Dog wins $3 million Florida Lottery prize
Dog's owner gladly claimed it on his behalf
A lucky dog from Ocoee has won a $3 million prize in the Florida Lottery's $600,000,000 Gold Rush scratch-off game.
That's the word out of Tallahassee Friday following owner William Kelly's appearance at the Florida Lottery offices to claim the big win on behalf of his four-legged companion.
It seems Kelly has a Christmas tradition of giving out lottery tickets to friends, family and an occasional canine, a media release from the lottery state ...
Jan 17, 2015, 6:48 am - Lottery News forum
GET OUT THE VIOLIN: Florida woman grieving about $5 million lottery win
Four Central Florida people joined the ranks of the nouveau riche this week when each cashed a winning lottery ticket, including two who became overnight millionaires.
But the biggest winner in the group, an Orlando nursing assistant who claimed a $5 million Mega Millions prize in Tallahassee, confided that she felt poorer spiritually.
I'm a Christian. I don't gamble, said Fay Blake, 62. Spiritually, it bothers me.
The Florida Lottery paid Blake $3,750,000 her winnings minus taxes and ...
Jan 16, 2015, 11:51 am - Lottery News forum
Retired NY principal claims $326M lottery jackpot
A retired Sullivan County, New York, school principal drew the sole winning ticket from a $326 million Mega Millions game two months ago, making him the biggest winner in state lottery history, officials said Monday.
Harold Diamond, 80, purchased the winning multi-state ticket at a Valero gas station in Middletown on Nov. 4.
Diamond had 60 days to contact lottery officials, and the Wurtsboro resident finally did so just before Christmas.
Diamond was identified during an event at that Va ...
Jan 12, 2015, 11:37 am - Lottery News forum
Montana's $1M lottery raffle winner sued for half of prize
A regular at the Town Pump in East Helena, Montana, is suing 23-year-old Jeff Fallang, who recently hit a $1 million jackpot and has not given the plaintiff a cut.
Michael Hess said he went to the store to purchase Montana Millionaire tickets on Dec. 23, and told Fallang if he won, he'd split his winnings, according to documents filed in Helena district court Thursday. Fallang, who was on shift, asked Hess if he could buy a ticket from him.
I then told Jeff I would as long as if he was to ...
Jan 10, 2015, 1:23 pm - Lottery News forum
$14.5M Texas Lotto jackpot claimed
Winner requested minimal publicity
The winning ticket for the $14.5 million New Year's Eve Lotto Texas drawing was claimed today at the Texas Lottery's headquarters in Austin.
Brandi Jackson of Cypress, Texas, selected the cash value option and will receive the prize in one lump sum payment of $10,392,246.79.
On behalf of the Texas Lottery, I want to congratulate Brandi on this exciting win and start of the new year, said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery Commission. ...
Jan 5, 2015, 4:52 pm - Lottery News forum
Woman almost gave away her $1.3M lottery ticket
Ligia Dennis got the type of surprise most of us can only dream about: she won the lottery.
Dennis purchased the ticket from a coffee shop while doing her laundry. She bought three $6 California Lucky Life Scratchers. However, this lucky moment might not have ever come for her. She decided to give two of the lottery tickets to her mother and brother, and she nearly gave her winning ticket away to a homeless man looking for change.
Dennis was overjoyed we she found out that she had won the ...
Jan 3, 2015, 1:11 pm - Lottery News forum
Man finds €350,000 Irish lotto ticket in his wallet a month after the draw
In Ireland, a Wexford man is ending 2014 on a very high note after discovering he's won 350,000.
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, bought a 6 Lotto ticket with Plus on 29 November in Centra on the Errigal Road, Drimnagh, Dublin 12.
He won the top prize in the Lotto Plus 1 draw that evening, worth 350,000, but remained oblivious to his good fortune for a month.
I just found out yesterday, he said.
I scanned the ticket in the shop and it said to contact the National Lottery, s ...
Dec 30, 2014, 3:23 pm - Lottery News forum
Baltimore truck driver wins lottery second time
This guy should just quit his job and move to Vegas.
An unidentified 39-year-old truck driver won a large Maryland Lottery jackpot last week for the second time.
The lucky Parkville, Maryland, resident came to Lottery headquarters Saturday to claim his $2.85 million Multi-Match prize and took the cash option, which totaled more than $2.2 million, the Lottery said in a release.
I was here in 2005 when I won a $250,000 second-tier Mega Millions prize, he told Lottery officials. It's grea ...
Dec 30, 2014, 8:49 am - Lottery News forum
Elderly Detroit man who recently won lottery missing
Arthur Neal Jr. last seen morning of Dec. 20 at his home
By Todd Northrop
The Detroit Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding an 86-year-old man who was last seen earlier this month.
Arthur Weldon Neal Jr. was last seen at 8 a.m. Dec. 20 at his home in the 17200 block of Trinity Street, police said.
The granddaughter of the missing 86-year-old fears the worst after her grandfather disappeared nearly 10 days ago about the same time he won a nearly $20,000 lottery ...
Dec 29, 2014, 9:56 am - Lottery News forum
First winner of big Illinois Lotto jackpot didn't let riches change him
Mike Wittkowski is no longer famous, and he's just fine with that.
In 1984, he was a 28-year-old North Side bachelor dreaming of hitting it big just like everybody else in a relatively new Illinois Lotto game that was building to a $40 million jackpot.
Unlike everybody else Sept. 1, he did win, picking the numbers 2-3-10-26-30-43 and pocketing what was at the time the single-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.
Flashback reader Bob Angone, of the South Loop, said he was at a wedding t ...
Dec 27, 2014, 12:42 pm - Lottery News forum