California store owner sues customer for half of $1M lottery prize
Assembly line worker Evangelina Reyes had big plans for the $1 million she won earlier this year in the California Lottery's Emerald 10 scratch-off game. But then the owner of the Milpitas liquor store where she bought the winning ticket slapped her with a lawsuit, claiming she'd signed a handwritten contract guaranteeing him half the prize.
Now, instead of dipping into the money for a family vacation in Hawaii and serenely banking the rest for early retirement, the 53-year-old mother of five ...
Mar 5, 2015, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum
Massachusetts man claims $15 million scratch-off prize
For just the second time in Massachusetts Lottery history, someone has won $15 million from a scratch ticket.
Michael Milford, 28 of Melrose, bought his lucky World Class Millions ticket on Sunday at the Boyles Family Market on Mystic Avenue in Medford.
The store will get a $50,000 bonus for selling the $30 ticket. It's the highest bonus paid out to a store by the lottery.
Milford picked up his prize with his fianc e at lottery headquarters in Braintree Tuesday. He chose the cash and wa ...
Mar 4, 2015, 2:45 pm - Lottery News forum
JUDGE: Florida sex offender allowed to spend $3M lottery winnings
A convicted sex offender can spend his $3 million Florida lottery winnings any way he wants, over the protestations of two of his alleged victims, a judge ruled Friday.
Timothy Poole won the Florida Super Millions scratch-off lottery in December, taking home a lump sum of $2.2 million. (See Florida Lottery winner outed as sexual predator, Lottery Post, Dec. 10, 2014.)
Two brothers are suing Poole for psychological damages after they say he abused them when they were 5 and 9 years old in 19 ...
Feb 15, 2015, 10:37 am - Lottery News forum
Texas Lottery has its best week of scratch-off sales in 23-year history
Scratch-off sales for last week totaled nearly $76 million
Last week, the Texas Lottery had its highest scratch-off ticket sales in the Lottery's 23-year history.
Sales for scratch-off games totaled $75,677,650 beating the previous record of $75,360,138 set in March 2013.
We are thrilled with last week's scratch-off sales as revenue generated from these games benefits public education and veterans in Texas, said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery. When Texans are playi ...
Feb 10, 2015, 10:23 am - Lottery News forum
Massachusetts man buys lottery tickets to break $100 bill, wins $10 million
A Massachusetts man who bought two lotto tickets so he could break a $100 bill to buy lunch was left stunned after he ended up scooping an astonishing $10 million in prize money.
Richard Noll only purchased two $20 Platinum Millions instant tickets at Lanzilli Groceria in East Boston so he'd have smaller notes to buy food at a sandwich shop, reports ItemLive.com.
But he ended up with much more than he bargained for when he scratched the cards and discovered he was a newly minted multimilli ...
Jan 26, 2015, 2:05 pm - Lottery News forum
NH Lottery launches bacon-scented scratch ticket
The New Hampshire Lottery has launched its first scratch-and-sniff scratch ticket, the organization announced Monday.
The I Heart Bacon Scratch Ticket costs $1 and offers a grand prize of $1,000.
The ticket first went on sale Jan. 5.
Players get a whiff of bacon after scratching the ticket.
The (NH) Lottery is focused on developing new and fun ways to engage customers. The I Heart Bacon scratch ticket combines two things people love: the chance to win cash and the wonderful, enticin ...
Jan 20, 2015, 9:27 am - Lottery News forum
Dog wins $3 million Florida Lottery prize
Dog's owner gladly claimed it on his behalf
A lucky dog from Ocoee has won a $3 million prize in the Florida Lottery's $600,000,000 Gold Rush scratch-off game.
That's the word out of Tallahassee Friday following owner William Kelly's appearance at the Florida Lottery offices to claim the big win on behalf of his four-legged companion.
It seems Kelly has a Christmas tradition of giving out lottery tickets to friends, family and an occasional canine, a media release from the lottery state ...
Jan 17, 2015, 6:48 am - Lottery News forum
California gas station manager allegedly kept winning lottery scratchers
The former manager of a San Bruno gas station has been charged with cheating people who purchased California lottery scratchers after he figured out a way to secretly check which tickets were winners.
He would then sell the losing tickets to gas station patrons.
Most people who bought the scratcher tickets probably never noticed something was odd, but one customer did notice her ticket had been tampered with.
At the bottom of the ticket there were markings as though someone had scratche ...
Jan 13, 2015, 8:45 pm - Lottery News forum
N.M. man told $500k winning lottery ticket a 'misprint'
A New Mexico man thought he won big bucks on a lottery scratcher only to find out it was a misprint.
In December, John Wines bought a scratch-off lottery ticket at the Shell gas station in Roswell, New Mexico.
The winning numbers were 1 and 2.
As John started scratching, he came across not 1,2,3 or 4 but 5 winning numbers, totaling over $500,000.
If you look closely at the ticket, you can see part of a number that's supposed to be next to the 1's, but it's very faint and you can't te ...
Jan 5, 2015, 1:10 pm - Lottery News forum
Woman almost gave away her $1.3M lottery ticket
Ligia Dennis got the type of surprise most of us can only dream about: she won the lottery.
Dennis purchased the ticket from a coffee shop while doing her laundry. She bought three $6 California Lucky Life Scratchers. However, this lucky moment might not have ever come for her. She decided to give two of the lottery tickets to her mother and brother, and she nearly gave her winning ticket away to a homeless man looking for change.
Dennis was overjoyed we she found out that she had won the ...
Jan 3, 2015, 1:11 pm - Lottery News forum