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Hoosier Lottery Commission votes to approve $50,000 prize claim to winner whose ticket was ripped up
Commission votes in the same meeting to deny $500 payout to another player By Kate Northrop Within the same meeting, the Hoosier Lottery Commission voted to approve a $50,000 prize claim to a winner whose ticket was ripped up and to deny a $500 prize to another scratch-off winner who posted their winning ticket online. The Hoosier Lottery Commission was faced with two rather interesting cases regarding the validity of two very different prize claims and ultimately voted to approve on
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Iowa Lottery blames "human reporting error" for posting incorrect Powerball results
Players who claimed prizes under wrong numbers can keep their winnings By Kate Northrop The Iowa Lottery attributed posting the wrong Powerball numbers on their website for Monday's draw to a human reporting error and told players who already redeemed prizes that they can keep the winnings. Several hours after the wrong Powerball numbers were posted on the Iowa Lottery's website the night of the drawing on Mon., Nov. 27, the Lottery removed the incorrect sequence and republished the
Nov 30, 2023, 9:12 pm - Lottery News

Lottery Post's guide to 2023 holiday raffles across the USA
U.S. states to host annual holiday raffles this year Montana Millionaire raffle tickets sell out in five hours By Kate Northrop Within a mere five hours of sales for Montana's Millionaire raffle going live, all 380,000 tickets were sold out. This year marked an unheard-of demand for the Montana Millionaire raffle, even more so than the unprecedented response that Montana Lottery officials saw to their statewide raffle last year. For reference, tickets sold out in 29 hours after g
Nov 2, 2023, 7:16 pm - Lottery News

Single mother who won $6 million in lottery opens up about the good and bad of winning millions
Winner is still doing financially well even though she was tempted to splurge By Kate Northrop While many hopeful lottery players dream about the cars they'd drive, the places they'd vacation to, and the mansions they'd buy if they ever won big, a single mother stepped forward seven years after her $6 million win to talk about what makes winning millions in the lottery so tricky. When a single mother won $6 million in her state lottery, she didn't expect the sudden changes that were
Oct 30, 2023, 4:34 pm - Lottery News

Editorial: Study of lottery winners still receiving food stamps is flawed but raises good points
Independent group finds that more than 65,000 lottery winners stayed on food stamps after their wins By Kate Northrop An independent group surveyed government data and found that over 65,000 individuals who won significant lottery prizes have continued collecting food stamps. A think tank called the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) submitted Freedom of Information Act requests to all 50 U.S. states for data on lottery winners collecting food stamps since 2019 and found
Oct 23, 2023, 6:01 pm - Lottery News

New York woman says she was winner of unclaimed $12 million Lotto jackpot from 1992
It was a comedy of errors. By Kate Northrop A New York woman has revealed that she was the winner of a $12 million Lotto jackpot that was never claimed in 1992. A lottery jackpot on the verge of expiring prompts many players to rifle through their drawers or shuffle the contents of their car glovebox around, searching for that fateful ticket that could change their life forever. For one New York woman, however, she knew she had won even before checking her own ticket, but at that po
Oct 18, 2023, 5:05 pm - 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

VIDEO: Viral video of woman claiming she won the $1.08 billion Powerball jackpot — is it real?
We break down the event and weigh the possibilities By Kate Northrop Last week, a video of a woman who claimed she won the $1.08 billion Powerball jackpot surfaced and went viral among lottery players and non-lottery players alike. Today, Lottery Post published a recap of the video in which we revisit the do-s and don't-s of claiming a huge jackpot. Those who watched the video online and witnesses of the event seem torn about whether the unidentified woman is the real winner, wit
Jul 27, 2023, 4:16 pm - Lottery News

VIDEO: July's latest Weekly Roundup in lottery news
Two types of prizes that are out-of-this-world in their own unique way By Kate Northrop Today, Lottery Post published a new installment of the Weekly Roundup series featuring some of the latest lottery stories in the month of July. Of course, one big ticket item this week is the swelling Powerball jackpot, which has officially hit the $1 billion mark and is up for grabs in tonight's drawing. (And Mega Millions is not doing too badly either.) However, the big Powerball prize is no
Jul 19, 2023, 6:10 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

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