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$1.35 billion Mega Millions lottery winner suing mother of his child for revealing win to family
Anonymity might not last for billion-dollar jackpot winner By Kate Northrop The winner of the $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot is suing the mother of his child for allegedly telling his family about the lottery win. An anonymous Maine man who won the $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot is accusing the mother of his child of blabbing about his win and is taking legal action in retaliation. In February, one lucky winner stepped forward to claim the then-fourth-largest lottery ja
Nov 17, 2023, 11:21 am - Lottery News

Maine winner of $1.35 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot comes forward
Winner claims prize anonymously under a trust By Kate Northrop The Maine Lottery announced this week the lone winning ticket-holder of the $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot drawn in January has come forward. As of Tuesday, the $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot drawn on Jan., 13, the fourth-largest lottery jackpot in history, has been claimed. The lucky lottery winner might be the richest person in Maine right now (or perhaps a neighboring state). They turned a date that is ty
Feb 23, 2023, 11:46 am - Lottery News

One ticket sold in Maine wins $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot
Updated with final jackpot amount and cash value By Todd Northrop Friday the 13th was the luckiest day in the life of someone in Maine who purchase a lottery ticket that won a staggering $1.348 billion last night. After a run of 25 drawings without a jackpot winner, the 26th drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions game produced a single $1.348 billion winner last night when one lottery ticket sold in Maine matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball. The whopping jackpot is the
Jan 14, 2023, 8:22 am - Lottery News

Maine couple's $1 million lottery win is their biggest turn of fate to-date
Taking home a top prize was a great way to finish out an otherwise unlucky year By Kate Northrop This past year has understandably been a tough one for many people, and for a couple hailing from Turner, Maine, 2020 was particularly unkind to them. But in a twist of fate, they ended the year on a high note when they won a big lottery prize worth $1 million. Following a tradition of saving up winnings from previous lottery wins and cashing them in to buy more, Glenn Theriault and Stephani
Jan 6, 2021, 1:31 pm - Lottery News

Maine lottery sales drop during coronavirus pandemic
Fewer people are going outside because of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, which is impacting the number of lottery tickets people are buying. Maine lottery sales are down more than $1 million since January. It's not terribly surprising, said the director of communications for the Maine Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Kyle Hadyniak The Maine State Lottery has never seen a decline like this. We recognize that there are a list of factors in play that would prev
Apr 17, 2020, 11:53 am - Lottery News

Lottery millionaire still lives in a trailer in Maine
It's not an extravagant life, certainly, but it makes him happy. So when he recently won big playing the Maine State Lottery not just once, but twice, for a total of $1.1 million within a single four-month period he didn't see much sense in changing things up, even after the money started rolling in. The rolls of lottery winners might be filled with tales of lives altered following sudden riches, but Bobby Stuart's has remained exceedingly constant. Ain't nothing really different, he s
Sep 27, 2019, 8:44 am - Lottery News

Maine man wins 2nd large lottery prize in as many years
Peter Alley is a little overwhelmed after winning $500,000 in the Maine State Lottery last month, his second large lottery payout in less than two years. The Bar Harbor resident received a check for $355,000 after taxes were withheld, Maine State Lottery spokeswoman Angie Helton said. Alley purchased the winning ticket, for the $20 instant scratch-off game $500,000 Payout, at a Portland convenience store. The odds of winning the maximum award of $500,000 are 137,143 to 1, according to t
Jul 15, 2019, 12:45 pm - Lottery News

Lottery winner hands out winning tickets at favorite restaurant
A Maine man who won the lottery twice in recent months shared his winnings with employees and diners of a local restaurant he patronized nearly daily for more than a decade. Hal, who asked that his last name not be used, won a $2 million jackpot from the Maine lottery in April in a drawing among people who submitted their losing tickets. I was there in the audience with my son and my daughter, said Hal, a widowed father of five from central Maine. I said, 'Lord if you want me to win this
Aug 3, 2017, 6:40 am - Lottery News

Maine loses Powerball, Mega Millions during state closure
After Saturday night, Maine residents will not be able to purchase some multi-state lottery games, such as Powerball and Mega Millions, until the state shutdown ends, state officials announced Saturday. At convenience stores in Portland on Saturday, a bright red screen flashed with Breaking News near cash registers, letting customers know that they had until 9:30 p.m. to purchase Hot Lotto tickets and 9:50 p.m. to buy Powerball tickets. Mega Millions and Lucky for Life stopped being sold on F
Jul 2, 2017, 9:12 am - Lottery News

Maine moves to disqualify lottery winners from receiving food stamps
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday announced a new rule to ban food stamps for major lottery and gambling winners. The new rule allows for the immediate termination of benefits when a welfare recipient collects winnings of $5,000 or more in one calendar month, the department announced in a press release. The prize will continue to count as an asset that could disqualify a person from welfare under the asset limits recently adopted by the LePage administration. A l
Oct 25, 2016, 10:08 am - Lottery News

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