Man wins lottery with numbers from fortune cookie
A National City, California, man who has played the same Fantasy 5 numbers for a decade finally hit the jackpot, California Lottery officials announced Tuesday.
Miguel Bernal is one of two winners holding a ticket worth $153,681. The other ticket was bought in Belmont, in Northern California.
The winning numbers in Monday night's draw were 5, 7, 21, 32, and 33.
Bernal told lottery officials that he got the numbers out of a fortune cookie 10 years ago and started playing them. The winnin ...
Jun 29, 2011, 7:41 am - Lottery News forum
47 people pick winning Fantasy 5 numbers
Rare consecutive sequence drawn Monday
The Florida Lottery set a new record with 47 top prize winners in the Fantasy 5 game.
Lottery officials say each ticket matching all five numbers drawn Monday night is worth $4,581.74. The winning numbers were 14-15-16-17-18.
This is the most number of Fantasy 5 winners since 2001 when the Fantasy 5 matrix was changed from 26 to 36 numbers, making it more difficult to win. In 2005, 40 tickets matched all five numbers, which is the previous record u ...
Mar 22, 2011, 11:34 am - Lottery News forum
N.C. store owner accused of stealing winning lottery ticket
Kecia Nehring Parker's favorite lottery numbers turned out to be lucky in more than one way.
Not only did they win her a prize of nearly $88,000, but her clockwork regularity in playing them enabled North Carolina State Education Lottery investigators to track her down after they took the winning ticket from a convenience store owner accused of trying to steal her jackpot.
I was very surprised, she said Friday. But it's definitely a good surprise.
Dunn police say that when Parker brou ...
Mar 18, 2011, 4:18 pm - Lottery News forum
S.C. man facing foreclosure wins lottery
A Pawleys Island, South Carolina, man told lottery officials winning $200,000 this week saved his home from being in foreclosure, according to a news release from the S.C. Education Lottery.
John Davis won the money playing Palmetto Cash 5 and said he was $2 away from foreclosure and faced a hearing this week, according to the release.
Financially, it has been a tough year for me, he said. It has been a huge financial struggle for me, and this win will get me back on my feet.
Davis pu ...
Jan 15, 2011, 2:29 pm - Lottery News forum
Man wins Fla. Lottery jackpot for 7th time
Currently writing book that will explain his method of play
An Orlando man is having a streak of incredible lottery luck.
Richard Lustig just cashed in on a winning Fantasy 5 ticket worth nearly $100,000. It's the seventh time he's won a lottery grand prize and he told WFTV he plans to keep on playing.
You can win and I've proven it, Lustig told WFTV.
Lustig said he had a special method to how he plays the lottery, but would not reveal his secret.
I can't just give it away. I ha ...
Aug 14, 2010, 5:09 pm - Lottery News forum
Playing same lottery numbers for 15 years paid off
On a hunch, bought multiple tickets with same numbers
The five numbers Chris Hoffman played in the Maryland lottery for 15 years never meant anything special to him until he won.
Hoffman said they were just random numbers he chose: 3, 6, 9, 20, 21. He's not even sure why.
They're numbers I picked years ago and just stuck with them, he said Monday, three days after his wallet got a little bit thicker.
Hoffman bought a $6 Bonus Match Five ticket from Ranch Liquor at Lusby Town Square ...
Aug 4, 2010, 4:28 pm - Lottery News forum
Georgia man wins lottery -- again
For John Hogan, lightning struck twice.
The 67-year-old from Griffin won the Fantasy 5 jackpot for the second time June 7. After matching all five numbers, Hogan won $61,122.
In February 2000, he won a Fantasy 5 jackpot of $75,270. With the February winnings, Hogan said he bought a new truck, installed a new roof on his home and took a vacation.
With this month's winnings, Hogan said he is not sure how he will spend it.
Hogan purchased the ticket at the S M Grocery on Fayetteville Ro ...
Jun 11, 2010, 9:36 am - Lottery News forum
Tenn. Lottery uses other states' lotto numbers, headquarters flooded
The Tennessee Lottery closed its Nashville headquarters office Monday, due to flooding conditions.
According to the lottery's Disaster Recover Plan, when the lottery is unable to draw its own numbers, it will substitute other states' winning numbers as its own.
For Monday, May 3, the Lottery used the numbers drawn by other lotteries on the following schedule:
Midday drawings for Cash 3 and Cash 4 used the numbers drawn for those same games by the Kentucky Lottery. Evening drawings for ...
May 4, 2010, 8:00 am - Lottery News forum
N.M. Lottery's Roadrunner Cash game changing this weekend
The New Mexico Lottery is changing the in-state Roadrunner Cash game to create a larger starting prize and jackpots that grow larger, faster.
The game will feature a starting jackpot of $25,000, up from $20,000, and a new $1 prize for matching two of five numbers.
The changes will take effect this weekend, starting with the Oct. 5th drawing.
To offer the enhancements, more numbers will be added to the game's number pool. Players will pick five numbers from 1 to 37, up from the current m ...
Oct 2, 2009, 3:45 pm - Lottery News forum
Georgia man wins $1.2M with free lottery ticket
A free Fantasy 5 lottery ticket has translated into a $1,298,332 jackpot win for a Hoschton, Georgia man.
Robert Patterson Jr. won the prize with a free ticket that matched all five winning numbers in the July 17 Fantasy 5 drawing.
It was on a free ticket, and I think that's probably important for everyone to know, said Patterson, who won the ticket by matching two of five numbers in a previous Fantasy 5 drawing.
Patterson checked the game results online and was excited to discover his ...
Jul 31, 2009, 9:27 am - Lottery News forum