There were 3 Winning Tickets for the Historic $1.58 Billion Powerball in January. The winning tickets were purchased in Tennessee, Florida, and California, respectively. After splitting the jackpot three ways, each winning ticket will be worth roughly $528 million.
The winners in Tennessee, John and Lisa Robinson, were the first to come forward shortly after the winning numbers were drawn. They chose to take the lump sum payout of $328 million before taxes.
Next, Florida couple, David Kaltschmidt and Maureen Smith, made their win public. They also opted to take their winnings in one lump sum of $328 million before taxes. Maureen Smith said that she played the same numbers she has played for a long time, though she doesn’t play regularly. The couple expressed concern about the spotlight from such a large win and declined to mention whether or not they have any children. They did say they planned on helping their family and also have plans to buy a new truck. Kaltschmidt, a mechanical engineer for 34 years, says he plans on quitting his job.
Congratulations to Gary Stephen, from Abington, MA.
Gary won the FastCash prize of $300.
Wouldn’t it be nice to win cash instantly? You can by playing FreeLotto. Play today and you could win its $1 million daily sweepstakes.
FreeLotto is the largest free lottery-style sweepstakes in the world and offers 6 games you can play for free every day from any computer, which means you can play from home starting right now.
Odds for winning the jackpot are similar to state-run lotteries.
Play today and you could win:
The $1 Million Daily Jackpot
A New Car
Pay Off Your Mortgage
Fast Cash ($10,000)
And once you have played these games you will be eligible to play FreeLotto SuperBucks ($10,000,000.00 Prize).
Registration for these games only requires two things from you: Your name and address (so we know who to pay and where to send your check if you win), and your e-mail address so that we can contact you to confirm your entries.
Why stop at one winning ticket when you can have TWO! That’s Ken Broadwell’s new motto after he won big with not one, but two scratch off tickets on the same day. The 75 year old Iowa man plays the lottery every day, but June 23rd was certainly the luckiest he’s had to date. His first scratch off of the day revealed a $930 prize, which is no small sum for the retired Grandfather. As it turns out, the day wasn’t over, and neither was his luck! The second scratch off, Gemstone 10s, proved to be an even larger win, netting Ken another $100,000. Understandably, he had a hard time believing his own good fortune, “I think it was the second to the last scratch and I got the 10 symbol, and then I scratched the winning prize, and I saw that $100,000. Almost unbelievable! I didn’t think I’d won it.” Ken plans to treat himself to a new car, in addition to helping out his family and friends, most of whom are already aware of his two wins, “Oh, I think everybody down in the neighborhood down there knows about it because I filled up with gas this morning and several people congratulated me.”
A woman and her husband were wrapping up their vacation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, when they decided to stop in Columbia to purchase a souvenir. The woman walked out of the Kangaroo Express with a 50x scratch-off purchased for $10. Before they had time to leave town, the woman realized she had a winning ticket. Her $10 souvenir turned into $200,000! While their vacation may officially be over, the winning woman excitedly declared, “I’ll be back to SC!” And with luck like that, who could blame her?!
Stacy and David Foster are having a big year! On May 1st they became husband and wife at a lovely marriage ceremony attended by their closest family and friends. By most accounts, this would be considered enough excitement for the year, but their happiness was just beginning! Less than two months later, the newlyweds purchased a $30 scratch off, part of Massachusetts’ new Supreme Million lottery game, and instantly became multi-millionaires. The couple’s ticket was worth $6.8 million dollars after taxes. The MA state lottery printed 30 million Supreme Million tickets, only four of which contained the grand prize. With odds like that, it’s easy to understand Stacy’s stunned reaction, “It’s hard to comprehend…like for me, I still can’t comprehend this.” Stacy and David plan to use their winnings to purchase a few important, big ticket, newlywed items – a new house and truck!
Postal workers generally go unappreciated for all of the hard work they do – fending off an angry dog, trudging through a winter storm, or sweating through a muggy July day to make sure our packages arrive on time. Michael Stetar is one lucky postman who got the thanks he deserved when he purchased a winning scratch off ticket worth $4 million! Michael has been a postman in Elgin, Illinois for 17 years, and a loyal scratch off player for about as long. By his own account, Michael purchases one scratch off a week hoping to hit it big, and that’s just what he did with a $20 Golden Casino ticket. Michael explained his life changing decision, “I feel luckier when I play a new game, so when I saw the Golden Casino ticket, I bought it, and I won! I scratched my ticket outside and then ran back into the store and had the clerk confirm that I really did win!” Michael elected to take the one-time payment, and he will receive $2.4 million after taxes. He plans to invest some of his winnings for retirement, but only after he splurges on a brand new truck.
