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Powerball Draw on 7/30 is $478 Million, 8th largest in U.S. ever

Talk about getting high. How does $478 million sound? Worth a $2 bet? Think about it: how much do you pay  every day for a cup of coffee? A Starbucks cup? Granted, all you have to do is beat 1 in 292 million odds. No problem. You see…someone…is going to do exactly that. One day […]

Now You Can Play the Lottery in Vietnam: Jackpot Worth $535,000 in USD

Remember when Vietnam… any mention of…referred to the war? Now they’re Americanizing the lottery. Vietnam’s first ever self-select lottery opened recently with a minimum jackpot of VND12 billion, or $535,000 in US dollars in Ho Chi Minh City. The computerized lottery ‘Mega 6/45’ was introduced with that record jackpot eight times the highest prize in […]

Third of Three Winners in Powerball’s $1.6 billion Jackpot Finally Come Forward

After months of mystery, the third and final winners of the January Powerball lottery’s $1.6 billion jackpot have come forward to claim their prize. Winners Marvin and Mae Acosta bought their winning ticket in Chino Hills, Calif. According to Powerball, the couple’s share of the record-setting jackpot is $528.8 million. They opted to take the […]

Pay Off His Tractor? No Problem for $50,000 Winning Missouri Powerball Player

A couple from Bland has a reason to celebrate after winning a $50,000 Missouri Lottery prize. In fact, Julia and Barry Baker plan to keep it low-key, just like retirement has been since the couple relocated from St. Louis more than a decade ago. Barry won $50 on his favorite Pick 3 numbers recently, so […]

Railroad Workers Pool in California Wins $900,000

Willie Ramos and Hernando Manalo were all smiles as they walked into the California Lottery’s Santa Fe Springs District Office. That’s because these two young gentlemen were proudly representing the group of 18 Union Pacific Railroad workers who matched five of six Mega Millions numbers to win $900,790! Ramos and Manalo, who have been friends […]

A “Max” Win; Virginia Player Scratches a $1 Million Prize

Tina Puffenberger, of Whitacre, Va., was sitting in the passenger seat when she discovered she’d won a million dollars. It happened as her husband drove and she sat scratching a Millions to the Max scratcher. Tina suddenly said, “You’re not going to believe this, we just won $1 million!” “We couldn’t believe it,” she said […]

July Surprise: New York Couple Scratches, Wins $5 Million

An upstate New York lottery player had a bang up celebration shortly after July 4th: A $5 million prize scratching Set For Life ticket. Dana Graffunder, 60, of Voorheesville, NY retired from his job as a warehouse receiver soon after his wife, Leslie, gifted him with the winning scratch-off ticket. Leslie Graffunder quickly followed suit; […]

Suprise Gift of Scratch Ticket Wins $600,000 For California Woman

Most people buy their own winning scratch tickets. Imagine the surprise when Ana Avelar received a gift of a Set for Life Scratchers ticket tucked inside a thank you card from a local real estate agent. She’d just had her house appraised and the realtor gifted the $1 ticket as a token of appreciation for […]

All of Indiana Wondering, Who Won $540 Million Mega Millions Jackpot?

Residents of a small Indiana town were abuzz with excitement Saturday after learning that the only winning ticket for a Mega Millions jackpot worth an estimated $540 million was sold at a local gas station. Dennis Rosebrough, a Hoosier Lottery spokesman, said the winning ticket was sold at a Speedway station along Interstate 70 in […]

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