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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 […]

Mega Millions Quick Pick Yields $7.5 Million for Retiree

Christina Ford of Dallas, Ga. came forward today as the winner of Georgia’s unclaimed $7,500,000 Mega Millions prize. She was one of two winners to split a $15 million jackpot July 22. Winning numbers for the July 22 Mega Millions drawing were: 8-24-25-26-30, and the Mega Ball was 7. Ford played using the Quik Pik […]

In U.S. Games This Week, Powerball Tops $200 Million; Mega Millions Clears $100 Million

We’re on another double run, folks. Powerball this Wednesday at 11 a.m. E.T. tops $200 million as a jackpot. Mega Millions has run up to more than $100 million in Tuesday night’s game. Are you ready to take a chance? Odds for both games ridiculous. Crazy. But you know what? Someone somewhere always eventually wins. […]

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] […]

Florida Resident Visits Friend in Virginia, Wins $100,000

While Brenda Volpe of Jacksonville, Florida, was visiting friends in Virginia, one of them had some sound advice: “Gas is cheap in Virginia. You need to buy gas here.” So Ms. Volpe stopped at Kangaroo Express on Major Graham Road in Max Meadows, along Interstate 81. Not only did she buy some of that cheap […]

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.S. Has Powerball, Mega Millions, the UK (and other countries ) Have Euro Milliions: $84 Million Winner Comes Forward in Wales

A £61,102,442.90 (about $84 million in US dollars) jackpot was scooped by the Davies family from Monmouthshire, Wales. They are sales executive Stephanie Davies, 23, her mum Sonia, her partner Keith Reynolds (who were on holiday in Florida at the time) and sister Courtney. Amazingly, Sonia had just had life-saving surgery just days before they […]

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.] […]

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