20 dollars turns into a $1 million dollar Gold Rush
The Florida Lottery announced on Thursday that Gregory Wojciechowski, 62, was the GOLD RUSH LIMITED scratch-off winner of a $1 million dollar prize. He chose to claim his winnings as a one-time lump-sum payment, meaning he’s taking home $795,000 of the $1 million dollar prize won from the scratch-off ticket.
Jacksonville man wins $1M from scratch-off bought at Westside Publix
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 50-year-old man in Jacksonville just claimed the $1 million prize from the 200X THE CASH Scratch-Off game, The Florida Lottery announced on Friday. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump sum payment of $890,000. The man purchased his winning ticket from Publix, located at 7628-24 103rd Street in Jacksonville. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket. The $20 game, 200X THE CASH, launched in September 2020 and features more than $446 million in cash prizes, including ten top prizes of $5 million!
Jacksonville woman stops for gas, leaves with full bank account
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville resident claimed a top prize from the $500-a-Week-for-Life scratch-off game, the Florida Lottery announced Wednesday. She claimed her winnings using a secured drop box at the Jacksonville district office. Florida Lottery offices are currently open to the public by appointment only for players with prizes valued at $600 or more. Players can request a claim appointment at Headquarters and district offices through the Lottery’s website, at flalottery.com/howToClaim. Players can still utilize the secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery headquarters or a district office.
Jacksonville resident wins $1 million off Powerball ticket
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One lucky lottery player in Jacksonville won $1 million from the Saturday, Jan. 23 Powerball drawing. The winning ticket was sold at the 7-Eleven located at 902 Margaret Street in Jacksonville. The winning tickets matched all five of the white ball numbers but did not match the Powerball number. The other winning ticket’s were sold in Melbourne, Marianna, Clermont, Cutler Bay and North Port. Florida Powerball winners have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize.
Hard-luck Maryland town gets a $731.1 million Powerball win
Just who will collect the Powerball prize may never be known: Maryland is one of the states that allow winners to remain anonymous. The Powerball jackpot came only a day after nobody won the $970 million Mega Millions prize, the third-largest prize in U.S. history. The biggest prize was a $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot won by three people in 2016. Most winners opt for cash prizes, which for Mega Millions would be $716.3 million and $546.8 million for Wednesday's Powerball. After the Powerball win, the new jackpot has a $15 million cash value.
Next up: $730M Powerball prize after no Mega Millions winner
The Powerball jackpot is the fifth-largest ever, and it will come only a day after nobody won the even-larger Mega Millions prize, which now stands at $970 million. The biggest prize was a $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot won by three people in 2016. Such a long stretch without a winner is rare but also reflects the incredibly small odds of winning — one in 292.2 million for Powerball and one in 302.5 million for Mega Millions. Most winners opt for cash prizes, which for Mega Millions would be $716.3 million and $546 million for Powerball. Mega Millions and Powerball are both played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
No winner! Powerball jackpot grows to $730M; Mega Millions to be $850M
If a lottery player strikes big in the next Powerball drawing on Wednesday, it would be the fifth-largest jackpot ever in the United States. No one beat the odds in Friday's Mega Millions drawing, so that jackpot grew to an estimated $850 million. It's been nearly two years since a lottery jackpot has grown so large. The estimated cash prize for the next Mega Millions jackpot is $628.2 million. Mega Millions and Powerball are both played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
What would you buy with the Powerball jackpot?
Going into Saturday, there was over $1 billion total up for grabs between Saturday’s Powerball drawing and the Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday. I would put a down payment on a house, if not pay for the whole house, I guess with that amount of money.”The Mega Millions jackpot is at $850 million before taxes, while the Powerball jackpot was at $640 million. There are many things that a person can buy, like a private island to party or just take a quick vacation. Or if you love Shad Khan’s yacht, you could buy one just like it for $200 million. It just costs you a couple dollars.”There are a million and one people things you can do if you win the jackpot, but the biggest problem would probably be saving money as a new millionaire.
Mega Millions jackpot rises to $447 million just in time for Tuesday’s drawing
The Mega Millions and Powerball are now at more than $400 million each -- and that’s only ever happened twice before. Her net worth is about 400 million, but you have to win both jackpots to be worth as much as Tiger Woods. The Mega Millions jackpot increased to an estimated $447 million on Tuesday and the Powerball jackpot rolled to an estimated $410 million on Saturday. In terms of toilet paper... with $400 million you can buy more than 32 million 12-pack rolls. Chances of winning the mega millions?
Jacksonville man wins second scratch-off top prize in three years
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 56-year-old man from Jacksonville just claimed a $5 million top prize from the 200X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. Three years ago he claimed a $1 million prize from the $5,000,000 GOLD RUSH DOUBLER Scratch-Off game! [[2017 story -- Jacksonville man wins $1M in scratch-off game]]“I love playing the Lottery at my local Gate store! Every November I play my favorite Scratch-Off games because I feel it brings me extra luck,” he said. The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
Year of the scratch-off: More than half of winning tickets worth at least $600 claimed in 2020
For the past few months, News4Jax has been getting a steady stream of news releases from the Florida Lottery. It’s unclear if the coronavirus pandemic has anything to do with this, but for the 2019-20 timeframe, more than half of the winning tickets worth $600 or more have been claimed in 2020, which isn’t even over yet. So we can either venture the guess that more people are buying tickets or waited until now to cash them in. In all of 2019, there were eight big winners like this. But this new game alone has led to seven of these big paydays in the first 8 ½ months of 2020 alone.
St. Augustine man wins $1,000,000 Florida Lottery scratch-off game
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – A St. Augustine man is nearly a million dollars richer after winning the top prize in the "Fastest Road to $1,000,000″ scratch-off game. The 56-year-old purchased his $30 ticket from A1A Discount Beverage, located at 855 Anastasia Boulevard in St. Augustine. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket. The game launched in February and features 155 top prizes of $1,000,000 and over $948 million in cash prizes. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com
$1.6 billion Powerball jackpot to be split among 3 winners
Lottery officials announced winning tickets were sold in California, Tennessee and Florida. The winning numbers were 4, 8, 19, 27, 34 and Powerball 10. Mireya Villarreal reports from inside a 7-Eleven in Chino Hills, California, that sold one of the winning tickets.cbsnews.com