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Lottery News for August, 2015
Friday, August 28, 2015
Maryland Lottery to join Cash4Life game in early 2016. 8:35 am - Maryland gambling officials issued their approval Thursday for the state to join the multi-state Cash4Life game starting in early 2016.
Internet sales of Minnesota lottery tickets coming to halt. 8:17 am - Minnesota's lottery is primed to pull the plug on ticket sales over the Internet.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Gas station employee stole $850 in lottery tickets, police said. 8:19 am - 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 to launch new scratch game based on football star. 8:12 am - The Nebraska Lottery is introducing its latest $5 Scratch game, Johnny "The Jet" Rodgers.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Virginia Lottery's new in-state game awards $1 million, taxes paid. 8:53 am - 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.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
NJ Lottery officials still investigating cause of massive outage. 8:27 pm - The exact cause and circumstances of a five-day outage that blocked nearly half of New Jersey's lottery retailers from selling printed tickets like Pick 3 and Mega Millions earlier this month are still a mystery.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
VIDEO: See what it's like to win a Colorado Lottery prize. 9:14 am - If you've ever imagined what it must be like to win a Colorado Lottery Second-Chance Drawing, get ready to experience all of those winning moments.
Virginia Lottery turns over more than a half-billion dollars to education. 9:05 am - For just the second time in its history, the Virginia Lottery has delivered more than a half-billion dollars to Virginia's K-12 public schools in a single fiscal year.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Florida man says lottery refuses to pay winning ticket. 9:58 am - A Brevard County, Florida, man said he had a winning lottery ticket only to have the state deny him his winnings.
Monday, August 17, 2015
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Saturday, August 15, 2015
NC lottery winner spent $9M bailing out convict fiancé. 8:18 am - A North Carolina lottery winner used part of her $188 million Powerball jackpot to bail her convict fiancé out of jail — twice.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
NY Lottery winner, 82, shares $7M jackpot with daughter. 8:35 am - A winning $7 million scratch-off lottery ticket purchased by an 82-year-old grandmother while waiting for her hair appointment is about to change the lives of several generations in one family.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Illinois woman wins $15 million on instant lottery ticket. 9:40 am - A Hanover Park, Illinois, woman recently won $15 million playing a World Class Millions Illinois Lottery ticket, according to an Illinois Lottery news release.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Former teacher wins Wisconsin's largest Megabucks jackpot ever. 11:29 am - A former high school teacher won Wisconsin's biggest Megabucks jackpot ever, thanks to a quick trip to pick up a gallon of milk.
Monday, August 10, 2015
Police official tried to cash in stolen lottery ticket. 7:38 pm - The chairman of a Connecticut police commission has resigned after being charged in Florida with trying to cash in a winning $520,000 lottery ticket that was reported stolen by his niece.
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Lottery Places mobile app featured on Discovery Channel. 7:53 pm - The Lottery Places mobile app for iPhone, Android, and Windows will be featured on the Discovery Channel Friday morning, Aug. 7, on the 7:00 AM program NewsWatch TV.
Michigan Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million goes unclaimed. 8:41 am - A winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Michigan expired Wednesday and the $1 million prize went to the state School Aid Fund.
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Ga. man throws away -- then recovers -- $10,000 in winning Cash 4 lottery tickets. 8:23 pm - Imagine having lottery tickets worth $10,000, and then realizing you had thrown them away.
California Lottery begins offering tickets at gas pumps. 10:40 am - Play at the Pump, the California Lottery's latest expansion of the lotto market, is both convenient and controversial.
NY man claims friend broke deal to split lottery prize, files lawsuit. 8:27 am - A Queens, New York, man claims one of his best friends is bilking him out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, after improbably striking the jackpot on a lottery ticket the two had agreed to split — and refusing to share the million dollar bounty.
Suspected lottery ticket thief causes major wreck in getaway. 8:24 am - A suspect is in a Houston-area hospital after fleeing the scene of a daring robbery in Conroe and causing a serious traffic accident as he was attempting to make his getaway.
$1 million hasn't changed Iowa lottery winner. 7:59 am - Five years since winning $1 million, Bob Boehm stands in roughly the same place.
N.J. lottery drawing games offline across the state over the weekend. 7:47 am - Half of all lottery retailers across New Jersey were not been able to issue any tickets from Friday night through Monday as a result of a "technical issue," a state Treasury spokesman confirmed Monday.
Monday, August 03, 2015
Texas Lottery launches Set For Life scratch-off games. 2:02 pm - The Texas Lottery today announced a new series of scratch-off games called Set For Life, offering players the chance to win as much as $5,000 per week for the next 20 years.
Sunday, August 02, 2015
Alabama Gov. compares lottery to leisure suits. 11:37 am - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley took his campaign for tax increases and budget reform to the Bessemer Chamber of Commerce today, where he was asked about whether he's concerned that Alabamians buy lottery tickets in other states.