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Lottery News for June, 2012
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
Idaho man is state's first Hot Lotto jackpot winner. 12:12 pm - The Idaho Lottery introduced retired Army veteran Steve Colson of Nampa as the sole winner of a Hot Lotto jackpot worth $3.43 million.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Minn. store clerk accused of "micro-scratching" lottery tickets. 8:54 am - What began as a complaint from a lottery customer about the loss of $15 led to an undercover operation and eventually the arrest of a store clerk for lottery fraud.
Montana Lottery celebrates 25th anniversary. 8:12 am - The Montana Lottery has changed a lot in 25 years when it began after voters overwhelmingly approved it with 60 percent in support.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Australian teen lottery winner still goes to work. 9:06 am - Allison Cooke, 19, is worth $1.5 million, but she hasn't even bought herself a new dress.
The lottery fantasy: How much money do you need to say 'buzz off, world'? 8:52 am - Even though this commentator and his wife don't actually play the lottery very often, they spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about the day when they hit the jackpot.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Quaker Oats workers claim $241 million Powerball jackpot. 10:06 am - Winners of a $241 million Powerball jackpot, the largest ever won by an Iowa Lottery player, claimed their prize Wednesday in Des Moines, but they refused to identify themselves.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Lucky store: Sells third $1M lottery ticket. 4:00 pm - The James Quick Mart on James Reynolds Road in Swansea, Massachusetts, must have a good luck charm stashed under its counter -- for the third time in the past five years, it sold a $1 million lottery ticket to one of its customers.
Monday, June 18, 2012
$32 million Mega Millions ticket claimed in LA area. 7:00 am - A Los Angeles-area woman recently walked into the California Lottery's Santa Ana District Office and submitted her winning Mega Millions ticket worth $32 million.
Four $1M Powerball tickets sold in same county, at same chain. 6:47 am - The odds of winning at least $1 million by matching the first five numbers in a Powerball drawing are 1 in 5.15 million. Four people beat those odds in Florida this week.
Delaware couple plans to pay Powerball winnings forward. 6:41 am - A married couple from Wilmington, Delaware, managed to make their dreams come true when they won $1 million with Powerball, courtesy of the Delaware Lottery.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Thursday, June 07, 2012
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Ark. Lottery Commission denies tampering claim. 8:45 am - The Arkansas Lottery Commission is denying allegations that it deliberately sold unsecure tickets that had a design defect that could easily lead to potential tampering.
Woman sues business partner for share of $12.6M lottery jackpot. 8:00 am - A lawsuit launched by a New Westminster, British Columbia, woman who claims she was tricked out of her equal share of a $12.6 million lottery jackpot is going to a full trial.
Saturday, June 02, 2012
Cuban lottery system turns common words into numbers. 1:18 am - With roots in the 1800s, the Cuban lottery system known as La Charada has players seeing numbers everywhere they look.
Friday, June 01, 2012