Colossal Fail: Cowboys lottery game winners not getting tickets after all
By Todd Northrop
Two winners of a Cowboys-themed scratch game from the Texas Lottery were advised by letter that they won 2011 Season tickets, but then the lottery informed them it was a clerical error, and they would not get the tickets.
Instead of season tickets, Delvin Delamar of Irving and Kathy Clark of Amarillo, the two winners, will be allowed to have seats in the NFL team's war room during draft day selections, be invited to a draft-day party, plus get free lodging and transportati ...
Nov 17, 2010, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky woman wins 'miracle lottery prize' after home destroyed
By Todd Northrop
A Kentucky woman facing disaster has been literally lifted from the ashes by a miracle $80,000 lottery win.
Sandra Ramirez, 44, of Cadiz, Kentucky, was devastated last month when her home was destroyed by fire. She was at work on Sept. 20th when she received a call that her house was on fire. When she arrived home there was nothing left.
Then, on Thursday morning, Oct. 7, she received a miracle phone call from Kentucky Lottery officials: Ramirez had won $80,000 in the K ...
Oct 11, 2010, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum
California woman receives surprise $1 million lottery check
When Judith Tate showed up at Ron's Liquors in San Jose Thursday for a community party to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the California Lottery, she thought she might win $1,000.
Instead, the 64-year-old retired accounting supervisor was handed a check with three extra zeros. Yup. A cool $1 million.
Oh my God, Tate repeated in front of a gaggle of lottery executives, some of them tearing up just like her. She buried her face in her hands, and then turned to her 41-year-old son, Will Mo ...
Oct 8, 2010, 9:27 am - Lottery News forum
Arkansas Lottery announces 'points for prizes' rewards program
The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is adding even more value to instant lottery tickets with a new program called Points for Prizes.
In the new program, players earn points by going to the lottery's website and entering their non-winning instant tickets. These points can then be redeemed for exciting merchandise.
The Play It Again second-chance drawing program began with the Lottery on September 28, 2009. Since then, more than 100,000 players have registered for an online player services acc ...
Jan 19, 2010, 1:06 am - Lottery News forum
N.H. man turns lottery losses into 1,500 wins
He might be the New Hampshire Lottery's winningest loser.
William Rudd, a 64-year-old retiree from Salem, has collected more than 1,500 prizes including food, gift certificates and other goodies under the state lottery's Replay program, which gives losing lottery tickets a second chance to win.
Rudd, who retired five years ago from his job in a warehouse, says his friends and family now know him as the lottery guy, because he spends so much time collecting losing tickets and entering the i ...
Oct 24, 2009, 9:57 pm - Lottery News forum
Illinois Lottery gives players a second chance
Non-winning tickets can be replayed for a chance to win $1 million
To launch its Replay for Riches summer promotion, the Illinois Lottery invited people across the state of Illinois to share one moment in their lives that deserved a second chance.
A camera crew set to the streets and talked to nearly 100 people about their second chance moments. Some responses included:
I would have called the guy that gave me his number. I wouldn't have re-gifted. I received a little mug and the ...
Jun 4, 2008, 1:06 pm - Lottery News forum
Nebraska man wins Iowa Lottery's $500,000 second-chance jackpot
A railroad worker from Lincoln, Nebraska collected a $500,000 check Friday from the second chance drawing of the Iowa/Kansas Midwest Millions scratch ticket lottery game.
Fifty-year-old Ralph Kuwamoto says he bought the tickets at a store called Eddy's in Glenwood, Iowa and then mailed them in for the second-chance drawing. Kuwamoto says he didn't think anything about it until a friend called.
He says he was coming home from St. Joseph, Missouri when he got a call from a buddy in Arizona ...
Jan 19, 2008, 11:36 pm - Lottery News forum
Wisconsin couple to be investigated for excessive lottery wins
A state lawmaker has asked for an audit to determine how a Bonduel, Wisconsin couple won three dozen second-chance state lottery drawings since 2000.In 5½ years, Jeffrey B. and Lisa M. Hintz have won more than $40,000 in second-chance drawings, including $5,000 from five consecutive weekly drawings this March and April.Since 2000, they've won another $26,000 from scratch-off tickets, other lottery games and the lottery's since-canceled television game show. In all, they have collected mor ...
May 12, 2005, 10:10 am - Lottery News forum
Georgia Lottery's Million-Dollar Hoopla Set to Tip-Off
The Georgia Lottery Corporation's Million-Dollar Hoopla promotion is coming to the Gainesville District to give a lucky player the chance to win $1 million.The Million-Dollar Hoopla Regional Qualifying Event for the Gainesville District will be held on Friday, March 18 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Tanger Outlet Center at Banks Crossing, located at 111 Tanger Dr. in Commerce. This is our biggest statewide promotion ever, said Georgia Lottery President and CEO Margaret DeFrancisco. The response f ...
Mar 18, 2005, 7:03 am - Lottery News forum
All or nothing: Lottery player rejects $1.7M lost-ticket offer
A gutsy Cape Cod retiree coolly bet a bundle on Lady Luck yesterday, rejecting a sure $1.7 million share of a discarded Lottery ticket in a high-stakes bid to win it all.Raymond MacDonald turned down an offer to split the remainder of a $4 million scratch ticket he claims he bought but mistakenly gave to the convenience store clerk to enter in another drawing.Instead, Julie Prive cashed in.In a last-ditch effort to avoid a second civil trial, the former Tedeschi's store clerk made an offer that ...
Aug 25, 2004, 9:02 am - Lottery News forum