Wisconsin Powerball winner surprises random mom with $200 gift card on Mother's Day
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A Franklin Park, Wisconsin, mother shopping Sunday at Target walked out with more than just the diapers on her list.
A young man she had never met before handed her a $200 gift card and told her he just wanted to bless a mom on Mother's Day with something unexpected.
With everything kind of going on in the world, and you just hear so much negative news, I really just wanted people to feel inspired and feel like you know, hey maybe I can do something too to spread ...
May 14, 2019, 11:57 am - Lottery News forum
Nearly $10 million in Louisiana Lottery winnings go unclaimed every year
An unclaimed $1 million lottery ticket sold at a gas station near North Rampart Street in August, 2018 just expired in February, but there are millions of dollars in unclaimed prizes still up for grabs.
The odds of winning the Louisiana Lotto is 1-in-3.8 million, but you don't have to win the jackpot to get a hefty pay out.
We've had four winners this year, and one of them is for $10,000 and no one has claimed it yet, Richard Tallo, owner of Carwash Depot in Ponchatoula, said.
Tallo is ...
May 13, 2019, 7:51 am - Lottery News forum
Thinking of going off the grid after winning the lottery? Not so fast
Everyone dreams of it: having a small piece of paper with the right numbers printed on it and winning the life-changing $200 million, $700 million or $1 billion jackpot. But what happens after you win?
Many winners decide to remain anonymous or at least try to but that can be difficult when many states demand that the winners of large jackpots show their faces at news conferences.
At his own news conference in Madison, Wis., Manuel Franco, 24, who in a Powerball drawing last month won $768 ...
Apr 25, 2019, 3:29 pm - Lottery News forum
Growing number of states move to shield lottery winners
A growing number of states are moving to allow the winners of big lottery jackpots to stay anonymous as privacy concerns are increasingly trumping lottery groups' wishes to publicize winners to boost sales and show that the games are fair.
Arizona could be the next state to join at least nine others with laws that let winners keep their names secret under a proposal headed to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey. Four years ago, just five states allowed anonymous winners, and a handful of others allowe ...
Apr 14, 2019, 8:26 am - Lottery News forum
Two Mexico lotteries set to merge
In a bid to reverse its deficit Mexican lottery La Loter a Nacional para la Asistencia P blica (Lotenal) will merge with the other state lottery Pron sticos para la Asistencia P blica (Pron sticos).
Lotenal which owes $540m in back taxes will merge with Pron sticos as it responds to the challenge set by President Andr s Manuel L pez Obrador, said the agency's director, Ernesto Prieto Ortega.
It is a question of this decentralized body returning to the purpose for which it was founded in 1 ...
Mar 11, 2019, 8:56 am - Lottery News forum
The daily lottery was originally a Harlem game — then the government wanted in
By Bridgett M. Davis
In the early 1920s, Casper Holstein, a black man from the Danish West Indies who worked as a porter for a Fifth Avenue store, liked to study the Clearing House totals published in a year's worth of newspapers he'd saved. The Clearing House was an operation that managed the exchanges of money among New York City banks on a daily basis. It occurred to Holstein that the numbers printed were different every day.
Until then, lottery games existed, but the winning numbers we ...
Mar 1, 2019, 8:33 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery winners use wacky names to claim prizes
An older gentleman walked into Cincinnati attorney John Brinker's office a few years ago seeking some help.
He had won $656,000 through the Ohio Lottery's Rolling Cash 5 game and wanted to preserve his anonymity. Ohio allows trusts to claim lottery prizes so the identity of big winners can remain a secret.
The man needed a proper name for his trust.
Brinker looked the winner up and down and, on the spot, came up with the perfect name The Wish This Had Happened Sooner Trust.
The mon ...
Feb 6, 2019, 9:13 am - Lottery News forum
Iowa lottery player wins $1 but is treated like millionaire
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Tyler Heep was not a big winner, but he still wanted the big check.
The metro man says he cashed in some change from his car last week and used it to buy some scratch-off lottery tickets. When he scratched off a $1 winner he decided to cash it in just like the jackpot winners do, so he headed to Iowa Lottery headquarters.
When he asked for a big check for his 'big' prize, he was surprised when the Lottery agreed to it.
They decided to treat me like a million do ...
Jan 18, 2019, 10:30 am - Lottery News forum
Swiss lotto draw chaos denies jackpot winner million
A Swiss man won a million and then lost it on Saturday, when a televised Swiss lotto draw went chaotically wrong.
For Andreas B rkli it would have been a lottery dream come true, when his name was pulled out of a drum and announced by German singer Herbert Gr nemeyer.
Swiss public TV channel SRF apologised after declaring him the winner, explaining that a mistake had been made due to technical problems.
A new draw will be made and the winner will find out after Christmas.
Swiss websi ...
Jan 1, 2019, 10:41 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery is building a better Nebraska
Nebraska Lottery celebrates 25 years
It's been 25 years since Nebraskans began putting a dollar on a dream by purchasing state lottery tickets. A lot has changed since then.
In 1993, there was one Scratch game. Now there are more than 30.
Then, each ticket cost $1. Now Scratch tickets are $1, $2, $3, $5 $10 or $20.
The top prize in 1993 was $5,000. Now the top prizes for Scratch games range up to $200,000.
Neither Mega Millions nor Powerball existed in Nebraska. Now the multi-stat ...
Dec 17, 2018, 9:13 am - Lottery News forum