Lottery's biggest loser: Albany man passed on office pool that won $319M jackpot
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Man could have been 8th winner; decided not to play because he didn't feel lucky
The group of seven lottery pool players that won last week's $319 million Mega Millions jackpot could have had an eighth member, but one unlucky man made a choice that cost him millions.
The New York co-worker who regularly played in the office pool opted out on the night they had the winning ticket, according to an Albany, N.Y., deli owner who knows the winners.
They asked him a c ...
Mar 31, 2011, 8:33 am - Lottery News forum
Seven Albany state workers won $319 million lottery prize
Seven lucky New York state government workers earned some 'Capitol gains' when their office pool won a whopping $319 million jackpot in Friday night's drawing.
The big winners are information-technology pros who work in Homes and Community Renewal, said sources. The agency has been slammed with more than $30 million in budget cuts.
The brand-new millionaires hit it big with several Quick Pick tickets bought at Coulson's News Center, a century-old family-run convenience store in downtown Al ...
Mar 27, 2011, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum
Disputed $50M lottery jackpot partially paid out
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A disputed $50 million lottery win is set to enter civil court as the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation pays out about $31 million of the prize to its 19 original claimants, leaving the remainder to be fought over in court.
Nineteen employees of a Toronto-area Bell call centre originally claimed the $50 million Lotto Max prize from Dec. 31, only to have their claim disputed by several other people who said they should have been on the list, as well.
For the pa ...
Feb 15, 2011, 2:38 pm - Lottery News forum
$29M lottery jackpot 12 years in making
Postal workers each paid $10 a week into Mega Millions
Perseverance and planning ahead with a storm bearing down on the region paid off for a group of postal worker friends, who came forward Friday to claim their $29 million jackpot.
We'd been playing for so long, I felt we had to win sooner or later, said Hosea Person, 48. He and 12 others from the priority mail processing center in Romulus had bought Mega Millions tickets for 12 years before hitting it big Feb. 1.
Hosea and his wife, ...
Feb 6, 2011, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery scam victims finally get $12.5M jackpot
They had to wait seven years, but seven Ontario men each collected checks for more than $2 million Thursday, their share of a lottery win originally awarded to a woman now facing fraud charges.
The men, all friends and former co-workers who lay cable for a living, will each receive $2.1 million their share of the original $12.5 million jackpot plus $2.3 million in interest for a total of $14.8 million split seven ways.
The men bought the ticket jointly while working together at a construct ...
Jan 28, 2011, 10:24 am - Lottery News forum
Christmastime battle over lottery jackpot
A lottery lawsuit is all the talk in The Villages. A group of friends hit the Florida Lotto jackpot, but one single dollar has led to a fight over $16 million.
It's known as Florida's friendliest neighborhood, but there's scandal at the Hacienda Hills Country Club.
Yeah, yeah. Everybody knows, golfer Otto Strunck told local media.
Eight employees and players are in a tug of war. The controversy is over a Florida lotto ticket, a winning ticket worth $16 million.
It'd be an awful sha ...
Dec 24, 2010, 9:04 am - Lottery News forum
Ontario lottery players finally get their share of jackpot
Fifth claimant pulled out of lawsuit early; won't get share
Santa Claus is finally coming to town for four local families who've waited almost three years to see him.
Slawomir Kowalewski, a former employee of Powco Steel Co. who believed that he'd been duped out of his share of a $24,520,300 Lotto 6/49 jackpot on Jan. 16, 2008, is one of four recipients of this week's settlement of approximately $4 million from the Ontario Lottery Gaming Corp. (OLGC).
I'm so happy for my family and my ...
Dec 13, 2010, 11:51 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winners get their checks, keep working at plant
A year ago, William Shanteau and his 13 co-workers at a Detroit auto plant were worried their jobs could be gone at any moment.
Now they're all millionaires after winning a share of last week's $96.9 million Powerball drawing.
Most of the group from the paint shop at a Chrysler plant that makes Jeep Grand Cherokees plans to keep working, Shanteau said Thursday after working a 12-hour shift.
It's like family, he said, adding that at least two of the jackpot winners plan to retire, and h ...
Jul 2, 2010, 9:42 am - Lottery News forum
Store owner guilty of stealing lottery ticket, claiming it as his own
Faces up to 14 years for claiming $5.75 million prize
A former convenience store owner pleaded guilty Thursday to fraudulently claiming a $5.75 million winning Canada Lotto 6/49 ticket as his own.
Hafiz Malik, 62, validated the lottery ticket at his now-closed convenience store near Dufferin Street and Dupont Street in June 2004 but didn't tell his customer she had won the jackpot.
Seven months later, he claimed the prize, according to an agreed statement of facts read out in court.
Dec 7, 2009, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum
Missouri Lottery honors 'Clinic Gals'
The Clinic Gals of Dexter, Missouri, have been named the December Lottery Team of the Month, earning the group of Powerball-playing co-workers and friends a prize package of Lottery merchandise.
The Clinic Gals work together in a doctor's office in Dexter and have been playing Powerball together for more than two years.
According to team captain Sherry Medler, a transcriptionist from Dexter, the team formed after one of the nurses who played regularly asked if anyone wanted to join her. ...
Dec 2, 2009, 9:42 am - Lottery News forum