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$25,000 winning Texas lottery ticket sold at Spring convenience store

$25,000 winning Texas lottery ticket sold at Spring convenience store
SPRING, Texas (KTRK) — Someone in Spring just got $ 25,000 richer!

A winning ticket for Tuesday night’s Cash Five drawing was sold at a convenience store in Spring.

The ticket was sold at Fuel Zone #07, which is attached to the Chevron station located at 802 Louetta Road.

Check your ticket! The winner got all five numbers, which were 7 14 19 26 30.

The winning ticket must be claimed no later than 180 days after the draw date.

RELATED: Lottery winners aren’t the only ones who cash in

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San Antonio resident wins $3 million in lottery scratch ticket game

San Antonio resident wins $3 million in lottery scratch ticket game

SAN ANTONIO – It’s been a lucky year in San Antonio so far with several million-dollar lottery scratch tickets sold in the area.

A San Antonio resident claimed the top prize of $ 3 million in the Texas Lottery scratch ticket game 500X Loteria Spectacular on July 2.

It’s a $ 50 scratch ticket and, thus far, is the only top prize to be claimed for the game.

The ticket was purchased at Pit Stop Food Mart #30, located at 1530 W. Loop 1604 N, according to lottery officials.

Overall odds of winning any prize in the game are one in 3.10, including break-even prizes. The winner has elected to remain anonymous.

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EuroMillions: UK ticket holders urged to check tickets as 20 win whopping £1million EACH

EuroMillions: UK ticket holders urged to check tickets as 20 win whopping £1million EACH

EuroMillions operator Camelot has announced each of the UK ticket-holders won £1 million in the UK Millionaire Maker draw. Camelot’s Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at The National Lottery, confirmed the news.

The National Lottery Thunderball winning numbers were: 2, 9, 10, 23, 36.

The Thunderball was 9.

Last month, one lucky Briton is believed to have won £111million.

However, nobody has yet claimed the huge jackpot prize.

Speaking after the draw on June 5, Mr Carter confirmed a UK ticket holder had won the jackpot.

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BBB: Watch out for Austin FC ticket scams ahead of first-ever home match

BBB: Watch out for Austin FC ticket scams ahead of first-ever home match

AUSTIN (KXAN) – If you’re without a ticket to Austin FC’s season opener, you might be out of luck.

Or if you’re willing, you can try to snag one online — but will either pay a pretty penny or run the risk of being duped.

Single-game tickets went on sale at the end of May, and within minutes, they sold out. Shortly after, they started popping up on third-party online resell websites like eBay, Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace.

As of Friday morning, there are dozens of listings from sellers claiming to have tickets. They range from double, sometimes triple, the original price.

BBB: Watch out for Austin FC ticket scams ahead of first-ever home match
Austin FC tickets sell on third-party online resell website Craigslist. (Screenshot from Craigslist Austin)

Last year, BBB received over 200 reports regarding fake tickets scams.

Austin FC ticketing officials told KXAN over the phone that in order to limit the sale of fake tickets, they went completely digital using ticket broker, SeatGeek. That means no tickets will be printed. Q2 Stadium has promoted a “tech-forward” experience announcing itself as a completely cashless stadium. Austin FC says the digital ticketing service helps keep it that way.

SeatGeek is both a primary and secondary ticket company. This allows them to both be the official ticket provider for Austin FC, while also serving as a reseller for fans wanting to put up their tickets back on the market.

Heather Massey with the Better Business Bureau Serving the Heart of Texas says its always a good idea to verify you’re buying tickets from the right website.

“A lot of sporting events or associations do partner with national ticket associations or legitimate third-party retailers. Just make sure you’re on the right website at the top, and that it does have the lockbox when entering any information such as financial to purchase the ticket,” Massey said.

BBB warns customers to be smart when searching for and purchasing tickets:

