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Maryland Powerball winner laughing all the way to the bank
LOL! Includes video report An elated Maryland Powerball winner even has the cameraman laughing with her as she celebrated her win from behind her giant $1 million check. The joyful winner hit it big on the July 3 Powerball drawing but didn't even know she was Maryland's newest millionaire until a few days ago. The July 4 holiday came, life got busy and she simply forgot to check her numbers. Just back from a long weekend family visit, the woman said she suddenly remembered having bou
Jul 25, 2013, 1:12 pm - Lottery News

Maryland Lottery's 40th anniversary exhibit has couple recounting fond memories
Historical exhibit open to public through September Includes video report In 1973, a loaf of bread cost 27 cents, a postage stamp would set you back 8 cents and a gallon of gas sold for 45 cents. No wonder, then, that jaws dropped at reports of the new Maryland Lottery's plans to host a Millionaire Party on Jan. 31. Lucky Lottery players Charles Buck and Pat Hofferbert of Rosedale joined 100 other hopeful players at that party 40 years ago and they still have the photos to prove it. The
Jul 2, 2013, 5:18 pm - Lottery News

Winner of record $590.5 million Powerball lottery jackpot announced
Includes video report By Todd Northrop At a press conference today, the Florida Lottery announced that the $590.5 million jackpot from the Powerball drawing held on May 18 was claimed by Gloria C. MacKenzie, 84, of Zephyrhills, Florida. MacKenzie chose to receive her winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment in the amount of $370,896,780.84. She did not speak to a crowd of reporters outside lottery headquarters, leaving quickly in a silver Ford Focus with her son, Scott Mackenzie
Jun 5, 2013, 4:13 pm - Lottery News

Man finds $4.85 million Lotto ticket in cookie jar
Includes video report Maybe you've heard this story before. Or dreamed it. A man cleans out old lottery tickets from a cookie jar, and instead of throwing them away takes them to the 7-Eleven to check them out. And finds one of them is worth millions. It gets better for Ricardo Cerezo of Geneva, Illinois. He says his family was facing eviction, and he'll use part of the winnings $4.85 million to pay off the home. It couldn't have happened at a better time, said Cerezo, a management
May 17, 2013, 8:25 am - Lottery News

Woman wins $40M, not $40K, sparking wild celebrations
Includes video report Let's pretend you just won $40 million. Do you sprint up and down the street like a crazy woman ? Break into a happy dance, while holding your oversized lottery check? Celebrate by chowing down at a Chinese buffet with your family? If you're Maria Carreiro, the answer is all of the above and then some. The 51-year-old grandmother couldn't contain her excitement, when she talked to, sang to and danced for reporters on Monday after her big, big win. Thank you Lor
Apr 10, 2013, 7:35 pm - Lottery News

N.J. man claims $338 million Powerball jackpot
Includes video report By Todd Northrop The Passaic, New Jersey, man who won the $338 million Powerball lottery says he felt pure joy at winning the huge jackpot, but has no idea yet what he will do with all the money. Dominican immigrant Pedro Quezada appeared at New Jersey lottery headquarters Tuesday to officially claim the prize with his wife, Ines. Both came in jeans. Quezada was asked questions in Spanish and English and answered all the questions in Spanish, with a translat
Mar 26, 2013, 3:32 pm - Lottery News

Wyoming Senate passes lottery bill
Includes video report The Wyoming Senate voted 18-10 Friday for a bill to allow a state lottery and multi-state games such as the Powerball. However, the bill designates revenue from the games for long-term school improvements, contrary to the bill as it came from the House. The revised measure will return to the House. The Senate approval came after years of attempts for a lottery that only got as far as the House. This year the Senate took House Bill 177 and changed the recipients of
Feb 22, 2013, 10:45 pm - Lottery News

Defense worker wins $217 million Powerball jackpot
Includes video report A husband and wife who work for the Department of Defense won the Virginia Lottery's $217 million Powerball jackpot, the second-largest lotto prize the state has ever awarded. Dave and Nancy Honeywell of Fredericksburg, Va. both work for the Defense Department. Dave Honeywell, a computer scientist, bought the winning ticket at one of Richmond International Airport's Lottery Express stations when he left for a business trip to Denver on Feb. 6. His winning number
Feb 16, 2013, 8:25 am - Lottery News

Arkansas couple wins lotto twice in 1 weekend
Includes video report An Arkansas couple struck gold twice after winning $1 million and $50,000 jackpots, both of them during this past weekend, and both with tickets sold from the same store. Stephen, 54, and Terri Weaver, 55, of Stuttgart, Ark., left on Friday for a weekend trip to a cabin near Greers Ferry Lake, over 100 miles away. On Saturday evening, they stopped at T-Ricks convenience store in the nearby city of Pangburn. Stephen bought five $1 Million Riches instant scratch-off tic
Feb 6, 2013, 9:51 am - Lottery News

Woman found guilty of murder in lottery winner's death
Includes video report A Florida woman was convicted Monday of first-degree murder in the slaying of a lottery winner in central Florida. Dorice Dee Dee Moore showed no emotion as the verdict was read. Judge Emmett Battles sentenced her to mandatory life without parole for the murder and an additional minimum mandatory sentence of 25 years for using a gun in the commission of a felony. Battles called Moore the most manipulative person he had ever seen, describing her as cold, calculating
Dec 11, 2012, 9:09 am - Lottery News