Virginia man claims $200M Mega Millions lottery jackpot
They say good things come to those who wait.
Steve Williams of Shenandoah would probably agree. For nearly five months he waited, holding a Mega Millions ticket that he knew was worth $200 million. Finally, on March 12, 2010, he officially claimed his prize, becoming the second-largest winner in the Virginia Lottery's history.
Williams found out he was a mega-winner when he went to his favorite store, Valley's at 601 4th Street in Shenandoah, and made a pot of coffee. He always makes the m ...
Mar 13, 2010, 9:44 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia Lottery drawings moving from TV to Internet
Beginning today, Virginia Lottery drawings will move to the Internet.
The daily draw shows and twice-a-week Win For Life drawings that were held on TV now will be available online only, according to the lottery's Web site. The final TV drawing was held on Saturday.
The Mega Millions drawings will continue to be televised on Tuesdays and Fridays, the notice says.
The move is a cost-saving measure, according to the site. The lottery had paid TV stations to air the drawings.
Lottery off ...
Jan 11, 2010, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia Lottery's New Year's raffle winning numbers
The Virginia Lottery's latest raffle-style game, New Year's Millionaire Raffle, was drawn Friday, and made three instant millionaires.
The winning numbers for all prize levels can be found on Lottery Post's Virginia Lottery Results page (www.lotterypost.com/results/va).
A total of 330,000 of the $20 tickets were available for purchase. All of the tickets were sold out prior to the drawing.
In addition to the three top jackpots of $1 million, other prizes include 6 winners of $25,000 and ...
Jan 1, 2010, 5:53 pm - Lottery News forum
Man wins $100,000 in one Pick 4 drawing
I just had a feeling about that particular number, said Douglas Holland of Fayetteville, North Carolina.
That particular number was 3851. He played that number 20 times in the December 3 Pick 4 night drawing and won. Since the top prize for each exact order wager in Pick 4 is $5,000, his total winnings for those 20 tickets came to $100,000.
He bought all of the tickets at Kroger, located at 240 Commonwealth Boulevard in Martinsville.
It feels great, he told Virginia Lottery officials ...
Dec 17, 2009, 8:13 am - Lottery News forum
Woman claims $250,000 just hours before lottery ticket expires
For nearly six months, Lydia Burke of Mechanicsville, Virginia, had a Mega Millions ticket worth $250,000 and she didn't know it. The ticket sat in a napkin holder in her kitchen.
Then on September 23, she happened to see a news report that a Mega Millions ticket purchased at the 7-Eleven located at 2413 Staples Mill Road in Richmond was about to expire. She remembered buying a ticket at that store, so she checked the ticket in her napkin holder.
Oh my goodness, when I saw that ticket and ...
Sep 26, 2009, 8:01 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia Lottery unveils Redskins scratch tickets
The Virginia Lottery and the Washington Redskins unveiled a new $50,000,000 Redskins Mania scratch ticket that will go on sale in August, in time for the start of the 2009 football season.
This is one of the first to be launched by a state lottery and an NFL team, according to a news release from the Virginia Lottery, taking advantage of a new NFL rule that allows teams to sign licensing deals with state-sponsored lotteries.
The Redskins went all out for the announcement, displaying their ...
Jun 10, 2009, 7:28 pm - Lottery News forum
Virginia high court rules that lottery must be accessible
Federal and state laws require the Virginia Lottery to ensure that its games are accessible to people with disabilities, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
But nothing in those laws specifies how accessibility must be achieved, the court said in a unanimous decision reviving a lawsuit filed by four disabled Virginians who identified 16 lottery retailers unable to accommodate their wheelchairs.
The court returned the case to Richmond Circuit Judge Margaret P. Spencer to determine what ...
Jun 5, 2009, 9:30 am - Lottery News forum
Redskins second team to reach deal with state lottery
One of the most valuable franchises in sports may have just gotten a little bit more valuable.
According the Associated Press, the Washington Redskins, who Forbes listed as the third most-valuable team in sports in January, became the second NFL franchise to reach a licensing agreement with a state lottery, announcing their deal on Friday.
The New England Patriots were the first, publicizing their agreement on Thursday, just one day after the issue was voted on by NFL owners.
Though the ...
May 26, 2009, 1:22 pm - Lottery News forum
NASCAR fan wins $75.6M lottery jackpot
The start of 2009 was not a good one for Joe Denette.
The Thornburg man was laid off in January from his job at Brookfield Homes, where he had worked as a service technician for the last seven years. A message he posted on his Facebook page said it all: You don't work, you don't eat.
But that didn't stop him from participating in two of his cherished hobbies--watching NASCAR races and playing the lottery.
His luck began to change when he won four tickets to the May 2 NASCAR race in Ric ...
May 13, 2009, 9:31 am - Lottery News forum
3 lottery players share $225M Mega Millions jackpot
Three players, in California, Ohio and Virginia, will share the $225 million jackpot from the latest Mega Millions multi-state lottery drawing, taking about $75 million apiece.
The next Mega Millions drawing, Tuesday night, will feature a jackpot of $12 million.
In addition to the grand prize winners from Friday night's drawing, 21 players, won second prizes of $250,000 apiece: 2 from California, 4 from Illinois, 1 from Maryland, 3 from New Jersey, 9 from New York, and 2 from Texas. The se ...
May 2, 2009, 10:14 am - Lottery News forum