Australian man wins lottery after dreaming of jackpot

An Australian man who won a lottery prize worth AU$3.5 million (US$2.5 million) said it wasn’t entirely a surprise — he had dreamed the win just three weeks earlier.

The lucky winner now believes premonitions do come true after winning the First Prize of $20,000 a month for 20 years in the latest Set for Life draw – following a dream he had where he won the lottery.… Read the rest

Last defendant in large Jamaican lottery scam convicted

BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal jury in North Dakota on Friday convicted a Rhode Island woman of helping scam elderly Americans out of millions of dollars, capping a large-scale Jamaican lottery scam case that authorities have been investigating and prosecuting for six years.

Jurors found Melinda Bulgin, 28, guilty of 15 counts of conspiracy, fraud and money laundering, after 3 1/2 hours of deliberations over two days.… Read the rest

Woman given lottery ticket for graduation gift wins $2,000 a month for life

By Todd Northrop

Imagine starting life after graduation with a $2,000 a month head start. That’s exactly what one Connecticut woman did.

22-year-old Anissa Dellaripa of South Windsor, Connectiucut, was given a $1 Win for Life Ticket for graduation and it paid off in a big way.

“My dad often buys me scratch tickets for fun,” Dellaripa told lottery officials. … Read the rest

Sales halted for Iowa Lottery scratch game

CLIVE, Iowa — Sales are being stopped for one of the Iowa Lottery’s $5 instant-scratch games.

The Lottery says it has received reports from players that “Cash Wheel” game tickets have been misprinted.

“We take seriously our responsibility to provide our players with accurate information and quality products,” Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich said.… Read the rest