Thursday, January 31, 2013

Young mom won GBP250,000 on UK National Lottery scratchies

Katie Bryant, 21, a young mom of two from Burnley won GBP250,000 on UK National Lottery's Blue scratchcard.

She plans on buying her own home, pay off all her debts.

“It is just a wonderful feeling to think I do not have to worry any more. This is what means the most to me. I can pay off all of my debts and not have the worry of owing anyone anything,” Katie said.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Father and son won $100K on Palmetto Cash 5

Father and son from Greenville won $100,000 on Palmetto Cash 5.

At least once a week, the two play lottery together.

The winning numbers were 12,15,18,23 and 28.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Unclaimed winning Euro Millions Millionaire Raffle ticket will expire on Jan 30

A winning Euro Millions UK Millionaire Raffle ticket worth $1 Million bought in Fermanagh and south Tyrone has until January 30 before it will expire. The ticket was bought sometime in August, 2012.

The winning ticket was GCR760097.

Should the winner fail to claim their prize, the money will go to the National Lottery Good Causes fund.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Burke woman won $1M on New Year's Raffle

Michele McVee of Burke won $1 million on Virginia Lottery's New Year's Millionaire Raffle.

“What a way to start the New Year!” McVee's husband said when he saw their winning ticket.

She bought the ticket at the 7-Eleven in Springfield.

The ticket was one of the four winning tickets in the Virginia Lottery's New Year's Day draw.

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Disputanta man won $1M on Powerball Lottery

Keith Copeland of Disputanta won $1 million on Powerball Lottery last January 12.

Copeland is now the eighth million-dollar winner in the Commonwealth with eight weeks.

He correctly matched the five main numbers but not the Powerball.

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Unclaimed winning Powerball ticket will expire on Jan 28

A winning Powerball ticket worth $40,000 bought in Fort Mill has until January 28 before it will expire. The ticket was bought sometime before August 1, 2012.

Customers were given 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize.

The winning numbers were 3,16,48,56,58 and Powerball 4.

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Couple won GBP1M on Euro Millions by mistake

Claire McManus and Scott Connah from Connah's Quay won GBP1M on Euro Millions.

The couple wanted a scratchcard ticket but a close family friend whom they requested to buy, mistakenly bought a Euro Millions raffle ticket.

"The news is still sinking in. When we had the ticket confirmed as a winning raffle number the lady from Camelot said to me, 'congratulations, you're a millionairess' and I just sat on the floor, laughed and cried. I haven't slept since we won!"

They plans on buying their first house in the Connah's Quay area and a luxury family holiday.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Group of friends won GBP2M on UK National Lottery

A group of four ladies and a gentleman from Brighton won GBP2,147,580 on UK National Lottery last December 29.

The group, a tight knit group of friends started playing 18 months ago. Coris Bondsfield was assigned to buy tickets every Wednesday and Saturdays using a set of chosen numbers by the syndicate members.

They plan on buying a house, going to a family holiday in Florida, off to Disneyworld with a grandchild and getting on the property ladder.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

St. Augustine man won $1M on Florida Lotto scratchies

Herbert Hudson, 53, from St. Augustine won $1 million on Florida Lottery's special 25th anniversary scratch-off game.

He opted for a lump-sum payment of $819,000. He bought his ticket at Kangaroo Express gas station in Palatka.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Orangevile grandfather won on Mega Millions

Steven Conley of Orangevale won $427,749 on Mega Millions last January 11.

“It’s just so amazing that something like this happened,” said Conley.

He wants to be careful with his money and plans on accomplishing some things he has always wanted to do. He may get a new truck, may invest his money and put some away for his grand kids.

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Laid-off man won $1M on Mega Millions

Riley Gunn, from Southern Oregon won $1 million on Mega Millions last January 4.

He was laid off and was going back to school when he bought his winning ticket at Lil' Pantry Market in Merlin.

He initially thought that he only won $250,000 but then he spent 4 extra Megaplier option which multiplied his winnings by four for a total of $1M.

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Batavia grandmother won $7.25 on Lottery

Ancelma Martinez of Batavia won $7.25 million on Illinois Lottery last December 17.

She opted for a lump-sum of $5,513,306 after taxes.

