Arkansas woman becomes millionaire after second time playing lottery
A 28-year-old Arkansas woman, who only has played the lottery twice, Thursday claimed a lottery prize of $1 million. Shayla Burton's win came from the $20 instant-ticket game, Ultimate Millions.
The top prize amount for Ultimate Millions is $1 million. Two top prizes now remain on that ticket.
Burton, who resides in White Hall, purchased the winning ticket from Sam Food Mart, 100 W. Grand and Division St. in Humphrey Wednesday. Burton was with her father, Leslie, who has been playing the l ...
Aug 16, 2019, 1:24 pm - Lottery News forum
NC man almost falls out of fishing boat upon learning of lottery win
Danny Bizzell bought a Cash 5 lottery ticket on July 12, gave it to his wife and went fishing.
He was in the middle of a lake when his wife, Sandra Dickinson, called to tell him he had won a $792,655 jackpot.
I almost fell overboard, Bizzell said Monday. I told her, 'Are you freaking kidding me?'
Bizzell bought the winning ticket at the Food Lion on North Rogers Lane in Raleigh, using the same numbers he's played for almost 13 years.
When I got my first Cash 5 ticket, I had the ma ...
Aug 15, 2019, 8:18 am - Lottery News forum
UK lottery winners thank cat for £1 million prize
A UK couple who got their claws on a 1 million (US$1.2 million) lottery prize thanked their pet cat for the win.
Andrew and Paula Hancock thanked their cat Shortcake for their new-found fortune after buying the winning ticket at their local gas station.
The couple, who run a catering business together, had forgotten the cat's dinner, so Andrew went to the store to pick up some grub for the hungry feline.
Turns out forgetful Andrew purchased a Monopoly Millionaire Scratchcard instead, an ...
Aug 13, 2019, 9:14 am - Lottery News forum
Couple engaged 4 long years say they can finally have a wedding after NC lottery win
After years of waiting, Jeremy McLean of Roanoke Rapids can finally marry the woman of his dreams thanks to a $100,000 lottery prize.
We've been engaged for four years, McLean said. We just haven't had the extra money to get married until now.
McLean's fianc Heidi Hobbs said the win will make her dream come true. The first thought that ran through my head when he told me was, 'We can finally get married,' Hobbs said. I don't want anything fancy, just something simple to celebrate that we ...
Aug 9, 2019, 10:01 am - Lottery News forum
What's it like to suddenly become rich?
We've all daydreamed about an unexpected windfall that would change our luck. But what's it really like to come into money? Meet five people who did.
Desiree Home: lottery winner, 1,000,000 (US$1.2 million)
Our routine was always the same. Wayne, my husband, would pop into the post office on his way to work to get our lottery tickets, and he'd get up early the morning after the draw and check the numbers. He'd forgotten to check the Tuesday night Euromillions till the Thursday.
Aug 7, 2019, 2:51 pm - Lottery News forum
UK Lottery's first £10k a month for life winner goes public as he reveals bucket list
A 24-year-old Amazon worker is celebrating after becoming the first person to win the National Lottery's 10,000 a month for the next 30 years.
This will total to 3.6 million (US$4.4 million), and he has already quit working for the tech giant in the hopes of becoming a script writer, as well as fulfilling items on his unusual bucket list.
Dean Weymes scooped the huge top prize while playing Set For Life for the first time on the national lottery website on Monday last week.
He said he c ...
Aug 7, 2019, 2:39 pm - Lottery News forum
Michigan man thinks lottery's notification of online win is a hoax
These days people are conditioned to be suspicious of notifications of lottery wins that unexpectedly arrive, so one could be sympathetic when a Michigan man first thought his real winner alert was a hoax.
The Kalamazoo man couldn't believe his luck. In fact, he didn't believe it at first.
Gunther Hega, 57, matched four of the five white numbers drawn 1, 19, 31, 48, and 61 (the Powerball number was 6) in the July 27 drawing, while also playing the Power Play option to multiply his prize.
Aug 6, 2019, 1:55 pm - Lottery News forum
North Carolina lottery winner says his pencil picked the winning numbers for him
A man who won the lottery in North Carolina says his pencil picked the winning number for him.
Samuel Manley, a school bus technician from Littleton, stopped at Bert Ammond Country Caf in Pleasant Hill on July 29 and bought a $1 Carolina Cash 5 ticket after telling his wife he was feeling lucky, the lottery said.
I told her, 'I'm going to buy the winning Cash 5 ticket', he said, according to the lottery.
Instead of picking numbers that are special to him like he usually does, he tried ...
Aug 6, 2019, 1:46 pm - Lottery News forum
Air Force vet wins $6.5 million after nearly throwing away winning lottery ticket
Air Force veteran William Bowker, 94, almost let a fortune slip right out of his hands.
Bowker often plays the lottery. But when his granddaughter checked his latest lottery ticket for him, she mistakenly thought it was a Mega Millions ticket instead of an Oregon Megabucks ticket.
Luckily, Bowker double-checked and it paid off.
She thought it was a Mega Million ticket, and started circling matching numbers on the ticket, Bowker said. But they were for the wrong game. I had an Oregon's ...
Aug 3, 2019, 1:27 pm - Lottery News forum
Tennessee Powerball winner claims $198 million prize sold at Hendersonville market
A winner has come forward to claim the $198 million Powerball jackpot drawn on July 13, receiving the prize anonymously through a trust.
The Freedom Trust claimed the prize on Thursday at the Tennessee Lottery headquarters in Nashville, according to a news release.
The winner chose to receive the lump sum amount of $128.1 million. The winning ticket was sold at Worsham's Market in Hendersonville.
For more than a century, the Worsham family has owned and operated the local landmark near ...
Aug 2, 2019, 9:06 am - Lottery News forum