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Quick Stop, Pure Gold, Quick Cash ($325,000) in Georgia

Dawn Wood of Milledgeville, Georgia, is in shipshape condition after playing a Georgia Lottery instant ticket game. Wood, 47, won a $325,000 top prize playing the Gold scratcher. Wood said that she had just gotten off of work and stopped to refuel on gas when she unexpectedly won. “I scratched the ticket, and it said […]

California Player Has the “Power”: Wins $785,000

As she scanned a handful of California Scratchers® tickets in late July, it wasn’t looking good for Denice Harvey – literally! “I’m blind, I can barely see,” the Manteca resident said half-jokingly with a laugh. “I was scanning my [tickets] and I kept seeing, ‘Sorry not a winner.’ But then I got to my [Powerball] […]

Which Lottery Around the World is the Best?

I generally don’t like to run press releases…but I found this one fascinating. What do YOU think here in the USA? As the internet continues to make the world a smaller place, there are now plenty of sites which allow us to play on other lotteries around the world. But which one is best? Which […]

A Gem of a Prize: California Player Hits $1 Million Prize

Matthew Parks is a hard worker, a good son and a good father – and he’s also one of California’s newest millionaires after winning the top prize of $1 million on one of the California Lottery’s newest Scratchers® tickets, Lucky Gems. Parks has two jobs and recently after leaving one of them, he stopped and […]

$5 Scratcher Leads to $1 Million for New York Player

Matthew Beidl of Troy, NY, said his winning experience began when he used a $5 prize from a Lottery scratch-off game to purchase another $5 scratch-off ticket. What happened next was anything but business as usual. “I scratched the ticket in my car and saw the number 18 matched up and underneath it said, ‘Jackpot.’ […]

U.K. Player Bets on U.S. Powerball, Wins $1,000,000

A lucky player in the UK has scooped a massive $1.1m (£840,000) prize after betting on the US Powerball game by participating in the World Lottery Club, the online secondary lottery service run by Annexio in the Isle of Man. This is not readily available to U.S. players, by the way. [Although it should be.] […]

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 […]

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 […]

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