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New Jersey man revealed as final Powerball winner | Reuters

Mario Scarnici of Monmouth Junction claimed his share of the prize, which amounts to $86 million before taxes. Two of the three winning tickets in the August 7 drawing were sold in the state, according to a New Jersey Lottery statement released on Friday. He purchased his ticket from the Super Stop & Shop supermarket in South Brunswick Township. Jose Perez, a night manager at the Stop & Shop, said the winning ticket has been great for business and that employees are thrilled that the winner came forward to claim his prize. “We were happy first of all that we sold it,” said Perez in a telephone interview. “We sold a ticket before but nobody claimed it.” The store received a $30,000 bonus commission for selling the ticket, and will give that money to charity. According to a report on the CentralJersey.com web site, Scarnici came forward with his two adult sons to claim his prize. He chose the cash option and will get about $62 million after taxes. Members of a group of 16 Ocean County maintenance workers with a winning ticket will each receive about $3.8 million after taxes. The group, known as Ocean’s 16, bought original site the Powerball numbers at the Acme Markets in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. Scarnici could not be reached for comment, nor could a representative for the state lottery. Paul White, an engineer from Ham Lake, Minnesota, was the other winner. The odds of winning the jackpot were about one in 175 million. (Reporting by David Jones; Editing by Mary Wisniewski and Xavier Briand)
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The winning lottery ticket was purchased at the Playland Market in Rye on August 25, 2012. According to New York Gaming Commission rules, winners have up to one year to claim their prize. New York Lottery officials have been urging players to check their tickets for the winning numbers: 1-6-7-20-49, Powerball 23, and come forward before the ticket expires. “We’re hopeful the lucky winner has already signed the ticket and is making plans to claim it before it’s too late,” said Gardner Gurney, acting director of the Division of the Lottery. The New York Gaming Commission uses all means possible to get the word out when it is presented with an unclaimed prize, including news media and social media, said Christy Calicchia, spokesperson for the commission. Sandy victims among the ‘Ocean’s 16’ Powerball winners To claim the money, the winner must present the ticket at any one of New York’s seven customer service centers during business hours. Since the one-year anniversary of the ticket’s purchase falls on a Sunday, the winner would technically need to have presented the ticket by the close of business Friday, said Calicchia. It is unclear how the situation would be handled if the ticket were to be turned in on Monday, she said. Lottery winners may also turn in winning tickets by mail. As long as the ticket is postmarked by August 25, it will be deemed valid. The gaming commission will be monitoring incoming mail to see if the ticket turns up, Calicchia said. New York state has seen several prizes go unclaimed, the largest of which was drawn more than a decade ago. In 2002, the owner of a winning ticket sold in Brooklyn never came forward to collect the $68 million prize. It remains the highest jackpot to go unclaimed in New York Lottery history. The next year, a ticket in Brooklyn went unclaimed again, this time for a jackpot of $46 million. Winnings can go unclaimed for a variety of reasons, Calicchia said, noting sometimes tickets or lost or become unreadable after being left in a pocket and washed. She said many tickets are unclaimed because winners don’t notice they scored with smaller, tiered prizes in lottery jackpots. “Most people don’t realize that there is more than one prize in the lottery drawing,” she said. Rye is in Westchester County and is about 30 miles north of New York City. The New York Gaming Commission regulates all aspects of gaming and gambling activity in New York state, including horse racing, charitable gaming and the state lottery.
