012
A retired Cambridge City couple have shared their love for Lottery games for a long time now, but when it came to the moment when they revealed a Hoosier Lottery’s Fat Wallet scratch-off game and found out they were winners they were simply speechless. “I almost fainted,” said wife Betty Banta. “He bought the ticket and [...] READ MORE

Happy Couple Celebrates Anniversary with Big Win
08/14/2012
Anniversaries, so representative of the times and decisions which made practically changed our lives. And what joy it is when these dates are celebrated and blessed with some extra cheer and cash on the side! A couple from Sumter will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary as never before, they have just won $40,000 [...] READ MORE

Biggest Carolina Cash 5 Win in Wilson County
08/14/2012
Minnie Atkinson does not play Carolina Cash 5 often but on August 3rd she decided to give it a try simply because she saw that the jackpot had reached over $300,000. The food inspector from Wilson stopped at the Piggly Wiggly on South Parker Street in Wilson and bought six sets of Quick Pick numbers [...] READ MORE

$100,000 at the Right Time for Retirement
08/10/2012
Timing is so important, events run around the clock but are also so intrinsically synchronized much to our disbelief. Many of these events synchronized by timing and destiny if you believe in it result sometimes in the best blessings we could have ever come across unknowingly. A paper product salesman from Burlington welcomed recently a [...] READ MORE

Astonished Winner Almost Fell on the Floor
08/10/2012
Winning the lottery is such a yearned for dream that when a person actually wins the happiness and surprise is so that they can practically fall on the floor. Ricky Watkins is a mechanic from Stoneville in Rockingham County and he has just won a great prize worth $244,086 playing Carolina Cash 5 [...] READ MORE

Blackout Bingo Prize is Doubled
08/10/2012
A very lucky 76-year-old former steelworker in Baltimore couldn´t believe his eyes when he scratched his Blackout Bingo scratch-off ticket. He was sitting outside the retailer where he frequently buys his tickets and slowly revealed numbers that appeared to match. He practically thought he was seeing things. But it turns out that [...] READ MORE

Feeling the Big Win
08/10/2012
A feeling is all it takes to have someone win a fortune or know that he is in danger, but we normally do not rely on them as we deem those feelings as either irrational or unimportant. Some “feel” their big win coming like Roger Hough, he could clearly sense it that the scratcher [...] READ MORE

Hot Casino Cash Turns Small Win Into a Big One
08/09/2012
All scratcher games fans must know how it feels to win small change when they play their favorite games and it is a tendency that people re-invest their small winnings to buy more scratchers. You win $10, $20, $30 or anything below $100 and you will instinctively want to exchange those winnings for more [...] READ MORE

One Million Win Was Received With Tranquility
08/09/2012
Humans are emotional beings, we laugh, we cry, we shout and also say words that we could make us blush in the office and all of that is part of our nature. Anyone winning one million dollars would be dancing around, shouting and or at least be very excited about the whole surprising event. [...] READ MORE

Publix Chain Produced Double Win in Georgia
08/09/2012
Susan Armstrong-Clark cannot believe her amazing good luck, she is no stranger to winning the lottery. Her first lottery win came in 2010 when she won a $5,000 prize playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Jumbo Jumbo Bucks. And her second win is a $20,000 prize from the Georgia Lottery instant game $400,000 Grant. “I [...] READ MORE

Silver 7’s Delivers Phenomenal Double Win
08/09/2012
After reading this note there is practically one thing that is for sure, what you believe that is what you will have. Let us take a look at this extra-lucky lady. She won twice on the same game, Silver 7’s scratch-off but her good fortune continues, because in both occasions she won the [...] READ MORE

Impromptu Decision Won Texas Man $1.1 Million
08/08/2012
Jose Martinez says that he wins small amounts playing the Lottery every now and then. He likes to play his same favorite numbers but from time to time he also buys Quick Picks and the last time he felt like simply letting things flow he won the biggest prize in his life. Martinez of Del [...] READ MORE

Husband and Wife Predicted Lottery Win
08/08/2012
Sometimes our own sparks of genius takes us by surprise. Marilyn Young of Portsmouth was purchasing scratcher tickets at the 7-Eleven located at 5001 Portsmouth Boulevard in Portsmouth and she told the clerk with much assurance that she was going to scratch a $1,000 winner. What was amazing about her experience is that [...] READ MORE

First Power Play of the Year
08/08/2012
There is always a first time and there are always changes occurring around us. Powerball went through a change and re-structuring of the game on January tickets went to cost $2. Originally they cost only $1 to play, the reason for this increase in price is also an increase in prize and also [...] READ MORE

$13 Million on Friday the 13th
08/08/2012
Friday the 13th is such a scary date for some, but not for many of the winners we have been mentioning these days, in fact, due to their winning experience, they will no longer believe see it as a date to be feared but one to be celebrated and remembered for bringing them extreme good [...] READ MORE

Friday 13th Can Also Be a Lucky Day
08/07/2012
The whole world runs on perceptions and also superstitions, which of them are true and which of them are not? Is Friday the 13th really an unlucky day? Have you had a very unlucky experience on such a day? Some might say they have, others like Silvia Rolfe might say she rose above [...] READ MORE

On the Road Salesman Receives Godsent Gift
08/07/2012
George Manzo has been seeing some changes in life lately; he has just sold his business and took a sales job which is on contract. This job will be due on December, although he lives in South Carolina with his family, he has been doing recent trips to California for work. He likes his [...] READ MORE

Megaplier Saves the Day
08/07/2012
Tommy Matheny won the July 13th Mega Millions drawing, he matched the first five numbers and just to make sure that he was really holding a winning ticket he called the Hoosier Lottery to verify his winning and to know how much the ticket was worth. The Muncie man had assumed that his prize would be [...] READ MORE

Surprise Win in Iowa Amazes Arizona Man
08/07/2012
Luck is very unpredictable, we know it exists and it must, and otherwise how come there are so many lucky winners every day in different states? We always talk about lucky winners but there are also lucky retailers whose job is simply selling winning tickets as often as possible. What if you were out of [...] READ MORE

Florida Man Totally Elated for winning $1.3 million
08/07/2012
Gerth Keith of Crestview, Florida has just claimed his July 10th Mega Money jackpot, he is over the top for the jackpot is worth a very respectable amount of $1.3 million. Keith chose the one-time, lump-sum payment option for his winnings, in the amount of $1,091,881.42. Winn Dixie, located at 1326 N. Ferdon Boulevard in Crestview, [...] READ MORE

I Won Against All Odds!
08/06/2012
Robert Boyle of Raytown man claimed his half of the July 9 Missouri Lottery Show Me Cash jackpot. Robert Boyle, 46, was one of two players to match all five winning numbers for the $602,000 jackpot. Boyle bought his winning ticket at Apple Market, 11501 E. 63rd St., in Raytown. The other winning ticket was [...] READ MORE

Luckiest Summer Break for Elementary School Teacher
08/06/2012
James Kleine is experiencing the summer break of his life. While other teachers are relaxing during summer break, elementary school teacher James Kleine was surprised to win a very lucky spelling game, the “Bonus Word Crossword”. The 25-year-old Stotts City man scratched and revealed the winning combination of words to win him the top prize of [...] READ MORE

Springville Man Thought Winning the Lottery was a Hoax
08/06/2012
With so many scams circulating everywhere it is understandable when someone simply cannot believe that winning is possible. If you think of it there a millions of scams going around and you receive them every day in your mailbox too. You will recognize them immediately, “You have won the Microsoft Draw”, “The Santander [...] READ MORE

Playing the Super Crossword is Ecstatic
08/06/2012
The Crossword theme scratchers are becoming a great favorite amongst scratcher fans, some love it because you need to play more to discover if you won or not. The Super Crossword game is a very entertaining one; it features three play areas wherein the player first reveals “Your Letters” play area and then gently scratches [...] READ MORE

A Picture is worth $100,000
08/04/2012
If a picture is worth more than a thousand words, a picture of a winning lottery ticket is worth much more than words can ever say. A young man bought a $5 lottery ticket and won the top prize worth $100,000. Because he is a man of our days, he instantly took a [...] READ MORE

Consistent Wins Brought Final Big Win
08/04/2012
Stanley Muraski has been playing one specific game for years; his game is the Set For Life scratch-off game. His liking this game has a reason, a very practical one in fact. “I always seem to win on that ticket,” said the 80- year-old retiree from Waterford. And if you keep on winning [...] READ MORE

Too Tired to Confirm Winning Ticket
08/04/2012
Mark Hosier of Whitewood works at the oil field and he was working in Fairview when he felt like playing the lottery. So he purchased a “Ruby Red 7’s” scratcher game at Loaf N’ Jug located at 516 South Ellery and headed to work. He had the ticket with him for two days [...] READ MORE

Time to Pocket the Win of a Lifetime
08/02/2012
Betty O’Brien is 94 years old but she has no plans to stay at home watching TV and knitting. And definitely not now since she has won the prize of a lifetime! Betty loves to play scratchers and she plays regularly, in fact she says that she wins regularly too, but very small [...] READ MORE

I Have a Secret…I won the Lottery!
08/02/2012
Secrets are difficult to keep, especially when it is as big as $10,000. Alfred Pepmeier was simply dying to be able to open his mouth and shout out loud that he had just won the lottery. He won playing the “Triple Fortune” scratch game, but he wanted to keep it to himself until [...] READ MORE

Play When You Feel Lucky
08/02/2012
A happy father of three from Silver Spring has just claimed his $100,000 top prize after playing a Platinum Cash scratch-off. This scratch off gave earned him a $100,000 top prize which he has already cashed. About this experience the winner shares that he really doesn’t play the lottery that often, he only [...] READ MORE

Screaming Wife Announces Windfall
08/02/2012
Warren Martin’s wife called him screaming! He was taken aback and was actually worried because his wife had a recent surgery and he feared that she was calling him due to complications. Luckily she was screaming on the phone because she had just discovered that Warren had won $250,000 playing Mega Millions! National [...] READ MORE

Winner Keeps $200,000 for Himself
08/02/2012
A Laurens man has been struck by luck once again, he has already won big before playing the South Carolina Education Lottery has done it again. This time however it will be very different. Last time he won the lottery he helped his family out with a five figure win several years ago. And last [...] READ MORE

July is Doubly Lucky
08/02/2012
A Littlestown, Pennsylvania woman has beginner’s luck written all over her face. She did not only win the top prize of a scratch-off called Silver 7’s but she won more than that! The winner is a newcomer to scratch-offs and she tried her first one just two weeks ago. That first experience [...] READ MORE

July 7 turned out to be a Jackpot-Winning Day
07/31/2012
Evan Bauer of Slidell knows how it feels to be right on the numbers and on the money, he was just warming up when he matched five of the six Lotto numbers in the July 4 drawing to win a $1,842 Louisiana Lottery prize. That win was like a forecast of what would happen [...] READ MORE

Can’t Beat Beginner’s Luck
07/31/2012
Beginner’s luck, a myth for some but for others is their chance to play a game that they know absolutely nothing about and still walk away with pockets full. Amazing, but it happens every day almost without a reason. A Lincoln man had a memorable experience at Pancho O’Malley’s on Point Judith Road in Narragansett [...] READ MORE

Orange County Woman’s Win is taken by Surprise
07/31/2012
Anhthu Thi Ngo, is extremely happy to receive a $100,000 prize by playing the Super Lucky 7’s scratch-off game. A resident of Carrboro in Orange County and a fan of scratcher tickets, she bought her winning ticket at Key Food Mart on West Rosemary Street in Chapel Hill. “I couldn’t believe my eyes,” Ngo said. [...] READ MORE

Double Luck Hits Hagerstown Man
07/31/2012
Winning the lottery is already a very lucky experience, and thanks to Maryland Lottery’s $2 Top Prize Doubler promotion, many lucky winners go to pick up their prize and leave with a double-wide grin on their faces and their top prizes doubled! This is as good as it gets! This promotion is running [...] READ MORE

Couple Picked Up 500K at Gas Station
07/31/2012
A farm worker was travelling the Eastern Seaboard to harvest vegetables and fruits with his wife when suddenly he picked up a whopping $500,000 at a gas station. Edras Joseph 56 and wife, Yolette Ulyssee were heading North on a bus from Palm Beach, Florida when their bus made a stop at a gas [...] READ MORE

Birthday is celebrated with Fireworks
07/31/2012
Independence Day brought good luck to the home of many, and Ernesto Thomas Jr. aka Zeno was one of the two players from July 4 Fantasy 5 drawing to match all five numbers, this won each a $471,522 jackpot prize. Thomas had the chance to celebrate his 46th birthday with fireworks and much more as he [...] READ MORE

Crucial Turning Point for Jacksonville Man
07/27/2012
Michael W. Smith of Jacksonville, Florida has made the best decision he could have ever made by purchasing two “Lucky $500 A Week For Life” tickets. Smith had initially bought a $3 Monopoly Scratch-Off ticket and won $5, so he planned to purchase another Monopoly ticket with his winnings. However he was informed by the clerk [...] READ MORE

Surprises Keep Rolling at Lottery Headquarters
07/27/2012
Hernan Diaz Giron felt he was already very lucky for having winning a $10,000 top prize but he was shocked when he was told that he had won more than that. Diaz Giron is an avid lottery fan and he plays both scratchers as well as jackpot games, he purchased a $2 Aces scratch-off and immediately [...] READ MORE

First Timer Wins Jackpot
07/27/2012
JoAnn Kuhlman and her husband like to play the lottery but they haven’t had much luck that is until lately. Her husband, Marvin Kuhlman, 58 could barely believe his eyes when he discovered that he had won by playing “Triple Fortune” a scratcher ticket which JoAnn purchased. As a couple, they share their responsibilities but [...] READ MORE

Pick 3 Winnings Multiplied
07/26/2012
A happy couple has just collected their $50,000 instant top prize by playing Extreme 8s scratch-off ticket. The pair from Glen Burnie loves jackpot games such as Pick 3 and Pick 4 and buys scratchers only occasionally. “We just play scratch-offs every once-in-a-while,” they said. This win actually happened because the wife was [...] READ MORE

Luck Can Change … For the Better
07/26/2012
Debbie Clark from Keokuk has never consider herself as a lucky person, she was right to think so for she had never won anything. However that has changed for she has just won the top prize playing “Royal Riches” scratcher game. And now she is $10,000 richer. Clark, 53, said she was all alone [...] READ MORE

Mortgage Free At Last!
07/26/2012
Jim Latta of Brazil, Indiana will soon be able to take good chunk of his worries off from his shoulders for he has just won a prize worth $120,000. The Clay County school teacher stopped for a Diet Pepsi to quench his thirst and received much more than that.. The lucky man bought his [...] READ MORE

Lottery Win Gave Cowboy a Boost in Confidence at the Rodeo
07/25/2012
James Spencer is 50 years old but he is not thinking about slowing down anytime soon. He is a full-time tire shop owner and as a hobby he is a team roper, being able to keep up with the competition is part of what drives him and it makes him very happy. He [...] READ MORE

Crossword Is Much More Fun When You Win Cash
07/25/2012
Crossword is no longer a game that is played when you read the newspaper; it is the type of game which has enchanted many but now as a version of lottery scratcher tickets. Crossword themed tickets are great favorites and their fans love them for many reasons, it is fun and the best part [...] READ MORE

Last Top Prize Was Hauled by Truck Driver
07/25/2012
Tony Summerlin had something in mind the Saturday afternoon he stopped at PD Grocery & Deli on Sawmill School, he wanted to win the Carolina Cash 5 jackpot that night. And on his mind that is all he wanted, the big jackpot, to ease all his troubles away. What a lucky surprise it [...] READ MORE

Brand New Jeep 2012 Found Home
07/24/2012
Edwin Etheridge III, 33 is an avid Jeep owner from Athens, for him the Jeep is the best car that has ever existed, it means so much to him that he actually went ahead and bought a Jeep themed scratcher ticket from the Georgia Lottery. And now he will be able to enjoy the [...] READ MORE

Buffalo Grove Resident Lives His Dream Life
07/24/2012
Living the life of our dreams, that is what everyone wants and now Mark Myers will have nothing to stop him from living it. He has just won $1 million from the Illinois Lottery, he invested only $10 to buy a scratcher ticket at a Dominick’s in Buffalo Grove and became the newest Lottery [...] READ MORE

Musician Almost Throws Away $250,000
07/24/2012
Life as a musician can be tough sometimes and Tommy Arviso knows what it means. Luckily for him he will not need to worry about money anymore and his difficult days are now left behind. At first when he scratched his winning ticket he was not impressed at all, in fact he thought he had [...] READ MORE

Listening to Hunch Made Widow $100,000 Richer
07/23/2012
Call it hunch, inner voice, intuition, call it the way you prefer or do not even give it a name. But that which is so intangible for some is simply what makes others win the lottery! Take Linda Kimble, she is no extraordinary woman, in fact she is a woman who has had her losses [...] READ MORE

Lunch Break Landed Construction Worker $30,000
07/23/2012
Michael Schenk knows how to get the best out of his lunch break. He likes to play scratch games while he is on a break from his concrete construction job, he loves to play scratchers because it gives him something to do, and it is fun. However he was not prepared to actually win something from [...] READ MORE

Lottery Win Is Sweeter When Shared
07/23/2012
By the time Krista Reiter, 24 got home everyone already knew about her win. A Crawford County resident, it was almost impossible for her to keep her $10,000 lottery win a secret in her hometown which comprises of about 300 people. It all started because Krista phoned her dad as soon as she discovered she [...] READ MORE

Luck is Sweeter When Shared
07/21/2012
Rodney Worthington is a lucky guy he has a brother whom he counts on and who has been with him through thick and thin, but also because he won the lottery. And if to that you add that he won the lottery and doubled it, then is his doubly lucky and doubly happy because [...] READ MORE

Wife´s Advice Won New Jersey Man $21.5 Million
07/21/2012
They say men hate it when women give advice, specially when it wasn´t asked for. But sometimes the advice women give come from the heart not because they think they are better. Robert Talerico knows this and by listening to his wife´s advice he is now a man to be envied! This New Jersey [...] READ MORE

It’s Getting Hotter with Big Money Megaplay
07/20/2012
With the type of summer that is hitting across the whole country it seems that things could not get hotter than this. Some states are already hitting new highs in temperature. But for a lucky woman from Laurel, Delaware her temperature has just been pushed to higher levels when she revealed a prize of $1 [...] READ MORE

Independence Day Brings Fresh Start for Mom
07/20/2012
This Independence Day marks a major day for a mom who lives in Union county, all of this thanks to her late $100,000 lottery win. This game cost her only $5 to play and it is called Muscle Car Money, this name full of fun which is the theme of the ticket comes with a hefty [...] READ MORE

Lucky Grocery Store Trip
07/20/2012
Grocery stores are everywhere and they are an essential part of our daily lives, for this reason lottery is usually sold in grocery stores and newspaper stands, it is the best way to deliver those millions to the ones who dare take a chance and see if fortune is by their side. Rose Tredway was going [...] READ MORE

DC Woman Beats the Chances 3 Times
07/20/2012
Humans are of habit, and sometimes one of the nastiest habits is that of judging an action or a person and these judgments can be easily seen when people chase their luck and give it a try at winning the lottery. Some people do crazy things such as buying the same ticket for [...] READ MORE

Winning Couples Get All the Fun
07/19/2012
A pair of very happy from Seattle welcomed the Independence Day with extra cheer, the Hit 5 jackpot from June 30 had piled up to a hefty amount of $3.2 million and this couple have a piece of it. However the win came by surprise and they actually simply could not believe their good luck. “My [...] READ MORE

Grocery Manager Won the Lottery and Kept On Working
07/19/2012
Scratcher tickets are so convenient, just buy them scratch them and you are done. You win or you lose, the great attraction of these types of tickets is that somehow you become the manager of your winning time. Plus they are quite discreet. For this reason you can enjoy them anywhere and [...] READ MORE

Just One Stop and Day Changed
07/19/2012
Running about late was Nadir Korkmaz of Alexandria when he decided to make a quick stop at One Stop News in Pentagon City Mall. There he bought a $70 Million Payout Spectacular Scratcher ticket from the Virginia Lottery. And that is when everything he had in mind and everything he planned to do [...] READ MORE

Epic Win at a Rival Game
07/17/2012
Epic wins are unforgettable specially if they take place at a stadium, but for one person the epic win did not come from her favorite baseball team, it came from what she decided to do whiles she was at the stadium. US lottery Marcia Bartholomew of Parsons, Kansas was at the Kauffman Stadium watching old rivals [...] READ MORE

Start Your Day With a Shake
07/17/2012
Yes, it is very healthy to start your day with a shake, one with protein and delicious fresh fruits, it will certainly have your metabolism sky-rocketing early in the morning and maintain you full through your daily endeavors. But we are not talking about those types of shakes, there are other “shakes” which will [...] READ MORE

Man Predicted His Win But Nobody Believed
07/17/2012
When you keep telling yourself over and over again that something is going to happen and it actually does it feels marvelous, it is as if you had always known that you would be a lucky one and win the lottery and finally that day comes and all you can say is: “I told you.” [...] READ MORE

Storm Does Not Stop Silver Spring Man from Winning
07/16/2012
Weather, we talk about it, fret about it and some love it others simply hate it. But how many times has a rainy day deterred you from going out for the morning walk that you vowed to take the night before? How many of you woke up all chirpy and happy only to [...] READ MORE

Fortune can be found in the Trash
07/16/2012
The trash can, that special place where in a cornucopia of items can simply fit in and strangely make their way into. Funny enough the trash can is supposed to be the special place wherein we discard that which is no use to us anymore, but that does not always happen. Sometimes items [...] READ MORE

College Student to Start Life with Right Foot
07/16/2012
What would life be if just when you were going to college suddenly by the whim of fate, destiny or luck you would have found yourself having many of the concerns of normal adults already solved for you? Would you be leading the life that you lead? Would you be living somewhere else? [...] READ MORE

Never Too Late to Unleash Your Inner Adventurer
07/13/2012
Some people decide early in life that they want to experience all that life has to offer before they take their first real job. So they study careers that are related to hotels and also do everything possible to go backpacking from continent to continent. They would love to climb as high as [...] READ MORE

How Long Can You Go Without Winning?
07/13/2012
That is an interesting question there, have you every won anything in your life? Either a raffle ticket, just winning $10 bucks from your scratcher or even winning a great jackpot counts for winning is not only about winning big, in the end winning is already a great feat no matter how much you [...] READ MORE

Beating the Odds is a Habit
07/13/2012
What would you do if you simply knew that nothing would go wrong and you were somehow safely protected by luck and with that meaning that all your needs would be taken care of. But how would that sort out? Well it would be like sitting back and not having to go to work and [...] READ MORE

Winner Will Not be Spending His Millions
07/12/2012
Warren Kilpatrick is a man with his feet on the ground and with his priorities set. He has even declared himself not to be a “spending man” although he has just won $6.75 million through Illinois Lotto jackpot. From all the people on Earth Warren Kilpatrick could simply go on a shopping spree for a [...] READ MORE

Man from Queens Gets Lucky With $1,000,000 Windfall
07/12/2012
Kamal Kamu was born in Nepal and moved to Queens not long ago, in fact it was but a bit over three years ago ever since he started to call Queens his home. Kamal likes to play the lottery but and he has actually experience a good result with the game called $1,000,000 Windfall [...] READ MORE

How to Juice the Excitement out of a Scratcher Ticket
07/12/2012
Scratchers 101, how do you scratch your scratch-off lottery tickets? Ultimately even if you think very hard about it there are only two ways to reveal a scratcher ticket. The first one is to scratch the entire ticket, revealing one by one the elements to you need to make you a winner or the second, [...] READ MORE

Winning Just A Million Proves Disappointing
07/11/2012
What would a million dollars more in your account do to you right now? How would it impact not only in your finances but also in everything that you would like to do and all your hopes and dreams? But would you consider winning a million dollars disappointing? Who in the world would actually [...] READ MORE

Sometimes All it Takes is Only One Ticket
07/11/2012
In times like the ones the whole globe has been living up to in the past couple of years, many families in different countries has experienced financial strain. Sometimes it is simply incredible how bills mount up and you do not even know why, and that is a great cause of strain and worry. For [...] READ MORE

How to Predict a Win
07/11/2012
Today we will present you with a case, there is a man from Illinois called Keith and the regularly plays Powerball, Mega Millions, Illinois Lotto and Lucky Day Lotto. Those are quite a couple of games, that we are sure however if you had to make a wild guess which game do you think that Keith [...] READ MORE

Dana Gave Birth to a Big Win
07/10/2012
Dana Harchuck is pregnant and will deliver soon; she is right now in her 7th month of pregnancy. And a couple of weeks ago she was out and about with her mom and aunt, just doing normal stuff and driving along in their car. Everything was fine until Dana screamed. And it was a hair-raising [...] READ MORE

Magic Happened on a Day Off
07/10/2012
We work day in and day out, some of us having a couple of jobs at the same time and in all of that humdrum it is simply too easy to forget about ourselves. So when we finally decide to take a few days off to give our life some air and space magic [...] READ MORE

Woman Wins $1 Million by Buying Tickets Deemed as Unlucky
07/10/2012
People’s minds are full of perceptions and we carry beliefs that for some it works out but for others it doesn’t. Think of the many “beliefs” that you are bombarded with ever since you were born. You were told that those who were rich were not spiritual and that their money came from [...] READ MORE

Winning and its Side Effects
07/09/2012
We all know that certain practices have immediate or not-so-immediate side effects. Practices such as drinking alcohol will certainly get you drunk, and of course if you take drugs either prescription or other these will certainly also have an effect on you. As for winning does it have side effects? Well it seems [...] READ MORE

Power 8 Produces First Top Prize
07/09/2012
The latest Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket that was to be launched on Saturday 30th June however there was a pre-selling of these tickets as soon as they reached the stores, the retailers immediately put them on sale and within a couple of days the first top prize of this game has found a home. A Jefferson [...] READ MORE

Cardinals Fan Wins Season Tickets
07/09/2012
Sandra Welch of Huntsville is one lucky Cardinal fan but she knows good luck comes to those who do their part of the work. She just won the St. Louis Cardinals 2013 season tickets and she did so by entering a non-winning Missouri Lottery “St. Louis Cardinals” Scratchers ticket into the “Win with the [...] READ MORE

Never Too Old to Win the Lottery
07/07/2012
Leona Starman is a woman to remember. Although she is in her eighties she has the sense of humor that can light up any room. She is funny, outgoing and very friendly, anyone would feel comfortable being around her. She recently won a $2 million top prize on the California Lottery’s Set [...] READ MORE

Fortune Cookie Brings A Fortune!
07/07/2012
“I won my fortune from a fortune cookie!” was all a thrilled Dundalk woman could say about her sudden lottery win when she finally claimed her $50,000 Bonus Match 5 prize – taxes-paid. You might ask how? How can she win and not need to pay taxes? And how did she come to win [...] READ MORE

55th Birthday Is the Luckiest
07/07/2012
A man from Anne Arundel County has just turned 55 and he thinks it is the best birthday ever. It turns out that he had bought a ticket for Mega Millions two weeks ago on a Friday but he did not check it until the day of his birthday. And although he did [...] READ MORE

A Good Thing When You See It
07/06/2012
Geraldine Carrico, 65 is from Ionia and works as a quality inspector at a Sedalia manufacturing plant. Because she has a trained eye for perfection and good things she definitely knows when she sees a good one, in this case a “Cash Ka-Pow” Missouri Lottery Ticket caught her eye and she succumbed to the [...] READ MORE

Birthday Lures Lady Luck
06/29/2012
Birthdays can mark turning points in a person´s life although people usually relate it to the simple act of adding one more number to their current status.  However some birthdays are more outstanding than others and Loretta Landry knows how it feels. On May 29th Loretta Landry and her daughter Roxie were driving around and they [...] READ MORE

Winning Ticket Almost Forgotten
06/29/2012
Lottery tickets are flimsy sheets of paper that are worth many zeros if you win but when you don´t they are the type of papers you would simply discard without much though.  They are placed everywhere and anywhere and it is not an uncommon practice that winning tickets are simply lying around somewhere in the [...] READ MORE

Sheer Happiness is Possible
06/29/2012
Happiness, what we long for and simply know that we want, the natural state of well-being that should be a right, but how many times a day do we allow ourselves to feel this and to experience it in all its scope? One Sullivan County resident is allowing himself to do so, his name is Andrew [...] READ MORE

Wheel of Fortune Keeps on Spinning for Dakota Couple
06/28/2012
Luck is one of those mysteries in life which words simply cannot explain, some have describe it as a wave because it comes and knocks you out and then it retrieves.  Even the phrase Wheel of Fortune relates to a cycle that can come and go, usually by surprise. A Dakota couple found themselves enveloped in [...] READ MORE

The World Goes Round and So Does Money
06/28/2012
Tanicia Garris has been working as a bank teller all her life.  She remembers cashing and depositing checks for lottery winners and thinking how lucky they were.  Today, the sides of the table have shifted and someone else will be doing the job she once did for others. Lottery numbers Tanicia will be heading to her [...] READ MORE

First Sweet Win for Jessica
06/28/2012
Men are creatures of habit, that is how the saying goes, and habits are usually learnt by example, handed from generation to generation as a tradition or introduced to us by someone we love. This action when performed with someone who means something to us gives it a whole dimension and creates good memories which [...] READ MORE

Never Too Late to Win
06/27/2012
Age has been seen with a very unappreciative eye, in our daily lives we always use age as an excuse to not do the things that we love.  That is how you end up seeing relatively young people stuck in a rut and not daring to pursue the hobby of their dreams simply because “they [...] READ MORE

The Power of Clear Decision
06/27/2012
Human mind is powerful beyond belief and whatever you focus on somehow simply comes to happen.  Stories that support this so called Universal law abounds and funny enough it simply shows when we talk about lottery winners. Think back half a year ago, when 2011 was finishing and you were mentally making decisions about the New [...] READ MORE

Won Top Prize without Knowing
06/27/2012
Every state counts with a wide range of Lottery games also there are different categories with go from traditional lotto to themed scratchers, also the Lottery is always renewing games so as to keep their fans with a sense of fun and variety.  For this and many other reasons it is no wonder that from [...] READ MORE

Winning in California is Different
06/26/2012
Mega Millions is a very popular, inter-state lottery game and most players know that the second-tier prize for matching 5 numbers is practically equivalent to winning $250,000.  And it is true, but not in California. California Lottery plays by its own rules when it comes to Mega Millions. In any other state, the prize for matching [...] READ MORE

Man Wins Twice but Does Not Consider Himself Lucky
06/26/2012
Very few of us can actually boast of having won the lottery and I am talking about significant much less can we boast about winning significant prizes twice.  But there is one man who can actually do that, and that is winner Cleo Miers who has just won nothing less than one million dollars. US [...] READ MORE

Giving Back to Church is a Priority
06/26/2012
The Kansas Lottery offers a game which is called Tax Free Cash and as the name indicates the whole idea of this scratcher game is that you will receive exactly what you win.  Given that taxes are quite heavy on Lottery winnings even if you win a relatively small amount, the taxes excepted could be [...] READ MORE

Having Extra Money is Always a Pleasure
06/25/2012
Having some extra money has many perks, obviously you suddenly have the power to make your dreams come true and afford experiences you did not have the chance to before. But if you come to think of it the money is usually related to a feeling, that is a sense of security, a sense of [...] READ MORE

Spare Change Multiplied At Gas Station
06/22/2012
Most of us have spare change lying around the house, tossed all over the car, we carry coins in our pockets and purses and sometimes even the thought of receiving pennies makes people frown. Lotteries In a world wherein money has practically been reduced to a plastic card, to a phone message, to a mere number [...] READ MORE

Small Town Big Win
06/22/2012
Big cities are big cities, full of millions of citizens that run about with hectic schedules day in and day out, and when someone wins in a big city Lottery officials need to go to the mass media to make their communications.  In a small town it is very different. First in small towns there are [...] READ MORE

Quaker Office Pool Won Powerball Jackpot
06/22/2012
Office pools are a great way to make the most of your buck and many groups have been organizing themselves in office pools around the country, many of the ones you get to know is because they have become winners, and big ones.  Usually have a strategy and that is to target the major multi-state [...] READ MORE

Beginner’s Luck Strikes Again
06/21/2012
Beginner’s Luck, some love it other’s fear it especially when there is this stranger who knows nothing about a table game comes and joins the game.  Sometimes they do not even know the difference between a table or the other they simply landed there and ended up taking the whole pot home.  You hate them [...] READ MORE

Lucky Triple 5
06/21/2012
They say the best things in life are free, such as the magnificent sunset that makes your heart sing, the kind smile of someone whom you helped or who helped you.  And the advice a friend gave you which resulted in the luckiest experience you could have ever thought of or dreamed of. Advices are [...] READ MORE

No More Leaky Roof Thanks to $250,000 Win
06/21/2012
A house requires maintenance from time to time, things like a small drip on the kitchen counter or simply a part of the wall that started to chip are some of those small things in a house that need fixing, some might not seem to be important but in the long run they will certainly [...] READ MORE

Pooling is More Fun
06/20/2012
Playing the Lottery can be so much more fun and have a less impact on the wallet when you do it in a pool.  And the Missouri Lottery is actually awarding a special prize called the Team of the Month and this month the winners are a group of credit department co-workers in Springfield. Mega [...] READ MORE

Winning Strategies Go Beyond State Borders
06/20/2012
For some playing the lottery is just a practice that happens from time to time on a blue moon.  For others playing and chasing after jackpots and prizes is actually a chase, a challenge and a life-long hobby.  And for those who play it regularly most have already come up with a couple of strategies, [...] READ MORE

Winning is a Fruity Experience
06/20/2012
Games related to fruits have existed always; just think of the coin machine wherein you need to match all the fruits to win a jackpot as an example.  Maybe it is the idea of matching their shapes and colors and flavors what makes games more interesting, maybe it has to do with simply the joy [...] READ MORE

What It Actually Means to Win For Life
06/19/2012
Last week we mentioned a young kid who was just graduating and won a prize that would make his life as good as it could make of it. He was extremely happy to see how his life is going to unfold and looking forward to go to college and maybe buy a car he [...] READ MORE

Newest Game Revealed $100,000
06/19/2012
Many lottery players relate their wins to flashes of genius that struck them at the right moment and at the right time. Many wins also occur when players decide to try new tactics such as pooling with co-workers to buy Powerball tickets every week or maybe waiting for a new game to come out and [...] READ MORE

