Lottery winner hits baby jackpot
The first time lady luck smiled on Joe Denette, he won a boatload of money.
The second time, the prize was even more amazing.
He and his wife, Meagan, became the parents of two babies, delivered during separate births, 100 days apart.
One was the result of planned medical intervention. The other came as a complete surprise.
Both are 100 percent genetically our children, the mother said, adding: It's a cool story.
It's made even more interesting by the fact that Joe's life had al ...
Apr 14, 2013, 2:47 pm - Lottery News forum
Va. Lottery's Lady Luck hangs up her wand
The personification of the Virginia Lottery for more than two decades, Lady Luck, is retiring.
Addressing a group of retailers Friday, lottery Executive Director Paula I. Otto said the Lady Luck character, played by Melanie MacQueen, is hanging up her wand.
The new face of the lottery is Game Guy, actor Jason Kypros, the central character in the lottery's We're Game ad campaign.
The Lady Luck image of a disheveled, wry fairy princess has been associated with the lottery since 1990, when ...
Mar 2, 2013, 8:10 pm - Lottery News forum
Defense worker wins $217 million Powerball jackpot
Includes video report
A husband and wife who work for the Department of Defense won the Virginia Lottery's $217 million Powerball jackpot, the second-largest lotto prize the state has ever awarded.
Dave and Nancy Honeywell of Fredericksburg, Va. both work for the Defense Department.
Dave Honeywell, a computer scientist, bought the winning ticket at one of Richmond International Airport's Lottery Express stations when he left for a business trip to Denver on Feb. 6.
His winning number ...
Feb 16, 2013, 8:25 am - Lottery News forum
Winning $217M Powerball ticket sold in Virginia
By Todd Northrop
Someone who bought a Powerball ticket in the Richmond, Va. airport for Wednesday night's drawing will wake up a multimillionaire.
The Virginia Lottery said the ticket sold for Wednesday's $217 million drawing matched all five numbers plus the Powerball.
The winning numbers were 5, 27, 36, 38, and 41, with Powerball number 12.
In addition to the jackpot winner, 7 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Arizona, 1 from Connecticut, 1 fr ...
Feb 8, 2013, 8:58 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia woman wins $1 million lottery twice in the same day
Winning the lottery once in a lifetime is pretty lucky. Winning the lottery twice in the same day? Virginia Fike is one of the few people that can describe that feeling.
The Berryville, Va., resident had two tickets that matched five of the six Powerball numbers in an April 7 drawing so that each ticket was worth $1 million.
I'm in shock! Fike said in a news release from the Virginia lottery.
In early April, Fike stopped at an Olde Stone Truck Stop in Virginia with her numbers ready an ...
Apr 24, 2012, 6:56 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia Lottery New Year's raffle creates 3 millionaires
By Todd Northrop
The Virginia Lottery's annual holiday raffle game, New Year's Millionaire Raffle, was drawn Sunday, and made three instant millionaires.
The winning numbers for all raffle prizes can be found on Lottery Post's Virginia Lottery Results page.
A total of 330,000 of the $20 tickets were available for purchase. According to the Virginia Lottery, all of the tickets were sold out prior to the drawing.
In addition to the three top jackpots of $1 million, other prizes include ...
Jan 1, 2012, 2:20 pm - Lottery News forum
Virginia woman dreams of Obama, wins lottery
You could call it a sweet dream.
A Virginia Beach woman says she dreamed about chatting with President Barack Obama, so the next day she played his birthday Aug. 4, 1961 in the Cash 5 daily lottery game.
Simone Christian felt so strongly about it she bought two tickets Oct. 15 with those numbers, so when they hit she received $200,000 instead of the game's top prize of $100,000.
The winning numbers were 1, 4, 6, 8 and 19.
As if that wasn't sweet enough, Virginia Lottery officials tel ...
Nov 30, 2011, 1:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Prolific lottery winner does it again
North Carolina man wins $65,800 in Virginia Pick 4 drawing
Steven Granger is amassing a collection of those big ceremonial Virginia Lottery winners' checks. He received his latest addition when he claimed $65,800 in the Virginia Lottery's October 13 Pick 4 day drawing.
The Henderson, North Carolina, man did it by matching the winning number combination 5-1-1-7 on 15 tickets. He wagered exact order on 11 tickets and won $5,000 on each. He wagered 50/50 on four tickets, winning $2,700 on eac ...
Oct 20, 2011, 8:35 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia Lottery drawings now streamed live on Facebook
By Todd Northrop
The Virginia Lottery now is streaming its drawings live on its Facebook page, in addition to its Web site.
In order to view the live video stream on the Virginia Lottery Facebook page, visitors must first click the Like option on the page, according to a lottery news release.
The live streams began on Sept. 14, and can be viewed daily at 1:59 and 11:00 p.m.
Viewers can watch the Pick 3, Pick 4, and Cash 5 drawings, and also can watch the Mega Millions drawings on Tue ...
Sep 23, 2011, 9:30 am - Lottery News forum
$107 million lottery winner turns out to be son of Marriott president
By Todd Northrop
When Lottery Post reported in August about 25-year-old Brian McCarthy claiming a $107 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot, little was known publicly about the new multi-millionaire.
(See Virginia man claims $107M Mega Millions jackpot, Lottery Post, Aug. 16, 2011.)
Now it can be revealed that the lucky young lottery player is actually the son of the Marriott hotels president, Robert McCarthy, a millionaire in his own right, earning an annual salary of around $1.2 mill ...
Sep 10, 2011, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum