$24 million NY Lottery jackpot claimed 2 days before it expired
The mysterious purchaser of a $24.1 million Lotto jackpot came forward to claim the winning ticket just two days before it was set to expire.
The person, who has not yet been identified, saw news coverage about how the multi-million dollar windfall was set to lapse May 25, prompting him or her to search for the ticket at home, the New York Lottery said Wednesday.
The winning ticket with the numbers 5, 12, 13, 22, 25, and 35 was found among old tickets nearly a year after it was purchased f ...
May 24, 2017, 4:42 pm - Lottery News forum
$24 million winning NY lottery ticket about to expire
By Todd Northrop
There could be a millionaire walking around Manhattan who doesn't even know it, but they're going to lose it all very soon if they don't figure it out within the next week.
A $24 million lottery ticket from the May 25, 2016, drawing remains unclaimed and will be worthless after next Thursday unless it is turned in.
The winning ticket was purchased at Renu Corp Grocery Tobacco located at 158 Church Street in Tribeca.
A lucky New Yorker has a $24 million Lotto payday ...
May 17, 2017, 7:18 pm - Lottery News forum
N.Y. bartender bought $7M lottery ticket on a whim
He'll drink to that!
A Bronx bartender won $7 million from a scratch-off ticket he bought while killing time at a laundromat and now plans to spend big bucks on fishing gear, he said Tuesday.
This is otherworldly. I never saw it coming, said Michael Moriarty adding the astonishing news brought him to his knees.
A lot of people say this is karma, but I'm nothing special. I just do the best I can, he added.
The 56-year-old cocktail shaker who has worked at Tavern on the Green and Uni ...
May 17, 2017, 9:12 am - Lottery News forum
Army soldier wins $5 million lottery jackpot
An Army soldier based in Fort Drum has won a $5 million New York Lottery jackpot.
The state lottery announced Tuesday that 36 year old Jesse Vonderhorst bought the winning scratch-off ticket at the Sunoco on Factory Street in Watertown.
Lottery officials said there will be no formal check presentation because Vonderhorst is deploying from Fort Drum on Wednesday. They didn't know where he was going.
Fort Drum denied that Vonderhorst was being deployed. Officials said he was taking part i ...
May 10, 2017, 8:04 am - Lottery News forum
Long Island friends win $8.3M lottery jackpot
Two friends from Lido Beach, New York, won $8.3 million in the Lotto drawing on March 18, the New York State Gaming Commission announced Wednesday.
Longtime friends Randi Bernstein, 63, and Elizabeth Kelly, 56, both of Lido Beach in Nassau County, New York, collected $8.3 million in winnings. The friends who plan to share the profits matched all six numbers of the Lotto drawing on March 18.
Bernstein, an Avon rep and mother of two, said she's going to use the money to pay for some of the p ...
Apr 27, 2017, 9:53 am - Lottery News forum
NY couple collects state's largest-ever scratch-off lottery prize
James and Sylvia Silverence are the winners of the New York Lottery's largest-ever scratch-off prize.
The lottery's Yolanda Vega presented a ceremonial check to the Poughkeepsie couple at a Stewart's Shop on Thursday.
I fell on the floor, I was laughing, James Silverence said of the moment he and his wife realized they had won. I couldn't get off the floor. I was in shock.
Their sons came running downstairs, thinking their dad was injured.
The parents of four boys said they do not ...
Mar 10, 2017, 9:44 pm - Lottery News forum
Man wins lottery on his birthday thanks to mom's advice
Here are 5 million reasons to listen to your mother.
A Delta Air Lines ramp agent took his mom's advice and bought a scratch-off lottery ticket on his 28th birthday and it turned out to be a $5 million winner.
Clarke, who lives in Queens, said his mother, Andrea, gave him $50 on Dec. 19. The next day, while visiting his girlfriend in Brooklyn for a birthday celebration, Clarke stopped at the Friendly Deli Grocery in Brownsville.
He bought two $10 Set for Life scratch-offs but never imag ...
Jan 26, 2017, 4:37 pm - Lottery News forum
Mom, son admit they plotted to kill man over his winning lottery ticket
A New York man and his 49-year-old mother have pleaded guilty in the slaying of a man who was killed over a winning scratch-off lottery ticket.
The Monroe County District Attorney's Office says 29-year-old James McCracken, of Rochester, pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder in the slaying of 66-year-old Robert Pinckney. McCracken's mother, Jacqueline Staples, pleaded guilty to a robbery charge.
Prosecutors say Staples was with Pinckney at his residence in September 2015 when she be ...
Jan 10, 2017, 9:59 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner recalls moment he became a millionaire
A pizza twirler from Greece by way of Long Island, New York, got the birthday wish of his dreams a $1 million winning lottery ticket.
Dimitrios Hatzisotiriou treated himself to some scratch-off tickets on his 73rd birthday while he was waiting, ironically, for the bank to open.
I was on my way to the bank to pay some bills, but it was closed, Hatzisotiriou said. I went to my friend's liquor store a few storefronts down and played some tickets while I waited for the bank to open.
Jan 2, 2017, 9:52 am - Lottery News forum
Woman denied $43 million jackpot, offered steak dinner instead
It was a selfie she thought was worth nearly $43 million.
Katrina Bookman hit the jackpot on a slot machine in late August at Resorts World Casino in Jamaica, Queens. She even took an excited self-portrait with the machine displaying her winnings: $42,949,672. It would have been the largest slot machine jackpot in US history.
I can't even describe the feeling. It's like my whole body just got numb, Bookman said.
But when she came back the next day to find out the exact size of her jack ...
Nov 3, 2016, 12:53 pm - Lottery News forum