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Going Platinum! Minnesota Scratch-Game Player Hits for $100,000; Powerball on the Rise to $77 Million

Raymond Rybakowski of Middle River, Minnesota, won $100,000 by playing the state’s “Platinum Payout” scratch game. Rybakowski was at Farmers Union Oil Co., located on E. State St. in Grygla, Minnesota on April 20 and decided to purchase some “Platinum Payout” tickets. The first ticket was not a winner, but when he started to play […]

Georgia Grandmother Wins $250,000; Mega Millions Tops the $200 Million Mark

I am thrilled to talk today about a grandmother who won $250,000 playing a Georgia scratch card called “Bass Pro Shops $250,000 Cash Adventure.” But what I’m most thrilled about is that she comes from Saint Simons Island, one of Georgia’s “Golden” Isles. A place where I hung out a lot after graduating from the […]

Nevada Moving Towards A Lottery

I normally don’t quote from the New York Times (where I worked, for about two years, as a reporter), but I couldn’t help commenting on a report in the Sunday paper about Nevada moving towards a lottery. For years there has been talk of this. The Casinos were against it. But the state…was losing money […]

In Colorado, Warnings Out About Lottery Mail Scams

The Colorado Lottery is warning consumers to steer clear of a new Lottery scam that promises $85,000 in easy cash. That’s a first clue. Folks, there ain’t no easy cash in the lottery business. The scammers (using Colorado Lottery logos and a Denver mailing address) are contacting consumers through the mail, informing them that they¹ve […]

World Update: Lottery Top 5 Jackpots

As I do every Sunday (April 26 is today) here are the top 5 jackpots currently in play around the world. If you’d like to see more than 5, let me know… 1. Mega Millions, $181 million, next game, April 28 2. Euro Millions, 98 million euros ($129 million, U.S.), next game, May 1 3. […]

Mega Millions Rolls Up to $181 Million; Euro Millions not Far Behind, at 98 Million Euros ($129.8 Million, U.S.)

There were no jackpot winners in two April 24 lotto games, Mega Millions and Euro Millions. Both jackpots have now rolled over to significantly large amounts. The Mega Millions jackpot is now $181 million. Euro Millions, 98 million euros, or about $129.8 million, U.S. dollars. The winning Mega Millions numbers are 9,20,21,48,49 and the Mega […]

Tennessee Legislator Fails at Trying to Say Who Can Win What in the State

Here’s something interesting that I ran across from a Memphis news source. Kind of pissed me off. I mean…read it, and let me know what you think. A proposal that would limit lottery winners on state or federal assistance to $600 has failed in the House State Government Subcommittee. The measure sponsored by Rep. Stacey […]

$1 Million Prize is a “Godsend” for Church Worker

Susan Samick of Fairport, Monroe County, New York, likes to be busy. Since moving to Monroe County from Pennsylvania 10 years ago to be closer to family, the 67-year-old retired hairdresser divides her time between caring for her grandchildren, volunteering at her beloved Assumption of Our Lady Church in Fairport, and trying to win the […]

Mega Millions Reaching New Heights: Jackpot Soars to $155 Million

There was no jackpot winner in the April 21 Mega Millions game, so the jackpot skyrockets to $155 million on April 24. The winning numbers are 5,24,37,47,52 and the Mega ball is 6. 13 tickets overall matched the first five numbers but not the Mega ball. In California 2 tickets matched 5 of 5 and […]

Lottery Winner in Trouble with Locals for Opening a “Nude Dude Ranch”

You gotta love America, where weird crap like this happens all the time in the Lottery world. Tim Clements, 50, won more than $4.5 million in Ormond Beach, Florida, six years ago but became fed up with strangers asking him for money, so he bought a secluded ranch on the other side of the state. […]

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