Arkansas woman becomes millionaire after second time playing lottery
A 28-year-old Arkansas woman, who only has played the lottery twice, Thursday claimed a lottery prize of $1 million. Shayla Burton's win came from the $20 instant-ticket game, Ultimate Millions.
The top prize amount for Ultimate Millions is $1 million. Two top prizes now remain on that ticket.
Burton, who resides in White Hall, purchased the winning ticket from Sam Food Mart, 100 W. Grand and Division St. in Humphrey Wednesday. Burton was with her father, Leslie, who has been playing the l ...
Aug 16, 2019, 1:24 pm - Lottery News forum
UK lottery winners thank cat for £1 million prize
A UK couple who got their claws on a 1 million (US$1.2 million) lottery prize thanked their pet cat for the win.
Andrew and Paula Hancock thanked their cat Shortcake for their new-found fortune after buying the winning ticket at their local gas station.
The couple, who run a catering business together, had forgotten the cat's dinner, so Andrew went to the store to pick up some grub for the hungry feline.
Turns out forgetful Andrew purchased a Monopoly Millionaire Scratchcard instead, an ...
Aug 13, 2019, 9:14 am - Lottery News forum
Couple engaged 4 long years say they can finally have a wedding after NC lottery win
After years of waiting, Jeremy McLean of Roanoke Rapids can finally marry the woman of his dreams thanks to a $100,000 lottery prize.
We've been engaged for four years, McLean said. We just haven't had the extra money to get married until now.
McLean's fianc Heidi Hobbs said the win will make her dream come true. The first thought that ran through my head when he told me was, 'We can finally get married,' Hobbs said. I don't want anything fancy, just something simple to celebrate that we ...
Aug 9, 2019, 10:01 am - Lottery News forum
Arkansas woman claims $1 million second chance lottery prize
An Arkansas woman is a millionaire after cashing in losing lottery tickets.
Misuzu Hughes of Jacksonville claimed $1 million in lottery prize money from Arkansas Scholarship Lottery's Play It Again, a game that offers players a second chance to win.
According to the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, players enter non-winning tickets through the lottery's website. Prize winners are selected randomly from all eligible entries for each drawing quarterly.
Hughes realized she was a millionaire w ...
Jul 30, 2019, 7:48 am - Lottery News forum
NC man glad he didn't throw away losing scratch-off lottery tickets
A North Carolina man was about to throw three scratch-off lottery tickets away after none of them won much.
Then he saw the second-chance heading on the Colossal Cash tickets, according to a lottery news release on Thursday.
Until I read that, I didn't even know there were second-chance drawings, Derrick Suber of Charlotte told NC Education Lottery officials.
Suber entered his tickets into the $10,000,000 Colossal Cash Second-Chance Drawing on the lottery's website and won $1 million. ...
Jul 28, 2019, 8:41 am - Lottery News forum
Florida mom, son arrested hours after claiming $20K lottery prize
A woman was overjoyed after winning a $20,000 lottery prize Tuesday afternoon, but her celebratory mood soured a couple hours later after she and her son were arrested on drug charges, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.
Migdalia Cruz, 59, and Luis Correa, 39, were arrested on heroin-related charges while Correa's girlfriend, Dana LaFlamme, 34, was arrested on a probation violation.
The Volusia County Sheriff's Office showed up at Cruz's home on Howland Boulevard in Deltona w ...
Jul 25, 2019, 7:44 pm - Lottery News forum
Corrections officer charged with forging lottery ticket worth $20,000
An Illinois correctional officer has been charged with forging a lottery ticket worth tens of thousands of dollars.
Darrell Barry, 46, is charged in Cook County with a felony count of fraud and a felony count of violation of Illinois lottery law, Illinois State Police said in a statement.
Barry turned himself into the custody of state police on July 12 at the Chicago Police District 1 headquarters, 1718 S. State St., state police said.
He allegedly attempted to cash an altered Illinois ...
Jul 19, 2019, 8:10 am - Lottery News forum
Police officer sent to rehab for playing scratch-off lottery tickets on duty, lawsuit claims
A police officer in Wayne, New Jersey, has filed a lawsuit against the department alleging the police chief and other officials sent him to in-patient rehabilitation for a reported gambling addiction when an anonymous caller complained he played scratch-off lottery tickets while in uniform.
In the wide-ranging suit alleging years of corruption within the department, Corporal Rick Vanderclock claims the caller told his supervisors that Vanderclock was gambling while on duty by and through his ...
Jul 17, 2019, 11:45 am - Lottery News forum
Maine man wins 2nd large lottery prize in as many years
Peter Alley is a little overwhelmed after winning $500,000 in the Maine State Lottery last month, his second large lottery payout in less than two years.
The Bar Harbor resident received a check for $355,000 after taxes were withheld, Maine State Lottery spokeswoman Angie Helton said.
Alley purchased the winning ticket, for the $20 instant scratch-off game $500,000 Payout, at a Portland convenience store.
The odds of winning the maximum award of $500,000 are 137,143 to 1, according to t ...
Jul 15, 2019, 12:45 pm - Lottery News forum
Florida grandmother says state agency's mistake cost her lottery winnings
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Bobbi Segel said she can still remember the feeling she had scratching off the winning lottery ticket.
According to my children, I sounded like a teenager in high school squealing at her prom date, Segel said.
Segel said she was hoping to use $1,000 she won on an upcoming family trip she had already planned.
I thought, 'Woo hoo! Vacation! Party! Key West, Segel said. That was all that was going through my mind at the time of winning that lottery.
She also ...
Jul 9, 2019, 11:49 am - Lottery News forum