June 11, 2001 |
A $23.7-million lottery prize went unclaimed because no one could produce the winning ticket within a one-year deadline, officials in Trenton said. Saturday was the last day to turn in the June 9, 2000, ticket and collect the prize. The Big Game jackpot will be returned to the lottery agencies in the seven states that participate in the game. The jackpot was $46 million, but because the lump-sum payment option was chosen the ticket was worth $23,748,052, before taxes.
June 16, 2001 |
Sometimes it pays to remember. In the case of Melvin B. Milligan, it paid $46 million. The 40-year-old computer technician collected his prize Friday, days after lottery officials declared no winner existed for a multi-state lottery jackpot. It turned out Milligan, who has a forgetful streak, had stuffed the winning ticket into a drawer full of junk and losing lottery stubs. Last June, he bought the Big Game ticket at Krauszer's Convenience Store in Montvale, N.J.
March 23, 1999 |
A son who was sued by his mother after he refused to share a $2.15-million lottery jackpot agreed on Monday to give her nearly a quarter of the prize, his lawyer said. Phyllis Klingebiel claimed she and her son, Michael, had a decade-old agreement to buy lottery tickets together and share any prizes. Each month, she sent him $20, while he also put in $20, to buy 40 lottery tickets. In 1991, they split a $500 prize.
December 10, 1994 |
The cops were smiling Friday in this northern New Jersey suburb after 18 department members won a $27.9-million lottery jackpot. Police Chief Howard Shaw, himself a winner, said 16 officers, one dispatcher and a secretary, out of a total force of 28, each chipped in $5 for the Thursday night drawing. That works out to approximately $1.5 million per person, or about $70,000 a year before taxes for the next 20 years, he said.
April 26, 2002 |
The mysterious New Jersey winner in last week's Big Game lottery has come forward to claim his share of the $331-million jackpot, but lottery officials said Thursday that a pool of office workers is also laying claim to the $59-million cash prize. "Obviously it sounds utterly confusing and convoluted, which it is," said Tom Rosenberg, spokesman for the state Lottery Commission, which has launched an investigation to resolve the dispute.
November 17, 1991 |
The Chicago Bears' Mike Singletary testified before a Senate subcommittee this summer and described a crucial game he played against the Minnesota Vikings. His finger was gashed to the bone -- "one of the most gory injuries I have ever had" -- and the team physician put a dozen stitches in the finger so that the linebacker could get back in the game. Singletary returned just in time to help in a goal-line stand that preserved the win for Chicago.