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After the Big Win

I won the lottery at 22, here's what happened next

November 19, 2019, 9:32 am ET

"I got back in the truck, drove to a lay-by and scratched it off. There and then I won a million pounds."

Jamie Heavens, who's a roofer from Bournemouth, a town on the south coast of England, got lucky on a UK National Lottery scratchcard when he was 22.

And if you — or any of your friends — wouldn't want to be in his shoes, you're lying.

But then there's deciding what to spend it on — picking which friends would get some and which ones you'd have to disappoint.

Mississippi Lottery

Retailers preparing for launch of Mississippi Lottery

November 16, 2019, 2:08 pm ET

Includes video report

In less than two weeks, you'll be able to buy scratch-off lottery tickets in Mississippi. Leading up to the Nov. 25 launch date, state lottery officials and retailers are putting the finishing touches on to make sure sales go smoothly.

Maryland Lottery

Maryland man collects second big lottery prize in two years

November 15, 2019, 2:12 pm ET

A Maryland Lottery player followed up a big win two years ago with a $50,000 jackpot from a scratch-off ticket.

The 52-year-old Glen Burnie man told Maryland Lottery officials he was at the Wawa convenience store in Glen Burnie on Saturday when he decided to buy some $500,000 Crossword scratch-off tickets.

The man said his first two tickets were losers, so when he got to the third ticket he decided to just scratch off the prize check area and scan it with his phone.

The ticket was a $50,000 winner.

"I looked at it for several minutes," the winner recalled.

New Jersey Lottery

Lottery player wins $150,000 in New Jersey, $100,000 in Pennsylvania

November 15, 2019, 2:06 pm ET

A New Jersey man is a two-state lottery winner after winning $150,000 in his home state and $100,000 in Pennsylvania.

Connecticut Lottery

Connecticut man cashes in $21.3M lottery ticket

November 13, 2019, 9:11 pm ET

Connecticut's newest millionaire came forward Tuesday, cashing in a Lotto ticket worth a cool $21,365,302.

North Carolina Lottery

Veterans Day turns jubilant for 70-year-old Army vet after he wins lottery in NC

November 11, 2019, 12:34 pm ET

A 70-year-old Army veteran found himself counting cash on Veterans Day, after he won more than a quarter of a million dollars in the North Carolina Education Lottery.

Scam Alert

90-year-old ND woman lost $400K to Jamaican lottery scam — but she was paid back just $287

November 11, 2019, 12:29 pm ET

A 90-year-old North Dakota woman who was robbed of her life savings by a Jamaican lottery scam says she has been paid back only $287 of the $400,000 she's owed.

Connecticut Lottery

British pro gambler took aim at $25.8M CT Lotto jackpot, buying hundreds of thousands of tickets

November 8, 2019, 2:36 pm ET

A professional gambler traveled from Great Britain to Connecticut in recent weeks with an audacious plan — to spend as much as $2 million buying "Quick Pick" Lotto tickets by the hundreds of thousands at local convenience stores in hopes of winning the Nov. 1 near-record Connecticut Lotto jackpot of $25.8 million.

South Carolina Lottery

SC residents to start receiving lottery rebate checks, even if they didn't play

November 8, 2019, 2:20 pm ET

South Carolina residents will be receiving rebate checks from the SC Lottery, even if they have never played a single lottery game before.

North Carolina Lottery

Woman who won lottery before wedding wins again on anniversary

November 8, 2019, 2:10 pm ET

A North Carolina woman who won a $50,000 lottery jackpot three days before her wedding scored another big win on her one year anniversary.

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