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Hawaii is the latest state to take first steps of starting a lottery
Lottery bill is passed by Senate education committee By Kate Northrop A bill that advocates for the creation of a state lottery was approved by the Hawaii Senate Education Committee on Wednesday, which means that the state is one step closer to potentially operating its own lottery. Following Alabama, Hawaii is the latest state to push a lottery bill to the Senate Judiciary to further the discussion of starting a lottery that could generate additional revenue for the state. The bill
Feb 12, 2021, 12:11 pm - Lottery News

Retired trucker wins $1M NJ Lottery 'second chance' jackpot
Includes video report James Wood shot up out of his seat Friday the second his name was called. He had the feeling all week that this would be his day. The Little Egg Harbor man, a retired trucker, won $1 million in Asbury Park Convention Hall at the New Jersey Lottery Million Dollar Replay event. He turned and gave a tearful hug to his brother-in-law, Jeffrey Brook, who accompanied him to Friday's event, which you can see in the video above. The part Wood, 56, was most excited for
Mar 6, 2020, 2:49 pm - Lottery News

Winner claims prize for $150 million Powerball lottery ticket sold at CA/NV border
By Todd Northrop A huge Powerball jackpot was claimed on a ticket sold at a famous lottery store on the border of California and Nevada. Last month, one winning ticket for the $150 million Powerball was sold at Gold Ranch Lottery on the Nevada-California border near Verdi. On Monday, Bill Lawrence stepped forward as the winner, according to a press release issued by the California Lottery. Lawrence's residency was not disclosed. The retiree and his wife, who just celebrated their 20th w
Dec 20, 2019, 9:44 am - Lottery News

Mississippi to start selling lottery tickets Nov. 25
First MS Lottery retailers have been approved By Todd Northrop People wanting to play the Mississippi lottery will be able to do so slightly sooner than expected. The Mississippi Lottery Corp. announced it will start selling scratch-off lottery tickets Nov. 25 the Monday before Thanksgiving. Lottery officials had originally planned to begin sales on Dec. 1. Multi-state lottery tickets for games such as Powerball and Mega Millions are expected to go on sale in early 2020. The lotte
Oct 16, 2019, 8:50 pm - Lottery News

Lawmaker: Alabama lottery bill 'dead' for session
An Alabama lottery bill is defunct for the legislative session, a key lawmaker said Wednesday. It's dead for this session. It won't be coming back this session, said Republican Rep. Steve Clouse, who was shepherding the bill in the House of Representatives. The bill hit a politically fatal mix of conservative opposition to gambling and liberals' feuds over electronic gambling and how to use lottery revenue. Clouse said they do not have the 63 bipartisan votes needed to pass the measure in
May 23, 2019, 11:48 am - Lottery News

New York man claims $245.6 million Powerball jackpot
Includes video report A Staten Island, New York, man came forward Thursday to officially claim a $245.6 million Powerball jackpot. Nandlall Mangal, 42, was the sole winner of the August 11 drawing. Mangal said he purchases his tickets when the jackpots reach $100 million. I was grocery shopping and knew the Powerball jackpot was big, he said. I decided that was a good time to buy my tickets. Mangal purchased a $6 Quick Pick ticket for that night's drawing and left it on his kitc
Sep 29, 2018, 8:13 am - Lottery News

Florida Irma evacuee and mother of three wins $10K lottery in North Carolina
A Florida woman who evacuated from Hurricane Irma with her three children won $10,000 on a lottery scratch-off ticket while sheltering in North Carolina. Tiffany Hatfield, 28, left her home in Ocoee, near Orlando, late Friday night with her three young daughters to drive to a friend's home in Virginia. Hatfield moved to Florida from Connecticut in June to live closer to family while her husband, a member of the U.S. Navy, is stationed in Hawaii. Hatfield did not plan to evacuate until her
Sep 14, 2017, 11:55 am - Lottery News

Custodian wins $2M scratch-off lottery ticket
Includes video report A high school janitor won 2 million dollars from a scratch-off ticket bought in Gurnee, Illinois. Dave Martinez stopped at a local gas station Nov. 19 where he bought the winning lottery ticket. I started scratching off on the dining room table and thought it was just a hundred thousand at first and then I looked at it again and it said a hundred thousand times twenty and was just mind-boggling, Martinez said. I was jumping up and down and my wife was still ha
Dec 8, 2016, 8:46 am - Lottery News

Alabama governor calls special session for state lottery
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley believes a statewide lottery is the permanent solution to fixing Alabama's funding woes, and Wednesday, he called for a special session to discuss the proposal. In a video released on the Office of the Governor website Wednesday morning, Bentley said the goal is to get the proposal passed by the Legislature and hold a statewide vote on amending the state's constitution to allow for a lottery. The time has come for us to find a permanent solution. This solution
Jul 27, 2016, 8:02 pm - Lottery News

Alabama may try lottery vote in special session
According to Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, Alabama lawmakers are being polled in regard to their support for legislation establishing a lottery ahead of a presumed special session. Gov. Robert Bentley said last week he's considering a special session to tackle budget issues, such as the lingering $85 million gap in the state's Medicaid program. Lawmakers funded up to $700 million for Medicaid, which requires at least $785 million to operate. A special session would be called
Jul 25, 2016, 12:08 pm - Lottery News

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