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Lottery News for August, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

PA couple claims $149M Mega Millions jackpot3:05 pm - The Pennsylvania couple who bought a winning Mega Millions lottery ticket in May has finally come forward to claim the jackpot.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

WV Lottery considers online gaming options9:09 am - To help combat out-of-state competition, the West Virginia Lottery is considering introducing online gaming options, including smartphone applications that would allow players to purchase Powerball and Mega Millions tickets on their phone.
California $26 million lottery winner claims prize8:43 am - A winner has stepped forward to claim his prize after a ticket he bought at a South El Monte, California, liquor store won a $26 million jackpot earlier this month, California Lottery officials announced this week.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Kentucky Lottery finally able to advertise where the money goes9:02 am - For the first time in its 25 year history, the Kentucky Lottery is advertising where proceeds from the sale of its games are spent.

Monday, August 25, 2014

10 things you might not know about the lottery7:20 am - Here's 10 interesting facts about the lottery you might not have heard before.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

With Northstar terminated, what will the Illinois Lottery do now?  10:27 pm - In the wake of Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's politically-expedient move late last week to fire Northstar Lottery Group, the question becomes, what's next for the Illinois Lottery?
Illinois to fire private lottery operator10:20 pm - The bumpy marriage between the state and the private company that operates the Illinois Lottery is ending in a divorce.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

$3 million lottery winnings just chicken feed to farmer9:00 am - A Michigan chicken farmer who won a $3.3 million lottery jackpot was on the brink of losing everything.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $180 million9:31 am - The Mega Millions jackpot has risen to an estimated $180 million for the next drawing in the multi-state lottery game after nobody won Tuesday night.

Monday, August 18, 2014

$160 MILLION: largest Mega Millions jackpot in 5 months12:04 pm - The Mega Millions grand prize has increased to $160 million for the Tuesday evening drawing after nobody matched all 5 numbers and the Mega Ball Friday night.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Maryland lottery players winning big with Pick 48:00 am - Maryland lottery players are winning Pick 4 in such great numbers that it's hurting the Lottery's bottom line.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

$90M Colorado Powerball winner claims prize9:18 am - The winner of the largest lottery jackpot in Colorado history claimed his prize in Grand Junction on Wednesday afternoon.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Irish Lottery winner giving away $44 million fortune3:59 pm - A Northern Ireland woman who won €34 million (US$45.4 million) in the EuroMillions lottery is giving away a whopping €33 million (US$44.1 million).
Iowa Lottery chief addresses online ticket sales12:30 pm - Terry Rich, president and chief executive officer of the Iowa Lottery, on Monday said the Iowa Lottery is educating itself for a coming time when Iowa Lottery players likely will be able to purchase tickets for lotto games like Powerball and Mega Millions via phone, tablet or computer.
Texas Lottery to launch new game after AG gives OK11:45 am - The Texas Lottery Commission is moving forward with next year's launch of an unusual new game after getting a favorable ruling on its legality from Attorney General Greg Abbott.
'All or Nothing' coming to North Carolina Lottery8:26 am - The North Carolina Education Lottery is starting next month its first numbers game in more than four years.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Arkansas, Georgia and Kentucky lotteries to cancel Decades of Dollars1:23 pm - There are just twenty remaining chances to play and win the multi-state Decades of Dollars game in Arkansas, Georgia, and Kentucky.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Cottage industry helps lottery winners dodge taxes11:33 am - With few rules or law enforcement to stop it, a cottage industry has popped up to help lottery winners avoid taxes, child support, and other debts, potentially costing the state and federal governments millions in lost revenue.
Michigan Lottery hot streak: Fantasy 5 has 43 jackpot winners in last 4 months10:45 am - According to the Michigan Lottery, the Fantasy 5 jackpot is riding an unprecedented hot streak, claiming 43 winners since April 7.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

New Mexico Lottery unveils new logo10:28 pm - The New Mexico Lottery unveiled a new, streamlined logo today, saying it's necessary to be recognizable on social media.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

More people playing, winning in SC Lottery9:57 am - The South Carolina Education Lottery announced Monday it set records for ticket sales and the amount of money raised for education in the last fiscal year. It also set records for the amount of prize money paid out and the commissions paid to lottery retailers.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Is it game over for the Texas Lottery?  8:31 pm - More than two decades after Texas voters legalized the game of chance in the state, a group of lawmakers will soon start reviewing whether to end at multibillion-dollar industry that pumps more than $1 billion a year into schools.

Friday, August 01, 2014

24-year-old single Michigan mom wins $66 million lottery11:58 am - A Port Huron, Michigan, woman who won a $66 million Mega Millions jackpot that was drawn in mid-June said Thursday that she didn't learn for 11 days that the winning ticket was in her purse.
New Mexico Lottery offers free Pick 3 ticket promotion11:03 am - To acquaint players with drawing games played only in the "Land of Enchantment," the New Mexico Lottery will give away a free ticket with purchase during August.