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Lottery News for April, 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014

$2 million Hoosier Lottery winner has to give ex-wife $50,00011:48 am - A man who won $2 million in the Hoosier Lottery while separated from his wife has to give her only 2.5 percent of the winnings, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.
New Mexico woman wins lottery twice in two weeks8:30 am - A New Mexico woman is on a lucky streak, winning two major scratch-off prizes in the past two weeks.
Chicago man wins lottery three times in three weeks7:56 am - A Chicago man won the same lottery game three times in three weeks, officials announced Wednesday.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Florida Lottery terminates contracts of three retailers8:43 pm - Three Pompano Beach, Florida, stores that sold lottery tickets violated state law and won’t ever be allowed to sell tickets again, Florida Lottery officials announced Monday.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Lucky woman buying lottery ticket narrowly escapes truck crash11:19 am - A woman buying a lottery ticket at a Chicago convenience store came within inches of being crushed by a pickup truck that crashed into the store.
New twist to lottery scam10:24 am - Authorities in Colorado are seeing a new twist to the lottery scam that has been going on for years.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Minnesota Lottery turns 25, shows off new logo1:15 pm - The Minnesota Lottery celebrated its 25th birthday Thursday by showing off its new logo, care of celebrity performance artist David Garibaldi.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Iowa Lottery no longer sharing Illinois Lottery drawings8:38 pm - Beginning Wednesday, April 16, Iowa Lottery players finally got their own Pick 3 and Pick 4 lottery numbers.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Illinois Lottery mulling changes to drawings8:07 am - Illinois Lottery officials said Tuesday they are considering parting ways with WGN-TV, home to daily drawings since 1994, when the current one-year contract expires in June.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Northstar fights to keep Illinois lottery documents secret8:05 am - The company hired to run the Illinois Lottery continued its fight to keep some documents under wraps, arguing their release would violate its contract with the state and expose company secrets to competitors.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Man threw away $1.25 million worth of lottery tickets9:13 am - A Pennsylvania man misread his winning lottery tickets and threw them away, losing out on a $1.25 million payout.

Friday, April 11, 2014

NJ casino alleges famous poker player cheated in $9.6M win7:29 pm - An Atlantic City casino is suing a big-time gambler, claiming he won $9.6 million in a card-cheating scheme in baccarat.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

For some, Illinois Lottery app makes ticket-buying too easy8:31 am - Anti-gambling groups say an Illinois Lottery smartphone app makes playing too convenient and tempting; convenience store owners say it hurts their customer base.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Ohio Classic Lotto goes more than 2 years without winner7:41 am - The Classic Lotto jackpot currently stands at $66.2 million after no ticket was sold for Monday's draw -- or any draw for the past two years.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Wisconsin Lottery kicks off new '5 Card Cash'1:14 pm - Sunday, April 6 marks the start of the Wisconsin Lottery's first new lottery game in over 10 years.

Friday, April 04, 2014

$20M Mega Millions winner didn't believe lottery scanner4:25 pm - A lottery player scanned his tickets at a Shirley, New York, convenience store called JackSpot! and when the screen flashed "BIG WINNER," he told the cashier, "The machine is broken."

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Florida Lottery announces changes in response to reports of repeat winners9:10 am - The Florida Lottery on Tuesday announced that it would adopt several safeguards to prevent fraud and protect players.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Sole winner of $425M February Powerball jackpot claims prize9:45 am - The sole winner of February's $425.3 million Powerball jackpot came forward to claim his prize Tuesday.
Legislator demands greater scrutiny of Florida Lottery9:00 am - The vice chairwoman of the Florida Senate Gaming Committee, Sen. Maria Sachs, called for greater scrutiny of the Florida Lottery after a Palm Beach Post investigation revealed some people are winning big prizes against enormous odds.