Dec 13

MO Lottery Introduce $71.5 million Christmas Day Powerball Winner

Powerball NewsTuesday December 31 2013 – The Missouri Lottery has formally introduced the $71.5 million Christmas Day Powerball jackpot winner as Kevin Carlson, 49.

Carlson and his wife claimed their Christmas jackpot from MO Lottery headquarters in Jefferson City the day after the draw and were formally introduced yesterday. Although they declined the opportunity for a press conference, they did chat to state lottery officials who then released a statement on their behalf, which can be viewed here.

As previously reported, Coulson bought his ticket from Autobahn BP, located on 7538 NW Prairie View Road in Platte Woods, who stand to gain $50,000 for selling the ticket. He found out he was the single jackpot winner the day after the Christmas Day draw, when he stopped off for his usual coffee.

“Every morning that I work, I stop to get a coffee and a little something to eat,” Coulson told the MO Lottery. “The first time I scanned (the ticket), I didn’t believe it, so I scanned it again. I kind of went nuts!” At this point he then checked with store clerk Hanish Kumar, who confirmed the message showed a jackpot win.

Coulson has wasted no time in quitting his job as an auto mechanic, although his wife will continue to work. He told lottery officials he wanted to use his time to figure out what to do with his windfall, which he opted to take in a cash lump sum equating to $38.8 million (before taxes).

Initial plans include paying off some bills, giving their two grown up children some financial assistance and taking a trip for their upcoming 30th wedding anniversary.

The timing of the win couldn’t have been better for Coulson, who celebrated his birthday on Friday December 27. LotteryWorld would love to know what his first birthday present as a millionaire was! Possibly the 1968 Camaro he has always wanted?

A 1968 Chevy Camaro (image from Wikipedia.org)

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In Other News

LotteryWorld would like to thank all our readers for stopping by in 2013 and the team wishes everyone a very Happy New Year! While we now look forward to 2014 to see what the New Year brings the lottery world, rest assured you will continue to find all the breaking news right here.

by Mike Redfern
Updated October 17th, 2019

Dec 13

Missouri Lottery Confirm $71.5 million Powerball Prize Claimed

Powerball NewsMonday December 30 2013 – The Missouri Lottery has confirmed that the owner of a Powerball ticket worth $71.5 million has come forward to claim their prize. As earlier reports indicated, the winning ticket was sold at the Autobahn BP Store in Platte Woods, owned by La Lith Lakanandi. The store stands to gain $50,000 for selling the winning ticket.

Lakanandi plans to share out the bonus amongst his staff, including Hanish Kumar, who sold the winning ticket. “Christmas is over so it will be a New Year’s Bonus,” Lakanandi said.

Hanish Kumar, who let the cat out of the bag a little too soon.

The Missouri Lottery only confirmed the location of where the winning ticket was sold once the ticket holder had approached them to claim their ticket, as part of a policy introduced six months ago to help safeguard the identity of Powerball and Mega Millions jackpot winners.

Whereas most states will name the store to sell a jackpot winning ticket immediately, Missouri, along with South Dakota, New Mexico and Arizona keep this information quiet until the winner has made contact with them. This new policy was introduced in order to help protect the winners’ anonymity and give them time to get advice and make the necessary arrangements before being overwhelmed with media attention. This is the first jackpot winner in Missouri since the new practise was introduced. Read more about that here.

However, the best laid plans always go to waste as rumors spread quickly, stemming from store clerk Hanish Kumar who sold and checked the winning ticket on behalf of the winner. According to Kumar, the winning ticket belongs to an auto mechanic in his 40s named Kevin, who visits the store daily to buy coffee and doughnuts.

Missouri Lottery spokesperson Susan Goedde confirmed that the winner had come forward in the days after the draw, which took place on Christmas Day, and that a news release or press conference will follow in the next few days once the ticket had been verified.

by Sadie Walton
Updated June 8th, 2018

Dec 13

Speeding Motorists in Florida Receive Unexpected Christmas Treat

Sunday, 29 December 2013 – Speeding motorists in Melbourne, Florida, received an unexpected surprise as police officers doled out Florida Lottery scratch offs alongside speeding tickets on Christmas Day.

The unique move was thought up by Melbourne police officers who wanted to put a little sparkle into the day while keeping roads safe. Sergeant Jamie Rocque described their latest traffic safety scheme to Florida Today.

“When we pull the motorists over, we’re giving them the scratch-off tickets that the officers bought with their own personal funds. It’s something good to do in light of the holidays. We’re getting a lot of surprised looks; people don’t know what to say,” Rocque explained.

The scheme focused on a stretch of road along the Wickham Road commercial corridor, which has seen numerous traffic accidents in recent weeks. By 13.00 on Christmas Day, more than 30 scratch off games has been handed out to speeders and other traffic violators, although it is not currently known if any of the recipients were big winners.

“I don’t know, but we wish them well,” Rocque said.

In Other Florida Lottery News

The $46 million Florida Lotto jackpot, which was won on Wednesday December 18, is still to be claimed. The winning numbers were 2, 5, 9, 24, 34 and 40 and the ticket was purchased in Orlando. The latest Florida Lotto results can be found by visiting Lottery.net.

by Mike Redfern
Updated August 4th, 2017

Dec 13

Powerball Results for Saturday December 28th 2013

Powerball News

The Powerball Results for Saturday 28/12/2013 are as follows:

Main Balls: 8 - 35 - 44 - 51 - 56
Powerball: 18

Next Draw: Wednesday January 8th 2014
Next Jackpot: $50,000,000

Powerball Prize Breakdown for 12/28/2013

Prize Level Prize Winners
Match 5 plus Powerball $40,000,000 0It's a Rollover!
Match 5 $1,000,000 2
Match 4 plus Powerball $10,000 15
Match 4 $100.00 447
Match 3 plus Powerball $100.00 740
Match 3 $7.00 25,730
Match 2 plus Powerball $7.00 14,209
Match 1 plus Powerball $4.00 95,614
Match 0 plus Powerball $4.00 202,398
Match 5 (with Power Play) $2,000,000 1
Match 4 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $40,000 3
Match 4 (with Power Play) $200.00 92
Match 3 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $200.00 159
Match 3 (with Power Play) $14.00 5,103
Match 2 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $14.00 2,857
Match 1 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $12.00 20,423
Match 0 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $12.00 43,810

Draw Schedule

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Look out for the next Powerball draw and Good Luck!

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by Mike Redfern
Updated December 29th, 2013

Dec 13

Irish Lotto Results for Saturday December 28th 2013

Irish Lotto News

The Irish Lotto Results for Saturday 28/12/2013 are as follows:

Main Balls: 6 - 7 - 16 - 22 - 40 - 45
Bonus Ball: 23

Next Draw: Wednesday January 1st 2014
Next Jackpot: €7,500,000

Irish Lotto Prize Breakdown for 12/28/2013

Prize Level Prize Winners
Match 6 €7,035,514 0It's a Rollover!
Match 5 plus Bonus €25,000 0
Match 5 €2,595 24
Match 4 plus Bonus €163.00 96
Match 4 €56.00 1,709
Match 3 plus Bonus €27.00 2,356
Match 3 €5.00 29,557

Draw Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
No No Yes No No Yes No

Look out for the next Irish Lotto draw and Good Luck!

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by Mike Redfern
Updated December 28th, 2013