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Lottery News for September, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

$111 million EuroMillions jackpot won in Ireland7:37 am - The hunt is on for Ireland's latest lottery millionaire after one winner hit the jackpot in the multi-country Euro Millions lottery game.

Friday, September 19, 2014

N.C. woman plays lottery for first time, wins $100K3:37 pm - North Carolina Education Lottery officials say a Greensboro woman played the lottery for the first time and won big.
Governor revamps Missouri Lottery Commission8:21 am - Gov. Jay Nixon replaced most of the members of the Missouri Lottery Commission on Thursday as he released a report recommending the agency review its policies on prizes and advertising in a quest to route more money to education.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Scotland decision could ride on a lucky lottery ticket5:05 pm - If Scotland votes to separate from the United Kingdom on Thursday, could nationalists have a lucky lottery ticket to thank?
36 SC stores suspended from lottery sales12:36 pm - Lottery officials in South Carolina say three dozen stores have been suspended from selling tickets because of their involvement in the operation of illegal gambling machines.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Ohio Lottery investigating frequent winners8:29 am - The top lottery winners in Ohio have claimed hundreds of large prizes over the past decades, some in such short spans of time that it seemingly defies the odds and has prompted investigations by the Ohio Lottery.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Georgia Lottery cracks down on 'shadow winners'9:30 pm - The Georgia Lottery is launching a full-scale effort to crack down on so-called "shadow winners" -- people who take a percentage of the prize to stand in for the real winner.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

NJ Cash 5 game to get larger starting jackpot1:54 pm - Starting Sunday, Jersey Cash 5 players will see game changes that will result in larger estimated starting jackpots, more opportunities to win bigger jackpots, and increases in the average match-3 prize paid -- all for the same $1 ticket price.
Couple brings lottery ticket on vacation not realizing it's a winner1:39 pm - A Dublin, Ireland, couple went on vacation with a wining lottery ticket and were oblivious to the fact that they'd won €250,000 (US$323,000).

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Illinois Lottery cancels My3 game6:58 pm - Illinois lottery officials, acting on the recommendation of its private manager, Northstar Lottery Group, announced Tuesday they are removing My3 from its draw game portfolio.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Minnesota couple claim $11.7M Hot Lotto jackpot9:45 am - A Bethel, Minnesota, couple are $11.71 million richer, thanks to a winning lottery ticket they bought at a gas station.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Auto shop owner finds winning $2.9M lottery ticket in his truck2:29 pm - A Long Island auto body shop owner just found out that he has been driving around with nearly $3 million in his truck.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

California man claims $180 million lottery jackpot7:49 am - A manager at a roofing distributor in San Bernardino, California, won the seventh-largest lottery jackpot ever awarded in the state.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Arkansas Lottery recoups $1M in unpaid taxes, child support8:37 am - Thanks to an often-forgotten provision of the Arkansas Code, the Arkansas Lottery has benefited state operations by recouping nearly $1 million in unpaid taxes and child support payments.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Travel by Missouri Lottery employees under scrutiny8:48 am - Out-of-state travel is drawing attention as the Missouri Lottery faces questions about whether its administrative costs are eating into gambling profits that flow to schools.