‘Lucky’ College Student Wins $25,000 A Year For Life Prize

Terrena Scannell of Methuen, Massachusetts is the winner of a $25,000 a year for life prize in the multi-state “Lucky for Life” game’s July 31, 2017 drawing.

Scannell chose to collect her prize in the form of a one-time payment of $390,000 (less tax withholdings). She plans on using her winnings to pay for college and her car.

The winning ticket was purchased at Howe St. Superette, 16 Howe St. in Methuen. The store will receive a $5,000 bonus for its sale from the Massachusetts State Lottery.

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Lucky Penny Leads To $1,000 A Day For Life Prize!

David Jordan, 54, of Quincy, Kentucky, is feeling lucky after winning $1,000 a day for life with Lucky For Life®!  He matched the first five numbers and the Lucky Ball number to win the game’s top prize.

David plays Lucky For Life® on a regular basis and often stops at Super Quick #13 in Garrison, KY to buy his tickets.  On August 17, 2017, on his way into the store, David noticed a penny sitting heads up on the ground.  He picked it up, putting it in his pocket hoping it might bring him some good luck. David bought one $2 ticket and chose to let the lottery terminal pick his numbers (quick pick). On August 18, David stopped off at a different store to have his ticket checked.  “Cathy (the retailer) scanned it and said, ‘Oh my god David, you’ve hit the big one.’  I was like, really, really?” I was in disbelief,” he told lottery officials.

Next, David called his brother, Mark Jordan, to ask if he could drive him to Louisville.  At first he told him no, but he when offered to buy him a new tractor Mark quickly changed his mind. David works for Tram Construction as a line worker and was supposed to work today, but called his boss and was given the day off once he shared the good news. David opted to take the cash option prize instead of the annuity payout.  He will receive $5,750,000 before taxes.  The first thing he plans to do is buy his daughter a new home, and he said he would also like to by himself a new home in the near future.

The Super Quick will receive a bonus of $73,000 for selling the winning ticket.

 


Facebook Post Earns Minnesota Man $25,000 A YEAR For LIFE

A $25,000 a year for life Lucky for Life® prize set to expire on April 11 at 5 p.m. was claimed on April 10, 2017, by a Minnesota resident.

According to Minnesota Lottery officials, Lawrence Keller saw a Lottery Facebook post about the prize and decided to check his tickets. The ticket that was the subject of the Facebook post turned out to be sitting on his nightstand.

Keller opted to take the $390,000 cash option instead of receiving $25,000 a year for life. Cub Foods, located at 1801 Market Drive, in Stillwater sold the winning ticket.

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Connecticut Man Replays Numbers for a $25,000 a Year for Life Prize

“Simply amazing!” Arthur Scherp beamed as he claimed a $25,000 a Year for Life prize at the CT Lottery Headquarters in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. Scherp had played his numbers in previous drawings and decided to “Replay” his ticket with the same numbers and wager amount. It wasn’t until the following evening that the happy winner saw his numbers at a local gas station.

The winning Lucky for Life numbers on April 3, 2017 were — 10 – 17 – 32 – 35 – 47; the Lucky Ball number was 14. Scherp’s numbers matched 5 numbers but missed matching the Lucky Ball resulting in a $25,000 a Year for Life prize! Scherp took the lump sum option valued at $390,003.

“I immediately left to verify [the winning numbers] on the website. I said, ‘This is a good problem to have,’” Scherp chuckled. Scherp and his wife are both excited to invest the winnings and pay off some bills.

For selling the winning ticket, Food Bag #504 located on 327 S Main Street in Colchester, will receive a $2,500 check. The odds of winning a Lucky for Life Match 5 prize are 1 in 1,813,028.

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$25,000 A YEAR For LIFE Winner Has Vacation Plans In Mind Post-Win

Francis Koomson of Windsor, CT is the winner of a $25,000 a year for life prize in the multi-state “Lucky for Life” game after correctly matching the first five numbers selected in the drawing that took place Thursday, March 23.

Koomson claimed his prize at the Massachusetts State Lottery’s Braintree headquarters the day after the drawing, opting to receive his prize in annual payments of $25,000 (less tax withholdings) every year for the rest of his life. There is a minimum 20-year guarantee on the prize. He plans on using a portion of his winnings to go on vacation.

