New York lottery winner quits job to go riding with Bible-thumping bikers
He's heaven on wheels.
A Brooklyn, New York, superintendent won a $7 million lottery jackpot and promptly quit his job to take a cross-country motorcycle trip spreading the word of God, he said Friday.
Rafael Gomez, 65, and a group of Bible lovin' biker pals plan to head to Florida and Vegas on the bikes now that he never has to work again, he said.
The boss said, 'You're not gonna leave me right, Raf?' And I said, 'Boss, consider this my resignation,' said Gomez, who lives in Bushwick ...
Jun 15, 2019, 8:52 am - Lottery News forum
Judge bars woman's ex-girlfriend from claiming big-win NC lottery ticket as her own
A judge has barred the ex-girlfriend of a Charlotte area woman from cashing in on the woman's big lottery ticket win.
Jasmine Watkins said in a lawsuit that she won $25,000 a year for life with a Lucky for Life ticket she bought in May. But on the day she intended to collect her winnings at the NC Education Lottery office in Raleigh, her ex-girlfriend drove without her and with the winning ticket and claimed she won the prize, the lawsuit said.
On Thursday, Judge Karen Eady-Williams issued ...
Jun 14, 2019, 7:29 am - Lottery News forum
Cash4Life multi-state lottery game goes daily in July
Starting July 1, you'll be able to play the multi-state Cash4Life lottery game on a daily basis.
The New York Gaming Commission Monday gave its final approval to the change from twice-weekly to daily drawings. The change was needed to conform with the eight other states that offer the game and have approved daily drawings.
In its current format, Cash4Life has drawings on Mondays and Thursdays.
New York started Cash4Life with New Jersey in 2014. Since then, seven other states have joined ...
Jun 12, 2019, 9:53 am - Lottery News forum
One lottery ticket sold in California wins $530 million Mega Millions jackpot
Somebody in California just added half a billion dollars to their bank account.
A single ticket, sold in San Diego, claimed Friday night's $530 million Mega Millions jackpot. That comes with a cash option payout of $345.2 million, according to contest officials.
The winning numbers were 17, 19, 27, 40, and 68, with Mega Ball number 2. The Megaplier was 3.
The winning ticket was sold at Sorrento Deli Mart, located a short walk from the famous Torrey Pines Golf Course.
Even if you didn ...
Jun 8, 2019, 8:19 am - Lottery News forum
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 forum
$530 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot increases on rollover
By Todd Northrop
Lottery players across the United States will be lining up at lottery retailers for their chance to win Friday's massive $530 million Mega Millions jackpot, after nobody won Tuesday's $475 million grand prize.
The cash value stands at a staggering $343.9 million.
Friday's $530 million Mega Millions jackpot is the 7th-largest in the game's history, and the 15th-largest United States lottery jackpot of all time (see full list below). It's also the biggest since a $1.537 b ...
Jun 5, 2019, 6:58 am - Lottery News forum
$475 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot swells
16th-largest jackpot in US lottery history
By Todd Northrop
After 23 drawings without a jackpot winner, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game now boasts a swelling jackpot of nearly a half-billion dollars that could instantly put someone among the wealthiest people on the planet.
When nobody won Friday night's grand prize, the Mega Millions jackpot grew to an estimated $475 million the biggest since a $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot from the October 23, 2018 drawing crowned a ...
Jun 1, 2019, 11:07 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner can seek bigger prize at trial, judge rules
Lucky Larry may have a shot to win millions more this time from a jury.
A judge has ordered a trial in a lawsuit filed by Iowa lottery winner Larry Dawson, who contends a $9 million jackpot that he won in 2011 should have been nearly three times as big.
Dawson filed his lawsuit in 2016 after an investigation revealed that lottery contractor Eddie Tipton rigged the previous $16.5 million jackpot, bought the winning ticket himself and unsuccessfully worked with associates to claim it.
May 17, 2019, 12:01 pm - Lottery News forum
Wisconsin Powerball winner surprises random mom with $200 gift card on Mother's Day
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A Franklin Park, Wisconsin, mother shopping Sunday at Target walked out with more than just the diapers on her list.
A young man she had never met before handed her a $200 gift card and told her he just wanted to bless a mom on Mother's Day with something unexpected.
With everything kind of going on in the world, and you just hear so much negative news, I really just wanted people to feel inspired and feel like you know, hey maybe I can do something too to spread ...
May 14, 2019, 11:57 am - Lottery News forum
Wisconsin man, 24, claims $768.4M Powerball lottery jackpot
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The winner of a Powerball lottery ticket worth $768.4 million has been revealed. He is 24-year-old Manuel Franco of West Allis.
Franco spoke at length with reporters on Tuesday afternoon, April 23 describing in detail the day he had purchased the tickets that led to this big win. Franco said he left work around 2 p.m. on March 27 and went to the Speedway in New Berlin a few minutes later. He bought $10 worth of individual Powerball tickets.
I pretty much felt luck ...
Apr 23, 2019, 3:04 pm - Lottery News forum