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$1.58 billion Mega Millions lottery winner has two weeks left to claim cash option
Winner might wait until last minute to claim lump sum unless they choose annuity By Kate Northrop Time is running out for the Florida winner of the $1.58 billion Mega Millions jackpot, who has two weeks left to step forward if they want the cash option of the prize. There's not much time left to claim the one-time lump sum option of the $1.58 billion Mega Millions jackpot, which was drawn in August. Unless the winner is planning on taking the annuity option of the jackpot, they b
Sep 22, 2023, 3:09 pm - Lottery News

One ticket sold in Florida is sole winner of $1.58 billion Mega Millions jackpot
By Todd Northrop After a run of 31 drawings without a jackpot winner, the 32nd drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions game produced a single $1.58 billion winner last night when one lottery ticket sold in Florida matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball. It was the 8th time a lottery jackpot had grown to more than $1 billion, and the seventh time a single ticket won $1 billion or more. The winner of the unimaginable haul will choose between being paid $1.58 billion in 30 annuall
Aug 9, 2023, 6:42 am - Lottery News

VIDEO: Dee Dee Moore killed Florida Lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare... now she wants a new trial
Our thoughts on the latest Dee Dee Moore update By Kate Northrop In 2012, Dee Dee Moore was found guilty of killing Florida Lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare, who won $30 million in 2006. Last month, an evidentiary hearing was held to determine if her claims of ineffective counsel hold water. Moore's name has resurfaced in headlines once again now that she is seeking a new trial or a modification of her life sentence. Over the course of several years since she began serving her
Aug 3, 2023, 3:18 pm - Lottery News

Convicted murderer Dee Dee Moore wants new trial
Woman who killed lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare tries to lift life prison sentence By Kate Northrop The woman who was convicted for killing Florida Lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare is looking to alter her prison sentence of life without parole and filed a motion to be given a new trial. In 2012, Dee Dee Moore, now 50, was found guilty of first-degree murder and possessing and discharging a firearm on Dec. 10, 2012 after prosecutors accused her of swindling and then killing Shak
Jul 21, 2023, 10:32 am - Lottery News

New scratch-off game from Florida Lottery offers $250,000 a year for life top prize
New games offer more than $2 billion in total cash prizes, Lottery says By Kate Northrop The Florida Lottery released a new Year for Life family of scratch-off games, with the highest price point ticket featuring a $250,000 a year for life top prize. As of today, Florida lottery players can pick out a ticket from the Florida Lottery's latest Year for Life family of instant games, with varying annual top prizes at different price points. There are a total of four different games a
Jul 3, 2023, 7:15 pm - Lottery News

VIDEO: June's Weekly Roundup in lottery news
One doggone good lottery win was meant to be! By Kate Northrop Today, Lottery Post published a new installment of the Weekly Roundup series featuring some of the most prominent lottery stories in the month of June. From setting new records to creating promising hopes for the future, the lottery has been a hot topic for players across the world this month. A dog groomer received the most paw-fect message from her late father in the form of a well-placed lucky charm, which of cours
Jun 17, 2023, 5:23 pm - Lottery News

Florida woman wins two $1 million prizes in the same scratch-off game
Second win from the same game after player tells Lottery she'll be back By Kate Northrop A Florida woman won a second-tier prize of $1 million from the same scratch-off game after promising the Florida Lottery that they'll see her again one day. It's not unheard of for lottery winners to become repeat winners, sometimes winning two or three prizes of varying amounts in different games. Altovise Morris, 41, of Orlando, on the other hand, won two identical prizes of $1 million in the
Jun 6, 2023, 1:27 pm - Lottery News

Florida mother spends life savings on daughter's cancer treatments, then wins $2 million in lottery
Miracle lottery prize comes one day after final cancer treatment By Kate Northrop After having dipped into her life savings to pay for her daughter's cancer treatments, a Florida mother won $2 million in the lottery one day after her daughter was declared cancer-free. A Florida woman did not hesitate to fund her daughter's cancer treatments with her own savings. One day after her daughter completed the final round of her cancer treatment, she found herself holding a lottery ticket wo
Apr 10, 2023, 5:06 pm - Lottery News

Florida woman sentenced to prison after altering and stealing lottery tickets
Former cashier caught stealing a scratch-off ticket worth $20,000 By Kate Northrop A Florida woman was convicted for altering lottery tickets and stealing ones she knew were winners, including a ticket worth $20,000. A Florida Lottery retailer realized that something was amiss when they discovered micro-scratches present on $50 and $10 scratch-off tickets last June, putting an end to one of their employees' schemes. Christine Nicole Fenton-Gilbert, 39, is no longer employed at th
Mar 30, 2023, 2:51 pm - Lottery News

Florida Lottery updates Fantasy 5, adds additional daily drawing
In-state draw game gets branding refresh and a new midday drawing By Kate Northrop The Florida Lottery updated its Fantasy 5 draw game today, which includes a new daily drawing added to the schedule. Today, the Florida Lottery held its first midday drawing for Fantasy 5, a locally drawn game that offers a top prize that rolls down to the next lowest prize tiers if there is no top prize winner. Florida lottery players can now enter two Fantasy 5 drawings a day, reflected on update
Mar 20, 2023, 2:35 pm - Lottery News

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