Winner of $1.5B lottery jackpot donates some winnings to Alabama tornado victims
Updated with additional details about the anonymous winner
The winner of the largest Mega Millions jackpot in US history $1.5 billion is sharing some of her newfound wealth to help others in need.
The lucky South Carolina woman, who has chosen to remain anonymous, is donating to the Alabama Red Cross to aid tornado relief and several South Carolina charities.
She decided to donate because she claimed the money when a tornado struck Alabama in early March, her lawyer Jason Kurland said.
Mar 18, 2019, 10:11 am - Lottery News forum
Man buys second winning $1M lottery ticket at same store in less than 2 years
A North Carolina man has won a second $1 million lottery prize at the same store in less than two years, lottery officials said Friday.
Terry Splawn won $1 million with a $150 Million Cash Explosion scratch-off ticket he bought Wednesday at Sam's Mini Stop on Old Charlotte Road in Concord, according to a North Carolina Education Lottery news release. The odds of winning $1 million in that game are 1 in 1.8 million, according to the lottery's website.
Splawn won his first $1 million prize i ...
Mar 13, 2019, 8:05 am - Lottery News forum
Michigan woman dreamed of $4M lottery win — then it happened
A Wayne County, Michigan, woman had a dream that she won $4 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket. Four months later, it really happened.
The 28-year-old woman, who chose to remain anonymous, told the Michigan Lottery that after having her dream, she started buying $30 instant tickets.
Recently, she purchased a Millionaire's Club ticket and revealed a win symbol.
When I scratched off the prize and saw '4MIL,' I couldn't stop shaking and crying, she told the Michigan Lottery. I call ...
Mar 11, 2019, 11:58 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia woman wins $150,000 lottery payout in one Pick 4 drawing
Some people have all the luck. In February, that person was Deborah Brown.
When Deborah Brown bought 20 Pick 4 tickets from the Virginia Lottery all with the same four digits for the same drawing she just had a feeling.
A couple of times during the day, I saw those numbers, she said.
A little while later, when she bought 10 more plays again for the same drawing with that same number combination (1-0-3-1) she said she was really feeling it.
Turns out, that feeling was right!
Mar 10, 2019, 10:16 am - Lottery News forum
$273M Mega Millions jackpot winner from NJ says he initially forgot the lottery ticket at the store
A New Jersey man who claimed a $273 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot this week left the winning ticket at the store.
While messing with his phone, Mike Weirsky misplaced $273 million last Thursday.
When he realized on Friday that he left behind the two Mega Millions tickets he bought at the Quick Chek on New Brunswick Avenue in Pohatcong Township, he returned to the store.
A Good Samaritan had found them and the store was holding them in a drawer awaiting Weirsky's return, he said ...
Mar 6, 2019, 5:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Winner of $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot has come forward
More than four months after making his or her fateful lottery ticket purchase, the winner of the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot has stepped forward but will remain anonymous, the South Carolina Education Lottery Commission announced.
The winner of the largest jackpot in U.S. history has opted for up-front cash a one-time payment of $877,784,124, the commission announced shortly before 5 p.m. Monday.
According to a statement from the commission, the winner confided in how unlikely the w ...
Mar 4, 2019, 6:02 pm - Lottery News forum
Fortune cookie's advice leads man to $100,000 jackpot
A Maryland man said a piece of advice from a fortune cookie turned out to be prescient when he won a $100,000 lottery jackpot.
Diego Caceres, 25, of Riverdale, told Maryland Lottery officials he was eating lunch at a Chinese buffet with his brother, Domingo, when a fortune cookie informed him that it was his lucky day.
The brothers went to a 7-Eleven store in Riverdale a short time later and Diego, remembering the fortune cookie's message, borrowed some money from his brother to buy a $10 ...
Feb 26, 2019, 8:40 am - Lottery News forum
Furloughed Staten Island park ranger wins $29.5 million in New Jersey Lottery
A New York City park ranger from New Jersey who was furloughed during the partial federal government shutdown has claimed a $29.5 million lottery jackpot.
Judith Smith had purchased the winning Pick 6 ticket for the December 17 drawing just days before the shutdown closed the Fort Wadsworth recreation area in Staten Island.
The Bayonne resident and her two children put the ticket in a safe place while seeking legal and financial advice before claiming the jackpot.
When I read it the ...
Feb 23, 2019, 9:02 am - Lottery News forum
Irish family celebrate after record €175 million lottery win
A family from a village outside Dublin, Ireland, has claimed a 175 million (US$198.7 million) EuroMillions jackpot after stashing the winning ticket in an Argos catalog under a mattress.
The family spent the day digesting and celebrating the news that it had won Ireland's biggest-ever jackpot.
This is unbelievable. It will take us some time to get our heads around this win and to organise ourselves, said a spokesperson for the family, which has not been named.
We are a very close fami ...
Feb 21, 2019, 8:24 am - Lottery News forum
Long Island co-workers claim $437 million Mega Millions jackpot
A group of Long Island area co-workers have claimed the $437 million Mega Millions jackpot for the January 1 drawing, the largest jackpot in New York Lottery history.
The 23-member group has claimed the prize through the New Life 2019, LLC, opting to take the lump sum payment totaling $262,213,914.
They will receive a net check of $176,155,308 after required state and federal withholding.
They have also chosen to remain anonymous.
Representatives of New Life 2019, LLC, said they play ...
Feb 20, 2019, 7:21 am - Lottery News forum