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U.S. Postal Service worker pleads guilty after caught stealing cash and lottery tickets from mail
Worker escapes jail after routinely committing federal crime By Kate Northrop A New York U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employee avoided a prison sentence after being convicted of stealing cash, lottery tickets, and other personal belongings from the mail she was entrusted to deliver. Marlene Cruz, 40, of Rochester, pleaded guilty to theft of mail matter by officer or employee after an investigation found that she stole money, lottery tickets, and sensitive documents from over two years'
May 18, 2024, 7:24 am - Lottery News

New York man wins $10 million lottery prize for the second time in a year
Lottery winner finds incredible luck a second time while playing for fun By Kate Northrop A New York man has now collected two lottery prizes, both valued at $10 million, just about a year apart from each other. A Brooklyn resident won $10 million for the second time in a little over a year, the New York Lottery announced this week. Wayne Murray's total winnings have skyrocketed to at least $20 million, with his total take-home generous enough to comfortably keep him in multi-mil
Dec 9, 2023, 10:05 am - Lottery News

New York man scoops up two $1 million Mega Millions lottery prizes
Winner takes nearly a year to claim prizes By Kate Northrop A New York man defied the odds by winning a $1 million Mega Millions prize in the lottery twice. Marco Accardo of West Hempstead claimed not one, but two $1 million Mega Millions prizes from a drawing that took place over an entire year ago. It was starting to look like a nailbiter Accardo had taken nearly a full year to come forward to claim the prizes from a drawing that took place last year on Nov. 1, 2022. Lottery wi
Dec 6, 2023, 12:57 pm - Lottery News

New York woman says she was winner of unclaimed $12 million Lotto jackpot from 1992
It was a comedy of errors. By Kate Northrop A New York woman has revealed that she was the winner of a $12 million Lotto jackpot that was never claimed in 1992. A lottery jackpot on the verge of expiring prompts many players to rifle through their drawers or shuffle the contents of their car glovebox around, searching for that fateful ticket that could change their life forever. For one New York woman, however, she knew she had won even before checking her own ticket, but at that po
Oct 18, 2023, 5:05 pm - Lottery News

VIDEO: June's Weekly Roundup in lottery news
One doggone good lottery win was meant to be! By Kate Northrop Today, Lottery Post published a new installment of the Weekly Roundup series featuring some of the most prominent lottery stories in the month of June. From setting new records to creating promising hopes for the future, the lottery has been a hot topic for players across the world this month. A dog groomer received the most paw-fect message from her late father in the form of a well-placed lucky charm, which of cours
Jun 17, 2023, 5:23 pm - Lottery News

New York man claims state's biggest Mega Millions prize at $476 million
It still doesn't feel real. By Kate Northrop Someone in New York won the state's largest Mega Millions jackpot, setting the new record at $476 million. On Monday, he stepped forward to claim the prize. Johnnie Taylor, 71, of Howard Beach, was the sole winner of the Mega Millions jackpot from the drawing on April 14, 2023. It is the largest Mega Millions prize won in New York since the game launched in the state in 2002. The previous record was a $437 million jackpot won by a tic
Jun 8, 2023, 7:45 pm - Lottery News

Texas woman steals winning $1 million lottery ticket from cousin
Thief pleads guilty to stealing ticket and prize money By Kate Northrop A Texas woman duped her cousin, stole his winning lottery ticket worth $1 million, and claimed hundreds of thousands of dollars in a lump sum payout without his knowledge. Iris Amador Argueta, 34, of Houston, Texas, pleaded guilty to stealing a scratch-off ticket worth $1 million from her cousin and claiming the lump sum payout in November 2020. On October 28, 2020, the victim, who was not named in the Nassau
Jan 23, 2023, 12:57 pm - Lottery News

Retired New York Lottery legend Yolanda Vega to compete on Family Feud
Yolanda returns to TV to win her own prize money By Kate Northrop Lottery and Family Feud fans unite the popular game show will feature Yolanda Vega, 66, one of the most well-known faces in New York Lottery history. While avid lottery players may recognize Yolanda as the exuberant announcer best known for handing out ceremonial checks with a smile, she's set to reappear in front of the nation to win a prize of her own. In January, the television host and personality retired after
Jan 12, 2023, 7:21 am - Lottery News

New York Lottery draws identical Take 5 results two drawings in a row
Lottery confirms results and process were properly vetted and verified By Kate Northrop The New York Lottery's Take 5 game produced highly improbable identical results two drawings in a row yesterday. The Take 5 Midday and Evening drawings for Thurs., Oct. 27 ended up churning out the same five numbers, which in turn led to an unusually high number of winners of the game's top prize. Yesterday's Take 5 Midday and Evening lottery results were 18, 21, 30, 35, and 36. Take 5 dr
Oct 28, 2022, 11:00 am - Lottery News

VIDEO: Should you move to California to win the lottery?
New York, New Jersey and Florida oh my! By Kate Northrop A winner from New York? Again? Oh, someone won the jackpot! Let me guess California. It's always someone from New Jersey... How many times have you heard that someone won Mega Millions or Powerball only to find out that the winner is from one of these three states? Everyone dreams about winning the lottery so does this mean you should pack your bags and move to California to make it come true? WATCH: Should you mo
May 27, 2022, 6:11 pm - Lottery News

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