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Florida man finds winning $1 million Powerball ticket while cleaning his house
When was the last time you tidied up? Maybe now is a good time By Kate Northrop One lucky Florida man is giving lottery players across the country a huge reason to clean up their home when he found a winning Powerball ticket worth $1 million for a drawing that occurred months ago. Kenneth Morgan, 54, of Jacksonville got much more than a clean house when he discovered a rogue Powerball ticket worth $1 million from a drawing that happened back in April. I was cleaning the house o ...
Jul 15, 2021, 8:07 am - Lottery News forum

Florida man steals lottery tickets, returns in a different outfit for more
Thief presses his luck twice Includes video report By Kate Northrop A Florida man committed two thefts within the same night, stealing scratch-off lottery tickets out of a case and returning to the convenience store for more in a different outfit. A thief thought he was being crafty when he stole from the same store twice in two separate outfits. On Monday, surveillance video footage inside a Gulf Coast convenience store in Fort Myers captured an unnamed man entering the building ...
Jun 17, 2021, 12:09 pm - Lottery News forum

Florida man has both cars break down, wins $1 million in lottery
Big win could not have come at a better time By Kate Northrop A man who had been having rather unfortunate car troubles finally experienced a lucky turn of events when he won a $1 million top prize from a Florida Lottery scratch-off game. Curtis Fuller, 38, of Jacksonville, was having a streak of bad luck when both his and his wife's cars broke down within days of each other. However, he was served up an instant bout of good karma when he decided to play the Florida Lottery's 50X The Ca ...
May 26, 2021, 10:50 am - Lottery News forum

Florida considers partial lottery winner anonymity
Bill passes in the House, moves to the Senate By Kate Northrop Florida lawmakers introduced a new bill that could grant lottery winners of $250,000 or more a three-month period of anonymity before their identity is revealed to the public. A bill granting temporary anonymity to lottery winners of big prizes passed Wednesday in the House by a vote of 117 to 1. Now the measure heads to the Senate, but with little time left in the current legislative session, it is unlikely that it will bec ...
Apr 22, 2021, 9:44 am - Lottery News forum

New York woman plans a return trip back to Florida to claim her $1 million prize
It's certainly a trip worth taking By Kate Northrop The Florida Lottery announced yesterday that a New York woman had to book a return flight to claim a $1 million prize for a scratch-off ticket she bought while visiting the state. Dagmar Schmalhaus, 57, of Queensbury, New York, had to plan a second trip to Florida to claim winnings from the Florida Lottery's 200X The Cash instant game, well worth the nearly $1 million lump sum she would receive. The New York resident decided to play ...
Apr 7, 2021, 1:51 pm - Lottery News forum

Florida player scores $5 million lottery jackpot three years after winning $1 million
Committed lottery player beats the overwhelming odds twice By Kate Northrop Surmounting astronomical odds, one Florida man is taking home a $5 million lottery jackpot after having won a $1 million grand prize three years ago. More specifically, Munib Garvanovic, 56, beat the nearly 1 in 3 million odds of winning the $5 million grand prize for the 200X The Cash scratch-off instant game that cost $20 per ticket. It's even larger than the $1 million prize he won from a Gold Rush Double ...
Dec 2, 2020, 9:06 pm - Lottery News forum

Check again — Florida man's $1,000 winning ticket was actually worth $1 million
Winner kept the million-dollar ticket in his pocket all day, unaware of its true value By Kate Northrop As if the initial surprise of winning $1,000 from the lottery wasn't enough for one day, one Florida player experienced the shock of a lifetime when he re-checked the ticket in his pocket and discovered that it was actually worth $1 million. Lee Wingfield, 63, of Tallahassee checked his scratch-off lottery ticket to find that he had won a prize of $1,000. The only issue, if there was ...
Oct 29, 2020, 7:25 am - Lottery News forum

Florida Lottery to update Lotto game
Changes coming to the Florida Lottery's most popular game By Kate Northrop The Florida Lottery announced they will be making changes this week to their most popular game, Florida Lotto. Introduced in 1988, the game that has awarded over $10.3 billion in prizes won't be going anywhere anytime soon. Instead, the Lottery will be introducing some changes related to the player experience, odds and prizes, and look of the game starting this Thursday, Oct. 8. While Florida Lotto is an esta ...
Oct 6, 2020, 2:12 pm - Lottery News forum

UPDATE: Florida winner whose ticket was lost in mail gets her prize
Florida Lottery did receive the ticket after all; USPS tracking still shows undelivered By Kate Northrop Every lottery player's worst nightmare came true for a Florida woman whose ticket was supposedly lost in the mail by the United States Postal Service over a month ago. After telling her she would have to forfeit her $1,000 prize and then awarding it to another player, the Florida Lottery looked again and discovered the winning ticket was in their possession after all. Sue Burgess, 62 ...
Oct 2, 2020, 10:47 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery nightmare: Florida woman's prize is forfeited after postal service loses winning ticket
Winner doesn't have much hope of claiming her prize after messy debacle By Kate Northrop It's every lottery winner's worst nightmare in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic your winning ticket getting lost in the mail. Sadly, that's exactly what happened to a Florida woman whose certified mail containing a ticket worth $1,000 was lost by the U.S. Postal Service. Worse, the Florida Lottery said her prize was forfeited and awarded to someone else. Since claim offices have closed or limited ...
Sep 30, 2020, 5:19 pm - Lottery News forum

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