Mar 14

Three’s the Charm – Lucky Couple Win the Lottery Three Times in just Three Weeks

Monday March 31 2014 – One Virginia couple can’t believe their luck after they scooped three lottery prizes worth more than $2 million in a single month! Calvin and Zatera Spencer of Portsmouth, Virginia, beat incalculable odds to take home three big wins from three different lottery games in three weeks!

The pair began their winning streak on March 12 when they matched all five main numbers in the midweek Powerball drawing to win the $1 million prize.  The couple’s ticket actually became the largest winning ticket in the draw after no other players across the nation managed to match five or more main numbers. Had the Spencer’s matched the Powerball number, they would have won a jackpot prize worth an estimated $60 million.

Calvin purchased the Easy Pick ticket for the mid-week draw from Barber Tire & Auto on Portsmouth Boulevard and after his win said; “It feels fantastic. It feels like a blessing.” Little did he know he was about to feel a whole lot better.

Less than two weeks later, Calvin was feeling flush following his $1 million win and bought ten identical tickets for the Virginia Pick 4 daily game. Miraculously, his winning combination of 6-6-6-6 was drawn on March 26 and, as the game carries a set jackpot prize of $5,000, he earned the top prize for each of his ten tickets.

However, the Spencer’s weren’t finished there. The very next day Mr. Spencer bought a $100 Million Cash Extravaganza scratch-off and won the second place prize worth $1 million. Calvin called his home immediately and said; “Baby, we did it again!” to his astonished wife.


Calvin and Zatera Spencer collect the first of their prizes
Image Source: Virginia Lottery

Virginia Lottery spokesman John Hagerty said; “I haven’t seen anything like it in my 12 years here. People in the office couldn’t believe it was them when they showed up with the winning ticket.”

Lottery staff may need to prepare themselves for another visit from the Spencer’s as while collecting his win, Calvin said; “We’re not finished yet”. With luck like his, we’re inclined to believe him!

To read more about players who have achieved the inconceivable feat of winning the lottery multiple times, click here.

by Mike Redfern
Updated March 31st, 2014

Mar 14

Powerball Results for Saturday March 29th 2014

Powerball News

The Powerball Winning Numbers for Saturday 29th Mar 2014 are below:

Main Balls: 2 - 3 - 12 - 27 - 38
Powerball: 17

Next Draw: Wednesday April 9th 2014
Next Jackpot: $60,000,000

Powerball Prize Breakdown for 3/29/2014

Prize Level Prize Winners
Match 5 plus Powerball $50,000,000 0It's a Rollover!
Match 5 $1,000,000 2
Match 4 plus Powerball $10,000 22
Match 4 $100.00 832
Match 3 plus Powerball $100.00 1,235
Match 3 $7.00 42,743
Match 2 plus Powerball $7.00 19,455
Match 1 plus Powerball $4.00 111,515
Match 0 plus Powerball $4.00 203,280
Match 5 (with Power Play) $2,000,000 0
Match 4 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $20,000 5
Match 4 (with Power Play) $200.00 204
Match 3 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $200.00 312
Match 3 (with Power Play) $14.00 9,908
Match 2 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $14.00 4,611
Match 1 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $8.00 24,665
Match 0 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $8.00 44,243

Draw Schedule

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Good luck for the next Powerball draw and don't forget to check your tickets after the draw to see if you're a lottery winner!

