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$1,000,000 is a Texas-Sized Win for Scratch Player

Benedict Hoelscher of Ballinger, Texas, claimed a $1 million prize in $1 Million Cashout instant ticket “My son was visiting from Lubbock, and when I got home I walked in and asked my wife and son if I looked any different, if I looked like a millionaire,” he said. ” I gave my wife the […]

Chicken Farmer Hatches a Big $600,000 Plus Win

A Georgia player’s Quik Pik delivered an exponential prize to one lucky Jefferson grandfather. Douglas Martin, 67, matched all five winning numbers of a Georgia game called Fantasy 5, winning the $626,099 top prize. “I checked my numbers at the store where I always stop,” he said. “Sure enough that was it!” The grandfather of […]

Second Prize Not So Bad When it’s $1 million

When I write about the big multi state games I normally write about the jackpot winners. But, fact is, there are thousands of winners every drawing…some as small as $1…others (second prize) a million bucks. And so it happend in Michigan, where a Mount Pleasant man has claimed a $1 million Mega Millions prize. Herman […]

Welcome to the Sunshine State: New Resident Hits for $1 Million

Christopher Cummins, 44, of Okeechobee, Florida, claimed a $1 million prize in the $5,000,000 FLAMINGO MULTIPLIER Scratch-Off game, after moving to Florida from Ohio only six months ago. Quite a nice welcome to Florida gift, don’t you think? Cummins chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $784,427.20. Cummins said he won […]

Play it Again, Mike: Wins $1 Million in New York

Michael Pozzi of Central Islip, New York is $1,000,000 richer thanks to the New York Lottery’s Draw Game feature called Play it Again. The feature allows Lottery players to buy an exact duplicate of a ticket they purchased within the last 30 days. Pozzi chose to use the feature because he liked the set of […]

All Fired Up: Missouri Firefighters Cashed in for $50,000

A group of 15 firefighters pooled their dollars for a chance to win the record-breaking $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot on Jan. 13. They didn’t score the jackpot prize, but the four white-ball numbers they matched, along with the Powerball, were enough to bring home a $50,000 prize. The news also warranted some wake-up calls among […]

Kansas Crossword Player Wins $100,000

All it takes is one” is the motto Stanley Johnson lives by when purchasing Kansas Lottery instant scratch tickets.  The 64-year-old Topeka resident recently purchased an instant ticket and won a $100,000 top prize playing the game! “All it takes is one ticket to win and if you don’t play, you won’t win,” said Johnson.  […]

Virginia Scratcher Wins $500,000

As Michael Cole scratched his scratch ticket from the Virginia Lottery, he began to suspect it might be a really big winner. The Waverly man decided that was a good time to get away from the other customers in the store. “So I eased around the side of the store to finish scratching it,” he […]

U.K. Kitchen Worker Cooks Up $5.8 Million Win

A kitchen manager scooped the UK’s biggest ever scratchcard jackpot of £4MILLION ($5.8 million in U.S. dollars) while on his dinner break – but then went back to finish his shift, according to a report in England’s Daily Main newspaper. I mean, wouldn’t you to back to work? Amadou Gillen, 46, bought two scratchcards from […]

Conn. Player Opts for Early Retirement … after winning $5.2 Million

After 45 years of employment at a New Britain, Connecticut convenience store  Anna Teti will be trading in her job for an early retirement, all thanks to her timely claim of a jackpot winning Conn. Lottery ticket for a cool $5.2 million. “I had the winning (Lotto) ticket in my wallet for over a week […]

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