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Lottery News for July, 2016
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
British Columbia Lottery taking bets on US election. 8:13 am - Who says Canadians can't participate in US elections?
Monday, July 25, 2016
New survey destroys myth that poor Americans buy most lottery tickets. 2:07 pm - New Gallup survey results have again debunked the popular myth created by anti-lottery crusaders that low-income Americans buy a disproportionate number of lottery tickets.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Alabama lawmaker pushing for lottery vote on Nov. ballot. 8:39 am - A lottery vote in Alabama in November? One lawmaker says he wants that to be a reality.
Georgia Lottery transfers record-breaking $1.097B to education. 6:19 am - The Georgia Lottery has transferred a record-breaking $1,097,567,000 to education for the 2016 fiscal year.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Pennsylvania lottery winners now subject to state tax on prizes. 10:43 am - The small number of states that don't tax lottery prizes has just shrunk by one state.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
California co-winners of $1.6B Powerball jackpot finally come forward. 4:23 pm - Six months after someone in California was announced a co-winner in the historic $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot, the mystery buyer has finally been revealed — and it's a couple who were laying low on purpose, lottery officials said.
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Thursday, July 14, 2016
$333 MILLION: Powerball offers up summertime riches. 11:14 am - This month it's not just the weather and backyard barbecue that've been hot — Lottery jackpots also continue to sizzle.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Connecticut men charged with rigging machines in lottery scheme. 7:03 pm - State authorities continue to investigate the rigging of a Connecticut Lottery game they say increased the number of winning tickets and the payout to retailers.
Three lottery tickets worth $50,000 each go unclaimed in Virginia. 6:53 pm - No one came forward to claim three separate Virginia lottery tickets that were each worth $50,000, so the money now goes to a state fund for educational uses.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
WV Lottery officials keeping eye on PA internet gambling bill. 11:06 pm - West Virginia Lottery officials are closely monitoring legislation making its way through the Pennsylvania General Assembly that would significantly expand legalized gambling in that state.
Mass. Lottery may offer online games. 9:33 am - In response to declining sales among digitally savvy young adults, the Massachusetts State Lottery is calling on lawmakers to open a new gambling frontier — lottery games offered around the clock on mobile devices and computers.
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Saturday, July 09, 2016
Indiana lottery ticket wins $540 million Mega Millions jackpot. 8:52 am - One winning ticket sold in The Hoosier State beat the odds and matched all the numbers drawn in Friday's Mega Millions drawing to win the colossal $540 million jackpot.
Friday, July 08, 2016
Deadline approaching for three unclaimed $50,000 lottery tickets in Virginia. 9:48 am - Virginia lottery players: Better hurry and check your Powerball ticket from the historic $1.6 billion jackpot in January.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
N.J. woman discovers year-old lottery ticket worth $472K. 10:17 pm - Yokasta Boyer of Clifton uncovered some buried treasure just before her taxes were due this year, according to officials at the New Jersey Lottery.
CT Lottery aware of security problems before shutting down game. 9:01 pm - Months before Connecticut Lottery's 5 Card Cash game was suspended, lottery officials knew there was a "security issue" that eventually allowed the game to be rigged, according to a four-month investigation.
N.J. increases initial state tax withholding on lottery winnings. 8:53 pm - If someone buys a winning ticket for Friday's $540 million Mega Millions game in New Jersey, the state will be collecting more money at payout than it would have last month.
$540 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot raised on huge sales. 12:31 pm - A rush of ticket sales for the half-billion-dollar Mega Millions jackpot has prompted lottery officials to revise their estimate for the Friday night drawing to $540 million.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
$508 MILLION: Mega jackpot to spark ticket-buying frenzy. 9:13 am - July 4th is behind us, but some lucky person still has their Independence Day ahead of them — independence from financial burdens, that is.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
$454 million jackpot driving Mega Million ticket sales. 3:18 pm - With strong sales around the country, the estimated jackpot for Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing has been raised to $454 million, with a lump-sum cash option of $319 million cash.
Longtime Kentucky Lottery director dies following fall. 8:24 am - Arthur L. "Arch" Gleason, the longtime head of the Kentucky Lottery Corp. died on Friday following a fall in Cincinnati.
Monday, July 04, 2016
Friday, July 01, 2016
Man buys wrong lottery ticket, wins $169 million. 6:37 pm - Her husband didn't listen — and it paid off to the tune of $169 million.
Illinois Gov. signs bill ensuring lottery prize payments. 11:55 am - Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner Thursday night signed a bill giving the Illinois Lottery legal authority to continue all prize payouts if a budget deal is not reached.
Eddie Tipton's new trial delayed until 2017. 9:53 am - The second trial for a former lottery official accused of fixing jackpots in five states will be postponed until next year.
Texas couple wins a million in lottery on visit to NC. 9:34 am - A retired Texas couple won't soon forget their trip to North Carolina. After all, they're leaving the state $1 million richer.