Massachusetts man wins his second $1M lottery prize
A man won a $1 million prize from the Massachusetts State Lottery for the second time in two years after purchasing an instant ticket.
Kevin Phillips of Lakeville won his second $1 million prize by purchasing a $5 Win It All! ticket from a local supermarket, according to the Massachusetts State Lottery.
His second lottery win comes just two years after he purchased a winning $10 100X The Cash ticket in April 2014.
After both wins Phillips opted for a one-time payment totaling $650,000 b ...
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How a retired NC potter won the lottery 111 times
One of the most prolific winners in North Carolina lottery history wants you to know two things: he doesn't cheat and he understands the games better than anyone.
Through late last year, no one had more big wins than retired potter Phil Morgan, who won 111 times and collected more than $500,000, an Observer data analysis found.
But that record comes with an asterisk. Most wins were for the Pick 4 game. If you play the same number combination multiple times on one drawing, and it hits, each ...
Sep 29, 2016, 5:02 pm - Lottery News forum
New Zealand man wins $1M lottery after someone cut him in line
A patient New Zealand Lotto player bagged a cool $1 million, all thanks to a pushy patron who decided to cut him in line.
The Tauranga winner of last week's $1 million Wednesday Lotto draw has put his win down to good karma .
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, bought his lucky ticket from Pak N Save Papamoa on his way home from work.
I was waiting in line at the Lotto shop and another customer nipped in front of me, explained the winner in a written statement from Lotto New Ze ...
Sep 29, 2016, 9:34 am - Lottery News forum
$38,194 winning lottery ticket spent months forgotten in a drawer
A Canadian lottery winner said his $38,194 winning ticket almost went unclaimed after he forgot about it for months.
Maximo Ramos of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, said he won $38,194 in the Western 649 drawing, but he was unaware of his win for several months while the ticket languished forgotten in a drawer.
Ramos said he recently rediscovered the ticket and decided to use the self-checking kiosk at a Shoppers Drug Mart store, where he discovered his jackpot.
I was so surprised ...
Sep 29, 2016, 9:29 am - Lottery News forum
S.C. woman claims biggest Pick 4 payout in state's history
A Florence, South Carolina, woman cashed in on the largest Pick 4 payout to a single person in S.C. lottery history.
According to lottery officials, the winning tickets were worth a combined $304,000.
The winning combination was her mom's birth date, 1-1-4-3, drawn the evening of September 17.
She played those numbers 30 times. Ten times she played her numbers straight, betting $5 each time to win $250,000. Twenty times she played her numbers straight/box, betting $1 each time to win $5 ...
Sep 23, 2016, 8:07 pm - Lottery News forum
N.C. school custodian cleans up with $1 million lottery win
For Michael Owenby of Candler, North Carolina, a decision to quench his thirst turned into a $1 million lottery win.
Owenby, a custodian at Erwin Middle School, was helping his friend shop for a car when he decided to get a drink and get some lottery tickets.
I asked for a $5, $10, and $20 ticket, Owenby said.
When he scratched the Millionaire Bucks ticket, he couldn't believe what he saw.
It's amazing, Owenby said. It all happened because I wanted a Mountain Dew.
He claimed hi ...
Sep 23, 2016, 7:59 pm - Lottery News forum
New Jersey woman feared 'heart attack' when she won top Cash4Life lottery prize
A New Jersey nurse who won a $1,000-a-day prize from the lottery said she had to call a fellow nurse to make sure she wasn't having a heart attack.
Dawn Jones of Trenton told New Jersey Lottery officials she entered the same numbers she always plays into the Cash4Life drawing Aug. 8 so she quickly called her daughter in to double-check when the winning numbers were announced.
Then came the silent scream, Jones said.
Jones said she called up a friend who is also a nurse to triple-check ...
Sep 23, 2016, 1:22 pm - Lottery News forum
Colorado siblings win lottery by playing the same numbers
A pair of Colorado siblings won a collective $250,000 when they played the same lottery numbers in the same Powerball drawing.
Thinh D. of Denver told Colorado Lottery officials she chose numbers that she felt were lucky and her faith in the numbers inspired her brother, Phu D., to play a near-identical ticket.
The only difference between the two lottery tickets was Thinh chose the Powerplay option, making her jackpot $200,000 to her brother's $50,000.
The siblings said they bought thei ...
Sep 21, 2016, 2:48 pm - Lottery News forum
Idaho woman wins $390,000 lottery prize after playing same numbers for 27 years
An Idaho woman's streak of playing the same lottery numbers since 1989 finally paid off when the numbers earned her a $390,000 jackpot.
Rosemary Loveland said she has been entering the same numbers in the weekly drawings since the Idaho Lottery began in 1989, and Friday morning she discovered her numbers for Thursday night's drawing qualified her for the second-tier prize on the Idaho Lottery Draw Game Lucky for Life $25,000 a year for life, or a $390,000 lump sum.
I looked at the numbers ...
Sep 21, 2016, 11:06 am - Lottery News forum
Second lottery win in 2 weeks worth $1M for Missouri woman
A Strafford, Missouri, great grandmother scratched off a lottery win two weeks in a row, and the second one was a whopper.
Doris Danielson first won $1,000 on a 300,000,000 Golden Ticket Scratcher ticket, prompting a trip to Lottery headquarters in Springfield to cash it in. While there she scratched up a $1 million jackpot in the same Scratcher ticket game.
I'm very fortunate, I'll tell you that much, Danielson said in a news release.
My daughter and I were going to Springfield to go ...
Sep 16, 2016, 9:07 am - Lottery News forum