Friday, November 30, 2012

Couple won $1 million on Powerball

Mary Retterath and her husband Dennis of West Allis won $1 million on Powerball Lottery last November 28.

The couple received $672,500 after taxes.

They bought their ticket at West Allis.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Record-breaking USA Powerball winners are from Arizona and Missouri

The highest USA Powerball jackpot, which is $580 million, will be split among 2 winners. 

The biggest USA Powerball jackpot in the country was won by  two tickets – one from Missouri and the other one from Arizona –  in last Wednesday’s USA Powerball draw.

The very high demand for USA Powerball lottery tickets has made lottery officials increase the amount of jackpot twice before the Wednesday draw. After summing all the tickets sales, the jackpot prize was recorded at $579.9 million – the biggest in Powerball history.

The Powerball winning number combinations were 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 6 as the Powerball.
The accumulated jackpot prize was the result of  15 consecutive draws with no winner(s). The starting jackpot was $40 million. The Wednesday draw made two ticket holders to become big winners and instant millionaires since they will be splitting the $580 million jackpot.

First time to play won $1 million

Amber Thompson of Botetourt County won $1 million on Powerball last November 28. It was her first time to play the Powerball Lottery.

“We sat there and stared at the ticket,” she said as she claimed her prize. “We basically did that all night.”

Her ticket was one of the four winning tickets which matched the five main numbers but not the Powerball. The winning numbers were 5,16,22,23,29 and Powerball 6.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Culpeper woman won on Powerball

Vickie Jenkins of Culpeper won $1 million on Powerball Lottery last November 24.

It was just a stroke of luck,” she said. “I was in the right place at the right time.”

The winning numbers were 22,32,37,44,50 and Powerball 34.

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USA Powerball Reaches Half-Billion Dollar Jackpot

This type of frenzy has only happened once before, when USA Mega Millions reached a jackpot of $500 million in March of this year. Now, it's USA Powerball's turn as it is expected to match or even surpass that record in this Wednesday's draw.

There were no winners on Saturday evening's draw which prompted lottery organizers to announce a new record jackpot of $425 million the following day. This has been upgraded to an estimated $500 million after lottery players have come out in line up for lottery tickets. That's an increase $175 million or more than 53% from last Saturday's draw.

If somebody wins this Wednesday, the lump cash option would pay out $327.4 million to that lucky player.

To get a chance at winning, players are advised not to wait for the last minute to buy tickets. They should also check for the local cutoff time, when their retailers are supposed to stop selling tickets. Tickets are supposed to go on sale up to 10:45pm Eastern Time. But local retailers are also constrained by store closing times and other factors. Players are advised to buy their tickets online as ticket resellers might have slower response times due to the clogged lines.

Tickets are being sold faster than ever and there is a 1 in 175 million chance for a number to win. This also means that there are 175 million unique number combinations. The chances of winning any USA Powerball prize is 1 in 32.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Man won $2 million

John Cramer of Salem won $2 million top prize on Ohio Lottery.

He won just in time for Thanksgiving. Cramer plans on using his winnings to go on vacation in Florida and to help his children.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Man won $25,000

Jimmy Worsham of Kalispell won $25,000 on Montana Lottery's Battleship scratch card.

He does not have any major plans yet for his winnings except for few household items and bill payments.

“When something like that happens it really takes a long time for it to sink in and to realize what you’ve got,” he said. “It was a long drive but it was definitely well worth it.”

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Woman won $2 million on Powerball

Elizabeth Haynes from Mechanicsville won $2 million on Powerball last October 3 draw.

Haynes matched the five main numbers which won her $1 million. Because she paid an extra dollar for Powerplay, her $1 million was doubled to $2 million.

"It was really exciting," she said. "Once I told my husband it was a lot more exciting!"

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Powerball $425M

American Powerball changed their lottery rules this year, with the promise that there would be bigger jackpot prizes and these would be occurring more frequently. So far this year, there have been three instances of jackpot prizes won which are worth more than $300 million. This time around, it's a $425 million Powerball jackpot that is up for grabs.

This is only the second time that a United States lottery has broken the $400 million first prize benchmark. By draw time, it is expected to go even higher than $425 million and a lot of people will be betting on that as well as playing the lottery for a chance at historic payout. This figure is only an estimate and could very well be much higher with the expected influx of players trying their luck before the draw.

Starting with a $40 million prize, there has been no winner for the past 15 draws, creating this big multi-million dollar prize. With interest running high, it is not a remote possibility that by draw time the prize could reach $500 million or even $1 billion!

With an expected $425 million prize, the lump sum payout would be a huge 278.3 million. For after-tax cash and annuity prizes calculations, the USA Mega website has a state-by-state report showing how much the take home could be.

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Visitor to Virginia won $100,000

Linda Woodruff, retired Army to Virginia won $100,000 in the Sizzling 7's scratch game.

She was just visiting her friend when she bought her ticket at a 7-11 in Manassas.