Martinez and her husband plans on sharing their prize winning with their five children and six grandchildren. They also plan to pay off their house and car and maybe go on a vacation in Mexico.

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Cosmetologist won $169K on Carolina Cash 5

Huong Van Dinh, a cosmetologist of Creedmoor in Granville County won $169,207 on Carolina Cash 5 last January 10.

He chose his winning numbers based on the recent winning numbers of Mega Millions and Powerball numbers.

“I couldn’t sleep so I looked at the numbers on my phone,” Dinh said. “I recognized those numbers and was very excited.”

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Stafford man won $250K on Mega Millions

Peter Armoo of Stafford won $250,000 on Mega Millions last November 6, 2012.

For two months, Armoo has been keeping his winning ticket. He has only collected them last January 10, 2013.

He correctly matched the five main numbers and missed the Mega Ball.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Newly weds won $250K on Mega Millions

Debra Opper who runs a computer health desk at the Social Security Administration won $250,000 on Mega Millions last January 1.

Opper has been buying same lottery tickets : five $2 multi-match tickets from Monday and Thursday, a $5 Mega Millions ticket for Tuesday and Friday and a $10 Powerball ticket for Wednesday and Saturday.

She has won $10,000 four years ago and never dreamed of winning a 6-figure prize like what she won last January 1.

“Never did I ever imagine that was going to be me. Now I’m even still sitting here at the lottery office waiting for them to say, ‘Haha, it’s a joke. Never mind,’” Opper said.

She and her husband who got married last December 1 plans on going to the Hawaiian islands or Puerto Rico to have their proper honeymoon. The money will also help buy a taxi passenger vehicle in Montgomery County so he can have his own cab. She also plans on helping her 26 year old twin daughters with their car payments.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Rhode Island winner claimed $2M on Powerball Lottery

A man from Wakefield, Rhode Island won $2 million on Powerball Lottery last January 2.

He doubled his winning by buying an extra $1 Powerplay thus making it $2M.

The winner started screaming when he checked the Powerball numbers in the morning paper and saw that he matched 5 out of six Powerball winning numbers but not the Powerball.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Youngstown man won $1M on Ohio Lottery

Shaden J. Amireh of Youngstown won $1 million top prize on the Ohio Lottery's 2013 New Year's Raffle.

Amireh opted for a lump sum of $710,000 after taxes.

He bought his ticket at Convenient Food Mart at Nile Ohio.

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Chula Vista woman won $327K on Mega Millions

Aurora Aguirre of Chula Vista won $327,665 on Mega Millions Lottery last December 25.

"That's really a gift, totally unexpected," said Aguirre.

She correctly matched the five main numbers but not the Mega Ball.

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Retired papermill worker won $100,000 on a scratch card

David Coman, retired paper mill worker from Canton in Haywood County won $100,000 top prize on holiday-themed Greetings of Gold scratch ticket.

He always ask the clerk to pick his ticket for him for good luck.

“I had to read it a few times,” Coman said. “It still hasn’t soaked in yet, but it feels good.”

He plans on paying his bills and save for the future.

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Retired postmaster won $1M on Powerball Lottery

Ann LaFave, a retired U.S. postmaster of Huntersville won $1 million on Powerball Lottery December 26.

She used the numbers from her birthday, her mom's birthday, jersey number of an old boyfriend and the number use in memory of a friend.

She plans on helping her family, buying a new car and moving to a new apartment.

“My birthday numbers were there. I saw the fourth number. Then I went to the kitchen to make sure my Powerball ticket was still good, came back and saw I had five numbers. And I started yelling and screaming,” she said.

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Kellog employee won $250,000 on Mega Millions

Yonqueal Ridley, 40 year old employee of Kellogg from Riverdale won $250,000 on Mega Millions Lottery last December 28.

"I found out the next morning while watching TV," Ridley said. "I was screaming and hollering."

She plans on using her money to buy a new home for her family.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Woman doubled her winnings on Powerball Lottery by buying extra Powerplay

Sherry Miller of De Queen won $2 million on Powerball last December 26.

She paid an extra Powerplay which doubled her winnings to $2M.

She plans on using her winnings to purchase a home for her family and grandchildren.

