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
Five-time lottery winner accused of taking ticket from group
It will be up to the courts to decide if a Calgary-area man's amazing run of lotto luck will continue.
Seguro Ndabene of Airdrie, just north of Calgary, has already won the lottery four times in the past five years including two wins of $1 million, another of $100,000 and a fourth prize of $50,000.
But his biggest win of all $17 million in a Super 7 draw back in January is being disputed.
Ndabene's claim as sole winner is being questioned by a man who alleges the winning ticket was part ...
Oct 28, 2009, 9:52 am - Lottery News forum
Iowa steelworkers group claims $1 million Powerball lottery prize
A group of 10 co-workers from a Des Moines tire-manufacturing plant stepped forward Monday to claim a $1 million Powerball prize they'd won with a ticket purchased a local convenience store.
The co-workers who all produce agricultural tires at the Des Moines Firestone plant are calling themselves The Local 310 Ten because they're all members of Local 310 of the United Steelworkers Union. They've pooled their money to buy Powerball tickets together for about five years and made for a happy bun ...
Oct 13, 2009, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum
N.Y. family wins $3M top prize in lottery scratch-off game
For the past year, Jemps St. Fleur and his uncle, Chrisnel Josaphat, have been collecting $100 a week from their relatives to play the lottery.
There have been a few small scratch-off wins here and there, but on Sept. 22, the Spring Valley family won $3 million, becoming the first winners of the top prize in the $10 Money scratch-off game.
Family members, who emigrated from Haiti over the years, became Rockland's second lottery millionaires of 2009. The Brucale family of Pearl River won $7 ...
Oct 8, 2009, 6:45 am - Lottery News forum
12 Michigan women + 2 men share $12.7M lottery jackpot
Twelve women from a small town in Michigan's upper peninsula have claimed a $12.7 million Classic Lotto 47 jackpot.
Michigan Lottery officials said members of the Island Dreamers lottery club made the six-hour trip from Newberry to Lansing in a stretch Hummer limousine on Tuesday to claim their prize.
Club member Debra Cummings said she doesn't remember anything after checking the first two numbers on the morning after the July 1 drawing.
The Island Dreamers range in age from 25 years o ...
Jul 9, 2009, 8:38 am - Lottery News forum
Connecticut man sues friend for share of lottery prize
A Connecticut man is suing a friend for a share of a $1 million lottery jackpot.
Armando Martins of Trumbull claims that he and Nuno Nascimento of Bridgeport had an agreement to buy lottery tickets every week and to share if they won.
Martins says he gave his friend $75 each week to buy tickets. On April 1, Martins said he only has $74 for his share.
The lawsuit says that evening one of the tickets that Nascimento bought at a local grocery store was a $1 million Powerball winne ...
May 15, 2009, 9:06 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery officials confirm Chubb workers as winners of $140M Mega Millions jackpot
Winners will continue working for company
New Jersey State Lottery officials today confirmed that the 10 employees of Chubb Insurance who last week claimed the winning Mega Millions ticket would be awarded a total of roughly $140 million before taxes.
The 10 workers went on Friday to Lottery headquarters where there ticket was validated and they held a brief press conference.
All 10 of the workers have said that they will not retire but will return to Chubb Insurance in Whitehouse Stati ...
Mar 18, 2009, 2:10 pm - Lottery News forum
10 N.J. co-workers will split $216M lottery jackpot
Winners work in the Chubb IT Department
Robert Space got into work at the Chubb Insurance company at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, realized the lottery ticket he was holding matched the winning numbers, and fired off a one-line e-mail to his nine co-workers who had pitched in to buy it.
We won the big one, it read.
The replies came back instantly: Hahahaha wrote one. GREAT. Where do I pick up the cash? joked another. Then they saw the ticket for themselves.
Space and his colleagues hit the s ...
Mar 4, 2009, 9:01 pm - Lottery News forum