Minnesota woman beats deadline, claims $50K lottery prize
Another ticket, however, goes poof
With barely a day to spare, a southern Minnesota woman showed up at the state's lottery headquarters in Roseville and claimed her $50,000 prize. Another person in the same situation, however, is out of luck.
Debra Newman of Austin had the good fortune to arrive Thursday to cash in the Powerball ticket, which she bought on Jan. 13, 2016. Its value would have plummeted to $0 if she had arrived after 5 p.m. on Friday the 13th.
Of the 12 $50,000 winning ti ...
Jan 17, 2017, 11:58 am - Lottery News forum
Infamous lottery winner's house burns
Jack's back with more heartbreak
Firefighters from all over Bland County converged on Deer Run Estates in Rocky Gap, West Virginia, on Friday morning to battle a blaze at lottery winner Jack Whittaker's house.
Whittaker said he was on his way to Ghent, West Virginia, to work when his wife, who was inside the brick structure, called him about the fire.
Fire crews got the call at 6:59 a.m. and the house was already engulfed in flames when they arrived.
Whittaker's wife smelled smoke an ...
Dec 2, 2016, 12:10 pm - Lottery News forum
20 co-workers to split $421M Powerball jackpot
Includes video report
By Todd Northrop
A group of 20 co-workers are the winners of Saturday's $421 million Powerball jackpot on a ticket sold in Tennessee.
The employees of the North American Stamping Group in Portland, Tennessee, play the lottery twice a week, buying at least 60 tickets and usually rolling any of their winnings into the next drawing. While they said they would be playing again, they aren't investing the $254.7 million lump sum this time around.
Each of the Tennessee ...
Nov 29, 2016, 2:13 pm - Lottery News forum
$420.9 million Powerball jackpot won in Tennessee
6th Powerball Jackpot Won in Tennessee
By Todd Northrop
For the sixth time, a Tennessee Lottery player has won a Powerball jackpot this time it's a $420.9 million grand prize for a very lucky person who purchased a ticket in Lafayette (Macon County).
The incredible ticket, which matched all six Powerball numbers drawn Saturday, Nov. 26, is also the 200th ticket sold by the Tennessee Lottery worth $1 million or more.
The Lottery advises the as-yet unknown ticket-holder to sign the bac ...
Nov 27, 2016, 8:14 pm - Lottery News forum
$403 MILLION: Powerball jackpot to guarantee a happy holidays for lucky winner
By Todd Northrop
While you're out Black Friday shopping, don't forget to pick up some Powerball tickets.
For the fourth time this year, the multi-state Powerball lottery game's jackpot has crossed over the $400 million mark, and entered into the realm of wealth so vast that it's hard to imagine.
After nobody won Wednesday's $374.1 million grand prize, the Powerball jackpot increased to a whopping $403 million for Saturday's drawing the 13th-largest US lottery jackpot of all time.
Nov 25, 2016, 9:07 am - Lottery News forum
$359 MILLION: Powerball jackpot heats up
By Todd Northrop
As Winter approaches and temperatures cool throughout much of the United States, the multi-state Powerball lottery game is trying to keep things hot.
For the fourth time in 2016, a Powerball jackpot has exceeded $300 million and has entered into the top 25 US jackpots of all time.
The new high-water mark of $359 million for the current Powerball jackpot was achieved after no winning tickets were sold for Saturday night's $333.5 million grand prize.
The lump-sum cash ...
Nov 20, 2016, 9:54 am - Lottery News forum
Statistics professor wins the lottery
What are the chances that a statistics professor would end up winning the lottery?
Nicholas Kapoor, who teaches students in his accelerated statistics class at Fairfield University about probability, would definitely know the answer. But now, he doesn't only know the math solution he knows the real-life chances.
The Connecticut professor recently won $100,000 playing the lottery!
He said his winnings have created a great way to demonstrate for his students how hard it is to win somethin ...
Nov 14, 2016, 11:17 am - Lottery News forum
Powerball jackpot winner pleads out in stalking case
A black sheep member of a prominent Marinette County, Wisconsin, family has opted for a plea deal on several felonies he piled up in the wake of winning a $31.4 million Powerball jackpot.
Douglas P. Miron, 50, pleaded no contest to amended counts late last month, just as he was scheduled to begin a complicated trial Nov. 1 on a raft of charges from burglary and stalking to reckless endangerment and perjury.
Because of Miron's family connections his father is former District Attorney Dan Mi ...
Nov 7, 2016, 7:00 pm - Lottery News forum
Georgia couple claim $246.8 million Powerball jackpot
Powerball winner William ten Broeke, 46, just deposited the largest check of his life into his bank account because of a gentle nudge from his better half.
He was shopping at the Publix in Brookhaven when his wife posed a life-altering question.
Aren't you going to get a ticket? Heather ten Broeke, 38, asked.
Without that reminder, William ten Broeke said he would have forgotten to purchase the ticket, which turned out to be worth $246.8 million.
The ten Broekes, who have been marri ...
Oct 6, 2016, 1:46 pm - Lottery News forum
Colorado siblings win lottery by playing the same numbers
A pair of Colorado siblings won a collective $250,000 when they played the same lottery numbers in the same Powerball drawing.
Thinh D. of Denver told Colorado Lottery officials she chose numbers that she felt were lucky and her faith in the numbers inspired her brother, Phu D., to play a near-identical ticket.
The only difference between the two lottery tickets was Thinh chose the Powerplay option, making her jackpot $200,000 to her brother's $50,000.
The siblings said they bought thei ...
Sep 21, 2016, 2:48 pm - Lottery News forum