Winner of airline lottery eats winning ticket
Yes, that's right, he ate the winning ticket
A passenger flying on a Ryanair flight Thursday from Krakow, Poland, to the U.K.'s East Midlands airport ate a winning lottery ticket worth 10,000 euros ($15,000) when he was told he could not claim the prize mid-flight.
The cabin crew advised the winner that he would have to redeem the winning ticket directly with the company that runs the lottery, as it was such a large sum.
The passenger proceeded to become so irate that he ate the winning ...
Mar 1, 2010, 2:04 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery hoax causes riot at Ohio coat store
Updated with new video report
Oct. 15, 2009, 1:27 p.m.
A woman being driven around in a rented limousine pulled up at a coat store and announced she'd won the lottery and would pay for everyone's purchases, police said, but she ended up causing a riot when customers realized it was a hoax.
Angry customers threw merchandise around and looted, leaving the store looking as though a hurricane had passed through it, police said.
Linda Brown was arrested Tuesday after an hours-long shoppin ...
Oct 15, 2009, 10:12 am - Lottery News forum
Bulgarian lottery repeat probed
The Bulgarian authorities have ordered an investigation after the same six numbers were drawn in two consecutive rounds of the national lottery.
The numbers 4, 15, 23, 24, 35 and 42 were chosen by a machine live on television on 6 and 10 September.
An official of the Bulgarian lottery said manipulation was impossible.
A mathematician said the chance of the same six numbers coming up twice in a row was one in four million. But he said coincidences do happen.
Minister of Physical Educa ...
Sep 16, 2009, 2:34 pm - Lottery News forum
States sell out 9s in Wed. lottery draws
Lottery players around the United States hoping to win big by betting on all nines may have come up empty when they got to the lottery terminal.
Several states reported that Pick 4 combinations 9-9-9-9 and 9-9-0-9, as well as Pick 3 combination 9-9-9, sold out due to heavy buying.
The reason? Today's unique date numbers of 9/9/09 (September 9, 2009).
Lottery officials say people who play daily lotto games such as Pick 3 and Pick 4 tend to make their number choices based on special numbe ...
Sep 9, 2009, 11:00 pm - Lottery News forum
Florida Lottery winner opens nude dude ranch
You've heard of nude beaches, but how about a nude dude ranch?
A multi-million-dollar lottery winner in Florida is riling some by opening up his own. Tim Clements hit a $3.3 million jackpot in 2004, and wanted to return to the farm life he grew up in.
Clements, 50, became fed up with strangers asking him for money in Ormond Beach, Florida, so he bought a secluded ranch on the other side of the state.
He and David Jennings, co-owner of the ranch, say the farm is secluded enough to be in ...
Apr 19, 2009, 8:13 am - Lottery News forum
Man bowled-over by second lottery win
A Kansas man whose girlfriend was physically stuck to the toilet in their home won $20,000 in the state Lottery, for the second time this year.
Kory McFarren cashed in his winning $2 Bonus Crossword ticket in Great Bend Monday.
On July 29, the 37-year-old received six months of probation after pleading no contest to misdemeanor mistreatment of a dependent adult.
McFarren called deputies in February to report that his girlfriend, Pam Babcock, had refused to come out of the bathroom for t ...
Oct 8, 2008, 4:43 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery winners plea for a wife for their son
After winning a 2.3 million (US$4.3 million) UK Lotto jackpot, Bob and Pat Green are hoping money CAN buy love for son Stewart.
The couple made a plea to find a wife for the 33-year-old, who still lives at home.
Bob, 64, joked, We've lived in the same house 20 years and Stewart still lives with us.
He is not engaged or married, so if there is anybody who can help him out, he's looking for a rich lady with sporting interests.
Motorbike-mad Bob, who owns and runs a garage with Pat, 6 ...
Aug 13, 2008, 1:13 pm - Lottery News forum
Engineer plays fortune cookie lottery numbers and wins the jackpot
Played numbers for 4 years before they hit big
To most of us, fortune cookies are just a charming detail at the end of a meal and their vague prophecies and snippets of folk wisdom are not to be taken seriously.
But to Danny Williams, the numbers printed on a slip inside one cookie seemed to promise a real fortune and his hunch came true as they won him a Lottery jackpot.
The 23-year-old engineer beat million-to-one odds to win a share of the top prize in the National Lottery.
Jul 21, 2008, 8:48 am - Lottery News forum
Britain's first nudist Lottery winners enjoying their win
After winning a small fortune playing the Lottery, most winners would find it hard to resist spending a few thousand upgrading their wardrobe.
Not Brian Tucker and Margaret Dallard. They are, after all, nudists, and generally doesn't have much use for clothes.
Instead, they held a little soir e for a select group of friends at the Invicta Sun Club to celebrate their Lottery win.
It was a rather chilly evening, so Brian and Margaret took the rare step of keeping on their clothes. Many ot ...
Jul 21, 2008, 7:43 am - Lottery News forum
Girl struck by lightning, wins lottery
Ever wonder what the odds are of getting struck by lightning and winning the lottery?
No one quite understands the term striking it lucky better than 16-year-old BreAnna Helsel.
The Michigan teen survived being struck by lightning and went on to win $20 in the lottery the next day.
Helsel was at her home in Blanchard, about 50 miles northeast of Grand Rapids, watching thunderstorms roll by on June 6 when she noticed rain entering an open kitchen window.
She went to close the windo ...
Jun 14, 2008, 2:45 pm - Lottery News forum