16 N.Y. biotech workers claim $58M Mega Millions jackpot
A group of 16 workers at a Manhattan biotech company who pooled their cash to buy Mega Millions tickets have claimed a $58 million jackpot from the March 24 drawing.
The ceremonial prize check was presented to the group Thursday at the store where they bought the winning Quick Pick Millions ticket: Carlton Cards in Penn Plaza.
The lucky winners said it took a few hours of checking, double-checking, and triple-checking their tickets before they believed their fantastic fortune.
The 16 in ...
Apr 30, 2015, 4:11 pm - Lottery News forum
New York man accused of running lottery con game
A Rochester, New York, man has been accused of running a lottery con game in which three senior citizens were persuaded to send him a total of $138,000 in order to claim their mega-bucks winnings.
The winnings were fictitious but the crime was real, federal prosecutors say: Roydel Nicholson was charged Friday with mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering in connection with the scheme, which he allegedly ran from his apartment on Van Auker Street.
A criminal complaint unsealed in U.S. Di ...
Apr 25, 2015, 8:18 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery ticket in get-well card wins man $7 million
A Pennsylvania man is feeling very well, thank you, after he won a $7 million lottery prize from a ticket that was enclosed in a get-well card from his father.
I don't play the lottery at all, but my father is a retired hospital administrator-turned-avid Lottery player, Joseph Amorese of Easton, Pennsylvania, said, according to the New York Lottery.
Amorese's father sent the $7 Million Golden Ticket scratch card inside a greeting card, while Amorese recovered at home from surgery.
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Mar 27, 2015, 8:14 am - Lottery News forum
New York real estate broker claims $126M Mega Millions jackpot
An upstate New York county of 76,000 people has gotten its second $100 million-plus Mega Millions jackpot winner in three months.
Real estate agent Tammy Pratt of South Fallsburg in Sullivan County was introduced Wednesday as the sole winner of the $126 million Mega Millions jackpot drawn Feb. 27.
Pratt was between real estate appointments when she stopped for gas. She bought $4 worth of tickets instead of her usual $1 when she noticed the jackpot for the upcoming drawing had topped $100 m ...
Mar 20, 2015, 9:19 am - Lottery News forum
Retired Brooklyn bus driver hits $7M Cash4Life jackpot
The next stop for this retired Brooklyn bus driver is Easy Street.
Frederick McClendon claimed his $7 million prize Tuesday in the New York Lottery's Cash4Life draw game.
I usually play the Powerball or Mega Millions games, said McClendon, who says he spent 15 years driving a bus in Brooklyn and the Bronx. Instinct told me to buy a Cash4Life ticket this time.
McClendon said he bought his ticket to a bright new future on Nov. 24 when he walked into MX Wines Spirits in Halsey St. in Bro ...
Jan 29, 2015, 8:47 am - Lottery News forum
Retired NY principal claims $326M lottery jackpot
A retired Sullivan County, New York, school principal drew the sole winning ticket from a $326 million Mega Millions game two months ago, making him the biggest winner in state lottery history, officials said Monday.
Harold Diamond, 80, purchased the winning multi-state ticket at a Valero gas station in Middletown on Nov. 4.
Diamond had 60 days to contact lottery officials, and the Wurtsboro resident finally did so just before Christmas.
Diamond was identified during an event at that Va ...
Jan 12, 2015, 11:37 am - Lottery News forum
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
N.Y. doorman who won lottery loses battle with cancer
A Park Avenue doorman who catapulted to fame after winning a $5 million jackpot has lost his battle with cancer.
(See Doorman who won $5 million lottery pot is battling lung cancer, Lottery Post, Aug. 13, 2013.)
Richie Randazzo died Friday, six years after a lucky scratch-off ticket transformed him from porter to folk hero. He was 50.
But the Brooklyn native's family says the moolah never changed him.
He loved being a neighborhood guy, and that's what he was, said brother Frank Rand ...
Nov 17, 2014, 12:21 pm - Lottery News forum
Auto shop owner finds winning $2.9M lottery ticket in his truck
A Long Island auto body shop owner just found out that he has been driving around with nearly $3 million in his truck.
Jerry Ritieni bought $20 worth of lottery tickets July 19, but instead of putting them in his pocket as he normally does, he shoved them into the center console and forgot all about them.
A month later, he was fishing around in his truck to find the keys to his Vermont home and found the Lotto tickets collecting dust.
He brought them into his office at Extreme Auto Body ...
Sep 5, 2014, 2:29 pm - Lottery News forum
NY senator in quest to print ads on lottery tickets
A bill from New York state Sen. Diane Savino allowing for ads to be placed on lottery tickets and terminals has passed the Senate, and Ms. Savino said it could raise hundreds of millions of dollars for education without increasing taxes.
The bill would allow for ads to be placed on Lotto tickets and Quick Draw terminals.
Ms. Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn) said that around 137 million tickets were sold in New York alone for the recent $654 million Powerball lottery.
Imagine if all thos ...
Jun 20, 2014, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum