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  • EuroMillions £161m win claimed by Scottish couple

    07/17/2011 5:12:55 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 7 replies
    Colin and Chris Weir, a married couple from Largs in Ayrshire, have been named as the winners of the £161m jackpot in Europe's biggest lottery draw. The couple banked the entire EuroMillions jackpot – £161,653,000 – after several rollovers. They were unveiled as the winners on Friday at the Macdonald Inchyra hotel in Polmont, near Falkirk. The couple have been married for 30 years and have two children. Colin Weir, 64, who has worked as a TV cameraman and studio manager for 23 years, said: "When we first realised we had won, it felt like a dream. Everything went into...
  • $319M Mega winners keeping it thrifty

    07/05/2011 4:09:35 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 70 replies · 1+ views
    NY post ^ | July 5, 2011 | DOUGLAS MONTERO in Albany and BOB FREDERICKS
    The "Albany Seven" lottery winners have a taste for beer on a champagne-bottle budget. The seven state workers who split a mind-boggling $319 million Mega Millions jackpot in March are living as modestly as they did before they struck gold, refusing to go hog wild with their newfound fortune. Sure, they all quit their IT jobs with the state Homes and Community Renewal agency in Albany. But instead of blowing the $19 million that each banked after taxes on McMansions, Maseratis or vacation homes in Maui, the prudent penny pinchers have stayed put -- not even making the few inexpensive...
  • Lotto luck for NJ pol

    06/19/2011 4:14:42 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 18, 2011 | BILL SANDERSON
    A New Jersey congressman won $24,835.33 in the Garden State lottery. The prize was Rep. Frank Pallone's one-third share of a winning lotto ticket he shared with his father and brother, said spokesman Rich McGrath. The 12-term congressman had little choice in how he spent the cash. "He's got one child going off to college, and another two behind," said McGrath. "So the decision has been made for him."
  • $2M Michigan lottery winner defends use of food stamps

    05/18/2011 4:11:42 PM PDT · by Huskrrrr · 37 replies
    Detroit News ^ | May 18, 2011 | Ron French
    Those of us working twopart-time jobs to pay our mortgage AND support this slime ball are MAD AS HELL!Sorry if this was already posted. I'm mad!!!
  • Michigan Man Still Receives Food Stamps After Winning $2 Million Jackpot

    05/18/2011 12:21:40 PM PDT · by Justaham · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-18-11
    A Michigan man who won $2 million from a state lottery is reportedly still eligible to receive food stamps. Leroy Fick of Bay County, Mich., said in an interview with WNEM-TV that he still uses his bridge card at stores despite winning a jackpot on "Make Me Rich!" last June. "I even called them and asked about the bridge card and (the Department of Human Services) said you can go ahead and keep it if you want to," Fick reportedly told the station. Fick claims he paid more than half of his winnings in taxes -- leaving him about $850,000...
  • Law would make lottery winners pay back taxes, child support (Pennsylvania)

    04/28/2011 8:31:01 AM PDT · by Qbert · 13 replies · 1+ views
    WHPTV- CBS ^ | 4/14/2011 | Ryan Eldredge
    House Bill 520 passed the House with unanimous support this week. The legislation would allow the Commonwealth to intercept PA Lottery winnings from individuals who are delinquent in state taxes. [Snip] The legislation also takes money out of winnings for delinquent child support payments.
  • State Debt Alert! Beware Massive Borrowing Disguised As “Lottery Privatization”

    04/27/2011 7:19:43 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/26/2011 | Jack McHugh
    In the past few days, politicians in the Republican-controlled Michigan Legislature have begun murmuring about “lottery privatization.” Don’t be misled, however – this has nothing to do with saving money by contracting out operation of the Michigan lottery to a private company. The fact that the talk is coming from appropriations committee members angsting over spending cuts is suggestive of what’s really being contemplated: Debt. Hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars of new borrowing that future Michigan taxpayers will have to repay. The borrowing would be done by pledging to lenders some or all of the lottery revenue...
  • Political Raffle Follow-up [Implies "Dinner with Barack" fundraisers broke Federal law]

