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Latest Virginia Lottery scratch-off winner nets $4 million

“I couldn’t breathe. It feels so surreal. It’s so unbelievable!”

Those are the comments from recent Virginia Lottery winner Jacqueline Duvall who scratched her Money Money Money ticket to reveal she is Virginia’s newest multi-millionaire.

Ms. Duvall, no relation to famous actor Robert Duvall, purchased the ticket at a Quik-E Foods in Forest, Virginia, last week, then went back to the store on Friday to pick up her $4 million from the Virginia Lottery. She could have taken the full $4 million over 30 years, but instead opted for a one-time cash payout of $2,149,572 before taxes.

Ms. Duvall purchased her ticket before a lunch break and scratched off a bit to see if she had won. When she saw the money bag icon, she knew she had won something, perhaps her money back, she initially thought. Incredibly, she put the ticket down and finished her lunch before seeing what she had won.

If you’re playing the Virginia Lottery, you should now be aware that this is the first top prize won, so there are 2 $4 million winning tickets available. The previous odds of winning the top prize were 1 in 1,305,600. Click here to view the new odds.

If you enjoy scratch-off games and playing state lotteries, you’ll love FreeLotto. The odds are similar to state-run lotteries, except you can play for free.

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FreeLotto’s $2 million jackpot winner tells his story

FreeLotto’s recent $2 million jackpot winner, José Reis who lives in France, offers the following advice to all lottery players:

“Be relentless and never lose hope.”

Mr. Reis began playing FreeLotto in 2008 and would check his emails every day.

Over time, he stopped reading his FreeLotto emails every day and would only check every now and then. But he kept playing.

Then came the big day when his numbers matched the jackpot. And his official email from FreeLotto congratulating him on his win sat in his inbox, unopened.

The email sat for a few days until the subject caught his attention. He won?

He opened his email and his first reaction was that it was a scam. Two million dollars!

He read it carefully over and over. The language was pretty clear. He was a winner.

The email did not say he was eligible to win. The email didn’t ask him to purchase anything first. The email did not require him to provide a credit card or pay a fee upfront. None of that. The email just said he won.

So he emailed the FreeLotto office in New York City, not exactly sure what to expect back.

“We were wondering why he hadn’t contacted us sooner,” said a FreeLotto prize official.

A phone call was set up and the details were confirmed. Arrangements were made for a FreeLotto representative to go to his house and set up a photo shoot.

The realization that he was $2 million richer was now sinking in.

Mr. Reis needed to sign documents and understand and take care of his tax obligations.

Then came the publicity photo shoot, followed by a video interview.

Indeed, his dreams were coming true.

Mr. Reis said he plans to use the money for his children’s education, finish up some remodeling projects around his home, and to travel.

He also will be donating a portion of his winnings to National Amnesty, one of the FreeLotto supported charity programs.

His final advice to other FreeLotto players: “Check your emails!”

You may not be an immediate winner, but you have to play to have a chance of winning $11 million. If you enjoy scratch-off games and playing state lotteries, you’ll love FreeLotto. The odds are similar to state-run lotteries, except you can play for free.

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Latest $2 Million FreeLotto Winner Announced

Congratulations to José Reis from France! Mr. Reis is FreeLotto’s most recent multi-million dollar jackpot winner.

He joins an exclusive club of people made instantly rich by FreeLotto.

“C’est vraiment fantastique!” he exclaimed when informed he had won and could now make some of his wishes come true.

Mr. Reis didn’t purchase his ticket from any convenience store or have to come into our office to claim his prize. Instead, he played for free right from his own home. And we traveled to France to give him his money. How great is that?

And he didn’t have to give a credit card or pay anything first to claim his jackpot. Of course, he will have to pay his French government a nice sum for taxes, but that’s out of our control and comes from being nouveau riche.

We also shot a video which we’ll be posting shortly.

We’ll post a more details about the winner over the next few days.

If you want to win a few million dollars, play FreeLotto right now. It’s free and the odds are similar to your favorite state lotteries. And who knows, we could be bringing a big check to your house soon!


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Georgia Lottery awards $15K prize in second chance drawing

The Georgia Lottery has awarded a Decatur man a nice prize from a second chance drawing. Barry Hackett won a $15,000 prize from being selected as a grand prize winner in the Georgia Lottery’s Play It Again Reloaded Second Chance Promotion.

Georgia Lottery players with non-winning $1 and $2 instant tickets or non-winning Mega Millions and Powerball tickets can enter into the Georgia Lottery’s Play It Again Reloaded Second Chance Promotion.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $16.2 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s Pre-K Program. More than 1.7 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.3 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

You don’t need to wait for your second chance to win big money. Play FreeLotto. The odds are similar to GA Lottery games and you can play right now.