Generosity Goes Round And Round
06/19/2012
Nathan McGuire was hanging out with two of his buddies at a Seven Eleven when suddenly he saw a scratch-off ticket and simply could not take his eyes away from it. The ticket was fluorescent yellow and had the attractive prize written all over it. The prize is $500 for Life. So [...] READ MORE

Dream Life Is Now Possible with Lottery Win
06/18/2012
Oh America, the land of promises and of gold, that is how it all began before it was called the American Dream. But in 2012 with all the economic ups and downs America is still the type of country wherein thousands would love to pursue their dream of a better life. And this better [...] READ MORE

Mega Cash is as Good as it Gets!
06/18/2012
There are so many types of scratchers, you have them with themes, with impressive designs, with numbers and sometimes words, in fact you name them. There is always one for everyone and every state has their own type of very special scratchers that will definitely make your heart race when you scratch them. [...] READ MORE

Queens Man Dreams And Wins the Lottery
06/18/2012
The human being spends a great deal of time sleeping, it is a necessity, but also a state wherein so much is at work. The unconscious flourishes during dream state, and many times even messages from our loved ones can simply have a way to making themselves be noted during a dream. The [...] READ MORE

Mega Winner Surfaces in Los Angeles
06/15/2012
Mega Millions, a game that is chased by as many millions as it promises to give away.  The numbers reach the stars and the jackpot simply baffles everyone.  The May 29 jackpot was the attention of all Mega Millions fans across the country.  It was a staggering $32 Million.  And this incredible amount is already [...] READ MORE

Money Is In the Milk
06/15/2012
Everyday millions of individuals go around their lives, doing the most usual actions such as going to pick up your laundry, grocery shopping and other menial stuff and in the midst of those actions a miracle, a surprise, a detour that brings you happiness simply happens. US lottery Jeanine Rozum of South Bend was buying milk [...] READ MORE

Rake In Some Cash with Cashword
06/15/2012
Scratcher tickets come in all sizes, colors, designs and themes there is always something for everyone under the sun – almost. The fact is every state has some type of scratcher which will catch your attention and will make you their fan.  For Raymond Zebrowski that game is called Cashword 19 offered by CT Lottery. [...] READ MORE

Fact or Fiction?
06/14/2012
The world goes round and round and pretty fast every day and every hour.  During your waking hours there are thousands of thoughts that cross through your mind, some of the as repetitive as an old stuck track on a CD.  Those thoughts we repeat to ourselves consciously and unconsciously every day, every hour, sometimes [...] READ MORE

Just Graduated, Just Set For Life
06/14/2012
A lucky teenager has won his ticket to the life he dreams of and he is barely eighteen.  Life at its best point and a win that will open many doors is what landed on Robert Salo´s lap of Brooklyn. Funny enough he acknowledged that he does not buy the lottery often but that day [...] READ MORE

Mother´s Day Brings Good Luck to Couple
06/14/2012
Certain days are simply special, they give you the opportunity to show the love and concern for those who mean so much for you and somehow indirectly by wanting to please them and show your appreciation you end up receiving much more than you could have ever imagined. Powerball lottery Eliyahu “Eli” Cohen of Patchogue, 73 [...] READ MORE

Georgia Truck Driver Gets Lucky Again
06/13/2012
Some people are simply lucky, but having the unearthly ability to get luck various times is simply the type of news that would surprise many, especially those who do not even believe that it is possible to become lucky once. A Murray County truck driver might have lured Lady Luck for he just landed his second [...] READ MORE

Danny Garcia Leaves Work Early to Become a Millionaire
06/13/2012
It is another day, immersed in work and coworkers, routine and tasks, how many of us would love to be able to call it a day earlier and simply leave without much ado? If only we could do that.  Danny Garcia is a very lucky guy, he was working one day and everyone was asking [...] READ MORE

California Woman is Feeling the Sunshine
06/13/2012
Tammy Nguyen is one lucky lady with a shiny star and all of above. The Los Angeles area woman recently scored the top prize in the California Lottery Black Scratchers game. This is the first big win for Tammy and she immediately thought of her family when she discovered that she won.  In fact she [...] READ MORE

Happiness That the Lottery Can Give
06/12/2012
Playing the lottery has its perks: it is fun to play, you earn rightfully the chance to win and you are also helping out those who are in need by supporting community programs each time to play. But that is when you play and don’t win, when you win you are given the chance to [...] READ MORE

Explore Your Options to Maximize Your Wins
06/12/2012
As a Lottery player you need to explore your options and also weigh if they go for you or against you.  For example, have you heard about the Power Play option that the most acclaimed multi-state game called Powerball has when you purchase a ticket? When you go into the store to buy a Powerball ticket, [...] READ MORE

Incredible Parking Place Win
06/12/2012
Parking lots are special places, places you park and do so much more.  Like for example checking that your attire is perfectly in place before you go for a meeting, you also do the type of things that you do not do in public, like check your wallet and sign checks and also scratch your [...] READ MORE

Last Ticket on a Roll Was the Great Winner
06/12/2012
We are creatures of habits and many times those habits are simply a reflection of our beliefs and sometimes these beliefs can work either for us or against us.  Take for example a man who walked into a convenience store near Albany, NY. His intention was to buy a whole bunch of scratch-off tickets from [...] READ MORE

Never Too Old to Get Lucky
06/12/2012
As long as you are breathing upon this Earth you are entitled to many things, you are entitled to keep on living choosing every day the way you would like to lead your life, you are also the and only who can make a difference and make your story not your life.  So if you [...] READ MORE

May Produces Third Millionaire in Wisconsin
06/08/2012
May has been a very good month for people in Wisconsin, it has produced three big winners now and Joel Goulet of Wausau is the third millionaire. Lottery winning numbers Goulet went to the Lottery Headquarters to validate a $1,000,000 winning ticket from the Friday, May 25 Mega Millions jackpot drawing. After taxes, he received a [...] READ MORE

Kansas Winner Cannot Stop Winning
06/08/2012
Some people are one time Lottery winners in their lifetime, others simply do not stop winning. But for those who think winning once is simply impossible, the following winner will definitely make you change your mind. Lottery checker Tracy and Tim Schnagl of Gardner are already used to winning the lottery, as much as that might [...] READ MORE

Expected to Enter Second-chance Drawing but Won First Prize Instead
06/08/2012
Life has a quality to surprise you always. Cheree LaForest decided to purchase five of the $5 Kansas Lottery Officially Licensed NASCAR instant scratch tickets one Saturday out of a whim.  LaForest is a big NASCAR fan, and all she wanted was to be able to enter the second-chance drawing so that she could have [...] READ MORE

Can You Stop By and Collect One Million Dollars?
06/07/2012
Wouldn´t it be fun if you could simply stop by and say that you are simply there to collect one million dollars? Not everyone can do that but John Robinson did.  In fact he  went into West Virginia’s prize claim office in Charleston with his wife and there he told the receptionist: “We thought we’d just stop [...] READ MORE

Lottery Game Plan
06/07/2012
Akbar Ali won $250,000 in the April 20, 2012 Mega Millions draw but he waited for over one month before claiming his prize.  Most probably for many this type of decision might come as quite crazy, for if you have already won the money, why not simply claim it right away and maybe start using [...] READ MORE

Clerks are Lottery Luck Agents in Disguise
06/07/2012
A couple of days ago we mentioned the story of a clerk who suggested a customer to buy a lottery ticket simply because it was pretty, and indeed the ticket had a very unique design of a Pegasus on it but most important was that because the customer followed the advice he ended up winning [...] READ MORE

Vacations Are On the Horizon for Lucky Couple
06/06/2012
Adama Vasquez and her husband Ben are simply lucky; as you are reading this note they might be having the vacation of their lives in Hawaii. Last week, Adama Vasquez bought a Roadrunner Cash ticket. Roadrunner Cash is a game offered by NM Lottery. She won the jackpot on that ticket, a total of $250,000. Powerball lottery After [...] READ MORE

Money is Magical
06/06/2012
Scratcher tickets themes are simply incredible they are full of fun and many times color and also catchy names, all for the sake of drawing your attention to them. And they do succeed in doing so.  Take for example $500,000 Magical Money scratch-off game from Minnesota Lottery.  It is not only pretty it is extremely attractive with [...] READ MORE

Four Days Spending Money in His Head
06/06/2012
What would you do if you discovered that you have just won $200,000 wouldn’t that be amazing and wouldn’t you simply love to be able to cash it as soon as possible? A couple from Bluffton however waited four complete days before going to collect their prize.  Baffling, you may think, why did they not got [...] READ MORE

Winner Needs Help With Win
06/05/2012
Sometimes winners find themselves in such an state of surprise that they cannot believe it themselves, it happens quite regularly, that is why it is always necessary the help of family, the store clerk and there have been instances where the help of a complete stranger was also necessary.  All to confirm the win of [...] READ MORE

Visiting Daughter Wins Jackpot With Only $1
06/05/2012
Deisire Kilmer lives now in Cottekill, New York but she decided to make a visit to her father who lives in Wake County.  Family is very important for her so she does this as often as she can.  Before going by to the Empire State, she decided to give it a try at a $1 [...] READ MORE

Couple Goes To Bed with $30,000
06/05/2012
It has been a long day, you know running around, lots of errands and it is hopefully time for bed, you are simply hoping that you will have a great night’s sleep. What could be better news than discovering that you suddenly just before you go to bed that you have won the lottery?  That [...] READ MORE

Recycling Brings Big Win
06/04/2012
Recycling has never been so much fun and so lucky, actually.  Diana Przybyla she is one very avid recycling citizen.  She is the type of stay-home mom who takes care of every detail possible so she saves up all her bottles and cans and takes them back to the redemption area of her regular shop, [...] READ MORE

How About $1000 A Day
06/04/2012
Have you heard about the Lucky for Life games?  Well the whole attraction of these games is very simply you win and you receive a steady flow of income every now and then.  There are a couple of variations, some win a certain amount for life and they are rewarded every week, others receive a [...] READ MORE

Small Town Woman Wins The Lottery
06/04/2012
Abingdon, Illinois is a small town, the population is around 3600.  Like many small towns in America which you might be able to see it in your mind´s eye they have their town and their locales and life is pretty much safe and full of peace and tranquility. However this town has one resident who [...] READ MORE

Frustration Suddenly Disappears With $100,000 Win
06/01/2012
Have you noticed how many people win the lottery in just a regular and normal day?  By normal day we are referring to the day for example that you are simply running errands and running wild between ailes of food and laundry cleaning items and then you are going to pay the total of everything [...] READ MORE

Winning is Easy for Jerome
06/01/2012
Jerome Bowling is a lottery fan and his favorite game is the DC 5lottery game.  “It’s a sweet game. Easy to play and easy to win”, according to Jerome and his experience. Lotteries But who in this world can actually say that it is easy to win something out of the lottery?  Maybe only those who [...] READ MORE

Thirst Leads to A Change in Plans
06/01/2012
Nancy Millspaugh was thirsty and she is not the type of person that carries a bottle of water with her so she had to stop by Circle K gas station in Marion, Indiana.  She simply wanted to drink something, that was an urge and a necessity so she went in and picked up something refreshing [...] READ MORE

Would You Give $100,000 to a Stranger?
05/31/2012
We are raised not to trust strangers and much less with money.  However if you actually dare to believe in people’s ethics and generosity you might be surprised to find out that there are a lot of honest people out there, even if you do not know them. Take for example winner Marilouise Bruens she was [...] READ MORE

Super Teacher in Fairfax
05/31/2012
Some teachers think out of the box, and they reach out beyond the walls of the classroom.  They take their job and make it a vocation and these we can call them Super Teachers.  Since the lottery which you play actually finances many educational programs and special programs, the Virginia Lottery is recognizing the great [...] READ MORE

Hi There You Are Talking to a Millionaire
05/31/2012
Patrick Yazzie is a millionaire; the only small and very little detail was that he did not know he was a millionaire.  And as funny as it sounds this is a true story.  Patrick Yazzie won the lottery and he did not even know!    You see Patrick plays the lottery quite regularly and somehow he [...] READ MORE

Win, Winner, Big Win!
05/30/2012
Only a person who has experienced what it feels to win can actually describe the feeling, the sensation, the before and after and there is one man that can tell you all about this for he is no winning rookie.  Charles F. Wehner of Alliance has won Ohio Lottery games before, and this third time [...] READ MORE

Luck is a Wave Which You Must Wait For
05/30/2012
When you play chance games, whether it is the lottery or poker or any other casino games, you know that you practically have two options, sometimes three.  You win, you lose or you tie.  And you could be surfing on a wave of incredibly good luck or you coulg be in a ride of going [...] READ MORE

Gas is To Car as Cash is to Wallet
05/30/2012
Cathy Mantooth was on the road and she was running out of gas, if she did not pull in to a gas station right away she would run into the risk of simply staying on the road without being able to move.  This forced her to go to Rainbow Gas Garden #7 in Lexington which [...] READ MORE

Instant Cash Is More Fun
05/29/2012
There are games of games, and the instant scratchers offered by lottery offices in different states are always a great favorite, maybe it is because of the adrenaline that it causes when you scratch, maybe it is simply the best invention since the light-bulb.  For whatever reason why these games are a great favorite, here [...] READ MORE

Super Teacher
05/29/2012
As you might all know, part of the reason why the lottery exists in different states is because they are set up to fetch funds for very noble causes that run deep and are of utmost importance such as education.  So it should not come as a surprise that the Virginia Lottery has an award [...] READ MORE

Great-Grandparents Are Big Winners
05/29/2012
Loren and Donna Hafer of Chewelah, Washington were never this amazed and surprised in their lives, and they have lived quite a bit to actually be able to tell.  Loren is an 84-year-old retired Lynden Transport employee, and Donna is a 74-year-old retired casino employee are the new winners of their area´s Lotto and they [...] READ MORE

Winning For Life Game is Most Attractive
05/29/2012
Winning for life, just pondering in those few words will bring a smile to your lips.  It is practically impossible not to.  Just imagine that you will be just there doing nothing and you get a paycheck per week.  Wouldn´t that simply make your day? Well maybe it is the feeling that whatever happens you [...] READ MORE

Winnings Just Keep Rolling In
05/29/2012
Those who play the lottery or any other chance games know or have a feeling that they are on winning streaks from time to time, they also know that when they do they should simply try to make the most of it, after all they have now way of knowing when that will happen again [...] READ MORE

When One Million Doesn´t Make a Difference
05/28/2012
Winning the lottery is one of those events that have the power to change your life and also those of your family, however there are some winners that will actually consider that winning one million dollars will not do that for them.  This is the case of Peter Smith he won the lottery $1 million [...] READ MORE

Just When Tina Was About To Give Up
05/25/2012
Tina Herring has been playing the Lottery for 15 years, she has faithfully played the same numbers every time. These special numbers are based on birthdays and anniversaries. And she was about to quit because in 15 years this strategy had not produced her winnings superior to $75. Lottery numbers It is a tough decision to [...] READ MORE

This is What “Dreams Come True” is All About
05/25/2012
Sanam Shrestha is lucky enough to win $1 million, the game was an Illinois Lottery scratch-off game called Jackpot Bonus. And this win means the whole world to him for it is the little push that he needed to make his life a living dream, one wherein he could be happy and successful. Lottery checker “I [...] READ MORE

Claiming Lottery Prize is More Important Than Fixing Brakes
05/25/2012
Picture this, you are waiting for your car to be repaired and you know that this means that it can be the type of process that takes a couple of hours if not more, and you are there practically staring at the ceiling doing nothing well you need to figure out to do something to [...] READ MORE

Always Keep Your Tickets
05/24/2012
There have been plenty of times wherein we have run notes about people who simply forget about their tickets.  And for this reason it is very important to keep on stressing the need of revising all of them, no matter what.  You will see why. Nearly two months ago, a 63-year-old man was dazzled by the [...] READ MORE

The Lottery Bought Troy’s New House
05/24/2012
Although a house is not a home, having one marks the life of many especially during such times as the present.  But there will always be those that are fortunate enough to buy their dream home at the right time, negotiating the right price and what is even better, they buy the house and need [...] READ MORE

The Power of Ten
05/24/2012
Winning is so much more fun when you can share the luck and also the money!  And that is why office pools are so popular nowadays, you must have read some of the groups that have already hit a jackpot, and here is another one. Some time around January of this year Mario Mercado decided to [...] READ MORE

Saints Fan Wins Dream Prize
05/24/2012
As you might remember during the football season last year there were plenty of scratcher tickets offered by different states targeted to die-hard football fans across the country.  And they offered prizes that go beyond their value in money for they are prizes that are difficult to secure even with cash. Powerball lottery Andrea Ellison of [...] READ MORE

Who Wants to Win Some Cash?
05/24/2012
Scratch-off tickets are simply one of those games that are make winning easy and also fun.  This time a lucky Easton resident won a $20,000 Cash Word scratch-off prize and she decided to claim her prize escorted by two “bodyguards”. This woman, whose name is not revealed was accompanied by her friend and her neighbor when [...] READ MORE

The Secret to Winning the Lottery is Perseverance
05/24/2012
Many have wondered what makes the difference  when you are playing the lottery, is it the place where you go and get your tickets, is it the numbers or the special day that you are going to buy the ticket.  In fact there are simply so many factors to consider that you have no idea [...] READ MORE

How About Getting $5,000 A Week For Doing Nothing?
05/22/2012
How would you feel if somehow you knew that there would this constant inflow of money every week?  How would your life change?  What would you do or not do? And the best part of it all it is that you do not even need to move a single finger. National lottery There are some who [...] READ MORE

Tickets Tucked Forgotten in Wallet Were Winners
05/22/2012
Remember the note of the woman who was but one week shy of claiming her prize last week? Well this week we have another story, luckily for this man, Greg Garner his tickets were only a couple of weeks old and not almost a year.  It happens that Greg Garner is not very familiar with [...] READ MORE

Young and Covered For Life
05/22/2012
Pedro Pablo Martinez is only 21 one years old and he will be having many years of good fortune even if he doesn´t work and does not even move a finger from now until his old age. Why he gets to be this lucky?  Because he has just won a game offered by the New [...] READ MORE

The Royal Mart Winning Experience
05/22/2012
Does a name mark your destiny?  In the case of a shop does it make it more fun for people when they go and buy a ticket at a given store, does it give them some type of confidence? Does the name give customers luck? There’s a little convenience store in Waynesboro, Virginia called Royal Mart [...] READ MORE

Sweet Million Landed On Former Firefighter
05/22/2012
Sweet Million is a drawing offered by the New York Lottery, it is a non-cumulative jackpot game. The top prize is of course one million dollars and drawings are held every Monday and Thursday at around 9:30 pm.  Now the perks of playing this game is the odds for winning the top prize which is [...] READ MORE

The Wheel of Fortune Favors Lynbrook Man
05/22/2012
The iconic wheel of fortune, emblematic and so significant, it represents a person’s life their up and downs and ultimately the time wherein they will see a better tomorrow.  However it is also a game offered by the New York Lottery, a scratcher ticket with a top prize of $1,000,000.  And someone was favored by [...] READ MORE

$1,000,000 Was Buried in a Bag For Almost One Year
05/18/2012
This might sound really crazy but if you could picture the whole scene, go ahead and do.  Say you have won the lottery and it is quite an amount actually one million dollars but you do not know about it and you have the ticket just lying around and it is almost time for it [...] READ MORE

Look for Luck Being Aware it Might be Nearer Than You Think
05/18/2012
Constantine Dionysiou, 48, of Whitestone is a restaurant owner and he loves to play Powerball, now with such a busy schedule and so much work how does he manage to make the trip to buy his lottery tickets?  There is a secret, and Constantine has it all figured out since he doesn’t have to travel [...] READ MORE

Winning One Million While Playing Golf
05/18/2012
Let us think that you are a Finance Professional and life actually has treated you with kindness because you have been a hardworking man always focused on your career and also family.  One day you were at the golf course, the place where you feel that all the stress of the day is left behind, [...] READ MORE

Happily Ever After Thanks to NY Lottery
05/17/2012
“We are the masters of our lives and we choose our destiny and we are storytellers who mold the course and events of our lives” are some of the words that we have heard along our way. However there are times when these words stop being words of encouragement and become words that simply sound [...] READ MORE

Dennis Predicted His Lottery Win
05/17/2012
Have you ever said something that actually comes true later on? It happens to people everyday, almost if they would have an inner astrologer or psychic. And this happens in every type of situation: “I told you he was not going to be a good business partner”, “ I told you it was [...] READ MORE

Bus Driver Wins a Cadillac
05/17/2012
Linda Goines is a a DeKalb County Schools bus driver and she has been in the job for over 21 years now. Maybe she was already a bit tired of driving a school bus and wanted something more stylish and flashy and for that reason she was drawn to a certain instant game offered [...] READ MORE

Luck’s Favorite Game
05/16/2012
There is one word that has the power to mark your destiny and that usually is your name. From the moment you are born everything around you is to relate to this word, your family, your friends and sometimes your destiny. A woman whose last name is Luck said that she had always thought that [...] READ MORE

Father Sees Light at the End of the Tunnel
05/16/2012
Sometimes life can be quite rude, the ride might be not only tough but also rough too. And most can actually relate to this at one point or other for life is impermanent there will always be ups and downs like waves. And yes you have heard the saying quite many times now, [...] READ MORE

Luckiest Guy on Earth
05/16/2012
There is a Chinese saying that goes like this “Those who can fool death, much luck will follow them throughout their lives”. They confirm this saying by relating to stories like that of people who were supposed to board a plane but they were late and missed it, only to learn later that it [...] READ MORE

California Woman Thought She Won $250 and Ended Up With $250,000
05/15/2012
Suzanne Kiefer likes to play the Lottery however she will definitely use a pair of glasses and a well lit place next time she buys some scratchers because she almost overlooked this hefty prize because she could not see the ticket clearly.  It is very wise of her to have kept the ticket and not [...] READ MORE

Pinball Cash Surprise
05/15/2012
There are instances in life wherein you will never be prepared for, there are for example accidents which you might be very careful not to cause but will take you by surprise and there will be surprises too which will simply knock you off no matter what happens. Take John Pollutro of Torrington for example, he [...] READ MORE

Favorite Ticket Was Out
05/15/2012
What would you do if your favorite ticket was out and you really wanted to play the lottery that specific day that you went to buy one?  Would you turn your back and go home or would you choose another game of the same value?  Do you think that there is only one game that [...] READ MORE

The Dream of Winning Millions is Possible
05/14/2012
There are some jackpots that have the power to blow our minds, their numbers skyrocket and they simply become so unimaginable that sometimes we need to stop to count all the zeroes.  Usually multi-state jackpots create just this kind of frenzy and people flock to multiply their chances to win. Mega lottery However every state lottery [...] READ MORE

Mary Has Always Been Lucky
05/14/2012
Luck is all around us, if you have eyes to see how it works.  Luck is when it starts to pour and you just raised your hand for a taxi and you see a vacant one heading towards you immediately.  Luck is when you apply for a job and everyone is equally qualified and you [...] READ MORE

Words Define Your Win
05/14/2012
Words have an amazing power, it is almost as it they were magical and somehow they define your life from the moment you were born. Word defines us whether we like it or not, in our society we are male or female, black or white, good or bad and when it comes to lottery [...] READ MORE

Sister and Brother Share Prize
05/11/2012
When you win it is almost impossible not to exaggerate or simply behave in a way that is kinda exaggerating. But how much would simply be too much? The winner, Jerry Graham was going to celebrate his birthday this past Sunday so the day before he decided to go to the store to buy some [...] READ MORE

Lucky Shop, Happy Winner
05/11/2012
Do you know of any shop in your town that has proven to be a lucky one? Now first of all let us define what a lucky shop is, it is the one has many wins to vouch for and has produced many winners already. There’s a small convenience store in Beverly, Massachusetts [...] READ MORE

From $70 to $1 Million
05/11/2012
Rodney Hegna won the lottery and he went to pick it up with his wife, both look very happy, who wouldn´t they are winning a whole one million dollars ! But the fun part is that Rodney at first thought that he had only won $70 because he was on the road and did [...] READ MORE

Let’s Talk About Chances
05/11/2012
Lottery is like a set of numbers the set of numbers that make it possible that the winning ticket lands on your hand, it is also the probability that from the specific edition of a certain game, let us say Washington Lottery´s Hit 5 game, the winning one will end up in the shop that [...] READ MORE

The Winning Attitude
05/11/2012
Everything in life is an attitude that you take towards it and you can decide right now if you either want to be a winner or a loser. Have you ever heard people saying: “I bet to win”. Well deep down you might think he is a loser but he might have a [...] READ MORE

Luck is For Those Who Are Prepared
05/11/2012
“Good luck falls into the lap of those who are prepared to do something great with it,” is one of the phrases that were edged in Gilberto Gonzalez mind for quite some time now. This is the phrase of one of his best friends and it comes at the perfect timing for the new [...] READ MORE

Which is the Best Way to Check Your Numbers?
05/09/2012
If you are familiar with the game Mega Millions you might know that the last number or Mega Ball number is of great relevance and it is the number that marks the difference between you hitting the jackpot or not.  Also if you match this number to automatically win at least $2 to cover for [...] READ MORE

Idaho’s First Million Dollar Powerball Winner
05/09/2012
Whenever there are chance games there is always some type of speculation or theory.  Theories might arise for example that the town that you are living in is lucky because there have been lottery winners in the history of the town or county to vouch for it.  In the case of this couple who won [...] READ MORE

No More Counting Pennies!
05/09/2012
Sometimes you might simply think that being just a common blue collar worker is simply the most boring thing that could ever happen to you.  Maybe it is society, maybe the economy or the credit cards you end up being in a capitalist country feeling trapped in a rat race one paycheck after the other [...] READ MORE

You Really Need to Give a Chance to Lottery
05/08/2012
Rosemarie Graves is the type of woman who is very mindful about her money.  She knows where every dollar is put into, and that is not very common nowadays.  With a whole system that makes purchases irresistible, it is really incredible to find someone who is so cautious and responsible with money.  Life somehow guided [...] READ MORE

Best Way to Invest Winnings
05/08/2012
There is a common scenario with Instant Scratchers and that is to win small amounts, such as $10, $20, $30 and so on.  If you were to scratch a ticket and win back your investment in the ticket, what would you do?  Would you prefer to buy a pack of beer or burger to celebrate [...] READ MORE

Wisconsin Wins Big
05/08/2012
It seems as if Wisconsin was the perfect place to buy tickets for in this note we will be featuring two second-tier Powerball winners. The first one is Julie Trainor of Whitehall who claimed two million-dollar tickets.  Now if you come to think of it she was doubly lucky and she made the best decision [...] READ MORE

Once You Pop You Simply Can’t Stop
05/08/2012
Tanya Fowler just won $10,000 and she is happy beyond words.  Now you might think that it is a mere $10,000 and it is not the type of amount that will make a great change in your life.  It can be enough for the down payment of a new car or a shopping spree for [...] READ MORE

Installing a Wishing Well at Home Has Its Perks
05/07/2012
We have all heard about magic wells and most of you must have at least once in your lifetime thrown a penny into one with the hope that your wishes will come true.  But does it actually work? Have you heard one story with a happy ending that involves a wishing well? If you have never [...] READ MORE

Don’t You Simply Love Office Pools?
05/07/2012
Matt Sheridan works for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and there is a group that runs a lottery pool.  Many of them put in some money to the pool every week to buy tickets such as Matt. However Matt is not the type of guy that buys the lottery with the whole group one week and [...] READ MORE

You Really Need to Give Lottery a Chance
05/07/2012
Rosemarie Graves is the type of woman who is very mindful about her money.  She knows where every dollar is put into, and that is not very common nowadays.  With a whole system that makes purchases irresistible, it is really incredible to find someone who is so cautious and responsible with money.  Life somehow guided [...] READ MORE

Second Chance Drawings Are Amazing!
05/04/2012
What could be better than actually getting second chances, in life there are not many of them but for these lucky Tennessee Lottery players for fifteen lucky Lottery players learned when they won more than $1.3 million in this week’s “Play it Again!” drawing, the Lottery program that gives players a second chance to play [...] READ MORE

Beginners Luck is the Best
05/04/2012
It is already a saying, people from every walk of life know about the phrase “beginner’s luck”, is it actually true or just a myth?  There are millions of stories besides this one, remember that guy who walked into a poker table with the most innocent and dumbest expression ever?  Yes, the one who did [...] READ MORE

Father’s Win Convinces Son
05/04/2012
Father and son usually share some type of complicity, they usually go fishing together and share their laughs and silences.  Also practices and experiences are handed down from father to son.  This winner however one day surprised his son by calling him up and saying he had an emergency. Lottery results Now usually when this happens [...] READ MORE

Best Buddies Fish Lucky Money
05/03/2012
Friendship is built many times over the years, usually it is based on shared memories and values and hobbies, it is the type of relationship that supports you during those dark nights and the sunny days you simply go and celebrate the joy and the times shared.  Support always goes both ways. US lottery These best [...] READ MORE

Shiny Black Pearls
05/03/2012
Playing the lottery sometimes seems to be one of those things in life that have absolutely no reason at all.  Yes, there is no logic to it, some might think.  For starters it is difficult to win, just imagine the chances to win a top price is usually one in millions, then there is no [...] READ MORE

When to Buy a Winning Ticket
05/03/2012
Have you ever thought when actually the best time to buy a winning ticket is? Is there something as the best time to do so anyways? All chance games are always surrounded by controversy and a lot of superstition, there are those who buy the numbers of their loved ones in different combinations, others buy their [...] READ MORE

Which is the Best Place to Check the Lottery?
05/03/2012
We all buy the lottery, and we buy different versions of it, there are instant scratchers which some will scratch it right there at the store counter or when they back to their cars or at work, others will wait until they get back home. But what happens to the games wherein a drawing is involved?  [...] READ MORE

Thirteen Is a Lucky Number
05/03/2012
We have all grown up around the idea that thirteen is a number related to black cats and black Fridays, however that idea might be very far from the truth, specially when these lucky thirteen co-workers come into the scene nothing less than claiming Powerball´s second prize which is one million dollars. These lucky co-workers [...] READ MORE

Fortune Cookie Predicts Win
05/03/2012
At some point in our lives we must have been skeptical to things such as psychic readings or a crazy person that comes up and tells you that better days will be ahead. Some others are not skeptics but believers that the stars can actually show you a hint, if not a way around life [...] READ MORE

People like Us Don’t Win
05/01/2012
What do you think is one of the most significant barriers that make success impossible?  Do you think it might be your education level, or social status or maybe it must be the opportunities that only others have but not you, never you! Does this sound a bit too familiar maybe? So why would you think [...] READ MORE

Always Check Your Tickets
05/01/2012
What happens to people who buy lottery tickets for the major, multi-state games?  Well for starters they all want to hit the jackpot, which is practically the main reason why people buy these games. However it is so interesting to see what happens to the possible winning tickets after they are bought.  Many times they [...] READ MORE

Is this a Joke?
05/01/2012
It is a common experience that people receive tons of calls every day and almost in every country, many of those calls have nothing to do with every day affairs and might come from people you do not even know.  For example they might be calls from sellers, yes although technology is pointing to marketing [...] READ MORE

Lottery Presents New Trend
05/01/2012
We all know that playing the lottery is a matter of luck plus a matter of what the actually chances of winning it and usually that can be expressed in a number that might be a bit too much to even realize that for many it is quite impossible, specially in Powerball which to win [...] READ MORE

Dreams Come True for Yemen Native
05/01/2012
Yemen native, Fath Nagi Zookari of Brooklyn´s Boerum Hill neighborhood now will be able to make his dreams come true.  The twenty-nine-year-old deli manager won $1,000,000 second prize with Mega Millions Megaplier.  With this windfall he will be able to go back to Yemen and visit his family more often as well as starting the [...] READ MORE

How Becoming a Millionaire Changes Your Life
05/01/2012
Winning the Lottery has the power to practically change your life in so many ways you cannot simply imagine.  You would go practically from rags to riches in just one day and you will also simply have so many options that you will suddenly be in a state of frenzy.  All of the details that [...] READ MORE

Lottery Smells like Fruit
04/27/2012
The best things in life simply happen, now there are a million ways how those things come to happen though and the best part of it is that you do not know when or how. You might have a feeling of certainty that for example you would pass an exam or that you might [...] READ MORE

Second Ticket Proved to Be the Winner
04/27/2012
Do you believe in second chances? Just picture yourself going looking for the house of your dreams, you are tired of looking and were almost to give up, then one day you had this urge to walk and take a different road, while you were walking around your neighborhood the house you always loved [...] READ MORE

How Does Your Local Jackpot Roll?
04/27/2012
As it has been mentioned before, the whole of America goes for the two biggest jackpots out there namely Mega Millions and Powerball, their prizes are simply too good to resist; besides what you invest is relatively nothing compared to what you can win. However the Lottery from each and every state has their [...] READ MORE

Mega Millions is More Fun With Mega Plier
04/26/2012
This year Mega Millions has reached the mark of a jackpot that went over $640 Million, and this caused furor across the country, from state to state everyone wanted a piece of such an amazing jackpot.  With this jackpot, the game Mega Millions gained more popularity and also more publicity. Lotteries For all of you who [...] READ MORE

The Chicken or the Egg ?
04/26/2012
You must have heard this so many times it could be cliché to ask, which came first the chicken or the egg?  Yes well, there is no easy answer and since one needs the other we might never be able to find out.  But in terms of what makes you win the lottery and under [...] READ MORE

$2 Million Logo Hunt Promotion Winner
04/26/2012
The Lottery runs many promotions with fun names so that you will go ahead and buy them, it is their job to make their games not only fun and interesting but also attractive. And what can make a game more attractive than promising the winners to become millionaires? But that is not all, what if [...] READ MORE

From $100 to $1 Million
04/25/2012
Brenda Blanchard has been playing Louisiana Lottery for a while now, she and her husband love to pick up Powerball tickets when they take their dog on his evening walk.  It is a great incentive and they practically kill three birds in a row, besides taking their dog out they get some exercise and of [...] READ MORE

Non-stop Matching Numbers
04/25/2012
Although we have been reporting much on Mega Millions and Powerball games you must know that those are not the only games around, the only difference is that they are multi-state games and therefore they have the potential to become a big hit across the country with jackpots that include so many numbers you would [...] READ MORE

