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VIDEO: Should you move to California to win the lottery?
New York, New Jersey and Florida oh my! By Kate Northrop A winner from New York? Again? Oh, someone won the jackpot! Let me guess California. It's always someone from New Jersey... How many times have you heard that someone won Mega Millions or Powerball only to find out that the winner is from one of these three states? Everyone dreams about winning the lottery so does this mean you should pack your bags and move to California to make it come true? WATCH: Should you mo
May 27, 2022, 6:11 pm - Lottery News

Mega Millions host calls wrong winning number during broadcast
Strangely, New York pays out some prizes that matched wrong number We all make mistakes, but for a host of the Mega Millions lottery, it's a potentially costly one: Prize payments for some Mega Millions tickets have been temporarily suspended after host John Crow incorrectly read the Mega Ball number during Tuesday's lottery drawing. The first five numbers were called correctly: 15, 19, 20, 61 and 70. But as the gold Mega Ball, was selected, the number 9 with a line drawn under it could
May 13, 2022, 8:28 am - Lottery News

New York man wins second $10 million lottery prize in three years
He hasn't finished spending his first prize By Kate Northrop Talk about luck a New York man just won his second top prize worth $10 million in three years. In 2019, Juan Hernandez claimed a $10 million top prize from a New York Lottery instant game called $350,000,000 Cash Spectacular. I'm still trying to spend the $10 [million] I won in '19, he remarked. Just three years later, he's at the lottery office claiming yet another top prize of $10 million, this time from the $3
Feb 28, 2022, 6:32 am - Lottery News

Wisconsin couple claims share of $632.6 million Powerball jackpot
Massive windfall is a blessing for Wisconsin winners By Kate Northrop A happily married couple stepped forward to claim their share of the $632.6 million Powerball jackpot that was split by two winning tickets in California and Wisconsin last month. Tammy and Cliff Webster, of Oneida, are part-winners of the seventh-largest jackpot in the Powerball game and the eleventh-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. Last month, excitement around the swelling Mega Millions and Powerball
Feb 10, 2022, 3:29 pm - Lottery News

New York Lottery legend Yolanda Vega retires after 32 years
Face of the New York Lottery finishes her final day as the state's most iconic TV host By Kate Northrop Famed New York Lottery television host and personality Yolanda Vega has retired after more than three decades delivering the winning numbers (and checks) to players across the state. Yolanda Vega, 66, is stepping down as the face of the New York Lottery, having had touched the lives of Empire State residents with her exuberance while greeting players with her trademark phrase, I'
Jan 28, 2022, 6:30 am - Lottery News

Three tickets bought at same store share the same $8.3 million New York Lotto jackpot
Lucky convenience store sells a lucky trio of lottery tickets By Kate Northrop Three winning tickets sold at the same convenience store in New York will be splitting the $8.3 million New York Lotto jackpot that was drawn on Wednesday night. One retailer in Manhattan is living up to its name after it sold three winning tickets for one single New York Lotto jackpot worth $8.3 million. The Lucky Choice Convenience store on West 72nd Street in the Upper West Side was lucky for sure
Nov 26, 2021, 11:35 am - Lottery News

Texas woman steals cousin's lottery ticket worth $1 million
Family crook is caught red-handed By Kate Northrop Authorities arrested a Texas woman Monday after she stole a $1 million winning lottery ticket from her cousin in New York, tricking him with forged paperwork. Iris Amador Argueta, 32, of Houston, misled her New York cousin to believe that she would cash in the winnings on his behalf so he could remain anonymous. According to Nassau County prosecutors, she also forged lottery documents to convince her relative that he had only w
Nov 10, 2021, 2:14 pm - Lottery News

Lottery ticket sold in New York wins $431 million Mega Millions jackpot
By Kate Northrop After a run of 29 drawings without a jackpot winner, the 30th drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game produced a single $431 million winner last night when one ticket sold in New York matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball. The winner will now have to choose between being paid $431 million in 30 annually-increasing payments over 29 years or the lump-sum estimated cash value of $314.4 million. According to USA Mega's Mega Millions Jackpot Analysis, aft
Sep 22, 2021, 2:53 pm - Lottery News

New York Lottery changes Take 5 game to twice-daily drawings
Second daily drawing to begin next week By Kate Northrop The New York Lottery added a second daily drawing to its popular Take 5 draw game, with the change effective starting next week. Beginning this Monday, July 26, the Lottery will offer New York players another daily drawing for the Take 5 game, with one drawing to take place in the afternoon and the other in the evening. Take 5 created more than 2.5 million cash prize winners last fiscal year, New York Lottery Executive Di
Jul 23, 2021, 11:36 am - Lottery News

Prize payouts from New York Lottery frozen for the past week
Lottery commission lacks transparency; blames glitch for delay; players frustrated Update: Lottery Post has prize data published By Kate Northrop Some players are still unable to claim winnings from the New York Lottery since they froze prize payouts last Wednesday. The Lottery has put a hold on prize claims for the Powerball, New York Lotto, Cash4Life, and Take 5 games, blaming the delay on a glitch. On Thursday, June 10, the Lottery put out a statement on social media to alert
Jun 15, 2021, 10:55 am - Lottery News

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