California man wins $1 million an hour after depositing $25,000 lottery winnings
A streak of good luck made a Huntington Beach, California, man an instant millionaire immediately after he deposited a separate $25,000 payment from the California Lottery on Friday.
In April, retired postal worker Oscar Sosa purchased a $20 Ultimate Riches scratch-off ticket, where he won $25,000. He received a check on Friday from the lottery office, which he quickly deposited in a bank account.
An hour later, Sosa took $200 of that money and bought several 50X The Cash scratch tickets f ...
May 20, 2015, 8:39 am - Lottery News forum
Florida man wins $10 million in lottery scratch-off game
A Hallandale Beach, Florida, man spent $25 on a Florida Lottery scratch-off card and etched his way into a life-changing, $10 million prize.
Bryan Goldstein, 36, bought his Florida Cash ticket Friday at Stop 'N Go at 800 Atlantic Shores Blvd. in the city.
He claimed his prize as a lump sum $7,355,576 after taxes were deducted Monday in Tallahassee, Lottery spokeswoman Meagan Dougherty said.
The odds of winning $10 million on a $25 ticket in this game are 1 in 8.1 million, according to t ...
May 20, 2015, 8:08 am - Lottery News forum
Texas lottery player turns losing scratch ticket into dream home
Includes video report
By Todd Northrop
Carlos Zavala of Tyler, Texas, is the winner of $500,000 to build a dream home at any D.R. Horton Community in Texas, thanks to his selection of a key in a special event Friday.
Players of the Texas Dream Home scratch-off game had the opportunity to enter their non-winning tickets into promotional second-chance drawings for a chance to become a finalist for the grand prize. Four finalists were chosen to participate in Friday's dream home giveaway e ...
May 18, 2015, 9:06 am - Lottery News forum
Calif. gas station off the hook in lottery ticket probe
A Palmdale, California, gas station employee who mistakenly gave $75 to an undercover state compliance officer instead of advising him that he was the holder of a lottery ticket worth $75,000 did not commit fraud, lottery officials said Thursday.
California Lottery officials said they were satisfied that the incident was a result of the clerk's misunderstanding of those procedures and that their investigation of the gas station was over.
Now we are going to move on, lottery spokesman Russ ...
May 8, 2015, 8:59 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery ticket spells out insult
The purchaser of a New York State instant scratch-off Wheel of Fortune ticket was upset after she purchased a ticket that revealed an insult, according to the Chemung County Sheriff's Office.
The woman proceeded to scratch-off and complete Game 2 located at the bottom of the ticket.
That game lists three separate categories that a purchaser must scratch off and match up the missing letters. The three categories are listed as Person , Place and Thing .
The purchaser, upon revealing the w ...
May 7, 2015, 1:24 pm - Lottery News forum
$75,000 California Lottery winner leaves with only $75
UPDATE: Winner was actually undercover inspector
By Todd Northrop
The search is on for a lottery winner in California who walked away with a much smaller prize than he actually won.
A man who went to cash out his Wild West Poker scratch-off lottery ticket at a Palmdale, California, gas station was given $75, but his ticket was actually worth $75,000.
Officials are trying to track down the man who went into a Palmdale store and was thousands of dollars short of his winnings.
May 4, 2015, 6:07 pm - Lottery News forum
Texas couple both dead after argument over $500 lottery ticket win
A winning scratch-off lottery ticket worth $500 prompted an argument between a couple in their Fort Worth, Texas, home that ended with both dying of gunshot wounds, officials said on Tuesday.
Fort Worth police said Terry Martin shot his long-time girlfriend, Laurice Hampton, and then shot himself early on Saturday morning in the master bedroom of the house they had shared for several years.
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office ruled on Tuesday that Martin had committed suicide and ...
Apr 1, 2015, 7:22 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery ticket in get-well card wins man $7 million
A Pennsylvania man is feeling very well, thank you, after he won a $7 million lottery prize from a ticket that was enclosed in a get-well card from his father.
I don't play the lottery at all, but my father is a retired hospital administrator-turned-avid Lottery player, Joseph Amorese of Easton, Pennsylvania, said, according to the New York Lottery.
Amorese's father sent the $7 Million Golden Ticket scratch card inside a greeting card, while Amorese recovered at home from surgery.
I s ...
Mar 27, 2015, 8:14 am - Lottery News forum
N.J. woman claims state's biggest-ever scratch-off jackpot
'Still in complete shock'
Lacey Katona cut short the event announcing her $5 million lottery prize this morning, calling for an end to questions on how she'd spend her windfall so that she could get to her job as a retail manager.
Katona is the first person to win $5 million, the largest prize offered, on a New Jersey Lottery instant ticket, a reality she said hasn't quite sunk in yet.
My family just feels truly blessed, she said, standing outside the Krauszer's Food Mart where she bou ...
Mar 9, 2015, 5:07 pm - Lottery News forum
California store owner sues customer for half of $1M lottery prize
Assembly line worker Evangelina Reyes had big plans for the $1 million she won earlier this year in the California Lottery's Emerald 10 scratch-off game. But then the owner of the Milpitas liquor store where she bought the winning ticket slapped her with a lawsuit, claiming she'd signed a handwritten contract guaranteeing him half the prize.
Now, instead of dipping into the money for a family vacation in Hawaii and serenely banking the rest for early retirement, the 53-year-old mother of five ...
Mar 5, 2015, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum