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Couple Wins $1 Million on Lottery Ticket in Garbage

Couple Wins $1 Million on Lottery Ticket in GarbageiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass.) -- A Massachusetts couple was one trip to the garbage dump away from missing out on $1 million after they almost threw away a winning scratch-off lottery ticket. Lucky for Joseph and Joanne Zagami, of N...

Powerball Jackpot Totals $320 Million

Powerball Jackpot Totals $320 MillionPhoto by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Just because your March Madness bracket is busted doesn't mean you should stop pressing your luck.There's still time to purchase a ticket for Saturday night's Powerball lottery drawing and the chan...

Ariz. Couple Who Won Million-Dollar Lottery Twice Credits Persistence

Ariz. Couple Who Won Million-Dollar Lottery Twice Credits PersistenceABC News(PHOENIX) -- An Arizona couple who beat overwhelming odds to win a million-dollar lottery jackpot twice in less than 20 years says it was not luck, but persistence and a healthy dose of superstition that led to their wins.Diane and Kerry Carmic...

How to Avoid Foreign Lottery Scams

How to Avoid Foreign Lottery ScamsUSPS(NEW YORK) -- By any accounts Clifford Curtis is an intelligent man.  He completed high school at age 16, and later became an engineer and an attorney.So his daughter Laura was shocked when she noticed a Western Union receipt indicating her 83...

Indiana Hairstylist Wins Lottery; Court Battle Follows

Indiana Hairstylist Wins Lottery; Court Battle FollowsStockbyte/Thinkstock(INDIANAPOLIS) -- Millions of Americans dream of winning the lottery.  An Indianapolis hairstylist says she did — and now she’s being hauled into court by seven of her friends.Eight stylists from Lou’s Creativ...

Defense Worker Buys $217 Million Winning Lotto Ticket

Defense Worker Buys $217 Million Winning Lotto TicketCourtesy of Virginia Lottery(FREDERICKSBURG, Va.) -- A Virginia husband and wife won the $217 million Powerball jackpot, the second-largest lotto prize ever won in the state.Dave and Nancy Honeywell of Fredericksburg, Va., both work for the Defense Dep...

Poisoned Lotto Winner’s Widow Said She Has Proof of Her Estate Claim

Poisoned Lotto Winner’s Widow Said She Has Proof of Her Estate ClaimHemera/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- The widow of poisoned lottery winner Urooj Khan has presented documents purporting to show that most of Khan's estate belongs to her.Al-Haroon Husain, an attorney for Khan's widow, Shabana Ansari, said Khan signed a docume...

Arkansas Couple Wins Lottery Twice in One Weekend

Arkansas Couple Wins Lottery Twice in One WeekendArkansas Scholarship Lottery(NEW YORK) -- An Arkansas couple struck gold twice after winning $1 million and $50,000 jackpots, both of them during this past weekend.Stephen, 54, and Terri Weaver, 55, of Stuttgart, Ark., left on Friday for a weekend trip...

Poisoned Lottery Winner’s Exhumation Approved

Poisoned Lottery Winner’s Exhumation ApprovedHemera/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- A judge has approved the exhumation of the Chicago lottery winner who died of cyanide poisoning.Judge Susan Coleman of the Probate Division of the Cook County Circuit Court in Illinois Friday approved the county medical ex...

Wife of Poisoned Lotto Winner: ‘I Want the Truth to Come Out’

Wife of Poisoned Lotto Winner: ‘I Want the Truth to Come Out’Ann Cutting/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The wife of a $1 million Chicago lottery winner who died of cyanide poisoning told ABC News that she was shocked to learn the true cause of his death and is cooperating with an ongoing homicide investigation."I want ...

Body of Lotto Winner Who Died of Cyanide Poisoning Likely to Be Exhumed

Body of Lotto Winner Who Died of Cyanide Poisoning Likely to Be Exhumed Ann Cutting/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- The body of a $1 million lottery jackpot winner will likely be exhumed from Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago, according to the Cook County medical examiner, who determined that the winner died of cyanide poisoning.Last J...

Costco Co-Workers Split $50M Powerball Win

Costco Co-Workers Split $50M Powerball WinWilliam Thomas Cain/Getty Images(WALTHAM, Mass.) -- The Massachusetts Lottery confirmed two Costco co-workers are the winners of a $50 million Powerball prize.According to lottery officials, 52-year-old Rosa DeLeon and 54-year-old Reginald LeBlanc, who...

DeeDee Moore Found Guilty in Murder of Florida Lottery Winner

DeeDee Moore Found Guilty in Murder of Florida Lottery WinnerHemera/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) -- DeeDee Moore, the Tampa woman accused of swindling and then killing lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare, was found guilty today of first degree murder and other charges, after she declined to take the stand and the defe...

Florida Lottery Murder Trial: Victim’s Ex Calls Suspect Manipulative

Florida Lottery Murder Trial: Victim’s Ex Calls Suspect ManipulativeHemera/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) -- The ex-girlfriend of Abraham Shakespeare, the Florida lotto winner who prosecutors say was swindled out of his money and killed by Dee Dee Moore, testified at Moore's trial that Moore lied to her about Shakespeare's ru...

Search Is On in UK for Unclaimed $100M Lottery Ticket

Search Is On in UK for Unclaimed $100M Lottery TicketStockbyte/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Several people in Britain are going through their drawers on Wednesday, looking for an unclaimed lottery ticket worth $100 million.The drawing was in June but nobody in Stevenage, a small town north of London where the t...

Florida Lotto Murder Trial: Judge Orders Escorts for Jittery Jurors

Florida Lotto Murder Trial: Judge Orders Escorts for Jittery JurorsBrand X Pictures/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) -- The jurors hearing the murder trial of DeeDee Moore, the Florida woman accused of killing lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare, will be accompanied by a security escort into the courtroom after they told the ju...

Florida Lottery Killing: Suspect Claims Anaphylactic Shock in Jail

Florida Lottery Killing: Suspect Claims Anaphylactic Shock in JailKevin Horan/Stone(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Dee Dee Moore, the Florida woman on trial for allegedly swindling money from lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare, then fatally shooting him and burying his body, said on Friday that she went into anaphylactic shock whil...

Powerball Comes to California

Powerball Comes to CaliforniaSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- Less than 24 hours after the winning Powerball lottery numbers were announced, California’s five-member lottery commission voted unanimously on Thursday to bring the Powerball jackpot to the state...

Winning Tickets for Powerball Jackpot Sold in Arizona, Missouri

Winning Tickets for Powerball Jackpot Sold in Arizona, MissouriWilliam Thomas Cain/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Winning tickets for the record Powerball jackpot worth more than $587 million were purchased in Arizona and Missouri.Missouri Lottery official Susan Goedde confirmed to ABC News Thursday morning that one of...

Suspect in Florida Lottery Winner’s Murder Cries During Her Trial

Suspect in Florida Lottery Winner’s Murder Cries During Her TrialBrand X Pictures/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Doris "Dee Dee" Moore swindled money from Florida lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare, then fatally shot him and buried his body, prosecutor Jay Pruner said Wednesday during opening statements at Moore's trial...
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