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Lottery News for April, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015

Canadian lottery winner fighting to remain anonymous8:09 am - The winner of a $50 million lottery who waited a year to collect the prize and has still not been named more than a month later is fighting for the right to remain anonymous.
Meet the man who pays out UK lottery jackpots7:40 am - Ever wondered how lottery winners are paid their money or who looks after them?

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Court rules grandmother, 90, will receive $1.85 instead of $41M jackpot10:32 am - A 90-year-old grandmother will not receive the $41 million jackpot she thought she won at an Iowa slot machine after the state supreme court ruled her wining pull was caused by a software error.
£36 million EuroMillions lottery jackpot claimed in UK10:12 am - A United Kingdom ticket-holder has come forward to claim Friday night's EuroMillions jackpot of more than £36 million (US$54.7 million).

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Former Georgia Lottery official files whistleblower lawsuit6:28 pm - A former top finance official with the Georgia Lottery has filed a whistleblower lawsuit claiming that he was fired after refusing to present inflated sales projections.
New York man accused of running lottery con game8:18 am - A Rochester, New York, man has been accused of running a lottery con game in which three senior citizens were persuaded to send him a total of $138,000 in order to claim their mega-bucks winnings.

Friday, April 24, 2015

3 face charges in Indiana Lottery scam11:38 am - Three people redeemed a fraudulent Hoosier Lottery ticket worth $2 million, buying a home and several vehicles with the money before police caught on to the scam, court documents allege.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Alabama woman claims $80 million Powerball jackpot8:16 am - An Alabama woman has claimed her prize from the winning Powerball ticket sold in North Escambia, Florida, on April 11.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

N.C. man to buy his wife a Corvette after lottery win9:27 am - A Lexington, North Carolina, man who won a $377,241 lottery jackpot said he plans to buy his wife a Corvette convertible.

Monday, April 20, 2015

A state lottery could help Alabama get its financial house in order9:15 pm - Alabama might be the next hold-out state to break down and start a lottery -- and it might do the state some good.
Texas man charged in Iowa lottery case contests extradition7:33 am - A Texas businessman accused of helping a lottery security official to try to claim a rigged $14 million jackpot is out of jail while he fights extradition to Iowa.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Michigan man multiplies winnings to $5 million11:20 am - Adding the $1 Megaplier option to a Mega Millions play turned a $1-million prize into $5 million for a Michigan man.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Wyoming has its first lottery jackpot winner9:22 pm - One lucky lottery player who bought a lottery ticket in Douglas, Wyoming, will become the first person in the state's history to win a lottery jackpot.
Connecticut Lottery makes its pitch for keno7:37 am - Proponents told members of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee on Wednesday that bringing keno to Connecticut is essential to keeping the state's lottery competitive with other states', while opponents decried the game as a short-sighted and ill-advised way to generate revenue.

Monday, April 13, 2015

BOMBSHELL: MUSL employee might have rigged Hot Lotto computerized drawing8:14 am - Lottery Post has been warning of the dangers of computerized drawings for over a decade, and now prosecutors of the mystery Hot Lotto winner from Iowa are looking at the possibility that those warnings have come true.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Director of DC Lottery dies after suffering an aneurysm8:56 am - Buddy Roogow, the director of the DC Lottery since 2009, died Saturday after suffering an aneurysm.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Pennsylvania Lottery adds multi-state Cash4Life game7:47 am - Ticket sales are underway for the new Pennsylvania Lottery Cash4Life game, a multi-state game offering a top prize of $1,000 a day for life and a second prize of $1,000 a week for life.

Monday, April 06, 2015

IRS scammed with losing lottery tickets4:54 pm - Instead of paying taxes on winnings, why not buy losing lottery tickets on Craigslist and write them off? That's what some gamblers are trying.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Nine sentenced to federal prison in lottery scam3:25 pm - Nine people were sentenced Thursday to serve federal prison time and pay restitution for a bogus lottery scam that targeted elderly victims across the country, according to the U.S. Attorney for South Carolina Bill Nettles.

Saturday, April 04, 2015

UK couple tell of £53 million EuroMillions win8:44 am - A Lincolnshire woman told her husband "don't be so stupid" when he revealed they had won £53m (US$79 million) on the lottery.

Friday, April 03, 2015

Georgia Lottery has first Jumbo Bucks Lotto jackpot winner8:47 pm - A Georgia Lottery retailer in Tennille has sold the first Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Cash Match jackpot-winning ticket, worth $2.1 million.

Thursday, April 02, 2015

British couple win £1m in lottery draw for second time in two years8:35 am - A UK couple who have won £1m (US$1.5 million) in the EuroMillions lottery for the second time have said they "just can't believe it".

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Texas couple both dead after argument over $500 lottery ticket win7:22 am - A winning scratch-off lottery ticket worth $500 prompted an argument between a couple in their Fort Worth, Texas, home that ended with both dying of gunshot wounds, officials said on Tuesday.