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Lottery News for August, 2012
Friday, August 31, 2012
Michigan railroad engineer claims $337M Powerball lottery jackpot. 3:38 pm - A 44-year-old Michigan railroad engineer said he quit his job and told familly members to do the same when he learned he had won the third-largest winner's share ever for a U.S. lottery drawing.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
California Lottery investigating $1M payout. 2:58 pm - The California Lottery has not yet released $1 million that a Dinuba man reportedly won in a Scratcher game.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Maryland lottery player gets lucky 4 times this summer for $101K. 9:09 pm - A Maryland man hit a grand slam this summer playing the state lottery: four winning tickets totaling $101,000 in prize money.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
New Jersey casino suing gamblers who won $1.5 million. 2:49 pm - A New Jersey casino has sued a group of gamblers who won $1.5 million after they allegedly realized the eight decks of cards used in a game of mini baccarat were not preshuffled.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Staten Islander revealed as winner of $85M Mega Millions jackpot. 7:00 am - A Staten Island, New York, woman who bought a lottery ticket while wine shopping can afford champagne now -- a lot of it.
UK couple wins massive EuroMillions lottery jackpot. 6:18 am - Lottery winner Adrian Bayford has already been bombarded with requests for cash following his huge £148 million (US$232.5 million) win -- despite being away on vacation with his family.
Woman who gave away lotto ticket won't give up. 5:45 am - Emily Leach, who won a million-dollar jackpot in California last January, said she is hoping to fight the state lottery's decision stopping her from collecting a second jackpot of $260,000 -- winnings that came from a ticket Leach has famously claimed she accidentally gave away to a stranger in March.
Mass. man keeps mistake lottery ticket, wins $1 million. 5:12 am - A Taunton, Massachusetts, man was on the right side of a million dollar mistake, when a scratch ticket game he didn't want to play turned out to be a winner.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Iowa officials trying to solve lotto mystery, may release surveillance video. 9:34 pm - Investigators in Iowa may release surveillance video of a person who purchased an unclaimed lottery ticket in hopes the public will see something that will help a criminal probe.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
The Lottery Office is closed until Monday but speculation in Lapeer rages on. 11:06 pm - Michigan is suddenly a richer place this weekend, first with all that Olympic gold coming in from London, and now with the wining ticket to the Powerball Lottery purchased by someone at a Michigan gas station. Local residents may be hoping it wasn't someone passing through to Toledo or Indianpolis.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
$337 million Powerball jackpot ticket sold at gas station in small Michigan city. 3:21 pm - A gas station in a small Michigan city is buzzing with excitement after the state lottery announced Thursday that a $337 million jackpot-winning Powerball ticket was sold there.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Georgia Lottery president/CEO announces retirement. 5:07 pm - Georgia Lottery Corp. President and CEO Margaret R. DeFrancisco announced publicly today that she will be retiring from her full-time position as head of the Lottery.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
$320 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot increased before draw date. 3:50 pm - As a result of brisker than expected ticket sales, lottery officials announced today that the Powerball jackpot has been raised from $305 million to $320 million for Wednesday's drawing.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
$305 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot in rare territory. 8:26 am - For only the 15th time in the history of United States lotteries, a lottery jackpot run-up has crossed into $300 million+ territory.
Thursday, August 09, 2012
$253 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot rolls again. 8:36 am - There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $253 million for Saturday's drawing.
Penn. Lottery gets advice from Illinois on privatization. 7:42 am - Pennsylvania is currently looking into privatizing its lottery, but one official with the Illinois lottery, the only private system in the nation, is warning the commonwealth to carefully plan how it would choose a company to manage day-to-day operations.
Iowa Lottery director: 50-50 that Hot Lotto mystery will be solved. 6:46 am - The Iowa Lottery director would love to know the story behind the winner of a lottery jackpot walking away from a ticket valued at $7.5 million after taxes, but he pegs the odds of solving the mystery at no better than 50-50.
Sunday, August 05, 2012
Thursday, August 02, 2012
$181 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot ramps up. 9:43 am - There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $181 million for Saturday's drawing.
Report: Ill. lottery manager short $100M on profit. 9:34 am - The Illinois Lottery's private manager fell nearly $100 million short of the profits it promised to deliver for the state.
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Lotto winners get torch-carrying teen new prosthetic leg. 8:49 am - A 13-year-old who lost a leg to cancer will get a new life-changing prosthetic limb from Britain's biggest-ever lottery jackpot winners.
Online poker sites settle U.S. lawsuit for $731 million. 6:42 am - The Department of Justice announced a $731 million settlement Tuesday with online poker companies PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker to resolve bank fraud and money laundering allegations.