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Store clerk tells how she found winning ticket
Battling the sniffs and coughs of a summer cold, Julie Prive, 27-year-old mother of two, stood before a jury in Barnstable County, Massachusetts Superior Court yesterday and recalled the evening in May 2002 when she had believed her life had changed forever.Prive said she was at home, sorting through a pile of lottery tickets she had collected from the trash at the Tedeschi convenience store where she worked, checking them and repackaging them for a second-chance game run by the state lottery to ...
Aug 12, 2004, 8:25 am - Lottery News forum

Two couples in court over ownership of $4 million scratch ticket
Two couples are fighting in court over ownership of a Massachusetts Lottery scratch ticket worth $4 million.According to testimony in the civil jury trial in Barnstable Superior Court, which got under way Monday, Julie Prive was a clerk at a Tedeschi's market in Falmouth in 2002, and began regularly collecting discarded losing scratch tickets. She entered these tickets in the Clean Fun Sweepstakes, the lottery's second-chance game designed to keep used tickets from becoming litter.Prive said tha ...
Aug 10, 2004, 9:47 am - Lottery News forum

Lucky Iraq vet scratches way to lottery riches
Just back from a tour of duty in Iraq, a Norwood, Massachusetts National Guardsman was welcomed home by Lady Luck - netting $140,000 a year for life from a state Lottery scratch ticket. John A. Morrissey, 42, says the Massachusetts Lottery Lifetime Spectacular windfall will blast him out of bankruptcy, and help put his daughter through college. I always had faith that I'd hit it big, Morrissey said in an exclusive Herald interview. And hit it big is just what he did after stopping by his neigh ...
Jul 21, 2004, 9:29 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery win caps a life of service
Much of her life, Geraldine Williams was an invisible servant to others, wiping clean their dirt, scrubbing their floors, emptying their trash.She cleaned the houses of those who can afford to have others take care of their domestic chores. For 15 years, she cleaned three office and academic buildings on the campus of University of Massachusetts at Lowell.Co-workers said Williams left surfaces spotless. Friends and neighbors say she brought the same energy to helping others, from senior citizens ...
Jul 12, 2004, 9:38 am - Lottery News forum

Jackpot winner tries to lay low
A day after bagging a $294 million lottery jackpot, Geraldine Williams battled to get her bearings yesterday as she went from housemaid to multimillionaire retiree overnight. Williams' ex-hubby said the 67-year-old grandmother and her children are worn out by the whirlwind of public interest whipped up in the hours after Williams stepped forward to claim her prize. They're trying to cope with something that's unimaginable, said James Williams, who split from his now-millionaire ex-wife in 1979 ...
Jul 12, 2004, 9:36 am - Lottery News forum

Ex-husband of big Mass. lottery winner is happy for his family
They were married for 20 years -- but now they've been divorced for 25.So, James Williams isn't expecting his ex-wife to offer him a share of her lottery winnings.Geraldine Williams yesterday claimed her Mega Millions jackpot in Massachusetts -- in a lump-sum of about $118 million million dollars, after taxes.Her ex-husband is taking the high road -- saying he's glad his children and grandchildren will be taken care of.The retired police officer says he hasn't spoke with his ex-wife about her wi ...
Jul 12, 2004, 9:34 am - Lottery News forum

Mass. Cleaning Woman Claims $294M Jackpot
Meet Geraldine Williams, a retired custodian and cleaning woman who will no longer have to mop her own floors or dust her own furniture.Williams stepped forward Friday to claim the $294 million Mega Millions jackpot, the second-largest jackpot ever to go to a single person in North America.Williams, who was introduced at a news conference at state lottery headquarters, said she'll take the payout in a lump sum of $117.6 million after taxes.She said she was still stunned by her luck, a week after ...
Jul 9, 2004, 1:17 pm - Lottery News forum

$294M lottery winner is 68-year-old cleaning woman
Updated July 09, 2004, 11:21pmThe winner of the $294 million Mega Millions jackpot, the largest in Massachusetts lottery history, is a 68-year-old cleaning woman.Geraldine Williams cleaned homes after retiring as a custodian at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, The Sun of Lowell reported Friday. She was a wonderful person, Mary Recko, a worker in the physical plant department at UMass-Lowell, told The Associated Press on Friday. Everybody liked her. All of us here are so happy that it wa ...
Jul 9, 2004, 11:08 am - Lottery News forum

Mass. Lottery to announce winner of $294 million Mega Millions jackpot
In a press conference to be held Friday, July 9, 2004 at 11:30 AM, the Massachusetts Lottery will present the winner of the record $294 million Mega Millions jackpot with a ceremonial check.Massachusetts State Treasurer and Lottery Chairman Timothy P. Cahill will introduce the winner and present the check. The winner's identity will be revealed at the press conference.The $294 million jackpot from the Friday, July 2, 2004 Mega Millions drawing, was the result of 15 consecutive jackpot rollovers ...
Jul 8, 2004, 3:21 pm - Lottery News forum

$294 Million: Final Mega Millions Jackpot Calculated
Search in on for the winner in Lowell, MassachusettsThe winner of the largest lottery prize in Massachusetts state history remained anonymous yesterday as rumors swirled about the person's identity and state officials boosted the staggering jackpot by another $4 million. The unidentified winner, who has a year to claim the $294 Mega Millions pot, can choose between a 26-year annuity - with an $11 million annual payment before taxes - and a lump sum payment totaling $117 million after taxes. Of ...
Jul 7, 2004, 9:33 am - Lottery News forum