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Mark Clark Wins $4 Million for Second Time Playing the Michigan Lottery
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Mark Clark Wins $4 Million for Second Time Playing the Michigan Lottery

South Rockwood, Michigan, (STL.News) Mark Clark may be the luckiest man in Monroe County after winning a second $4 million prize on a Michigan Lottery instant game. Clark, of South Rockwood, won the prize playing $150,000,000 Payout.  He bought the winning ticket at Ash Market, located at 11653 Telegraph Road in Carleton.  In December 2017, Clark won $4 million playing the Lottery’s Millionaire’s Club instant game.  He bought that winning ticket at the 127 Party Store, located at 4938 South Meridian Road in Hudson. “You don’t think you’ll win millions once, and you definitely never think it would happen twice,” said Clark, 50.  “It’s hard to put into words exactly what I am feeling. “I scratched the ticket off in the store with a coin my dad gave me about 10 years ago.  We lost him abou...
Derrick Goines cashes in on $200,000 scratch-off prize in NC Lottery
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Derrick Goines cashes in on $200,000 scratch-off prize in NC Lottery

Raleigh,  NC (STL.News) Derrick Goines of Hope Mills is the lucky winner of a $200,000 Bonus Bucks top prize. Goines purchased his $5 ticket from Needs on West Cumberland Street in Dunn. He claimed his prize at lottery headquarters in Raleigh on Thursday.  After federal and state taxes, he took home $141,501. Bonus Bucks launched this month with six top prizes of $200,000.  Four remain to be won. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
One Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Wins $141,222 Jackpot in Middlesex County
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One Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Wins $141,222 Jackpot in Middlesex County

TRENTON, NJ (STL.News) One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn winning the $141,222 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Saturday, June 20, drawing.  The winning numbers were: 11, 18, 27, 33, and 37 and the XTRA number was: 02. The retailer will receive a bonus check for $2,000 for the winning ticket sold. That ticket was sold at Crestwood Liquor Bar Food, 260 Old Bridge Tpke., South River in Middlesex County. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
NC Lottery: Portia Opharrow wins $100,000 lottery
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NC Lottery: Portia Opharrow wins $100,000 lottery

Raleigh, NC (STL.News)  Portia Opharrow of Greenville picked up a $200 lottery prize on Tuesday, decided to try her luck again with two Millionaire Bucks tickets, and ended up winning a $100,000 prize. Opharrow stopped at the Food Lion on Red Banks Road in Greenville to claim a $200 prize she had won on a scratch-off ticket.  “When I got my $200, something told me to go to the machine,” said Opharrow, so she purchased two $20 Millionaire Bucks scratch-offs. “I was sitting in my car scratching and scratching and I saw all these 0’s” she said.  Excited to share the news, she went to her sister’s house to verify her winning ticket.  “I wanted to be able to make sure, ‘Am I seeing this right?’” she recalled.  “And I just stood there and cried, cried, cried.” Once the nervousness wore off, O...
The Florida Lottery: Jeffrey Hurley wins Top Prize
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The Florida Lottery: Jeffrey Hurley wins Top Prize

TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News)  The Florida Lottery announces that Jeffrey Hurley, 53, of Holiday, claimed a top prize in the $5,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.  He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $4,030,000.00. Hurley purchased his winning ticket from U.S. Beverage, located at 3315 U.S. Highway 19 in Holiday.  The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket. The $10 Scratch-Off game, $5,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE launched in September 2017 and offers the largest top prize available on a $10 Scratch-Off ticket and features more than $147 million in cash prizes.  The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-3.35. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE...
The Florida Lottery: Bryant Weaver wins $1 Million Top Prize
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The Florida Lottery: Bryant Weaver wins $1 Million Top Prize

Taylor County Man Claims $1 Million Top Prize Playing The Fastest Road To $1,000,000 Scratch-off Game TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News) The Florida Lottery announces that Bryant Weaver, 31, of Perry, claimed a $1 million top prize from THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000 Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.  He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.00. Weaver purchased his winning ticket from Star Food Mart 2, located at 2410 South Byron Butler Parkway in Perry.  The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket. The $30 game, THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000, launched in February and features 155 top prizes of $1,000,000 and over $948 million in cash prizes! Th...
Florida Lottery: Roy Reavis wins $19 Million Jackpot
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Florida Lottery: Roy Reavis wins $19 Million Jackpot

TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News) The Florida Lottery announces that Roy Reavis, 61, of Lake Park, claimed the $19 million FLORIDA LOTTO® jackpot from the drawing held on April 4, 2020, using a secured drop box located at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. Reavis chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $16,368,778.30.  He purchased the jackpot-winning FLORIDA LOTTO Quick Pick ticket from Village Grocery, located at 9271 Prosperity Farms Road in Lake Park.  The retailer will receive a bonus commission of $100,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
Michigan Lottery: Cristy Davis Wins $70 Million Powerball Jackpot
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Michigan Lottery: Cristy Davis Wins $70 Million Powerball Jackpot

Waterford, Michigan (STL.News) A stop for Michigan Lottery tickets at her favorite party store led to a Waterford woman winning a $70 million Powerball jackpot. Cristy Davis, 40, matched all of the winning numbers – 14-47-54-55-68 and the Powerball 25 – in the Feb. 12 drawing.  She bought the winning ticket at the Huron Plaza Liquor, located at 694 West Huron Street in Pontiac. “My friend and I stopped at the party store that day to buy some Lottery,” Davis said.  “I bought a couple scratch offs and decided to get one Mega Millions ticket and one Powerball ticket, too. “I was at work the next morning when my friend FaceTimed me and asked me if I had checked my ticket because the news was saying the winning ticket was bought at the Huron Plaza Liquor. “I got off the phone and went to my...
Florida Lottery: Shateya Anthony Claims $1 Million Top Prize
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Florida Lottery: Shateya Anthony Claims $1 Million Top Prize

TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News)  The Florida Lottery announces that Shateya Anthony, 31, of Jacksonville, claimed a $1 million top prize from THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000 Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.  She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.00. Anthony purchased her winning ticket from Tobacco & Beverage Mart, located at 5532 Ricker Road in Jacksonville.  The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket. The $30 game, THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000, launched in February and features 155 top prizes of $1,000,000 and over $948 million in cash prizes! The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-2.79. Scratch-Off games are an important p...
Vincent Bonanno wins $200,000 scratch-off prize in NC Education Lottery
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Vincent Bonanno wins $200,000 scratch-off prize in NC Education Lottery

Raleigh,  NC (STL.News) Vincent Bonanno of Apex made a stop for lottery tickets Monday morning and walked out of the store as the first winner of a Bonus Bucks $200,000 top prize. Bonanno, a retired UPS driver, purchased his lucky $5 ticket from the Food Lion on West William Street in Apex and scratched it right there in the store. “I never expected it to be the $200,000,” he said.  “The first thing I did was I looked at it, and then I held it to my heart and I looked up and I said, ‘Thank you.’  I couldn’t believe I won that amount of money.” He went straight home to share the news with his wife and daughter. “I walked into the house and I told my wife, “We’re going to make a donation to our church and we’re going to buy a new car,’” said Bonanno. “She said, ‘No, we’re going out to di...
Texas Lottery: Pearland Resident Claims $1 Million Scratch Ticket Prize
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Texas Lottery: Pearland Resident Claims $1 Million Scratch Ticket Prize

AUSTIN, TX (STL.News) A Pearland resident claimed a top prize winning ticket worth $1 million in the Texas Lottery® scratch ticket game Million Dollar Loteria.  The ticket was purchased at Border Stop, located at 3650 W. 11th St., in Houston.  The claimant elected to remain anonymous. This was the fourth of five top prizes worth $1 million to be claimed in this game.  Million Dollar Loteria offers more than $91.8 million in total prizes.  Overall odds of winning any prize in the game are one in 3.31, including break-even prizes. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
Florida Lottery: Dylan Evans Claims $1 Million Prize from Scratch-off Game
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Florida Lottery: Dylan Evans Claims $1 Million Prize from Scratch-off Game

TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News)  The Florida Lottery announces that Dylan Evans, 22, of Pensacola Beach, claimed a $1 million prize from the $20 MONOPOLY™ JACKPOT Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.  He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $715,000.00. Evans purchased his winning ticket from Pensacola Beach Food Mart, located at 22b Via De Luna Drive in Pensacola Beach.  The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket. The $20 Scratch-Off game, MONOPOLY JACKPOT, launched in September 2018, and features more than $407.5 million in prizes, including six top prizes of $5 million.  The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-2.97. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
Louisiana Lottery: Michael Griffin Wins $22,800 on Six Pick 4 Tickets
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Louisiana Lottery: Michael Griffin Wins $22,800 on Six Pick 4 Tickets

