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
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
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
$400 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot skyrockets
6th-largest US jackpot ever; 8th-largest cash value
By Todd Northrop
For only the 6th 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 $330.8 million grand prize.
The lump-sum cash payout value of Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is $227.8 million. After-tax cash and annuity prize amounts are re ...
Feb 16, 2014, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum
$330 MILLION: Powerball jackpot quickly ramping up
Saturday jackpot enters top 25
By Todd Northrop
Powerball is on a roll. For the 5th time in the past year, a Powerball jackpot run-up has crossed the threshold to the top 25 jackpots of all time.
The new high-water mark of $330 million for the current Powerball jackpot was achieved after no winning tickets were sold for Wednesday night's $286.1 million grand prize.
The lump-sum cash payout value of Saturday's Powerball jackpot is $189 million. After-tax cash and annuity prize amounts ...
Feb 13, 2014, 1:03 pm - Lottery News forum