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30 Kentucky middle school employees win $1M Powerball prize, hid lottery ticket in math textbook
By Kate Northrop A group of 30 middle school employees carpooled to the Kentucky Lottery after the final school bell rang on Tuesday to collect their $1 million Powerball prize. 30 educators from a Boone County middle school regrouped after work to collect the $1 million Powerball prize they won in the Jan. 27 drawing and showed up at Lottery headquarters in high spirits. The group calls themselves the Jones 30, named after the Rector A. Jones Middle School in Florence that brought t
Feb 3, 2024, 9:27 am - Lottery News

UK Teacher who won £2 million in lottery will leave job to pursue dream of writing historical novels
Lottery winner didn't quit teaching until his students finished their exams By Kate Northrop After winning 2 million (US$2.5 million) in the UK National Lottery, a teacher will swap the classroom for a writing desk to pursue a dream job as a novelist. A UK teacher is leaving his current job to chase his passion of writing historical adventure novels and it's thanks to his 2 million lottery win. In October 2021, Mike and Andrea Law, of Bromsgrove in Worcestershire, won the big pri
Sep 7, 2023, 6:41 am - Lottery News

North Carolina lottery winner to use $100,000 prize to fund schools in Mali
Lottery win will benefit education in-state and overseas Includes video report By Kate Northrop A $100,000 lottery win is giving a North Carolina man the chance to contribute to his hometown in Mali by funding education and culture for schoolchildren there. New Bern resident and Mali native Souleymane Sana is making sure his $100,000 prize is benefiting his hometown in a number of ways. I'm going to keep doing my best to help build more classrooms for the children in Mali, Sa
May 22, 2023, 2:12 pm - Lottery News

Florida nursing student scoops up $5 million top prize from lottery scratch-off
It's not the first time she's won big with the Florida Lottery By Kate Northrop A Florida nursing student won a whopping $5 million top prize on a lottery scratch-off ticket, but it's not the first time she had the Florida Lottery to thank for her good fortune. Thanks to a massive $5 million lottery prize and some incredible luck, a hopeful nursing student will continue to pursue a career in the medical world. On Wednesday, the Florida Lottery announced that Reshena Clark, 29,
Dec 6, 2021, 1:28 pm - Lottery News

Texas Lottery reaches record $8 billion in sales
Lottery achieves its highest revenue transfer ever By Kate Northrop Last week, the Texas Lottery announced that it not only broke its own sales record for the 11th-consecutive year, but it also crossed the whopping $8 billion mark for its fiscal year sales total. Having surpassed the $8 billion milestone, the Lottery reported a massive $1.998 billion contribution to state education and veterans, its highest yet. When then-Gov. Ann Richards purchased the first Texas Lottery scratch t
Sep 28, 2021, 6:42 pm - Lottery News

North Carolina Lottery celebrates 15th anniversary
Over $18 billion in prizes awarded to players since 2006 By Kate Northrop On Tuesday, March 26, 2006, the North Carolina Education Lottery began selling lottery tickets. 15 years later, over $18 billion has been awarded to players in the form of prizes. To celebrate the milestone, the Lottery credited its early success to the strong support of North Carolinians who enjoy playing lottery games, winning prizes, and helping out a good cause public education. Every ticket that is purcha
Apr 5, 2021, 3:40 pm - Lottery News

Mississippi Lottery could begin funding education by 2021
Lottery posts promising results after less than one year in operation By Kate Northrop The Mississippi Lottery's first year in operation has been an eventful one, from selling its first-ever lottery ticket in November 2019 to battling sales dips caused by COVID-19 just four months later. Yet, it's currently traveling down the road to success, having transferred $70.7 million to the state treasury in less than one year in operation. This could very well mean that the Lottery is set up to
Sep 29, 2020, 2:01 pm - Lottery News

Louisiana public education takes a toll from decreased lottery proceeds
LA Lottery planning for a post-COVID-19 world By Kate Northrop With lower game participation levels amidst the nationwide COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, it is no surprise that state lottery revenues have taken a hit. Yesterday, Louisiana lottery officials announced that this would affect the proceeds used to help pay for K-12 public education. Louisiana law requires that at least 35% of lottery proceeds be transferred to the state treasury and contribute to public education. About 53% of
May 5, 2020, 3:06 pm - Lottery News

California lottery shorted schools by $36 million, auditor says
The California lottery skimped on giving $36 million in revenue to fund public education and spent $720,000 on food and travel expenses without considering cheaper options, the state auditor said in a report made public Tuesday. Sales from scratch and lotto tickets have funded public schools and colleges in California since 1985. But the lottery should have accounted for an increase in profits during the fiscal year that ended in June 2018 by turning over an additional $36 million to finance
Feb 27, 2020, 4:35 am - Lottery News

Students head back to campus thanks to help from the Kentucky Lottery
As college students across Kentucky head back to school, a large number of them have proceeds from Kentucky Lottery sales to help pave the way. Lottery proceeds provide every dime of the KEES scholarship ever awarded, many of which will be used at college campuses this semester. In addition, Lottery proceeds fund the need-based College Access Program and Kentucky Tuition Grants programs. All told, $3.4 billion in Kentucky Lottery proceeds have been used for the college scholarship and gran
Aug 18, 2019, 10:22 pm - Lottery News

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