Auditor general finds no fault with Pa. Lottery, but unusual wins remain unexplained
Pennsylvania's Auditor General says that he has full confidence in the integrity of the Pennsylvania Lottery following a review in response to an investigation in 2017 that found some Pennsylvanians have claimed lottery tickets with seemingly improbable frequency.
In an interview Monday, Eugene DePasquale said he met with lottery officials and was given a thorough tour of its operations and an explanation of its security procedures.
DePasquale added that the lottery told him it had investi ...
Feb 6, 2018, 11:35 am - Lottery News forum
Maryland man collects fourth major lottery prize
A Maryland man who collected a $1 million lottery jackpot is no stranger to lottery headquarters this was his fourth major win.
The 59-year-old New Market man visited Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to collect a $1 million prize from a Win Big scratch-off ticket.
Because the man requested anonymity, the Maryland Lottery refers to the claimant as Lucky Winner .
Back in August, when the lucky winner last visited Lottery headquarters in Baltimore, his parting words were, I hope to be bac ...
Jan 12, 2018, 12:09 pm - Lottery News forum
Michigan Lottery retailer sells two jackpot-winning tickets on same day
You might want to visit this lucky Meijer store in Holland, Michigan.
The store at 3320 West Shore Drive sold two jackpot-winning lottery tickets on Saturday worth a combined $2.4 million, according to the Michigan Lottery.
A Lotto 47 ticket purchased at the store Saturday matched the numbers drawn that evening 1, 12, 15, 29, 41, and 44 winning the ticket-holder a $2 million jackpot. The player, who chose to remain anonymous when they claimed the prize this week, opted for the one-time lum ...
Dec 15, 2017, 9:52 am - Lottery News forum
Another NC woman wins lottery twice in same day
For the second time in three weeks, a North Carolina woman had an amazing streak of luck when she purchased two winning lottery tickets in the same day.
It happened Sunday when Michelle Shuffler of Granite Falls won $10,000 with one scratch-off ticket and $1 million with another, purchased 22 miles away. Granite Falls is about 65 miles northwest of Charlotte.
The first ticket was purchased when she and her husband stopped at the Cubbard Express on Beecher Anderson Road in Lenoir.
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Nov 15, 2017, 8:07 am - Lottery News forum
N.C. woman wins lottery twice in one day
The odds of winning the lottery are pretty slim, but the chances of winning twice in a single day seem impossible. For North Carolina resident Kimberly Morris, this improbable event happened on Monday.
According to a press release from the North Carolina Education Lottery, Morris bought a Diamond Dazzler scratch-off ticket with a possible $4,000,000 jackpot. She scratched off a $10,000 prize. The ticket was purchased at her local Harris Teeter store in Wake Forest.
After collecting her pri ...
Nov 4, 2017, 8:25 pm - Lottery News forum
Canadian man wins $400,000 playing 40 identical Washington Lottery tickets
A Canadian man beat the odds by winning $400,000 from a Washington Lottery game that typically pays winners $10,000.
Thomas Grimme of White Rock, British Columbia, picked the four winning numbers for the Match 4 game last December 28, something statisticians say is roughly a 1-in-10,600 chance. But he didn't pick those numbers on a single $2 ticket.
Rather, he bought 40 tickets at the Cost Cutter Grocery in Blaine, picking the same four numbers on all of them. When those four numbers were ...
Oct 25, 2017, 2:24 pm - Lottery News forum
Two-time Michigan Lottery winner accused of embezzling $300,000
A 30-year-old woman who won two major Michigan Lottery prizes is accused of embezzling more than $300,000 from a local substance abuse and mental health treatment center during her time as an accountant there.
Both jackpots one $20,000 and the other $60,000 Nichol Evans won in late 2016 by playing online gambling games, according to Michigan Lottery articles.
Evans won the bigger prize while on a work break at DOT Caring Centers Inc., a local substance abuse and mental health treatment cen ...
Sep 1, 2017, 7:50 pm - Lottery News forum
Massachusetts has more repeat lottery winners than any other state
Over the last six years, four members of the Jaafar family of Watertown have cashed in more than 7,000 winning lottery tickets and collected a cool $11 million.
Statistics suggest it's nearly impossible to win the lottery that frequently. But Massachusetts has more repeat lottery winners than any other state, people who redeem so many winning tickets that they raise questions about the integrity and oversight of the $5 billion state lottery, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis of nearly ...
Aug 3, 2017, 7:01 pm - 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