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 ...
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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
Michigan man wins second lottery jackpot
Clad in a basic t-shirt and jeans, you may never believe Pat Kukla is the luckiest man in Calhoun County, Michigan.
But he may be just that, The Michigan Lottery says.
Kukla visited the Michigan Lottery headquarters Friday to formally accept his second lottery jackpot.
Kukla won $384,832 Thursday, after matching all eight numbers in Club Keno's The Jack game.
He picked up his winning easy pick ticket during a lunch break at MCB Sam's Coffee Shop in Battle Creek, after noticing how hi ...
Jan 29, 2016, 8:57 am - Lottery News forum
Lucky NJ man wins third major lottery prize
The start of the New Year appears to be a lucky time for Mike Ducker.
In the last week of December 2013, the year he started playing the lottery, he won $20,000 on a 20X Cash scratch-off ticket. Then just a couple weeks later, in January 2014, he claimed another $20,000 playing the same game.
But those cash prizes pale in comparison to the $200,000 he recently won playing the $500 Frenzy game. On Tuesday, Carole Hedinger, executive director of the New Jersey Lottery, presented Ducker, a Br ...
Jan 20, 2016, 8:09 am - Lottery News forum
Calif. man wins $10M lottery prize right after winning $1K
Just moments after winning $1,000 on a California Lottery scratch-off ticket, a Modesto man learned that he was the winner of a $10 million prize.
Rodney Meadows was out running errands Nov. 23 when he decided to pick up some $30 California Lottery 30th anniversary scratchers tickets from the Fast Mart at 3955 Coffee Road in Modesto, according to lottery officials.
Meadows won $1,000 on the first ticket he bought, so he decided to let it ride.
[Meadows] scratched $1,000 and he came ba ...
Dec 2, 2015, 9:04 am - Lottery News forum
Mass. grandmother wins second $1 million lottery prize
A grandmother won $1 million on a scratch ticket at the very same Massachusetts grocery store where she won the same prize almost 20 years ago.
I'm lucky, what can I say? Constance Carpenito said with a laugh. You've got to be lucky to win a million twice.
Carpenito who struck it rich on a $20 Massachusetts State Lottery $10,000,000 Diamond Millionaire scratch ticket that also offers $1 million payouts is chalking up her improbable repeat win to her commitment to playing the lottery at h ...
Nov 15, 2015, 2:52 pm - Lottery News forum
Minnesota retiree scores his second big payout in 2015
Turns out, when it comes to beating long odds, Jeffrey Bock has just the right touch.
For the second time this year, the 65-year-old St. Paul retiree has struck lottery gold, with his latest odds-defying reward proving even more lucrative than the first.
Bock scored a $100,000 top prize payout by matching all 12 numbers in Sunday's All or Nothing drawing, Minnesota Lottery officials said Tuesday.
About eight months ago, Bock won $20,000 with a $2 scratch-off ticket.
After Sunday's dr ...
Sep 2, 2015, 8:27 am - Lottery News forum
Idaho woman claims second big lotto prize
For the second time in just three months, Misty Adams collected a big check from the Idaho Lottery.
The Idaho Falls resident claimed her $250,000 prize at the lottery office in Boise Wednesday. She won by playing the lottery's scratch game Super Jumbo Bucks.
Earlier this spring, she claimed a $200,000 winning ticket on the scratch game Winter Wonders.
When I won $200,000 last May, I told people it was once in a lifetime, Adams said. To win twice in a year, that's unbelievable! I'm stil ...
Aug 17, 2015, 3:05 pm - Lottery News forum
Florida man out $92,000 after losing winning lottery tickets
Everybody's got a story about the one that got away, but Walid Aboroomi's tale of loss and deprivation can bring tears to anyone who favors simple games of chance and the specter of quick riches.
Aboroomi has owned the BP service station and convenience store on Cross Creek Boulevard for six months, and on the night of May 28, he felt lucky. He noticed the time: 7:15 p.m.; a glimpse of a license plate in the parking lot, 715. And most importantly, his birthday: July 15.
Everything was 715 ...
Jun 20, 2015, 11:25 am - Lottery News forum