NY lottery millionaire inspired by a dream
For Edwina Silvera, one dream led to another.
On Oct. 14, the 49-year-old West Haverstraw, New York, resident dreamed of her late father, who told her something special, a message she wanted to keep private, which inspired her to buy a scratch-off game that night.
Against long odds, Silvera landed the lucky $2,500 A Week for Life ticket and won the top prize of $2.5 million.
Normally I buy the $2 ticket and I decided why not splurge? So I did. And I'm glad that I did, Silvera told New ...
Nov 24, 2014, 9:34 am - Lottery News forum
Psychic quits job after winning the lottery
One of the United Kingdom's best-known psychics has packed away her crystal ball after winning a lotto jackpot.
Beti Schulz, 71, landed 2.2 million (US$3.5 million) when her numbers came up in the UK National Lottery.
Now, the clairvoyant has decided to retire after spending almost 40 years predicting the future.
A pal said, Beti had a lot of fans and they are very disappointed that she is calling it a day. But they are also delighted for her because she has been so good to them.
Jan 12, 2013, 8:19 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery jackpot a silver lining for 11 Red Sox fans
Everyone has favorite numbers, but this is ridiculous.
On Oct. 3, 11 players bought Mass Cash tickets with the numbers 1, 4, 6, 8 and 9. All of the nine who have claimed their $100,000 prizes picked the numbers themselves rather than letting the lottery computer pick random numbers.
Lottery officials said some winners said they played that combination because it represents five Red Sox players whose retired numbers hang above right field at Fenway Park: Bobby Doerr, Joe Cronin, Johnny Pesk ...
Oct 31, 2012, 8:52 am - Lottery News forum
Thursday is a numerologist's dream day
What are you doing on 10-11-12?
On Thursday, some people may be marking, in some way, the fact that it is a special day, numerically speaking: It's 10-11-12.
Nice, but how significant? Those who study numbers say, well, not too much. Or perhaps it's better to say that it's as significant as you want it to be.
Significant enough to influence your wedding date? At one wedding chapel in Las Vegas, Forever Grand at the MGM Resorts, there's a special numerology package, including a chapel, a ...
Oct 10, 2012, 7:45 pm - Lottery News forum
Cuban lottery system turns common words into numbers
If you dream about a big fish, and then see a man on a bicycle when you walk outside to get the paper, be sure to play the lottery numbers 1-0-5-2.
That's La Charada, a system of associating everyday objects with numbers that has taken root in South Florida.
It's a Cuban tradition, said 68-year-old Juan Campos as he bought a Play 4 ticket on Wednesday at Navarro Discount Pharmacy in Pembroke Pines.
Pescada grande, he explained, is 10. Bicicleta is 52.
The tradition goes back to the ...
Jun 2, 2012, 1:18 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia woman dreams of Obama, wins lottery
You could call it a sweet dream.
A Virginia Beach woman says she dreamed about chatting with President Barack Obama, so the next day she played his birthday Aug. 4, 1961 in the Cash 5 daily lottery game.
Simone Christian felt so strongly about it she bought two tickets Oct. 15 with those numbers, so when they hit she received $200,000 instead of the game's top prize of $100,000.
The winning numbers were 1, 4, 6, 8 and 19.
As if that wasn't sweet enough, Virginia Lottery officials tel ...
Nov 30, 2011, 1:54 pm - Lottery News forum
11/11/11 was the lottery's lucky day
By Todd Northrop
Thanks to Friday's lucky date, Nov. 11, 2011, or 11/11/11, lottery ticket sales are booming.
All those ones in a row are very attractive for lottery players, since that set of numbers won't roll around again for another 100 years. But many players found that tickets were sold out on combinations with all 1's when they went to purchase a ticket.
To ensure every winner gets paid, lotteries with fixed payouts cap sales of certain number combinations. In New York, for examp ...
Nov 12, 2011, 10:00 pm - Lottery News forum
Woman wins £5.4m lottery jackpot after tip from dead brother in a dream
When Deana Sampson won 5.4 million (US$8.6 million) in the UK National Lottery in 1998, her life couldn't have changed more dramatically.
With just 7.64 to her name, she was living in a council house in Sheffield in a loveless marriage and was struggling to bring up two children on just 79 a week in benefits.
On top of that, she'd lost three close family members in nine years, including her disabled brother Glyn four months earlier. She was just about ready to give up on life.
But then ...
Oct 25, 2011, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum
Calif. woman uses family birthdates in lottery win
By Todd Northrop
A Southern California woman won half of an $18 million California SuperLotto Plus jackpot, and she has her children and grandchildren to thank for the win.
Audelia Ramirez of Alhambra, California, won the sizable lottery fortune by using her children and grandchildren's birthdays to pick the winning numbers.
The California Lottery said Thursday that Ramirez claimed her $9 million prize Wednesday and said she'd love to buy a new house after living in a small apartment fo ...
Sep 12, 2011, 8:44 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner gives away millions
Practitioner of visualization and meditation techniques won $112 million
As twists of fate go, Cynthia Stafford has been dealt some doozies.
In 1999, Stafford's younger brother was killed in a car accident, and the state of California placed his five children in foster care. Cynthia would have none of that: She applied for?full custody of her nieces and nephews, ages 3 to 10, and though the state initially fought her, Stafford prevailed and became an instant mother to five children a full- ...
Apr 1, 2010, 8:45 am - Lottery News forum