You Can’t Breathe When You Win the Lottery
04/25/2012
Winning the lottery could be described as a life event, one that will rock your world and make you lose control.  You might sweat profusely as if you were giving a speech or performance in front of an astronomical audience live!  But just imagine what would happen if you had all of those feelings rushing [...] READ MORE

Have You Ever Seen a $5 Million Lottery Ticket?
04/24/2012
Do you know what it is to have a winning ticket that is worth $5 Million in your hand? Wow, how many would simply be imagining how it feels, what it looks like, what does it taste (if you could actually taste it) and feeling the adrenaline rushing through your veins. If you would like to [...] READ MORE

How to Win Twice in One Day
04/24/2012
There are folks who are simply so lucky that they get to win twice a day?  Is it too much too much for you?  Well just imagine the next winner. What would you do if one day out of the blue you decided walk into the store with the intention of buying two lottery tickets: [...] READ MORE

Till Lottery Do Us Apart
04/24/2012
If you may agree, we are in times wherein relationships are not easy, what is fair and what is not in the real world will always reflect in the relationship you have with your partner.  There are so many couples that are so generous that when they are going through tough times they share their [...] READ MORE

Doing Tax Returns Turns Results in Windfall
04/24/2012
I know, it sends chills down your spine.  You probably have nothing good to say about it, and most probably you might not have any good feelings towards it either.  But you see, everything in life is possible and one day what you did not like might end up being something you do like, or [...] READ MORE

Caesar Treatment for Columbia Couple
04/24/2012
Life is such an amazing dance, one day just like any other you make a decision and something happens on the way, that event practically changes your whole life.  If you ask around, you will find dozens if not hundreds of stories that will confirm this impressive quality that life has, it is almost as [...] READ MORE

Sleep Tight With $1 Million
04/24/2012
So many crazy things are said about lottery winners, it is almost as if in the instant that someone learns that they won the lottery they are immediately subject to go nuts and do things that they normally would not do.  A couple of examples would be to hug the clerk who sold the winning [...] READ MORE

Is Winning the Lottery Good or Bad?
04/20/2012
Have you ever stopped to think that winning the lottery can be bad and bring you this sense of guilt?  You might find this question totally, utterly crazy, but the truth is there are so many ideas in our heads that have to do with money that you do not even have an idea that [...] READ MORE

Friday the 13th is Lucky!
04/20/2012
In our notes we have definitely talked about how many types or perceptions, stereotypes and also ideas that people believe can be true or not.  We have also talked about how some people do not even buy lottery only to do it because of a feeling.  You see, in the end there are no rules [...] READ MORE

Mega Millions Jackpot Has a Home
04/20/2012
Everyone must remember the astronomical jackpot that Mega Millions had on March the 30th, 2012.  It reached a final figure of $656. During that day almost every American in the United States bought a ticket.  And if ever there was someone who did not buy it, the others definitely bought their share and as a [...] READ MORE

Lottery Teaser Becomes a Believer
04/19/2012
Buying the lottery has its risks, the risks of ending up like a fool and believing that you can win at a game that has so little possibilities of winning, well at least that is what people say. You see there will always be those who believe that buying the lottery is a waste of [...] READ MORE

Loved Ones Give You Luck
04/19/2012
Love is one of the reasons why everyone would give their all, and we are not specifically talking about romantic love that you see on TV and all of that.  The love that builds you, the type that is there with you and for you for the good and bad, the ones that you share [...] READ MORE

Breakfast Surprise
04/19/2012
Patricia Moran a 70 years old lucky woman who now will be able to trade her old car for a new one.  Luck simply landed not on her door, but practically on her plate when one day she decided to go and get a sausage and egg biscuit and with it she also added two [...] READ MORE

One Lottery Ticket a Week
04/18/2012
You have heard this zillion of times “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” but is “One lottery ticket a week the pot of gold you seek.” For starters, does it actually mean that if you do actually buy one ticket a week you will win? Jim Kitauchi has been a great lottery fan, and [...] READ MORE

When You Feel It Go for It
04/18/2012
We are rational beings and our mind and the reasons that we call rational is actually what rules our lives. However there are times that are simply pivotal in our experience. Times when for example you have a feeling and you were going to cross the street and somehow that feeling told you not [...] READ MORE

Winning is All about the Fun!
04/18/2012
We have ran notes on people whose main priority is to pay off their bills whether that means their student loans, mortgages, credit cards or other type of responsibilities. However this winner the only thing in his mind is to have lots of fun! And if you think of it, shouldn’t be fun [...] READ MORE

Almost Missed Claiming Winning Ticket
04/17/2012
Wylie Turner like millions of others bought a ticket for the night of  the astronomical $640 million Mega Millions jackpot on March 30, 2012. It was the jackpot that all wanted to have a piece of. Lotteries The next day, just like many other people, he was eager to find out if he was the jackpot [...] READ MORE

Play Wisely Win Millions
04/17/2012
Have you ever thought why people buy the lottery?  Well, to win, of course you might say, it is practically very unwise to play just because you wanted to.  Now many people  choose their games according to numbers, that is according to the chances that they have of  actually winning and they decide from that [...] READ MORE

Follow Your Hunch to Riches
04/17/2012
As human beings, we have our practices and habits and those practices sometimes have a logical reason behind it, sometimes not. When Carolina Furdui plays the lottery, she normally buys $1 quick picks. But on March the 30th, 2012, she did something different, instead of buying her $1 quick pick she bought $2 instead. US [...] READ MORE

Winning and its Perks in Colorado
04/16/2012
T-shirts can be just that, the simplest of things, but hey they are also the canvas for great ideas to flourish.  And of those ideas is actually to announce lottery winners!  How cool can that be?  Of course it does not happen to all lottery winners, only those in Colorado have the chance to sport [...] READ MORE

This is the Last One!
04/16/2012
Has it ever happened to you that you have said: “This is the last time I smoke”; “This is that last time I am going to the Casino”; “This is my last hand” and “This is the last lottery ticket I’ll ever buy” ?  Does it sound familiar to you? Chance games are great, they are [...] READ MORE

Breaking the Routine on a Working Day
04/16/2012
The great thing about working is that you are not working all the time, that is you are allowed to have periodical breaks including lunch breaks, smoking breaks and coffee breaks, all sorts of breaks, we are all humans and all work and not break would really take a toll on our body and mind [...] READ MORE

Crossword is Money
04/13/2012
People play crosswords still, yes, it is still a great favorite and the best part is that you can actually win money by doing so. Gone are the days wherein you were riding the Metro with a newspaper and guessing the words on a crossword game, as the world of technology has changed people [...] READ MORE

Give them to me!
04/13/2012
Just imagine this, you are just stopping by to buy a couple of sodas or beers and even potato chips and when you are about to pay the clerk says: “Would you like lottery tickets with that?”  It is a bit weird, right ?  But it has happened; in fact the next winner was offered [...] READ MORE

Is Winning in the Genes?
04/13/2012
Meet Gilberto Gonzalez, he just won a game called $800,000 Little Lotto from the Illinois Lottery. And this, although it is his first big win, he definitely has had small bits of smaller wins. US lottery In fact, it turns out that playing the lottery is something that runs in his family. His dad [...] READ MORE

Lots of Zeros in a Ticket
04/13/2012
What would be the next most exciting thing besides watching a Mega Millions televised drawing and matching your numbers one by one, wouldn´t that be simply amazing.  Just imagine the thrill of being able to see that every one of your dear numbers have actually matched!  Oh that would be a sight to behold.  But [...] READ MORE

Investing Wisely When Buying Lottery
04/13/2012
A decision is always a decision and sometimes it will have a huge impact on whatever you are actually doing. But what is even more interesting is that is that many times one decision is related to another and another and the results are practically a surprise. Remember that massive record-breaking Mega Millions jackpot from a [...] READ MORE

The Best Time To Buy A Winning Ticket
04/13/2012
When is it the best time to buy a winning ticket?  This question might be surreal for you because for some it is impossible to actually say when it is the best time to do so. Besides what works for one does not have to work for other.  Take Russicha Deloach for example, she had [...] READ MORE

Long Time Numbers Prove to Be Lucky
04/11/2012
Sometimes people give numbers a certain meaning, numbers can be the dear remembrance of the day that someone passed away, they can be the birthday numbers of the people you love the most in this world, it can also be the numbers that reflect a special occasion such as an anniversary. Numbers are numbers [...] READ MORE

Win the Lottery While Being On the Phone
04/11/2012
Sachin Nanavati had a very funny and also indescribable experience when he just became a millionaire by playing the $3,000,000 Cash Jackpot. Previous to this happy win he has won other prizes, smaller ones but nothing was compared to this one. The lucky ticket was purchased at Shop & Save store in Des [...] READ MORE

Winning is Merrier With a Loved One
04/11/2012
Scott Springsteen, 42 from Mediapolis was so in awe that he simply could not believe his eyes. He stared at it over and over again and but it was true, had won a $100,000 prize by playing Iowa’s $100,000 Cash Game. Mega lottery Scott said he felt incredibly lucky to have his girlfriend, Robin Knouda, [...] READ MORE

Excitement Runs Deep in Live Drawing
04/10/2012
You will definitely hearing from more and more Mega Millions winners, there are hundreds of them, actually.  But this one is a bit different. Like a lot of people Nancy Moyers of Reliance was feeling some Mega Millions excitement when she bought ten tickets for the March 27 Mega Millions drawing. The jackpot had grown [...] READ MORE

A Winner is a Winner
04/10/2012
If you have been following our posts you must have read that Mega Millions reached the record smashing amount of $656 a couple of weeks ago.  As a result, millions flooded to buy tickets which in turn made this event even bigger. Lottery results Also as a result, many second tier prices were produced, it is [...] READ MORE

What Better Than to Be Right on the Money
04/10/2012
Dennis Heaster of Newport News was all for the money and he actually went to buy lottery tickets the Friday night when everyone went to buy tickets since it was the night of the mega historic Mega Millions drawing.  Now people have different ways of making sure that they will have bigger chances to win [...] READ MORE

Expensive Ticket Yields Amazing Results
04/09/2012
What is one of the most interesting feature of buying the lottery?  Usually it has to do with little investment in the hope of astronomical returns. That is the magic, just think of the mega jackpots available, yes those that blow away people´s minds, it just takes $2 to win millions.  That is a real [...] READ MORE

Just One Number, Millions of Difference
04/09/2012
As you already know it  Mega Millions has been running really high on its jackpot and everybody had to do with it.  Well at least everybody had to do with getting their chance to have a little piece of it. On March 20, 2012, the Mega Millions jackpot was $241 million. And of course Erik [...] READ MORE

When you got a feeling, just go for it!
04/09/2012
Regina Ritter likes to buy scratch-off tickets and she does it regularly.  Actually she loves to go to her favorite store because the owners are very nice and friendly and she feels at home every time she passes by.  This is like her ritual and she does it at least once a month.  Last week [...] READ MORE

What About Getting $250,000 Per Year?
04/09/2012
If winning $1000 a week for life is not enough good news for you, we have another winner who is getting nothing less than $250,000 per year for 30 years! Just figure that out! Vilmer Meyer of Austel is the lucky winner and she selected the winning numbers in the March 8 Decades of Dollars [...] READ MORE

Family Trip Results in Lottery Win
04/09/2012
Should you travel before of after you win the Lottery? We have seen many winners plan their trips after their win, however this story will definitely make you think twice because maybe when you go and have some fresh air it may come with a lucky windfall as well. Edward Johnson of Archer Florida is one [...] READ MORE

Waiting to Claim One Million
04/06/2012
The most immediate reaction anybody would practically have when they win the lottery, especially when they hit the million dollar mark would definitely be to go and claim their prize as soon as possible and figure out immediately what they will do with it. Many will almost immediately have this urge and already have [...] READ MORE

Just One Number to Hit Mega Millions Jackpot
04/06/2012
Paulette Hodges of Blythville, Arkansas just missed one number and she would have taken home $290 million. She won the second prize in the March 23rd Mega Millions draw. But she was not the only one since thirty-eight other people across the whole country also won the second prize that same night, and they all [...] READ MORE

Irresistible Jackpot Produces Winner in Bedford
04/06/2012
Whenever there is a big jackpot, it has the power to call for many players that are not actually regular ones. It has an amazing effect on the public, who would not want to risk a couple of dollars to win hundreds of millions? Anybody in their senses would give it a try, unless that [...] READ MORE

Father and Son Power
04/06/2012
Fathers and sons usually have this way to bond that goes beyond words, just one look, one handshake, one gesture, one pat on the back is enough to express all that needs to be said among two men. This might baffle women who love to converse about their feelings all day long, no men [...] READ MORE

The Life Teresa Deserves
04/06/2012
Teresa Serrano from Bakersfield has seen lack in her life and actually she has been dealing with it face to face. Many years ago, Teresa and her husband had a difficult decision to make. They were down to their last $20 but they needed baby diapers for one of their children and also some food. [...] READ MORE

When the Name Makes You a Millionaire
04/06/2012
Yes, what is it in a name? Just a name or the feel of it, what makes your heart throb and blood rush? We are the type of beings that a simple word can create a whole universe inside our head and to tell the truth names matter and they matter a lot. [...] READ MORE

Wife Brings Good Fortune
04/04/2012
When all the wives read this note they will certainly go ahead and show it to their husbands and say: “You see, you should have listened to me!” No offense guys but women simply have some extra ability wired into their brain, one called intuition which sometimes comes in the form of warning you [...] READ MORE

Husband to Give Lottery Prize to Wife
04/04/2012
In a former note we mentioned how a wife urged her husband to buy the Lottery and resulted in a lucky win. In this note we will mention a loving, hard-working husband so generous that he will be giving his extra money to his wife. In these stories is when you can actually [...] READ MORE

What if You Received $1000 a Week?
04/04/2012
What if you received $1000 a Week? Wouldn´t your life simply be so much easier? Actually $1000 a week is what many jobs out there pay, right? The difference is, Jefferey Poirier will not need to work to receive $1000 per week since he just won it with the $1000 a week for [...] READ MORE

An Urge to Play the Lottery is Justified!
04/03/2012
The Mega Millions jackpot has been rising like it will not have a top to stop! Who would not be tempted to try their hand? On March 30st the Mega Millions jackpot has already reached the astronomical, incredible threshold of $640 and it already has a winner which we soon hope to [...] READ MORE

Workaholic Wins a Nice Prize
04/02/2012
Work, work,work and usually that means all work and absolutely no play and lots of bills to pay. Yes we have been there done that. But what happens when a person who simply loves to work wins the lottery? Have you actually thought about it? Although many of us would definitely have [...] READ MORE

Those Who Persist Reap Rewards
04/02/2012
What if anything and everything in this world you could be able to practice just like an exercise until you get it and it is perfected in every way possible? Mega lottery. What if you could have a muscle you could work on to become successful, happy, loved and infinitely lucky and win the lottery over [...] READ MORE

College Dream Comes True
04/02/2012
A young man from Indianapolis will now be able to make his dreams come true. And he is not dreaming to be the next basketball superstar or to live the life of the rich and famous. This young man yearns for the opportunity to go to college and become a professional however he [...] READ MORE

Big Win Was Almost Left Behind
03/30/2012
Small details slip through our fingers like water, small details like turning off a light, or leaving the keys in the car or in this case walking out without checking that you received the complete set of lottery tickets that you paid for. Now there would not be a problem if it is a [...] READ MORE

One Million with Milk
03/30/2012
Lottery retailers are all over the country and usually they are located strategically in places that are simply very convenient for you, such as mini-markets so it should be no surprise that people actually get to win while doing the most mundane and common of things in this world which is while going out to [...] READ MORE

Faithful Numbers till the End
03/30/2012
With internet, times have changed so much and everything is practically at the tip of your fingers or better said laptop or monitor or your smart phone. The New York Lottery has a subscription program was established in 1981 so players could purchase multiple drawing tickets for Lotto. Lotto subscriptions were first offered on [...] READ MORE

Some Winners Prefer Silence
03/30/2012
You must have read plenty of notes about euphoric winners, yes those who can’t sleep, can’t eat and were so amazingly happy that they could not stand still and keep the great news for themselves. But not all winners are like that, winning is such a personal experience and this experience varies from one [...] READ MORE

California is Lucky with Mega Millions
03/30/2012
Mega Millions jackpot had risen up to a hefty pot of $290 and while no one matched all six number to take home this enormous jackpot, Edward Tobias was one of the seven lucky California Lottery players who succeeded in matching five of six. Tobias went to the Lottery’s Sacramento District Office this Monday [...] READ MORE

$1 Million Revealed in a Truck
03/29/2012
Fifty-one-year-old Daniel Hughes of Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County is a hard-working veteran who manages a tri-state truck for a living. Recently he had to go to make a delivery to the Capital Region and on his way he decided to buy a lottery ticket, a ticket that cost him only $2 and it [...] READ MORE

Win Money By Watching Movies
03/29/2012
It is a lazy night and Jamie Frankford was simply chilling at home watching a movie, or better said, she was flipping through the channels and suddenly realized that the saw that the live drawing of the Pennsylvania Cash 5 numbers taking place. She remembered that she had a ticket, however at that moment [...] READ MORE

Couple Thought They Would Never Win
03/29/2012
Leslie and Laura Davis have been playing the lottery for a while now and the funny thing is they bought the lottery but never thought that they would win. Human beings are sometimes very weird and funny; they think that they will not win, but their actions say something else. Maybe is their [...] READ MORE

How to Make Millions by Investing a Few Bucks?
03/28/2012
This story is all about how to invest just two bucks in order to reap $70 million. No you are not reading incorrectly, it is definitely possible so read on. Celeste and Joseph Tamburello are the couple from New Jersey. It was just last Wednesday, March 21, 2012, that Joe bought a Powerball ticket at his [...] READ MORE

Trip for Bread Brings Some Serious Dough
03/28/2012
Has it ever happened to you that you go into a shop and you had your list already dropped down and you were even marking off the items and when you get to the cashier somehow, something draws your attention and it is as if you had absolutely no power over it, you relinquish your [...] READ MORE

Winning $10,000 Is Bliss
03/28/2012
If you play the lottery you know that whatever prize you get it is always a prize, no matter if it is big or small, it is an indication that something good is happening in your life and sometimes small prizes lead to bigger multi-million ones. And sometimes the small wins are but the [...] READ MORE

Tara Ramirez is a Happy Powerball Winner
03/27/2012
You know that every time someone wins the lottery they are to have their pictures taken, right? Well, if only this post would come with a photo you could certainly appreciate a woman, quite thin, in her mid thirties probably holding a gigantic check from New York Lottery and bearing a smile that extends from [...] READ MORE

Road Trip Becomes Luck Trip
03/27/2012
Road trips are part of our live, you live in this big and vast country with so much to see and experience. Besides it must be an item of people´s bucket list. Whoever lives in the US and does not take at least one road trip in his life is practically wasting all the [...] READ MORE

Smoking Urge Results in Big Win
03/27/2012
There is nothing bad about smoking, it is a personal choice and habit, and people smoke for so many reasons, reasons that will surely go beyond the smoker himself. So specialists say that it is a social phenomena, others say it is an addiction that has nothing related to pleasure and some others relate [...] READ MORE

United Family is Always Luckier
03/26/2012
Have you ever heard people describing how lucky his mom or dad is or how incredibly lucky as entrepreneurs where their grandpa or grandma? Sometimes some qualities seem to be handed down from generation to generation, that is why it is called a heritage and that is why whatever good or even bad qualities [...] READ MORE

Winning Changes a Family´s Life
03/22/2012
If you have been following our posts you have read many stories about lottery winners by now.  You know that there are lots of them and very different in kind too but the most satisfying stories are those who leave you a sweet after-taste, stories that simply fill your day with hope and warmth. Lottery [...] READ MORE

Winning the Lottery is a Shock
03/22/2012
Have you ever seen people who have good things happen to them but still they look shock and actually their whole face looks a bit of a state of permanent shock?  Well the following winner is just like that, including the day that he actually went to pick up his check.  If you could actually [...] READ MORE

Life is Good With $1000 a Week For Life!
03/22/2012
Has it ever happened to you that you are in the midst of one of the happiest times of your life and all you can think is: “Gosh this is so good, actually too good to be true!” and you suddenly feel that you need to pinch yourself to see if you are actually awake [...] READ MORE

Finally … Vacations for Lottery Winner
03/21/2012
Have you ever actually wondered what you would do will all the money if you actually win the Lottery?  Usually for the regular adult the line goes like: pay off all your debts and then … and then comes big decisions.  Important decisions include: to invest the money, to make a big purchase or to [...] READ MORE

Go Irish !!!
03/21/2012
To celebrate St. Patricks’s Day we simply had to give it up to a true Irish winner.  Winner in many ways, Brendan Riordan who is 28 years old from Yonkers, NY moved with his family to Westchester County in 2003 in search for a new start.  And when this young man looks back, he definitely [...] READ MORE

Luck Strikes Lockport
03/21/2012
Paul Schneider, 47, of Lockport is Niagara County’s newest Lottery millionaire. The welding supply employee is a lifelong Lockport resident, won his $1,000,000 prize on the Big Bills scratch-off game he purchased at the Noco Express Mini Mart on South Transit Road in Lockport. US lottery Schneider met luck in a funny way.  Many lucky lottery [...] READ MORE

Millionaire at Second Try
03/20/2012
You must have read some of our earlier posts, there are many winners that have recommended that to win, you must buy it, otherwise there is not the slightest chance at it. But if you don´t win, the only way is to keep on trying and be constant. It might not come to [...] READ MORE

Lottery Clerk Becomes an Angel
03/20/2012
When you buy a lottery ticket and if you believe that everything is a sign you might want to buy the ticket a the store you feel good about and you might also choose a clerk who is smiling and very pleasant. It is not only superstition, you really are entitled to do so, [...] READ MORE

The First is Not Always the Last One to Laugh
03/20/2012
Has it ever happened to you that you get a feeling somehow and you want to go and buy a lottery ticket and when you do, someone gets ahead of you in the line? And besides doing so he might not even just buy one ticket but buy 10 and you simply stand there [...] READ MORE

Winning is No Coincidence
03/19/2012
Life sometimes feels so erratic, it is as if we could have absolutely no way of knowing anything about what is to happen and many times all of the things we spend our days preparing for might not happen either. The good news is that when things do not turn out the way we planned [...] READ MORE

Visiting Nice People Yielded One Million Dollars
03/19/2012
The best wins in life and the best surprises mark our lives in the nicest of ways and what is even funnier is that they usually come when we less expect it to happen. Lottery winning numbers Margaret Casey is 65 and a widower, she lives in Sunnyside, Queens but she loves to go over the [...] READ MORE

Do Lucky Retailers Make Lucky Winners?
03/19/2012
Lucky retailers are always a reason for people to go and try to get some of the luck that ended up there, whether it is only to try it out by buying some lottery tickets there or even to talk to the clerk there.  Who can better tell you how it feels to be lucky [...] READ MORE

Dig Some Gold
03/17/2012
Gold has been the metal of privilege when it comes to its relation with the monarchies, the power struggles, and centuries of history that are related to gold prospecting. Remember the Wild West, when people would cross the country in caravans sometimes with their whole families to try their luck at finding some gold? [...] READ MORE

Winning the Lottery is Easy
03/17/2012
After you have read the title of this note your very logical mind might scream something like: “What! You must be kidding me just look at the statistics, winning the lottery is practically impossible; there is only one chance in hundreds of thousands if not millions! How can it be easy?” Yes the mind [...] READ MORE

Baby Chooses Winning Ticket
03/17/2012
Have you ever thought if maybe kids have a different type of perception that adults don’t. Yes they are the ones who see monsters at night, fairies flying about on the prairies and elves hiding amongst trees. They are the ones who talk to their invisible friends; of course, they are invisible for [...] READ MORE

How to Win Over and Over Again
03/15/2012
It seems like some people simply have it in terms of winning prizes, whether it is the lottery or any other prize out there. If you have never ever thought that luck could be as fierce in getting their victims, you might have to change your mind after reading this note because sometimes luck can [...] READ MORE

No Reaction to Winning the Lottery
03/15/2012
If we had to run a poll and interview all of those who have won the lottery, and what is more, who have become millionaires because of winning the lottery, it would be a safe bet to say that 99% of them have described some type of euphoria, a happiness beyond words, adrenaline rushing, your [...] READ MORE

Instant Magic
03/15/2012
A Girl’s Best Friend It is widely known that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, so it is no wonder why White Bear Lake resident Deborah Lindorfer thought she’d try the Lottery’s $200,000 Lucky Diamonds scratch game.  Which girl would not give into such a sparkly temptation, right?  The sparkly scratcher ticket that Deborah bought revealed [...] READ MORE

Las Vegas Here We Come!
03/14/2012
Some people become obsessed with wanting to win; they do rituals and pray to their saints, they even have certain ideas about what to do in order to win the lottery.  However Martha Hartman of Columbia will show you that all of that is simply unnecessary.  She occasionally plays the Missouri Lottery, but she doesn’t [...] READ MORE

Show Me Some Cash
03/14/2012
There is one thing that is practically for sure and that is, when luck knocks at your door, it will come in any way. A self-employed businessman from La Monte is the latest Missouri Lottery Show Me Cash jackpot winner. George Rich, 35, matched all five winning Show Me Cash numbers in the March 6 [...] READ MORE

Grabbing a Bite Leads to Big Win
03/14/2012
Carl Braxton is a 2011 Eastern High School graduate and as any teenager, specially a boy he has this hefty appetite, if you know teenagers you definitely have seen how it is when they are growing up, they need a lot of food.  And so he went to see where he could grab a bite, [...] READ MORE

Petrified for a Whole Hour
03/13/2012
Have you ever won the lottery? It is not very difficult to conceive that when you win the lottery you are bound to experience a sensation of disbelief at first, which usually is followed by shock and then happiness. Maybe that is why buying the lottery is so much fun. It doesn´t [...] READ MORE

Intuition is a Good Guide
03/13/2012
Has it ever occur to you that you are driving and suddenly and somehow you feel that you should not take the same route that day you take an alternative way home, only to learn later that something bad happened and that if you had not listened to that little voice inside you, something might [...] READ MORE

Don´t Give Up On Lottery
03/13/2012
Winners are the best example of people who do not give up and who by not giving up, they actually win. There are many factors of course, that you know or control, for example you do not know when you will win, nor how for everyday you will encounter so many more options. But [...] READ MORE

Gigantic Powerball Jackpot is Taken
03/12/2012
Powerball changed its policies this year and with it came an increase in the price ticket with an increase in prizes. You might have been following this game because of this, its jackpot grows like bubble and most probably you bought a ticket for the February 11, 2012 Powerball draw. That night, it was [...] READ MORE

Crazy Crazy Lottery
03/12/2012
Wouldn´t you simply go nuts, specially if you had a chance to win a life-changing amount of money by playing the lottery? Wouldn´t it be an amazing and exciting experience? Jayendra Shah can definitely tell you what it feels since he has first-hand experience of scratching his Platinum Payout 20X and receiving an extra [...] READ MORE

Big Friendship Big Win
03/12/2012
Have you ever thought or tried actually to try something repeatedly until you actually get it? Maybe it is more natural and common than you think. Think of learning to drive, you had to practice until you got it, right? Or learning to skate, or write or read. If you think [...] READ MORE

From $500 to $100,000
03/09/2012
Has it every happened to you that you had set your mind or something and then the end result was so much better than what you had imagined? You have been dying to buy the house that was perfect for you, perfect and within you budget, that is. And you have already contacted [...] READ MORE

Happy Millionaire at Oneida
03/09/2012
Playing chance games is not limited by color, social status or nationality. It is practically played in one way or another in almost every country on the globe. So it is not strange to find a variety of winners in the lottery that come from different backgrounds. Lottery is like the language of [...] READ MORE

Lottery Win Unites Family
03/09/2012
The family is the center of everything, it is the core of what makes you the person you are, it is after all the nucleus of the society. During hard times, it is often the family that is sacrificed. You can see it during times of war, the man usually goes to war and the [...] READ MORE

Scratchers Set the New Trend in Presents
03/08/2012
You must have probably read our notes during the few days after Valentine´s Day and if there is one trend that was very obvious is that scratchers are becoming a new trend, replacing presents.  Yes they replace thank you notes, romantic presents, birthday presents and might just be the best idea ever, specially for the [...] READ MORE

Luck Strikes for Second Time
03/08/2012
To talk about luck is practically like to talk about the muse of inspiration you have absolutely no certainty when she will come visit, there are only but speculations about how they come and legends of the people that they touched their lives.  Yes, winning the lottery seems to be an exact science for those [...] READ MORE

Delaware Couple Become Millionaires
03/08/2012
A couple from Delaware are to join the millionaire club by playing Mega Millions.  The couple have been playing the lottery for years now and usually they enjoy playing Mega Millions, Powerball and Multi Win Lotto and they are also very practical about it, they spend just a few dollars on each. US lottery Although they [...] READ MORE

Two Weeks Driving Around with a Winning Ticket
03/07/2012
Usually when people buy the lottery they would love to know immediately if they won or not, this is the main reason why scratcher games are so popular. Just think about it, you do not have to wait for a drawing, you do not run the chance to miss checking a ticket and you [...] READ MORE

The Young and Lucky
03/07/2012
If only you could turn back time, yes to the time when you were oh so young and to be able to make all your dreams come true just before you lost sight of those dreams because they were too impossible for you. Remember the time when you would give anything to become a [...] READ MORE

Son’s Birthday Worth $3 Million
03/07/2012
Mothers will always be mothers and they will always place their children on a pedestal, remembering every single detail about them and of course the day and time they were born. Because that was the happiest days of their lives wherein their newborn practically illuminated the whole room and gave their own lives as [...] READ MORE

How to Have Everything Taken Care Of
03/06/2012
Kurt Glenzer just won $1 million in the Mega Millions lottery and he took a few days to get his ducks in a row. For those who have never heard of this expression just picture the whole scene, all your ducks are lines up and you only need one shot and everything is done! That [...] READ MORE

Does Jesus Help You Win?
03/06/2012
“Oh Thank You Jesus! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!” Those were the words that Rota Juarez uttered when she realized that she had won $1 million in Powerball. She was thankful and very passionate about being grateful to Jesus. National lottery However she is definitely not the first one to thank Jesus [...] READ MORE

How to Win $2 Million
03/06/2012
How many ways do you actually know of that could make you win $2 Million overnight? It takes a lot of creativity right? Maybe you can design and co-produce the perfect mobile phone for the future, maybe you can raise that kind of money if you go on national TV and do something [...] READ MORE

Millionaire Steel Lady
03/06/2012
History has known of a lady of steel known as Margaret Thatcher, famous for her decisiveness and the way she manages the most impressive situations with a calm face and with a decisiveness that would leave men speechless. Well we have every-day women with exactly those characteristics, and in real life. Lottery checker Just picture [...] READ MORE

One More Number Please
03/06/2012
Gary Higens is a Powerball fan, and he has his own strategy, and is also very level-headed and has everything under control and within the budget. He plays only one ticket per draw and he is faithful to Powerball. US lottery Gary also prefers to choose his own Powerball numbers. The way he does it [...] READ MORE

Happy Powerball Winner
03/06/2012
What could make a person happier than to be a happy Powerball winner? That is quite difficult to beat. Plus when you win a lottery prize, specially when it happens in New York, you are greeted by this enormous check with the amazing amount of one million dollars written across it with your name [...] READ MORE

Mother and Daughter Hit the Jackpot
03/02/2012
Some mothers and daughters have a kind of close relationship, they do things together, share their tips about beauty, food and even men. But that is what it is all about, the sharing and doing things together that makes the relationship healthy and loving. In the case of Sharon Bowers and daughter Brianna Fischer of [...] READ MORE

From scratches to riches
03/02/2012
Instant Dream Vacation Diana Johnson, a hair stylist from Raytown, has been dreaming to have a nice vacation with her husband, Dale and had told him not to buy anything for Valentine’s Day. She had originally wanted to trim their budget and save some money for a vacation. That was the plan. However on [...] READ MORE

Alice in Millionaire Land
03/02/2012
What would Alice feel in Wonderland, specially when Wonderland is Millionaire Land? Most probably as much fun as can be and Alice Thomas will definitely be in the place to let us know how it feels. State lottery Alice Thomas is a new millionaire, she is actually $3 million richer. How did she do it? [...] READ MORE

Windfall comes with pizza
03/01/2012
One of the biggest and most interesting things about life is that you never ever know when you will hit an amazing jackpot. Take Steve Petty, he was at Casey’s Pizza in Guthrie Center, Iowa just last week. Lottery checker Steve was in Guthrie Center because his 95-year-old mother fell and was rushed to the [...] READ MORE

Hug a millionaire today
03/01/2012
Hugs are part of us human beings, and they are not only for those who are having it rough, no they are for those who have an amazing reason to celebrate too! Oh if only newly millionaire´s hugs would pass on their luck you would be crazy looking for one to hug! When Ricky Wilber [...] READ MORE

How to win Powerball
03/01/2012
When you buy a lottery ticket it is practically a given that you most probably already know how to play it and what it is all about. And even if you don´t well that´s when the clerk can help you or you can go online to check the rules of the game. US lottery Bill [...] READ MORE

Giving in to Temptation Leads to Big Win
03/01/2012
There are times in life when you set yourself and make an oath to do everything that you have promised to do, especially when you have a clear goal, have specific steps to make and know exactly what you must do. Just look at diets, sometimes you set out a date and you need to [...] READ MORE

Luck is For the Ladies … Too
03/01/2012
Winning and Lottery don’t have boundaries nor is there any type of gender preference and up to this date, women as well as men enjoy chance games. If women enjoy watching NFL, NBA and other sports, why not enjoy the Lottery and winning it! Ruth Dunning has loved to play Mega Millions since her mother’s [...] READ MORE

Lucky suggestion
03/01/2012
Has it ever happened to you that you are out immersed in your daily chores and duties and many of them are responsibilities and for a reason or other you bump into a stranger and this stranger turns out to be your benefactor, somehow. Whether you call them angels, benefactors or just a Good [...] READ MORE

Lucky Valentine´s
02/29/2012
There´s this saying that goes “If it ain´t broke, why fix it”. It can definitely apply to any practice that you have ever done and has given you good results. For Melanie McNulty of Marshall she had the chance to experience luck when she won $250 on Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets back on [...] READ MORE

Good Actions, Good Returns
02/29/2012
Strange situations occurs to ordinary practically every day. In fact there must be one strange thing happening to a person on this globe every minute. These strange situations can come out of the blue and might even be very beneficial as it happened to these kind-hearted parents. US lottery A Dundalk couple was surprised [...] READ MORE

Instantly Becomes Millionaire Inside Car
02/29/2012
Cars are like an extension of us, they are our feet, our camping tent, our love shack, so many things in one. People use it as an extension of themselves and not precisely and only for traveling. Have you ever seen people taking naps inside there cars? Also because of long commutes, people eat, [...] READ MORE

Pick some cash
02/27/2012
How would it feel if one day out of the blue you need to go and run to the store and pick something up and what you end up picking is actually … nothing less than cash! Wouldn´t you love to be one of those lucky ones? Well convince yourself that it is [...] READ MORE

Heating It Up On Valentine´s Day
02/27/2012
What is the best way to face a freezing snow clearing day? There might be a few ideas popping up to your mind, maybe a glass of wine, who knows some whiskey, hot chocolate or maybe a sauna and a massage wouldn´t be a bad idea. And since it is Valentine´s day, cozying up [...] READ MORE

Couple Receives $1 Million
02/27/2012
The Louisiana Lottery already has the first millionaire for 2012! Who is the lucky one? Mary Roberts of Boyce and she became the first millionaire of the year when she claimed a $1 million Powerball prize from the Feb. 11 drawing. But she did not claimed it alone, she was escorted by [...] READ MORE

Ever Heard of a Lottery Fun Club?
02/24/2012
Well Kentucky Lottery has it and Steven McIntyre is a member. Membership in the club has its perks. Just picture awards such as weekly and monthly prize giveaways, being the first to get news about new games, and getting discount offers and coupons. It sounds like a fun club, right? As a [...] READ MORE

How Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary
02/24/2012
Mary Roberts describes herself as an ordinary woman and anyone would definitely agree that she is just simple and ordinary Mary. However extraordinary things happen to ordinary people everyday. For example your next-door geek becomes a billionaire by inventing a social interaction platform. These stories we hear of them everyday and we [...] READ MORE

How to Ride the Lucky Wave
02/24/2012
Is everybody lucky? Do you wonder when will your time to be lucky and receive a little windfall would be? Christy Stanczak never ever played the lottery… however she did came to win as much as one million bucks. Of course, just because Christy doesn’t play the lottery, that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t enjoy [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winner’s Luck Turn Around
02/23/2012
Ben Ramos, a Minnesota veteran, basically struggled financially throughout his life and battled alcoholism for quite some time. Then, he was able to turn things around and became sober ten years ago. And now, he says his luck has taken a great turn for the best in his life. Lotteries Ramos, who bought the million-dollar ticket, [...] READ MORE

Home Depot Manager Wins…For a Second Time
02/23/2012
If you ever thought that winning once was simply impossible, think twice, because some winners win twice within a year! Impossible you might think. But the reality is that impossible is nothing. US lottery Take for example Mr. Erik Holmes, 44, he works at Home Depot in Atlanta and he just claimed a prize worth [...] READ MORE

$336 million Powerball ticket sold at Newport supermarket
02/23/2012
Rhode Island lottery officials said this Monday that the winning ticket in Saturday’s $336.4 million Powerball jackpot was sold at a Stop & Shop supermarket in Newport. Up to now, no one has come forward to claim the prize. Powerball lottery “It’s great for the industry, it’s great for Powerball and it’s great for Rhode Island,” [...] READ MORE

Looking to win the Lottery? Change your name to John and move to England!
02/23/2012
If you ever wondered how to win the Lottery, well then you should know that if you are a builder man called John, who lives in Romford, England, you’re a winner! That’s right! The luckiest town for Lotto players is in Europe, England. The name: Romford, located in Essex. Lotteries One in every 1,238 adults there has [...] READ MORE

Calgary unclaimed $1-million lottery ticket set to expire soon
02/23/2012
Someone in Calgary, who bought a Lotto Max ticket almost one year ago, could be $1 million richer. Unfortunately, that new-found wealth has become a very limited-time offer. Powerball lottery Feb. 25, 2011, was the day that a $1-million winning Lotto Max ticket purchased in Calgary, so it is about to expire on Feb. 27. That [...] READ MORE

More Ways to Become Lucky For Life
02/22/2012
Will you be the next “Lucky for Life” winner? Now you will have 3 different ways to make it happen because The Florida Lottery’s three newest scratch-off games, Lucky $2,500 a week for life, Lucky $1,000 a week for life and Lucky $500 a week for life, are on sale since the 8th February. Players [...] READ MORE

Run ticket run!
02/22/2012
Amazing things happen to people, amazing stories revolve around lottery tickets. Just think about this, you have a winning ticket, but for a reason or other you ended up throwing it into the trash can! But then thanks to a friend you discover that the ticket you just threw away was a winner! [...] READ MORE

Kathy Robertson is as Happy as Can Be
02/22/2012
Don´t you find it amazing that when you get something you have always wanted and you finally get it, it is so surreal that you practically think it is a joke? It has happened to many and Kathy Robertson from Maryland is a good example. Lotteries As you might remember September 2011 brought many perks [...] READ MORE

Instant happiness
02/21/2012
Student Skips Class after Winning the Lottery Well, wouldn’t you do the same? A Greenville Tech student skipped class after scratching a lottery ticket worth $100,000 in the school’s parking lot. Lottery checker A native of Laurens, it turns out that this scratcher fan has been trying her luck at scratch-offs ever since she turned 18. [...] READ MORE

Virginia Lottery Fans Benefit from Glitch
02/21/2012
Machines are machines and although our current society practically depends on computer and their software, there is always a chance that they might have bugs or glitches albeit small. Powerball lottery A brief malfunction by the Virginia Lottery’s gaming system will bring benefits to work to Fast Play game players. Lottery officials announced on January 24 [...] READ MORE

Lucky Winners, Lucky Stores
02/21/2012
Lucky people attract lucky circumstances, but what stores that sell lottery? Are there stores that you know that are famous for selling winning tickets? It seems that just as there are winners that win twice in one single day, there can be stores that sell winning lottery tickets in just a few months. [...] READ MORE

Silver Spring Man Is Now a Lottery Believer
02/20/2012
Lottery, millions of dollars and luck may not be your favorite words. Actually you might not even believe in winning anything, after all you have never won anything not even at a raffle. So who can actually change your mind when you believe that lotteries are just some type of hoax, they prey [...] READ MORE

Some days are simply amazing
02/20/2012
Picture your dream day, what would it be? You open your eyes and have no recollection of whatever bothered you last night. In fact you had such a good night’s sleep that you feel like you are a different person. No hurries, no morning drama, you turn on the TV and the [...] READ MORE

Sparkly Jewels Come My Way
02/20/2012
Do you play the lottery? If you have any experience with this type of game you might notice that each game bears a very attractive name, plus attractive and colorful designs, all of this to attract your attention and unconsciously draw you to try your luck, or at least give it a chance. Lotteries Scratch-off [...] READ MORE

Powerball-mania hits Delaware residents
02/16/2012
Just as the number was big, the dreams for the many buying lottery tickets Saturday were also huge. Lottery winning numbers And it finally happen, as of Saturday afternoon the Powerball estimated jackpot was at $325 million and for all of those who decided to play, they were hoping it would be their lucky day. For [...] READ MORE

Salisbury man $1M winner from Maryland’s Lottery
02/16/2012
Talk about having precise definite plans for your money. John and Lori Menzel , lottery winners can definitely say that they do. They have already decided what they are going to do with the $1 million that they won from the Maryland Lottery Ravens Cash Fantasy. The Salisbury couple is planning to finally pay off their [...] READ MORE

Lottery jackpots could be even bigger
02/16/2012
The same Powerball lottery that has already been played to give a lucky Rhode Island ticket holder $336.4 million may soon be producing even bigger jackpots, of $500 million or more. Lottery officials say someone in Rhode Island has won the $336.4 million Powerball jackpot, but that person has not yet come forward. Lottery numbers $1 billion? [...] READ MORE

“$hake a Day” and “Anchors Away” Montana lottery winners claim prizes
02/15/2012
The last few days have been very busy for some lucky folks in Western Montana. More specifically, a Stevensillve man and Missoula woman just claimed their prizes from the Montana Lottery. Lottery results The latest winner is Chad Covault of Stevensville who claimed an $8,358 jackpot for the “$hake a Day” EZPLAY® game on Friday with [...] READ MORE

Brockville woman still holding for $15M jackpot
02/15/2012
Velma Holmes, the Brockville holder of Friday’s $15 million Lotto Max winning ticket will have to wait, probably until April before she can claim her prize. US lottery Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) Manager Dita Kuhtey said that the ticket holder, named Velma Holmes, is going to have to wait for an “insider investigation” to be [...] READ MORE

The Numbers for Powerball $334 million lottery jackpot are here
02/13/2012
The Powerball winning numbers for the estimated $334 million jackpot were drawn yesterday night. And the lucky numbers are: 1, 10, 37, 52, 57, plus the Powerball number that is 11. Lottery checker So now, everyone who bought a lottery ticket, or more, should check their tickets really carefully, as if one winner has all the [...] READ MORE

More lottery-winning scams: be careful!
02/13/2012
It is hard to resist the idea of winning something for nothing, we know. Especially because it is that part of human nature that keeps lotteries in business, but also, unfortunately what keeps lottery scammers in business. That is why the Better Business Bureau listed lottery scams among its top ten scams of 2011 as [...] READ MORE

The lottery should give more to education
02/13/2012
Ever since Georgia approved the state-run lottery in 1992, $13 billion have gone into HOPE scholarships and pre-K programs. And with money, only last year, 256,000 students attended colleges in Georgia, courtesy of HOPE, and more than a million students have benefitted from HOPE. US lottery The issue many people in Georgia are discussing now is, [...] READ MORE

Pennsylvania’s Newest Powerball Millionaire
02/11/2012
What would have been a $200,000 prize two weeks ago, with the old Powerball rules, is now $1 million for the holder of a Powerball ticket that was sold in Berks County. Lottery results “We are excited for our first million-dollar winner from the new version of Powerball, which debuted Jan. 15,” said Lottery Executive Director [...] READ MORE

Funds choices need to be reevaluated, group says
02/11/2012
According to an Atlanta-based think tank, the lottery priorities need to be reevaluated, especially on the HOPE Scholarship, as pre-k programs are in danger. Mega lottery And here is why, as it seems, legislators may for the second straight year, cut back on pre-K education. If this happens, it would reduce the amount of funds that [...] READ MORE

Lottery winners are already spending big and they haven’t even gotten their $50M prize
02/11/2012
An Ottawa-area couple who won almost $50M with a lottery ticket, have already indulge in car, mansion, diner renovations, and other expenses. State lottery The lucky is so eager to claim their prize at the end of the month after passing a provincial review that they are spending much of their life savings. The winners, Jo Ann [...] READ MORE

$16M on lottery go to a British Columbia Man
02/10/2012
It all started last week, when Steve Murphy, a 52 year-old mine manager at the Tulsequah Chief Mine, bought a lottery ticket in Atlin, B.C., at the Food Basket store. Lottery checker And things got only better when, on Tuesday afternoon, Lottery officials from the British Columbia Lottery Commission confirmed he had won. To do so, [...] READ MORE

ND closer to Internet lotto sales
02/10/2012
North Dakota’s lottery gets closer to use the Internet to sell tickets directly to buyers. And in the process they want to make what’s best for them but, not hurting retailers in the process. According to Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, “I certainly want to be careful that we’re not interfering with the good relationship we’ve developed [...] READ MORE

Local Powerball Players willing to take their shot at $250 million
02/10/2012
New Powerball rules, which were created and designed to have larger jackpots and better chances at becoming a multimillionaire, have local residents buying as many tickets as possible for Wednesday’s drawing. Why? The anticipation is that the jackpot will hit $250 million. US lottery According to the Rhode Island Lottery, since Jan. 15, when the price [...] READ MORE

A $1 million scratch-off ticket was already sold at the new Phillips 66 station
02/08/2012
What a grand opening period for the new Phillips 66 station in Greencastle! Free drinks, discounted gasoline prices, and other promotions were awesome, but to claim a $1 million scratch-off lottery winner for the North Side gas station, was simply the best. Powerball lottery According to an Indiana Lottery Commission press release, Michael Comer of Greencastle, has [...] READ MORE

Lottery dollars can do a lot of good
02/08/2012
Special districts, including Pueblo West and Colorado will get the same level of Lottery support for parks and recreation that cities and counties enjoy, if CityPueblo-area lawmakers are able to make the bill pass. Pueblo West District Manager Jack Johnston said the small share of funds that they get has prevented them from building parks [...] READ MORE

Police warns of Lottery scams
02/08/2012
“You can’t win if you don’t play” may be true for most cases, but what if that means you have to pay, and not buy lottery tickets, to win? Well, police are warning residents in the Palm Beach area to be cautious as is it known that several of them have by scammers in foreign [...] READ MORE

Lottery games now featured on two state liquor trucks
02/07/2012
The state agency in charge of handling liquor sales is working along with the Iowa Lottery to create a couple of lottery advertisements that will roll on the highway. State lottery Although this wouldn’t be the first time they partner with others, as the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) has already being using the spaces on [...] READ MORE

Police Captain’s Wife Wins $1 Million on Lottery
02/07/2012
If winning the lottery could ever be kept a secret, we know that in this case, this has been the worst kept secret in Clark. If your ask around, now everyone in town that Deana Scherb, Clark Police Captain Al Scherb’s wife, is the lucky winner of $1 million on a New Jersey Lottery. And [...] READ MORE

An Indianapolis woman is the newest $1M Powerball winner
02/07/2012
Janice Kleeman, who now lives in Indianapolis but, who used to live in Muncie, still woks here, and apparently buys her lottery tickets here as well, is the latest $1M Powerball winner. National lottery Kleeman, who bought the ticket at Arjan Petro-Hoosier Pete last week, was revealed on Monday as the winner of a million-dollar Powerball [...] READ MORE

Why do some people have all the luck in the world while others have no luck at all?
02/06/2012
Delma Kinney, 51, of Atlanta is one of the lucky ones as she won $1 million in an instant lottery game in 2008, and then did it again recently. Yes, two lottery wins in three years, awesome! And this is what happened, as told reporters about it, she stopped at a convenience store to pick up [...] READ MORE

Winner of $206M Mega Millions jackpot is a L.I. visitor
02/06/2012
Daniel Bruckner is the new reason why Long Island residents hate their Dodgers-stealing, Lakers-loving, tree-hugging, granola-chomping California cousins: he won their $206 M at their lottery. US lottery Daniel Bruckner, a Silicon Valley financial analyst, visited Long Island, in Friday to collect a $208 million windfall after buying one Mega Millions ticket last month at a [...] READ MORE

$25 million jackpot for Medicine Hat couple
02/06/2012
Tim and Kendolyn Elliot, who currently live in Medicine Hat, just won close to $25 million and picked up their check at the Medidine Hat Lodge on Friday afternoon. The Elliot’s are planning to retire with their winnings. US lottery For four days, Tim Elliott had almost $25 million in the corner of his wallet and [...] READ MORE

Is love for the lottery a step towards greater gambling?
02/03/2012
Nowadays there are many ways for people to win money – and lots of it. But is love for the lottery a healthy feeling or a step towards gambling? First, there is optimism and then there is delusion. Remember Lloyd Christmas, for instance, played by Jim Carrey in classic Dumb & Dumber? When the object of his [...] READ MORE

Powerball Players Still Wondering
02/03/2012
West Virginia Powerball players are still trying to get used to the recent price increases and changes to the game, basically, because of lottery officials who were not very helpful in explaining the process and changes before they occurred on Jan 15th. The new $2 Powerball tickets were launched in January, and the price increase was [...] READ MORE

Lottery’s handling of Iowa mystery Hot Lotto: Satisfactory
02/02/2012
Iowa Lottery officials received high marks on Tuesday for handling the mystery around a winning Hot Lotto jackpot that was claim by attorneys representing a trust, which in the end, withdrew the claim for the multimillion-dollar prize last week. “That’s the damndest thing I’ve every heard of,” Sen. Tom Courtney, D-Burlington, said after lottery officials told [...] READ MORE

North Dakota Evaluates Online Lottery Sales
02/02/2012
This spring several states will be offering lottery ticket sales online. But North Dakota State Lottery is waiting to decide if online ticket sales have any potential here. The plan is to evaluate the results on other states to determine ether North Dakota should try too. Some local businesses don’t really think it would make a [...] READ MORE

Man won $1 million on $5 scratch-off ticket in “Big Bills”
02/02/2012
In 27 years of buying New York State lottery tickets, mostly scratch-offs, Paul Schneider has won a lot of little prizes, and even scored a $1,000 win about 20 years ago. But he kept at it because he knew it was going to happen sooner or later. “I’ve had some other amounts, but I’ve always anticipated [...] READ MORE

New York’s lottery revenues increase
02/01/2012
Despite the weak economy and unemployment percentages going thru the roof, gambling in New York continues to grow, according to records from the state lottery. Lottery results Sales of traditional lottery games — like Powerball and Mega Millions — increased by $73.3 million, between 2010 and 2011, since jackpots, like Wednesday’s $170 million Powerball game, help [...] READ MORE

Why did a New York lawyer give up a $14 million lottery ticket?
02/01/2012
Crawford Shaw, 76, a Yale-educated lawyer, living in Bedford, New York- who tried to redeem a multi-million dollar Iowa lottery ticket worth up to $14.3 million – withdrew his claim to the Hot Lotto ticket after lottery officials gave him a Friday afternoon deadline to identify the ticket’s purchaser. But, this hasn’t put an end [...] READ MORE

Shaw never delivered
02/01/2012
It was Jan. 17 in the offices of the Iowa Lottery in Des Moines when Mary Neubauer met Crawford Shaw for the first time, when he sat down with lottery officials for 90 minutes. In that time, he told them why he should be handed millions of dollars for a winning ticket purchased by someone [...] READ MORE

Powerball’s Newest Millionaire lives in Pennsylvania
01/31/2012
The holder of a Powerball ticket from the Jan. 25 drawing sold at Berks County, may have won a $200,000 prize two weeks ago but now, the same ticket is worth $1 million. A wonderful difference compared to the old lottery weekly growth in the total amount of the prize. National lottery “We are excited for [...] READ MORE

Arkansas lottery officials: Electronic ticket scanners are not a problem
01/31/2012
Arkansas lottery officials say there have been no issues with electronic ticket scanners since they began selling lottery tickets in 2009. Interim director Julie Baldridge stated this on Thursday after a convenience store employee testified that a customer discarded a winning ticket because a scanner indicated it wasn’t a winner. US lottery The appointed ticket was purchased [...] READ MORE

Three Women Claim to Own $1 Million Lottery Ticket
01/31/2012
For Sharon Jones, being at a Super One Stop in July 2011 and going to a trash bin to pick up the discarded lottery tickets was something normal, as she had done this many times before. The reason behind this is because there is a program through the lottery commission website that allows people to [...] READ MORE

Breast Cancer Victim to be honored by the Lottery
01/31/2012
Thanks to new legislation, a lottery ticket has been named as the “Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure,” because it provides funding for breast cancer research. National lottery “Access to quality healthcare is a basic right, and Illinoisans – particularly those who are fighting cancer – should not be denied coverage for participating in trials that [...] READ MORE

College Park woman wins $72 million Mega Millions jackpot
01/31/2012
Marcia Adams, a 33-year-old accountant of College Park, just wanted to get some chocolate for her boyfriend and instead, wound up with a Georgia Lottery ticket worth more than $50 million. Lottery checker Adams is actually the winner of the $72 million Mega Millions jackpot. But, she opted to take the lump-sum amount of $52 million. It [...] READ MORE

Lottery Mystery to be solved on Friday
01/31/2012
Iowa Lottery officials said the person who is the mystery winner of the Hot Lotto jackpot must come forward by Friday. They said that either this person has until 3 p.m. this Friday to claim their jackpot or the prize will be denied. Lotteries Before doing this, the Lottery officials have already sent a letter to [...] READ MORE

Mega Millions Ticket of $250,000 Sold in Berks
01/30/2012
The first Mega Millions ticket worth $250,000, from the Jan. 24 drawing, was sold at Morgantown Beverage, 3740 E. Main St., Morgantown, in Berks County. Lotteries This time, the winning ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 10-22-24-36-49, although not the yellow Mega Ball 33. That means the ticket is worth $250,000, minus 25 percent of [...] READ MORE

New York Lottery’s Powerball Game New Campaign
01/30/2012
A campaign for the New York Lottery’s Powerball game called “Yeah, that kind of rich” was lunched this week by the New York Lottery and DDB New York. The campaign features copy points like, “The starting jackpots are doubled, the possibilities are endless,” and it raises awareness about the recent changes made to the game, [...] READ MORE

Powerball hits $100 million
01/30/2012
On Sunday, Powerball doubled the price of a ticket to $2, and everyone wondered if consumers would pay or stay away. But, apparently Powerball’s gamble seems to be paying off. And so, both things actually happened, as fewer tickets were sold but, more money than usual came in. State lottery All this, could be a pattern [...] READ MORE

Iowa Lottery Winner: Explain Mystery or Lose Jackpot!
01/27/2012
The $16 million lottery jackpot mystery winner in Iowa will have to come forward with some explanations on how he got the ticket before Friday; otherwise he will fail to get the prize. Lottery checker Even when the winning ticket in the December 2010 Hot Lotto drawing was purchased in a Des Moines convenience store, almost [...] READ MORE

Online Lottery: Coming To a State near You
01/27/2012
Many states, Illinois and New York included, are still going strong with plans to offer lotteries on the Internet. All this thanks to the question both states had about doing so even before Christmas 2010. At that time, both states were moving forward with Internet lottery plans, and so asked the Justice Department for clarification. [...] READ MORE

Unclaimed Winning Tickets Soon to Expire
01/26/2012
There are two ticket winners for whom time is running out since they haven’t claimed their prizes. They are the holders of two Pennsylvania Lottery tickets – a Powerball ticket worth $50,000 from Feb. 5, 2011 and a Quinto evening ticket worth $50,000 from Feb. 12, 2011. National lottery The tickets and prizes expire one year [...] READ MORE

Military Vet nearly didn’t claim $14.3 million
01/26/2012
For three days, Napolean Elvord had no idea he had won a fortune. Elvord, a military veteran, in his late 50s who needs of a kidney transplant, had $14.3 million waiting on a table in his house and didn’t know it. Mega lottery Three days after it was announced that the winning Megabucks ticket from the [...] READ MORE

Mystery jackpot case deadline
01/26/2012
If the New York lawyer who made the claim of a mysterious jackpot doesn’t provide key details by Friday, The Iowa Lottery will deny its payment. Lottery CEO Terry Rich said at a news conference that Crawford Shaw has until 3 p.m. Friday to provide information for the agency to if the ticket was legally purchased [...] READ MORE

Online lotto in Illinois
01/25/2012
Illinois will offer online Lottery ticket sales this spring, and while some applaud the added cash to state coffers, others think is a terrible idea. National lottery “We’re very troubled by it,” said Jerry Prosapio of Crestwood, who is co-founder of Gambling Exposed. “Any new form of legalized gambling has brought more addiction and with the [...] READ MORE

$30,000 lottery prize unclaimed
01/25/2012
$30,000 are still on hold since, so far, no one has come forward to claim the money, with the winning ticket of Mega Millions lottery ticket that was sold last year on Black Friday at Ma & Pa’s Grocery Express. US lottery The Mega Millions drawing was held the day after Thanksgiving, on Friday, Nov. 25, [...] READ MORE

Coins stolen from the Metro used to buy Lotto tickets
01/25/2012
Lotto tickets bought with bags of coins helped to bust Horace Dexter McDade and John Vincent Haile. Apparently, the long-running scam to steal of Metro riders’ fares unraveled this week after a man in a police uniform driving a Jaguar bought thousands of Virginia lottery tickets with bags of apparently stolen coins. Lottery checker A tip about [...] READ MORE

Crawford Shaw, the attorney for mysterious jackpot winner in Iowa, named in lawsuit
01/23/2012
The attorney who represents a trust attempting to claim a multimillion-dollar Hot Lotto jackpot, in the most mysterious jackpot winner in the history of the Iowa Lottery, faces legal troubles in Delaware, court documents show. State lottery Crawford Shaw, the attorney who is trying to claim a jackpot worth much as $14.2 million on behalf of [...] READ MORE

Brad and Dawn Bryner: $1.000.000 winners in the Illinois Lottery
01/23/2012
A couple of days before Christmas, Brad Bryner stopped in at Jo Jo’s Convenient Store on North Main Street and bought a $20 scratch ticket game of the Illinois Lottery’s Merry Millionaire. Mega lottery Today, Brad and his wife Dawn are super excited as their Merry Millionaire scratch ticket turned out to be a million-dollar winner. Lottery [...] READ MORE

Kimberly Woman: Amazing Streak of Lottery Luck
01/23/2012
The luckiest woman in Magic Valley — or the world, for that matter — lives down a bumpy, gravel road in rural Kimberly. And just like ever player of the Idaho Lottery, Cindy Ragains dreamt one thing: win the big prize, just one time. Yet, this 56-year-old lady managed to do it twice, and then some. National [...] READ MORE

$2M scratch-off for Warsaw dad of 7
01/20/2012
A Plymouth man’s day took a dramatic turn last Wednesday when he purchased a $2 million winning Hoosier Lottery Scratch-off at a Warsaw convenience store. State lottery According to the Hoosier Lottery, Rick Cooper decided on a whim to buy a Hoosier Lottery $2,000,000 MONOPOLY Scratch-off while paying for a pop at Lassus Handy Dandy at [...] READ MORE

GA Lottery to help Education Programs
01/20/2012
Georgia finally has some incredible news for its education system. Georgia Lottery Corp. officials, in an announcement made yesterday, stated that there was a large raise in income for the first half of fiscal year 2012. In fact, the Georgia Lottery’s first-half transfer of funds to the Lottery for Education Account brings the total amount [...] READ MORE

Lottery players spent more last year
01/20/2012
Gregory Bailey, a Houston security guard, is a fervent believer in the Texas Lottery. He buys a fistful of Texas Lotto and Pick 3 cards each week. As a result, he has, on several occasions, walked away $500 richer. “I don’t go clubbing. I don’t go drinking. I work and play Pick 3,” he said. National [...] READ MORE

Iowa to study multistate online poker possibility
01/19/2012
State lawmakers looking to legalize Internet poker in Iowa are planning to open the door to multistate online gambling poker pots with more players. US lottery Sen. Jeff Danielson, D-Cedar Falls, said that he believes that the U.S. Department of Justice opinion will allow Iowa to enter into agreements with other jurisdictions that have approved Internet [...] READ MORE

Powerball: When the price doesn’t kill the dream
01/19/2012
For Frank Lima his dream is still alive. In his dream, there are five white-numbered balls and one red-numbered ball. There’s a man drawing the balls from a tumbler. And even when the dream always ends the same, with Lima comes up short on that combination of numbers; it is certainly not about to stop [...] READ MORE

Officials: Online lottery sales? Not just yet
01/19/2012
Connecticut residents are not yet that close, as a mouse click away, from their favorite draw or scratch games over the Internet. The reason is that, even when the federal government recently cleared the way for online sale of lottery tickets, there are several issues to address before “These are not easy policy questions,” said Anne [...] READ MORE

$208M Mega Millions lottery jackpot plus a baby
01/19/2012
Pregnant, 36-year-old Christine Bruckner, from Long Island, and her husband, 35-year-old, Daniel Bruckner, a financial analyst, from California are having the luckiest baby ever as they just won a $208 million lottery jackpot! Talk about a college fund! The couple was visiting her family for the holidays in Middle Island when they bought the Mega Millions [...] READ MORE

Powerball tickets: $2 a piece
01/19/2012
South Dakotans will have to double their bet by $1 to play for the Powerball jackpots. US lottery According to the South Dakota Lottery, starting this coming Sunday, the players in the multi-state lottery game now will have to pay $2 per Powerball ticket and double their investment for the promise of higher jackpots and better [...] READ MORE

Will a bigger pot make the lottery better?
01/19/2012
Powerball is rolling out new rules and payouts that are intended to escalate jackpots quicker, offer better odds at winning and raise lower-tiered prize totals that will take effect with tonight’s Powerball drawing. “That way I’m not playing it too often,” the retired mechanic from Wilkes-Barre said Tuesday after buying a few lottery tickets at the [...] READ MORE

Powerball makes changes as it looks back
01/18/2012
The Nebraska Lottery hosted a 20th-anniversary celebration for Powerball on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at the Ferguson House on South 16th Street in Lincoln. The event featured appearances from lottery representatives, honored beneficiaries, and even a mock check designed to look like a real Powerball winner. Powerball lottery But the real star of the show was [...] READ MORE

Grossman’s task force to decide if online lottery will fly
01/18/2012
As the Justice Department has already give it a green light; Steve Grossman, state treasurer of Massachusetts, is planning on creating a task force to decide if the state should go ahead with the online sales of lottery tickets. Lottery winning numbers Grossman said the federal opinion came as “a surprise that accelerates the urgency of [...] READ MORE

Missouri on the lookout to implement Online Lottery Sales
01/18/2012
Add Missouri as another state considering how to proceed at online lottery sales. Lottery results Now, what would be different if a person could buy lottery tickets online? Would they be more likely to work these purchases into their routine if they could simply log on to a website and, with a few clicks, come closer [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winners for the second time
01/16/2012
The first time that they won the lottery, every single person of the group got a fresh start. One of the winners, Becky Castro, paid off her credit card and a couple of loans. Others used their money to pay their mortgages, medical bills, and some, even put the money on their children’s college tuition. Powerball [...] READ MORE

Lottery gains vs. Gambling gains
01/16/2012
Gambling revenue in New York continues to soar as the state debates if they should legalize casinos. Even though, sales of traditional lottery games — such as the multistate Powerball and Mega Millions — increased by 2 percent between 2010 and 2011; the largest increase in lottery revenue came from the state’s nine racetracks, which continue to [...] READ MORE

Powerball hopes to hit the jackpot with their new strategies.
01/16/2012
Powerball lottery organizers bet that bigger jackpots will encourage more people to play, although they will have to do it at a higher price. Lottery winning numbers Tickets for the multistate game are doubling in price to $2 beginning Jan 15. While the odds of winning one of the game’s giant jackpots also are improving, the [...] READ MORE

Lottery attracts many and boosts stores’ profits
01/13/2012
Vissu Reddy of Florence has never bought a lottery ticket but, sold a lot of them, though. Reddy is the owner of Sunhouse Petroleum and his store is a member of the lottery’s Million Dollar Sales Club. He has sold $1.2 million in lottery tickets in the most recent fiscal year, which ranks him for the [...] READ MORE

New York Mega Millions jackpot hits $206 million in December
01/13/2012
Holidays are days to dream, and last December, $1 spent on a Mega Millions lottery ticket could have made all of those dreams come true. The jackpot for last December’s lottery was an estimated of $206 million and the cash option for that prize was just under $152 million. Powerball lottery That was the first time, [...] READ MORE

In January 2012, Massachusetts’ lottery will start taking debit cards
01/13/2012
Starting in early January, players will be able to put down their debit cards to take their chances on scratch tickets, Mega Millions jackpots and other lottery games. The State Treasurer, Steven Grossman, says plans on allowing lottery products to be bought with debit cards, along with other 33 other states accept debit card to [...] READ MORE

Powerball changes will up money for scholarships
01/12/2012
The price of a tri-state lottery ticket in New England increased from $1 to $2 along with the jackpot size two years ago, which was a bid to save a waning game, and it actually worked. State lottery Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the lottery says that sales and revenue both increased 25 percent in New [...] READ MORE

$1 million lottery prize for Wadena resident
01/12/2012
Mike Snyder still doesn’t know why he felt compelled to buy two lottery tickets back in November but, now he has a million reasons to be glad he did. Lottery numbers Yesterday, Snyder who is 67 years old, stood with his wife Lea at the Jefferson Street Holiday Station Tuesday as Minnesota Lottery officials presented them [...] READ MORE

The ultimate daily lottery game for Ontarians
01/12/2012
From children’s playgrounds to international competitions, “Rock, Paper, Scissors” has always been a super popular game. But, for the first time, Ontario adults can play and win with a new twist on this classic game. Today, lottery terminals are buzzing with the new ROCK-PAPER-SCISSORS (R-P-S) game. R-P-S tickets are now available for purchase at local [...] READ MORE

Lottery paid more than $400M in May to Oklahoma schools
01/11/2012
For the past six years the Oklahoma lottery, including Powerball, MegaMillions, Hot Lotto and a number of scratch games, has provided about $70 million a year to education. In May, it’s total contribution surpassed $400 million. US lottery The problem is that this contribution is way below the projects that were given to voters who approved [...] READ MORE

67 Year Old Minnesota Millionaire Lottery Winner
01/11/2012
Mike Snyder doesn’t know what pushed him to buy 2 lotto tickets on that day in Nov. But he has a million reasons to be glad he did. Snyder, 67, stood with his other half Lea, both wearing black sweatshirts with the word “winner” stitched on the front, at the Jefferson Street Holiday Station Tuesday as Minnesota [...] READ MORE

$1 Bln Lotto Tickets in 2011?
01/11/2012
As Connecticut Lotto turns Forty, residents are spending more and more on the opportunity to hit it rich. Milford resident James Brown stood scratching away at his “3 Times Fortunate” scratch card in the Bridgeport Ave. “I buy them about once a week,” declared Brown of the various lotto tickets. “Won a trip to Vegas once.” George Altieri [...] READ MORE

The possibility of online gambling in New York is now a reality
01/10/2012
Quietly, with a legal opinion, the federal government cleared the way for online gambling Dec. 23. And race between states began to create games and generate billions in revenue, gambling experts and legal scholars say. Lottery checker For decades, the Justice Department has opposed online gambling in all its forms. But according to the rules for [...] READ MORE

Great Iowa Lottery mystery solved
01/10/2012
The mystery began on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 at 3:24 p.m. on a QuikTrip in Des Moines. A Hot Lotto ticket bas bought there and six days later, the ticket turned into a $16.5 million winner. Then the ticket went unclaimed for 364 days, 22 hours and 10 minutes. National lottery Then on Dec. 29, two attorneys [...] READ MORE

