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Kentucky Kool: $128 Million Powerball Winners Step Forward

Here’s a great way to start the New Year. Cash in a $129 million winning lottery ticket. You should try it some time. [Don’t we all wish?] A husband and wife from Georgetown, Kentucky have stepped forward to collect a Powerball lottery jackpot worth nearly $129 million before taxes. Rob and Tuesday Anderson both work […]

Touchdown! Georgia Lottery Player Scores a $500,000 Win!

A Columbus, Georgia  man has claimed victory since winning a half-million dollars playing the Georgia Lottery. Lawrence Brooks, 57, won his $500,000 top prize playing the instant game Atlanta Falcons $500,000 Touchdown. The grandfather of 12 purchased his winning ticket on game day at Ray’s Food Mart, 3802 Hamilton Road in Columbus. “I got home, […]

It’s a Very “Merry” Holiday Season for Florida Player, $1,000,000 Scratch Game Winner

Pamela Peck, of Bradenton picked the right time to buy a Merry Millionaire Scratch-Off ticket from a Florida vending machine. The ticket was worth $1,000,000. Peck chose the one-time, lump-sum payment for her winnings in the amount of $650,000.00. She purchased her winning MERRY MILLIONAIRE Scratch-Off ticket from the ITVM in Publix, located at 5584 […]

Florida Woman Cleans Up with $1.2 Million Playing Mega Money Game

Linda Branch is gonna have one great Christmas (or Chanucah…or whatever religion she practices). Branch is the winner of the Nov. 17 Mega Money game in Florida. It’s a game where you pick four numbers plus a Mega ball from two fields. According to Branch, she always plays the same numbers every week. “All the […]

After the Flood: Georgia Couple win $250,000

Fate works in strange ways, doesn’t it? One day tragedy, the next, you win a lottery that helps ease the pain. A quarter-million dollar Georgia Lottery prize will help one Mableton family rebuild their lives following the metro Atlanta area’s historic flooding last month. Michael Sussmann, 38, won $250,000 playing the instant game Millionaire Jumbo […]

What’s Up Doc? $189 Million Powerball Jackpot Claimed by Florida Doctor; Guess He Won’t be Making Any Housecalls Soon

One of the biggest lies perpetrated by the anti-lottery crowd is that ONLY poor people play the lottery. Will take this, fools. In my book I document and cite studies showing that EVERYONE across the board plays lotteries. Lawyers. Senators. And yes, even physicians. [Of course, it’s also true that some people who can’t afford […]

Montana Lottery Winner Keeps On Truckin’

I’d like to show everyone that lotteries   bestow not just money… but pretty cool other prizes on winners. Take, for example, Montana, which recently gave away a truck. The first winner in the BIG Montana Truck Raffle Game, a Scratch game by the Montana Lottery, has come forward. Tom Schmidt of Missoula claimed a 2009 […]

Unemployed Northern Ireland Man Wins $7.7 Million (in U.S. dollars)

Meet  Seamus Duffy, of Greysteel, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, who won £4,593,096 ($7,706,755 in U.S. dollars) in August. When Seamus Duffy won the UK National Lottery he was unemployed; he couldn’t work because arthritis in the back of his neck forced him to leave his job. That, coupled with six children forced him to cut […]

The Rise of Rome; Georgia Lottery Player Cashes in $400,000 in Fast Cash

Rome is burning …. up with fast cash. About $400,000, in fact. The game was called Fast Play and Lisa Churchwell Chastain, of Rome, Ga., instantly won the top prize a few days ago. Chastain scratched her ticket in the story, The Rome Food Market, in Rome, she said. “I was very excited,” she said. […]

Bowling for Dollars; Florida Bestows $55,000 on Bowling Alley that Sold $22 Million Winning Ticket

I’m always writing about winners, but in every state, the retailer that sells a jackpot winning ticket is rewarded in some way. In some jurisdictions, it’s a flat fee. Well, here’s kind of a cool story that just happened in Florida. Miron Popescu, 72, of Fort Myers, Fla (one of my favorite west coast haunts […]

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