Last Wednesday, Maria Juana P. Tolentino, of North Carolina received a late Christmas present from her brother. The gift was a $5 Mega Bucks Scratch-Off ticket. The whole family happened to be gathered in the living room when she scratched the lucky ticket. At first, Maria thought she had won $100 and was very excited about that. When she discovered it was actually $100,000 she could barely believe it.
After taxes, Maria’s prize totals $68,001, no small Christmas present. According to lottery officials, she plans to use the money on some home renovations, buy some things for her children and give some of it to her brother who bought her the lucky ticket.
Wayne and Desireé Home have had their share of rough seas. In 2008, Desireé Home was diagnosed with cancer. The couple had to make a few changes in their lifestyle including downsizing their house. She is now cancer free and can make plans for the future. The East Farleigh couple’s plans can now be more […]
Who would have guessed purchasing your favorite summertime treat would lead to winning millions? The Fontana, California resident, John “Jack” Long did just that. He visited his favorite corner store to purchase his favorite sugar-free popsicles and decided on a whim to purchase a Powerball ticket, a Mega Millions ticket and a SuperLotto Plus ticket. […]
Most people think of their own immediate needs and desires when they win the lottery. Margaret Loughrey isn’t most people. This Northern Ireland resident was unemployed living off just €70 a week when she purchased a “lucky dip” Euromillions ticket. She ended up winning €34 million. After her big win, she immediately wanted to give […]