Boredom steers Maryland woman to $25,000 lotto win

May 20 (UPI) -- An unidentified woman in Maryland cured her boredom by buying a lottery ticket that led to $25,000 in winnings. The woman purchased a $6, one-draw, nine-spot Keno ticket with the Super Bonus feature and matched eight of the nine numbers. The 36-year-old said she plays the...
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The big money Lottery winners who have gone public

Before Joe and Jess Thwaite announced their record-breaking £184 million EuroMillions’ jackpot win, just six UK winners who had bagged more than £100 million in the National Lottery had made the decision to go public.A total of 15 players have won a jackpot of more than £100m in the history of the National Lottery.Here is a look at the other top winners who went public after scooping life-changing amounts of cash.– Colin and Chris Weir, £161,653,000Mr and Mrs Weir from Largs, North Ayrshire, bagged their historic winnings in July 2011, making them the biggest UK winners at the time.Mr Weir...

Mega Millions numbers for Friday, May 20, 2022

The Mega Millions numbers have dropped for the Friday, May 20 lottery jackpot worth an estimated $131 million, with a cash option of $74.9 million. The winning numbers for Friday night's drawing are 33, 40, 59, 60, 69 and the Mega Ball is 22. The Megaplier was 3X. When is...
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Woman plays birth year on 41 Virginia lottery tickets. Now she can pay off mortgage

Lucinda Britt’s birth year was a lucky number combination for her in the Virginia Lottery. Not once, or twice, but 41 times. Britt, a resident of Norfolk, bought dozens of tickets for a single Virginia Lottery Pick 4 drawing. She used her birth year as the number combination for each ticket — 1-9-7-2, lottery officials said in a May 18 news release.

How the couple that won £184 million celebrated their win

This week, a British couple became the nation’s biggest EuroMillions winners by earning a jackpot of £148million. So, how did they celebrate?A family source told The Sun that Joe Thwaite, 49, and his wife Jess, 44, enjoyed a relaxed meal at Miller & Carter restaurant in Gloucester.“It was a low-key celebration, the Thwaites weren’t popping champagne but they enjoyed the moment with their extended family,” they said.“They were in such a celebratory mood — they left a sizeable tip.”The source added that the family raised a glass in memory of Mrs Thwaite’s dad, Tony Shearing, who died in 2015, and...
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Im Olding On: 82 Year Old Lottery Winner Vows To Carry On Working

A man who won $285,000 on the lottery has said he has no plans to stop working as a waiter despite his ripe age of 82. Vicente Mosquera – who still works at an Italian restaurant in Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States – said he used a special combination of numbers someone told him about many years ago.

UK’s biggest-ever lottery winner waited for alarm to go off before telling wife they had scooped £184m jackpot

The man who bought the ticket that scooped the largest lottery jackpot in UK history waited until his alarm went off to tell his wife they had won £184mJoe Thwaite browsed property site Rightmove whilst he waited for Jess Thwaite to wake up, switching off the price filter for the first time.The couple, from Gloucestershire,won more than £184 million in the EuroMillions last week becoming the biggest lottery winners the country has seen.They have been married for 11 years, and share two children who are of primary-school age. Mr Thwaite also has two children studying at university from a...

Couple become Britain's biggest lottery winners with $230M jackpot

May 19 (UPI) -- A British couple became the country's biggest-ever National Lottery winners after scoring a $230,357,184.62 EuroMillions jackpot. Joe and Jess Thwaite of Gloucester, England, won the EuroMillions jackpot May 10 after Joe purchased a ticket at 4 p.m. on the day of the drawing, the National Lottery announced.