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Lottery winner cool, but plans heat up
You can go a lot of places with $89 million, including the Shoney's in Fitzgerald.On Wednesday, Staff Sgt. Stephen Tirrell Moore became the largest jackpot winner in state history when his ticket matched all six numbers for Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing for a $150 million prize. The 30-year-old soldier picked the cash option -- worth $88.9 million before taxes.Moore, on a 30-day leave from his duties in South Korea, publicly announced his lottery windfall Thursday at the restaurant in the smal ...
Oct 3, 2003, 2:52 pm - Lottery News forum

Army sergeant wins $150 million Mega Millions jackpot
Stephen Moore walked into a Flash Foods store in Fitzgerald and plunked down a dollar for a lottery ticket because he was tired of waiting outside in the cold while his brother and a friend shopped for snacks.The Army staff sergeant, stationed in South Korea, was a week into a 30-day leave. And even though he'd told friends before leaving for Fitzgerald that he'd win the lottery while he was home, he had never played the game seriously.On Wednesday, Moore became the largest jackpot winner in sta ...
Oct 2, 2003, 3:55 am - Lottery News forum

Blue Springs man wins $2.5 million in Missouri Lotto game
A suburban Kansas City man won $2.5 million in last Saturday's Missouri Lotto game.John Towell, 49, of Blue Springs, stopped and bought one lottery ticket Sept. 27 on his way from the Pepsi Plant in Olathe, Kan. to the Royals game, where he was scheduled to work. A refrigeration service technician for Pepsi, Towell said in a statement that he plans to keep his job, but scale back on the hours worked. I'll take care of the people who took care of me, said Towell, who is married with three sons. ...
Oct 2, 2003, 3:38 am - Lottery News forum

$10M jackpot winner's luck runs out
A multimillion-dollar lottery jackpot winner had a reversal of fortune yesterday when he was sent to jail for his part in a high-speed police chase.Gerald Muswagon, 40, was convicted of dangerous driving yesterday for reaching speeds of 180 kmh while fleeing from police on residential streets in October 2000.A single father of two, Muswagon had hoped to be handed a conditional sentence that would have allowed him to continue looking after his children.His lawyer, Tim Valgardson, even invited sen ...
Oct 2, 2003, 3:30 am - Lottery News forum

Florida couple wins big
Rory Morris and Gabriella Smarandache's lives changed with a simple scratch of the penny Thursday.Each rake of the coin turned a single lottery ticket into a million-dollar prize and the young area couple into disbelieving winners.Sitting in Smarandache's 2003 Grand Am, Morris, an Englewood resident, wiped away the silver coding to the Florida Lottery's $1,000,000 Cash Spectacular scratch-off ticket he had just purchased at the North Port Shell station.Scratching off a picture of a money bag i ...
Oct 1, 2003, 3:44 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery fantasy comes true
Like many people, La Pheris F. Powers of Springfield, Massachusetts had fantasized about what he would do if he won the lottery.Now that he has, his nine grandchildren and niece don't have to worry about paying for college.The number one thing I want to do is make sure they get the best education available to them, said Powers, who won $4.5 million Sept. 20 in the Megabucks game.Powers, a 63-year-old retired Northeast Utilities engineer, doesn't plan on buying any new fancy cars or house or clo ...
Oct 1, 2003, 3:39 am - Lottery News forum

Luck runs out for N.Y. lottery winners
When members of the Lucky Lotto Lady Partnership won $23 million in 1994, they thought their money woes were over for good. But nearly a decade later, the group is battling a formidable foe over its winnings: the Internal Revenue Service. This time, the Lucky Lotto Lady Partnership is going to need more than luck -- it'll need a change in federal law in order to win.The dispute is over taxes. Not whether the group should pay them, but how much of its lottery winnings should go to the IRS. And Un ...
Sep 29, 2003, 3:37 am - Lottery News forum

Unemployed Ohio woman wins $5.25M
A woman who was laid off nearly a year ago from her job at LG Philips Displays is no longer down on her luck.Esther Niese of rural Gilboa, Ohio, who was unemployed, is the holder of a Super Lotto Plus ticket worth $5.25 million.Ms. Niese could not be reached for comment at herNews of her big win spread quickly yesterday around Ottawa, where Ms. Niese purchased the ticket. The village of Ottawa was devastated last December when its biggest employer shut down, leaving more than 1,000 workers - inc ...
Sep 29, 2003, 3:31 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery winners sue financial adviser
A Vaughan, Ontario, couple who won over $19 million in a lottery are suing a lawyer-businessman for $7.75 million, alleging his investments squandered almost $5 million of their money.Vito and Sabrina Palmieri won the Lotto Super 7 in February 2001, and retained Toronto lawyer Dev Misir to look after their legal rights and financial interests, according to their statement of claim.The Palmieris claim that Misir invested their money in financially troubled companies in which he had financial int ...
Sep 24, 2003, 3:57 am - Lottery News forum

Wisc. Lottery validates man's $3.4 million Megabucks ticket
Wisconsin Lottery officials said Wednesday they had validated a ticket purchased by a New Berlin man as the winner of a $3.4 million Wisconsin Megabucks jackpot earlier this month. They said the ticket purchased at a Clark service station in New Berlin for the Sept. 3 drawing had been presented by Dennis Poppe.The ticket with the numbers four, six, 17, 25, 42 and 48 had been a quick pick selection with the numbers generated by computer rather than picked by the purchaser.The jackpot was the 50 ...
Sep 18, 2003, 6:21 am - Lottery News forum