  • Purchase from the venue whenever possible. Many official ticket sales agents now offer secondary sales options, as well. 
  • Consider your source. Know the difference between a professional ticket broker (a legitimate and accredited reseller), a ticket scalper (an unregulated and unlicensed ticket seller), and a scammer selling scam tickets.
  • Check out the seller/broker. Look them up on BBB.org to learn what other customers have experienced. Check to see if they are a member of the National Association of Ticket Brokers.
  • Buy only from trusted vendors. Buy online only from vendors you know and trust. Look for the lock symbol in the web address to indicate a secure purchasing system. Don’t click through from emails or online ads; a common ticket scam trick is to create a web address that is similar to a well-known company.
  • Know the refund policy. You should only purchase tickets from a ticket reseller that provides clear details about the terms of the transaction. Sellers should disclose to the purchaser, prior to purchase, the location of the seats represented by the tickets, either orally or by reference to a seating chart; and, if the tickets are not available for immediate access to the purchaser, disclose when the tickets will ship or be available for pick up.
  • Use payment methods that come with protection. Always use a credit card so you have some recourse if the tickets are not as promised. Debit cards, wire transfer or cash transactions are risky; if the tickets are fraudulent, you won’t be able to get your money back.
  • Be wary of advertisements. When you search the web for online tickets, advertisements for cheap tickets will often appear. Use good judgment; some of these ads are going to be ticket scams, especially if the prices are low.
  • If you’re unsure, verify your tickets. Pay a visit to the arena where the event will be held. Present your ticket to “Will Call” (customer service) and they can verify if your ticket is legitimate and show you how to tell if a ticket is fake.

Lastly, since tickets are digital, Austin FC says don’t expect to see anyone selling a physical ticket outside the stadium.

Author: Ricky Garcia
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

Stobart Air collapse: What to do if you have a ticket with Stobart Air?

Stobart Air collapse: What to do if you have a ticket with Stobart Air?

The Irish airline Stobart Air has collapsed leaving thousands of travellers in turmoil. The airline formerly known as Aer Arann ran short-haul flights across Western Europe for 51 years. The airline announced the cancellation of all their flights today. What does this mean for you if you have a ticket with the airline?

Several short-haul flights from Belfast and Dublin were cancelled on Saturday due to the airline’s collapse.

Today the airline announced all flights from Belfast City airport to Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Leeds Bradford and Manchester have been cancelled.

Pre-pandemic this popular airline ran over 900 flights a week for 30 routes throughout Western Europe.

The airline ceased trading yesterday and will enter liquidation after it failed to find a buyer.

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The collapse of Stobart Air has meant all those with tickets for an Aer Lingus flight will likely have their journeys cancelled.

Aer Lingus has said it will continue to run a limited number of former Stobart Air routes on Sunday, June 13 and Monday, June 15 – from Belfast City to Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester, and between Dublin and Edinburgh.

You will need to check that your flight is operating before setting off for the airport.

It is not known yet if EasyJet will be offering rescue fares. 

If you cannot get home due to the cancellation of your flight you might be able to get a “rescue fare.”

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These flights are traditionally made available by other airlines when another carrier collapses.

Ryanair is offering some last-minute “rescue fares” for stranded Stobart Air customers.

From £40 you can secure a flight between Dublin and Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester.

Loganair is offering a similar rescue fare, £60 could secure you a flight with this airline to and from Belfast City.

These rescue fares are valid for travel originally booked for June, July or August but these have to be bought soon, after midnight on June 15 they will no longer be available.

Stranded customers may have to make some detours as there may be no exact route replacements for some journeys.

Despite Stobart Air’s collapse Aer Lingus remains operational it will just be the routes that Stobart Air operated that will be cancelled.

As Aer Lingus is part of IAG it will give your money back should you want a refund.

But this may take some time as it will have a huge backlog of tickets to refund.

You shouldn’t need to contact your credit card firm or travel insurer.

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Billie Eilish tour: Fans rage at 'expensive' ticket prices – 'Why the f**k?'

Billie Eilish tour: Fans rage at 'expensive' ticket prices - 'Why the f**k?'
After the release of her latest song, My Power, Billie Eilish announced her first set of shows since her previous world tour. 2019/2020’s Where Do We Go? Tour was axed because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The new tour, titled Happier Than Ever Tour, is due to take place in 2022 following the release of her second album of the same name. However, following the release of the tickets this week, her fans have been left gobsmacked at the ticket prices.
Billie is spending a large portion of her tour in the UK where she is playing in five cities.

Throughout her time in Britain, the young singer is playing Belfast, London, Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester.

At the moment, only some ticket prices for gigs have been revealed.

Prices for the Manchester events begin at £46.30 and go all the way up to £100. Meanwhile, her Birmingham tickets kick-off at £39 and go up to £90.

READ MORE: Billie Eilish tour: How much are Billie Eilish tickets? How to buy

Fans of Billie have now spoken out on Twitter with their disappointment over the pricing.

One wrote: “Wow those are some expensive tickets compared to the last tour. I guess demand sets the price right there…”

Another said: “Why the f**k are Billie Eilish tickets so expensive?”

With a third writing: “I wish @billieeilish tickets weren’t so expensive.”

Since then, however, Billie has exploded in popularity.

The young star has since won a number of Grammy Awards.

