Cubs fan wins $1 million in lottery while watching game
The Cubs haven't clinched a berth in the World Series yet but one southwest suburban fan has already gotten lucky.
Rick Kempke, 56, was at home watching a Cubs game when he scratched a $300,000,000 Cash Spectacular ticket and won $1 million, according to the Illinois Lottery.
I can't believe it! I'm a huge Cubs fan and now that I won the lottery, I might buy a ticket for tomorrow night's game! Kempke said.
Kempe, who has lived in Lockport all his life, bought the winning ticket at Spee ...
Oct 21, 2016, 12:46 pm - Lottery News forum
Teammates fool Diamondbacks player with lottery prank
Includes video report
Each Sunday when he is in town, Diamondbacks mental skills coach Peter Crone sits with pitcher Wade Miley and the two scratch off some lottery tickets.
Earlier this year, Crone was talking with Diamondbacks reliever J.J. Putz, and the pair discussed what it would be like if they could pull a prank on Miley by convincing him that he actually won.
Peter and I were talking one day and decided, 'Hmmm, that might be kind of funny,' Putz said.
Fellow reliever Will Ha ...
Aug 19, 2013, 6:37 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery jackpot a silver lining for 11 Red Sox fans
Everyone has favorite numbers, but this is ridiculous.
On Oct. 3, 11 players bought Mass Cash tickets with the numbers 1, 4, 6, 8 and 9. All of the nine who have claimed their $100,000 prizes picked the numbers themselves rather than letting the lottery computer pick random numbers.
Lottery officials said some winners said they played that combination because it represents five Red Sox players whose retired numbers hang above right field at Fenway Park: Bobby Doerr, Joe Cronin, Johnny Pesk ...
Oct 31, 2012, 8:52 am - Lottery News forum
Just-released Indians prospect cashes $1M lottery ticket
It could not have been easy for Joel Torres to learn that he was being released from the Cleveland Indians minor league system late last month.
But he probably couldn't have been launched to the unemployment line with a better parachute. A month earlier, the 21-year-old outfielder had won $1 million in the New York State Lottery's Sweet Million game after buying a ticket in Queens while visiting his mother over the winter.
Yes, that sound you heard was mothers everywhere asking if we see w ...
Apr 12, 2011, 2:46 pm - Lottery News forum
Illinois lottery winner sends kids to Cubs game
As Loyd Elam watched a group of children board a chartered bus bound for the Cubs game at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Wednesday, he looked as if he might change his mind and hop on to go with them.
But Elam stayed behind in Lincoln to look for them later on television, hoping to spot them wearing their yellow hats, after paying for the trip with money he won nearly 20 years ago playing the Illinois Lottery. Since winning $7 million in 1991, Elam has been paying for similar trips for 35 to 40 ...
Jul 1, 2010, 10:00 am - Lottery News forum
Mass. Lottery launches Red Sox scratch ticket
The Boston Red Sox are swinging for the Green Monster with the launch of another Massachusetts State Lottery instant ticket.
Monster Money, the new $10 Boston Red Sox scratch ticket, debuted yesterday at 7,500 Lottery agents across the state.
The game offers three $3 million instant prizes and seven prizes of $1 million. Other prizes include Red Sox gear such as jackets, pants, warm-up jerseys and duffel bags.
There's even some luck for people who scratch off losing tickets: They can b ...
Mar 31, 2010, 8:21 am - Lottery News forum
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