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Porn shop lottery winner doesn't reveal himself
Michigan Lottery pays out record $268.6 million on two multi-state jackpots won a week apart By Todd Northrop So who bought the huge winning lottery ticket at the porn shop in Highland Park? Nobody is saying, not even Mike Greer, 49, of Farmington Hills, who came forward to collect the $128.6 million in Powerball winnings on behalf of Team Victory, a lottery club. I didn't buy it, Greer said today. I never play. I'm sorry. Greer acknowledged he was being intentionally vague abou
Nov 12, 2010, 5:22 pm - Lottery News

Historic lottery award ceremony Friday in Michigan
By Todd Northrop For the first time in Michigan Lottery history, two mega jackpot winners will collect their winnings at the same time Friday at Michigan Lottery headquarters in Lansing. Most public interest will likely be centered on the winner of Saturday's $128.6 million Powerball drawing. That's because of the unique location where the winning ticket was purchased: an adult video and book store in Highland Park. The location also includes a walk-up window for lottery ticket purchase
Nov 11, 2010, 9:30 am - Lottery News

UPDATE: $128.6M Powerball lottery ticket sold in porn shop
Sticky situation? Winner can't stay anonymous by Todd Northrop When it was announced at Lottery Post Sunday that the winning Powerball ticket was sold at the Uptown Book Store, few people outside of Highland Park, Michigan, knew that location was actually a porn shop, specializing in adult books, pornographic movies and sex toys. Perhaps the winner is right now figuring out how to deal with the potentially sticky situation of claiming the winning ticket that he or she bought in the porn
Nov 9, 2010, 2:10 pm - Lottery News

Michigan gets second multi-state lottery winner in a week
First-ever Powerball win in Michigan $128.6 million Powerball win comes just one week after $140 million Mega Millions jackpot won in same state By Todd Northrop The USA's two biggest multi-state lottery games produced $100 million+ jackpot winners within the same week both in the state of Michigan. Mega Millions was the first to turn out a grand prize winner. On Oct. 29, one lucky ticket sold in Michigan's Upper Peninsula region matched the first five numbers plus the Mega Ball numb
Nov 7, 2010, 10:42 am - Lottery News

$140M Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Michigan
By Todd Northrop Friday night's single winning Mega Millions lottery ticket, worth $140 million, was sold in the Upper Peninsula town of Gladstone, Michigan. The Mega Millions Lottery is offered in 35 states, and holds the record for the largest jackpot in North American history. According to lottery officials, the ticket was sold at the Grain 'N' Grape Store on U.S. 2 in Gladstone. Clerk Sheila Wedell received a call from the Associated Press Saturday morning, and after confirming w
Oct 31, 2010, 2:57 pm - Lottery News

Lottery bill could limit winner's take
Michigan welfare recipients couldn't claim major prizes Michigan lawmakers are being asked to prevent any person receiving welfare from winning major Michigan State Lottery prizes, and the idea has area residents and business people at odds. If signed into law, the proposed legislation would prohibit a person getting welfare, food stamps or Medicaid from collecting a lottery prize of more than $600. If the prize were larger, the portion not paid to the winner would go to the state School A
Oct 20, 2010, 8:17 am - Lottery News

Couple, son charged in Detroit illegal lottery
They went searching for drugs, but discovered a major gambling operation instead. A federal judge in Detroit today unsealed a criminal complaint detailing a large-scale, multi-state gambling operation allegedly run by an elderly Detroit couple that for decades has operated out of coney island restaurants, storefronts and homes in the Detroit area. According to the complaint, federal agents stumbled upon the gambling operation in 2007 when they went to execute a search warrant at a Farmingt
Oct 13, 2010, 9:22 pm - Lottery News

Michigan Lottery holds new 50/50 raffle draw
By Todd Northrop The Michigan Lottery continued with its string of unique and creative raffle-style games with the drawing today of its Ultimate 50/50 Raffle. Unlike past raffle drawings, this latest game had a shorter ticket sales period, offered discounts for larger wager quantities, and awarded all of its available prize money to one lucky winner. And that lucky winner is holding ticket number 0427300. The winner will receive a payout worth $1,274,382, before taxes. The winning ja
Sep 28, 2010, 11:27 am - Lottery News

Lottery winners get their checks, keep working at plant
A year ago, William Shanteau and his 13 co-workers at a Detroit auto plant were worried their jobs could be gone at any moment. Now they're all millionaires after winning a share of last week's $96.9 million Powerball drawing. Most of the group from the paint shop at a Chrysler plant that makes Jeep Grand Cherokees plans to keep working, Shanteau said Thursday after working a 12-hour shift. It's like family, he said, adding that at least two of the jackpot winners plan to retire, and h
Jul 2, 2010, 9:42 am - Lottery News

Michigan workers claim Mega Millions, Powerball lottery jackpots
Call it a jackpot bonanza. Factory workers in Detroit and Kalamazoo are winners of multimillion-dollar lottery prizes. Fourteen workers called the Lucky 13 Plus One lottery club at the Chrysler plant in Detroit that makes the Dodge Viper will share in last week's $96.6 million Powerball pot, while five workers at a Kalamazoo factory will share $36 million in the Mega Millions drawing. Bells and whistles went off, said William Shanteau, when he took the winning ticket to Shirley's Carry
Jun 29, 2010, 8:39 am - Lottery News