2 quick Lotto Texas winners put state in bind
By Todd Northrop
Two recent Texas Lotto winners have hit jackpots of $21 million and $6 million, but for the Texas Lottery it has meant dipping into revenues by $3.4 million to cover the prizes.
In just the past 10 days, two lucky lottery players have matched all six Lotto Texas numbers, but the lottery did not sell enough tickets during that period to fully cover the advertised prize.
The shortfall was created by the way the Texas Lottery generates its new advertised jackpot amount eac ...
Aug 14, 2010, 9:28 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery ticket worth $12.5M sold in N.H.
The New Hampshire Lottery says someone bought a Tri-State Megabucks Plus lottery ticket worth $12.5 million.
The lottery agency says the jackpot is the biggest for a single ticket in the game's 25-year history. The jackpot hit $16.4 million in January 1992, but there were two winning tickets.
The winning ticket for Wednesday's drawing was sold at Top of the Hill in Dalton.
The winner has the choice of receiving the prize in annual installments over 30 years or taking a lump sum payment ...
Aug 6, 2010, 8:58 am - Lottery News forum
$85.7M Powerball lottery jackpot is Lousiana's 14th
By Todd Northrop
One ticket purchased in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, won the $85.7 million Powerball jackpot Saturday night, the second-largest single amount won in Louisiana Lottery history.
This latest winning ticket brings the total number of Powerball jackpot winning tickets sold in Louisiana to 14 since the Lottery joined the multi-state game in 1995. The last time a Powerball jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Baton Rouge was February 2005.
The winning ticket was sold at Circle K #190 ...
Aug 2, 2010, 12:31 pm - Lottery News forum
Florida Lottery Raffle drawing crowns 5 new millionaires
556,804 Florida Lottery Firecracker Millionaire Raffle tickets had a shot at winning $1 million, and five of those are officially chosen as the big winners.
Lottery players anxiously waiting to see if they are now among the wealthy can check their tickets at Lottery Post's Florida Lottery Results page (www.lotterypost.com/results/fl).
With only 750,000 tickets available for the Firecracker Millionaire Raffle, Florida lottery ticket buyers had a better chance of winning a million dollars th ...
Jul 7, 2010, 9:00 am - Lottery News forum
Idaho Lottery draws raffle last night -- but makes error reporting results
The Idaho Lottery conducted its 2010 $500,000 Spring Raffle drawing Wednesday evening, awarding one $500,000 cash prize and many smaller prizes.
The winning numbers are available Lottery Post's Idaho Lottery Results page (www.lotterypost.com/results/id).
In addition to the $500,000 top prize, there will be 250 winners of $500, 1,500 winners of $50, and 3,249 winners of $25. All prizes are lump-sum cash payments.
A total of 300,000 tickets were available for the raffle at the price of $5 ...
Jul 1, 2010, 6:31 pm - Lottery News forum
Oregon Lottery draws 4th of July Raffle
The Oregon Lottery today held the state's fourth raffle drawing the first it has held around the 4th of July.
Despite being named the 4th of July Raffle, the game was drawn today, July 1. One winning number, 195945, was chosen for the game's top prize $1 million. There were also 20 second prize winners of $20,000, and 1,000 winners of $100.
A complete list of winning numbers for the drawing can be found at Lottery Post's Oregon Lottery Results page (www.lotterypost.com/results/or).
Jul 1, 2010, 6:01 pm - Lottery News forum
$50M Lotto Max jackpot finally won
Massive prize shared by two winning tickets
Next draw worth $30 million, as non-winning Maxmillions prizes roll into next pot
Mortgage-burning parties, new vehicles and lavish vacations are likely in the offing for holders of two winning tickets in Friday's $50 million Lotto Max jackpot.
Lottery corporations in Atlantic and Western Canada say two winning tickets worth $25 million each were sold in Happy Valley Goose Bay, N.L., and somewhere in Saskatchewan.
We're exceedingly excited ...
Jun 27, 2010, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum
Ohio Lottery celebrates second Powerball jackpot in June
Another winning ticket from Montana will split jackpot
On the heels of its first jackpot-winning Powerball draw, the Ohio Lottery has already sold its second jackpot-winning Powerball ticket.
The winning ticket was sold at Shirley's Carryout in Curtice, near Toledo. Ohio Lottery officials traveled to the store location Thursday morning to present store owners with a $48,500 retailer bonus check for selling the winning ticket.
The $97 million jackpot will be split with another winning ti ...
Jun 24, 2010, 10:12 am - Lottery News forum
Kalamazoo mart customer holds $36M lottery ticket
A regular lottery customer of a gas station market in Kalamazoo, Mich., holds the winning Mega Millions ticket for a $36 million jackpot, the store owner said Monday.
Citgo One Stop Mart owner Kaushik Patel said his southwest Michigan store sold the winning ticket last week in Friday night's multistate game drawing.
Patel said the man, who hasn't been identified, came to the store Saturday to check his tickets but the machine didn't process. He went home, checked online and discovered his ...
Jun 16, 2010, 10:51 am - Lottery News forum
Ohio lottery ticket wins $261.6M Powerball jackpot
Big win comes just two months after game goes on sale in state
Ohio has a $261.6 million Powerball winner less than two months after the state joined the multi-state lottery game.
The Ohio Lottery says the only winning ticket matching all six numbers in Wednesday night's drawing was sold at a store in Sunbury, about 20 miles north of Columbus in central Ohio.
Lottery officials planned to present the Hub Carry Out Deli with a check for $100,000 Thursday morning for selling the winning ti ...
Jun 3, 2010, 10:06 am - Lottery News forum