Most accidents end up costing money, but for one lucky Connecticut man the reverse was true! Earlier in June, Bob Sabo arrived at a Super Stop & Shop in Fairfield with the intention of purchasing two $20 lottery tickets. Unwilling to wait in the long line, Bob decided to try his luck with the lottery vending machine. The automated machines are meant for speed and ease – press a few buttons, and no need to talk to anyone. Unfortunately, Bob forgot his glasses and accidentally purchased one $30 ticket instead of the two $20s he wanted. Frustration quickly turned into excitement when Bob arrived home and scratched the ticket to find out he won $30,000. He recalls the unlikely moment, “…I couldn’t believe it- we won $30,000. Winning the way we did was a very freaky thing!” Bob hasn’t revealed what he plans to do with the money, but we bet he’ll be back at the vending machine sometime soon!
Yes, Virginia, there is a new millionaire among your population.
Tom Cook, from Salem, VA, won the Virginia Lottery Mega Millions $1 million prize when he purchased his ticket at a Kroger grocery store. He’s the fourth Virginian to win at least $1 million in the past two months.
Tom will take home $710,000 after taxes. His winning numbers were 1-40-42-56-62.
According to Virginia Lottery officials, Tom told them he doesn’t intend to have the winnings change his lifestyle, and he was uncertain how he would spend his windfall.
I imagine he’ll receive plenty ideas over the next 24 hours.
If you want to win millions, there’s an even better way to play: Play FreeLotto. You can play up to 6 games every day for free.
Newlyweds from Cape Cod are the first $15 million winner of Massachusetts State Lottery’s Supreme Millions Instant Game, which was introduced on April 28, 2015.
How’d they win:
On Saturday, Stacy Foster and her husband walked into a convenience store on Route 6 in Eastham, MA, and requested a $30 ticket. But the store clerk told Stacy the dispenser wasn’t operating and that she would need to purchase a ticket from a different dispenser.
The broken dispenser was worth $15 million, or $9,750,000 less taxes since the couple took the one-time cash payment.
The newlyweds plan to purchase a house, pay off student loans and buy a truck with their winnings.
According to MA lottery officials, three $15M prizes and 61 $1M prizes remain to be won.
If you want to win millions but don’t want to spend $30 for a ticket, play FreeLotto.
José Reis, FreeLotto’s latest multi-million dollar winner, talks about what it’s like to become instantly rich.
“When I first received the email from FreeLotto telling me I had won this big prize, I was very surprised because I was not expecting anything.
“When I opened it, I first that it was a scam. I was very suspicious. I made my own inquiries. I found some telephone numbers, especially the ones for FreeLotto directors.
“I called them and sent emails, and they answered me. Then everything started to become clear. And I began to take the matter more seriously. I became very happy.
“I first registered at FreeLotto in 2008. And I’ve been playing for 7 years. At first, I checked the results every day. Then, of course, over time, I let it slide, which is why it took some time to realize I had won.
“I have a lot of projects in mind with the $2 million. Although I haven’t decided yet, I think I’ll probably travel, pay for my children’s studies, and finish some projects around the house, and a lot of other things, like charity, especially a program FreeLotto has launched to which I believe I’ll contribute to Amnesty International.
The only advice I can give to other players of FreeLotto, based on my experience, is to be relentless and never lose hope.”
Sounds like good advice for life.
Want to play FreeLotto. Start right now and click the button below:
Two Florida men are currently on the loose after scamming an elderly woman into purchasing a fake lottery ticket. According to reports, the victim, a 70 year-old-woman from Miami-Dade County, was waiting at a bus stop when two men approached and offered to sell her a winning lottery ticket. The man told her he was not a legal resident and therefore, unable to claim the prize himself, but would give it to her for $10,000 in cash. The elderly woman agreed and allowed the two men to drive her to the bank, where she took out the requested sum. Afterwards, she was driven to an apartment complex, where the men allegedly tried to snatch her purse. A struggle ensued, and the woman was eventually thrown from the car. The woman was shaken up, but largely uninjured, while police are still searching for the two men involved.