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
For D.C. Lottery scratch-off game players, fewer chances to win big
For three years, D.C. resident Deonte Byrd has been making an almost-daily trek to Log Cabin Liquor at Seventh and S streets NW to hunt for a million-dollar jackpot in the form of a scratch-off lottery ticket.
In 10 minutes on a recent day, Byrd bought $10 worth of tickets, won $7, cashed it in and lost his winnings on new tickets.
This is an addiction. I'm addicted. I'm an addict, a joking Byrd, 25, said with a smile. The single father of three said he buys scratch-off tickets religiousl ...
Mar 26, 2014, 2:00 pm - Lottery News forum
Massachusetts Lottery to launch $30 instant ticket in April
The Massachusetts State Lottery next month will launch a $30 instant ticket the highest priced ticket in the agency's history with a top prize of $15 million.
Known as World Class Millions, the game's top prize will be the highest scratch-and-win payout ever offered by the agency, officials said at a meeting Tuesday.
Overall, the game will pay out more than $600 million in cash prizes. Ticket sales will begin at the end of April. Massachusetts will become the 14th state to offer a $30 inst ...
Mar 26, 2014, 7:09 am - Lottery News forum
NC woman scratches off $1M winner on first lottery ticket
A Wilmington, North Carolina, woman is a lot richer after buying her first lottery ticket ever.
Cindy Reeves, a stockroom clerk, said she has worked hard all her life, according to a news release from the North Carolina Education Lottery. Sunday morning, the Wilmington native bought a $20 scratch-off ticket at the Shop-N-Go on Market Street. The ticket for the $4,000,000 Multiplier Spectacular turned out to be a $1 million winner.
As a new player Reeves was unsure whether or not she had wo ...
Mar 20, 2014, 3:11 am - Lottery News forum
Sick of traffic, man stops and buys lottery tickets... and wins $5 million
Thank goodness for bad traffic.
A Long Island, New York, electrician got sick of waiting in a traffic jam, so he pulled over at a gift shop to buy scratch-off tickets and won $5 million.
Thomas Mainella, 62, was driving home from work in December when he hit a road detour in Plainview. Rather than suffer though the bumper-to-bumper headache, he pulled over at Sunny's Cards and Gifts to pass the time, he said.
He bought six Get Set for Life scratch-offs, sat down and started to play, he ...
Mar 12, 2014, 8:17 am - Lottery News forum
Thieves stole California Lottery vending machine
Investigators from the California Lottery are asking for the public's help in locating suspects who broke into a Lucky grocery store in Fremont over the weekend and made off with a Scratchers vending machine.
The thieves broke into the store, which is located on the 40000 block of Mission Boulevard, about 3 a.m. on Saturday.
Police located the vending machine a few hours later just a couple blocks from the store location. Most of the cash had already been removed from the machine before th ...
Mar 5, 2014, 7:46 am - Lottery News forum
Winning lottery ticket gets Mass. man off the hook for speeding
A Rockland, Massachusetts, man not only won the lottery Thursday morning, but also used the winning ticket to help him avoid a speeding ticket in Hingham.
According to Hingham police Sergeant Steven Dearth, a man was driving on Sharp Street around 11 a.m. when he was pulled over for going 49 miles per hour in a 35-mile-per-hour zone.
[The officer] stopped the car, and when he walked up to the car he could see the driver was shaking ... at first he didn't know what was the issue, Dearth sa ...
Feb 28, 2014, 2:17 pm - Lottery News forum
Store clerk's mistake helps N.Y. man win $10 million
On Saturday, Jan. 18, 53-year-old Jerry Kajfasz went to the Depew One Stop on Broadway, his normal day-off haunt, where he bought some cigars and his favorite scratch-off New York Lottery tickets.
Nothing unusual there.
But the clerk mistakenly started to hand Kajfasz a $20 Win for Life Spectacular ticket. Kajfasz corrected the clerk, got the tickets he wanted and left the store.
That mistake set up a series of events that led Kajfasz, his wife, Anne, and their two children, Jackie and ...
Feb 27, 2014, 8:23 am - Lottery News forum
Georgia's new $30 lottery tickets selling 'like crazy'
Lottery players are lining up to lay down some serious scratch in Georgia and Tennessee, which recently joined a number of states offering instant tickets that cost more than $25 apiece.
People are buying them like crazy, Tessa Mize, a clerk at the Mega Star gas station in Rossville on Chickamauga Avenue, said of the $30 scratch-off ticket that the Georgia Lottery introduced last week. It has a $10 million grand prize.
Meanwhile, Tennessee Lottery officials are happy with sales of a $25 i ...
Feb 5, 2014, 10:11 am - Lottery News forum
Newest Pa. lottery scratch-off sports $30 pricetag
The Pennsylvania Lottery earlier this week launched its most expensive instant lottery ticket, a $30 scratch-off that offers a top prize of $3 million.
The game, appropriately called Three Million, is already in place at many of the places that sell instant tickets. It is the state's third $20 or more instant prize game offered at 9,100 retailers statewide.
So far, local lottery players have been slow to try the new game.
I think $30 might be a little expensive for a scratch-off, said ...
Feb 2, 2014, 9:54 am - Lottery News forum