Internet lottery sales could be a threat to stores
01/10/2012
While state officials are looking to sell lottery tickets over the Internet by April, in the hopes that this will bring millions of dollars of additional revenue to state government, some convenience store owners fear it will take away from their businesses. State lottery “One of my members thought he would lose 40 percent of his [...] READ MORE

False winners discovered
01/09/2012
Today it was revealed that the three wealthy bankers who came forward yesterday to claim a record Powerball jackpot were not in fact the real winners – and may now have to hand it back. Mega lottery The men’s story began to unravel today hours after an anonymous man – Mr. Davidson, one of their clients [...] READ MORE

Powerball Winners Claim $128.8 Million Jackpot
01/09/2012
An excited Pennsylvania couple arrived at Lottery Headquarters today to claim their $128.8 million Powerball prize. The twosome had the only winning ticket for the Christmas Eve drawing and their Quick Pick Powerball numbers of 14, 16, 30, 51, 52 and Power Ball 19, matched all five white balls and the red Power Ball to [...] READ MORE

Lucky Nelson family wins Lotto prize 10 times
01/09/2012
$8.1 million – that is how much this family from Nelson put on their Christmas stocking after winning Lotto’s first division prize 10 times last night – as well as the top Powerball prize. US lottery It is the first time a single winner has won Powerball and that many first division prizes in one draw. [...] READ MORE

The lottery winner who almost wasn’t
01/06/2012
Jessie McGinnis, 55, had already spent days searching in vain for the $10 in “quick picks” that he purchased at a Yuba City 7-Eleven the day after Christmas. But after going through all this belongings he had given up. “I was hoping someone claimed it so I didn’t think the rest of my life I [...] READ MORE

Lottery beneficiaries need to be placed in ads
01/06/2012
Even when the state’s new spending of lottery proceeds are highlighted in advertising campaigns, this has not exactly sending tickets flying off the shelves, auditors say. National lottery Ticket sales increased 4 percent last year – to more than $510 million, a bit shy of their 2008 peak. But the increase is actually because of the [...] READ MORE

Time is almost over to claim £1m winning EuroMillions ticket
01/06/2012
There is a lucky Welsh winner that officials are urging to come forward and claim their £1m prize – or face losing it forever. The thought is that the person, who bought ticket in the Cardiff area on December 23, may not know they were one of 25 players to scoop the fortune in the Millionaire [...] READ MORE

$14.3 million lottery jackpot claimed less than two hours to expire
01/05/2012
Iowa Lottery officials had a lot of questions on Friday while trying to unravel the mystery behind a year-old winning ticket that was turned in less than two hours before Thursday’s deadline for a jackpot worth up to $14.3 million. Here is what they know so far. Lottery checker Two attorneys with Des Moines-based Davis Brown Law [...] READ MORE

Wal-Mart workers Win the Million Dollar Lottery
01/05/2012
Ontario Wal-Mart employees Pamela Linville, Aaron Anderson, Eddie Ynigez, Monica Draper and Aaron Oneil each got this week a $200,000 check from the Idaho Lottery Tuesday at the Lottery headquarters in Boise. The all put money to purchase tickets to the Idaho Million Dollar Lottery, which they won last week. Lotteries The five friends, who met [...] READ MORE

Lottery seen as an investment in today’s economic market status
01/05/2012
The majority don’t see playing the lottery as “investing” any more than they view playing the market as “gambling,” but there are enough likenesses that it’s worth inspecting the behaviour of the player, especially at those times when decision-making is imperative. Mega lottery If ever there had been a urgent decision to be made in the [...] READ MORE

Inside winners of $50-million lottery face scrutiny
01/04/2012
A lottery-ticket seller waits for consumers in Rome earlier in the week. Both Italians and Greeks are losing trust in their local banks and withdrawing their cash for other investments. State lottery OTTAWA An Ontario couple who won a $50-million lotto prize last week stated that they predicted to have trouble collecting their winnings. Lotteries Jo Ann [...] READ MORE

$7M Lottery winner hid ticket in thermos
01/04/2012
A Millbury girl who won the $7 million grand prize in the state’s first raffle game hid her winning ticket in a thermos and reported to work at a corner store before surprising her youngsters with the better news this week. Lottery checker Yesterday, Kathleen Crewe, 57, broke the stories to her son and child that [...] READ MORE

Unclaimed $250,000 lottery prize will expire shortly
01/04/2012
A $250,000 winning lottery ticket that was acquired at a Bolingbrook gas station about a year gone will lapse if somebody doesn’t claim the prize soon, according to Illinois Lottery officers. The Mega Millions lottery ticket was sold at the Meijer Gas Station at 735 E. Boughton Road and will lapse on Jan 4, 2012, one [...] READ MORE

$7 million lotto winner is a Massachusetts lady
01/03/2012
A Millbury girl had the winning $7 million lottery ticket sold recently at Goretti’s Supermarket on Providence Street. Kathleen A. Crewe, 57, left the state lotto headquarters in Braintree today with a $4.9 million check, according to a Beth A. Bresnahan, director of marketing and communications for the Massachusetts State Lottery. Lottery results She purchased the winning [...] READ MORE

Walmart workers claim million dollar Idaho Lottery prize
01/03/2012
For half a year, a grouping of co-workers from the Walmart store in Ontario, Oregon pooled their resources to save up money to play the Idaho Lottery’s annual Idaho one-million dollar Raffle. The group of five pals who’ve worked together for no less than five years, started saving 10 greenbacks a paycheck in late June [...] READ MORE

Internet poker and other types of Internet betting may become legal under a Justice Dept opinion
01/03/2012
A recent Fed. Justice Office opinion could pave the way for lotto tickets to be sold online. But if they are Margaret Gartner of Dover Township won’t be purchasing them that way. State lottery “I’m unsure if I’d like that,” Gartner claimed. Gartner stopped by a Rutter’s Store in Manchester Township lately for one of her ordinary [...] READ MORE

Powerball prices double; jackpot and percentages of winning it increase
01/02/2012
When the price of Powerball lottery tickets increases from $1 to $2 on Jan. 15, Chris Taranto says, he’ll still buy them. So will a lot of other lottery players, he said. And their chances of winning will improve. Lottery checker “People like to dream in this country,” the Delran, N.J, resident expounded as he bought tickets [...] READ MORE

Arizona Lottery Sells Out One Day Early
01/02/2012
The Arizona Lottery recounted today that Millionaire Raffle tickets are sold out, one day before ticket sales were booked to end on Wed., Jan. 4 at midnight. National lottery The 300,000 Millionaire Raffle tickets were sold in sequential order, and sales stopped when the last ticket was purchased today at a Circle K located at 4001 [...] READ MORE

Lottery ticket buyer in Minnesota wins new 2012 Ford Edge
01/02/2012
The winner hasn’t come forward yet to claim the prize from the drawing that happened on January 1. The winning ticket number was 417962. US lottery In addition, two $1 million tickets were sold in Wadena ( 300691 ) and Steele ( 098220 ) counties, according to the Minnesota State Lottery. A total of 150 [...] READ MORE

Superstitions are but superstitions
12/30/2011
Playing the lottery is like any other chance games, there is a lot of superstitions going on, but all of these superstitions are but that, they are ideas that were made up or maybe they are just very personal experiences that shapes the way a player thinks and therefore acts. For example there might [...] READ MORE

Winning can be very scary
12/30/2011
Winning is scary, would you believe it is possible? How can getting a great amount of money, money that can make your life so much more comfortable be scary. It is like having to relate a very pleasurable experience such as enjoying an ice-cream in the middle of summer and say it [...] READ MORE

0000 Beats the House
12/29/2011
When you buy a lottery ticket or play some type of chance game what runs across your mind goes along the line of “I will never win, the house always wins, so why bother”. That might be true, but who is to say that the tables actually can turn and chances are that everything [...] READ MORE

Man waited 3 months to cash winning ticket
12/29/2011
You have won the lottery and there is some kind of instant cash in the form of a white little ticket, so fragile and a bit small, but a piece of paper that represents so much and has printed on it so many zeroes. What would you do? Most people would try to [...] READ MORE

Playing the Same Numbers Yields Results
12/29/2011
Certain practices become rituals when you perform them over and over again. It can actually be anything, from picking up the groceries only on Tuesdays, to celebrating birthdays on the rooftop to buying a certain set of numbers. US lottery Robert Wise, 72, has played the same set of numbers for twenty years now, he [...] READ MORE

More instant magic
12/28/2011
What Can Be Nicer Than a $50,000 Holiday Gift? Some will definitely have a very happy holiday season, who will not agree that receiving a $50,000 windfall is the nicer gift possible? However you don´t necessarily need to wait for some millionaire kin to be generous enough to hand you a big check for Christmas. [...] READ MORE

Good intention gift reaps big
12/28/2011
If you have been following our posts, there is some kind of tradition surging, a gift-giving of scratch-off tickets. It seems that people have started including buying a token of good faith with the most sincere wish for the receiver to receive a windfall and for some that has proved to be the best [...] READ MORE

There are no mistakes in life
12/27/2011
When we look back in life, we can actually admit that sometimes what we think were “mistakes” were the instances when we were provided with the chance of making a decision, sometimes, a decision that might have changed seriously the course of our lives and many times an opportunity that resulted as a gift from [...] READ MORE

The Holiday Season Brightens Up In Tiskilwa
12/27/2011
What can be better news than receiving a big fat check just in time to celebrate the holiday season? Think about it, because this is by far the news anyone would love to receive specially around this time of the year when you get to share with all your loved ones. As adults, [...] READ MORE

When luck comes, it comes twice
12/27/2011
Number two is charmer, why? When you win once you really believe that luck having landed upon you is possible but the second time is like a confirmation that luck can knock once but twice. And for many this simple fact (because it is a fact for those who have experienced it) is [...] READ MORE

What happens after you win the lottery
12/26/2011
Have you ever thought of what would your life be after you win the lottery? Yes, lots of decisions to be made, lots and lots of publicity, and it seems like lots of people that you know surfacing again in your life too. Well, it can be a myth or not. There [...] READ MORE

Who says it’s impossible?
12/26/2011
There is one thing that is for sure when it comes to reporting about lottery wins, and that is: nothing is impossible. First to win the lottery is not subject to any rules, practically. Yes, it is very true. Sometimes we think and believe that there are some type of practices that make [...] READ MORE

Sweepstakes can be fun or not
12/23/2011
David Dopp was more than excited when his brand new Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster, a car worth $380,000. That was much more than what he could actually pay for. He won it in a sweepstakes held by a convenience store chain in Utah. For any man on earth, a sports car is all that [...] READ MORE

More fabulous lottery quickies!
12/23/2011
Thank you Grandma! Who would have thought that when you do things for others, simply out of love, on your way you simply rewards. Sigme Wilkerson lives in New Jersey but she decided to visit her grandmother who lives in Virginia. So on the way she felt like stopping to buy a Virginia Lottery Cash [...] READ MORE

Minooka Couple Will Have an Incredible Season
12/23/2011
Albert Einstein said: “Madness was to do the same thing and expect the same result” and this phrase can apply to anything and everything in life. It has been more than proved that human beings are beings of habit, we simply love doing the same things day in, day out. But many Eureka moments [...] READ MORE

Lottery quickies
12/22/2011
The New York lottery is giving a check for $1 Million each to 5 very lucky instant millionaires who will have a very happy season. And they are: ? Esther Frederick, 54, of the Bronx. On December 9, three days after the new Golden Opportunity scratch-off game launched, Frederick claimed its first $1,000,000 top prize. [...] READ MORE

Redifining luck
12/22/2011
There are a million of instances we can all say at once that when it happens, you´re lucky. Usually it is very straight forward, you´re lucky if you can get the seat you wanted on a plane, or buy something you really wanted but had a huge waiting list, you are lucky to be [...] READ MORE

Lottery is the passport to freedom
12/22/2011
How do you define freedom? For many freedom means not to need to work and be able to have more time, just to chill, to do all of those things you really love, or why not just to have time to do nothing at all! Yesterday we ran a note on Edward Foti, [...] READ MORE

The lottery never discriminates
12/21/2011
There is one amazing quality about the lottery and that is that it does not discriminate, it doesn´t matter what you believe in or who you believe in, it doesn´t matter where you live, what you wear or eat, it doesn´t matter the color of your skin, and it surely doesn´t matter if you can [...] READ MORE

New York man wins the Lottery and still works
12/21/2011
How many people in this world the day they don´t have to wake up in the morning and drive to work will be the happiest day of their lives. And who wouldn´t be? Just picture waking up and not having to be in a rush, knowing that all your basic needs are covered [...] READ MORE

Debit Card Purchases On the Horizon for Massachusetts Lottery
12/21/2011
It seems that Massachusetts Lottery players may soon no longer have to shell out cold, hard cash for scratch tickets and other Lottery products. Is this good news or not we will see, it depends on which side you stand. Lottery numbers The state Lottery Commission is preparing as early as January 1st to permit [...] READ MORE

Pam Stevens could not believe she won
12/20/2011
Disbelief is the most common word used to express the way a person feels after they have discovered they have won the lottery. It is actually so common that it can be diagnosed as a lottery winning syndrome. If you take into consideration what it takes to win, that is, the odds to [...] READ MORE

Minnie Stevenson Will Receive $1000 Per Week For Life!
12/20/2011
How would you feel if today you won the lottery and you would receive an extra $1000 per week for the rest of your life? Would that make your life so much more comfortable? Wouldn’t you simply let go of worries and work just because you love what you do and not for [...] READ MORE

Habit of Buying Lottery Yields Positive Results
12/20/2011
Some people make buying the lottery a habit. And it is a regular, frequent practice, to such an extent that it might become one item of a person’s budget. But how much does that represent? It depends on the person, some play a few hundred every month, some play less but the [...] READ MORE

Gratitude makes you rich!
12/19/2011
Yes you have heard about it. Gratitude is the best way to switch from a mind full of scarcity to a mind that is happily recognizing all of the blessings that you have in your life, no matter how small. If you come to think about it we are richer than we think we [...] READ MORE

What happens to winning tickets?
12/19/2011
It is incredible how jackpots can wait for their winner for a whole year because they don’t come forward. If you have been reading our notes, you must have noted instances where in lottery officials have to launch a whole advertising campaign with the only purpose of making a winner come forward. You [...] READ MORE

Unemployed man can now pay his mortgage
12/19/2011
Sometimes people have lucky strikes some other people have a very unlucky string of events following them one after the other, it is funny but it seems that like attracts like and once they get out of one situation, the next follows, sometimes for worse. Steven Springstead has had a rough year. First he [...] READ MORE

How to make your wife happy?
12/16/2011
How can husbands make their wives happy? This is a very tough question and not easy to answer, actually the answer expands far beyond the scope of this note. The truth is men and women think differently and sometimes when someone is at fault there are a couple of small things that they [...] READ MORE

When eggs make a world of difference
12/16/2011
Eggs can make a whole world of difference, what would be pastries without eggs, what would be Easter without eggs? Even if you don’t like eggs by themselves, it is very difficult to admit that it gives your favorite foods their special consistency. However this story is not about eggs at all, it’s [...] READ MORE

Brother shares winnings
12/16/2011
Money can come with blessings but not always, it can also become the knife the cuts through those relationships that are not solid enough. It can act as a fire that purifies and reveals what is inside everyone. Sometimes when there is millions in between brothers and sisters, their true personality comes out, [...] READ MORE

A man saw his future lottery win
12/15/2011
Has it every happened to you that sometimes you simply know when something will occur? Usually this ability is attributed to women. This is because women allow themselves to be more intuitive, it has to do with social conditioning and men usually use their rational thinking, something that will actually inhibit this phenomena. [...] READ MORE

Lottery Win Happens at the Right Place and at the Right Time
12/15/2011
Time is such an important factor in anyone´s success, it is actually a factor that shapes our decisions, marks our lives and it is a factor that we usually consider to make plans, that is an intricate part of us. But what could be the best time actually to win the lottery, not that [...] READ MORE

A $1 Decision Can Make a Life-Changing Difference
12/15/2011
What is $1 worth nowadays? Practically not much right? It´s worth is so symbolical that if you give it as a tip, the receiver might feel insulted. If you don´t agree try giving it as a tip next time and watch the reaction. However in some cases it takes only one insignificant [...] READ MORE

Couple wins the lottery for the third time
12/14/2011
There are not many people who know what it feels to win the lottery, for others winning the lottery becomes like a habit, funny enough the chances to win the lottery are compared to that of being struck by lightning. But when it happens over and over again for some people, you simply start wondering, [...] READ MORE

Great-grandmother wins $1 million
12/14/2011
Scratcher tickets are for everyone, that is how they have been designed, although there are dozens of variations, the principle is always the same, practically, whatever you see on the ticket you must match and the more you match, the greater the chances of winning. This type of lottery tickets apply to young (well [...] READ MORE

Having your life fixed little by little
12/14/2011
People play the lottery for a number of reasons, but the main reason to be really blunt and sincere is to be able to land a huge jackpot so that everything you could have every imagined is actually possible and very real. There are big winners and there are small winners in lottery. Those [...] READ MORE

Winner’s neurosis
12/13/2011
Many types of neurosis have been found in the human being, in this case we will refer to actually compulsive acts such as washing your hands non-stop or switching on and off the lights after you have checked them over a hundred times in one evening. Many neurosis spring from certain experiences that might [...] READ MORE

How To Scratch a Winning Ticket
12/13/2011
By the title you might wonder what this is all about, could it be there a crazy way to scratch a ticket so that if you scratch it one way or another would actually reveal to you matching numbers in a scratch ticket or something. Obviously this is impossible as all scratch tickets are [...] READ MORE

$1 Million For South Hill Man
12/13/2011
It is like the law of attraction, when you do good unto people one way or another, sooner or later good will be done unto you. Keith Moore is an example, he spends a lot of time helping other people He is not only a very hard-working man working full time, but besides that [...] READ MORE

When Luck is Yours You Can´t Miss It!
12/12/2011
Lotteries across the states are doing a great job at having second-chance drawings. These drawings usually are in the form of sweepstakes and and some simply feature more cash prizes. What is great about these drawings is that only non-winning tickets apply to enter the draw. So if you didn´t win instantly you [...] READ MORE

The Legacy of Helping Others
12/12/2011
We find our true friends in times of crisis and despair, they are the ones who are there for you when you cannot see the silver lining of the sky no matter how hard you try. They are with you in times of illness and despair, scarcity and heart-breaks. When you are in [...] READ MORE

Annuity Versus Lump-Sum
12/12/2011
What would you do if you won the lottery? Would you prefer that your winnings are given to you as a yearly installment or would you prefer to receive a lump-sum of cash? There is however a catch with this, and that is, when you choose to receive your winnings as a yearly [...] READ MORE

Celebrating in silence
12/09/2011
It is human to want to share your happiness, after all it is practically impossible to conceal it when you are truly happy. It is a matter of feelings and emotions if they are kept quite whether they are emotions that elate you or emotions that drag you down, somehow the body has a [...] READ MORE

Houston Texans VIP
12/09/2011
This September we reported on many of the promotions that the different state lotteries were offering with a sports team. This is a strategic alliance between state lotteries and sports entities so that both actually win. There are plenty to choose from and if you are a big fan of your football or [...] READ MORE

Henrico Woman Can Splurge on Her Birthday
12/09/2011
There are no coincidences in life. Some people may not agree to this, and they are totally in their right, but once you can step away from life´s drama, once to take a step back and look at your life like another person, you will be able see that there were always key situations that [...] READ MORE

When Lottery lights up your life
12/08/2011
Sometimes we question why the lotteries are still functioning, do they actually help people or do they immerse people in a wheel of reckless spending with the promise of a bright future that will not come? Why is it that lottery can sometimes land in the hands of people who are already rich when [...] READ MORE

Nothing Better than Being a Pro at World Poker
12/08/2011
You can be a pro at a poker table simply pushing all your chips to the center of the table and topping your move with an “All In”. Adrenaline rushes, expectation builds up, the gazes of the other player do not reveal an inch of the cards they have in their power. Suddenly [...] READ MORE

Oh Lucky Man Indeed !
12/08/2011
Songs have this unconscious effect upon us, they can pick us up when we are down. Magic occurs when we identify with the lyrics and we feel the music in our veins, but it can also makes us feel sad when we feel the pain that a certain song evokes. What is true [...] READ MORE

Set up a trust fund when you win millions
12/07/2011
Since the mega enormous Powerball jackpot was won there has been a lot of news or maybe more like gossip and speculation going around. And to be really precise all of this already existed even before the jackpot was won. After all it was a huge jackpot and the attention that it attracted [...] READ MORE

The secret to win the lottery might be in your dreams
12/07/2011
Back in October we wrote about a woman, Simone Christian who had an unusual dream. She dreamed that she was talking to President Obama. The Virginia Beach woman got the message and she was intelligent enough to see through the symbolism. She played the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 game, using numbers corresponding to the [...] READ MORE

What is lottery actually about?
12/07/2011
Besides the excitement of buying a ticket and knowing that it buys you the chance to make your life more comfortable than you ever thought about, have you ever actually pondered what makes a lottery a lottery. Mega lottery Most lotteries, besides the whole idea of buying into a pot and winning a piece of it [...] READ MORE

Cool games, hot cash
12/07/2011
Kentucky Lottery has a cool game called 3 Line Lotto. For $2, you get three lines of numbers. You win prizes by matching numbers on any of the lines, just like any lottery game. However, 3 Line Lotto is different in that you can also win prizes by matching numbers on any of the three [...] READ MORE

A change in routine leads to big win
12/06/2011
Yes men are creatures of habit, someone said. It is almost as if treading the ground that we actually know is the best thing that could be done, after all that is what makes up our world. The place we live, the scenery we know from inside out, the same route to work [...] READ MORE

Playing Monopoly Can Make You a Real Millionaire
12/06/2011
We have all played monopoly in our lives. How many have ever imagined how much fun it would be to be able to land somewhere and simply collect a lot of cash. Wouldn’t that be amazing? However in real life this happens too. Just imagine walking into the convenience store and walking [...] READ MORE

Live long and prosper with New Mexico Lottery
12/05/2011
What can be nicer than to make the world you have fantasized so much reality? Even if that world is out of this time and out of this space. Well, the New Mexico Lottery wanted to do this and bring to their players a piece of the amazing world of Star Trek and [...] READ MORE

The Alcoholic-like Effects of Winning the Lottery
12/05/2011
Driving is an action that requires attention, but not only that, the conscious driver needs to have very good reflexes just in case. They need to be able to react promptly to the changes in signs, to be able to take the correct route, not to go over speeding limits and also be aware [...] READ MORE

How does it feel to be lucky for life?
12/05/2011
Lucky for life… wow only by pondering upon these three words makes your head spin with hopes and plans and images of comfort, happiness and yes a life with everything you want in it. State lottery But what is luck for one is not luck for other. For some, being “lucky for life” means that [...] READ MORE

All he wants is privacy
12/02/2011
Powerball winners make it to the headlines as easy as by winning the lottery, of course if that you consider easy. But at any point no matter if you win it big or small, simply by hitting the Powerball jackpot is a sure sign to have the winner´s face all over the newspaper and [...] READ MORE

When lottery becomes profitable
12/02/2011
There are different types of lottery players. Mainly they are grouped into the occasional player and the frequent player. Occasional players buy tickets when they feel like it and usually don’t have a strategy or a set of numbers or simply don’t think much about the game but will buy it if it catches [...] READ MORE

Holiday Winnings Start Early for Atlanta Real Estate Agent
12/02/2011
The holiday season certainly brings some joy to the atmosphere, specially when the economy is kinda slow and around the world things don´t seem to get better. Somehow it is necessary to have some kind of hope and cheer to pick us up during the holiday season. So it is really comforting to [...] READ MORE

Connecticut Powerball Winners´ Mystery Continues
12/01/2011
When finally the winners of the enormous Powerball jackpot was official, it went around the country the word that 3 assets managers, who were already wealthy enough were the ones who took home one of the biggest jackpots in 18 months. Not only this was a cause of huge expectation, but actually every detail around this [...] READ MORE

Unclaimed jackpots pay less
12/01/2011
Yes, even if you don´t believe it, it is true. So is the case of the person who will claim a Hot Lotto ticket purchased at a Des Moines convenience store that won the drawing last year on December 29th which will expire at the same date this year. Whoever the winner is, even if [...] READ MORE

Arkansas is looking for new lottery director
12/01/2011
This year has been a bit rocky for the Arkansas Lottery, a lot of controversy has surrounded the former director Ernie Passailaigue and two other of his collaborators. Lotteries In 2009 The Arkansas Lottery Commission had hired Passailaigue, then director of the South Carolina lottery, in 2009 make a quick launch of the Arkansas games. [...] READ MORE

Who says you can’t win twice?
11/30/2011
It has been more than proved that there are people that actually win various times the lottery. How can it be proved? By all the stories that have been posted. You will surely find this recurring topic coming up over and over again. Most of mortals upon this earth would be [...] READ MORE

Cash 5 winners come forward
11/30/2011
Lottery tickets have been reported to be everywhere, it is almost as if people once they buy the ticket they stash it wherever comes handy and then forget about them. It is actually not rare to see that jackpots go unclaimed and even that tickets are stolen. Which once again lottery officials ask [...] READ MORE

Happy Holidays for Powerball winner
11/30/2011
It seems as if all Powerball winners decided to come forward this week, it will surely mean a happy holiday season for one man from Luzerne County this time. He is the big winner of the Pennsylvania Lottery`s Powerball jackpot earlier this month. Steven Lloyd of Harding received a check Monday afternoon for 37.6 million. State [...] READ MORE

Good luck is better when shared
11/30/2011
Esteban Ramos made a promise to his niece Alexis a couple of years ago. “She said, ‘Uncle Esteban, if you ever win the lotto,’ if she could have $600,” Esteban recalled. “I said ‘Oh, OK.’ She said, ‘Make it a pinkie promise.’” And uncle Esteban now has all the intention to fulfill that promise because [...] READ MORE

An instant $3 million is possible
11/30/2011
Matthew Martinez posed for the Florida Lottery when he received his oversized check and he looked like a very happy guy by the side of his brother and sister. Who wouldn’t, he just won a whopping $3 Million. National lottery He has every right to be happy. You’d be happy too if you won what [...] READ MORE

$254 Powerball Jackpot Lands in the Hands of Experts
11/30/2011
After almost a month of mystery, finally one of the biggest jackpots in the last 18 months is claimed. There has been such a hype about who the winner or winners could be. Earlier this month a sanitation worker said he had the winning numbers but couldn´t prove it. Then an advertising [...] READ MORE

Chris Brown will receive extra cash until he is 92!
11/28/2011
It is a cycle of life, you work hard during your productive years then you retire and receive a pension. But at that stage, wouldn´t it simply be nice to receive a little extra on the side? Well Chris Brown can do this. He won Chris won $1000 a week for the next [...] READ MORE

Minnesota´s Quiet Gambling Revolution
11/28/2011
As silent as the night, the Minnesota State Lottery is nearly a year into an experiment to get more Minnesotans to gamble online through a subscription lottery service. Nothing has been mentioned in the media publicly. Private online gambling is illegal in Minnesota, and the state’s elected leaders have turned back various gambling expansion [...] READ MORE

Happily ever after? (Part I)
11/25/2011
Thayo Robelin was recently featured on The Lottery Changed My Life TV show. His story began in November of 2005. At that time his son was but four months old and he needed to go to the store to pick up a few things, but he didn’t want to leave the house. It was [...] READ MORE

Woman Disobeys Husband Leading to Win $200,000
11/25/2011
Who understands women? Would guys say, after all it is so true that there are times that they don´t understand each other and it is almost as if they were beings from different planets. Wifes want their husbands to do one thing and husbands want their wifes to do another thing. Usually husbands give [...] READ MORE

Happily ever after? (Part II)
11/25/2011
Everyone on this earth would love to win the lottery? Just imagine for a moment, you have all the cash you could ever count and all your dreams can come true, but once you win it does it guarantee your happiness for ever after? If you ever thought about winning the lottery most probably you [...] READ MORE

Stolen ticket goes back to original owner
11/24/2011
Have you ever wondered what happens to lottery tickets when they are stolen? Actually how many cases of stolen tickets have you ever heard of? Apparently, stealing tickets is an option, but who could actually do this, well guess. Mega lottery A few years ago, Dateline NBC ran an undercover sting into lottery prize [...] READ MORE

Birthday combinations prove to be lucky again
11/24/2011
When it comes to tactics sometimes people erroneously think that if someone else has used the tactic before then they should not even try, after all what are the chances of winning the lottery by the same way so many others have done it. State lottery However it seems that in Lottery people can use the [...] READ MORE

Iowa Lottery goes super tech
11/23/2011
It´s the time of the year, gifts and Christmas cheer. And lotteries definitely do not stay behind and find better ways to keep their players happy as they also join the holiday season. Besides putting on the market a whole set of holiday themed scratcher games, the Iowa lottery is also offering an incredible [...] READ MORE

Batteries after Lottery
11/23/2011
Have you ever wondered what happens to lottery winners after they win? Winning is so exciting, when you read about people winning it is like if for a split of a second you are allowed to think: What would you do with all that money? There´s a program that does a good job in [...] READ MORE

Limousine Lottery Pick-up
11/23/2011
There’s always an occasion worthy of a big entrance, such as a wedding, a special birthday, the red carpet, even a pick-up at the local Lottery headquarters ! Shawn Niedomanski arrived in style to claim his Powerball prize. And what an impression he made when he pulled up Lottery Headquarters in a chauffeur-driven [...] READ MORE

Millionaire janitor loves his job
11/23/2011
A couple of months ago if you were visiting Evergreen High School you would meet Tyrone Curry as he gets out his broom for a quick sweep up after lunch. And after cleaning he would be off to his second passion: coaching the track and field team. Tyrone is a humble man with a heart of [...] READ MORE

Pennsylvania´s Millionaire Raffle is Here
11/23/2011
It is the time of the year and everyone would love to join the holiday cheer with some extra money and this opportunity is increased with lottery raffles. Mega lottery Many lotteries in different states have launched a version of their own Millionaire Raffle right in time to join the holiday season, and this time it [...] READ MORE

There is something in destiny
11/22/2011
Destiny or sometimes also used interchangeably with Fate according to the dictionary refers to a predetermined future, whether in general or of an individual. It is a concept based on the belief that there is a fixed natural order to the whole cosmos and to the order of events. Of course there is [...] READ MORE

A group of teachers wins the lottery
11/21/2011
There is a ritual among a group of 14 teachers in Ohio, and they have been doing this together for 15 years. They have been pulling their money together to buy the lottery. It is quite simple, indeed what each member needs to do is to pitch in 10 bucks each month and the [...] READ MORE

When trash becomes cash
11/21/2011
Not many times in a person´s life can you actually say that you turned something negative into positive, something useless to something useful and something that was just a piece of trash for someone into lots of cash. Lottery checker Andrew Hunter, 24 did, he turned his trash into cash when he picked up a [...] READ MORE

Lottery is the ticket to a happy retirement
11/21/2011
Work, work, work, it is how this world works. As we become of age we work to achieve our goals, and actually we work all of our lives to get what we want: we work to buy our home, to finish a degree, to raise our children, to buy the dream car, to go [...] READ MORE

One Million is Sweet
11/18/2011
What would you do if today you won one million dollars?  The vacation you always dreamed of, the house to fit all of the family members, a small business with your best friend, all of those possibilities for a minute have the chance to flood your mind and make you smile. Winning one million dollars [...] READ MORE

Rumors Simply Don´t Stop
11/18/2011
It was reported just a few days ago that the Connecticut Lottery launched an advertising campaign to urge the Powerball winner of the biggest jackpot in the last 18 months to come forward and for everyone to be careful not only with the possession of their tickets but also with actually revising them one by [...] READ MORE

Life is Full of Surprises
11/18/2011
Big wins, small wins, what is important is that they are wins.  And even more important is the attitude and the way that win is handled.  There have been winners who have won millions and ended up squandering the money and going back to where they started.  Others have won just a fraction of the [...] READ MORE

The Jackpot is Fair
11/17/2011
As humans we love it when good people win the jackpot, because deep down we believe that it is a blessing, specially if we define good people as those who have suffered and endured some type of hardship.  It is a ray of hope that shines upon us, when good news come to relieve a [...] READ MORE

Second is Good Enough
11/17/2011
As more weeks are allowed to pass more Powerball winners are surfacing, funny enough these are all the winners of the second prize, the jackpot winner is still in never-never-land with much speculation and rumors around this event or better said, non-event. Throughout the states winners who matched 5 balls, which means five numbers of this [...] READ MORE

Veteran’s Lucky Day
11/16/2011
As a veteran, you serve your country with dignity and usually asking nothing in reward. On November 11, 2011, veterans throughout the states were honored for their dedication and service to our country. US lottery As part of a personal ritual for that specific day, Navy veteran, Donald Hillian of Rocky Hill, took time off [...] READ MORE

Powerball keeps on attracting attention
11/16/2011
Powerball, one of the most attractive jackpots of the nation keeps on popping up on the news. It already created media frenzy and of course an all-time lottery buzz when it reached a whopping $254 million only a few weeks ago. But up till now, it is still creating and generating news and [...] READ MORE

Powerball’s second best
11/16/2011
During the whole month of October there was an enormous amount of speculation and a huge amount of money gone to one of the biggest multi-state jackpots, the Powerball. It was a total frenzy, the jackpot reached its highest point of $254 million and up till now, the winner hasn’t even claimed the prize! But [...] READ MORE

11-11-11
11/15/2011
These repeating digits caused some hype last Friday boosting lottery sales and making it impossible for those who wanted to buy this combination of numbers to buy. Was it actually their good luck? It seems that repeating digits tend to be a popular combination for Kentucky Lottery Pick 3 and Pick 4 players, but 11/11/11/ [...] READ MORE

Patriots for life
11/15/2011
It has been a great year for sports fans, state lotteries have been making intelligent alliances to make lottery even more interesting by introducing sports-themed promotions. Usually these promotions will include in their prizes amazing and unique experiences that any fan would simply die for: a VIP pass to spend a training day at [...] READ MORE

The secret to win the Lottery
11/15/2011
All games attract some type of speculation simply because all games are practically based on a mathematical formula and subject to the law of probability. Many have spent their lives trying to figure out how to decode the racing tracks, the casino tables and yes, the lottery. Winners have their theories, losers [...] READ MORE

