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CT Lottery app mistakenly identified winning tickets as losers
By Todd Northrop If there was ever an example of why people should double-check their own lottery tickets, this is it. Over the weekend, the Connecticut Lottery's mobile app told people with winning lottery tickets that they lost. Hopefully there were not too many winning lottery tickets thrown in the trash, but one must imagine there were some. The lottery said Monday afternoon that its mobile app Scan Tickets feature operated incorrectly at 12:25 p.m. Saturday through 10:34 a.m. Monda
Aug 15, 2017, 9:57 am - Lottery News

$430 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot surges on rollover
By Todd Northrop Coming into this weekend there were two big jackpots generating lots of excitement and ticket sales; going out there's just one and it's enormous. When Mega Million's $393 million jackpot was won by a single ticket sold in Illinois Friday night, the nation's attention shifted to Powerball's monster jackpot, which had increased to $371.1 million by draw time. The Powerball numbers drawn Saturday night were 20, 24, 26, 35, and 49, with Powerball number 19 and Power Play n
Aug 13, 2017, 8:53 am - Lottery News

Bahamas 'web shop' accused of failing to pay winners
Says Iowa and Indiana lotteries 'teamed up' on them Irate patrons of Paradise Games, a Bahamas web shop, yesterday vowed to take their business elsewhere amid accusations the gaming house has refused to reward tens of thousands of dollars in winnings. The customers, on the request of anonymity, allege after playing numbers and winning nearly $60,000 on one ticket and another $32,000 on an additional ticket in the 'Early Iowa' game, they were given the run around by Paradise Games and ultim
Jul 6, 2017, 11:04 am - Lottery News

Network of dummy online stores used to hide internet gambling payments
A network of dummy online stores offering household goods has been used as a front for internet gambling payments, according to a recent investigation. The seven sites, operated out of Europe, purport to sell items including fabric, DVD cases, maps, gift wrap, mechanical tape, pin badges and flags. In fact, they are fake outlets, part of a multinational system to disguise payments for the $40 billion global online gambling industry, which is illegal in many countries and some U.S. states.
Jun 26, 2017, 6:55 am - Lottery News

$435 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot on track to 17-month high
By Todd Northrop By Saturday evening, the multi-state Powerball lottery jackpot will almost certainly become the largest US lottery jackpot since the game's monstrous $1.6 billion record in Jan. 2016. In the ensuing 17 months, Powerball's high-water mark has reached $435.3 million 4 months ago, on Feb. 22. (That jackpot was claimed anonymously by a man from Lafayette, Indiana.) Now, after nobody won last night's $380.6 million grand prize, the initial estimate for Saturday's Powerball w
Jun 8, 2017, 9:14 am - Lottery News

Powerball lottery heats up with new jackpot of $375 million
By Todd Northrop If world events have got you down, maybe the rising Powerball jackpot is just the thing to lift your spirits and your dreams. For just the second time in 2017, a Powerball jackpot has exceeded $300 million and has entered into the top 25 US jackpots of all time. In fact, Wednesday's Powerball drawing is inching close to the $400 million mark. The new Powerball jackpot is currently cresting at $375 million for the Wednesday drawing, ranking as the 18th-largest US lottery
Jun 4, 2017, 11:24 am - Lottery News

Michigan Lottery offers a way to win nearly 100% of the time
And it appears the lottery is OK with you taking advantage of it Includes video report Michigan Lottery players have discovered a way to play the lottery's online games so that they win every time they play and the lottery seems to be OK with it. There is evidence some players used a low-risk keno game to turn tens of thousands of dollars in lottery bonus money into free cash. The 'loophole' centers on a specific game on the Michigan Lottery's online gaming platform. The online versi
May 25, 2017, 4:52 pm - Lottery News

$403 MILLION: Red hot Powerball jackpot rolls again
12th-largest cash value in US history By Todd Northrop This week Powerball is the hot ticket, featuring a lump-sum cash payout of nearly a quarter billion dollars. The new high-water mark of $403 million for the current Powerball annuity jackpot estimate was achieved after no winning tickets were sold for Saturday night's $361 million grand prize. The lump-sum cash payout value of Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is $243.9 million the 12th-largest ever recorded in United States lottery
Feb 19, 2017, 9:47 am - Lottery News

$349 MILLION: Huge Powerball jackpot set for Saturday
By Todd Northrop There's nothing like a red-hot Powerball jackpot to distract from the Winter cold. For the first time in 2017, a Powerball jackpot has exceeded $300 million and has entered into the top 25 US jackpots of all time. The new high-water mark of $349 million for the current Powerball jackpot was achieved after no winning tickets were sold for Wednesday night's $317 million grand prize. The lump-sum cash payout value of Saturday's Powerball jackpot is $213.1 million, maki
Feb 16, 2017, 2:19 pm - Lottery News

$403 MILLION: Powerball jackpot to guarantee a happy holidays for lucky winner
By Todd Northrop While you're out Black Friday shopping, don't forget to pick up some Powerball tickets. For the fourth time this year, the multi-state Powerball lottery game's jackpot has crossed over the $400 million mark, and entered into the realm of wealth so vast that it's hard to imagine. After nobody won Wednesday's $374.1 million grand prize, the Powerball jackpot increased to a whopping $403 million for Saturday's drawing the 13th-largest US lottery jackpot of all time. But
Nov 25, 2016, 9:07 am - Lottery News