Mary and Brian Lohse from Bondurant, Iowa, walked into the Iowa Lottery headquarters on Thursday as a medical technician and attorney, respectively, and parents to three children. But by the time they walked out they joined the new ranks of multi-millionaires of Iowa.
They left the headquarters in a stretch limousine after claiming their prize as sole winners of a $202.1 million Powerball jackpot. Mary Lohse, bought the winning Powerball ticket last week at a local General store where she stopped for gas. The Iowa couple, are the only sole winners of the $202 million jackpot. They chose a one-time lum-sum payment that reduced the gross prize to $129.8 million. After taxes, the couple, collected a check for $90.9 million dollars. .
They told reporters on Thursday that they have plan to pay off their student loans, build a new house and buy new cars. Brian has already got himself a new pair of shoes. They also plan to give some of their winnings to charity, establish their own foundation and donate to their local church and schools.
Police say a Detroit-area woman who collected welfare benefits despite winning a $735,000 lottery prize has died of a possible drug overdose.Amanda Clayton was found dead on Saturday September 29th at her home in Detroit.
In July of this year, Ms. Clayton pleaded no contents to the fraud charges for collection food stamps even after winning the $1 million dollar lottery. Clatyon took home about $700,000 cash after taxes. Gov. Rick Snyder of Detroit signed a law in April requiring lottery officials to tell Human Services about new winners.
California winning streak continues as another lucky winner from California won $120 million dollar Mega Million jackpot. Ronald Willis of Riverside, California matched all 6 numbers to win a hefty $120 million dollar Jackpot. There were no other Jackpot winners for this draw. Mr. Willis successfully matched the numbers 20, 5, 33, 36, 11 and the Mega number of 11. Mr. Willis picked his own numbers that he has been playing since MEGA Millions started in June of 2005 and they consist of birthdays and anniversaries. He only plays MEGA Millions and SuperLotto Plus and always buys six lines for each draw, twice a week, and he says he has a thing for even numbers.
The jackpot ticket was sold at the 7-Eleven located at 3740 Iowa Avenue Suite 11 in Riverside, but Willis doesnâ€™t ever go to that retailer to buy his tickets â€“ this was the first time. He happened to be picking up his paycheck and decided to stop at this retailer because it was close to his work. Lucky for that retailer he did, because the retailer will receive a bonus of $600,000 for selling the winning ticket.
Since everyone and their grandmothers are talking about the Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. the Apple’s iPhone5 debate, we decided to write a blog about it as well. Apples’ iphone’s have been historically outselling all other competitors and Galaxy S3 has sold over 3 million handsets since they launched few months ago. We won’t be deciding any winner in this blog, we will provide you the specifications and let you make your own decision.
In conclusion, you should use the smartphone that fits your needs the best. But based on the comparison, I really think the Galaxy S3 has the edge over Apple’s iPhone5. Millions of Apples loyal followers will buy the new iPhone5, but for consumers that value choices, Android and Galaxy S3 is a clear choice.
Two weeks ago we reported about some lucky person who won the $337 million dollar Powerball lottery jackpot. Yesterday, that lucky person came forward to claim their prize. The $337 million dollar Powerball lotto jackpot was won by 44 year old Donald Lawson from Lapeer, Michigan. Mr. Lawson chose the lump-sum cash option, which gave him $224.6 million dollars cash before taxes.
The winning number of the winning Powerball lottery ticket are 6, 27, 46, 51, 56 with Powerball of 21. The ticket was purchased at Sunoco gas station in Lapeer city of Michigan. The railroad engineer quit his job after his Aug. 15 win and told his whole family to do the same.”Everybody that’s related to me, as far as my whole [immediate] family, was told to retire and they had no problem with that,” Lawson said.
The $337 million jackpot was the largest jackpot win in the history of the Michigan lottery, the third largest in Powerball history and the seventh largest U.S. jackpot ever.
Someone in Michigan will be little happier when they wake up today morning. The winning ticket for the estimated $337 million Powerball jackpot for the 8/15/2012 draw was purchased at a Sunoco gas station in Lapeer, Michigan, said Andi Brancato, a spokesman for the Michigan lottery.
The lucky person has not yet been identified. The winning numbers were 6, 27, 46, 51, 56 and 21. The $337 million jackpot was the seventh-largest ever in America and the third-largest for Powerball, Brancato said. Eight other tickets won the $1 million Match 5 prize. Two of those tickets were bought in Indiana, and the others in Kansas, Kentucky, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Virginia, lottery officials said.
Last week we reported about a lucky winner from Fremont, California who won $2 million dollars in 2nd chance replay from a non-winning ticket. This week we have another lucky winner also from Fremont, California who wins the Mega Million lotto Jackpot amount worth $52 for the 7/28/2012 draw.
The winner has not come forward yet to claim his winnings. We will update this post once we find out who is the lucky winner. Visit our Lottery Results page and see all the winning numbers for lottery tickets around the USA.