22 N.Y. coworkers' complicated journey to claim $1 million prize
Claiming a big lottery prize is a little more complicated than you might expect, especially if you are splitting the jackpot with a large group.
Step One: Hire an attorney. That was the advice Ray Wills got last month after he learned that he and 21 other Syracuse city workers with whom he regularly plays the lottery had won $1 million in the Dec. 13 Mega Millions drawing.
Wills, an engineering technician who has worked for the city for 10 years, is the group's ringleader. Once he convince ...
Jan 24, 2014, 8:27 am - Lottery News forum
Lotto-winning coworkers' advice for $400M Mega Millions jackpot
Stephany Marchese, the winner of a $1 million Powerball prize with nine of her coworkers at a Staten Island, N.Y., nursing home, has very simple advice for those eyeing this Friday's $400 million Mega Millions jackpot.
Play, play, play, Marchese, 61, said. It took $2 and a dream for us. Just play. You never know.
Marchese is a member of the self-titled The Fabulous 9, a group of three friends and six coworkers at the Eger Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Egertville, Staten Island, ...
Dec 12, 2013, 9:11 am - Lottery News forum
NJ Powerball winner wants his old life back
'Wild' Willie says the drama is nonstop
Wild Willie Seeley of Manahawkin, New Jersey, has one piece of advice for the winner of last week's $400 million Powerball jackpot in South Carolina: Run. Just disappear, he said, speaking from hard-won experience. Get lost while you still can.
After Seeley and 15 co-workers from Ocean County's vehicle maintenance garage shared part of an even bigger Powerball jackpot last month, $450 million, the Ocean's 16 celebrated the win at a press conference ...
Sep 25, 2013, 4:50 pm - Lottery News forum
Salon lottery winners settle dispute
You'd think it should be an enjoyable time, winning the lottery, said Lucy Lewis-Johnston, but it hasn't been the case at all.
Lewis-Johnston is one of eight Indianapolis hair stylists who fought over one winning ticket. They were all part of a lottery pool last February at Lou's Creative Styles, the salon Lewis-Johnston owns.
(See Hair stylists spar over $9.5M Hoosier Lotto jackpot, Lottery Post, Feb. 22, 2013.)
The woman who bought the ticket said the winner was one she bought for h ...
Aug 22, 2013, 6:34 am - Lottery News forum
Meet the "Ocean's 16" N.J. Powerball Winners
One winner is daughter of Senator who wrote the N.J. Lottery law
Includes video report
Among the 16 co-workers who came forward today to claim their piece of a $448 million Powerball jackpot were a woman who lost her home in Superstorm Sandy and the daughter of the man who is credited as the father of the New Jersey lottery.
The group of Ocean County Vehicle Services Department employees, dubbed the Ocean's 16, cheered for each other as they were introduced for the first time today in ...
Aug 13, 2013, 7:18 pm - Lottery News forum
16 maintenance workers said to be New Jersey Powerball winners
A group of 16 maintenance workers from a county government garage in New Jersey share one of three winning tickets in the $448 million Powerball lottery jackpot, their boss said on Friday.
Yes, we have 16 county workers from the Vehicle Maintenance Department who have won the lottery, Ocean County Vehicle Maintenance Department Director Jim Pine told Reuters.
New Jersey Lottery spokeswoman Judith Drucker said on Friday the owners of the two winning tickets sold in New Jersey, including th ...
Aug 9, 2013, 4:44 pm - Lottery News forum
Longtime friends share $7.4 million Lotto jackpot
Pair hits the jackpot after years of playing Illinois Lottery
By Todd Northrop
A Carol Stream, Illinois, couple has won a whopping $7.4 million jackpot in the Illinois Lottery after their April 29 Quick Pick Lotto ticket hit on all six numbers.
The winning ticket was purchased at Carol Stream's Payless Tobacco. The winning numbers on April 29 were 4, 5, 7, 12, 31, and 45.
Carol Davis and Conrad Rask met eight years ago at an area restaurant where she was a manager and he a regular pa ...
May 24, 2013, 4:53 pm - Lottery News forum
Co-workers share lottery cash with colleague in need
The food services team at Ardrey Kell High School traded messages of celebration on March 24, after learning they had a $10,000 winning ticket in the previous night's Powerball drawing.
And they quickly thought of Sophia and of the medical treatment she needed but couldn't afford.
There was no way she wouldn't be a part of it, said Marilyn Johnson, manager of the food services staff at Ardrey Kell. It was never a question.
Sophia Tatsis, a member of the staff, hadn't been at work when ...
Apr 14, 2013, 3:00 pm - Lottery News forum
UK shopkeeper guilty of lottery fraud
A shopkeeper from Gravesend, a town in northwest Kent, England, has been found guilty of trying to con a lottery syndicate [pool] out of nearly 80,000 (US$120,000) in winnings.
Imran Pervais, 26, misled the winning group into thinking they had won 10 when in fact they had scooped 79,887 after matching five balls and the bonus ball.
He was convicted by a jury at Maidstone crown court of fraud by false representation following a two-day trial and he will be sentenced at a later date.
Apr 4, 2013, 5:02 am - Lottery News forum
Woman opts out of lottery pool, but co-workers give her cut anyway
After winning $1 million, would you share it with a coworker you barely knew?
A group of 12 workers at Keller Williams Partner Realty in Plantation are doing exactly that.
Jennifer Maldonado had only been working as an administrative assistant for the company for two weeks, and she hadn't even received her first pay check.
Laurie Finkelstein Reader, a Realtor and head of the team in that office, was going around collecting $20 from each of her colleagues to spend on Powerball tickets. T ...
Mar 28, 2013, 8:52 am - Lottery News forum