Colorado siblings win lottery by playing the same numbers
A pair of Colorado siblings won a collective $250,000 when they played the same lottery numbers in the same Powerball drawing.
Thinh D. of Denver told Colorado Lottery officials she chose numbers that she felt were lucky and her faith in the numbers inspired her brother, Phu D., to play a near-identical ticket.
The only difference between the two lottery tickets was Thinh chose the Powerplay option, making her jackpot $200,000 to her brother's $50,000.
The siblings said they bought thei ...
Sep 21, 2016, 2:48 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
2 mammoth jackpots won this weekend
By Todd Northrop
Two multi-state lottery games gave up millions in their latest drawings as lucky ticketholders snagged the grand prize jackpots.
The first big winner matched all six numbers drawn for the estimated $133 million Mega Millions jackpot Friday night. The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at a BP gas station located at 1000 East Southline Road in Tuscola.
The winning Mega Millions numbers were: 13, 21, 28, 34, and 40, with Mega Ball number 15. The Megaplier was 3.
Sep 19, 2016, 11:27 am - Lottery News forum
NH family claims $487 million Powerball jackpot, wants 'to do great things'
Lawyers for a New Hampshire family claimed a $487 million Powerball jackpot on their behalf Monday, saying the winners wished to remain anonymous but would do great things with their newfound wealth.
Attorneys for the family's new trust claimed the prize at a news conference after weeks of suspense about the identity of the winner of the nation's eighth-largest lottery jackpot. The winning ticket for the July 30 drawing was sold at a Hannaford supermarket in Raymond, a town of about 10,000 re ...
Sep 12, 2016, 3:22 pm - Lottery News forum
RI man nearly throws away $50,000 Powerball ticket
By Todd Northrop
A Johnston, Rhode Island, man nearly threw out a Powerball ticket worth $50,000.
The Rhode Island Lottery Commission said that the man, who asked not to be publicly identified, bought the ticket back in February. He found the ticket in his car and was about to throw it away, but a friend stopped him and told him to check it just to be sure.
The ticket matching four numbers and the Powerball was from the Feb. 3 drawing. Such a ticket is worth $50,000.
When he checked ...
Sep 10, 2016, 9:29 pm - Lottery News forum
NH Lottery says winner of $487M Powerball jackpot to claim prize Monday
The New Hampshire Lottery says the winner of the $487 million Powerball jackpot in July is set to claim the prize.
The lottery said Friday that attorneys for the winner are planning to come forward Monday and will announce the winner's philanthropic plans for the money. It's not clear if the winner will make an appearance.
It was the eighth-largest U.S. lottery jackpot. The lump sum option is worth $330.6 million.
The winning ticket was sold at a Hannaford Supermarket in Raymond for the ...
Sep 9, 2016, 8:00 pm - Lottery News forum
N.H. supermarket donates lottery commission to charity
A New Hampshire grocery store that sold a mammoth winning Powerball ticket announced Tuesday that it is donating its commission to local charities that work with children or hunger.
A ticket that won a jackpot of $487 million was sold at the Hannaford Supermarket in Raymond, N.H., in late July, Hannaford said in a statement. A month later, the winner of New Hampshire's all time largest Powerball jackpot has yet to claim the prize.
The supermarket was due a $75,000 commission because of the ...
Sep 1, 2016, 8:48 am - Lottery News forum
Lawyers contact N.H. Lottery about $487 million jackpot
July's half-billion dollar Powerball jackpot winner in New Hampshire has yet to come forward, but the New Hampshire Lottery said it has heard several times from lawyers who may represent the lucky ticket-holder.
The $487 million prize was the eighth-largest jackpot in U.S. history and the fifth-largest Powerball jackpot.
Lawyers have contacted the lottery several times since the jackpot, according to New Hampshire Lottery spokeswoman Maura McCann.
They wanted to know what the process e ...
Aug 31, 2016, 1:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Prosecutors say 2 more men may be linked to lottery riggings
Prosecutors in the case of a former lottery insider convicted last year in a national Hot Lotto jackpot-rigging scandal are seeking to subpoena records from two attorneys they believe could be tied to the plot.
Documents filed on Tuesday by the lead prosecutor in the case, Assistant Iowa Attorney General Rob Sand, seek to subpoena records from Texas attorneys J. Thad Whisenant and Luis Vallejo.
Authorities assert that immediately after investigators attempted to interview Whisenant about t ...
Aug 24, 2016, 6:21 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner who spent $20M on boyfriend's bail money to appear on 'Fix My Life' series
A North Carolina woman who spent part of her $188 million lottery jackpot bailing her boyfriend out of jail is due to appear on a Fix My Life reality series.
Marie Holmes, who won a $188 Powerball jackpot in 2015, made headlines when she spent more than $20 million of her newfound fortune bailing her boyfriend, Lamar Hot Sauce McDow, out of jail on multiple occasions.
The Oprah Winfrey Network announced Holmes is slated to appear on Iyanla: Fix My Life in September. The network said Holmes ...
Aug 24, 2016, 6:07 pm - Lottery News forum