'Darth Vader' collects $95 million Jamaican Lotto jackpot
The force was with this lucky winner
By Kate Northrop
Some people might use masks, others might wear dark sunglasses. While these sound like easy and viable go-to options for concealing one's identity, there's one winner who knows how to step up their anonymity game.
In a bid to hide his identity while collecting a $95 million (US$651,226) lottery jackpot for the July 5 Lotto draw, a Jamaican man suited up as Star Wars' Darth Vader, one of Sci-Fi's most iconic villains.
Only known as ...
Jul 22, 2020, 11:09 am - Lottery News forum
Oregon man claims $8M lottery jackpot after accidentally putting winning ticket through the wash
Laundry day got very exciting for an Oregon man who accidentally washed his wallet, with a Megabucks ticket worth $8.4 million inside. Fortunately, it survived, even though two less-valuable tickets didn't.
I washed my wallet and then realized I had lottery tickets in there, said Scott Moe of Portland, who won the prize. A couple of the tickets were destroyed, but not the jackpot ticket.
Moe was piecing together his laundered lottery tickets right before bed, and after utilizing the lott ...
Jan 17, 2020, 8:23 pm - Lottery News forum
Customer tips bartender with Powerball lottery ticket — and it wins $50,000
A bartender in Missouri received the tip of a lifetime when a customer gave her a Powerball ticket that ended up winning $50,000.
Taylor Russey, 33, told reporters Wednesday that a regular patron gave out Powerball tickets as part of his tip on Oct. 18 for her good service that evening at Bleacher's Bar in O'Fallon.
He does this every now and then, and when he does, he still tips regularly, Russey said of the generous gentleman who has asked to remain anonymous. It's just something nice h ...
Oct 30, 2019, 4:00 pm - Lottery News forum
Oregon store employees dig through trash to help find winning $1,200 lottery ticket
A store manager at a local lottery shop in southeast Portland, Oregon, went above and beyond to help a customer who'd lost their winning ticket.
Last week, Mary Peabody's husband Larry came home with a big surprise.
He left for work and then he came home and handed me the ticket and said 'put this in a safe place, and it's for you,' Peabody said.
It was a $1,200 winning lottery ticket her husband bought at the Lucky Spot store at Southeast 148th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street.
Jun 25, 2019, 6:32 am - Lottery News forum
Washington Lotto ticket generated with two identical quick picks
Mitch Tracy beat the odds with a recent lottery ticket, but it didn't turn him into a millionaire.
Tracy purchased the $1 ticket at a lottery machine in Spokane, Wash., and opted to let the Quick Pick feature choose his numbers.
As he was walking away, he realized he'd been given the same numbers twice.
You're supposed to get two lines for a buck, and both lines were the same numbers, Tracy said.
Officials say the odds of that happening are about one in 14 million, which is double t ...
Apr 1, 2019, 8:44 am - Lottery News forum
UK Lotto players furious over 5-number payout
'Teachable moment' for people who play multiples or patterns
Imagine beating the odds of 1 in 144,415 only to find out that your prize payout was just 15 (US$21). That's what thousands of UK Lotto players experienced Wednesday night.
National Lottery winners were left in anger last night after those who matched five numbers ended up with less money than people that matched only three.
Players with five winning numbers in Wednesday's Lotto draw ended up with just 15. This compared to 25 ...
Mar 24, 2016, 9:17 am - Lottery News forum
$1,000-a-month lifetime lottery ticket auctioned for $40,000
An online auction for a lottery ticket that pays $1,000 a month for the rest of a 73-year-old Kalamazoo man's life went into overtime on Thursday, Jan. 7, ending with a winning bid of more than $40,000.
The auction was held on behalf of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to pay off the debts of Donald Magett, a former Kalamazoo police officer and owner of a security firm who bought a Michigan Lottery ticket that pays $1,000-a-month in February, 1984.
The winning bidder, whose offer of $40,026 will ...
Jan 8, 2016, 9:11 am - Lottery News forum
Slot machine saves German gambler as police arrive
Police said Thursday that two officers carrying out routine checks at an arcade in the western city of Bochum, Germany, late last week discovered that a man playing a slot machine faced an arrest warrant.
He had been ordered to pay a 710 (US$910) fine or go to prison for 71 days after resisting police during a previous incident.
Police say that as officers informed the man that he faced arrest, the slot machine started to flash and the beaming 37-year-old won a jackpot of 1,000 (about US$1 ...
Sep 29, 2014, 7:08 am - Lottery News forum
Lucky woman buying lottery ticket narrowly escapes truck crash
Includes video report
Surveillance cameras captured amazing video of a woman who barely escaped with her life when a truck crashed into a grocery store in the Park Manor, Illinois, neighborhood Friday afternoon.
It happened at the Farmers Food Basket at 71st and Martin Luther King Drive.
Witnesses say a Ford pickup truck hit two other vehicles in the intersection, then careened into the front of the store.
The woman, who was buying lottery tickets from a vending machine near the site ...
Apr 21, 2014, 11:19 am - Lottery News forum
Moldy Sandy-damaged NJ Lottery tickets leads to workers' comp claims
Two New Jersey Lottery employees allegedly sickened by moldy Superstorm Sandy-damaged scratch-off tickets are looking to be compensated for some unlucky circumstances.
The employees, who filed worker's compensation claims, were exposed to approximately 400,000 stinky lottery tickets for more than six months in a warehouse at the state lottery headquarters in Lawrence and were asked to audit the tickets by their superiors.
An account of the conditions from one warehouse employee was reporte ...
Jul 2, 2013, 10:48 am - Lottery News forum