Lottery Winner Rides Away in Style

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Not all lottery games have cash as their ultimate prize. Increasingly, cars and trips and other goodies are the jackpots in play.

Motorcycles are particularly popular prizes. And Harley-Davidson scratch cards seem to be in vogue all over the country. I can’t begin to tell you how many motorcyle winners I’ve met over the past 10 years. All were Harley-Davidson winners, by the way.

In Georgia, recently, Robert Shaw bought an instant Harley-Davidson “Rides and Riches” scratch game.

He waited until he got home to begin scratching. And when he did… he won. Not only a Harley, but a truck as well.

Shaw won a 2008 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 105th Anniversary Edition motorcycle and a 2008 105th Anniversary Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 truck..

“I kept looking at that ticket,” Shaw, 52, who is a grandfather, said.

Shaw said he purchased the ticket with his son in mind. “My son is a bike rider,” he said. “So, I want to let him have the motorcycle. He will be really happy about that.”

By the numbers:

Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot is worth $12 million.

There was no jackpot winner in last night’s Powerall draw so the big prize rises to $52 million on Saturday. The winning numbers were 10,17,33,51,52 and the Power Ball was 5. The Power Play multiplier was 3.

Three tickets matched the first five numbers, but not the Power Ball. Those tickets were purchased in Minnesota ($200,000), Pennsylvania ($200,000) and North Carolina. The North Carolina ticket holder chose the Power Play option, so that ticket is worth $600,000.

Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is worth $52 million.

Good luck.

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