Lottery winner waits till deadline to claim $1M prize 'just because'
A Sterling, Virginia, man redeemed his $1 million Virginia lottery ticket four days before the prize money was set to expire.
Virginia lottery officials said Aaron Monsey, who works as a carpenter, bought the winning ticket nearly six months ago at Sterling Park Exxon (formerly Getty Mart) at 209 East Holly Avenue in Sterling. He returned to the gas station Dec. 15 to receive his check from the Virginia Lottery.
Monsey used Easy Pick, allowing a computer to randomly generate the numbers o ...
Dec 19, 2014, 8:33 am - Lottery News forum
Arkansas, Georgia and Kentucky lotteries to cancel Decades of Dollars
Making room for upcoming national Monopoly game
By Todd Northrop
There are just twenty remaining chances to play and win the multi-state Decades of Dollars game in Arkansas, Georgia, and Kentucky.
The first drawing of Decades of Dollars was on Feb. 3, 2011, in the states of Georgia, Kentucky, and Virginia. Arkansas later joined the game starting with the drawing on May 5, 2011.
Arkansas, Georgia, and Kentucky will not be participating in any drawings after October 16, 2014. After tha ...
Aug 8, 2014, 1:23 pm - Lottery News forum
Virginia woman wins Cash 5 for second time
Most people wonder what it would be like to win the lottery.
When Peggy Huffman of Staunton won the $100,000 top prize in the July 4 Cash 5 drawing from the Virginia Lottery, she didn't have to wonder what it would feel like. She'd already won before.
In September 2006, Huffman won $100,000 in Cash 5 for the first time.
Nearly eight years later, she matched all five numbers with a ticket she bought at the BP gas station located at 190 Jefferson Highway in Staunton. Those winning numbers ...
Jul 10, 2014, 9:11 pm - Lottery News forum
Virginia couple are new millionaires
Kiss your bride! Janet Dalby instructed her husband Richard, as the two posed with an oversized $4 million check from Virginia Lottery on Friday.
The couple was celebrating their newfound wealth, made possible by lucky scratch-off winnings at Taylor's Market, where Richard Dalby purchased the winning ticket two days earlier.
The Dalby's have been buying lottery tickets at Taylor's Market on U.S. 1 for the past 20 years.
Richard Dalby is retired, but Janet still works as an IT director ...
May 31, 2014, 10:42 am - Lottery News forum
Lucky Va. couple claims three major lottery prizes in one month
Calvin and Zatera Spencer are having an amazing month. First they won $1 million in the March 12 Powerball drawing. Then on March 26, Mr. Spencer won $50,000 with 10 winning tickets in the Virginia Lottery's Pick 4 game.
But it doesn't stop there.
The next day, shortly after dropping his wife off for an appointment, Mr. Spencer bought a Virginia Lottery Scratcher ticket the $100 Million Cash Extravaganza and won the $1 million prize.
Baby, we did it again! he told her.
The $1 millio ...
Mar 31, 2014, 8:04 am - Lottery News forum
Va. store owner sells $3 million lottery ticket to herself
When Glinda Salgado heard that the winner of a $1 million Mega Millions lottery ticket purchased it at her family store in Herndon, she was excited.
She never imagined it was her own ticket.
The drawing, held on March 14, revealed that a winning ticket was sold at her store, Elden Market Deli but nearly two weeks went by with no winner coming forward.
Then, Salgado realized she hadn't checked her own ticket and discovered the winner was actually herself.
I didn't think it was me, so ...
Mar 25, 2014, 7:00 am - Lottery News forum
$400 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot soars
Massive jackpot is 7th-largest of all time
By Todd Northrop
For only the 7th time in the history of United States lotteries, a lottery jackpot has grown to $400 million or more.
After 20 drawings without a jackpot winner, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game now boasts a swelling jackpot that is nearing a half-billion dollars and could instantly put someone among the wealthiest people on the planet.
After nobody won Friday night's grand prize, the Mega Millions jackpot grew to ...
Mar 15, 2014, 11:57 am - Lottery News forum
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