Man buys second winning $1M lottery ticket at same store in less than 2 years
A North Carolina man has won a second $1 million lottery prize at the same store in less than two years, lottery officials said Friday.
Terry Splawn won $1 million with a $150 Million Cash Explosion scratch-off ticket he bought Wednesday at Sam's Mini Stop on Old Charlotte Road in Concord, according to a North Carolina Education Lottery news release. The odds of winning $1 million in that game are 1 in 1.8 million, according to the lottery's website.
Splawn won his first $1 million prize i ...
Mar 13, 2019, 8:05 am - Lottery News forum
Michigan woman dreamed of $4M lottery win — then it happened
A Wayne County, Michigan, woman had a dream that she won $4 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket. Four months later, it really happened.
The 28-year-old woman, who chose to remain anonymous, told the Michigan Lottery that after having her dream, she started buying $30 instant tickets.
Recently, she purchased a Millionaire's Club ticket and revealed a win symbol.
When I scratched off the prize and saw '4MIL,' I couldn't stop shaking and crying, she told the Michigan Lottery. I call ...
Mar 11, 2019, 11:58 am - Lottery News forum
Fortune cookie's advice leads man to $100,000 jackpot
A Maryland man said a piece of advice from a fortune cookie turned out to be prescient when he won a $100,000 lottery jackpot.
Diego Caceres, 25, of Riverdale, told Maryland Lottery officials he was eating lunch at a Chinese buffet with his brother, Domingo, when a fortune cookie informed him that it was his lucky day.
The brothers went to a 7-Eleven store in Riverdale a short time later and Diego, remembering the fortune cookie's message, borrowed some money from his brother to buy a $10 ...
Feb 26, 2019, 8:40 am - Lottery News forum
UK store clerk steals thousands in lottery scratch tickets, wins nothing
A debt-ridden Scottish store clerk stole 1,500 (US$2,000) worth of lottery scratch tickets from the store where he worked, and didn't win a single penny.
Andrew Lochrie, 28, helped himself to rolls of the National Lottery instants games from the supermarket where he worked hoping to clear mounting debts.
But over the course of his crimes, between August 1 and October 24, 2017, Lochrie won nothing which a judge told him was a lesson .
Lochrie worked at the Co-op supermarket on Shore Stre ...
Feb 10, 2019, 8:03 am - Lottery News forum
Traditional lottery ticket Christmas gift turns into $3M win
A family Christmas tradition of giving Connecticut Lottery tickets turned into a $3 million win.
Santa arrived with a $3 million gift recently from the Connecticut Lottery's Dec. 25 Mega Millions drawing. The ticket was sold at Avenue News in Bristol and claimed on Feb. 1.
The prizes were claimed in four separate blocks of $750,000 under four entities:
Christmas 2018 Revocable Trust out of Bristol Christmas 2018 2 Revocable Trust out of Plainville Christmas 2018 3 Revocable Trust out o ...
Feb 8, 2019, 12:01 pm - Lottery News forum
Chicago man wins $20M prize on first lottery scratch-off
A Chicago man just won $20,000 a week for 20 years thanks to a persistent co-worker and his first-ever $20 scratch ticket.
The lucky winner had been playing the Lucky Day Lotto for 18 years but never won a big prize, according to Illinois Lottery officials. The man's co-worker consistently tried to get him to purchase an instant ticket, but he never did until now.
The man and his co-worker were at Plaza Food Liquor, at 3459 W. Ogden Ave., when the co-worker convinced him to scratch his fir ...
Feb 7, 2019, 6:58 am - Lottery News forum
Woman steals credit cards, buys winning lottery ticket, gets arrested
A 33-year-old Canadian woman hit it big in the lottery, but ended up on the losing end when the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary charged her with theft of a credit card used to purchase the winning ticket.
The woman was arrested when she tried to claim the winnings at Atlantic Lottery's office in St. John's. She now faces two counts of possessing a stolen credit card and five counts of fraud.
A store owner in Paradise confirmed the scratch ticket was purchased at his shop, but declined an i ...
Feb 1, 2019, 11:51 am - Lottery News forum
N.J. woman wins $2M from gift scratch-off lottery ticket from dad, takes family on vacation
By Todd Northrop
A New Jersey woman who received scratch-off lottery tickets as a gift from her father won big when one turned out to be worth $2 million.
Melissa Spagnola, of Little Silver, won the top prize for the 100X The Bucks ticket her father bought at Wawa, located at 210 Georgetown Wrightstown Road in Wrightstown (Burlington County), state lottery officials said Tuesday.
Spangola said she doesn't buy tickets for herself, only for family members like her parents who are long-tim ...
Jan 15, 2019, 11:28 am - Lottery News forum
California man learns $10 million reason not to tell your roommate if you win the lottery
This past Christmas, a man in Vacaville, Calif., learned a grim, but useful, holiday lesson: Sometimes, don't spread glad tidings. Keep the good news to yourself.
It was Dec. 20, and the city of about 100,000, located midway between Sacramento and San Francisco, was festooned with white lights and toy reindeer. Hoping to get his hands on a bit of extra cash for the holidays, the Vacaville man went to a Lucky grocery store and paid $30 for a scratch-off lottery ticket that odds said would leav ...
Jan 9, 2019, 5:55 pm - Lottery News forum
Texas Lottery generated more than $100 million in one week from scratch-off ticket sales
The Texas Lottery has, for the first time in its history, sold more than $100 million in scratch ticket sales in just one week. From Dec. 23, 2018 to Dec. 29, 2018, scratch ticket sales totaled $100,776,586, shattering the old record of $99,679,358 achieved in March of 2018.
This is a very special time for the Texas Lottery as we continue to experience unprecedented growth and we are especially thrilled to celebrate this tremendous record week of scratch ticket sales, said Gary Grief, execut ...
Jan 7, 2019, 8:51 am - Lottery News forum