Florida Lottery winner of $1M among suspects rounded up in major drug bust
Just days before Mother's Day in 2018, a pregnant woman in Volusia County went to Tallahassee to smile for the Florida Lottery cameras.
That woman, Karlee Harbst, had won $1 million in the $5,000,000 Gold Rush Doubler game.
She was on what gamblers call a roll she had won $100 in the same scratch-off game just a week before.
The wins capped a troubled past for the Florida woman who had already racked up a number of drug possession arrests, petit theft, contempt of court and driving with ...
Today, 10:54 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner can seek bigger prize at trial, judge rules
Lucky Larry may have a shot to win millions more this time from a jury.
A judge has ordered a trial in a lawsuit filed by Iowa lottery winner Larry Dawson, who contends a $9 million jackpot that he won in 2011 should have been nearly three times as big.
Dawson filed his lawsuit in 2016 after an investigation revealed that lottery contractor Eddie Tipton rigged the previous $16.5 million jackpot, bought the winning ticket himself and unsuccessfully worked with associates to claim it.
May 17, 2019, 12:01 pm - Lottery News forum
N.C. woman's Mother's Day ticket wins $1.3 million jackpot
A lottery ticket turned out to be the Mother's Day $1.3 million gift of a lifetime for a North Carolina woman.
For Mother's Day, Vielka Roman of Autryville, North Carolina, received a Carolina Cash 5 ticket as a gift from her sister, Neris. It turned out to be a $1.3 million jackpot winner.
I just can't believe it, said Roman. I'm still in shock.
On Sunday, Roman, her fianc , Al, and her sister, Neris, all went out for a celebratory Mother's Day meal. After dinner, they stopped at Car ...
May 17, 2019, 11:50 am - Lottery News forum
Massachusetts husband, wife are both $1 million lottery winners
A husband and wife from Southeastern Massachusetts have now each cashed winning $1 million Massachusetts State Lottery instant tickets.
The husband, in fact, has won twice.
Janet Pflaumer-Phillips of Lakeville claimed her $1 million prize on Monday. She won on a $30 Diamond Millions instant ticket, according to the Massachusetts State Lottery. She bought the ticket at A A Petro, 381 West Grove St. in Middleborough, which will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling it.
Her husband, Kevin, w ...
May 16, 2019, 7:40 am - Lottery News forum
Michigan man wins jackpot after following the same lottery routine for 30 years
A Michigan man who has stuck to the same lottery-playing routine for the past 30 years had his habits finally pay off when he won a $167,407 jackpot.
I have been buying a seven-draw Fantasy 5 ticket at the same store every Monday for 30 years, said the lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous. When I checked the numbers the morning after the drawing and saw they matched the numbers on my ticket, I was elated.
The 58-year-old player bought his winning ticket at Campbell's Party Store, ...
May 15, 2019, 8:07 am - Lottery News forum
Wisconsin Powerball winner surprises random mom with $200 gift card on Mother's Day
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A Franklin Park, Wisconsin, mother shopping Sunday at Target walked out with more than just the diapers on her list.
A young man she had never met before handed her a $200 gift card and told her he just wanted to bless a mom on Mother's Day with something unexpected.
With everything kind of going on in the world, and you just hear so much negative news, I really just wanted people to feel inspired and feel like you know, hey maybe I can do something too to spread ...
May 14, 2019, 11:57 am - Lottery News forum
N.J. woman wins $4M Pick 6 lottery jackpot with loose change she found around the house
A New Jersey woman won a $4 million Pick 6 lottery drawing after buying two tickets with loose change she found scattered about her Morris County home.
Wanda M., of Roxbury, watched the April 29th drawing on television and showed up the next day at New Jersey Lottery headquarters in Lawrence with her son and daughter to claim her jackpot, officials said.
Wanda bought a pair of $1 quick pick tickets at Valero, a gas station on Route 46 in Netcong. She said she yelled out, we won the big one ...
May 7, 2019, 9:32 am - Lottery News forum
Australian man wins lotto jackpot twice
A Melbourne, Australia, man is busy counting more than $46 million after he won the top prize in Oz Lotto twice.
The St Albans man had forgotten he had two entries in Tuesday's $70 million draw, each marked with the same numbers.
I'm speechless. I can't believe it, he told officials, who alerted him to his double bounty.
Both tickets had the same marked numbers which he'd been playing for 30 years.
I play every week. I have always marked my entries, but I have never chosen the numb ...
May 6, 2019, 7:53 am - Lottery News forum
NJ man wins his second major lottery jackpot
A New Jersey man collected a $3 million lottery jackpot just two years after he won more than $730,000 from another game.
Eugene Martellio of Vineland has been playing New Jersey Lottery draw games and scratch-off tickets for many years. When the $3,000,000 CA$H OUT Scratch-Off game was launched, he purchased a few of the tickets for that game, but he didn't have much luck. This game appealed to him, though, and he decided to give it another try.
When he purchased the ticket, he felt like ...
May 1, 2019, 10:11 am - Lottery News forum
North Carolina grandfather gives lottery winnings to granddaughter
A North Carolina woman will be 'lucky for life' and be able to pay for college, thanks to her grandfather.
Peter Beckage won the N.C. Lottery game, Lucky for Life, after buying the ticket on April 14, lottery officials said.
The 85-year-old recently moved in with his daughter to be close to family and often plays the game. He bought the ticket after a Palm Sunday pancakes breakfast with his 22-year-old granddaughter, Kelly Thomas.
The next day, he stayed up late to check the drawing.
Apr 26, 2019, 1:42 pm - Lottery News forum