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Man sues California Lottery for not honoring winning $5M Scratcher ticket
A Long Beach resident is suing the California State Lottery Commission and a local liquor store for failing to honor a winning Scratchers ticket worth $5 million. Ward Thomas is suing the commission and Los Altos Mobil for damages resulting from the loss and denial of the winning ticket. In the lawsuit, Thomas claims on or around Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. he and his 16-year-old son Benjamin went to the store to buy California Lottery tickets, which they had done in the past. At Ward's request, ...
Yesterday, 4:09 pm - Lottery News forum

California winner of $447 million Powerball lottery jackpot claims prize
The winner of the 10th largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history has finally come forward to claim their prize, more than a month after winning the $447.8 million Powerball lottery jackpot. The winner, Jeff Lindsay, did not wish to speak with the media after claiming his prize Wednesday and declined to take a winner's photo. However, California state law requires the name of jackpot winners to be released. Lindsay did say he was excited to have won the prize, which he opted to take as a lump ...
Jul 20, 2017, 8:11 am - Lottery News forum

N.Y. man's lottery fortune hurts home town state aid
Good fortune smiled on Richard Loveless in 2015, when the retired electrician won a $42.5 million lottery prize, but those winnings are bringing headaches to the Port Byron School District. Loveless' winnings pushed up the school district's total wealth, as calculated by the state's school aid formulas. It bumped Port Byron from being one of New York's poorest school districts to one that's almost middle class, said Neil O'Brien, Port Byron's superintendent. I'm thrilled he won. I play th ...
Jul 18, 2017, 10:45 am - Lottery News forum

One million dollars in a time of need for New Jersey couple
A New Jersey couple won a $1 million lottery prize just when they needed it most. Jackie and Rande from Long Branch are the winners of the March 31st Mega Millions $1,000,000 second-tier prize. The couple, who have been married for nearly 17 years, have faced some difficult challenges over the years. The worst of which was when their daughter lost her battle with Lupus, leaving them with three young grandchildren to raise. Their luck finally turned around on Friday, March 31st when their M ...
Jul 12, 2017, 9:25 am - Lottery News forum

19-year-old wins lottery twice in one week
A California teen is celebrating two big lottery wins in just a week. 19-year-old Rosa Dominguez was recently driving home from Arizona when she decided to make a pit-stop at a gas station in Paso Robles, California. While there, she decided to buy a few instant scratch-off tickets, and one of those was a $5 Power 5's ticket that would change her life. Dominguez scratched that ticket and discovered she'd won the top prize of $555,555! I was so nervous I just wanted to cry, she shared. ...
Jul 10, 2017, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum

Virginia woman wins Cash 5 lottery top prize 12 times for total of $1.2 million
A Roanoke woman won a Virginia Lottery drawing not once, but 12 times, bringing her total winnings to $1.2 million. When Bonnie McNew got the phone call from her husband saying she'd matched all five numbers in the Virginia Lottery's Cash 5 game, she didn't believe him at first. I had to see it myself, the Roanoke woman said. I tried to stay calm. Winning the game's $100,000 top prize would be amazing enough, but Ms. McNew had bought a dozen $1 plays, each with the same five numbers. ...
Jul 3, 2017, 9:37 pm - Lottery News forum

Iowa man plays numbers he saw in a dream, wins big lottery prize
A man who played numbers he saw in a dream won big last week in the Iowa Lottery. Kelvin Wynn, 57, of Davenport, Iowa, won a total of $300,000 in last Tuesday evening's drawing of the Iowa Lottery's Pick 4 game. He won 10 prizes of $30,000 by matching all four of the numbers drawn in the exact order: 2-1-1-2; this is known as a straight play. Wynn, who works for a landscaping company in the Quad-Cities area, bought his winning tickets Tuesday at QC Mart, 2843 E. 53rd St. in Davenport. He p ...
Jul 3, 2017, 2:56 pm - Lottery News forum

Chicago woman wins $250K from her first-ever lottery ticket
A Chicago woman won $250,000 from her first-ever lottery ticket, which she wasn't even planning to buy. La Ongkwan Pinyapap instantly won the top prize after scratching a 25X The Money ticket, the Illinois Lottery said Wednesday in a statement. This is the very first lottery ticket I have ever played! she said. My friend was buying a ticket, so I thought I should try one, too. We couldn't believe it when I won! Pinyapap bought her ticket at the BP gas station on W. Fullerton Ave. in ...
Jun 26, 2017, 6:32 am - Lottery News forum

Michigan man wins second lottery jackpot in 18 months
A Michigan man has won his second Michigan Lottery jackpot in 18 months. The lucky player from Westland, who chose to remain anonymous, who won a $208,225 Fantasy 5 jackpot. He previously won a $125,000 Fantasy 5 jackpot in January 2016. He was one of two players who matched the numbers drawn on Tuesday to split a $416,450. He bought his winning ticket at the Westland Food Store, located at 1690 South Venoy road in Westland. When I won the first Fantasy 5 jackpot in January 2016, I did ...
Jun 23, 2017, 12:00 pm - Lottery News forum

Florida man sues friend in dispute over $1M lottery ticket
A Lakeland, Florida, man is suing a friend who he says cheated him out of money from a $1 million lottery ticket. Court records show John Rhoades filed a lawsuit against Tyler Scott, and Scott's girlfriend Brittany Causey. Wells Fargo Bank is also listed as a defendant. Rhoades said he used his own money to purchase a winning Florida Lottery scratch-off ticket from a Wawa gas station located on Highway 98 in Lakeland. He says he showed Scott the winning ticket, and his friend told him i ...
Jun 15, 2017, 8:25 am - Lottery News forum