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Lottery News for December, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
N.C. man wins $4M lottery, joins friend in 'the millionaires' club'. 10:09 am - A lumber yard supervisor from Rutherfordton, North Carolina, is the first player in the state to win $4 million instantly playing the $200 Million Blowout game.
Players seek $250 million from Texas Lottery contractor. 9:36 am - More than 500 players of a lottery scratch-off card filed suit against the game's developer seeking about $250 million in contested prize money.
New Ireland Lottery operator expected to raise prices. 9:00 am - Ireland's National Lottery is expected to raise ticket prices next year as part of a shake-up of the business aimed at halting several years of declining sales.
Friday, December 12, 2014
States pull the plug on Monopoly Millionaires' Club. 8:20 pm - The states involved in the Monopoly Millionaires' Club lottery game have decided to halt tickets sales for the game as of Dec. 26.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Texas Lottery suspends sales of Monopoly Millionaires' Club game. 4:09 pm - The Texas Lottery announced today that it will suspend sales of the multi-state Monopoly Millionaires' Club game following the drawing on Friday, Dec. 12.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Illinois Lottery cuts ties with private manager. 9:11 pm - The split between the Illinois Lottery and its private manager, Northstar Lottery Group, is now official after three years of acrimony over lower-than-expected revenues.
Florida Lottery winner outed as sexual predator. 5:24 pm - ?At the Florida Lottery headquarters, Timothy Poole, 43, posed for a photo with an oversized check after claiming his $3 million Scratch-Off prize. But when the image hit the Internet, others recognized the 450-pound man as a registered sexual predator.
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
New Mexico Lottery testing lottery ticket ads. 12:19 pm - If you've ever played the lottery, you know how important that little piece of paper can be. It's why the New Mexico Lottery is putting a little something extra on their lottery tickets: Advertisements.
New fight looms over MN lottery online sales. 8:55 am - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is braced for a repeat struggle over the Minnesota Lottery and said Tuesday that its director faces a challenge in trying to preserve online ticket sales that many lawmakers want to outlaw.
Saturday, December 06, 2014
NJ lottery winners still receiving welfare, food stamps, audit says. 2:52 pm - An audit sniffing out fraud in New Jersey's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program detected 66 lottery winners who were all welfare and food stamps beneficiaries who had each won more than $10,000.
Hoosier Lottery adds Sunday midday drawings. 1:43 pm - Indiana's Hoosier Lottery will add consistency to certain daily draw games beginning Dec. 7 with the addition of Sunday midday drawings for its Daily 3, Daily 4 and Quick Draw games.
NJ Lottery investigating retailer lottery ticket 'discounting' practices. 11:30 am - The New Jersey Lottery is investigating claims that since 2009 half of the 20 most frequent prizewinners are either licensed lottery retailers or family members of store operators.
Friday, December 05, 2014
Washington woman wins $90 million Powerball jackpot on first try. 8:12 am - A Washington state woman on Thursday claimed a $90 million Powerball lottery jackpot after buying a ticket for the first time, and said she would quit her job at plane maker Boeing Co and buy a new Subaru.
Thursday, December 04, 2014
First NJ Lottery Cash4Life top prize winners celebrate their win at retailer. 10:04 am - New Jersey's first Cash4Life Top Prize winners, Joseph Ianiro and John Opaluch from Hasbrouck Heights, celebrated their win from the Nov. 13 drawing at the retail location from which the winning ticket was purchased.
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Man to donate $14 million casino jackpot to church. 5:39 pm - A Las Vegas man who put $20 into a slot machine hit a jackpot Sunday afternoon worth $14 million, and he's donating it all to his church.
Monday, December 01, 2014
Washington player wins $90 million Powerball jackpot. 5:29 pm - One lottery ticket holder matched the winning Powerball numbers on Nov. 29, 2014, winning the $90 million multi-state jackpot.
Unclaimed $12 million Florida Lottery ticket to expire Dec. 25. 8:23 am - You might want to check your junk drawer and anywhere else you might put a lottery ticket: a $12 million Florida Lottery ticket remains unclaimed.