Monday, December 31, 2012

Family Man won $1M

Francisco Rios from Van Nuys won $1 million on $1M Fortune Scratchers tickets.

He bought two tickets which both ended with the number 44. Rios and his family took this as a good luck.

The first ticket was a non winner but the second won him $1M.

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Southern California woman won $1M

Maria Sanchez from Southern California won $1 million on the $250 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers games.

A regular player of scratch game, has no immediate plans on her winnings.

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Retired couple won $50M on Powerball Lottery

A couple from Johnson County won $50 million on Powerball Lottery last December 19.

The couple in their 70's both retired chosen to remain anonymous. They said that they have spent sleepless nights trying to decide what to do with their prize jackpot.

They have chosen the lump sum option of about $23 million after taxes. They plan on sharing some of the winnings with their family and friends.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

El Gordo Draw

During last holiday season, hundreds of people gathered around as they waited for the lottery draw for Spain’s national lottery game, the El Gordo, hoping to win huge and forget the ongoing economic woes. El Gordo is the biggest lottery game in Europe in terms of cash prizes. This lottery game, which is literally means “The Fat One”,paid out €2.47 billion in cash prizes in 2012, which was lower than the prizes given away in 2011. During the last year-end draw, the winning number was 76058. Many lottery players spend so much to buy lotto tickets and some have spent hundreds of euros to have better chance of winning, but to no avail.

The current economy of Spain is the fourth biggest in the Eurozone and is in directpassages of need as the Spanish government is experiencing pressure from European Union to present billions of euros in the savingsamidstthe speculation of the government needing bailing out. Despite the economic problems of the country, to go along with the housing industry’s collapse in 2008, the lottery aspect (such as El Gordo) has only suffered only minor losses from the said crisis. Data showed that the ticket sales for this national lottery dropped 3.25% since 2008 according to Juan Antonio Gallardo, the commercial director of the El Gordo. During these times, lotto players are spending €52 on the average in buying tickets, which is lower by €5 last year. The cost of the ticket to play for El Gordo is €20.

The El Gordo draw was always conducted on December 22 since 1812 is reflectedas the spinoff for the Christmas season. The lottery is created in a way such as several people all over Spain will get chance to win big and hence, there is no single jackpot.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

100th scratch ticket winner of $1 million

Thomas Ridenhour, worker at Lowe's in Jackson was the lucky holder of the 100th ticket and won $1 million on the Millionaire Jumbo Bucks instant scratch game.

“This is truly a blessing,” he said. Three years ago, he lost a leg from a spider bite. “This will provide some financial relief and give me the extra cushion I will need hopefully for a long time.”

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Medical office professional won $50,009

Beverly James, 54 year old medical office professional from Acworth won $50,009 on the Fantasy 5 last December 16 draw.

She used her family's birthdays and his brother's football number wherein she correctly matched all five numbers.

This is her second lottery win. Last 2010, she was part of a WellStar office pool that won $200,000 in the Powerball Lottery.

“I always believe," James said, "that I will win."

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Friday, December 21, 2012

68 year old won $100,000

A 68 year old man from Yakima Washington won $100,000 on the Hit Five game.

The man has been playing the lottery for years.

He plans on buying a snowmobile and to fly his family in the holidays.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Pensacola woman won $1.1 Million

Addie Dean of Pensacola won $1.1 million on Florida Lottery's Mega Money.

She opted for a lump-sum payment of $913,816.63.

She bought her ticket Circle K in Pensacola.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Costco employees won $50 Million on Powerball

Rosa De Leon, 52 of Arlington and Reginald LeBlanc, 54 of Lexington, both Costco employees won $50 million on Powerball Lottery last December 12.

They bought a single ticket last Wednesday at the Lexington Shell station.

They correctle matched all the six numbers, 08,10,25,36,44 and Powerball 28.

They opted for a lump-sum option of $33 million.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

CSR won $150,000

Felicia Gordon, a customer service representative of Asheville won $150,000 on 10X the Payout instant game.

