Australian woman wins second major lottery prize
After playing for over 50 years, TattsLotto player who scores $2 million prize is no stranger to big wins
By Kate Northrop
A woman from South Gippsland, Australia is familiar with the shock of winning a major lottery prize. After discovering that her ticket matched all six numbers in the July 25, 2020 TattsLotto drawing, she got to relive the experience once more.
This prize is a bit heftier than the last she was one of ten to win a top prize of $2 million (US$1,432,300) as compared to ...
Jul 28, 2020, 9:06 pm - Lottery News forum
Michigan man wins $4 million for the second time within three years
He might be the luckiest lottery player in Michigan right now
By Kate Northrop
A Michigan resident might be the luckiest lottery player in the state right now after he won a $4 million prize from a scratch-off ticket not once, but twice in three years.
Winning one $4 million prize from an instant game in 2017 did not deter Mark Clark, 50, from playing the lottery going forward. Luckily for him, it was the right choice he ended up winning a second $4 million prize just three years later. ...
Jun 23, 2020, 1:42 pm - Lottery News forum
24 Bonus Match 5 lottery tickets sold at one Maryland store win top prize
Could there possibly be a downside to such a huge and improbable win?
By Kate Northrop
Someone must have had a really good feeling that five particular numbers were going to be drawn in the Maryland Lottery's Bonus Match 5 game, because they won the top prize on 24 separate tickets purchased from one store.
We don't know yet if it those tickets were purchased by one person or multiple people, but we do know that on Friday, June 12, a total of 24 Bonus Match 5 tickets purchased in one st ...
Jun 19, 2020, 7:33 am - Lottery News forum
Colorado man wins two $1 million lottery prizes on the same day
He's played the same numbers for 30 years
They say persistence is key, and after 30 years of playing the same numbers in the Colorado Lottery, a man in Pueblo, Colorado, found that to be true and finally got his big reward.
Two big rewards, that is.
The winner, identified as Joe B., won two major Powerball prizes on Wednesday, March 25 worth $1 million each. Joe B. claimed the winnings Friday.
The winning tickets were both sold to Joe B. on Lake Avenue in Pueblo: one at a 7-Eleven ( ...
Apr 28, 2020, 7:28 pm - Lottery News forum
Missouri woman collects $3 million 18 years after first lottery win
A Missouri woman who collected a $50,000 lottery jackpot in 2002 returned to lottery headquarters 18 years later to claim a $3 million jackpot.
Anne Kasal told Missouri Lottery officials she bought her Lotto ticket for the March 11 drawing at Schnucks Market at 5055 Arsenal St. in St. Louis.
Her ticket matched all six numbers drawn: 11, 16, 23, 26, 31, and 38.
I play all the games, Kasal said. I bought the same tickets as I always buy, and one happened to be lucky.
Kasal, who has n ...
Mar 26, 2020, 10:26 am - Lottery News forum
Massachusetts woman wins her second $1M lottery prize
About a decade after Linda Sweeney won a $1 million through the Massachusetts Lottery, the Dorchester resident celebrated another victory last week.
Sweeney won her second $1 million prize on a scratch ticket, this time through the lottery's 200X instant game. The win came 10 years and two months after her first $1 million win in the Billion Dollar Blockbuster instant game, which was on Dec. 7, 2009.
Sweeney purchased the most recent winning ticket at the Stop Shop on Freeport Street in Do ...
Feb 23, 2020, 7:55 am - Lottery News forum
Maryland man collects second big lottery prize in two years
A Maryland Lottery player followed up a big win two years ago with a $50,000 jackpot from a scratch-off ticket.
The 52-year-old Glen Burnie man told Maryland Lottery officials he was at the Wawa convenience store in Glen Burnie on Saturday when he decided to buy some $500,000 Crossword scratch-off tickets.
The man said his first two tickets were losers, so when he got to the third ticket he decided to just scratch off the prize check area and scan it with his phone.
The ticket was a $50 ...
Nov 15, 2019, 2:12 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery player wins $150,000 in New Jersey, $100,000 in Pennsylvania
A New Jersey man is a two-state lottery winner after winning $150,000 in his home state and $100,000 in Pennsylvania.
The winner, identified as Thomas A. of Pitman, told New Jersey Lottery officials it was just luck that he decided to buy a High Card Poker scratch-off ticket with a spare $5 he had left over from buying some more expensive lottery tickets.
Thomas ended up scratching off a $150,000 winner.
The player said the jackpot wasn't his first brush with lottery luck he previously ...
Nov 15, 2019, 2:06 pm - Lottery News forum
Woman who won lottery before wedding wins again on anniversary
A North Carolina woman who won a $50,000 lottery jackpot three days before her wedding scored another big win on her one year anniversary.
Genia Harrell of Vanceboro told North Carolina Education Lottery officials her first brush with lottery luck came in October 2018, when she won $50,000 from a Powerball drawing.
Harrell said she experienced a sense of deja vu when she scored a $5,000 prize from the Lottery's October Lucke-Rewards drawing.
It's crazy, Harrell said. It's unbelievable. ...
Nov 8, 2019, 2:10 pm - Lottery News forum
Judge rules Massachusetts Lottery can suspend high-frequency winners
The Massachusetts Lottery last week won a court fight over their efforts to fight suspected fraud.
The judge's decision lets the Lottery suspend a family of players who have cashed thousands of winning tickets.
The Lottery says Ali Jaafar and his two sons are what they call high-frequency winners people believed to be cashing tickets actually bought by others. The Lottery has long suspected that high-frequency winners are part of money laundering schemes.
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Nov 6, 2019, 5:54 pm - Lottery News forum