NJ $338 million Powerball winner and ex-girlfriend in court over money
If you expect part of a lottery winner's fortune because you've already shared a long personal and business relationship, always remember: Get it in writing.
That was the reluctant decision of a state judge Friday, who cited state law in refusing to freeze the assets of Pedro Quezada, the Clifton man who won the $338 million Powerball jackpot last spring, pending the outcome of a trial to determine if his former live-in girlfriend is entitled to a share of the winnings.
Ines Sanchez and Qu ...
Nov 10, 2013, 9:10 am - Lottery News forum
NJ Powerball winner wants his old life back
'Wild' Willie says the drama is nonstop
Wild Willie Seeley of Manahawkin, New Jersey, has one piece of advice for the winner of last week's $400 million Powerball jackpot in South Carolina: Run. Just disappear, he said, speaking from hard-won experience. Get lost while you still can.
After Seeley and 15 co-workers from Ocean County's vehicle maintenance garage shared part of an even bigger Powerball jackpot last month, $450 million, the Ocean's 16 celebrated the win at a press conference ...
Sep 25, 2013, 4:50 pm - Lottery News forum
NJ Mega Millions lottery ticket due to expire Oct. 5
New Jersey lottery players, check your wallet, clean out the drawers, dig into your pants' pockets because someone has a New Jersey Lottery Mega Millions ticket worth $250,000 that will expire on October 5, 2013 if it is not validated.
The Mega Millions ticket is a second tier winner from the October 5, 2012 drawing. The ticket was purchased at Wegman s, 55 Route 9 South, Manalapan in Monmouth County.
The winning numbers for that drawing are 08, 09, 16, 32 and 39, with Mega Ball number 15. ...
Sep 11, 2013, 5:36 pm - Lottery News forum
'Red Ball' drawings coming back to N.J. Lottery
By Todd Northrop
For the second year in a row, the New Jersey Lottery is conducting a month of 'Red Ball' drawings that will occasionally double some evening drawing prizes.
The 2nd Annual Red Ball promotion is for players of the evening Pick 3 and Pick 4 games. The Red Ball promotion doubles all prizes for both the Pick 3 and Pick 4 evening games every time the Red Ball is drawn. The Red Ball is guaranteed to be drawn at least once every seven days during the promotional period.
The Re ...
Sep 2, 2013, 8:21 am - Lottery News forum
7 state lotteries join forces for multi-state raffle
Tickets on sale Sept. 8
by Todd Northrop
Seven United States lotteries will offer a first-of-its-kind multi-state raffle that goes on sale in about a week.
Called the Multi-state Millions Raffle (and possibly other names in the participating states), it's guaranteed to hand out $1 million prizes just how many depends on how many of the $10 tickets are sold in the participating states.
All of the lotteries are looking for new ideas and new games and new things to do to generate reven ...
Aug 30, 2013, 4:34 pm - Lottery News forum
NJ man claims final share $448M Powerball jackpot
Lottery officials say a New Jersey man has claimed the final share of this month's $448 million Powerball jackpot.
Mario Scarnici held one of the three winning tickets sold for the Aug. 7 drawing. Lottery officials say the South Brunswick man chose the cash option and will get about $62 million after taxes.
Scarnici bought his winning ticket at a South Brunswick supermarket.
Lottery officials said Scarnici recently claimed his prize, but further details were not disclosed. A telephone n ...
Aug 25, 2013, 7:36 am - Lottery News forum
Meet the "Ocean's 16" N.J. Powerball Winners
One winner is daughter of Senator who wrote the N.J. Lottery law
Includes video report
Among the 16 co-workers who came forward today to claim their piece of a $448 million Powerball jackpot were a woman who lost her home in Superstorm Sandy and the daughter of the man who is credited as the father of the New Jersey lottery.
The group of Ocean County Vehicle Services Department employees, dubbed the Ocean's 16, cheered for each other as they were introduced for the first time today in ...
Aug 13, 2013, 7:18 pm - Lottery News forum
16 maintenance workers said to be New Jersey Powerball winners
A group of 16 maintenance workers from a county government garage in New Jersey share one of three winning tickets in the $448 million Powerball lottery jackpot, their boss said on Friday.
Yes, we have 16 county workers from the Vehicle Maintenance Department who have won the lottery, Ocean County Vehicle Maintenance Department Director Jim Pine told Reuters.
New Jersey Lottery spokeswoman Judith Drucker said on Friday the owners of the two winning tickets sold in New Jersey, including th ...
Aug 9, 2013, 4:44 pm - Lottery News forum
Three tickets to split $448 million Powerball jackpot
1 winning ticket from Minnesota, 2 from New Jersey
Final jackpot total of $448.4 million is fourth-largest ever in USA
By Todd Northrop
Wednesday's massive Powerball jackpot that generated millions of ticket sales this week has been won by three tickets, which will evenly split the $448.4 million final tally.
The $448.4 million Powerball jackpot, which is the fourth-largest of any lottery game in history, started as a $40 million prize on June 26, 2013, and continued accumulating pri ...
Aug 8, 2013, 12:58 am - Lottery News forum
NJ Mega Millions lottery winners claim $30M prize
The anxiously awaited New Jersey Lottery winners from the May 31 Mega Millions drawing have come forward to validate their ticket and claim their prize at Lottery Headquarters.
Darryl and Judith Smith from Mays Landing are the official winners of the $30 million jackpot prize.
The camera shy couple sat across from their attorneys and completed the claims process with Lottery officials. Upon completion, Judith Smith smiled and said, We are thankful for the blessing and the opportunities tha ...
Jul 24, 2013, 12:10 pm - Lottery News forum