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N.C. woman hits Cash 5 jackpot for second time

January 17, 2017, 12:03 pm ET

A North Carolina woman plans to live debt-free this year, after she won a Cash 5 jackpot in the state lottery on Thursday, her second Cash 5 win over the years.

Lisa Williard of Harmony first beat the odds in 2008, when she won $363,041, lottery officials said. Thursday night, she and two other people won the $1,065,423 jackpot.

"It's like being struck by lightning twice," Williard told lottery officials. "What are the odds?"

The odds of winning a Cash 5 jackpot are 1 in 749,398, officials said.

Williard bought several Quick Pick tickets for Thursday's drawing at Barker's Log Cabin Grocery Too on Harmony Highway in Harmony.

Powerball

Minnesota woman beats deadline, claims $50K lottery prize

January 17, 2017, 11:58 am ET

Another ticket, however, goes poof

With barely a day to spare, a southern Minnesota woman showed up at the state's lottery headquarters in Roseville and claimed her $50,000 prize. Another person in the same situation, however, is out of luck.

Debra Newman of Austin had the good fortune to arrive Thursday to cash in the Powerball ticket, which she bought on Jan. 13, 2016. Its value would have plummeted to $0 if she had arrived after 5 p.m. on Friday the 13th.

Pennsylvania Lottery

Older Pennsylvanians lose from lawmakers' raid on lottery fund

January 13, 2017, 7:32 pm ET

Includes video report

Pennsylvania is now six years into the glut of baby boomers aging into their senior years and it's taking a toll on the Pennsylvania Lottery, which pays for the programs that serve them.

Unless some changes happen and/or lottery ticket sales rise dramatically, the budget office projects the lottery fund that pays for senior programs could come up more than $70 million short in the next fiscal year and the situation worsens in ensuing years.

Mega Millions

Oregon man finds $1 million lottery ticket 8 days before it expired

January 12, 2017, 5:24 pm ET

An Oregon man recently discovered a year-old winning lotto ticket in his home office that he was cleaning, according to the Oregon Lottery.

Insider Buzz

Texas man pleads guilty to fraud in lottery scandal case

January 11, 2017, 4:18 pm ET

A Texas businessman has pleaded guilty to fraud and admitted to helping lottery computer technician Eddie Tipton cash jackpots in a multi-state number-fixing scheme that netted $2 million.

Insider Buzz

Former MUSL official received severance amid lottery jackpot scandal

January 10, 2017, 10:04 pm ET

A prominent lottery official who was stripped of power after a subordinate allegedly carried out a prolonged jackpot-rigging scheme received a $284,000 severance payment, a recent tax filing shows.

New York Lottery

Mom, son admit they plotted to kill man over his winning lottery ticket

January 10, 2017, 9:59 pm ET

A New York man and his 49-year-old mother have pleaded guilty in the slaying of a man who was killed over a winning scratch-off lottery ticket.

Mississippi

Odds of a Mississippi Lottery still long, but may be improving

January 8, 2017, 1:45 pm ET

This year there is a little additional optimism around the idea of starting a Mississippi Lottery, as the state's Republican governor said he would be open to discussions of a lottery.

Insider Buzz

Trials for Tipton brothers charged in lottery scandal delayed

January 8, 2017, 10:58 am ET

Trials for brothers charged with ongoing criminal conduct in Iowa for allegedly fixing lottery games to collect jackpots have been delayed.

Florida Lottery

Florida store employee arrested for 'micro-scratching' lottery tickets

January 6, 2017, 9:10 am ET

Authorities say a Florida convenience store clerk was cashing in by cheating, while selling customers worthless lottery tickets.

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