16 siblings share $20 million lottery jackpot in New Jersey
Sixteen brothers and sisters from New Jersey who pooled money for a decade to buy lottery tickets got the ultimate payout a $20 million Pick 6 jackpot they'll use to repair homes they lost in Sandy, send their children to college and preserve the legacy of their late mother, who urged them to vie for the pot together in the first place.
The Endreson clan, who range in age from 53 to 76, accepted the check from the New Jersey Lottery Thursday. They' opted for a lump sum payment of $14 million ...
Jul 24, 2014, 3:00 pm - Lottery News forum
N.M. man had jackpot-winning lottery ticket in car for 2 months
For almost two months, Dennis Romero of Albuquerque, New Mexico, drove around town with a lottery ticket worth $385,000 in the backseat of his car.
On Friday afternoon, Romero discovered his good fortune. Realizing he had unchecked tickets from May, he pulled into a store parking lot, grabbed the tickets and scanned them himself using a countertop ticket checker.
When it said, 'Claim at lottery,' I knew I had won something big, Romero said.
On his quick-pick ticket for the May 29 Road ...
Jul 22, 2014, 11:02 am - Lottery News forum
$259 million Powerball winner took poverty vow
A man with a winning $259.8 million Powerball ticket claimed what officials are calling the largest jackpot ever won in Tennessee and says he plans to use most of the money to support the performing arts.
Roy Cockrum, of Knoxville, appeared Thursday at the Tennessee Lottery headquarters in Nashville to claim the prize. He plans to accept a lump sum payment of $115 million.
Cockrum, 58, bought the ticket at a Kroger store in Knoxville on June 11.
Cockrum said in a statement that when he ...
Jul 3, 2014, 10:58 pm - Lottery News forum
$12 million Texas lottery jackpot unclaimed
Somebody lost millions of dollars Monday evening that they probably never knew was theirs.
Six months after beating astronomical odds to win the Lotto Texas jackpot, the simultaneously lucky and cursed person failed to materialize before a deadline to redeem the winning ticket officially worth $12 million, and $7.5 million in immediate cash.
It was biggest unclaimed Lotto prize since 2001 and the third largest since the game started in 1992, according to the Texas Lottery Commission.
Jul 2, 2014, 5:09 pm - Lottery News forum
$70 million Calif. SuperLotto winner comes forward
More than a month after buying the winning ticket in San Francisco, a 41-year-old man has finally come forward as the winner of a $70 million lotto ticket, the California Lottery said Wednesday.
Eurico Chin bought the ticket on a whim in late May at a Safeway in the Sunset District. I thought to myself, 'why not?' he said, according to a press release from the California Lottery. I'm already here, might as well buy one, he reportedly said.
He purchased the winning SuperLotto Plus ticket, a ...
Jun 27, 2014, 3:23 pm - Lottery News forum
$12M Texas Lottery jackpot set to expire Monday
According to the Texas Lottery Commission, there could be a multi-millionaire in the League City-area sitting on a winning lotto ticket from January 1.
A ticket matching all six numbers drawn was purchased that day from the South Shore Shell gas station in the 3300 block of FM 518 in League City. The jackpot was $12 million.
The ticket was a Quick Pick that had the cash value option.
But that prize money could soon be gone with the wind, according to lottery brass, who say that the last ...
Jun 26, 2014, 8:29 pm - Lottery News forum
NJ Lottery's Pick 6 has 2 winners after 6-month drought
Until June 16, no Pick-6 player in the New Jersey's Lottery's game had chosen all six winning numbers for 53 straight draws, a span of more than six months.
That winner has not yet come forward to claim a $20.1 million jackpot, which had grown since Dec. 12.
On Monday, yet another lottery player picked all six numbers, but, as luck would have it, or not, he or she will claim only only! $2.1 million.
Now I can look forward to meeting two new Pick-6 millionaires the winner from the June ...
Jun 25, 2014, 8:25 am - Lottery News forum
NJ Pick 6 lottery drought ends as $20.1M jackpot won
The long New Jersey Lottery Pick 6 drought is finally over.
After 52 drawings and more than six months without any ticket matching all the winning numbers in the twice-weekly game, someone got lucky Monday night in Lacey, New Jersey.
One ticket purchased at 7-Eleven on Lacey Road in the Forked River section of town is worth $20.1 million, lottery officials said this morning. The winning numbers were 3, 12, 18, 34, 35, and 42.
There are two 7-Elevens on Lacey Road the winning ticket was ...
Jun 17, 2014, 3:36 pm - Lottery News forum
Man wins lottery, loses in court
A lottery winner who claims he was deceived when his lawyer teamed up with a finance company and persuaded him to take a lump sum for his annualized jackpot narrowly lost a split decision at the state Supreme Court Monday in a case that turned on how long victims have to sue.
In his suit against the finance company, John D. Flannery claimed and the Supreme Court concluded that he was given bad tax advice by attorney Glenn MacGrady and Singer Asset Finance to induce him to take a one-time paym ...
Jun 17, 2014, 7:28 am - Lottery News forum
Massive Ohio Lotto jackpot finally won
1 winner of $73.3 million
Somebody had to win it eventually.
The Ohio Classic Lotto ended a non-winning streak of more than 2-1/2 years this weekend, with one winning ticket sold for a $73.3 million jackpot.
Saturday's Classic Lotto numbers were 3, 8, 26, 28, 34, and 35. The Kicker was 103479.
The lone winning ticket was sold at Grumpy Grandpa Get Go Food in Ashtabula. It was the first Classic Lotto winner since Dec. 7, 2011, which was for a $2.7 million prize.
After its long clim ...
Jun 16, 2014, 7:15 am - Lottery News forum