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Idaho Lottery offers free ticket deal
Special deal is for Tuesday and Wednesday only Just in time for the late holiday season shoppers, the Idaho Lottery is offering a two-day special for players on Tuesday and Wednesday this week only. All day on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 players that purchase a $10 Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle ticket will receive a free Mega Millions ticket and a have chance at that night's $145 million jackpot. All day Wednesday, December 22, 2010, players that purchase a $10 Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle ticket w ...
Dec 21, 2010, 7:48 am - Lottery News forum

Arizona teacher claims $95 million Powerball lottery jackpot
A substitute teacher from Fort Mohave, Arizona, walked into the Arizona Lottery's headquarters Monday and put two weeks of rumors, speculation and excitement to rest, claiming a $95.3 million Powerball prize. Sheila Verke, 64, held the single prize-winning ticket, but her identity had been a mystery since the Dec. 1 drawing. She accepted a jackpot check in person Monday, accompanied by friends and financial advisers. She took the prize as a lump sum of $49.9 million rather than a 30-yea ...
Dec 14, 2010, 4:29 pm - Lottery News forum

Kentucky lottery winner wastes no time claiming jackpot
Won $19.12 million from Saturday night's Powerball drawing Knott County native and Louisville resident Muncie Meade is Kentucky's newest multimillionaire. The 24-year-old lawn service owner today presented a $19.12 million winning Powerball ticket at Kentucky Lottery headquarters. Meade has been lucky at lottery play recently, and another smaller win led to this major jackpot. I bought a $10 scratch-off ticket last week and won $250, he said. I took my winnings and bought a $5 Powerball qu ...
Dec 14, 2010, 9:17 am - Lottery News forum

Powerball lottery spreads the wealth in Wednesday's drawing
Birthdays and playing the spread likely behind higher-than-anticipated winners By Todd Northrop What a night for Powerball players around the United States! In Wednesday evening's Powerball multi-state lottery drawing, 34 players hit the match-5 $200,000 prize level, including nine winners who also purchased Power Play and will walk away with $1 million, and one player won the entire jackpot of $95.3 million. The cash value of the jackpot is $49.8 million. One lucky ticket sold in ...
Dec 2, 2010, 8:30 pm - Lottery News forum

Porn shop lottery winner doesn't reveal himself
Michigan Lottery pays out record $268.6 million on two multi-state jackpots won a week apart By Todd Northrop So who bought the huge winning lottery ticket at the porn shop in Highland Park? Nobody is saying, not even Mike Greer, 49, of Farmington Hills, who came forward to collect the $128.6 million in Powerball winnings on behalf of Team Victory, a lottery club. I didn't buy it, Greer said today. I never play. I'm sorry. Greer acknowledged he was being intentionally vague abou ...
Nov 12, 2010, 5:22 pm - Lottery News forum

Historic lottery award ceremony Friday in Michigan
By Todd Northrop For the first time in Michigan Lottery history, two mega jackpot winners will collect their winnings at the same time Friday at Michigan Lottery headquarters in Lansing. Most public interest will likely be centered on the winner of Saturday's $128.6 million Powerball drawing. That's because of the unique location where the winning ticket was purchased: an adult video and book store in Highland Park. The location also includes a walk-up window for lottery ticket purchase ...
Nov 11, 2010, 9:30 am - Lottery News forum

Ohio lottery ticket wins $25M Mega Millions jackpot
By Todd Northrop One Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Ohio matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball to grab the $25 million jackpot in last night's Mega Millions multi-state lottery drawing. According to the Ohio Lottery, the winning ticket was sold in the Cleveland suburb of Broadview Heights. The winning numbers were: 8, 26, 28, 33 and 53, with a Mega Ball number of 11. The Megaplier multiplier number was 4. In addition to the big winner, four lucky players matched the first ...
Nov 10, 2010, 8:56 am - Lottery News forum

UPDATE: $128.6M Powerball lottery ticket sold in porn shop
Sticky situation? Winner can't stay anonymous by Todd Northrop When it was announced at Lottery Post Sunday that the winning Powerball ticket was sold at the Uptown Book Store, few people outside of Highland Park, Michigan, knew that location was actually a porn shop, specializing in adult books, pornographic movies and sex toys. Perhaps the winner is right now figuring out how to deal with the potentially sticky situation of claiming the winning ticket that he or she bought in the porn ...
Nov 9, 2010, 2:10 pm - Lottery News forum

Michigan gets second multi-state lottery winner in a week
First-ever Powerball win in Michigan $128.6 million Powerball win comes just one week after $140 million Mega Millions jackpot won in same state By Todd Northrop The USA's two biggest multi-state lottery games produced $100 million+ jackpot winners within the same week both in the state of Michigan. Mega Millions was the first to turn out a grand prize winner. On Oct. 29, one lucky ticket sold in Michigan's Upper Peninsula region matched the first five numbers plus the Mega Ball numb ...
Nov 7, 2010, 10:42 am - Lottery News forum

$140M Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Michigan
By Todd Northrop Friday night's single winning Mega Millions lottery ticket, worth $140 million, was sold in the Upper Peninsula town of Gladstone, Michigan. The Mega Millions Lottery is offered in 35 states, and holds the record for the largest jackpot in North American history. According to lottery officials, the ticket was sold at the Grain 'N' Grape Store on U.S. 2 in Gladstone. Clerk Sheila Wedell received a call from the Associated Press Saturday morning, and after confirming w ...
Oct 31, 2010, 2:57 pm - Lottery News forum