Longtime friends share $7.4 million Lotto jackpot
Pair hits the jackpot after years of playing Illinois Lottery
By Todd Northrop
A Carol Stream, Illinois, couple has won a whopping $7.4 million jackpot in the Illinois Lottery after their April 29 Quick Pick Lotto ticket hit on all six numbers.
The winning ticket was purchased at Carol Stream's Payless Tobacco. The winning numbers on April 29 were 4, 5, 7, 12, 31, and 45.
Carol Davis and Conrad Rask met eight years ago at an area restaurant where she was a manager and he a regular pa ...
May 24, 2013, 4:53 pm - Lottery News forum
N.J. man claims Mega Millions jackpot
Apparently it's lucky to be a guy named Joe from Tinton Falls, N.J.
For the second time in just 14 months, a Joe who lives in the Monmouth County town (population 18,000) has stepped forward to collect a major lottery jackpot.
On Thursday, Giuseppe Joe Garofalo claimed his half of the $198 annuity jackpot from last Friday's Mega Millions drawing. He bought his ticket at Kwik Farms in the Monmouth County town.
The other winning ticket was sold in Farmville, Va., a rural town west of Rich ...
May 24, 2013, 7:53 am - Lottery News forum
Cashier sells self $1M lottery ticket in first week on job
A Southeast Missouri woman wrapped up a big week by taking home a $1 million lottery prize during the record $600 million Powerball jackpot run.
Last week, Mary Jane Hart of Doniphan not only started a new job but also played the lottery and won twice. She first got $500, and then earned one million more on Saturday.
Hart works at the Hartland Pit Stop in Doniphan as a part-time cashier. She sold herself a Powerball ticket when she came into work Saturday because the jackpot had reached a ...
May 24, 2013, 6:52 am - Lottery News forum
Two months later, a winning lottery ticket
For weeks, Dipak Patel and his wife, Hetal, owners of the Pinebuff Mini Mart reminded their customers to check their lottery tickets because the store had sold a winning Carolina Cash 5 ticket worth $236,455 in March.
If only Ed Studebaker had listened.
Studebaker, a West End resident who works as a manufacturing engineer in Pinebluff and is a regular customer at the Mini Mart, had the winning lottery ticket. He just didn't know it.
The ticket sat in his home for nearly two months befor ...
May 23, 2013, 9:54 am - Lottery News forum
Man finds $4.85 million Lotto ticket in cookie jar
Includes video report
Maybe you've heard this story before. Or dreamed it.
A man cleans out old lottery tickets from a cookie jar, and instead of throwing them away takes them to the 7-Eleven to check them out. And finds one of them is worth millions.
It gets better for Ricardo Cerezo of Geneva, Illinois. He says his family was facing eviction, and he'll use part of the winnings $4.85 million to pay off the home.
It couldn't have happened at a better time, said Cerezo, a management ...
May 17, 2013, 8:25 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia man wins lottery 4th time
Melvyn Wilson might be running out of room for all the big Virginia Lottery ceremonial checks he's received. Back in 2005 he won prizes of $1 million and $500,000 in Virginia Lottery Scratcher games. In 2004 he won a $25,000 prize.
Now the Woodbridge man has done it again.
He scratched to win $500,000 in the Virginia Lottery's Millionaire Mania game. He bought the winning ticket at Handy Dandy Market, 13316 Occoquan Road in Woodbridge.
I'm just in the right place at the right time, is ...
May 15, 2013, 6:54 am - Lottery News forum
Single mother's simple error earns her $14 million lottery prize
At the intersection of Fate and Lotto, Thuan Le made a very fortunate error.
The California single mother of four is thanking her lucky stars after mistakenly slipping an extra dollar into the self-service Lotto machine at her local CVS store in Mission Viejo.
That superfluous dollar wound up getting Le the SuperLotto Plus ticket holding the five winning numbers 5, 33, 25, 46, 32 plus the Mega number, 26, selected randomly in the April 24 drawing.
In all, Le won a $14 million jackpot.
May 6, 2013, 1:28 pm - Lottery News forum
Canadian lottery winner donates $1 million for marijuana legalization
On Saturday April 20, activists and cannabis enthusiasts will gather in cities across Canada, including Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax and Yellowknife. It is hoped the events will be a watershed moment for cannabis law reform as Canadians seek to follow their American counterparts and end the social injustice of cannabis prohibition.
This year, the annual nationwide 420 celebrations are entirely sponsored by lottery winner Bob Erb.
When Bob Erb started buying lotte ...
Apr 20, 2013, 9:44 pm - Lottery News forum
EuroMillions lottery winners to build unusual home
Once you've bought your 100,000 Jaguar XKR-S, paid off Dad's mortgage and given your best friend more than 1 million, how do you start wasting spending the rest of a 45 million lottery win?
The answer for Matt and Cassey Topham, a former decorator and supermarket worker from Nottingham who scooped the EuroMillions jackpot last year, is to erect a futuristic mansion on a suburban avenue with all the trappings of a James Bond villain's lair.
The couple on Thursday submitted a planning applic ...
Apr 20, 2013, 1:49 pm - Lottery News forum
Co-workers share lottery cash with colleague in need
The food services team at Ardrey Kell High School traded messages of celebration on March 24, after learning they had a $10,000 winning ticket in the previous night's Powerball drawing.
And they quickly thought of Sophia and of the medical treatment she needed but couldn't afford.
There was no way she wouldn't be a part of it, said Marilyn Johnson, manager of the food services staff at Ardrey Kell. It was never a question.
Sophia Tatsis, a member of the staff, hadn't been at work when ...
Apr 14, 2013, 3:00 pm - Lottery News forum