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Lottery News for February, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

N.C. Powerball lottery winner claims share of jackpot worth $188 million6:04 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 jackpot5:23 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 game11:15 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 ticket11:01 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 year4:32 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 anonymity9:37 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 numbers9:53 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 winnings10:37 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 herself8:33 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 knows7:31 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 jackpot1:11 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 sales11:30 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 raised2:28 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 history10:23 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 death9:53 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 vote9:22 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 record7:11 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 higher2:04 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 rollover9:35 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 jackpots8:39 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 dead7:26 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 failure4:07 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

Powerball heats up with $317 million jackpot4:59 pm - Big multi-state lottery jackpots may have been missing somewhat in 2014, but just a month into 2015 lottery players are already seeing a second massive grand prize looming.