Group of nine claims $207M Powerball lottery jackpot
Nine friends from Roswell came to the New Mexico Lottery today to collect a Powerball jackpot of $206.9 million the New Mexico Lottery's largest prize ever.
The nine winners are Carl and Holly Baldwin, Kevin and Jessica Breedyk, Ron and Cindy Miller, Ryan and Nicole Miller, and Randy Miller. The friends elected to take the prize in a cash payment of $102.9 million rather than the annuity option of 30 payments over 29 years.
I Started Bawling
With money chipped in by her friends, a d ...
Oct 3, 2008, 5:25 pm - Lottery News forum
A life of leisure doesn't cut it for lottery winner
A hairdresser who won a lottery jackpot as part of an office pool has opened her own hair salon just yards from the shop where she used to work.
Natalie McGuire, 27, was part of a pool of fellow employees that won a 2.9 million (US$5.4 million) UK National Lotto jackpot last year.
But after living the high life and visiting places like exotic Mauritius in the Indian Ocean she has opened her own salon employing three of the other girls from her pool.
Natalie, from Castlemilk, said, The s ...
Aug 25, 2008, 9:27 am - Lottery News forum
14 friends split $400,000 Powerball lottery prize
Fifteen friends who have been playing New Mexico Lottery games as a pool for six years claimed a $400,000 Powerball prize on Monday.
The friends mostly co-workers at Albuquerque Public Schools pooled $28 to buy tickets for the June 7 Powerball drawing. They purchased 14 tickets at $1 each and then spent an additional $1 to add Power Play to each wager. Power Play multiplies non-jackpot prizes between two and five times, depending on the Power Play number drawn.
On Sunday morning, the f ...
Jun 11, 2008, 9:15 am - Lottery News forum
Man quits lottery pool, then wins with Quick Pick
Mark Weir won a 2.7 million (US $5.3 million) Lotto jackpot, and then told the members of his former lottery pool, You won't get a penny .
Father-of-two Mark, 45, hit the jackpot with a 1 Quick Pick ticket he bought in last Wednesday's UK National Lottery draw after failing to win anything for years in his office lottery pool.
As he picked up his winnings yesterday, plastics factory machine operator Mark, from Darlington, Co Durham, said, The lads at work won't be getting a share.
May 28, 2008, 8:57 am - Lottery News forum
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