Another USA Powerball $1 Million Power Play Prize Won!

Saturday's Powerball drawing (October 1st) proved very lucrative for two friends from Tennessee.

Janis Goodwin, of Nashville, and Frances Davenport, of Woodbury (just outside of Murfreesboro), were elated on Monday morning when they arrived at the Tennessee Lottery’s Nashville headquarters to collect their prize.

At the beginning of each drawing a wheel is spun to select that night's multiplier.

$93.4M USA Powerball Winner Comes Forward!

August 10, 2005 New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM – A master sergeant assigned to the 58th Training Squadron at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque has claimed a $93.4 million Powerball jackpot. John San Cartier correctly matched all six numbers drawn on August 10. It was the New Mexico Lottery's third Powerball jackpot, the second-largest prize in the state, and the largest claimed by an individual. The winning numbers were 13-31-36-38-49 and the Powerball was 2.

San Cartier chose the $52.2 million lump-sum option. After federal withholding taxes of 25 percent and state withholding taxes of six percent, he will receive a one-time wire transfer of approximately $36 million.

Following Lottery recommendations, the special operations instructor loadmaster sought legal and financial advice before claiming his prize.

He bought his winning "quick pick" ticket at Raley's Superstore #805 at 6200 Coors NW in Albuquerque. His shopping list at the market was short: a jug of milk and a quick pick ticket.

"I was taking my daughter to school on my way to work the next day," San Cartier said. "I heard on the radio that someone won. I went home in the afternoon and checked on-line. I started shaking and called my wife. She said, ‘No way!'"

Frenchman and son scoop $93 million lottery jackpot

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.The record jackpot in the lottery was 115.4 million euros won in July in Ireland.

This week's winning numbers were 12, 13, 19, 21 and 38 on the main board.

Two tickets split $99 million jackpot

Two winning SuperLotto Plus tickets matching all six numbers — 6, 9, 17, 29, 32 and Mega Number 12, shared October’s mega jackpot of $99 million.

The winning tickets, sold in Santa Clara and Los Angeles each worth $49.5 million were won by two couples. Aspiring actress Robynn Newton, 29, came forward with her winning ticket to claim her $49.5 million along with her fiance Wes Dorffi. “I chose the numbers that were significant to our lives, said Newton, “but I just chose the 12 randomly.” Newton and Dorffi purchased their tickets at Fountain Shell in Los Angeles and spent only $1 dollar on lottery tickets. Newton opted for the lump sum which is $26.3 million. They plan to open a production company with their winnings and he will leave his current post with the Navy.

Sharing the mega jackpot was Santa Clara’s 7-Eleven franchisee Narinder Badwal and wife Lilla Singh, who came forward to claim their winning ticket on the Friday following the draw. The couple who will receive the payments over 26 years will receive a first payment of $1.2 million and $2.5 million on the final 26th year. They have no immediate plans for their winnings. Badwal and Singh will also receive $247,500 for selling the winning ticket.

This Lottery jackpot is the sixth largest in California Lottery history. The sales from this jackpot generated over $62 million to California’s public education.

Mega millions jackpot winner comes forward

Retired truck driver J.R. Triplett is on Easy Street: He stepped forward Thursday to claim a $239 million lottery prize, the second-biggest undivided jackpot in U.S. history.

Twirling a toothpick in his mouth and holding his wife's hand, Triplett said the prize was "no big thing to me" and gave assurances he would spend it wisely. His wife, Peggy, vowed to "shop till I drop."

Triplett, a regular lottery player, said the ticket was one of five he bought at a convenience store not far from his Winchester home - the Red Apple Country Store in Stephens City, about 80 miles west of Washington, D.C.

He said he had never been in the store before, but went in on the afternoon of the drawing and bought five tickets.

"If I'd just spent $1 that day, I would have won it. I wasted $4. It was on the top line," he said.

J.R. Triplett said that he knew when he heard the numbers being read on television that he had gotten close but it wasn't until he saw them in print that he knew he had the winning ticket. He gave his wife the news.

"I said, 'sweetheart, we got that number.' She sort of broke down, got on her knees and said a little prayer," he said. "It didn't excite me too much and to be honest, to this day it doesn't excite me too much."