Va. woman claims lottery prize 4 hours before ticket due to expire
Almost lost $100,000 prize
Four hours before her winning $100,000 lottery ticket was to expire, Karen Gentry of Alexandria showed up at a Virginia lottery center on Tuesday to claim her prize.
The winning numbers (6, 15, 18, 23, and 32) were announced May 2, and by Virginia law the prize money was set to expire at 5 p.m. Tuesday 180 days after the drawing.
But Gentry hadn't checked her ticket.
She said she stashed it in a box in her kitchen after she bought it and hadn't thought abou ...
Oct 30, 2013, 8:18 am - Lottery News forum
Va. Beach couple buys 5 winning lottery tickets, wins $500,000
Third time the couple has won the top prize
A Virginia Beach couple quintupled their lottery winnings after they bought not one, but five tickets with the same winning numbers.
Stanley and Simone Christian selected the numbers 7, 9, 12, 21, and 23 for all five tickets and won the Cash 5 drawing on June 19.
I had a dream about my husband, she told Lottery officials. So I selected our birthdays and the month we got married.
Three of the tickets were bought at Independence Shell, 2044 ...
Jun 21, 2013, 7:28 pm - Lottery News forum
Two months later, a winning lottery ticket
For weeks, Dipak Patel and his wife, Hetal, owners of the Pinebuff Mini Mart reminded their customers to check their lottery tickets because the store had sold a winning Carolina Cash 5 ticket worth $236,455 in March.
If only Ed Studebaker had listened.
Studebaker, a West End resident who works as a manufacturing engineer in Pinebluff and is a regular customer at the Mini Mart, had the winning lottery ticket. He just didn't know it.
The ticket sat in his home for nearly two months befor ...
May 23, 2013, 9:54 am - Lottery News forum
New Tri-State lottery game debuting Sunday
By Todd Northrop
A new pick 5-style lottery game called Gimme 5 goes on sale Sunday in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont the states that collectively are known as 'Tri-State'.
The first drawing for the new Gimme 5 game will be held Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
The Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine Lotteries are once again joining together to offer our players a new draw game, said Greg Smith, Executive Director of the Vermont Lottery. Tri-State Gimme 5 is a fresh, easy-to-play game that car ...
May 9, 2013, 12:52 pm - Lottery News forum
One ticket wins historic Jersey Cash 5 jackpot
Second-largest Jersey Cash 5 jackpot in game history
One winning Jersey Cash 5 ticket worth $1,930,747 was sold in Middlesex County, New Jersey, for the Monday, April 22 drawing.
The Middlesex County winning ticket was bought at In Out Convenience Store, 187 North Avenue, Dunellen. This is the second largest jackpot in the game's history.
Jersey Cash 5 was introduced to New Jersey players back in September 1992 and remains a very popular player favorite. The largest Jersey Cash 5 jackpo ...
Apr 23, 2013, 3:10 pm - Lottery News forum
Numbers from Afghanistan net $371K lottery win
A Douglasville, Georgia, woman has won a $371,516 Georgia Lottery prize with numbers she received from her husband working in Afghanistan.
Carol Hicks, 37, won the prize as one of two players to match all five winning numbers in the April 2 Fantasy 5 drawing.
My husband called me from Afghanistan, and he asked me to play these numbers, Hicks said.
Winning numbers from the drawing were: 1-6-10-17-39.
RaceTrac #0439, 5897 Fairburn Road in Douglasville, sold the winning ticket. The sec ...
Apr 9, 2013, 3:10 pm - Lottery News forum
N.C. farmer wins record lottery jackpot
It's also his second time winning a Cash 5 jackpot
A farmer from Zebulon, North Carolina, won more than $1.1 million in the Carolina Cash 5 jackpot on Sunday the largest amount ever won by a single ticket in that game.
It was the second time that Homer Buffaloe has hit the Cash 5 jackpot. In November 2010, he claimed half a jackpot worth $408,066.
This time, Buffaloe received a check for $778,479 after state and federal taxes were withheld.
The odds of matching all five numbers and w ...
Mar 5, 2013, 6:31 pm - Lottery News forum
98 Florida Lottery players share Fantasy 5 win
Perfect set of odd-numbered results drawn
If you woke up this morning and discovered you were a Florida Fantasy 5 winner, you have plenty of company.
There were 98 players last night who picked the pedestrian numbers of 1-3-5-7-9, so they'll all share from the Fantasy 5 pool. Their take? $1,995.32 each.
The Florida Lottery's Shelly Safford notes that of the 98 winners, only one was a quick pick.
Obviously, a lot of players pick those numbers, she said.
Nobody has exact stats, but ...
Aug 29, 2012, 12:27 pm - Lottery News forum
New Arkansas Lottery jackpot game kicks off today
By Todd Northrop
Starting today, Arkansas Lottery players can play the state's new Natural State Jackpot game, featuring a rolling jackpot that starts at a minimum of $25,000.
Lottery officials estimate the average jackpot will be more than $150,000.
The Arkansas-only jackpot game was created in response to player request, with dozens of calls to Lottery headquarters asking for a lotto-style game exclusive to Arkansas players.
Tickets for the new game went on sale this morning at 12 ...
Aug 27, 2012, 8:02 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