Will millions spoil Bunky Bartlett?
By Kevin Cowherd
Ladies and gentlemen, a big round of applause for our new Wicca-practicing Mega Millions lottery winner, Mr. Bunky Bartlett of Dundalk!
Is this guy beautiful, or what?
Most people who hit for a huge share of a $330 million lottery drop out of sight faster than a snitch on The Sopranos.
They huddle with lawyers and accountants for days and hole up in some fancy hotel suite, all the while issuing the usual statements along the lines of: We ask that you ...
Sep 5, 2007, 7:39 am - Lottery News forum
Lucky couple wins second NY Lotto jackpot
A former Bronx, New York, couple has won the New York Lottery's 6-number Lotto game for the second time in 11 years, twice overcoming odds of more than 22 million to 1.
It's a great feeling, said Eugene Angelo Sr., 81, after learning that he and his wife Adeline, 74, had the sole $5 million winner i the twice-weekly Lotto game.
In December 1996, the family bought one of four winning jackpot tickets and received the lump-sum payout of $2.5 million after sharing a $10 million jackpot with ...
Aug 31, 2007, 6:58 pm - Lottery News forum
Charges against wife of Powerball lottery winner dropped
Powerball winner's wife clear after paying of child support arrearage
A judge on Wednesday dismissed a felony charge against the wife of Powerball jackpot winner David Edwards.
Boyd Circuit Judge Marc I. Rosen granted a request by County Attorney Phillip Hedrick to drop a criminal non-support charge against 32-year-old Shawna Edwards.
Hedrick told the judge Edwards had paid off her child support arrearage about $17,000 and was current on her monthly payments. Those were the conditio ...
Aug 31, 2007, 9:34 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner goes from rags to riches to rags
For David Lee Edwards, winning the lottery was a wild rocket ride
In the fall of 2006, David Lee Edwards and his wife, Shawna, decorated their front door for Halloween. But if trick-or-treaters made it to the couple's home, a storage unit in Riviera Beach, no plastic ghost was as scary as what they'd have found inside: two pale, withered junkies from Kentucky living amid dirty clothes, rotting food, and their own filth.
And these were lottery winners.
Today, with David on what could be ...
Aug 22, 2007, 9:57 am - Lottery News forum
Powerball lottery winners give back
Powerball winners Steve and Carolyn West and Frances Chaney create foundations to help children, veterans and the poor
Powerball winners Steve and Carolyn West and Frances Chaney are giving away portions of their multi-million-dollar prize to benefit local children and other worthy causes.
Both the West Family Foundation and the Robert Frances Chaney Family Foundation seek to support nonprofit organizations that serve poor children and families in Southern Oregon.
We'd been in some o ...
Aug 17, 2007, 3:57 pm - Lottery News forum
Vancouver lottery winner loses in divorce case
A $10 million lottery windfall brought an estranged Vancouver couple back together.
But eight years later, the marriage wound up in divorce court with a sticky issue to be resolved: What should be done with $2.2 million in an account the husband claimed was for his personal use?
In granting their divorce last week, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Heather Holmes ruled the $2.2 million must be split between Minh Kien Le, 58, and his ex-wife, Mai Huong Cao, 55.
The couple escaped with their two ...
Apr 17, 2007, 8:36 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner followed careful spending plan
How one lucky winner spent his new-found fortune
Brad Duke, 34, a manager for five Gold's Gym franchises in Idaho, pocketed a lump sum of $85 million after winning a $220 million Powerball jackpot in 2005. He spent the first month of his new life assembling a team of financial advisors.
His goal: to use his winnings to become a billionaire. Here's what Duke has done with his money so far.
$45 million: Safe, low-risk investments such as municipal bonds$35 million: Aggressive investments ...
Feb 28, 2007, 10:12 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery Winners Sued As Nuisances
A couple who talked of helping young people fight drug addiction and alcohol abuse after winning a $2.6 million Oregon Lottery jackpot are facing a city lawsuit alleging they held a four-month-long party that included public sex, fights and signs of drug dealing.
The lawsuit filed against Elizabeth and Samuel Howard detailed allegations of parties featuring fights that spilled into other yards, couples having sex in plain view, an assault on a neighbor, slashed tires and loud music.
Feb 19, 2007, 11:21 am - Lottery News forum
One year later, Powerball still treats them well
Mike Terpstra could dream with the best of his lottery-playing co-workers at a Lincoln ham-processing plant.
What, they wondered, would they do if they won?
Terpstra fantasized about buying a remote tropical island, like one that actor Marlon Brando owned, or purchasing the Christina O, the luxury personal yacht in the fleet of the late shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.
Either would be a warm escape from the chilly conditions in the ConAgra Foods plant.
But a year after he and seven ...
Feb 19, 2007, 10:26 am - Lottery News forum
Successful lottery winners don't change too much
Eleven years after hitting a $1 million jackpot in the New York Lottery's 7-11-21 game, Agnes Jackman got some free advice on how to handle her winnings.
In a 1991 Money magazine cover story titled Midway Through a Million, financial planner Gary Schatsky suggested investing in money market funds, certificates of deposit and U.S. government bonds. He also told Jackman to stop spending money on lottery tickets.
She rejected his guidance.
And now, seven years after cashing her last inst ...
Jan 31, 2007, 4:39 am - Lottery News forum