Cubs fan wins $1 million in lottery while watching game
The Cubs haven't clinched a berth in the World Series yet but one southwest suburban fan has already gotten lucky.
Rick Kempke, 56, was at home watching a Cubs game when he scratched a $300,000,000 Cash Spectacular ticket and won $1 million, according to the Illinois Lottery.
I can't believe it! I'm a huge Cubs fan and now that I won the lottery, I might buy a ticket for tomorrow night's game! Kempke said.
Kempe, who has lived in Lockport all his life, bought the winning ticket at Spee ...
Oct 21, 2016, 12:46 pm - Lottery News forum
Judge rules NJ couple's lottery annuity payments can't be taxed retroactively
A New Jersey Tax Court judge has sided with a couple who won $46 million in the state lottery in 2000 and elected to have their winnings distributed in annual installments as a multiyear annuity payment, holding that the state did not have the right to retroactively tax their winnings after passing a new statute.
Plaintiffs Melvin Milligan and Kim Lawton-Milligan, who won the Big Game Lottery jackpot drawing in 2000, opted for 26 annual payouts of $1.77 million. They argued that the 2009 sta ...
Oct 14, 2016, 9:33 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia man tossed winning $10 million lottery ticket on floor
If he'd known he was holding a ticket worth $10 million, George Coffroad might have been a bit more careful with it. When the Alexandria man went to his car with Virginia Lottery Scratcher tickets he'd just bought, he tossed them on the floor of the car.
It wasn't until later at home, when he scratched his 100x the Money ticket, that he discovered he'd won the game's $10 million top prize.
The prize is the largest ever offered by a Virginia Lottery Scratcher game. Since he's the first play ...
Oct 14, 2016, 9:24 am - Lottery News forum
Australian family win $4m beach house lottery after spending $200 on tickets
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One lucky Australian family has won an oceanfront house worth nearly $4 million after spending $200 on lottery raffle tickets.
James Burry, 40, was announced the winner of the biggest beach house lottery ever held in Sydney.
The North Manly fire protection worker's prize is a four-bedroom house in Freshwater with uninterrupted ocean views stretching from Manly to Curl Curl.
The newly built home is laced with luxury fittings and sits atop a coastal cliff about fi ...
Oct 13, 2016, 7:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Couple finds winning lottery ticket, tracks down rightful owner
Doing the right thing can pay off in more ways that you can imagine. One man in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, says he is living proof of that.
That man and his wife found a winning lottery ticket in Saint Clair and returned it to its rightful owner. Then, in a way, the man hit the jackpot.
After the couple found the winning ticket in April, they went through a long process to track the rightful owner down and return it.
But since returning it, they have been quite the lucky couple. T ...
Oct 10, 2016, 9:21 pm - Lottery News forum
Illinois woman loses out on $50K lottery ticket after buying it with drug money
A woman who lived with a Decatur drug dealer ended up losing big time when she took a judicial gamble on winning back the proceeds of a $50,000 lottery ticket.
The state of Illinois had initially seized the money as the ill-gotten gains of a ticket bought with drug money. But then a Macon County judge later ruled against the state and awarded the lottery cash to the woman, Tykisha Lofton.
Now, in a decision filed Sept. 27, the three-judge Fourth District Appeals Court ruled unanimously to ...
Oct 7, 2016, 7:03 am - Lottery News forum
Georgia couple claim $246.8 million Powerball jackpot
Powerball winner William ten Broeke, 46, just deposited the largest check of his life into his bank account because of a gentle nudge from his better half.
He was shopping at the Publix in Brookhaven when his wife posed a life-altering question.
Aren't you going to get a ticket? Heather ten Broeke, 38, asked.
Without that reminder, William ten Broeke said he would have forgotten to purchase the ticket, which turned out to be worth $246.8 million.
The ten Broekes, who have been marri ...
Oct 6, 2016, 1:46 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner pranks kids by letting them 'find out about it on the news'
A Canadian man who won a CA$9.7 million (US$7.4 million) lottery jackpot said he wants his children to find out about it on the news.
Daniel Schulli of Abbotsford, British Columbia, said he's been in a state of shock and elation since winning the top price in the Sept. 17 Lotto 6/49 draw.
This is just so surreal, Schulli said. My wife and I have been walking around the house giggling because we just can't believe it!
Schulli said he already has his first purchase planned.
A brand ...
Oct 5, 2016, 4:11 pm - Lottery News forum
N.C. man almost drove past $1 million lottery win
For Steven Tuttle of Flat Rock, North Carolina, the recent gas shortage almost cost him a $1 million lottery prize.
He usually gets his gas at the Ingles on Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, but had stopped going there when the price rose during the shortage.
I almost didn't stop, Tuttle said. When I saw that the price of gas had dropped back down, I turned around.
While he was there, Tuttle decided to get a $1,000,000 Bonus Cash scratch-off ticket.
He scratched the $10 ticket while ...
Oct 3, 2016, 7:57 am - Lottery News forum
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 ...
Sep 30, 2016, 3:21 pm - Lottery News forum