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Georgia Lottery launches new Georgia-only lotto game
By Todd Northrop The Georgia Lottery tonight is kicking off the first drawing of its latest Georgia-only lotto game: Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Cash Match. The new game combines a classic lotto draw game with an instant-win component, and is the first time the game concept has been offered in the state of Georgia. Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Cash Match offers jackpots starting at $1 million. The jackpot will continue to grow until there is a jackpot winner. Additionally, players can select Ca ...
Feb 23, 2015, 11:15 am - Lottery News forum

$380 MILLION: Massive sales push Powerball jackpot higher
Now 10th-largest jackpot in US history By Todd Northrop Due to larger than expected sales volume, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has raised the official Powerball lottery jackpot estimate for Saturday's drawing to $380 million. The updated jackpot figure propelled Saturday's drawing into the top 10 highest jackpots in United States lottery history. (See the top 25 annuity and cash value jackpots below.) The all-important lump-sum cash value of the jackpot has been raised ...
Feb 6, 2015, 2:04 pm - Lottery News forum

$360 MILLION: Powerball jackpot surges on rollover
6th-largest cash value in US history By Todd Northrop This weekend Powerball will be the hot ticket, featuring a jackpot larger than any other United States lottery drawing in almost a year. The new high-water mark of $360 million for the current Powerball jackpot was achieved after no winning tickets were sold for Wednesday night's $324.7 million grand prize. The lump-sum cash payout value of Saturday's Powerball jackpot is $250.5 million the 6th-largest ever recorded in United Stat ...
Feb 6, 2015, 9:35 am - Lottery News forum

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

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