She took home $1,610,000 after taxes.

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Japan Year-End Jumbo Draw: 2012's Biggest Lottery Blowout

The biggest Asian lottery draw will take place on December 31, 2012. For Japanese lotto lovers, this date coincides with a lots of luck and hope – the day of the Japan Year-End Jumbo Draw. With about ¥102 billion in cash pay-outs, the Japan Jumbo Draw holds ranks as the second largest lotto in the world next to Spain’s El Gordo.

There are four Japan Jumbo Draws each year: March, June, August and December. The December or with the final draw being the biggest and richest of all. The 2012 year-end Jumbo draw promises a total of ¥27.2 billion yen to 68 first prize winners, which means each one gains over ¥400 million. 204 second prize winners are up to gain ¥30 million each, and so many more millions are in store for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th prize winners as well as subsidiary prizes. All these prizes are free of government taxes and paid out in one single lump sum.

The Most Massive Draw of the Year

The Japan Year-End Jumbo Draw is truly massive. It provides lotto players and hopefuls a chance to become millionaires many times over. Winning any one of the minor prizes is also not such a bad thing.

The biggest challenge however, is how to get your Japan Jumbo Draw lottery tickets. These lotto tickets are the hardest to purchase because they are sold only by the Mizuho Bank in Japan. Since they were introduced to foreign players in 2003, tickets to overseas players have been limited so it is crucial to make reservations as early as possible.

The holiday season is one of the great chances to become millionaire, especially for the Japanese. Millions of residents look forward to the “Japan Year-End Jumbo Draw” and hope that it will be their turn to become the next big winner.

The Japan Year-End Jumbo Draw () is the most impressive and massive year-end lotto event of the year. Get a chance to be one of its lucky winners, visit today!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Rockwall man won $2M on Powerball Lottery

John Williams of Rockwall won $2 million on Powerball last December 26.

He spent an extra $1 for Powerplay option thus doubling the second-tier prize of $1M to $2M.

He said he will not change his routine. He will still work but plans on taking some fabulous vacations.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Retiree won $50M on Powerball Lottery

Roger Custer, retiree of Levitown, Bucks County won $50 million on Powerball Lottery last December 5.

Custer opted for a lump sum option of $33.1 million after taxes.

"The best part about winning the Powerball jackpot is being able to take care of my family," said Custer. "It's a good feeling to know that my family will never have to worry."

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Looking Forward to Mega Millions in 2013

Mega Millions is one of the popular American lottery games today that has several jurisdictions in the country and anyone can buy a ticket. The first draw for this lottery, which was first known first as The Big Game, was held in 2002. Currently, the minimum jackpot prize for the Mega Millions draw is advertised to be at $12 million. Lucky lottery winners will be paid 26 times with equal installments yearly. There is also cash option to claim the prize as a lump sum. Generally, the amount of jackpot prize will increase if there are no first prize winners.

The biggest jackpot in this lottery game is advertised at $656 million if annuitized or if cash, around $462 million. This was won during the draw the March 30, 2012. Since the prizes are carried over and certain percentages of the total sales are added to the jackpot, the first prize increased to that amount. Before that, the estimated jackpot was around $363 million in annuity on the 27th of March and thanks to the huge ticket sales, the jackpot rose to the record-breaking amount of $656 million. There were three winners in this draw and they will be sharing the prize pot equally.

How to play in Mega Millions The current system used in this lottery game is the same as the one used in June 2005. In this system, any player can select five differing numbers from one to 56 and these are the white balls. He/she can also use the lottery terminal to pick number for him/her. Then, he/she will pick a number from one to 46 and this is the gold ball called the Mega Ball number. Since there are two different colors of balls, two machines are used to draw numbers and the gold ball can be repeated.

Since Mega Millions draws are held twice a week, the jackpots often roll over quite fast – raising the first prize pot to millions in just a short period of time. This makes it very lucrative for lottery players because the very high payout if they are lucky to win.

Prairieville woman won $250K on Lottery

Shannon Peabody, 46 year old from Prairieville won $250,000 on Louisiana Lottery last November 28.

Peabody took home $175,000 after taxes.

She plans on creating a college fund for her 9-year old daughter.

