Here comes BBQ-scented N.C. Lottery scratch tickets
In the never-ending effort to make buying a lottery ticket new and fun, the N.C. Education Lottery has come up with tickets that smell like barbecue when you scratch them.
Lottery officials will unveil their new BBQ Bucks scratch-off tickets Tuesday at Clyde Cooper's Barbecue in downtown Raleigh and at Queen City Q in Charlotte. The $2 scratch-and-sniff tickets will bring a chance to win up to $25,000 and to enter a secondary drawing for one of 10 prizes of 100 pounds of pork and a Big Green ...
Sep 1, 2015, 8:20 am - Lottery News forum
Mass. postal worker wins $4 million one day after getting married
On Thursday, Timothy Sullivan promised his new wife to be lawfully wedded for richer or for poorer.
On Friday, Sullivan became a couple million dollars richer to fulfill that promise.
The postal worker from Raynham, Massachusetts, won a $4 million dollar lottery prize just one day after marrying his wife Tanya. He had taken part in the 100X The Cash $10 ticket game, the Massachusetts State Lottery said in a statement.
Claiming the instant prize from the lottery's Braintree headquarters ...
Aug 31, 2015, 9:36 am - Lottery News forum
Calif. man buys scratch game with $20 bill he found, wins $1 million
A man who won $1 million from the California Lottery on Wednesday in Millbrae paid for the winning Scratcher ticket using a $20 bill he found on the ground.
The lucky Bay Area man, Hubert Tang, found the $20 bill on a street outside of San Francisco International Airport on Wednesday. He then used it to purchase two $1,000,000 Jackpot! Scratchers tickets from Andrea's Market, located at 1601 El Camino Real in Millbrae.
Tang, who works as a bartender, said that he had not purchased a lotter ...
Aug 31, 2015, 9:15 am - Lottery News forum
Gas station employee stole $850 in lottery tickets, police said
Security footage caught a Twin Stop Chevron employee scratching Idaho lottery tickets on the job and putting the losing ones back for customers to buy, police said.
Kelsee Adams, 20, was arraigned Monday in Twin Falls Magistrate Court on a charge of lottery fraud.
During the last couple of weekends Adams scratched a small portion of about 30 tickets to reveal a four digit number, court documents said.
Adams would then scan the number to see to see if it won a prize. She would place the ...
Aug 25, 2015, 8:19 am - Lottery News forum
Nebraska Lottery to launch new scratch game based on football star
The Nebraska Lottery is introducing its latest $5 Scratch game, Johnny The Jet Rodgers.
Developed in partnership with 1972 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers, the new Johnny The Jet Rodgers Scratch game brings the excitement of the gridiron to lottery players. Each ticket features three returns to complete for a chance to win up to $40,000. A bonus feature offers the chance to win additional prizes up to $100. In total, there are $1.2 million in cash prizes available in the game.
Aug 25, 2015, 8:12 am - Lottery News forum
Florida man says lottery refuses to pay winning ticket
Includes video report
A Brevard County, Florida, man said he had a winning lottery ticket only to have the state deny him his winnings.
Robert Klosterman said he is owed $1,000 for a scratch-off ticket he bought in June at a Shell gas station on Fay Boulevard in Cocoa.
Klosterman, 68, said he thought June 2 was a lucky day for him, but that it turned out otherwise.
I don't want to call them idiots, but they are. They are bureaucrats, Klosterman said.
Klosterman said when he tried ...
Aug 18, 2015, 9:58 am - Lottery News forum
Idaho woman claims second big lotto prize
For the second time in just three months, Misty Adams collected a big check from the Idaho Lottery.
The Idaho Falls resident claimed her $250,000 prize at the lottery office in Boise Wednesday. She won by playing the lottery's scratch game Super Jumbo Bucks.
Earlier this spring, she claimed a $200,000 winning ticket on the scratch game Winter Wonders.
When I won $200,000 last May, I told people it was once in a lifetime, Adams said. To win twice in a year, that's unbelievable! I'm stil ...
Aug 17, 2015, 3:05 pm - Lottery News forum
NY Lottery winner, 82, shares $7M jackpot with daughter
By Todd Northrop
A winning $7 million scratch-off lottery ticket purchased by an 82-year-old grandmother while waiting for her hair appointment is about to change the lives of several generations in one family.
We've been pooling our money to buy lottery tickets for years now, Carol Prevete, 50, said about herself and her mother, Marilyn Looney, 82, of Selden, N.Y. We always split whatever prize we win. One time that even totaled about $20,000, she said.
But this time they hit it big, ...
Aug 13, 2015, 8:35 am - Lottery News forum
Illinois woman wins $15 million on instant lottery ticket
A Hanover Park, Illinois, woman recently won $15 million playing a World Class Millions Illinois Lottery ticket, according to an Illinois Lottery news release.
Michelle Baymon, of Hanover Park, bought one of three existing $15 million prize winning tickets and chose to take a lump sum of $9 million, as it requires less withholding, the release stated.
According to the release, she now plans to buy a house, a new car, invest some of the money and donate to a charity.
Baymon was home when ...
Aug 12, 2015, 9:40 am - Lottery News forum
Police official tried to cash in stolen lottery ticket
The chairman of a Connecticut police commission has resigned after being charged in Florida with trying to cash in a winning $520,000 lottery ticket that was reported stolen by his niece.
Michael Royston, 49, was freed on bond after his arrest last Thursday at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee, and on Friday night, he sent a terse resignation email to Windsor Locks Town Clerk William Hamel, saying only: Effective immediately I am resigning my position as police commissioner.
Aug 10, 2015, 7:38 pm - Lottery News forum