    04/22/2011 10:52:58 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 9 replies
    Center for Competitive Politics ^ | July 24, 2008 | Center for Competitive Politics (quoting AFSCME counsel Jessica Robinson)
    After posting yesterday about the perils of using raffles as campaign fundraisers in Florida, I was contacted by Jessica Robinson - associate general counsel at AFSCME (and perhaps the nation's foremost expert on raffle laws) - who offered more insight into the legalities of raffles. It is legally impossible to conduct a nationwide raffle, whether the funds are being used for political purposes or not. This, of course, is of great importance, because running an interstate gambling operation that does not comply with the laws in each state in which it is being conducted subjects you to both criminal and...
  • Woman finds forgotten $189K lottery ticket

    04/08/2011 7:09:06 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies
    upi ^ | April 7, 2011
    FAIRBURN, Ga.- A Georgia woman said she found a forgotten lottery ticket while cleaning out her purse and discovered it is worth $189,302. Rhonda Williams, 55, of Fairburn said she found the Quik Pik Fantasy 5 ticket while cleaning out her purse during the weekend and went online to find the results of the Jan. 17 drawing, WSB-TV, Atlanta, reported Thursday. Williams said she was shocked to find she had matched all five numbers, 18-25-28-29-35. "I'm still shocked but very grateful," she said. Williams said she plans to use her winnings to pay off her bills and possibly take a...
  • Connecticut's "Danbury 11" Day Laborers Receive $650,000 Record Settlement

    03/11/2011 11:53:08 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | March 10, 2011 | Fox News Latino
    Both sides are claiming victory in the $650,000 settlement of a lawsuit brought by a group of day laborers who charged their September 2006 arrests in Danbury, Conn. were unlawful and based on racial profiling. According to Yale Law School’s Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic, which helped represent the men pro bono and issued a press release about the settlement, “This is the largest monetary settlement ever paid out to day laborers by any municipality in the country.” “I have no idea what the basis for that assertion is,” said Dan Casagrande, the lead trial counsel representing the city...
  • Woman sues over lottery numbers miscue

    02/27/2011 7:40:06 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 47 replies
    upi ^ | Feb. 26, 2011
    NEWARK, N.J., A New Jersey woman says a New York City television station caused her thousands of dollars in emotional damage when it broadcast the wrong lottery numbers. In a lawsuit against WABC-TV and its parent companies, American Broadcasting Co. and Walt Disney, Rakel Daniele of Fort Lee said she believed she was $250,000 richer and was "severely damaged" upon learning that was not true, The Record of Hackensack reported Saturday. The suit, originally filed in New Jersey Superior Court, was transferred to federal court last week. In legal papers, Daniele said WABC compounded the wrong by broadcasting the same...
  • One U.S. Code for Patrick Patte, Another for Barack Obama

    02/26/2011 11:41:37 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 14 replies
    IsraPundit ^ | 2/26/2011 | Bill Levinson
    Internet gambling is illegal unless you are running for PresidentPatte Avoids Prison Time reports, Patte, 72, owner of Patte’s Sports Bar and Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Court Judge A. Richard Caputo to three years probation, with the first six months on home confinement with electronic monitoring, and a $21,000 fine. ...Patte and two other men, Christopher Marion, 33, and Mark Fino, 53, were charged in February 2010 with operating an Internet-based betting ring, willtobet.com. Prosecutors said bettors made wagers through the website, then paid their losses or collected their winnings at the popular bar on...
  • Mystery surrounds Idaho winner of $190 million

    01/22/2011 3:36:07 PM PST · by Racehorse · 10 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Google News ^ | 22 January 2011`
    Holly Lahti burst into the spotlight a week ago in a feel-good story about a single mother who won a $190 million Mega Millions jackpot. Then came the mugshot: a thin young woman with disheveled brown hair, sporting a black eye and cuts and bruises on her face and neck. It turned out she was separated from a man who court records indicated had abused her, and now has a possible claim to some of the money through a quirk in Idaho law. Lahti, 29, went underground with her two daughters immediately after learning she had won half of a...
  • Mega Millions Winner: Jim McCullar of Washington [Glenn Beck Viewer-"You going to bleep this out?"]

