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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 jackpot6:22 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 fans8:52 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

2007 lottery winner accused of armed robbery9:13 am - A suspect charged with the armed home invasion and robbery of a couple who had just returned from their honeymoon won $1 million in the Massachusetts Lottery in 2007.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Georgia Lottery hires new president7:37 am - Despite controversy over the governor's role in the choice, the Georgia Lottery board handed state budget director Debbie Dlugolenski Alford a new job Thursday as the lottery's new president and CEO.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Man has Tennessee Lottery tickets delivered to his doorstep8:23 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 tickets8:37 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 tickets7:35 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 payments8:27 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

Homeless S.C. man hits it big10:29 am - A Greenville, South Carolina man living at a rescue mission after falling on hard times said he now has a chance at a new home after winning $200,000.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Massachusetts man wins half of $61M Mega Millions jackpot6:59 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 jackpot6:55 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

NY brothers claim $5M win from '06 lottery ticket9:24 am - Two brothers kept quiet for six years about the $5 million winning lottery ticket they'd bought at their parents' store in Syracuse.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Kansas woman has big prize taken away after it was awarded3:43 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

Georgia man finds $1M lottery ticket in his truck7:54 am - A Clayton County, Georgia, man who won $1 million in August didn't realize he was rich until he found a forgotten Powerball ticket in his truck.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Maine couple claims $8.2M Tri-State Megabucks jackpot8:07 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 director7:11 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 jackpot6:51 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.
Idaho fire chief wins $1 million6:46 am - The Caldwell, Idaho, fire chief can look forward to being debt-free after winning $1 million playing Powerball.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Thursday is a numerologist's dream day7:45 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 Lottery7:45 am - The sole finalist to lead the Georgia Lottery is the state's top budget official, Debbie Dlugolenski Alford, officials said Tuesday.
Lottery winner indicted on 31 counts7:32 am - A New Hampshire man who won $1.4 million from the Tri-State Megabucks in 2005 was arrested Oct. 4 on 31 charges of money laundering, tax evasion, and fraud.

Friday, October 05, 2012

$14M Mega Millions lottery jackpot won by 2 old friends8:57 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

Iowa couple claims $202.1M Powerball jackpot1:27 pm - A Bondurant, Iowa, couple claimed a $202.1 million Powerball jackpot on Thursday, becoming the second-biggest lottery winners in Iowa history.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

GTECH picked to run Indiana Lottery8:19 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.
Lotteries a threat to federal Web poker bill?  10:16 am - In the battle for online gambling in cyberspace, Nevada casinos and multiple state lotteries could be close to a showdown — one that will shape the U.S. gaming industry forever.