Lottery News

September 2023

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

$835 MILLION: Powerball jackpot set to deliver ultra-wealth - This week Powerball is the hot ticket, featuring a massive jackpot that is approaching a billion dollars. 23 comments (last)

Monday, September 25, 2023

Virginia woman finds two-month-old $100,000 Powerball lottery ticket while rifling through papers - A Virginia woman was "going through some papers" when she came across a forgotten winning Powerball ticket worth $100,000. 4 comments (last)

Friday, September 22, 2023

$1.58 billion Mega Millions lottery winner has two weeks left to claim cash option - Time is running out for the Florida winner of the $1.58 billion Mega Millions jackpot, who has two weeks left to step forward if they want the cash option of the prize. 36 comments (last)

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Bill to allow Pennsylvania lottery players to claim anonymously passes unanimously in Senate - A bill that would allow some lottery winners in Pennsylvania to claim prizes anonymously passed unanimously in the Senate. 23 comments (last)

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

$70 million Michigan Powerball winner says lottery winners should be able to remain anonymous - A $70 million Powerball lottery winner from Michigan, who won the jackpot back in 2020, has come forward to argue that lottery winners should be able to choose to remain anonymous. 34 comments (last)

Monday, September 18, 2023

Minnesota woman made $117,000 from illegal lottery she claimed benefitted charity - A Minnesota woman has allegedly raked in at least $117,000 by operating an illegal lottery on Facebook and tried to disguise further attempts to run it after authorities gave her a hard warning. 14 comments (last)

Friday, September 15, 2023

Colorado lottery winner's first order of business after winning $5M: buy watermelon and flowers - A Colorado man's priorities after winning a $5 million Colorado Lottery's Colorado Lotto+ jackpot were clear — buy a watermelon for himself and some flowers for his wife. 11 comments (last)

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Missouri widow wins $199,000 lottery jackpot with numbers related to her late husband - A Missouri woman who lost her husband says she won a $199,000 Show Me Cash lottery jackpot with numbers inspired by her late spouse. 5 comments (last)

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

UK woman who went through £1.8M lottery winnings says she "spent it wisely" and "had a great time" - A lottery winner from the United Kingdom says she is tired of claims that she handled her win irresponsibly, saying that she's happy with how she spent her £1.8 million (US$2.25 million) in winnings and "had a great time." 26 comments (last)

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

$2 billion Powerball lottery winner Edwin Castro buys a third California mansion for $47 million - Edwin Castro, the winner of the largest lottery prize in history, has once again expanded his real-estate portfolio with the purchase of a $47 million mega mansion in Los Angeles, California. 44 comments (last)

Monday, September 11, 2023

Arkansas woman almost gifts winning lottery ticket to ex-father-in-law - An Arkansas woman nearly gave away a scratch-off lottery ticket that would have won the gift recipient $75,000, but she decided to keep the ticket in the end. 18 comments (last)

Saturday, September 9, 2023

70-year-old woman wins £10k a month for 30 years, credits "money spiders" for lottery prize - A UK woman says its thanks to some lucky spiders that she won a £10,000 (US$12,465) a month prize in the National Lottery. 13 comments (last)

Thursday, September 7, 2023

UK Teacher who won £2 million in lottery will leave job to pursue dream of writing historical novels - After winning £2 million (US$2.5 million) in the UK National Lottery, a teacher will swap the classroom for a writing desk to pursue a dream job as a novelist. 5 comments (last)

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

New UK National Lottery operator Allwyn will implement online spending limit - As part of Allwyn Entertainment's upcoming takeover as the new operator of the UK National Lottery, a spending limit will be put in place for players buying lottery products online. 7 comments (last)

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Kentucky man who won $500,000 lottery prize celebrates by giving retailer employees money - A Kentucky man's first action on his to-do list after winning $500,000 in the lottery was to give money away to the employees at the store he bought the ticket from. 9 comments (last)

Friday, September 1, 2023

Michigan man wins his second six-figure jackpot prize from the same game this year - A Michigan man won the Michigan Lottery's Big Ca$h Second Chance jackpot for the second time this year, bumping up his collective winnings from the game to over $800,000. 12 comments (last)

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Virginia college student who "never wins" lands a $500,000 scratch-off lottery prize - A Virginia woman who very rarely picks up a lottery ticket because she doesn't understand them found success with one particular scratch-off that landed her a $500,000 prize. 9 comments (last)

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Maryland woman wins $50,000 Pick 5 prize the same day she collects second-chance lottery prize - A Maryland woman says she is on a lucky streak after stepping out of the Maryland Lottery's headquarters just to win a $50,000 Pick 5 prize right across the street. 7 comments (last)

North Carolina woman wins largest Keno lottery prize in state history at $168,750 - A North Carolina woman set a new record for the largest win in the North Carolina Lottery's Carolina Keno game at $168,750.

