N.J. man claims $338 million Powerball jackpot
Includes video report
By Todd Northrop
The Passaic, New Jersey, man who won the $338 million Powerball lottery says he felt pure joy at winning the huge jackpot, but has no idea yet what he will do with all the money.
Dominican immigrant Pedro Quezada appeared at New Jersey lottery headquarters Tuesday to officially claim the prize with his wife, Ines. Both came in jeans.
Quezada was asked questions in Spanish and English and answered all the questions in Spanish, with a translator s ...
Mar 26, 2013, 3:32 pm - Lottery News forum
$338M N.J. Powerball winner says he'll help family
The winner of a $338.3 million Powerball jackpot told several media outlets Monday that his first priority will be helping his family.
Pedro Quezada, 44, entered Eagle Liquors store, where the ticket was sold, late Monday afternoon. The Passaic store owner ran Quezada's ticket through the lottery machine to validate that it was a winner as a newspaper and television outlets recorded the moment.
The New Jersey Lottery confirmed that the winning ticket was validated at the store at 4:30 p.m. ...
Mar 25, 2013, 9:18 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner penniless after blowing through $10.5 million
Nine years after cashing her $10,569,000.10 check, Canadian lotto winner Sharon Tirabassi is catching the Barton Street bus to her part-time job. She's working to support her kids in their rented house in northeast Hamilton, Ontario.
Tirabassi, 35 one of this city's biggest lotto winners has gone from rolling in dough to living pay check to pay check.
The Lotto Super7 payout didn't come with a financial adviser and before she knew it big house, fancy cars, designer clothes, lavish parties, ...
Mar 25, 2013, 9:08 am - Lottery News forum
$2.7 million lottery winner down to his last $10
Dad-of-two Roger Griffiths, 42, used to drive a Porsche and vacation with the super-rich in New York and Monaco.
He and wife Lara lived in a 670,000 home, sent their children to a 10,000-a-year private school and plotted to double their wealth through property and stock market investments.
Roger also splurged on a fleet of fancy cars and luxuries like tailor-made suits and Cartier diamond jewellery.
He even blew 25,000 making a record after getting his old student band back together. Th ...
Mar 25, 2013, 8:45 am - Lottery News forum
$50 million lottery winners outed by spiteful letter to new neighbors
A $50 million lottery winner in Adelaide, South Australia, was the target of a spiteful letter outing him to his new neighbors, and he says he has an idea of who produced it.
A leaflet style letter giving in-depth details of the former North Haven family's spending since they had a $50 million windfall in an Australian Powerball draw last August was dropped in dozens of letterboxes surrounding the family's new beachside mansion last week. [Although it has the same name, Powerball in Australia ...
Mar 23, 2013, 9:51 am - Lottery News forum
Three friends honor long-time pact to split lottery winnings
All for one, and $1 million for all.
Three long-time chums who made a pact to split the pot if one of them ever won the lottery got their payday last week, Georgia Lottery officials announced on Thursday.
And to top it all, the threesome's windfall was foretold by an after-dinner treat.
James Scoles, 56, was cracking a fortune cookie in his town of North Pole, Alaska, on March 15, the same day his buddy Kenneth Wilson bought a lottery ticket at a grocery in Twiggs County, Ga.
His for ...
Mar 23, 2013, 9:02 am - Lottery News forum
$1 Million 2012 St. Patrick's Day Raffle ticket found just in time
The Illinois Lottery announced today that a previously unclaimed $1 million 2012 St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle ticket, sold last year in Wood Dale, has been claimed just three days prior to its expiration.
Raffle ticket number 413224 from the 2012 St. Patrick's Day Raffle drawing was presented to Lottery officials in Des Plaines on Thursday by an attorney representing three Chicago-area residents, all of whom are related.
It's great news that the missing $1 million dollar ticket wa ...
Mar 15, 2013, 3:16 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery winnings will enable family reunion
An Illinois couple plans to use their lottery winnings to visit their son, a U.S. Navy pilot, in Hawaii and then get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to sail with him on an aircraft carrier as he returns from deployment in the Middle East.
Michael and Marilyn Feigl will use part of their $33,075 winnings to fly to Pearl Harbor this spring. There, they'll reunite with son Matthew Peden, and Michael will get the opportunity to sail onboard the USS John C. Stennis with Peden as the carrier returns ...
Mar 9, 2013, 3:26 pm - Lottery News forum
N.C. farmer wins record lottery jackpot
It's also his second time winning a Cash 5 jackpot
A farmer from Zebulon, North Carolina, won more than $1.1 million in the Carolina Cash 5 jackpot on Sunday the largest amount ever won by a single ticket in that game.
It was the second time that Homer Buffaloe has hit the Cash 5 jackpot. In November 2010, he claimed half a jackpot worth $408,066.
This time, Buffaloe received a check for $778,479 after state and federal taxes were withheld.
The odds of matching all five numbers and w ...
Mar 5, 2013, 6:31 pm - Lottery News forum
Maine man sees $2M lottery win as ticket to new job
The story goes that when James Lovell picked up his wife from work last week he asked her if she wanted to kiss a millionaire.
Lovell's wife, a school social worker obliged when he found out he'd won $2 million in Powerball. Then she told him they couldn't kiss any more in the schoolyard.
The 59-year-old unemployed truck driver from Clinton, Maine, believes that his exposure from winning $2 million could be his ticket to a new job, according to the Maine State Lottery, which also made the ...
Mar 5, 2013, 10:21 am - Lottery News forum