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$191 MILLION: Huge Powerball lottery jackpot teed up for Saturday drawing
By Todd Northrop There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $191 million for Saturday's drawing. Saturday was the 9th consecutive Powerball drawing without a jackpot winner. The jackpot run started April 3 as a $40 million jackpot. The estimated cash value for the new jackpot is $124.7 million. After-tax cash and annuity prize amounts are reported state-by-state on the Jackpot
May 2, 2013, 8:30 am - Lottery News

Ultimate Poker to become first legal, real-money online poker site in US
But you have to be physically present within the state of Nevada to play On Tuesday, UltimatePoker.com is expected to launch what will become the country's first fully legal online poker site, with one major catch: it will be limited to those physically present within the state of Nevada. Neither the site nor state regulators have said precisely what means they will use to determine a player's location, but Nevada state officials said previously that it would be far more extensive than sim
Apr 30, 2013, 3:07 pm - Lottery News

Liquor store in Passaic, NJ, sold winning Powerball ticket
Rumors were wrong Update: complete raw video of press conference added By Todd Northrop Contrary to rumors swirling in the media and on Web sites this morning, the New Jersey Lottery announced this morning at a press conference that the winning Powerball ticket for Saturday's $338.3 million jackpot was sold at a liquor store in Passaic. New Jersey Lottery Executive Director Carole Hedinger announced Monday morning at a 10:00 am press conference that Eagle Liquors, located at 126 Pass
Mar 25, 2013, 10:18 am - Lottery News

$320 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot goes through the roof
13th-largest US jackpot ever; 9th-largest cash value By Todd Northrop For only the 17th time in the history of United States lotteries, a lottery jackpot run-up has crossed into $300 million+ territory. The new high-water mark of $320 million for the current Powerball jackpot was achieved after no winning tickets were sold for Wednesday night's $260 million grand prize. The lump-sum cash payout value of Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is $198.3 million. After-tax cash and annuity prize
Mar 21, 2013, 1:11 am - Lottery News

$260 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot surges
By Todd Northrop There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $260 million for Wednesday's drawing. Saturday was the 11th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner. The current jackpot run started February 9 as a $40 million jackpot. The estimated cash value for the new jackpot is $161.1 Million. After-tax cash and annuity prize amounts are reported state-by-state on the Jackpot Analys
Mar 17, 2013, 8:10 am - Lottery News

$216 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot rolls again
By Todd Northrop There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $216 million for Saturday's drawing. Wednesday was the 10th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner. The jackpot run started February 9 as a $40 million jackpot. The estimated cash value for the new jackpot is $132.8 million. After-tax cash and annuity prize amounts are reported state-by-state on the Jackpot Analy
Mar 14, 2013, 7:17 am - Lottery News

$183 MILLION: Huge Powerball lottery jackpot set for Wednesday
By Todd Northrop There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $183 million for Wednesday's drawing. Saturday was the 9th consecutive Powerball drawing without a jackpot winner. The jackpot run started February 9 as a $40 million jackpot. The estimated cash value for the new jackpot is $112.5 million. After-tax cash and annuity prize amounts are reported state-by-state on the Jackp
Mar 10, 2013, 8:47 am - Lottery News

Va. Lottery's Lady Luck hangs up her wand
The personification of the Virginia Lottery for more than two decades, Lady Luck, is retiring. Addressing a group of retailers Friday, lottery Executive Director Paula I. Otto said the Lady Luck character, played by Melanie MacQueen, is hanging up her wand. The new face of the lottery is Game Guy, actor Jason Kypros, the central character in the lottery's We're Game ad campaign. The Lady Luck image of a disheveled, wry fairy princess has been associated with the lottery since 1990, when
Mar 2, 2013, 8:10 pm - Lottery News

Florida to join multi-state Mega Millions lottery
Florida will start selling tickets to the popular Mega Millions game later this year. Florida Lottery officials told The Associated Press on Thursday that the state will join 42 other states in selling tickets. Tickets will go on sale on May 15. The first Mega Millions drawing that Florida tickets will participate in is on Friday, May 17. The state already sells tickets to Powerball, another multi-state game. It also has its own game called Florida Lotto. Lottery Secretary Cynthia O'
Feb 28, 2013, 4:39 pm - Lottery News

Maryland family claims $26M Mega Millions lottery jackpot
Winner chooses to remain anonymous At approximately 10 p.m. Tuesday evening, before going to bed, a Mt. Airy, Maryland, man jokingly told his fianc e they were going to wake up as millionaires. One hour later, while they were sound asleep, that premonition became a reality. When the woman woke up the next morning, she went online to check her tickets and realized they were $26 million richer. Before calling her fianc , she had her daughter check the numbers on the ticket, too. I am sti
Feb 21, 2013, 4:51 pm - Lottery News