PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island — Is it a wise move that would keep more than 1,000 high-paying jobs in Rhode Island or just the latest example of a “you gotta know a guy” back-room deal?
Is the lottery giant IGT as Rhode Island as Del’s lemonade or as British as Big Ben?… Read the rest
A UK couple who got their claws on a £1 million (US$1.2 million) lottery prize thanked their pet cat for the win.
Andrew and Paula Hancock thanked their cat Shortcake for their new-found fortune after buying the winning ticket at their local gas station.
The couple, who run a catering business together, had forgotten the cat’s dinner, so Andrew went to the store to pick up some grub for the hungry feline.… Read the rest
A man who won the lottery in North Carolina says his pencil picked the winning number for him.
Samuel Manley, a school bus technician from Littleton, stopped at Bert Ammond Country Café in Pleasant Hill on July 29 and bought a $1 Carolina Cash 5 ticket after telling his wife he was feeling lucky, the lottery said.… Read the rest
We’ve all daydreamed about an unexpected windfall that would change our luck. But what’s it really like to come into money? Meet five people who did.
Desiree Home: lottery winner, £1,000,000 (US$1.2 million)
Our routine was always the same. Wayne, my husband, would pop into the post office on his way to work to get our lottery tickets, and he’d get up early the morning after the draw and check the numbers.… Read the rest
After years of waiting, Jeremy McLean of Roanoke Rapids can finally marry the woman of his dreams thanks to a $100,000 lottery prize.
“We’ve been engaged for four years,” McLean said. “We just haven’t had the extra money to get married until now.”
McLean’s fiancé Heidi Hobbs said the win will make her dream come true.… Read the rest