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Lottery News for January, 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

Canadian man loses $27 million lottery jackpot by 7 seconds9:34 am - The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal from a Quebec man who tried to claim a $27 million jackpot based on a lottery ticket printed seven seconds after the cut-off time.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Retired Brooklyn bus driver hits $7M Cash4Life jackpot8:47 am - Frederick McClendon claimed his $7 million prize Tuesday in the New York Lottery's Cash4Life draw game.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

China's beloved national lottery suspected of massive fraud10:03 am - China loves its national lottery, but now some very suspicious goings-on with the game has ignited a scandal that's capturing the country's attention.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Massachusetts man buys lottery tickets to break $100 bill, wins $10 million2:05 pm - A Massachusetts man who bought two lotto tickets so he could break a $100 bill to buy lunch was left stunned after he ended up scooping an astonishing $10 million in prize money.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Lucky for Life multi-state lottery game set to expand next week12:15 pm - New England's multi-state Lucky for Life lottery game is set to expand into an additional ten states plus the District of Columbia starting next week.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

NH Lottery launches bacon-scented scratch ticket9:27 am - The New Hampshire Lottery has launched its first scratch-and-sniff scratch ticket, the organization announced Monday.
Wyoming Lottery to start its first in-state game in March7:05 am - The United States' newest lottery, Wyoming, is set to begin its first in-state lottery game in two months.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

$270 million Mega Millions jackpot won in Illinois8:47 am - An Illinois lottery player won the first jackpot of 2015, worth an estimated $270 million in a Mega Millions drawing Friday.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Dog wins $3 million Florida Lottery prize6:48 am - A lucky dog from Ocoee has won a $3 million prize in the Florida Lottery's $600,000,000 Gold Rush scratch-off game.

Friday, January 16, 2015

GET OUT THE VIOLIN: Florida woman grieving about $5 million lottery win11:51 am - A Florida woman who won a $5 million Mega Millions prize said, "I don't gamble," and claims to be distraught over winning the massive payout.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

MUSL employee arrested in Hot Lotto jackpot mystery10:44 pm - The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has made an arrest in the four-year-old case involving a winning Hot Lotto ticket worth more than $16 million which the winner mysteriously decided not to claim.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

California gas station manager allegedly kept winning lottery scratchers8:45 pm - The former manager of a San Bruno, California, gas station was charged with theft for allegedly keeping winning California lottery scratch-off tickets for himself and selling customers losing ones.
NJ Lottery adds 'Xtra' feature to Pick 6 game1:42 pm - New Jersey Lottery players now have the opportunity to increase their non-jackpot prizes by up to five times on the long-time favorite game, Pick 6, with the addition of the new Xtra feature.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Retired NY principal claims $326M lottery jackpot11:37 am - A retired Sullivan County, New York, school principal drew the sole winning ticket from a $326 million Mega Millions game two months ago, making him the biggest winner in state lottery history, officials said Monday.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Montana's $1M lottery raffle winner sued for half of prize1:23 pm - A regular at the Town Pump in East Helena, Montana, is suing 23-year-old Jeff Fallang, who recently hit a $1 million jackpot and has not given the plaintiff a cut.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Player sues Oregon Lottery, charging video poker game rigged6:21 pm - The Oregon State Lottery's rigged video poker games have cost players $134 million, a man claims in a class action lawsuit.
Michigan Lottery pays out $7.4 million in Daily 4 drawing of 1-0-0-15:37 pm - On Tuesday evening, the Michigan Lottery drew the numbers 1-0-0-1 in the Daily 4 drawing, resulting in more than $7.4 million in prizes.
Spain's El Niño lottery spreads $663M in winnings1:46 pm - A lottery on Tuesday spread €560 million (US$663 million) among jubilant ticket holders throughout Spain, which is struggling to emerge from a financial crisis that has left it saddled with high unemployment.

Monday, January 05, 2015

$14.5M Texas Lotto jackpot claimed4:52 pm - The winning ticket for the $14.5 million New Year's Eve Lotto Texas drawing was claimed today at the Texas Lottery's headquarters in Austin.
N.M. man told $500k winning lottery ticket a 'misprint'1:10 pm - A New Mexico man thought he won big bucks on a lottery scratcher only to find out it was a misprint.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Woman almost gave away her $1.3M lottery ticket1:11 pm - Ligia Dennis got the type of surprise most of us can only dream about: she won the lottery.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy New Year!  8:25 am - Best wishes for a happy, successful, and lucky 2015!