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Lottery News for May, 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016

N.C. restaurant owner wins third big lottery prize in two years10:11 am - The owner of a Greensboro fast-food restaurant is once again relishing his good fortune with the N.C. Education Lottery.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Massachusetts Senate weighing plan to give Lottery 'broad mandate' for online games12:25 pm - If the Massachusetts State Lottery is to continue to thrive and return hundreds of millions of dollars to cities and towns, it must have the ability to move online in some fashion, its executive director said, but it first needs permission from the Legislature to test the World Wide Web's waters.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Would you quit your job if you won the lottery? Many say no6:28 pm - Even a seven-figure payday wouldn't keep many Americans from showing up to work.
Jamaican lottery scam drives man to suicide8:23 am - An ongoing sinister scam continues to cause some victims to lose their entire life savings from thieves operating from a country and an ocean away.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Millions in prize money never claimed by NJ lottery players9:14 am - While the New Jersey Lottery pays out well over $1.8 billion in prize money each year, players lose out on tens of millions more when they fail to claim their winnings.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Audit: Illinois Lottery broke law to get around budget impasse5:14 pm - Eleven months ago, just as the state budget impasse was about to take hold, the Illinois Lottery violated state finance law by prepaying $20 million to take part in future multi-state lottery games, according to an Auditor General's report.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Birthday Fantasy 5 win for Californian11:18 pm - A San Diego resident kicked off his birthday by winning over a half-million dollars in the Fantasy 5 lottery, and had to step outside of a dinner gathering to double-check his ticket in disbelief.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

N.D. convenience store sells state's largest lottery prize ever6:43 pm - The largest prize ever won in the history of the North Dakota Lottery was sold at a Kum & Go store in Williston.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Florida woman admits role in lottery fraud7:54 am - A Broward County, Florida, woman pleaded guilty Monday to her role in a Jamaica-based telemarketing lottery fraud that targeted seniors in the U.S.

Friday, May 13, 2016

NJ family of 8 claims $429.6 million Powerball lottery jackpot4:52 pm - A New Jersey woman and her seven adult children have stepped forward to claim a $429.6 million Powerball jackpot.
8 people to split $429.6 million Powerball lottery jackpot in NJ10:58 am - The New Jersey Lottery has announced a press conference will be held at their headquarters Friday afternoon to introduce the winners of last week's Powerball.
Which lottery games do N.J. residents spend the most money on?  8:25 am - While Powerball and Mega Millions capture the public's attention when their jackpots soar into the hundreds of millions, it's other lottery games that pay the freight in New Jersey.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Investigators find another friend of Tipton who cashed rigged lottery prize5:54 pm - A friend of the former security director of the Multi-State Lottery Association who is implicated in a jackpot-fixing scandal was given a winning Kansas Lottery ticket worth $15,000 in 2011 as an engagement gift, she said Wednesday.
Lottery scam investigation comes to Tennessee7:56 am - The Tennessee Education Lottery is cooperating with investigators as they look into one of the most elaborate lottery scams in U.S. history.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Breast cancer patient wins lottery second time1:17 pm - North Carolina Education Lottery officials said a woman who has been battling breast cancer for six years has won the lottery two times in the past three months.
Police track down burglary suspects by tracing stolen lottery tickets10:56 am - Stolen lottery tickets, worth $6, led to the arrest of two men caught on camera burglarizing a home.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

One New Jersey lottery player wins $429.6 million Powerball jackpot8:58 am - It will be a Mother's Day unlike any other for one lucky New Jersey household.

Friday, May 06, 2016

British Columbia Lottery wants to upgrade computerized drawing system10:59 am - Canada's British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) in order to expand and improve its ability to conduct computerized lottery drawings.

Thursday, May 05, 2016

$415 MILLION: Powerball jackpot surges on rollover8:18 am - Just four months after people from every country went into frenzy trying to find creative ways to buy tickets for the biggest jackpot the world had ever seen, Powerball is back with another top-10 jackpot that can deliver multi-generational wealth.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Editorial calls for revamp of Oregon Lottery governance8:26 am - Following the sudden firing of the Oregon Lottery director, the editorial staff of the Register-Guard is calling for a new governance structure befitting a billion-dollar enterprise.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Alabama lottery won't happen in 20169:12 am - Alabama state lawmakers return to Montgomery on Tuesday for the final two days of the 2016 legislative session, but for supporters of a state lottery, the session has already ended.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

$348 MILLION: April misses bring May riches9:35 am - This week Powerball will be the hot ticket, featuring a jackpot that will tempt a lot of people to take a chance at unimaginable wealth.