$317 MILLION: Huge Powerball lottery jackpot set for Saturday
By Todd Northrop
Just over a month after the Powerball lottery created three mega-millionaires with a gigantic $448.4 million jackpot, the multi-state game is right back in the super-jackpot range with a massive $317 million grand prize up for grabs on Saturday.
The new high-water mark of $317 million for the current Powerball jackpot was achieved after no winning tickets were sold for Wednesday night's $248.3 million grand prize.
The lump-sum cash payout value of Saturday's Powerball j ...
Sep 12, 2013, 8:03 am - Lottery News forum
NJ Mega Millions lottery ticket due to expire Oct. 5
New Jersey lottery players, check your wallet, clean out the drawers, dig into your pants' pockets because someone has a New Jersey Lottery Mega Millions ticket worth $250,000 that will expire on October 5, 2013 if it is not validated.
The Mega Millions ticket is a second tier winner from the October 5, 2012 drawing. The ticket was purchased at Wegman s, 55 Route 9 South, Manalapan in Monmouth County.
The winning numbers for that drawing are 08, 09, 16, 32 and 39, with Mega Ball number 15. ...
Sep 11, 2013, 5:36 pm - Lottery News forum
$245 MILLION: Powerball jackpot up for grabs
By Todd Northrop
There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $245 million for Wednesday's drawing.
Saturday was the 9th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner. The jackpot run started August 10 as a $40 million jackpot.
The estimated cash value for the new jackpot is $136.3 million. After-tax cash and annuity prize amounts are reported state-by-state on the Jackpot Analysis ...
Sep 9, 2013, 9:48 am - Lottery News forum
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