Canadian woman who gave away lotto winnings dies
A central Nova Scotia woman known for donating nearly all of a huge lotto jackpot died last weekend.
Violet Large, who suffered from cancer, died Saturday morning at a hospital in Lower Truro, according to an online obituary posted by a funeral home. She was 79.
Large and her husband of 37 years, Allen Large, cashed in a winning Lotto 649 ticket last summer and collected $11.2 million. They went on to give most of it away to relatives, friends, charities, hospitals, schools, churches and f ...
Jul 19, 2011, 8:02 am - Lottery News forum
Store owner killed for $3 of lottery tickets
Felony murder charges have been filed against a man accused in the dragging death of a northern New Jersey gas station owner, who authorities say was killed over the alleged theft of a few dollars worth of lottery tickets.
Bail was set Sunday at $750,000 for 34-year-old Ronnie Fedo of Lake Hopatcong. He's also charged with aggravated manslaughter, death by auto, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and robbery in connection with Saturday afternoon's incident in Jefferson Townsh ...
Jun 27, 2011, 8:50 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner faces murder trial in Detroit landlord's death
Witnesses: Father shot Australian in dispute over daughter's rent
A Michigan Lottery millionaire was ordered on Thursday to stand trial for first-degree premeditated murder.
Freddie Young, 62, whose 13-member lottery club hit a $46.5 million Mega Millions jackpot in February, was bound over by 36th District Judge Patricia Jefferson on charges related to the May 7 slaying of his daughter's landlord in an alleged dispute over two months' unpaid rent.
Witnesses testified at a preliminary e ...
May 27, 2011, 2:12 pm - Lottery News forum
Detroit lottery millionaire charged with murder
A man who was part of a U.S. Postal Service employees group who won a share of the $93 million Mega Millions Jackpot in February is now accused of killing a Detroit landlord from Australia.
In a bizarre twist to the tragic death of Greg McNicol in Detroit, police said suspect Freddie Young won a $1.8 million slice of $93 million Mega Millions lottery.
Young allegedly shot McNicol during an argument over just a few hundred dollars in overdue rent money Young's daughter owed.
It didn't m ...
May 17, 2011, 7:37 am - Lottery News forum
Siblings fight over lottery jackpot
Father died day after winning
The family of an Australian man who won almost $2 million in a lottery and died the next day has been fighting over who is entitled to the money.
Townsville Supreme Court has heard the fighting between Lajos Szanto's four children occurred over the wording of their father's will and whether or not he had bought the ticket for himself.
Lajos Szanto won $1,818,181.82 on February 13 last year, but was not able to enjoy his winnings after he died a day later, h ...
Apr 19, 2011, 6:30 am - Lottery News forum
$37M lotto winner dies heartbroken recluse
Ontario's biggest-ever lottery winner died a heartbroken and miserly recluse, estranged from family and too sick or too tightfisted to spend his millions.
Friends of 59-year-old Graham Gelineau, who won $37 million in 2007 from a Canada Lotto 6/49 ticket, told the Sun the eccentric and mysterious Graham disappeared after collecting his jackpot, not returning to the cheap room he rented in a boarding house on St. Clair Ave. W.
Friends aren't sure of the exact date of his death but have hear ...
Apr 11, 2011, 9:37 am - Lottery News forum
2 men survive deadly casino bus crash, then board another
They couldn't resist.
Two gamblers who miraculously survived a catastrophic brush with death aboard a Chinatown casino bus climbed back aboard the same company's bus only hours later for another trip to the gaming tables.
Bernardo Garcia, a 50-year-old cook from Brooklyn whose buddy Miguel Aquino was one of 14 people killed in Saturday's horrific 5:30 a.m. World Wide Tours bus crackup on the Hutchinson River Parkway said he figured Lady Luck was on his side.
I'm the kind of person that ...
Mar 14, 2011, 4:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Photos, evidence released in case of murdered Florida lottery winner
Gruesome photos of the mummified body of a slain Florida lottery winner are among mountains of evidence released this week by the Hillsborough County State Attorney's office.
More than 20 discs containing photos, videos and other documents were released in the case against Dorice DeeDee Moore, who is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Abraham Shakespeare of Lakeland.
Moore was indicted by a grand jury in March after Shakespeare's body was discovered last January. The remains ...
Nov 25, 2010, 8:25 am - Lottery News forum
Lover found lottery winner's body
A lottery winner who hanged himself in his Leicestershire home in central England was found by a live-in lover his family had no idea existed, an inquest has heard.
Richard Lang died at his house in Broughton Astley, Leicestershire on May 18. The 31-year-old had won 867,454 in the U.K. National Lottery in 2005.
On Wednesday an inquest at Leicester Town Hall heard he was found by Joshua Jones, who told police he was in a relationship with the British Waterways worker.
But the inquest hea ...
Oct 30, 2010, 10:45 am - Lottery News forum
One of Britain's youngest lottery winners, dead at 29
One of Britain's youngest lottery millionaires has been found dead at 29.
Stuart Donnelly was discovered at the luxury home he bought after winning almost 2 million (US$2.98 million) when he was 17.
When he hit the jackpot in 1997, sharing the 25 million prize fund with 12 other winners, he toasted with Coca-Cola because he was too young for champagne.
But his instant riches made him unhappy and he appeared increasingly unable to handle the strain of being a millionaire, friends said.
Jun 25, 2010, 6:54 am - Lottery News forum