Monday, August 28, 2023

Kentucky woman charged with 76 counts for theft of over $123,000, including lottery tickets - A Kentucky woman faces 76 counts in connection with theft of over $123,000 in merchandise, consisting of Kentucky Lottery tickets and other stolen goods. 9 comments (last)

Friday, August 25, 2023

$1 million Mega Millions prize won in Iowa will expire in two weeks - Mega Millions lottery players in Iowa should rifle through their drawers if they think they bought a ticket in Ames last year, as there are just two weeks left on the clock to claim a $1 million Mega Millions prize. 45 comments (last)

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Washington man wins $717,500 in lottery after heartwarming moment he rescues kitten - A Washington man won $717,500 playing the Washington Lottery's Hit 5 draw game after he saved a trapped kitten. 6 comments (last)

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

North Carolina man plays Cash 5 lottery game for the first time, wins $331,792 - With the tap of a finger, a North Carolina man won a $331,792 lottery jackpot playing Cash 5 for the very first time. 2 comments (last)

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

New Jersey Lottery will begin selling tickets online - The New Jersey Lottery has announced that it has voted to approve selling tickets online. 17 comments (last)

Monday, August 21, 2023

Connecticut Lottery to move headquarters - The Connecticut Lottery will be moving its headquarters and claims center to a new facility this month. 2 comments (last)

Saturday, August 19, 2023

North Carolina Lottery approves online instant games - The North Carolina Lottery has officially approved online instant games, to go into effect later this year. 2 comments (last)

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Iowa Lottery to add Double Play add-on feature to Powerball - The Iowa Lottery has announced that it has approved a plan to allow players to add the Double Play add-on feature to their Powerball tickets. 10 comments (last)

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

First $25 million scratch-off lottery prize claimed in Massachusetts - The largest scratch-off prize in Massachusetts state history has been claimed at a whopping $25 million. 21 comments (last)

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Virginia sailor sets new record for largest instant lottery prize won online in U.S. - A Virginia man set a record for the largest instant online lottery prize won in the United States at $1,817,588 — right from the comfort of his car. 7 comments (last)

Monday, August 14, 2023

Utah man who drove across state lines to play lottery in Idaho wins $3 million Mega Millions prize - A Utah man is glad he drove across state lines into Idaho on two separate occasions to play the lottery after it led to him winning a $3 million prize in the Mega Millions multi-state game. 11 comments (last)

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Michigan man wins record $503,254 Club Keno prize - A Michigan lottery player won his second big Club Keno jackpot and set the new record for the highest prize won in the game at $503,254 while doing so. 13 comments (last)

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Maryland woman wins $1 million in lottery two weeks after winning $50,000 - A Maryland woman won $1 million just two weeks after winning $50,000 in the lottery. 7 comments (last)

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

One ticket sold in Florida is sole winner of $1.58 billion Mega Millions jackpot - After a run of 31 drawings without a jackpot winner, the 32nd drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions game produced a single $1.58 billion winner last night when one lottery ticket sold in Florida matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball. 86 comments (last)

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

South Carolina man sticks to lottery routine, wins $300,000 - A South Carolina man proved that finding a decent routine and sticking to it pays off, and he has a $300,000 lottery win to show for it. 2 comments (last)

Monday, August 7, 2023

California man reinvests $500 lottery win into scratch-off book, scoops up $1 million prize - A California man reinvested his $500 lottery win back into a full book of scratch-off tickets and spent an entire day at work before he discovered one of the tickets in the booklet was worth $1 million. 13 comments (last)

Saturday, August 5, 2023

$1.55 BILLION: Biggest Mega Millions jackpot ever to be drawn Tuesday - Last night, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game produced no top winner for the 31st consecutive drawing, prompting lottery officials to raise the game's jackpot to $1.55 billion — the largest jackpot in the game's 27-year history. 134 comments (last)

Thursday, August 3, 2023

VIDEO: Dee Dee Moore killed Florida Lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare... now she wants a new trial - The convicted killer of Florida lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare has resurfaced in headlines now that she is seeking a new trial or a modification of her life sentence. 18 comments (last)

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

$1.25 BILLION: Mega Millions jackpot set to deliver unimaginable wealth - After 30 drawings without a jackpot winner, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game now boasts a cresting jackpot of $1.25 billion that could instantly put someone among the wealthiest people on the planet. 92 comments (last)

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Post Malone and the "perfect storm" — North Carolina man wins $100,000 lottery prize - A North Carolina man says his $100,000 lottery win is all thanks to "the perfect storm" that involved a Post Malone concert, severe rains, and a bathroom break. 5 comments (last)

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