Lottery News for January 2024

January 2024

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Illinois man runs back into store to give owner a hug after winning $3 million in the lottery - An Illinois man who won $3 million in the lottery while sitting in his car deliberately ran back into the store he bought his winning ticket at to give the owner a big hug. 7 comments (last)

Monday, January 29, 2024

Ohio Lottery cashing services restored after 'cybersecurity incident' in December - Weeks after a cybersecurity incident at the Ohio Lottery made it next to impossible to cash in winning tickets over $599, the Lottery said all options are again available. 3 comments (last)

Friday, January 26, 2024

Texas Lottery Executive Director Gary Grief announces retirement - The Texas Lottery's Executive Director and longest-serving member Gary Grief announced he will retire at the end of February 2024. 5 comments (last)

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Maryland brothers arrested for $3.5 million lottery scam that allegedly involved exploding briefcase - Two Maryland brothers have been indicted after running a three-year scheme that involved false promises of lottery winnings and a supposedly exploding metal briefcase. 37 comments (last)

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Ireland Lottery advertising claims under scrutiny - The Ireland Lottery has been told by an ad standards body to be clearer over claims that "90 per cent of National Lottery money goes back into the community." 5 comments (last)

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Lottery player lets wife scratch off ticket he already knew was a $100K winner - A St. Louis County man let his wife scratch off a $100,000 winner after he already figured out the ticket was a big winner, the Missouri Lottery said. 5 comments (last)

Monday, January 22, 2024

Michigan man wins $200K Powerball prize after playing his kids' birthdays numbers - While most parents see their kids as lucky charms, this dad has the proof to back it up. 14 comments (last)

Saturday, January 20, 2024

Massachusetts man and his dog claim $4 million lottery win - A Massachusetts man brought his dog with him to claim a big lottery prize on Wednesday, and he plans to use part of his winnings to help animals. 11 comments (last)

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Mississippi Lottery passes $2 billion in gross sales - Since the first tickets were sold in November 2019, the Mississippi Lottery has passed $2 billion in gross sales. 26 comments (last)

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Australian lottery winner sues daughter - A would-be happy celebration of a $986,212 (US$661,142) jackpot turned into a drawn-out legal battle after an Australian lottery winner sued his daughter for allegedly pressuring him into sharing some of the winnings with her. 16 comments (last)

Monday, January 15, 2024

Ontario Lottery launches a new type of instant ticket - The Ontario Lottery (OLG) launched a new type of instant draw game, in which the draw has already been conducted and players must go on the "hunt" to find one of the winning tickets. 5 comments (last)

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Idaho man barely contained himself upon learning of $1 million lottery win while on work call - The first million-dollar winner of the Idaho Lottery's $1,000,000 Raffle had to keep his cool when he found out about the win while on a video conference call for work. 3 comments (last)

Friday, January 12, 2024

Virginia man wins second major prize in VA Lottery New Year's Millionaire Raffle - A Virginia man emerged as one of the lucky winners in the Virginia Lottery's New Year's Millionaire Raffle for the second time. 6 comments (last)

Thursday, January 11, 2024

California couple face felony charges for stealing $135 worth of Iowa Lottery tickets - A California couple are facing multiple felony charges each after stealing an Iowa Lottery ticket kiosk and attempting to cash $135 worth of winning tickets. 21 comments (last)

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

New Jersey Lottery bumps up Jersey Cash 5 jackpot to $1 million in new promotion - The New Jersey Lottery's current promotion instantly bumped up the Jersey Cash 5 jackpot to $1 million this week, with other bonuses in store for players this month. 3 comments (last)

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Washington, D.C. woman wins $2 million Powerball prize from lottery ticket gifted to her by husband - A Powerball lottery ticket ended up being the best present under the Christmas tree for one Washington D.C. woman, who won $2 million from the ticket gifted to her by her husband. 21 comments (last)

Sunday, January 7, 2024

$1 million winning Powerball lottery ticket bought in Texas will expire in a week - Sadly, more than one $1 million winning Powerball lottery ticket from the same drawing is expiring, including one bought in Texas. 3 comments (last)

Saturday, January 6, 2024

Virginia man who won $230,000 Cash 5 lottery prize honors agreement with brother to split winnings - Two brothers have an agreement when it comes to winning the lottery, and one of them pulled through when he won a $230,000 Cash 5 prize. 8 comments (last)

Thursday, January 4, 2024

Unclaimed $1 million Powerball lottery ticket bought in Kentucky will expire this month - There isn't much time left for a Kentucky Lottery player to claim a winning Powerball ticket worth $1 million, which is set to expire later this month. 15 comments (last)

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

One Michigan lottery ticket wins $842.4 million Powerball jackpot - Someone in the state of Michigan started off the new year better than the rest of us. 46 comments (last)

Monday, January 1, 2024

North Carolina woman collapses on live TV after becoming first Powerball millionaire of the year - The North Carolina winner of the Powerball First Millionaire of the Year drawing collapsed on the ground immediately upon finding out she won a million-dollar lottery prize on live television. 8 comments (last)

Happy New Year! - Have a happy, successful, and lucky 2024! 18 comments (last)

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