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Lottery News for March, 2019
Sunday, March 24, 2019
$750 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot surges to 4th-largest ever. 9:27 am - This week lottery players across the United States will be pulling out all the stops to try and win Powerball, featuring one of the largest lottery jackpots in history, worth an estimated $750 million.
Friday, March 22, 2019
Kansas man claims $50M Mega Millions jackpot on ticket he purchased in Missouri. 5:58 am - A Kansas man who stopped to get gas and a Mega Millions lottery ticket in Kansas City, Missouri is now $50 million richer.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
$625 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot soars on rollover. 7:50 am - After a 24th-consecutive drawing without a winner, the Powerball multi-state lottery game now features a jackpot that will provide multi-generational wealth to the lucky player who eventually wins it all.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Co-workers sue British Columbia man who won $1 million lottery prize. 2:59 pm - Four co-workers are suing a Surrey, British Columbia, man for what they claim is their fair share of a $1 million lottery prize.
Alabama senator announces lottery plan. 2:51 pm - Alabama State Sen. Jim McClendon of Springville announced this morning he is introducing legislation to set up an Alabama lottery.
New Jersey Lottery Million Dollar Replay $50,000 prize to be reselected. 9:02 am - The New Jersey Lottery held its Million Dollar Replay Grand Prize Drawing on March 8, 2019 at Asbury Park Convention Hall. A $50,000 prize winner from that drawing has been ruled ineligible and the Lottery will reselect that prize winner on March 20, 2019.
Monday, March 18, 2019
Winner of $1.5B lottery jackpot donates some winnings to Alabama tornado victims. 10:11 am - The winner of the largest Mega Millions jackpot in US history — $1.5 billion — is sharing some of her newfound wealth to help others in need.
Arkansas bill to keep lottery winner names secret fails. 10:06 am - An effort to keep the identities of some lottery winners secret has failed in the Arkansas House.
Sunday, March 17, 2019
$550 MILLION: Red hot Powerball jackpot rolls again. 9:01 am - This week Powerball is the hot ticket, featuring a jackpot payout of more than a half-billion dollars.
Thursday, March 14, 2019
$495 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot climbs, awaits its first winner of 2019. 8:35 am - Two and a half months into 2019, we still don't have a Powerball jackpot winner.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Man buys second winning $1M lottery ticket at same store in less than 2 years. 8:05 am - A North Carolina man has won a second $1 million lottery prize at the same store in less than two years, lottery officials said Friday.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
NJ joins DOJ lawsuit over Wire Act interpretation. 9:18 am - New Jersey is joining New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and several lottery companies in a suit seeking to invalidate the U.S. Department of Justice's legal ruling last year which critics said could hurt the state's multibillion-dollar online gaming and sports betting industries, Attorney Gurbir Grewal announced Monday.
Monday, March 11, 2019
Michigan woman dreamed of $4M lottery win — then it happened. 11:58 am - A Wayne County, Michigan, woman had a dream that she won $4 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket. Four months later, it really happened.
Appeal almost inevitable in Wire Act reinterpretation case, expert says. 9:43 am - Big changes could be on the horizon for the gaming industry if the January reinterpretation of the federal Wire Act becomes a U.S. Justice Department mandate.
State lotteries line up against DOJ reversal on Wire Act. 9:26 am - State lotteries continue to fight back against a January Department of Justice reversal of its interpretation of the Wire Act, threatening every form of online gambling in the country.
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Virginia woman wins $150,000 lottery payout in one Pick 4 drawing. 10:16 am - Some people have all the luck. In February, that person was Deborah Brown.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
$273M Mega Millions jackpot winner from NJ says he initially forgot the lottery ticket at the store. 5:54 pm - A New Jersey man who claimed a $273 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot this week left the winning ticket at the store.
Monday, March 4, 2019
Winner of $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot has come forward. 6:02 pm - More than four months after making his or her fateful lottery ticket purchase, the winner of the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot has stepped forward — but will remain anonymous, the South Carolina Education Lottery Commission announced.
Illinois Lottery glitch causes trouble for retailers, including overpayment to winners. 3:20 pm - The Illinois Lottery's transition to a new central gaming system has caused trouble for some retailers, including overpayments to winners.
Sports betting at Yankee Stadium? It could happen under New York legislation. 9:03 am - A sponsor of sports betting legislation in New York said the bill likely would allow for in-person wagering at places like Yankee Stadium and Madison Square Garden.
Friday, March 1, 2019
The daily lottery was originally a Harlem game — then the government wanted in. 8:33 pm - The numbers were a sprawling, black-run business for decades before the New York state government wanted a piece of the action.