In the beginning of 2020 Billie won the Album of the Year award at the ceremony. She also claimed the Top Female Artist gong at the Billboard Music Awards.

This year she won Record of the Year and Best Song Written for Visual Media at the Grammys.

The latter award was for Billie’s James Bond song No Time To Die, which was released to coincide with the upcoming 007 film of the same name.

This was a particularly great achievement as she is the youngest-ever Bond singer thus far.

Tickets for the Happier Than Ever Tour are available now.

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Store owners return $1M lottery ticket that woman threw away

Store owners return $1M lottery ticket that woman threw away
SOUTHWICK, Mass. — A Massachusetts woman who accidentally tossed out a $ 1 million lottery ticket eventually collected her winnings thanks to the kindness and honesty of the owners of the store where she bought it.Lea Rose Fiega bought the $ 30 Diamond Millions scratch-off ticket in March at the Lucky Stop convenience store in Southwick near were she works.

“I was in a hurry, on lunch break, and just scratched it real quick, and looked at it, and it didn’t look like a winner, so I handed it over to them to throw away,” she said Monday.The ticket lay behind the counter for 10 days.

“One evening, I was going through the tickets from the trash and found out that she didn’t scratch the number,” Abhi Shah, the son of the store’s owners told WWLP-TV. “I scratched the number and it was $ 1 million underneath the ticket.”

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Fiega is a regular customer, so the family knew immediately who had discarded it.

Shah went to see Fiega at work.”He came to my office and said ‘my Mom and Dad would like to see you,'” she said. “I said ‘I’m working,’ and he said ‘no you have to come over.’ So I went over there and that’s when they told me. I was in total disbelief. I cried, I hugged them.”

Fiega said overcoming a near-fatal bout with COVID-19 in January was like “winning the lottery,” so she feels doubly fortunate.

“I mean, who does that? They’re great people. I am beyond blessed,” she said.

The store gets a $ 10,000 bonus from the state lottery commission for selling the winning ticket. Fiega said she gave the family an additional reward. She’s saving the rest for retirement.

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NFL offering vaccines, discounts and Super Bowl LVI ticket giveaways for the vaccinated

NFL offering vaccines, discounts and Super Bowl LVI ticket giveaways for the vaccinated

The White House and the NFL have announced efforts to encourage sports fans to get vaccinated ahead of football season and Super Bowl 2022.

The NFL and the White House COVID-19 Response Team are encouraging football fans to get vaccinated and are offering some incentives as the nation comes out of the pandemic and fans plan to head back to stadiums. 
In a joint effort to get the word out this week, the White House tweeted that the NFL is now offering to vaccinate fans at 21 stadiums so far, and said that at least 3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered at NFL locations so far. 
In a Wednesday announcement, the NFL said it would also be offering a 25% discount on purchases made at NFLShop.com for vaccinated fans, later this year. The league said it will announce more details on that offer at a later, unspecified date.
Vaccinated fans will have a chance to win tickets to Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles, as the league announced that it will put up 50 tickets for the giveaway. More details on the next Super Bowl are expected to be announced Saturday during the broadcast of “Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World,” on ABC, CBS, FOX, YouTube and iHeartMedia broadcast radio stations.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle serve as campaign chairs for Vax Live, leading an effort to raise money for the vaccine-sharing program COVAX, with is trying to obtain $ 19 billion to fund vaccines for medical workers. 
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will appear during the taped broadcast. Musical guests including the Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder, J Balvin and H.E.R. are set to perform, along with a list of celebrity appearances during the show. 
RELATED: Harry and Meghan to lead ‘Vax Live’ fundraising concert
The NFL is not alone though. The White House tweeted that both NASCAR and Major League Soccer will be holding sweepstakes of their own featuring 2022 Daytona 500 tickets and a trip to the 2021 MLS All-Star Game. In June, MLS clubs will offer a 30% discount for merchandise purchased in-stadium for those who are vaccinated. 
NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy tweeted Tuesday that details on the Super Bowl LVI ticket promotion will be issued soon so that fans can participate to win one of 50 tickets offered for the game next February. 

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Man with warrant round-up notice for decades-old seat belt ticket Turns to Ted

Man with warrant round-up notice

HUMBLE, Texas (KTRK) — When Mary Alice Vaca received a postcard in the mail saying there could be a warrant out for her husband’s arrest, she was confused.

The ticket was from 20 years ago and the alleged crime was not wearing a seat belt and not having proof of insurance.

The notice also said a Montgomery County Justice of the Peace wanted $ 922.90 – money she doesn’t have – or someone could come arrest her husband.

“On the back, it says driver’s license suspension, warrant round-up warning,” Vaca told ABC13’s Ted Oberg.