Perseverance pays off
11/14/2011
Perseverance is a quality that most people need to be trained from an early age, perseverance in getting top grades, in achieving top performance at sports or other endeavors, but usually perseverance for most of us means some type of effort and sometimes even sacrifice. Take for example the perseverance to run a marathon, [...] READ MORE

Million Dollar Routine
11/14/2011
We all have routines, actually many routines are simply a part of our lives and we don´t even think twice before we do it. We wake up, brush our teeth, have our little ritual which varies from person to person and then off to work. For some it may imply getting their morning latte [...] READ MORE

What’s in a name?
11/14/2011
Shakespeare said a long time ago, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet.” And names have molded the way we perceive life, the way we see and define ourselves, the way live. Names are important for without them we would have [...] READ MORE

Everybody wins but me
11/11/2011
You must have heard this zillion of times. People always say things like: “ I never win, not even a penny”, or it simply seems that Lady Luck has her favorite ones and likes some more than others. It is almost annoying to be seated at a raffle and see everyone come [...] READ MORE

Lucky Friday 11/11/11
11/11/2011
Today is a very special day for many groups around the world. It has different connotations for different groups. For some it marks the beginning of a new era where people are more conscious on all levels. For every culture these numbers will signify from unity, to understanding, to new beginnings. [...] READ MORE

Blessed mistake
11/11/2011
Many miracles have happened through “mistakes” in the history of mankind. Penicillin, for example was discovered by “mistake”, a mistake that would be a blessing for mankind as a whole. Marvelous things happen as simple as that. Lottery winning numbers Robert Thibodaux Sr., of Thibodaux, Louisiana, on Thursday claimed a $1 million Powerball prize [...] READ MORE

Lucky pick
11/10/2011
Numbers, numbers, numbers! Isn´t it incredible how the right combination can simply make our lives so much brighter and even lucky? Take for example any type of pin that you need in your life, they are but a string of numbers organized in a certain combination. But this specific order gives [...] READ MORE

Life after winning the lottery
11/10/2011
What would you do if you won the lottery? I don’t know about you but that question must have raced through our minds zillions of times and not only you but most probably on everyone on the face of this earth must have fantasized about a life without limitations. Dwight Foote and his wife won [...] READ MORE

Show me cash
11/09/2011
Lottery is hope, the hope that some day you will make it big, the hope that someday all your basic necessities will be covered. Some people make it a habit to invest on hope, after all if you consider the rewards in comparison with the investment, it´s worth it, specially if you hit the [...] READ MORE

Happiness is greater when shared
11/09/2011
When you are happy there´s nothing that you can do to deny it or try to keep it secret. It is designed to expand when you share it and feel it intensely. After all it is an expression true to your feelings and your state of well-being at a certain period of time. [...] READ MORE

Married and lucky
11/09/2011
Not many can actually say that they got married and at the same time they got lucky as well, that is if we do not take into account that meeting the man or woman of your dreams is already a blessing. But a couple from Hudson Valley have stretched the meaning of being a lucky [...] READ MORE

More lottery quickies!
11/08/2011
Solution for Forgetful Lottery Players If you are the type of lottery player that you buy your lottery tickets and forget about them almost completely only to check the results whenever you actually remember. This feature can be a great tool for you. Lottery checker The Pennsylvania Lottery is now providing a service which will deliver [...] READ MORE

Could it be possible?
11/08/2011
The most attractive and actually the biggest Powerball jackpot has caused a lot of excitement while it was building up to the impressive amount of $254 million. Thousands of lottery players followed this jackpot week by week. Who would be the lucky one or maybe lucky ones to take home this impressive accumulation? [...] READ MORE

Refrigerator is full of cash
11/08/2011
Usually when you buy lottery, you are aware that you need to check the numbers and you sort of pay attention to what you do with the actual ticket, right? Well as it seems not many people actually do that. US lottery If you look at the news about lottery winners there is a considerable [...] READ MORE

Win on ice
11/07/2011
Don’t you simply like it when there are so many promotions going on with great partnerships between sports teams and lotteries? They not only award sports fan with better than cash prizes, well, that is if you are a real fan. And they simply make the games so much more colorful, fun and [...] READ MORE

Money in a fountain
11/07/2011
Close your eyes and make a wish! That is always the prelude to a kind of ritual wherein you make a wish, charge it with the dearest intention in your heart and then throw a coin to a fountain or maybe extinguish the candles of your birthday cake. It is also done for [...] READ MORE

Happy Holidays start early
11/07/2011
It seems someone will start celebrating his happy holidays before everyone else. Ralph Fischetto of Lynbrook, Nassau County claimed a $25,000 top prize on the New York Lottery’s Happy Holidays scratch-off game just two days after the game’s launch. There must be a catch, you may think. Ralph actually has a theory [...] READ MORE

Cash is spectacular!
11/04/2011
Kenny Perry and his older brother Tom have a very special way to bond. They have had the practice of buying lottery at their favorite retailers and return to Tom’s house and scratch their tickets together for shared fun. On September 9th, Kenny purchased the newest $10 scratch game, $200 Million Cash Spectacular [...] READ MORE

Powerball jackpot finally finds a home
11/04/2011
The expectation and excitement has been built over thirteen consecutive drawings, it was impressive, and the jackpot kept on piling up and up and no winner would take home the jackpot. The Powerball jackpot became one of the biggest jackpots in over a year. All this action not only provided high hopes for [...] READ MORE

Washington wrestling coach wins $300K
11/03/2011
Mike Mamer, a wrestling coach has the habit of buying the lottery from time to time, when he feels like it. He usually buys tickets once a week, that is if he feels like doing so. On October 16th Mamer, stopped at he Deer Creek Casey’s to get a soft drink before [...] READ MORE

Parents’ birthday luck
11/03/2011
It was a tranquil day, set on the background of a Midwestern family with Timothy Morris of Bloomington reading the newspaper at home with his wife for over 21 years, Arlene. Just another peaceful and ordinary day, that is until Mr. Morris peruses over the results of the Illinois Lotto game and there printed [...] READ MORE

Service and endurance are rewarded
11/03/2011
For 24 years, Todd Smith of Auburn has served in the Illinois Army National Guard. He served in duty in Iraq from 2007 to 2008. He is currently raising his kids with wife, Dawn, and doing whatever is possible to make ends meet and be able to secure a good education for them. [...] READ MORE

Cash spectacular yields amazing results
11/02/2011
The newest scratcher game launched on the 30th of September by California Lottery has reaped better than anticipated results in just a few weeks. The Lottery´s first $10 Scratchers ticket is called the $250 Million Cash Spectacular. National lottery The stats are impressive the first three days of sales the figure went up to $4.3 million, [...] READ MORE

California Lottery player dreams of her win
11/02/2011
Dreams, dreams, dreams… sometimes they come encoded, some other times it is quite graphic and straight to the point, which ever dream people have it does not stop to puzzle the dreamer. After all, dreams have puzzled humankind for centuries. Winning the lottery is probably one of the most sought-after dreams in real life and during [...] READ MORE

It’s Halloween: Trick or Treat?
11/02/2011
Just picture this, a Bronx mom dressed as Snooki, a sanitation worker in bunny ears and a babysitter wearing a rainbow hat. What do they all have in common? They went trick-or-treating on the 31st of October to and received much more than candies. This Halloween set the stage for the funniest and happiest party that [...] READ MORE

Winning streak continues for successful dermatologist
11/01/2011
You are a successful dermatologist in Orlando, founder of Associates in Dermatology, a Central Florida practice with nine locations, happily married to a beautiful woman, a father of two – what else would you actually ask more of life, right ? Dr. William Steele, was already a very happy and successful man when in 2009 [...] READ MORE

Stay-at-home Mom wins $9.5 Million Jackpot
11/01/2011
Numbers are everywhere, you catch them in a glance countless times from the moment you wake up until you close your eyes and drift off to sleep, you may even see them in your dreams. Mega lottery Think of it this way, how many times do you look at the clock in one day and you [...] READ MORE

Tennessee legislators considering lowering lottery prizes
11/01/2011
Accepting credit or debit cards to purchase lottery tickets and down-sizing prizes were two of the main propositions of some Tennessee legislators so that more money could be generated and directed to support education. State lottery Both of these propositions were met with critics at a meeting last week of the Senate Lottery Stabilization Task Force. [...] READ MORE

New Jersey opens the first Lottery retail store in arena setting
10/31/2011
During summer this year Florida decided to make a bold move to run a pilot program to sell lottery tickets at selected locations of the world’s largest retailer, Walmart. The program started the first week of October and lottery became available at twenty-seven Walmart neighborhood markets that stretch across central, southwest and South Florida. This [...] READ MORE

What goes around $1 Million, comes around
10/31/2011
Generosity pays, what people usually don’t know is how it is paid back. Sometimes you’re awarded with the smile of the woman who almost stole a heartbeat, other times when you offer to drive someone you will reap a ride back right when you needed it, some other times you simply don’t get anything back. [...] READ MORE

Powerball has reached highest jackpot since 2010
10/31/2011
Last time there was a Powerball jackpot this attractive was on June 2nd, 2010, when an incredibly lucky winner took home the amazing $261.6 million Powerball jackpot, the Ohio winner has remained anonymous. National lottery Saturday night closed the night without a jackpot winner, giving the chance to players all across the 42 different states it [...] READ MORE

First time luck is definitely sweet
10/28/2011
You have heard the saying about first-time players going around for ages. You have seen it in poker tables too, someone who has absolutely no idea how to play, which card to keep, when to “call” or “pass” or “raise” actually bluffs the whole table and takes everyone’s cash. Beginner’s luck they call it, professionals [...] READ MORE

Massachusetts $10 Million raffle to start New Year
10/28/2011
What is a better way to start New Year 2012 than with your pockets full of cash? The new Massachusetts Lottery raffle will be awarding one player the chance to wake up on New Year’s Day and cash in a total of $7 million. Talk about starting the New Year with the right foot! The Massachusetts [...] READ MORE

Yonkers woman hits $1,000,000 Jackpot instantly
10/28/2011
Women have this love-hate relationship with food, we all know about it. It is almost emotional, and therefore they cannot help it. If they’re happy they will celebrate it with food and not just any type of food, usually that means high-calorie very chocolaty type of food. When they’re depressed food can practically take the [...] READ MORE

Newsstand sells lottery ticket worth $4.2 million
10/27/2011
It was just an ordinary day.  Ann Marie Bossard, owner of Anthracite Newsstand in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania was sorting and scanning through her regular customer’s lottery tickets. “I was putting tickets in; they said ‘no winner,’ ‘no winner.’ This came out, it said ‘winner.’ I couldn’t say anything,” she said.  The winner was no regular, small [...] READ MORE

Powerball jackpot rises like dough
10/27/2011
The Powerball jackpot is rising, seriously rising like no tomorrow since there were no winners for Wednesday 26th ‘s drawing.  For Saturday’s drawing it will be estimated that this impressive jackpot will reach to an estimated $203 million.  Wow, more numbers that you could probably picture with your mind’s eye.   Jackpot amounts are estimates [...] READ MORE

Ohio Lotto has finally been won!
10/27/2011
A very lucky unidentified man from Kentucky won $50.4 million playing the Classic Lotto at a Mount Adams bar. It is one of the biggest lottery winnings for the Cincinnati region and a record for the Classic Lotto game and it had no winner since May 2010.  That time, the lucky winner took home $9.5 [...] READ MORE

Dream And Win
10/26/2011
Thousands of years has humanity been awed by dreams, what’s the symbolism, what does it actually mean?  Why do we dream anyways, is it simply human nature or is it some type of message from other realms that we do not know of?  Either way we will always be mesmerized by our nightly brain activity [...] READ MORE

VA Lottery Goes Social
10/26/2011
We are all social beings, and it is natural that companies if they really want to keep people happy take the same route. This is why the Virginia Lottery in an effort to keep up with consumer’s online and social media habits have come up with a new unique Scratcher game and a cool web [...] READ MORE

Take a Detour and Win $200,000
10/26/2011
Oh Yes, don’t you simply love stories with a happy ending and with dollar signs as the cherry on top of the icing?  Vivian prince was driving through Virginia and she really wasn’ t sure where  she was.  Being a North Carolina woman obviously she did not know her way around those areas.  However just [...] READ MORE

Powerball Lottery Jackpot Has Reached $173Million
10/25/2011
For all the Powerball fans, Wednesday 26th  might be the day that will change the rest of your life, the jackpot has reached the sum of $173 Million ! Last Saturday night´s drawings there were no jackpot winners, this makes  the new jackpot for tomorrow´s drawing to grow to an estimated $173 million, with a cash [...] READ MORE

Luck Can Be Like Lightning
10/25/2011
Some people can be struck by luck just as if it were a lightning, such is the case 80-year-old Isabel Allacco of Westbury, Nassau County who claimed the last remaining $3,000,000 $3,000,000 Richer jackpot at the New York Lottery’s Garden City Customer Service Center on September 15. Lotteries Allacco, a grandmother was going around her usual [...] READ MORE

Grandma’s Legacy
10/25/2011
Grandmothers are the pillar of a family, so much is transmitted from generation to generation by them.  They are like the guardians of practices and family rituals that will always stay with us such as keeping the secrets of a family recipe, or keeping all the details and stories of a complete family tree. All [...] READ MORE

Louisinana Welcomes Mega Millions
10/24/2011
Who doesn´t love a huge jackpot?  Well Louisiana, pay close attention now because the famous multi-state jackpot game Mega Millions will be sold in starting November 16 and drawings will be on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Currently the Powerball game is sold with drawings on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Lottery checker “Featuring a starting jackpot of $12 million, unique draw [...] READ MORE

No Comments Allowed
10/24/2011
The Oregon Lottery has been stirring up concerns among the public ever since they were to launch the infamous OR cade, the website designed for second-chance drawings that for some it is clear that the lottery is targeting the youth. Bill Crane from Northwest Portland is one of residents that is very concerned about this piece [...] READ MORE

Winners Can Do It Over and Over Again
10/24/2011
Are numbers what makes the winner or is the winner that picks the right numbers?  We will never discover this enigma, but one thing is true and it has been proved over and over again, winning the lottery is more than just chance.  It is such a complex mixture of everything including being at the [...] READ MORE

Blue Lottery Machines Hit the Steets
10/21/2011
Kentycky will also be applying changes on the Powerball lottery game,  the one-dollar Powerball ticket will soon be a thing of the past. After the first of the year a Powerball ticket will cost $2 instead of $1. “There are some changes coming to the Powerball game in January,” says lottery spokesman Chip Polston, “where Powerball [...] READ MORE

Winner Waits 21 Days
10/21/2011
Carl Butts from South Carolina waited 21 days before he claimed his ticket. You may think this is the most absurd, after all it is not like you need to wait all those days as part of a winning ritual.  But then why would you?  That implies 21 sleepless nights waiting, waiting to receive something [...] READ MORE

Powerball Welcomes New Changes
10/21/2011
Starting on January 17th , the multi -state game, will implement new important changes like doubling up the start-up jackpot, this however will also imply a doubling up of the price for each ticket. US lottery The opening jackpot will reach a hefty sum of  $40 million which makes it the larges opening jackpot in American [...] READ MORE

Birthday Card Surprise
10/20/2011
You go around going around your day-to-day chores, that meaning taking your wife to  run her medical tests, and well, while you are waiting for her to finish so you can pick her up, you would like to go to pick up a birthday card for your sister, and since you are already there, well [...] READ MORE

Florida Lottery to Face Challenges
10/20/2011
Although Florida Lottery sales have picked up and the numbers are very positive, they are facing new challenges to improve sales.  This gaming system helps to provide around $1.2 billion for public schools each year and is a very important  source of extra cash for them, however their doing good is still not enough, it [...] READ MORE

Spur of the Moment Scratcher
10/20/2011
Many husbands do their wives the favor of driving them around so that they can run their errands, and they are indeed very kind.  But what do they actually do with all that time while waiting? Robert Dibble of Waterford, Saratoga County was looking for a way to pass the time while his wife, Kathy, [...] READ MORE

WINNING TWICE IN FLORIDA
10/19/2011
There are many myths about winning lottery. Some say that you can´t win it once, twice is like getting a lighting to strike you willingly (as if you could).  Others believe that if you win it small, then there is no chance that you will be a big winner, because you have already been rewarded [...] READ MORE

THE ORCADE IS CALLED TO BE POSTPONED
10/19/2011
The ORcade , a new website that was to be launched during this month has received a lot of criticism, and Gov. John Kitzhaber  has expressed his concern about the target market of this website due to it´s design since it´s characters might attract minors.  He is in favor of postponing the launching of the [...] READ MORE

ARKANSAS LOTTO WILL TAKE IT EASY WITH NEW DIRECTOR
10/19/2011
The Arkansas Lottery Commission has expressed that they will not rush to find a replacement for director Ernie Passailaigue  who resigned a few weeks ago. Powerball lottery The commission consisting of nine members have not voted on a description for this post since they want to review the criteria and they definitely want to take their [...] READ MORE

Father and Son Win $162k Fantasy 5 Jackpot
10/18/2011
16th October SACRAMENTO – Shared luck can be tasty.  Johnny Buck, a 58 year-old retired Lucky’s warehouse worker and his son, Jason Buck, a Target employee, will see a different scenario unfold before their own eyes this month.  They have matched all five numbers in Saturday night’s Fantasy 5 drawing. Father and son’s share of [...] READ MORE

New Jersey Lottery Reports All-time High
10/18/2011
There are a couple of curves in the present economy that defies gravity.   The New Jersey Lottery has announced that the profits generated by sales during the Fiscal Year 2011 have set a new a record of $2.63 billion.  This means more that more than $930 million is destined to help public education and institutions.  [...] READ MORE

Trip to the Supermarket Worth $2 Million
10/18/2011
17th October, SACRAMENTO -How many times do you go to the supermarket every week?  Well most people would say at least once, right?  But how many of those visits can you say that actually changed your life?  Yes, you heard me, change your life, completely.  I am not talking about buying something to quench your [...] READ MORE

D.C. Says Yes to Internet Gambling
10/17/2011
October 14th This is the first of the eight “iGaming Outreach Meetings” that D.C. Lottery has scheduled in order to discuss the new “iGaming” program.  At Lamond-Riggs Library, they are targeted to clarify some of the concerns that the community has about internet gaming.  At this meeting, there were a couple of moral and philosophical [...] READ MORE

Pardon No Extravagances
10/17/2011
A few days ago, it was made public that the Hoosier Lottery had made some expensive decisions with their new headquarters, besides the new location, extravagances like a workout room with the fanciest and most costly machines were shown proudly by Director Kathryn Densborn in a program called the “13 Investigates” from WTHR in Indianapolis.  [...] READ MORE

Win With the Capitals !
10/17/2011
Sometimes when destiny comes to knock at your door, it may come in many ways.  Kathy Scruggs, a 44 year old woman from Lithonia Georgia originally had wanted a ticket that was different from her winning ticket.  A ticket worth $25 million ! Scruggs had walked in a convenience store in Decatur, Georgia and had asked [...] READ MORE

Bye-Bye to Bad Luck !
10/14/2011
Sometimes you feel and think that you will always be inside a dump, and I can bet that many of us have felt like that, specially when things don´t seem to get better, never – ever !!  The good news is, things changed for Kristine Hosler and her husband, Russell.   After years of bad luck, [...] READ MORE

San Diego Is The Luckiest Town
10/14/2011
According to the Men´s Health magazine,  San Diego which is also know for it´s amazing weather has been crowned with the title of the most lucky town around. State lottery But how do you actually rate something so intangible as luck?  According to David Zinczenko, the editor in chief of the magazine, the word luck is [...] READ MORE

No More Sweepstakes
10/14/2011
INDIANAPOLIS, IN and TALLAHASSEE, FL — Indiana has now adopted new policies that target to eliminate sweepstakes videogames, it will be properly  regulated and with the help of the  police.  Florida is to follow since a representative has announced that they will modify a pending bill to do the same thing. Powerball lottery It all started [...] READ MORE

Idaho Scratches for Schools
10/13/2011
11th October, 2011. TWIN FALLS, ID  One, Two, Three: Scratch ! The College of Southern Idaho’s gym was swarmed with teachers and staff all hoping win big !  The 11th annual “Scratch for Schools” contest was joined by more than 70 Magic Valley schools. This contest consists in having teams of 3 representing each participating school.  [...] READ MORE

Hoosier Lottery Officials Admit Error In Judgment
10/13/2011
6th October, Hoosier – Indiana.  The Indiana TV station released a story uncovering the details of how the Hoosier Lottery had lavishly overspent in their new offices a couple of days ago.  The lottery officials will now make some changes and they admitted in a news conference on the 5th of October that there were [...] READ MORE

NORTH CAROLINA MAN GETS VERY LUCKY
10/13/2011
12th October, 2011 . North Carolina is the home of the most recent jackpot winners !  A family from Greenville hit half the total super attractive jackpot of $114 million and claimed today their  wholesome prize. This family won the September 30th Mega Million jackpot. US lottery James Jones who is a retired banker, is entitle to [...] READ MORE

September brings a new high in Florida Scratch-Off Sales
10/12/2011
October 11, 2011 TALLAHASSEE –  September is a month of great stats for The Florida Lottery.   Today announced that net Scratch-Off ticket sales for September 2011 reached a new peak, it clearly surpassed the record that was set in 2007 by a margin of 7.8%.  The record set in 2007 was $173 million and this year [...] READ MORE

Oregon Launches Gambling Awareness Campaign
10/12/2011
Play… but play responsibly.  The Oregon Lottery will be airing two new TV ads as part of the new campaign for gambling awareness.  These ads are part of an ongoing program that the Oregon Lottery already runs that serves to give information about the issues that come with compulsive gambling and the help network that [...] READ MORE

College Football Is Fan-Tastic Too!
10/12/2011
Florida college football fans will also have their chance for great giveaways.  Starting from the 29th August till the 30th of November, players who buy $10 or more in FLORIDA LOTTO tickets will also receive a voucher with a specific serial number that can become the passport to eight college football Fan Experience promotions.  These [...] READ MORE

TENNESSE LOTTERY PROFITS A RECORD OF $1.2 BILLION
10/11/2011
As impressive as it may seem, the Tennessee Lottery is raking in big bucks in the midst of recession.  It has reported profit records of almost $1.2 billion in the latest fiscal year. State lottery Although they are not the only ones to produce new records in profits since other 17 states are also reporting such a [...] READ MORE

THE FLORIDA LOTTERY ANNOUNCES THE DOLPHINS FIN-TASTIC FANTASY 5® FOOTBALL PROMOTION!
10/11/2011
It seems that this year will be big for football fans and lotto players. The Florida Lottery and the Miami Dolphins announced on Monday October 3rd that they had joined forces to give South Florida Lottery players a one in a lifetime chance to win great prizes in the Dolphins in-tastic Fantasy 5® Football Promotion. Powerball [...] READ MORE

Scratch and Score Big with ‘St. Louis Blues
10/11/2011
The Missouri Lottery wasn’ t going to let the NFL Season dimmer it’s chance to offer something new and exciting for its followers.   So they have partnered-up with the St. Louis Blues® for the first-ever St. Louis Blues® Scratchers ticket and the “You Scratch, You Score!” second-chance promotion. Both the game and promotion officially begin [...] READ MORE

Oregon Lottery is walking between fine lines
10/10/2011
Marketing strategies are out there to attract new customers and to keep the existing ones. The Oregon Lottery has decided to launch a new website called the ORcade as a means to lure new players into their game.  The reason is simple:  in the current economy, the Legislature that set up the lottery more than twenty [...] READ MORE

Lady Luck can also come disguised as a “Mistake”
10/10/2011
Sometimes when destiny comes to knock at your door, it may come in many ways.  Kathy Scruggs, a 44 year old woman from Lithonia Georgia originally had wanted a ticket that was different from her winning ticket.  A ticket worth $25 million ! Scruggs had walked in a convenience store in Decatur, Georgia and had asked [...] READ MORE

Second VP of Arkansas Lottery is out
10/10/2011
The Arkansas Lottery has been doing some house cleaning.  The last of three top officials that were brought in to launch the games two years ago have been fired.  The  lottery commission’s chairwoman has announced that this decision is an opportunity to call for a change. Ernestine Middleton, the lottery vice president for administration, was fired [...] READ MORE

TWO FLORIDA LOTTERY PLAYERS ARE GOING TO HOLLYWOOD !
10/07/2011
TALLAHASSEE -  Today the first of four WHEEL OF FORTUNE second chance drawings has taken place.  It awards 15 winners a Nintendo Wii game console that comes with  a WHEEL OF FORTUNE Wii game. The two winners of this grand prize winners are also entitled to a trip to Hollywood, CAlIFORNIA wherein they will participate [...] READ MORE

Maryland woman deflated by winning dream
10/07/2011
How many of us have always dreamed of winning the lottery?  How would it feel to have the winning ticket in our hands?  What are we to do with… well.. all of that money?  So much money we can hardly count ! A woman in Maryland though she was living the dream.  However she had a [...] READ MORE

Packers Fans will take a raffle entry instead of a scratcher
10/06/2011
Fans buying tickets in this year’s Green Bay Packers Wisconsin Lottery game will take home a raffle entry instead of a scratch-off ticket.  Which means that you will know if you won or not  until the draw date instead of knowing immediately. Starting on October 1st fans will be able to purchase a $2 a ticket [...] READ MORE

Eric Cargain wins $60K Cash 5 drawing
10/06/2011
Eric Cargain, a former Free Press staff from 2000 to 2009 was transferred to Jacksonville in 2009 after The Free Press and its sister papers consolidated their printing operations to save money.  Since then he has been commuting from Kingston to Jacksonville for nearly three years, burning lots of  and money in the process.  However [...] READ MORE

Rich at 26 in New York
10/06/2011
It seems that for some, lucky simply follows them always.  Such is the case of Seema Dhimmer, a 26-year-old woman from Nanuet, who won $2 million form a Make Me Rich scratcher.   Like many college grads, Dhimmer who graduated in 2009 from the New York Institute of Technology and like many college grads, had left [...] READ MORE

NEW HAMPSHIRE LOTTERY AWARDS $1 MILLION PRIZE BEFORE SYLVANIA 300 RACE STARTED!
10/05/2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011 Jean Ransom, from Andover, Mass.  won $1 million during a live New Hampshire Lottery drawing held in front of thousands of fans before the start of the SYLVANIA 300 NASCAR race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Her name was pulled out from a a drum of 16 finalists for the “NH Millionaire [...] READ MORE

Alexandria Redskins Fan scored a touchdown in Virginia Lottery Scratcher Game
10/05/2011
(September 29) Harold Price of Alexandria, a big Washington Redskins fan, scored a touchdown with Virginia Lottery´s Hail to the Redskins Scratcher game´s top prize worth $100, 000.  This ticket was purchased at Mr. Price, at Sunoco, 3500 King Street in Alexandria. Lottery numbers Price related that  was sitting in his car when he scratched the [...] READ MORE

Washington’s Lottery new marketing tool
10/05/2011
I has been reported by Washington Lottery director Bill Hanson that the agency has bought a Mercedes Sprinter van worth $49,000.  So, what do you think about that?  An expensive and rather useless marketing tool ?  Some people think it is.  However according to Hanson this acquisition was made in order to boost Lottery ticket [...] READ MORE

Maryland Police and Maryland Lottery shake hands for your safety
10/04/2011
MARYLAND -  Each year, an average of  14,000 people are reported missing in the state of Maryland, from which only about 12,000 are located.  Many of them are children. Both the Maryland State Police and the Maryland Lottery have come up with a strategic partnership to provide a more extensive system to protect the state’s [...] READ MORE

New Mexico Lottery Offers the “KISS II” Scratcher
10/04/2011
ALBUQUERQUE – To celebrate the 35th anniversary of  “Destroyer”, the iconic rock band’s first platinum album, the New Mexico lottery will be offering KISS fans the chance to participate in a drawing to win a Washburn PS 1800 guitar played on stage by Paul Stanley.  This $5 ticket’s top cash prize features an attractive $50,000.  [...] READ MORE

Las Cruces Man wins $200,000 New Mexico Lottery
10/04/2011
 ALBUQUERQUE – Udell Vigil, a man from Las Cruces in New Mexico won the sum $200, 000 by playing Powerball.    His quick pick for September 24’s game matched the white ball numbers:  3, 4, 12, 27 and 44, missing the red Powerball number 26 which would have landed him the night’s sought-after jackpot of $30 [...] READ MORE

Florida Walmart to sell lottery tickets
10/03/2011
TALLAHASSEE – Every day can just be your lucky, at Walmart.  Now, winning the lottery will be as easy as grocery shopping since Walmart has agreed to sell lottery tickets in their US stores.  They have reached an agreement with the Florida Lottery to run a pilot program which begin offering games at 27 Walmart [...] READ MORE

Texas Lottery and Houston Texans team up again
10/03/2011
 (Austin, Texas) –  16th Sept 11 The third edition of the Houston Texans scratch–off  game is now on the streets, right on time to add some extra excitement for all the fans who would like to join the cheer of the 2011 football season.  The previous two editions of this game generated over $50 million [...] READ MORE

Click, Share and Win!
10/03/2011
Washington, D.C. –   Dclottery.com has launched their new website on Wednesday, September 28, 2011. US lottery Now D.C Lottery presents itself to the public with a total face lift.  The new website now boasts with sleek graphics, enhanced functions and the implementation of social media elements which are a must in today´s most interactive and user-friendly [...] READ MORE

Unkown Winner Donates $80,000 Ticket to Church
09/02/2011
Junior Patel, the Manager of Jerry’s Mart convenience store, said the store is often called lucky. There are winning lottery tickets all over the walls, with the largest sum won there being $750,000. And it seems like another ticket will soon be added there, as a lucky lottery player spent $3 on a Lemon Doubler [...] READ MORE

More on Louisiana’s Introduction of Mega Millions
09/02/2011
As the news that Louisiana will introduce Mega Millions next year, people are going head over heels to figure out what this would mean for both the lottery and the players. The move will be done because Powerball, the only multi state game currently offered by the Louisiana State Lottery, will soon change and its [...] READ MORE

Louisiana to Join Mega Millions Bonanza
09/02/2011
As we have mentioned a few months back, the multi state Powerball game will change a lot at the start of 2012. As the lottery tickets prices will double from $1 to $2, Louisiana State Lottery officials are looking for new ways to increase their revenue. And their solution might be the other incredibly famous [...] READ MORE

Georgia Lottery Keeps Moving Up
08/31/2011
As the Georgia State Lottery was featured heavily in our news section lately, we decided to write a piece on its history and goals. If you want to learn more about the lottery, just read this article. Lottery results The Georgia Lottery was created in November 1992. The people of Georgia voted for a government operated [...] READ MORE

Fantasy 5 Prize Won in Pinole Still Unclaimed
08/30/2011
One person managed to get all the 5 numbers right for the Fantasy 5 draw held on July 20. The lucky winner is from somewhere in Northern California, but he has yet to claim his $213,436 prize. The winning ticket was purchased at a Pete’s Place, which does its business at 610 San Pablo Avenue [...] READ MORE

Mega Millions $250K Prize Unclaimed After a Month
08/30/2011
Even though there was no jackpot winner in the Mega Millions draw held on July 29, one lucky lottery player who purchased his lottery tickets in Rowland Heights, California, managed to get the first 5 numbers right and managed to win a $250,530 prize. However, more than 1 month after the draw, nobody came forth [...] READ MORE

Legislators Intolerant of Arkansas Lottery Accounting Blunders
08/29/2011
Last week, we gave you an account on how the legislators questioned the Arkansas Lottery director and soon to be former chief financial officer. However, space and time constraints kept us from giving you the full story, so we will continue today. For those of you unable to read the previous article, it was all [...] READ MORE

Lucky Couple Wins $40M Jackpot
08/29/2011
John and Darlene Kinzel, from Paradise Hill, Saskatchewan, managed to win an awesome $40 million jackpot for last week’s Canadian Lotto Max draw. They went to claim their huge jackpot on Friday, and it appears it is the largest jackpot ever won in the province. Lottery numbers John Kinzel purchased the lottery tickets at a Fas [...] READ MORE

Lucky Store Sells Set For Life Jackpot Ticket
08/29/2011
Few people have heard about the Ray’s Market store, but this small business will be noticed by every Californian who plays the state lottery. The little mom & pop shop from Spring Valley has been opened more than 6 years ago but it recently became a retailer for the California State Lottery. And by recently [...] READ MORE

Nebraska Lottery Reports Record Sales
08/26/2011
The lottery tickets sales for the Nebraska State Lottery have increased more than ever before. The Lotto and Scratch tickets have been in high demand during the last fiscal year, and a new lottery record was set. Preliminary figures for lottery ticket sales reveal that the lottery sold for about $131.7 million during the 2010-11 [...] READ MORE

Lottery Jackpot Winner Forced to Leave U.S.
08/26/2011
We have recently given you an account on Jose Antonio Cua-Toc’s situation, but a quick recap is in order. It appears the man has been in jail for more than three months after he was accused of threatening the lives of his boss and his wife. Jose Antonio Cua-Toc used to buy lottery tickets and [...] READ MORE

More Tickets Unclaimed in California and Nobody Wins Powerball Jackpot
08/26/2011
More than a month ago, when Virginia was selling the $105 Million Mega Millions ticket, somebody from California was also winning a fairly decent prize. Somebody who purchased his ticket in Monterey Park, California, missed only the Mega Ball as he got the first 5 numbers right. He should now receive a $347,730 prize. US [...] READ MORE

Arkansas Legislators Question Lottery Financial Officer
08/26/2011
A few days ago, the chief financial officer for the Arkansas State Lottery said that a data input error caused a $90,000 tax penalty. However, legislators are not sure why the Lottery’s director was kept out of the news for more than 3 months. Lottery numbers Ernie Passailaigue, the Arkansas State Lottery Director, told the members [...] READ MORE

Couple in Need Wins $10M Jackpot
08/26/2011
Lotteries are helping and making people happy all over the world. in the “Land Down Under”, the local Powerball lottery helped a couple who were in desperate need of money. The two lottery winners, who wished to keep their identities a secret, have been struggling to get by for years, but they will won’t be [...] READ MORE

Sacramento Machinist Claims $300K Mega Millions Prize
08/24/2011
A Mega Millions second place prize worth $301,451 was claimed by Frank Downs, a machinist from West Sacramento. The man said he checked his lottery tickets just a few days after the draw and did what most other lottery winners would do. “Lots of expletives,” the man said. Mega lottery After the man realized he had just [...] READ MORE