After taxes, Gordon will get $102,001. She plans on buying a new home.

“This feels great,” Gordon said. “We’re going house shopping this afternoon.”

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Machine Operator won $150,000

Lawrence Nelson, 39, a machine operator of Franklin won $150,000 top prize on Giant Jumbo Bucks instant game.

He plans on buying a new home for his family.

“I didn’t believe it,” he said. “I asked another guy, and he shook my hand and said, ‘Congratulations!’”

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Woman won $100,000

Ruby Brown of Cartersville won $100,000 on 50X The Money instant game.

She plans on donating a portion of her prize to charity.

"I was shocked, surprised and happy," she said. "It’s still hard to believe."

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Corporate Sales Manager won $1 million

Bobby Latham, 41, a corporate sales manager of Miami won $1 million on Powerball Lottery last November 21 draw.

He bought his winning ticket while on his way to visit his family for Thanksgiving.

He plans on saving his money for the education of his 8-month old son.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Copper mill worker $193,020

Willie Sutton, a copper mill worker of Floyd County won $193,020 on Georgia's Lottery Fantasy 5 last December 3.

“I was so excited, I couldn’t sleep,” Sutton said.

He plans on saving the money for his children's future.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Woman won on $1 million on scratch ticket

Li Hua Huang, runs two nail salons of Outer Richmond District won $1 million on scratch tickets.

She bought four $10 Scratch ticket and won a free ticket which won her $1 million.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

50 winners for the UK Millionaire Raffle in the Holidays

The UK Millionaire Raffle will have two special draws during the holiday season – one during Christmas and the other one onNew Year's In these draws, the lucky winners will become £1 million richer and there will be 25 winners courtesy of the UK Millionaire Raffle.

All in all, there will be 50 people who will start the year as millionaires. For Euro Millions players, this will be like an additional 25 chances to win £1 million.

In the 2011 draw of the UK Millionaire Raffle, the same number of players (50) became instant millionaires and this happened with a month called the Millionaire Month. This month started on 25th of November, 2011 and ended with another draw on 23rd of December, 2011.

Millionaire s raffle (which is a record-breaking) which happened the same day of the London 2012 Olympic Games last July.

How to participate? 

In order to play to the UK Millionaire Raffle, you need to play for the Euro Millions. Every time you buy a lottery ticket in Euro Millions, you will be also issued with one of a kind UK Millionaire Raffle number combination and you will enter this combination to the UK Millionaire Raffle draw, the draws are held during December 25th and 31st.

The cost for entering or playing for the Euro Millions Draw ( that comes with the UK Millionaire Raffle does not change. The prize is similar to the standard cost. Will you be one the 25 new millionaires in these two draw nights? Increase your chances by getting more tickets to this special lottery draw!

Second prize winner of the $587.5 Powerball Jackpot

Matthew Good, married man in his 30s, from Fountain Hills, won second prize division on the Powerball Lottery last November 28 draw.

Good took the one-time payout option of $192 million. He enjoys his job and has no plans of quitting.

Good said, "It is difficult to express just how thankful we are for this wonderful gift. We are extremely grateful and feel fortunate to now have an increased ability to support our charities and causes. Obviously, this has been incredibly overwhelming and we have always cherished our privacy."

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

3 winning tickets will expire soon

3 winning lottery tickets worth almost a million bought in New Jersey will expire soon.

The first winning ticket was a Mega Millions worth $250,000. It was bought on December 23, 2011 at Orange Liquors in Orange. Winning combinations were 3,5,8,18,29 and Mega Ball 14, and Megaplier 4.

The second winning ticket was a Mega Millions worth $250,000. It was bought on December 27, 2011 at Street Corner News in Eatontown. Winning combinations were 23,32,33,39,43 and Mega Ball 8, and Megaplier 3.

