Idaho woman wins two six-figure lottery prizes within 48 hours
Lucky player beats unimaginable odds and takes home two massive lottery prizes
By Kate Northrop
There have been several instances of players winning the lottery twice, but in an absolutely mindboggling happenstance, an Idaho woman is giving those winners a run for their money after securing two six-figure jackpots back-to-back in just two days.
Orlene Peterson is redefining what it means to be lucky after winning two top prizes from two different stores in two consecutive days. Not only ...
Feb 8, 2021, 12:26 pm - Lottery News forum
Small-town newsstand in Ireland sells its fourth winning lottery ticket
Shop owner's luck refuses to run out
By Kate Northrop
Third time's the charm is apparently not enough for a small-town newsstand in west Ireland. Irish lottery players might find themselves drawn to the lucky little store in Ballinrobe after it sold its fourth significant winning lottery ticket.
Martin Murphy, 68, the owner of Murphys Newsagent on Main Street, celebrated on Thursday after discovering that he sold the winning ticket for the 2.8 million (US$3.2 million) Ireland National L ...
Jul 7, 2020, 10:31 am - Lottery News forum
Washington Lotto ticket generated with two identical quick picks
Mitch Tracy beat the odds with a recent lottery ticket, but it didn't turn him into a millionaire.
Tracy purchased the $1 ticket at a lottery machine in Spokane, Wash., and opted to let the Quick Pick feature choose his numbers.
As he was walking away, he realized he'd been given the same numbers twice.
You're supposed to get two lines for a buck, and both lines were the same numbers, Tracy said.
Officials say the odds of that happening are about one in 14 million, which is double t ...
Apr 1, 2019, 8:44 am - Lottery News forum
Chicago woman wins $250K from her first-ever lottery ticket
A Chicago woman won $250,000 from her first-ever lottery ticket, which she wasn't even planning to buy.
La Ongkwan Pinyapap instantly won the top prize after scratching a 25X The Money ticket, the Illinois Lottery said Wednesday in a statement.
This is the very first lottery ticket I have ever played! she said. My friend was buying a ticket, so I thought I should try one, too. We couldn't believe it when I won!
Pinyapap bought her ticket at the BP gas station on W. Fullerton Ave. in ...
Jun 26, 2017, 6:32 am - Lottery News forum
Meet the NYC men who won the lottery hundreds of times and collected millions
Includes video report
He can barely walk. He has one eye. But Enrico Del Rio is one lucky, lucky guy.
The 94-year-old Washington Heights man has scored lottery prizes of $600 or more an astounding 376 times between 2009 and last year.
His total winnings more than $1.4 million.
I seem to win all the time, the ex-Navy officer said in his cramped studio apartment, filled with crates of old lotto tickets.
My mother passed it to me. My family tells me I took all the luck.
Del Rio ...
May 28, 2017, 6:18 pm - Lottery News forum
Virginia couple wins lottery for fourth time
A Virginia couple has gotten good at winning the lottery, claiming their fourth major prize on Valentine's Day.
Calvin and Zatera Spencer are building quite a collection of those oversized Virginia Lottery souvenir checks.
In March 2014, Lottery Post reported the Portsmouth couple had a lucky month, winning $1 million in the March 12 Powerball drawing, $50,000 in the March 26 Pick 4 drawing and the $1 million prize in the $100 Million Cash Extravaganza Scratcher game.
(See Lucky Va. cou ...
Feb 26, 2017, 10:10 am - Lottery News forum
Couple finds winning lottery ticket, tracks down rightful owner
Doing the right thing can pay off in more ways that you can imagine. One man in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, says he is living proof of that.
That man and his wife found a winning lottery ticket in Saint Clair and returned it to its rightful owner. Then, in a way, the man hit the jackpot.
After the couple found the winning ticket in April, they went through a long process to track the rightful owner down and return it.
But since returning it, they have been quite the lucky couple. T ...
Oct 10, 2016, 9:21 pm - Lottery News forum
New Zealand man wins $1M lottery after someone cut him in line
A patient New Zealand Lotto player bagged a cool $1 million, all thanks to a pushy patron who decided to cut him in line.
The Tauranga winner of last week's $1 million Wednesday Lotto draw has put his win down to good karma .
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, bought his lucky ticket from Pak N Save Papamoa on his way home from work.
I was waiting in line at the Lotto shop and another customer nipped in front of me, explained the winner in a written statement from Lotto New Ze ...
Sep 29, 2016, 9:34 am - Lottery News forum
After cheating death in plane crash, Indian man wins $1M lottery days later
After surviving a fiery plane crash, an Indian man has beaten the odds again, this time winning $1 million in the lottery.
Mohammad Basheer Abdul Khadar, 62, of Dubai, was on board Emirates Flight 521 when it burst into flames and skidded after landing at the Dubai International airport on Aug. 3.
His lucky ticket number 0845 was drawn Tuesaday in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire at Concourse A at Dubai International Airport, winning him a cool $1 million (Dh3.67 million).
Aug 11, 2016, 8:22 am - Lottery News forum
Big payouts for Connecticut Lottery numbers players
Thousands of players of the Connecticut Lottery's Play 3 and Play 4 games are lining their pockets with some extra cash this weekend.
When the numbers drawn were all fives in Thursday's Connecticut Play 4 Day drawing, it set the stage for a big payday for almost 1,000 people.
Lottery officials said the daily numbers game drawing Thursday of 5-5-5-5 meant 947 tickets were winners. The total payout will amount to $3.4 million the third largest prize payout in the history of the game.
Sep 12, 2015, 9:19 pm - Lottery News forum