Winning the lottery is just the beginning

What Is Bonus Hunting?

The first online casinos were established 15 years ago. It was a revolutionary break-through in the gambling world. At first, the players didn’t dare to start playing at online casinos, because they didn’t understand how they worked, whether their money will be safe and how to register at the website. Nowadays, fifteen years later, the situation has changed: lots of players prefer online casinos to brick-and-mortar ones. The main reason is that it’s very convenient to play at the online casino. If you want to gamble while stuck in a traffic jam, all you need to do is to open your notebook, connected to the Internet, start a software program – and start enjoying your favorite games. The most famous manufacturers started making gaming software supported by mobile phones. Now playing has become even more convenient and easy. You can play your favorite games right on your mobile phone. All you have to do is to download casino application to your mobile phone, connect to the Internet and enjoy your game.

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$228 Million Powerball Winner Scraped Together Nickels and Dimes to Play

A California nail technician who has played the lottery over the years by scraping together nickels and dimes from tips at the salon is now a multi-millionaire several times over.

His name is Vinh Nguyen, and he bought his Powerball winning $228.4 million ticket in San Mateo, California.

His first thought was, “I read the numbers, I didn’t think I had won.”

Nguyen declined media interviews. His age, city of residence and where he works have not been disclosed. However, people who work in the same mall said Nguyen works at Nail Resort, directly acros from the market.

In a private interview with lottery officials, Nguyen said he has been playing the lottery for the last half decade, deciding how much he spends every week depending on how well he does in tips at work.

Nguyen spent $30 buying 15 Powerball tickets for the big drawing. He decided on the “annuity payment option,” which will give him the full $228,467,735 jackpot paid out over 30 years. A lottery spokesman saidthat amount turns out to be about $138,000,000 spread out over three decades after taxes.

Ngueyn said there was no great secret Read more

Basic National Lottery Tips

Winning at any lottery is a tough thing, really.  Whether you are in the US or in Europe, the chances of winning in the lottery are very small.  However, when you do win, you want to win big.  These tips aim to help you do just that – win more when your numbers do come up.  These can’t help you increase your chances of winning the lottery.  Really, only buying more tickets can help you do that.

So how do you increase your winnings when you actually do win?  The bottom line is changing how you pick your numbers.  That is, avoid choosing numbers the way other people do.  One common thing people do is to pick numbers that just recently won.  They believe that this is lucky.  As such, if you do win, you will probably split the winnings with so many other people.

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Another thing to avoid is to pick numbers based on an arithmetic sequence.  This is way too easy.  Too many people do this.  Have you ever used a tip service?  Well if you have, so have countless other people.  Imagine how many others you would have to split your prize if your number came up?  Now I don’t have to tell you about birthdays – I think we talked about that in another post.  Among the techniques people use when choosing numbers, this is perhaps the most used.  So stay away from that!

So what is the best way to pick numbers for the lottery? Do it at random!  Get a random number generator online.  You can even write down numbers on slips of paper and put them in a bag then do your own draw.  Just make it random.

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No Small Potatoes; Idaho Player wins $200,000

As a matter of routine, Kathie Spiegler usually reinvests her lottery winnings from her Scratch tickets into new tickets. Recently, Kathie found herself with two, $10 winning tickets.  As she finished her shift for the night in Wallace, Idaho, she kept to her usual practice and cashed them at an Idaho Lottery Winstation vending machine and bought a $20, $200,000 Super Cashword ticket.

“I tried to scan the $20 ticket to see if it was a winner at a gas station on my way home, but it was late Read more

Disbelief in Minnesota: Couple Wins More than $11 Million Hot Lotto Jackpot

A Bethel  couple Joe and Rhonda Meath are Minnesota’s latest multi-million dollar lottery winners. Rhonda said she always knew Joe would win. “He’s lucky,” she said. “I didn’t think it would be quite this big,” she conceded.

Just before noon one recenet Saturday, Joe, a regular Hot Lotto® player, purchased a 10-line Hot Lotto ticket in East Bethel. He put the ticket in the visor of his truck and did not think about it again until he checked the winning numbers on the Lottery’s website around 10 p.m. and noticed that the Hot Ball® was 19, which he recognized as one of the numbers on his ticket. On that same line, he knew that he also had the winning numbers 1-2-3. Thinking he’d won “maybe $1,000” he decided he’d better get the ticket out of his truck. “My daughter was using the truck the next day,” he said.

