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Fortune Cookies Net Winning Mega Numbers
It pays to eat Chinese.Three Virginians who had fortune cookies for dessert at Chinese restaurants they visited used the numbers they received to win $175,000 each in the July 27 Mega Millions drawing.Sandra Howell of Moneta, Kiry Enn of Richmond and Raymond Sawyer of Chesapeake held three of seven tickets that were good for the second-place prize. The tickets matched the first five Mega Millions numbers, missing only the Mega Ball number.It's the first time eating Chinese has paid off to that e ...
Aug 18, 2004, 10:54 am - Lottery News forum

Virginia Lottery posts record profits
The Virginia Lottery turned a record profit for the third consecutive year, topping $400 million for the first time since the lottery's inception 16 years ago, officials announced Wednesday.Penelope W. Kyle, the lottery's executive director, presented a large ceremonial check for $408 million to Gov. Mark R. Warner at a news conference at lottery headquarters. The Virginia Constitution requires the state to use the money for public schools.The profit for the fiscal year that ended June 30 was 8. ...
Aug 5, 2004, 6:50 am - Lottery News forum

Man whose house burned down wins lottery
A Virginia man who lost all of his belongings when his house burned down during Hurricane Isabel last year has won a $150,000 lottery prize. Lot of problems gone, said Sherbie Tucker, who works for Teamsters Local 822 in Norfolk.Tucker bought his $5 winning ticket Friday from Tom and Jerry's Quick Stop in Smithfield. There were four Friday Night Poker tickets in the state with the top prize of $150,000.Tucker is the second winner, according to Virginia Lottery officials. The other two prizes ha ...
Jul 14, 2004, 8:39 am - Lottery News forum

Virginia Mega Millions Madness
In whats arguably the luckiest convenient store in the Shenandoah Valley Thursday, Elsie Cekala had the worst fortune.Cekala lost a $20 bill at the Red Apple Country Store on Fairfax Pike in Stephens City.Funny thing is, she went in trying to win $290 million.The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to record heights again. Customers are flocking to the Red Apple, hoping to be stroked with the same luck as Frederick County resident J.R. Triplett, who purchased the winning ticket for a $239 million d ...
Jul 2, 2004, 8:21 am - Lottery News forum

Virginia kidney donor wins lottery
Michelle Mitzi Nichols mother always told her if you do good deeds, theyll come back to you.And nearly three years after she became the first person in Hampton Roads to donate a kidney to a stranger, the Beach resident has won $500,000 from the Virginia Lottery.I was in shock, she said Tuesday, after claiming her check at the state lottery office in Hampton. I couldnt believe it I still cant believe it. I never thought this could happen to me.The chances of winning the $500,000 prize are one in ...
Jun 16, 2004, 7:03 am - Lottery News forum

$175,000 Virginia Mega Millions Lottery Ticket Expires Today
Time is running out for a Virginia Lottery player who bought a winning Mega Millions ticket in Virginia Beach. The ticket is worth $175,000 until 5:00 PM Thursday, when it expires.The ticket was purchased for the November 14, 2003 drawing at General Booth Citgo, located at 1896 General Booth Blvd. in Virginia Beach. According to Virginia Lottery rules, the ticket expires after 180 days.Amazingly, another ticket sold at the same retailer won $175,000 in the same drawing. That prize was claimed by ...
May 13, 2004, 11:33 am - Lottery News forum

Virginia lottery winner badly in debt
Suzanne Mullins used her lottery winnings as collateral for a loan in 1998Eleven years after becoming a millionaire through the lottery, a Roanoke, Virginia woman has seen her fortune turn to debt.A circuit court judge ruled last week that Suzanne Mullins owes $154,146.50 in defaulted payments to a Florida company that gave her a loan six years ago with her lottery winnings as collateral.It seems an unlikely outcome for someone who once purchased a lottery ticket worth $4.2 million.But as with o ...
May 3, 2004, 9:43 am - Lottery News forum

Virginia Lottery has largest payout ever in Pick 4
Lady Luck waived her wand just right Tuesday for more than 1,500 Virginia Lottery ticket holders who played 7-7-7-7.The Virginia Lottery announced its largest payout ever for Pick 4 when the quadruple number was drawn in the afternoon game. The lottery will pay out $5.57 million to 1,503 ticket holders who matched the winning number. Our players won big today, said Virginia Lottery Executive Director Penelope W. Kyle. We paid out more today on the Pick 4 game than we ever paid in 15 years. Mos ...
Apr 14, 2004, 7:26 am - Lottery News forum

North Carolina man wins $100,000 in Virginia lottery
It seems that James Lawson's phone has been ringing a lot more these days. Reidsville is a small town, he says. News travel fast around here. The news: the 55-year-old retired tobacco plant worker won $100,000 Friday in the Virginia Cash 5 Lottery.Lawson learned of his winnings while watching golf on television. From his Reidsville home, he is able to pick up a Roanoke television station that broadcasts the lottery numbers at 2 and 11 p.m. every Monday through Saturday.Once the numbers were ...
Mar 31, 2004, 4:37 am - Lottery News forum

N.D.'s Lady Luck Not Backing Down to Virginia Lottery
Officials in North Dakota have decided there can be two Ladies Luck in the world of lottery promotion.The state's ad campaign for its new lottery drew some scrutiny from officials in Virginia -- who say luck was a lady in that state first.Both ads use a Lady Luck character to promote the lotteries. Virginia's has been around for more than a dozen years.But North Dakota lottery officials say the two characters are different enough that the North Dakota campaign will continue.A spokesman for the ...
Mar 22, 2004, 4:02 am - Lottery News forum