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Iowan Who Won $50,000 Has More Good News: Learns Her Sister is Cancer Free

An Iowa woman is celebrating her big lottery win, but says she appreciates the health news that her sister recently received even more. Donna Mollenhauer, 64, of Toddville, won the top prize in the “Hot $50,000” instant-scratch game, claiming her $50,000 prize Tuesday at the Iowa Lottery’s regional office in Cedar Rapids. Mollenhauer said that […]

Painting a Pretty Picture, Winner Takes Home a “Grand” Prize of $1,000,000

Painted on the walls for a Gainesville, Georgia house painter was a win from the Georgia Lottery. James Case, 51, won a $1 million top prize playing the new instant game $1,000,000 Grand Casino. Case also won $250 the same day from a separate Georgia Lottery play. Between his wife, Marilyn’s, itchy left hand and […]

Winner Thinks “Something is Wrong.” On Second Thought, He Wins $5,000 a Month for Life.

Thinking that something was “wrong” with his CT Lottery  instant ticket, because he didn’t see a prize amount in dollars listed below his matching number, 27, Emmanuel Howell of Bridgeport put his ticket aside for a bit. Coming back to it a short while later, Howell looked at the ticket again, this time

Second to None: Persistence Pays Off Handsomely for $1 Million Mega Millions Winner

“Sometimes second prize isn’t so bad,” explained Edwin Bobbette, Jr. The fifty-three-year-old Fabius, New York, resident became the state’s newest Lottery millionaire after winning $1,000,000 on New York’s Mega Millions Megaplier option. His reaction came upon seeing five of his hand-picked numbers drawn in the August 21 Mega Millions drawing, earning him a larger than […]

$337 Million Powerball Winner Tells His Story

Donald Lawson always figured he’d win the Michigan Lottery someday. Maybe even a big prize, like $10,000. But never did he think he would win $337 million! “I couldn’t breathe,” Lawson said, in describing what it felt like when he realized he had a Powerball ticket worth millions of dollars. “I had to look at […]

Teacher Goes to the Head of the Class with $3,600,000 Win

Roger and Darla Sauer are the state of Washington’s newest millionaires. The Aberdeen couple has played the same Lotto numbers since the game started, and the numbers finally paid off with a $3.6 million win. “We chose our numbers from a mix of birthdays,” explained Roger. “Seven, eight, 12, 19, 29 and 38 are definitely […]

Nurses’s Best Treatment? A Million Dollar Scratch Card Win

Sandy Mejia and her husband have a ritual. Each Friday evening, the Glen Allen, Virginia, couple goes out to dinner. Then on the way home, they stop and buy a single Virginia Lottery ticket to take home and play. It was no different when the bought a Maximum Millions ticket at the a local convenience […]

X-Ray Technician’s Quick Pick Wins $250,000

Krista Carroll, an unemployed radiology technician from Middlebury, Connecticut, experienced her very own “once in a blue moon” event when the numbers on her Mega Millions “Quick Pick” ticket purchased for the August 31 drawing perfectly matched the first five numbers drawn on that date. The prize for such a feat was a whopping $250,000. […]

To Our U.S. Brothers and Sisters…a Most Happy Labor Day to Y’all

If you live in the United States, I hope you all have the day off and that it is relaxing, calming….whatever. Jackpots are rising everywhere in the states. Sept. 4’s Mega Millions jackpot at $93 million. Sept. 5’s Powerball jackpot at $90 million. You can retire on that. And help a lot of people. Again, […]

U.K. Couple, 1 Year After Winning EuroMillions, Continue to Give Back (and They are Among Our Citizen’s of the Year Award Winners)

Chris and Colin Weir, from Largs in North Ayrshire, won £161m when their numbers came up on 12 July last year. It was of course a life altering moment for the couple. But now, one year later, we see that the pair have already given large donations to several causes, including £1m to the SNP’s […]

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