N.Y. family wins $3M top prize in lottery scratch-off game
For the past year, Jemps St. Fleur and his uncle, Chrisnel Josaphat, have been collecting $100 a week from their relatives to play the lottery.
There have been a few small scratch-off wins here and there, but on Sept. 22, the Spring Valley family won $3 million, becoming the first winners of the top prize in the $10 Money scratch-off game.
Family members, who emigrated from Haiti over the years, became Rockland's second lottery millionaires of 2009. The Brucale family of Pearl River won $7 ...
Oct 8, 2009, 6:45 am - Lottery News forum
12 Michigan women + 2 men share $12.7M lottery jackpot
Twelve women from a small town in Michigan's upper peninsula have claimed a $12.7 million Classic Lotto 47 jackpot.
Michigan Lottery officials said members of the Island Dreamers lottery club made the six-hour trip from Newberry to Lansing in a stretch Hummer limousine on Tuesday to claim their prize.
Club member Debra Cummings said she doesn't remember anything after checking the first two numbers on the morning after the July 1 drawing.
The Island Dreamers range in age from 25 years o ...
Jul 9, 2009, 8:38 am - Lottery News forum
Connecticut man sues friend for share of lottery prize
A Connecticut man is suing a friend for a share of a $1 million lottery jackpot.
Armando Martins of Trumbull claims that he and Nuno Nascimento of Bridgeport had an agreement to buy lottery tickets every week and to share if they won.
Martins says he gave his friend $75 each week to buy tickets. On April 1, Martins said he only has $74 for his share.
The lawsuit says that evening one of the tickets that Nascimento bought at a local grocery store was a $1 million Powerball winne ...
May 15, 2009, 9:06 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery officials confirm Chubb workers as winners of $140M Mega Millions jackpot
Winners will continue working for company
New Jersey State Lottery officials today confirmed that the 10 employees of Chubb Insurance who last week claimed the winning Mega Millions ticket would be awarded a total of roughly $140 million before taxes.
The 10 workers went on Friday to Lottery headquarters where there ticket was validated and they held a brief press conference.
All 10 of the workers have said that they will not retire but will return to Chubb Insurance in Whitehouse Stati ...
Mar 18, 2009, 2:10 pm - Lottery News forum
10 N.J. co-workers will split $216M lottery jackpot
Winners work in the Chubb IT Department
Robert Space got into work at the Chubb Insurance company at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, realized the lottery ticket he was holding matched the winning numbers, and fired off a one-line e-mail to his nine co-workers who had pitched in to buy it.
We won the big one, it read.
The replies came back instantly: Hahahaha wrote one. GREAT. Where do I pick up the cash? joked another. Then they saw the ticket for themselves.
Space and his colleagues hit the s ...
Mar 4, 2009, 9:01 pm - Lottery News forum
California school teachers hit $76M lottery jackpot
A group of 15 teachers and administrators at Shasta Lake School, who've been playing the state lottery together for seven years, picked the winning numbers for a $76 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot that was drawn on Saturday.
I'm happy to say every person who won is at work today, said Helen Herd, principal of Shasta Lake School and one of the region's newest millionaires.
The jackpot was drawn on Saturday and the winning ticket was purchased at a Circle K in town, but the group of school ...
Feb 10, 2009, 11:42 pm - Lottery News forum
Indiana Powerball lottery winners likely to remain anonymous
The winners of a $57.6 million Powerball prize have collected their money without ever showing their faces.
Lottery officials say the identities of people who split the Nov. 22 Powerball jackpot may never be made public.
A lawyer and an accountant representing SWS Investments, LLC, a group of between eight and 13 people , collected the winnings Tuesday at Hoosier Lottery headquarters in Indianapolis.
Lottery officials say the winners wished to remain anonymous. The group decided to take ...
Dec 24, 2008, 12:35 pm - Lottery News forum
Piqua lottery winners sued by co-workers
Four Piqua residents are suing their city co-workers who won the $207 million Mega Millions lottery earlier this month, claiming the winners didn't keep their word about sharing any winnings with all regular players.
And they want $41 million.
A lawsuit claiming breach of contract and conversion was filed Tuesday, Dec. 23, in Miami County Common Pleas Court by Doug Harter, Israel Carnes, Tammy K. Wright and Jon Litchfield, all of Piqua.
Named as defendants are winners: Kenny Kirby, John ...
Dec 23, 2008, 8:48 pm - Lottery News forum
Piqua lottery winners unveiled to cheers, tears of joy
New vehicles and new houses are on the horizon for many of the 15 multimillionaires in town.
Even more important is the security they want the money to bring to their families, winners of the $207 million Mega Millions lottery said as their identities were revealed Wednesday, Dec. 17.
My mom, she won't stop crying. My sister, she won't stop crying, said Jolaine Routson, 46, a Piqua city Parks and Recreation department worker.
She's one of 14 city workers and one worker's father-in-law ...
Dec 18, 2008, 9:46 am - Lottery News forum
22 postal workers win $10.2M Powerball lottery jackpot
The 22 postal workers had been playing the lottery together for years, sharing the disappointment of regular failures with the grim resolve of the always hopeful.
But now, the 22, who work at the Philadelphia Bulk Mail Center, on Byberry Road near Woodhaven, are sharing the joy of winning the $10.2 million Powerball lottery jackpot on Saturday.
The Powerball winners did not want to go on camera and talk about their good fortunes just yet but they call themselves the Lucky 22 .
Joseph Ma ...
Oct 8, 2008, 8:00 pm - Lottery News forum