Sole winner of $425M February Powerball jackpot claims prize
The sole winner of February's $425.3 million Powerball jackpot came forward to claim his prize Tuesday.
California Lottery officials said B. Raymond Buxton, a Northern California man, claimed the prize at the California Lottery headquarters in Sacramento.
'Unbelievable!' is all I could muster, Buxton said in a statement on Tuesday. Once the initial shock passed, I couldn't sleep for days.
After the winning numbers were announced, Buxton said, he sat in front of his computer in disbeli ...
Apr 2, 2014, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum
Lucky Va. couple claims three major lottery prizes in one month
Calvin and Zatera Spencer are having an amazing month. First they won $1 million in the March 12 Powerball drawing. Then on March 26, Mr. Spencer won $50,000 with 10 winning tickets in the Virginia Lottery's Pick 4 game.
But it doesn't stop there.
The next day, shortly after dropping his wife off for an appointment, Mr. Spencer bought a Virginia Lottery Scratcher ticket the $100 Million Cash Extravaganza and won the $1 million prize.
Baby, we did it again! he told her.
The $1 millio ...
Mar 31, 2014, 8:04 am - Lottery News forum
Missouri couple claim $96.5M Powerball jackpot
A St. Charles, Missouri, man and his wife are living the dream that they never in a gazillion years expected to have, after they discovered their Powerball ticket from March 22 was worth $96.5 million.
John Brands said he checked his Missouri Lottery tickets with the numbers on the Lottery's website the morning after the drawing, before heading out to play golf. When all six numbers matched, he went to wake his wife, Susan.
I thought the house was on fire, she said. I thought he was messi ...
Mar 28, 2014, 11:40 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery winners share their good fortune
In walked the Bondurant multimillionaires. She wore a sweatshirt, he a Chicago Bears jacket. They sat down and ate deli slices of ham with their hands off paper plates.
Mary Lohse hit the $202 million Powerball jackpot 18 months ago, the second-biggest lottery win ever in Iowa, which kept her husband, Brian, from hunger.
What's on your if-I-win list? Unhook the phone, run off and begin life as a full-time consumer?
The Lohses kept the same telephone number they've had for 14 years, beca ...
Mar 24, 2014, 8:21 am - Lottery News forum
$96.5 million Powerball lottery ticket sold in Missouri
By Todd Northrop
A $96.5 million jackpot-winning Powerball lottery ticket was sold in Missouri for the Saturday drawing of the multi-state game.
The sweet jackpot win of $96.5 million is the sixth-largest prize ever won in Missouri.
Saturday's winning numbers were 13, 28, 31, 55, and 58, with Powerball number 15. The Power Play number was 2.
There also were five Powerball tickets sold matching five numbers, in Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, and Texas. Each ticket is worth ...
Mar 24, 2014, 7:26 am - Lottery News forum
Former live-in girlfriend of NJ $338M Powerball winner to receive nothing
A Passaic bodega owner who won a $338 million Powerball jackpot last spring and his former live-in girlfriend settled a lawsuit in state court Friday in which the woman was seeking a share of the fortune.
(See NJ $338 million Powerball winner and ex-girlfriend in court over money, Lottery Post, Nov. 10, 2013.)
Under the terms of the settlement, plaintiff Inez Sanchez agreed to drop her lawsuit and relinquish all rights to pursue it further. In exchange, jackpot winner Pedro Quezada agreed ...
Mar 7, 2014, 1:48 pm - Lottery News forum
Bronx woman hits $2M Powerball prize with fortune cookie numbers
So you thought the lucky numbers inside those Chinese fortune cookies were a joke?
Don't tell that to Emma Duvoll, 75, of the Bronx, New York.
Duvoll played the lucky numbers from inside a fortune cookie on a Powerball ticket for the Feb. 1 drawing with a $193 million jackpot.
When she matched five numbers, Duvoll won $2 million, the New York Lottery said Thursday.
I was surprised, but pleased, Duvoll told lottery officials.
She purchased the winning ticket at the Hannaford marke ...
Mar 6, 2014, 4:43 pm - Lottery News forum
Georgia man finds $1M lottery ticket while cleaning his room
By Todd Northrop
A Georgia man was tidying his room and came across a month-old lottery ticket that was gathering dust and turned out to be worth $1 million.
Gregory Jarrett, 26, of the Atlanta suburb of Decatur, had matched five numbers in the Powerball drawing of Jan. 15, but had apparently forgotten about it.
After he checked the numbers, I called for my mom, and I walked toward her, shaking, he said in a statement released by the Georgia Lottery. She verified it, and at that point w ...
Mar 2, 2014, 2:37 pm - Lottery News forum
How lottery tickets are helping states' budgets
The scores of losing players in this week's $425 million Powerball jackpot did more than take an extremely long shot at getting rich. Their ticket purchases also helped fund a small but increasingly important part of their states' budgets.
Changes in the nationwide Powerball and Mega Millions games have led to some of the world's largest jackpots in the last two years, boosting player interest and sales. Fueled by the growth of those games and the steady expansion of other offerings, many sta ...
Feb 24, 2014, 7:08 am - Lottery News forum
California lottery ticket wins $425 million Powerball jackpot
Final jackpot total of $425.3 million is sixth-largest ever in USA
By Todd Northrop
One winning Powerball lottery ticket that hit a $425.3 million jackpot Wednesday night was sold in Milpitas, California, according to lottery officials.
The ticket was purchased at Dixon Landing Chevron, located at 1551 California Circle. It successfully matched the numbers 1, 17, 35, 49, and 54, in addition to the Powerball number 34. The Power Play number was 3.
The $425.3 million Powerball jackpot, ...
Feb 20, 2014, 12:45 am - Lottery News forum