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Lottery millionaire Bud Post dies
William J. Bud Post, the Venango County man who won millions in the Pennsylvania Lottery and then endured a fortune's worth of troubles, has died.Post, 66, of 249 Grant St., Franklin, died Sunday morning at UPMC Northwest in Seneca.Post became a local celebrity and later gained nationwide notoriety after winning $16.2 million in the lottery in 1988. An extravagant spending spree followed, then Post's life began to unravel.His sixth wife moved out on him, his brother was convicted of trying to ...
Jan 17, 2006, 7:13 am - Lottery News forum

Penn. Lottery declares 1st raffle a success
State lotteries are beginning to learn from the success of El Gordo, a raffle-style game, which is one of the most popular lottery games in the world.The Pennsylvania Lottery had a Merry Christmas again.But this time, aside from the usual seasonal sales peak in instant tickets, thousands of players also took a $20 chance to get in the Lottery's first-ever raffle game: a one-time drawing for a declared set of prizes, with winning numbers drawn specifically from the field of tickets sold.Some $4 ...
Jan 9, 2006, 7:30 am - Lottery News forum

Penn. Lottery's Raffle Drawing Creates Four New Millionaires
The Pennsylvania Lottery's Millionaire Raffle game has produced four new millionaires to begin the new year.The selection of four $1 million top-prize raffle tickets and five $100,000 second-prize raffle tickets was televised live on the Lottery's drawing show earlier this evening. Five hundred $1,000 winning raffle tickets also were selected, but were not displayed due to time constraints.The four top-prize winning tickets selected, worth $1 million cash each, were: 00143065, 00168249, 00260928 ...
Jan 2, 2006, 6:24 am - Lottery News forum

Penn. man strikes it rich with $1M lottery ticket
Kevin Lutz's lucky number used to be 7 until Christmas Eve and a match of the number 31 made him the second resident near Sayre Borough, Pennsylvania, in two months to win $1 million on a scratch-off ticket.Lutz purchased the winning Merry Millionaire ticket from Carl's Newsstand in Sayre on Christmas Eve, just a short distance from the Dandy Mini Mart in Athens Borough where a Towanda woman purchased a winning $1 million ticket of the same game on Nov. 1.Lutz, owner of the Last Resort Hot ...
Dec 29, 2005, 8:57 am - Lottery News forum

Penn. woman wins lottery prize of $1,000 a week for life
Millions of people play the lottery. Some may have a lucky strike and win a couple dollars, or even a couple hundred dollars. But just a handful of scratch-off gamers hit that big prize, and Nancy Guiher can include herself among them.Guiher was recently the winner of the $1,000 a week for life game sponsored by the Pennsylvania Lottery.She is only the 74th person to win this prize since its inception in July 1995.Last Friday, a check presentation ceremony was held for Guiher at the Saltsburg Sh ...
Dec 9, 2005, 7:48 am - Lottery News forum

Pa. Man Charged With Redeeming Forged Winning Lottery Ticket
A Pennsylvania man is accused of redeeming a forged lottery ticket.Police said Brian Scott Miller, 34, of Cumberland County, was one of 18 workers at Roadway Express who pool their money to play the lottery each week. Validation tests showed the ticket he took to lottery headquarters was forged. He was arrested once he walked out of lottery headquarters with what he thought was a valid check for $853,000.An agent for the attorney general's office, told a judge Monday that Miller was cooperative ...
Nov 15, 2005, 5:57 pm - Lottery News forum

Pennsylvania Lottery Chosen to Host 2008 International Conference
Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell Thursday announced that the Pennsylvania Lottery has been selected to host the annual conference and trade show for the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) in September 2008.The conference will be held in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania has the finest lottery operation in the country, and this conference will give us a chance to showcase its many successes while giving visitors a glimpse of the beauty and vitality of Pennsylvani ...
Sep 30, 2005, 9:27 am - Lottery News forum

PA Lottery to start Powerball ticket promotion
The Pennsylvania Lottery will conduct a Buy 5 And Get 1 Free Powerball with Power Play ticket promotion throughout October.To get a bonus $2 Powerball with Power Play ticket, a player must purchase five $2 Powerball with Power Play plays for one Powerball drawing. All five tickets, $10 total, must be purchased for the next available Powerball drawing; advance play is not included in this promotion.Live, televised Powerball drawings are conducted Wednesday and Saturday at 11 p.m.The five Powerb ...
Sep 26, 2005, 9:25 am - Lottery News forum

Pennsylvania lottery machines knocked out by lightning
A lightning strike at a control center put more than two-thirds of the terminals selling Pennsylvania lottery tickets out of commission for almost four hours Wednesday evening, which officials said would certainly mean reduced sales.The lightning struck an online vendor facility in the Harrisburg area at about 4:25 p.m., Pennsylvania Lottery security director Jim Morgan said. The bolt damaged control equipment for a high-speed data line that allows the lottery machines to operate in convenience ...
Jul 28, 2005, 2:54 pm - Lottery News forum

'Beyond lucky': Woman wins same $1M lottery jackpot twice in 6 months
A woman who won $1 million playing a Pennsylvania Lottery scratch-off ticket earlier this year won another million on the same game Thursday.Donna Goeppert, 55, of Bethlehem said it was just unbelievable after filing her claim Friday at lottery headquarters. What are the odds of that? she asked.The odds of winning just once are 1.44 million-to-1, according to the lottery. Lehigh University engineering professor Bob Storer placed the odds of winning twice after buying 100 tickets at 419 milli ...
Jun 14, 2005, 9:03 am - Lottery News forum