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All in the Family? Son Wins $50,000 …. Father Wins $100,000

Ronald Cordsiemon of Elsberry, Missouri is a self-proclaimed lottery enthusiast. He said he likes to play Lottery Scratchers games and has even won prizes of $1,000 before. But he’s never won the big prize, as he did with a “20X” Scratchers ticket he bought on Jan. 23, uncovering the top prize of $100,000. “I play […]

Building a Perfect Future: Mansfield, U.K., Couple Win EuroMillions

Gareth and Catherine Bull lived up to their name on January 20 by hitting the EuroMillions jackpot bullseye , which won them £40.62 million. Gareth, who is as a self-employed builder, had made a spur-of-the-moment decision to buy a Lucky Dip ticket after rain disrupted his work, and that spontaneous act has changed his life – […]

Retired Maryland Cop Wins $50,000, Tax Free

Donald Calvetti is shedding his pessimistic proclivities and is now thoroughly convinced that Lottery players really do win the big money. The 70-year-old father-of-two said, “I used to think that nobody wins the top prizes, but now I know people do win.” Donald was with his 38-year-old daughter when the two of them stopped to […]

How Sweet it is: Georgia Couple Bypass Chocolate Bars, Buy Two Quick Picks, Win $72,000,000

Winning is sweet! Marcia Adams, 33, matched all of the winning numbers in the Jan. 24 Mega Millions drawing. Adams claimed her $72 million prize Thursday at Georgia Lottery headquarters. After final sales were tallied, the jackpot increased from the advertised $71 million. Adams selected the cash option amount, which is $52 million. Her boyfriend, […]

Minnesota Couple Win $2.6 Million Playing Hot Lotto

“You always hope, but you never expect to win,” said Sandy Conrad as her husband, Don Conrad of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, claimed a Hot Lotto jackpot worth $2.61 million. “I always buy a ticket,” said Sandy. “I didn’t think much about it. When I went to work on Monday, somebody said, ‘Someone in Itasca County […]

Playing “Poker” Pays Off for Virginia Man, Who Wins $150,000

Imagine driving home, if you will, and trying to figure out how to tell someone you’ve just won $150,000. That’s the “problem” (if you want to call it that) Kenneth Halvorsen had after he discovered he’d won the top prize in the Virginia Lottery’s World Poker Tour® game. The Harrisonburg, Virginia man told Lottery officials he scratched the […]

Oregonians are “Two-Timers”, Collect $36,000 Playing Lucky Lines Lotto Game

      Janene and Garry Thompson of Portland, Oregon, winners of  $36,000, playing Lucky Linesâ„  are two timers. Lucky them. They recently became the first two-time jackpot winners in the daily draw game. “Nice to be back,” said Janene and Garry when they picked up their prize at lottery headquarters. When the couple decided […]

A “Signs” of the Times; Infrequent Illinois Lottery Player Wins $1,000,000

Brad Bryner of Kewanee, Illinois plays the Lottery only on rare occasions—when the mood strikes or the Mega Millions/Powerball jackpot nears $200 million. Hey, nothing wrong with that. so, perhaps it was the spirit of the season, but something compelled him December 23 to buy a Merry Millionaire ticket. That ticket turned out to be a $1million winner, […]

New Game Rules, Great Results for Powerball Millionaires in New Mexico

Larry and Cynthia Martinez of Blanco, New Mexico claimed the nation’s first $1 million prize in the new Powerball game. The Martinez’ ticket for the game’s Jan. 18 drawing matched the white ball numbers of 6, 29, 34, 44 and 50 to win a second-place prize of $1 million. Previously, the prize for matching five […]

There is One Winning Euro-Millions Ticket for the Jan. 20 Draw; Are You the Winner of $63 Million (in U.S. Dollars)?

The winning numbers in the Jan. 20 Euro Millions draw are 2,10,22,27,28 and lucky balls 6,8. There was one winning ticket. I’ll let you know where (and in what country) that winning ticket was bought as soon as I can. Meanwhile, congratulations to the winner.  

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