Georgia man turns trashed ticket into $250,000
Andrew Hunter, 24, turned his trash into cash when he picked up a discarded Mega Millions ticket.
When he realized he won $3 dollars for matching one number plus the Mega Ball number, he retrieved the ticket from the dumpsters at the end of his driveway and headed to the Quik Trip, 1655 Buford Highway in Cumming, Georgia.
Hunter, of Dawsonville, played his earnings on three quick pik numbers and scored.
The Taco Mac server won $250,000 on Tuesday's, Nov. 15 drawing. The notoriety is goi ...
Nov 18, 2011, 9:44 pm - Lottery News forum
Another man claims to have lost $254M Powerball ticket
So close to $254 million and yet so far away.
That could be the case for a 21-year-old Danbury customer who said he had the winning ticket for the Nov. 2 Powerball drawing but lost it.
The $254 million prize was the biggest Powerball jackpot in Connecticut history and the 12th biggest jackpot in Powerball history.
At a 7-Eleven on Mill Plain Road, owner Abu Sayed said a 21-year-old customer claimed to have lost the winning ticket: 12-14-34-39-46, Powerball 36.
Sayed is skeptical.
Nov 17, 2011, 8:53 am - Lottery News forum
Iowa man claims $7.5M Hot Lotto jackpot
Checks numbers, calmly says, I won
Waterloo, Iowa, retiree Wally Markham said he wasn't able to keep it secret for long in Smitty's bar on Sunday that he was the jackpot winner in Saturday's Hot Lotto drawing.
Markham, 65, who retired in 2001 after 36 years working at the Deere plant in Waterloo, said he confided to the bartender that he was in line to claim the $7.54 million grand prize. From then on in, it cost me a fortune.
On Wednesday, Markham collected a fortune at Iowa Lottery ...
Nov 9, 2011, 7:41 pm - Lottery News forum
Ct. Lottery still looking for $254.2M Powerball winner
The search is still on for the $254.2 million Powerball jackpot winning ticket for the November 2, 2011 drawing the largest prize ever won in Connecticut Lottery history.
Lottery officials confirm that the winning ticket was sold in Fairfield County. Further details will not be available until the winner comes forward to make the unprecedented claim.
The winning numbers on November 2 were 12, 14, 34, 39, and 46, with Powerball number 36. The Power Play multiplier number was 4.
The Conne ...
Nov 9, 2011, 9:37 am - Lottery News forum
Ct. man claims he lost $254M Powerball ticket
Includes video report
Someone in Connecticut bought a lottery ticket worth $254 million but, so far, nobody knows who it is.
Powerball officials say someone in Fairfield County bought a Powerball ticket matching all six winning numbers 12, 14, 34, 39, 46, and 36. Local rumor has it that the ticket was sold at Belltown Superette in Stamford, a store with a reputation for selling winning tickets.
My grandfather right here, number 29. He played my aunt's ... that's my aunt's birthday. He ...
Nov 6, 2011, 8:45 am - Lottery News forum
1 ticket sold in Connecticut wins $254.2M Powerball lottery jackpot
Powerball's biggest cash value in 5 years
Powerball's biggest jackpot in 18 months $254.2 million was up for grabs Wednesday night.
It was won by a single ticket sold in Connecticut that matched all the numbers drawn: 12, 14, 34, 39, and 46, with Powerball number 36. The Power Play number was 4.
The cash prize, about $150 million, was the biggest in five years.
Just missing, by failing to match only the Powerball, were tickets in a dozen states. One in Arkansas is worth $1 million fo ...
Nov 3, 2011, 9:47 am - Lottery News forum
$245 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot increased
Largest Powerball jackpot in more than a year
By Todd Northrop
There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $245 million for Wednesday's drawing.
Saturday was the 13th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner.
The estimated cash value for the new jackpot is $146.2 million. After-tax cash and annuity prize amounts are reported state-by-state at USA Mega, a web site devoted to the Po ...
Oct 30, 2011, 8:46 am - Lottery News forum
$203 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot heats up
By Todd Northrop
There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $203 million for Saturday's drawing.
Wednesday was the 12th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner.
The estimated cash value for the new jackpot is $123.2 Million. After-tax cash and annuity prize amounts are reported state-by-state at USA Mega, a web site devoted to the Powerball and Mega Millions multi-state lottery ...
Oct 27, 2011, 7:14 am - Lottery News forum
Powerball lottery jackpot increased to $173 million
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 $105 million.
Saturday night was the 11th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner.
Even though there were no jackpot winners, 9 lucky tickets matched the first five numbers for a $200,000 second-place prize: 1 from Florida, 1 from Kentucky, 1 from New Hampshire, 2 fro ...
Oct 23, 2011, 7:43 am - Lottery News forum
Louisiana Lottery adds Mega Millions
Mega Millions on sale in Louisiana starting Nov. 16
Jackpot lovers will have more reasons to smile on Nov. 16 when the Louisiana Lottery begins sales for the multi-state game Mega Millions, with drawings on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The Louisiana Lottery currently offers the multi-state jackpot game Powerball with drawings on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Featuring a starting jackpot of $12 million, unique draw nights and only $1 per play, Mega Millions brings our players more jackpot game cho ...
Oct 21, 2011, 2:33 pm - Lottery News forum