April 2, 2004 |
Retired truck driver J.R. Triplett stepped forward to claim a $239-million lottery prize. Twirling a toothpick in his mouth and holding his wife's hand, Triplett said the prize was "no big thing to me" and gave assurances that he would spend it wisely. His wife, Peggy, vowed to "shop till I drop." J.R. Triplett, a regular lottery player, said the ticket was one of five he bought at a convenience store not far from his home in Winchester.
October 3, 2003 |
The Moores now have 150 million reasons to quit the Army and return to civilian life. Danielle and Tirrell Moore, staff sergeants who are visiting Fitzgerald while on leave from duty in South Korea, bought the winning ticket for the Mega Millions multistate lottery and won a $150-million jackpot. They chose to receive a lump sum payment of $88.9 million, and now plan to ask the Army for releases. The pair, due to return to South Korea on Oct.