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Mixing it Up: Connecticut Lottery Winner Snaps Up $1 Million Sweepstakes Prize

Ashford resident, Marilyn Rossi, who drives a concrete mixer for a local trucking company, recently had a super day. After calling her boss to request time off from work, Rossi and her family made their way to CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill where she claimed the $1,000,000 top prize in the lottery’s New Year’s […]

Hot off the Press: Minnesotan Claims $2.61 Million Hot Lotto Jackpot

You always hope, but you never expect to win,” said Sandy Conrad as her husband, Don Conrad of Grand Rapids, 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, somebody said, ‘Someone in Itasca County won Hot Lotto!’ […]

CNN Producer Makes the News, Wins $1,000,000 Three Months After Winning $100,000

A CNN producer is making headlines after her second big Georgia Lottery win in recent months. Jennifer Hauser of Atlanta, 29, claimed a $1 million prize recently. But that’s not all. Hauser won $100,000 in November. “I was a little numb,” Hauser said of her recent win on the instant game 50X The Money. “I […]

North Carolina Police Officer Snags $250,000 Mega Millions (Second-Tier) Prize

  Mike Bollinger, a police officer and EMT from Maiden, North Carolina,won $250,000 on the $1 Mega Millions ticket he purchased in Stanley, N.C.. “Something just felt right that day when I bought it,” Bollinger said. “I let the computer pick the numbers.” His ticket was one of two sold in North Carolina that matched […]

Schools In: D.C. Lottery Winner Claims $50,000 Playing “Funky 5s” Scratch Card

This will straighten me out for the rest of the year,” smiled Alfred Schools, as he claimed his $50,000 prize from the D.C. Scratcher Funky 5’s. The Suitland, MD resident likes to play different instant scratch ticket games and decided to try Funky 5’s on whim, while out with his son. He bought the ticket […]

Unworldly: Roswell, New Mexico Woman Wins $50,000 Playing “uScratch”

Amanda Gunnels (pictured at left) of Roswell, New Mexico,  calmly told her husband three times that she had won a lottery prize. And three times W.R. Gunnels responded with “that’s good.” Finally, the slightly annoyed winner told her husband to get his glasses and look at the lucky ticket. “She wasn’t acting like somebody who […]

Kansas State University Finance Major Hits for $20,000

  Kansas State University senior Benjamin Buckles of Topeka received an early graduation “bonus” after playing a $2 Bonus Crossword instant scratch ticket. The finance major revealed all 10 words on his ticket, winning a $20,000 top prize! “I buy a Crossword ticket every Friday since it’s pay day,” said Buckles.  “I’m not really sure when […]

Connecticut Landscaper Ignores Snow, Ploughs Up a $2,000 a Week for Life; Rhode Island Ticket Holder(s) Win Powerball Jackpot of $325,000,000 Win

Marshall Dorfman of West Hartford, Connecticut almost didn’t buy a ticket for the  state’s Lucky-4-Life drawing on January 19. The weather forecast predicted heavy snow, and the self-employed landscaper, who snow plows in the off-season, needed to get ready for a night of work.  Fortunately, Dorfman changed his mind after hooking up his plow, and bought […]

Powerball Jackpot Now at $325,000,000

So many people were playing that on Friday, the officials at Powerball upped the jackpot from $310 million to $325 million. Here in Pennsylvania, where I live, I wrote an article for a newspaper that said (at least in my state) people were playing at a rate of about 7,000 a minute. That’s 7,000 ticket […]

82 Year-Old Iowan Wins His Second $100,000 Prize in Just Three Months

  A Waterloo, Iowa man won his second top prize of $100,000 playing his own numbers in “Iowa’s $100,000 Cash Game” in just three months. Juan Tobar, 82, won his first prize in November 2011 and was very grateful to have won the prize a second time. “I’m so lucky. The money will help pay […]

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