California nail technician wins $228M Powerball jackpot
Wants to remain normal man
A nail technician who has played the lottery over the years by scraping together nickels and dimes from tips at the salon is now a multi-millionaire several times over.
Vinh Nguyen claimed his $228.4 million jackpot late Thursday afternoon, after buying the winning Powerball ticket at a family-run chain, Key Market on Sourth Norfolk Street in San Mateo, according an announcement on Friday by the California Lottery.
Nguyen was the the sole winner in Wednesday ...
Sep 26, 2014, 11:17 pm - Lottery News forum
$228.5M Powerball lottery ticket sold in California
Someone in the Bay Area could be $228.5 million richer after lottery officials announced Wednesday that the sole winning Powerball ticket was sold in San Mateo, California.
The winning ticket was sold at Key Markets, located at 500 S. Norfolk St., a spokesman for the agency said.
Lottery officials said it was the sole winning ticket sold in the 44 states that carry Powerball.
The winning numbers were 7, 14, 21, 24, and 41, with Powerball number 26. The lump-sum jackpot would be about $1 ...
Sep 25, 2014, 8:20 am - Lottery News forum
Minnesota couple claim $11.7M Hot Lotto jackpot
Generous couple gives store clerk college money
Rhonda Meath waits tables for a living. Her husband, Joe, is a retired turbine operator who still does some snowplowing at a nearby gas station. They live on a quiet 10 acres in northern Anoka County.
None of that is likely to change, the Bethel couple say, now that they're $11.71 million richer, thanks to a winning lottery ticket Joe bought at that gas station.
As the Meaths drove to Minnesota Lottery headquarters in Rosevilleon Monday mo ...
Sep 9, 2014, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum
California man claims $180 million lottery jackpot
Rick Knudsen says he only plays the lottery when I feel lucky, about four or five times a year.
The 53-year-old Calimesa, California, man said he was feeling especially lucky on Aug. 21, so he bought a $5 Quick Pick at a 7-Eleven store near his home in the largely rural community of about 8,000 people just across the San Bernardino County line in Riverside County.
The first set of numbers on that ticket 5, 31, 34, 41, and 74 with Mega Ball number 3 turned out to be the luckiest of his life ...
Sep 4, 2014, 7:49 am - Lottery News forum
PA couple claims $149M Mega Millions jackpot
By Todd Northrop
The Pennsylvania couple who bought a winning Mega Millions lottery ticket in May has finally come forward to claim the jackpot.
The ticket was sold three months ago in White Oak and is worth $149 million.
Carl Szott and his wife claimed their prize at the Pennsylvania Lottery Headquarters.
Their ticket was the first Mega Millions winner ever in the state of Pennsylvania.
Yesterday they got a check for $87 million.
It's really surreal, said Szott. We are really ...
Aug 29, 2014, 3:05 pm - Lottery News forum
Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $180 million
By Todd Northrop
The Mega Millions jackpot has risen to an estimated $180 million for the next drawing in the multi-state lottery game after nobody won Tuesday night.
Although the Friday night grand prize will not set any records, it continues to be the largest Mega Millions jackpot in the past 5 months. The last time the Mega Millions jackpot was this high was a $414 million jackpot won by two ticket-holders in March.
(See 2 winning Mega Millions tickets sold in Florida, Maryland to sp ...
Aug 20, 2014, 9:31 am - Lottery News forum
$160 MILLION: largest Mega Millions jackpot in 5 months
By Todd Northrop
After a couple of mega-sized jackpots early this year, the Mega Millions jackpot has stubbornly refused to explode to the humongous levels that make lottery players line up around the block.
Perhaps that might change in the next couple of weeks, as the Mega Millions grand prize has increased to $160 million for the Tuesday evening drawing after nobody matched all 5 numbers and the Mega Ball Friday night.
The lump-sum cash value of Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot is $95. ...
Aug 18, 2014, 12:04 pm - Lottery News forum
$90M Colorado Powerball winner claims prize
Includes video report
The winner of the largest lottery jackpot in Colorado history claimed his prize in Grand Junction on Wednesday afternoon.
Claude Al G., who didn't want to give his last name, said he and his wife, Jackie, will do some traveling. Beyond that, he said he has no plans about what he wants to buy with the largest jackpot in Colorado history.
In fact, Have fun is what Al said his plan was when asked Wednesday what he plans to do with the $90 million Powerball jackpot.
Aug 14, 2014, 9:18 am - Lottery News forum
24-year-old single Michigan mom wins $66 million lottery
Friday the 13th was a mega lucky day for Kelsey Zachow.
But for 11 days, the 24-year-old Port Huron resident didn't know she had the winning $66-million Mega Millions lottery ticket purchased June 13 at Sonny's Mart in Mt. Clemens in her purse.
On June 24, the Mt. Clemens native and twice weekly lottery player checked her tickets at a gas station near her home. The clerk kept telling her, You won big.
I jumped in my car and locked the door. I couldn't breathe, Zachow said Thursday at ...
Aug 1, 2014, 11:58 am - Lottery News forum
Indecision at the Illinois Lottery over new national game
The Illinois Department of Lottery is working to decide whether it wants to take a chance on a new Monopoly game that will be rolled out in October across the United States.
The decision-making process is hurting the profitability of the Illinois Lottery, according the private company that manages it.
Northstar Lottery Group, which was awarded a 10-year contract to manage the Illinois Lottery in 2010, is pushing for the state to include a new, national $5 Monopoly game.
Northstar CEO ...
Jul 29, 2014, 7:06 am - Lottery News forum