New England's 'Lucky for Life' game to gain second lifetime prize
Lucky for Life, the multi-state draw game that offers lottery players throughout New England the opportunity to win up to $1,000 a day, every day, for their entire life, is going to get a lot more lively with the addition of another lifetime prize to its robust prize offerings.
Beginning with the September 19, 2013 drawing, Lucky for Life's second-tier prize will be elevated to a $25,000 a year for life payout, making it the only game in the country that offers two lifetime prizes. This new p ...
Sep 5, 2013, 4:57 pm - Lottery News forum
Powerball lottery jackpot storms back to $203 million
By Todd Northrop
It has only been four weeks since Powerball tickets were flying off the ticket counters for a $448 million jackpot, but the muilti-state game is already back in the hot zone, with a $203 million jackpot teed up for Saturday night.
The new jackpot estimate of $203 million was set after there was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday night Powerball drawing, which had an estimated jackpot of $169 million.
Wednesday was the 8th consecutive Powerball drawing without a jackpot ...
Sep 5, 2013, 7:18 am - Lottery News forum
7 state lotteries join forces for multi-state raffle
Tickets on sale Sept. 8
by Todd Northrop
Seven United States lotteries will offer a first-of-its-kind multi-state raffle that goes on sale in about a week.
Called the Multi-state Millions Raffle (and possibly other names in the participating states), it's guaranteed to hand out $1 million prizes just how many depends on how many of the $10 tickets are sold in the participating states.
All of the lotteries are looking for new ideas and new games and new things to do to generate reven ...
Aug 30, 2013, 4:34 pm - Lottery News forum
Unclaimed $1 million lottery ticket to expire
Check your pockets, look under your couch, search your car, claim your million dollar grand prize before it's too late.
1-6-7-20-49, Powerball 23? are the million-dollar numbers from the drawing Aug. 25, 2012, but the owner of the winning ticket still remains a mystery. The ticketholder has until August 25 to step forward or forfeit the money to a prize pool for future winners.
Ralph Alfalahi has put up signs on both entrances of his Playland Market, a Rye deli that sold the winning ticke ...
Aug 17, 2013, 7:21 am - Lottery News forum
Meet the "Ocean's 16" N.J. Powerball Winners
One winner is daughter of Senator who wrote the N.J. Lottery law
Includes video report
Among the 16 co-workers who came forward today to claim their piece of a $448 million Powerball jackpot were a woman who lost her home in Superstorm Sandy and the daughter of the man who is credited as the father of the New Jersey lottery.
The group of Ocean County Vehicle Services Department employees, dubbed the Ocean's 16, cheered for each other as they were introduced for the first time today in ...
Aug 13, 2013, 7:18 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner stays grounded after $220 million jackpot
Says waiting to claim jackpot was best thing he did
Includes audio report
In 2005, Brad Duke of Star, Idaho, hit a huge jackpot: $220 million in the Powerball lottery. It took a couple days, even a couple of weeks, for the magnitude of his win to hit. He didn't tell anyone, and went about his daily routines while he tried to figure out what he wanted to do next.
As a regular lottery player, Duke had let himself fantasize about what it might be like to win thousands of dollars someday. A ...
Aug 12, 2013, 4:15 pm - Lottery News forum
16 maintenance workers said to be New Jersey Powerball winners
A group of 16 maintenance workers from a county government garage in New Jersey share one of three winning tickets in the $448 million Powerball lottery jackpot, their boss said on Friday.
Yes, we have 16 county workers from the Vehicle Maintenance Department who have won the lottery, Ocean County Vehicle Maintenance Department Director Jim Pine told Reuters.
New Jersey Lottery spokeswoman Judith Drucker said on Friday the owners of the two winning tickets sold in New Jersey, including th ...
Aug 9, 2013, 4:44 pm - Lottery News forum
Minnesota man claims share of $448M Powerball jackpot
Includes video report
Paul White's family gave him grief for years when he said he'd win the lottery one day. On Thursday, he showed them to the tune of $86 million.
White, a project engineer from suburban Minneapolis, came forward Thursday as one of three winners in the $448 million Powerball jackpot, one of the largest in American history.
White showed up at the Minnesota lottery headquarters to claim a replica check made out for $149 million. Because White picked the instant-cash opt ...
Aug 8, 2013, 5:47 pm - Lottery News forum
Three tickets to split $448 million Powerball jackpot
1 winning ticket from Minnesota, 2 from New Jersey
Final jackpot total of $448.4 million is fourth-largest ever in USA
By Todd Northrop
Wednesday's massive Powerball jackpot that generated millions of ticket sales this week has been won by three tickets, which will evenly split the $448.4 million final tally.
The $448.4 million Powerball jackpot, which is the fourth-largest of any lottery game in history, started as a $40 million prize on June 26, 2013, and continued accumulating pri ...
Aug 8, 2013, 12:58 am - Lottery News forum
Stores with past Powerball winners lure crowds
Ticketholders aren't the only ones who benefit from a win like the one expected in Wednesday's Powerball drawing, estimated at $425 million so far. Stores known for selling winning tickets also see their business pick up as superstitious dreamers pour in, hoping luck will strike again.
The jackpot for Wednesday's drawing would fetch a single winner a lump-sum payment after taxes of about $244.7 million. While not close to the record $590.5 million Powerball jackpot won by a Florida woman in M ...
Aug 7, 2013, 8:59 am - Lottery News forum