N.Y. laundromat sells $122M Powerball lottery ticket
You never know, do you?
Some lucky Powerball player just hit a $122 million jackpot at the Clothespin Laundromat in Catskill, New York.
Though laundromat owner Bahasu Patel wasn't sure who won, rumors have already begun to spread around town.
Somebody said the guy at the tobacco shop had won, he said, but when someone went to check they said he hadn't.
Two other people Patel spoke with also thought an employee at Smoker's Choice on Central Avenue had won Saturday night's Powerball ...
Jan 24, 2011, 9:06 am - Lottery News forum
$190M Idaho lottery winner sorts out her new life
Holly Lahti burst into the spotlight a week ago in a feel-good story about a single mother who won a $190 million Mega Millions jackpot.
Then came the mugshot: a thin young woman with disheveled brown hair, sporting a black eye and cuts and bruises on her face and neck. It turned out she was separated from a man who court records indicated had abused her, and now has a possible claim to some of the money through a quirk in Idaho law.
Lahti, 29, went underground with her two daughters immed ...
Jan 22, 2011, 11:31 am - Lottery News forum
Clerk's lottery ticket error wins woman $1 million
Pamela Ivey won $1 million in the Mega Millions multi-state lottery after a store clerk accidentally added the game's multiplier feature to her ticket, which quadruples the amount the player can win.
Ivey, who bought the ticket in Georgetown, Ky., didn't ask for the Megaplier, which doubled the price of her ticket from $5 to $10, but she took it anyway.
I glanced at her name tag and it said Susan and I thought, 'Oh Susan, don't do that to me,' Ivey said.
The usual winnings for the seco ...
Jan 13, 2011, 7:50 am - Lottery News forum
Idaho woman claims 2nd half of $380M Mega Millions jackpot
Includes video report
A 29-year-old mother of two and former bank worker from northern Idaho has claimed the remaining half of a $380 million Mega Millions jackpot, lottery officials and others said Wednesday.
Holly Lahti, of the small town of Rathdrum, will split the second-largest lottery jackpot in history with Jim and Carolyn McCullar of Ephrata, Wash.
The McCullars appeared at a news conference last Thursday to announce they'd won half the jackpot, or $190 million.
Lahti wasn't ...
Jan 12, 2011, 11:33 pm - Lottery News forum
With more money, more problems? Managing a windfall
A chance to split a $380 million jackpot. Where's the problem in that?
Sure the money will change the lives of the Mega Millions lottery winners, but it's imperative that they have a sound financial plan. Failure to map out a strategy for their winnings could lead to misery.
A retired man in Washington, Jim McCullar, claimed his prize on Thursday, while the Idaho ticket holder has yet to surface.
The delay in coming forward after Tuesday's drawing means the winners are likely following ...
Jan 10, 2011, 11:43 am - Lottery News forum
Mega Millions lottery winner recounts epic win
Includes video report
No, Carolyn, it's not a heart attack. It's a fortune.
The man who bought one of two winning tickets in the $380 million Mega Millions lottery frightened his wife when he woke her Tuesday night to share the life-changing news.
I was pale, shaking. She thought I was having a heart attack, retiree Jim McCullar recalled.
When his wife, Carolyn, asked if he was OK, he replied: I'm perfect.
On Thursday, the couple and their adult children stepped forward to publi ...
Jan 6, 2011, 7:42 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery error prompts payout on two sets of winning numbers
By Todd Northrop
An incorrect number reported by the Virginia Lottery for Wednesday night's Win For Life drawing has prompted the participating states of Georgia, Kentucky, and Virginia to payout on two sets of winning numbers.
Win For Life is a multi-state lottery game played in Georgia, Kentucky, and Virginia. Players choose six numbers from 1 to 42, and can win one of eight different prizes, ranging from $2 to the Grand prize of $1,000 a week for life.
The third number drawn for the ...
Jan 6, 2011, 1:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Mega Millions Wash. lottery winner to be revealed
Idaho winner still a mystery
One of the two winners of the $380 million Mega Millions jackpot will come forward today.
The unidentified Washington state lottery winner bought the ticket at a Safeway store in the small town of Ephrata.
The same player also bought another ticket that won $150.
Scott Kinney, Washington state Lottery spokesman, said the winner hand-picked the magic numbers at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
The numbers drawn in the second-largest jackpot in U.S. history were: 4, 8, ...
Jan 6, 2011, 9:02 am - Lottery News forum
The Jackpot has Landed
2 tickets from Idaho and Washington split $380 million Mega Millions jackpot
By Todd Northrop
Update: Final draw-time jackpot increased, cash value was largest ever
Update 2: California prizes added
After a lottery ticket buying frenzy swept across America this week, the massive, seemingly unstoppable Mega Millions jackpot has finally been taken down.
Tuesday's $380 million jackpot was the second-largest jackpot ever in the United States, second only to the $390 million Mega Milli ...
Jan 5, 2011, 3:50 am - Lottery News forum
$355 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot second-biggest of all time
By Todd Northrop
What a week for Mega Millions multi-state lottery players!
The lotteries have raised the official Mega Millions jackpot estimate for the second time in as many days to a knee-weakening $355 million for tonight's drawing.
That's a $25 million increase just from yesterday.
Likewise, the lump-sum cash option of tonight's jackpot is now $224.2 million an increase of $15.9 million from yesterday's estimate.
And there's no telling how high the jackpot will become by the ...
Jan 4, 2011, 12:42 pm - Lottery News forum