According to Lottery officials, Koomson’s winning Quic Pic ticket was purchased at Cumberland Farms, 2 Cameron St. in Clinton, MA. The store will receive a $5,000 bonus for its sale.

Lucky for Life drawings take place every Monday and Thursday. The game’s top prize is $1,000 a day for life.


$25,000 A YEAR For LIFE Prize To Pay Off Winner’s Mortgage

Gyalthar of Malden Massachusetts is the winner of a $25,000 a year for life prize in the multi-state “Lucky for Life” game after correctly matching the first five numbers selected in the drawing that took place Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Gyalthar, who claimed his prize at the Massachusetts State Lottery’s Braintree headquarters on Wednesday, March 22, chose to collect his prize in the form of a one-time payment of $390,000 (before tax withholdings). He plans on using his winnings to pay off the mortgage on his home.

His winning Quic Pic ticket was purchased at People’s Food Mart, 492 Fulton St. in Medford.

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Michigan Man Says $25,000 A Year For Life Win Means Fresh Start

A Michigan man is looking forward to having a “solid financial foundation” after winning $25,000 a year for life playing Lucky For Life®!

Anthony D’Angelo, 56, matched the five white balls drawn Dec. 26, 2016 – 01-04-27-35-45 – to win the big prize. According to Michigan Lottery officials, he bought the ticket at the CVS Pharmacy, located at 46850 Romeo Plank Road in Macomb. D’Angelo is the 10th Michigan winner of a lifetime prize in the Lucky For Life game.

“I was sitting at the table with my wife checking my ticket circling each number I matched,” said D’Angelo. “When I got to the last line and had five numbers circled I handed her the ticket and said ‘Look at this!’ Neither of us could believe what we were looking at.”

D’Angelo visited Lottery headquarters Monday to claim the big prize. He chose to receive payments of $25,000 annually for 20 years or life, whichever is greater. He could have opted to receive a one-time lump sum payment of $390,000.

“Choosing the annual payments will give me and my family some financial security each year,” said D’Angelo. “It’s nice to know that I’ll have something coming in for at least the next 20 years.”

With his winnings, D’Angelo plans to pay some bills.

“I lost my job a few years ago, and worked several jobs to make ends meet for my family,” said D’Angelo. “I ended up having a heart attack from all of that stress, and I’m still paying those bills now. It will be nice to have that all behind me.”

While he’s happy to be paying off some bills, D’Angelo also is looking forward to the relief that getting $25,000 a year will bring.

“I can’t even describe how much weight this lifts off of my shoulders. Having $25,000 a year guaranteed to arrive will be so helpful to my family,” D’Angelo said.

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$25,000 A Year For Life Winner Supports The Homeless And His Loving Family

January 04, 2017 — “Something is going to happen—the numbers are going to hit!” Manual Baez told his family as they watched their favorite football team, the Dallas Cowboys, cruise to a recent victory. Baez told CT Lottery officials that he just knew his Lucky for Life® numbers were going to come in on the December 26th drawing.

The winning Lucky for Life numbers on December 26, 2016 were — 1 – 4 – 27 – 35 – 45; the Lucky Ball number was 18. Baez’s numbers matched 5 numbers but missed matching the Lucky Ball resulting in a $25,000 a Year for Life prize! Baez took the lump sum option valued at $390,003.

“You have to be kidding me,” Baez said aloud when he checked his tickets. Overcome with emotion, Baez headed home to share the amazing news. The numbers picked all have special meaning to Baez and his family; they are a combination of all their birthdays. Most ironically, the last two numbers are the ages that Baez and his wife will be turning this year.

Baez is keen on spending his winnings responsibly by “getting back to zero” and paying bills and rent for a year. However, the Baez family is not the only one who will benefit from the chance Lottery win; Baez recently took another family into his household who would otherwise be homeless. Baez simply sees his Lucky for Life prize as another opportunity to assist others around him.

“We’re going to plan it out and help our family,” Baez said humbly. Eventually, the lucky winner plans to treat himself to well-deserved and much needed time off. “We’re solemn—we’re thankful and were taking a vacation we’ve never been on.”

