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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

"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

New Jersey Lottery will begin selling tickets online
I have a huge s--t eating grin reading this just now. Todd Kate...thought of you guys IMMEDIATELY and perhaps all your stories about buying on-line in other states woke them up a bit. That is a myth that brick and mortar stores will suffer. Like I've said for years in Kentucky you can't buy the same type of scratch tickets like in the store, they have totally different ones for that. When other states see how much the consumers LIKE this convenience they may too adopt t
Aug 22, 2023, 9:16 am - Bleudog101 - Lottery News

New Jersey Lottery will begin selling tickets online
While some celebrate the move toward digital convenience, in-person retailers bite back By Kate Northrop The New Jersey Lottery has announced that it has voted to approve selling tickets online. During a meeting on Aug. 17, the New Jersey Lottery Commission announced its decision to start selling tickets directly to players online. The change applies to its popular draw games, such as Mega Millions, Powerball, and Jersey Cash 5, but it will not include scratch-off instant games.
Aug 22, 2023, 8:50 am - Todd - Lottery News

Maryland man hoping for second-chance lottery prize ends up winning $50,000 instead
Lucky player is no stranger to winning second-chance prizes By Kate Northrop A Maryland man who bought a lottery ticket hoping to enter a second-chance promotion ended up winning a $50,000 top prize from a Corvette-themed scratch-off game. One lucky lottery winner bought a scratch-off ticket with his eye on a second-chance prize promotion, but now he'll have to buy another ticket if he still wants to enter because his lottery purchase landed him a $50,000 top prize instead. The w
Jul 31, 2023, 2:35 pm - Todd - Lottery News

UPDATE: Proposed changes to Mega Millions game will raise ticket price to $5
The Lucky for Life Jackpot Odds are 1:30,821,472. The jackpot is not won every day. I won't throw a party just because the odds are not 1: 278.369M. I buy one ticket for each draw plus the multiplier for a total of $6 a week. To keep my play constant I have to add $4 to my weekly budget. The 1X multiplier is a scam, there will be more 1X balls that the other numbers. I don't view it a win for me, it's more money out of my pocket. Regardless of the reduced odds and the
Jun 13, 2024, 5:56 pm - JustMaybe - Lottery News

N.J. Lottery retailer says $221M Powerball winner is bus driver who spends $60 a day on tickets
New Jersey Lottery presents retailer with check, whose clerk hints at identity of winner Includes video report By Kate Northrop On the day the New Jersey Lottery presented the retailer that sold the winning ticket for a $221 Powerball jackpot with a commission check, a clerk at the store asserted that the winner is a regular customer who frequently plays the lottery. The winner of the $221 million Powerball jackpot drawn on Mon., June 10, 2024 may not have officially come forward
Jun 13, 2024, 6:37 am - Todd - Lottery News

U.K. convicts used stolen card to win £4 million lottery prize; now card owner wants the winnings
Blotto Louts bender is short-lived Includes video report By Kate Northrop The owner of the debit card two United Kingdom convicts used to purchase a winning lottery ticket worth 4 million (US$4.98 million) says he wants to see at least a portion of the prize. Joshua Addyman, 29, was on the receiving end of a fraudulent debit purchase made by two jobless convicts, Mark Goodram and Jon-Ross Watson, which resulted in a 4 million lottery win. Just having learned of the win last w
Apr 16, 2024, 8:12 am - Todd - Lottery News

Ohio Lottery halts some prize payouts due to Christmas Eve cybersecurity incident
Fifth day of investigation into cybersecurity event, some prize payouts still paused By Kate Northrop The Ohio Lottery temporarily suspended lottery payouts for prizes over a certain amount after a cybersecurity event impacted their computer systems on Christmas Eve. Payouts for Ohio Lottery prizes of $599 and above have been suspended for some claim methods due to a cybersecurity incident that occurred on Sun., Dec. 24. Viewing results for some games has also been impacted, maki
Dec 28, 2023, 12:10 pm - Todd - Lottery News

Calif. Lottery Daily Derby software glitch created faulty 'Quick Pick' tickets, possibly for years
Lottery announces game promotion to account for error Error only happened under certain conditions By Kate Northrop The California Lottery's Daily Derby game was affected by a software glitch that could potentially limit the number of possible combinations a player could receive on their ticket, if their plays were purchased in specific ways. Following the discovery of a software error in the Daily Derby game, the California Lottery announced a compensatory promotion that will in
Jul 16, 2024, 7:55 pm - Todd - Lottery News

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