$200 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot heats up
Only second 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 $200 million for Wednesday's drawing.
Saturday was the 10th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner.
The estimated cash value for the new jackpot is $105.2 Million. After-tax cash and annuity prize amounts are reported state-by-state at USA Mega, a web site devoted to the Pow ...
May 29, 2011, 7:11 am - Lottery News forum
Powerball lottery jackpot increased to $171 million
By Todd Northrop
The multi-state Powerball lottery drawing happened last night without any jackpot winners, causing the new jackpot for Saturday's drawing to grow to an estimated $171 million, with a cash option of $88.7 million.
Wednesday night was the 9th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner.
Even though there were no jackpot winners, 6 lucky tickets matched the first five numbers for a $200,000 second-place prize: 1 from Florida, 1 from Idaho, 1 from Nebraska, 1 from Washingt ...
May 26, 2011, 7:11 am - Lottery News forum
Father, son trying to live like regular guys after $88 million lottery win
Jeff Wilson's life changed forever two years ago when he plucked a winning Powerball ticket worth millions from a number of lottery tickets bought by his father, Billy.
The father and son, and former Kings Mountain residents, were at Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday as part of the hoopla surrounding the lottery-sponsored Camping World Truck Series event and NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Weekend.
The younger Wilson, dressed in blue jeans and untucked plaid shirt, and his father, wearing khakis ...
May 24, 2011, 8:06 am - Lottery News forum
Lucky Md. lottery player wins again
Typically wins $50K per year, but this time he won $1 million
By Todd Northrop
Joe Vaeth, Jr. is no stranger to Lottery wins.
The 55-year-old has won $50,000 three years in a row playing Pick 4. He's picked up many additional Lottery prizes along the way and told Lottery officials that friends often want to rub his head and shoulders for good luck.
Sporting a t-shirt emblazoned with a Corvette emblem, Joe also recounted the '65 Corvette that he won in a raffle 15 years ago. And, in a ...
May 20, 2011, 10:47 am - Lottery News forum
Detroit lottery millionaire charged with murder
A man who was part of a U.S. Postal Service employees group who won a share of the $93 million Mega Millions Jackpot in February is now accused of killing a Detroit landlord from Australia.
In a bizarre twist to the tragic death of Greg McNicol in Detroit, police said suspect Freddie Young won a $1.8 million slice of $93 million Mega Millions lottery.
Young allegedly shot McNicol during an argument over just a few hundred dollars in overdue rent money Young's daughter owed.
It didn't m ...
May 17, 2011, 7:37 am - Lottery News forum
W.Va. lottery winner buys trucks for fire depts.
A West Virginia Powerball lottery winner known for his generosity recently turned his charitable ways toward the purchase of new vehicles and equipment for area fire departments.
On Thursday, W. Randy Smith gave away a lot more of his money, this time, a little more than $1 million.
Six Berkeley County fire departments each got a Ford F-350, four-wheel-drive, four-door pickup truck equipped with snow plows and walk-behind snow blowers.
The idea of such specially equipped vehicles is to ...
May 15, 2011, 8:44 am - Lottery News forum
Financial advisor wins the lottery
Wins $9.1M jackpot three months after buying how to win book
Includes video report
A Webster City, Iowa, man today claimed a $9 million prize from Saturday night's Hot Lotto drawing, one of the biggest prizes ever awarded in the history of the Iowa Lottery.
Larry Dawson, 58, and his wife, Kathy, were surrounded by their four grown children, their spouses and 10 grandchildren during a news conference at Iowa Lottery headquarters in Des Moines.
I am a little guy, but I am a big dreame ...
May 10, 2011, 8:41 am - Lottery News forum
Multi-state lottery game comes to Arkansas
After a false start, Decades of Dollars finally lands in fourth state
By Todd Northrop
In January, a new multi-state lottery game called Decades for Dollars was introduced, and was intended to be offered in the state of Arkansas, but legislative obstacles stopped the plan dead in its tracks at the time.
Now those issues have been cleared, and Decades of Dollars has landed in the state three months after the game's first drawing.
Starting Tuesday, May 3, tickets for Decades of Dollars ...
May 2, 2011, 8:10 pm - Lottery News forum
Indiana scientist wins $74M Powerball lottery jackpot
The Hoosier Lottery said Friday that April 2011 will go down as a big month for Powerball players in Indiana who have won back-to-back jackpots totaling nearly $300 million.
A pair of welders from Clarksville, Ind. claimed the first jackpot of $221.7 million and the holder of the $74 million ticket from the April 23 drawing is Hoosier native, William Bill Swanson II of Houston, TX.
Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Kathryn Densborn presented Swanson with his winnings at a press conference ...
May 2, 2011, 1:29 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery ticket worth $1M purchased in tornado-ravaged N.C. neighborhood
Someone purchased a Powerball ticket worth $1 million from a convenience store on New Bern Avenue in Raleigh, North Carolina, in a part of the city wracked by a tornado.
The drawing was Wednesday night, and the winner had not come forward late Thursday, said spokesman Van Denton of the N.C. Education Lottery. The ticket was purchased at the Express Mart-New Bern Station near Tarboro Street.
The winning numbers are 4-24-40-44-55. If the ticket had the Powerball number 5 the Express Mart cus ...
Apr 29, 2011, 11:27 am - Lottery News forum