Once he had retrieved the ticket from his truck, he saw that it also matched the final two winning numbers 25 and 30.

“I sat there for about an hour [checking and re-checking the ticket],” said Joe. “Then I woke Rhonda up.” After Rhonda looked at the ticket, they called three of their four children to share the good news. The fourth had a test scheduled the next morning and they did not want to disturb her sleep.

The couple does not have many plans yet, but Read more

Missouri Player Wins, Pays Off Mortgage

Robert Keats of Grain Valley, Missouri, bought his $178,000 Show Me Cash winning ticket in Grain Valley. Keats used Quick Pick to correctly match all five numbers drawn in the Aug. 30 drawing:   9, 12, 22, 38 and 39.

Keats and his wife, Allison, were both reserved and humbled by the news. They called their win “a blesssing.”

Indeed it was.

“I didn’t say anything, because I didn’t want to get my hopes up too high,” he started. “I knew what it said, but I wanted to make sure.”
“She got a tear in her eye; she couldn’t believe it,” Keats said, referring to his wife’s reaction. “We don’t owe much left on our house, and we have been wanting to pay it off,” he continued.

Keats, a union carpenter, just recently returned to work a few months ago after an injury to his ankle.

Red…is the Color of Money (in Connecticut)

Bill Grouten of Burlington, Connecticut is a big fan of the $100,000 Cashword 6 game. 

Not only does Grouten enjoy the extended-play aspect of Cashword, but he’s also been fortunate to win some of the game’s varied prizes.

“I like the $10 Cashword game the best, probably because I’ve been lucky with winning.  I buy my tickets at different places,” Grouten said.  “This time, I had five red words, so I knew that a sixth red word had to be there.  All I needed was one more letter.”

At the bottom of puzzle two, Grouten found his $100,000 top prize win in a sixth red word—AWAY.  “What a feeling—it was fantastic!” said Grouten.

Claiming his prize winning $100,000 Cashword 6 ticket Grouten received a check for $68,303 (after taxes). 

“This is amazing,” said Grouten with a big smile.  “I’m going to put this money right in the bank, and help my two kids.”

$1 Million Winner is All Smiles

A warehouse worker has packed a robust prize playing the Georgia Lottery. Calvin Smiley of Folkston, Georgia won a $1 million top prize playing Georgia’s new instant game Million $$ Match.

Smiley, 50, purchased his ticket while waiting on a car service repair.

“I went over to play just to pass the time,” he said. “When I scratched it, I kept looking at the ticket like, ‘This can’t be real!’”

The grandfather of two is excited over his windfall.

“I never in my wildest imagination dreamed that I’d win,” Smiley said.

There are no plans at the moment for his winnings.

“I want to get married, and there are things that I’ve wanted and couldn’t get,” he shared. “I want to enjoy life.”

Amen, brother.

Virginia Player Scores a $100,000 Touchdown

Marvin Carter wasn’t a Washington Redskins fan before he won $100,000 in the Virginia Lottery’s Redskins Game Face Scratcher game, but maybe now he’ll change his mind.

The Danville, Viirginia man said he was so excited when he realized he’d won the game’s top prize that he couldn’t even talk. His wife had to tell him to slow down before he had a heart attack.

Carter, who works as a prep cook, said he plans to use his winnings to pay bills and maybe outfit his man cave.

I hope everyone had a great summer….I took the month off (my bad), but I’m back with TONS of winners around the country.

Check back. Often.

And keep on playing.

Six Years Later…Virginia Lottery Player Wins Another $100,000

When Peggy Huffman won the $100,000 top prize in the July 4 Cash 5 drawing from the Virginia Lottery, she already knew what it was like.

It had happened to her before!

In September of 2006, the Staunton woman won $100,000 in Cash 5 for the first time.

Nearly eight years later, she matched all five numbers again, with a ticket she bought  in Staunton. Those winning numbers were 14-17-25-30-32. She selected those numbers because she likes to play them.

She discovered she’d won again when she checked Read more

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