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Powerball lottery winner Andrew "Jack" Whittaker dies at 72
Won record-breaking jackpot, then suffered unprecedented string of bad luck By Kate Northrop Andrew Jack Whittaker, a Powerball player infamous for the string of bad luck following his record-breaking jackpot win, died at the age of 72 on Saturday, June 27 after battling a long illness, according to his obituary. In December 2002, Whittaker, 55, won the $315 million Powerball Jackpot in West Virginia, the largest-ever jackpot won by a single ticket at the time. He was well-known as some ...
Yesterday, 12:56 pm - Lottery News forum

Quebec couple married for 57 years wins $200,000 in Banco lottery game
Winner doubles and quadruples her earnings in Keno-style game By Kate Northrop A couple from Quebec has a plenty of reason to celebrate after bringing home a $200,000 (US$147,260) prize in the June 9 Banco lottery draw. Suzanne Lussier God re of Estrie regularly buys tickets for the Banco lottery, her personal favorite game, using the same numbers every time. Her patience paid off, and she managed to match eight numbers in the draw. Not only that, but she doubled and then quadrupled her ...
Jul 1, 2020, 5:06 pm - Lottery News forum

Arkansas man left trembling after winning $1 million lottery prize
One top prize left in scratch-off game after El Dorado resident wins big By Kate Northrop An El Dorado man has a huge reason to celebrate after becoming Arkansas' newest millionaire, thanks to a $20 scratch-off lottery game. Last Friday, FredTavious Davis was out driving with his wife when they made a fateful stop for gas at the Mobile gas station on N. West Avenue in El Dorado. He decided to head into the convenience store on a whim to buy a scratch-off lottery ticket so he could scrat ...
Jun 30, 2020, 4:26 pm - Lottery News forum

Michigan man wins $4 million for the second time within three years
He might be the luckiest lottery player in Michigan right now By Kate Northrop A Michigan resident might be the luckiest lottery player in the state right now after he won a $4 million prize from a scratch-off ticket not once, but twice in three years. Winning one $4 million prize from an instant game in 2017 did not deter Mark Clark, 50, from playing the lottery going forward. Luckily for him, it was the right choice he ended up winning a second $4 million prize just three years later. ...
Jun 23, 2020, 1:42 pm - Lottery News forum

Arizona couple steps forward to claim $410 million Mega Millions jackpot
Husband and wife receive the largest payout to any Arizona Lottery player in history By Kate Northrop After it was announced that a lone winner from Arizona won big over a week ago, a couple from a residential area in Phoenix came forward on Thursday to claim the $410 million Mega Millions jackpot prize. It's the largest payout to any Arizona Lottery player ever and the 11th largest Mega Millions jackpot in history. The Glendale husband and wife, 70 and 63 years-old respectively, matche ...
Jun 19, 2020, 3:54 pm - Lottery News forum

24 Bonus Match 5 lottery tickets sold at one Maryland store win top prize
Could there possibly be a downside to such a huge and improbable win? By Kate Northrop Someone must have had a really good feeling that five particular numbers were going to be drawn in the Maryland Lottery's Bonus Match 5 game, because they won the top prize on 24 separate tickets purchased from one store. We don't know yet if it those tickets were purchased by one person or multiple people, but we do know that on Friday, June 12, a total of 24 Bonus Match 5 tickets purchased in one st ...
Jun 19, 2020, 7:33 am - Lottery News forum

Michigan grandmother claims $70 million Powerball jackpot
Waterford resident goes from living paycheck-to-paycheck to becoming Michigan's newest multi-millionaire By Kate Northrop A Michigan resident is the owner of the single winning ticket for the Powerball drawing held on February 12 worth $70 million. The winner had decided to make an impromptu pit stop with a friend to buy some lottery tickets at Huron Plaza Liquor on West Huron Street in Pontiac. Cristy Davis, 40, of Waterford matched all five numbers drawn 14, 47, 54, 55, and 68, with P ...
Jun 18, 2020, 12:06 pm - Lottery News forum

Man who beat cancer wins $100,000 second-chance lottery prize
By Kate Northrop Second-chances and luck are all-too familiar to one of North Carolina's most recent lottery winners, a cancer survivor who hails from Scotland Neck. For Eric Alexander, his most recent victory comes as a $100,000 lottery prize win from scratch-off tickets entered in second-chance drawings. Alexander beat Rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer that forms in soft tissue such as skeletal muscle tissue or hollow organs like the bladder. On June 3, he beat the 1 in 10 million odds t ...
Jun 16, 2020, 8:27 am - Lottery News forum

Canadian grandmother wins $55 million Lotto Max jackpot
Largest lottery jackpot ever claimed in Northwest Territories By Kate Northrop A grandmother in Canada's Northwest Territories was stunned by her $55 million (US$40 million) Lotto Max win, but managed to make all the right moves in claiming her prize. On May 1st, Laura Tutcho had purchased her lottery tickets, but she was not watching for her numbers to come up. It wasn't until her granddaughter alerted her that someone from Yellowknife had won the lottery when she decided to hop on the ...
Jun 11, 2020, 6:19 pm - Lottery News forum

Last minute decision to buy a third ticket earns NC man $1 million from scratch-off lottery game
Gut feeling? Pure instinct? Whatever it was, it helped the lucky winner score big-time By Kate Northrop A North Carolina man must be feeling really good about his intuition right about now his decision to head back into the store to buy a third scratch-off lottery ticket earned him a $1 million prize. In early May, Larry Parks of Valdese purchased two $10,000,000 Colossal Cash scratch-off tickets for $30 each at Mel's Superette in Hickory. Parks left the store, but for some reason, he d ...
Jun 9, 2020, 10:26 am - Lottery News forum