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College student treated to 'royal' Georgia Lottery prize
Includes video report A college student who purchased a winning ticket in Savannah is mapping out her future after claiming a half-million dollar Georgia Lottery prize. Krystal Huerta-Galindo, 26, played the Georgia Lottery instant game Royal Riches and won a $500,000 top prize. Huerta-Galindo drove from Moncks Corner, S.C., where she resides, to visit her mother, a truck driver. She purchased the ticket at Pilot Travel Center #0072, 1504 Dean Forest Road in Savannah. She scratched t
Jan 24, 2011, 5:30 pm - Lottery News

Idaho woman claims 2nd half of $380M Mega Millions jackpot
Includes video report A 29-year-old mother of two and former bank worker from northern Idaho has claimed the remaining half of a $380 million Mega Millions jackpot, lottery officials and others said Wednesday. Holly Lahti, of the small town of Rathdrum, will split the second-largest lottery jackpot in history with Jim and Carolyn McCullar of Ephrata, Wash. The McCullars appeared at a news conference last Thursday to announce they'd won half the jackpot, or $190 million. Lahti wasn't
Jan 12, 2011, 11:33 pm - Lottery News

Mega Millions lottery winner recounts epic win
Includes video report No, Carolyn, it's not a heart attack. It's a fortune. The man who bought one of two winning tickets in the $380 million Mega Millions lottery frightened his wife when he woke her Tuesday night to share the life-changing news. I was pale, shaking. She thought I was having a heart attack, retiree Jim McCullar recalled. When his wife, Carolyn, asked if he was OK, he replied: I'm perfect. On Thursday, the couple and their adult children stepped forward to publi
Jan 6, 2011, 7:42 pm - Lottery News

What a mess: B.C. Lottery Corp. shuts down gambling site
Some placed bets with other peoples' money Includes video report The B.C. Lottery Corp. disabled its online gambling site last week because the accounts belonging to 134 users had been compromised, organization president and CEO Michael Graydon said Tuesday. Graydon said that after a major relaunch of the website on Thursday, about $8,000 was wagered by accounts controlled by someone other than the owner and in 12 cases, users were able to view other people's personal information. In
Jul 21, 2010, 7:59 am - Lottery News

Missouri Lottery gives inside view of computerized drawings
Includes video report For years, the Missouri Lottery conducted its daily drawings using mechanical ball machines. In 2004, the lottery replaced its drawing equipment with a computerized drawing system that generates the winning numbers with a Random Number Generator (RNG) a computer program that instantly produces random numbers. Several other states have switched to a computerized drawing system, but the concept has not swept through all the states, perhaps due to player pushback.
Apr 16, 2010, 10:54 am - Lottery News

Mom of murdered lottery winner speaks
Includes video report The mother of a murdered Florida Lottery winner is talking about her son's death. Investigators found the body of Abraham Shakespeare last week buried near a home in Plant City. Shakespeare won a $30 million lottery jackpot in 2006, then disappeared last April. On Tuesday, police charged 37-year-old Dee Dee Moore as an accessory to murder in the case. Shakespeare's mother, Elizabeth Walker, doesn't understand why Moore would harm her son. I would like to say, '
Feb 6, 2010, 8:26 am - Lottery News

Spain's Christmas lottery is still "El Gordo"
In tough times, Spaniards trim trees, not their lottery ticket purchases Includes video report On the morning of Dec. 22, Spain will be glued to radios and TV sets. A monotonous chant of children's voices will float through the air of homes, cafeterias and offices for hours. It is the lyrical event of the season, a kickoff to Christmas celebrations. Children dressed up in navy blue and gray uniforms sing, not Christmas carols, but the winning numbers and prizes for the Loteria de Navida
Dec 18, 2009, 8:11 am - Lottery News

Maryland lottery winner: 'My hands are still shaking'
Includes video report William Morris, Jr. walked into the Fruitland Exxon one July morning with just $10 in his pocket. He walked out with a $50,000 winning scratch-off. I hesitated to buy the ticket. It was the funniest feeling going in with all I had. The 54-year-old from Salisbury said he plays scratch-offs every chance he gets. He came to Lottery Headquarters Monday afternoon, still shaking. I am still jittery, he said. I've worked for many years and have never seen a check like that!
Jul 31, 2009, 10:12 am - Lottery News

10 N.J. co-workers will split $216M lottery jackpot
Winners work in the Chubb IT Department Includes video report Robert Space got into work at the Chubb Insurance company at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, realized the lottery ticket he was holding matched the winning numbers, and fired off a one-line e-mail to his nine co-workers who had pitched in to buy it. We won the big one, it read. The replies came back instantly: Hahahaha wrote one. GREAT. Where do I pick up the cash? joked another. Then they saw the ticket for themselves. Space and
Mar 4, 2009, 9:01 pm - Lottery News

Young lottery winner discusses investment challenges
After winning million dollar lottery, Wall Street woes bring troubled times Includes video report By Louis Jay Louis Jay is a sophomore pre-business major at Towson University and the former online editor of The Towerlight. About a year ago you would have seen me on television promoting the Maryland Lottery, Let Yourself Play. You may have heard the story. I spilled a Tropicana Coolatta on myself. My grandmother, in her old Jewish wisdom, always said that if you spill something on
Oct 22, 2008, 9:21 pm - Lottery News

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