$77M Powerball lottery ticket to expire Monday
What would you do if you won a $77 million lottery jackpot? What would you do if you didn't discover that you had the winning ticket until AFTER the deadline for claiming the prize?
That's the scenario that could play out next week, because the 180-day window for the Georgia Lottery player who won the June 29 Powerball jackpot to come forward slams shut on Monday.
That winning ticket, with the numbers 24, 30, 45, 57, and 59, with Powerball number 26, was sold at the Pilot Travel Center tru ...
Dec 22, 2011, 9:15 am - Lottery News forum
Atlanta man wins $1 million lottery for second time in three years
There he goes again.
An Atlanta man has won a $1 million prize for the second time in three years playing an instant lottery game, according to Georgia Lottery officials.
Delma Kinney, who will celebrate his 51st birthday Dec. 5, won a $1 million prize playing the Georgia Lottery's instant game Super Millions.
In 2008, Kinney won $1 million playing another instant game. The single father of three set aside a portion of his winnings to save for his children's college educations.
Nov 30, 2011, 8:01 am - Lottery News forum
Georgia Lottery wins ruling in $5 million trademark dispute
The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled against two men who sought $5 million in damages from the Georgia Lottery Corporation in a lawsuit over the MONEYBAGS$ logo.
The suit was filed by George Kyle, who obtained a registered trademark for the MONEYBAG$ logo and game in 1995, and Frank Mankovitch, whom Kyle had been given the exclusive right to market the game. The logo consisted of a velvet pouch containing wooden tiles.
From 1999 to 2002, the Georgia Lottery obtained approval to use Kyle's t ...
Nov 21, 2011, 1:08 pm - Lottery News forum
Georgia man turns trashed ticket into $250,000
Andrew Hunter, 24, turned his trash into cash when he picked up a discarded Mega Millions ticket.
When he realized he won $3 dollars for matching one number plus the Mega Ball number, he retrieved the ticket from the dumpsters at the end of his driveway and headed to the Quik Trip, 1655 Buford Highway in Cumming, Georgia.
Hunter, of Dawsonville, played his earnings on three quick pik numbers and scored.
The Taco Mac server won $250,000 on Tuesday's, Nov. 15 drawing. The notoriety is goi ...
Nov 18, 2011, 9:44 pm - Lottery News forum
Wrong ticket wins Georgia woman $25 million
It was a huge mistake, but one with a silver lining for a woman who says her winning $25 million lottery ticket wasn't the one she originally wanted.
Kathy Scruggs, 44, from Lithonia Georgia, says a store clerk mistakenly sold her a lottery ticket for a different game than the one requested.
I asked for a Mega Millions ticket and the lady gave me a Powerball ticket, Ms. Scruggs told the Georgia Lottery.
I just took it anyway, she says, ending up purchasing both types.
That Powerbal ...
Oct 5, 2011, 7:03 am - Lottery News forum
$80,000 lottery ticket dropped in church collection plate
Jerry's Mart convenient store is often referred to as the lucky store, Manager Junior Patel said.
The walls are plastered with winning tickets, the highest totaling $750,000 and soon another will be added. One lucky person picked up a $3 Lemon Doubler Cashword ticket and was fortunate enough to scratch off $80,000 what they did next was even more unbelievable.
The unknown winner placed the winning ticket in the collection plate at Cathedral of Prayer Church in Columbus, donating every penn ...
Aug 31, 2011, 8:38 am - Lottery News forum
Illegal alien faces deportation after threatening his boss over lottery prize
Claims he let boss claim lottery jackpot to avoid being discovered; then gets discovered when he threatened boss
Includes video report
A Georgia man who was jailed for threatening his boss over a disputed $750,000 lottery ticket faces deportation, with authorities saying he is in the U.S. illegally.
Police say Jose Antonio Cua-Toc threatened his boss, Erick Cervantes, and his wife, calling them repeatedly and saying he would kill each of them and their children if they did not give him ...
Aug 24, 2011, 3:29 pm - Lottery News forum
Three winning lottery tickets donated to church
Unity North Atlanta Church on Sandy Plains Road in Northeast Cobb, Georgia, received an unusual gift last week from a generous churchgoer: winning lottery tickets.
The church member, who wishes to remain anonymous, donated three Georgia Lottery tickets totaling more than $4,000 to the northeast Cobb institution.
Staff claimed the prize on behalf of the church Aug. 1.
The Rev. Richard Burdick said the money would go toward the church's mortgage and monthly bills.
The country is in a ...
Aug 9, 2011, 8:33 am - Lottery News forum
Man scratches $3M Georgia Lottery prize in store
By Todd Northrop
A food mart store manager in Cave Spring, Georgia, sold a winning Georgia Lottery ticket worth $3 million, and witnessed the genuine reaction of the surprised winner.
Marathon Food Mart, 150 Gadsden Road S.W. in Cave Spring, sold a winning $3 million top prize from the instant ticket $3,000,000 Taxes Paid.
Douglas Goffaux of Centre, Ala., claimed his prize July 25 at the Georgia Lottery's Dalton District Office.
The winner scratched it right in front of me, said sto ...
Jul 29, 2011, 12:51 pm - Lottery News forum
$300K win brings Atlanta foster mom sunshine
For 21 years an Atlanta foster mother has cared for children she's considered her own. On the eve of her 72nd birthday, the Georgia Lottery will be taking care of her.
Bonnie Gunter, who celebrates her birthday June 25, has won a $300,000 top prize playing the instant game Lotta Bucks.
Gunter's husband, Rene Jimenez, purchased the ticket and gave it to her.
I started crying, she said. I just feel overwhelmed, and I'm very grateful.
Gunter has three foster children, four adopted chi ...
Jun 27, 2011, 1:19 pm - Lottery News forum