Two Wisconsin friends split $22 million Powerball jackpot after a deal made 28 years ago
Lottery winner never forgot that handshake from nearly three decades ago
By Kate Northrop
Handshakes still haven't gone out of style after one Wisconsin man honored a deal he made with his close friend 28 years ago.
When Thomas Cook won a $22 million Powerball jackpot from the June 10 drawing, he called up his buddy Joseph Feeney to let him know of the news and that he would be upholding his end of their bargain struck three decades earlier.
Back when the Powerball game started in 19 ...
Jul 24, 2020, 5:56 pm - Lottery News forum
Best friends of over 50 years share $2M lottery prize
Two Canadian women who have been friends for more than five decades won a $2 million lottery prize, the British Columbia Lottery announced.
Susan Hook and Martha McCallum decided to go in on a BC/49 lottery ticket together last week, and soon discovered they were $2 million richer after matching all six numbers in the August 17, 2019 draw.
I was on my coffee break and decided to check the ticket, said McCallum. I thought 'what do all the zeros mean? And I went back to work, believe it or ...
Aug 23, 2019, 8:49 pm - Lottery News forum
Federal authorities investigating illegal NJ 'lottery' pool, sources say
Multiple people, including one county employee, have been called to testify in a federal probe into an alleged illegal lottery contest that hundreds of Hudson County employees pay a $20 fee to enter, multiple sources told The Jersey Journal.
The feds are looking into whether the organizers of the game, based on numbers drawn in the state lottery's official Pick 6, are taking a cut of the total pool money.
A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Newark did not return a call for commen ...
Jul 25, 2019, 7:35 pm - Lottery News forum
Longtime friends split $20 lottery ticket, win $1 million prize
Two longtime friends decided that sharing a lottery ticket would improve their luck and they were right.
Robert Sopsich, 30, of Hartland, and Dillan Dybilas, 20, of Ubly, were having no luck playing Michigan Lottery instant games on their own so they decided to split a $20 Millionaire Maker ticket and agreed to split the winnings.
The lucky duo ended up splitting way more than they could have imagined as they won a $1 million prize.
We'd each been buying tickets but hadn't won much, so ...
Jul 3, 2019, 2:33 pm - Lottery News forum
Co-workers sue British Columbia man who won $1 million lottery prize
Four co-workers are suing a Surrey, British Columbia, man for what they claim is their fair share of a $1 million lottery prize.
Ding Jiu Du, Haret Dagane, Elwood Prado and Tounkham Homsombath say that on Dec. 12, 2018, they gave Hung Sengsouvanh some money left over from a contribution to an upcoming potluck Christmas party at the lighting factory where they all worked.
The co-workers say they each proposed to kick in $5 to buy a $25 ticket for the Lotto Max jackpot for Dec. 14 because it ...
Mar 20, 2019, 2:59 pm - Lottery News forum
Long Island co-workers claim $437 million Mega Millions jackpot
A group of Long Island area co-workers have claimed the $437 million Mega Millions jackpot for the January 1 drawing, the largest jackpot in New York Lottery history.
The 23-member group has claimed the prize through the New Life 2019, LLC, opting to take the lump sum payment totaling $262,213,914.
They will receive a net check of $176,155,308 after required state and federal withholding.
They have also chosen to remain anonymous.
Representatives of New Life 2019, LLC, said they play ...
Feb 20, 2019, 7:21 am - Lottery News forum
Traditional lottery ticket Christmas gift turns into $3M win
A family Christmas tradition of giving Connecticut Lottery tickets turned into a $3 million win.
Santa arrived with a $3 million gift recently from the Connecticut Lottery's Dec. 25 Mega Millions drawing. The ticket was sold at Avenue News in Bristol and claimed on Feb. 1.
The prizes were claimed in four separate blocks of $750,000 under four entities:
Christmas 2018 Revocable Trust out of Bristol Christmas 2018 2 Revocable Trust out of Plainville Christmas 2018 3 Revocable Trust out o ...
Feb 8, 2019, 12:01 pm - Lottery News forum
Nurses donate Mega Millions winnings to co-workers in need
Includes video report
The nationwide buzz over the recent $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot was a temporary high, but the excitement at Mercy Children's Hospital in St. Louis, MO, continued weeks after the drawing.
A lottery pool of 126 nurses working at the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) had hoped to win it all and while they didn't get the jackpot, they did have some luck.
We never thought in a million years we would win anything at all, and then we came one number away from ...
Nov 29, 2018, 8:00 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery flub pays off: Michigan co-workers win $1M
A Mega Millions mistake by an office employee is paying off for her and 20 of her Ottawa County coworkers.
The Michigan Lottery says the Bus Busters lottery club won $1 million during the historic Mega Millions drawing on Oct. 23.
All 21 winners work for SoundOff Commercial Vehicle Solutions in Hudsonville.
The lottery club's representative said they pooled their money for lottery tickets, with their boss matching the amount for a total of $212. However, the woman who volunteered to bu ...
Nov 8, 2018, 8:21 am - Lottery News forum
NJ man's broken hip turns into lottery riches
A New Jersey man literally got a lucky break when he joined a $1 million-winning lottery pool at a local hospital after breaking his hip while walking to buy a ticket.
Earl Livingston, 87, of Blackwood, New Jersey, was walking to the store Tuesday to pick up a lottery ticket when he fell and broke his hip. He was taken to Jefferson Stratford Hospital, where he shared his story with staff members.
He told them he was on his way to buy a lottery ticket and he was disappointed that he didn ...
Oct 30, 2018, 10:55 am - Lottery News forum