Lottery winner can seek bigger prize at trial, judge rules
Lucky Larry may have a shot to win millions more this time from a jury.
A judge has ordered a trial in a lawsuit filed by Iowa lottery winner Larry Dawson, who contends a $9 million jackpot that he won in 2011 should have been nearly three times as big.
Dawson filed his lawsuit in 2016 after an investigation revealed that lottery contractor Eddie Tipton rigged the previous $16.5 million jackpot, bought the winning ticket himself and unsuccessfully worked with associates to claim it.
May 17, 2019, 12:01 pm - Lottery News forum
N.C. woman's Mother's Day ticket wins $1.3 million jackpot
A lottery ticket turned out to be the Mother's Day $1.3 million gift of a lifetime for a North Carolina woman.
For Mother's Day, Vielka Roman of Autryville, North Carolina, received a Carolina Cash 5 ticket as a gift from her sister, Neris. It turned out to be a $1.3 million jackpot winner.
I just can't believe it, said Roman. I'm still in shock.
On Sunday, Roman, her fianc , Al, and her sister, Neris, all went out for a celebratory Mother's Day meal. After dinner, they stopped at Car ...
May 17, 2019, 11:50 am - Lottery News forum
Michigan man wins jackpot after following the same lottery routine for 30 years
A Michigan man who has stuck to the same lottery-playing routine for the past 30 years had his habits finally pay off when he won a $167,407 jackpot.
I have been buying a seven-draw Fantasy 5 ticket at the same store every Monday for 30 years, said the lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous. When I checked the numbers the morning after the drawing and saw they matched the numbers on my ticket, I was elated.
The 58-year-old player bought his winning ticket at Campbell's Party Store, ...
May 15, 2019, 8:07 am - Lottery News forum
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
N.J. woman wins $4M Pick 6 lottery jackpot with loose change she found around the house
A New Jersey woman won a $4 million Pick 6 lottery drawing after buying two tickets with loose change she found scattered about her Morris County home.
Wanda M., of Roxbury, watched the April 29th drawing on television and showed up the next day at New Jersey Lottery headquarters in Lawrence with her son and daughter to claim her jackpot, officials said.
Wanda bought a pair of $1 quick pick tickets at Valero, a gas station on Route 46 in Netcong. She said she yelled out, we won the big one ...
May 7, 2019, 9:32 am - Lottery News forum
Australian man wins lotto jackpot twice
A Melbourne, Australia, man is busy counting more than $46 million after he won the top prize in Oz Lotto twice.
The St Albans man had forgotten he had two entries in Tuesday's $70 million draw, each marked with the same numbers.
I'm speechless. I can't believe it, he told officials, who alerted him to his double bounty.
Both tickets had the same marked numbers which he'd been playing for 30 years.
I play every week. I have always marked my entries, but I have never chosen the numb ...
May 6, 2019, 7:53 am - Lottery News forum
Wisconsin man, 24, claims $768.4M Powerball lottery jackpot
Includes video report
The winner of a Powerball lottery ticket worth $768.4 million has been revealed. He is 24-year-old Manuel Franco of West Allis.
Franco spoke at length with reporters on Tuesday afternoon, April 23 describing in detail the day he had purchased the tickets that led to this big win. Franco said he left work around 2 p.m. on March 27 and went to the Speedway in New Berlin a few minutes later. He bought $10 worth of individual Powerball tickets.
I pretty much felt luck ...
Apr 23, 2019, 3:04 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery first-timer nearly threw out $387,000 prize
A first-time lottery player in New Jersey said a mistake when checking her tickets nearly landed her $387,391 jackpot winner in the trash.
Frances Rhodes of Monmouth Beach told New Jersey Lottery officials she had played scratch-off lottery tickets before, but one day when she received a $20 prize she decided to buy some Jersey Cash 5 tickets her first time entering a lottery drawing.
Frances purchased her tickets on Friday, Oct. 5th and left them in the car's cup holder. On that following ...
Apr 19, 2019, 9:43 am - Lottery News forum
NC man 'counting his blessings' after winning lottery ticket almost blew away
A North Carolina man is counting his blessings after beating the almost 1-in-a-million odds to win a lottery prize, according to the NC Education Lottery.
And it all happened after he came uncomfortably close to losing his lucky ticket, the lottery said on Twitter.
Whenever I get my tickets, I put them in my car door, said John Hepburn of Fayetteville, per the lottery's Twitter post.
Then last week, a few of my tickets blew out of the car, he said, according to the lottery's news relea ...
Apr 17, 2019, 10:00 am - Lottery News forum
Colorado man who unwittingly split a $4.8M jackpot with scammer is fighting the Colorado Lottery
In 2005, three people won a Colorado Lotto jackpot worth $4.8 million, and Boulder's Amir Massihzadeh held one set of winning numbers.
He accepted his prize of $568,990 after splitting the pot and paying taxes and moved on with life.
Ten years later, Colorado Bureau of Investigation agents visited Massihzadeh to interview him about his winning number because they were investigating a criminal scheme to rig lotteries. They suspected the other two ticket-holders who split the prize with Mass ...
Apr 15, 2019, 10:14 am - Lottery News forum