Wisconsin Lottery's Megabucks jackpot hits record high
By Todd Northrop
Officials with the Wisconsin Lottery said the Megabucks jackpot is currently at a record high for its next drawing on Saturday.
The jackpot is at $21.4 million.
The last time the jackpot was this big was in 2001 when the jackpot was $20.3 million, according to a release.
Wisconsin is the only state that offers the Megabucks game it is not a multi-state game.
If a winner of the $21.4 million jackpot were to choose the cash payout, they would get a lump sum of $15.2 ...
May 15, 2015, 11:41 am - Lottery News forum
16 N.Y. biotech workers claim $58M Mega Millions jackpot
A group of 16 workers at a Manhattan biotech company who pooled their cash to buy Mega Millions tickets have claimed a $58 million jackpot from the March 24 drawing.
The ceremonial prize check was presented to the group Thursday at the store where they bought the winning Quick Pick Millions ticket: Carlton Cards in Penn Plaza.
The lucky winners said it took a few hours of checking, double-checking, and triple-checking their tickets before they believed their fantastic fortune.
The 16 in ...
Apr 30, 2015, 4:11 pm - Lottery News forum
Factory worker quits job after winning $12.3M UK lottery jackpot
A food factory worker and his partner both quit their jobs after the pair won a lottery jackpot worth nearly 8 million (US$12.3 million).
Philip Thomas Dunning, 44, and his partner Gina Meikle were left in a state of shock after winning 7,864,529 in Saturday's UK National Lottery draw.
The couple, of Bo'ness, Falkirk, are getting ready for the good times after a pal called them with the news as they were heading to bed.
Sandra, who matched the lucky couple up eleven years ago, knew the ...
Apr 30, 2015, 8:02 am - Lottery News forum
Canadian lottery winner fighting to remain anonymous
The winner of a $50 million lottery who waited a year to collect the prize and has still not been named more than a month later is fighting for the right to remain anonymous.
The person doesn't want to be identified as the winner of the March 16, 2014, Lotto Max prize, a source who didn't want to be named said, despite a clear statement by the British Columbia Lottery Corp. (BCLC) that anyone buying a ticket must allow their name and photo to be published before collecting a prize.
The win ...
Apr 27, 2015, 8:09 am - Lottery News forum
£36 million EuroMillions lottery jackpot claimed in UK
A United Kingdom ticket-holder has come forward to claim Friday night's EuroMillions jackpot of more than 36 million (US$54.7 million).
It will not be revealed if the top prize was scooped by an individual or a lottery pool or where the ticket was purchased unless the winner decides to go public.
The winning numbers were 5, 19, 29, 31, and 40, with Lucky Star numbers 3 and 10. The jackpot was 36,298,267.
A National Lottery spokesman said, We're delighted Friday's ticket-holder has come ...
Apr 26, 2015, 10:12 am - Lottery News forum
Alabama woman claims $80 million Powerball jackpot
An Alabama woman has claimed her prize from the winning Powerball ticket sold in North Escambia, Florida, on April 11.
Alice Dawson, 60, of Frisco City, AL, chose to receive the $80 million annuity jackpot as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $53,440,213.76.
This is a blessing in our lives and proves that anything is possible with faith in God, said Dawson. We plan on using our winnings to help our friends, family and our church.
The winning $80 million Powerball Quick Pick ticket was t ...
Apr 23, 2015, 8:16 am - Lottery News forum
N.C. man to buy his wife a Corvette after lottery win
By Todd Northrop
A Lexington, North Carolina, man who won a $377,241 lottery jackpot said he plans to buy his wife a Corvette convertible.
Michael Scarlett matched all five numbers in the April 16 Carlina Cash 5 drawing, according to lottery officials. He played a Quick Pick, meaning he allowed the lottery terminal to randomly assign his ticket numbers.
Scarlett learned of his big win when he checked his numbers on the lottery's website on Friday morning. He paints cars for Richard Chil ...
Apr 21, 2015, 9:27 am - Lottery News forum
UK couple tell of £53 million EuroMillions win
A Lincolnshire woman told her husband don't be so stupid when he revealed they had won 53m (US$79 million) on the lottery.
Richard and Angela Maxwell, both 67, from Boston, won 53,193,914 in the EuroMillions jackpot draw on Tuesday. Boston is a town and small port in Lincolnshire, on the east coast of England.
It is the 10th-biggest UK lottery win, with the couple saying they would help family and friends.
Mr. Maxwell said he waited for four hours to tell his wife as she did not answer ...
Apr 4, 2015, 8:44 am - Lottery News forum
Georgia Lottery has first Jumbo Bucks Lotto jackpot winner
Winning ticket worth $2.1M was sold in Tennille
By Todd Northrop
A Georgia Lottery retailer in Tennille has sold the first Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Cash Match jackpot-winning ticket, worth $2.1 million.
The lucky jackpot ticket for Thursday's drawing was purchased at Hungry Hunter, 91 N. Fourth St., Tennille.
Winning numbers from the drawing were 7, 18, 27, 28, 36, and 46. The winner has 180 days from the draw date to claim.
Seventeen players around the state each won the game's $50 ...
Apr 3, 2015, 8:47 pm - Lottery News forum
New York real estate broker claims $126M Mega Millions jackpot
An upstate New York county of 76,000 people has gotten its second $100 million-plus Mega Millions jackpot winner in three months.
Real estate agent Tammy Pratt of South Fallsburg in Sullivan County was introduced Wednesday as the sole winner of the $126 million Mega Millions jackpot drawn Feb. 27.
Pratt was between real estate appointments when she stopped for gas. She bought $4 worth of tickets instead of her usual $1 when she noticed the jackpot for the upcoming drawing had topped $100 m ...
Mar 20, 2015, 9:19 am - Lottery News forum