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For 2 Years in a Row, Man Has Won $10M at Same Store

Clerk at Brooklyn store says Wayne Murray is still buying scratch-off tickets

(Newser) - After Brooklyn man Wayne Murray won the $10 million jackpot in a scratch-off game last year, he didn't change his routine or move out of his East Flatbush neighborhood—and he doubled his money with another scratch-off ticket from the same store. The New York Lottery says Murray, who...

Winner of $1.35B Jackpot Says His Ex Violated NDA

He's suing her for allegedly telling his father, stepmother about big win

(Newser) - A Maine resident is suing his ex-girlfriend, and he probably won't have much trouble paying the legal bills. The man, who kept his identity secret after winning a $1.35 billion Mega Millions Jackpot in January, is suing the woman, the mother of his daughter, for allegedly letting his...

$1.73B Powerball Jackpot Won by California Player

That'll be $1.73B, or $756.6M for the cash option

(Newser) - A player in California won a $1.73 billion Powerball jackpot Wednesday night, ending a long stretch without a winner of the top prize. The winning numbers were: 22, 24, 40, 52, 64, and the Powerball 10. The winning ticket was sold at Midway Market & Liquor in Frazier Park,...

She Wanted Anonymity After Powerball Win, Didn't Get It

Cristy Davis advocates for winners being able to stay anonymous after scammers exploited her

(Newser) - No one matched all the requisite numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing, which has sent the jackpot for Saturday night's picks to $725 million . Winning such a huge lottery is a moment most of us have daydreamed about, but Cristy Davis actually lived that dream, after claiming a $70...

Mega Millions Has Its Newest Billionaire

Winning ticket for $1.58B Mega Millions jackpot was purchased at a Publix in Neptune Beach

(Newser) - Someone in Florida won a $1.58 billion Mega Millions jackpot Tuesday night, ending a stretch of lottery futility that had lasted for nearly four months. A Publix grocery store in Neptune Beach sold the winning ticket, according to the Florida Lottery. The winning numbers drawn were: 13, 19, 20,...

Waste Collectors Kept Playing the Lottery. Finally, a Big Win

11 poverty-stricken women in Indian state of Kerala win $1.2M prize with ticket they chipped in on

(Newser) - A group of 11 women who build public toilets and collect non-biodegradable waste from homes in Parappanangadi, an Indian town in the state of Kerala, typically bring home the equivalent of $3 a day for their efforts. Now, these sanitation workers can relax a little about their bills after hitting...

Formerly Unhoused Woman Wins $5M in California Lottery

Just five years ago, Lucia Forseth was homeless

(Newser) - Formerly homeless Lucia Forseth is now rolling in dough after nabbing $5 million from the California lottery, reports the Los Angeles Times . Her lucky break came during a pit stop at a Contra Costa County Walmart for an oil change. With time to kill, she bought a single Scratchers...

Winner of US' Biggest Jackpot Scoops Up Quite a Home
Winner of US' Biggest Jackpot
Scoops Up Quite a Home
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Winner of US' Biggest Jackpot Scoops Up Quite a Home

Edwin Castro plunks down $25.5M on jaw-dropping mansion in the Hollywood Hills section of LA

(Newser) - A "bonkers" mansion boasting a panoramic view of Los Angeles and a list price of almost $30 million popped up in the Robb Report last summer, with the magazine noting it seemed like the type of abode "you'd rarely need to leave." That coveted 13,578-square-foot...

$1.35B Mega Millions Winner to Collect a Lot Less Than That

The person, remaining anonymous, will receive roughly $500M after taxes

(Newser) - The winner of the $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot has come forward to collect the prize, but their identity remains a mystery. The Maine State Lottery said Wednesday that the winner chose a lump-sum payment of $723.5 million before taxes through a limited liability company, LaKoma Island Investments...

Why the $2.04B Powerball Winner Gets a $123M 'Bonus'
Winner of $2.04B Powerball
Jackpot Revealed

Winner of $2.04B Powerball Jackpot Revealed

Edwin Castro was 'shocked, ecstatic'

(Newser) - The winner of November's record-breaking $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot has been revealed as Edwin Castro. He has opted to take the $997.6 million lump sum payment—and because he lives in California, he won't pay state income tax on it. Castro declined to appear at an...

