Georgia man wins lottery 3 times
Figure the odds: Three winning lottery tickets one of them for $1 million all in the same day.
Michael Warner, 61, of Grayson, Georgia, won the big prize playing the Georgia Lottery instant game World Class Millions, and topped off his winnings with $500 from another instant game, Extreme Green, and $20 from a third lottery ticket.
I could hardly breathe, said the retired Lucent Technologies employee. I was just at the right place at the right time.
On the afternoon of April 19, Warne ...
May 8, 2009, 9:57 am - Lottery News forum
Man plays same number on 20 lottery tickets, wins $90K
A North Carolina man has a knack for picking the winning number for Virginia Lottery drawings.
The Virginia Lottery said Wednesday that Steve Granger of Henderson, N.C., won $90,800 in Sunday night's Pick 4 drawing by playing the same number combination, 5-1-1-7, on 20 tickets.
Sixteen tickets each won $5,000 because Granger wagered exact order on them. The other four tickets each won $2,700 because he wagered 50/50 on them.
Granger said if he has a feeling about a number, he'll play it ...
Apr 16, 2009, 9:57 pm - Lottery News forum
Indiana couple wins $50,000 prize for 2nd time playing same game
An Indianapolis couple beat the odds when they claimed their second $50,000 Lucky 5 Hoosier lottery prize.
Elinor and John T. Phillips of Indianapolis claimed the prize Thursday, less than five years after Elinor Phillips won $50,000 on the same game in 2004.
Elinor Phillips said her heart fluttered when she heard the numbers for the Feb. 24 evening draw.
Phillips said she and her husband play Lucky 5 Evening regularly.
The retirees plan to use their winnings to pay down their mortga ...
Feb 27, 2009, 10:21 am - Lottery News forum
Colorado Lottery investigates 21-time prize winner
Is it unfair to investigate a player just because he plays a lot?
The Colorado Lottery launched an investigation into a repeat winner and his self-described system for winning the Cash Five jackpot again and again.
The real reason Tadeusz Krupa wins so often may have nothing to do with luck, skill or cheating. He may just play... a lot.
Krupa splits his time between two modest homes. One houses his ex-wife and children in Brighton. The other is also the office for T D Polish Imports Exp ...
Jan 8, 2009, 1:48 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia man wins 11 times in one lottery drawing
James Peterson of Hampton, Virginia, doesn't make it a habit to buy so many tickets when he plays the Virginia Lottery's Cash 5 game, but he made an exception last Saturday.
I just had a feeling, he later said.
He purchased 11 tickets for the Dec 13 drawing and he also purchased one ticket each for his two sons. All 13 tickets contained the same five numbers: 10-13-18-23-30. Each ticket won $100,000.
Peterson's winnings came to $1.1 million.
He purchased the tickets at three differe ...
Dec 17, 2008, 8:40 am - Lottery News forum
Wisconsin couple win in lottery -- again!
The Mount Horeb couple who made headlines earlier this week because they held two of only four winning tickets sold in Wisconsin for Saturday's SuperCash drawing, turn out to have the other two as well.
Verlyn Adamson, 69, and his wife, Judith, 69, of Mount Horeb, turned in the other two tickets and it turned out they are the only winners in Saturday's drawing and are now $1.4 million richer.
Lottery spokesman Andrew Bohage was surprised when the Adamsons held the first two winning tickets ...
Aug 22, 2008, 8:49 pm - Lottery News forum
Critics renew call for lottery inquiry
Critics say a public inquiry into the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. is long overdue after police revealed they had no evidence to charge a former retailer who won 167 prizes worth $1.2 million over a nine-year period.
There is a stink there, New Democrat justice critic Peter Kormos said yesterday, insisting a forensic audit of past winners first promised by lottery officials June 3 and again this week is not enough.
It's not about the one retailer. It's about what has been going on ...
Jul 31, 2008, 9:35 pm - Lottery News forum
Member of "Watertown 34" wins lottery again
Athena Rush of Watertown, South Dakota, claimed the $200,000 Powerball prize she won in the drawing of November 10th.
Rush matched the five white balls, but not the red Powerball to win the game's second prize.
Rush missed the jackpot by one number, but said the excitement isn't any different than winning the jackpot. She would know. Rush was a member of The Watertown 34, the group of Minnesota Rubber workers that won a $50.9 million Powerball prize nearly five years ago.
My feet still ...
Nov 27, 2007, 11:32 am - Lottery News forum