Man arraigned in lottery winner's death
It was a cold case that some said might never be solved: An elderly Detroit man, whose family said he'd won $20,000 in a lottery game, was found frozen rock-solid in a vacant house after going missing Dec. 20.
But Detroit police made an arrest just days after finding the body Sunday, Feb. 1, of 86-year-old Arthur Weldon Neal, covered up in the basement of a derelict home in the 15800 block of Mansfield near Fenkell and the Southfield Freeway, in northwest Detroit.
Quanzell Alonzo Hood, 20, ...
Feb 10, 2015, 9:53 am - Lottery News forum
Missing 86-year-old Detroit lottery winner found dead
An 86-year-old Detroit man whose family said he disappeared a day after winning $20,000 in the lottery in December was found stabbed to death in a vacant house, authorities said on Wednesday.
Arthur Neal Jr. was found dead on Sunday afternoon in the 15000 block of Mansfield Street, said Officer Nicole Kirkwood, a Detroit police spokeswoman.
Neal was reported missing on Dec. 28 after disappearing Dec. 20 from his home in the 17200 block of Trinity Street.
(See Elderly Detroit man who rec ...
Feb 4, 2015, 7:26 pm - Lottery News forum
Michigan Lottery pays out $7.4 million in Daily 4 drawing of 1-0-0-1
It's not uncommon for players of the Daily 3 and Daily 4 midday and evening drawings to play some common patterns of numbers, like 1-2-3-4 or 0-0-0.
According the Michigan Lottery, one of those days was Tuesday, Jan. 6, when the Daily 4 evening drawing revealed the winning numbers as: 1-0-0-1.
That meant that winners cashed in on more than $7.4 million in prizes.
Players bought 8,050 tickets with the winning numbers. Those players won prizes ranging from $275 to $5,000, depending on wag ...
Jan 7, 2015, 5:37 pm - Lottery News forum
Elderly Detroit man who recently won lottery missing
Arthur Neal Jr. last seen morning of Dec. 20 at his home
By Todd Northrop
The Detroit Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding an 86-year-old man who was last seen earlier this month.
Arthur Weldon Neal Jr. was last seen at 8 a.m. Dec. 20 at his home in the 17200 block of Trinity Street, police said.
The granddaughter of the missing 86-year-old fears the worst after her grandfather disappeared nearly 10 days ago about the same time he won a nearly $20,000 lottery ...
Dec 29, 2014, 9:56 am - Lottery News forum
Audit: Stores buying Michigan lottery tickets from players
Some Michigan stores that sell lottery tickets are hitting the jackpot by buying winning tickets from desperate players at a discount, according to auditors who are urging a crackdown on the illegal practice.
Lottery players who owe back taxes or other debts don't want the state to learn their identity. So they're probably selling winning tickets back to retailers for less than what they're worth, the audit found.
An audit released Tuesday said 37 store owners turned in winning tickets wor ...
Nov 18, 2014, 10:13 pm - Lottery News forum
800+ Michigan Lottery winners kicked off public assistance in 2013
More than 7,200 Michigan Lottery winners were living in households that received public assistance of some kind in 2013, and the state was able to close about 11 percent of those cases as a result.
The Michigan Department of Human Services shared those findings Thursday in its latest lottery match report, analyzing the impact of a 2012 law that allows the agency to cross-check lottery winnings with public assistance programs and, in some cases, end benefits.
DHS identified 7,216 lotto play ...
Oct 25, 2014, 1:41 pm - Lottery News forum
$3 million lottery winnings just chicken feed to farmer
The millionaire opened his barn door and was greeted by the clucks of a thousand chickens.
Jeff LaBar walked into his chicken coop, gathered the eggs that had been laid overnight and brought them into the house to wash them by hand, one at a time, before packing them up and driving them to the few local supermarkets that are LaBar Poultry Farm's loyal customers.
Earlier that morning, the 53-year-old had gotten off his 12-hour overnight shift at the local lime plant, a second job he took aw ...
Aug 21, 2014, 9:00 am - Lottery News forum
Michigan Lottery hot streak: Fantasy 5 has 43 jackpot winners in last 4 months
According to the Michigan Lottery, the Fantasy 5 jackpot is riding an unprecedented hot streak, claiming 43 winners since April 7.
The latest winner came Wednesday night (Aug. 6, 2014) when a ticket holder in the Metro Detroit area matched the winning numbers: 6, 15, 23, 30, and 34. The ticket was purchased at Meijer, 3710 Dix Hwy, in Lincoln Park.
The jackpot is worth $100,000.
That marks the second straight day someone has won the jackpot, which is set at a minimum of $100,000, but co ...
Aug 7, 2014, 10:45 am - Lottery News forum
24-year-old single Michigan mom wins $66 million lottery
Friday the 13th was a mega lucky day for Kelsey Zachow.
But for 11 days, the 24-year-old Port Huron resident didn't know she had the winning $66-million Mega Millions lottery ticket purchased June 13 at Sonny's Mart in Mt. Clemens in her purse.
On June 24, the Mt. Clemens native and twice weekly lottery player checked her tickets at a gas station near her home. The clerk kept telling her, You won big.
I jumped in my car and locked the door. I couldn't breathe, Zachow said Thursday at ...
Aug 1, 2014, 11:58 am - Lottery News forum
$66M Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in metro Detroit
Someone who purchased a Mega Millions lottery ticket in metro Detroit is much, much richer.
The winning numbers for the drawing on Friday, June 13 were 7, 38, 46, 49, and 56, with Mega Ball number 1.
According to Michigan Lottery officials, one ticket matched all six numbers for a jackpot of $66 million an estimated cash value of $37.9 million.
The winning ticket was sold at a gas station at the corner of Market Street and Gratiot Avenue in Mount Clemens.
Strangely enough, the ticket ...
Jun 14, 2014, 5:04 pm - Lottery News forum