Lottery winner having a blast
Virginian bought truck series team after hitting it big
Joe Denette bought a team in the Camping World Truck Series with one very important demand it can't be like work.
After winning the Mega Millions lottery drawing on May 1, 2009, Denette vowed to never punch another time clock. The rest of his life would be dedicated to having fun and spending his $30 million winnings.
That's why I decided on the trucks; it's real racing, Denette said. The Cup side is too much like a business. I do ...
Apr 8, 2011, 7:42 pm - Lottery News forum
$218 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot increased
Largest Powerball jackpot in 10 months
By Todd Northrop
Just a week after the Mega Millions lottery had players across America scrambling for tickets for a mega jackpot, the Powerball multi-state lottery game is poised to do the same thing.
Saturday night's Powerball drawing was the 10th consectuive drawing without a top prize winner, increasing the next jackpot to $218 million, with a lump-sum cash option of $109.9 million.
The next drawing will take place Wednesday at 11:00 pm East ...
Apr 3, 2011, 8:03 am - Lottery News forum
Should lottery winners share with colleagues?
By Jason Marsh
If you won $19 million, would you share it with your co-workers?
That's the question seven lucky New York state employees arereportedly contemplating after claiming the huge Mega Millions lottery jackpot Thursday. For years, the so-called Albany Seven have pooled their money to buy lottery tickets together.
Now that their numbers have come up, they are in a position to share their winnings with five colleagues who had been part of the pool in the past but didn't pitch in ...
Apr 3, 2011, 7:08 am - Lottery News forum
$319M lottery winners revealed
'Hand of fate' intervened, as another customer swiped the ticket he was supposed to get
By Todd Northrop
When Mike Barth reached for a Snickers bar as he stood at the counter to buy a Mega Millions lottery ticket, someone reached over his shoulder and bought the next ticket.
I thought about saying something but decided to just let it slide, Barth said about the Quick Pick ticket sold right before the one he purchased at 2:40 p.m. last Friday.
I bought the next ticket the winning ti ...
Mar 31, 2011, 11:28 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery's biggest loser: Albany man passed on office pool that won $319M jackpot
Includes video report
Man could have been 8th winner; decided not to play because he didn't feel lucky
The group of seven lottery pool players that won last week's $319 million Mega Millions jackpot could have had an eighth member, but one unlucky man made a choice that cost him millions.
The New York co-worker who regularly played in the office pool opted out on the night they had the winning ticket, according to an Albany, N.Y., deli owner who knows the winners.
They asked him a c ...
Mar 31, 2011, 8:33 am - Lottery News forum
$319M Mega Millions lottery ticket redeemed
Winners will be introduced at a press conference Thursday
The single largest winning lottery ticket ever sold in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game has been claimed, a New York Lottery spokeswoman said Tuesday.
The winners of the $319 million lottery are rumored to be seven IT specialists from New York state's Division of Housing and Community Renewal, said Emanuel Biondi, a public employees federation council leader for the agency.
However, a New York Lottery spokesman could no ...
Mar 29, 2011, 8:46 pm - Lottery News forum
Seven Albany state workers won $319 million lottery prize
Seven lucky New York state government workers earned some 'Capitol gains' when their office pool won a whopping $319 million jackpot in Friday night's drawing.
The big winners are information-technology pros who work in Homes and Community Renewal, said sources. The agency has been slammed with more than $30 million in budget cuts.
The brand-new millionaires hit it big with several Quick Pick tickets bought at Coulson's News Center, a century-old family-run convenience store in downtown Al ...
Mar 27, 2011, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum
Winning Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $319M sold in NY
Largest payout for a single winning ticket in game's history
Update, 12:29 pm: It was a quick pick, plus additional store info where winning ticket was sold.
By Todd Northrop
A New York lottery official said a winning ticket for the Mega Millions lottery jackpot worth $319 million has been sold at a variety store in Albany, N.Y.
New York Lottery spokeswoman Carolyn Hapeman said the winning jackpot ticket for Friday's drawing was sold at Coulson's News Center, located just a few block ...
Mar 26, 2011, 9:41 am - Lottery News forum
Forbes: Tonight's $312M Mega Millions lottery is a sound investment
Editor's Note: Tonight's $312 million Mega Millions drawing takes place at 11:00 pm Eastern Time (8:00 pm Pacific Time). The winning numbers will be published at USA Mega (www.usamega.com) and at Lottery Post's Lottery Results page.
Playing the lottery is a fool's errand. Everyone knows it's a losing gamble, that the house wins and that, especially as jackpots increase, the odds of winning are slightly lower than the odds of getting struck by lightning twice. (Just ask this guy.) In tonight's ...
Mar 25, 2011, 7:47 pm - Lottery News forum
$312 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised again
By Todd Northrop
Mega Millions lottery players across the United States are pulling out the stops and lottery tickets are being snapped up at a furious pace nation-wide for the Friday evening drawing, which has been raised mid-week to $312 million.
By the time ticket sales close Friday night, the jackpot may be even higher.
The estimated jackpot for the March 25, 2011 Mega Millions drawing was raised Thursday from $304 million to $312 million because of heavier than expected sales in al ...
Mar 24, 2011, 3:30 pm - Lottery News forum