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7 arrested in Georgia Lottery winner's murder
Seven people were charged Monday in the shooting death of a lottery winner more than two months ago. The arrests were all made after a lengthy investigation into Craigory Burch Jr.'s death. The former forklift driver hit the $434,272 instant prize from the Georgia Lottery when he matched all five numbers from the Nov. 29, 2015 Fantasy 5 drawing. Six of the seven are in custody in the Ben Hill County Jail. One remaining suspect is in custody in Colquitt County. Two of the suspects are ...
Mar 29, 2016, 9:05 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia Lottery winner killed during home invasion
Don't do it in front of my kids A Fitzgerald, Georgia, man who recently won a nearly half-million dollar Georgia lottery jackpot was murdered overnight Thursday during a home invasion robbery. 20-year-old Craigory Burch, Jr died from gunshot wounds at a home on Stubbs Avenue. Burch won a $434,272 Fantasy 5 jackpot in November 2015. GBI agents spent the overnight hours collecting evidence from the home. Officials say Jasmine Hendricks, Burch's girlfriend, was in the home at the ...
Jan 21, 2016, 1:49 pm - Lottery News forum

$800 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot approaches billion-dollar range
Cash value is a half-billion dollars By Todd Northrop This is the lottery jackpot every lottery player has been waiting for! Reaching into uncharted stratospheric heights, the Saturday Powerball jackpot is by far the largest lottery jackpot the world has ever seen, and is now also the largest lump-sum cash jackpot in world history. Just a day after the jackpot was raised to $700 million, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has once again raised the official Powerball jackpot e ...
Jan 8, 2016, 11:32 am - Lottery News forum

$700 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot raised just hours after initial estimate
By Todd Northrop Well, that was quick. Less than 12 hours after the initial estimate for Saturday's Powerball jackpot was set early this morning, the already record-breaking grand prize has now increased to an estimated $700 million. The jackpot's estimated cash value has also been increased to $428.4 million. Saturday's jackpot will be the largest jackpot of any U.S. lottery game on record. This is truly exciting and uncharted territory, said Gary Grief, executive director of the T ...
Jan 7, 2016, 12:01 pm - Lottery News forum

$500 MILLION: Powerball jackpot explodes in ticket-buying frenzy
Become a half-billionaire! By Todd Northrop For the second time in the last 24 hours, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has raised the official Powerball lottery jackpot estimate for Wednesday's drawing when sales for the mega jackpot have vastly outstripped projections. The all-important lump-sum cash value of the jackpot has been raised to a staggering $306 million. The newly-increased annuity and cash value jackpot amounts both remain the 6th-largest ever recorded in Unit ...
Jan 6, 2016, 12:11 pm - Lottery News forum

$450 MILLION: Powerball sales bonanza sparks early jackpot increase
6th-biggest lottery jackpot in US history By Todd Northrop Due to larger than expected sales volume, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has raised the official Powerball lottery jackpot estimate for Wednesday's drawing to $450 million. The all-important lump-sum cash value of the jackpot has been raised to $275.4 million. The newly-increased annuity and cash value jackpot amounts are both the 6th-largest ever recorded in United States lottery history. The top-25 annuity and c ...
Jan 5, 2016, 12:01 pm - Lottery News forum

Georgia lottery officials question legality of fantasy sports companies
Georgia Lottery officials are questioning whether the daily fantasy sports industry can legally operate in the state, according to a letter sent last month to CEOs of DraftKings and FanDuel. Georgia Lottery General Counsel Joseph Kim said in the Sept. 23 letter that the companies appear to violate the Georgia Constitution, which generally bans gambling except for state lottery-run games. Kim said Monday that neither company responded by the Friday deadline given in his letter. He said lott ...
Oct 20, 2015, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum

Ga. man throws away -- then recovers -- $10,000 in winning Cash 4 lottery tickets
By Todd Northrop Imagine having lottery tickets worth $10,000, and then realizing you had thrown them away. That's precisely what happened to Cedric Jackson of Rome, Georgia, over the weekend. But the story doesn't end there. Jackson was a regular customer at Rick's Food Mart, 2000 N. Broad St., and went to the store early Saturday morning to buy new Cash 4 tickets. He has played the lottery every day for five years, picking the same numbers for weeks until he wins a prize. Friday ...
Aug 4, 2015, 8:23 pm - Lottery News forum

Wyoming Lottery refuses to release individual salaries
The Wyoming Lottery Corp. wants to keep its salaries and benefits secret from the public, with officials saying disclosure will hurt the new organization from a competitive standpoint. The Casper Star-Tribune sent a records request to the lottery, asking for compensation of executives and board members. CEO Jon Clontz denied the request May 8. The lottery and newspaper disagree in the interpretation of the 2013 law that created the organization. Lottery officials argue it is a private c ...
May 18, 2015, 7:13 am - Lottery News forum

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