Birth Dates Hit Big for Tennessee Resident
Alvie Ward, a Crossville, Tennessee resident, purchased a lottery ticket on January 23rd and like he usually does, he played his children’s birthdays. That night, Ward forgot all about the drawing and went to bed without checking the numbers. His wife who happened to be awake at 3 AM checked the winning numbers on the lottery website and woke her husband up with the good news. They had won a $749,724 jackpot in the Tennessee Cash Lottery.
The Wards, who are about to celebrate their 52nd wedding anniversary in March, plan to use the prize money to pay off their mortgage.
Lotto Winner to Make Kid’s Dreams Come True
Kim Mallett, 51, a hardworking single mom from Chicago, Illinois, knew that she was going to send her daughter to the private high school she dreamed of attending. She just didn’t know how she would afford it.
As luck would have it, the very day Kim dropped her daughter off at the school to take the entrance exam, she also purchased a Lucky Day Lotto ticket and won. That night, when she checked the winning numbers on the Illinois Lottery website, she couldn’t believe her eyes. Her ticket matched all five numbers – 01 – 10 – 21 – 27 – 37 – winning her a $200,000 jackpot prize.
Kim plans to use the prize money to send her daughter to her dream school. She also plans to buy a new car for herself.
Quick Decision to Retire
For Ed and Donna Ruth the decision to retire immediately was an easy one. Ed checked his lucky ticket for the January 16th Lotto Max draw at a local convenience store ticket scanner while picking up a six pack of beer. The machine said the ticket was a “major winner” which Ed quickly found out was $1 million. Ed immediately called his wife of 36 years and told her to get home immediately. At first, she thought something was wrong but then he told her that they had won the lottery.
The happy couple made a quick decision to retire from their jobs and will use the money to travel, see their favorite hockey team play and treat their family to some gifts.
The convenience store where the winning ticket was purchased will receive a 1% sellers prize for selling the winning ticket.
More Than He Bargained For
Richard Noll, of Boston, Massachusetts, was trying to buy a sandwich for lunch but only had a $100 bill that the sandwich shop wouldn’t take. Noll went to a bodega nearby to break his bill by purchasing two scratch tickets and got way more than he bargained for. The tickets were $20 Platinum Millions scratch off tickets and one of them was worth a whopping $10 million.
Noll and his wife, Lisa, decided to claim the prize as a lump sum and will receive $4.55 million after taxes. They plan to use the winnings to buy a house and take their grand-daughter to Disneyworld.
Since the Platinum Millions game launched in 2013, there have been a total of three $10 million winners.
Edmonton Woman Shares Her Secret for Winning
“I only ever buy one ticket,” said Mary Ann Estanislao, one of the most recent Lotto Max winners. “I believe that if you’re meant to win, you only need one.”
When Mary Ann checked the winning numbers on the WCLC website, she was stunned to see all seven of her numbers on the screen. Her win was worth $15 million. Despite her initial shock, her family wasn’t at all surprised when she told them she was a lottery winner.
Mary Ann’s daughter told the press that her mother is always talking about what she will do with the money when she wins the lottery. When Mary Ann sat her down to tell her the news, her daughter asked if she won the lottery even before she could get any words out.
Mary Ann plans to use the money to pay off her mortgage and travel. She also plans to donate some money to her favorite charities.