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“We’re hopeful the lucky winner has already signed the ticket and is making plans to claim it before it’s too late,” said Gardner Gurney, acting director of the Division of the Lottery. Quick Clicks Deen lawsuit to be dismissed The New York Gaming Commission uses all means possible to get the word out when it is presented with an unclaimed prize, including news media and social media, said Christy Calicchia, spokesperson for the commission. To claim the money, the winner must present the ticket at any one of New York’s seven customer service centers during business hours. Since the one-year anniversary of the ticket’s purchase falls on a Sunday, the winner would technically need to have presented the ticket by the close of business Friday, Calicchia said. It is unclear how the situation would be handled if the ticket were to be turned in on Monday, she said. Lottery winners may also turn in winning tickets by mail. As long as the ticket is postmarked by August 25, it will be deemed valid. The gaming commission will be monitoring incoming mail to see if the ticket turns up, Calicchia said. New York state has seen several prizes go unclaimed, the largest of which was drawn more than a decade ago. In 2002, the owner of a winning ticket sold in Brooklyn never came forward to collect the $68 million prize. It remains the highest jackpot to go unclaimed in New York Lottery history. The next year, a ticket in Brooklyn went unclaimed again, this time for a jackpot of $46 million. Winnings can go unclaimed for a variety of reasons, Calicchia said, noting sometimes tickets or lost or become unreadable after being left in a pocket and washed. She said many tickets are unclaimed because winners don’t notice they scored with smaller, tiered prizes in lottery jackpots. “Most people don’t realize that there is more than one prize in the lottery drawing,” she said. Rye is in Westchester County and is about 30 miles north of New York City. Copyright 2013 by CNN NewSource .
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Two of the three winning tickets in the August 7 drawing were sold in the state, according to a New Jersey Lottery statement released on Friday. He purchased his ticket from the Super Stop & Shop supermarket in South Brunswick Township. Jose Perez, a night manager at the Stop & Shop, said the winning ticket has been great for business and that employees are thrilled that the winner came forward to claim his prize. “We were happy first of all that we sold it,” said Perez in a telephone interview. “We sold a ticket before but nobody claimed it.” The store received a $30,000 bonus commission for selling the ticket, and will give that money to charity. According to a report on the CentralJersey.com web site, Scarnici came forward with his two adult sons to claim his prize. He chose the cash option and will get about $62 million after taxes. Members of a group of 16 Ocean County maintenance workers with a winning ticket will each receive about $3.8 million after taxes. The group, known as Ocean’s 16, bought the Powerball numbers at the Acme Markets in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. Scarnici could not be reached for comment, nor could a representative for the state lottery. Paul White, an engineer from Ham Lake, Minnesota, was the other winner.
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Unclaimed lottery ticket worth $1 million is set to expire this Sunday – CNN.com

The winning lottery ticket was purchased at the Playland Market in Rye on August 25, 2012. According to New York Gaming Commission rules, winners have up to one year to claim their prize. New York Lottery officials have been urging players to check their tickets for the winning numbers: 1-6-7-20-49, Powerball 23, and come forward before the ticket expires. “We’re hopeful the lucky winner has already signed the ticket and is making plans to claim it before it’s too late,” said Gardner Gurney, acting director of the Division of the Lottery. The New York Gaming Commission uses all means possible to get the word out when it is presented with an unclaimed prize, including news media and social media, said Christy Calicchia, spokesperson for the commission. To claim the money, the winner must present the ticket at any one of New York’s seven customer service centers during business hours. Since the one-year anniversary of the ticket’s purchase falls on a Sunday, the winner would technically need to have presented the ticket by the close of business Friday, said Calicchia. It is unclear how the situation would be handled if the ticket were to be turned in on Monday, she said. Lottery winners https://www.rebelmouse.com/lottocashmachine/ may also turn in winning tickets by mail. As long as the ticket is postmarked by August 25, it will be deemed valid. The gaming commission will be monitoring incoming mail to see if the ticket turns up, Calicchia said. New York state has seen several prizes go unclaimed, the largest of which was drawn more than a decade ago. In 2002, the owner of a winning ticket sold in Brooklyn never came forward to collect the $68 million prize. It remains the highest jackpot to go unclaimed in New York Lottery history. The next year, a ticket in Brooklyn went unclaimed again, this time for a jackpot of $46 million. Winnings can go unclaimed for a variety of reasons, Calicchia said, noting sometimes tickets or lost or become unreadable after being left in a pocket and washed. She said many tickets are unclaimed because winners don’t notice they scored with smaller, tiered prizes in lottery jackpots. “Most people don’t realize that there is more than one prize in the lottery drawing,” she said. Rye is in Westchester County and is about 30 miles north of New York City.
