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Woodstock, New York, Not Just for Musicians; Lottery Winner Hits for $3 Million

I usually write all of my lottery posts, but this one…I loved. It is from the Kingston Freeman, a newspaper where I was an editor for more than a year. This is Woodstock (that of the festival) country, along the Hudson River. I was thrilled to hear they just had a big winner. Below, the […]

Powerball Jackpot Soars to $170 Million; no Big Winners on Sept. 26, but Many Tickets Win $200,000

No one snared the big prize in the Sept.26 Powerball game, so the jackpot rises to $170 million on Sept. 30. The winning Sept. 26 numbers are 18,20,34,36,39 and the Power ball is 19. 15 tickets matched 5 of 6, missing only the Power ball. Except where mentioned, the tickets are each worth $200,000. They […]

Whew! Virginia Lottery Winner Claims $250,000 Eight Hours Before Deadline

For the life of me, I can’t figure out how this happens. But, it does. More often then you might think. For nearly six months, Lydia Burke of Mechanicsville, Virginia, had a Mega Millions ticket worth $250,000 and she didn’t know it. The ticket sat in a napkin holder in her kitchen. Now, tell me…who keeps […]

Maryland Lottery Player is Two-Timer; Wins $50,000 Six Months After Winning $30,000

Twice is nice, they say. I usually don’t write about people without naming them (if you win be PROUD), but I do love stories about multiple winners. A very lucky Pocomoke City, Maryland  man hit two Maryland Lottery scratch game tickets twice in less than six months. I don’t know what he’s doing right, but […]

Lotto Max Canada to Launch on Sept. 25

There will be a new lotto game in Canada beginning Sept. 25. The new game is called Lotto Max Canada. The new draw will be held every Friday night. The Lotto Max Canada will start with a base jackpot of $10 million and has a jackpot that can grow to a maximum of $50 million. […]

Good Karma? Bah, Humbug. Convicted Murder Wins U.K. Lottery

Hey… I’ve been getting a lot of email from people around the world who want to contribute. This one is from Lottie, in the U.K. Thought everyone would enjoy reading this. They say Karma will get you in the end and good things don’t happen to bad people but it seems that one story this […]

Powerball Jackpot Worth $111 Million on Saturday; Mega Millions Rises to $62 Million; European Winner Hits 90 Million Euro Jackpot

Someone in Europe is very rich today. There was a jackpot winner in the Sept. 18 Euro Millions game that carried a jackpot of 90.7 million euros, or about $134 million, U.S. The next Euro Millions jackpot up for grabs is on Sept. 25, 15 million euros. There was also no jackpot winner in the […]

Someting Fishy Going on in Bulgaria? National Lottery Draws the Same Six Numbers Twice in Row.

Has this happened anywhere else before? I don’t think so. Neither do the people who play the lottery in Bulgaria. Bulgaria? Who knew Bulgaria even had a lottery? Someday I’m gonna do a story on all the countries in the world that have lotteries. You’d be surprised. Anyway…this dispatch from the BBC news services. Bulgarian […]

Stubborness Pays Off, at Least for Virginia Lottery $100,000 Winner

As someone who has written two books about the lottery, people are always asking me how to win. Damned if I know. But this I do know: Persistence and positive thinking pays off. I can never guarantee anyone a big win (no one can, even systems people). But if you keep believing in yourself…you will […]

Florida Powerball Winner Collects $200,000

Muy bien, Raphael Martinez. Martinez, 39, of Davenport, Fla., just collected $200,000 in Florida for hitting on 5 of 6 numbers, missing only the Power ball, in the Sept. 5 draw. He is a regular player, he said, who enjoys Powerball and Florida Lotto. “I’ll use some of the winnings to buy a new home […]

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