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Virginia Lottery retailers refuse to sell tickets to draw attention to skill games amendment
Amendment would effectively prohibit most small businesses from having skill games in stores Includes video report By Kate Northrop Hundreds of Virginia Lottery retailers across the state participated in a boycott of ticket sales on Monday to protest an amendment to a bill that regulates skill games. Virginia lottery players may have had difficulty buying tickets Monday, since hundreds of licensed Virginia Lottery retailers halted ticket sales to voice their frustrations with the
Apr 18, 2024, 7:05 am - Lottery News

Mississippi Lottery to begin offering Lotto America
Third multi-state game to be offered in the state By Kate Northrop The Mississippi Lottery officially announced today that it will expand its repertoire to begin offering tickets for the multi-state game Lotto America. Mississippi lottery players will soon have another multi-state draw game to play in addition to Mega Millions and Powerball, with Lotto America launching locally next month. Lotto America is currently offered by 13 other U.S. lotteries. Mississippi will bump up tha
Apr 15, 2024, 4:15 pm - 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 - Lottery News

$1.23 BILLION: Powerball jackpot juggernaut keeps rolling
8th-largest lottery jackpot in world history By Todd Northrop Last night, the multi-state Powerball lottery game produced no top winner for the 39th consecutive drawing, prompting lottery officials to raise the game's jackpot to an astonishing $1.23 billion. A winner who chooses the cash option would receive a lump-sum $595.1 million more than a half-billion dollars in cash! It's the stuff that a lottery player's dreams are made of holding a lottery ticket for an upcoming Powerba
Apr 4, 2024, 6:46 am - Lottery News

$1.09 BILLION: Powerball jackpot is 4th-largest in game history
Powerball ticket-buying frenzy this week as game seeks to create billionaire By Todd Northrop This week lottery players across the United States will be pulling out all the stops to try and win Powerball, featuring one of the largest lottery jackpots in history, worth an estimated $1.09 billion. The Powerball jackpot has been building for 39 consecutive drawings since the last winner on January 1 , when one ticket from Michigan won a $842.4 million jackpot . The ticket was sold at th
Apr 2, 2024, 8:17 am - Lottery News

$975 MILLION: Massive Powerball jackpot increases again
Easter sales dip might be holding it back By Todd Northrop The near-billion-dollar Powerball jackpot grew again last night, but perhaps not as much as it would have if this weren't Easter weekend. The latest increase of the current lengthy Powerball jackpot run comes after nobody won last night's drawing, sending the Monday jackpot ever closer to heights that once seemed unattainable for a lottery game. Monday's Powerball jackpot is currently estimated at $975 million, with a lu
Mar 31, 2024, 9:07 am - Lottery News

Michigan woman who won $25,000 a year for life Lucky for Life lottery prize thought she was hacked
Reinvesting lottery wins pays off By Kate Northrop A Michigan woman thought her account was hacked when she logged in to the Michigan Lottery's website and found a $25,000 a year for life Lucky for Life prize waiting for her. An online Michigan lottery player thought that the $25,000 a year for life Lucky for Life prize displayed on her screen was either a mistake or the result of someone hacking her account. It was no trick Patricia Royer, of Escanaba, won the second-tier prize
Mar 29, 2024, 7:26 am - Lottery News

$865 MILLION: Powerball jackpot reaching historic levels
11th-largest lottery jackpot in history By Todd Northrop This week Powerball joins Mega Millions in the race to the top of historical lottery jackpots, featuring a massive top prize that is approaching a billion dollars. The new high-water mark of $865 million for the current Powerball annuity jackpot estimate was achieved after no winning tickets were sold for Monday night's $813 million grand prize. It is the 11th-highest lottery jackpot in history, and the 5th-largest Powerb
Mar 26, 2024, 7:57 am - Lottery News

$1.1 BILLION: Mega Millions jackpot now the eighth-largest in history
Powerball jackpot simultaneously offers massive wealth By Todd Northrop For the eighth time in history a lottery jackpot has grown to more than a billion dollars. 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 $525.8 million. Based on past multi-state lottery jackpots, that estimate may get a lot bigger by the time the drawing kicks off Tuesday n
Mar 23, 2024, 8:31 am - Lottery News

Players temporarily unable to buy and cash tickets during Pennsylvania Lottery system upgrade
Transition to new computer system means players should buy in advance By Kate Northrop Pennsylvania lottery players will temporarily be unable to buy and cash tickets while the Pennsylvania Lottery transitions to a new computer system on Tuesday. Pennsylvania Lottery officials announced that a system upgrade will prevent players from buying certain games and cashing winning tickets. The transition, which is scheduled to begin after midnight on Mon., March 18, is expected to take
Mar 18, 2024, 3:59 pm - Lottery News

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