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by Mike Redfern
Updated March 30th, 2014

Mar 14

Irish Lotto Results for Saturday March 29th 2014

Irish Lotto News

The Irish Lotto Results for Saturday 29/03/2014 are as follows:

Main Balls: 5 - 12 - 19 - 21 - 29 - 45
Bonus Ball: 8

Next Draw: Wednesday April 2nd 2014
Next Jackpot: €5,500,000

Irish Lotto Prize Breakdown for 3/29/2014

Prize Level Prize Winners
Match 6 €4,958,880 0It's a Rollover!
Match 5 plus Bonus €25,000 3
Match 5 €1,596 44
Match 4 plus Bonus €110.00 160
Match 4 €43.00 2,515
Match 3 plus Bonus €20.00 3,664
Match 3 €5.00 37,311

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 March 29th, 2014

Mar 14

Midnight Trip for Milk Leads to Million Dollar Win

When Melissa Garcia headed out in the middle of the night to buy milk, she never thought her trip would lead to a million dollar instant win. While at the counter, Garcia decided on a whim to purchase three $2 California Lucky for Life scratch-offs, one of which led to a prize worth $1.3 million.

Garcia took her three scratch-offs and returned home; the first two were unsuccessful but on her third and final try she revealed the word ‘LIFE’ however, Garcia did not immediately realise the value of her win.

“I didn’t really know how [the game] worked.” Garcia said; “I slept it off and… when I woke up in the morning I showed my cousin and he goes, ‘You won!’ I still wasn’t 100 percent sure,” Garcia added.

40-year-old Garcia won $1,000 a week for the next 25 years is the equivalent of $1.3 million. However, after careful consideration, she opted for the alternative lump sum payment of $750,000. Although Garcia has no immediate plans for her money, she did say she’d share some of it with her cousin Evaristo who had recognised Garcia’s scratch-off as a winning ticket.


Melissa Garcia collects her prize.
Image source: calottery.com

Garcia purchased her lucky scratch off ticket at the 7-Eleven convenience store on 1200 Garfield Avenue in Alhambra of Los Angeles County. The owner of the store is set to receive a $6,500 retailer bonus for selling the winning ticket.

Melissa Garcia isn’t the only Californian to win big with the California Lucky for Life scratch-offs range as Simon Thammavongsa recently won a $3.25 million prize on a $5 card.

“It was right after payday. I was completely broke and I got paid and I wanted to buy a Scratcher. I was feeling it,” Thammavongsa said. Following that feeling, the 22-year-old Anaheim resident visited a local liquor store and bought just one scratch off; “I was telling myself, ‘I hope I hit ‘LIFE’’ and the next thing you know the ‘LIFE’ symbol came up and I started going crazy.”

Thammavongsa purchased his lucky scratch off from A & J Happy Liquor on 414 West Lincoln Avenue in Orange County. The retailer will receive a bonus of $16,250 for selling the winning ticket.

Like Garcia, Thammavongsa opted for a one off cash payment rather than 25 years of annuity payments and received a lump sum of $1.9 million. Had he chosen the annuity payments, Thammovongsa would have earned $2,500 a week for the next 25 years.

Thammavongsa revealed he would spend the money on improving his education and buying a house for his mom, after revealing that their lives had always been a struggle.

LotteryWorld would like to congratulate both Melissa Garcia and Simon Thammavongsa on their wins and wish them the best of luck for the future.

by Mike Redfern
Updated March 28th, 2014

Mar 14

Mega Millions Results for Friday March 28th 2014

Mega Millions News

The Mega Millions Results for Tonight's draw are:

Main Balls: 2 - 3 - 9 - 50 - 73
Mega Ball: 12
Megaplier: 3

Next Draw: Tuesday April 8th 2014
Next Jackpot: $20,000,000

Mega Millions Prize Breakdown for 3/28/2014

Prize Level Prize Winners
Match 5 plus Mega Ball $15,000,000 0It's a Rollover!
Match 5 $1,000,000 1
Match 4 plus Mega Ball $5,000 24
Match 4 $500.00 340
Match 3 plus Mega Ball $50.00 1,957
Match 3 $5.00 27,072
Match 2 plus Mega Ball $5.00 43,422
Match 1 plus Mega Ball $2.00 324,689
Match 0 plus Mega Ball $1.00 790,593

Draw Schedule

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If you were a winner in Tonight's draw then why not leave a comment below and share your story with others.

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by Mike Redfern
Updated March 29th, 2014