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Kentucky Lottery keeps an eye on frequent winners

November 21, 2014, 10:44 am ET

In the last fiscal year, the Kentucky Lottery paid out $495 million, and a lot of them were repeat winners.

One man over a 12-month period cashed 25 tickets worth $77,000.

Lottery officials said one thread runs true when it comes to repeat winners.

"The last few years I've been a little lucky. It's mostly luck, I guess," said one winner, who asked only to be identified as Kevin.

Last month, WLKY's Steve Burgin met up with Kevin at lottery headquarters, where he cashed four winning Pick 3 tickets, each worth $600.

Burgin found Kevin after filing an open records request with the lottery for repeat winners over a one-year period.

Euro Millions

Northern Ireland woman wins life-changing £12.9M EuroMillions jackpot

November 20, 2014, 5:53 am ET

Mary Hamilton of Newtownabbey in Northern Ireland is celebrating winning £12,935,936.30 (US$20.3 million) in the multi-country EuroMillions lottery game.

At a press conference Tuesday morning at the Culloden Hotel Northern Ireland's latest lottery millionaire Mary Hamilton enjoyed a glass of Champagne to mark her big win with a Lucky Dip [Quick Pick] ticket.

The 65-year-old  furniture store employee has said she and husband Alexander (67) are going to "spend it" and her first purchase will be a mobile phone.

Mary and her husband, known as Sandy, are set to enjoy Christmas in style.

Michigan Lottery

Audit: Stores buying Michigan lottery tickets from players

November 18, 2014, 10:13 pm ET

Some Michigan stores that sell lottery tickets are hitting the jackpot by buying winning tickets from desperate players at a discount, according to auditors who are urging a crackdown on the illegal practice.

Lottery players who owe back taxes or other debts don't want the state to learn their identity. So they're probably selling winning tickets back to retailers for less than what they're worth, the audit found.

An audit released Tuesday said 37 store owners turned in winning tickets worth nearly $3.6 million in 2012 and 2013. One retailer collected 107 prizes worth $346,312 last year.

New York Lottery

N.Y. doorman who won lottery loses battle with cancer

November 17, 2014, 12:21 pm ET

A Park Avenue doorman who catapulted to fame after winning a $5 million jackpot has lost his battle with cancer.

Monopoly Millionaires' Club

N.J. Vietnam vet wins $21M Monopoly Millionaires' Club jackpot

November 14, 2014, 6:50 pm ET

The New Jersey Lottery had the honor of crowning the first in the nation, Top Prize winner of the Monopoly Millionaires' Club draw game.

After the Big Win

UK lottery winner says he's happier now that the money's gone

November 14, 2014, 7:28 am ET

A small-time criminal who won £6.5 million (US$10.2 million) in the UK National Lottery but ended up homeless told yesterday how the win had been a "curse".

Insider Buzz

Georgia woman accused of scheme to steal lottery winnings

November 12, 2014, 12:04 pm ET

A Georgia woman has been indicted in Missouri on charges that stole nearly half a million dollars in lottery winnings from a 60-year-old victim.

Monopoly Millionaires' Club

New Jersey Lottery sells the first Monopoly Millionaires' Club jackpot winner

November 11, 2014, 11:58 am ET

The Monopoly Millionaires' Club jackpot of $21 million was won in Friday night's drawing of the multi-state game by one ticket sold in New Jersey.

Lottery Post Site News

Lottery Post Founder featured in John Oliver HBO segment

November 10, 2014, 9:39 am ET

Todd Northrop, founder of the Web site Lottery Post, was featured in a segment of the Last Week Tonight with John Oliver show on HBO.

Arizona Lottery

Arizona Lottery retires gold miner logo

November 7, 2014, 6:01 pm ET

The Arizona Lottery announced the retirement of the logo last week, spokeswoman Karen Bach said.

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