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
Second lottery win in 2 weeks worth $1M for Missouri woman
A Strafford, Missouri, great grandmother scratched off a lottery win two weeks in a row, and the second one was a whopper.
Doris Danielson first won $1,000 on a 300,000,000 Golden Ticket Scratcher ticket, prompting a trip to Lottery headquarters in Springfield to cash it in. While there she scratched up a $1 million jackpot in the same Scratcher ticket game.
I'm very fortunate, I'll tell you that much, Danielson said in a news release.
My daughter and I were going to Springfield to go ...
Sep 16, 2016, 9:07 am - Lottery News forum
Three pharmacy employees charged in lottery theft scheme
When Police Chief Brennan Baird examined a video obtained off a hidden surveillance camera in the Rite Aid store of Danielsville, Georgia, the chief reported he was astounded at what he observed.
A store employee was suspected of stealing money to purchase Georgia lottery tickets inside the store and the video showed a behavior of constant thefts, according to the report. Store officials suspected her of taking money on hundreds of occasions.
The suspect would literally remove money from ...
Sep 15, 2016, 8:48 am - Lottery News forum
Raised hackles and shears over a lottery card mix-up
The old man shuffled along West 10th Street on Thursday toward the police station in Manhattan. He has lived next door for decades. He had a question.
He paused before the decorative iron fence marked 6th PCT, and the plaque naming its donors: The Camacho Family. That was his extended family, with whom the man, Jose Cardoso, has lived on the block since the 1950s.
He entered the police precinct house, walking past uniformed officers, sticking his head into a detective's office and shouting ...
Sep 12, 2016, 8:57 am - Lottery News forum
California man credits Virgin Mary with $1.2M lottery win
An 86-year-old California man said the Virgin Mary may have had something to do with his $696,000 California Lottery payout.
Daniel Mendez of San Jose told California Lottery officials he has been watering the flowers his wife planted around the Virgin Mary statue at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church every four or five days since last year, and he always follows up the tradition by purchasing $4 worth of lottery scratch-off tickets.
Mendez's routine paid off recently when one of his two S ...
Sep 8, 2016, 7:22 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery-winning couple 'defrauded' by tax business
Includes video report
A husband and wife who won big off a 2014 Illinois Lottery scratch-off say they don't want what happened to them to happen to anyone else.
Rafael Borsas says he and his wife, who make less than $80,000 a year, went to a nearby Key Express Tax service to have their taxes prepared for them. Instead of being charged $160 for a 1040 single family house owners service, they were overcharged nearly $2,000: $300 for income tax and $1,700 for a gambling bonus.
The commissi ...
Sep 6, 2016, 11:44 am - Lottery News forum
Trio charged in lottery ticket theft plead not guilty
By Todd Northrop
An Iowa woman, her boyfriend, and her mother have all plead not guilty to charges of stealing a winning scratch lottery ticket and working together to attempt to claim the prize.
(See 3 charged in theft of $250,000 lottery ticket, Lottery Post, Aug. 5, 2016.)
The boyfriend, Johnny Long Jr., Monday entered his written plea in Buena Vista County District Court to theft of a lottery ticket or share. The Sioux Rapids, Iowa, resident is 26 years old. His trial is set for Sep ...
Aug 16, 2016, 9:02 am - Lottery News forum
3 charged in theft of $250,000 lottery ticket
An employee at an Iowa lottery retailer is charged with stealing a winning $250,000 instant scratch ticket and working with her boyfriend and mother in a clumsy attempt to claim the prize, investigators said last week.
Prosecutors allege that Casey's general store employee Ashley Bosler, 20, found the winning ticket by scratching off a corner and scanning the bar code that confirmed it was a winner of the game's top prize.
She allegedly hadn't paid for the ticket and was too young to play, ...
Aug 5, 2016, 9:59 am - Lottery News forum
Thieves target scratch-off lottery tickets in 'snatch-and-grab'
Includes video report
Throughout the Baltimore region police are looking for a man and a woman who have teamed up to steal hundreds if not thousands of dollars worth in Maryland Lottery tickets from area convenience stores.
It happened again recently at a 7-Eleven on Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn. The male theft suspect opens the door for his female accomplice and a customer before going into action action captured by the store's multiple security cameras.
Our own system has 16 cameras i ...
Jun 24, 2016, 9:30 am - Lottery News forum
Maryland resident wins lottery twice in one day
A Cecil County resident won back-to-back Maryland Lottery scratch-offs Thursday, according to officials with the Maryland State Lottery Agency.
The anonymous winner won $11,000 after purchasing two $100,000 Gold Rush scratch-offs from the Stop-N-Go in North East, officials reported.
Unlike other states, under Maryland's lottery regulations, the winner does not have to publicly identify themselves. Lottery officials reported the winner is a 67-year-old Elkton resident.
Lottery officials ...
Jun 7, 2016, 4:07 pm - Lottery News forum