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S.C. woman wins $250,000 on wrong lottery ticket — and is giving it away
A South Carolina woman showed some kindness when a convenience store clerk sold her a lottery ticket that was different than the one she asked for, but bought the ticket anyway. She was rewarded. The wrong ticket turned out to be the right one, and the Greenville woman won $250,000, according to the South Carolina Education Lottery. The unnamed woman purchased the winning ticket at the Red Robin Foods on Woodruff Rd. in Greenville County. It was a long-shot jackpot, as the unidentified
Jul 17, 2018, 8:36 am - Lottery News

Aunt threatens to sue nephew over lottery jackpot
Includes video report A woman awarded half of a $1.2 million lottery prize in Nova Scotia says her nephew is dead to her after he took half of the prize money, and that she only wrote his name on the ticket for good luck. Meanwhile, at least one lawyer says she may have a case. Barb Reddick and her nephew, Tyrone MacInnis, each received checks for $611,319.50 on Thursday after a $1,222,639 ticket with both their names on it was pulled Wednesday night at a Chase the Ace draw in Margaree, N.
Jul 14, 2018, 9:17 am - Lottery News

Hundreds expected at funeral of 'Lotto Angel' who gave away most of $10 million jackpot
Within an hour of winning the UK National Lottery jackpot, Barbara Wragg had already told husband Ray how she wanted to spend her winnings: give it to those in need. For the next 18 years, she was as good as her word. This former hospital worker who died last week gave away an astonishing 5.5 million (US$7.3 million) of her 7.6 million (US$10.1 million) windfall. Hundreds of individuals benefited from her generosity. In her home city of Sheffield, she became known as the Lotto Angel. S
Jun 1, 2018, 1:09 pm - Lottery News

Survey: Many investors would make questionable decisions after winning the lottery
The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are a slim 1 in 292,201,338; the Mega Millions is 1 in 302,575,350. But that doesn't stop people from dreaming about how they'd handle a big-ticket lottery win. Asked to allocate a multimillion-dollar lottery win, consumers said they would put roughly two-thirds into savings saving an average 52 percent of the prize for themselves and 16 percent for others, according to a new survey from TD Ameritrade provided exclusively to Of the remaining
Dec 19, 2017, 9:18 am - Lottery News

N.C. lottery winner to give away his jackpot
An Army veteran from Statesville, North Carolina, plans to give his $250,000 lottery jackpot to help people battling substance abuse. Terry McClelland and his wife intend to use the proceeds from his lucky scratch-off ticket win to start a non-profit counseling center aimed at freeing people from their addictions his wife's lifelong dream. This is what I was put on this earth to do, McClelland's wife, also named Terry, told lottery officials. She is is pursuing her doctorate in psychology
Dec 1, 2017, 7:11 pm - Lottery News

Lottery game sparks gambling fever in eastern Canada
A Canadian lottery game used to raise money for charity has brought gambling fever to the city of St John's in the remote eastern province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Chase the Ace is a lottery game popular all over Canada's east coast, and often raises money for charity. The winner of each week's draw gets to pick one card out of a deck; the ace of spades wins the jackpot. A record-breaking-million-dollar game has attracted thousands of people to the Goulds area of St John's. How
Jul 24, 2017, 11:03 am - Lottery News

Here's what N.J. family that won $429M jackpot is doing with its money
A year ago this month, the Smith family's lives changed in an instant when they won the $429.6 million Powerball jackpot. The family of eight matriarch Pearlie Mae Smith and her seven adult children didn't throw away the money on expensive new houses or luxury sports cars or write checks willy-nilly to the dozens of long-lost friends and relatives who came out of the woodwork. Sure, they treated themselves, but from the beginning, they knew they wanted to do something meaningful with their
May 31, 2017, 4:11 pm - Lottery News

Anonymous donor gives church $100k winning lottery ticket
You could call it a Christmas miracle. Somebody won a $100,000 lottery ticket and instead of cashing it in themselves, they handed it over to a church for a higher use. A donor gave the lottery winnings to Saint Anthony' Shrine, the same church that was robbed earlier in December. The money will go toward feeding and providing community outreach services to the less fortunate and homeless, Father Thomas Conway said. He's really really touched people and inspired them and made them feel be
Dec 21, 2016, 4:47 pm - Lottery News

Lottery ticket worth $1,000 dropped in Salvation Army kettle
The winning Pennsylvania Lottery ticket, worth $1,000, was slipped into the Salvation Army red kettle, tucked inside a wad of $1 bills. No one knew it at the time. The anonymous donation, made Dec. 6 outside the Walmart in Harborcreek Township, 5741 Buffalo Road, had the appearance of any other donation. But the timing of the generous gift could not have been better for the Erie County Salvation Army, as the agency's kettle drive continues to struggle once again through a holiday season
Dec 14, 2016, 12:07 pm - Lottery News

Girl spots discarded winning lottery scratcher, donates winnings to Thanksgiving food drive
In this season of giving thanks, one student from Missouri shows what generosity is all about. When one young lady from Independence, Missouri, found a financial windfall, she gave it to others in need, overlooking her own needs. Phoebe Brown, 7, says she knew exactly what she'd found, and how best to use it. The second grade student from Sycamore Hills Elementary School in Independence was shopping with her mother at the Hy-Vee store on U.S. Highway 40 at Noland Road on November 9th, when
Nov 23, 2016, 7:36 am - Lottery News

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