    01/06/2011 4:29:53 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Jim and Carolyn McCullar Were 'Shaking' And 'Crying' When They Won Jim McCullar kissed his wife, Carolyn, as he claimed his $190 million share of the Mega Millions lottery, part of the second-largest jackpot in the history of the U.S. lottery. More Video Watch: Mega Millions Winner Comes Forward Watch: 2 Tickets Split Mega Millions Jackpot Watch: A Dollar and a Dream"I think $190 million is pretty good for this little, old Mississippi boy," Jim McCullar said. "People have been good to me all my life. It's called pay it forward." MCuller, 68, and his wife live in Ephrata, Wash.,...
  • 'Lost' Numbers PAY OFF in Mega Millions Lottery

    01/05/2011 7:39:16 AM PST · by speciallybland · 17 replies
    TMZ ^ | 01/05/2011
    Finally, a purpose for those damn "Lost" numbers -- because if you played the same cursed digits that Hurley used on the show ... you could have walked away with $150 in last night's Mega Millions lottery. Of course, Hurley's numbers were 4,8,15,16,23 and 42. The Mega Millions numbers were 4,8,15,25 and 47 ... with 42 being the Mega Ball number. Last night's jackpot was $355 million. Hurley only won $114 million. Two people reportedly picked the winning numbers. Hopefully, they won't book air travel to Australia in the near future ... they could end up on a TV show...
  • Florida Lottery Winners Exclude Co-Worker

    12/28/2010 6:19:01 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 48 replies · 3+ views
    ABC News ^ | 12/27/10 | OLIVIA KATRANDJIAN
    Jeanette French wasn't at the Golf Shop the day her co-workers hit the jackpot, winning $16 million in the Florida lottery. For nine years, French, 72, has been part of the group of employees at the Villages' Hacienda Hills Country Club that pools money each week to buy lottery tickets, each putting in a dollar. In the past, when group members were unavailable to put their dollar in the pot, a fellow member would spot them, her lawyer, Tom Culmo, told ABC News. Culmo said that was the case with his client. "She had communication with one of the other...
  • email from VEA Teacher's union on Lottery spending for education

    12/03/2010 6:44:01 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies
    I am asked about the Virginia Lottery money at virtually every public meeting I attend. The public perception is that education should be in no trouble because we are showered with lottery funds. Check out this news story on TV3 in Hampton Roads: http://www.wtkr.com/news/wtkr-va-lotto-school-budget,0,6190448.story To put the lottery proceeds for education on perspective, State General Fund Aid to Education in FY 2012 will be $4.9 billion. The lottery proceeds for education in that year will be $435.2 million. This money is not “bonus money” for our schools. It is used to fund ongoing programs, so the lottery is, in effect,...
  • Man Threatened Over Winning Lottery Ticket

    12/01/2010 11:30:13 AM PST · by a real Sheila · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Macon Telegraph ^ | 12/1/10 | BECKY PURSER
    WARNER ROBINS -- A Bonaire man is accused of threatening a Warner Robins man and his family over $750,000 in winnings from a lottery ticket the man claims belongs to him and not the winner. Jose Antonio Cua-Toc, 25, was arrested Saturday by Warner Robins police and charged with terroristic threats, according to a police report and Houston County jail records. Cua-Toc is accused of repeatedly calling Erick and Sonia Cervantes and threatening “to kill each of them and their children if they did not give him some of the lottery winnings that they had recently won,” the police report...
  • Winning PowerBall ticket purchased at...an adult book store?

    11/07/2010 9:04:03 PM PST · by RckyRaCoCo · 10 replies
    Gives a whole new meaning to the word Powerball.
  • Nicest Canadian Couple in World Dole Out Lottery Winnings (Elderly Couple Have Each Other)

    11/04/2010 2:40:09 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/4/2010 | Yahoo News
    A retired Canadian couple who won $11.3 million in the lottery in July have already given it (almost) all away. "What you've never had, you never miss," 78-year-old Violet Large explained to a local reporter. She was undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer when the couple realized they'd won the jackpot in July. "That money that we won was nothing," her tearful husband, Allen, told Patricia Brooks Arenburg of the Nova Scotia Chronicle Herald. "We have each other." [Rewind: Lottery winner hits jackpot...four times] The money was a "headache," they told the paper--mainly, it brought anxiety over the prospect that...