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Lottery News for October, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Army vet uses last 4 quarters to buy lottery ticket, wins $1.3M jackpot. 6:22 pm - A man who used his last four quarters to buy a lottery ticket at a Macomb County, Michigan, market won a $1.3 million Classic Lotto 47 jackpot, according to the Michigan Lottery.
Lottery jackpot a silver lining for 11 Red Sox fans. 8:52 am - Five Red Sox players whose retired numbers hang above right field at Fenway Park may be in part responsible for helping 11 people win Massachusetts' Mass Cash game.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Man has Tennessee Lottery tickets delivered to his doorstep. 8:23 am - A man from Erin, Tennessee, was surprised Wednesday morning to find thousands of dollars of Tennessee Lottery scratch off tickets sitting on his doorstep.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Iowan gets probation for stealing lottery tickets. 8:37 pm - A former Kanawha, Iowa, convenience store worker has been given a deferred judgment after stealing lottery tickets from her employer.
Trial begins for man linked to double-murder by lottery tickets. 7:35 am - A Chicago man accused of fatally shooting a cashier and customer inside a Southwest Side convenience store in 2005 "almost got away with it," but a trail that started with lottery tickets he'd purchased moments before the killings ultimately led police to him, prosecutors said Tuesday as the man's double-murder trial got underway.
Monday, October 22, 2012
1987 Pennsylvania Lottery winners to receive final payments. 8:27 am - 17 school employees who shared a 1987 Pennsylvania Lottery Super 7 jackpot learned that sharing a big jackpot does not necessarily make you a millionaire.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Massachusetts man wins half of $61M Mega Millions jackpot. 6:59 am - A Massachusetts man is $30.5 million richer after splitting Tuesday night's $61 million Mega Millions jackpot with a co-winner from California.
California man wins half of $61M Mega Millions jackpot. 6:55 am - A California man is $30.5 million richer after splitting Tuesday night's $61 million Mega Millions jackpot with a co-winner from Massachusetts.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Kansas woman has big prize taken away after it was awarded. 3:43 pm - A Pratt, Kansas, woman was thrilled when she won a NASCAR prize package for this weekend, but that feeling soon turned to disappointment when the Kansas Lottery took the prize back.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Maine couple claims $8.2M Tri-State Megabucks jackpot. 8:07 am - The Von Oesens have five daughters and fourteen grandchildren, and have already begun planning ways to use their money to help them.
Georgia Lottery board member resigns citing pressure to hire new director. 7:11 am - A member of the Georgia Lottery Board resigned last week because she thought the panel was feeling pressured to hire the governor's budget director to run one of the country's most successful lotteries.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Delaware couple anonymously claims $50M Powerball jackpot. 6:51 am - A husband and wife from Wilmington came forward Oct. 5 to claim their $50 million Powerball jackpot from the Wednesday, Oct. 3 drawing, according to Delaware Lottery officials.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Thursday is a numerologist's dream day. 7:45 pm - On Thursday, some people may be marking, in some way, the fact that it is a special day, numerically speaking.
Alford named sole finalist to lead Georgia Lottery. 7:45 am - The sole finalist to lead the Georgia Lottery is the state's top budget official, Debbie Dlugolenski Alford, officials said Tuesday.
Friday, October 05, 2012
$14M Mega Millions lottery jackpot won by 2 old friends. 8:57 am - Two old friends who met working in a Manhattan print shop have become instant millionaires, scooping up a $14 million jackpot in the Mega Millions game.
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
GTECH picked to run Indiana Lottery. 8:19 pm - The Hoosier Lottery board voted Wednesday to hire a private company to oversee sales, marketing and other operations with the goal of earning the state about $2.1 billion in additional revenue through 2028.