Mass. co-workers split $50M Powerball jackpot
The two co-workers had a ritual for the past 10 months. She would buy two Powerball tickets, write their names on the back, and then give him a copy.
It may have seemed a modest indulgence. The longest of long shots.
But on Wednesday night, it paid off big-time with more than $11 million for each of them.
Rosa DeLeon, 52, of Arlington and Reginald LeBlanc, 54, of Lexington, who work at the Costco in Waltham, bought a $50 million Powerball ticket at a gas station in Lexington.
The two ...
Dec 19, 2012, 9:30 am - Lottery News forum
$1 million Powerball winner goes unclaimed in Idaho
A $1 million lottery prize has gone unclaimed six months after the winning ticket was sold at a Meridian, Idaho, convenience store.
Someone bought the $2 Powerball quick pick from the Maverik store at North Locust Grove Road and East McMillian Road June 19. It won the jackpot June 20, but no one ever claimed the prize within 180 days as required.
The store that sold the winning ticket will still get the $20,000 bonus from the Idaho Lottery.
Lottery officials say it's a great reminder to ...
Dec 19, 2012, 7:54 am - Lottery News forum
Idaho $1M Powerball ticket to expire Friday
Time is quickly running out for the holder of an unclaimed $1 million Powerball ticket that was sold last summer.
The ticket will expire Friday at 3 p.m. if the holder does not arrive in Boise at Idaho Lottery Headquarters to claim their prize.
The winning ticket was sold for the June 20 Powerball draw from an Idaho Lottery retail location in Meridian. The ticket matched the first five numbers from that night's draw, but not the Powerball itself. The winning numbers for that night were 11, ...
Dec 12, 2012, 10:17 pm - Lottery News forum
Arizona Lottery releases name of Powerball jackpot winner
The second winner of the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot is a 37-year-old electronics industry professional who grew up in a modest home in Pennsylvania and moved to an affluent Phoenix suburb last year before striking it rich in the lotto.
The winner is Matthew Good of Fountain Hills, who chose to remain anonymous after claiming the prize last week. Lottery winners in Arizona are a matter of public record, and The Associated Press filed a public records request to learn his name.
Good to ...
Dec 11, 2012, 8:52 am - Lottery News forum
Arizona man claims other half of record Powerball jackpot
Looming tax increases prompt hasty claim
Fallout from the looming fiscal cliff has drifted into the Powerball arena.
A man who lottery officials announced Friday has claimed his half of the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot, decided to collect the winnings now and not next year because of the financial uncertainty posed by the nation's ongoing financial impasse.
The man, who is in his 30s from a wealthy Phoenix suburb, decided to remain anonymous after he bought $10 ...
Dec 8, 2012, 9:17 am - Lottery News forum
Georgia construction worker collects $50M Mega Millions win
By Todd Northrop
A 55-year-old Thomasville construction worker is getting ready to build a new life after winning a $50 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot.
Honey, we won the lotto! That's what Zippy Vonier, 55, announced to his wife Wednesday morning after discovering that he won $50 million.
My wife was brushing her teeth, and I told her to come in and sit down, said Vonier, a Thomasville resident. She was just kind of shocked.
Vonier won by matching all of the winning numbers ...
Dec 2, 2012, 8:23 am - Lottery News forum
Mechanic and his wife are Missouri winners of $588M Powerball jackpot
Cindy Hill, a laid-off office manager who lives in a small town in Missouri, called her husband Thursday with urgent news that would change everything: We won the lottery.
What? he asked.
We won the lottery, she repeated. But Mark Hill, a 52-year-old mechanic who works at a meat processing plant, is the kind of person who carefully checks the prices for everything he buys, and he needed proof. This is the Show-Me State after all.
He drove to his mother's house, where his wife was wai ...
Nov 30, 2012, 5:04 pm - Lottery News forum
Apparent Arizona winner captured on video the moment he learned of win
Several store customers and clerk saw winning ticket, verified winning numbers
Apparent winner purchased ticket in Arizona but checked ticket in Maryland
Includes video report
A man, who appeared to be a construction or highway worker, walked into a Prince George's County, Maryland, Exxon Thursday afternoon and according to witnesses walked out a multi-multi-millionaire.
Employees and customers at Marlboro Village Exxon are still buzzing from the remarkable scene they witnessed this ...
Nov 30, 2012, 8:43 am - Lottery News forum
Winning Powerball ticket in Mo. turned in
Lottery officials in Missouri say a winning Powerball ticket for the record $588 million drawing has been turned-in and verified.
A news conference is expected to be held Friday afternoon.
This Friday morning, two small communities are waiting, along with the rest of the country, to find out who bought winning Powerball tickets at this Missouri convenience store and this food mart in Arizona.
Nothing like this has ever happened in Dearborn.
Fountain Hills is a pretty small town, a ...
Nov 30, 2012, 6:55 am - Lottery News forum
Powerball coming to California
Less than 24 hours after the winning Powerball lottery numbers were announced for the largest Powerball jackpot ever, California's five-member lottery commission voted unanimously on Thursday to bring the Powerball jackpot to the state.
We have to continually offer our loyal players a variety of entertaining lottery games, and we firmly believe that Powerball is a right fit for the California Lottery, state lottery director Robert T. O'Neill said in a prepared statement. I expect Powerball t ...
Nov 29, 2012, 7:11 pm - Lottery News forum