$337M Powerball winner prowls Internet for a 'big and beautiful' woman
After winning a whopping $337 million, Donald Lawson might seem like something of a catch, but take a closer look at the Powerball Lottery winner from Michigan and most women might think twice before going on a date with him.
The self-confessed 'hillbilly' is single and looking for love on the Internet with the nickname 'Dinodadog' and the promise to 'please a women any way she wants'.
On dating websites he claims he is 'stocky' and is seeking a woman who is: 'Big and beautiful, Curvy, Ful ...
Sep 20, 2012, 9:41 am - Lottery News forum
California man collects $120M Mega Millions lottery jackpot
There's no telling what Ronald Willis had in the back of his mind to buy.
He wouldn't say. But whatever it is, he can probably afford it.
The 55-year-old Rialto man became the state's newest millionaire, parlaying a Mega Millions ticket purchased at a Riverside convenience store into a $120 million lottery win on a draw Tuesday, Sept. 11. He came forward to claim the prize at the California Lottery headquarters in San Bernardino on Friday, Sept. 14, where he faced a line of television came ...
Sep 17, 2012, 10:30 am - Lottery News forum
Michigan railroad engineer claims $337M Powerball lottery jackpot
Includes video report
A 44-year-old Michigan railroad engineer said he quit his job and told familly members to do the same when he learned he had won the third-largest winner's share ever for a U.S. lottery drawing.
Donald Lawson was accompanied by his two daughters and his mother, whom he jokingly called Mama Warbucks, when he was introduced as the winner of the multi-state Powerball lottery on Friday.
I'm a millionaire now, but I'll still eat at McDonald's, Lawson told a news confer ...
Aug 31, 2012, 3:38 pm - Lottery News forum
Illinois to sell Powerball lottery tickets online
Illinois is going to sell Powerball lottery tickets on the Internet, and at least one lawmaker predicts a big payday.
Sen. Jeff Schoenberg says online sales could produce an additional $25 million a year for state government. The Evanston Democrat says the money will pay for public works projects and create jobs around the state.
Illinois became the first state to sell lottery tickets online when it started offering Lotto and Mega Millions tickets in March. A new law adds Powerball to that ...
Aug 30, 2012, 8:44 am - Lottery News forum
Staten Islander revealed as winner of $85M Mega Millions jackpot
A Staten Island, New York, woman who bought a lottery ticket while wine shopping can afford champagne now a lot of it.
Jin Ok Choi, 54, was introduced at a Manhattan news conference Thursday as the winner an $85 million Mega Millions jackpot.
Choi said she bought a quick-pick ticket when she saw how big the jackpot for the July 3 drawing had gotten.
I'm still in shock, said Choi, who opted for a lump sum of $64 million and will take home $40 million after taxes.
She plans to buy a n ...
Aug 20, 2012, 7:00 am - Lottery News forum
Woman who gave away lotto ticket won't give up
Emily Leach, who won a million-dollar jackpot in California last January, said she is hoping to fight the state lottery's decision stopping her from collecting a second jackpot of $260,000 winnings that came from a ticket Leach has famously claimed she accidentally gave away to a stranger in March.
(See Generous former lottery winner says she accidentally gave away second winning ticket, Lottery Post, Mar. 27, 2012.)
A lottery official informed her that we gave the check to the man in June ...
Aug 20, 2012, 5:45 am - Lottery News forum
Iowa officials trying to solve lotto mystery, may release surveillance video
Investigators in Iowa may release surveillance video of a person who purchased an unclaimed lottery ticket in hopes the public will see something that will help a criminal probe.
The investigation, which was launched after the Jan. 27 deadline to claim the $14 million Iowa Hot Lotto jackpot, includes a New York attorney who briefly tried to claim the prize but refused to answer officials' question about how he obtained the winning ticket.
There is some point in time when you open it up [t ...
Aug 19, 2012, 9:34 pm - Lottery News forum
The Lottery Office is closed until Monday but speculation in Lapeer rages on
Michigan is suddenly a richer place this weekend, first with all that Olympic gold coming in from London, and now with the wining ticket to the Powerball Lottery purchased by someone at a Michigan gas station. Local residents may be hoping it wasn't someone passing through to Toledo or Indianpolis.
In the meantime in the town of Lapeer in Michigan's thumb the wait continues for the ticket purchaser to surface. It just happens to be Lapeer Days their three day summer festival in the sleepy tow ...
Aug 18, 2012, 11:06 pm - Lottery News forum
$337 million Powerball jackpot ticket sold at gas station in small Michigan city
Includes video report
Update: Cash value was second-highest ever for any US lottery game
Update 2: Cash value reported by MUSL was wrong! Actually $224.6 million.
By Todd Northrop, with wire reports
A gas station in a small Michigan city is buzzing with excitement after the state lottery announced Thursday that a $337 million jackpot-winning Powerball ticket was sold there.
The Michigan Lottery said the ticket was sold in Lapeer, about 45 miles north of Detroit. There wasn't immed ...
Aug 16, 2012, 3:21 pm - Lottery News forum
$320 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot increased before draw date
Sets record for largest Powerball cash value
By Todd Northrop
As a result of brisker than expected ticket sales, lottery officials announced today that the Powerball jackpot has been raised from $305 million to $320 million for Wednesday's drawing.
The jackpot increase immediately launched Wednesday's drawing to #11 on the United States all-time biggest jackpots list. It will be the fourth-largest Powerball jackpot ever. The largest Powerball jackpot ever recorded was $365 million won s ...
Aug 14, 2012, 3:50 pm - Lottery News forum