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70-year-old woman wins £10k a month for 30 years, credits "money spiders" for lottery prize
Tiny uninvited guests help winner make a life-changing decision By Kate Northrop A UK woman says its thanks to some lucky spiders that she won a 10,000 (US$12,465) a month prize in the National Lottery. Doris Stanbridge, 70, learned she was set for life after a lucky encounter with money spiders that prompted her to buy a lottery ticket for the National Lottery's Set for Life game. Last month, Stanbridge was at home with her three daughters when she noticed a couple of surprise g
Sep 9, 2023, 12:30 pm - Lottery News

Major claim deadline approaching for Illinois lottery winner of $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot
They don't have as much time as it seems By Kate Northrop A crucial deadline for claiming the record-breaking $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot drawn in July is approaching for the single Illinois-based lottery winner. The lone Illinois winner of the unimaginable $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot is only weeks away from a major deadline that could have a huge impact on the amount of money they get to walk away with. For a prize of this magnitude, it's not unusual for the wi
Sep 12, 2022, 7:16 am - Lottery News

Oregon man wins $8.9 million Megabucks jackpot on forgotten lottery ticket from Christmas
Lottery rookie takes advantage of a package deal and emerges a multi-millionaire By Kate Northrop An Oregon Lottery Megabucks ticket eligible for several consecutive drawings was forgotten for months until it was found to be worth an $8.9 million jackpot from a drawing in January. A casual lottery player was influenced by his friend to buy a package deal for consecutive Megabucks drawings on Christmas Eve 2021. Several months later, he checked his ticket only to find that he had wo
Mar 17, 2022, 3:34 pm - Lottery News

Oregon man wins two prizes for life in one drawing
Enough money for two lifetimes By Kate Northrop An Oregon man is set for two lifetimes over after winning the top prize twice in the Oregon Lottery's Win for Life draw game. Zane Collins of Brookings is a double-lucky lottery winner who usually plays the odds twice each time. His uncommon strategy has paid off to the tune of $2,000 a week for the rest of his life. I thought that if I win once, it's way better to win twice, Collins told the Lottery when he claimed his prize at L
Aug 7, 2021, 12:38 pm - Lottery News

UK Lottery's first £10k a month for life winner goes public as he reveals bucket list
A 24-year-old Amazon worker is celebrating after becoming the first person to win the National Lottery's 10,000 a month for the next 30 years. This will total to 3.6 million (US$4.4 million), and he has already quit working for the tech giant in the hopes of becoming a script writer, as well as fulfilling items on his unusual bucket list. Dean Weymes scooped the huge top prize while playing Set For Life for the first time on the national lottery website on Monday last week. He said he c
Aug 7, 2019, 2:39 pm - Lottery News

Woman given lottery ticket for graduation gift wins $2,000 a month for life
By Todd Northrop Imagine starting life after graduation with a $2,000 a month head start. That's exactly what one Connecticut woman did. 22-year-old Anissa Dellaripa of South Windsor, Connectiucut, was given a $1 Win for Life Ticket for graduation and it paid off in a big way. My dad often buys me scratch tickets for fun, Dellaripa told lottery officials. He gave me this one and said, 'Here, scratch it.' The ticket cost only a dollar. Dellaripa scratched the ticket and couldn't bel
Sep 15, 2018, 8:54 pm - Lottery News

Teen buys first lottery ticket on her 18th birthday and wins $1,000 a week for life
Charlie Lagarde was celebrating her ascent into adulthood. On her 18th birthday earlier this month, the Canadian teenager bought a bottle of sparkling wine and a $4 scratch lottery ticket at a nearby convenience store in Quebec and, just like that, her future was off to a very nice start. Loto-Qu bec officials said in a statement that after buying her first lottery ticket, Lagarde won the grand prize March 14 in the Gagnant vie (Winner for life) game. Her first major decision as an adul
Mar 29, 2018, 10:45 am - Lottery News

18-year-old wins $26,000 a year for life in Florida lottery
One lucky Florida teen will receive $26,000 year after winning the top prize in the state's latest $500 a Week for Life scratch-off lottery. Daniela Leon Ruz, 18, will receive the money in annual payments of $26,000 after choosing not to collect a lump sum of $410,000, according to a press release by the Florida Lottery. The teen or her estate if something were to happen to her will collect the money for a minimum of 20 years, or for the duration of her life if it's longer than that. Ru
Jul 26, 2017, 7:29 pm - Lottery News

Massachusetts man hits $4 million lottery jackpot on a $10 bet
A Massachusetts man will be receiving lottery riches for the next 20 years after turning a $10 bet into a $4 million lottery jackpot. Anthony McLaughlin of Rockland, Massachusetts, chose to collect the prize over 20 years in annual payments of about $130,000 after taxes. He told lottery officials when he claimed the prize on Wednesday that he will use some of the money to buy a new car and to pay for his school tuition. He won the prize on a $4,000,000 Winfall ticket he bought at Fast Lane
Oct 24, 2016, 9:12 am - Lottery News

Judge rules NJ couple's lottery annuity payments can't be taxed retroactively
A New Jersey Tax Court judge has sided with a couple who won $46 million in the state lottery in 2000 and elected to have their winnings distributed in annual installments as a multiyear annuity payment, holding that the state did not have the right to retroactively tax their winnings after passing a new statute. Plaintiffs Melvin Milligan and Kim Lawton-Milligan, who won the Big Game Lottery jackpot drawing in 2000, opted for 26 annual payouts of $1.77 million. They argued that the 2009 sta
Oct 14, 2016, 9:33 am - Lottery News

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