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California Lottery winner checked for pulse after scratching $5 million winning ticket

CA Lottery officials describe winner as “calm man, both in the face of adversity and excitement.”

After nearly 30 years of buying lottery scratchers, Doug Gary bought a big winner in Visalia, California, worth $5 million.

California Lottery officials announced Gary’s win Thursday. The Million $$ Match Scratchers ticket was purchased for $20 at Rozi’s Market, 831 Lovers Lane. The store owner will receive a $25,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

In the news release announcing the win, Gary was described as a “calm man, both in the face of adversity and excitement.”

After scratching his winning ticket while doing some yard work, he reportedly walked calmly into the house to show his wife, who failed to remain as serene as her husband.

Gary said he won $1,000 a few times playing the lottery, but “nothing like this.” He said he plays every draw game but his favorite are the $20 scratchers.

Lottery officials added, “Now he has reason to love them even more, 5 million reasons, in fact.”

Million $$ Match Scratchers offer players 29 chances to win and more than $340 million in total prizes. Tickets can be purchased from more than 21,000 California Lottery retailers, or one of the more than 4,000 Lottery Lucky Retailers.

Looking to win $5 million? Play FreeLotto. The odds are similar to CA Lottery games and you can play right now.


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Michigan Lottery winner hides $1 million ticket in flour jar

My favorite story of the week: A Detroit U.S. Postal Worker purchased a winning Mega Millions lottery ticket and hid it in a flour jar while he and his wife thought about it.

Then he went into work three days later and started cleaning out hhis locker. When his boss asked him what was going on, the soon-to-be millionaire told him “I got a million and I’m retiring!” After 31 years as a mail carrier.

Wouldn’t we all love to be in that position!?!

Fred Morgan had the five winning numbers (15-18-29-41-50) in the April 17 Mega Millions game.

He purchased his winning ticket at the Mobil gas station at 25828 Ford Road in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, and knew he won the day after the drawing, but he told Michigan lottery officials that he stashed the ticket in flour and a few other places while he and his wife considered what to do with the windfall.

“We watched that ticket carefully,” Morgan said. “We thought somebody may look in the sugar jar, but no one would ever check for anything valuable in the flour.”

What a great story! And you know, there’s an ever better way to play and you don’t have to hide your ticket in the flour jar. FreeLotto: It’s free. You can play from home every day. And the odds are similar.


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Florida Lottery produces 2 winners in 1 month in Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County, Florida, has beautiful sunshine and 2 very lucky ladies.

Two times this month, a Palm Beach resident won big in the Florida Lottery.

Tammy Smith, 40, won the $3 million top prize in the $600,000,000 GOLD RUSH Scratch-Off game offered by the Florida Lottery.

Ms. Smith claimed the prize at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. Smith chose to receive her winnings in annual installments of $120,000 over the next 25 years, according to a press release from the Florida Lottery.

Smith purchased her winning ticket from Cumberland Farms, located at 7228 North Military Trail in Palm Beach Gardens.

The $20 Scratch-Off game, $600,000,000 GOLD RUSH launched in September 2014, according to FLA lottery officials.

On April 23, Tequesta resident Carol Drew claimed a $1 million prize in the $10,000,000 FLORIDA CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery.

Ms. Drew chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $764,268.15.

Ms. Drew purchased her winning ticket from Tropical Wine and Spirits, 243-B South U.S. Highway 1 in Tequesta.

The retailer receives a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket, according to FLA lottery officials.

But you know, there’s a better way to play. FreeLotto: It’s free. You can play from home every day. And the odds are similar.


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No fooling! April 1 Winner Hits The Florida Lottery Jackpot

On April 1st Jonathan Kelso got a big surprise, and it wasn’t a joke! Kelso purchased a scratch off ticket with a $5 bill he happened to find on the ground, only his luck didn’t stop there. $5 turned into $500,000 when he scratched the lucky ticket to reveal a set of matching numbers. Kelso recalls rushing home to tell his wife the good news, but there was catch, “The hardest part was convincing my wife that we had won because it happened on April Fool’s Day!” The Florida couple is still deciding what they’d like to do with the money, but we bet there will be more scratch off tickets in their future!


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That’s What Friends Are For

Lucky UK resident Philip Dunning has a friend to thank for his £7.5 million win. While getting ready for bed, Philip received a call from a close friend alerting him that he won big. As Philip recalled, “The phone call was quite short and simple. It was ‘switch on your tv, you’ve won the lottery’. So of course that was the first thing we actually did”. Shortly after confirming the numbers, Philip resigned from his job as the shift manager at a produce store. In addition to the new found free time Philip will have, he also plans to purchase a new house and an Aston Martin with his winnings.

