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Lottery News for May, 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019

Lottery winner can seek bigger prize at trial, judge rules12:01 pm - A judge has ordered a trial in a lawsuit filed by Iowa lottery winner Larry Dawson, who contends a $9 million jackpot that he won in 2011 should have been nearly three times as big.
N.C. woman's Mother's Day ticket wins $1.3 million jackpot11:50 am - A lottery ticket turned out to be the Mother's Day $1.3 million "gift of a lifetime" for a North Carolina woman.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Massachusetts husband, wife are both $1 million lottery winners7:40 am - A husband and wife from Southeastern Massachusetts have now each cashed winning $1 million Massachusetts State Lottery instant tickets.
Alabama lottery plan approved by committee7:01 am - A plan to allow voters to decide whether to set up a state lottery in Alabama advanced Wednesday in the House of Representatives.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Michigan man wins jackpot after following the same lottery routine for 30 years8:07 am - A Michigan man who has stuck to the same lottery-playing routine for the past 30 years had his habits finally pay off when he won a $167,407 jackpot.
New York Lottery first in U.S. to crack the $10 billion mark in sales7:54 am - The New York Lottery became the first in the nation to top the $10 billion mark in combined sales and "net win," which is the earnings after winners are paid.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Wisconsin Powerball winner surprises random mom with $200 gift card on Mother's Day11:57 am - A Franklin Park, Wisconsin, mother shopping Sunday at Target walked out with more than just the diapers on her list.
New lottery agreement with private operator Northstar expected to save NJ up to $100M11:38 am - New Jersey government officials have renegotiated a contract with the private operator of the New Jersey Lottery that is expected to save taxpayers up to $100 million over the next decade.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Nearly $10 million in Louisiana Lottery winnings go unclaimed every year7:51 am - Each year, the Louisiana Lottery estimates abut $9-10 million worth of lottery winnings never get collected.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Alabama lottery plan changed; vote next week8:40 am - An Alabama House committee today adopted a new version of a bill to set up a state lottery in Alabama, changing how the money would be distributed.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Mississippi hires experienced executive for its new lottery10:26 am - The Mississippi Lottery Corporation announced Wednesday that it is hiring an experienced executive as its first president.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

N.J. woman wins $4M Pick 6 lottery jackpot with loose change she found around the house9:32 am - A New Jersey woman won a $4 million Pick 6 lottery drawing after buying two tickets with loose change she found scattered about her Morris County home.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Australian man wins lotto jackpot twice7:53 am - A Melbourne, Australia, man is busy counting more than $46 million after he won the top prize in Oz Lotto — twice.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Country House declared Kentucky Derby winner after Maximum Security disqualified8:34 am - Maximum Security led all the way in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, only to become the first winner disqualified for interference in the race's 145-year history. After a long wait, 65-1 shot Country House was declared the winner.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Florida lawmakers want to slap addiction warning notices on every lottery ticket8:53 am - Booze and beer don't carry similar cautions, but some Republican lawmakers want people playing the state lottery to be warned that the games may be addictive.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

NJ man wins his second major lottery jackpot10:11 am - A New Jersey man collected a $3 million lottery jackpot just two years after he won more than $730,000 from another game.