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Georgia woman accused of scheme to steal lottery winnings
A Georgia woman has been indicted in Missouri on charges that stole nearly half a million dollars in lottery winnings from a 60-year-old victim. Freya Pearson, 41, of Georgia and formerly of Kansas City, Mo., was charged last month in a nine-count indictment by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, according to Don Ledford, public affairs officer for the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Western District of Missouri. The indictment, according to Ledford, alleges that Pearson convinced her victi ...
Nov 12, 2014, 12:04 pm - Lottery News forum

$321 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot is red hot
20th-largest U.S. jackpot of all time By Todd Northrop The multi-state Mega Millions lottery game continued its months-long climb Friday night, and is now at the point where jackpot rolls are sharply increased. After nobody won Friday night's grand prize, the Mega Millions jackpot grew to an estimated $321 million the largest since a $414 million Mega Millions jackpot was split between two tickets from Florida and Maryland on March 18, 2014. (See Florida couple, nearly penniless, claim ...
Nov 1, 2014, 1:09 pm - Lottery News forum

Georgia man wins $1M on forgotten lottery ticket
A Savannah, Georgia, resident realized this week that it was no trick when he found a forgotten lottery ticket that led to a major treat: a $1 million prize. David Bramble, 42, matched the first five numbers from the July 9 Powerball drawing, winning a $1 million prize. Georgia Lottery representatives presented Bramble with an oversized check Wednesday at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Savannah. His lucky lottery ticket went unnoticed for three months. I had these tickets th ...
Oct 30, 2014, 9:03 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia Lottery cracks down on 'shadow winners'
The Georgia Lottery is launching a full-scale effort to crack down on so-called shadow winners people who take a percentage of the prize to stand in for the real winner. Anyone with a winning ticket over $600 must show the Georgia Lottery proof of ID to collect their money. Before that cash is handed out, though, the Georgia Lottery checks to see whether the winner owes any back taxes or court-ordered judgments such as child support or educational loans. If that's you, a shadow winner can ...
Sep 12, 2014, 9:30 pm - Lottery News forum

'All or Nothing' coming to North Carolina Lottery
By Todd Northrop A popular new lottery game format is now finding its way to North Carolina. Starting September 7, North Carolina lottery players will be able to buy tickets for the latest North Carolina Lottery game called All or Nothing. In the new game, players choose 12 numbers from a total pool of 24 numbers, and they can win the top prize by matching either all or none of the 12 numbers drawn to the numbers on their game ticket. The top prize is $250,000. All or Nothing is t ...
Aug 12, 2014, 8:26 am - Lottery News forum

Arkansas, Georgia and Kentucky lotteries to cancel Decades of Dollars
Making room for upcoming national Monopoly game By Todd Northrop There are just twenty remaining chances to play and win the multi-state Decades of Dollars game in Arkansas, Georgia, and Kentucky. The first drawing of Decades of Dollars was on Feb. 3, 2011, in the states of Georgia, Kentucky, and Virginia. Arkansas later joined the game starting with the drawing on May 5, 2011. Arkansas, Georgia, and Kentucky will not be participating in any drawings after October 16, 2014. After tha ...
Aug 8, 2014, 1:23 pm - Lottery News forum

$400 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot soars
Massive jackpot is 7th-largest of all time By Todd Northrop For only the 7th time in the history of United States lotteries, a lottery jackpot has grown to $400 million or more. After 20 drawings without a jackpot winner, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game now boasts a swelling jackpot that is nearing a half-billion dollars and could instantly put someone among the wealthiest people on the planet. After nobody won Friday night's grand prize, the Mega Millions jackpot grew to ...
Mar 15, 2014, 11:57 am - Lottery News forum

Husband plays late wife's 5 special numbers and wins lottery
A Chatsworth, Georgia, man claimed a lottery jackpot from the Georgia Lottery after playing his late wife's special numbers. David Greeson, 51, was one of three players to win a $77,921 jackpot prize from the Feb. 25 Fantasy 5 drawing, matching all five winning numbers. The winning numbers from the drawing were 5, 7, 11, 23, and 31. David Greeson knows those numbers by heart. Not because they won him $78,000, but because they remind him of his late wife. Her birthday was 11/23/57 an ...
Mar 14, 2014, 3:02 am - Lottery News forum

$353 MILLION: Red hot Mega Millions jackpot set for Friday
5th-largest Mega Millions jackpot of all time By Todd Northrop Less than 3 months after the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game featured a near-record $648 million jackpot, it is two draws away from doing it again. Unless some lucky player happens to match all five numbers plus the Mega Ball before then. In the Tuesday night Mega Millions drawing no player won the top prize, increasing the jackpot estimate for Friday night's Mega Millions drawing to $353 million, with a lump-sum c ...
Mar 12, 2014, 10:31 am - Lottery News forum

$309 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot rolls into top 25
By Todd Northrop The multi-state Mega Millions lottery game continued growing its jackpot toward frenzy levels last night. After nobody won Friday night's grand prize, the Mega Millions jackpot grew to an estimated $309 million the largest since the near-record-setting $648 million jackpot on Dec. 17, 2013, and the 23rd-largest United States lottery jackpot of all time (see full list below). The lump-sum cash value rose to a massive $169.5 million the 20th-largest U.S. lottery cash valu ...
Mar 8, 2014, 8:04 am - Lottery News forum

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