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Lottery News for February, 2016
Friday, February 12, 2016
NJ Lottery holds annual second-chance drawing. 7:33 pm - The New Jersey Lottery held the Grand Prize Drawing of the 2015 Million Dollar Replay program with more than 100 semi-finalists and their guests in attendance at the War Memorial in Trenton.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Pennsylvania Lottery testing payment with credit, debit cards. 3:50 pm - People can now use debit and credit cards to purchase Pennsylvania lottery tickets at nine Smoker's Express stores in the Harrisburg area as part of a new payment trial.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Arizona AG begins investigation of former Lottery director. 7:45 pm - The former Arizona Lottery director, who abruptly resigned last month following allegations of mismanagement of the agency, is under investigation by the Attorney General Mark Brnovich's office.
Lottery bill scheduled for early hearing in Alabama Legislature. 10:31 am - A proposal by some Republican lawmakers to allow a statewide vote on a lottery is scheduled for discussion in a public hearing on Wednesday.
Friday, February 05, 2016
Jury: Lottery winner must pay ex-boyfriend part of winnings. 12:55 pm - A jury Thursday ruled that a former middle school teacher who won a $1 million lottery jackpot must pay $291,000 to her former sweetheart, who testified that he handed her the money to buy the winning ticket.
Thursday, February 04, 2016
First lawsuit in state lottery-fixing scandal seeks millions. 9:10 pm - An Iowa man could become a key player in a barrage of litigation that threatens to cost state lotteries tens of millions of dollars in damages in an insider jackpot-rigging scandal.
With $63M jackpot expiring today, Calif. Lottery sued by owner of damaged ticket. 2:16 pm - With just hours remaining before California Lottery officials declare a $63-million jackpot winner an official no-show, a Los Angeles County man has filed legal papers saying he is the rightful winner and that lottery officials have "destroyed" the evidence.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
$63 million California Lottery jackpot expires Thursday. 8:53 am - Like a magical horse-drawn carriage that transforms into a pumpkin at midnight, someone's winning $63-million lottery ticket is about to turn into a worthless scrap of paper, according to California Lottery officials.
Tennessee Powerball lottery winners sued by inmate. 8:28 am - A prison inmate has filed a lawsuit that attempts to halt the payout of the Tennessee Powerball winners' share of the $1.6 billion jackpot.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Monday, February 01, 2016
Va. grocery store worker's lottery ticket mistake turns into $7 million grand prize. 8:20 am - A Virginia grocery store employee's mistake during Powerball jackpot fever earlier this month ended up turning into a $7 million windfall.