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“Spectacular” New Year Ahead for New Illinois Scratch Game Millionaire

Roxanna Nye of Tiskilwa, Illinois is the newest million dollar winner from the Illinois Lottery’s  $200,000,000 Cash Spectacular instant game. Roxanna’s daughter, Mollie, accepted an oversized, commemorative check on her mother’s behalf. After Roxanna bought her ticket, she went to her car as she always does to scratch her tickets and had to do a triple check because […]

Powerball Changes in 2012 Only a Few Weeks Away: Here’s What You Need to Know

A new version of the Powerball game scheduled to begin on Jan. 15 will provide bigger jackpots and better odds of winning them. The enhancements, approved in June by lotteries that make up the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), will result in the first price increase in tickets since the game started almost 20 years ago. […]

Awesome Gift Ticket From Son Wins Top U.K. National Lottery Prize

Here’s a nice story sent to me by my colleague Ian, in London. It’s all about a couple from Yeadon, near Leeds. They won more than a million pounds (actually £1,963,927) about a month ago, but I’m just finding out about them now. Thanks Ian. Their names are Steve and Gwen Poole and according to a press […]

Persistence Pays Off for Iowan, Wins $100,000 Using Numbers He’s Played for 20 Years

  After playing the same set of numbers on his “Iowa’s $100,000 Cash Game” ticket for 20 years, an East Moline, IL, man won a top prize of $100,000. Robert Wise, 72, said he purchases all his plays in the state’s Cash Game at the beginning of the week and checks his numbers after the […]

$206,000,000-Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold in New York State; Are You the Winner?

Someone in New York is gonna have a very good lifetime ahead of him/her. There was one $206 million jackpot winner from New York in the Tuesday, December 27, 2011 Mega Millions drawing. And there were also 16 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 1 from Arizona, 3 from California, […]

Lucky Flat Tire (???!!!) Leads to $1,000 a Week for Life

Luckily, we had a flat tire,” said Lindsay Ghostlaw. Luckily? Huh? Are you kidding me? In this case, no, I’m not kidding you! Ghostlaw’s drive through Virginia with her boyfriend included many unscheduled stops to keep an eye on their hopefully-repaired tire. At one of those stops, she bought a Win For Life Scratcher ticket […]

Michigan Lottery Win Saves a Couple from Foreclosure

  Here’s a Christmas story that warmed my heart.  Like millions of others around the world, this has been a rough year. Then a miraculous lottery win changed everything…for at least one couple in Michigan, USA. This past year, Steven Springstead and his wife Teresa lived through it all. Steven had major surgery, became unemployed […]

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays

To everyone who views these postings every day (thousands of you I am told), a most heart-felt Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays. I am an eternal optimist. I write these posts as feel good stories about people who have been blessed….in one way or another. And I believe in my heart of hearts, that YOU will […]

They’ve Got Mail; Connecticut Lottery Pool Collects $1,000,000

They’ve got mail. A tight-knit group of co-workers employed by Data-Mail Inc. of Newington, Connecticut, nearly won the Powerball jackpot, having matched the first 5 numbers drawn in the November 16, 2011 Powerball game with the numbers 4 – 23 – 39 – 49 – 50, but they missed having the Powerball number of 39. […]

Holiday Jackpots in the Stratosphere: Mega Millions at $173,000,000, Powerball at $125,000,000. Someone is Gonna Have a Merry Christmas (or a Happy New Year)

The lottery Gods have lined up two HUGE jackpots for the taking. The Dec. 23 $173 million Mega Millions jackpot is especially green, while Saturday’s $125 million Powerball jackpot is merry and bright. Merry Christmas, players. The Mega Millions jackpot has grown since Nov. 4, rolling 14 times. Powerball has rolled nine times since Nov. […]

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