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Georgia man wins $1M on forgotten lottery ticket
A Savannah, Georgia, resident realized this week that it was no trick when he found a forgotten lottery ticket that led to a major treat: a $1 million prize. David Bramble, 42, matched the first five numbers from the July 9 Powerball drawing, winning a $1 million prize. Georgia Lottery representatives presented Bramble with an oversized check Wednesday at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Savannah. His lucky lottery ticket went unnoticed for three months. I had these tickets th ...
Yesterday, 9:03 am - Lottery News forum

10 Pennsylvania co-workers share $2 million Powerball prize
Maybe there was a glare on the machine, and maybe Stacia Thomas just didn't think it possible. The Red Lion woman scanned her ticket and stared at the prize line on the Pennsylvania Lottery machine. She thought it listed $2,000, so she asked a clerk at the Sunoco A-Plus Market to read the amount for her. $2 million. Yes, that really happens. 'Oh, my God, I gotta go tell the girls!' Thomas recalled yelling before rushing back across the street to the office at Industrial Distribution Gr ...
Oct 29, 2014, 12:36 pm - Lottery News forum

Massachusetts man is lucky for two lifetimes
Luck struck twice for a Norwood, Massachusetts, man who found out his lottery ticket had the winning numbers in this week's Lucky For Life drawing then realized, minutes later, that he had another ticket with the same number. Kenneth J. Stokes received a call from a Massachusetts State Lottery representative Monday notifying him that his Lucky for Life season ticket had won him a prize of $25,000 a year for life, according to a statement by the lottery. After the call, Stokes realized that ...
Oct 24, 2014, 10:29 pm - Lottery News forum

Oregon man keeps childhood promise, splits $1M Powerball with brother
Best Brother Ever? A Bend, Oregon, man who won $1 million with a Powerball ticket last month decided to share the wealth in a gesture of brotherly love. Eric Hale, 45, split the spoils 50-50 with his younger brother, Quinn Hale, of Yakima, Washington, on Thursday in Salem. Eric and Quinn each took home about $335,000 after taxes, according to the Oregon Lottery. Eric had picked the five numbers 7, 14, 21, 24 and 41 correctly but missed the Powerball itself, according to the Oregon Lotte ...
Oct 15, 2014, 2:27 pm - Lottery News forum

Chinese lottery winner claims jackpot in bear costume
Includes video report To pick up his giant check worth 520 million yuan (US$84.8 million) in lottery winnings, a Shanxi man disguised himself in a silly cartoon bear costume yesterday morning, providing perhaps the most delightful-looking press conference of the year. The 520 million RMB issued by Shanxi province's welfare lottery is the third largest jackpot handed out in Chinese history (though not the highest handed to a bear). The winner said that he spent between 20,000 to 30,000 RMB ...
Oct 14, 2014, 7:08 pm - Lottery News forum

Irish winners anonymously claim €86m EuroMillions jackpot
Ireland's newest millionaires have claimed their 86.7 million (US$109.2 million) winnings but will be keeping their identities a secret for now. The National Lottery has confirmed a syndicate (pool) from Dublin collected their EuroMillions fortune from its offices in Dublin city center yesterday. It was announced after the draw last Friday that the 86.7m prize had been won in Ireland. It is the third biggest win in the history of the National Lottery. (See $111 million EuroMillions jackpot ...
Sep 30, 2014, 8:44 am - Lottery News forum

California nail technician wins $228M Powerball jackpot
Wants to remain normal man A nail technician who has played the lottery over the years by scraping together nickels and dimes from tips at the salon is now a multi-millionaire several times over. Vinh Nguyen claimed his $228.4 million jackpot late Thursday afternoon, after buying the winning Powerball ticket at a family-run chain, Key Market on Sourth Norfolk Street in San Mateo, according an announcement on Friday by the California Lottery. Nguyen was the the sole winner in Wednesday ...
Sep 26, 2014, 11:17 pm - Lottery News forum

Dad slowly reveals huge lotto win to his sons [video]
Includes video report By Todd Northrop For fans of the lottery, there may be nothing better than witnessing the announcement of a big lottery win as it unfolds. And that's exactly what happened when a Danish man captured the moment he revealed his big win to his sons on video. After Poul Hjortb l won 15 million kroner (about $2.7 million) playing the lottery in Denmark, he decided to unveil his winnings to his sons in the most suspenseful way possible. The single father of two sat ...
Sep 25, 2014, 12:16 pm - Lottery News forum

N.C. woman plays lottery for first time, wins $100K
North Carolina Education Lottery officials say a Greensboro woman played the lottery for the first time and won big. Jamiela Hardick told officials she wanted to try her luck Monday with two lottery tickets. She won $5 on one and $100,000 on the other. She said she bought a $5 Crossword 10K ticket and a $5 Mega Bucks ticket at the Sheetz on West Wendover Avenue in Greensboro. She won her $5 back on the Crossword 10K ticket and the top prize of the Mega Bucks game. After taxes were withh ...
Sep 19, 2014, 3:37 pm - Lottery News forum

Couple brings lottery ticket on vacation not realizing it's a winner
A Dublin, Ireland, couple went on vacation with a wining lottery ticket and were oblivious to the fact that they'd won 250,000 (US$323,000). The lucky winners checked the ticket yesterday after they came back from a trip in the sun. They discovered they'd won the top prize in the Lotto Plus 2 draw on Saturday, August 16, and collected their quarter of a million euro check at Ireland's National Lottery offices today. That ticket survived Barcelona, the pick-pocketing capital of the worl ...
Sep 11, 2014, 1:39 pm - Lottery News forum