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Saskatchewan – the Luckiest Place in Canada?

Kindersley, Saskatchewan is a small town in one of Canada’s smallest provinces, but it may just be the luckiest! In the last three months, 3 lottery winners have cashed in big. On February 18, David Renwick scored $72,000 from a ticket he purchased at the local 7 Eleven. Less than a month later on March 6, Patricia Desjarlais won $1 million dollars on a ticket bought at a bar. And to top off the winning streak, Curtis Chester got $1 million richer thanks to a ticket he purchased at a grocery store. Kevin van Egdom, spokesman for the Western Canada Lottery Corporation, had this to say about the recent winners, “We’ve had quite a streak of luck in Kindersley for a town of about 5,000 people. Obviously for such a small place we don’t see winners of this magnitude that close together”.

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Mystery Millionaire In North Carolina Lottery

If you live in North Carolina, check your old Powerball tickets now! A store in Cherryville sold a winning $1 milllion dollar Powerball ticket in January, but the lucky winner has yet to come forward. According to state rules the person has until July 27, 2015 to claim their jackpot. After that date half of the money will be returned to the lottery drawing, and the other half will be allotted to North Carolina’s education budget. Lottery spokesman Ryan Kennemur expressed his disbelief that it’s taking someone so long to come forward, “It’s amazing to think that someone has a little piece of paper that could change their life.” Despite Ryan’s shock at the unclaimed winnings, there are 22 other times in North Carolina’s lotto history where a large jackpot has gone unclaimed.


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Lotto Winner In Hot Water Over Hacking Allegations

In December 2010, Eddie Raymond Tipton’s life changed for the better when he won $14.3 million dollars in the Iowa lottery. His life may now change again for the worse if Iowa prosecutors have anything to say about it. They allege that Tipton, the former Iowa lottery-information secretary, hacked into the secure computer responsible for randomly generating the state’s lottery numbers. The prosecution claims that he used a USB stick to collect and store all of the data containing winning numbers and used it to purchase a winning ticket. Tipton then had a friend claim the winnings for him, allegedly to keep from arousing any suspicion. He has been officially charged with two counts of fraud, punishable by a $7500 fine and up to five years in prison, and is awaiting trial.

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Illinois Lottery winner scratches $50,000 top prize on Gold Rush instant ticket

Patricia Easley, a 10-year resident of Gurnee, Illinois, won a top prize of $50,000 when she scratched a Gold Rush Instant Illinois Lottery ticket.

Ms. Easley was at home when she scratched the winning ticket and discovered her $50,000 windfall.

“My husband bought this ticket for me; he chose it because it was a new game that he had never seen before,” she said when she presented her winning ticket at the Illinois Lottery Prize Center in Des Plaines.

Ms. Easley plans to invest her winnings and save for retirement.

The winning ticket was purchased at Rashmi Quick Mart, 314 S. Lewis Ave. in Waukegan. The retailer received a $500 bonus, 1% of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket.

Gold Rush is a $3 instant ticket scratch-off game featuring a top prize of $50,000.

Three of the $50,000 prizes have yet to be claimed.

Looking to play instant winning games? There’s a better way to play with FreeLotto. It’s fun, convenient, and the odds are similar. Play right now and you could be a winner.


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Man wins CA Lottery Scratchers jackpot 2 times in 2 months

A Berkeley man can consider himself lucky after winning a prize from a California Lottery Scratchers ticket for the second time in two months.

When Robert Dos Santos won $1,000 a couple months back by playing a $20 “Million $$ Match” Scratchers ticket, he didn’t stop playing the lottery, lottery officials said.

On Friday, he discovered he had bought another winning ticket, this time with a $5 million prize, lottery officials said.

Dos Santos told lottery officials he still isn’t sure what he is going to do with the multimillion dollar prize. He also said he plans on continuing to play more Scratchers tickets.

The store where he purchased his ticket, a 7-Eleven located at 1501 University Ave. in Berkeley, will also be awarded $25,000 for selling the winning ticket, lottery officials said.

You don’t have to drive to a 7-Eleven to play the lottery. Play for free right here. Right now. The odds of winning are similar. You’ll have fun. And you could win millions. And you don’t have to leave your couch.


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Kenneth Montgomery

Congratulations to Kenneth Montgomery of Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Kenneth won the FastCash prize of $10,000.

Would you like to win money instantly? Play FreeLotto. It’s convenient. It’s fun. There are 6 games to play every day. And the odds are similar to other popular lotteries.

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