$200K Fantasy 5 Prize Won in Tustin
08/24/2011
The California State Lottery Fantasy 5 game has another winner. A lucky man from Southern California got all the 5 numbers right and is eligible for a $213,773 prize. The lucky ticket was purchased at the Jolly Jug Liquor store, located at 13838 Red Hill Avenue in Tustin. The lucky numbers for that particular Fantasy [...] READ MORE

California’s Replay Program Yields More Winners
08/24/2011
The California State Lottery announced its Replay Program just made 8 more winners. These 8 players took their second chances and managed to win more than 80,000. The lottery’s Replay Program gives players one more chance to win something at their favorite Scratchers games. National lottery Here are the players who managed to win this time [...] READ MORE

Tickets in Los Angeles and San Francisco Share Fantasy 5 Jackpot
08/24/2011
The very awesome $475,000 Fantasy 5 jackpot was won. However, the prize will be split in half as two lottery tickets managed to get all the 5 numbers right. It’s funny how things turned out, as the lottery produced two jackpot winners, and they are from opposite parts of the state. One of the tickets [...] READ MORE

Retired Police Officer Wins $2 Million Jackpot
08/24/2011
Lotteries sometimes have a strange way of unraveling their stories. You sometimes see prizes won by drug dealers and murderers while sometimes they go to elderly couples who struggle to make ends meet or single mothers holding two jobs to keep their children in school. However, this is the story of David Robinson, a retired [...] READ MORE

$32 Million Mega Millions Jackpot Claimed by Mass. Man
08/23/2011
Someone finally came forward to claim the $32 million Mega Millions jackpot won at the August 19 drawing. The winner was revealed to the public in a press conference held yesterday, August 23, 2011. The man who managed to win the awesome jackpot lives in Dorchester and is 47 years old. He is now the [...] READ MORE

$32M Mega Millions Jackpot Won in Massachusetts
08/22/2011
It looks like a lucky person from Massachusetts managed to win the $32 million Mega Millions jackpot, according to state lottery officials. The lucky ticket was purchased at a Tedeschi Food Store located on Neponset Avenue in Dorchester. The ticket managed to get all the 5 numbers and the Mega Ball right and its holder [...] READ MORE

$170K Mega Millions Ticket Unclaimed for Four Months
08/22/2011
The California State Lottery announced that more than 4 months have passed since a California resident bought a Mega Millions lottery ticket in Orange and managed to win a $178,790 prize. The problem is that the player has yet to come forth and claim his prize, and there are less than 2 months left until [...] READ MORE

Anaheim Ticket Soon to Expire
08/22/2011
The California State Lottery announced it is still on the lookout for a lucky player from Anaheim who managed to get a second place prize at the multi state Mega Millions game. The person purchased their lucky lottery tickets more than 4 months ago and managed to win a $297,525 prize. Unfortunately for the winner, [...] READ MORE

Arizona Lottery’s Recipe for Success
08/19/2011
As we mentioned in our previous article, the Arizona State Lottery has hit a record level in sale increases. Even though the lottery is still quite small and it can’t bring in the billions from Massachusetts or New York, it appears that its sales are increasing much faster than any other state lottery, at least [...] READ MORE

Overall Lottery Sales Decreased but Arizona Going Strong
08/19/2011
According to a country wide survey and comparison, after years of uninterrupted progress, state lottery sales have decreased slightly in 2009. 43 states and the District of Columbia currently have lotteries. Today, we will talk a bit about Arizona and how its lottery managed to stay on top of the fall. Powerball lottery The Arizona State [...] READ MORE

Arizona State Lottery Hits Record Sales
08/19/2011
It would appear that the lottery players in Arizona are spending more money than ever. The sales of lottery tickets are increasing faster than in any other state. A recent national comparison revealed that of all the state lottery sales, Arizona was ranked Nr.1  in the 2009-2010 fiscal year. But keep in mind that Arizona’s [...] READ MORE

$24M Mega Millions Jackpot Goes Unclaimed
08/18/2011
The $24 million jackpot for the Mega Millions draw held on August 16 went without a winner. After somebody winning a $99 million jackpot recently and another person coming forth to claim an older $107 million jackpot, there is no big winner to talk about. Powerball lottery However, even if nobody managed to win the big [...] READ MORE

Fantasy 5 Ticket Still Missing
08/18/2011
Unfortunately, the winning Fantasy 5 which was purchased at the San Diego Country Fair has yet to be claimed. More than 2 months have passed since the June 17 Fantasy 5 draw, when an unnamed player managed to win $461,407. State lottery The Fair was around until the 4th of July and the player purchased his [...] READ MORE

Man Invests Mega Millions Prize in Own Business
08/18/2011
This year has been extremely lucky for Don Seawater from Los Osos, California. His wife managed to win a $45,000 jackpot at a Wheel of Fortune slot machine earlier this year, and now Don managed to win a $168,814 prize at the Mega Millions game. The man already claimed his prize from the California State [...] READ MORE

The Biggest Lotteries in the World
08/18/2011
As you may already know, lotteries are gambling institutions that offer various instant or drawing games that yield tremendous cash prizes. In the simplest of terms, a person buys lottery tickets and if he is fortunate enough, his life changes completely. There are hundreds of lotteries in the world, some bigger, some smaller. Almost all [...] READ MORE

Hospital Lotteries Have Bad Effects
08/18/2011
Even if hospital lotteries have raised millions of dollars, they have been criticized heavily. There are a lot of experts claiming hospital lotteries to more harm than good. Lottery numbers Those who oppose hospital lotteries claim they are unethical as hospital and healthcare units should be all about preventing and treating illness. We all known gambling [...] READ MORE

Group of Workers Win Jackpot Right After Being Laid Off
08/18/2011
Sometimes, winning the lotteries can come in the best possible time. Such is the case of a group of Canadian employees who work at a manufacturing plant in Ottawa. They managed to win the big $7 million jackpot at the Lotto 6/49 on the exact same they when their employer announced massive layoffs. State lottery 18 [...] READ MORE

Justice Department Still Bans Online Gambling
08/16/2011
Over the past couple of years, the federal authorities have been trying to legalize online lotteries and other forms of gambling, but have failed. Currently, Iowa, Massachusetts, California, the District of Columbia and other states are trying to legalize online gambling, but could face too big of an obstacle. The Department of Justice has been [...] READ MORE

$107M Mega Millions Jackpot Won by Man in Virginia
08/16/2011
It seems that the Mega Millions game keeps creating more and more millionaires. After someone managed to win a $99 million jackpot recently, another man from McLean, Virginia, managed to win a very large sum of money at the multi state game. State lottery Brian McCarthy, 25 years old, managed to win the astounding $107 million [...] READ MORE

Connecticut Approves New Lottery Tax Bill
08/16/2011
Governor Dannel Malloy signed Rep. Gerald Fox III’s bill which will enable the Connecticut State Lottery to deduct delinquent taxes and other penalties before awarding any prize worth $5,000 or more. There was an entire ceremony at the State Capitol last Friday as the Governor signed the bill. Lottery numbers The law, which applies to all [...] READ MORE

Many States Trying to Introduce Online Lotteries and Gambling
08/16/2011
Many a states are now taking a strong interest in online lotteries and other forms of gambling. The heads of the District of Columbia are less than satisfied that residents often travel to West Virginia, Maryland or Pennsylvania to play the lotteries or gamble in casinos. As there is a desperate need of cash, just [...] READ MORE

California Lottery Honored by WLA
08/16/2011
The California State Lottery has received a Level Three certification from the World Lottery Association’s Responsible Gaming Framework. California now has the first state lottery in the United States to go directly from a Level One certification to Level Three and it is just one in two state lotteries to ever get the Level Three [...] READ MORE

Elderly Minnesotan Couple Won $229M Powerball Jackpot
08/16/2011
Last Friday, around 2:30 pm, Thomas and Kathleen Morris from Burnsville, Minnesota, entered the headquarters of the Minnesota State Lottery and finally claimed the awesome $229 million Powerball jackpot. The couple stated they were down on their luck and had serious problems with money, so the prize could not have come at a better time. [...] READ MORE

$625K Mega Millions Prize Won in California
08/12/2011
It has been a while since California last yielded a Mega Millions jackpot winner, but it looks like more and more Californians claim the game’s second prize. The big $99 million jackpot went to Ohio, but a very lucky player who bought their ticket in Dana Point is now $627,280 richer. One of their lottery [...] READ MORE

California Lottery Reports Massive Sales
08/12/2011
The California State Lottery is pleased to announce that its sales have increased for the second year in a row. The lottery has recorded $3.44 billion in sales for Fiscal Year 2010-2011. By all accounts, that’s a massive 13 percent increase as last fiscal year’s sales totaled $3.04. The lottery gave $40 million more to [...] READ MORE

Powerball Jackpot Stirrs People in Minnesota
08/12/2011
As you may already know, the $228.9 million Powerball jackpot was won by a ticket sold in Minnesota. The winner has yet to come forth and claim his prize, but many lottery players from that area were startled to find out the lucky lottery ticket was sold there. Upon learning that the largest jackpot ever [...] READ MORE

$220M Powerball Jackpot Won in Minnesota
08/11/2011
We are pleased to announce that the $220 million jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball draw was won. Only one ticket managed to get the numbers right and is now eligible for the full prize. The ticket was sold somewhere in Minnesota.  Unfortunately, there is no more information about the winner, but we will keep you posted [...] READ MORE

California Man Wins $330K at Fantasy 5
08/11/2011
A man from Southern California managed to win a $338,115 prize at the state lottery Fantasy 5 game. This winner, who wished to remain anonymous probably had an amazing week as he woke up more than $330,000 richer on Monday. If that’s not a good way to brighten up your day, we don’t know what [...] READ MORE

California Player Wins Mega Millions Second Place Prize
08/11/2011
A person who regularly plays at the California State Lottery woke up $165,000 richer yesterday. They bought lottery tickets for the Mega Millions draw held on August 9, and one of them proved to be the winner. Sure, he only got 5 out of 6 numbers right, but his second place prize is still quite [...] READ MORE

Tips on Buying Lottery Guides
08/10/2011
Hundreds of thousands of Americans purchase lottery systems every year. However, most of them just end up getting hassled out of their money as they fall prey to online scams. We want our readers to avoid that as often as possible, so we compiled a few tips on things you should check before buying a [...] READ MORE

22 Ohio Colleagues Claim $99 Million Prize
08/10/2011
The winners of the massive $99 million prize at the Mega Millions game wasted no time in claiming their prize. The huge jackpot was claimed a group of 22 colleagues from Ohio.  Ohio State Lottery officials stated that the 22 people work at a KraftMaid in Jefferson, Ashtabula County. The town is right between Youngstown [...] READ MORE

The Quick Pick
08/10/2011
Lottery number generators are available at just about every state lottery terminal in the United States. But what few people know is that these number generators are actually responsible for a very large percentage of lottery winners.  Winning the lottery is a dream for most, and many a winner actually got the quick pick option, [...] READ MORE

Lottery Tips
08/10/2011
Before we really start this article, we should mention that winning the lotteries is entirely up to luck. No matter what you do, you just can’t take the luck factor out of lotteries, well, unless you play all the possible combinations for one particular game. But if you don’t have hundreds of millions of dollars [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winner Gives Tickets to Church
08/10/2011
Who says there is no kindness left in this world will probably think again after reading this article. Generosity is not something many of us are guilty of, but the Unity North Atlanta Church located on Sandy Plains Road in Northeast Cobb, Georgia, can thank a church goer for a very unorthodox gift: winning lottery [...] READ MORE

Four Times Lottery Winner’s Credibility in Doubt
08/10/2011
Joan R. Ginther, aged 63, from Texas, used to be considered one of the luckiest people on Earth, as she managed to win quite a few multi-million dollar prizes at the lotteries. However, there are few who can believe winning four big prizes at the lottery means there’s something more than just awesome luck at [...] READ MORE

Lottery Ticket Still Good after a Spin in the Washing Machine
08/08/2011
Some people see winning the lotteries as their destiny. We don’t know if a lucky man from New Zealand believed so, but it certainly looks like that from where we are standing. The man from Christchurch won $250,000 and he didn’t even know about it. It turns out he had the ticket in his jeans [...] READ MORE

Mega Millions Jackpot Won in Ohio
08/08/2011
The multi state Mega Millions game has made another person rich. It appears that the lucky lottery ticket, worth about $99 million, was purchased at a gas station in Ohio. Marie Kildane, an Ohio State Lottery spokesperson, said that the jackpot winning lottery ticket for the drawing which was held last Friday was purchased at [...] READ MORE

Powerball Jackpot Swells to $220 M
08/08/2011
The awesome Mega Millions jackpot was won last week, but not the Powerball. Unfortunately, nobody managed to win the extensive Powerball jackpot last Saturday. But what is not unfortunate is the fact that 11 straight draws without a jackpot winner brought the massive prize to an astonishing $220 million. Sport The lump sum option would provide [...] READ MORE

Increase Your Chances of Success
08/05/2011
There is no person in this country who doesn’t want to win the lotteries. This is why so many people are interested in finding some little gimmick in any lottery game that they can exploit and win astonishing amounts of money. Millions of Americans by lottery tickets every day and they all hope to see [...] READ MORE

Lottery Prediction Software, Is It Worth It
08/05/2011
Some of you may be aware of the fact that there are many computer programs available that, some claim, can predict lottery outcomes. Lotteries are just another form of gambling. In the United States, lotteries are run by the government and contribute to many good causes like education, veteran services, infrastructure improvement and others. Lottery [...] READ MORE

People Sell Used Instant Lottery Tickets
08/05/2011
Buying instant scratch lottery tickets is something that millions of Americans do every day. Some people do it just to spend some extra money while others are truly obsessed by it. However, gambling is not something anyone should take lightly, and moderation is the most important thing. US lottery Instant scratch lottery is extremely different from [...] READ MORE

Mike Patterson has been diagnosed with AVM
08/05/2011
The defensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles has been diagnosed with a brain condition which may need surgery according to his trainer Rick Burkholder. On Thursday morning Burkholder said that Mike Patterson was undergoing a number of further tests and is at the moment listed as being in a stable condition. The 28 year old [...] READ MORE

Tri-State Players Receive Extra Chance
08/04/2011
A glitch in the system of the Tri-State Pick 4 lottery game gave players an extra chance to win something. Apparently, a ball got stuck in the drawing machine, and that led to two sets of winning numbers. Lottery officials stated they realized that a ball accidentally got stuck in the chute of the drawing [...] READ MORE

Game Selection and its Advantages
08/04/2011
A lot of people believe that you want to play the lotteries successfully, you must have a proper system. It appears that recent studies have proved them right, and those who buy their lottery tickets by following a strict technique or principle do better in the lottery and actually win jackpots. These people believe that [...] READ MORE

Powerball Jackpot Reaches $180M
08/04/2011
The drawing for one of the most popular lottery games in the world, Powerball, has gone without a winner again. This brings the jackpot to a massive $180 million, with a $100.3 million lump sum option. The tenth consecutive draw without a winner was held Wednesday. State lottery However, even though nobody managed to win the [...] READ MORE

Massachusetts Lottery Closes Cash WinFall Loophole
08/03/2011
Well, it was awesome while it lasted, at least for the few groups of gamblers who knew how to exploit it. The Cash WinFall game, which was heavily mentioned in our news recently, had a secret. Whenever the jackpot reached $2 million, the non jackpot prizes increased tremendously. A few groups of smart lottery players [...] READ MORE

How to Avoid Lottery Scams
08/03/2011
Anyone who plays the lotteries must be extremely careful. There are many people out there who have scams as a life purpose and they will try anything to make you part with your hard earned cash. A woman from Austintown, Ohio, was smart enough to spot the cheaters and report them to the police. She [...] READ MORE

Everything About the Cash WinFall Game
08/03/2011
The Cash WinFall game is in just about all the lottery news from today. It is quite a big deal to find out that a state lottery game can be so easily exploited and all you need is a bit of funding. Those who currently exploit the game don’t want you to find out how [...] READ MORE

Selfishness and Anger for Cash WinFall Exploiters
08/03/2011
Yesterday we started talking about who exploits the Cash WinFall game and we told you a bit about how it can be done. A quick recap will reveal that Marjorie and Gerald Selbee from Michigan, the owners of a gambling organization, found a way to exploit the gimmicks of the Cash WinFall game. The game [...] READ MORE

Funny Lottery Strategies
08/03/2011
It is widely believed that for the smart player, lotteries do not represent a game of chance. A lot of people have their own strategy for playing the lottery, and today we will look into some of the most widespread. However, what you need to keep in mind is that no matter how foolproof your [...] READ MORE

Online Lotteries Vs Offline Lotteries
08/03/2011
Winning the lotteries represents a dream for many Americans. And we are obviously not talking about prizes of a few hundreds of dollars here and there, we are talking about massive jackpots for games like Powerball or Mega Millions. However, it has become apparent that more and more people are trying to quench their thirst [...] READ MORE

Arkansas Lottery Fiscal Officer Resigns
08/01/2011
Philip Miley, an Arkansas State Lottery controller, has resigned his office after heavy criticizing from lottery commissioners and legislators. Miley wrote in his resignation latter that he and his spouse wish to return home. The man has worked for the lottery for more than 2 years and his resignation becomes effective on September 9. State [...] READ MORE

Cash WinFall Secrets Revealed
08/01/2011
Billy’s Beer and Wine was just your regular run of the mill store, with decent sales, but nothing spectacular. However, everything changed when Marjorie Selbie, a septuagenarian from Michigan walked into the store and started a spending spree on what looked like a regular lottery game. Before we get to telling you more details, note [...] READ MORE

Florida Lottery Will Get Revamped
08/01/2011
The Florida State Lottery is facing difficult times. Even though things looked great about 25 years ago when it was founded, the lottery is now finding it hard to hold the line. Sales aren’t going so well, its marketing strategies are not among the best and other source of gambling are stealing more and more [...] READ MORE

Georgia Man Wins $3 Million Instant Prize
07/29/2011
Douglas Goffaux from Centre, Alabama, managed to win a $3 million prize with the Georgia State Lottery. The man purchased his ticket at a food mart in Cave Spring, Georgia, and the store manager said he watched the man’s astonishment as he won $3 million. The store in question is the Marathon Food Mart located [...] READ MORE

Lottery Prizes Go Unclaimed
07/29/2011
It looks like Americans don’t need money anymore. There are many winning lottery tickets which will expire in the near future or have expired already. For example, a person in Massachusetts just missed out on a Mega Millions $250,000 prize, as his ticket with the numbers 2, 7, 10, 16 and 29 expired a couple [...] READ MORE

West Virginia Lottery Ends Bad Break
07/29/2011
The West Virginia State Lottery has been losing money for about three consecutive fiscal years now. Well, it looks like that bad break finally ended as the lottery’s revenues have increased significantly just before the completion of the 2010-2011 budget year. Traditional instant win scratch games and Charles Town’s Hollywood Casino have helped the lottery’s [...] READ MORE

Massachusetts Lottery Will End TV Broadcasts
07/28/2011
Since the 1970s, the Massachusetts State Lottery has been televising its drawings. But it seems that now, after almost 40 years, the lottery will stop using the TV network and will only show the drawing videos on its website. The change is set to take place a few weeks from now, on August 15. Lottery [...] READ MORE

NC Mom and Daughter Win the Lottery Three Times
07/28/2011
Winning the lotteries looks like an unreachable dream, at least when considering the odds. Winning the lotteries twice seems out of this world, but doing it three times? Well, to many, that’s something that should be put down in a fiction novel. However, it looks like winning the lottery has become a habit for Kimberly [...] READ MORE

NC Lottery, A History of Controversy
07/28/2011
The North Carolina Education Lottery has been heavily featured in our news section lately. It looks like it has generated a lot of interesting stories, and a quick search will reveal the fact that the lottery has been “interesting” ever since it was founded. This made us decide to give you a detailed account on [...] READ MORE

Massachusetts Lottery Released New Red Sox Game
07/28/2011
The Massachusetts State Lottery decided to continue its business relationship with the Boston Red Sox and have added a new game to their portfolio. So far, the partnership between the two giants has raised more than $800 million in sales. The $2 Red Sox Instant Ticket is the sixth game the two brands have offered [...] READ MORE

Many Changes for Massachusetts Lottery
07/28/2011
The date of August 15, 2011, will bring forth many changes for the Massachusetts State Lottery. As the lottery’s contract with its broadcast partner will expire, the lottery results will no longer be televised. While this may be bad news for lottery players that don’t have access to an internet connection, other lottery players will [...] READ MORE

Mass Cash Game is Now Daily
07/28/2011
A bit over a month ago, the Massachusetts State Lottery decided to upgrade the Mass Cash game and hold daily drawings from Monday through Sunday. The Mass Cash game is one of the most popular in the United States as it offers the best odds of winning the $100,000 jackpot. Lottery numbers Prior to the modification, [...] READ MORE

Kansas Lottery, Marketing at its Finest
07/27/2011
The Kansas State Lottery appears to be on a roll. It has recorded massive success after massive success, and it grows more each year. During the last fiscal year, the lottery reported record profits, and that made us include it in our series of state lottery histories. So if you want to learn how it [...] READ MORE

Pennsylvania State Lottery More Successful Than Ever
07/27/2011
A recent financial report reveals that the Pennsylvania State Lottery is one of the most successful in the United States. The lottery has reported record profits for the last fiscal year, and we thought to give you an account on how it all began. US lottery We should begin by saying that it is one of [...] READ MORE

Profit Decrease for some State Lotteries
07/26/2011
Even though many state lotteries reported record profits for last year, things were quite different for other similar institutions. Pennsylvania, Iowa, Delaware and Idaho all managed to raise amazing funds, but there are several lotteries that did not manage to reach their goals for the last fiscal year. US lottery One of the most curious cases [...] READ MORE

State Lotteries Smashing Records
07/26/2011
Even though some sectors of the economy still feel the effects of the world economic crisis, the same thing can’t be said about many a state lottery. The lotteries have continued to thrive and a recent report revealed that many of them got record profits last fiscal year. Even though the economy has had many [...] READ MORE

Generous Lottery Winner Dies From Cancer
07/26/2011
One of the most admirable people to win the lotteries in the last 12 months has unfortunately passed away last Saturday. Violet Large from Nova Scotia, along with her husband, Allen Large, won a $11.2 million lottery jackpot last summer. The couple had donated most of their winnings to friends, schools, churches, hospitals, family members [...] READ MORE

A Story of the Minnesota Lottery
07/26/2011
Recent events in Minnesota have brought the state lottery into the spotlight. The lottery has stopped selling tickets 3 weeks ago, but it will resume operations tomorrow. This has given us the idea to do a piece on how the Minnesota State Lottery was born, which are the most notable events in its history and [...] READ MORE

New Hampshire Lottery Releases New Game
07/26/2011
The New Hampshire State Lottery is about to introduce a new scratch game. This might not seem like something extremely important, but this particular lottery game is one of the most interesting we have seen in a while. The winners of the new game could receive $100,000 per year, for the remainder of their lives. [...] READ MORE

Wisconsin Lottery Sales Back to Normal
07/26/2011
The Wisconsin State Lottery was the one which benefited the most from Minnesota Lottery’s crisis. People from Minnesota crossed the border to Wisconsin for lottery tickets, and that brought forth a dramatic increase in sales. However, the Minnesota Lottery is now back on track, so the Wisconsin Lottery will probably start to notice a decrease [...] READ MORE

Veteran Wins $250K
07/26/2011
Gregg Curry, an Army veteran from Fayetteville, Georgia, returned to Afghanistan with good fortune on his heels. A few days before being shipped back to Afghanistan, the man decided to buy a few lottery tickets at one of the Georgia State Lottery’s games. Gregg Curry is a Master Sergeant in the Third U.S. Army Forces Central [...] READ MORE

Iowa Lottery’s Instant Success
07/26/2011
The Iowa State Lottery was heavily featured in our latest news, so we decided to spare a few moments and let you know how everything began. it is one of the most important lotteries in the United States, at it provides a home for the Multi-State Lottery Association. Lottery winning numbers Well, everything started in April [...] READ MORE

Facts About Powerball
07/26/2011
The Powerball game will soon change many of its features, so we decided to give you an account on how it all began. Powerball is probably the most popular lottery game in the world, and it has yielded the largest ever lottery jackpot, a $365 million prize, won back in 2006. National lottery Few people remember [...] READ MORE

Mega Millions Facts
07/26/2011
Along with Powerball, Mega Millions is an extremely successful multi-state lottery game. And since we just did a piece on Powerball, it is only fair to not leave Mega Millions out of the loop, and give you an account on how it came into being. Powerball lottery It all started on August 31, 1996, when The [...] READ MORE

Man Arrested After Winning the Lottery
07/21/2011
Some people say that moderation is the path to happiness. This is a lesson that Joseph Taglieri from Massachusetts should take to heart. Yesterday night, the man was extremely happy because he managed to win a $500 lottery prize. And what did he do next? Well, he got up to the roof of his car [...] READ MORE

Massachusetts Could Offer Lottery Tickets Online
07/20/2011
U.S. Representative Barney Frank has spoken in favor of a push to make Massachusetts Lottery tickets available online. Those who support the measure believe it could bring in profits of almost $1 billion every year, to a state treasury that’s almost depleted. National lottery “I don’t understand why liberals think they’re supposed to tell people not [...] READ MORE

Computer Software Helps Man Win $35M Jackpot
07/20/2011
Paul Hemphill from Florida has been playing the lotteries ever since 1995. He then made one giant mistake, which he never repeated again. He had chosen the lottery numbers, but he did not purchase lottery tickets. The numbers he was thinking about proved to be the winning combination, and our Paul Hemphill was left with [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winners Overwhelmed by Money Requests
07/20/2011
Well, they were warned, but they didn’t listen. The winners of the Euro Millions lottery who managed to win the gigantic £161 million jackpot now need to hide from everyone who wants a piece of the pie. Recently, they have had a family meeting, to decide how the money will be used. Lottery winning numbers It [...] READ MORE

Scottish Couple Claim Largest European Jackpot Ever
07/18/2011
The winner of the biggest lottery jackpot ever won in Europe finally decided to come forth, claim the prize and make his identity public. In fact, we have to talk about the winning couple, as a husband and wife from Scotland managed to win the $260.5 million jackpot. Colin Weir is 64 years old and [...] READ MORE

Diversity and Excitement at the California State Lottery
07/18/2011
It may not be one of the oldest lotteries in the United States, but the California State Lottery is certainly one of the most successful. Its recent success and ever increasing sale rates have prompted us to write a piece on how the California Lottery came into being. Everything started on November 6, 1984, when 58 [...] READ MORE

Lottery Prize Helps Man Live His Dream
07/18/2011
Luck is a mysterious thing. Sometimes, you need to go through something bad before something good happens. This is the case of Joel Torres, a man who dreamed all his life to become a professional baseball player. It must have been terrible for him to find out that the Cleveland Indians had released him from [...] READ MORE

New York Lottery, Success and Criticism
07/18/2011
All the recent news about the New York State Lottery prompted us to write a piece about its history. In its decades of existence, the New York State Lottery has contributed billions for good causes, and we would like to honor that by telling all you fans how it came into being. US lottery Before the [...] READ MORE

Pennsylvania Men Sentenced for Lottery Tax Evasion
07/15/2011
Two men from Pennsylvania have been sentenced to two years of probation after they were found guilty in a lottery fraud scheme. One of the men won a $500,000 jackpot, and they tried a scheme to skip paying taxes. However, things did not go well for Kendrick D. Francis, a man used to buying lottery [...] READ MORE

Money More Important Than Friendship for Canada Lottery Group
07/14/2011
For almost 4 years, a couple from Alberta has been involved in a lawsuit for a share of a Super 7 lottery jackpot. The couple trusted some friends to pitch in for them in lotteries pool, and that trust has cost them $1.64 million. A few days ago, Justice Suzanne Bensler said that Michael and [...] READ MORE

Massive Lottery Jackpot Won in Europe
07/14/2011
Someone from Great Britain managed to win the largest European lottery jackpot ever. Camelot, the operator of the UK National Lottery confirmed that the lucky winner of $258.4 million is someone from Great Britain. The person in question is still deciding if he will announce himself to the world or keep his identity a secret. [...] READ MORE

To Split a Jackpot or Not to Split a Jackpot
07/13/2011
It is believed that the human behavior is usually fueled by self interest. A group of employees from the state of New York might be the ones to prove it wrong, as they are thinking about sharing a $19 million jackpot with 5 other colleagues that did not participate at that week’s lottery pool. For [...] READ MORE

Funny Lottery Error in Europe
07/13/2011
One of our more interesting stories on lotteries comes from over the Atlantic Ocean. In Ireland, the local Tesco branch must part with a $713,000 prize which was won at the Euro Lottery. It appears that a customer wanted a €4 but the store clerk made a mistake and issued a €9 ticket. Then a [...] READ MORE

Relentless Lottery Player Gets her Prize
07/13/2011
There are many who believe that playing the same lottery numbers all the time is far from being a recipe for success. However, that is not the case for Kecia Nehring Parker from North Carolina. Parker had played her favorite numbers regularly for many years, and she finally managed to win an $88,000 prize at [...] READ MORE

Bugler’s Lottery Papers Auctioned Online
07/12/2011
We read and write a lot of weird stories about lotteries here. But today we came across one of the weirdest we’ve ever had. It appears some documents that carry the signature of one James “Whitey” Bugler, including his Massachusetts State Lottery jackpot winning ticket went up on eBay this Monday. The sale brought the [...] READ MORE

NJ Lawmaker Announces Bill to Get Draws Back on TV
07/12/2011
Controversy concerning the New Jersey State Lottery’s decision to stop televising drawings is growing by the day. Bonnie Watson Coleman, a New Jersey Assemblywoman, stated that she will put forth a bill forcing NJTV to broadcast lottery drawings. As you might already know, the New Jersey State Lottery started broadcasting its drawings over the Internet [...] READ MORE

Wisconsin Gains from Minnesota Shut Down
07/12/2011
It appears that the Iowa Lottery isn’t the only one benefiting from the crash in Minnesota. At Wisconsin’s border with Minnesota, lottery tickets are practically flying off the counter, and retailers have only inept Minnesota lawmakers to thank. US lottery “You know how much people, they just want to buy lottery,” Mac Qasem, a gas station [...] READ MORE

People Unhappy with Lottery Internet Broadcast
07/11/2011
Things are never easy when it comes to change. It doesn’t matter if we talk about sports, guns or the lotteries, every time something new happens, there are those who have something against it. This time, we are talking about a change concerning the New Jersey State Lottery, which has started broadcasting its drawings over [...] READ MORE

European Lotteries Gaining Ground
07/11/2011
There are many who think that the lotteries in the United States are some of the best and most popular in the world. Almost every state lottery makes billions every year, and millions upon millions of people purchase lottery tickets every day. However, it seems that several European lotteries are also gaining a lot of [...] READ MORE

Isolated Lottery Millionaire Passes Away Unnoticed
07/11/2011
The lotteries are good for many things. They contribute tremendous amounts of money to education, veteran services and other noble purposes, and they also help change the lives or those who have little or no hope of ever living the good life. Unfortunately, that old cliché that money doesn’t bring you happiness is sometimes right, [...] READ MORE

Minnesota shutdown boosts Iowa border lottery sales
07/07/2011
This surely comes as a good news for Iowa lotteries, because, its sales all along the Minnesota border have god a boost. However, this doesn’t come as a result of the fact that people are suddenly more interested in Iowa Lottery tickets because of their great prizes – okay, it might, but that’s just half [...] READ MORE

10 things to do before winning the lottery
07/07/2011
We all know that eventually we’re going to win. But, what should we do before we win? Well, here are some tips: 1. Avoid making promises that you don’t intend to keep. We all say “if I win the lottery I’m going to buy you a car” or “Pay your mortgage” and stuff like that. Don’t [...] READ MORE

5 tips to win the lottery
07/07/2011
It’s only natural for some of us to want to buy a lottery ticket from time to time, and then keep our fingers crossed hoping that we’re going to win the huge jackpot and get out of the life that revolves around being behind a counter of behind a desk and doing a routine job.   [...] READ MORE

$2.6 Billion from NY Lottery Went to Education
07/06/2011
As the sales for the USA Mega Millions lottery keep going higher and higher, more and more people become interested in how the lottery’s earnings are being used. A news organization from New York went ahead and asked New York State Lottery officials and some schools in the area, in order to see how the [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winning Janitor Helps the School Where he Works
07/06/2011
5 years ago, Tyrone Curry, a janitor at the Evergreen High School changed his life after he managed to win a $3.4 million jackpot at one of the state lottery games. Now, 5 years later, Tyrone Curry still works as a janitor for the same Evergreen High School, and he even tries to help the [...] READ MORE

Janitor From Canada Claims $16.6 Million
07/06/2011
It is the general opinion that money only goes to those who have more money and don’t actually deserve it. Well, the lotteries defy that rule, and the story of John Addo only serves to strengthen this idea. State lottery John Addo is Ghanaian by birth and he moved to Canada more than two decades ago. [...] READ MORE

Colorado Couple Disappointed at Wrong Numbers Print
07/06/2011
Dorothy and Jim Sprague from Pueblo, Colorado, have lived through one of the greatest disappointments of their lives. After checking their lottery tickets with a local newspaper, they believed they had won the lotteries, but it turned out the paper had made an error and printed the wrong lottery numbers. The couple said that they [...] READ MORE

Tennessee Powerball Record Holder Lives a Normal Life
07/06/2011
Bobbi Hubbard from South Pittsburg, Tennessee, makes use of her life by helping medical projects in the community where she lived for 18 years. There is little about the woman that would reveal that 6 years ago she managed to hit the Powerball jackpot and end up with $25.5 million in her account. The woman, [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winner Buys Race Team
07/06/2011
Joe Denette, the man who managed to win a $30 million jackpot at the USA Mega Millions Lottery, decided to purchase a team at the Camping World Truck Series. After winning the lotteries, Joe Denette decided that he would never work again and he would just focus on having the time of his life, for [...] READ MORE

Lottery Retailers Accused of Fraud
07/04/2011
Lotteries represent a very lucrative business, so it comes as no surprise that some people try to get a piece of the pie through less than honest and legal means. That is the case of four clerks, which have received indictments in their name from a Louisville, Kentucky grand jury. The four men are all [...] READ MORE