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Disabled Army veteran won $100K from christmas gift scratch tickets

Eddie Hoover, disabled Army Veteran of North Carolina won $100,000 on Carolina Black scratch game.

Every year, Hoover receives lottery tickets from his son as a Christmas gift. One of those was the lucky card.

With the prize winnings, Eddie and his family will be able to attend his son's wedding in Bahamas next fall.

“Every time I play the lottery, I dream about winning,” said Hoover who plans to pay his bills as well.

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Powerball Lottery winnings doubled

Joe and Lisa Woodruff of Hubbs won $2M on Powerball Lottery last November 28.

They paid an extra $1 for Powerplay which doubled their prize to $2M.

They plan on paying of Lisa's Jeep.

“I kept saying, ‘Joe, Joe, pinch me,’” Lisa Woodruff said.


Friday, January 4, 2013

Late Christmas gift won $100,000 on $5 Mega Bucks

Maria Juana Tolentino, of Candor in Montgomery County, won $100,000 on $5 Mega Bucks scratch ticket.

The winning ticket was given to her by her brother as a late gift for Christmas.

She plans on using the money for home repairs, share with her children and give some to her brother.

She'll be receiving $68,001 after taxes.

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Mega Millions and USA Powerball: Robust in 2013

USA Powerball and Mega Millions are generating a lot of buzz as both are now recognized as the largest American lotteries at present. With the winning record they set last year, it's no big surprise that they are on their way to bigger and better things this year.

Mega Millions Trailblazing with a New Record 

Everyone's crazy about the rising Mega Millions jackpot in March 2012 which led to the all-time high $656 million jackpot shared by three winning tickets from Maryland, Kansas and Illinois. The shared jackpot was equally divided among the three winners. Each got a cool $218 million, before taxes, under the annuity option. This jackpot is marked in the American lottery history as the largest cash and annuity amounts ever given out to date.

The most curious thing about this draw was the astounding response from players which paved the way for the prize money to balloon. Kelly Cripe, a spokesperson for Mega Millions, reported that sales in the 42 states plus District of Columbia and Virgin Islands, where the game is played, amounted to an amazing $651,915,940.

The US was caught in a frenzy thinking the lottery odds can be beaten.

Powerball Refuses to be Left Behind 

Meanwhile, folks at American Powerball announced a newly devised game structure and pricing plan beginning January 2012 to provide people a bigger game and an even bigger jackpot. You can bet your horses that it made a lot of people crazy with excitement. The biggest Powerball prize ever won was on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 for an astonishing amount of $587.5 million. Ticket winners were reported to be from Missouri and Arizona.

With all the crazy amount of jackpots and winnings, people are not far from dreaming that the prize money will soon reach the billion dollar mark, another first in the lottery history.

In the meantime, Mega Millions and American Powerball fans are hooked on monitoring news and development. We're optimistic that jackpots will be bigger and draws more thrilling. You might be wondering why I choose to play these two lottos instead of playing the European ones with tax-free winnings. Well, the answer is I like staying true to my roots and live the American dream of winning the lottery jackpot.

Anyone could be the next winner. The American lottery future is, indeed, so bright, you’ve got to wear shades.

Arlington woman won $1M on Powerball Lottery

Joanna Wallace of Arlington, Virginia won $1M on Powerball Lottery last November 28.

She never played the Powerball game before and waited until December 14 to claim her prize.

There were four winners of the second division and Joanna was one of them.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Jennifer Lopez, 28 won $500,000 on a Monopoly Scratch-Off Game.

Jennifer and her family were eager to go to Tallhassee just to claim their winnings at the Florida Lottery Headquarters.

"We have won smaller amounts in the past, but never thought we would win a prize this large," Lopez said. "We were so happy we couldn't fall asleep last night."

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Second ticket won $1M on Powerball Lottery

David and Joyce Hebert of Slidell, Louisiana won $1M on Powerball last November 28.

The couple thought they only won $1,000. David bought a lottery ticket which did not match any of the winning numbers. Luckily his wife also bought a ticket for the same drawing which won them $1M. She missed one number to win the jackpot prize of $550M.

"I tried not to get emotional," David Hebert said as he wiped his tears.

Their grandchildren were urging them to buy a new boat

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