Three friends honor long-time pact to split lottery winnings
All for one, and $1 million for all.
Three long-time chums who made a pact to split the pot if one of them ever won the lottery got their payday last week, Georgia Lottery officials announced on Thursday.
And to top it all, the threesome's windfall was foretold by an after-dinner treat.
James Scoles, 56, was cracking a fortune cookie in his town of North Pole, Alaska, on March 15, the same day his buddy Kenneth Wilson bought a lottery ticket at a grocery in Twiggs County, Ga.
His for ...
Mar 23, 2013, 9:02 am - Lottery News forum
Judge won't give bakery workers partial lottery prize
A Cook County, Illinois, judge on Thursday refused to award a partial payout of a $118 million Mega Millions prize won by employees of a Chicago Heights-based bakery.
Twelve employees of the Pita Pan Bakery, 401 E. Joe Orr Road in Chicago Heights, who have taken to calling themselves the Dirty Dozen, have possession of the winning ticket from a May 4 drawing that won them the record-high prize.
But another seven employees of the bakery have filed assorted lawsuits in Cook County Circuit Co ...
Mar 1, 2013, 6:08 pm - Lottery News forum
Hair stylists spar over $9.5M Hoosier Lotto jackpot
There is a developing prize fight over a $9.5 million Hoosier Lotto jackpot.
An Indianapolis, Indiana, hair stylist says she won it all, but her co-workers say they pooled their money to buy the winning ticket, and they should split it. Now that jackpot is frozen until further notice.
Eight stylists from an east side hair salon were feeling lucky when they chipped in on a work pool last week. One of those stylists bought the tickets for the group and then tickets for herself. When those wi ...
Feb 22, 2013, 4:06 pm - Lottery News forum
29 co-workers share $1 million Powerball prize
GOOD WILL: Group votes to include absent pool members
For at least the past five years, a group of information technology employees at Louisville's Humana headquarters have pitched in a few bucks every week to buy Powerball tickets. A retailer is located in the office tower next door to their building. The most they'd ever won was $16 until Wednesday night of last week, when the group matched all five white balls but not the Powerball to win $1 million.
The excitement started Thursday afte ...
Feb 12, 2013, 4:25 pm - Lottery News forum
Psychic quits job after winning the lottery
One of the United Kingdom's best-known psychics has packed away her crystal ball after winning a lotto jackpot.
Beti Schulz, 71, landed 2.2 million (US$3.5 million) when her numbers came up in the UK National Lottery.
Now, the clairvoyant has decided to retire after spending almost 40 years predicting the future.
A pal said, Beti had a lot of fans and they are very disappointed that she is calling it a day. But they are also delighted for her because she has been so good to them.
Jan 12, 2013, 8:19 am - Lottery News forum
Mass. co-workers split $50M Powerball jackpot
The two co-workers had a ritual for the past 10 months. She would buy two Powerball tickets, write their names on the back, and then give him a copy.
It may have seemed a modest indulgence. The longest of long shots.
But on Wednesday night, it paid off big-time with more than $11 million for each of them.
Rosa DeLeon, 52, of Arlington and Reginald LeBlanc, 54, of Lexington, who work at the Costco in Waltham, bought a $50 million Powerball ticket at a gas station in Lexington.
The two ...
Dec 19, 2012, 9:30 am - Lottery News forum
Beware of sharks swimming in your office lottery pool
Linda Sebastian enjoys her job , but she knows exactly what would happen if the members of her office lottery pool hit their numbers and won Wednesday's record $500 million Powerball jackpot.
My group, we'd wipe our whole floor out, she laughed. There'd be nobody left in the office.
Even her boss is a member of the pool. I tease him all the time, she said. I say, 'I'll meet you at the lottery headquarters.'
But if you join an office lottery pool, you may want to consult a lawyer firs ...
Nov 28, 2012, 9:15 am - Lottery News forum
$14M Mega Millions lottery jackpot won by 2 old friends
They've been playing the lottery together for 25 years and it finally paid off.
Two old friends who met working in a Manhattan print shop have become instant millionaires, scooping up a $14 million jackpot in the Mega Millions game.
And technically, they didn't spend a penny on their winning numbers.
We won $14 million on a free play ticket, said Willie McPherson, 74, who lives on Manhattan's West Side. (It feels) beautiful.
Christopher Manzi, 44, of Morganville, N.J., who works in ...
Oct 5, 2012, 8:57 am - Lottery News forum
Mass. Lottery knew about exploited game's flaws for years, IG says
Massachusetts State Lottery officials knew for years that a small group of gambling syndicates had virtually taken over a game called Cash WinFall winning most of the prizes during high payoff periods but did nothing about it until the local media began investigating, according to state Inspector General Gregory W. Sullivan.
Sullivan's report details the way a handful of math and science wizards, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology undergraduates looking for an interesting school ...
Jul 31, 2012, 8:43 am - Lottery News forum
Iowa Lottery releases names of 'Shipping 20' Powerball winners
Iowa Lottery officials have released the names of the 20 Quaker Oats plant workers in Cedar Rapids who recently claimed a share of a $241 million Powerball jackpot.
Lottery CEO Terry Rich issued a statement Friday identifying the 18 men and two women who claimed a $5.6 million share of the prize money last month under the legal umbrella of The Shipping 20 trust.
Lawyers for the trust told Lottery officials June 19 that the members of The Shipping 20 wanted their names to remain confidentia ...
Jul 6, 2012, 1:34 pm - Lottery News forum