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Second-chance winner fell to the floor when she found out
A second chance Michigan Lottery drawing gave a 55-year-old Inkster woman the financial relief her family was looking for. Fran Price said she couldn't stop crying when she received a call from the Michigan State Lottery telling her she'd won the $1 million Play it Again Giveaway. When I saw the number on my cell phone, I knew I had won, said Price in a press release. I was at work and tried to stand up from my desk but my knees buckled and I fell to the floor. I couldn't stop bawling whi ...
Today, 8:41 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery winner's wife leaves him for even richer man
A married couple who won 2.3 million (US$3 million) in the UK National Lottery have divorced after the wife began a relationship with one of the UK's richest men. David and Victoria Jones won 2.3 million in 2004, having been married for a month, and used the money to set up a successful property portfolio in Devizes, Wiltshire. Twelve years later, the pair said the lottery ruined their lives and that they wish they had never won. Mrs. Jones, 41, who bought the winning ticket with the la ...
Yesterday, 7:21 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery winner who spent $20M on boyfriend's bail money to appear on 'Fix My Life' series
A North Carolina woman who spent part of her $188 million lottery jackpot bailing her boyfriend out of jail is due to appear on a Fix My Life reality series. Marie Holmes, who won a $188 Powerball jackpot in 2015, made headlines when she spent more than $20 million of her newfound fortune bailing her boyfriend, Lamar Hot Sauce McDow, out of jail on multiple occasions. The Oprah Winfrey Network announced Holmes is slated to appear on Iyanla: Fix My Life in September. The network said Holmes ...
Aug 24, 2016, 6:07 pm - Lottery News forum

After cheating death in plane crash, Indian man wins $1M lottery days later
After surviving a fiery plane crash, an Indian man has beaten the odds again, this time winning $1 million in the lottery. Mohammad Basheer Abdul Khadar, 62, of Dubai, was on board Emirates Flight 521 when it burst into flames and skidded after landing at the Dubai International airport on Aug. 3. His lucky ticket number 0845 was drawn Tuesaday in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire at Concourse A at Dubai International Airport, winning him a cool $1 million (Dh3.67 million). Ind ...
Aug 11, 2016, 8:22 am - Lottery News forum

Indiana family claims $536 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot
Hoosier Lottery helps family remain anonymous First time they ever played Mega Millions Includes video report By Todd Northrop At a press conference Friday it was announced that a family of lifetime Hoosiers anonymously claimed the largest jackpot ever awarded to a single Mega Millions lottery ticket. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosted the press conference Friday morning. The winners were announced to be a family from Hamilton County, Indiana. Those hoping to meet the winne ...
Jul 29, 2016, 12:28 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery winner invested $3M in crystal meth ring
Georgia man pleads guilty to drug trafficking, gun charges A Georgia man who won $3 million in a scratch-off lottery game last year invested his winnings in a crystal meth trafficking ring, according to federal prosecutors. Ronnie Music Jr., 45, pleaded guilty last week to federal drug trafficking and firearm charges. Music decided to test his luck by sinking millions of dollars of lottery winnings into the purchase and sale of crystal meth, U.S. Attorney Ed Tarver said. As a result of ...
Jul 26, 2016, 2:38 pm - Lottery News forum

California co-winners of $1.6B Powerball jackpot finally come forward
Six months after someone in California was announced a co-winner in the historic $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot, the mystery buyer has finally been revealed and it's a couple who were laying low on purpose, lottery officials said. Newly minted millionaires Marvin and Mae Acosta said in a statement Tuesday that they were thankful for the rare gift that has been placed in our care after hitting all of the numbers. The couple have taken home their share a cash option of $327.8 before taxes fr ...
Jul 19, 2016, 4:23 pm - Lottery News forum

N.J. woman discovers year-old lottery ticket worth $472K
Yokasta Boyer of Clifton uncovered some buried treasure just before her taxes were due this year, according to officials at the New Jersey Lottery. The busy Boyer, who has both a full-time job and a part-time job, was organizing papers and sifting through documents as she prepared her taxes this year, officials said. Boyer found a Jersey Cash 5 lottery ticket from April 14, 2015. Taking a break from her chores, she checked the ticket number at the lottery website and couldn't believe what ...
Jul 7, 2016, 10:17 pm - Lottery News forum

Man buys wrong lottery ticket, wins $169 million
Her husband didn't listen and it paid off to the tune of $169 million. Mega Millions winner Nancy Viola asked her husband, Vito Viola an NYPD sergeant to buy Powerball tickets from the 2520 Foodmart in the Willowbrook section of Staten Island on Jan. 8. She had the Powerball fever that was gripping the country. Because the jackpot was $900 million, she said. It was big. It was all everybody was talking about. He didn't listen. Instead, her husband used a leftover dollar to buy a Quick ...
Jul 1, 2016, 6:37 pm - Lottery News forum

Texas couple wins a million in lottery on visit to NC
A retired Texas couple won't soon forget their trip to North Carolina. After all, they're leaving the state $1 million richer. Joseph Roseman and his wife, Anetia, of Magnolia, Texas were staying with friends Friday when they stopped at the S.M. Mart on Poplar Tent Road in Concord. While there, Anetia Roseman decided to buy a $1 Quick Pick ticket for the Mega Millions drawing later that day. On Saturday morning, Joseph checked the winning numbers and compared them to the ones on their tick ...
Jul 1, 2016, 9:34 am - Lottery News forum