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Lottery News for November, 2015
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Brooklyn man wins court battle to collect entire $10K lottery prize that he won in 2007. 12:37 pm - It took a while — and a decision by the state's highest court — but a 69-year-old Vietnam vet from Brooklyn, New York, can finally enjoy all his 2007 lottery winnings.
VA man collects on two winning million dollar lottery tickets. 10:23 am - One man claimed two tickets in Virginia Beach that matched all six numbers in the Nov. 18 'Bank a Million,' netting him $2 million after the tax withholding.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Another $1.2M Hot Lotto jackpot rigged by Tipton, officials say. 8:02 am - A $1.2 million jackpot-winning Hot Lotto ticket sold in Oklahoma in 2011 has been connected to a former security official of a multi-state lottery vendor accused of rigging lotteries in four different states, a lottery official said Friday.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
$42 million NY Lottery winner wants to remain blue-collar worker for life. 8:57 am - A Cayuga County, New York, man who won $42.5 million playing the Lotto said the winning numbers represented his parents' birth dates.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Florida lawmakers move to allow lottery sales as gas pumps, ATMs. 9:12 am - Florida legislators are moving forward with a bill that would allow lottery tickets to be sold anywhere you can swipe a credit card, including gas pumps and ATMs.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
NJ man goes on 10-store, 900-ticket lotto theft spree. 3:25 pm - An alleged lottery ticket thief was not lucky enough to get away with stealing 900 New Jersey Lottery tickets, let alone hit the potential $5 million jackpot, according to police.
$7 million lottery winner sees new opportunities on the horizon. 10:53 am - An Indiana man says winning $7 million from the Hoosier Lottery brings "a lot of opportunity," but that's not the first thing he said when he scratched off his winning Lottery ticket.
NY judge sides with attorney general against fantasy sports websites. 10:44 am - New York convinced a state court late Monday to reject demands from DraftKings and FanDuel — two popular fantasy sports operators — to issue restraining orders blocking the state attorney general from making good on his threats to shut them down in New York.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Mass. grandmother wins second $1 million lottery prize. 2:52 pm - A grandmother won $1 million on a scratch ticket at the very same Massachusetts grocery store where she won the same prize almost 20 years ago.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Friday the 13th is lucky day for Ohio lottery player. 7:55 am - For the first time since 2013, a winning Mega Millions jackpot ticket has been sold in Ohio, lottery officials announced early Saturday.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Suspended CT lottery game had too many winners. 10:06 pm - The Connecticut Lottery and state Department of Consumer Protection shut down the 5 Card Cash game after noticing there were more winners than the game's parameters should have allowed, and determining that some lottery agents were manipulating machines to print more winning tickets and fewer losers.
Connecticut Lottery suspends 5 Card Cash sales after retailers found cheating. 10:26 am - The Connecticut Lottery has halted the sales and payouts for its 5 Card Cash game after it learned some retailers might have been cheating the system.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Texas Gov. tells Lottery to stop exploring gambling expansion. 11:56 am - Gov. Greg Abbott has told Texas lottery officials to stop efforts to explore the expansion of sports betting lottery games and other types of gambling that are prohibited under state law.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Democrats hold up lottery payouts after Illinois Gov. compromises. 6:45 pm - After Illinois' Republican Governor Bruce Rauner froze the funds that pay out Illinois Lottery earnings last month, the governor made a compromise this week to get the funds flowing again, but it's now Democrats who are holding up the payouts.
NY attorney general says that DraftKings and FanDuel constitute illegal gambling. 11:08 am - The New York State attorney general on Tuesday ordered the two biggest daily fantasy sports companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, to stop accepting bets from New York residents, saying their games constituted illegal gambling under state law.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Florida lawmakers seek to automate lottery ticket sales. 8:30 am - Florida legislators think they can increase lottery ticket sales with a bill that would make it easier for consumers to buy a ticket.
NJ Gov. vetoes bill that would allow lottery ticket home delivery. 8:27 am - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Monday vetoed a bill that would have allowed the operation of lottery courier services in the state.
California Lottery computer glitch shuts down terminals. 8:24 am - A computer glitch on Monday shut down lottery terminals around California, preventing players from getting numbers for Powerball and other games.
One in hospital, one in jail after lottery ticket fight. 7:48 am - One man is in the hospital and a second is in jail Monday after an argument over lottery tickets at a San Francisco, California, market turned violent.
Monday, November 09, 2015
Winners suing Illinois Lottery try to rope in other states. 10:14 pm - Multi-state lottery groups pushed back on Monday against a move by lottery winners in Illinois to drag dozens of states into a lawsuit against the Illinois Lottery's suspension of payments.
Massachusetts Lottery considers its own online fantasy sports game. 9:26 am - The Massachusetts Lottery is considering developing a daily fantasy sports game as the online competitions have exploded in popularity — and faced increased scrutiny about their legality.
Saturday, November 07, 2015
Lottery scam victim lost life savings. 8:14 am - A Jacksonville, Florida, man said he thought he was helping another man retrieve thousands in lottery winnings, but instead that man took $32,000 of the victim's money and left.
Records show alcohol-related misconduct by former MN Lottery official. 8:03 am - A former high-ranking Minnesota Lottery official suing over her termination had the attention of Gov. Mark Dayton’s office in 2012 for alcohol-related misconduct that "created public embarrassment" for the agency, newly released documents show.
Friday, November 06, 2015
Friday Mega Millions jackpot raised to $164 million. 1:14 pm - Tickets for the Friday night Mega Millions drawing are selling faster than expected, prompting the state lotteries to raise the jackpot estimate to $164 million.
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Player in Tennessee wins first Powerball jackpot since game changed in Oct.. 8:23 am - A Tennessee Lottery player who purchased a ticket in Antioch has won the first Powerball jackpot since the game was changed in October.
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Australian woman's winnings stolen after she posts selfie with winning ticket. 9:22 am - A woman who posted a selfie of her winning Melbourne Cup horse race ticket has been robbed of her $825 winnings by someone who lifted the barcode off the photo.
Wyoming Lottery earns high marks in audit of first year. 9:05 am - Independent auditors found no major financial issues with how the Wyoming Lottery operated during its first year of ticket sales.
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Illinois Lottery is not paying, but people are still playing. 9:13 am - The fact that the Illinois Lottery is not paying winners of more than $600 is not deterring masses of people from playing anyway.
Sunday, November 01, 2015
UK Lottery fears website error caused players to discard winning tickets. 5:46 pm - The United Kingdom National Lottery is putting out an urgent call for players to re-check their Lotto tickets from the Oct. 10 drawing because the Lottery published the wrong numbers on their website.