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Lottery News for April, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
Canadian lottery winner fighting to remain anonymous. 8:09 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.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Court rules grandmother, 90, will receive $1.85 instead of $41M jackpot. 10:32 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 UK. 10:12 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 lawsuit. 6:28 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 game. 8:18 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
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Alabama woman claims $80 million Powerball jackpot. 8:16 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 win. 9:27 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 order. 9:15 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 extradition. 7:33 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
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Wyoming has its first lottery jackpot winner. 9:22 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 keno. 7:37 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 drawing. 8:14 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 aneurysm. 8:56 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 game. 7:47 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
Sunday, April 05, 2015
Nine sentenced to federal prison in lottery scam. 3:25 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
Friday, April 03, 2015
Georgia Lottery has first Jumbo Bucks Lotto jackpot winner. 8:47 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 years. 8:35 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 win. 7:22 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.