September 3rd 2016. Teresa Howell, of Fort Walton Beach, claimed the $4 million FLORIDA LOTTO jackpot. Howell has played the lottery for many years, and is extremely excited about finally winning. "This is a life changing experience for my family and me, it's truly a dream come true."
Friday, March 6th, 2009 at 21:45 was the moment that the leading online Scratch card website, Scratch2Cash, changed the life of one their members by just one scratch.
The player, from France, who wishes to remain anonymous, is a high profile player at Scratch2Cash who decided to play a 10 Euro card on 'Fantasy Forest'. Little did she know, that was the card that was going to win her 100,000 Euros. This is the first ever 100,000 Euros win that Scratch2Cash have experienced since launching 4 years ago. Before our anonymous player's win, there was Giselle from France who scooped the Jackpot of 200,000 Euros on October 2007.
The anonymous player told Scratch2Cash:
'Thank you very much for this huge gift! The pressure dropped a little bit when I was playing, but I cannot explain the emotion when I saw all these zeros!! I cannot believe I won 100,000 with what I call 'my fantasy forest'.
To all players, do not despair. One day you will win like me - I wish you all to be happy!!! Big kisses to the whole Scratch2Cash team.'
Delighted Derek Ladner today spoke of his amazement after he absent-mindedly bought two lottery tickets - and scooped a double share of the jackpot. Derek, 57, splashed out on a second ticket using his usual numbers, forgetting he had already bought one. And when it was announced the £2.4million jackpot was split between five winning tickets, stunned Derek discovered he had two of them - worth £479,142 each.
Camelot said yesterday: "This chap has doubled his money after winning two shares of the jackpot. He is the first person to win twice in the same draw."
Speaking at a press conference this morning, Mr Ladner said: "We are going to have a holiday at some point, do a few home improvements but we're not going to move house because we're happy where we are."
How does it feel to win more than £35 million? Don’t ask Angela Kelly, the postal worker who scooped Britain's biggest ever lottery jackpot but said today that her record-winning fortune has not yet hit home. The 40-year-old mother of one from East Kilbride only discovered on Monday, three days after Friday’s draw, that she had won the entire Euromillions jackpot of £35,425,411. Ms Kelly realised that she had won while she was checking a newspaper at the Royal Mail sorting office in Glasgow where she works. “I couldn’t believe it when all the numbers were coming in a row. I had to hand it over to a colleague to check it.
"I just pushed my chair back and put my head between my knees because I was so flabbergasted."
Ms Kelly’s win makes her wealthier than Princes William and Harry, who have £34m, the footballer Wayne Rooney, on £30m, and glamour model Jordan, who has also amassed £30m. She plans to leave the sorting office, where she was a clerical worker, next week. She will now earn in interest the equivalent of her former yearly salary of £21,000 every week.
The newest multi-millionaire in Idaho is Dave, a 33-year-old life-long resident of Idaho. Dave won $220.3 million on May 28, 2005, playing Idaho Powerball. He scored the fifth largest jackpot in Powerball history. When he picked up the winning ticket, a series of numbers he's been playing for years, Dave was a manager for Gold's Gym fitness centers in the Treasure Valley. Despite his prize, Dave plans to continue working. “I'll make sure I take care of the people who took care of me,” he says. But also he plans to buy a nice car, a new mountain bike, build a house in the Boise area, take a trip with his friends, and meet his favorite band Metallica.
Powerball is the multi-state lotto game played in 27 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Players select five numbers from 1 to 53 and a Powerball from 1 to 42. The jackpot is won by matching 5 numbers plus the Powerball. Odds of winning a cash prize are 1 in 36. Jackpot odds are 1 in 120 million. Drawings are held each week on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8:59 p.m. MST.
Karen (25) from Eynsham, scooped a Lotto jackpot fortune of £2,372,694 on Wednesday 17th August 2005, thanks to her dedicated grandparents who bought her the winning ticket and even double-checked the lucky numbers after she thought she had lost. Karen said, "My grandparents always get my ticket for me. Granddad and I had already checked the numbers in the newspaper against the tickets on Thursday, but we had looked at the Daily Play numbers instead of Lotto by mistake. My Gran checked them again later that evening and realized I had won. I could not believe it, I was screaming and shouting and everyone was joining in. We were all so excited." Karen has started to think about how to spend her winnings, she plans to learn to drive and buy a new car, as well as take her first holiday abroad. She said, "My first priority will be to secure my son’s future and that will mean buying a house. This win means the world to me and I won't ever have to worry about bills again!"
Ed (39) from Cyprus. I have been playing the Lotto for over six months and enjoy playing it almost every day. Everybody hopes to win, but you never expect to win. I was pleasantly surprised when I received the email telling me that I had won. Keep up the good work.
PARIS – A jobless 55-year-old Frenchman and one of his seven children shared a prize of 75.88 million euros ($92.80 million) on Saturday after selecting combinations of the family's ages in the multi-nation Euro Millions lottery.
The French lottery firm said the winning ticket in Friday's draw was bought in 'Cafe de l'Arrivee' – the Arrival Pub – at Franconville-la-Garenne in Val d'Oise, not far from Paris.
French television showed one of the winner's sons arriving at the cafe on Saturday to celebrate and talk to reporters.