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Lottery News for September, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Pennsylvania Lottery proceeds being misused by Gov.. 12:07 pm - The Pennsylvania Lottery advertises it "benefits older Pennsylvanians, every day," but billions of lottery dollars have been diverted, an investigation found.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Winning NC lottery ticket set to expire. 10:23 pm - A winning lottery ticket purchased in North Carolina worth $25,000 a year for life is set to expire next week.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Report: Ohio Lottery should make changes to organization. 8:51 pm - If Ohio follows the recommendations of a study of the state lottery, changes could be coming, including adding electronic table poker, online gaming, and a greater variety of instant tickets.
Friday, September 23, 2016
S.C. woman claims biggest Pick 4 payout in state's history. 8:07 pm - A Florence, South Carolina, woman cashed in on the largest Pick 4 payout to a single person in S.C. lottery history.
N.C. school custodian cleans up with $1 million lottery win. 7:59 pm - For Michael Owenby of Candler, North Carolina, a decision to quench his thirst turned into a $1 million lottery win.
New Jersey woman feared 'heart attack' when she won top Cash4Life lottery prize. 1:22 pm - A New Jersey nurse who won a $1,000-a-day prize from the lottery said she had to call a fellow nurse to make sure she wasn't having a heart attack.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Massachusetts woman arrested for alleged lottery scam. 12:51 pm - A Massachusetts woman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly trying to bilk an 82-year-old man from New Jersey out of more than $6,000 in a lottery scheme.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Colorado siblings win lottery by playing the same numbers. 2:48 pm - A pair of Colorado siblings won a collective $250,000 when they played the same lottery numbers in the same Powerball drawing.
Idaho woman wins $390,000 lottery prize after playing same numbers for 27 years. 11:06 am - An Idaho woman's streak of playing the same lottery numbers since 1989 finally paid off when the numbers earned her a $390,000 jackpot.
Losing bidders protest $262 million Maryland Lottery contract. 11:01 am - Two losing contenders for a contract worth as much as $263 million for the computer network that runs the Maryland lottery are protesting a decision to award the business to a rival, charging that a state agency chose the highest bidder after a tainted process.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Candy Crush-type game for state lotteries debuts. 6:15 pm - A new puzzle game similar to Bejeweled or Candy Crush aims to attract smartphone gamers who perhaps don't play traditional scratch-and-match lottery games, as well as lottery junkies looking for the next big game.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Second lottery win in 2 weeks worth $1M for Missouri woman. 9:07 am - A Strafford, Missouri, great grandmother scratched off a lottery win two weeks in a row, and the second one was a whopper.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Three pharmacy employees charged in lottery theft scheme. 8:48 am - When Police Chief Brennan Baird examined a video obtained off a hidden surveillance camera in the Rite Aid store of Danielsville, Georgia, the chief reported he was astounded at what he observed.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Pa. Lottery adds 'Wild Ball' feature to all numbers games. 10:52 am - The Pennsylvania Lottery has launched "Wild Ball," an optional add-on that gives players more chances to win the daily numbers games.
Monday, September 12, 2016
NH family claims $487 million Powerball jackpot, wants 'to do great things'. 3:22 pm - Lawyers for a New Hampshire family claimed a $487 million Powerball jackpot on their behalf Monday, saying the winners wished to remain anonymous but would do "great things" with their newfound wealth.
Idaho Lottery, legislature may be headed for showdown over new games. 11:20 am - Idaho State Lottery officials are asking potential vendors to provide information on how they would offer Keno, simulated racing, fantasy sports and other illegal gambling games when they bid on a lucrative decade-long contract.
Raised hackles and shears over a lottery card mix-up. 8:57 am - A New Yorker has learned his lesson after he scratched off a lottery ticket at a lottery retailer without knowing its origin.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
RI man nearly throws away $50,000 Powerball ticket. 9:29 pm - A Rhode Island man nearly threw out a $50,000 winning lottery ticket he bought months earlier.
Friday, September 09, 2016
NH Lottery says winner of $487M Powerball jackpot to claim prize Monday. 8:00 pm - The New Hampshire Lottery says the winner of the $487 million Powerball jackpot in July is set to claim the prize.
Truck driver makes delivery on way to claim $9.4M lottery jackpot. 2:00 pm - An Oregon truck driver who won a $9.4 million lottery jackpot said he completed his drywall delivery on his way to claim the prize.
Thursday, September 08, 2016
California man credits Virgin Mary with $1.2M lottery win. 7:22 pm - An 86-year-old California man said the Virgin Mary may have had something to do with his $696,000 California Lottery payout.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Lottery-winning couple 'defrauded' by tax business. 11:44 am - A husband and wife who won big off a 2014 Illinois Lottery scratch off say they don't want what happened to them to happen to anyone else.
Friday, September 02, 2016
Thai monk says winning lottery number came from examining a tree's textures. 8:53 pm - A Buddhist monk living in a monastery in Thailand won a nearly $175,000 lottery jackpot thanks to a "lucky" number revealed to him by a tree.
Thursday, September 01, 2016
N.H. supermarket donates lottery commission to charity. 8:48 am - A New Hampshire grocery store that sold a mammoth winning Powerball ticket announced Tuesday that it is donating its commission to local charities that work with children or hunger.