N.C. restaurant owner wins third big lottery prize in two years
The owner of a Greensboro fast-food restaurant is once again relishing his good fortune with the N.C. Education Lottery.
Ralph Havis, who owns Beef Burger, won $1 million playing 100X The Cash his third big lottery win in less than two years, and the second in less than a month.
Havis bought the ticket early Tuesday morning and claimed his prize that afternoon. After choosing the lump sum payment of $600,000 and, after federal and state taxes were withheld, Havis received $415,506. He said ...
May 26, 2016, 10:11 am - Lottery News forum
Birthday Fantasy 5 win for Californian
A San Diego resident kicked off his birthday by winning over a half-million dollars in the Fantasy 5 lottery, and had to step outside of a dinner gathering to double-check his ticket in disbelief.
Sean Zanderson from Encinitas realized he won when his ticket matched five numbers out of 36 for the May 1 Fantasy Five drawing, winning $543,579. California Lottery officials say this is the largest Fantasy 5 prize that any lottery players have won this year in California.
I was out with my gir ...
May 19, 2016, 11:18 pm - Lottery News forum
NJ family of 8 claims $429.6 million Powerball lottery jackpot
Includes video report
By Todd Northrop
A New Jersey woman and her seven adult children have stepped forward to claim a $429.6 million Powerball jackpot.
Eight members of the Smith family announced that they had the sole winning ticket purchased in Trenton for last Saturday's drawing. They plan to tithe 10 percent of the money to their church.
The family was guarded about their employment, to protect their privacy. Valerie Marie Arthur, the eldest daughter and a retired prison adminis ...
May 13, 2016, 4:52 pm - Lottery News forum
Breast cancer patient wins lottery second time
Includes video report
North Carolina Education Lottery officials said a woman who has been battling breast cancer for six years has won the lottery two times in the past three months.
Gina Short, from Mecklenburg County, claimed her $250,000 All or Nothing prize last Wednesday just months after she snagged $1 million in the Ultimate Millions second-chance drawing, lottery officials said in a statement.
We're still in disbelief mode, Short said.
Officials said Short, who is currently ...
May 10, 2016, 1:17 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner wins again with $1M scratch ticket at lottery headquarters
A Medford, Massachusetts, man cashing in a $1,000 scratch ticket won another $1 million after he stopped to buy another ticket in the lobby of the Massachusetts State Lottery's Braintree headquarters.
Chi Chan arrived in Braintree on Wednesday to redeem his $1,000 winner. On his way out Chan bought a $30 ticket at the vending machine inside lottery headquarters.
A short time after, Chan was at the bank when he scratched the ticket and found he had won $1 million.
On Thursday, Chan retur ...
Apr 29, 2016, 6:14 pm - Lottery News forum
$1.6 million lottery payout means 'mortgage-burning party' for N.C. man
A Liberty, North Carolina, man says he plans to pay off the mortgage on his home after his Millionaire Bucks win.
Michael Zimmerman, of Liberty, works as an assistant manager at the Ready Mart on North Main Street in Randleman.
According to a news release from the North Carolina Education Lottery, he bought the winning $20 ticket at the store on his day off. He got one ticket and didn't win anything, but said something told him to buy a second one. That one turned out to be the winner.
Apr 26, 2016, 12:23 pm - Lottery News forum
Engaged couple wins $15 million on Mass. Lottery scratch ticket
Melrose man is second winner in World Class Millions game
A Melrose, Massachusetts, man and his fiancee claimed the second $15 million grand prize in the lottery's $30 scratch ticket game on Tuesday.
Michael Milford, a 28-year-old sales manager, scratched to win the jackpot in the Massachusetts State Lottery's World Class Millions instant ticket game.
It is the largest instant scratch-and-win prize ever awarded in Massachusetts lottery history, matching the game's first $15 million priz ...
Apr 22, 2016, 10:51 am - Lottery News forum
Illinois woman wins $500 a week for life
Debbie Howard was spending spring break in Florida when she got a call from her father.
He asked her when she was coming home. Howard thought the question was a little strange. She told him about the trip, and he knew when she planned to return home.
Then he told her to come by his house. He had a card she needed to sign.
She was confused at first.
He said 'I need you to sign a Lotto ticket that you won for $500,' Howard said.
Then he added that the prize was $500 a week for the ...
Apr 21, 2016, 8:08 am - Lottery News forum
Psychic's numbers win lottery jackpot for Florida man
A 60-year-old St. Petersburg man is more than $500,000 richer courtesy of five lucky numbers suggested by a psychic more than 20 years ago.
According to the Florida Lottery, Richard Klosterman won the $700,000 Lucky Money jackpot drawing on April 12. Klosterman opted for a one-time, lump-sum payment that put his winnings at $545,563.20.
Those winnings, Klosterman told lottery officials, came courtesy of a trip his wife paid to a psychic more than 20 years ago. It seems the psychic supplied ...
Apr 18, 2016, 2:04 pm - Lottery News forum
Boyfriend of NC's $188M Powerball winner gets prison for heroin trafficking
At least she won't have to bail him out again anytime soon
By Todd Northrop
The boyfriend of North Carolina's biggest Powerball winner will spend time in prison and pay a hefty fine as part of a plea agreement in a drug case.
Lamarr McDow, the 32-year-old boyfriend of $188 million Powerball winner Marie Holmes, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to traffic heroin in a Brunswick County, North Carolina, court Wednesday.
McDow, who also goes by the name Hot Sauce , was sentenced ...
Apr 8, 2016, 10:04 am - Lottery News forum