Woman digs $10,000 Powerball lottery ticket out of trash
A 41-year-old woman from Greensburg, Louisiana, says she initially threw away a Powerball ticket for the March 23 drawing, but dug it out of the trash when she realized she hadn't checked the numbers.
It's a good thing she did. The ticket was worth $10,000.
Joyce Womack's ticket matched four of the first five numbers drawn as well as the Powerball number. The numbers drawn were: 17, 29, 31, 52, 53 and Powerball 31.
Womack says she didn't know exactly how much she'd won until arriving at ...
Apr 9, 2013, 1:25 pm - Lottery News forum
$1M NJ Powerball ticket to expire May 17
You may be a millionaire and not even know it.
Worse yet, you only have until May 17 to figure it out or lose the prize, according to New Jersey Lottery officials.
In a press release Wednesday, lottery officials said a winning $1 million ticket sold in South Brunswick Township, New Jersey, from the May 16, 2012 Powerball drawing has not yet been claimed.
A $1 million ticket was sold at the Stop Shop store #818 at Summefield Boulevard and Route 522 in the Dayton section of South Brunswic ...
Apr 6, 2013, 5:01 am - Lottery News forum
$338M NJ Powerball winner pays child support owed
The New Jersey deli owner who won the $338 million Powerball jackpot last week sliced off a piece of his prize to pay nearly $30,000 in back child support yesterday.
Pedro Quezada, 44, appeared in Passaic County Family Court in Paterson, NJ, and cut a certified check for the payments, rounding the total up from the $29,490 he owed dating to 2009.
The jackpot's sole winner has five children ages 5 to 23. Three are minors, his attorney said.
In court, the newly minted multimillionaire sai ...
Apr 2, 2013, 4:04 pm - Lottery News forum
$338M NJ Powerball winner pledges to pay rent for his entire block
Powerball winner Pedro Quezada is hosting a rent party for his entire block.
A close friend of the newly minted megamillionaire said Quezada promised to temporarily cover the housing costs for residents in the Passaic, N.J., neighborhood that housed his bodega.
He said he's going to pay the rent for everybody here on this block for at least a month or two months, the friend said Saturday outside Quezada's Apple Deli Grocery. He's such a good guy.
Word of Quezada's magnanimous gesture ...
Mar 31, 2013, 3:11 pm - Lottery News forum
$338 million NJ Powerball winner a deadbeat dad?
Authorities say a New Jersey man who won the $338 million Powerball jackpot on Monday is subject to potential arrest for owing about $29,000 in child support.
Pedro Quezada, 44, claimed a lump-sum payment worth $221 million, or about $152 million after taxes, the fourth-largest jackpot in Powerball history. He said Tuesday that he hasn't made up his mind on what to do with the money, but he could use a good car and give back to his community and help those in need.
(See N.J. man claims $3 ...
Mar 29, 2013, 8:28 pm - Lottery News forum
Woman opts out of lottery pool, but co-workers give her cut anyway
After winning $1 million, would you share it with a coworker you barely knew?
A group of 12 workers at Keller Williams Partner Realty in Plantation are doing exactly that.
Jennifer Maldonado had only been working as an administrative assistant for the company for two weeks, and she hadn't even received her first pay check.
Laurie Finkelstein Reader, a Realtor and head of the team in that office, was going around collecting $20 from each of her colleagues to spend on Powerball tickets. T ...
Mar 28, 2013, 8:52 am - Lottery News forum
N.J. man claims $338 million Powerball jackpot
Includes video report
By Todd Northrop
The Passaic, New Jersey, man who won the $338 million Powerball lottery says he felt pure joy at winning the huge jackpot, but has no idea yet what he will do with all the money.
Dominican immigrant Pedro Quezada appeared at New Jersey lottery headquarters Tuesday to officially claim the prize with his wife, Ines. Both came in jeans.
Quezada was asked questions in Spanish and English and answered all the questions in Spanish, with a translator s ...
Mar 26, 2013, 3:32 pm - Lottery News forum
$338M N.J. Powerball winner says he'll help family
The winner of a $338.3 million Powerball jackpot told several media outlets Monday that his first priority will be helping his family.
Pedro Quezada, 44, entered Eagle Liquors store, where the ticket was sold, late Monday afternoon. The Passaic store owner ran Quezada's ticket through the lottery machine to validate that it was a winner as a newspaper and television outlets recorded the moment.
The New Jersey Lottery confirmed that the winning ticket was validated at the store at 4:30 p.m. ...
Mar 25, 2013, 9:18 pm - Lottery News forum
Liquor store in Passaic, NJ, sold winning Powerball ticket
Rumors were wrong
Update: complete raw video of press conference added
By Todd Northrop
Contrary to rumors swirling in the media and on Web sites this morning, the New Jersey Lottery announced this morning at a press conference that the winning Powerball ticket for Saturday's $338.3 million jackpot was sold at a liquor store in Passaic.
New Jersey Lottery Executive Director Carole Hedinger announced Monday morning at a 10:00 am press conference that Eagle Liquors, located at 126 Pass ...
Mar 25, 2013, 10:18 am - Lottery News forum
Powerball ticket worth $338 million sold in N.J.
Someone in New Jersey this morning could be holding a tiny piece of paper worth a massive amount of money: $338.3 million.
One winning ticket was sold for Saturday night's huge Powerball jackpot, and it was purchased somewhere in the Garden State.
Which county, which town and which store remains a mystery and the New Jersey Lottery will release details on Monday, the Associated Press reports.
One lottery player in Iowa won $2 million in Saturday's drawing, and lottery players in 11 othe ...
Mar 24, 2013, 8:15 am - Lottery News forum