L.A. TV employee wins $266M Mega Millions lottery jackpot
Winning ticket was sold at a Hawaiian barbecue restaurant
His wife wanted KFC. But a Southern California man insisted on barbeque.
After Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing, he can have all the barbeque he wants.
It was during Gilbert Cisneros' visit to L L Hawaiian Barbecue at 8760 Washington Blvd. in Pico Rivera that the winner of the estimated $266 million Mega Millions jackpot, bought his ticket. The numbers in Tuesday night's multi-state Mega Millions draw were 9, 21, 31, 36, 43 ...
May 6, 2010, 7:18 am - Lottery News forum
One Calif. lottery ticket wins $266M Mega Millions jackpot
A single ticket matched all six numbers in Tuesday night's $266 million Mega Millions drawing, but unless you bought your ticket in California, you can keep on dreaming.
That single West Coast player won the largest lottery jackpot in the United States this year after purchasing the jackpot-winning ticket at L L Hawaiian Barbecue in the Los Angeles suburb of Pico Rivera.
The winning numbers for the drawing were 9, 21, 31, 36, and 43, with a Mega Ball number of 8.
The Megaplier number wa ...
May 5, 2010, 7:32 am - Lottery News forum
$266 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised again
Biggest jackpot in nine months
Lottery players across the United States are buying their Mega Millions tickets in preparation for Tuesday's massive $266 million drawing.
Even the cash value the holy grail for many jackpot-watchers stands at a staggering $165.2 million.
For comparison, the $258 million Powerball jackpot won by a store clerk in Missouri in April awarded a cash value of $124.9 million.
Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot is the accumulation of 14 consecutive drawings withou ...
May 3, 2010, 9:02 am - Lottery News forum
Powerball lottery 10x promotion starts today
Starting today, May 1, lottery players across the United States purchasing Powerball tickets with the Power Play option will have a chance to increase their winnings by ten times.
Between now and May 29, the Multi-State Lottery Organization (MUSL) will replace one of the 5x multipliers with a 10x when drawing the Power Play number. The Power Play multiplier determines how many times non-jackpot prizes are multiplied for players who purchase the option.
Power Play costs an extra $1 per tick ...
May 1, 2010, 10:34 am - Lottery News forum
Mega Millions: $224 million lottery drawing tonight
1:24 p.m. - Updated states that will be added in May
Tonight across the United States, millions of lottery ticket holders will be hoping to match all of the Mega Millions winning numbers to win a $224 million jackpot.
The lump-sum cash value of the massive prize is $138.1 million, eclipsing the $124.8 million Powerball jackpot cash value won last week by a convenience store clerk from Missouri.
Tonight's jackpot is the result of 13 consecutive drawings without a top-prize winner. The cu ...
Apr 30, 2010, 8:06 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery Winner's Plans? Paying the Bills
A Missouri man who won a $258 million Powerball jackpot and plans to use some of the money to pay bills, replace his two missing front teeth and take his children to Disney World said he hasn't decided whether he'll quit his job at the convenience store where he bought the winning ticket.
Chris Shaw a 29-year-old tattooed father of three who was raised by his grandparents in rural southern Missouri came forward Thursday as the winner of the 10th-largest Powerball jackpot ever. Shaw said he ha ...
Apr 23, 2010, 2:03 pm - Lottery News forum
Powerball outmuscles Mega Millions in sales, jackpots
Powerball is on a roll.
Wednesday's annuity jackpot got to be gigantic $252 million by leaving the main rival in the dust.
Both grew for 11 drawings, but the top prize in Mega Millions rose only to $143 million Tuesday night.
When states began selling both lotteries on Jan. 31, observers wondered how they'd fare head to head.
The verdict seems to be in.
Powerball is Coke, Hertz, Muhammad Ali. Mega Millions is Pepsi, Avis, Joe Frazier.
In Pennsylvania, a Powerball state for year ...
Apr 21, 2010, 8:12 am - Lottery News forum
Mega Millions goes on sale in South Dakota May 16
South Dakota Lottery officials are adding Mega Millions to the state's lineup of lotto games, beginning May 16.
The first Mega Millions drawing in which South Dakota will participate is Tuesday, May 18.
The South Dakota Lottery Commission in late March unanimously approved adding the game. The legislative Rules Review Committee Tuesday approved the administrative rules.
Three multi-state lottery games currently are available in South Dakota: Powerball, Hot Lotto, and Wildcard 2. Dakota ...
Apr 21, 2010, 7:33 am - Lottery News forum
N.J. school board member claims $211.7M Powerball jackpot
A Morristown, New Jersey, school board member has come forward as the winner of the March 13 $211.7 million Powerball jackpot, the third largest single-ticket lottery payout in New Jersey.
Sandra McNeil is a middle-aged mother, said her attorney, Perry A. Pittenger of Scotch Plains. She was employed before the Powerball win, but has since taken a leave of absence from her job.
She has been serving part time as a member of the Morris School District school board for four years.
McNeil, w ...
Apr 16, 2010, 10:38 am - Lottery News forum
Arkansas man wins second $10,000 Powerball prize
An Arkansas lottery player claimed a $10,000 Powerball prize at Arkansas Lottery headquarters Thursday for the second time.
William J. Newberry of Green Forest Thursday redeemed a winning Powerball ticket for a $10,000 prize. This is Mr. Newberry's second $10,000 Powerball win.
Newberry purchased both winning tickets at Powell's One Stop on Highway 62 East. He said he was going to spend some of his winnings buying more Powerball tickets.
The lucky lottery player won the prize by matchin ...
Apr 16, 2010, 8:44 am - Lottery News forum