For selling the winning ticket, 7-Eleven store #15123A located on 903 Hartford Turnpike in Vernon, Connecticut will receive a $2,500 check.

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Father’s Gift Makes Daughter A Winner For Life

Manalle Earnhardt of Salisbury, North Carolina, will get $1,000 A Day for the rest of her life thanks to her dad, who gave her a ticket that won the top prize in the Lucky For Life game.

The ticket made Earnhardt the first person in North Carolina to win the game’s top prize. It beat the odds of 1 in 30.8 million in the Thursday, Oct. 20 drawing to win $1,000 A Day For Life.

Earnhardt said her dad buys lottery tickets for her and her brother on a regular basis, but she never expected to win.

“He likes to play,” Earnhardt said. “He wants to see us enjoy playing as well. This is so surreal.”

Her dad owns The Crossroads on Bringle Ferry Road in Salisbury, but stopped by the Fast Stop on Andrews Street to get the $2 ticket.

Earnhardt found out she had a winning ticket when her dad called her the next morning.

“At first I thought something bad had happened,” Earnhardt said. “When you’re dead asleep, that’s the first thing you think.”

But then her dad told her to check her ticket.

“You look at those numbers and you’re not sure if you’re looking at them right,” Earnhardt said. “You think, ‘How can this be?’”

After learning she won, Earnhardt called her husband and then went to work at the VA Medical Center in Salisbury where she’s spent the last ten years as a nurse in the emergency room.

“It still didn’t seem real at that point,” Earnhardt said.

It started to when she claimed her prize on Wednesday. Earnhardt had the option of taking a lump sum of $5.75 million or the annuity prize of $365,000 a year. She chose the annuity, and received her first annual payment. After federal and state tax withholdings the win amounted to $252,763.

The prize is guaranteed for at least 20 years to the winner’s estate or heirs. That means Earnhardt, who just turned 39, will receive at least $7.28 million. The annuity payments will continue for the rest of her life, which means she could receive $10.9 million over thirty years or $14.6 million over forty years.

Even though she won the prize of a lifetime, she plans to work until retirement.

“I love what I do,” Earnhardt said. “I didn’t serve in the service, so this is my way of giving back to the veterans.”

While she plans to keep working, she said winning the top Lucky For Life prize is a big stress reliever.

“I don’t have to worry about retirement now,” Earnhardt said. “I don’t have to worry about college for my two boys, or all of these other things. It’s nice to know it’s taken care of.”

While all of these things are long term, Earnhardt plans to get a pool in the near future.

Jamil Isbanioly, Earnhardt’s dad, couldn’t be happier about the win.

“I’m so excited for her,” Isbanioly said. “This is the best thing to give to my kids and make them happy.”

To win the top Lucky For Life prize, the ticket matched all six numbers drawn. Players have 10 ways to win a prize playing the game. In the nine months since tickets went on sale in North Carolina, nine players have won the game’s second prize of $25,000 A Year For Life.

In all, 21 lotteries offer the Lucky For Life game. Drawings are held every Monday and Thursday night.
Ticket sales from games like Lucky For Life made it possible for the lottery to raise more than $634 million for the state last year. For details on how that money is benefiting all of the counties in North Carolina click on the “For Education” section of the lottery’s website.

 


Massachusetts Woman Hits $25,000 A Year For Life Prize With ‘Season Ticket’

Mary Brown of Scituate, Massachusetts, is the winner of a $25,000 a year for life prize in the multi-state “Lucky for Life®” game after the first five numbers on her Season Ticket correctly matched those selected in the drawing that took place Thursday, October 20.

Brown, who claimed her prize at the Massachusetts State Lottery’s Braintree headquarters on Thursday, October 27, chose to collect her prize in the form of a one-time payment of $390,000 (less tax withholdings). She is the third such prize winner in Massachusetts this year. In September, a Dracut resident won the game’s $1,000 a day for life grand prize.

Season Tickets offer players the opportunity to play the same numbers for every drawing within a 3-month, 6-month or 1-year period. Season Tickets are available for “Lucky for Life,” “Megabucks Doubler,” “Mega Millions” and “Powerball.” An annual Season Ticket holiday discount period offering significant savings begins November 20.

“Lucky for Life” drawings take place every Monday and Thursday evening.