Don't look at your lottery tickets while driving
A Michigan City man backed into a patrol car Tuesday afternoon because he was busy looking at recently purchased lottery tickets.
La Porte County Sheriff's Deputy Derek Allen made a traffic stop in the area of Cleveland Road and U.S. 20 in Michigan City, following the vehicle into the Marathon station on U.S. 20 and parking behind an unoccupied black Subaru, according to a police report. While the officer was speaking to the driver, the owner of the black Subaru left the convenient store, go ...
May 22, 2007, 10:42 am - Lottery News forum
Broken ball prompts 2nd Penn. Lottery drawing, 2 sets of winners
Lottery players in Pennsylvania got a second chance to win after officials discovered a ball used in the MATCH 6 lotto drawing had broken into pieces.
A second off-air drawing was held Tuesday night and the state said it would pay off winning tickets for both sets of numbers.
No one won the $550,000 jackpot. But more than 200,000 winners in the two drawings will get anywhere from $2 to $2,500, according to the lottery's online statistics.
The first total payout was $366,805; the second ...
May 2, 2007, 8:08 pm - Lottery News forum
Pickling Up Trash Pays As Couple Find Winning Lottery Ticket
A couple picking up trash along a roadside found a winning scratch-off lottery ticket that led them to a $1,000 jackpot.
Ronnie and Tina Abbott said they found a lottery ticket worth $15 Sunday while picking up garbage along a Clinton County road near Frankfort, about 55 miles northwest of Indianapolis.
The next day, they cashed in that ticket at a local store and bought one that turned out to be a $1,000 winner.
It does pay to pick up trash, Tina Abbott said.
She and her husband h ...
Apr 21, 2007, 11:53 am - Lottery News forum
AMAZING: Minnesota man wins back-to-back lottery jackpots
A Northstar Cash ticket that Raymond Snouffer Jr. purchased for the Feb. 10 drawing matched all five winning numbers drawn (11-14-23-26-31) to win the $25,000 jackpot.
The next day he did it again. A ticket that he purchased for the Feb. 11 Northstar Cash drawing matched all five winning numbers drawn (3-7-11-19-28) to win another $25,000 jackpot!
This unbelievable feat has never been done in Minnesota on any jackpot game, and the odds of it happening are virtually incalculable. But what i ...
Feb 15, 2007, 11:55 am - Lottery News forum
Police Looking for Cross-Dressing Lottery Ticket Thief
Police are following the trail of a cross-dressing thief who stole a display case full of lottery tickets from a convenience store in Depew, New York, and was caught in the act on camera.
The unusual robbery happened at a Noco station on George Urban Boulevard in Depew.
Detectives say a man dressed as a woman walked right up to the counter and walked away with a case full of lottery tickets, $2,000 worth, but what's even more shocking is what happened next.
The video shows it clearly.
Feb 13, 2007, 10:00 am - Lottery News forum
Sex offender wins $14 million Florida Lotto jackpot
Life has taken a startling turn for Edward R. Cowal.
Florida lottery officials announced Monday that Cowal, who is a state registered sex offender, was the sole winner of the $14 million lottery drawing from Jan. 13.
Cowal, whose name is on an eight-page record from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, elected to take a lump sum settlement of nearly $8 million before taxes. He purchased the ticket at the Cumberland Farms Store in Jensen Beach.
Cowal couldn't be reached for comment ...
Feb 1, 2007, 12:34 am - Lottery News forum
Jack Whittaker: un-luckiest lottery winner ever
A man infamous for his numerous problems ever since winning a record Powerball lottery jackpot says he can't pay a settlement to a casino worker because thieves cleaned out his bank accounts.
Powerball winner Jack Whittaker gave that explanation in a note last fall to a lawyer for Kitti French, who accused him of assaulting her at the Tri-State Racetrack and Gaming Center, a slots-only casino near Charleston, according to a motion French's lawyer filed this week demanding payment of the confi ...
Jan 12, 2007, 5:57 pm - Lottery News forum
Doctors condemn plastic surgery lottery
British surgeons have condemned a plastic surgery lottery that offers winners money for face lifts, breast enlargements, and tummy tucks.
London-based Europa International is running what is thought to be the world's first lottery for cosmetic surgery.
For the price of 1.50 (US$2.90) text message or phone call, winners of the monthly draw will receive 6,000 pounds toward the cost of the surgery of their choice.
John Babbage, the co-founder of Europa International, said it is not much ...
Jan 10, 2007, 11:30 am - Lottery News forum
Luck pays off for a whole lot of Maryland Lottery players
Lottery players sometimes prove a quirky and superstitious bunch, picking their numbers on sentimental value (a birthday, anniversary or just plain lucky number) and loyally playing the same game, using the same numbers, at the same store.
But would one person play a favorite set of numbers in the same game 15 times in a single day?
An oddity to be sure, lottery officials say but not unheard of. And that is their best guess about what happened in Saturday's Bonus Match 5 game which y ...
Dec 28, 2006, 1:22 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery pool loses $36 million jackpot; wrong tickets bought
Members of a Belgian lottery pool who thought they had won 27 million euros (US$35.8 million) were devastated when they found the wrong numbers had been entered.
The group of 30 from Mouscron, south-west of Brussels, had been using the same numbers to enter the Euro Millions jackpot for weeks.
Members of the syndicate started to celebrate when their numbers came up in Friday's draw, reports the BBC.
However, the person in charge of buying the ticket had allowed the machine to choose Qui ...
Dec 11, 2006, 7:13 am - Lottery News forum