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Lottery News for February, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
N.C. Powerball lottery winner claims share of jackpot worth $188 million. 6:04 pm - The North Carolina woman holding one of three winning tickets for the Feb. 11 Powerball drawing has cashed in her ticket.
Illinois man claims $265 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot. 5:23 pm - Years of playing Quick Pick tickets every day paid off for 70-year-old Jesus Davila Jr. in January when he won $265 million -- the largest prize in Illinois Lottery history.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Georgia Lottery launches new Georgia-only lotto game. 11:15 am - The Georgia Lottery tonight is kicking off the first drawing of its latest Georgia-only lotto game: Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Cash Match.
CT lawmakers again seek lottery winnings from 1995 ticket. 11:01 am - A long-running battle to claim the winnings of a 19-year-old lottery ticket has been revived in the legislature.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Dozens of 'dead people' collected NJ lottery prizes last year. 4:32 pm - Nearly four dozen New Jersey lottery winners collected their prizes with false Social Security numbers belonging to dead people, according to an audit of the state lottery system.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Bill would allow Texas Lottery winners to pay for anonymity. 9:37 am - Texas lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow big lottery winners to keep their identity a secret, but they would have to pay for that privilege.
Monday, February 16, 2015
$50M Canada lotto winner says he had a vision of winning numbers. 9:53 am - A man started playing the lottery six years ago when numbers flashed into his head, and now he is a millionaire.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
JUDGE: Florida sex offender allowed to spend $3M lottery winnings. 10:37 am - A convicted sex offender can spend his $3 million Florida lottery winnings any way he wants, over the protestations of two of his alleged victims, a judge ruled Friday.
Friday, February 13, 2015
NC Powerball winner identifies herself. 8:33 am - A woman from Shallotte, North Carolina, has come forward with what she believes is the winning Powerball ticket from Wednesday's drawing.
Will the Puerto Rico Powerball winner pay Federal tax? Nobody knows. 7:31 am - For the first time ever, Puerto Rico has a Powerball winner, and now everyone is trying to figure out if the winner will be taxed -- and how much.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Three tickets to split massive $564 million Powerball jackpot. 1:11 am - Three Powerball lottery tickets sold in North Carolina, Puerto Rico, and Texas matched all the winning numbers Wednesday night to share a $564.1 million jackpot.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
$HALF-BILLION! Powerball raised again on monster sales. 11:30 am - Less than 24 hours after lottery officials were forced to raise the Wednesday Powerball jackpot estimate, they have done it again — now to $500 million.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
$485 MILLION: Powerball jackpot raised. 2:28 pm - Due to larger than expected sales volume, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has raised the official Powerball lottery jackpot estimate for Wednesday's drawing to $485 million.
Texas Lottery has its best week of scratch-off sales in 23-year history. 10:23 am - Last week, the Texas Lottery had its highest scratch-off ticket sales in the Lottery's 23-year history, with sales of $76 million.
Man arraigned in lottery winner's death. 9:53 am - A Detroit man is charged with the murder of 86-year-old Arthur Weldon Neal, who went missing after winning $20,000 in the lottery in December.
Bill shielding Arizona lottery winners set for Senate vote. 9:22 am - Winners of large Arizona lottery jackpots would have their names kept secret for three months to give them time to prepare for their newfound wealth and shield their financial affairs under a bill set for a Senate vote Monday.
Sunday, February 08, 2015
$450 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot nears record. 7:11 am - Between now and Wednesday evening, anyone can walk into a store and buy a lottery ticket for a couple of bucks that has the potential of winning around a half-billion dollars.
Friday, February 06, 2015
$380 MILLION: Massive sales push Powerball jackpot higher. 2:04 pm - Due to larger than expected sales volume, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has raised the official Powerball lottery jackpot estimate for Saturday's drawing to $380 million.
$360 MILLION: Powerball jackpot surges on rollover. 9:35 am - This weekend Powerball will be the hot ticket, featuring a jackpot larger than any other United States lottery drawing in almost a year.
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Wisconsin man repeats same feat of winning multiple lottery jackpots. 8:39 am - A Wisconsin man has claimed all three jackpot prizes from last week's SuperCash! lottery drawing -- the second time he has won multiple jackpots in a single drawing.
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Missing 86-year-old Detroit lottery winner found dead. 7:26 pm - An 86-year-old Detroit man whose family said he disappeared a day after winning $20,000 in the lottery in December was found stabbed to death in a vacant house, authorities said on Wednesday.
Tonight's Ireland Lotto draw cancelled because of network failure. 4:07 pm - Tonight's Ireland Lotto jackpot may be €10 million but National Lottery machines around the country aren't keen on it being won -- they've been out of commission since this morning.
Monday, February 02, 2015