Va. woman claims lottery prize 4 hours before ticket due to expire
Almost lost $100,000 prize
Four hours before her winning $100,000 lottery ticket was to expire, Karen Gentry of Alexandria showed up at a Virginia lottery center on Tuesday to claim her prize.
The winning numbers (6, 15, 18, 23, and 32) were announced May 2, and by Virginia law the prize money was set to expire at 5 p.m. Tuesday 180 days after the drawing.
But Gentry hadn't checked her ticket.
She said she stashed it in a box in her kitchen after she bought it and hadn't thought abou ...
Oct 30, 2013, 8:18 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia man wins lottery for 2nd time in 7 weeks
Lady Luck's been looking out for Marvin Bouldin the past few weeks.
The Chester, Virginia, man was on his way home from work when he stopped at a convenience store for a few things, including a Virginia Lottery Scratcher ticket. That ticket turned out to be a $2 million winner in the Millionaire Mania game.
If that isn't amazing enough, it was the second time within two months that he's won a major Virginia Lottery prize. On August 14, he claimed the $1 million prize in Virginia's $5 Milli ...
Oct 7, 2013, 2:07 pm - Lottery News forum
Virginia lawmaker wins car on $5 lottery ticket
When state Del. Riley E. Ingram scratched off the lottery tickets he bought a few weeks ago at the Virginia Pork Festival in Emporia, he didn't realize what he had won until his 10-year-old grandson, Parker, figured it out.
He said, 'Grandaddy! You won a Jeep,'? Ingram, R-Hopewell, told a crowd that gathered Friday in the showroom of Crossroads Chrysler Jeep Dodge for a news conference held by the Virginia Lottery.
The longtime lawmaker is the soon-to-be owner of a new Jeep Wrangler Rubic ...
Jun 29, 2013, 8:26 am - Lottery News forum
Va. Beach couple buys 5 winning lottery tickets, wins $500,000
Third time the couple has won the top prize
A Virginia Beach couple quintupled their lottery winnings after they bought not one, but five tickets with the same winning numbers.
Stanley and Simone Christian selected the numbers 7, 9, 12, 21, and 23 for all five tickets and won the Cash 5 drawing on June 19.
I had a dream about my husband, she told Lottery officials. So I selected our birthdays and the month we got married.
Three of the tickets were bought at Independence Shell, 2044 ...
Jun 21, 2013, 7:28 pm - Lottery News forum
West Virginia man wins $300,000 in Pick 4 lottery
Larry Hughes of Kimball, West Virginia, may soon have relatives he never knew he had coming out to Kimball to visit him after winning $302,600 on Thursday night's Daily 4 drawing. West Virginia Lottery Director John Musgrave announced today that Hughes and his family came to Charleston on Friday to claim the prize.
Hughes played the numbers 1-2-3-4 60 times on a straight bet, and the same numbers on a straight/box. Although he doesn't always bet $61, he bets the same numbers every day. The to ...
Jun 8, 2013, 8:08 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia man wins lottery 4th time
Melvyn Wilson might be running out of room for all the big Virginia Lottery ceremonial checks he's received. Back in 2005 he won prizes of $1 million and $500,000 in Virginia Lottery Scratcher games. In 2004 he won a $25,000 prize.
Now the Woodbridge man has done it again.
He scratched to win $500,000 in the Virginia Lottery's Millionaire Mania game. He bought the winning ticket at Handy Dandy Market, 13316 Occoquan Road in Woodbridge.
I'm just in the right place at the right time, is ...
May 15, 2013, 6:54 am - Lottery News forum
Powerball ticket worth $338 million sold in N.J.
Someone in New Jersey this morning could be holding a tiny piece of paper worth a massive amount of money: $338.3 million.
One winning ticket was sold for Saturday night's huge Powerball jackpot, and it was purchased somewhere in the Garden State.
Which county, which town and which store remains a mystery and the New Jersey Lottery will release details on Monday, the Associated Press reports.
One lottery player in Iowa won $2 million in Saturday's drawing, and lottery players in 11 othe ...
Mar 24, 2013, 8:15 am - Lottery News forum
Va. Lottery's Lady Luck hangs up her wand
The personification of the Virginia Lottery for more than two decades, Lady Luck, is retiring.
Addressing a group of retailers Friday, lottery Executive Director Paula I. Otto said the Lady Luck character, played by Melanie MacQueen, is hanging up her wand.
The new face of the lottery is Game Guy, actor Jason Kypros, the central character in the lottery's We're Game ad campaign.
The Lady Luck image of a disheveled, wry fairy princess has been associated with the lottery since 1990, when ...
Mar 2, 2013, 8:10 pm - Lottery News forum
Statisticians search for how to beat the lottery
You've probably heard the saying: Liars figure, but figures don't lie. Well, it's probably true the chances of winning a Powerball jackpot is more than 1 in 175-million. Still, there's always somebody that thinks they can beat the system.
Whether it's your wedding anniversary, your birthday, your child's birthday, or the date of another event that's important to you, people typically pick random numbers as any state lottery official will tell you, every number drawn is completely random.
Feb 20, 2013, 9:26 pm - Lottery News forum
Defense worker wins $217 million Powerball jackpot
Includes video report
A husband and wife who work for the Department of Defense won the Virginia Lottery's $217 million Powerball jackpot, 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 scientist, bought the winning ticket at one of Richmond International Airport's Lottery Express stations when he left for a business trip to Denver on Feb. 6.
His winning number ...
Feb 16, 2013, 8:25 am - Lottery News forum