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Grocery store employee wins $9M lottery, immediately quits job
Includes video report Plenty of Californians spent their hard-earned money on Super Lotto tickets hoping to be Saturday night's lucky winner. Woodland Raley's assistant store team leader Toni Jones said she always joked with her employees if they won the jackpot. When it gets to 37, 38 million, people will pull together. And I've always joked, 'Oh great, if you guys win when you're on, call in tomorrow,' Jones said. Never did I think that I would have ever somebody do that! Well, o
Sep 6, 2019, 3:20 pm - Lottery News

Canadian man wins $60 million after playing the same numbers for 30 years
Includes video report He waited nearly 10 months to claim his lottery winnings because, he said, he felt so overwhelmed by the size of his luck. Bon Truong, of Edmonton, Canada, had been playing the same lottery numbers for decades by the time he netted $60 million last fall, CTV News reported. He woke up the day after the Oct. 26 Lotto Max draw and saw that his ticket had won the jackpot, the Western Canada Lottery Corporation said in a statement. Then Truong paused. He went to a local
Aug 29, 2019, 8:30 am - Lottery News

Florida Lottery admits error, winner collects two years later
Includes video report A Florida man finally has his lottery prize after a local media investigation exposed a state error. I can't believe I have the money, Joel Strickland of Winter Haven said. When Strickland won $1,000 in the lottery in 2017, state officials seized the money, saying he owed the state $5,300 to settle an old unemployment fraud claim. Strickland insisted there was an error and that he didn't owe anything, but the state's case was closed. Officials not only took his
Aug 26, 2019, 9:08 pm - Lottery News

Florida grandmother says state agency's mistake cost her lottery winnings
Includes video report Bobbi Segel said she can still remember the feeling she had scratching off the winning lottery ticket. According to my children, I sounded like a teenager in high school squealing at her prom date, Segel said. Segel said she was hoping to use $1,000 she won on an upcoming family trip she had already planned. I thought, 'Woo hoo! Vacation! Party! Key West, Segel said. That was all that was going through my mind at the time of winning that lottery. She also
Jul 9, 2019, 11:49 am - Lottery News

North Carolina retiree wins $344.6 million lottery jackpot using fortune cookie numbers
Includes video report North Carolina lottery officials Tuesday evening revealed that a Cumberland County man was the winner of the $344.6 million Powerball ticket that was purchased in Hope Mills. The winner, Charles W. Jackson Jr., was revealed at a news conference at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at the North Carolina Education Lottery Headquarters in Raleigh. Jackson, 66, has elected to take a lump sum payment of $223 million, which amounts to an after-tax payment of $158 million according to lo
Jun 6, 2019, 10:34 am - Lottery News

Oklahoma couple surprises clerk with portion of lottery winnings
Includes video report What would you do if you hit it big with the lottery? Many people often dream about paying off debt, going on vacation or helping others if they suddenly struck it rich. Now, an Oklahoma couple is putting their money where their mouths are. Officials with the Oklahoma Lottery say that a couple recently won a $50,000 Powerball drawing when they purchased a misprinted ticket that someone else didn't want. Earlier this week, the couple surprised the clerk that s
Mar 29, 2019, 8:45 am - Lottery News

Mississippi Lottery working to get operational this year
Includes video report Official says first lottery games ready to play in 2019 The Vice-Chair of the newly-created Mississippi Lottery Corporation said in an interview this week that the state's first lottery games will be ready to play by the third quarter of 2019. The Mississippi Lottery was created in 2018 after legislators witnessed millions of dollars flowing into neighboring states when multi-state lottery jackpots grew very large. The 2018 Special Session brought about the pass
Feb 27, 2019, 3:26 pm - Lottery News

Iowa lottery player wins $1 but is treated like millionaire
Includes video report Tyler Heep was not a big winner, but he still wanted the big check. The metro man says he cashed in some change from his car last week and used it to buy some scratch-off lottery tickets. When he scratched off a $1 winner he decided to cash it in just like the jackpot winners do, so he headed to Iowa Lottery headquarters. When he asked for a big check for his 'big' prize, he was surprised when the Lottery agreed to it. They decided to treat me like a million do
Jan 18, 2019, 10:30 am - Lottery News

Iowa single mom claims half of $687.8 million Powerball lottery jackpot
Winner established foundation to use money to help others Includes video report One of two winners of the $687.8 million Powerball jackpot was revealed Monday as a woman from Redfield, Iowa who happened to buy a ticket as she was picking up a slice of pizza and coffee at a local store. Lerynne West, 51, came forward as the winner during a news conference with the Iowa Lottery. West, a mother of three daughters and grandmother of six children, said she is going to take the lump s
Nov 6, 2018, 10:01 am - Lottery News

Kansas Lottery installs new gaming system
Includes video report By Todd Northrop The Kansas Lottery's new, advanced central gaming system is now live at more than 1,700 Kansas Lottery retailers across the state. This follows a successful conversion by the Lottery's new technology partner Scientific Games as part of an overall plan to responsibly increase returns to the State of Kansas. The Lottery's data transfer and official switch-over from the old systems technology took place July 29. Careful planning started more than
Aug 1, 2018, 10:24 am - Lottery News