All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘lotto winners’

Mega Millions Jackpot Skyrockets to $636M, the Odds are Slim

Tonight is the night of one of the largest drawings in U.S. lottery history.  The Mega Millions Jackpot is now more than half a million, with 75 million tickets already sold. The chances of a winner have been said to now be even slimmer and recently there hasn’t been any winners yet, especially since Mega Millions lottery officials have changed …

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Powerball Jackpot Winning Ticket is Out There, Somewhere

As the Powerball Jackpot hit nearly $600 million this weekend, a jackpot winner has finally been found. An unidentified winner from Florida matched numbers in Saturday’s draw. According to the Florida Lottery, a jackpot-winning Powerball ticket was sold in Publix grocery store in Zephyrhills, Florida, a city Northeast of Tampa. The ticket was a “Quick Pick” and is worth $590.5 …

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$4.8M Lotto Winner Found in Cookie Jar

An Illinois man this week is all smiles after finding a winning lottery ticket stashed away in an old cookie jar. According to the Illinois Lottery, Ricardo Cerezo had some old lottery tickets sitting in a cookie jar and decided to look through them. When he scanned them at a convenience store, he found out he had won $4,850,000. The …

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Lotto Mistake: $14M Won on Accidental Ticket Purchase

A woman who won $14 million in the California Lottery this week claims that she hadn’t meant to purchase the ticket. Thuan Le, a single mother of four, told lottery officials last week that she normally purchases $4 of Powerball tickets and $1 of SuperLotto Plus tickets on a regular basis. On May 1, however, Le accidentally put $6 into …

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Woman Wins $40M, Not $40K From Canadian Lotto

A Canadian woman this week was overwhelmed this week after learning she had won money in the Ontario lottery. According to a report from Chicago’s ABC 7, 51-year-old Maria Carreiro of Toronto had originally thought she had won only $40,000. When her daughter informed her that she had, in fact, won $40,000,000 she “ran down the street like a crazy …

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Mega Millions Winners: Teachers Say They’ll Keep Working

The lotto game Mega Millions has seen a lot of press lately, mostly because of the outrageously high jackpots but partly because of the lack of winners to come forward. The idea that almost half a billion dollars was going untouched was enough to throw the nation into a frenzy. But when the numbers were announced for last month’s drawing, …

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