Florida Lottery winner of $1M among suspects rounded up in major drug bust
Just days before Mother's Day in 2018, a pregnant woman in Volusia County went to Tallahassee to smile for the Florida Lottery cameras.
That woman, Karlee Harbst, had won $1 million in the $5,000,000 Gold Rush Doubler game.
She was on what gamblers call a roll she had won $100 in the same scratch-off game just a week before.
The wins capped a troubled past for the Florida woman who had already racked up a number of drug possession arrests, petit theft, contempt of court and driving with ...
Today, 10:54 am - Lottery News forum
Massachusetts husband, wife are both $1 million lottery winners
A husband and wife from Southeastern Massachusetts have now each cashed winning $1 million Massachusetts State Lottery instant tickets.
The husband, in fact, has won twice.
Janet Pflaumer-Phillips of Lakeville claimed her $1 million prize on Monday. She won on a $30 Diamond Millions instant ticket, according to the Massachusetts State Lottery. She bought the ticket at A A Petro, 381 West Grove St. in Middleborough, which will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling it.
Her husband, Kevin, w ...
May 16, 2019, 7:40 am - Lottery News forum
NJ man wins his second major lottery jackpot
A New Jersey man collected a $3 million lottery jackpot just two years after he won more than $730,000 from another game.
Eugene Martellio of Vineland has been playing New Jersey Lottery draw games and scratch-off tickets for many years. When the $3,000,000 CA$H OUT Scratch-Off game was launched, he purchased a few of the tickets for that game, but he didn't have much luck. This game appealed to him, though, and he decided to give it another try.
When he purchased the ticket, he felt like ...
May 1, 2019, 10:11 am - Lottery News forum
Tennessee man hits $2 million lottery, says 'I'm still a redneck'
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Timothy Seratt has lived paycheck to paycheck his whole life. Born and raised in Dyersburg, the 32-year-old father of two has never flown on a plane or been north of Kentucky.
But now, after winning the lottery, he's a millionaire.
Seratt won $2 million dollars playing a Mega Millionaire Jumbo Bucks scratch-off this week, taking home $1.3 million after taxes.
It's still crazy, he said. Well, I mean I've never owned a house. So, I mean that's the first thing.
Apr 26, 2019, 12:51 pm - Lottery News forum
UK Lottery refuses to pay out £4 million win on suspicions ticket was bought with stolen bank card
UK Lottery officials have refused to pay out a 4 million (US$5.2 million) jackpot to two players who they suspect had purchased the winning ticket with a stolen debit card.
Lottery operator Camelot grew suspicious of Mark Goodram, 36, and Jon-Ross Watson, 31, when it emerged neither of them had a bank account to receive the winnings.
The pair reportedly could not explain where the debit card had come from, claiming it was a mystery friend named John but could not give his surname, address ...
Apr 26, 2019, 10:43 am - Lottery News forum
$10M North Carolina lottery winner plans to spoil 12 grandkids
A North Carolina grandfather is planning to retire, purchase his dream house, and spoil his 12 grandkids after winning a $10 million lottery prize.
N.C. Education Lottery officials and media gathered at lottery headquarters in Raleigh on Thursday to celebrate the winner, Theodore Duncan. After being greeted by cheers and confetti, Duncan and his fianc e were handed a $10 million check.
I'm 52, and now that I've won this, I can finally stop working, said Duncan. I'm going to retire and get ...
Apr 9, 2019, 7:49 am - Lottery News forum
Man with stage 4 cancer wins lottery, plans to take wife on dream trip
A winning scratch-off lottery ticket has provided a ray of light for a North Carolina man who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.
Richard Beare of Charlotte is planning on taking his wife on a dream vacation and enjoying himself after claiming a $250,000 prize from a winning Carolina Black scratch-off ticket.
I recently got diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer, Beare said in a news releasefrom the North Carolina Education Lottery. I want to travel while I can still enjoy myself. My ...
Apr 3, 2019, 8:28 am - Lottery News forum
Man buys second winning $1M lottery ticket at same store in less than 2 years
A North Carolina man has won a second $1 million lottery prize at the same store in less than two years, lottery officials said Friday.
Terry Splawn won $1 million with a $150 Million Cash Explosion scratch-off ticket he bought Wednesday at Sam's Mini Stop on Old Charlotte Road in Concord, according to a North Carolina Education Lottery news release. The odds of winning $1 million in that game are 1 in 1.8 million, according to the lottery's website.
Splawn won his first $1 million prize i ...
Mar 13, 2019, 8:05 am - Lottery News forum
Michigan woman dreamed of $4M lottery win — then it happened
A Wayne County, Michigan, woman had a dream that she won $4 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket. Four months later, it really happened.
The 28-year-old woman, who chose to remain anonymous, told the Michigan Lottery that after having her dream, she started buying $30 instant tickets.
Recently, she purchased a Millionaire's Club ticket and revealed a win symbol.
When I scratched off the prize and saw '4MIL,' I couldn't stop shaking and crying, she told the Michigan Lottery. I call ...
Mar 11, 2019, 11:58 am - Lottery News forum
Fortune cookie's advice leads man to $100,000 jackpot
A Maryland man said a piece of advice from a fortune cookie turned out to be prescient when he won a $100,000 lottery jackpot.
Diego Caceres, 25, of Riverdale, told Maryland Lottery officials he was eating lunch at a Chinese buffet with his brother, Domingo, when a fortune cookie informed him that it was his lucky day.
The brothers went to a 7-Eleven store in Riverdale a short time later and Diego, remembering the fortune cookie's message, borrowed some money from his brother to buy a $10 ...
Feb 26, 2019, 8:40 am - Lottery News forum