Kalamazoo mart customer holds $36M lottery ticket
A regular lottery customer of a gas station market in Kalamazoo, Mich., holds the winning Mega Millions ticket for a $36 million jackpot, the store owner said Monday.
Citgo One Stop Mart owner Kaushik Patel said his southwest Michigan store sold the winning ticket last week in Friday night's multistate game drawing.
Patel said the man, who hasn't been identified, came to the store Saturday to check his tickets but the machine didn't process. He went home, checked online and discovered his ...
Jun 16, 2010, 10:51 am - Lottery News forum
Error caused S.D. Lottery to suspend Wild Card validations
The South Dakota Lottery temporarily halted validations for Wild Card 2 lotto tickets for the June 9 drawing to correct an error with the winning numbers.
An incorrect Wild Card was inadvertently entered into the system after the draw. The winning numbers for that drawing were 4, 5, 9, 15 and 21 and the Wild Card King of Diamonds. The Wild Card was initially incorrectly entered as the Jack of Diamonds.
The error was discovered Thursday afternoon by the Lottery, and all validations were sto ...
Jun 13, 2010, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum
$1 million Powerball winner arrested
A Marshalltown, Iowa, man who won $1 million in the Powerball lottery last year has been charged with supplying alcohol to a minor and prescription drug possession.
Marshalltown Police Assistant Chief Brian Batterson says Ricky Rushton was arrested early Tuesday after officers responded to a complaint about underage drinking at his business, Memories Banquet Hall.
Batterson says Wednesday that officers found an underage employee at the business who was intoxicated.
Rushton was arrested ...
Jun 9, 2010, 6:59 pm - Lottery News forum
Anonymous winner claims $23M Calif. lottery jackpot
Plus, one winner claims three $205K prizes
A lucky California retiree who doesn't want to be named bought a SuperLotto ticket last week worth $23 million.
The man brought the winning ticket Thursday afternoon to the lottery's office on Ruffin Road in Kearny Mesa.
According to a news release from the California Lottery, he said he didn't know he had a winning ticket until he saw the numbers being read on TV in the morning. Plans for the money include paying off his house and traveling, t ...
Jun 6, 2010, 5:08 pm - Lottery News forum
Ohio lottery ticket wins $261.6M Powerball jackpot
Big win comes just two months after game goes on sale in state
Ohio has a $261.6 million Powerball winner less than two months after the state joined the multi-state lottery game.
The Ohio Lottery says the only winning ticket matching all six numbers in Wednesday night's drawing was sold at a store in Sunbury, about 20 miles north of Columbus in central Ohio.
Lottery officials planned to present the Hub Carry Out Deli with a check for $100,000 Thursday morning for selling the winning ti ...
Jun 3, 2010, 10:06 am - Lottery News forum
Some upset with Pennsylvania Lottery broadcast
Pittsburghers who watch the nightly lottery drawings have been losing a little sleep lately, though it's not because of big jackpot jitters.
When the multi-state Mega Millions debuted Feb. 2 in Pennsylvania, state lotto officials asked television stations statewide to broadcast it in the same time slot as the Powerball drawing, which airs Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Instead of squeezing the Mega Millions into the familiar 10:59 p.m. time slot Tuesdays and Fridays, Pennsylvania Lottery offici ...
Jun 3, 2010, 7:13 am - Lottery News forum
Powerball lottery jackpot raised to $260M
Largest Powerball jackpot of the year
by Todd Northrop
The multi-state Powerball lottery drawing happened last night once again without any jackpot winners, causing the new jackpot for Wednesday's drawing to grow to an estimated $260 million, with a cash option of $134.2 million.
Saturday night was the 11th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner.
Even though there were no jackpot winners, 11 lucky tickets matched the first five numbers for a $200,000 second-place prize: 1 from ...
May 30, 2010, 10:18 am - Lottery News forum
Winning ticket for $64M Mega Millions lottery jackpot sold in N.Y.
One ticket matched all six winning numbers in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing to win the estimated $64 million jackpot, according to lottery officials.
The sump-sum cash value of the jackpot was $41.8 Million.
The winning ticket was purchased in Kings County, New York. The winning numbers were 5, 14, 17, 19 and 24 and the Mega Ball number was 25. The Megaplier was 4.
In addition to the lucky jackpot winner, 16 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers but not the Mega Ball for a $250,00 ...
May 26, 2010, 8:09 am - Lottery News forum
Pennsylvania Mega Millions lottery sales falling short of target
So far, the Mega Millions lottery game hasn't been the big winner Pennsylvania Lottery officials predicted.
Lottery officials hoped Mega Millions would generate $80 million in sales by June 30, the end of the fiscal year. Sales for the multi-state lottery game with big jackpots similar to Powerball began Jan. 31.
From February through April, Mega Millions generated $26.2 million in sales. To meet the initial target, the game would have to sell $54 million in May and June.
Kirstin Alvani ...
May 25, 2010, 8:08 am - Lottery News forum
Colorado Lottery starts Mega Millions sales Sunday
The Colorado Lottery will begin selling Mega Millions tickets Sun., May 16, giving Colorado residents two more chances every week to score big jackpots.
Colorado will become the 42nd locality nationwide to offer tickets for the popular multi-state jackpot game. The United States' other mega jackpot game, Powerball, is also offered by the Lottery.
We're thrilled to give our players the opportunity to win another large jackpot, said Colorado Lottery Acting Director Tom Kitts. We believe Meg ...
May 11, 2010, 7:34 am - Lottery News forum