California woman, 77, wins $37M lottery with Quick Picks
A 77-year-old retired Salinas hospital worker and regular lottery player will collect $21.2 million in cash after winning Saturday's $37 million SuperLotto drawing.
Mitsuko Higashi presented her golden ticket at the Lottery's Hayward office and opted for the cash payment Monday.
Higashi told Lottery officials she's been playing regularly for 25 years, always buying her tickets at Las Lomas Market Gas on San Juan Grade Road in Salinas, where the winning ticket was purchased. She was too sic ...
Apr 6, 2010, 8:21 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
$1 Quick Pick nets lottery riches
Windfall will include numerous taxes before state cuts final check
Kenneth Parsons, 59, of Live Oak, Florida, last week turned in the winning Mega Money ticket at the Florida Lottery's Tallahassee headquarters.
Parsons opted to forego monthly payments from the $800,000 annuity jackpot and instead opted to take a lump sum payment of $549,646.
Before Parsons can enjoy his riches, however, the Internal Revenue Service requires the Florida Lottery withhold 25 percent from each prize greater ...
May 5, 2008, 9:54 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery Post for iPhone earns Apple 'Staff Pick'
Lottery Post, the world's largest community of lottery players, today announced that the new iPhone Edition of its popular Web site was awarded a Staff Pick by Apple.
The iPhone, built by Apple, is a combination cell phone and handheld computer. It went on sale June, 2007, and has sold over 5 millions units. Apple claimed Thursday that the iPhone currently makes up 28% of the smartphone market.
The iPhone is an ideal platform for lottery results and other lottery-related content, said Tod ...
Mar 7, 2008, 12:59 pm - Lottery News forum
Georgia Lottery winner roundup (Dec. 2007)
Some of the big wins Georgia Lottery players have claimed in the past month.
Lawrenceville man redeems Win for Life ticket worth $52,000
A Lawrenceville man is celebrating a lottery win after checking a ticket he purchased two months ago. Garth Cole, 46, matched all six winning numbers in the Oct. 24 Win for Life drawing and won $1,000 a week for a year.
Shell Food Mart, 1095 Duluth Highway in Lawrenceville, sold the winning Quik Pik ticket. Winning numbers from the Oct. 24 Win for Li ...
Dec 16, 2007, 4:14 pm - Lottery News forum
Washington Lottery to give free gas for Quick Picks
Washington Lottery officials plan to give drivers some relief during a week in which AAA Washington said gas prices set a state record.
On Friday, drivers who purchase $10 in quick pick Mega Millions tickets at three Safeway fuel centers in Washington are eligible for 10 free gallons of regular unleaded or diesel gasoline.
We've worked ahead of time with police to provide a traffic plan, and there are going to be people out there managing traffic, lottery spokeswoman Jacque Coe said. La ...
May 22, 2007, 9:26 am - Lottery News forum
SoCal family claims $112M Mega Millions lottery jackpot
A Southern California family claimed their winning ticket Wednesday in the $112 million Mega Millions lottery drawing.
Robert Stafford and his adult children, Robert Jr. and Cynthia, said they bought a $2 quick-pick ticket from a Hawthorne market for Friday night's drawing.
Their purchase became the fifth winning Mega Millions ticket sold in California.
I'm just so excited, I'm happy. It's a dream come true, Cynthia Stafford said with a wide smile and a giggle.
The family chose t ...
May 19, 2007, 10:22 am - Lottery News forum
N.C. Powerball lottery winner had to disconnect phone
Count Roxboro, North Carolina, resident Willie Scott among the fans of the still-growing North Carolina Education Lottery.
Of course, it helps that Scott still is counting his money.
It's great, said Scott, who recently won $800,000 in a Powerball drawing. It's the best thing because a lot of money was going out of state, but now that money is staying in the state to help with education.
Even with big winners such as Scott claiming life-altering prizes, the lottery has generated ...
Oct 18, 2006, 7:58 am - Lottery News forum
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