$151 Million: Lottery riches up for grabs in Mega Millions game
By Todd Northrop
The jackpot for Friday night's multi-state Mega Millions lottery draw now stands at $151 million, the largest since January 4th, when a $380 million mega-jackpot was split by two winning tickets from Idaho and Washington.
The lump-sum cash payout of Friday's jackpot is $94.3 Million, if the winner decides to take the whole thing at once.
The lottery drawing, set for 11 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, will be the 11th since the last time a ticket was sold that matched all s ...
Mar 9, 2011, 10:47 am - Lottery News forum
Florida lottery player claims $182.1M Powerball jackpot
A 69-year-old Kissimmee woman arrived in Tallahassee Thursday to claim the $182.1 million jackpot from the Feb. 26 Powerball drawing.
Ines Carvajal claimed the prize in the name of the Carvajal Family Group, and opted to take a lump-sum payment of $91,187,716.61, before taxes.
Her jackpot is the second-largest lottery prize ever won in Florida, behind the $189 million jackpot won in October 2009 by Dr. William A. Steele of Orlando.
Carvajal bought the winning Quick Pick ticket at the Pu ...
Mar 4, 2011, 9:05 am - Lottery News forum
Woman sues TV station over lottery numbers error
A Fort Lee, New Jersey, woman who says she thought fortune had smiled on her with a $250,000 winner in a 2009 Mega Millions drawing is suing WABC-TV for allegedly broadcasting the wrong winning numbers and leaving her devastated when she discovered she had won nothing.
Rakel Daniele is seeking $75,000 in damages from WABC-TV, American Broadcasting Co., the Walt Disney Co. and an unidentified Jane Doe in a lawsuit that was transferred to federal District Court in Newark last week from state Su ...
Feb 27, 2011, 8:25 am - Lottery News forum
Powerball lottery jackpot increased to $184 million
Biggest Powerball jackpot in 8 months
By Todd Northrop
The multi-state Powerball lottery drawing happened last night once again without any jackpot winners, causing the new jackpot for Saturday's drawing to grow to an estimated $184 million, with a cash option of $90.1 million.
Wednesday night was the 9th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner.
Even though there were no jackpot winners, 12 lucky tickets matched the first five numbers for a $200,000 second-place prize: 1 from Ar ...
Feb 24, 2011, 6:09 pm - Lottery News forum
Powerball lottery jackpot jumps to $155 million
by Todd Northrop
The multi-state Powerball lottery drawing took place last night once again without any jackpot winners, causing the new jackpot for Wednesday's drawing to grow to an estimated $155 million, with a cash option of $75.9 million.
The new grand prize is the largest Powerball jackpot since June 2, 2010, when one ticket from Ohio won a $262 million prize.
Saturday night was the 8th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner.
Even though there were no jackpot winners, 8 l ...
Feb 20, 2011, 9:37 am - Lottery News forum
N.C. couple nabbed $1M lottery prize just before it expired
Just one day before their winning lottery ticket turned into a scrap of worthless paper, a North Carolina couple has come forward to claim their big million-dollar prize.
Erin and Raleigh Hill of Stallings, N.C., had held onto the winning ticket for months, despite lottery authorities' desperate attempts to locate the winners. Raleigh Hill, a baggage handler, told Lotto officials that when he learned he had won, he waited weeks to tell his wife Erin, who works for the federal government.
Feb 16, 2011, 8:03 am - Lottery News forum
Retired firefighter is $122M Powerball lottery winner
Includes video report
Stephen Kirwan, a retired 68-year-old Greene County, New York, resident, was introduced this morning as the $122 million winner of the Jan. 22 Powerball drawing.
Kirwan, who came forward with his winning ticket on Monday. chose the lump-sum payment option instead of 30 payments spread out over 29 years, according to the state Lottery Division. That means his winnings will be reduced to $61.2 million. After taxes, the amount will be $40.4 million.
Kirwan has lived i ...
Feb 11, 2011, 3:22 pm - Lottery News forum
N.Y. couple claims $48.8M Powerball lottery jackpot
After taxes, they'll take home $16.4 million
A new car and a vacation.
That's how Jeffrey and Christine Pintuff plan to spend the $16.4 million they'll receive for having the winning ticket for the multi-state Powerball lottery.
The Pintuffs, of Wilton, are claiming their prize this morning at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, more than a month after learning they'd won.
The ticket was purchased at the Stewart's gas station at 4208 Route 50 in Wilton for $1. The winning numbers for t ...
Feb 11, 2011, 2:56 pm - Lottery News forum
2 NY Powerball winners of $170M being introduced
New York Lottery officials say they'll present checks worth more than $170 million to two upstate New York winners of two recent Powerball drawings.
New York Lottery is holding a news conference at a 11 a.m. Friday in downtown Albany to present a $48.8 million check for a winning ticket sold in Wilton, Saratoga County, and a $122 million check for a winning ticket sold in Catskill, Greene County.
Lottery officials say the winners, New York's first in the multi-state lottery, will be introd ...
Feb 11, 2011, 10:15 am - Lottery News forum
$29M lottery jackpot 12 years in making
Postal workers each paid $10 a week into Mega Millions
Perseverance and planning ahead with a storm bearing down on the region paid off for a group of postal worker friends, who came forward Friday to claim their $29 million jackpot.
We'd been playing for so long, I felt we had to win sooner or later, said Hosea Person, 48. He and 12 others from the priority mail processing center in Romulus had bought Mega Millions tickets for 12 years before hitting it big Feb. 1.
Hosea and his wife, ...
Feb 6, 2011, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum