First-time lottery player wins $100K after dreaming about it the night before
One dream leads to another as winner sets sights on medical school
By Kate Northrop
Many lottery players have found that it pays to follow your gut or listen to the voice in your head, especially when it comes to you in the form of a dream. The premonition of one of North Carolina's most recent lottery winners is as straightforward as they come, and it led to a $100,000 win.
Last Saturday, Kaila Moore of Durham dreamt that she bought a scratch-off ticket. Having never played the lottery ...
Sep 8, 2020, 2:29 pm - Lottery News forum
Illinois lottery player wins two prizes playing daughters' birthdays
By Kate Northrop
After playing the lottery for a decade, one lucky man attributed his double-win to consistency, a favorite retailer, and his daughters' birthdays.
The avid Illinois Lottery player knows what luck feels like firsthand Rich Pascente's youngest daughter was born on Christmas Eve. He got to relive that luck 39 years later when that special day helped him win one of two lottery prizes.
Pascente, of Glenview, chose his Pick 4 numbers using both of his daughters' birthdays 1, ...
Aug 24, 2020, 4:48 pm - Lottery News forum
North Carolina lottery winner says his pencil picked the winning numbers for him
A man who won the lottery in North Carolina says his pencil picked the winning number for him.
Samuel Manley, a school bus technician from Littleton, stopped at Bert Ammond Country Caf in Pleasant Hill on July 29 and bought a $1 Carolina Cash 5 ticket after telling his wife he was feeling lucky, the lottery said.
I told her, 'I'm going to buy the winning Cash 5 ticket', he said, according to the lottery.
Instead of picking numbers that are special to him like he usually does, he tried ...
Aug 6, 2019, 1:46 pm - Lottery News forum
North Carolina retiree wins $344.6 million lottery jackpot using fortune cookie numbers
Includes video report
North Carolina lottery officials Tuesday evening revealed that a Cumberland County man was the winner of the $344.6 million Powerball ticket that was purchased in Hope Mills.
The winner, Charles W. Jackson Jr., was revealed at a news conference at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at the North Carolina Education Lottery Headquarters in Raleigh.
Jackson, 66, has elected to take a lump sum payment of $223 million, which amounts to an after-tax payment of $158 million according to lo ...
Jun 6, 2019, 10:34 am - Lottery News forum
Michigan woman dreamed of $4M lottery win — then it happened
A Wayne County, Michigan, woman had a dream that she won $4 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket. Four months later, it really happened.
The 28-year-old woman, who chose to remain anonymous, told the Michigan Lottery that after having her dream, she started buying $30 instant tickets.
Recently, she purchased a Millionaire's Club ticket and revealed a win symbol.
When I scratched off the prize and saw '4MIL,' I couldn't stop shaking and crying, she told the Michigan Lottery. I call ...
Mar 11, 2019, 11:58 am - Lottery News forum
Mom finds late son's name on lottery ticket, wins $10,000
A Connecticut woman is $10,000 richer after winning on a lottery ticket that she said was a tribute to her late son.
Amy Johansson of Branford, Connecticut, said she decided to buy a couple of CT Lottery $100,000 Cashword 9 scratch tickets on Tuesday.
She said she scratched off the your letters box of the ticket and four of the first 18 letters revealed the name Eric, followed by the word, love within the game's puzzle board.
Johansson's son, Eric, passed away at the age of 24. She said ...
Dec 5, 2018, 9:38 am - Lottery News forum
Australian man wins lottery after dreaming of jackpot
An Australian man who won a lottery prize worth AU$3.5 million (US$2.5 million) said it wasn't entirely a surprise he had dreamed the win just three weeks earlier.
The lucky winner now believes premonitions do come true after winning the First Prize of $20,000 a month for 20 years in the latest Set for Life draw following a dream he had where he won the lottery.
The ecstatic man's entry won the First Prize in Set for Life draw 1137 on Sept. 16th.
The Sydney man is the third First ...
Sep 17, 2018, 4:24 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner says she dreamed about Fantasy 5 jackpot win the night before
For a Michigan woman, her dreams really do come true.
The 56-year-old woman told lottery officials that her motivation to play Fantasy 5 on Apr. 8 came from a dream she had the night before where she won the jackpot.
I woke up Sunday morning after having a dream about winning a Fantasy 5 jackpot, said the player, who chose to remain anonymous. I got dressed, got in my car, and drove to my favorite store to buy a couple tickets.
After stopping at the Moravian Liquor Shoppe, located at ...
Apr 10, 2018, 8:39 pm - Lottery News forum
Tennessee Lottery celebrates eclipse with new scratch-off game
By Todd Northrop
There's nothing like the moon passing in front of the sun for 15 minutes to get people running to the store for scratch-off lottery tickets.
So must have went the theory when the Tennessee Lottery decided to launch its latest instant lottery game, Eclipse Jumbo Bucks.
The lottery stated in a release that the new game offers a fun way to celebrate the upcoming total solar eclipse.
On August 21, a solar eclipse will be visible in the United States from coast to coast, ...
Aug 14, 2017, 4:51 pm - Lottery News forum
Iowa man plays numbers he saw in a dream, wins big lottery prize
A man who played numbers he saw in a dream won big last week in the Iowa Lottery.
Kelvin Wynn, 57, of Davenport, Iowa, won a total of $300,000 in last Tuesday evening's drawing of the Iowa Lottery's Pick 4 game. He won 10 prizes of $30,000 by matching all four of the numbers drawn in the exact order: 2-1-1-2; this is known as a straight play.
Wynn, who works for a landscaping company in the Quad-Cities area, bought his winning tickets Tuesday at QC Mart, 2843 E. 53rd St. in Davenport. He p ...
Jul 3, 2017, 2:56 pm - Lottery News forum