Woman Frightened Over Mistaken Identity of Lottery Winner
07/04/2011
The world of lotteries can give birth to many interesting stories. Unfortunately the lottery related story of Tammy Henry Jordan is not about purchasing lottery tickets which led to life changing lottery jackpots. Her story is more about mistaken identity. The woman from Port Saint Lucie is being constantly mistaken for another woman from Florida [...] READ MORE

Maryland Lottery Used for Money Laundering
07/04/2011
Federal authorities have accused Steven Blackwell, a notorious drug dealer from Baltimore, of laundering drug money from his heroin operation through the Maryland State Lottery, a used car dealership and several casinos from Las Vegas. The accusations were laid out in an indictment and they are the most the police have had on Blackwell since [...] READ MORE

City Ravaged by Tornado Gives Lottery Winner
07/04/2011
We all know that lottery winnings sometimes go to those who really need it, and that is the case of someone from Raleigh, North Carolina. Someone there purchased lottery tickets for the Powerball lottery and managed to win a $1 million prize. This probably comes as great news for the winner and the lucky New [...] READ MORE

Minnesota Lottery Affected by Crisis
07/04/2011
“DUE TO THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, THE MINNESOTA STATE LOTTERY IS CLOSED AND THIS WEBSITE IS NOT BEING MAINTAINED. No Lottery tickets may be sold or winning tickets redeemed until further notice. Please sign any winning tickets and retain in a secure location. National lottery We have tried to provide Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) about the shutdown and [...] READ MORE

Arkansas Lottery Signs Contract with Grocery Chain
07/04/2011
The Arkansas State Lottery has put together a contract with a grocery store based in Ohio to make lottery tickets available at vending machines. Once the House Rules Committee decided against recommending that the state lottery should be banned from using vending machines, Ernie Passailaigue, the Arkansas Lottery Director, rushed to sign the agreement. Lottery [...] READ MORE

Illinois Lottery Private Administration Starts Friday
07/04/2011
Friday is a big day for the Illinois lottery. It will be the day when the new, private owner starts taking over and managing all operations. Lottery officials have stated that they foresee a great increase in sales and popularity for the Illinois (former) State Lottery. Even though the Northstar Lottery Group will formally take control [...] READ MORE

Old Friends Share Lottery Jackpot as Promised
07/04/2011
One of the day’s more interesting stories from the world of lotteries comes from Orange County. It all started when Eula Webb, a 75 year old, went to the store and asked her friend, Sam Cricci, an 80 year old, if he wanted to accompany her and purchase some milk. “I wanted to keep him active,” [...] READ MORE

New Mexico Lottery Celebrated Bittersweet Anniversary
07/04/2011
The New Mexico State Lottery has turned 15 years old this year, and lottery officials have celebrated the event by launching a new advertising campaign and a new scratch lottery. Unfortunately, profits have gone down lately and there is even a possibility that the lottery will run out of scholarship funds in 2 or 3 [...] READ MORE

Lottery Makes People Happy
06/29/2011
David Becker from Wyoming Michigan, a high-low operator for a company in Grand Rapids managed to win a $250,000 lottery prize. Before playing, the man said that if he would win just $5,000 he would quit his job. And, it looks like he will hold true to his word, as the man who used to [...] READ MORE

NJ Lottery Goes Online
06/29/2011
The New Jersey State Lottery is preparing to set new trends in the world of lotteries. The lottery officials have decided to make the New Jersey State Lottery the first one to stream the lottery draws on the Internet, and on Facebook no less. The first such transmission will occur on July 1, so just [...] READ MORE

Unclaimed Raffle Prize Expires Soon
06/29/2011
The Pennsylvania State Lottery is urging the winner of the Pennsylvania Lottery Millionaire Raffle of last year to come forth and claim his prize. The raffle took place on July 10, 2010, and the holder of the ticket has yet to claim his prize. The ticket has a 1 year expiration date, but as it [...] READ MORE

Killed Over a Few Lottery Tickets
06/28/2011
We always like to bring you the best news from the world of lotteries. Unfortunately, today we have to give you a tragic report about a lottery related murder in New Jersey. A gas station owner from New Jersey’s death is believed to have happened over $3 worth of lottery tickets. Lottery checker Ronnie Fedo, a [...] READ MORE

Foster Mother Wins $300,000
06/28/2011
At last, a bit of lottery news that can bring some joy into our hearts. It is always pleasant to find out that someone who truly deserves it manages to win the lottery. And that is the case of Bonnie Gunter, a foster mother who has taken care of children for more than 21 years [...] READ MORE

Powerball Gets Revamped
06/28/2011
There’s big news from the world of lotteries, people! One of the biggest lottery games in the world, the Powerball Lottery, is being revamped for its 20th year of existence. Note that all changes will be effective as of January 15, 2012. The first change, which probably won’t make people too happy is that prices [...] READ MORE

$9.1 M Jackpot Won in Iowa
06/27/2011
Larry Dawson, aged 58, from Webster City, Iowa, managed to win a $9 million lottery prize at the Hot Lotto draw. It was one of the largest jackpots ever won in Iowa. Larry has four children with his wife Kathy, and the 6 of them, surrounded by the 10 grandchildren were at the press conference [...] READ MORE

Lousiana Lottery Ends Raffle
06/27/2011
The “season finale” of the Louisiana State Lottery’s Millionaire Bonus Raffle has yielded quite a few prizes. The ticket number 201159 was the one randomly selected to win the grand $1 million prize. The raffle itself can be counted as a great success, as 275,052 tickets were purchased. National lottery Along with the grand $1 million [...] READ MORE

Luck Strikes Twice in the Same Place in Florida
06/27/2011
They say luck is a lot like lightning, it never strikes twice in the same place. Well, Jody Massengale from Panama City Beach, Florida, would probably beg to differ. Last November, the man from Florida managed to win a $3 million prize at a scratch lottery game. One might think that that alone would make [...] READ MORE

Colorado Lottery Bonus Raffle Approaches Grand Finale
06/27/2011
The Colorado State Lottery has started its series of Bonus Millionaire Raffle Draws. Raffle lottery tickets cost $20 each. For the first installment of the series, 10 tickets were drawn and selected to win $2,000 each. The Colorado Lottery has obviously assumed charge of making the winners public, so they can claim their prize in [...] READ MORE

Indiana Produces Another Powerball Jackpot Winner
06/27/2011
April was a very special month for Powerball Lottery players in Indiana, as two consecutive jackpots were won there. First, there were the two welders from Clarksville, Indiana, who managed to win an astounding $221.7 million jackpot. And if that wasn’t enough, William Swanson II, born in Hoosier, managed to win a $74 million jackpot [...] READ MORE

Arkansas Lottery Brings New Multi-State Game
06/27/2011
Legislative obstacles have stopped the Arkansas State Lottery from introducing one of the latest multi-state games, the Decades for Dollars. It was supposed to be introduced in January, this year, but it just wasn’t meant to be. However, it seems that the issues have been resolved and the Decades for Dollars game is well in [...] READ MORE

NY Lottery Changes Slogan
06/27/2011
The New York State Lottery has decided to change its slogan. We’ve all come to know and love “Hey, you never know” but the lottery decided it needs something new. The new slogan is the spearhead of a new publicity campaign which started in May. The message is simple, “Be ready” and it means that [...] READ MORE

Legal Lottery Dispute Resolved
06/27/2011
The single biggest prize in Canadian lottery history will finally reach its winner, two months after the draw. But don’t think it took so long because the winner did not present himself, in fact, too many potential winners contested the prize, so the case had to go to court. But a judge decided that Matthew [...] READ MORE

Powerball Winner Donates Fire Trucks and Helps Law Enforcement
06/27/2011
W. Randy Smith, a man who won $79 million at the Powerball lottery has become famous for his generosity. One of his latest acts of charity happened last month, when he decided to donate 6 fire trucks to six fire departments from Berkley County. The trucks are all Ford F-350, equipped with snow blowers and [...] READ MORE

Former Treasurer Involved in Unlawful Lottery Media Campaign
06/22/2011
Timothy P. Cahill, the former state treasurer of Massachusetts, was found to be directly linked with the state lottery’s initiative to start a $1.65 million advertising campaign. Nothing outrageous so far, but the sickening part is that those were taxpayer money which were used to aid Cahill in his campaign for the office of governor. [...] READ MORE

Siblings Go to Court Over Lottery Jackpot
06/22/2011
They say money can really change a person, and a lot of money can change a person a lot. That is a story of a family from Ottawa, which has become divided after winning the lottery. Sam Haddad, aged 57, used to play the lotteries all the time with his good friend, Mike Dettorre. Dettorre [...] READ MORE

Scandal Breaks Out Over Ohio Lottery Privatization
06/22/2011
The privatization of the Ohio State Lottery has sparked tremendous critics from legislators. Last week, the American Policy and Ohio Roundtables spoke loudly against an agreement between the Rock Ohio Caesars and the state of Ohio. Representatives from the conservative groups said that Governor John Kasich should expect a score of lawsuits concerning the deal [...] READ MORE

Connecticut Adopts New Lottery Tax Law
06/21/2011
The Connecticut Senate voted positive for a bill designed to force lottery winners who have tax debt to pay it out of their lottery earnings. Senator Carlo Leone said that it is not fair to allow “delinquents” to keep all their lottery earnings. “Allowing lottery winners who don’t pay their taxes to collect prizes without contributing [...] READ MORE

US Marine Wins the Lottery
06/21/2011
This story begins when an active United States Marine, living in Yuma, Arizona, found $10 in his pocket and decided to purchase a $100 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers ticket. A lot of people buy a lot of scratch lottery tickets, but the Marine got lucky with that unique attempt, and managed to win a $1 [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winner Still Uses Food Stamps
06/21/2011
About a year ago, Leroy Fick, aged 59, from Auburn, managed to win a $2 million prize at the state lottery. However, even with all that wealth, the man is still a fan of collecting food stamps. Lottery earnings are not counted as income, so Leroy Fick is still eligible for food stamps. As we [...] READ MORE

Man Wins Fourth Lottery Prize in Four Years
06/21/2011
In the world of lotteries, some of us are much more fortunate than others. One man who might be considered a lot luckier than others is Joe Vaeth Jr., a man who has won the lottery every year for the last four years. The man usually plays the Pick 4 game, and he managed to [...] READ MORE

Lottery Dispute Goes to Court
06/21/2011
The legal battle between two men from Edmonton, Alberta over a $33 million jackpot could be settled next week. Matthew Hayduk is supported by the Western Canada Lottery Corporation, but there have been 6 other claims of purchased winning lottery tickets. After court hearings, only Hayduk and Ted Baltoussen were left with strong claims to the [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winner Accused of Murder
06/20/2011
For some, winning the lottery doesn’t necessarily mean a better life. Such is the case of Freddie Young, aged 62, who managed to win a $46.5 million jackpot in February, at the Mega lottery. The man is part of a lottery club comprised of 13 members, and the prize was divided for all of them. [...] READ MORE

Congressman Wins the Lottery
06/17/2011
One of the more interesting lottery news of today is the case of Rep. Frank Pallone from New Jersey. Usually, when we talk about the Legislature and lawmakers, it is about how the lottery laws are changing. However, this time we would just like to celebrate the luck a few members of the House have [...] READ MORE

Ohio Man Wins $5 Million
06/17/2011
Phillip Withem, from Logan, Ohio,  managed to win $5 million at the Ohio state lottery. The man who has a kidney problem and has to undergo dialysis treatments said that he will use the money to help those around him. His lottery luck started in 2006, when he won $2,500 with an instant lottery ticket. [...] READ MORE

Nebraska Lottery Upgrades Equipment
06/17/2011
Over the next few months, the Nebraska State Lottery will bring in new equipment and upgrade machinery at almost 1,200 retailers. The star of the upgrade will be represented by the Altura GT1200 lottery terminal from the GTECH Corporation. The technology used to create it is brand new, and the store clerks will gain a [...] READ MORE

No More Lottery Taxes in N.H.
06/16/2011
The New Hampshire lawmakers have voted to repeal the 10% tax on lottery winnings that exceed $600. So, the inhabitants of the state can count themselves fortunate, because their lottery prizes will be free from taxes. Governor John Lynch signed the bill, after many voices claimed that the tax legislation adopted in 2009 was hurting [...] READ MORE

Lottery Turns Atheist into Christian
06/16/2011
We all know the lottery does a lot of things. It gives people hope for a better future and it helps education, veterans and other important parts of our society. But a less known fact is that the lottery can even make a person turn to God. Such is the case of Sal Bentivegna, a [...] READ MORE

Lottery Winner and Drug Dealer
06/16/2011
They say the lottery can do a lot of things. Unfortunately, it looks like it cannot stop a person from dealing drugs. One might think that winning a thousand dollars can deter a person from selling drugs, but that is not the case of Daniel Henry Jr. Apparently, Daniel was a leader of a serious crystal [...] READ MORE

Man Sues Texas Lottery Over Stolen Ticket
06/15/2011
Willis Willis, a man from Travis County, Dallas, decided to sue the Texas State Lottery Commission after his winning lottery ticket was stolen back in 2009. Along with the Texas Lottery Commission, Willis is also suing the owner of the store where the lucky ticket was purchased, GTECH Corp and Pankaj Joshi, a Nepalese who [...] READ MORE

Regular Millionaires
06/15/2011
Billy and Jeff Wilson’s lives took a turn for the lucky two years ago, when they purchased a winning Powerball lottery ticket. However, the two Wilsons try to live out their lives as regular people, wearing the same regular clothes they used to. If you see them in a crowd, you honestly couldn’t realize that [...] READ MORE

Ohio Lottery Heading for Private Sector
06/15/2011
The new legislation in Ohio could finally privatize the state lottery. The state budget’s latest bill also has language, masterminded by GTECH, which would put control of the $2.5 billion Lottery in the hands of the corporation. However, the problem arose because no public hearing was held on the matter, and some claim there might [...] READ MORE

Newark is the Unluckiest Area in New Jersey
06/14/2011
it seems that those who live in New Jersey at the 07102 zip code are the most unlucky lottery players in the state. However, that doesn’t stop the people from trying time and again to finally nail the big one. “We play and play and play, but we never win,” Jay Lewis, a Newark resident and [...] READ MORE

N.J. Store Loses License While Machinery Malfunction Prompts Extra Cash 4 Draw
06/14/2011
The laws of the New Jersey state lottery don’t forgive anyone. A Super Gold Deli had its license revoked and received a $10,000 fine because an employee admitted to selling a winning ticket with a ‘discount’. This discount was all about the offer of a reduced price for a prize winning ticket, after which the [...] READ MORE

Mass. Man Wins Powerball Jackpot
06/14/2011
Until recently, Massachusetts was one of the few states who haven’t managed to win a Powerball lottery jackpot. Well, that changed when James Freeman, a retired U.S. Navy civilian worker living in Fall River, Massachusetts, decided to purchase a ticket. And so, the man got the Powerball lottery numbers 14, 37, 44, 45, 53 and [...] READ MORE

Man Almost Throws Away Winning Ticket
06/13/2011
James Dixon, a retired maintenance supervisor living in Burlington, almost threw his luck away in the garbage. But the man managed to realize in time that the checked numbers were actually for the previous day lottery. That is how he managed to rescue his Powerball lottery ticket worth $200,000. James Dixon stated that he had [...] READ MORE

State of New Jersey Sued Over Lottery Taxes
06/13/2011
Kimberly Wearin, a woman from Rockaway, New Jersey, decided to sue the state. The woman got all the lottery numbers right in 2009 and won a $14,9 million jackpot. The woman decided to sue the state of New Jersey for a $1.58 million income tax refund. Kimberly Wearin won the prize on June 4, 2009 and [...] READ MORE

$200 Million Powerball Jackpot Won
06/13/2011
The Powerball lottery went without a grand winner for 10 consecutive draws. The jackpot reached an astounding $200 million and everyone wanted a piece of the action. And so, the draw started and the winning numbers were 8, 18, 38, 46, 56, the Powerball number 31 and the Power Play number 4. As fate would [...] READ MORE

Time is expiring for unclaimmed prizes
06/13/2011
A winning Powerball ticket worth one quarter million dollars and sold in Covington is set to expire soon. The ticket was bought on Christmas Eve at the Ameristop Food Mart on West Pike Street. State lottery. Winning tickets must be claimed within 180 days from the drawing, connoting that the ticket will end at midnight this [...] READ MORE

Unclaimmed prizes in Montana
06/09/2011
Okay, listen up you lottery players… those lucky slips you buy to instantly become a millionaire should be kept in safe places. Currently there are a couple of unclaimed prizes adding up to  $15,000 which will expire this upcoming summer. Unless claimed, $5,000 from a Wild Card ticket sold in Bozeman and $10,000 from a [...] READ MORE

Family from Iowa wins $1 million
06/09/2011
A woman from Boone says she passed through a state of “full pandemonium” after learning that a Powerball ticket she’d obtained at a Casey’s store was worth $1 million. US lottery. The 32-year-old Mary Tillman claimed her cash this past Wednesday with her husband, Chad, 41, and their three children at Iowa Lottery headquarters in Des [...] READ MORE

The Arkansas Lottery Commission improves their staff
06/07/2011
The Arkansas Lottery Commission today agreed to offer raises to two of their workers and heard comments from the lottery director about a potential reorganization that would lead to creating some new positions. Lottery numbers. The commission chose to increase chief legal counsel Bishop Woosley’s salary from $107,100 to $115,644 and advertising director Joanna Bunten’s salary [...] READ MORE

Luck smiles to Pawtucket woman
06/07/2011
The good thing about lottery is that if you don’t get to win the jackpot, there are lots of consolation prizes. This time it was a Pawtucket woman who went on to claim the ten grand winning ticket purchased for last Wednesday’s PowerBall drawing in Rhode Island. US lottery. The lady brought the ticket to the [...] READ MORE

Real Estate broker wins $1 million in NC lottery
06/06/2011
Macon County woke up this morning with a citizen worth a million dollars richer. His name is Brian Rowland, a real estate broker who won playing the N.C. Education Lottery’s new Red Hot Millions. The game winnings will allow him to pay some medical bills and make available for his family’s years to come. Lottery [...] READ MORE

Lottery ticket scammers manage ways to pull it off
06/06/2011
Local police officers at Union City are recommending locals to implement caution after a 60-year-old man recently involved in a lottery scam. According to Sgt. Travis Souza, the victim was at the Fremont DMV parking lot and was approached by two men claiming to have a winning lottery ticket worth $9 million. US lottery. The guys [...] READ MORE

Ever wondered why lottery winners keep working?
06/03/2011
This is definitely one of those potentially life-changing scenarios: A group of 20 employees at a Long Island Costco this week won the Powerball lottery jackpot worth $201.9 million. Mega lottery. They could easily throw away their badges and call it quits and instead travel around the world, or do whatever they want. But it turns [...] READ MORE

N.Y. Costco workers hit jack pot
06/03/2011
On Thursday morning a group of Costco employees woke up very happy and very rich too, after they knew they had won the Powerball jack pot. Lottery winning numbers. It took 10 straight drawings to pass without a jack pot winner and the multi-state Powerball top-prize increased to $200 million Wednesday evening.  The winning digits were: [...] READ MORE

Woman wins $2 million, a coffe cup and a t-shirt
06/03/2011
A big surprise awaited Alma Albaugh who showed up at the scheduled time at the Duke Station, 224 Union St, to pick up the T-shirt and coffee mug that she had won. What she found was a group of lottery officials and media people waiting to tell her she won $2 million for a lottery [...] READ MORE

Kootenai County: a lottery hot bed
06/03/2011
Talking about lucky charms and lucky numbers, now its Kootenai County’s turn to show the lucky lottery streak they are having which in fact is not stopping. The Idaho Lottery established the winning $1 million Mega Millions ticket during Tuesday night’s draw was purchased in Kootenai County at an unknown location. The winner is not [...] READ MORE

Woman finds $500,000 worth ticket while cleaning
05/30/2011
A woman from Elgin, Ontario, cleaned up in a Lotto Max draw with a ticket that nearly expired. Wendy Mallette got lucky as she claimed a $500,000 prize and later realized the ticket was a few weeks away from expiring. US lottery. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming officials announced Mallette picked up the ticket from the [...] READ MORE

Powerball lotto jackpot heating up
05/30/2011
There was no big prize winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball game, forcing the jackpot to rise to a projected $200 million for Wednesday’s drawing. Saturday was the 10th consecutive time there was a drawing without a jackpot winner. State lottery. The estimated money worth for the new jackpot is $105.2 Million. [...] READ MORE

Great birthday surprise
05/30/2011
What a better way to celebrate your birthday than winning big time money. Well, apparently this happened to a Mason City citizen who got a delayed birthday present this week: a $1 million lottery prize. Lottery numbers. Pat Herman, who turned 51 on Monday, grabbed a $1 million top prize Friday in the “Lifetime Riches” instant-scratch [...] READ MORE

Gas Stations at South Carolina bringing luck to their citizens
05/26/2011
Luck works in strange ways. A fortunate woman got a dose of that luck after grabbing $5 left from fueling up her car and purchased a lottery ticket that happened to be worth a hundred grand. “It feels wonderful to win,” the winner said. “I’ve never won anything in my life.” Lottery numbers. Several customers at [...] READ MORE

Somebody in Pennsylvania is $200,000 richer
05/26/2011
Somebody, somewhere in Pennsylvania is $200,000 richer after purchasing a winning Powerball ticket from the May 21st drawing. The ticket holder owes her good luck to the Giant Food Store, located at 3 Doublewoods Road, Langhorne where she bought her lotto slip. The ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 02-08-40-49-50, but not the red [...] READ MORE

Charles Town casino’s table games increasing the W.V. Lottery profits
05/24/2011
It seems that apparently table games at the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town are injecting a boost to the West Virginia Lottery’s profits. The lotto revenues have grown about 3% contrasting to the last fiscal year, mainly due to table games at the Jefferson County casino. State lottery. With a couple of months left in the [...] READ MORE

Lucky guy earns $100,000 at South Carolina Education Lottery
05/24/2011
A Rock Hill painter phoned his daughter from the roadside to inform her he had just won one hundred grand in the South Carolina Education Lottery. “I know people driving by were looking at me wondering what was wrong,” said the lucky winner, who did not wish to be identified due to security reasons, according [...] READ MORE

Tales from the lotto: Ohio residents get richer
05/24/2011
Lottery can sure lift anybody’s life in a span of only seconds. Now, it was turn for a Huber Heights woman and a Dayton man to embrace destiny’s luck as they have won more than $200,000 each in the Ohio Lottery. US lottery. Melanie Alioto of Huber Heights won $219,000 after purchasing a lotto ticket that [...] READ MORE

Ticket Worth $200,000 purchased in Bucks County
05/23/2011
It seems that somebody woke up this morning $200,000 richer after purchasing a winning Powerball ticket from the May 21st drawing. The lucky individual acquired the winning ticket at a Giant Food Store, 3 Doublewoods Road, Langhorne, Bucks County in Pennsylvania. Lottery numbers. The ticket equaled all five white spheres: 02-08-40-49-50, but not the red Powerball [...] READ MORE

Unclaimed jackpot of quarter million dollars is about to expire
05/23/2011
Pay off your mortgage? Buy a luxury vehicle? Or maybe a vacation in an exotic island in the Caribbean… If you’ve ever purchased a lotto ticket in Madison Heights, you may have just a week to claim a $250,000 prize with the Michigan Lottery. A winning Mega Millions ticket sold at a convenience store at 12 [...] READ MORE

Good luck resides in South Dakota
05/20/2011
When a South Dakota Lottery automobile pulled up at convenience store at the Casey’s General Store at 701 N. Main St. parking lot at 6 a.m. Thursday, Shannon Bartscher knew something was up. Lotteries. Some individual or group of individuals apparently purchased a winning Dakota Cash ticket, where Bartscher works as the manager. The prize was [...] READ MORE

Hospital employees cash in with $250,000 lottery payout
05/19/2011
Skaggs Regional Medical Center workers who purchased lottery tickets jointly for 11 years recently won a $250,000 payout. Their winning Missouri Lottery ticket was bought at the Casey’s General Store in Hollister by 61-year-old Marie Houck, cafeteria staff member at Skaggs. Ironically they learned they won the prize on Mother’s Day. “Marie came in, and she [...] READ MORE

Unidentified lucky person from Idaho wins $1 million lottery
05/19/2011
It seems there is a new millionaire in town. Idaho Lottery officials confirmed Thursday morning that one ticket bought in the Gem State for last night’s Powerball draw is worth $1 million. The lucky winner hasn’t yet appeared; nevertheless lottery officials are looking for him, her or the group that bought the lotto slip. Lotteries. The [...] READ MORE

Millionaire still using food stamps
05/19/2011
The 59-year-old Leroy Fick of Auburn earned a couple million dollars in the state lottery TV show “Make Me Rich!” last spring. But the state’s Department of Human Services determined he was still eligible for food stamps. Lottery checker. To make things clear, eligibility for food stamps is based on gross income and obeys federal guidelines; [...] READ MORE

$250K Mega Millions ticket sold in Millville, NJ; winner still unknown
05/18/2011
We are aware that winning a certain amount of money through the lottery can significantly change the life of anybody. As a matter of fact everybody embraces good luck and it is always a very welcomed moment. US lottery. Moving on, lottery officials are still waiting for the individual or group of individuals who bought a [...] READ MORE

Lottery winners giving back to the community
05/18/2011
This couple won big in the lottery, and now they’re giving back to the city they love. Jacki and Gilbert Cisneros, who earned $266 million last year in a multi-state lottery, will collaborate along with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund to create a scholarship and community engagement campaign called “Generation 1st Degree Pico Rivera” with a [...] READ MORE

A couple of Lexington lucky guys hit the lottery
05/18/2011
Besides winning right away, instant games sure gives us some sort of adrenaline rush as we scratch them off, hoping to win some life changing amount of money. This sure happened to one Lexington man who just won $1 million while another Lexington guy earned $100,000 playing state lottery scratch-off games. Lottery numbers. One of them [...] READ MORE

Mega Millions recent winner looking for lawyer
05/16/2011
We already have a winner, but his identity hasn’t been revealed yet. The person who bought the winning ticket for Friday’s $27 million jackpot in Mega Millions got it at the Circle K in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The winner is most likely contacting a lawyer before making the winning claim at the Michigan Lottery headquarters. US [...] READ MORE

The Michigan Lottery is looking for the winning ticket holder
05/16/2011
The owner of winning lottery ticket from Friday’s Mega Millions drawing hasn’t stepped up yet and the Michigan Lottery is looking for you. The winner or group of winners, have not been identified just yet according to the lottery officials. US lottery. One lucky ticket was sold at Circle K, 4117 Portage Street. But lottery officials [...] READ MORE

Mayetta Family Wins $22K In Weekend Drawing
05/16/2011
Some extra cash will be heading to the pockets of some lucky newlyweds from Kansas. The Mayetta couple affirmed they had some anxious moments in the parking lot of the Kansas Lottery headquarters on Monday, where they waited to claim their cash earnings. William and Sandy Crites said they couldn’t believe that they were holding [...] READ MORE

There is a new millionaire in town: resides in Lafayette
05/13/2011
Swatting away the dreams of all Louisiana Lottery players everywhere, a sole winning ticket was purchased in Lafayette for the $10 a ticket raffle early Thursday. A total of 300,000 tickets were offered at the end of February for the much-anticipated lotto event. Commemorating the lotto’s 20th anniversary, the Louisiana Lottery officials were thrilled to pump [...] READ MORE

Unclaimed prizes in Pennsylvania
05/13/2011
They could be under the couch, inside a coat’s pocket, hidden in your closet or even kept in a secret compartment of your bedroom… these guys either lost their tickets for good or they are simply going mad searching for those lost winning tickets.  The Pennsylvania lottery says two tickets sold in the area (each [...] READ MORE

Lottery sales decreased during the recession
05/12/2011
Lotto player Andor Paal has cut scratch-offs from his lottery diet. It is a “waste of money,” according to the 63-year-old insurance agent, who now purchases tickets only for games such as Megabucks and Powerball. Lottery numbers. However, Paal is not by himself according to the Wisconsin lottery sales which have declined 5.5% over the past [...] READ MORE

Pennsylvania’s 12th Millionaire Raffle tickets on Sale May 13th
05/12/2011
O.K., listen up all you lotto players out there: tickets slips for the Pennsylvania Lottery’s 12th Millionaire Raffle, which offers more than 5,000 cash prizes up for grabs adding up for more than $5 million, will be on sale Friday, May 13th. US lottery. The drawing for the next Millionaire Raffle will be Saturday, July 9th [...] READ MORE

Priest got luck from God’s hands
05/10/2011
A lucky Eastover priest who was looking for some alone time got the shock of a lifetime when he won two hundred grand. The father got off his church duties early and was sitting in his vehicle in the driveway eating a snack and scratching a lottery ticket before going into his house. US lottery. The [...] READ MORE

Jersey Cash 5 reveals winning lottery tickets
05/10/2011
According to a statement from officials at the New Jersey Lottery, a Jersey Cash 5 jackpot prize of $968,069 will be split between the owners of two tickets, one purchased in Lawrence and the other in Middlesex County. The lucky numbers were: 17, 19, 23, 27 and 32. For one lucky Mercer County resident, these [...] READ MORE

Lucky Cash 5 ticket holder wins nearly $350,000
05/10/2011
A winning lucky ticket correctly matched all five balls, 09-11-15-23-24, to win a jackpot of nearly $350,000. The jackpot-winning Cash 5 ticket worth nearly $345,560 from the May 6 drawing was purchased at JK’s County Market, Countryside Plaza, Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County in Pennsylvania. Lotteries. The lucky retailer who sold the ticket will get a $500 [...] READ MORE

Lucky Panama City Beach guy wins lottery again
05/09/2011
Luck works in very strange ways. Just months after filling his pockets by winning a three million dollar scratch off prize, a Panama City Beach man was struck by luck again, this time winning $10,000,000 in the Florida Lottery’s Billion Dollar Blockbuster Scratch-Off game. State lottery. Jody Massengale, a general manager at the beach’s Mellow Mushroom, [...] READ MORE

Once again… Iowans getting lucky lotto winners
05/09/2011
For the second time in a row, an Iowa Lottery player has won the game’s jackpot, this occasion a big prize worth almost $9.1 million. The most recent prize was won with a ticket bought at Doc’s Stop mini-store, 1827 Superior St. in Webster City. That follows a $16.5 million Hot Lotto jackpot that was [...] READ MORE

New Lotto ad campaign for NY’s instant games
05/09/2011
The lottery that worked on the “Hey, you never know” ads to the long-lasting directory of unforgettable advertising catch lines is hoping to do it again, with their latest slogan for its scratch-off games. US lottery. The slogan is the attraction of a campaign that officially starts this week for the New York Lottery. The campaign, [...] READ MORE

Retired truck driver is the new millionaire in Bakersfield
05/06/2011
Etta Urquhart, took $2 from his son Ronnie Orender, entered the Stuarts Oak Street Mobil and purchased two Mega Millions tickets at Stuarts Oak Street Mobil in Bakersfield. Lotteries. A couple days later Ronnie Orender came into the Lottery’s Central Valley District Office with his family to claim his winnings. A soon-to-be retired truck driver from [...] READ MORE

Lottery answers a happy couple’s prayers
05/06/2011
The Broseus family have been begging God for years for a one-story house and a way out of money owing. The couple said their prayers were answered when the 74-year-old, Bill Broseus won $250,000 in an Ohio Lottery drawing back April 8th. They didn’t notice it until three weeks later to find out they had [...] READ MORE

Senior couple are new millionaires in Bakersville
05/05/2011
It seems that some Bakersfield elder couple have just become the new millionaires in town this Wednesday. They purchased a lottery ticket worth $51 million Tuesday at a Mobil station on Oak Street near Stockdale Highway/Brundage Lane, California. Lottery numbers. The names of the winners are Bobby Lee Urquhart, 78, and his 75-year-old wife Etta May. [...] READ MORE

Lucky Iowans
05/05/2011
Every week, millions are up for grabs regarding countrywide lotto games. The odds of winning the lottery jackpots are just as big, but that never prevents players from dreaming of winning the lottery. US lottery. “Got the lucky numbers? You betcha,” says Dan Kelley as he buys his Powerball ticket in Des Moines, Iowa. The lucky [...] READ MORE

Retired bus driver wins $72,000,000 Mega jackpot
05/04/2011
The big winner of the day is called John Gillen, a 69-year-old retired Transit Authority driver from Staten Island who just earned $72 million in the April 15th Mega Millions drawing, New York Lottery officials reported. Lottery numbers. John Gillen, who equaled all five figures and the Mega Ball in the drawing, purchased the lucky ticket [...] READ MORE

Dude gets engaged and wins $500 lottery prize
05/04/2011
Some people jokingly say that tying the knot means being unhappy for the rest of your life, as maintaining a family is kind of expensive as well as seeing the same woman next to you day in and day out. Kind of the way Al Bundy manages his marriage in the “Married with Children” sitcom. [...] READ MORE

Abbeville Man’s “Bad Luck” ironically turns around; earns $200,000
05/03/2011
A man who lives in Abbeville is the newest lottery winner in the Upstate. Lottery officials reported that the lucky winner was on his way to get a haircut, when he ran out of gas. He wound up walking to a nearby gas station and on his way purchased a lottery ticket to get some [...] READ MORE

Big dispute among siblings over Winning Lotto ticket
05/03/2011
Take a barber, a handyman and the handyman’s sister, add one lottery ticket and $32 million, mix them all together and what is the outcome? A lawsuit and some siblings fighting till death with one another. Lottery numbers. Sam Haddad and his lifelong pal barber Mike Dettorre won $32 million with a Canadian Lotto 6/49 ticket [...] READ MORE

Powerball Ticket Sold In Iowa; no winners for the jackpot
05/03/2011
It seems that someone who purchased a ticket at a convenience store in Boone, Iowa is now the new millionaire in town since the winning ticket is worth $1 million. US lottery. The ticket was bought at Casey’s on Story Street. It was one of two $1 million tickets in Saturday’s Powerball drawing. The other winning [...] READ MORE

African-American Lancaster mother wins a hundred grand playing SC lotto
05/02/2011
Christine Jackson is a lucky lotto winner and confessed to be in the market shopping for a new house, and has secured her down payment cashing in a lottery ticket worth a hundred grand. Lottery numbers. The African American earned the reward on Friday. She was driving home from job at Tyson Foods when she stopped [...] READ MORE