ROSS, Minn. — Two months after winning the lottery, Debbie Kujava and her brother, Dennis Kujava, are adjusting to their new lives as millionaires. The winning Lotto America ticket Debbie bought as part of a Jackpot Bundle on Tuesday, March 13, at Holiday Stationstores in Roseau, Minn., was worth $22.8 million, and the $13.5 million cash option she chose was whittled down to $9.4 million after the required tax withholding. The odds of winning were about 1 in 24 million, Debbie Kujava says. She kept it quiet until March 19, when Lotto America made it official. News that the winning ticket had come from the Roseau Holiday had been the talk of the town for several days. “I asked (co-workers), ‘Do you know who won?’” she recalls with a laugh. “They were like, ‘Just watch, it will be some rich person who’s driving through town and they stopped and bought a ticket.’ “I said yes, you never know, but I guess we’re going to find … [Read more...] about Minnesota brother and sister adjusting to life as millionaires after $22.8 million lotto jackpot
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A bump up in the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery's scratch-off ticket revenue in April boosted lottery collections for the month to a record total of $42 million, exceeding the previous record of $39.4 million in 2012. The lottery raised $7.1 million for college scholarships last month, but that lagged the totals of net proceeds for scholarships from six of its previous eight Aprils. The amount raised for college scholarships dropped last month compared with the net proceeds of $7.8 million in April 2017 largely because of "prize expense and how large prizes can impact our bottom line," lottery Director Bishop Woosley said Thursday. "We had a few larger prizes in the beginning of the month that had a significant impact." Scratch-off ticket revenue increased in April to $36 million from $33 million in the same month a year ago, while draw-game revenue inched up to $5.9 million from $5.5 million a year ago, the lottery stated in its monthly report to Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Legislative … [Read more...] about Lottery reaches a record for April
At $30 a ticket, the Illinois Lottery’s World Class Millions instant game was not only one of its priciest offerings — it was also potentially one of the most lucrative for players.“WIN UP TO $15,000,000! THE HIGHEST INSTANT PAYOUT IN ILLINOIS LOTTERY HISTORY,” shouted a banner across the magenta and silver ticket.But for the last five weeks the game was on sale this year, none of the three $15 million prizes remained. Yet players purchased an estimated 26,000 tickets during that time, spending about $793,000.Illinois’ practice of keeping some scratch-off games on the market indefinitely after top prizes have been awarded stands in contrast to states like South Carolina and Texas, whose lotteries are required to pull a game within a specific time frame once the last remaining top prize has been claimed.A Tribune investigation found that, since the end of October, World Class Millions was just one of 15 instant games the Illinois Lottery continued to sell … [Read more...] about Illinois Lottery sells tickets for instant games after top prizes are gone — ‘inherently unfair,’ one critic says
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Meghan Markle is preparing for her royal wedding to Prince Harry, which is just over a month away. A new biography on the "Suits" actor will be released soon, entitled "Meghan: A Hollywood Princess."Meghan's father, Tom Markle, won $750,000 in the California State Lottery in 1990, according to an excerpt from the book published in The Sunday Times.Though he has since declared bankruptcy, Markle used his lottery winnings at the time to pay tuition to his daughter's private school.As Meghan Markle prepares to marry into the British royal family, her father's story may be one of riches to rags.A new book about Prince Harry's fiancée — "Meghan: A Hollywood Princess" — includes details about the actor's life and childhood. Princess Diana's controversial biographer, Andrew Morton, wrote the in-depth biography about Markle, which will be published April 12. Included in the book and detailed in an excerpt published in The Sunday Times, is a story of … [Read more...] about Megan Markle’s father once won a $750,000 lottery — and some paid her private school tuition