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North Carolina Lottery approves online instant games
Additions to digital lottery games and sports betting sweeping the state By Kate Northrop The North Carolina Lottery has officially approved online instant games, to go into effect later this year. On Tuesday evening, the North Carolina Education Lottery Commission voted to expand its game repertoire by starting to offer digital instant games online. North Carolina lottery players may start to see new online lottery games beginning this fall or as early as Nov. 15, 2023. Inst
Aug 19, 2023, 5:22 pm - Todd - Lottery News

Michigan man wins record $503,254 Club Keno prize
Lucky player wins second big Club Keno prize and makes history while he's at it By Kate Northrop A Michigan lottery player won his second big Club Keno jackpot and set the new record for the highest prize won in the game at $503,254 while doing so. Dan Housler, of Portage, made Michigan Lottery history and established a new personal best at Club Keno when he won a record-setting $503,254 jackpot. Club Keno is an in-state draw game that draws 20 numbers from 1 to 80 in drawings th
Aug 13, 2023, 3:16 pm - Todd - Lottery News

Oregon man wins $8.2 million Megabucks jackpot after a decade of playing
Lucky winner hits jackpot after ten dedicated years By Kate Northrop An Oregon man hit an $8.2 million Megabucks jackpot after ten years of playing the game. Ray Jones of Lake Oswego dedicated himself to the idea of someday winning a Megabucks jackpot, and after finally hitting one worth $8.2 million, he can rest easy. It happened after he purchased the winning ticket at 7-Eleven on Capitol Highway in Portland. Jones matched all six numbers in the Megabucks drawing on Wednesd
Jun 10, 2023, 6:26 pm - Todd - Lottery News

Virginia Lottery launches new Pick 5 draw game
Fireball option returns By Kate Northrop Today, the Virginia Lottery launched its latest draw game Pick 5. Virginia residents can pick up tickets for the Lottery's newest game starting today for a chance to win a prize of up to $50,000. The popular game, like Pick 3 and Pick 4 in the Lottery's repertoire, also features the Fireball add-on, which gives players another chance to win by creating additional number combinations. This is also the first game the Virginia Lottery has eve
Jun 5, 2023, 2:07 pm - Todd - Lottery News

Delaware woman wins $300,000 on her way home from claiming $100,000 lottery prize
It was absolute insanity. By Kate Northrop A woman from Delaware could not believe she won yet another top prize from a scratch-off lottery ticket immediately after she had just finished claiming one at Lottery headquarters. Although it's not out of the realm of possibility, an anonymous Delaware player is completely dumbfounded that her luck brought her not one, but two six-figure lottery prizes, claiming both on the same day. The Newark resident's string of luck began when she
Nov 9, 2022, 4:40 pm - Todd - Lottery News

Kentucky cancer patient out of work wins $234,176 online Instant Play lottery jackpot
Huge win could not have come at a better time By Kate Northrop A Kentucky man diagnosed with cancer and undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments experienced a turn of events when he won a jackpot worth over $200,000 while playing the lottery online. Frank Long's life has changed drastically since being diagnosed with cancer, but a quick stroke of luck and the right attitude helped make a change for the better. Long's lifestyle looks different than most others'. He goes to
Oct 20, 2022, 3:57 pm - Todd - Lottery News

Iowa Lottery starts its own Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings
Discontinues shared drawings with Hoosier Lottery By Kate Northrop Iowa Lottery players now have their own in-state versions of Pick 3 and Pick 4 after sharing drawings and results with the neighboring Hoosier Lottery since 2017. Both the Pick 3 and Pick 4 draw games in Iowa will now have winning numbers and drawings that are unique to Iowa only, following a procedural update. Iowa residents have been able to enjoy playing Pick 3 and Pick 4 since 1998 and 2003, respectively, but
Oct 4, 2022, 8:26 am - Todd - Lottery News

Best friends of 30 years split $15.7 million Lotto 6/49 lottery jackpot
Pals played together for the past three years By Kate Northrop A pair of longtime friends split a $15.7 million (US$12 million) Lotto 6/49 jackpot after playing the lottery together for the past three years. Doug Ellsworth and Lawrence Russell thought that combining their efforts in the lottery would give them an advantage. Turns out, they had the right idea. Having shared a close friendship for three decades, the two will get to share a huge amount of money as well. Ellswort
Sep 10, 2022, 1:48 pm - Todd - Lottery News

One lottery ticket in Pennsylvania wins $206.9 million Powerball jackpot
Updated with retailer that sold the winning ticket By Kate Northrop A single ticket sold in Pennsylvania matched all six numbers in the Powerball lottery drawing Wednesday night, lottery officials announced today. Someone in Pennsylvania is holding a ticket worth $206.9 million. The winner will have the option to take the cash payment of $122.4 million instead of the annuity. The winning ticket was sold at Sheetz located at 205 North Center Avenue in New Stanton. The retailer wil
Aug 4, 2022, 1:06 pm - Todd - Lottery News

"The Breakfast Club" lottery group claims $842.4 million Powerball jackpot
Three-member group is the winner of the largest prize ever won in Michigan By Kate Northrop The winner of the $842.4 million Powerball jackpot drawn on Jan. 1, 2024, the largest Powerball lottery prize ever won in Michigan, was announced as a three-member group called The Breakfast Club. Wednesday, the Michigan Lottery announced at an in-person press conference that a three-member group called The Breakfast Club is the winner of the $842.4 million Powerball jackpot drawn on New Year'
Jun 12, 2024, 8:58 am - Todd - Lottery News

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