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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

Georgia man finds $1M lottery ticket while cleaning his room
By Todd Northrop A Georgia man was tidying his room and came across a month-old lottery ticket that was gathering dust and turned out to be worth $1 million. Gregory Jarrett, 26, of the Atlanta suburb of Decatur, had matched five numbers in the Powerball drawing of Jan. 15, but had apparently forgotten about it. After he checked the numbers, I called for my mom, and I walked toward her, shaking, he said in a statement released by the Georgia Lottery. She verified it, and at that point w ...
Mar 2, 2014, 2:37 pm - Lottery News forum

New Georgia Lottery game starts Sunday
'All or Nothing' to be drawn four times daily By Todd Northrop A popular new lottery game format is now finding its way to Georgia. Starting Sunday, Georgia lottery players will be able to buy tickets for the latest Georgia 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. ...
Feb 28, 2014, 4:57 pm - Lottery News forum

$400 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot skyrockets
6th-largest US jackpot ever; 8th-largest cash value By Todd Northrop For only the 6th time in the history of United States lotteries, a lottery jackpot has grown to $400 million or more. The new high-water mark of $400 million for the current Powerball jackpot was achieved after no winning tickets were sold for Saturday night's $330.8 million grand prize. The lump-sum cash payout value of Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is $227.8 million. After-tax cash and annuity prize amounts are re ...
Feb 16, 2014, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum

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