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
Massachusetts man wins $1M lottery for second time in 18 months
A Massachusetts man won his second $1 million lottery payout last week less than two years after drawing a lucky ticket for the first time.
For the second time in 18 months, Rolf Rhodes of Mendon has won a $1 million prize on a Massachusetts State Lottery instant ticket.
Rhodes won his most recent prize in the $4,000,000 Instant Jackpot instant game. He chose the annuity option on his prize and received the first of 20 annual payments of $50,000 (before taxes).
He purchased his winning ...
Nov 4, 2019, 8:29 am - Lottery News forum
Korean War veteran wins lottery five times in one drawing
Luck struck North Carolina Navy veteran Add Lancaster not once, but five times, when he won five lottery prizes in one Cash 5 drawing, including the $163,634 jackpot.
I wanted to shout, 'Hallelujah!' when I saw what I won, Lancaster said, sticking his arms in the air. I've been lucky my whole life, but I can't believe this.
The Korean War veteran's good fortune started when he stopped at Wissam Brothers Inc. on Fort Run Road in his home town of Pikeville and bought a Cash 5 ticket for Mo ...
Sep 27, 2019, 8:33 am - Lottery News forum
N.J. man who previously won $2M on lottery scratch-off wins another $250K jackpot
Two years after winning $2 million in a New Jersey Lottery scratch-off game, a New Jersey man hit it big again this time with a scratch-off ticket that proved to be worth $250,000.
Freddie Robinson of Newark bought several of the $10 tickets at C-Town Supermarkets on 18th Avenue in Newark and took them home to check. He scanned the first few on his phone with the New Jersey Lottery app and won nothing. Robinson then won $50 with the second-to-last ticket before capturing the $250,000 jackpot ...
Sep 20, 2019, 5:50 pm - Lottery News forum
Maryland grandfather claims third major lottery prize
A longtime Maryland Lottery player made a trip to Maryland Lottery headquarters in Baltimore on Sept. 13 to collect his third five-figure prize in two decades.
This time, he brought his wife and friends to experience the round of applause and royal treatment that big winners get when they enter the Winner's Circle at Lottery headquarters.
The happy grandfather found his latest top-prize win with a Super Bonus Bucks scratch-off. The 67-year-old visited one of his favorite Lottery retailers, ...
Sep 19, 2019, 8:15 am - Lottery News forum
Missouri couple claim their second major lottery prize
A Missouri couple who won a $3.7 million lottery prize in 2007 saw their luck heat up a second time last week, narrowly missing out on another multi-million dollar prize.
Marilyn and Jimmie Lovelace matched four of the five white-ball numbers, plus the Powerball, that were drawn Sept. 4, the Missouri Lottery said in a statement.
The Lovelaces just missed out on a piece of the $80 million jackpot, but still earned a $50,000 prize.
Jimmie said they like to play Powerball and Lotto, using ...
Sep 10, 2019, 7:58 pm - Lottery News forum
Maine man wins 2nd large lottery prize in as many years
Peter Alley is a little overwhelmed after winning $500,000 in the Maine State Lottery last month, his second large lottery payout in less than two years.
The Bar Harbor resident received a check for $355,000 after taxes were withheld, Maine State Lottery spokeswoman Angie Helton said.
Alley purchased the winning ticket, for the $20 instant scratch-off game $500,000 Payout, at a Portland convenience store.
The odds of winning the maximum award of $500,000 are 137,143 to 1, according to t ...
Jul 15, 2019, 12:45 pm - Lottery News forum
Lucky CT man wins $100,000 lottery prize for second time
Oh baby, I can't believe I did it again
A Connecticut man just won a $100,000 lottery, barely a year after winning the same jackpot.
Bruce Rosa won the top prize in the Connecticut Cash 5 on July 5. He previously won $100,000 prize in the same lottery on April 27, 2018.
Oh baby, I can't believe I did it again, Rosa said, according to a press release from the Connecticut Lottery. Of the 4,000 winning tickets this week, Rosa's was the only one with all five numbers matching.
The Sta ...
Jul 15, 2019, 8:57 am - Lottery News forum
Pennsylvania woman wins second lottery jackpot from same store
A Pennsylvania woman scored a $1 million jackpot from a scratch-off lottery ticket just two years after collecting a $100,000 prize.
Peggy Dodson of Lancaster County told Pennsylvania Lottery officials she bought a Max-A-Million scratch-off ticket Thursday from Peterson's Grocery Outlet in Peach Bottom and scored a $1 million top prize.
Dodson previously visited lottery headquarters two years ago to collect a $100,000 jackpot from a Family Feud scratch-off ticket she bought from the same s ...
May 29, 2019, 7:50 am - Lottery News forum