Powerball lottery jackpot increased to $173 million
By Todd Northrop
The multi-state Powerball lottery drawing took place last night without any jackpot winners, causing the new jackpot for Wednesday's drawing to grow to an estimated $173 million, with a cash option of $105 million.
Saturday night was the 11th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner.
Even though there were no jackpot winners, 9 lucky tickets matched the first five numbers for a $200,000 second-place prize: 1 from Florida, 1 from Kentucky, 1 from New Hampshire, 2 fro ...
Oct 23, 2011, 7:43 am - Lottery News forum
Louisiana Lottery adds Mega Millions
Mega Millions on sale in Louisiana starting Nov. 16
Jackpot lovers will have more reasons to smile on Nov. 16 when the Louisiana Lottery begins sales for the multi-state game Mega Millions, with drawings on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The Louisiana Lottery currently offers the multi-state jackpot game Powerball with drawings on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Featuring a starting jackpot of $12 million, unique draw nights and only $1 per play, Mega Millions brings our players more jackpot game cho ...
Oct 21, 2011, 2:33 pm - Lottery News forum
N.C. man claims Mega Millions lottery jackpot
Shares millions with his daughters
By Todd Northrop
North Carolina's newest jackpot winners are members of a Greenville, N.C. family who claimed today their half of the Sept. 30 Mega Millions jackpot worth $114 million.
Half of the jackpot, $57 million, goes to James Jones, a retired banker from Greenville. Jones chose the lump sum option rather than the annuity and will receive $42.2 million.
Jones will split the winnings with his two daughters, Allan Jones of Greenville and Kimberl ...
Oct 12, 2011, 3:28 pm - Lottery News forum
Wrong ticket wins Georgia woman $25 million
It was a huge mistake, but one with a silver lining for a woman who says her winning $25 million lottery ticket wasn't the one she originally wanted.
Kathy Scruggs, 44, from Lithonia Georgia, says a store clerk mistakenly sold her a lottery ticket for a different game than the one requested.
I asked for a Mega Millions ticket and the lady gave me a Powerball ticket, Ms. Scruggs told the Georgia Lottery.
I just took it anyway, she says, ending up purchasing both types.
That Powerbal ...
Oct 5, 2011, 7:03 am - Lottery News forum
Deadline for claiming $16.5M Hot Lotto jackpot nears
Winner has 3 months left to claim prize
The Iowa Lottery has a message for folks who drove through Des Moines just before New Year's Day almost nine months ago:
Dig deep into your dresser drawer and the car's glove compartment. Empty out your purse and shake out your wallet. Check your pants pockets and your backpack.
Time is running out for a mystery lottery player to claim a $16.5 million Hot Lotto jackpot. The deadline is 4 p.m. on Dec. 29 for the winner to present the ticket at Iowa ...
Sep 21, 2011, 6:19 pm - Lottery News forum
Would-be lottery winner to get new roof
Includes video report
Parlier, California, resident Elida Betancourt isn't going to get the $54 million she thought she won in this week's lottery when her newspaper printed the wrong winning numbers. But she will get something.
After hearing about Betancourt's illusive brush with fortune, two local businessmen have stepped up to give the 69-year-old Betancourt the first thing she had planned to spend her apparent Mega Millions jackpot on: a new roof.
Because I own a roofing company an ...
Sep 21, 2011, 10:56 am - Lottery News forum
Unidentified Maryland couple claims $108.8M Powerball jackpot
Winners haven't decided if they will go public
An Abingdon, Maryland, couple has stepped forward to claim the first Powerball jackpot sold in Maryland, a state lottery spokesperson confirmed Tuesday.
The lucky winners of the $108.8 million jackpot have not been publicly identified, however.
The Sept. 7 drawing showed that the winning ticket, with numbers of 3, 5, 18, 27, 54 and Powerball number 13, was sold at the Abingdon Wine World, at 406-A Constant Friendship Blvd, making it the fir ...
Sep 13, 2011, 7:00 pm - Lottery News forum
$107 million lottery winner turns out to be son of Marriott president
By Todd Northrop
When Lottery Post reported in August about 25-year-old Brian McCarthy claiming a $107 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot, little was known publicly about the new multi-millionaire.
(See Virginia man claims $107M Mega Millions jackpot, Lottery Post, Aug. 16, 2011.)
Now it can be revealed that the lucky young lottery player is actually the son of the Marriott hotels president, Robert McCarthy, a millionaire in his own right, earning an annual salary of around $1.2 mill ...
Sep 10, 2011, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum
Maryland has its first Powerball lottery jackpot winner
Update (10:37 am): Retailer location and commission.
By Todd Northrop
For the first time since Powerball lottery tickets went on sale in Maryland in Jan. 2010, a ticket sold in the state of Maryland won the Powerball jackpot.
The winning ticket, sold at Wine World on Constant Friendship Boulevard in the town of Abingdon, in Harford County, is worth $108.8 million, or $65 million as a lump-sum cash payout. The winner also faces withholdings of 25% for federal taxes and 9.25% for Maryland ...
Sep 8, 2011, 8:45 am - Lottery News forum
Ohio man sues for share of $99M lottery jackpot
An employee of a Geauga County cabinetry company has sued 22 of his co-workers for denying him a share of a $99 million lottery jackpot.
And, last week, a judge ordered the Ohio Lottery Commission to set aside about $2 million until Edward Hairston's claim is resolved in a trial.
Hairston contends that every month for eight years he pitched $5 into a lottery pool with co-workers at the KraftMaid company in Middlefield. While recuperating from a back injury, however, he failed to make contr ...
Sep 4, 2011, 5:24 pm - Lottery News forum