Idaho fire chief wins $1 million
Idaho's newest millionaire is used to being in the spotlight.
He and his fellow co-workers make the news often fighting fires and saving lives.
But it's a much richer spotlight for Caldwell Fire chief Mark Wendelsorf, who won $1 million in the Idaho Powerball.
I checked the ticket on Thursday morning after the draw at a store and was told to sign it and take it to Boise, Wendelsdorf said. But they couldn't tell me how much it was, so I thought I'd won maybe $2,500.
Using an Idaho L ...
Oct 11, 2012, 6:46 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner indicted on 31 counts
Days after a Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, woman sought permission to subpoena Frederick Rick McMenimen's bank records, the former Exeter financial adviser sought Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, court records show.
The bankruptcy claim essentially halted Susan Wagstaff's lawsuit seeking to recoup $900,000 that she claims McMenimen took from her under the ruse that he was investing the money.
It also stopped legal action connected to another $1.5 million civil judgment against McMenimen fo ...
Oct 10, 2012, 7:32 am - Lottery News forum
$14M Mega Millions lottery jackpot won by 2 old friends
They've been playing the lottery together for 25 years and it finally paid off.
Two old friends who met working in a Manhattan print shop have become instant millionaires, scooping up a $14 million jackpot in the Mega Millions game.
And technically, they didn't spend a penny on their winning numbers.
We won $14 million on a free play ticket, said Willie McPherson, 74, who lives on Manhattan's West Side. (It feels) beautiful.
Christopher Manzi, 44, of Morganville, N.J., who works in ...
Oct 5, 2012, 8:57 am - Lottery News forum
Iowa couple claims $202.1M Powerball jackpot
A Bondurant, Iowa, couple claimed a $202.1 million Powerball jackpot on Thursday, becoming the second-biggest lottery winners in Iowa history.
Mary and Brian Lohse said they had done their homework in advance by meeting with financial planners and had some very specific plans for the future as they claimed their big prize.
Mary Lohse, 42, a certified medical assistant at the pediatric clinic at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, said that the way the couple explained their win to their three ch ...
Oct 4, 2012, 1:27 pm - Lottery News forum
Mich. lottery winner who kept collecting welfare found dead
A Lincoln Park, Michigan, woman who won $1 million in the Michigan Lottery and was later convicted for still collecting state welfare died Saturday from an apparent drug overdose.
Ecorse Police confirmed Saturday afternoon that Amanda Clayton, of Lincoln Park, was found dead at a residence on Sunnyside Street at 9 a.m.
Shortly after winning the lottery in March, Clayton's story garnered national media attention when she revealed she was still collecting $5,500 from the state in food aid an ...
Sep 29, 2012, 10:24 pm - Lottery News forum
Three times lucky for lottery-winning family
A family in Norway has hit the lottery jackpot for the third time in six years and the wins have so far all coincided with the birth of a new baby.
The latest lucky winner is 19-year-old Tord Oksnes who won 12.2m Norwegian krone (US$2.1 million) last week on the country's national lottery.
Before him, his 26-year-old sister Hege Jeanette had pocketed 882,000 (US$1.4 million) in 2010, only four years after their 58-year-old father Leif won 441,000 (US$712,000) on the same lottery.
The lu ...
Sep 26, 2012, 2:21 pm - Lottery News forum
$337M Powerball winner prowls Internet for a 'big and beautiful' woman
After winning a whopping $337 million, Donald Lawson might seem like something of a catch, but take a closer look at the Powerball Lottery winner from Michigan and most women might think twice before going on a date with him.
The self-confessed 'hillbilly' is single and looking for love on the Internet with the nickname 'Dinodadog' and the promise to 'please a women any way she wants'.
On dating websites he claims he is 'stocky' and is seeking a woman who is: 'Big and beautiful, Curvy, Ful ...
Sep 20, 2012, 9:41 am - Lottery News forum
Florida woman hits for $10M on lottery scratch-off
A Coral Springs, Florida, woman has claimed a $10 million lottery win the largest haul of the year so far in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Tara Tuttle, 35, of Coral Springs, claimed the $10 million top prize in the Billion Dollar Blockbuster Scratch-off game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. Her ticket cost $20.
Despite the high cost of scratch tickets like the one claimed by Tuttle, Lottery officials note that scratch-off payback is about 70 percent compared to 50 percent ...
Sep 17, 2012, 12:12 pm - Lottery News forum
California man collects $120M Mega Millions lottery jackpot
There's no telling what Ronald Willis had in the back of his mind to buy.
He wouldn't say. But whatever it is, he can probably afford it.
The 55-year-old Rialto man became the state's newest millionaire, parlaying a Mega Millions ticket purchased at a Riverside convenience store into a $120 million lottery win on a draw Tuesday, Sept. 11. He came forward to claim the prize at the California Lottery headquarters in San Bernardino on Friday, Sept. 14, where he faced a line of television came ...
Sep 17, 2012, 10:30 am - Lottery News forum
Michigan railroad engineer claims $337M Powerball lottery jackpot
Includes video report
A 44-year-old Michigan railroad engineer said he quit his job and told familly members to do the same when he learned he had won the third-largest winner's share ever for a U.S. lottery drawing.
Donald Lawson was accompanied by his two daughters and his mother, whom he jokingly called Mama Warbucks, when he was introduced as the winner of the multi-state Powerball lottery on Friday.
I'm a millionaire now, but I'll still eat at McDonald's, Lawson told a news confer ...
Aug 31, 2012, 3:38 pm - Lottery News forum