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Lottery News for November, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Alabama woman claims biggest Florida Lotto jackpot of the year9:36 am - A woman from Alabama was the holder of a winning lottery ticket from last week's $48 million jackpot drawing of the Florida Lotto game.
Kentucky Lottery plans online ticket sales by fall8:36 am - By early next fall the Kentucky Lottery expects to make the sale of tickets for at least some games available through the use of computers, smart phones and other mobile devices.

Monday, November 24, 2014

NY lottery millionaire inspired by a dream9:34 am - A New York woman won the top prize of $2.5 million in the lottery's $2,500 A Week For Life scratch-off game after she was inspired to buy a ticket from a dream of her late father.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Kentucky Lottery keeps an eye on frequent winners10:44 am - There has been a lot of attention paid recently to lottery winners who claim an unusually large number of winning tickets, and the Kentucky Lottery is keeping an eye on the situation too.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Northern Ireland woman wins life-changing £12.9M EuroMillions jackpot5:53 am - Mary Hamilton of Newtownabbey in Northern Ireland is celebrating winning £12,935,936.30 (US$20.3 million) in the multi-country EuroMillions lottery game.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Audit: Stores buying Michigan lottery tickets from players10:13 pm - Some Michigan stores that sell lottery tickets are hitting the jackpot by buying winning tickets from desperate players at a discount, according to auditors who are urging a crackdown on the illegal practice.

Monday, November 17, 2014

N.Y. doorman who won lottery loses battle with cancer12:21 pm - A Park Avenue doorman who catapulted to fame after winning a $5 million jackpot has lost his battle with cancer.

Friday, November 14, 2014

N.J. Vietnam vet wins $21M Monopoly Millionaires' Club jackpot6:50 pm - The New Jersey Lottery had the honor of crowning the first in the nation, Top Prize winner of the Monopoly Millionaires' Club draw game.
UK lottery winner says he's happier now that the money's gone7:28 am - A small-time criminal who won £6.5 million (US$10.2 million) in the UK National Lottery but ended up homeless told yesterday how the win had been a "curse".

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Georgia woman accused of scheme to steal lottery winnings12:04 pm - A Georgia woman has been indicted in Missouri on charges that stole nearly half a million dollars in lottery winnings from a 60-year-old victim.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

New Jersey Lottery sells the first Monopoly Millionaires' Club jackpot winner11:58 am - The Monopoly Millionaires' Club jackpot of $21 million was won in Friday night's drawing of the multi-state game by one ticket sold in New Jersey.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Lottery Post Founder featured in John Oliver HBO segment9:39 am - Todd Northrop, founder of the Web site Lottery Post, was featured in a segment of the Last Week Tonight with John Oliver show on HBO.

Friday, November 07, 2014

Arizona Lottery retires gold miner logo6:01 pm - The Arizona Lottery announced the retirement of the logo last week, spokeswoman Karen Bach said.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

New York lottery player wins $321M Mega Millions jackpot6:10 pm - For the first time since Aug. 22, someone has won the Mega Millions jackpot.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

$321 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot is red hot1:09 pm - The multi-state Mega Millions lottery game continued its months-long climb Friday night, and is now at the point where jackpot rolls are sharply increased.