Virginia woman wins Cash 5 lottery top prize 12 times for total of $1.2 million
A Roanoke woman won a Virginia Lottery drawing not once, but 12 times, bringing her total winnings to $1.2 million.
When Bonnie McNew got the phone call from her husband saying she'd matched all five numbers in the Virginia Lottery's Cash 5 game, she didn't believe him at first.
I had to see it myself, the Roanoke woman said. I tried to stay calm.
Winning the game's $100,000 top prize would be amazing enough, but Ms. McNew had bought a dozen $1 plays, each with the same five numbers. ...
Jul 3, 2017, 9:37 pm - Lottery News forum
Michigan man wins second lottery jackpot in 18 months
A Michigan man has won his second Michigan Lottery jackpot in 18 months.
The lucky player from Westland, who chose to remain anonymous, who won a $208,225 Fantasy 5 jackpot. He previously won a $125,000 Fantasy 5 jackpot in January 2016.
He was one of two players who matched the numbers drawn on Tuesday to split a $416,450. He bought his winning ticket at the Westland Food Store, located at 1690 South Venoy road in Westland.
When I won the first Fantasy 5 jackpot in January 2016, I did ...
Jun 23, 2017, 12:00 pm - Lottery News forum
Unclaimed Michigan lottery ticket worth $105,000 expires tomorrow
The Michigan Lottery is urging Fantasy 5 players to check their tickets to see if they're the lucky winner of a $105,000 jackpot.
The winning ticket from the May 16, 2016 drawing was sold at the Bay Road Express Stop, located at 2791 Bay Road in Saginaw. The winning ticket matched all five numbers drawn: 2, 7, 15, 21, and 25.
The prize must be claimed by 4:45 p.m. Tuesday or it goes to the state School Aid Fund. Fantasy 5 tickets are valid for one year from the drawing date.
If anyone d ...
May 15, 2017, 10:59 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia couple wins lottery for fourth time
A Virginia couple has gotten good at winning the lottery, claiming their fourth major prize on Valentine's Day.
Calvin and Zatera Spencer are building quite a collection of those oversized Virginia Lottery souvenir checks.
In March 2014, Lottery Post reported the Portsmouth couple had a lucky month, winning $1 million in the March 12 Powerball drawing, $50,000 in the March 26 Pick 4 drawing and the $1 million prize in the $100 Million Cash Extravaganza Scratcher game.
(See Lucky Va. cou ...
Feb 26, 2017, 10:10 am - Lottery News forum
S.C. man wins lottery jackpot twice
By Todd Northrop
A South Carolina man became a two-time lottery winner in a single day when he cashed in a pair of tickets worth $100,000 and $200,000.
The lucky Darlington resident has been playing the Palmetto Cash 5 daily drawing game for more than a decade, trying out different strategies to win, and yesterday he cashed in two winning tickets worth $100,000 and $200,000.
This is life changing, he said.
His idea to quick pick five numbers at the Situ LLC on South Main St. and the ...
Feb 9, 2017, 2:21 pm - Lottery News forum
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