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Missouri lottery winner wins again
Powerball player is also double-lucky Only twice in the history of the Missouri Lottery has a player won two prizes of $1 million or more. A Bonne Terre man won on two Scratchers tickets in 2010, and now a southwest Missouri man has won two multi-million dollar Scratchers prizes in 2011. Roger Hirshey, 66, claimed a $2 million top prize on a Mega MONOPOLY ticket on Dec. 19. The Carthage resident bought the winning ticket at Casey's General Store, 8084 E. Seventh St., in Duenweg. This is ...
Dec 23, 2011, 9:19 am - Lottery News forum

$77M Powerball lottery ticket to expire Monday
What would you do if you won a $77 million lottery jackpot? What would you do if you didn't discover that you had the winning ticket until AFTER the deadline for claiming the prize? That's the scenario that could play out next week, because the 180-day window for the Georgia Lottery player who won the June 29 Powerball jackpot to come forward slams shut on Monday. That winning ticket, with the numbers 24, 30, 45, 57, and 59, with Powerball number 26, was sold at the Pilot Travel Center tru ...
Dec 22, 2011, 9:15 am - Lottery News forum

$173 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls
By Todd Northrop Will an incredibly lucky lottery player win a life-changing windfall this week, or will the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game enter into the realm of $200+ million jackpots? We'll find out Friday night, when the $173 million Mega Millions drawing takes place. Friday's Mega Millions jackpot is the accumulation of 14 consecutive drawings without a top prize winner. The current jackpot run-up started on Nov. 4 as a $12 million grand prize. The lump-sum cash value s ...
Dec 21, 2011, 8:37 am - Lottery News forum

Kentucky store clerk wins $200,000 from duplicate lottery ticket
Someone out there has the other ticket worth $200,000 David Lee Franey owns four Franey's Food Mart locations in Owensboro. From time to time, one of his clerks will misprint a Kentucky Lottery ticket. Instead of going through the hassle of filing paperwork for a $1 ticket, I just always tell my clerks to tape them on the side of the terminal and I'll eat the cost myself, Franey said. Little did he know yesterday that a $200,000 winning Powerball ticket had been taped to the side of the te ...
Dec 16, 2011, 4:45 pm - Lottery News forum

Retailer perspective: Selling a $254M lottery ticket
At first, Ranjit Singh didn't recognize the name of the customer who bought the quarter-of-a-billion-dollar-winning Powerball ticket across the counter of his gas station on Nov. 1. But then when he saw the man on television, he remembered. All of the employees of the BP on McGee Avenue in Stamford recognized him. He lived in the condos you could see from the station. He came in almost every workday and bought a cup of coffee on his way to work. Mr. Singh is pretty sure he remembers now, he told ...
Dec 12, 2011, 3:03 pm - Lottery News forum

Ct. Powerball lottery winners signed affidavit swearing they are only members of trust
The trust fund established by three Greenwich men who claimed the $254 million Powerball prize last month will expire in one year and the money will then go into a second trust, according to a copy of the trust agreement obtained by local media. The three men signed an affidavit the day after a press conference announcing the Putnam Avenue Family Trust as the winner, swearing that the second trust named the West Putnam Avenue Trust has no silent partners and that no person ineligible to win t ...
Dec 7, 2011, 9:11 am - Lottery News forum

Powerball lottery winners award $1 million in grants
Three Connecticut men who claimed a $254 million Powerball jackpot last week made good on their statement that they would be immediately donating a sizable amount to charity. The trustees of the Putnam Avenue Family Trust has awarded their first $1 million in charitable grants to five veteran support organizations. The Putnam Avenue Family Trust was set up after the winning Connecticut lottery ticket, worth $254 million, was bought. The organizations were selected on their proven abilit ...
Dec 5, 2011, 12:24 pm - Lottery News forum

Unclaimed Iowa lottery jackpot to expire Dec. 29
Even if claimed, winner gets $2M less due to fallen interest rates Time appears to be running out on somebody's multimillion-dollar lottery payday. Terry Rich, chief operating officer of the Iowa Lottery, said Tuesday the one-month countdown has begun for a Hot Lotto ticket that matched the jackpot numbers in last year's Dec. 29 drawing. The winning ticket was purchased at a Des Moines convenience store and will expire this Dec. 29 if the prize isn't claimed by then, he said. It is sad ...
Dec 1, 2011, 11:55 am - Lottery News forum

Connecticut Powerball mystery deepens
Includes video report Three money managers who claimed the state's record-breaking $254.2 million Powerball jackpot on Monday may still have a fight ahead of them in the court of public opinion. A day after the trio announced they had scored the windfall on a $1 ticket one of them bought at a gas station, media reports surfaced Tuesday that the men had in fact acted on behalf of an anonymous client. The speculation started almost immediately: Who could the mystery buyer be? A lucky hedg ...
Nov 30, 2011, 12:26 pm - Lottery News forum

Asset managers accused of fronting for real $254M Powerball winner
For three men who had apparently just won $254 million they looked far from ecstatic. And last night the three wealthy bankers who came forward to claim a record Powerball jackpot were facing claims that they were not in fact the real winners. An anonymous man one of their clients is said to have actually purchased the ticket but came to the trio to avoid the 'hassle' of his name becoming public. They then allegedly set up a trust 'as a front' so that Tim Davidson, Brandon Lacoff, and G ...
Nov 29, 2011, 7:46 am - Lottery News forum