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Tennessee Rejects Lottery Deal with Georgia
The Tennessee lottery board decided unanimously this afternoon to decline a partnership with the Georgia lottery perhaps delaying the startup of games in Tennessee until March.Board members said the deal made sense from a business perspective because it would have provided more net revenue to be used for scholarships for Tennessee students.Although the state Attorney General's Office and the outside counsel consortium led by Waller Lansden Dortch Davis agree a joint venture is legal and allowe
Sep 3, 2003, 6:06 pm - Todd - Lottery News

Mega Millions and Powerball offer $1.11 billion in combined lottery jackpots
Chance to win $460 million tonight and $650 million tomorrow By Todd Northrop Lottery players have two massive multi-state jackpots to try to win this week, adding up to a whopping $1.11 billion in total. According to leading multi-state lottery website USA Mega , the Mega Millions jackpot sits at an estimated $650 million with a cash value of $308.6 million, while tonight's Powerball drawing offers a $460 million estimated jackpot with a cash option of $220.4 million. Powerbal
Mar 4, 2024, 7:20 am - Todd - Lottery News

Mega Millions and Powerball offer $1.13 billion in combined lottery jackpots
Chance to win $675 million tonight Story updated to reflect increased Powerball jackpot By Todd Northrop Lottery players have two massive multi-state jackpots to try to win this week, adding up to a whopping $1.13 billion in total. According to leading multi-state lottery website USA Mega , the Mega Millions jackpot sits at an estimated $480 million with a cash value of $240.7 million, while tonight's Powerball drawing offers a $675 million estimated jackpot with a cash option
Jul 10, 2023, 9:56 am - Todd - Lottery News

$1.33 billion Powerball jackpot won by one ticket sold in Oregon
Lump-sum cash option worth $621 million Drawing was delayed by one state needing more time to process sales Updated with area that winning ticket was sold By Todd Northrop Around the United States, millions of people had to wait an extra three hours last night to find out if they won the unbelievably massive Powerball jackpot, due to one unnamed state's inability to deal with the huge amount of ticket sales data. When the drawing did finally occur Sunday morning, it turns o
Apr 7, 2024, 8:13 am - Todd - Lottery News

$1.25 BILLION: Mega Millions jackpot set to deliver unimaginable wealth
Sixth-largest lottery jackpot in history By Todd Northrop After 30 drawings without a jackpot winner, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game now boasts a cresting jackpot of $1.25 billion that could instantly put someone among the wealthiest people on the planet. When nobody won Tuesday night's grand prize, the Mega Millions jackpot grew to an estimated $1.25 billion. As huge of a number as that is, the game will undoubtedly require at least one more rollover before it exceeds th
Aug 2, 2023, 7:40 am - Todd - Lottery News

$1.35 BILLION: Mega Millions jackpot set to deliver unimaginable wealth
Dodges popular birthday numbers to become fourth-largest lottery jackpot in history By Todd Northrop After 25 drawings without a jackpot winner, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game now boasts a cresting jackpot of $1.35 billion that could instantly put someone among the wealthiest people on the planet. To get to this point, the game had to survive a drawing in which all birthday numbers were drawn. Birthday numbers are those less than 31, and lotteries typically sell an outsiz
Jan 11, 2023, 7:14 am - Todd - Lottery News

$1.1 BILLION: Massive Mega Millions drawing set for Tuesday
5th-largest lottery jackpot in world history Cash value is $568.7 million By Todd Northrop For the fourth time in the past two years a lottery jackpot has crossed into billion-dollar territory. Last night nobody won the Mega Millions multi-state lottery drawing, triggering another jackpot rollover that created a Tuesday jackpot estimated at $1.1 billion with a cash value of $568.7 million. Based on past multi-state lottery jackpots, that estimate may get a lot bigger by the t
Jan 7, 2023, 6:56 am - Todd - Lottery News

$610 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot largest in ten months
13th-largest US lottery jackpot in history By Todd Northrop After a 34th-consecutive drawing without a winner, the Powerball multi-state lottery game now features a jackpot that will provide multi-generational wealth to the lucky player who eventually wins it all. After nobody won Saturday's $591.3 million grand prize, the Powerball jackpot increased to a staggering $610 million for Monday's drawing the 13th-largest US lottery jackpot of all time. But since most winners choose th
Oct 23, 2022, 9:43 am - Todd - Lottery News

$790 MILLION: Fourth-largest lottery jackpot in history to be drawn Tuesday
Cash value worth nearly a half-billion dollars By Todd Northrop After 28 drawings without a jackpot winner, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game now boasts a swelling jackpot of $790 million that could instantly put someone among the wealthiest people on the planet. When nobody won Friday night's grand prize, the Mega Millions jackpot grew to an estimated $790 million the largest since a $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot from a Jan. 2021 drawing was claimed anonymously by a 4
Jul 23, 2022, 8:21 am - Todd - Lottery News

Patton proposes Keno to raise funds for scholarships
Kentucky Gov. Paul Patton has urged the state lottery to launch a Keno game to raise more money for college scholarships, and lottery officials will discuss the proposal tomorrow.Patton made the suggestion in a Tuesday letter that was released by his office yesterday. The letter went to Bill Covington, the board chairman at the Kentucky Lottery Corp.Patton noted in the letter that a recent legislative study found that lottery revenue in coming years won't be enough to fully fund the state's meri
Nov 13, 2003, 5:07 am - Todd - Lottery News