“I was nervous,” she said. “I did a lot of walking in circles.”

She plans on using her winnings to pay for her bills.

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Woman won top prize

Tawonda Noel of Roanoke won $100,000 top prize on Virginia Lottery's Black Jack Scratcher.

She bought her ticket at 4th Street in Salem. She's the 3rd top prize winner. The other 2 top prizes remain unclaimed.

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

College student won on Mega Millions Lottery

Ryan Barrett, 20, a Roswell student won $250,000 on Mega Millions Lottery last November 6.

Barrett, a Computer Science sophomore student of Georgia Perimeter College bought his ticket at Exxon Food Mart.

He plans on using his winnings to support his education.

“This will be savings for college,” the lucky winner said. “I may spend extra on Christmas presents.”

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Winning 6 tickets bought by a woman

Mahlet Bogale of Alexandria won $312,000 on Virginia Lottery's Win for Life fame.

She bought 6 tickets and each ticket won $52,000. “I was surprised and happy,” she said.

The winning numbers were 16,18,26,32,38,40 and Free Ball 29.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Marine veteran won grand prize

Edward Santiago, a Marine Corps veteran from Middleoro won $10 million grand prize on a scratch game. He hit on a 40th Anniversary Millions instant ticket.

It wasn’t immediately clear where he bought his winning ticket or how he plans on using his winnings.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Retired railroad worker won $1 million

David Doyle, a retired Metro-North railroad worker from Rhinebeck won $1 million on $5,000,000 Multiplier scratch-off game.

Doyle opted for a lump-sum $661,800. He bought his ticket at Staatsburg.

“I feel absolutely great,” Doyle said when he received his check. He was inspired to try his luch after talking to a poker buddy who almost won the jackpot of $5 million.

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Retired chaplain won $1 million

Ron Yurcus, retired hospital chaplain of Glen Ellyn won $1 million on Illinois Lottery last August 22.

He only collected his winnings recently as he has forgotten his ticket on his desk. It was sitting there along with the rest of all the tickets he bought for 2 months.

He plans on investing the money, donating to charity and sharing it with his three children and four grandchildren.

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Real Estate Agent won $250K

Natalie Blanchard, an agent in Aspen Real Estate Co. won $250,000 on Mega Million draw last October 26.

Blanchard declined to be interwieved by Aspen Times. But it was gathered that she is originally from France and has been living in Aspen for more than 20 years.

She bought her ticket at Clark's Market.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Belle Fourche woman won on MegaMillions Lottery

Debra Tillman of Belle Fourche won $40,000 on Mega Millions Lottery.

She matched all four out of five main numbers and the Mega Ball in last November 9 draw.

She also bought a multiplier option that quadrupled her winnings of $10,000 third prize.

She bought her winning ticket at Fresh Start in Belle Fourche.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

2 year dispute over $50 million

Natalie Damianidis, pool organizer and 18 other employees of Bell Canada known as Bell 19, has been playing Lotto Max for four weeks only when the group hit the $50 million jackpot.

The next day when the group learned of their winnings, 9 other employees had come forward to claim a stake in the win, freezing the payout until the dispute could be resolved.

It was only last November 9 when the Bell 19 has finally received their winnings.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

$5 million Lottery Scam

Brothers Andy and Nayel Ashkar were featured last month in a newspaper wherein they waited for 6 years before claiming their $5 million lotto prize.

Last November 6, they were arrested for attempting to cash in a $5 million lottery prize jackpot.

Their customer at Greenale Market bought a scratch off ticket last 2006. Andy Ashkar told the customer that he only won $5,000 and not $5 million, thus Andry took the ticket.

It took the brothers 6 years before collecting the prize and they were related to the owner of the store which gave suspicions to the authorities and investigated the case.

They are now facing charges of attempted grand larceny and conspiracy.

The customer or the real winner of the scratch ticket came forward after reading the article last month regarding the brothers. He is now cooperating with the District Attorney's office.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Chesapeake woman won top prize

Lois Walski of Chesapeake won the top prize $100,000 on a Jewel 7's scratch ticket.

She asked her grandson to double check her ticket just to make sure.

She bought her ticket at Gilmerton Road. She is the fifth person to claim the top prize.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Unclaimed GBP3.6 million expires

A winner of UK National Lotto has ran out of time to claim his GBP3.6 million lotto jackpot prize.

Lotto officials said that the winning ticket was bought last May 12 at Lanarkshire.

The GBP3,634,865 prize winnings will go to the National Lottery's Good Causes.

Lotto officials said: “Unfortunately, the ticket-holder did not come forward within the
deadline to claim their prize. It’s a real shame they have missed out.”

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

15 oilworkers won $25M

A group of 15 oil workers from CanElson Drilling won $25 million on the Lotto Max Draw last November 2.

Each member will take home $1.6 million. The group plans to keep buying lottery tickets.

"I think we discussed already that it would be nice for everybody to go back to work roughly the same time and stay together as a group," he said. "We got a real good group of guys here and it seems to work."

