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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. Dete ...
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

Three friends honor long-time pact to split lottery winnings
All for one, and $1 million for all. Three long-time chums who made a pact to split the pot if one of them ever won the lottery got their payday last week, Georgia Lottery officials announced on Thursday. And to top it all, the threesome's windfall was foretold by an after-dinner treat. James Scoles, 56, was cracking a fortune cookie in his town of North Pole, Alaska, on March 15, the same day his buddy Kenneth Wilson bought a lottery ticket at a grocery in Twiggs County, Ga. His for ...
Mar 23, 2013, 9:02 am - Lottery News forum

Judge won't give bakery workers partial lottery prize
A Cook County, Illinois, judge on Thursday refused to award a partial payout of a $118 million Mega Millions prize won by employees of a Chicago Heights-based bakery. Twelve employees of the Pita Pan Bakery, 401 E. Joe Orr Road in Chicago Heights, who have taken to calling themselves the Dirty Dozen, have possession of the winning ticket from a May 4 drawing that won them the record-high prize. But another seven employees of the bakery have filed assorted lawsuits in Cook County Circuit Co ...
Mar 1, 2013, 6:08 pm - Lottery News forum

Hair stylists spar over $9.5M Hoosier Lotto jackpot
There is a developing prize fight over a $9.5 million Hoosier Lotto jackpot. An Indianapolis, Indiana, hair stylist says she won it all, but her co-workers say they pooled their money to buy the winning ticket, and they should split it. Now that jackpot is frozen until further notice. Eight stylists from an east side hair salon were feeling lucky when they chipped in on a work pool last week. One of those stylists bought the tickets for the group and then tickets for herself. When those wi ...
Feb 22, 2013, 4:06 pm - Lottery News forum

29 co-workers share $1 million Powerball prize
GOOD WILL: Group votes to include absent pool members For at least the past five years, a group of information technology employees at Louisville's Humana headquarters have pitched in a few bucks every week to buy Powerball tickets. A retailer is located in the office tower next door to their building. The most they'd ever won was $16 until Wednesday night of last week, when the group matched all five white balls but not the Powerball to win $1 million. The excitement started Thursday afte ...
Feb 12, 2013, 4:25 pm - Lottery News forum