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Man killed by train while looking at lottery ticket
A man is dead after being struck and killed by a train near Buffalo, New York, while examining a scratch-off lottery ticket. Police say 48-year-old Ronald Wittenberg of Lackawanna did not respond to the train's blaring horn as it approached him from behind as he walked between the rails. Wittenberg was returning from fishing with a friend shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday. Police were told he had his head down and was examining the lottery ticket. Wittenberg died from massive head and inter ...
May 18, 2008, 9:47 pm - Lottery News forum

One Hell of a lucky day
Couple from Hell didn't have to wait until it froze over If Hell were going to have a lottery winner, it seemed only fitting that it would come on the scariest day of the year. That's what happened to Hell's John and Sue Wilson, who won a Fantasy 5 prize of $115,001 on Wednesday, which also just happened to be Halloween. Sue Wilson, a teacher's aide, said although the couple knew their numbers had been drawn, they didn't realize the drawing had been held on Halloween until they claimed ...
Nov 5, 2007, 4:20 pm - Lottery News forum

Mega lottery winner to open school for witches (well, not quite)
Believes 'gods' want him to 'take the bull by the horns' Ellwood Bunky Bartlett Mega Millions lottery winner, Wiccafn high priest, recently retired accountant would like to clear up a few misconceptions about his plans for a witch school. Yes, he'd like to start a pagan seminary. But no, it's not going to be some sort of Hogwarts-on-the-Patapsco, with precocious adolescents running around in wizard hats and casting spells. Bartlett instead envisions the place as sort of a yeshiv ...
Nov 5, 2007, 3:16 pm - Lottery News forum

Cat picks winning lottery numbers
As the old Chinese saying goes, Kindness often meets with good recompense. And a Shenzhen resident surnamed Wang has been deeply convinced of that. Wang, who adopted a homeless cat two months ago, bought a lottery ticket that won him a total of 3,271 yuan ($435). He has his cat to thank. Last week Wang brought his cat with him to buy a lottery ticket. As Wang was about to buy the ticket, the frisky feline jumped out of his arms and onto the computer keyboard, accidentally choosing Wan ...
Oct 12, 2007, 5:26 pm - Lottery News forum

Woman plays numbers from TV show about lottery winners - and wins
New Mexico woman plays 'most frequent numbers' on TV show about lottery winners and wins $20,000 in Powerball TV viewers in other states play and win off same numbers The TLC Network's broadcast of How the Lottery Changed My Life might not have been DeShundra Jackson's first choice for Sunday night television viewing, but since her mother was already engrossed in the program, Jackson didn't think about changing the channel. The only thing she changed was her luck. After the show an ...
Sep 27, 2007, 9:46 pm - Lottery News forum

Texas lottery winner invests in unusual historical motel
A bit of American history quirky and curious, but history nonetheless huddles next to old U.S. 59, past the tractor dealers and the rice mills, just before a green sign that proclaims Wharton's population of 9,237. It's easy to miss. But it is there, just around the bend: a row of 10 freshly painted, sand-colored tepees. As in the Tee Pee Motel, a throwback to the 1940s and '50s, when taking a drive was still in style and roadside businesses used gimmicky architecture like a gas stat ...
Sep 24, 2007, 11:56 am - Lottery News forum

Man refuses $4 million lottery win
According to the Ananova news service, a German pensioner who won 2 million (US$4 million) playing the lottery refused the cash because he didn't know what to do with it. The 70-year-old man from Hameln, Lower Saxony, went to the HQ of the German lottery association in Hanover after finding out about his win and told them he did not want the money. He reportedly said: What would I do with so much money? My wife has already passed away, my parents are dead, I have no children and no other ...
Sep 19, 2007, 2:31 pm - Lottery News forum

Lucky couple wins second NY Lotto jackpot
A former Bronx, New York, couple has won the New York Lottery's 6-number Lotto game for the second time in 11 years, twice overcoming odds of more than 22 million to 1. It's a great feeling, said Eugene Angelo Sr., 81, after learning that he and his wife Adeline, 74, had the sole $5 million winner i the twice-weekly Lotto game. In December 1996, the family bought one of four winning jackpot tickets and received the lump-sum payout of $2.5 million after sharing a $10 million jackpot with ...
Aug 31, 2007, 6:58 pm - Lottery News forum

Man goes into hiding after falsely claiming to win lottery jackpot
A father is in hiding from his furious family after tricking them into thinking he had won $85.88 million in the Euro Millions lottery. Fergus Frater, 46, promised his son Jordan, 25, a $12.5 million share of the jackpot and told his sister Lorraine that she would get a $2.5 million cut of the winnings, the Daily Mail reported. He also fooled his local newspaper, The Argus, who splashed the story on its front page. Son quits job Jordan, a struggling roofer, quit his job. He and pre ...
Aug 20, 2007, 8:35 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery thief sets himself on fire
Firefighters said it can't get more ironic than this: an arsonist breaks into a convenience store, steals scratch-off lottery tickets, tries to cover his tracks by setting a fire, and in the process, sets himself on fire. It happened early Thursday morning in Rome, Georgia, just off of Rockmart Highway. Safarez Chunara surveyed his store on Friday the first time he and his family had seen the damage. The inside is completely torched. We trying to work and serve the community, Chunar ...
Jun 2, 2007, 7:16 pm - Lottery News forum