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Man threw away $1.25 million worth of lottery tickets
A Pennsylvania man mistakenly threw $1.25 million worth of winning lottery tickets in the trash. The guy, it goes without saying, was pretty upset. Wouldn't you be, said Wendy Hinton, who works at Zhou Grocery on South Queen Street in York. On March 13, 2013, she sold 25 Quinto tickets numbers 4-3-4-1-8 to one of her regular customers, a man who, at the time, lived a couple of blocks from the corner store. She remembered because he played the same numbers every day their significance, ...
Apr 13, 2014, 9:13 am - Lottery News forum

$20M Mega Millions winner didn't believe lottery scanner
A lottery player scanned his tickets at a Shirley, New York, convenience store called JackSpot! and when the screen flashed BIG WINNER, he told the cashier, The machine is broken. But it wasn't he was holding the $20-million Mega Millions ticket, the mystery jackpot winner sought by the New York State Lottery since the March 25 drawing, said convenience store co-owner Howie Frank and cashier Laura Marckesano. He's not catching what I'm saying, said Marckesano, who scanned the ticket twic ...
Apr 4, 2014, 4:25 pm - Lottery News forum

Sole winner of $425M February Powerball jackpot claims prize
The sole winner of February's $425.3 million Powerball jackpot came forward to claim his prize Tuesday. California Lottery officials said B. Raymond Buxton, a Northern California man, claimed the prize at the California Lottery headquarters in Sacramento. 'Unbelievable!' is all I could muster, Buxton said in a statement on Tuesday. Once the initial shock passed, I couldn't sleep for days. After the winning numbers were announced, Buxton said, he sat in front of his computer in disbeli ...
Apr 2, 2014, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum

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

Missouri couple claim $96.5M Powerball jackpot
A St. Charles, Missouri, man and his wife are living the dream that they never in a gazillion years expected to have, after they discovered their Powerball ticket from March 22 was worth $96.5 million. John Brands said he checked his Missouri Lottery tickets with the numbers on the Lottery's website the morning after the drawing, before heading out to play golf. When all six numbers matched, he went to wake his wife, Susan. I thought the house was on fire, she said. I thought he was messi ...
Mar 28, 2014, 11:40 pm - Lottery News forum

Couple collect lottery winnings after misplacing ticket
A Downers Grove, Illinois, couple claimed a $1 million lottery prize Thursday after a brief but frantic search for their winning ticket. Cathy and Dave Seiden won the prize after matching five numbers on their Mega Millions ticket for the March 18 drawing. Cathy Seiden bought the ticket at her regular Jewel-Osco in nearby Woodridge, something she said she does every couple of weeks. She gave the ticket to her husband, and they forgot about it until one of Cathy's co-workers told her tha ...
Mar 28, 2014, 8:31 am - Lottery News forum

Va. store owner sells $3 million lottery ticket to herself
When Glinda Salgado heard that the winner of a $1 million Mega Millions lottery ticket purchased it at her family store in Herndon, she was excited. She never imagined it was her own ticket. The drawing, held on March 14, revealed that a winning ticket was sold at her store, Elden Market Deli but nearly two weeks went by with no winner coming forward. Then, Salgado realized she hadn't checked her own ticket and discovered the winner was actually herself. I didn't think it was me, so ...
Mar 25, 2014, 7:00 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery winners share their good fortune
In walked the Bondurant multimillionaires. She wore a sweatshirt, he a Chicago Bears jacket. They sat down and ate deli slices of ham with their hands off paper plates. Mary Lohse hit the $202 million Powerball jackpot 18 months ago, the second-biggest lottery win ever in Iowa, which kept her husband, Brian, from hunger. What's on your if-I-win list? Unhook the phone, run off and begin life as a full-time consumer? The Lohses kept the same telephone number they've had for 14 years, beca ...
Mar 24, 2014, 8:21 am - Lottery News forum

San Francisco cab driver claims $1.9M Mega Millions lottery prize
A San Francisco, California, taxi driver won $1.9 million in the multi-state Mega Millions game Tuesday. Mahendra KC, a 50-year-old immigrant from Nepal, bought the Mega Million Quick Pick ticket from Huntington Liquor in San Bruno for a dollar, lottery officials said Thursday. The ticket matched five of the six numbers 11, 19, 24, 33, and 51 in Tuesday night's draw for a $414 million jackpot. One additional number would have allow KC to split the full jackpot with two other winners in ...
Mar 22, 2014, 8:54 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