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Lottery player wins $100,000 with 20 identical tickets
N.C. man bets big on Pick 4 and reaps the rewards By Kate Northrop A North Carolina man played the Virginia Lottery and took a big leap by buying 20 identical lottery tickets. The result? He took home 20 top prizes totaling $100,000. James Swimpson of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, stopped at Love's Travel Stop in Skippers, Virginia, about a two-hour drive from home, and decided to play the Lottery's Pick 4 game. Whether it was pure instinct or a voice in his head, he must have had a g ...
Nov 23, 2020, 9:56 pm - Lottery News forum

Wisconsin man claims $120 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot
The state's first Mega Millions jackpot winner By Kate Northrop Ten years after selling the first Mega Millions lottery ticket in the state, Wisconsin finally had its first jackpot winner come forward to claim a $120 million Mega Millions prize from the Sept. 15 drawing. Mega Millions went on sale in the state on Jan. 31, 2010. The lucky winner turned out to be Adrian Tongson of Racine, a regular Wisconsin Lottery player who claimed the jackpot last Tuesday, Nov. 10. He offered some ...
Nov 19, 2020, 8:46 pm - Lottery News forum

Missouri woman "accidentally" wins $100,000 lottery jackpot
Simple blunder leads to a good ending By Kate Northrop A lucky mistake that led a woman to accidentally win a $100,000 lottery jackpot just proves that some things are meant to be. Page Nelson of Chesterfield made the right decision to go with the flow when she was handed the wrong ticket by the clerk, according to the Missouri Lottery. Nelson made a trip to the 7-Eleven on Olive Boulevard in Chesterfield to buy a scratch-off lottery ticket but did not receive a ticket for the game s ...
Nov 18, 2020, 9:21 pm - Lottery News forum

Canadian siblings split $1 million Lotto 6/49 prize
I thought somebody was playing a joke! By Kate Northrop A brother and sister from Alberta, Canada, were both skeptical when they scanned their lottery ticket and found that it was the winner of a $1 million (US$766,270) Lotto 6/49 prize for the Guaranteed Prize Draw on Nov. 4. Guaranteed Prize Draw is a $1 million bonus raffle drawing that all Lotto 6/49 tickets are automatically entered into each drawing. David and Betty Holst could not believe their luck, so much so that they eac ...
Nov 18, 2020, 3:12 pm - Lottery News forum

UK lottery winner helps out bride whose wedding was cancelled four times due to COVID-19
By Kate Northrop A bride and groom who had their wedding canceled four separate times due to the coronavirus pandemic were at their wit's end after constantly pushing back and rescheduling the event. Hearing about their growing frustration, one lottery winner who scooped up 13 million (US$17,150,965) in 2015 was eager to help contribute to their special day. Erika Witheridge-Towers, 24 of Truro, England was one of the many disappointed brides whose wedding plans were thrown off by the outb ...
Nov 16, 2020, 2:28 pm - Lottery News forum

U.S. Marine Corps veteran wins the lottery on Veteran's Day
Combat engineer scoops up the final top prize in North Carolina instant game By Kate Northrop A veteran from Creswell, North Carolina was not even in the state when he found out he won a $1 million prize from a scratch-off lottery ticket. In fact, he completely forgot that he bought them in the first place, only to discover the winning ticket right before his return flight home to North Carolina from Colorado. Yaheem Jones, formerly a combat engineer in the U.S. Marine Corps, got the bi ...
Nov 13, 2020, 4:41 pm - Lottery News forum

Trick-or-Treat! Canadian co-workers score $6 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot on Halloween
The holiday has never been sweeter for these lucky winners By Kate Northrop A group of co-workers didn't have to go trick-or-treating this Halloween to get the sweetest reward of them all a Lotto 6/49 jackpot worth $6 million (US$4.6 million). Monday, the British Columbia Lottery sat down with Heewon (Theresa) Choi of Coquitlam to discuss what it was like to discover that she and her group held the lone winning lottery ticket for the Lotto 6/49 draw on Sat., Oct. 31. Choi, the design ...
Nov 10, 2020, 1:43 pm - Lottery News forum

North Carolina veteran plans on using $10 million lottery prize to honor his son
Windfall from lottery winnings allow parents to pay touching tribute By Kate Northrop A retired veteran from North Carolina will be using his $10 million lottery prize to honor his recently deceased son by giving back to the community. Marine Master Sergeant Alvin Mack II of Jacksonville retired from the military in May. His 19-year-old son, Alvin Mack III, who served in the Air Force Honor Guard at Arlington Cemetery, passed away that same month. With a winning lottery ticket worth $10 ...
Nov 5, 2020, 5:17 pm - Lottery News forum

Colorado man forfeits lottery winnings after missing claim deadline by three days
Player who lost out urges other winners not to wait to claim winnings By Kate Northrop With days melding together in the midst the ongoing pandemic, it's easy to lose track of time. Sadly, that's exactly what happened to a Colorado player who lost all of his lottery winnings when he missed the deadline to turn the winning ticket in by just three days. Peter Bayley bought a ticket for the Powerball draw game this past spring and won $1,500 using his own lucky numbers. He was ecstatic he ...
Nov 2, 2020, 10:36 am - Lottery News forum

Check again — Florida man's $1,000 winning ticket was actually worth $1 million
Winner kept the million-dollar ticket in his pocket all day, unaware of its true value By Kate Northrop As if the initial surprise of winning $1,000 from the lottery wasn't enough for one day, one Florida player experienced the shock of a lifetime when he re-checked the ticket in his pocket and discovered that it was actually worth $1 million. Lee Wingfield, 63, of Tallahassee checked his scratch-off lottery ticket to find that he had won a prize of $1,000. The only issue, if there was ...
Oct 29, 2020, 7:25 am - Lottery News forum