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Burke man won $250K on Mega Millions

Tan Le of Burke won $250,000 on Mega Millions last October 30.

He matched all five main numbers and missed the Mega Ball. Thus, he was one the five second prize winners.

The winning numbers were 5,12,18,29,56 and Mega Ball 38.

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Man won $227K

Gerald Miller, 51 of Bonaire won $227,245 on the Fantasy Five last September 22.

He bought his ticket at Bonaire.

He has big plans on his prize. "I'll make house repairs and pay off bills," Miller said. "I'll help my kids in school and pay off my credit cards."

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

24 employees won $1 million

A group of 24 Canada Safeway employees won $1 million on Lotto MaxMillions last November 2 draw.

Each member will receive $41,666.

"It's a nice amount of money," said an employee who wouldn't give his name.

"It's pretty exciting. It's a nice 'take care of some things' for some people."

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Back to Back Group Play

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OSA created the back to back group play that automatically allows you to join both games simultaneously. Considering the fact that the draws for these two games take its peak during the month of December, this now becomes one of your best chances to really take great advantage of getting that chance to win.

OSA also provides back to back group players with  Aussie Superdraw Group Play as well so theres really more chances of winning.

Another great thing about this back to back group play product is the fact that it can be purchased by anyone, anywhere in the world except for those residing in countries like the Philippines, Afghanistan, Iraq, Japan, the Netherlands, Pakistan and the United States. So if you are not from any of these countries and you want to try your luck with El Gordo and Japan Jumbo Draw, theres really no reason for you not to.

Now that you have more than information about this product, what are you still waiting for? If you havent tried lottery ever before, this can very well pave the way for you to experience beginners luck.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Former lottery employee won $1 million

Shiryl Stevens, 52, from Tallula, won $1 million on the Illinois Lottery's Halloween Millionaire Raffle draw.

Stevens who worked for 30 years at Illinois Lottery, just retired 10 months ago.

She and her husband of 21 years, Albert "Junior" has no immediate plans other than to enlarge a pond on their property. And they updated their wills.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

$250,000 winning ticket expires on Nov 8

A winning ticket won $250,000 on Mega Millions Lottery will expire on November 8,2012, 4pm.

The ticket was purchased at Walter's Pipe Shop, 122 W. Lafayette Blvd in Detroit. The winning numbers were 5,31,45,47,54 and Mega Ball 4.

If this prize goes unclaimed, the money will go to the state School Aid Fund which is the beneficiary of all Lottery profits.

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Couple won $3 million

Judith Scheibelhut and William Fitzpatrick from Maple Shade won $3 million on Pick 6 lottery.

The couple has been long time players and play the lottery 3 days a week.

When the couple confirmed their winnings, Scheibelhut "put her hand up for a high five and said, 'We won!'"

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Grandmother won again

Lena Eaton, 91 year old grandmother from Indianapolis won $99,999 on Scorchin' Hot 9s scratch ticket. Prior to this, she won $300,000 on Quick Draw last August.

She started home improvements with her previous winnings so she plans on travelling with this recent prize winnings. She will be helping her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as well.

“It’s been a pleasure being able to help them,” she said. “I’ve got good kids.”

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Grandmother, claimed lottery winnings just in time

Julie Cervera, grandmother from Victorville won $23 million on California SuperLotto Plus last May.

She bought the winning ticket with her last $1. She forgot her ticket for 5 months in her car until one of her daughters texted her to let her confirm the woman her daughter saw in the news. She claimed her money days before its expiry on November 25.

Cervera opted for a lump-sum of $17.8 million and plans on paying off her sister's home, helping her children and grandchildren and her two adopted sons.

"This means I will be able to help have my kids and grandkids taken care of," Cervera said.

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Disabled veteran won $1.3 million

An Army veteran who has been disabled since 2009 with a back injury and whose name, age and hometown were withheld, won $1.3 million on Classic Lotto 47 jackpot.

He used his last 4 quarters to buy his winning lottery ticket.

“This is a direct blessing from God,” he said. “Now everybody will be okay.”

He said that the prize winning will help him and his four children.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Farm worker won GBP1 Million on UK National Lottery

William McKenna, 53, farm worker from Kilcreggan won GBP1,187,959 on UK National Lottery last October 24.

"I’ve worked my entire life and I’ve never expected to have anything like this happen to me. Not in a million years.

"The only thing I’ve ever won is an Easter egg in the local pub for charity and I don’t even like chocolate. I still can’t believe it. It’s the best feeling in the world."

He is plans on buying a house for his wife Allison and will do some travelling.

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OSA Infographics

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And for people who are so into lottery and want to know more about their favorite games, these infographics will let you know everything you want to know. For instance, are you aware that Italians spend over US$2.7 billion in a year? And that the Spanish El Gordo Draw is the oldest lottery in the world?

Get more intimate with your favorite lotto game through this new feature of OSA by clicking on the “Infographics” tab on top.

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