N.C. woman hits Cash 5 jackpot for second time
A North Carolina woman plans to live debt-free this year, after she won a Cash 5 jackpot in the state lottery on Thursday, her second Cash 5 win over the years.
Lisa Williard of Harmony first beat the odds in 2008, when she won $363,041, lottery officials said. Thursday night, she and two other people won the $1,065,423 jackpot.
It's like being struck by lightning twice, Williard told lottery officials. What are the odds?
The odds of winning a Cash 5 jackpot are 1 in 749,398, official ...
Jan 17, 2017, 12:03 pm - Lottery News forum
Nebraska Lottery adding Sunday drawings
Starting Nov. 6, 2016, the Nebraska Lottery's in-state lotto games will have drawings Monday through Sunday, seven days a week. Currently the only game in Nebraska to offer Sunday drawings is the multi-state 2by2 game.
Nebraska's in-state lotto games consist of Pick 3, Pick 5, and MyDaY.
Nebraska Lottery has considered the expansion for years, with the move in its business plan since 2008, Lottery spokesman Neil Watson said. Nebraska's is one of just four lotteries in the U.S. that didn't ...
Nov 5, 2016, 7:27 pm - Lottery News forum
Minnesota man comes up with 2nd big lottery win
A Minnesota man has claimed his second major lottery prize in less than 17 months, hitting a Gopher 5 jackpot last week worth nearly $875,000.
Anthony Fusaro of Plymouth, Minnesota, won $1 million playing Mega Millions just last year.
It's just pure luck, the 46-year-old Fusaro said in a statement issued Monday by lottery officials. I've always believed it would happen again.
Fusaro won an $874,766 Gopher 5 jackpot in Friday's drawing. He claimed his Mega Millions prize in June 2015.
Nov 2, 2016, 1:11 pm - Lottery News forum
N.J. store clerk buys old workplace after lottery win
Dude... Things would be different if I owned this place.
Any convenience store clerk that has put in time behind the register has probably uttered this empowering phrase under their breath at one point in their career. But one New Jersey worker recently got to breathe life into this fantasy, courtesy of a $1.25 million state lottery win.
Jorge Alejandro a young man working as clerk at Jefry Supermarket on Ocean Avenue in Jersey City won a $1,256,093 prize in the Jersey Cash 5 drawing on ...
Oct 27, 2016, 9:04 pm - Lottery News forum
Florida Lottery revamps daily game lineup
By Todd Northrop
The Florida Lottery is overhauling some of its long-running daily games, adding two new games and renaming two others.
Lottery officials announced last week that it is launching two new daily games called Pick 2 and Pick 5 Monday, Aug. 1.
Pick 2 players can select two numbers, from 0 through 9, to win a top prize of up to $50 for a Straight play, up to $25 for a Box play, or up to $37.50 for a Straight/Box play.
Pick 5 players can select five numbers, from 0 through ...
Aug 1, 2016, 11:16 am - Lottery News forum
N.J. woman discovers year-old lottery ticket worth $472K
Yokasta Boyer of Clifton uncovered some buried treasure just before her taxes were due this year, according to officials at the New Jersey Lottery.
The busy Boyer, who has both a full-time job and a part-time job, was organizing papers and sifting through documents as she prepared her taxes this year, officials said.
Boyer found a Jersey Cash 5 lottery ticket from April 14, 2015. Taking a break from her chores, she checked the ticket number at the lottery website and couldn't believe what ...
Jul 7, 2016, 10:17 pm - Lottery News forum
Birthday Fantasy 5 win for Californian
A San Diego resident kicked off his birthday by winning over a half-million dollars in the Fantasy 5 lottery, and had to step outside of a dinner gathering to double-check his ticket in disbelief.
Sean Zanderson from Encinitas realized he won when his ticket matched five numbers out of 36 for the May 1 Fantasy Five drawing, winning $543,579. California Lottery officials say this is the largest Fantasy 5 prize that any lottery players have won this year in California.
I was out with my gir ...
May 19, 2016, 11:18 pm - Lottery News forum
7 arrested in Georgia Lottery winner's murder
Seven people were charged Monday in the shooting death of a lottery winner more than two months ago.
The arrests were all made after a lengthy investigation into Craigory Burch Jr.'s death.
The former forklift driver hit the $434,272 instant prize from the Georgia Lottery when he matched all five numbers from the Nov. 29, 2015 Fantasy 5 drawing.
Six of the seven are in custody in the Ben Hill County Jail. One remaining suspect is in custody in Colquitt County.
Two of the suspects are ...
Mar 29, 2016, 9:05 am - Lottery News forum
Georgia Lottery winner killed during home invasion
Don't do it in front of my kids
A Fitzgerald, Georgia, man who recently won a nearly half-million dollar Georgia lottery jackpot was murdered overnight Thursday during a home invasion robbery.
20-year-old Craigory Burch, Jr died from gunshot wounds at a home on Stubbs Avenue.
Burch won a $434,272 Fantasy 5 jackpot in November 2015.
GBI agents spent the overnight hours collecting evidence from the home.
Officials say Jasmine Hendricks, Burch's girlfriend, was in the home at the ...
Jan 21, 2016, 1:49 pm - Lottery News forum
Wyoming Lottery has its first $1 million winner
By Todd Northrop
Wyoming Lottery history was made during Monday's drawing as one lucky ticket laid claim to Cowboy Draw's first million dollar jackpot.
A customer at an east Casper grocery store purchased WyoLotto's first $1 million Cowboy Draw ticket on Sunday, the Wyoming Lottery Corporation announced.
The winning ticket was bought at Ridley's grocery store at 300 East Wyoming Boulevard in Casper. The winning numbers for Monday's drawing were 5, 10, 16, 23, and 31.
Monday's adverti ...
Sep 15, 2015, 7:40 am - Lottery News forum