N.C. woman hits Cash 5 jackpot for second time
A North Carolina woman plans to live debt-free this year, after she won a Cash 5 jackpot in the state lottery on Thursday, her second Cash 5 win over the years.
Lisa Williard of Harmony first beat the odds in 2008, when she won $363,041, lottery officials said. Thursday night, she and two other people won the $1,065,423 jackpot.
It's like being struck by lightning twice, Williard told lottery officials. What are the odds?
The odds of winning a Cash 5 jackpot are 1 in 749,398, official ...
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Minnesota man comes up with 2nd big lottery win
A Minnesota man has claimed his second major lottery prize in less than 17 months, hitting a Gopher 5 jackpot last week worth nearly $875,000.
Anthony Fusaro of Plymouth, Minnesota, won $1 million playing Mega Millions just last year.
It's just pure luck, the 46-year-old Fusaro said in a statement issued Monday by lottery officials. I've always believed it would happen again.
Fusaro won an $874,766 Gopher 5 jackpot in Friday's drawing. He claimed his Mega Millions prize in June 2015.
Nov 2, 2016, 1:11 pm - Lottery News forum
San Francisco man defies odds; claims 2nd lottery jackpot
A lucky San Francisco man recently became a multi-millionaire after winning a top prize from a California Lottery ticket for the second time in a little over a year.
Frank Derfield, 53, is crediting stupid luck for winning $5 million from a Scratchers ticket he bought in September, just 14 months after he had already won $100,000 from a different winning ticket, according to lottery officials.
On Sept. 13, Derfield purchased a few 100X the Money Scratchers tickets at WC Liquor and Grocerie ...
Nov 1, 2016, 7:17 pm - 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
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
Maryland resident wins lottery twice in one day
A Cecil County resident won back-to-back Maryland Lottery scratch-offs Thursday, according to officials with the Maryland State Lottery Agency.
The anonymous winner won $11,000 after purchasing two $100,000 Gold Rush scratch-offs from the Stop-N-Go in North East, officials reported.
Unlike other states, under Maryland's lottery regulations, the winner does not have to publicly identify themselves. Lottery officials reported the winner is a 67-year-old Elkton resident.
Lottery officials ...
Jun 7, 2016, 4:07 pm - Lottery News forum
Scotland family celebrates third big lottery prize
By Todd Northrop
An elderly couple from Scotland are celebrating a 1 million (US$1.5 million) lottery payout that continues an amazing family run of Lotto luck.
Peter Fry, 90, and his wife Mary, 86, landed the huge prize in the Lotto Millionaire Raffle and have been hailed as Scotland's luckiest family. The couple, from Bo'ness, West Lothian, shared the win with their three daughters, Margaret, 64, Janet, 59, and Isobel, 57.
The family play together, purchasing five lines twice a week, ...
May 31, 2016, 8:43 am - Lottery News forum
N.C. restaurant owner wins third big lottery prize in two years
The owner of a Greensboro fast-food restaurant is once again relishing his good fortune with the N.C. Education Lottery.
Ralph Havis, who owns Beef Burger, won $1 million playing 100X The Cash his third big lottery win in less than two years, and the second in less than a month.
Havis bought the ticket early Tuesday morning and claimed his prize that afternoon. After choosing the lump sum payment of $600,000 and, after federal and state taxes were withheld, Havis received $415,506. He said ...
May 26, 2016, 10:11 am - Lottery News forum
Breast cancer patient wins lottery second time
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North Carolina Education Lottery officials said a woman who has been battling breast cancer for six years has won the lottery two times in the past three months.
Gina Short, from Mecklenburg County, claimed her $250,000 All or Nothing prize last Wednesday just months after she snagged $1 million in the Ultimate Millions second-chance drawing, lottery officials said in a statement.
We're still in disbelief mode, Short said.
Officials said Short, who is currently ...
May 10, 2016, 1:17 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner wins again with $1M scratch ticket at lottery headquarters
A Medford, Massachusetts, man cashing in a $1,000 scratch ticket won another $1 million after he stopped to buy another ticket in the lobby of the Massachusetts State Lottery's Braintree headquarters.
Chi Chan arrived in Braintree on Wednesday to redeem his $1,000 winner. On his way out Chan bought a $30 ticket at the vending machine inside lottery headquarters.
A short time after, Chan was at the bank when he scratched the ticket and found he had won $1 million.
On Thursday, Chan retur ...
Apr 29, 2016, 6:14 pm - Lottery News forum