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“We’re hopeful the lucky winner has already signed the ticket and is making plans to claim it before it’s too late,” said Gardner Gurney, acting director of the Division of the Lottery. The New York Gaming Commission uses all means possible to get the word out when it is presented with an unclaimed prize, including news media and social media, said Christy Calicchia, spokesperson for the commission. To claim the money, the winner must present the ticket at any one of New York’s seven customer service centers during business hours. Since the one-year anniversary of the ticket’s purchase falls on a Sunday, the winner would technically need to have presented the ticket by the close of business Friday, said Calicchia. It is unclear how the situation would be handled if the ticket were to be turned in on Monday, she said. Lottery winners may also turn in winning tickets by mail. As long as the ticket is postmarked by August 25, it will be deemed valid. The gaming commission will be monitoring incoming mail to see if the ticket turns up, Calicchia said. New York state has seen several prizes go unclaimed, the largest of which was drawn more than a decade ago. In 2002, the owner of a winning ticket sold in Brooklyn never came forward to collect the $68 million prize. It remains the highest jackpot to go unclaimed in New York Lottery history. The next year, a ticket in Brooklyn went unclaimed again, this time for a jackpot of $46 million. Winnings can go unclaimed for a variety of reasons, Calicchia said, noting sometimes tickets or lost or become unreadable after being left in a pocket and washed.
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Unclaimed lottery ticket worth $1 million is set to expire this Sunday – CNN.com

New York Lottery officials have been urging players to check their tickets for the winning numbers: 1-6-7-20-49, Powerball 23, and come forward before the ticket expires. “We’re hopeful the lucky winner has already signed the ticket and is making plans to claim it before it’s too late,” said Gardner Gurney, acting director of the Division of the Lottery. The New York Gaming Commission uses all means possible to get the word out when it is presented with an unclaimed prize, including news media and social media, said Christy Calicchia, spokesperson for the commission. To claim the money, the winner must present the ticket at any one of New York’s seven customer service centers during business hours. Since the one-year anniversary of the ticket’s purchase falls on a Sunday, the winner would technically need to have presented the ticket by the close of business Friday, said Calicchia. It is unclear how the situation would be handled if the ticket were to be turned in on Monday, she said. Lottery winners may also turn in winning tickets by mail. As long as the ticket is postmarked by August 25, it will be deemed valid. The gaming commission will be monitoring incoming mail to see if the ticket turns up, Calicchia said. New York state has seen several prizes go unclaimed, the largest of which was drawn more than a decade ago. In 2002, the owner of a winning ticket sold in Brooklyn never came forward to collect the $68 million prize. It remains the highest jackpot to go unclaimed in New York Lottery history. The next year, a ticket in Brooklyn went unclaimed again, this time for a jackpot of $46 million. Winnings can go unclaimed for a variety of reasons, Calicchia said, noting sometimes tickets or lost or become unreadable after being left in a pocket and washed. She said many tickets are unclaimed because winners don’t notice they scored with smaller, tiered prizes in lottery jackpots. “Most people don’t realize that there is more than one prize in the lottery drawing,” she said. Rye is in Westchester County and is about 30 miles north of New York City.
