Calif. Lottery trying to track down big winner
By Todd Northrop
The California Lottery has released images from surveillence video of a man buying a lottery ticket, in hopes that someone recognizes him before the winning ticket expires.
The man in the video stands to lose a jackpot of $465,539 that he won in May, but if the lottery can't find him in less than two weeks, he'll miss out on the payout for good.
According to the California Lottery, the half-millionaire in waiting hit five of six winning numbers in the May 22 Powerball g ...
Nov 6, 2013, 8:00 am - Lottery News forum
Fresno man is $213 million California Powerball winner
A retired nuclear medicine technician from Saint Agnes Medical Center was the winner of the $213 million Powerball jackpot, the California Lottery confirmed Monday.
Carlo Mitchell, 68, of Fresno, bought the ticket at the Fast 'N Easy store at Shields and Armstrong avenues, which is a short distance from his east-central Fresno home.
In a lump sum, the ticket is worth $123.3 million after taxes. He was the only winner in the Oct. 23 drawing that got all six numbers. He selected the numbers ...
Nov 5, 2013, 9:11 am - Lottery News forum
$213 million ticket sold in Fresno is California's first Powerball winner
Somebody who likely lives in the Fresno area is in a much higher tax bracket as a new multimillionaire and California's first-ever Powerball winner.
The $2 ticket, bought sometime Wednesday at the Fast 'N Easy store on Shields Avenue in east-central Fresno, was worth $213 million, state Lottery officials said.
After taxes, the lump sum totals $123.3 million, said Alex Traverso, a lottery spokesman in Sacramento.
That kind of money could buy a couple of F-16 fighter jets, maybe the Save ...
Oct 26, 2013, 8:27 am - Lottery News forum
Powerball Power Play variable multiplier to return in January
The Powerball Power Play variable prize multiplier will return starting with the Jan. 22, 2014, drawing, the Pennsylvania Lottery said today.
Under new game rules, a separate drawing will be performed to select the Power Play number a 2, 3, 4 or 5 for all prizes except the jackpot and the Match 5 prize. The Match 5 prize is $2 million if the Power Play option is purchased.
The return of the Power Play variable multiplier is expected to be popular with our Powerball players, said Lottery E ...
Oct 23, 2013, 7:21 pm - Lottery News forum
Tickets for updated Mega Millions game on sale Saturday
By Todd Northrop
Starting Saturday, October 19, lottery players from around the United States will be able to buy tickets for the newly-refreshed Mega Millions game, with a ticket price that is remaining just $1 per play.
Mega Millions drawings will have larger, faster growing jackpots, million-dollar second prizes and better odds of winning any prize.
We think that players will respond favorably to the new Mega Millions changes and expect even greater sales for the game, said Gary Gri ...
Oct 18, 2013, 3:21 pm - Lottery News forum
Maryland $189M Mega Millions winner claims prize
Chooses to remain anonymous
The winner of Maryland's $189 million Mega Millions jackpot is no longer a mystery, although their identity remains so.
The Maryland Lottery announced Friday that the winner has come forward and has chosen to remain anonymous. He hid his ticket in an unplugged lamp for over a week until driving through pouring rain Friday to claim his prize at Lottery headquarters on Friday.
The Anne Arundel County man won the second largest jackpot in Maryland's history, off ...
Oct 11, 2013, 2:05 pm - Lottery News forum
Indiana $1 million Powerball prize goes unclaimed
The champagne wishes and caviar dreams of the person in Indiana holding April's winning Powerball ticket will officially remain just those wishes and dreams, if not a nightmare after failing to claim their $1 million prize.
Indiana's 180-day window for lottery winners to come forward came to a close Monday for the unlucky soul who purchased the lucky ticket in the April 10 drawing at the Circle K in Jeffersonville.
It is rare, but not unheard of, that a prize of such magnitude goes unclai ...
Oct 11, 2013, 9:28 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery jackpot probe heats up after immunity deal
Investigators trying to unravel the mystery behind a bogus claim for a $14.3 million multi-state Hot Lotto jackpot won in Iowa in 2011 have received valuable information from a man in Canada who was granted limited immunity, state officials said Tuesday.
A month ago, investigators traveled to Canada to conduct an interview after reaching an agreement in which a person of interest was promised the information given would not be used against him, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation assistan ...
Oct 8, 2013, 11:24 pm - Lottery News forum
$189 million Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Maryland
Second Mega Millions jackpot ticket sold in Maryland this year
Maryland is certainly having a mega streak of luck this year thanks to Mega Millions.
One Mega Millions ticket worth $189 million with a cash option of $129.7 million matched all six numbers including the Mega Ball.
The winning numbers were 7, 10, 30, 37, and 53, with Mega Ball number 1.
This is the second Maryland Mega Millions jackpot win this year, following the $26 million jackpot claimed by a Mt. Airy woman in late F ...
Oct 2, 2013, 8:02 am - Lottery News forum
$1 million southern Indiana Powerball prize to expire
Winning ticket purchased in April at Circle K in Jeffersonville
Do you remember what you were doing April 10 of this year? If you were in Southern Indiana six months ago and purchased a Powerball ticket, you might want to drag out your spring jacket and check the pockets.
A $1 million Powerball prize won in the Hoosier state in the April 10 drawing is about to expire. The ticket was purchased at Circle K at 3830 Hamburg Pike in Jeffersonville, Ind., just across the Ohio River from Louisvil ...
Oct 1, 2013, 7:41 pm - Lottery News forum