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Who Wouldn’t Love the Smell of Bacon on their Scratch Ticket?

Ok. Think you’ve heard everything in scratch tickets? Well, smell this one. The New Hampshire Lottery has launched its first scratch-and-sniff scratch ticket. The “I Heart Bacon Scratch Ticket” costs $1 and offers a grand prize of $1,000. The ticket first went on sale Jan. 5. Players get a whiff of bacon after scratching the ticket. […]

Yikes: Michigan Lottery Has to Pay Off $7.4 Million in Prizes to Daily 4 Players

It’s not uncommon for players of the Daily 3 and Daily 4 midday and evening drawings to play patterns of numbers, like 1-2-3-4 or 0-0-0. According the Michigan Lottery, one of those days was Tuesday, Jan. 6, when the Daily 4 evening drawing revealed the winning numbers as: 1-0-0-1. That meant that winners cashed in on […]

Best Start to New Year? How About Winning $25,000?

The first full week of January has been very exciting for Terry Kiser of Abilene, Kansas. First, he celebrated a birth. Then, he ends the week by claiming a $25,000 top prize playing the Kansas Lottery’s $5 Cash Machine instant scratch game! “My dad gave me some birthday money, so I decided to buy a […]

80 Year Old New Yorker Wins $326 Million

A retired Sullivan County, New York, school principal drew the sole winning ticket from a $326 million Mega Millions game two months ago, making him the biggest winner in state lottery history. Harold Diamond, 80, purchased the winning multi-state ticket in Middletown, New York, on Nov. 4. Cponfession: I (the writer of this post) grew up in […]

New Mexico Winner is Roadrunner Winner (of $143,000)

A Santa Fe man claimed a $143,000 jackpot from the New Mexico Lottery. Anthony Valdez matched the winning numbers in a game called Roadrunner, beating odds of 1 in approximately 435,000. Valdez, who checked his ticket’s numbers against drawing results posted at the lottery’s website, said he never expected to win. “I was in shock,” […]

Ga. Man Drives Away in 2015 Cadillac (and $48,000)

A Madison County, GA man has put on the brakes to receive a new vehicle from the Georgia Lottery. Timothy Poole of Carlton has won a 2015 Cadillac SRX plus $48,941 playing the instant game Cadillac Riches. Poole, 44, credits his good fortune to his “good luck doll.” “Ever since I brought it home, I’ve […]

A Mega Way to Start 2015: By Winning $1 Million

Imagine starting 2015 like Virginia lottery player Sandra McDonald, who won a million bucks playing Mega Millions. The Woodbridge, Va. woman matched the first five numbers in the December 30 Mega Millions drawing. The only number she missed was the Mega Ball number. That wins Mega Millions’ second prize of $1 million. “I saw the […]

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