NC man almost falls out of fishing boat upon learning of lottery win
Danny Bizzell bought a Cash 5 lottery ticket on July 12, gave it to his wife and went fishing.
He was in the middle of a lake when his wife, Sandra Dickinson, called to tell him he had won a $792,655 jackpot.
I almost fell overboard, Bizzell said Monday. I told her, 'Are you freaking kidding me?'
Bizzell bought the winning ticket at the Food Lion on North Rogers Lane in Raleigh, using the same numbers he's played for almost 13 years.
When I got my first Cash 5 ticket, I had the ma ...
Aug 15, 2019, 8:18 am - Lottery News forum
Air Force vet wins $6.5 million after nearly throwing away winning lottery ticket
Air Force veteran William Bowker, 94, almost let a fortune slip right out of his hands.
Bowker often plays the lottery. But when his granddaughter checked his latest lottery ticket for him, she mistakenly thought it was a Mega Millions ticket instead of an Oregon Megabucks ticket.
Luckily, Bowker double-checked and it paid off.
She thought it was a Mega Million ticket, and started circling matching numbers on the ticket, Bowker said. But they were for the wrong game. I had an Oregon's ...
Aug 3, 2019, 1:27 pm - Lottery News forum
Tennessee Powerball winner claims $198 million prize sold at Hendersonville market
A winner has come forward to claim the $198 million Powerball jackpot drawn on July 13, receiving the prize anonymously through a trust.
The Freedom Trust claimed the prize on Thursday at the Tennessee Lottery headquarters in Nashville, according to a news release.
The winner chose to receive the lump sum amount of $128.1 million. The winning ticket was sold at Worsham's Market in Hendersonville.
For more than a century, the Worsham family has owned and operated the local landmark near ...
Aug 2, 2019, 9:06 am - Lottery News forum
Washington woman wins state's biggest lottery jackpot in a decade
A big surprise came to a woman in the small city of Brier after discovering she had won the $12.2 million Washington Lottery jackpot. The woman and her husband who wished to remain anonymous came forward Friday with the winning ticket.
We're shocked, this is an unbelievable experience, the woman said in a press release
According to a Washington Lottery press release, this is the largest the jackpot has reached in a decade.
After hearing the winning Lotto numbers announced on July 3, th ...
Jul 24, 2019, 8:47 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery losers could get paid after lottery scam lawsuit settles for $4.3 million
A class-action lawsuit to benefit potentially millions of owners of losing tickets linked to the largest lottery scam in U.S. history has been settled for $4.3 million, according to a statement sent by an attorney in the case.
The settlement will refund the cost of tickets purchased in nine specific drawings dates for games sold in 33 states, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., between Nov. 23, 2005 and May 23, 2013. A settlement website will be set up to assist people who s ...
Jul 22, 2019, 6:43 pm - Lottery News forum
Minnesota man claims $21.6 million Lotto America jackpot
A Minnesota man drove by this certain building nearly every day and imagined going inside one day to claim his riches.
That day came Friday for Jeffery Love of Elk River, holder of a Lotto America ticket that hit the jackpot this week for $21.6 million before taxes.
The ticket was purchased in Ramsey, at the Holiday convenience store on Ramsey Boulevard just off Hwy. 10. It matched all five numbers drawn plus the Star Ball 16, 22, 32, 36, and 42, with Star Ball number 8 to win the jackpot. ...
Jul 13, 2019, 7:40 am - Lottery News forum
$11.7 million Michigan Lotto 47 jackpot is largest in more than 2 years
By Todd Northrop
The Michigan Lottery's Lotto 47 jackpot hasn't been won in more than five months and has reached an extraordinary $11.7 million for the drawing on Saturday.
The last time a player in Michigan won the jackpot was in February when a $2.5 million jackpot winner was bought at the Uptown Bar, located at 8 West Front Street in Monroe.
The Lotto 47 jackpot hasn't been this large since Feb. 18, 2017, when a $22.55 million was won after more than 7 months of rollovers. The curre ...
Jul 11, 2019, 11:06 am - Lottery News forum
$5.9M Wisconsin Lottery jackpot claimed days before expiration
One lucky Wisconsin resident claimed a $5.9 million Megabucks jackpot Friday, the Wisconsin Lottery has announced.
Matthew Neal of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, came forward to claim his prize from the January 16 drawing, according to a press release from the Wisconsin Lottery. He had 180 days to claim the prize.
With the claim deadline of July 15 approaching, people were beginning to wonder if the prize would be lost.
Neal bought the winning ticket at the Kwik Trip at 625 South Taylor Drive in ...
Jul 9, 2019, 9:59 am - Lottery News forum
Wisconsin lottery winner might miss out on $5.9 million
The biggest Megabucks jackpot won since 2015 nears expiration
The clock is ticking for a Wisconsin lottery winner to claim a $5.9 million lottery jackpot.
Wisconsin Lottery officials said Monday the winning Megabucks ticket was sold Jan. 16 at the Kwik Trip on South Taylor Drive in Sheboygan.
The prize must be claimed by July 15 the end of the 180-day window for a winner to claim a lottery prize.
The winning Megabucks numbers drawn on Jan. 16, 2019, were 1, 5, 28, 29, 37, and 44.
Jul 2, 2019, 9:13 am - Lottery News forum
NC Cash 5 lottery winner has one week left to claim $487K prize
Have you checked all your old lottery tickets? The winner of a nearly $500,000 prize has one week left to claim it before their luck permanently runs out.
That's what North Carolina lottery officials are announcing as the claim to a $487,105 Cash 5 prize won in January is set to expire on July 8.
Let's get the word out that this Cash 5 jackpot is still waiting to be claimed, said Mark Michalko, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery, in a news release. Whoever had the great luck ...
Jul 1, 2019, 9:37 am - Lottery News forum