June 2008 archive

Girl Survives Lightning Strike, Then Wins $20

Source: ABC News No one quite understands the term “striking it lucky” better than 16-year-old BreAnna Helsel. The Michigan teen survived being struck by lightning and went on to win $20 in the lottery the next day.Helsel was at her home in Blanchard, about 50 miles northeast of Grand Rapids, watching thunderstorms roll by on …

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Four Workmates Share $58.7 Million Record Powerball Prize

Source: Yahoo 7 Australia Four friends who work together in Melbourne’s north eastern suburbs have claimed the $58.7 million record Australian lottery prize from last night’s Powerball draw. Their winning 50 game Quick Pick entry was submitted at the Lakeside Newsagency in Reservoir. In this jackpot draw, not only did one entry win the Division …

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Kellogg’s Worker Won’t Change Much After Winning $1M Lottery Jackpot

Source: The Good News Blog Nancy Edwards headed to work $1 million richer this afternoon. Edwards, a Cave Spring, Georgia, resident employed at the Kellogg’s plant in Rome, received a check today for winning the Georgia Lottery scratch-off game Cash Explosion then headed to her job at the plant. Read Full Article

Hostel Chef Wins £2.6m On Lottery

Text and Photo  from BBC London A former homeless man who now works as a chef at the hostel that took him in has won £2.6m on the lottery. Herbert Plant, 49, from Blackpole, Worcester, said he would spend the cash from Saturday’s draw buying a car and paying off his son’s mortgage. But he …

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Man Blames Theft On Lottery Ticket Addiction

Source: Associated PressMUNCIE, Ind. – A man who pleaded guilty to stealing $3,000 from a group that promotes education claims his addiction to scratch-off lottery tickets led him to steal the money. James P. Whalen, 59, of Muncie said he stole the money to support a habit of spending up to $50 every day on …

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