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Lottery News for October, 2016
Friday, October 21, 2016
Judge: Poker pro Ivey, pal broke gambling rules in $10M win. 8:32 pm - A federal judge ruled on Friday that poker pro Phil Ivey and a companion violated state gambling regulations in the way they won nearly $10 million at cards at an Atlantic City casino.
Cubs fan wins $1 million in lottery while watching game. 12:46 pm - The Cubs haven't clinched a berth in the World Series yet — but one southwest suburban fan has already gotten lucky.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Charges dismissed against mother in lottery ticket scheme. 2:31 pm - Charges have been dismissed against one of three people charged with fraudulently claiming a lottery ticket prize.
Georgia Lottery looking for $7.5M Mega Millions winner. 11:41 am - Georgia Lottery officials are trying to solve the case of the missing winner of half of a $15 million jackpot won in the state.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Judge rules NJ couple's lottery annuity payments can't be taxed retroactively. 9:33 am - A New Jersey Tax Court judge has sided with a couple who won $46 million in the state lottery in 2000 and elected to have their winnings distributed in annual installments as a multiyear annuity payment, holding that the state did not have the right to retroactively tax their winnings after passing a new statute.
Virginia man tossed winning $10 million lottery ticket on floor. 9:24 am - If he'd known he just purchased a lottery ticket worth $10 million, this Virginia man would probably not have casually tossed it on the floor of his car.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Australian family win $4m beach house lottery after spending $200 on tickets. 7:30 pm - One lucky Australian family has won an oceanfront house worth nearly $4 million after spending $200 on lottery raffle tickets.
Judge: winner's lawsuit in lottery-fixing case can continue. 7:01 pm - The winner of a $9 million state lottery jackpot can continue a lawsuit that contends he would have won millions more if the prior drawing had not been rigged by a rogue insider, an Iowa judge has ruled.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Chase led to bean field, arrest in lottery ticket case. 6:58 pm - The arrest of an Indiana woman accused of stealing scratch-off lottery tickets from local stores came only after she led a police officer on a car chase that ended in a bean field.
Monday, October 10, 2016
Couple finds winning lottery ticket, tracks down rightful owner. 9:21 pm - Doing the right thing can pay off in more ways that you can imagine. One man in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, says he is living proof of that.
Sunday, October 09, 2016
Mississippi voters approved a lottery 24 years ago, so where is it? 8:05 am - Mississippi voters approved a state lottery back in 1992, but the Legislature never followed up and has voted down all of the dozens of bills introduced to legalize the lottery. Meanwhile, every time a Powerball jackpot grows to life-altering levels, Mississippians pour across the state line to buy tickets.
Friday, October 07, 2016
Illinois woman loses out on $50K lottery ticket after buying it with drug money. 7:03 am - An Illinois woman will lose out on the proceeds from a $50,000 lottery ticket after a state appeals court ruled the government should keep the money because the ticket was purchased with drug money.
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Georgia couple claim $246.8 million Powerball jackpot. 1:46 pm - A Powerball winner from Georgia just deposited the largest check of his life into his bank account because of a gentle nudge from his better half.
Mississippi lottery talk likely to coalesce odd coalition. 11:11 am - Nothing puts preachers and their flocks in political cahoots with the state's casino gaming industry barons faster than any serious talk of Mississippi authorizing a state lottery.
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Lottery winner pranks kids by letting them 'find out about it on the news'. 4:11 pm - A Canadian man who won a $7.4 million lottery jackpot said he wants his children "to find out about it on the news."
Mass. Treasurer renews push for online lottery games, apps. 4:03 pm - State officials are renewing their push to make Massachusetts State Lottery games available online and through mobile phone applications, a move they hope will attract a new generation of young players.
Monday, October 03, 2016
N.C. man almost drove past $1 million lottery win. 7:57 am - For Steven Tuttle of Flat Rock, North Carolina, the recent gas shortage almost cost him a $1 million lottery prize.
N.M. Lottery chief wants to scrap earmark for education. 7:49 am - The head of the New Mexico Lottery says his organization could provide more money for students if the Legislature scrapped a requirement pledging 30 percent of ticket sales to college scholarships.
Saturday, October 01, 2016
Mississippi Gov. says he's open to discussing state lottery. 9:32 pm - Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant said he "would be open to a general discussion regarding a statewide lottery," marking the first time in nearly 30 years that a Mississippi governor has said anything about a state lottery that didn't indicate they'd smack it quickly and hard with their veto stamp.
Some NC lottery players win so often, their good fortune defies logic. 10:15 am - The North Carolina lottery wants you to believe we all have the same chance to win, but some players are winning so often, and so big, that their good fortune defies logic.
How NC lottery ticket swappers avoid taxes, scrutiny. 9:36 am - Reselling winning lottery tickets — known as ticket discounting — can be profitable for both parties, but may harm recipients of child support and others.
These poker-playing robots can bluff better than humans. 8:47 am - By playing poker, advanced bots are transforming our view of how machines make decisions.