Kansas man claims state's largest Powerball lottery jackpot one day after winning
Checks ticket, claims $96.6M jackpot... then tells wife
Donald Damon, 70, a lifelong resident of Great Bend, Kansas, Friday claimed the largest Powerball jackpot ever won in the state just one day after the drawing.
Damon was the sole winner of the $96.6 million Powerball jackpot drawn on Wednesday evening, Nov. 11. He was introduced to the public Friday in a news conference that was held at Lottery headquarters in Topeka.
The winning numbers drawn Wednesday were 8, 12, 14, 22, and 29, ...
Nov 14, 2009, 10:05 am - Lottery News forum
New Jersey, California tickets will share $77M Mega Millions lottery jackpot
Calif. second-prize ticket wins nearly $1 million
Two tickets matched all six numbers in the Nov. 10 Mega Millions drawing worth $77 million. One was purchased in New Jersey, and the other in California.
The New Jersey winning ticket was sold at Buyrite Supermarket, 965 Maggie Ave. in Union. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
The California top-prize winning ticket was purchased at Pak 'N Save, 2255 Gellbert Blvd. in South San Francisco.
The winnin ...
Nov 11, 2009, 3:01 pm - Lottery News forum
S.C. Lottery board votes to add Mega Millions
The South Carolina Education Lottery Commission voted Tuesday to move forward with the proposal to add the Mega Millions game to the line-up of games currently offered for sale in the Palmetto State.
The nine-member Board voted unanimously to allow cross-selling of Mega Millions and Powerball as early as January 31, 2010.
South Carolina is one of 31 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands belonging to the Multi-State Lottery Association which operates Powerball. SCEL b ...
Nov 10, 2009, 11:26 pm - Lottery News forum
Multi-state lottery shockwave sweeping America
Lottery Post Exclusive
By Todd Northrop
Updated: Nov. 6, 2009, 11:28 a.m.
Updated: Nov. 10, 2009, 11:21 p.m.
In January 2010 the state lines that have been dividing the United States into Powerball states and Mega Millions states will be blurred by a cross-selling arrangement between the two multi-state lottery titans.
But it was not an arrangement the country's biggest lotto games entered into easily or even willingly.
The lines of division between America's two biggest multi ...
Nov 5, 2009, 2:27 pm - Lottery News forum
Victim of stolen Texas lottery ticket says he knows how to get money back
Willis Willis has an idea how he can get his money back from the store clerk who authorities say stole his $1 million winning lottery ticket.
Just get me in a room with him for two minutes, says the 67-year-old Navy veteran.
Willis was back home in Grand Prairie on Tuesday after a meeting with Texas Lottery Commission officials Monday in Austin in which his attorneys tried unsuccessfully to collect the winnings.
It was a meeting that only seemed to add confusion and frustration to the ...
Nov 4, 2009, 8:20 am - Lottery News forum
Store clerk accused of stealing $1M lottery ticket from customer
Willis Willis may have had the winning lottery ticket, but it was the convenience store clerk who had his number.
As authorities tell it, years of playing the Texas lottery finally paid off for the Grand Prairie man in May when he walked into the Lucky Food Store with a million-dollar ticket.
But in a double twist of tortured fortune, an opportunistic clerk may have cheated him out of his ticket and his treasure.
Now, while Willis waits to be a millionaire, police are searching for the ...
Oct 22, 2009, 5:58 am - Lottery News forum
America's multi-state lottery titans agree to ticket-selling partnership
Even bigger, unified national game could be next
They are the two marquee games in American lotteries: Mega Millions and Powerball. Each lottery state currently has one, but not the other. However, the Mega Millions consortium and Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) have reached an agreement in principle to cross-sell Mega Millions and Powerball in all U.S. lottery jurisdictions.
The agreement means that lotteries from across the United States, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, will be able ...
Oct 14, 2009, 9:13 am - Lottery News forum
Woman claims $250,000 just hours before lottery ticket expires
For nearly six months, Lydia Burke of Mechanicsville, Virginia, had a Mega Millions ticket worth $250,000 and she didn't know it. The ticket sat in a napkin holder in her kitchen.
Then on September 23, she happened to see a news report that a Mega Millions ticket purchased at the 7-Eleven located at 2413 Staples Mill Road in Richmond was about to expire. She remembered buying a ticket at that store, so she checked the ticket in her napkin holder.
Oh my goodness, when I saw that ticket and ...
Sep 26, 2009, 8:01 am - Lottery News forum
Young lottery winner stakes hopes on Wrestling show
The youngest Powerball winner ever has packed up his millions and moved to Tampa Bay, fulfilling his dream of working in the wrestling business with a wild new TV show.
Combine beautiful women, professional wrestling, and part of a $17 million lottery payout, then stir and you get the new TV show Wrestlicious .
MAD TV + the WWE + Baywatch + Dave Chappelle = Wrestlicious, explained Powerball winner Jay Vargas, who's helping finance the show with his lottery loot.
Videos of the show post ...
Sep 18, 2009, 8:28 am - Lottery News forum
N.D. lottery ticket sales, profits continue slide
Despite hefty increases in promotional spending, lottery ticket sales and profits have declined in North Dakota during the past two years and led to a large reduction in the lottery's financial reserves.
Ticket sales of the North Dakota Lottery's four games Powerball, Hot Lotto, Wild Card 2 and 2by2 have dropped by 4 percent, to $21.7 million, from 2007 to 2009, according to lottery financial statements. Profits in the 2009 budget year alone dropped 15 percent, to $5.78 million, primarily bec ...
Sep 14, 2009, 10:32 pm - Lottery News forum