Judge bars woman's ex-girlfriend from claiming big-win NC lottery ticket as her own
A judge has barred the ex-girlfriend of a Charlotte area woman from cashing in on the woman's big lottery ticket win.
Jasmine Watkins said in a lawsuit that she won $25,000 a year for life with a Lucky for Life ticket she bought in May. But on the day she intended to collect her winnings at the NC Education Lottery office in Raleigh, her ex-girlfriend drove without her and with the winning ticket and claimed she won the prize, the lawsuit said.
On Thursday, Judge Karen Eady-Williams issued ...
Jun 14, 2019, 7:29 am - Lottery News forum
North Carolina grandfather gives lottery winnings to granddaughter
A North Carolina woman will be 'lucky for life' and be able to pay for college, thanks to her grandfather.
Peter Beckage won the N.C. Lottery game, Lucky for Life, after buying the ticket on April 14, lottery officials said.
The 85-year-old recently moved in with his daughter to be close to family and often plays the game. He bought the ticket after a Palm Sunday pancakes breakfast with his 22-year-old granddaughter, Kelly Thomas.
The next day, he stayed up late to check the drawing.
Apr 26, 2019, 1:42 pm - Lottery News forum
Man rescues lotto ticket from garbage, wins $25,000 a year for life
A Michigan man will be making $25,000 a year for life after rescuing his lotto ticket from the garbage.
Jeff Heinig rescued his Lucky for Life ticket from the trash after he initially tossed it thinking it was worthless.
Heinig, who is from the town of Harrison, purchased the ticket last Wednesday.
He told the state's lotto officials that he got his dates mixed up and checked the website before the drawing had even happened.
I was back on the website Friday, and the Lucky For Life ...
Apr 12, 2019, 11:55 am - Lottery News forum
85-year-old claims Lucky for Life lottery prize with hours to spare
Eighty-five-year-old Bob Hissom bought a winning lottery ticket Jan. 1 of last year and just cashed it in this week right before it expired.
I hold onto everything, I don't throw anything away, said Hissom.
Thank goodness he did, because now he's now $400,000 richer.
I didn't really think so until they handed us the check today, he said. I said something is going to go wrong.
It started last year on January 1st when he bought Lotto tickets like he does every week at the Picnic Ba ...
Jan 3, 2019, 9:34 am - Lottery News forum
South Dakota lottery player starts off 2019 with massive lifetime win
The South Dakota Lottery's latest big winner will ring in the new year with the prize of $1,000 a day for the rest of his or her life.
Monday's Lucky For Life drawing resulted in South Dakota's first top prize winner in the game. The ticket was sold at Ken's Fairway, located at 2105 6th Ave., SE in Aberdeen. The winning numbers were 4, 10, 15, 19, and 43, with Lucky Ball number 8.
Monday's top prize winner will receive the option of $1,000 a day for the rest of his or her life or a one-tim ...
Jan 1, 2019, 12:36 pm - Lottery News forum
Visiting father discovers son's lifetime lottery win
A Michigan man said he might have never known about his $25,000 a year for life lottery jackpot if his father hadn't come to visit.
Bhavik Patel, 29, of Kentwood, told Michigan Lottery officials he bought a Lucky for Life ticket from the Speedway gas station at 16819 Marsh Road in Haslett with the numbers 7, 12, 20, 27, and 48.
I bought the ticket when I was visiting my sister, who lives in Lansing, said Patel. I never thought about it again until my dad came to me with a shocked look on ...
Jun 25, 2018, 3:02 pm - Lottery News forum
Wyoming Lottery adds multi-state Lucky for Life game
The Wyoming Lottery players now have a new game to test their luck.
WyoLotto officials on Monday celebrated the launch of the Lucky for Life game. The lottery began selling tickets for the new game on Sunday.
Lucky for Life is a national game, which costs $2 per ticket. The top prize is $1,000 a day for life. Lucky for Life also offers players the opportunity to win $25,000 a year for life and smaller prize options.
The game is currently offered in 23 jurisdictions, including Arkansa ...
Dec 5, 2016, 6:12 pm - Lottery News forum
Winning NC lottery ticket set to expire
A winning lottery ticket purchased in North Carolina worth $25,000 a year for life is set to expire next week.
Someone bought the Lucky For Life ticket at the Harris Teeter on N.C. 55 in Cary, North Carolina, on April 11, a Monday. The winner has 180 days to claim the prize, which ends Oct. 7.
We're asking Lucky For Life players in Wake County to double check their tickets, said Alice Garland, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery. It takes a lot of luck to win, and we hate to ...
Sep 27, 2016, 10:23 pm - Lottery News forum
Idaho woman wins $390,000 lottery prize after playing same numbers for 27 years
An Idaho woman's streak of playing the same lottery numbers since 1989 finally paid off when the numbers earned her a $390,000 jackpot.
Rosemary Loveland said she has been entering the same numbers in the weekly drawings since the Idaho Lottery began in 1989, and Friday morning she discovered her numbers for Thursday night's drawing qualified her for the second-tier prize on the Idaho Lottery Draw Game Lucky for Life $25,000 a year for life, or a $390,000 lump sum.
I looked at the numbers ...
Sep 21, 2016, 11:06 am - Lottery News forum
Multi-state lottery game coming to Wyoming
Colorado looking to join the same game this summer
WyoLotto players could have a new draw game to play by this fall after the Wyoming Lottery Corp. board of directors on Thursday unanimously approved adding the Lucky for Life game to the three currently offered.
Lottery CEO Jon Clontz said he hoped Lucky for Life tickets could be sold in the state by October or November.
Lucky for Life is similar to Powerball in that players pick six numbers. Matching all six numbers wins the jackpot. T ...
Mar 18, 2016, 8:06 am - Lottery News forum