Iowa Lottery security chief bent on determining identity of jackpot winner
The mystery began on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010. Time: 3:24 p.m. Scene: a QuikTrip, 4801 N.E. 14th St., near Interstate Highway 35/80 in Des Moines.
Somebody bought a Hot Lotto ticket there. 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.
At 2:10 p.m. on Dec. 29, two attorneys from the prominent Des Moines firm Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors Roberts PC presented the ticket, one hour and 50 minutes before it was t ...
Jan 10, 2012, 6:18 pm - Lottery News forum
Pa. couple claims $128 million Powerball jackpot
Ticket purchased in Maryland; state's 2nd-largest jackpot
By Todd Northrop, sourced from press release
An excited Pennsylvania couple arrived at Maryland Lottery Headquarters Friday, accompanied by legal counsel, to claim their $128.8 million Powerball prize.
The elated twosome, who chose to remain anonymous, had the only winning ticket for the Christmas Eve Powerball drawing. The couple's Quick Pick ticket containing the numbers 14, 16, 30, 51, 52, with Powerball number 19, matched all ...
Jan 7, 2012, 8:24 am - Lottery News forum
$80,000 lottery ticket dropped in church collection plate
Jerry's Mart convenient store is often referred to as the lucky store, Manager Junior Patel said.
The walls are plastered with winning tickets, the highest totaling $750,000 and soon another will be added. One lucky person picked up a $3 Lemon Doubler Cashword ticket and was fortunate enough to scratch off $80,000 what they did next was even more unbelievable.
The unknown winner placed the winning ticket in the collection plate at Cathedral of Prayer Church in Columbus, donating every penn ...
Aug 31, 2011, 8:38 am - Lottery News forum
Three winning lottery tickets donated to church
Unity North Atlanta Church on Sandy Plains Road in Northeast Cobb, Georgia, received an unusual gift last week from a generous churchgoer: winning lottery tickets.
The church member, who wishes to remain anonymous, donated three Georgia Lottery tickets totaling more than $4,000 to the northeast Cobb institution.
Staff claimed the prize on behalf of the church Aug. 1.
The Rev. Richard Burdick said the money would go toward the church's mortgage and monthly bills.
The country is in a ...
Aug 9, 2011, 8:33 am - Lottery News forum
Winning lottery ticket worth $30,000 found in church collection plate
A struggling Baltimore parish received a surprising donation two Sundays ago, when a Maryland Lottery Cash Craze Crossword scratch-off ticket worth $30,000 arrived in the collection plate.
The ticket, which was already scratched revealing the win, was discovered by the church's pastor when tallying the day's contributions.
I'm not too familiar with these tickets, said the pastor. I asked somebody if it was a winner. The response was It looks like it's a winner to me. With this affirmation ...
Mar 29, 2011, 12:12 pm - Lottery News forum
Calif. lottery winners try to remain as anonymous as possible
A man and wife from Thousand Oaks, California, are overnight millionaires after the SuperLotto Plus ticket they purchased last week matched all six numbers in Saturday's draw.
After the winning ticket went unclaimed for two days, California Lottery officials announced Monday they were looking for the winners.
Mike and Lynda Weeks came forward Tuesday afternoon to claim their $30 million prize. The couple decided to take the cash option of $19.9 million.
The Weeks' winning numbers: 35, 1 ...
Oct 18, 2010, 9:16 am - Lottery News forum
Anonymous donor gives lottery ticket to Kansas hospital
Imagine the surprise to open your mail and find a lottery ticket worth thousands of dollars. It happened in one Kansas county this month and now the hospital in Beloit is all the richer for it.
Hospitals in small communities such as the one in Mitchell County are a big deal. That's why, when Susan Concannon opened up an anonymous letter a few weeks ago, she was completely overjoyed.
$10,000!!! Concannon exclaimed as she showed us the celebratory check from the Kansas Lottery.
It was la ...
Aug 22, 2010, 10:26 am - Lottery News forum
$260M Ohio Powerball lottery winner claims jackpot anonymously
Uses blind trust to keep privacy
The holder of Ohio's first Powerball jackpot prize ticket came forward Tuesday to claim the $260 million prize in a blind trust.
The drawing for the $260 million jackpot was Wednesday, June 2, and the winning ticket was sold at Hub Carryout in Sunbury.
George M. Hoffman, of Columbus, is trustee of The 2010 Blind Trust and made the claim on behalf of the winner at Lottery offices in Cleveland.
The holder of the ticket chose the cash option for this jac ...
Jul 8, 2010, 8:29 am - Lottery News forum
Anonymous winner claims $23M Calif. lottery jackpot
Plus, one winner claims three $205K prizes
A lucky California retiree who doesn't want to be named bought a SuperLotto ticket last week worth $23 million.
The man brought the winning ticket Thursday afternoon to the lottery's office on Ruffin Road in Kearny Mesa.
According to a news release from the California Lottery, he said he didn't know he had a winning ticket until he saw the numbers being read on TV in the morning. Plans for the money include paying off his house and traveling, t ...
Jun 6, 2010, 5:08 pm - Lottery News forum
£84.4M Euro Millions lottery jackpot claimed anonymously
If you see someone looking incredibly smug in the next few days, this could be the reason.
The winner of last week's 84.4 million (US$122.7 million) Euro Millions jackpot came forward on Sunday but has decided to remain anonymous.
It is not even known whether they are a man, woman or a syndicate.
By choosing to keep their identity secret, the record-breaking winner is likely to avoid the pleas that inevitably flood in to those who declare their wins.
But with such an enormous sum of ...
May 18, 2010, 7:36 am - Lottery News forum