Michigan woman instantly quit job after winning $310M Powerball jackpot
Includes video report
By Todd Northrop
A Michigan woman found out she was the winner of the $310 million Powerball jackpot while sitting in the drive-thru at McDonald's.
Julie Leach, 50, of Three Rivers, Michigan, was introduced as the big winner during a press conference on Tuesday held by the Michigan Lottery.
Leach was a supervisor at Aquatic Bathware, a Michigan fiberglass factory, where she has worked for the past 23 years. Leach learned she was the big winner while she was at ...
Oct 6, 2015, 1:03 pm - Lottery News forum
Oregon man claims $6.3 million Arizona Lottery jackpot
By Todd Northrop
An Oregon man who purchased a lottery ticket in Arizona is now a multi-millionaire.
Frederick Hallwyler purchased a few lottery tickets while visiting Arizona, including four quick picks for The Pick drawing on Saturday, Sept. 26, from a vending machine at a Fry's Food Store in Avondale.
He returned to Portland and remembered to check his tickets three days later. What he found out was that one of his tickets matched all six numbers for the $6,285,618 jackpot.
Oct 2, 2015, 12:22 pm - Lottery News forum
Group of 12 co-workers claim $60M Lotto Max jackpot
A group of 12 colleagues from Markham, Ont., say they don't plan on retiring after picking up the $60 million jackpot at the Ontario Lottery headquarters Thursday.
The group of workers, who are employed by Canadian Black Book, purchased their ticket in Brampton, Ont. and will each receive $5 million.
One of the winners, Dennis Cartier, told reporters he was on his way to pick up a burrito for lunch when he checked the winning ticket.
I stopped at a gas station and decided to check the ...
Oct 2, 2015, 8:33 am - Lottery News forum
Sons win lottery after listening to mom's advice
By Todd Northrop
Two brothers who just hit the lotto jackpot have their mother to thank.
Jay Young and Christopher Saddler of Garfield Heights, Ohio, played the Ohio Lottery's Pick 5 last Friday, using the numbers their mother, Betty Burton, suggested. Mom gave me the numbers to play, and I gave the numbers to Chris so we both decided to get a ticket, Young told Ohio lottery officials.
As usual, mother knew best. Each brother won $25,000 that's $17,750 after taxes.
Ohio Lottery offic ...
Sep 30, 2015, 10:09 am - Lottery News forum
Psychic key to Calif. man's $1 million Powerball win
A West Hollywood, California, man who won $1 million playing Powerball recently told California lottery officials that he might not have bought the ticket had it not been for an encounter with an online psychic.
Kevin Millard matched five out of six numbers in the Powerball draw on Sept. 19, winning a total prize of $1,009,368, the state lottery said in a news release on Friday.
Although he regularly played the lottery at one time, Millard had recently scaled back, except when it came to l ...
Sep 28, 2015, 7:42 pm - Lottery News forum
$1M lottery ticket found in Michigan woman's old mail
A Kentwood, Michigan, woman is $1 million richer after finding a winning Mega Millions ticket in a pile of old mail.
During a recent visit to the store, the clerk told Tuttle someone had won $1 million with a ticket that had been purchased at the store.
Tuttle then went home to check a pile of some old mail where she found the ticket, learning she was the big winner, according to the Michigan State Lottery.
Linda Tuttle matched the first five winning numbers in the May 26 Mega Millions ...
Sep 25, 2015, 10:01 am - Lottery News forum
Florida man wins $10M lotto jackpot with fortune cookie numbers
A Florida man who won a $10 million lottery jackpot claims the lucky numbers came from a fortune cookie.
Richard Davis, 66, of Boca Raton, said he only occasionally plays the lottery, using the same five sets of numbers one for each time he visited the eatery that came from fortune cookies he received from a North Carolina restaurant, he told the Florida Lottery.
Out of the five tickets he bought recently, he learned one was the winner of the Florida Lotto game jackpot at a Publix grocery ...
Sep 17, 2015, 9:33 am - Lottery News forum
Minnesota retiree scores his second big payout in 2015
Turns out, when it comes to beating long odds, Jeffrey Bock has just the right touch.
For the second time this year, the 65-year-old St. Paul retiree has struck lottery gold, with his latest odds-defying reward proving even more lucrative than the first.
Bock scored a $100,000 top prize payout by matching all 12 numbers in Sunday's All or Nothing drawing, Minnesota Lottery officials said Tuesday.
About eight months ago, Bock won $20,000 with a $2 scratch-off ticket.
After Sunday's dr ...
Sep 2, 2015, 8:27 am - Lottery News forum
Mass. postal worker wins $4 million one day after getting married
On Thursday, Timothy Sullivan promised his new wife to be lawfully wedded for richer or for poorer.
On Friday, Sullivan became a couple million dollars richer to fulfill that promise.
The postal worker from Raynham, Massachusetts, won a $4 million dollar lottery prize just one day after marrying his wife Tanya. He had taken part in the 100X The Cash $10 ticket game, the Massachusetts State Lottery said in a statement.
Claiming the instant prize from the lottery's Braintree headquarters ...
Aug 31, 2015, 9:36 am - Lottery News forum
Calif. man buys scratch game with $20 bill he found, wins $1 million
A man who won $1 million from the California Lottery on Wednesday in Millbrae paid for the winning Scratcher ticket using a $20 bill he found on the ground.
The lucky Bay Area man, Hubert Tang, found the $20 bill on a street outside of San Francisco International Airport on Wednesday. He then used it to purchase two $1,000,000 Jackpot! Scratchers tickets from Andrea's Market, located at 1601 El Camino Real in Millbrae.
Tang, who works as a bartender, said that he had not purchased a lotter ...
Aug 31, 2015, 9:15 am - Lottery News forum