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Lottery News for May, 2012
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Mass. lottery winners face charges in welfare fraud. 6:46 pm - In two separate cases, authorities are investigating two Massachusetts men who allegedly took welfare benefits after pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars in lottery winnings.
Two big-money Mega Millions tickets could be lost, CA Lottery official says. 10:31 am - Two months after a record-breaking Mega Millions lottery draw, two tickets valued at $227,955 each remain unclaimed, and a California Lottery official said Wednesday the tickets -- including one sold in Hollywood -- may very well have been lost.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Illinois Lottery to add Powerball online ticket sales. 1:19 pm - Powerball would be added to the mix of lottery games that Illinois offers online under legislation that squeaked through the House Monday.
Friday, May 25, 2012
UK Lottery to create 100 millionaires in special Olympic drawing. 7:39 am - A one-off National Lottery draw will create 100 millionaires as a 'thank you' to players for helping fund the London Olympics.
Judge orders new trial in Arkansas lottery ticket suit. 7:18 am - An Arkansas judge on Thursday ordered a new trial to decide who can claim a $1 million scratch-off lottery ticket prize, a little more than three weeks after he ruled that a woman who said she bought the ticket but mistakenly discarded it was entitled to the money.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Store owner tried to scam woman out of lottery winnings. 7:23 am - A woman was almost scammed out of her lottery winnings by the convenience store where she bought the ticket, according to Louisiana Lottery officials.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Vermont Lottery announces new 'Play It Again' program. 12:11 pm - The Vermont Lottery announced today that it will launch a new program, Play It Again, in June, as a new way to participate in second chance drawings.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Two workers in lottery pool sue over $118 million ticket. 9:42 am - Two employees of a Chicago Heights, Illinois, bakery are suing co-workers over a $118 million Mega Millions jackpot, alleging they were unfairly left out of the winnings.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Michigan couple killed after lottery win. 1:59 pm - Police in Michigan are investigating the stabbing death of a couple, and family members believe they were killed over a winning lottery ticket.
Bell Helicopter employees win $28 million lottery jackpot. 10:02 am - A $5 weekly investment in a lottery office pool has paid off for a group of Bell Helicopter employees in Fort Worth, Texas.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Texas Lottery launches new scratch game to celebrate 20 year anniversary. 12:16 pm - Today, the Texas Lottery launched its new 20th Anniversary scratch-off game to commemorate the lottery's two decades of generating revenue for the state of Texas.
Florida Lottery's repeat winners don't always come out ahead. 8:06 am - A Florida newspaper analyzed Florida lottery winnings of $600 or more for 2011.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Britain's youngest lottery winner still broke, but expecting twins. 8:58 am - A lottery winner who frittered away her £1.9 million (US$3 million) fortune on drink, drugs and luxury items is expecting twins -- and she says the feeling is even better than when she hit the jackpot.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Six $1M Powerball tickets claimed by one Arizona winner. 8:03 pm - The Arizona Lottery announced today that all six $1 million Powerball second prize tickets won in Arizona from the drawing on Wednesday, April 25 have been claimed by one person.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Man scratches a $1M winner, but lottery ticket was a misprint. 3:20 pm - A Massachusetts man thought he won a $1 million lottery prize until he realized the ticket he had was a misprint.
Lottery winner recounts harassment after claiming prize. 8:21 am - After a Toronto high school teacher claimed a $21.4 million lottery jackpot last year, his life immediately changed for the better -- and the worse.
Monday, May 07, 2012
Illinois Lottery glitch causes many duplicate Quick Pick tickets. 12:26 pm - A glitch occurred this past Saturday and Sunday on Illinois Lottery terminals, causing at least 3,000 lottery tickets to contain the same random numbers as a previous tickets generated from the machine.
NJ Lottery sets new sales record of $2.6B. 12:17 pm - The New Jersey Lottery has set a new sales record, pulling in about $2.6 billion in the last fiscal year.
Court settles estate of Vancouver man who ran lottery ticket reselling firm. 7:47 am - Almost four years after his death, the $20 million estate of Vancouver businessman Randy Thiemer has finally been wrapped up in court.
Sunday, May 06, 2012
Woman accuses son of taking $51 million lottery ticket. 8:22 am - A California woman has sued her son and accused him of making off with her $51 million Mega Millions lottery ticket, and then racking up expenses on houses, cars, and cash gifts.
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Unclaimed Idaho Lottery prizes add up to millions. 9:23 pm - Every year in Idaho some people never claim their lottery prizes, and that unclaimed money really adds up.
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Arkansas woman loses bid for $1M lottery ticket picked from trash. 10:49 pm - An Arkansas woman who cashed a $1 million lottery ticket may have to give up the winnings to a woman who threw away the ticket after she bought it, according to a judge's ruling Tuesday.
Woman arrested for trying to fake jackpot winning lottery ticket. 3:40 pm - An Elgin, Illinois, woman tried to cash in on the record $656 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot with a ticket she bought online eight minutes after the winning numbers were drawn, officials said today.