Trying to teach husband not to buy lottery tickets, woman wins $1 million
An Asheville area woman hit it big, and you might say she got schooled by the North Carolina Education Lottery.
Glenda Blackwell, of Leicester, North Carolina, claimed her $1 million prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.
Blackwell said she wanted to teach her husband a lesson about buying too many lottery tickets.
Blackwell said she was irritated by her husband's request to buy some Powerball tickets, so she decided to get a Carolina Millions scratch-off ticket for herself.
Oct 24, 2016, 7:05 pm - Lottery News forum
Massachusetts man hits $4 million lottery jackpot on a $10 bet
A Massachusetts man will be receiving lottery riches for the next 20 years after turning a $10 bet into a $4 million lottery jackpot.
Anthony McLaughlin of Rockland, Massachusetts, chose to collect the prize over 20 years in annual payments of about $130,000 after taxes. He told lottery officials when he claimed the prize on Wednesday that he will use some of the money to buy a new car and to pay for his school tuition.
He won the prize on a $4,000,000 Winfall ticket he bought at Fast Lane ...
Oct 24, 2016, 9:12 am - Lottery News forum
Man wanted for stealing lottery scratch tickets twice
Police are searching for a man who they believe stole Washington Lottery scratch tickets twice this month.
In the early-morning hours of Oct. 13, a man reached across the counter of the 7-Eleven on Callow Avenue in Bremerton, Washington, and stole tickets.
Bremerton police say a person matching the same description and wearing very similar clothing crawled behind the service desk at the Safeway at 900 N Callow Avenue and stole tickets on Oct. 17.
More than 100 tickets were recently cash ...
Oct 24, 2016, 9:05 am - Lottery News forum
Cubs fan wins $1 million in lottery while watching game
The Cubs haven't clinched a berth in the World Series yet but one southwest suburban fan has already gotten lucky.
Rick Kempke, 56, was at home watching a Cubs game when he scratched a $300,000,000 Cash Spectacular ticket and won $1 million, according to the Illinois Lottery.
I can't believe it! I'm a huge Cubs fan and now that I won the lottery, I might buy a ticket for tomorrow night's game! Kempke said.
Kempe, who has lived in Lockport all his life, bought the winning ticket at Spee ...
Oct 21, 2016, 12:46 pm - Lottery News forum
Charges dismissed against mother in lottery ticket scheme
Charges have been dismissed against one of three people charged with fraudulently claiming a lottery ticket prize.
District Judge David Lester on Monday dismissed a charge of aiding and abetting theft of a lottery ticket or share against Sally Bosler. His ruling came after an oral motion from the state requesting the dismissal because, prosecutors said, insufficient evidence now exists to convict Bosler.
Bosler, 42, her daughter Ashley Bosler and Ashley Bosler's boyfriend, Johnny Long Jr., ...
Oct 18, 2016, 2:31 pm - Lottery News forum
Virginia man tossed winning $10 million lottery ticket on floor
If he'd known he was holding a ticket worth $10 million, George Coffroad might have been a bit more careful with it. When the Alexandria man went to his car with Virginia Lottery Scratcher tickets he'd just bought, he tossed them on the floor of the car.
It wasn't until later at home, when he scratched his 100x the Money ticket, that he discovered he'd won the game's $10 million top prize.
The prize is the largest ever offered by a Virginia Lottery Scratcher game. Since he's the first play ...
Oct 14, 2016, 9:24 am - Lottery News forum
Chase led to bean field, arrest in lottery ticket case
The arrest of an Indiana woman accused of stealing scratch-off lottery tickets from local stores came only after she led a police officer on a car chase that ended in a bean field.
Abby Nicole Engle, 26, of the 4200 block of West University Avenue in Muncie, was arrested Friday morning. Details of the events leading to her capture were included in an affidavit released Monday.
Albany officer Mat McConnell reported that he was sent to that town's Village Pantry, 641 W. Walnut St., about 5:1 ...
Oct 11, 2016, 6:58 pm - Lottery News forum
N.C. man almost drove past $1 million lottery win
For Steven Tuttle of Flat Rock, North Carolina, the recent gas shortage almost cost him a $1 million lottery prize.
He usually gets his gas at the Ingles on Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, but had stopped going there when the price rose during the shortage.
I almost didn't stop, Tuttle said. When I saw that the price of gas had dropped back down, I turned around.
While he was there, Tuttle decided to get a $1,000,000 Bonus Cash scratch-off ticket.
He scratched the $10 ticket while ...
Oct 3, 2016, 7:57 am - Lottery News forum
Massachusetts man wins his second $1M lottery prize
A man won a $1 million prize from the Massachusetts State Lottery for the second time in two years after purchasing an instant ticket.
Kevin Phillips of Lakeville won his second $1 million prize by purchasing a $5 Win It All! ticket from a local supermarket, according to the Massachusetts State Lottery.
His second lottery win comes just two years after he purchased a winning $10 100X The Cash ticket in April 2014.
After both wins Phillips opted for a one-time payment totaling $650,000 b ...
Sep 30, 2016, 3:21 pm - Lottery News forum
N.C. school custodian cleans up with $1 million lottery win
For Michael Owenby of Candler, North Carolina, a decision to quench his thirst turned into a $1 million lottery win.
Owenby, a custodian at Erwin Middle School, was helping his friend shop for a car when he decided to get a drink and get some lottery tickets.
I asked for a $5, $10, and $20 ticket, Owenby said.
When he scratched the Millionaire Bucks ticket, he couldn't believe what he saw.
It's amazing, Owenby said. It all happened because I wanted a Mountain Dew.
He claimed hi ...
Sep 23, 2016, 7:59 pm - Lottery News forum