Vaca said her husband, who became worried about going to jail, was diagnosed with Huntington’s Chorea, a debilitating illness that’s left him unable to talk or drive for the last decade. The ticket dates back even further, to Nov. 14, 2001. The couple doesn’t recall getting the ticket in the first place and didn’t understand why the strongly-worded warning was sent nearly 20 years later.

“How much time do you have to be dealing with this?” Oberg asked.

“I don’t,” Vaca said. “I needed guidance on what to do. What’s my next step?”

When Vaca said she couldn’t solve the problem on her own, or get the court or its collection agency to agree to a payment plan, she emailed the Turn to Ted team. We called the court, and although they couldn’t talk to us about her husband’s case, the tickets were dismissed hours after we reached out.

We asked Vaca, what changed?

“Ted Oberg changed it!” she said.

We asked Montgomery County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Judge Jason Dunn why someone would be threatened with arrest for minor tickets like this.

“Our court processes thousands of cases annually. The desire of the court is to adjudicate these cases in a fair, impartial and timely manner,” Judge Dunn said in a statement. “When a judgement is entered, the offender has a variety of ways to satisfy the judgement with permission from the court. Examples would be community service, payment plans, waiver of costs and/or fines by proving to be indigent or showing the payment of fines would bring undue hardship upon the person. In order for the court to assist the individual, the person would have to make contact with the court.”

He told us after 61 days, unpaid fines go to a collection agency, like the one that sent the Vacas that strongly-worded postcard.

Judge Dunn wouldn’t say if he supported that language.

He did say, “This court makes all reasonable efforts to dispose of cases new and old with parties that communicate with the court.”

And in this case – after our call – he’s right.

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‘Vaccinated queen’: Tennis ace Bouchard says jabs will ‘get us back to real life’, likens treatment to a Willy Wonka golden ticket

‘Vaccinated queen’: Tennis ace Bouchard says jabs will ‘get us back to real life’, likens treatment to a Willy Wonka golden ticket

Tennis favorite Genie Bouchard has proudly displayed the medical evidence of her Covid-19 jab, likening her appointment to winning a golden ticket while being hailed as a “vaccinated queen” by former US Open champ Sloane Stephens.

While the question of being vaccinated has divided figures across tennis, the 27-year-old was unequivocal in her excitement about receiving the treatment – adding that it made her feel as if she had received a hallowed ‘golden ticket’ to visit Willy Wonka’s confectionary production house, as made famous by the film ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.

Breaking away from her usual displays of modeling stylish clothes and lounging in exotic locations, Bouchard posed with her post-vaccination plaster visible at the top of her left arm and the documentation of her treatment held in place on her chest by a bag strap.

“Got my Willy Wonka golden ticket,” added the Canadian it-girl, having previously told her Instagram following of more than 2.1 million that she was “vaccine-bound” while wearing a mask and looking into the camera.

The topic of vaccinations has been a particularly thorny one in tennis. Many top players and coaches have said they are reluctant to have a jab, explaining that they feel the existing vaccines have not been sufficiently tested.

Last week, former champion Pat Cash claimed that women’s governing body the WTA was encouraging stars to be vaccinated without giving them any information or alternative options, and there has been uproar in some quarters over mooted ‘vaccine passports’ that could dictate whether players, their entourages and fans are allowed to travel and attend events.

Bouchard playfully shared an unverified story from Twitter that was purportedly posted by someone who had vaccinated themselves, and shared a screenshot from dating app Bumble – an issue that may be close to her heart, given her previous insights into her varied love life – that showed a woman offering to “give it a shot” with potential suitors as long as they had been jabbed.

Several cautionary responses inevitably surfaced under Bouchard’s photo. “Walking, talking virtue signaling billboard with not an original thought or action in its empty head,” one viewer said of the snap, while another added: “Good little sheep.”

The Miami-based 2014 Wimbledon finest hit back at one of her respondents while mocking another who warned her that “most of the kids who got the Wonka golden tickets either died or were horribly injured or deformed.”

“Best reply,” laughed Bouchard, adding that a vaccine card “will get us back to real life.”

Ex-world number three Stephens, who won at Flushing Meadows in 2017, was fulsome in her praise for Bouchard’s bravery, receiving a heart emoji in reply.

The top two female players in the world, Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka, have said they would be happy to be vaccinated, while world number three Simona Halep became one of the first to receive the treatment.

World number five Elina Svitolina is among those who has said vaccines for Covid-19 are unproven, joined by players including two-time Grand Slam winner Aryna Sabalenka.
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