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Oregon friends of over 40 years split $7.4 million lottery jackpot
Friendship has never been sweeter By Kate Northrop Two friends from Oregon who have shared a friendship for over 40 years are now sharing a $7.4 million Megabucks jackpot. For 28 weeks now, Erik Maki and Brian Krahmer have been splitting the responsibility of purchasing their joint lottery tickets for the Oregon Lottery's Megabucks game. Now they'll be splitting a fortune to the tune of $7.4 million after hitting the jackpot for the drawing on Sat., Jan 23. This time, it was Krahmer' ...
Jan 29, 2021, 4:29 pm - Lottery News forum

Virginia woman wins $1 million playing the lottery for the "last time"
By Kate Northrop Don't quit, not quite! A player from Virginia is glad she didn't stop playing the lottery too early after she won $1 million from a scratch-off ticket that was supposed to be her last. Latasha Tucker of Lynchburg made the million-dollar decision to play the lottery just one last time before quitting for good. On her way home form work, she purchased a ticket from the 20X the Money game for $10 at Quik-E Food Store Fried Chicken on Lakeside Drive in Lynchburg and won ...
Jan 28, 2021, 7:19 pm - Lottery News forum

Multi-state lottery games make North Carolina players millionaires overnight
Two players hit it big under extraordinary circumstances By Kate Northrop The recent Mega Millions and Powerball drawings created dozens of millionaires overnight after players rushed to buy their tickets and join the fray. Two lucky North Carolina residents are among those who found themselves richer under some rather unique circumstances. Anthony Dowe of Leland was one of those players. He had purchased tickets for the Mega Millions drawing on Fri., Jan. 22 for the historic $1.05 bill ...
Jan 28, 2021, 12:25 pm - Lottery News forum

UPDATE: Georgia man who won C8 Corvette from scratch-off will get his prized car
By Kate Northrop A Georgia man who won the top prize of a C8 Corvette in a scratch-off lottery game and previously had trouble claiming his prized car will get it sooner than expected, thanks to the stir his story caused. Dennis Kahler must have figured the squeaky wheel gets the oil, since news of his plight circulating online prompted the Lottery to act quickly and arrange an order for the hot and in-demand car he won from the Corvette and Cash scratch-off game. Upon winning the top p ...
Jan 25, 2021, 6:20 pm - Lottery News forum

Oops, Georgia Lottery can't find a C8 Corvette to award man who won 'Corvette and Cash' game
By Kate Northrop A Georgia man who won the top prize of a C8 Corvette in a scratch-off lottery game is having trouble claiming his prized car, as the Georgia Lottery is unable to locate a car to award him. Dennis Kahler did not get what he bargained for after playing and winning the Corvette and Cash scratch-off game for $5. After discovering that his ticket would earn him the top prize of $250,000 plus a Corvette, the Georgia Lottery found itself in a bind when it could not locate a singl ...
Jan 20, 2021, 5:21 pm - Lottery News forum

Canadian woman wins $60 million Lotto Max jackpot with numbers her husband dreamt of 20 years ago
After playing the same lottery numbers for 20 years that came to her husband in a dream, a 57-year-old Toronto woman is $60 million richer. All the hardship is over now, Deng Pravatoudom said through a translator while accepting her giant ceremonial check on Monday. Pravatoudom immigrated to Canada from Laos in 1980, along with her 14 siblings. My family was sponsored by a local church and because we had nothing, I am thankful for the great support they provided us over the years, she ...
Jan 19, 2021, 11:19 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. COVID nurse 'in shock' after $1 million second-chance lottery win
A North Carolina nurse who works in the COVID-19 unit at a long-term care facility just hit a $1 million jackpot. Terri Watkins didn't believe she'd actually won the North Carolina Education Lottery's Supreme Riches second-chance lottery drawing last week but she did. I thought that it was a scam. I was a little upset actually! she said in a press release. I thought that it was not real, couldn't be real, Watkins added. It's still something that I really don't believe, I'm still in so ...
Jan 14, 2021, 10:24 am - Lottery News forum

Woman's winning lottery ticket almost ended up in a Christmas card
An Australian woman who bought a handful of scratch-off lottery tickets to put in her Christmas cards said she ended up with one ticket left over and it won more than $7,000. The Edgeworth, New South Wales, woman told lottery officials she bought multiple scratch-off tickets from the Edgeworth Newsagency to put into Christmas cards for friends, but after sealing up the last card she discovered she had one lottery ticket left over. I thought I may as well keep it for myself, the woman reca ...
Jan 8, 2021, 10:01 am - Lottery News forum

Nebraska woman wins Pick 5 lottery jackpot twice in six months
As if winning one jackpot wasn't cool enough By Kate Northrop One Nebraska woman is incredibly lucky after winning her second Pick 5 jackpot in less than 6 months, this time worth $138,000 even bigger than the last. Margaret Furasek, 88, of Weston hit it big on July 21, 2020 when she won a $94,000 jackpot while playing the Nebraska Lottery's Pick 5 game with her numbers 2, 3, 12, 14, and 28. Winning clearly didn't stop her from having another go at the game. On Dec. 23, 2020, she won ye ...
Jan 6, 2021, 8:55 pm - Lottery News forum

Maine couple's $1 million lottery win is their biggest turn of fate to-date
Taking home a top prize was a great way to finish out an otherwise unlucky year By Kate Northrop This past year has understandably been a tough one for many people, and for a couple hailing from Turner, Maine, 2020 was particularly unkind to them. But in a twist of fate, they ended the year on a high note when they won a big lottery prize worth $1 million. Following a tradition of saving up winnings from previous lottery wins and cashing them in to buy more, Glenn Theriault and Stephani ...
Jan 6, 2021, 1:31 pm - Lottery News forum