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$228 Million Powerball Winner Scraped Together Nickels and Dimes to Play

A California nail technician who has played the lottery over the years by scraping together nickels and dimes from tips at the salon is now a multi-millionaire several times over. His name is Vinh Nguyen, and he bought his Powerball winning $228.4 million ticket in San Mateo, California. His first thought was, “I read the […]

No Small Potatoes; Idaho Player wins $200,000

As a matter of routine, Kathie Spiegler usually reinvests her lottery winnings from her Scratch tickets into new tickets. Recently, Kathie found herself with two, $10 winning tickets.  As she finished her shift for the night in Wallace, Idaho, she kept to her usual practice and cashed them at an Idaho Lottery Winstation vending machine […]

Disbelief in Minnesota: Couple Wins More than $11 Million Hot Lotto Jackpot

A Bethel  couple Joe and Rhonda Meath are Minnesota’s latest multi-million dollar lottery winners. Rhonda said she always knew Joe would win. “He’s lucky,” she said. “I didn’t think it would be quite this big,” she conceded. Just before noon one recenet Saturday, Joe, a regular Hot Lotto® player, purchased a 10-line Hot Lotto ticket in […]

Missouri Player Wins, Pays Off Mortgage

Robert Keats of Grain Valley, Missouri, bought his $178,000 Show Me Cash winning ticket in Grain Valley. Keats used Quick Pick to correctly match all five numbers drawn in the Aug. 30 drawing:   9, 12, 22, 38 and 39. Keats and his wife, Allison, were both reserved and humbled by the news. They called their […]

Red…is the Color of Money (in Connecticut)

Bill Grouten of Burlington, Connecticut is a big fan of the $100,000 Cashword 6 game.  Not only does Grouten enjoy the extended-play aspect of Cashword, but he’s also been fortunate to win some of the game’s varied prizes. “I like the $10 Cashword game the best, probably because I’ve been lucky with winning.  I buy […]

$1 Million Winner is All Smiles

A warehouse worker has packed a robust prize playing the Georgia Lottery. Calvin Smiley of Folkston, Georgia won a $1 million top prize playing Georgia’s new instant game Million $$ Match. Smiley, 50, purchased his ticket while waiting on a car service repair. “I went over to play just to pass the time,” he said. […]

Virginia Player Scores a $100,000 Touchdown

Marvin Carter wasn’t a Washington Redskins fan before he won $100,000 in the Virginia Lottery’s Redskins Game Face Scratcher game, but maybe now he’ll change his mind. The Danville, Viirginia man said he was so excited when he realized he’d won the game’s top prize that he couldn’t even talk. His wife had to tell […]



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