N.H. man wins lottery jackpot twice in four years
Bob Jaracz always considered himself a lucky guy.
The Navy war veteran survived a jet fighter crash in Korea, was a POW who escaped his captors, and made it home to the U.S. to marry his true love and raise three boys.
Now Bob and Diane Jaracz should consider themselves really lucky. The Nashua couple are the first New Hampshire residents to win a lottery grand prize twice.
Whenever I cash my tickets, they say, 'Here comes Mister Lucky,' says Jaracz. He and his wife won Tri-State Megab ...
Nov 8, 2009, 9:42 am - Lottery News forum
Five-time lottery winner accused of taking ticket from group
It will be up to the courts to decide if a Calgary-area man's amazing run of lotto luck will continue.
Seguro Ndabene of Airdrie, just north of Calgary, has already won the lottery four times in the past five years including two wins of $1 million, another of $100,000 and a fourth prize of $50,000.
But his biggest win of all $17 million in a Super 7 draw back in January is being disputed.
Ndabene's claim as sole winner is being questioned by a man who alleges the winning ticket was part ...
Oct 28, 2009, 9:52 am - Lottery News forum
Jacksonville man wins lottery jackpot - again
A Jacksonville man bought a winning $1 million scratch-off lottery ticket Saturday six years after claiming a $250,000 prize from another game.
Persistence pays off, Robert Myers, 51, said in a statement released Monday by the Florida Lottery.
As to the obvious question: Oh yes, I will continue to play.
In fact, lottery officials said he was back at it again Sunday, playing Billion Dollar Blockbuster, the $20-a-ticket game he had just won.
Myers couldn't be reached by phone Monday. ...
Oct 13, 2009, 9:42 am - Lottery News forum
Odds are, stunning coincidences can be expected
Lotteries show that through sheer numbers, the uncanny happens; in Bulgaria, the same combination won twice in one week
History isn't supposed to repeat itself in the lottery. But earlier this month, a 1-in-5.2 million shot came through in Bulgaria, as the same six winning numbers turned up in two consecutive drawings. And 18 Bulgarians profited by betting on recent history: They chose the winning combination of numbers from the drawing four days earlier which hadn't been selected by anyone t ...
Sep 29, 2009, 9:09 am - Lottery News forum
Kansas man wins big in lottery for 2nd time in '09
Edward Williams is the definition of lucky after winning the lottery for a second time in a year. Williams, 47, of Wichita won $75,000 in September playing a $10 scratch ticket. Then on Wednesday, he defied the odds again when matched all the numbers in the Super Kansas Cash drawing to win a jackpot worth nearly $900,000.
When I hit $75,000, I figured lighting struck once, it won't ever hit again, Williams said in a prepared statement released by Kansas Lottery officials. This one knocked me ...
Aug 9, 2009, 10:40 pm - Lottery News forum
Man wins $1,001,000 from 2 scratch tickets
A Massachusetts man won $1,000 and $1 million dollars from two scratch-off lottery tickets on the same day.
Phillip Brunelle, 29, of Fall River, said he was so excited about winning $1,000 on a scratch-off ticket at a convenience store that he decided to return to the store later to buy another $5 Money Mania ticket, WCVB-TV, Boston, reported Monday.
I already won $1,000, so I don't know why I went back down. I guess I'm greedy, Brunelle said.
He said he used his lucky penny to uncover ...
Jul 28, 2009, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum
W. Va. woman wins 9th big lottery prize
Brenda Bailey is still on a roll.
Last week, the 60-year-old South Charleston woman claimed her ninth West Virginia Lottery prize, $7,000 in the Gem 7s instant game. That brings her total winnings since last September to $159,000 from five instant tickets.
Lottery officials say Bailey has claimed a total $165,800 in prizes from instant and online games since 2000.
She's not the only lucky one in the family. Her husband Richard claimed a $6,000 instant game prize in January and a $10,000 ...
Jul 12, 2009, 10:50 am - Lottery News forum
Florida man wins third big lottery prize
Luck has struck for the third time for a central Florida man.
James Bush of South Daytona is one of three $1 million winners to claim their Firecracker Millionaire Raffle prize so far from the Florida Lottery. He bought the ticket in Port Orange.
But this isn't the first time the 50-year-old has claimed a winning ticket.
On his way to Florida Lottery headquarters, he bought a Billion Dollar Blockbuster scratch-off ticket and won $1,000. And in 2007, he won $500,000 in the Gold Rush scra ...
Jul 8, 2009, 4:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Georgia carpenter wins lottery twice in a week
One week after winning $1,000 in the Georgia Lottery, a 62-year-old carpenter struck it really big.
Earl Fritz took home the top prize of $777,777 in the instant game Super Lucky 7's.
I felt lucky last week, the Augusta resident said. Now I feel a little bit luckier.
He purchased his ticket at Ms. Carolyn's, 2416 Windsor Spring Road, and scratched it. At first, Fritz didn't realize what he had.
I didn't have my glasses on, he said. It looked like a blur.
Fritz's first win came ...
Jun 22, 2009, 9:38 pm - Lottery News forum
Husband, then wife, wins lottery
The Hills were excited when they won $5,000 from the Georgia Lottery. But excited doesn't begin to cover how they felt one week later, when they won again this time a $1 million prize.
I was really ecstatic about the $5,000, Hill said, but then, boom! When I got this one I was just like, 'Wow, I can't believe this. My life is going to change for the better.'
Karen Hill, a 34-year-old mother of two, bought the winning ticket for the World Class Millions instant game at City Chevron, 701 E ...
Jun 11, 2009, 10:30 pm - Lottery News forum