Lottery jackpot probe heats up after immunity deal
Investigators trying to unravel the mystery behind a bogus claim for a $14.3 million multi-state Hot Lotto jackpot won in Iowa in 2011 have received valuable information from a man in Canada who was granted limited immunity, state officials said Tuesday.
A month ago, investigators traveled to Canada to conduct an interview after reaching an agreement in which a person of interest was promised the information given would not be used against him, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation assistan ...
Oct 8, 2013, 11:24 pm - Lottery News forum
$189 million Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Maryland
Second Mega Millions jackpot ticket sold in Maryland this year
Maryland is certainly having a mega streak of luck this year thanks to Mega Millions.
One Mega Millions ticket worth $189 million with a cash option of $129.7 million matched all six numbers including the Mega Ball.
The winning numbers were 7, 10, 30, 37, and 53, with Mega Ball number 1.
This is the second Maryland Mega Millions jackpot win this year, following the $26 million jackpot claimed by a Mt. Airy woman in late F ...
Oct 2, 2013, 8:02 am - Lottery News forum
$1 million southern Indiana Powerball prize to expire
Winning ticket purchased in April at Circle K in Jeffersonville
Do you remember what you were doing April 10 of this year? If you were in Southern Indiana six months ago and purchased a Powerball ticket, you might want to drag out your spring jacket and check the pockets.
A $1 million Powerball prize won in the Hoosier state in the April 10 drawing is about to expire. The ticket was purchased at Circle K at 3830 Hamburg Pike in Jeffersonville, Ind., just across the Ohio River from Louisvil ...
Oct 1, 2013, 7:41 pm - Lottery News forum
$189 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot rolls again
By Todd Northrop
It doesn't have the monster jackpot increases that Powerball has been experiencing lately, but the current Mega Millions jackpot run-up continues to offer the biggest jackpot in the world for yet another drawing.
After no lottery tickets matched all 5 numbers plus the Mega Ball Friday night, the multi-state Mega Millions jackpot was increased to an estimated $189 million.
Tuesday night we may see a very lucky mega-jackpot winner, or else the Mega Millions lottery game p ...
Sep 28, 2013, 7:56 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner sues advisors for poor policies
What do you buy when you win the lottery? An exotic new car? Likely. A sprawling luxury home? Sure.
Life insurance? Not so much.
A young, unmarried grocery store worker, with no children, won half of a $336 million Mega Millions jackpot and did just that: bought a $100 million life insurance policy. Now he is suing the financial advisors who sold him the policy, along with other investments that encouraged him to assume tens of millions of dollars in debt, according to the Courthouse News ...
Sep 27, 2013, 1:30 pm - Lottery News forum
NJ Powerball winner wants his old life back
'Wild' Willie says the drama is nonstop
Wild Willie Seeley of Manahawkin, New Jersey, has one piece of advice for the winner of last week's $400 million Powerball jackpot in South Carolina: Run. Just disappear, he said, speaking from hard-won experience. Get lost while you still can.
After Seeley and 15 co-workers from Ocean County's vehicle maintenance garage shared part of an even bigger Powerball jackpot last month, $450 million, the Ocean's 16 celebrated the win at a press conference ...
Sep 25, 2013, 4:50 pm - Lottery News forum
$173 MILLION: Mega Millions is the hot ticket
By Todd Northrop
Lottery players across the United States are buying their Mega Millions tickets in preparation for Friday's massive $173 million drawing, after nobody won Tuesday's $160 million jackpot.
The cash value stands at a staggering $119.3 million. Lottery players typically think of the cash value as roughly half of the annuity estimate, but this Mega Millions cash value represents nearly 70% of the annuity estimate.
Friday's Mega Millions jackpot is the accumulation of 17 cons ...
Sep 25, 2013, 8:44 am - Lottery News forum
$400 million S.C. Powerball winner to stay anonymous
There is a man in South Carolina who has been keeping a big secret for the past five days.
Well, he did tell his dog. And, we assume, his wife.
He's probably hoping his recent good fortune stays a secret, but this will be one mighty hard life-changing event to keep under wraps.
South Carolina lottery officials said a man showed up at their office Monday with the winning ticket to last Wednesday's $399.4 million Powerball jackpot.
In a news release, lottery officials said the man was ...
Sep 23, 2013, 6:38 pm - Lottery News forum
One ticket wins $400 million Powerball jackpot
1 winning ticket from South Carolina
Final jackpot total of $399.4 million is fifth-largest ever in USA
By Todd Northrop
Wednesday's massive Powerball jackpot that generated millions of ticket sales this week has been won by a single ticket sold in South Carolina.
The $399.4 million Powerball jackpot, which is the fifth-largest of any lottery game in history, started as a $40 million prize on August 10, 2013, and continued accumulating prize money for 12 consecutive drawings, until i ...
Sep 19, 2013, 6:50 am - Lottery News forum
$400 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot explodes
5th-largest US jackpot ever; 8th-largest cash value
By Todd Northrop
For only the 5th time in the history of United States lotteries, a lottery jackpot has grown to $400 million or more.
The new high-water mark of $400 million for the current Powerball jackpot was achieved after no winning tickets were sold for Saturday night's $301 million grand prize.
The lump-sum cash payout value of Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is $223.6 million. After-tax cash and annuity prize amounts are repo ...
Sep 15, 2013, 8:56 am - Lottery News forum