$201 MILLION: Mega Million lottery jackpot soars
By Todd Northrop
Lottery players across the United States are buying their Mega Millions tickets in preparation for Friday's massive $201 million drawing.
The cash value stands at a staggering $128.3 million.
Friday's Mega Millions jackpot is the accumulation of 12 consecutive drawings without a top prize winner. The current jackpot run-up started on Feb. 4 as a $12 million grand prize.
Players should note that jackpot amounts are conservative estimates provided by the lotteries, and ...
Mar 17, 2011, 8:33 am - Lottery News forum
$172 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls
By Todd Northrop
Will an incredibly lucky lottery player win a life-changing windfall this week, or will the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game enter another round of $200+ million jackpots?
We'll find out Tuesday night, when the $172 million Mega Millions drawing takes place.
Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot is the accumulation of 11 consecutive drawings without a top prize winner. The current jackpot run-up started on Feb. 4 as a $12 million grand prize.
The lump-sum cash value ...
Mar 13, 2011, 4:02 pm - Lottery News forum
$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