$42 million NY Lottery winner wants to remain blue-collar worker for life
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Richard Loveless was going through his usual Sunday routine on Oct. 18 when he learned that a winning $42.5 million Lotto ticket was sold the day before at the Pit Stop convenience store the same business where he purchases his Lotto tickets.
When the retired electrician from Port Byron checked the winning numbers 1, 9, 11, 16, 19, 22 he was stunned.
He won the lottery.
Loveless, 64, returned to Pit Stop Wednesday where the New York Lottery's Yolanda Vega rev ...
Nov 19, 2015, 8:57 am - Lottery News forum
NY judge sides with attorney general against fantasy sports websites
New York convinced a state court late Monday to reject demands from DraftKings and FanDuel two popular fantasy sports operators to issue restraining orders blocking the state attorney general from making good on his threats to shut them down in New York.
The state's attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, is demanding that the world's leading online fantasy sports wagering websites stop operating in New York because he claims they're too much like a lottery, even though New York operates a state ...
Nov 17, 2015, 10:44 am - Lottery News forum
NY attorney general says that DraftKings and FanDuel constitute illegal gambling
The New York State attorney general on Tuesday ordered the two biggest daily fantasy sports companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, to stop accepting bets from New York residents, saying their games constituted illegal gambling under state law.
The cease-and-desist order by the attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, is a major blow to a multibillion-dollar industry that introduced sports betting to legions of young sports fans and has formed partnerships with many of the nation's professional spo ...
Nov 11, 2015, 11:08 am - Lottery News forum
Five friends win lottery after a decade of buying tickets together
Money won't be an issue for five friends from Yonkers anymore.
A decade of buying lottery tickets together paid off big for the group of pals who hit the $106 million jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions game on Sept. 11.
It was 52-year-old limo driver Edgar Lopez's turn to pick up the tickets so he stopped at Yonkers Grocery and Convenience to grab a Mega Millions quick pick.
The following weekend, he got his friends together to share some big news they were all millionaires.
Oct 29, 2015, 1:52 pm - Lottery News forum
Daughter accused of stealing mom's lottery jackpot starts collecting winnings
The woman?? who's being sued by her? ?Brooklyn ???mother?, who says she stole her $1 million lottery jackpot?,? got a lucky break Thursday as? ?a judge? ?gave her back? ?access to some of the? ?loot.
Mom Barbara Quiles, of Bath Beach, initially won a temporary restraining orderblocking her daughter Linza Ford, 22, from accessing the funds as well as a safety deposit box containing $50,000 in valuables.
But Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Martin Solomon lifted that order, allowing Ford to co ...
Oct 23, 2015, 9:54 am - Lottery News forum
NY Lottery winner, 82, shares $7M jackpot with daughter
By Todd Northrop
A winning $7 million scratch-off lottery ticket purchased by an 82-year-old grandmother while waiting for her hair appointment is about to change the lives of several generations in one family.
We've been pooling our money to buy lottery tickets for years now, Carol Prevete, 50, said about herself and her mother, Marilyn Looney, 82, of Selden, N.Y. We always split whatever prize we win. One time that even totaled about $20,000, she said.
But this time they hit it big, ...
Aug 13, 2015, 8:35 am - Lottery News forum
NY man claims friend broke deal to split lottery prize, files lawsuit
A Queens, New York, man claims one of his best friends is bilking him out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, after improbably striking the jackpot on a lottery ticket the two had agreed to split and refusing to share the million dollar bounty.
Terry Hollenquest, 52, a barber and business consultant, alleges that he and his neighbor and longtime buddy Leonard (John) Owens hatched the get-rich plan a year ago.
The two men would play the lotto every day, under the agreement that if either s ...
Aug 4, 2015, 8:27 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery ticket thief gets prison term shortened
An appeals court shortened the prison term for lottery-ticket thief Andy Ashkar by at least three-and-a-half years, reducing a sentence imposed by a judge because it was unduly harsh and severe.
In a decision filed on Friday, the Supreme Court Appellate Division's Fourth Judicial Department shortened Ashkar's total sentence to between five and 15 years, the amount requested by Assistant District Attorney Beth Van Doren in 2013.
Onondaga County Court Judge Joseph E. Fahey, offended by the ...
Jul 14, 2015, 8:06 am - Lottery News forum
Time running out for $7 million NY lottery winner to claim prize
The buyer of a top prize-winning lottery ticket worth $7 million has just two weeks left to claim their windfall or lose it forever.
A Brooklyn deli sold the $7 million multi-state Cash4Life ticket last July.
The purchase was made at the Milky Way Deli at 1669 Ralph Ave. in Flatlands.
It was for the July 24, 2014 Cash4Life drawing meaning the owner has until this July 24 to redeem it.
If nobody comes forward, the $7 million goes back in the pot, lottery officials said.
Time is ru ...
Jul 10, 2015, 3:27 pm - Lottery News forum
9/11 hero wins $5 million NY Lottery prize
A New York City firefighter forced to retire due to Ground Zero ailments won a $5 million jackpot with a New York Lottery scratch-off ticket.
Carmelo Mercado, of Harriman in Orange County, New York, hit paydirt with a $20 Cash X 100 ticket, sources said.
Mercado, 63, a retired member of FDNY Battalion 49 in Astoria, said he had initially purchased one ticket, but then decided on a whim to purchase another which won.
I was in shock, he said. I couldn't believe it, to be honest with you. ...
Jul 2, 2015, 11:31 am - Lottery News forum