Before drawing, lottery finalists agree to split jackpot
Eight finalists agree a 4-in-5 chance of share is better than a 1-in-10 chance of winning it all
While the Maine State Lottery did not draw either of Angelina Bittues' numbers Thursday evening, the Winthrop woman could still claim a piece of $2.25 million.
Bittues was one of the eight finalists in the lottery's $2.5 million Extravaganza Instant Ticket game who agreed to split the spoils from a live drawing held Thursday at the Augusta Civic Center.
The agency invited 10 finalists each ...
Apr 25, 2008, 6:21 pm - Lottery News forum
Man accused of stealing $10,000 lottery ticket from co-workers
Felony theft charges have been filed against the employee of a Collinsville business who pocketed a winning $10,000 ticket from an office lottery pool.
Curtis B. Devore of Collinsville was charged Wednesday with taking possession of a winning Mega Millions lottery ticket purchased last month by a group of employees at Bethel-Eckert Enterprises Inc. a grocery supplier for the military and cashing in the ticket.
Devore, 28, basically stole from everyone who would've won the money, said D ...
Mar 6, 2008, 1:53 pm - Lottery News forum
Employee lottery pool wins on first ticket
Talk about instant gratification the first time the 23 people on the night shift at the Sherwin-Williams plant in Andover, Kansas, decided to pool money and buy Powerball tickets, the first ticket they bought proved to be a winner.
A $200,000 winner, which means it matched the first five numbers drawn Jan. 5 but not the Powerball.
It was a shocker, said Paula Norton of El Dorado, who goes by Joan and was the designated ticket-buyer for the group. We're all a bunch of happy people. Eve ...
Jan 18, 2008, 9:23 pm - Lottery News forum
Wife sues husband for share of secret lottery winnings
A former beauty queen whose husband has kept about $600,000 in lottery winnings from her says she has a number for him: half. And Donna Campbell is suing her husband in her attempt to get it.
But American Airlines mechanic Arnim Ramdass disappeared after his wife confronted him about the secret, so process servers haven't been able to hand him the lawsuit papers yet, Campbell's attorney said.
Here's a guy who for years has spent marital money on the lottery and at casinos, and he's always ...
Nov 20, 2007, 8:48 am - Lottery News forum
Lucky 13 win $600,000 Powerball lottery prize
In Tennessee, a pool of 13 lottery players claimed Saturday's $600,000 Powerball prize.
The $600,000 Powerball ticket was sold in Hendersonville. The winning ticket matched the first five Powerball numbers drawn Saturday evening, but did not match the Powerball number.
Normally a ticket matching 5+0 would win $200,000, but the group had also purchased the Power Play option, which multiplies any non-jackpot prize by 2, 3, 4, or 5 times, depending on the spin of a wheel the happens before ...
Oct 25, 2007, 9:10 am - Lottery News forum
2 Oklahoma lottery pools win big
Both are in the Tulsa area: Quality Plating workers get $10,000, and Cost-O-Fab employees rake in $200,000.
Two winning lottery tickets were redeemed Wednesday with the winnings going to employees at two Tulsa-area businesses, according to the Oklahoma Lottery.
Eleven employees at Cost-O-Fab, a Broken Arrow heat exchanger shop, claimed their $200,000 prize at Oklahoma Lottery headquarters. The group matched five numbers but missed the Powerball.
The winning Cost-O-Fab employees were R ...
Oct 4, 2007, 5:01 pm - Lottery News forum
Office lottery pool wins $61.5M Powerball jackpot
After a decade of pitching in a dollar a week, a Powerball office pool paid off in a huge way yesterday for 22 Kentuckians.
The group of current and former employees of a Bardstown business claimed the $61.5 million Powerball jackpot yesterday afternoon after making their way to Louisville in a white SUV limousine.
When a lady at the lottery claim window asked Jane Shelver if she could help her with something, Shelver's response came quickly and enthusiastically.
You certainly can, S ...
Sep 28, 2007, 11:16 am - Lottery News forum
Employees hit Florida Lottery raffle jackpot
A group of lucky workers from a distributor of electronic components will celebrate Independence Day much differently next year.
Sandra Pope-Guerriero of Pinellas Park, who works at Cross Components Inc. claimed a $1 million prize for herself and seven coworkers who pitched in to buy 16 Florida Lottery Firecracker tickets.
Pope-Guerriero bought the winning ticket at Rockwell's Pub Liquors on Starkey Road, one of two lottery retailers in the same shopping plaza that sold winning tickets.
Jul 11, 2007, 2:45 pm - Lottery News forum
Calif. state workers bet the same lottery numbers 10 years -- and win
For all those who play the same lottery numbers year after year but never win, there is hope. Consider the Sacramento 20 a group of state workers who never gave up.
Theirs is a tale of perseverance.
Twenty current or former state employees who have been playing the same numbers as a group for 10 years are the winners of Saturday's $72 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot.
I knew 10 years ago we would win, said state Department of Transportation worker Gloria Madriz. It was a matter of p ...
Mar 22, 2007, 11:51 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery pool loses $36 million jackpot; wrong tickets bought
Members of a Belgian lottery pool who thought they had won 27 million euros (US$35.8 million) were devastated when they found the wrong numbers had been entered.
The group of 30 from Mouscron, south-west of Brussels, had been using the same numbers to enter the Euro Millions jackpot for weeks.
Members of the syndicate started to celebrate when their numbers came up in Friday's draw, reports the BBC.
However, the person in charge of buying the ticket had allowed the machine to choose Qui ...
Dec 11, 2006, 7:13 am - Lottery News forum