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Lottery mystery yields clues to $7.5 million prize
This story has been removed at the author's request. By Peter Mucha, Philly.com Third of three parts See Part 1 and Part 2 Ever notice that instant lottery tickets are consecutively numbered? Ever wonder if those numbers could help in a hunt for riches? They theoretically can, at least in Texas. They helped us create a list, predicting the whereabouts of a missing $7.5 million ticket. A $50 scratch-off game called $7,500,000 Fortune started out with three top prizes among a ...
Jul 3, 2014, 8:16 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery legend Joan Ginther known as bigtime ticket buyer
This story has been removed at the author's request. By Peter Micha, Philly.com People confirm what statistics suggest: Lottery legend Joan Ginther bought thousands of high-priced scratch-off tickets on her way to winning millions of dollars four times. A store clerk named Victoria said she sold Ginther countless tickets, entire rolls of $50 scratch-offs at a time, according to a report by Houston TV station KPRC. And that was at just one of eight stores in and around Ginther's home ...
Jul 2, 2014, 3:59 pm - Lottery News forum

How lottery legend Joan Ginther used odds, Uncle Sam to win millions
This story has been removed at the author's request. By Peter Mucha, Philly.com Second of three parts See Part 1 Joan Ginther wasn't necessarily lottery loco. Maybe it wasn't a case of dumb luck, but smart luck. She may have purchased at least 80,000 pricey tickets worth $2 million or more, according to expert analysis of 28 instant prizes she won, including three totalling $15 million. If she also was the source of two dozen lesser wins by her friend Anna Morales, Ginther mig ...
Jul 2, 2014, 10:07 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery's 'luckiest woman' bet flabbergasting sums on scratch-offs
This story has been removed at the author's request. By Peter Mucha, Philly.com First of three parts For years, people who dream of beating the lottery have puzzled over the amazing case of Joan Ginther, who made headlines around the world by scratching off 10MILL on a $50 instant ticket in June 2010 to win her fourth multimillion-dollar prize. Skeptics wondered if she cheated or had an ingenious system for pinpointing winners. After all, Ginther received a Ph.D. from Stanford and ...
Jul 2, 2014, 8:26 am - Lottery News forum

Lucky woman buying lottery ticket narrowly escapes truck crash
Includes video report Surveillance cameras captured amazing video of a woman who barely escaped with her life when a truck crashed into a grocery store in the Park Manor, Illinois, neighborhood Friday afternoon. It happened at the Farmers Food Basket at 71st and Martin Luther King Drive. Witnesses say a Ford pickup truck hit two other vehicles in the intersection, then careened into the front of the store. The woman, who was buying lottery tickets from a vending machine near the site ...
Apr 21, 2014, 11:19 am - Lottery News forum

Stores with past Powerball winners lure crowds
Ticketholders aren't the only ones who benefit from a win like the one expected in Wednesday's Powerball drawing, estimated at $425 million so far. Stores known for selling winning tickets also see their business pick up as superstitious dreamers pour in, hoping luck will strike again. The jackpot for Wednesday's drawing would fetch a single winner a lump-sum payment after taxes of about $244.7 million. While not close to the record $590.5 million Powerball jackpot won by a Florida woman in M ...
Aug 7, 2013, 8:59 am - Lottery News forum

Three times lucky for lottery-winning family
A family in Norway has hit the lottery jackpot for the third time in six years and the wins have so far all coincided with the birth of a new baby. The latest lucky winner is 19-year-old Tord Oksnes who won 12.2m Norwegian krone (US$2.1 million) last week on the country's national lottery. Before him, his 26-year-old sister Hege Jeanette had pocketed 882,000 (US$1.4 million) in 2010, only four years after their 58-year-old father Leif won 441,000 (US$712,000) on the same lottery. The lu ...
Sep 26, 2012, 2:21 pm - Lottery News forum

Maryland lottery player gets lucky 4 times this summer for $101K
Donald Donnie Cole III thought he was lucky when he survived a brain aneurysm in 1999. But little did he know that his good fortune would continue. Cole, 52, of Brookeville, Maryland, is convinced he is the luckiest man alive, after recently winning $101,000 playing the Maryland State Lottery. Cole, who said he buys lottery tickets almost every day from the Shell gas station in Olney, won $50,000 on a $20 Big Money Mega Play scratch-off ticket on June 26. It was a stunning feeling, he ...
Aug 23, 2012, 9:09 pm - Lottery News forum

San Diego ranked luckiest town in U.S.
San Diego, which has been touted as having one of the best climates in the United States, is also the luckiest, according to a new ranking. The sunny southern California city won the top spot in the Men's Health magazine list of America's 100 luckiest towns, with Baltimore, Phoenix, Wilmington in Delaware and Richmond, Virginia not far behind. Luck is basically our modern world's magic, said David Zinczenko, editor in chief of the magazine. People need to believe in luck because it allows ...
Oct 14, 2011, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum

Lucky lottery lady outed as Stanford University statistics PhD
She was called the luckiest woman in the world. But now that luck is being called into question by some who think that winning the lottery four times is more than just a coincidental spell of good fortune. Joan R. Ginther, 63, from Texas, won multiple million dollar payouts each time. First, she won $5.4 million, then a decade later, she won $2 million, then two years later $3 million and finally, in the spring of 2008, she hit a $10 million jackpot. The odds of this has been calcula ...
Aug 8, 2011, 2:43 pm - Lottery News forum

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