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Lottery News for July, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

Legislative committee to discuss killing the Texas Lottery11:23 am - The Texas Legislature's discussions about eliminating the state lottery are moving forward.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

16 siblings share $20 million lottery jackpot in New Jersey3:00 pm - Sixteen brothers and sisters from New Jersey who pooled money for a decade to buy lottery tickets got the ultimate payout — a $20 million Pick 6 jackpot they'll use to repair homes they lost in Sandy, send their children to college and preserve the legacy of their late mother, who urged them to vie for the pot together in the first place.
Missouri Gov. orders review of Lottery operations10:13 am - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has asked the state Office of Administration to carry out a comprehensive review of the Missouri Lottery's operations after the lottery missed its profit goal in the last fiscal year.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wyoming Lottery kicks off media blitz2:47 pm - The Wyoming Lottery Corporation today kicked off a comprehensive, statewide, multimedia marketing campaign as part of the countdown toward the initial sale of lottery tickets in Wyoming on August 24.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

N.M. man had jackpot-winning lottery ticket in car for 2 months11:02 am - For almost two months, Dennis Romero of Albuquerque, New Mexico, drove around town with a lottery ticket worth $385,000 in the backseat of his car.
Seeing sales slowing, Missouri Lottery officials seek new customers7:13 am - Steady growth has always been a challenge for state lotteries as they age, and the Missouri Lottery is trying to come up with solutions to that problem.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Some lottery winning streaks have defied belief3:02 pm - The Massachusetts Lottery suspects the Brudnicks may be 'Ten Percenters,' people who claim others’ prizes for a fee. It’s a long-obvious problem the state has done little to stop.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Would you quit your job if you won the lottery?  9:02 am - Rich enough to quit, but would you? Most people would keep working, even if those lottery balls lined up in their favor, says a Harris Poll survey released today.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

New Mexico man claims 15 prizes in Mega Millions draw worth $60,0002:27 pm - An Albuquerque, New Mexico, man came to New Mexico Lottery headquarters Wednesday to claim 15 prizes totaling $60,000 from the July 8 Mega Millions drawing.
Wyoming Lottery ad campaign starts with rodeo11:29 am - With the launch of the Wyoming Lottery just over a month away, officials will begin a statewide advertising campaign and training the retailers who will be selling the tickets.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Jury rules that estranged brothers must split $1M lottery prize5:34 pm - After a two-day trial in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, court, a jury decided two Mechanicsburg-area brothers, Charles Thomas Meehan and Ira Sharp, would split a $1 million lottery ticket straight down the middle.
Half brothers fight over million dollar lottery ticket5:30 pm - Two estranged half brothers faced off on Tuesday in a Pennsylvania court in a fight over a winning million-dollar lottery ticket.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Judge rules boss must give waiter half of $1.7M lottery jackpot for predicting win9:29 pm - In a legal ruling no one could have predicted, a judge in England has ordered a lottery winner to split his jackpot with the waiter who predicted the win.
Alabama man loses $80,000 in foreign lottery scam8:01 am - An Alabama man fell victim to one of the most successful scams in the country that is destroying the lives of thousands of people.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Massachusetts man turns 21, wins $1 million lottery11:04 am - A Massachusetts man turned 21 and celebrated a day later by claiming a $1 million prize in the state lottery's "Billion Dollar Bonanza" instant game.
Lottery scams hit San Diego, Escondido10:53 am - San Diego police asked for the public's help in catching Spanish-speaking con artists who swindle people out of money by offering them a cut of supposed lottery winnings, and Escondido police said a similar scam has fleeced residents in that city.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Virginia woman wins Cash 5 for second time9:11 pm - A Virginia woman celebrated Independence Day this year by winning the Cash 5 top prize for the second time.
N.C. school construction lottery money doesn't really build schools8:50 am - Where does the North Carolina Education Lottery money go? You know, you buy a ticket, you put money into the education lottery, and you think all that money goes to North Carolina schools. But that is not quite how it works.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

New keno game boosts sales for Kentucky Lottery8:36 am - The Kentucky Lottery's new keno game hasn't attracted as many retailers as projected, but sales have exceeded expectations since it launched late last year.
Keno opens a new fight over Arkansas lottery8:06 am - Arkansas lottery officials won't just be making the case for why they should be allowed to expand their games to include offerings such as keno when the Legislature meets next year. They'll also be making the case for not completely overhauling their structure.
NJ court rules against union's effort to stop state lottery privatization7:27 am - A state appeals court last week ruled against a public workers union in its effort to stop New Jersey from privatizing parts of the state lottery.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Woman sues TN Lottery over 'toxic' workplace, harassment2:21 pm - A former employee is suing the Tennessee Lottery in federal court, saying supervisors constantly sexually harassed her and then had her fired for complaining.

Friday, July 04, 2014

Happy Independence Day9:35 am - From the staff of Lottery Post, have a happy and safe Fourth of July!

Thursday, July 03, 2014

$259 million Powerball winner took poverty vow10:58 pm - A man with a winning $259 million Powerball ticket claimed what officials are calling the largest jackpot ever won in Tennessee and says he plans to use most of the money to support the performing arts.
Lottery mystery yields clues to $7.5 million prize8:16 am - Investigating Joan Ginther, who won millions four times, suggests ways winners might be found.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

$12 million Texas lottery jackpot unclaimed5:09 pm - Somebody lost millions of dollars Monday evening that they probably never knew was theirs.
Lottery legend Joan Ginther known as bigtime ticket buyer3:59 pm - People confirm what statistics suggest: Lottery legend Joan Ginther bought thousands of high-priced scratch-off tickets on her way to winning millions of dollars four times.
How lottery legend Joan Ginther used odds, Uncle Sam to win millions10:07 am - Basic gambling principles go a long way toward explaining why Joan Ginther bet enormous sums on high-priced scratch-off games.
Lottery's 'luckiest woman' bet flabbergasting sums on scratch-offs8:26 am - Joan Ginther's 28 instant prizes, and another two dozen claimed by friends, suggest they bought tens of thousands of high-priced tickets.