N.C. man to buy his wife a Corvette after lottery win
By Todd Northrop
A Lexington, North Carolina, man who won a $377,241 lottery jackpot said he plans to buy his wife a Corvette convertible.
Michael Scarlett matched all five numbers in the April 16 Carlina Cash 5 drawing, according to lottery officials. He played a Quick Pick, meaning he allowed the lottery terminal to randomly assign his ticket numbers.
Scarlett learned of his big win when he checked his numbers on the lottery's website on Friday morning. He paints cars for Richard Chil ...
Apr 21, 2015, 9:27 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming has its first lottery jackpot winner
By Todd Northrop
One lucky lottery player who bought a lottery ticket in Douglas, Wyoming, will become the first person in the state's history to win a lottery jackpot.
A Cowboy Draw ticket purchased for the April 16 drawing won the game's $628,630 jackpot by matching all 5 numbers.
Cowboy Draw is Wyoming's first in-state lottery game, and its first drawing was held March 23. Its rolling jackpot was won on the game's eighth drawing.
The winner bought their ticket at the Maverik, loca ...
Apr 16, 2015, 9:22 pm - Lottery News forum
Wyoming Lottery to start its first in-state game in March
New game has generous 68 percent payout
By Todd Northrop
The United States' newest lottery, Wyoming, is set to begin its first in-state lottery game in two months.
Cowboy Draw is a Pick 5 rolling jackpot game the gives Wyoming lottery players much better odds than the multi-state games that are available in the state.
Being a Wyoming-specific game means more Wyoming players winning top jackpot prizes and more Lottery money staying in the Cowboy State, said Jon Clontz, CEO of the Wyo ...
Jan 20, 2015, 7:05 am - Lottery News forum
NJ Cash 5 game to get larger starting jackpot
By Todd Northrop
Starting Sunday, Jersey Cash 5 players will see game changes that will result in larger estimated starting jackpots, more opportunities to win bigger jackpots, and increases in the average match-3 prize paid all for the same $1 ticket price.
In response to player demand for bigger jackpots, the New Jersey Lottery raised the Jersey Cash 5 estimated minimum jackpot from $50,000 to $75,000. Match-3 average prize paid will increase from $11 to $15.
To support the increase i ...
Sep 11, 2014, 1:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Michigan Lottery hot streak: Fantasy 5 has 43 jackpot winners in last 4 months
According to the Michigan Lottery, the Fantasy 5 jackpot is riding an unprecedented hot streak, claiming 43 winners since April 7.
The latest winner came Wednesday night (Aug. 6, 2014) when a ticket holder in the Metro Detroit area matched the winning numbers: 6, 15, 23, 30, and 34. The ticket was purchased at Meijer, 3710 Dix Hwy, in Lincoln Park.
The jackpot is worth $100,000.
That marks the second straight day someone has won the jackpot, which is set at a minimum of $100,000, but co ...
Aug 7, 2014, 10:45 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia woman wins Cash 5 for second time
Most people wonder what it would be like to win the lottery.
When Peggy Huffman of Staunton won the $100,000 top prize in the July 4 Cash 5 drawing from the Virginia Lottery, she didn't have to wonder what it would feel like. She'd already won before.
In September 2006, Huffman won $100,000 in Cash 5 for the first time.
Nearly eight years later, she matched all five numbers with a ticket she bought at the BP gas station located at 190 Jefferson Highway in Staunton. Those winning numbers ...
Jul 10, 2014, 9:11 pm - Lottery News forum
Husband plays late wife's 5 special numbers and wins lottery
A Chatsworth, Georgia, man claimed a lottery jackpot from the Georgia Lottery after playing his late wife's special numbers.
David Greeson, 51, was one of three players to win a $77,921 jackpot prize from the Feb. 25 Fantasy 5 drawing, matching all five winning numbers.
The winning numbers from the drawing were 5, 7, 11, 23, and 31.
David Greeson knows those numbers by heart. Not because they won him $78,000, but because they remind him of his late wife.
Her birthday was 11/23/57 an ...
Mar 14, 2014, 3:02 am - Lottery News forum
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