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
Lottery winner having a blast
Virginian bought truck series team after hitting it big
Joe Denette bought a team in the Camping World Truck Series with one very important demand it can't be like work.
After winning the Mega Millions lottery drawing on May 1, 2009, Denette vowed to never punch another time clock. The rest of his life would be dedicated to having fun and spending his $30 million winnings.
That's why I decided on the trucks; it's real racing, Denette said. The Cup side is too much like a business. I do ...
Apr 8, 2011, 7:42 pm - Lottery News forum
$218 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot increased
Largest Powerball jackpot in 10 months
By Todd Northrop
Just a week after the Mega Millions lottery had players across America scrambling for tickets for a mega jackpot, the Powerball multi-state lottery game is poised to do the same thing.
Saturday night's Powerball drawing was the 10th consectuive drawing without a top prize winner, increasing the next jackpot to $218 million, with a lump-sum cash option of $109.9 million.
The next drawing will take place Wednesday at 11:00 pm East ...
Apr 3, 2011, 8:03 am - Lottery News forum
Should lottery winners share with colleagues?
By Jason Marsh
If you won $19 million, would you share it with your co-workers?
That's the question seven lucky New York state employees arereportedly contemplating after claiming the huge Mega Millions lottery jackpot Thursday. For years, the so-called Albany Seven have pooled their money to buy lottery tickets together.
Now that their numbers have come up, they are in a position to share their winnings with five colleagues who had been part of the pool in the past but didn't pitch in ...
Apr 3, 2011, 7:08 am - Lottery News forum
$319M lottery winners revealed
'Hand of fate' intervened, as another customer swiped the ticket he was supposed to get
By Todd Northrop
When Mike Barth reached for a Snickers bar as he stood at the counter to buy a Mega Millions lottery ticket, someone reached over his shoulder and bought the next ticket.
I thought about saying something but decided to just let it slide, Barth said about the Quick Pick ticket sold right before the one he purchased at 2:40 p.m. last Friday.
I bought the next ticket the winning ti ...
Mar 31, 2011, 11:28 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery's biggest loser: Albany man passed on office pool that won $319M jackpot
Includes video report
Man could have been 8th winner; decided not to play because he didn't feel lucky
The group of seven lottery pool players that won last week's $319 million Mega Millions jackpot could have had an eighth member, but one unlucky man made a choice that cost him millions.
The New York co-worker who regularly played in the office pool opted out on the night they had the winning ticket, according to an Albany, N.Y., deli owner who knows the winners.
They asked him a c ...
Mar 31, 2011, 8:33 am - Lottery News forum
$319M Mega Millions lottery ticket redeemed
Winners will be introduced at a press conference Thursday
The single largest winning lottery ticket ever sold in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game has been claimed, a New York Lottery spokeswoman said Tuesday.
The winners of the $319 million lottery are rumored to be seven IT specialists from New York state's Division of Housing and Community Renewal, said Emanuel Biondi, a public employees federation council leader for the agency.
However, a New York Lottery spokesman could no ...
Mar 29, 2011, 8:46 pm - Lottery News forum