The third winning ticket was a Powerball worth $200,000. It was bought on December 24, 2011 at Milleries Food Market in Mount Holly. Winning combinations were 14,16,30,51,52 and Powerball 19, and Megaplier 2.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Couple won $2 million on Powerball

Joe and Lisa Woodruff of Hobbs won $2 million on Powerball last November 28 draw.

The couple only plays Powerball if the jackpot reaches $300 million. They put family birthdates and anniversaries on their number combinations, correctly matched the five main numbers and missed the Powerball.

They have modest plan on their winnings. Lisa said she'll pay off for her jeep.

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Homecare workers won GBP1 million on Euro Millions

Home care workers won GBP1 million on EuroMillions Lottery.

34 staff of Willowbank Nursing Home in Pasturegate Burnley will receive GBP30,000 each. The group includes nurses, care assistants and domestics have only been playing for 3 months.

They plan on buying cars, new roof, splashing out on holidays, paying off debts.

“This is absolutely perfect timing too, just before Christmas. It will certainly ensure we all have the best Christmas ever." said Diane Ireland, syndicate leader.

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Woman won $5 million

Marion R. Clifton of Sardinia won $5 million on Ohio Lottery's Super Millions scratch-off game.

Clifton opted for the annuity cash payment thus she will receive $177,500 yearly after tax for the next 20 years.

She bought her ticket a Kroger in Mt. Orab.

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Couple won on Powerball

Eugene and Nancy Gaspar of Dearborn won $1 million on Powerball Lottery last November 28 draw.

The couple who had been married for 56 years, had a ticket compiling the numbers of the birthdates of their grandchildren.

 “I was in shock, numb,” said Eugene Gaspar. “I can’t think of anything I really need. We’ve had a really good life. We won’t have any money worries in the future.”

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Retired recently won 2nd prize in Powerball

Susan Worthington, 63 year old from Boise, recently retired won $1 million on Powerball lottery last November 28.

She plans on spending the money to finish up her kitchen and do some landscaping at her house. Her first big purchase was a keyless entry remote for her car worth $80.

She said that the prize she won will allow her to retire comfortably.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

$4.2 million winner will be announced

The winner of $4.2 million will be announced at the same southeast Missouri truck stop where the ticket was bought three weeks ago. A news conference scheduled by The Lottery will take place on Wednesday afternoon at Pilot Travel Centers in Marston to present a ceremonial check to the winner. Susan Goedde, a Lottery spokeswoman, states that the November 14 jackpot is the largest awarded in Missouri Lotto this year. The winning numbers were: 1-4-12-16-34-41.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Passing through player won $1M

A man from North Carolina, who bought five Powerball tickets while passing through Virginia, has won $1 million. The man was on his way to Connecticut to visit family members when he stopped for gas at Mr. B’s Welcome Center in Harrisonbur, Petke and bought the tickets for last week’s record-setting $587.5 million Powerball draw. One of the man’s tickets matched the first five numbers to win $1. Additionally, three other tickets sold in Virginia were also good for $1 million in the Wednesday night drawing.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Police officers win $1M

A group of about two dozen police officers get to take home $30,000 each after winning $1 million from a Powerball ticket. The officers bought more than 50 tickets for the draw after having pooled their money. Matching 5 out of 6 winning numbers, they just missed out on last week's $588 million jackpot.

Lt. Kevin Conley tells The Columbus Dispatch that everyone in the office was pretty low-key about the winning ticket.


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Retired civil servant won $100,000

Calvin Jones retired civil servant of Petersburg won $100,000 top prize on Virginia Lottery's Jewel 7's scratch game.

“I just kept seeing sevens,” he said. “I kept on going and that’s when all the screaming started.”

He bought his ticket at Petersburg Market. He is the 6th player to claim the $100,000 top prize.

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Retired employee won $1 million on Mega Millions

Lionel Miller, a retired federal employee of Alexandria won $1 million on Mega Millions Lottery last November 27.

He correctly matched the five main numbers and increased his prize by buying the Megaplier.

He didn't know what to say when he learned that he won. He asked his wife, “How does it feel to be married to a millionaire?”

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