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North Carolina Lottery

Here comes BBQ-scented N.C. Lottery scratch tickets

September 1, 2015, 8:20 am ET

In the never-ending effort to make buying a lottery ticket new and fun, the N.C. Education Lottery has come up with tickets that smell like barbecue when you scratch them.

Lottery officials will unveil their new BBQ Bucks scratch-off tickets Tuesday at Clyde Cooper's Barbecue in downtown Raleigh and at Queen City Q in Charlotte. The $2 scratch-and-sniff tickets will bring a chance to win up to $25,000 and to enter a secondary drawing for one of 10 prizes of 100 pounds of pork and a Big Green Egg to grill it on.

It's the first scented scratch-off game for the North Carolina...

Massachusetts Lottery

Mass. postal worker wins $4 million one day after getting married

August 31, 2015, 9:36 am ET

On Thursday, Timothy Sullivan promised his new wife to be lawfully wedded "for richer or for poorer."

On Friday, Sullivan became a couple million dollars richer to fulfill that promise.

The postal worker from Raynham, Massachusetts, won a $4 million dollar lottery prize just one day after marrying his wife Tanya. He had taken part in the "100X The Cash" $10 ticket game, the Massachusetts State Lottery said in a statement.

Claiming the instant prize from the lottery's Braintree headquarters on Friday, Sullivan opted to take $2.6 million — the amount after taxes — in a one-time cash sum.

California Lottery

Calif. man buys scratch game with $20 bill he found, wins $1 million

August 31, 2015, 9:15 am ET

A man who won $1 million from the California Lottery on Wednesday in Millbrae paid for the winning Scratcher ticket using a $20 bill he found on the ground.

The lucky Bay Area man, Hubert Tang, found the $20 bill on a street outside of San Francisco International Airport on Wednesday. He then used it to purchase two $1,000,000 Jackpot! Scratchers tickets from Andrea's Market, located at 1601 El Camino Real in Millbrae.

Tang, who works as a bartender, said that he had not purchased a lottery ticket in 10 years.

"I scratched the ticket outside of the store. I told my friend who I was with that I didn't know if it was real but, 'I think I just won a million dollars,'" Tang said.

Illinois Lottery

Illinois Lottery not paying big winners because state legislature won't pass budget

August 28, 2015, 4:51 pm ET

Illinois lottery players who win more than $25,000 have to settle for an IOU for now because the state has not passed a budget.


Maryland Lottery to join Cash4Life game in early 2016

August 28, 2015, 8:35 am ET

Maryland gambling officials issued their approval Thursday for the state to join the multi-state Cash4Life game starting in early 2016.

Minnesota Lottery

Internet sales of Minnesota lottery tickets coming to halt

August 28, 2015, 8:17 am ET

Minnesota's lottery is primed to pull the plug on ticket sales over the Internet.


Alabama lottery proposal dead for now

August 26, 2015, 11:00 am ET

Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston, recently announced he will not push his bill to allow a statewide vote on a lottery and casinos during the second special session.

Idaho Lottery

Gas station employee stole $850 in lottery tickets, police said

August 25, 2015, 8:19 am ET

Security footage caught a Twin Stop Chevron employee scratching Idaho lottery tickets on the job and putting the losing ones back for customers to buy, police said.

Nebraska Lottery

Nebraska Lottery to launch new scratch game based on football star

August 25, 2015, 8:12 am ET

The Nebraska Lottery is introducing its latest $5 Scratch game, Johnny "The Jet" Rodgers.

Virginia Lottery

Virginia Lottery's new in-state game awards $1 million, taxes paid

August 24, 2015, 8:53 am ET

Wouldn't it be nice if you won some money, and you received a bonus to pay the taxes on your windfall? That's the idea behind the Virginia's Lottery's newest game, Bank a Million.

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