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Great Grandfather Wins Instant $100,000

One great-grandfather in Hinesville, Georgia, has picked a winner. Bernard Buono, 70, won a $100,000 top prize playing the new Georgia Lottery game Instant KENO! Pit Stop, 1011 Airport Road in Hinesville, sold the winning ticket. “I just had the feeling,” Buono said. With his wife, Rosa, at his side, he scratched the ticket in […]

OH Canada! Winners of Lotto Max and Canadian Scratchers Tell Their Stories

News from Ontario. Good news, actually for two big winners. First, an Athens couple claimed a half-million dollar (in Canadian dollars, of course) Lotto Max prize this past week and a Toledo waitress scratched out a $75,000 prize from a Snakes and Ladders game in two recently announced prizewinners from Ontario Lottery and Gaming. Cody […]

Georgia Mom Lands a $250,000 Prize While Waiting at Airport

I LOVE this story because of the pure fun randomness of it. Of course, that’s true of most lottery stories, right? Winning a quarter-million dollar prize has created lots of hoopla for one Douglasville, Georgia, woman and her family. While waiting for a nephew to arrive at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Renee Dingle purchased a […]

Bravo! Vacationing Player Wins $1,000,000.

Most folks pick up a T-shirt or a mug commemorating their vacation, but Wilman Bravo of Puerto Rico is bringing home a fat wad of green after winning $1 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket. Bravo, 66, spent 40-plus years raising his three children and working as a press operator in central Connecticut before retiring to […]

Lottery Jackpots: Top 5 Around the World

No one hit the Powerball jackpot on July 24, so it rolls over to $67 million, the top jackpot currently being offered in the world. Here is your top 5 (and the dates of the next drawing). 1. $67 million, Powerball, next draw July 28 2. $50 million in Canadian dollars (about $48.3 in U.S. […]

Game Stopper: Iowa Lottery Player Hits for $455,000

Robert Stewart, 41, of Aurelia, Iowa, likes games. Electronic games. And now lottery games. He is $455,000 richer now, thanks to his good luck playing a state lottery scratch game. Stewart, who manages a Game Stop business in Storm Lake, Iowa, told a reporter for the Des Moines Register that he stopped by a Storm […]

Georgia Lumber Salesman LOGS $1 Million Lottery Win

Here’s a cool story from the state where I went to college. A Cordele, Georgia,  lumber salesman has chopped down a $1 million prize. Bradley King Hunter, 32, won his top prize playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Millionaire Celebration. The lucky lottery winner had redeemed a free Millionaire Celebration ticket from a previous play […]

Cause for Celebration? A 7.7 million pound U.K. Lottery Win (About $11.7 million in U.S. Dollars)

From my correspondent in the U.K. Susan and Ivan Westbury, of Nottingham, England  could not wait to toast their £7.7million Lottery jackpot. That’s about $11.7 million in U.S. dollars. A good reason to celebrate. But the couple, both 64, had to scrap their plans when they got to a pub and found they had no […]

All Hail a Chicago Player, Hits $12.5 Million Lottery Prize

Donald Lynn is Illinois Lottery’s new millionaire, winning the $12.25 million jackpot in the June 12, 2010, Lotto drawing. It was a quick pick, so thank the computer, Don. The winning numbers were 6, 21, 29, 36, 43 and 46. “Everyone has imagined what it would be like to win the jackpot, but the reality is different,” […]

It’s a $250,000 Cash Bonanza for Iowa Lottery Player

Do you think you’d have a good night’s sleep if you’d just won $250,000? I know I wouldn’t. Neither did a Decorah, Iowa woman, the night before she claimed a top prize of 250,000 she won playing the lottery’s new “Cash Bonanza” instant-scratch game. Cindy Remick purchased the winning scratch ticket on her way home from […]

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