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$45 million N.Y. Lotto winner living life to the fullest
It's pretty obvious that winning the lottery would have a great capacity to change your life, though not always for the better. So imagine what it was life for New Yorker John Falcon who six years ago won $45 million when his lucky numbers came up. From living in a modest tenement apartment he now lives in the Trump Tower, and after years trying to build a career as a singer and actor, he can now afford to hire his own theaters. What's more, a movie of his lottery winning life another s ...
Aug 12, 2005, 1:54 pm - Lottery News forum

Brothers sharing $11 million lottery win return to work
Thirteen years after James and John Daly split an $11 million lottery prize, the twin brothers have returned to their old jobs as maintenance workers in the Brockton, Massachusetts, schools.The Daly brothers quit their jobs after winning the prize, which is paying them about 415-thousand dollars a year for 20 years. The brothers say they don't need the money, but they miss the work.One catch is that the Daly brothers no longer live in Brockton. At least one city councilor says he would prefer th ...
Aug 4, 2005, 9:15 pm - Lottery News forum

Deceased lottery winner's kids finally get their inheritance
The children of an illiterate Massachusetts man who became an overnight lottery millionaire will get to share in their inheritance, thanks to a judge who has seen to it their high-rolling cousin's luck has run out.Before his death from heart disease on Jan. 22, 2001, at age 42, Rusty Thompson, who had two daughters by an ex-wife and a son by a fiancee, asked his nephew, Rocky Jace, to make sure his two families were taken care of with the windfall from the Instant Millions scratch ticket he had ...
Jul 8, 2005, 2:03 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery winner claims simplicity is key to happy life
Jim Hall from Troy, New York says he's the same man he was before he hit the New York Lottery for $65 million five years ago. I'm still the same miserable (SOB) I always was, he said as we kicked back on his porch on a wet Friday night.Jim is a big man with a deep voice and lifetime memberships in the National Rifle Association and Safari International. He's got the firepower to prove it.But there's a softness the laid-back 67-year-old can't hide. You can see it in the house Jim and Vivian, his ...
Jun 14, 2005, 1:06 pm - Lottery News forum

Broke German lottery winner turns to crime
A German man who won more than a million Deutschmarks playing the lottery eight years ago admitted on Monday that he committed a string of burglaries after the cash trickled away.Prosecutors said the father-of-three decided in 2003 to live by theft, and broke into nearly 70 homes, bars and cars in search of cash. He also took jewellery, watches, cameras and even three pairs of deer antlers, and kept them in a room in his basement.Police near Meiningen, 150 kilometres east of Frankfurt, have retu ...
Jun 14, 2005, 10:03 am - Lottery News forum

Mass. lottery winners cash in on new prize law
Massachusetts lottery winners are rushing to cash in on a recent change in state law that allows them to negotiate with private companies for a lump-sum buyout of all or a portion of their 20-year income stream.Since November, when the change in the law took effect, nearly 270 lottery winners have made the decision to give up a chunk of their future prize payments in return for a lump sum that can be used for such immediate needs as buying a new house or paying off existing loans and debts.But n ...
Apr 11, 2005, 12:21 pm - Lottery News forum

First WV lottery winner gets final annuity check
A Wood County man who was the West Virginia Lottery's first jackpot winner received his last of 20 payments on Wednesday.Russell Husk, a private man who doesn't do interviews, was a a 24-year-old maintenance worker for a Parkersburg restaurant when he won $3.74 million on March 20, 1986. He won the money after spinning the lottery wheel on the weekly televised Grand Prize Show.The lottery at that time only offered instant tickets and spinning the wheel was how players could win jackpots. Husk ha ...
Mar 18, 2005, 11:51 am - Lottery News forum

The Learning Channel profiles big lottery winners
David Edwards, an ex-con from Kentucky who through a stroke of luck moved uptown to a gated community in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, stole the show Sunday in Lottery Homes.The program, which aired at 9 p.m. on The Learning Channel, looked at seven lottery winners around the country -- before and after they struck it rich. They were all wonderful and all down-to-earth, says Alice McGee, one of the show's producers. They don't have the attitude of the manner born. Still, she notes, Mr. Edwards ...
Mar 7, 2005, 11:30 am - Lottery News forum

Arizona couple won a lotta lottery grief
In Snowflake, Ariz., between the White Mountains and the Petrified Forest, 16 hectares of tomatoes grow under massive greenhouses -- the dream and downfall of one of Ontario's largest lottery winners. Parkhill mechanic Bernie Nauss won $22.5 million in 1998. But it only took him and his wife, Krista, a few years to lose one-third of their fortune trying to grow hydroponic tomatoes.The town of Snowflake, 310 kilometers northeast of Phoenix, wasn't named for its climate: In the dead of winter dayt ...
Feb 22, 2005, 8:57 am - Lottery News forum

Survey: Few lottery winners go wild
In the eight years since he won a $1-million lottery, Bill Clifford has enjoyed one aspect of being wealthy more than any other -- not having to shovel out his car on winter mornings. The Goderich man allowed himself few luxuries after winning a fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. He continued driving the same car he had for another five years.But he did buy a new home, something he had planned before the lottery win, a house with a garage that kept his car clear when it s ...
Feb 21, 2005, 10:30 am - Lottery News forum