Winning $32M Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Massachusetts
One lucky Massachusetts resident is $32 million richer after Friday night's drawing of the Mega Millions jackpot, state lottery officials said.
They said a single ticket sold at a Tedeschi Food store on Neponset Avenue in Dorchester matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball selected in the Friday, Aug. 19 Mega Millions drawing to win the multi-state game's $32 million jackpot.
The ticket bearing the winning numbers was 5, 15, 53, 54, and 56, with Mega Ball number 22, lottery officials sa ...
Aug 21, 2011, 8:27 pm - Lottery News forum
Virginia man claims $107M Mega Millions jackpot
Includes video report
A 25-year old McLean, Virginia, man won the third-largest lottery jackpot in Virginia state history and his use of Facebook is partly the reason for his riches.
Brian McCarthy won $107 million in the Mega Millions lottery after buying a ticket in a Giant grocery store in Herndon.
McCarthy says he checked his ticket after reading an article posted on a local radio station's Facebook page that posted the winning numbers.
After checking the article, McCarthy phoned ...
Aug 16, 2011, 12:41 am - Lottery News forum
Minnesota couple claims $229M Powerball lottery jackpot
Includes video report
Thomas and Kathleen Morris, a couple from Burnsville, Minnesota, walked into the Minnesota State Lottery headquarters around 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon to claim the nearly $229 million winning Powerball ticket.
It started on Monday, Kathleen said. We met with our financial adviser and things didn't look very promising. I told Tom the only way we're going to retire is if we win the lottery.
Minnesota's newest millionaires bought the winning ticket at a SuperAmeric ...
Aug 13, 2011, 9:02 am - Lottery News forum
$228.9M Powerball lottery ticket sold in Minnesota
For a split second, John Nee of Apple Valley thought he might be the luckiest person in Minnesota.
On Thursday afternoon, Nee, 63, hadn't yet checked his Powerball ticket when he was told that a winning ticket worth $228.9 million, the biggest jackpot in state history, had been sold in Dakota County.
Alas, after hearing the numbers, Nee crumpled up his slip of paper and pined, Like every week. It's not me. But that's all right. It will come.
The identity of the big winner is still a my ...
Aug 12, 2011, 8:13 am - Lottery News forum
22 Ohio co-workers share $99M Mega Millions jackpot
By Todd Northrop
A lucky group of 22 co-workers were at the Ohio Lottery's Youngstown office Monday to claim their share of last week's $99 million Mega Millions jackpot.
The Ohio lottery said most of the 22 work for KraftMaid in Jefferson, Ashtabula County, midway between Cleveland and Youngstown. The majority of the winners work together in the logistics and customer service departments at the cabinet making company. The group has been playing the lottery for several years.
Each winne ...
Aug 9, 2011, 9:41 am - Lottery News forum
$220 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot ramps up
Only third time in past year to reach $200M
By Todd Northrop
There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $220 million for Wednesday's drawing.
Saturday was the 11th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner.
The estimated cash value for the new jackpot is $118.8 Million. After-tax cash and annuity prize amounts are reported state-by-state at USA Mega, a web site devoted to the Powe ...
Aug 7, 2011, 8:27 am - Lottery News forum
Ohio gas station sells $99M Mega Millions ticket
A lottery official says a winning ticket for the Mega Millions lottery jackpot worth $99 million has been sold at a gas station in northeastern Ohio.
Ohio Lottery spokeswoman Marie Kildane says the winning jackpot ticket for Friday's drawing was sold at Speedway in Jefferson, 10 miles from the Pennsylvania border. She says the jackpot has been accumulating since July 5.
Kildane says the winner can claim the prize beginning Monday because lottery offices are closed for the weekend.
The w ...
Aug 6, 2011, 10:07 pm - Lottery News forum
Powerball lottery jackpot increased to $180 million
By Todd Northrop
The multi-state Powerball lottery drawing took place last night without any jackpot winners, causing the new jackpot for Saturday's drawing to grow to an estimated $180 million, with a cash option of $100.3 million.
Wednesday night was the 10th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner.
Even though there were no jackpot winners, 13 lucky tickets matched the first five numbers for a $200,000 second-place prize: 1 from Arkansas, 2 from Connecticut, 1 from Florida, 1 fr ...
Aug 4, 2011, 7:27 am - Lottery News forum
Changes coming to Powerball multi-state lottery game in January
Starting jackpots double to $40 million
Better overall odds for more winners
Ticket price will increase to $2
Changes coming Jan. 15, 2012
As Powerball prepares to celebrate its 20th year in 2012, the game is being redesigned to bring more value to its players.
Jackpots will start at $40 million and the jackpot is being made easier to win. The overall odds of winning any prize are also easier, and there are more chances to win a prize of at least $1 million cash. The ticket pr ...
Jun 27, 2011, 5:15 pm - Lottery News forum
20 N.Y. Costco workers share $202M Powerball lottery jackpot
The 20 oversized checks, each made out for $201.9 million, seemed appropriate for these lottery winners.
A group of 20 Long Island Costco employees calling themselves the 1937 Flatbush Avenue Dodgers stepped forward Thursday in the parking lot of the big box store where they work to claim first prize in a June 1 Powerball jackpot.
The winners, who opted to take a lump sum payout, will share $70.2 million after taxes, New York state Lottery officials said.
Kim Karkota, one of two winners ...
Jun 17, 2011, 9:12 am - Lottery News forum