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Lottery News for June, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
Jamaican lottery scam investigation leads to Mississippi. 9:01 pm - A Jamaican national was arrested in Gulfport, Mississippi, Monday for his role in an alleged Jamaican lottery scam.
Postal worker helps bust lottery scam. 11:33 am - A perceptive postal employee helped bring a lottery scam suspect to justice right here in the United States.
Washington man to fight state lottery; says new scratch card 'misleading'. 9:43 am - A Kennewick, Washington, man plans to fight the Washington State Lottery in court over a scratch card payoff that didn't pan out.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Mystery woman who paid $2,600 tab for strangers was not Powerball winner. 6:45 pm - After 180 diners at a Florida restaurant received a free meal from a stranger on Sunday night, locals (and soon, the Internet) were buzzing that the generous benefactor was the 84-year-old woman who recently won the largest Powerball jackpot in history.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
$590M Powerball winner still shops at Walmart. 8:32 am - Shopping at Walmart and toting takeout from a local diner, it doesn't seem like life has changed that much for Gloria Mackenzie -- the 84-year-old great-grandmother who won a record $590.5 million Powerball lottery jackpot.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Union fails to derail NJ Lottery's privatization effort. 11:22 pm - The Christie administration is allowed move forward with its plan to have a private firm to take over parts of the New Jersey lottery after a state appellate court denied a request by the state's largest public workers union to block the deal.
Did Fla. Powerball winner pay for everyone's meal? 7:51 am - Close to 200 people got treated to dinner Sunday at BuddyFreddy's in Plant City, Florida, by someone who appeared to be the 84-year-old Zephyrhills woman who stepped forward last week to claim the largest single jackpot in American lottery history.
Saturday, June 08, 2013
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Woman who let Powerball winner go ahead of her has no regrets. 2:04 pm - Meet the woman who "was kind enough" to allow Gloria Mackenzie to cut in line when and purchase the winning ticket for the record $590.5 million Powerball jackpot.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Winner of record $590.5 million Powerball lottery jackpot announced. 4:13 pm - At a press conference today, the Florida Lottery announced that the $590.5 million jackpot from the Powerball drawing held on May 18 was claimed by Gloria C. MacKenzie, 84, of Zephyrhills, Florida.
Florida to reveal winner of $590.5 million Powerball lottery. 3:21 pm - A woman from Zephyrhills, Florida, has stepped forward to claim last month's $590.5 million Powerball jackpot, the largest in U.S. history.
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Texas Lottery suspends sales for 'All or Nothing' game. 8:27 am - The Texas Lottery has temporarily suspended sales for its "All or Nothing" draw game because of a game design issue.
Monday, June 03, 2013
Florida city still wondering: Who won the $590M lottery jackpot? 8:24 am - It's been two long weeks since the small city of Zephyrhills learned that a $590 million Powerball ticket was sold at a supermarket here.
New Arkansas jackpot game boosting lottery revenue after drop. 8:08 am - Last year, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery surpassed $1 billion in total ticket sales since it began in 2009.