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N.C. man rescues winning lottery ticket in garbage
Almost threw away $200,000 Powerball lottery ticket After throwing his lottery ticket in the trash, James Dixon, a retired maintenance supervisor from Burlington, realized the lottery numbers he checked were for the previous day. Dixon said something told him to fetch the ticket and check the lottery numbers again. The trash was already down at the street ready to be picked up, Dixon said. I went out and pulled the bag, took it inside and dumped everything into a laundry basket. Di ...
Jun 3, 2011, 10:03 am - Lottery News forum

47 people pick winning Fantasy 5 numbers
Rare consecutive sequence drawn Monday The Florida Lottery set a new record with 47 top prize winners in the Fantasy 5 game. Lottery officials say each ticket matching all five numbers drawn Monday night is worth $4,581.74. The winning numbers were 14-15-16-17-18. This is the most number of Fantasy 5 winners since 2001 when the Fantasy 5 matrix was changed from 26 to 36 numbers, making it more difficult to win. In 2005, 40 tickets matched all five numbers, which is the previous record u ...
Mar 22, 2011, 11:34 am - Lottery News forum

2 men survive deadly casino bus crash, then board another
They couldn't resist. Two gamblers who miraculously survived a catastrophic brush with death aboard a Chinatown casino bus climbed back aboard the same company's bus only hours later for another trip to the gaming tables. Bernardo Garcia, a 50-year-old cook from Brooklyn whose buddy Miguel Aquino was one of 14 people killed in Saturday's horrific 5:30 a.m. World Wide Tours bus crackup on the Hutchinson River Parkway said he figured Lady Luck was on his side. I'm the kind of person that ...
Mar 14, 2011, 4:54 pm - Lottery News forum

Woman sues TV station over lottery numbers error
A Fort Lee, New Jersey, woman who says she thought fortune had smiled on her with a $250,000 winner in a 2009 Mega Millions drawing is suing WABC-TV for allegedly broadcasting the wrong winning numbers and leaving her devastated when she discovered she had won nothing. Rakel Daniele is seeking $75,000 in damages from WABC-TV, American Broadcasting Co., the Walt Disney Co. and an unidentified Jane Doe in a lawsuit that was transferred to federal District Court in Newark last week from state Su ...
Feb 27, 2011, 8:25 am - Lottery News forum

UPDATE: $128.6M Powerball lottery ticket sold in porn shop
Sticky situation? Winner can't stay anonymous by Todd Northrop When it was announced at Lottery Post Sunday that the winning Powerball ticket was sold at the Uptown Book Store, few people outside of Highland Park, Michigan, knew that location was actually a porn shop, specializing in adult books, pornographic movies and sex toys. Perhaps the winner is right now figuring out how to deal with the potentially sticky situation of claiming the winning ticket that he or she bought in the porn ...
Nov 9, 2010, 2:10 pm - Lottery News forum

Israel Lottery draws same numbers twice in month
The odds may have been in the trillions-to-one range, but lightning has indeed struck twice for some lucky lottery players in Israel. The national bi-weekly lottery draw Saturday led to the astronomically improbable result of the same six double-digit balls being pulled in less than a month. The Miphal HaPayis state game picked 36, 33, 32, 26, 14, 13 and the strong number 2 as the winning combination. But a quick look at the results caused panic and amazement: the same first six numbers ...
Oct 18, 2010, 10:15 am - Lottery News forum

Hoax: Man claimed he shredded winning ticket
The real winner says she has played the same number for years A Florida man's story to get his hands on $14.5 million in lottery winnings has been shredded. Chris Gooden, 31, had claimed that he put a winning lottery ticket in the shredder by mistake last month and that he literally only had shreds of evidence that he was the true winner of the Sept. 22 Florida Lottery drawing. The story seemed like a tragedy until the real winner, a 70-year-old retiree, came forward with the winning ti ...
Oct 5, 2010, 10:48 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery winner has lucky numbers tattooed on his arm
It's not something most of us would need reminding about, but delighted Wayne Hughes has immortalized his 1.1 million (US$1.7 million) lottery win by having it etched on to his arm. Shop worker Hughes, 34, marked the windfall with a tattoo that reads, Sat 7th Aug 2010 along with his lucky numbers, 13, 16, 22, 25, 31, 39. Hughes found out he was a winner after his mother checked his ticket and called him with the good news. He raced over to her house and checked and double checked his ti ...
Aug 14, 2010, 10:36 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery payout complicated by laser printer mishap
Sign ticket with pen: Good Use laser printer to 'type' endorsement: Bad While the identity of the man who won a $48.8 million lottery prize in Alvin remains unknown to the public, a report released Tuesday by the Texas Lottery Commission shows the steps the agency took to verify the ticket's authenticity after it was damaged in a mishap with a laser jet printer. The mystery man purchased his Texas Lottery ticket Oct. 18 from a self-service machine at the H-E-B Pantry grocery store in Al ...
May 14, 2010, 7:54 am - Lottery News forum

Man threw away $153,000 lottery ticket
A British postal worker said his marriage ended and he has become a laughing stock at work because he threw away a $153,000 scratch-off lottery ticket. Cemal Celikkanat, 38, a driver for the Royal Mail, said he thought the dollar amounts on the scratch-off card he purchased at Charnock News and Booze in Sheffield had to be in a row to win, but the card pays out for any three-of-a-kind dollar amounts, the Sheffield Telegraph reported Friday. When I found out I felt dizzy and dropped to my ...
Apr 23, 2010, 8:00 pm - Lottery News forum