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Washington woman checks lottery ticket months after draw and discovers $135,000 win
A Washington woman bought a lottery ticket from a vending machine but didn't realize until months later that it was a $135,000 winner. The Lynnwood woman, identified as M.B., told Washington's Lottery officials she bought her Hit 5 ticket from a vending machine at her local Fred Meyer store while picking up groceries for dinner. M.B. said it wasn't until several months later that her husband reminded her to check the ticket, so she scanned it at a vending machine and received the instruc
Feb 28, 2024, 9:27 am - Lottery News

Three Calgary friends claim $50M lottery prize after 17 years playing together
'I'm happy that the three of us get to share this... I don't know what I would have done with $50 million alone' Three friends who have playing the lottery together for 17 years are now multi-millionaires, thanks to a Canada Lotto 6/49 jackpot win. After a weekend away, Carmen Austria woke up early on Dec. 11, made coffee and checked her lottery tickets a regular part of her morning routine, having played the lottery jointly with friends and former co-workers Gary Perkins and Catherine W
Feb 26, 2024, 8:20 am - Lottery News

UK couple battle over £1 million lottery prize
Lottery operator awards prize to girlfriend; boyfriend threatens legal action A United Kingdom couple are at war over a lottery payout worth 1 million (US$1.27 million) after allegedly buying the ticket together before splitting up weeks later. Michael Cartlidge, 39, says he and former girlfriend Charlotte Cox, 37, purchased the Lotto card together at a shop in Spalding, Lincolnshire. But after breaking up with him weeks later, Charlotte has now been deemed the sole winner by lottery ope
Feb 23, 2024, 6:43 am - Lottery News

New Michigan lottery player wins $500,000 on his first-ever ticket
Young player asks parents for help on how to play and wins six-figure prize By Kate Northrop A Michigan man who has never played the lottery before won $500,000 on his first try after having been inspired by his mother to play. Hitting 21 years of age is a big milestone for anyone, but for one new lottery player, claiming a $500,000 prize on his 21st birthday made it a day he'll remember forever. A Livingston County man, who chose to remain anonymous, won $500,000 on his first lo
Feb 15, 2024, 3:52 pm - Lottery News

Illinois man celebrates Valentine's Day with $1 million lottery win three days after breakup
A date with Lady Luck three days after heartbreak By Kate Northrop On what he assumed would be a lonely Valentine's Day after having just gone through a breakup, an Illinois man is instead celebrating the holiday with a $1 million lottery win. Heartbreak was in the cards for one Illinois man, who was posed to spend Valentine's Day without a date after splitting from his girlfriend. However, he's hit the jackpot with Lady Luck this year, raking in a $1 million lottery prize three da
Feb 14, 2024, 11:53 am - Lottery News

N.C. doctor to use $757,000 lottery win to support his campaign for U.S. Congress seat
A North Carolina man who won $757,000 in the lottery last week said he plans to spend part of it in his already-declared campaign for a seat in the U.S. Congress. Dr. Josh McConkey, a physician and colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, bought using a ticket using Online Play, matching all five balls in the Cash 5 drawing for a $1.5 million jackpot, according to a Monday news release from the North Carolina Education Lottery. McConkey, of Apex, split the jackpot with another lucky ticket
Feb 13, 2024, 8:02 am - Lottery News

Trucker drove to Texas only to find out that he won $1M in Virginia Lottery's Millionaire Raffle
Time to plan a return trip! By Kate Northrop A Virginia trucker drove all the way to Texas only to find out there that he was holding onto a winning ticket worth $1 million for the Virginia Lottery's New Year's Millionaire Raffle. Berhane Meharena didn't check his Virginia Lottery raffle ticket until he was in Texas, and it was there that he discovered that he would have to drive all the way back to Virginia to claim it not a bad tradeoff. He was in his truck when he decided to c
Feb 6, 2024, 10:46 am - Lottery News

Arkansas woman will use $1 million lottery prize to buy headstone for her son
Grandmother says her grandchildren will love her a lot more now By Kate Northrop An Arkansas woman will be able to cross off several top priority action items on her to-do list with the $1 million prize she won in the lottery, including purchasing a headstone for her son. One grandmother was skeptical that she'd win the lottery even as she handed over the money to buy her ticket, but she's singing a different tune now that she has a check for $1 million from the Arkansas Lottery in h
Feb 5, 2024, 6:47 pm - Lottery News

30 Kentucky middle school employees win $1M Powerball prize, hid lottery ticket in math textbook
By Kate Northrop A group of 30 middle school employees carpooled to the Kentucky Lottery after the final school bell rang on Tuesday to collect their $1 million Powerball prize. 30 educators from a Boone County middle school regrouped after work to collect the $1 million Powerball prize they won in the Jan. 27 drawing and showed up at Lottery headquarters in high spirits. The group calls themselves the Jones 30, named after the Rector A. Jones Middle School in Florence that brought t
Feb 3, 2024, 9:27 am - Lottery News

Two Massachusetts lottery winners claim $1 million prizes in same game 25 minutes apart
Might as well take the photo together! By Kate Northrop Two Massachusetts lottery players bumped into each other while they each claimed a $1 million prize from the same game within 25 minutes of each other. Less than half an hour apart on Fri., Jan. 26, two lottery winners stopped by Massachusetts Lottery headquarters in Dorchester to independently claim a $1 million prize from the same scratch-off game. It was an unplanned occurrence, but it was momentous enough for the two pla
Feb 2, 2024, 7:17 am - Lottery News

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