Former live-in girlfriend of NJ $338M Powerball winner to receive nothing
A Passaic bodega owner who won a $338 million Powerball jackpot last spring and his former live-in girlfriend settled a lawsuit in state court Friday in which the woman was seeking a share of the fortune.
(See NJ $338 million Powerball winner and ex-girlfriend in court over money, Lottery Post, Nov. 10, 2013.)
Under the terms of the settlement, plaintiff Inez Sanchez agreed to drop her lawsuit and relinquish all rights to pursue it further. In exchange, jackpot winner Pedro Quezada agreed ...
Mar 7, 2014, 1:48 pm - Lottery News forum
Bronx woman hits $2M Powerball prize with fortune cookie numbers
So you thought the lucky numbers inside those Chinese fortune cookies were a joke?
Don't tell that to Emma Duvoll, 75, of the Bronx, New York.
Duvoll played the lucky numbers from inside a fortune cookie on a Powerball ticket for the Feb. 1 drawing with a $193 million jackpot.
When she matched five numbers, Duvoll won $2 million, the New York Lottery said Thursday.
I was surprised, but pleased, Duvoll told lottery officials.
She purchased the winning ticket at the Hannaford marke ...
Mar 6, 2014, 4:43 pm - Lottery News forum
$270 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot keeps growing
By Todd Northrop
Lottery players across the United States will be lining up at lottery retailers for their chance to win Friday's massive $270 million Mega Millions jackpot, after nobody won Tuesday's $240 million grand prize.
The cash value stands at a staggering $151 million.
Friday's Mega Millions jackpot is the accumulation of 17 consecutive drawings without a top prize winner. The current jackpot run-up started on January 7 as a $15 million grand prize.
Players should note that ...
Mar 6, 2014, 8:43 am - Lottery News forum
Georgia man finds $1M lottery ticket while cleaning his room
By Todd Northrop
A Georgia man was tidying his room and came across a month-old lottery ticket that was gathering dust and turned out to be worth $1 million.
Gregory Jarrett, 26, of the Atlanta suburb of Decatur, had matched five numbers in the Powerball drawing of Jan. 15, but had apparently forgotten about it.
After he checked the numbers, I called for my mom, and I walked toward her, shaking, he said in a statement released by the Georgia Lottery. She verified it, and at that point w ...
Mar 2, 2014, 2:37 pm - Lottery News forum
How lottery tickets are helping states' budgets
The scores of losing players in this week's $425 million Powerball jackpot did more than take an extremely long shot at getting rich. Their ticket purchases also helped fund a small but increasingly important part of their states' budgets.
Changes in the nationwide Powerball and Mega Millions games have led to some of the world's largest jackpots in the last two years, boosting player interest and sales. Fueled by the growth of those games and the steady expansion of other offerings, many sta ...
Feb 24, 2014, 7:08 am - Lottery News forum
$195 MILLION: Mega Millions keeps the good times rolling
By Todd Northrop
What's a big jackpot lottery player to do when the Powerball jackpot has been won? These days, the answer is to play Mega Millions.
Thanks to adjustments made to the Mega Millions game last year, the multi-state game's jackpots are once again growing quickly and typically growing quite large before being won.
The new Mega Millions jackpot for the upcoming Tuesday drawing has now reached $195 million, just 2 months after exploding to a near-record $636 million.
(See $ ...
Feb 22, 2014, 2:08 pm - Lottery News forum
California lottery ticket wins $425 million Powerball jackpot
Final jackpot total of $425.3 million is sixth-largest ever in USA
By Todd Northrop
One winning Powerball lottery ticket that hit a $425.3 million jackpot Wednesday night was sold in Milpitas, California, according to lottery officials.
The ticket was purchased at Dixon Landing Chevron, located at 1551 California Circle. It successfully matched the numbers 1, 17, 35, 49, and 54, in addition to the Powerball number 34. The Power Play number was 3.
The $425.3 million Powerball jackpot, ...
Feb 20, 2014, 12:45 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery hopefuls line up for chance to win $400M Powerball jackpot
Includes audio report
Tonight's Powerball drawing carries an estimated $400 million jackpot, one of the largest in U.S. lottery history.
It's rolled over 15 times since December and will be the fourth-biggest Powerball jackpot and sixth-highest lottery prize of all time.
At A A Market in Hell's Kitchen, cashier Ali Muhammed is preparing for customers to line up.
Everybody comes, said Muhammed. They play extra. Some people play for $100, $200.
Changes in the ways big multistate l ...
Feb 19, 2014, 7:36 pm - Lottery News forum
Man wins $1M in Powerball after playing same numbers for 20 years
A dedicated lottery player has won a $1 million Powerball prize after playing the same numbers every week for two decades.
Robert Winburn, 49, from Urbandale, Iowa, got his lucky numbers after assigning numbers to the letters of the alphabet and uses the corresponding numbers in his last name as his Powerball numbers.
Previously he had only ever won $100 in one drawing. But his luck changed on Saturday night after he bought a ticket from a gas station.
Winburn matched the first five num ...
Feb 19, 2014, 9:00 am - Lottery News forum
Three $1M lottery tickets sold in W.Va. in 1 week
West Virginia has another $1 million lottery winner.
Lottery spokesman Randy Burnside tells The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register that a ticket sold in the Wheeling area won a $1 million prize in the Powerball drawing on Wednesday.
It's the third $1 million lottery ticket sold in the state within a week.
On Tuesday, retired truck driver Randy Brown of Man claimed a $1 million Mega Millions prize. He bought a ticket that matched five numbers from the Feb. 7 drawing.
Another tic ...
Feb 17, 2014, 9:26 pm - Lottery News forum