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£36 million EuroMillions lottery jackpot claimed in UK
A United Kingdom ticket-holder has come forward to claim Friday night's EuroMillions jackpot of more than 36 million (US$54.7 million). It will not be revealed if the top prize was scooped by an individual or a lottery pool or where the ticket was purchased unless the winner decides to go public. The winning numbers were 5, 19, 29, 31, and 40, with Lucky Star numbers 3 and 10. The jackpot was 36,298,267. A National Lottery spokesman said, We're delighted Friday's ticket-holder has come ...
Yesterday, 10:12 am - Lottery News forum

Alabama woman claims $80 million Powerball jackpot
An Alabama woman has claimed her prize from the winning Powerball ticket sold in North Escambia, Florida, on April 11. Alice Dawson, 60, of Frisco City, AL, chose to receive the $80 million annuity jackpot as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $53,440,213.76. This is a blessing in our lives and proves that anything is possible with faith in God, said Dawson. We plan on using our winnings to help our friends, family and our church. The winning $80 million Powerball Quick Pick ticket was t ...
Apr 23, 2015, 8:16 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. man to buy his wife a Corvette after lottery win
By Todd Northrop A Lexington, North Carolina, man who won a $377,241 lottery jackpot said he plans to buy his wife a Corvette convertible. Michael Scarlett matched all five numbers in the April 16 Carlina Cash 5 drawing, according to lottery officials. He played a Quick Pick, meaning he allowed the lottery terminal to randomly assign his ticket numbers. Scarlett learned of his big win when he checked his numbers on the lottery's website on Friday morning. He paints cars for Richard Chil ...
Apr 21, 2015, 9:27 am - Lottery News forum

Michigan man multiplies winnings to $5 million
Winner says he plans on investing the money for his retirement Adding the $1 Megaplier option to a Mega Millions play turned a $1-million prize into $5 million for a Michigan man. David Kalanik of Milford, Michigan, stopped at the City Liquor store on West Eight Mile Road in Farmington Hills to purchase a Mega Millions easy pick with the Megaplier option, according to a news release from the Michigan Lottery. His ticket matched the five white balls drawn April 3 10, 36, 47, 63, and 74 g ...
Apr 17, 2015, 11:20 am - Lottery News forum

UK couple tell of £53 million EuroMillions win
A Lincolnshire woman told her husband don't be so stupid when he revealed they had won 53m (US$79 million) on the lottery. Richard and Angela Maxwell, both 67, from Boston, won 53,193,914 in the EuroMillions jackpot draw on Tuesday. Boston is a town and small port in Lincolnshire, on the east coast of England. It is the 10th-biggest UK lottery win, with the couple saying they would help family and friends. Mr. Maxwell said he waited for four hours to tell his wife as she did not answer ...
Apr 4, 2015, 8:44 am - Lottery News forum

British couple win £1m in lottery draw for second time in two years
A UK couple who have won 1m (US$1.5 million) in the EuroMillions lottery for the second time have said they just can't believe it . David and Kathleen Long from Scunthorpe, who won their first 1m in 2013, scooped a big money prize again on Friday night, beating odds of more than 283bn to one. Long said he just knew it would be my turn again some day as the couple become the first people to win 1m twice who have gone public. A spokesman for Camelot, which runs the UK national lottery, sa ...
Apr 2, 2015, 8:35 am - Lottery News forum

Texas couple both dead after argument over $500 lottery ticket win
A winning scratch-off lottery ticket worth $500 prompted an argument between a couple in their Fort Worth, Texas, home that ended with both dying of gunshot wounds, officials said on Tuesday. Fort Worth police said Terry Martin shot his long-time girlfriend, Laurice Hampton, and then shot himself early on Saturday morning in the master bedroom of the house they had shared for several years. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office ruled on Tuesday that Martin had committed suicide and ...
Apr 1, 2015, 7:22 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery ticket in get-well card wins man $7 million
A Pennsylvania man is feeling very well, thank you, after he won a $7 million lottery prize from a ticket that was enclosed in a get-well card from his father. I don't play the lottery at all, but my father is a retired hospital administrator-turned-avid Lottery player, Joseph Amorese of Easton, Pennsylvania, said, according to the New York Lottery. Amorese's father sent the $7 Million Golden Ticket scratch card inside a greeting card, while Amorese recovered at home from surgery. I s ...
Mar 27, 2015, 8:14 am - Lottery News forum

New York real estate broker claims $126M Mega Millions jackpot
An upstate New York county of 76,000 people has gotten its second $100 million-plus Mega Millions jackpot winner in three months. Real estate agent Tammy Pratt of South Fallsburg in Sullivan County was introduced Wednesday as the sole winner of the $126 million Mega Millions jackpot drawn Feb. 27. Pratt was between real estate appointments when she stopped for gas. She bought $4 worth of tickets instead of her usual $1 when she noticed the jackpot for the upcoming drawing had topped $100 m ...
Mar 20, 2015, 9:19 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery windfalls can buy anything except anonymity
Former Canadian lottery winners say lucky ticket holder should prepare for wave of unwanted attention The hucksters started calling only hours after Brenda Schley's good fortune was announced. Strange cars turned up outside her Clearwater, B.C., home. Then strangers began rubbing the 57-year-old for luck. And that win only involved $1.75 million. It's almost scary, says Schley, a year after matching six out of six numbers on a Lotto 6/49 draw. We had to leave the house for abo ...
Mar 12, 2015, 10:18 am - Lottery News forum