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Limited-edition "Jaws" scratch-off lottery tickets coming soon to Massachusetts
Celebrates 50th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's classic movie By Todd Northrop The Massachusetts State Lottery Commission is making waves by announcing a limited-edition scratch-off lottery game inspired by the iconic movie Jaws. Set to launch on March 26, the new game offers players a chance to win big while reliving the suspense of the classic film. Jaws scratch tickets will be priced at $10 each. When players scratch off the ticket, they have the opportunity to win up to $1
Today, 7:23 am - Lottery News

Washington woman checks lottery ticket months after draw and discovers $135,000 win
A Washington woman bought a lottery ticket from a vending machine but didn't realize until months later that it was a $135,000 winner. The Lynnwood woman, identified as M.B., told Washington's Lottery officials she bought her Hit 5 ticket from a vending machine at her local Fred Meyer store while picking up groceries for dinner. M.B. said it wasn't until several months later that her husband reminded her to check the ticket, so she scanned it at a vending machine and received the instruc
Feb 28, 2024, 9:27 am - Lottery News

Three Calgary friends claim $50M lottery prize after 17 years playing together
'I'm happy that the three of us get to share this... I don't know what I would have done with $50 million alone' Three friends who have playing the lottery together for 17 years are now multi-millionaires, thanks to a Canada Lotto 6/49 jackpot win. After a weekend away, Carmen Austria woke up early on Dec. 11, made coffee and checked her lottery tickets a regular part of her morning routine, having played the lottery jointly with friends and former co-workers Gary Perkins and Catherine W
Feb 26, 2024, 8:20 am - Lottery News

UK couple battle over £1 million lottery prize
Lottery operator awards prize to girlfriend; boyfriend threatens legal action A United Kingdom couple are at war over a lottery payout worth 1 million (US$1.27 million) after allegedly buying the ticket together before splitting up weeks later. Michael Cartlidge, 39, says he and former girlfriend Charlotte Cox, 37, purchased the Lotto card together at a shop in Spalding, Lincolnshire. But after breaking up with him weeks later, Charlotte has now been deemed the sole winner by lottery ope
Feb 23, 2024, 6:43 am - Lottery News

DC man sues the lottery after incorrect numbers posted on website would have won him $340 million
A Washington, D.C. man who thought he had won a $340 million Powerball jackpot is suing the lottery and other companies related to the Powerball game after the district's website displayed the wrong winning numbers, which happened to match the numbers on his ticket. John Cheeks purchased a Powerball lottery ticket at the center of the dispute on Jan. 6, 2023. Although Cheeks did not see the Powerball drawing the following day, he saw his numbers posted on the DC lottery's website two days la
Feb 21, 2024, 7:48 am - Lottery News

$36 million Mega Millions ticket sold in Florida goes unclaimed
By Todd Northrop Someone who purchased a Mega Millions lottery ticket last August in Florida has forfeited a life-changing $36 million prize payout after the winning ticket expired last week. No one stepped up to claim the prize from the August drawing before the Sunday, Feb. 11 deadline, rendering the Mega Millions lottery ticket void. As a result, the winner has no chance of claiming the winnings the ticket is now only worth the paper it was printed on, said Michelle Griner, a spok
Feb 20, 2024, 7:33 am - Lottery News

One month left to claim $1 million Michigan Mega Millions lottery ticket before it expires
Not looking good for winning ticket bought nearly a year ago By Kate Northrop A winning Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $1 million is about to go by the wayside as it approaches the one-year expiration date. The expiration date for a winning $1 million Mega Millions ticket bought in Michigan is right around the corner, with just one month left for the winner to step forward. The Michigan Lottery announced on Thursday that time will soon out for the ticket, which was purchased
Feb 16, 2024, 7:54 am - Lottery News

New Michigan lottery player wins $500,000 on his first-ever ticket
Young player asks parents for help on how to play and wins six-figure prize By Kate Northrop A Michigan man who has never played the lottery before won $500,000 on his first try after having been inspired by his mother to play. Hitting 21 years of age is a big milestone for anyone, but for one new lottery player, claiming a $500,000 prize on his 21st birthday made it a day he'll remember forever. A Livingston County man, who chose to remain anonymous, won $500,000 on his first lo
Feb 15, 2024, 3:52 pm - Lottery News

Illinois man celebrates Valentine's Day with $1 million lottery win three days after breakup
A date with Lady Luck three days after heartbreak By Kate Northrop On what he assumed would be a lonely Valentine's Day after having just gone through a breakup, an Illinois man is instead celebrating the holiday with a $1 million lottery win. Heartbreak was in the cards for one Illinois man, who was posed to spend Valentine's Day without a date after splitting from his girlfriend. However, he's hit the jackpot with Lady Luck this year, raking in a $1 million lottery prize three da
Feb 14, 2024, 11:53 am - Lottery News

N.C. doctor to use $757,000 lottery win to support his campaign for U.S. Congress seat
A North Carolina man who won $757,000 in the lottery last week said he plans to spend part of it in his already-declared campaign for a seat in the U.S. Congress. Dr. Josh McConkey, a physician and colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, bought using a ticket using Online Play, matching all five balls in the Cash 5 drawing for a $1.5 million jackpot, according to a Monday news release from the North Carolina Education Lottery. McConkey, of Apex, split the jackpot with another lucky ticket
Feb 13, 2024, 8:02 am - Lottery News

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