Virginia woman wins $1 million lottery twice in the same day
Winning the lottery once in a lifetime is pretty lucky. Winning the lottery twice in the same day? Virginia Fike is one of the few people that can describe that feeling.
The Berryville, Va., resident had two tickets that matched five of the six Powerball numbers in an April 7 drawing so that each ticket was worth $1 million.
I'm in shock! Fike said in a news release from the Virginia lottery.
In early April, Fike stopped at an Olde Stone Truck Stop in Virginia with her numbers ready an ...
Apr 24, 2012, 6:56 am - Lottery News forum
$173 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot increased
By Todd Northrop
The multi-state Powerball lottery drawing took place last night without any jackpot winners, causing the new jackpot for Wednesday's drawing to grow to an estimated $173 million, with a cash option of $107.7 million.
Saturday night was the 9th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner.
Even though there were no jackpot winners, 8 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Colorado, 2 from Florida, 1 from Idaho, 1 from Indiana, 1 from Lou ...
Apr 22, 2012, 9:03 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner donates apartment complex to help families in crisis
Winner has given millions to charities since 2010
Randy Smith, a West Virginia multimillion-dollar lottery winner turned philanthropist, listened Friday to how his donation of an apartment complex is turning into a sustainable community housing program for families in crisis.
Smith, 65, a former Berkeley County sheriff and magistrate, won a $79 million Powerball lottery in August 2010. The total dropped to $44 million after taxes when he opted for a lump-sum payment.
Since then, Smith h ...
Apr 22, 2012, 8:10 am - Lottery News forum
Retired Illinois couple share $656M lottery jackpot
By Todd Northrop
Updated 6:24 pm: Prize payout information
A retired computer systems designer and his wife, a computer programmer, have claimed the final share of the March 30 $656 million Mega Millions lottery drawing.
Merle, 65, and Pat Butler, 62, claimed the jackpot at the Red Bud Village Hall in the small southern Illinois town of Red Bud. The winning ticket was sold at a nearby Motomart in the town of 6,000 people.
Their share of the record-setting $656 million jackpot was $21 ...
Apr 18, 2012, 11:57 am - Lottery News forum
Illinois Mega Millions winner to come forward
The final winner of the record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot will accept a check for $218.6 million on Wednesday in the southern Illinois town of Red Bud where the winning ticket was purchased, the Illinois Lottery said Monday.
The single winner is from Illinois, lottery officials said, but would not reveal any other details. The other two winning tickets already have been anonymously claimed in Maryland and Kansas. Around Red Bud word that the winner would soon be revealed left the town ...
Apr 17, 2012, 9:32 am - Lottery News forum
Six $1 million lottery prizes won at same Louisiana store
It's the biggest thing to hit Watson, Louisiana, since the new WalMart; granted, the new superstore opened Wednesday, but it's hard to overshadow an event like that.
It's hard to believe, says Ingrid King as she sips sweet tea inside Rotolo's restaurant.
Lottery officials say six different $1 million Mega Millions lottery prizes were won from tickets sold at a gas station in Watson, Louisiana.
The winning tickets were drawn in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing.
Louisiana Lottery offic ...
Apr 13, 2012, 7:37 am - Lottery News forum
Maryland Mega Millions winners claim prize anonymously
Three public school employees nab share of record jackpot
Includes video report
By Todd Northrop
The Maryland Mega Millions lottery winners are three Maryland public school employees, who split the world's biggest lottery jackpot with two other winners from Kansas and Illinois.
The trio claimed their share of the jackpot Monday at Maryland Lottery headquarters.
Maryland laws allow lottery winners to remain anonymous when collecting their prize, and the winners chose that option in ...
Apr 10, 2012, 8:34 am - Lottery News forum
Kansas Mega Millions winner claims jackpot anonymously
By Todd Northrop
The holder of one of three winning tickets in last week's record $656 million Mega Millions drawing came forward Friday to claim a share, Kansas Lottery officials announced Friday afternoon.
The winner a single ticket holder has chosen to remain anonymous, state lottery director Dennis Wilson said.
The announcement was made at an afternoon press conference at state lottery headquarters in Topeka.
Under Kansas law, lottery winners can choose not to publicly reveal the ...
Apr 6, 2012, 6:04 pm - Lottery News forum
N.Y. woman claims $70 million Powerball jackpot
Tara Ramirez doesn't know what she's going to do after claiming a $70 million Powerball jackpot.
But with an eight-figure nest egg, the Hartsdale woman can do just about anything she wants.
Ramirez, 37, was presented a ceremonial check for the top prize in the multi-state lottery game Thursday at Dairydel on South Central Avenue in the Hartsdale section of Greenburgh, New York. On Feb. 24, she visited the store and played the winning numbers: 6, 11, 42, 53, 54 and the Powerball number 7.
Apr 5, 2012, 11:57 am - Lottery News forum
Firefighters donate lottery winnings to help colleague
A group of Albuquerque, New Mexico, firefighters who became Mega Millions winners this week said they're donating money to help save the life of one of their own.
In between fighting fires and saving lives, some firefighters found time to sprint to Circle K and get some mega millions tickets, and that effort paid off. Firefighter Jed Hyland said he had the winning ticket in hand when the numbers were announced.
Of course, with it being one day before April Fools' and firefighters being wh ...
Apr 5, 2012, 8:45 am - Lottery News forum