Hammond, LA (STL.News) Michael Griffin of Hammond was beyond excited to win Louisiana Lottery’s Pick 4 six times during the May 25 drawing for a total of $22,800 in prizes. Griffin is a loyal Pick 3 and Pick 4 player, having played the games around 5 years, usually with triple or quadruple 7s; however, it wasn’t these “go-to” numbers that would win him his biggest prize to date. According to Griffin, after helping his ex-girlfriend with some chores around her house, her sister approached him and asked if he still played Pick 4.  She then gave him the idea to play her sister’s birthday, 0824. He said he had played those numbers a few times in the past, but never in that specific order, so he gave it another shot.  On three of his tickets for the May 25 drawing, Griffin played the numbers...
NC Education Lottery: Alton Allman wins $100,000 Extreme Cash prize
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NC Education Lottery: Alton Allman wins $100,000 Extreme Cash prize

Cabarrus County,  NC (STL.News) Alton Allman of Concord shops at his local Circle K regularly, and on Wednesday, his normal stop produced a $100,000 Extreme Cash win. After buying four $25 tickets at the Circle K on N.C. 49 North in Mount Pleasant, Allman returned home and gave his fiancé the ticket to scratch. “She handed it to me and said, ‘Does this mean anything?’ And I said, ‘Sure, it means we won $100,000!’” recalled Allman.  “We were a little excited.” Allman claimed his prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.  After federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $70,757. “I’ve been retired for 14 years so I’m just gonna take the day as it comes,” said Allman, a former water meter supervisor for the City of Concord.  “If I see something I want, I’ll buy it.” Extreme ...
Ohio Lottery: Bradley Yates wins $1 million playing $1,000,000 Cashword
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Ohio Lottery: Bradley Yates wins $1 million playing $1,000,000 Cashword

MONROEVILLE, OH (STL.News) Bradley Yates of Monroeville claimed a $1-million top prize in the Ohio Lottery’s $20 scratch-off, $1,000,000 Cashword #530. The $1-million top prize is an annuity, paid as $45,000 a year for 25 years.  Bradley chose the $500,000 cash option payment and will receive a check for $360,000 after state and federal tax withholdings. Bradley purchased his winning ticket from Cold as Ice, a beverage carryout located in Monroeville.  Cold as Ice, located at 22 North Main Street in Monroeville, will receive a $10,000 sales bonus. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
NC Education Lottery: Eric Alexander, cancer survivor wins $100,000
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NC Education Lottery: Eric Alexander, cancer survivor wins $100,000

Raleigh, NC (STL.News) Eric Alexander of Scotland Neck is no stranger to second chances. He’s beaten cancer before, and on June 3, his newest second chance came as a $100,000 win in the 2020 Multiply the Cash second-chance drawing. Alexander, who works in landscaping, bought a number of 10X The Cash scratch off tickets and entered them into the second-chance drawing. After being without WiFi for a few days, he checked his email on Monday and saw a congratulatory email from the lottery.  So, he called the lottery office and a customer service rep confirmed his good fortune. “I’m a cancer survivor so I definitely believe in second chances,” said Alexander, who beat Rhabdomyosarcoma. He “couldn’t wait” to tell his girlfriend, so he called her to share the good news.  “She started screamin...
Florida Lottery: Karen Johnson wins $1 Million Top Prize
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Florida Lottery: Karen Johnson wins $1 Million Top Prize

TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News) The Florida Lottery announces that Karen Johnson, 50, of Orlando, claimed a $1 million top prize from THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000 Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.00. Johnson purchased her winning ticket from 7-Eleven, located at 8830 Rose Avenue in Orlando.  The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket. The $30 game, THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000, launched in February and features 155 top prizes of $1,000,000 and over $948 million in cash prizes! The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-2.79. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
NC Education Lottery: Georgianna Whyte wins $200,000 top prize
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NC Education Lottery: Georgianna Whyte wins $200,000 top prize

Knightdale, NC (STL.News) Georgianna Whyte of Knightdale took a chance on the JAMES BOND 007™ scratch-off game and won a $200,000 top prize. Whyte bought the lucky $5 ticket at the EP MART on Knightdale Boulevard in Knightdale.  She claimed her prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.  After required federal and state tax withholdings, she took home $141,501. JAMES BOND 007™ launched in April with four top prizes of $200,000.  One top prize remains to be won. Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $700 million per year for education. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE