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Connecticut Powerball Winners Step Forward; But Whom Do They Represent…. Really. It’s a Mystery We May Never Solve

Isn’t it curious that the winners of the $254 million Powerball jackpot, won earlier in November, are all money trust managers.Everyone in the States is thinking: OK, the rich get richer.I have nothing against the rich. We all want to be rich. That’s why we play Powerball, Mega Millions, SuperEnalotto and Euro Millions. But there […]

Atlanta, Georgia Lottery Player Wins $1 Million — Again

One man from southwest Atlanta, Georgia has added a second Georgia Lottery win to his pockets. Delma Kinney, who will celebrate his 51st birthday Dec. 5, won a $1 million prize playing the instant game Super Millions. In 2008 Kinney won $1 million playing another instant game. The single father of three set aside a […]

Missouri “Taxes Paid” Game Winners Claim $500,000 Prize

Michele Svoboda and her fiancé, Scott Pelton, have the clerk at a local convenience store to thank for a $500,000 win – with taxes paid – on a Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket. The couple won the first of four $500,000 taxes-paid prizes on the Lottery’s $3 Million Taxes Paid game. Svoboda, 46, had gone into […]

Serving Up a Winning Ticket: Kansas Bartender Wins $200,000 Powerball Prize

Happy Holidays. No words were ever truer than that for a lucky Liberal, Kansas, woman who claimed the $200,000 Powerball cash prize from the November 12 drawing. Destiny McCain, 33, purchased a $1 Quick Pick ticket and matched the first five numbers, winning the cash prize.  The winning numbers were 04-35-36-51-56 Powerball 08.  McCain’s winning […]

Instant Tickets: Answering Some Questions On Your Mind. Like, “How Do You Know if All the Prizes Advertised for an Instant Game are Really There?”

I don’t know why, but over the last few days I’ve had a few people asking me…”How do I know all the prizes advertised for an instant game are really there?” Ok… after making a few calls to Lottery business contacts I have here is my best take: After a lottery decides on the theme […]

Happy Thanksgiving to Our American Viewers

To the thousands of you who regularly read this blog, I hope you all had a very happy Thanksgiving Day, ate a lot of turkey … and spent quality time with family and friends. May you win lotteries wherever you play in the upcoming year. Meanwhile, OK…. I spent Thanksgiving on line to buy a […]

Merry Christmas in the U.K.: Leeds Couple Win 2 Million Pounds

From a friend in London: She said Steve and Gwen Poole, of Leeds, won nearly 2,000,000 pounds recently. They (along with another winning ticket) matched the six numbers drawn out to share the UK Lotto jackpot, which came out as £3,927,854. This means they take home just under £2m. Not too  bad. Right? The couple […]

Looking for a Good Cup of Coffee, Virginia Player Finds a Lottery Ticket Worth $100,000

When does bad coffee lead to a winning lottery ticket? Ask Thomas Whittle of Spotsylvania, Virginia. It seems he went for a cup of joe at his usual location, but it didn’t taste very good. That was grounds for him to drive to a different location. His search took him to a gas station-convenience stop […]

Building a Nest Egg: North Carolina Construction Worker Wins $100,000

Erick Lopez, a construction worker from Sneads Ferry in Onslow County, North Carolina, plans to use the $100,000 prize he won playing the N.C. Lottery’s Wheel of Fortune game to travel and invest for the future. Lopez scratched off the lucky ticket at home. “That’s a lot of zeroes,” Lopez recalled thinking the moment he […]

Party On, Dude: Marylander Wins $200,000 Playing Powerball

Clearly relishing his winning experience, the kitchen remodeler said that he bought the ticket a couple of weeks ago, but waited until his birthday to make the trip to Lottery Headquarters. It was a Tuesday evening when the Frederick County. Maryland man made his lucky purchase. “I had won $2 on Keno so I told […]

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