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N.C. COVID nurse 'in shock' after $1 million second-chance lottery win
A North Carolina nurse who works in the COVID-19 unit at a long-term care facility just hit a $1 million jackpot. Terri Watkins didn't believe she'd actually won the North Carolina Education Lottery's Supreme Riches second-chance lottery drawing last week but she did. I thought that it was a scam. I was a little upset actually! she said in a press release. I thought that it was not real, couldn't be real, Watkins added. It's still something that I really don't believe, I'm still in so ...
Jan 14, 2021, 10:24 am - Lottery News forum

Woman's winning lottery ticket almost ended up in a Christmas card
An Australian woman who bought a handful of scratch-off lottery tickets to put in her Christmas cards said she ended up with one ticket left over and it won more than $7,000. The Edgeworth, New South Wales, woman told lottery officials she bought multiple scratch-off tickets from the Edgeworth Newsagency to put into Christmas cards for friends, but after sealing up the last card she discovered she had one lottery ticket left over. I thought I may as well keep it for myself, the woman reca ...
Jan 8, 2021, 10:01 am - Lottery News forum

Maine couple's $1 million lottery win is their biggest turn of fate to-date
Taking home a top prize was a great way to finish out an otherwise unlucky year By Kate Northrop This past year has understandably been a tough one for many people, and for a couple hailing from Turner, Maine, 2020 was particularly unkind to them. But in a twist of fate, they ended the year on a high note when they won a big lottery prize worth $1 million. Following a tradition of saving up winnings from previous lottery wins and cashing them in to buy more, Glenn Theriault and Stephani ...
Jan 6, 2021, 1:31 pm - Lottery News forum

N.C. man wins $250,000 in lottery after losing job of 20 years and father to COVID-19
Former preschool teacher who was in a dark place says he kept believing in himself By Kate Northrop It's been a seriously difficult time for a North Carolina man who just recently lost his job as a preschool teacher after 20 years and even more so after losing his father to the coronavirus a month later, but a lottery jackpot win to the tune of $250,000 was the Christmas miracle waiting to happen. Before he had hit the $250,000 jackpot, Joe Camp of Charlotte had been persevering through ...
Dec 28, 2020, 12:10 pm - Lottery News forum

Man sues New Hampshire Lottery over losing scratch-off ticket
Player claims that Lottery owes him either a gold bar or $750,000 By Kate Northrop A man from Massachusetts is suing the New Hampshire Lottery Commission following a claim that the Lottery owes him either a gold bar or about $750,000, the approximate equivalent of a standard gold bar's worth. Robert Martel of Ipswich, Massachusetts purchased a losing My Big Million! scratch-off ticket for $20 at a Market Basket supermarket in Seabrook, New Hampshire in August. However, he's claiming tha ...
Dec 9, 2020, 5:27 pm - Lottery News forum

Florida player scores $5 million lottery jackpot three years after winning $1 million
Committed lottery player beats the overwhelming odds twice By Kate Northrop Surmounting astronomical odds, one Florida man is taking home a $5 million lottery jackpot after having won a $1 million grand prize three years ago. More specifically, Munib Garvanovic, 56, beat the nearly 1 in 3 million odds of winning the $5 million grand prize for the 200X The Cash scratch-off instant game that cost $20 per ticket. It's even larger than the $1 million prize he won from a Gold Rush Double ...
Dec 2, 2020, 9:06 pm - Lottery News forum

Missouri woman "accidentally" wins $100,000 lottery jackpot
Simple blunder leads to a good ending By Kate Northrop A lucky mistake that led a woman to accidentally win a $100,000 lottery jackpot just proves that some things are meant to be. Page Nelson of Chesterfield made the right decision to go with the flow when she was handed the wrong ticket by the clerk, according to the Missouri Lottery. Nelson made a trip to the 7-Eleven on Olive Boulevard in Chesterfield to buy a scratch-off lottery ticket but did not receive a ticket for the game s ...
Nov 18, 2020, 9:21 pm - Lottery News forum

U.S. Marine Corps veteran wins the lottery on Veteran's Day
Combat engineer scoops up the final top prize in North Carolina instant game By Kate Northrop A veteran from Creswell, North Carolina was not even in the state when he found out he won a $1 million prize from a scratch-off lottery ticket. In fact, he completely forgot that he bought them in the first place, only to discover the winning ticket right before his return flight home to North Carolina from Colorado. Yaheem Jones, formerly a combat engineer in the U.S. Marine Corps, got the bi ...
Nov 13, 2020, 4:41 pm - Lottery News forum

North Carolina veteran plans on using $10 million lottery prize to honor his son
Windfall from lottery winnings allow parents to pay touching tribute By Kate Northrop A retired veteran from North Carolina will be using his $10 million lottery prize to honor his recently deceased son by giving back to the community. Marine Master Sergeant Alvin Mack II of Jacksonville retired from the military in May. His 19-year-old son, Alvin Mack III, who served in the Air Force Honor Guard at Arlington Cemetery, passed away that same month. With a winning lottery ticket worth $10 ...
Nov 5, 2020, 5:17 pm - Lottery News forum

Check again — Florida man's $1,000 winning ticket was actually worth $1 million
Winner kept the million-dollar ticket in his pocket all day, unaware of its true value By Kate Northrop As if the initial surprise of winning $1,000 from the lottery wasn't enough for one day, one Florida player experienced the shock of a lifetime when he re-checked the ticket in his pocket and discovered that it was actually worth $1 million. Lee Wingfield, 63, of Tallahassee checked his scratch-off lottery ticket to find that he had won a prize of $1,000. The only issue, if there was ...
Oct 29, 2020, 7:25 am - Lottery News forum

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