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Lottery News for January, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015
Canadian man loses $27 million lottery jackpot by 7 seconds. 9:34 am - The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal from a Quebec man who tried to claim a $27 million jackpot based on a lottery ticket printed seven seconds after the cut-off time.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Retired Brooklyn bus driver hits $7M Cash4Life jackpot. 8:47 am - Frederick McClendon claimed his $7 million prize Tuesday in the New York Lottery's Cash4Life draw game.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
China's beloved national lottery suspected of massive fraud. 10:03 am - China loves its national lottery, but now some very suspicious goings-on with the game has ignited a scandal that's capturing the country's attention.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Massachusetts man buys lottery tickets to break $100 bill, wins $10 million. 2:05 pm - A Massachusetts man who bought two lotto tickets so he could break a $100 bill to buy lunch was left stunned after he ended up scooping an astonishing $10 million in prize money.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Lucky for Life multi-state lottery game set to expand next week. 12:15 pm - New England's multi-state Lucky for Life lottery game is set to expand into an additional ten states plus the District of Columbia starting next week.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
NH Lottery launches bacon-scented scratch ticket. 9:27 am - The New Hampshire Lottery has launched its first scratch-and-sniff scratch ticket, the organization announced Monday.
Wyoming Lottery to start its first in-state game in March. 7:05 am - The United States' newest lottery, Wyoming, is set to begin its first in-state lottery game in two months.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
$270 million Mega Millions jackpot won in Illinois. 8:47 am - An Illinois lottery player won the first jackpot of 2015, worth an estimated $270 million in a Mega Millions drawing Friday.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Friday, January 16, 2015
GET OUT THE VIOLIN: Florida woman grieving about $5 million lottery win. 11:51 am - A Florida woman who won a $5 million Mega Millions prize said, "I don't gamble," and claims to be distraught over winning the massive payout.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
MUSL employee arrested in Hot Lotto jackpot mystery. 10:44 pm - The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has made an arrest in the four-year-old case involving a winning Hot Lotto ticket worth more than $16 million which the winner mysteriously decided not to claim.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
California gas station manager allegedly kept winning lottery scratchers. 8:45 pm - The former manager of a San Bruno, California, gas station was charged with theft for allegedly keeping winning California lottery scratch-off tickets for himself and selling customers losing ones.
Monday, January 12, 2015
Retired NY principal claims $326M lottery jackpot. 11:37 am - A retired Sullivan County, New York, school principal drew the sole winning ticket from a $326 million Mega Millions game two months ago, making him the biggest winner in state lottery history, officials said Monday.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Montana's $1M lottery raffle winner sued for half of prize. 1:23 pm - A regular at the Town Pump in East Helena, Montana, is suing 23-year-old Jeff Fallang, who recently hit a $1 million jackpot and has not given the plaintiff a cut.
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Player sues Oregon Lottery, charging video poker game rigged. 6:21 pm - The Oregon State Lottery's rigged video poker games have cost players $134 million, a man claims in a class action lawsuit.
Michigan Lottery pays out $7.4 million in Daily 4 drawing of 1-0-0-1. 5:37 pm - On Tuesday evening, the Michigan Lottery drew the numbers 1-0-0-1 in the Daily 4 drawing, resulting in more than $7.4 million in prizes.
Spain's El Niño lottery spreads $663M in winnings. 1:46 pm - A lottery on Tuesday spread €560 million (US$663 million) among jubilant ticket holders throughout Spain, which is struggling to emerge from a financial crisis that has left it saddled with high unemployment.
Monday, January 05, 2015
$14.5M Texas Lotto jackpot claimed. 4:52 pm - The winning ticket for the $14.5 million New Year's Eve Lotto Texas drawing was claimed today at the Texas Lottery's headquarters in Austin.
N.M. man told $500k winning lottery ticket a 'misprint'. 1:10 pm - A New Mexico man thought he won big bucks on a lottery scratcher only to find out it was a misprint.
Saturday, January 03, 2015
Thursday, January 01, 2015