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U.S. Postal Service worker pleads guilty after caught stealing cash and lottery tickets from mail
Worker escapes jail after routinely committing federal crime By Kate Northrop A New York U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employee avoided a prison sentence after being convicted of stealing cash, lottery tickets, and other personal belongings from the mail she was entrusted to deliver. Marlene Cruz, 40, of Rochester, pleaded guilty to theft of mail matter by officer or employee after an investigation found that she stole money, lottery tickets, and sensitive documents from over two years'
Today, 7:24 am - Lottery News

Virginia Lottery retailers resume selling tickets following talks with Governor about skill game ban
Store owners hope for a quick resolution, but skill game critics say leave it alone By Kate Northrop Virginia Lottery retailers who participated in a boycott of lottery ticket sales over the weekend have begun selling tickets again, saying they are seeing progress being made in negotiations regarding the recent skill game ban. Virginia Lottery retailers have paused their protest and have resumed selling lottery tickets again after hearing hopeful news from the Virginia Governor that
Yesterday, 10:19 am - Lottery News

Alabama Lottery bill falls short by one vote
Alabama lawmakers sick of indecision following years of debate By Kate Northrop A bill to authorize a state lottery and casinos in Alabama failed by just one vote, the closest the state has ever come to enacting a state lottery since 1999. One vote made the difference in the Alabama legislative session, resulting in voters just barely missing out on seeing a lottery question on the ballot this year. The last time Alabama residents saw a lottery proposal in the voting booth was in
May 14, 2024, 3:13 pm - Lottery News

Ohio Lottery details full extent of December cyber attack
More than 538,000 player names and Social Security numbers exposed By Kate Northrop The Ohio Lottery revealed that a cybersecurity incident on Christmas Eve 2023 resulted in over half a million players having their personal identifying information exposed, including full names and Social Security numbers. The cybersecurity attack that was carried out against the Ohio Lottery in December 2023 impacted 538,959 lottery players, compromising full names, other personal identifiers, and So
May 13, 2024, 3:01 pm - Lottery News

Virginia Lottery retailers escalate boycott, halt ALL lottery ticket sales until further notice
Virginians could have a tougher time buying lottery tickets By Kate Northrop Nearly a month after hundreds of Virginia Lottery retailers participated in a temporary boycott of ticket sales to protest the ban of skill games, many of those stores are now refusing to sell tickets altogether. In protest of a recent amendment made to a bill that regulates the operation of skill games in the state, licensed Virginia Lottery retailers have taken last month's ticket sale boycott a step furth
May 11, 2024, 8:03 am - Lottery News

Maryland Lottery launches Cash Pop game
Maryland joins the Cash Pop fray By Kate Northrop The Maryland Lottery launched Cash Pop on Monday, giving players access to the game that has seen a rise in popularity among other states over the last few years. Cash Pop is officially available in Maryland, with four drawings a day for players to participate in. We're always looking for ways to innovate, and adding Cash Pop gives us a game that's different from our other daily draw games, Lottery Product Development Director Kat
May 10, 2024, 9:21 am - Lottery News

Star Wars fan hits $5.37 million Massachusetts Lottery Megabucks jackpot on May 4th
May the Fourth be with you By Kate Northrop The force was strong with one Star Wars superfan, who won a $5.37 million jackpot from the Massachusetts Lottery's Megabucks game on May the 4th, the unofficial holiday of the Star Wars franchise. James Jorgensen of Northborough was one with the force on Sat., May 4, 2024, the day he won a $5.37 million Megabucks jackpot. Prior to the drawing, he had stopped at Lowe's Variety Market and Meat Shop on West Main Street in Northborough to p
May 9, 2024, 1:47 pm - Lottery News

Virginia woman wins $50,000 Pick 5 prize on first-ever lottery ticket
Running an errand for another lottery player convinced her to play By Kate Northrop A Virginia woman won $50,000 playing Pick 5, and it was her first lottery ticket purchase ever. A Virginia woman had some incredible beginner's luck when she decided to play the lottery for the first time and won a $50,000 Pick 5 top prize. Katelynne Berland of Yorktown was out running errands for her mother, which included getting some lottery tickets on her behalf. Then she thought, why not try
May 7, 2024, 10:09 am - Lottery News

Michigan man wins $286,938 Fantasy 5 lottery jackpot on first try
Player who tries out game for the first time wins the jackpot because why not? By Kate Northrop A Michigan man experienced a bout of beginner's luck when he tried the Michigan Lottery's Fantasy 5 draw game for the first time and won a $286,938 jackpot. A Michigan lottery player won a $286,938 jackpot on his first time playing Fantasy 5. For one casual player, all it took to change his luck was trying out a new game. The 70-year-old man, who chose to remain anonymous, decided to s
May 6, 2024, 6:55 am - Lottery News

New Jersey veteran overcomes health challenges and wins $100,000 Jersey Cash 5 lottery jackpot
2024 pans out to be fantastic year for cancer survivor By Kate Northrop A New Jersey veteran who overcame a battle with cancer and a stroke that impeded his mobility won a $100,000 Jersey Cash 5 lottery jackpot. 2024 is turning out to be a great year for a New Jersey cancer survivor, who recently won a $100,000 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot. Craig Reynolds is a long-time lottery player, and although New Jersey allows lottery winners to claim prizes anonymously, he was happy to share his
May 3, 2024, 8:01 am - Lottery News

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