13 State Employees to Share $224 Million Powerball Lottery Jackpot
A group of 13 Missouri state employees, who work for the Department of Social Services Family Support Division/Child Support Enforcement in Florissant, claimed the $224.2 million Powerball jackpot from the April 12 drawing.
The jackpot is the largest prize ever won in the Missouri Lottery's 20-year history and the seventh largest Powerball jackpot ever awarded in the nation.
The winners are: Cornelia Aversa, 61, of Ballwin; Juanita Miller, 57, of Black Jack; Madeleine Knox, 68, James Wydrz ...
Apr 14, 2006, 6:44 am - Lottery News forum
Buying Mega Millions lottery tickets a strictly defensive act
By Mark Hare
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Imagine how you'd feel if you came to work on a Monday morning and found the office empty.
Not because the company had down-sized to a department of one. But because you were the only one who said no to the office Mega Millions pool. Ten co-workers bought 20 tickets and won - don't be greedy - say, a mere $175 million. They took a lump sum and walked away with $6 million after taxes. And then they walked right out the door into retirement.
Mar 22, 2006, 11:00 am - Lottery News forum
Co-worker suing for share of lottery prize
A Sudbury city employee has launched a civil lawsuit claiming he deserves his share of a $13.6 million Canada Lotto 6/49 jackpot won by five co-workers last summer.
In court papers filed at the Sudbury courthouse, Raymond Chamberland, claims he deserved to share in the Lotto 6/49 prize claimed by five fellow employees from the city's waste management department when they claimed the huge lottery jackpot last July 9.
The five employees made national headlines when they claimed $2.7 million ...
Mar 22, 2006, 10:21 am - Lottery News forum
44 hospital workers split Florida Lotto jackpot
Forty-four. A lucky number indeed.It was one of six winning numbers in a recent $10-million Florida Lotto jackpot. It was also the number of local winners 44 workers at University Community Hospital-Carrollwood.The fortunate 44 struck it big Nov. 19, but waited until Tuesday to claim their lump-sum prize of nearly $5.9 million, which breaks down to nearly $134,000 per person.To claim their winnings, they formed a group called the Surgical Services Lottery Trust. The winners want to remain anon ...
Dec 2, 2005, 11:59 am - Lottery News forum
Couple learns downside of lottery pools -- the hard way
A United Kingdom couple faces the prospect of losing their home after the High Court dismissed their claim for a slice of a 7.2 million (US$12.3 million) UK Lotto jackpot.Tony and Kay Tomkins were handed an 86,000 (US$147,026) legal bill after claiming a fellow syndicate member struck lucky but secretly kept their share of the payout.After a seven-year wrangle, the court accepted evidence that pal Mark East's dad won the cash and gave him a 1 million slice.A judge struck out the Tomkins' cl ...
Nov 28, 2005, 12:51 pm - Lottery News forum
Lucky Break: Co-workers win lottery
Pooling resources can sometimes pay off in a big way just ask the 14 co-workers at United Plastics Corp. in Mount Airy, North Carolina, who won $250,000 in the Nov. 15 Mega Millions drawing by matching five of six numbers.The group machinists, production workers and some of their supervisors picked up a check yesterday from the Virginia Lottery. Each will get about $13,000 after taxes, money they say will be used to pay off bills, take long-awaited vacations and make Christmas morning extr ...
Nov 23, 2005, 10:06 am - Lottery News forum
Coworkers fight for share of B.C. lottery win
A group of Vancouver fast food workers who are feuding over who should get a cut of a $14.5-million lottery win have been given until the end of the week to settle their dispute or face a judge.A senior official with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation said Wednesday that eight women and a man who work at the A W burger restaurant in Mission, B.C., will definitely get a share of the prize from Saturday's Lotto 6-49 draw.The question is whether two other women who work at the restaurant ar ...
Aug 25, 2005, 11:47 am - Lottery News forum
Car salesmen lottery pool wins $16 million jackpot
Dan Fontana was set to buy tickets for Saturday's $16 million Illinois Lotto drawing with some friends from work but pulled out at the last minute.Bad move. Really bad move.Four of his fellow salesmen at an Oak Lawn auto dealership won the Lotto jackpot. They soon may no longer be his co-workers. I came to work and heard about it. After that, I just kind of wanted to go home, Fontana said.The winners are Jeton Asani, 42, of Orland Park; Arben Gashi, 29, of Worth; his brother Nick Gashi, 28, of ...
Aug 9, 2005, 1:12 pm - Lottery News forum
Federal Workers Share $10M Powerball Lottery Jackpot
A group of federal disaster workers, used to helping others facing misfortune, are instead basking in their own good fortune as they get ready to claim a $10 million Powerball jackpot, officials said Wednesday.Fourteen of the 15 Federal Emergency Management Agency workers were scheduled to present the winning ticket on Wednesday afternoon at the Lottery's headquarters in Charleston, Lottery spokeswoman Nancy Bulla said.The other worker cannot attend because he is working on relief efforts for vi ...
Jul 13, 2005, 7:09 pm - Lottery News forum
Workers Win $15M Lottery Jackpot After Playing Wrong Game
It was a $15 million mistake.Eleven dental workers at Warren Family Dental in Howland, Ohio had been playing the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game for a year in hopes of winning big.This past week, one group member who usually doesn't play mistakenly bought an Ohio Super Lotto ticket for the group.All six of the numbers were drawn Saturday, making the dental workers winners of the $15 million jackpot.Nick Grano of the Ohio Lottery Commission said some of the women came to the regional offic ...
Jun 24, 2005, 12:06 pm - Lottery News forum