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Batley lotto winner’s £6.5 million proposal – Top Stories – Yorkshire Evening Post

Smitten Graham Nield has been trying to pluck up the courage to propose to Amanda Vickers for 10 years. But as they danced around their living room on Sunday to celebrate the win, Graham, 55, grabbed her and asked: Now will you marry me? Delighted Amanda, 48, replied: Oh yes, but it isnt because you have loads of money, its because I love you. The pair, both divorcees, are planning a low-key ceremony at a register office in the next few weeks but will hold a whopper of a party for family and friends. Amanda said: I waited for him to propose for 10 years. I thought hed never ask. Graham told how he wanted to pop the question every day on a recent holiday in Tenerife. He said: Every morning over breakfast I tried to ask but I choked and the words just wouldnt come out. It was terrible. “But I knew on Sunday night when Amanda was jumping around with excitement that finally it was the right time. I now feel like I have won the jackpot twice. Graham, of Batley, West Yorkshire, plans to carry on working as a manager at a car parts firm. But Amanda, who works for him, intends to hand in her notice. The couple matched numbers 15, 25, 26, 33, 34 and 41 on Saturday but did not check their tickets until the day after. They will share the cash with their five children from previous relationships. Their win came as they moved in with Amandas parents Joan and James Vickers, both 72, to care for them after leaving their rented home. View gallery
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But when he found out that he had matched all six Lotto numbers, Mr Nield, from Batley, decided the moment was right. When we found out on Sunday that wed won, I blurted out Now will you marry me? to which she replied Yes, but it isnt because youve won the money, its because I love you. Asked about the proposal, Ms Vickers added: That meant more to me than the money. Winning the money? Im more excited about getting married. The couple, who are both divorced, have been together for 10 years and have five grown-up children between them from previous relationships, and 13 grandchildren. They said they only told their family about their windfall after Mr Nield formally asked Ms Vickers mother Joan, 72, for permission to marry her daughter. Ms Vickers said her mother had https://www.rebelmouse.com/lottocashmachine/ no hesitation after he went down on bended knee in front of her and her father James, also 72. Mr Nield admitted he had considered asking his partner to marry him several times over the years but it just wouldnt come out. Ms Vickers said: Ive been hoping for 10 years. But the couple said they are still planning the simple register office ceremony followed by a big party for friends and family. They have no plans for expensive engagement and wedding rings. Ms Vickers said they were planning to use a ring they already had which has sentimental value to both of them. The couple met at automotive firm Autoneum, where Mr Nield has worked for 25 years and Ms Vickers for 12.
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Hamilton lottery winner fritters away $10 million | Toronto Star

Residents of the Irish town of Lahinch in west Clare are waiting for the identity of 6 million jackpot winner to be revealed. The 4 Quick Pick ticket was bought last Friday at the towns Kennedys Centra Foodmarket. The shop owner, Robert Kennedy, has said that he has never had a National Lottery jackpot winner before, When I heard first, I was shocked . . . We are all delighted for whoever won, but we have no idea who it was. Kennedy went on to say that, he has a decent lotto trade here and had someone on the TV game show once but nothing major at all . . . Weve never had any major winner. I think we had a five number winner, maybe twice. As a result the town is eagerly waiting for the winners identity to be revealed and Kennedy is wondering if it is one of his regular customers or just someone who happened to be passing through, as he said, They could tips to win the lottery rebelmouse be on a plane toBostonor someplace else already. Recent Headlines
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Carly and Becky celebrate lottery win Chris Britcher Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:36 PM Print To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in. Lottery organisers Camelot have released the excited phone call when Dartfords Carly Wiggett realised she and her best friend Becky Witt had just scooped more than 336,000 on the EuroMillions. The duo won the money in March – and since then have used the cash to buy their own homes, each buy a puppy and enjoyed a number of shared holidays. They won 336,277.60. Ms Wiggest said; Even now I get goose bumps hearing the call – its still so exciting. I can remember innocently saying, Ive had an email claiming Ive won some money?. To be honest I thought he was going to tell me it was a scam so when he confirmed it was correct and the amount I was almost speechless with excitement. I then remember saying we were going to buy holidays and houses, as well as explaining that wed only played because of our stars in the daily paper. The publication of the call comes as the National Lottery reveal a list of national events which got the naton most excited – with the London Olympics last summer coming out top. A National Lottery spokesperson said, This poll shows the British are becoming much more chilled at displaying their emotions something we have experienced first-hand at our winners call centre. Listening to our players react to the news of a big win is the best part of our job. Carlys call shows that life-changing, knee trembling, whoop for joy excitement could be waiting for any one of us, its as simple as buying a ticket. Rated as getting you very or a little bit excited ticking all that apply Survey of 1,824 UK adults conducted between 9/8/13 and 12/8/13 Recent big national events 1. London 2012 Olympics 31% 2. Andy Murray winning Wimbledon 27% 3. None of the listed events 24% 4. Bank Holidays 14% 5. The Royal Wedding 14% 6. Birth of Prince George 13% 7. The Queens Jubilee 12% 8. Start of football season 11% 9. Olympic Flame Tour 8% 10. British Lions Winning in Australia 8% Life changing events 1.
