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
Masked Israeli lottery winners collect country's biggest jackpot
An Israeli couple finally picked up the country's biggest ever lottery jackpot three months after they won, and they wore masks to hide their faces from the public.
The couple are determined to keep their identities protected, but they still agreed to take part in the prize-giving ceremony in front of television cameras and newspaper reporters.
Before stepping into the glare, they donned big red cardboard masks. The disguise failed to hide the man's bald patch but the woman wore a huge bla ...
Apr 14, 2010, 8:47 am - Lottery News forum
Bronx mystery winner claimed half of $333M lottery jackpot
The lucky owner of a winning Mega Millions lottery ticket bought in the Bronx claimed the $166.5 million prize Tuesday, but it remains a mystery who he or she is.
I can confirm that the winning ticket was claimed today, but can divulge no further information, said New York Lottery spokeswoman Jennifer Givner.
Givner said the winner claimed the jackpot at the state Lottery office on Beaver St. in lower Manhattan.
The ticket was sold at Fordham Grocery and Convenience Store. It was one o ...
Sep 2, 2009, 5:49 pm - Lottery News forum
Two winners to share record A$106 million Australian lottery
A couple from Queensland state and a man from South Australia will share more than A$106 million (US$86 million) as the only jackpot winners in the nation's record lottery drawn last night.
Holders of the winning Oz Lotto entries, who asked to remain anonymous, will each take about A$53 million in the second-largest single payouts in Australian lottery history. The previous record jackpot of A$58.7 million was won on a single ticket last year.
The first division prize pool, created after 1 ...
Jul 1, 2009, 2:00 am - Lottery News forum
Ohio Mega Millions lottery winner claims prize anonymously
The owner of a winning Mega Millions ticket claimed their prize Friday.
But the identity of the winner won't be made public after two attorneys claimed the prize on behalf of a blind trust which Ohio law allows.
Chillicothe attorney Deborah Barrington and Columbus attorney Ronald Rowland, cotrustees of The Ross County Beneficiary Trust, claimed the $75.6 million prize for the winner at the Ohio Lottery's offices in Cleveland.
The winner had 180 days in which to claim the prize, but wait ...
Jun 1, 2009, 8:15 am - Lottery News forum
Elderly $144M Powerball lottery winner shows right way to claim jackpot
Winner protects his identity, while D.C. protects its tax revenue
The winner of a $144 million Powerball jackpot has finally stepped forward, nearly three weeks after the lottery drawing, demonstrating one of the best ways for a lottery player to claim a big prize.
The 82-year-old from Washington D.C. had his lawyer claim the prize on Monday on behalf of a corporation set up to keep his identity secret.
The moves frustrates reporters in the media seeking to reveal his personal story, bu ...
May 5, 2009, 7:31 am - Lottery News forum