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
2 NY Powerball winners of $170M being introduced
New York Lottery officials say they'll present checks worth more than $170 million to two upstate New York winners of two recent Powerball drawings.
New York Lottery is holding a news conference at a 11 a.m. Friday in downtown Albany to present a $48.8 million check for a winning ticket sold in Wilton, Saratoga County, and a $122 million check for a winning ticket sold in Catskill, Greene County.
Lottery officials say the winners, New York's first in the multi-state lottery, will be introd ...
Feb 11, 2011, 10:15 am - Lottery News forum
$29M lottery jackpot 12 years in making
Postal workers each paid $10 a week into Mega Millions
Perseverance and planning ahead with a storm bearing down on the region paid off for a group of postal worker friends, who came forward Friday to claim their $29 million jackpot.
We'd been playing for so long, I felt we had to win sooner or later, said Hosea Person, 48. He and 12 others from the priority mail processing center in Romulus had bought Mega Millions tickets for 12 years before hitting it big Feb. 1.
Hosea and his wife, ...
Feb 6, 2011, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum
Christmas Day Powerball lottery winner claims $48.8M jackpot
The winner of a $48.8 million Christmas Day jackpot has come forward to claim the prize, New York Lottery officials confirmed Thursday.
Carolyn Hapeman, a New York Lottery spokesperson, said the ticket-holder came in on Tuesday afternoon to claim their prize more than a month after it was sold at the Stewart's Shop at 4208 Route 50 in Wilton, New York.
Hapeman declined to identify the winner until the verification or auditing process of the ticket has been completed. That process, because ...
Feb 4, 2011, 10:05 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery ticket fetched from drawer wins $250,000
A Baltimore, Maryland, man who wanted a break from Sunday's NFL playoff games decided to dig up some old lottery tickets and one of them happened to be worth $250,000.
Maryland Lottery officials said the man bought the lucky Mega Millions ticket in August just before he left for a vacation.
I was watching the playoff game (Sunday) and happened to go into my dresser drawer, said the man, whose name wasn't released by the Lottery. I figured they were expired.
He took the tickets to a ne ...
Jan 26, 2011, 7:57 am - Lottery News forum
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