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Lottery News for April, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
$2 million Hoosier Lottery winner has to give ex-wife $50,000. 11:48 am - A man who won $2 million in the Hoosier Lottery while separated from his wife has to give her only 2.5 percent of the winnings, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.
New Mexico woman wins lottery twice in two weeks. 8:30 am - A New Mexico woman is on a lucky streak, winning two major scratch-off prizes in the past two weeks.
Chicago man wins lottery three times in three weeks. 7:56 am - A Chicago man won the same lottery game three times in three weeks, officials announced Wednesday.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Florida Lottery terminates contracts of three retailers. 8:43 pm - Three Pompano Beach, Florida, stores that sold lottery tickets violated state law and won’t ever be allowed to sell tickets again, Florida Lottery officials announced Monday.
Monday, April 21, 2014
Lucky woman buying lottery ticket narrowly escapes truck crash. 11:19 am - A woman buying a lottery ticket at a Chicago convenience store came within inches of being crushed by a pickup truck that crashed into the store.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Iowa Lottery no longer sharing Illinois Lottery drawings. 8:38 pm - Beginning Wednesday, April 16, Iowa Lottery players finally got their own Pick 3 and Pick 4 lottery numbers.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Northstar fights to keep Illinois lottery documents secret. 8:05 am - The company hired to run the Illinois Lottery continued its fight to keep some documents under wraps, arguing their release would violate its contract with the state and expose company secrets to competitors.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Man threw away $1.25 million worth of lottery tickets. 9:13 am - A Pennsylvania man misread his winning lottery tickets and threw them away, losing out on a $1.25 million payout.
Friday, April 11, 2014
NJ casino alleges famous poker player cheated in $9.6M win. 7:29 pm - An Atlantic City casino is suing a big-time gambler, claiming he won $9.6 million in a card-cheating scheme in baccarat.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
For some, Illinois Lottery app makes ticket-buying too easy. 8:31 am - Anti-gambling groups say an Illinois Lottery smartphone app makes playing too convenient and tempting; convenience store owners say it hurts their customer base.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Ohio Classic Lotto goes more than 2 years without winner. 7:41 am - The Classic Lotto jackpot currently stands at $66.2 million after no ticket was sold for Monday's draw -- or any draw for the past two years.
Sunday, April 06, 2014
Friday, April 04, 2014
$20M Mega Millions winner didn't believe lottery scanner. 4:25 pm - A lottery player scanned his tickets at a Shirley, New York, convenience store called JackSpot! and when the screen flashed "BIG WINNER," he told the cashier, "The machine is broken."
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Florida Lottery announces changes in response to reports of repeat winners. 9:10 am - The Florida Lottery on Tuesday announced that it would adopt several safeguards to prevent fraud and protect players.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Sole winner of $425M February Powerball jackpot claims prize. 9:45 am - The sole winner of February's $425.3 million Powerball jackpot came forward to claim his prize Tuesday.
Legislator demands greater scrutiny of Florida Lottery. 9:00 am - The vice chairwoman of the Florida Senate Gaming Committee, Sen. Maria Sachs, called for greater scrutiny of the Florida Lottery after a Palm Beach Post investigation revealed some people are winning big prizes against enormous odds.