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The Dodge Charger and Hummer are nowhere in sight. The Cadillacs in storage; it needs work Tirabassi cant afford right now. When shes not taking the bus, she drives a hot pink electric bike. A lot of friends are gone, too. Loans were not repaid. (They said) theyve got enough so theyre OK, right? Vinny says. The Tirabassis advise other lottery winners to be wary of sharing their winnings too freely. Keep it to yourself and dont trust anybody but family, she says. But as she heads to work in her scrubs Wednesday, Tirabassi says she couldnt help give so much away. Thats the way I was brought up. Help those who cant help themselves. Rather than mourn the millions, shes concentrating on raising her kids with those same family values. Im trying to get them to learn that they have to work for money, Tirabassi says. Every so often they ask for money and I say I dont have any money till payday. You have to wait till payday. TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. does not have a system for following up with winners. There is also no requirement for winners to work with a financial adviser. Thered be no way for us to make that requirement of winners … people are adults and need to be able to make their own decisions, said spokesperson Don Pister.
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Joliet gas station sells lottery ticket worth $5.7M – Joliet Herald News

He said if he won the Lottery, he’d pay off bills and save money for his grandchildren. | Janet Lundquist~Sun-Times Media. storyidforme: 53643458 Maps Updated: August 16, 2013 10:02PM JOLIET Standing outside the Speedway gas station where someone bought an Illinois Lottery ticket for Thursday nights drawing that proved to be worth millions, Francis Caan imagined what hed do with a haul like that. Caan, of Crest Hill, got a faraway look in his eyes as he envisioned how he would manage $5.7 million the amount of the winnings from a Quick Pick Lotto ticket sold at that Speedway, 1621 W. Jefferson St., if taken as an annuity. First of all, Id pay the bills that I owe off, he said. Id put some money away for my grandchildren. The winner, who had not come forward as of Friday afternoon, bought a Lotto Quick Pick ticket there and matched all six numbers 11, 15, 29, 41, 42 and 43 according to the Illinois Lottery. The gas station will get a $57,000 bonus, 1 percent of the jackpot amount, for selling the winning ticket. John Johnson, of Joliet, said he doesnt play the lottery until the jackpots reach historic levels. It would have to get up to 400, 500 million, he said as his cousin, Mike Johnson, filled up their car at the Speedway. Neither had played the lottery at that Speedway on Thursday. I wish I did, now, Mike Johnson said. Debbie, of Joliet, who declined to give her last name, smiled as she pumped gas. It would be much more exciting if it was me (who won), she said. Show / Hide Comments 2013 Sun-Times Media, LLC.
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William Seeley Steals The Show At Powerball Jackpot Press Conference (VIDEO)

But it was Seeley — kinda channeling The Dude from the Big Lebowski — who got all the attention. He joked that he’d showed up to the press conference in his best outfit and after appearing to knock over a microphone, noted he could afford to fix it. As for what he plans to do with his share of the winnings? Retire to a log cabin on “multiple acres of land” and watch NASCAR, he said. “First party is at my cabin!” Watch a video of his performance above. We’re pretty sure The Dude abides. Also on HuffPost: Loading Slideshow Stephen Feinberg, Cerberus Capital CEO Stephen Feinberg is CEO of Cerberus Capital Management, the private equity firm that owns Freedom Group, the country’s largest gun manufacturer and owner of the Bushmaster brand. Cerberus announced on Tuesday that it plans to sell its stake in Freedom Group. Adam Lanza, 20, used a Bushmaster rifle to murder 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., on Friday. Wayne LaPierre, National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre is executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association (NRA), the gun industry’s top lobbying organization. George Kollitides, Freedom Group CEO George Kollitides is CEO of Freedom Group, the country’s largest gun manufacturer, which owns Bushmaster. P. James Debney, Smith & Wesson CEO P. James Debney is president and CEO of Smith & Wesson, a major U.S. gun manufacturer. William M. Keys, Colt’s CEO Lt. General William how to win the lottery M. Keys has served as CEO of Colt’s Manufacturing Company, a major gun manufacturer, since 1999. C. Michael Jacobi, Sturm, Ruger & Co. Chairman C. Michael Jacobi is chairman of Sturm, Ruger, & Co., a major gun manufacturer.
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