Lucky stone comes through for Ohio lottery winner
Rick Jesionowski of Cleveland hit the lottery twice last year, hauling in $2,500, then $10,000. He hit again this month. $2 million.
The lottery's been good to me, he said at a Wednesday news conference. I've also hit a thousand a few times.
Luck? You bet.
When a reporter asked Jesionowski what his secret was for winning, the lucky man pulled three stones out of his jeans jade for luck, crystal for energy and rose quartz for love. He said he has been carrying the stones in his poc ...
Dec 13, 2007, 10:12 am - Lottery News forum
Woman plays numbers from TV show about lottery winners - and wins
New Mexico woman plays 'most frequent numbers' on TV show about lottery winners and wins $20,000 in Powerball
TV viewers in other states play and win off same numbers
The TLC Network's broadcast of How the Lottery Changed My Life might not have been DeShundra Jackson's first choice for Sunday night television viewing, but since her mother was already engrossed in the program, Jackson didn't think about changing the channel.
The only thing she changed was her luck.
After the show an ...
Sep 27, 2007, 9:46 pm - Lottery News forum
Is the lottery shortchanging schools?
According to the North American Assoc. of State and Provincial Lotteries, 42 states and the District of Columbia run lotteries, and more than half claim the games boost funding for education. But CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian found that lotteries aren't exactly providing a windfall for schools.
If you listen to state lottery ads, we're supposed to believe that all the numbers are supposedly adding up to more and more money for education.
Lotteries help, but n ...
Sep 19, 2007, 12:38 pm - Lottery News forum
Retired auto worker, 2 children claim $314M Powerball lottery jackpot
A retired auto worker and his two adult children claimed a $314 million Powerball jackpot Monday after waiting two weeks to step forward.
I know the world is going to turn upside down, said David Coterel, 65, of Riverside, Ohio. Coterel's daughter, Lynn Hiles, 46, said she has quit her job as a postal worker in Dayton, Ohio. Her 42-year-old brother, David Coterel, recently took a buyout from his job at an auto parts plant.
Neither has any children, and their mother, Dorothy, died of canc ...
Sep 12, 2007, 5:32 pm - Lottery News forum
Ohio lottery winners say they won't go crazy
Prize will allow couple to take it easy, travel
When Gary VanHooser won $2 on his scratch-off lottery ticket, he figured he'd re-invest it in a Ohio State Lottery Rolling Cash 5 game.
His ticket turnout to be the $421,000 winner.
I just had the machine pick out numbers. I didn't even check them that night I play the lottery when I'm in town and I have some extra cash to spend on it, said the 74-year-old Sam's Club associate. I didn't even check the numbers until the next day.
Sep 12, 2007, 4:40 pm - Lottery News forum
Mom finds $10, buys $1M lottery ticket
Cashier at ohio gas station with 9 maxed out credit cards gets very lucky
Kristina Schneider tried to persuade a customer at the BP station where she works to buy the last ticket on a roll of the Magnificent Millions lottery game.
I always joke that the last ticket is the winning one, but he said he only had enough money for three tickets, Schneider said.
This time, her advice was no joke.
The single mother with nine maxed out credit cards and $8,500 in debt for her associate' ...
May 21, 2007, 9:44 am - Lottery News forum
Woman gets 30 days for stealing lottery tickets
Used scratch ticket codes to pick out winners
A Heath, Ohio, woman was sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years of community control on Monday after she admitted to stealing lottery tickets she knew were winners.
Courtney L. Carson, 37, was found guilty of grand theft, a fourth-degree felony, after confessing to scanning lottery tickets' bar codes to see if they were winners while working at Heath Carryout between Jan. 15 and April 14, 2006.
Carson, last known address 48 Carey Lane, ...
May 16, 2007, 9:20 am - Lottery News forum
Ohio Lottery to begin Sunday draws in May
A new Pick 10 game is also on the way
For the first time in its 33-year history, the Ohio Lottery plans to hold Sunday drawings.
Adding Sunday drawings to the daily Pick 3, Pick 4 and Rolling Cash 5 games will mean additional sales of $26 million to $34 million next year, with increased profits of $10.9 million to $14.3 million, lottery director Mike Abouserhal said at a Commissioners meeting in March.
Commission members were briefed on the specifics of the new draws at the April 16 com ...
Apr 17, 2007, 7:39 pm - Lottery News forum
Man accused of scam wins $2,100 on lottery TV show
A man awaiting trial on charges accusing him of bilking $135,000 from three people in a home-repair scam won $2,100 on the Ohio Lottery's television game show.
Timothy Snyder, 44, of St. Louisville, had a winning scratch-off ticket that earned him an appearance on Make Me Famous, Make Me Rich, which aired Saturday night.
There are no laws or rules that prevented Snyder from appearing on the show, lottery officials said.
Snyder is scheduled for trial May 29 in Licking County Common ...
Apr 2, 2007, 12:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Indicted suspect to appear on Ohio Lottery TV show
A man awaiting trial on charges accusing him of bilking $135,000 from three people in a home-repair scam is scheduled to appear on the Ohio Lottery's television game show, officials said.
Timothy Snyder and other contests, who earn appearances on Make Me Famous, Make Me Rich through scratch-off lottery tickets, potentially could win $60,000 or more on the show.
There are no laws or rules preventing Snyder from appearing on the show, which was taped this week, lottery spokeswoman Marie Ki ...
Mar 15, 2007, 11:21 am - Lottery News forum