New York lottery winner quits job to go riding with Bible-thumping bikers
He's heaven on wheels.
A Brooklyn, New York, superintendent won a $7 million lottery jackpot and promptly quit his job to take a cross-country motorcycle trip spreading the word of God, he said Friday.
Rafael Gomez, 65, and a group of Bible lovin' biker pals plan to head to Florida and Vegas on the bikes now that he never has to work again, he said.
The boss said, 'You're not gonna leave me right, Raf?' And I said, 'Boss, consider this my resignation,' said Gomez, who lives in Bushwick ...
Jun 15, 2019, 8:52 am - Lottery News forum
Cash4Life multi-state lottery game goes daily in July
Starting July 1, you'll be able to play the multi-state Cash4Life lottery game on a daily basis.
The New York Gaming Commission Monday gave its final approval to the change from twice-weekly to daily drawings. The change was needed to conform with the eight other states that offer the game and have approved daily drawings.
In its current format, Cash4Life has drawings on Mondays and Thursdays.
New York started Cash4Life with New Jersey in 2014. Since then, seven other states have joined ...
Jun 12, 2019, 9:53 am - Lottery News forum
Multi-state Cash4Life may become daily lottery game
Lottery players in nine states may soon have a chance to play the game Cash4Life on daily basis.
The move from a twice-per-week to daily drawings was approved Monday by members of the the New York State Gaming Commission. If approved by the other eight states that offer the game, Cash4Life could adopt a daily drawing schedule starting on July 1.
New York started Cash4Life with New Jersey in 2014. Since then, seven other states have joined: Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, ...
Jan 29, 2019, 9:09 am - Lottery News forum
Free lottery ticket wins N.J. woman $1K a week for life
A New Jersey woman who bought a lottery ticket with a buy-one-get-one free coupon she clipped from a newspaper ended up winning a big Cash4Life Prize.
Carole Halleran got what turned out to be a second-prize ticket while purchasing coffee for her husband at ShopRite in Wayne, state lottery officials said Monday.
Halleran's ticket for the April 19 drawing matched five numbers but not the Cash Ball, meaning it's worth $1,000 a week for life or the cash option of $1 million. She chose the c ...
Jun 27, 2018, 10:08 am - Lottery News forum
Winning N.J. lottery ticket worth $1 million expires Friday
Two weeks after putting out a call for the holder of a soon-to-expire unclaimed $1 million ticket to step forward, New Jersey Lottery officials made one last plea Tuesday morning.
The second-prize Cash4Life ticket sold in New Jersey will be worthless if it's not claimed in the next three days. It expires when the New Jersey Lottery's offices close for the weekend at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Sold at the Joyce Kilmer along the New Jersey Turnpike in East Brunswick last year, the lucky ticket matche ...
Dec 6, 2017, 8:27 am - Lottery News forum
Mistake lottery ticket wins NJ man $1 million
By Todd Northrop
A New Jersey man has won a multi-state Cash4Life prize worth $1 million because of a lottery ticket that was sold to him accidentally.
New Jersey Lottery officials reported the second-prize winning Cash4Life ticket was sold at Sam's Day Nite Food Store, 1200 River Ave., and matched five numbers but not the Cash Ball in the Dec. 1 drawing. The winning numbers were were 17, 23, 30, 49 and 55. The Cash Ball drawn was 1, according to lottery officials.
The store owners said ...
Dec 7, 2016, 12:08 pm - Lottery News forum
New Jersey woman feared 'heart attack' when she won top Cash4Life lottery prize
A New Jersey nurse who won a $1,000-a-day prize from the lottery said she had to call a fellow nurse to make sure she wasn't having a heart attack.
Dawn Jones of Trenton told New Jersey Lottery officials she entered the same numbers she always plays into the Cash4Life drawing Aug. 8 so she quickly called her daughter in to double-check when the winning numbers were announced.
Then came the silent scream, Jones said.
Jones said she called up a friend who is also a nurse to triple-check ...
Sep 23, 2016, 1:22 pm - Lottery News forum
Parking garage attendant wins lottery, immediately quits job
A New York City parking garage attendant hit the lottery jackpot, promptly quit his job, and now plans to hire his very own chauffeur.
Gregory Velez said he'll be enjoying life on Easy Street after accepting a lump sum $4.63 million after taxes Thursday from the New York Lottery, after nailing all six numbers in a Cash4Life drawing.
I'm going to be like Arthur and get a chauffeur, joked Velez, 58, referencing the 1981 romance flick.
The three-decade garage worker has boredom to thank f ...
Mar 31, 2016, 8:33 am - Lottery News forum
Va. grocery store worker's lottery ticket mistake turns into $7 million grand prize
A Virginia grocery store employee's mistake during Powerball jackpot fever earlier this month ended up turning into a $7 million windfall.
Michael Donnelly was ringing up Powerball tickets for customers at the Harris Teeter store in Falls Church. But for one transaction, he accidentally punched the wrong button on the lottery terminal and printed a Cash4Life ticket that the customer didn't want.
Donnelly ended up buying the mistake ticket for the January 7th drawing and it turned out to be ...
Feb 1, 2016, 8:20 am - Lottery News forum
More state lotteries adding "win for life" games
More than half of US lotteries now offer a for life lotto draw game
By Todd Northrop
In the past year a new multi-state lottery game concept where the top prize pays out over the lifetime of the winner has swept across the United States.
Just like there are two big-jackpot multi-state lottery games Powerball and Mega Millions there are also two multi-state for life games: Cash4Life and Lucky for Life.
The games offer a top prize and a second prize that pay off over the lifetime of th ...
Jan 22, 2016, 6:45 am - Lottery News forum