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Mission Impossible? Not for Army Sergeant, Who Wins $10,000

 Mission Accomplished! Warren Steele, Sergeant First Class for the U.S. Army, was sent on an important mission—by his wife—to pick up milk for the family household. He came home with a lot more than that. Steele deployed to a convenience store  in Winsted, Connecticut, and secured the milk.  As an added bonus, the Torrington resident […]

Ho Hum…. Kansas Couple Wins for the FOURTH Time (How Awesome is That?)

Winning a large Kansas Lottery prize is nothing new to Tracy and Tim Schnagl of Gardner. Last year, Tim won a $5,000 cash prize playing a $5 Super Red Hot Crossword instant scratch game. In 2008, Tracy won two large prizes.  She also won a $5,000 cash prize playing a Super Red Hot Crossword instant […]

Teenage Daydream? 18 Year Old Wins $1,000 a Week for the Rest of His Life

A friend at the New York Lottery sent me this note about a very lucky young man. Seems like getting your car stolen isn’t always a bad thing. A Brooklyn teen who was riding with his mom and uncle to claim their stolen car from an impound lot bought a lottery ticket when they stopped […]

Two Time Winner (This Time, $500,000) Keeps On Truckin’

Lady Luck has routed a Murray County, Georgia truck driver to his second half-million dollar Georgia Lottery prize. Richard Chad Betterton of Chatsworth played the instant game Georgia Hold ‘Em and won a $500,000 top prize, his second big win since 2008. Betterton, 26, won his first $500,000 prize playing another poker-style instant ticket. “I […]

U.S. Navy Man Sails Away with $150,000 Top Prize

Omar Luciano of Virginia Beach was buying groceries when he decided to pick up some Virginia Lottery Scratchers. He bought four tickets, one of which was a $150,000 Player’s Club ticket. When he scratched the ticket in his car, he discovered he’d won the game’s $150,000 top prize. “I freaked out a little bit; then […]

New Yorker’s Visit to Her Father in North Carolina Results in $203,000 Win

Earlier this month, Desire Kilmer of Cottekill, New York came to Wake County, New York,  to visit her father. Before heading back to the Empire State, she bought a $1 Carolina Cash 5 ticket at the Variety Pic-Up on N.C. 97 in Wendell. Kilmer didn’t think about the ticket again until a week later when […]

Lottery Jackpots Around the world: Top 10 + 1

Jackpots around the world are soaring to very attractive heights. No, we’re not at the $600 million mark, yet. But Powerball is fast approaching $200 million. Here are your top 10 plus 1 jackpots in play currently, around the world and the dates of the next drawing. 1. $177 million, Powerball, June 6 2. 132 […]

“Something Just Feels Right” Said New Lottery Millionaire (Minutes Before He Scratched His Ticket)

A Lavonia, Georgia man recently kicked off his birthday weekend as a new millionaire. Joseph Emmons, 43, won $1 million playing the new Georgia Lottery instant game Georgia Millions. “It’s still sinking in,” Emmons said. Emmons, who celebrated his birthday Sunday, had a lucky feeling before purchasing the ticket Friday. “Something just felt right on […]

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