Woman Wins $175K at Office Gift Exchange

Kentucky woman's first choice at the white elephant gift exchange was a $25 gift card

(Newser) - A Kentucky woman was disappointed when somebody "stole" a $25 TJ Maxx gift card from her during a holiday party gift exchange game, but she ended up with a gift worth 7,000 times more. Lori Janes, an office manager at a dental center in Louisville, chose $25 in...

The Odds of This Lottery Outcome Are Just Insane

433 to share jackpot in Philippines after Saturday's unusual draw

(Newser) - Individuals who purchased winning tickets for a $4 million lottery jackpot in the Philippines will have to settle for less than $10,000 each following Saturday's controversial draw. A total of 433 people selected the winning combination in the Grand Lotto lottery, which was highly unusual. The six numbers—...

Winners of $1.34B Mega Millions Jackpot 'Over the Moon'

Illinois pair finally steps forward to claim prize, is choosing to stay anonymous

(Newser) - Update: Mystery solved—kind of. Until this week, it wasn't clear if the person(s) who'd won the second-biggest Mega Millions lottery ever, a staggering $1.34 billion jackpot, knew they'd purchased the winning ticket in Illinois, let alone who that was. Now, at least the first half...

Guy's Joke About Lottery Win Proves a Prescient One

Charles Smith of Newport News, Va., joked with wife he'd hit it big, then won nearly $230K

(Newser) - Charles Smith is probably joking about a lot more these days. That's because a wisecrack he made to his wife earlier this summer turned out to be prescient, and he's now nearly $230,000 richer, per WAVY . The man from Newport News, Va., was saying goodbye one day...

Delaware Man Has Unusual Luck With Maryland Lottery

Duane Ketterman, who travels for work, has racked up $50K from 2 separate winnings in 5 weeks

(Newser) - It was Duane Ketterman's lucky day—and then it was his lucky day again, just five weeks later. CNN reports that the man from Millsboro, Del., won the lottery in neighboring Maryland not once but twice in about a month's time, taking home nearly $50,000 in the...

Our Wild Mega Millions Ride Is Over
Our Wild
Mega Millions
Ride Is Over

Our Wild Mega Millions Ride Is Over

Winning ticket was sold in Illinois

(Newser) - The next Mega Millions drawing is on Tuesday, and the jackpot will be a measly $20 million. That's because someone did indeed choose the six winning numbers for Friday night's drawing, and it's a singular someone, reports the AP . Only one ticket was sold with the numbers...

They Formed a Lottery Club 20 Years Ago, Finally Won
After 20 Years,
Lottery Club Wins
'Life-Changing' Jackpot
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After 20 Years, Lottery Club Wins 'Life-Changing' Jackpot

Michigan co-workers took weeks to realize they had winning ticket

(Newser) - After 20 years of playing together, members of a Michigan lottery club are getting a massive payday—but it took them a while to find out about it. The Lunch Bunch Crew lottery club won the $1.85 million jackpot in the June 18 Lotto 47 draw and opted to...

Lottery Winner Credits TV Show for His Luck

South Carolina winner uses strategy from TLC program

(Newser) - Odds are that most people who try this strategy are going to lose about $300. A South Carolina man, however, got lucky and won a $100,000 prize. And as CNN reports, the unidentified man credits the strategy he picked up while watching TLC's show The Lottery Changed My ...

$10M Lottery Winner Charged With Murder
$10M Lottery Winner
Gets Life Without Parole

$10M Lottery Winner Gets Life Without Parole

Michael Todd Hill guilty of murdering Keonna Graham

(Newser) - Update: A North Carolina man who won a $10 million jackpot five years ago will never spend money as a free man again. Michael Todd Hill, 54, was convicted of first-degree murder Friday and sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole, the News & Observer reports. Hill...

Lottery Winner: Clerk's 'Mistake' Paid Off for Me

Iowa's Josh Buster won $1M

(Newser) - An Iowa man says a miscue made by a convenience store clerk led to his $1 million jackpot. Josh Buster asked for five "easy-pick" plays at a store in West Burlington, but the clerk mistakenly printed just one, reports CNN . The clerk asked the 40-year-old chef if he wanted...

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