Woman, dad win lottery's three top prizes on same numbers
W.V. woman wins jackpot for record third time
A Weirton, West Virginia, woman and her father won a total of $75,000 by claiming the three top prizes in the Cash 25 lottery game on July 4 but neither of them knew the other one was playing.
Charity Guiddy claimed two $25,000 prizes, using a set of family birth dates.
About five years ago, using a different set of numbers, she won the top prize as well.
West Virginia Lottery spokeswoman Nancy Bulla says this is the first time the sam ...
Jul 13, 2006, 10:00 am - Lottery News forum
Granny's dream advice helps man win lottery
A Malaysian won 42,500 ringgit ($11,580) in a lottery by playing a four-digit number his dead grandmother had given him in a dream, a newspaper reported Saturday.
But luck soon ran out for mechanic Tan Tay Seck, who had bought two tickets with the 6064 combination he received from the apparition, the Star newspaper reported.
A thief stole the wallet with the second winning ticket and the lottery company refused to pay up without it.
Jul 4, 2006, 7:20 am - Lottery News forum
"666" is hot with Maryland Lottery players
Yesterday's date inspired a popular Pick 3 lottery combination: 666.
But not for long.
The Maryland State Lottery stopped selling midday and evening Pick 3 tickets with that combination late yesterday morning, according to Buddy W. Roogow, the lottery's director. The agency cuts off play when the state's liability on a payout reaches $7 million.
Other sold-out combinations? 066, 660, 6666, 6606, 6066 for the evening drawings. All were variations of June 6, 2006 - a date that represen ...
Jun 7, 2006, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery's "666" numbers sell out
The number sequence 6-6-6 is seldom associated with luck, but Kentucky lottery players appear optimistic.
Thousands of hopeful players quickly snatched up the 10,000 available Pick 3 tickets with the numbers 6-6-6 for today's midday drawing at 1:20 p.m., lottery spokesman Chip Polston said. The 10,000 available tickets for the 11 p.m. drawing were expected to be sold by early afternoon.
Pick 4 tickets with the numbers 6-6-0-6 as many as 800 can be sold for both the midday and evening dra ...
Jun 6, 2006, 6:02 pm - Lottery News forum
S.C. Lottery Stops Selling Number "666"
The South Carolina Educational Lottery has stopped selling tickets Tuesday with combiations with 666 in it. That means no more 6-6-6, 6-6-0-6, and 6-6-6-6.
Tuesday is of course June 6, 2006 or 06/06/06, if you're so inclined. And apparently, a lot of people are.
Lottery officials say they've reached their liability on selling the above numbers, meaning they wouldn't be able to pay out all the winners if those numbers should be drawn. The lottery says they have a $3.5 million cap on P ...
Jun 6, 2006, 5:59 pm - Lottery News forum
Iraq war veteran is a hero yet again
A U.S. soldier and his girlfriend found a winning lottery ticket on the ground at a convenience store Monday and turned it in to police, who were able to find its owner a $2,500 winner with no idea her lucky ticket was missing.
Sgt. Edward Boniberger and Marnie Hall found the ticket in a plastic case at a store, Suffolk County Police said. They tried to find the woman who had signed it, but when they could not, they took it to a police station.
Detectives then located Mary Ann Doerrbecke ...
May 31, 2006, 10:39 am - Lottery News forum
Incredible coincidence: Two Fort Drum reservists hit lottery jackpots
Two families from the same upstate New York community and with ties to the U.S. Army's Fort Drum are the state's newest instant millionaires.
The winners of the two $1 million scratch-off games are from Carthage in Jefferson County, lottery officials said Thursday.
This is unprecedented, said Jennifer Mauer, a lottery spokeswoman. These are the first two Carthage winners we've ever had. It's completely random, so anything can happen.
Wendy and Donald Childers bought the winning $ ...
May 25, 2006, 7:21 pm - Lottery News forum
Protesters storm UK National Lottery set
Protesters from paternal rights group Fathers 4 Justice stormed BBC TV studios last night to hold up the UK National Lottery draw.
The broadcast was interrupted for several minutes before the 17 million (US$32 million) Superdraw jackpot got underway.
Protesters unfurled a banner proclaiming: 'Family Law Lotto. Next time it could be you.'
Although the group officially disbanded in January after some members were accused of plotting to kidnap prime minister Tony Blair's youngest son, L ...
May 22, 2006, 6:50 am - Lottery News forum
"Lotologist" has amassed 250,000 used lotto tickets
You know the saying, one man's junk is another man's treasure. It's an axiom that Dennis Morse and nearly 900 other people around the U.S. apparently take to heart.
Morse is a collector. He collects a lot of things but is most passionate about one thing in particular: used scratch-off lottery tickets.
Like his fellow collectors, the 67-year-old retired U.S. Navy diver from South Mills calls himself a lotologist. It's a handle adopted by the many ticket collectors who might be considere ...
Apr 16, 2006, 8:48 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery cash aids efforts to save the red squirrel
There are few of them left to enjoy it, but Britain's red squirrels have been awarded a 626,000 (US$1.09 million) Lottery grant supporting a project designed to save the native creatures from destruction.
Two of the 16 red squirrel reserves set up as part of a 1.1 million (US$1.92 million) scheme to reverse the dominance of the imported American grey squirrel are in North Yorkshire.
Some of the Lottery money will be used by the Save Our Squirrels project at Widdale, west of Hawes, ...
Apr 11, 2006, 11:03 am - Lottery News forum