UPDATE: Florida winner whose ticket was lost in mail gets her prize
Florida Lottery did receive the ticket after all; USPS tracking still shows undelivered
By Kate Northrop
Every lottery player's worst nightmare came true for a Florida woman whose ticket was supposedly lost in the mail by the United States Postal Service over a month ago. After telling her she would have to forfeit her $1,000 prize and then awarding it to another player, the Florida Lottery looked again and discovered the winning ticket was in their possession after all.
Sue Burgess, 62 ...
Oct 2, 2020, 10:47 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery nightmare: Florida woman's prize is forfeited after postal service loses winning ticket
Winner doesn't have much hope of claiming her prize after messy debacle
By Kate Northrop
It's every lottery winner's worst nightmare in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic your winning ticket getting lost in the mail. Sadly, that's exactly what happened to a Florida woman whose certified mail containing a ticket worth $1,000 was lost by the U.S. Postal Service. Worse, the Florida Lottery said her prize was forfeited and awarded to someone else.
Since claim offices have closed or limited ...
Sep 30, 2020, 5:19 pm - Lottery News forum
NJ Lottery mistakenly printed malicious website address on lottery tickets
By Kate Northrop
The New Jersey Lottery misspelled the address of their second-chance website on lottery tickets, leading players to visit a malicious website with the potential to install malware on their computer.
According to the Lottery, a state vendor programmed store registers to print an incorrect web address on tickets for playing Collect 'N Win, a second-chance promotion that has been running for about three weeks.
Bill Bauer, a former software engineer from Edison, said he enc ...
Aug 28, 2020, 12:26 pm - Lottery News forum
Man who beat cancer wins $100,000 second-chance lottery prize
By Kate Northrop
Second-chances and luck are all-too familiar to one of North Carolina's most recent lottery winners, a cancer survivor who hails from Scotland Neck.
For Eric Alexander, his most recent victory comes as a $100,000 lottery prize win from scratch-off tickets entered in second-chance drawings.
Alexander beat Rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer that forms in soft tissue such as skeletal muscle tissue or hollow organs like the bladder.
On June 3, he beat the 1 in 10 million odds t ...
Jun 16, 2020, 8:27 am - Lottery News forum
Oklahoma tribe says state lottery 'second chance' game violates compacts
Oklahoma's expansion of the lottery and other forms of gaming violates the compacts tribes have with the state, the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes said in a court brief filed Tuesday.
Tribes sued Gov. Kevin Stitt on Dec. 31, alleging the gaming compacts automatically renewed. A federal judge has ordered mediation over whether the compacts expired Jan. 1, as Stitt believes, and that continued operation of Class III gaming is now illegal.
The governor is seeking to increase the exclusivity fe ...
Mar 18, 2020, 8:26 pm - Lottery News forum
Retired trucker wins $1M NJ Lottery 'second chance' jackpot
Includes video report
James Wood shot up out of his seat Friday the second his name was called. He had the feeling all week that this would be his day.
The Little Egg Harbor man, a retired trucker, won $1 million in Asbury Park Convention Hall at the New Jersey Lottery Million Dollar Replay event.
He turned and gave a tearful hug to his brother-in-law, Jeffrey Brook, who accompanied him to Friday's event, which you can see in the video above.
The part Wood, 56, was most excited for ...
Mar 6, 2020, 2:49 pm - Lottery News forum
After answering what he thought was a robocall, N.C. man learns he won $1 million lottery prize
Malek Dabwan of Goldsboro got a call from lottery officials telling him he had won a prize, but he was skeptical at first, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery.
I thought it was a robocall for a minute, Dabwan told lottery officials of the phone call. But then you said my name and I got excited.
He went to claim his prize Wednesday and found out he had won $1 million in the lottery's $300,000,000 Supreme Riches Second-Chance drawing, according to the lottery.
His ticket w ...
Dec 14, 2019, 3:20 pm - Lottery News forum
Woman who won lottery before wedding wins again on anniversary
A North Carolina woman who won a $50,000 lottery jackpot three days before her wedding scored another big win on her one year anniversary.
Genia Harrell of Vanceboro told North Carolina Education Lottery officials her first brush with lottery luck came in October 2018, when she won $50,000 from a Powerball drawing.
Harrell said she experienced a sense of deja vu when she scored a $5,000 prize from the Lottery's October Lucke-Rewards drawing.
It's crazy, Harrell said. It's unbelievable. ...
Nov 8, 2019, 2:10 pm - 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