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Canada lotteries changing biggest games to computerized drawings

April 24, 2019, 6:19 pm ET

Random number generators will be used for Lotto Max and Lotto 649 after May 14

Starting mid-May, players of Canada's two largest multi-province lottery games will no longer be able to rely on real lottery ball drawings to choose the winning numbers.

Instead, the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation will retire the lottery balls that generate the winning numbers for Lotto Max and Lotto 649 on May 14, moving to a computer program called a random number generator.

Wisconsin Lottery

GOP bill would keep Wisconsin lottery winners secret

April 24, 2019, 2:28 pm ET

Two Republican lawmakers are introducing a bill that would allow lottery winners in Wisconsin to remain anonymous.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Rep. Gary Tauchen announced the bill Tuesday, about 40 minutes after Manuel Franco of West Allis appeared a Madison news conference to reveal he had won a $768 million Powerball jackpot, the third largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.

Current state law doesn't allow lottery winners to remain anonymous. Tauchen said in a news release announcing the bill that lottery winners often become targets of fraud, abuse and harassment.

Powerball

Wisconsin man, 24, claims $768.4M Powerball lottery jackpot

April 23, 2019, 3:04 pm ET

Includes video report

The winner of a Powerball lottery ticket worth $768.4 million has been revealed. He is 24-year-old Manuel Franco of West Allis.

Franco spoke at length with reporters...

Powerball

Inexperienced lottery player's confusion leads to $150,000 prize

April 23, 2019, 10:33 am ET

A novice lottery player in Oregon who ended up confused while trying to buy a Powerball ticket had his inexperience pay off when he won $150,000.

Alabama

Alabama lawmakers head toward lottery vote

April 19, 2019, 2:23 pm ET

Alabama lawmakers are heading toward a vote on lottery legislation, with the goal of eventually putting the proposal up to a statewide vote.

New Jersey Lottery

Lottery first-timer nearly threw out $387,000 prize

April 19, 2019, 9:43 am ET

A first-time lottery player in New Jersey said a mistake when checking her tickets nearly landed her $387,391 jackpot winner in the trash.

Powerball

Long-lost $50,000 lottery ticket found one day before expiration

April 18, 2019, 12:27 pm ET

A Missouri couple found a lottery ticket in their glove compartment and discovered it was a $50,000 winner just one day before it would have expired.

Arizona Lottery

Arizona becomes latest state to shield lottery winners' names

April 18, 2019, 8:51 am ET

Arizona joined a growing number of states allowing winners of big lottery jackpots to stay anonymous Wednesday after Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation letting winners of jackpots of $100,000 or more request that their names not be made public.

North Carolina Lottery

NC man 'counting his blessings' after winning lottery ticket almost blew away

April 17, 2019, 10:00 am ET

A North Carolina man is "counting his blessings" after beating the almost 1-in-a-million odds to win a lottery prize, according to the NC Education Lottery.

Iowa Lottery

New giveaway formed after $1 million Iowa Lottery prize goes unclaimed

April 16, 2019, 3:09 pm ET

The Iowa Lottery released a plan for a new giveaway, funded by the money from an unclaimed prize in Nevada.

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