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Lottery News for May, 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Sick mother accuses daughter of stealing $1 million lottery prize. 7:53 am - A "dollar and a dream" has turned into a $1 million legal nightmare — with a Brooklyn, New York, woman accusing her daughter of running off with her jackpot.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Austrailian lottery pool members believe co-worker kept $16.6m jackpot to himself. 7:12 am - Members of a Victoria, Australia, lottery pool are taking Tattersalls Sweeps to court, alleging a former colleague kept a $16.6 million lottery win to himself.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Private management could be Alabama lottery option. 7:17 pm - If Alabama gets a lottery, private management may at least be an option.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
California man wins $1 million an hour after depositing $25,000 lottery winnings. 8:39 am - A streak of good luck made a Huntington Beach, California, man an instant millionaire immediately after he deposited a separate $25,000 payment from the California Lottery on Friday.
Florida man wins $10 million in lottery scratch-off game. 8:08 am - A Hallandale Beach, Florida, man spent $25 on a Florida Lottery scratch-off card and etched his way into a life-changing, $10 million prize.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
Texas lottery player turns losing scratch ticket into dream home. 9:06 am - Carlos Zavala of Tyler, Texas, is the winner of $500,000 to build a dream home at any D.R. Horton Community in Texas, thanks to his selection of a key in a special event Friday.
Wyoming Lottery refuses to release individual salaries. 7:13 am - The Wyoming Lottery Corp. wants to keep its salaries and benefits secret from the public, with officials saying disclosure will hurt the new organization from a competitive standpoint.
Friday, May 15, 2015
Wisconsin Lottery's Megabucks jackpot hits record high. 11:41 am - Officials with the Wisconsin Lottery said the Megabucks jackpot is currently at a record high for its next drawing on Saturday.
Minnesota paperless, instant-win Lottery games to end. 8:45 am - The Minnesota Lottery's experiment with paperless, instant-play tickets sold over the Internet and other platforms will come to an end as Gov. Mark Dayton decided Thursday against vetoing legislation suspending the games.
Alabama lottery plan approved by Senate committee. 8:09 am - By a vote of 5-3, the Alabama Senate Tourism Committee on Thursday approved Sen. Del Marsh's (R-Anniston) lottery and gambling expansion plan. It now proceeds to the full Senate for consideration.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
NJ foursome claims $40M Powerball jackpot. 12:46 pm - Four New Jersey men who have bought lottery tickets together for the past 10 years struck it rich when they collected a $40 million Powerball jackpot.
Michigan lottery winners could remain anonymous under House bill. 8:12 am - Under a bill approved by the Michigan House Regulatory Reform committee on a 13-2 vote Wednesday, touching stories about lottery winners would probably disappear because all lottery winners would be able to remain anonymous.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Pennsylvania lottery winners to be taxed for the first time. 10:55 am - Tucked into the depths of New Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's budget plan is a proposal to tax lottery winnings over $600.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Alabama lottery proposal set for Senate debate Tuesday. 11:36 am - A public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday in a Senate committee on a bill to create an Alabama state lottery.
Saturday, May 09, 2015
Texas legislature to consider lottery winner anonymity bill. 7:39 am - On Tuesday the Texas House of Representatives will consider a bill that would allow winners of more than $1 million to remain anonymous.
Minn. Senate passes bill restricting expansion of State Lottery. 7:30 am - Minnesotans soon may no longer be able to buy lottery tickets at ATMs, gas pumps or online, as the Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill Thursday that would restrict the Minnesota State Lottery's yearslong foray into new gambling platforms.
Friday, May 08, 2015
Calif. gas station off the hook in lottery ticket probe. 8:59 am - A Palmdale, California, gas station employee who mistakenly gave $75 to an undercover state compliance officer instead of advising him that he was the holder of a lottery ticket worth $75,000 did not commit fraud, lottery officials said Thursday.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Lottery ticket spells out insult. 1:24 pm - The purchaser of a New York State instant scratch-off Wheel of Fortune ticket was upset after she purchased a ticket that revealed an insult, according to the Chemung County Sheriff's Office.
Wyoming lottery survey shows most players earn middle-class income. 9:46 am - The majority of people who played the Wyoming Lottery during its first months of operations earned at least a middle-class income, according to an online survey commissioned by the Wyoming Lottery Corp.
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
GOP proposal would open door to lottery, casinos in Alabama. 8:22 am - Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, a Republican from Birmingham, introduced a draft bill that would create a constitutional amendment to legalize gambling in Alabama, authorizing a lottery, casino gambling and expanded Indian gaming.
Monday, May 04, 2015
$75,000 California Lottery winner leaves with only $75. 6:07 pm - The search is on for a lottery winner in California who walked away with a much smaller prize than he actually won.