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Mega Millions and Powerball lottery jackpots both top $300 million
Two near-equal jackpots up for grabs this weekend By Kate Northrop This weekend, lottery players will have two equally large jackpots to consider, with both multi-state games Mega Millions and Powerball surpassing the $300 million mark. In the gold corner... we have Mega Millions at $355 million for the Friday, Sept. 30 drawing at 11:00 pm EST. In the red corner... is Powerball at $322 million for the Saturday, Oct. 1 drawing at 10:59 pm EST. Joking aside, one of the questions wi
Sep 30, 2022, 5:13 pm - Lottery News

Two Illinois lottery winners in a partnership claim $1.34 billion Mega Millions jackpot
Winners split behemoth win within timeframe to claim cash prize By Kate Northrop Two winners in a partnership have come forward to claim the eye-watering $1.34 billion Mega Millions jackpot that was drawn in July 2022. One single ticket was all it took to win the record $1.34 billion Mega Millions jackpot on July 29, 2022, but two people jointly stepped forward to claim it all. Today, the Illinois Lottery announced that the prize has officially been claimed, shared by a partnersh
Sep 21, 2022, 3:58 pm - Lottery News

Major claim deadline approaching for Illinois lottery winner of $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot
They don't have as much time as it seems By Kate Northrop A crucial deadline for claiming the record-breaking $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot drawn in July is approaching for the single Illinois-based lottery winner. The lone Illinois winner of the unimaginable $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot is only weeks away from a major deadline that could have a huge impact on the amount of money they get to walk away with. For a prize of this magnitude, it's not unusual for the wi
Sep 12, 2022, 7:16 am - Lottery News

$1.5 billion Mega Millions winner explains how "Lottery Lawyer" Jason Kurland stole $83 million
Jury convicts conman on wire fraud, money laundering charges By Kate Northrop The famous and still anonymous winner of the record $1.4 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot from South Carolina emerged from her legendary silence to deliver a testimony against New York Lottery Lawyer Jason Jay Kurland that explains how he stole $83 million from her in his schemes. On July 26, the United States Department of Justice announced that a jury found Kurland, 48, guilty of defrauding his own l
Aug 16, 2022, 7:13 pm - Lottery News

North Carolina Lottery winner: "$4 million is not much these days"
Lucky for Life top prize winner shrugs off prize, says the money won't go far By Kate Northrop A lottery player who won the Lucky for Life top prize of $1,000 a day for life was doubtful that the money would go far in today's economy. In a time of rising inflation and high gas prices, one North Carolina man was not feeling the shock and awe most winners usually feel when they win a big prize in the lottery. In fact, Jimmie Shindler of Gastonia does not have any lavish vacations o
Aug 10, 2022, 4:52 pm - Lottery News

Kansas store owner tracks down $1 million lottery winner who left behind ticket
Son of store owner says he has no regrets about returning the ticket By Kate Northrop A Kansas convenience store owner made a million-dollar decision to hunt down the longtime customer that had accidentally left behind a winning lottery ticket. A Kansas Lottery retailer held itself to the highest degree of integrity when the store's associates tracked down the loyal customer who had forgotten a $1 million winning lottery ticket on the counter. Kal Patel's parents own the Pit Stop
Aug 8, 2022, 8:00 pm - Lottery News

One lottery ticket in Pennsylvania wins $206.9 million Powerball jackpot
Updated with retailer that sold the winning ticket By Kate Northrop A single ticket sold in Pennsylvania matched all six numbers in the Powerball lottery drawing Wednesday night, lottery officials announced today. Someone in Pennsylvania is holding a ticket worth $206.9 million. The winner will have the option to take the cash payment of $122.4 million instead of the annuity. The winning ticket was sold at Sheetz located at 205 North Center Avenue in New Stanton. The retailer wil
Aug 4, 2022, 1:06 pm - Lottery News

Nebraska woman who cut back on playing the lottery wins $1 million Powerball prize
It's the biggest thing she'd ever won By Kate Northrop A once-daily Powerball player is now reaping the rewards from reducing her habitual play, having won a $1 million second-prize after having cut back on her playing. Wendy Donahue of Omaha, Nebraska has just won the most momentous prize of her life after scooping up a $1 million Powerball prize in the July 25 drawing. It's also the biggest thing she'd ever won, next to a cake she won in a cake walk when she was 14 years old,
Aug 3, 2022, 7:26 pm - Lottery News

One Illinois lottery ticket wins $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot
Updated with final jackpot amount and retailer location By Todd Northrop After a run of 29 drawings without a jackpot winner, the 30th drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions game produced a single $1.337 billion winner last night when one lottery ticket sold in Illinois matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball. It was the fourth time a lottery jackpot had grown to more than $1 billion, and the third time a single ticket won $1 billion or more. The winner of the unimaginable
Jul 30, 2022, 8:48 am - Lottery News

VIDEO: Lottery winners who are changing the world
A breath of fresh air and some good news for a change! By Kate Northrop Today, Lottery Post published a video about a group of people who just might hold the crown for the most generous lottery winners ever. It's been a while since the last time we've followed up on a winner in greater detail than most such as Jack Whittaker and David Lee Edwards. In the lottery world, it's unfortunately very easy to pull up a story about winners who don't manage their winnings well or end up going b
Jul 29, 2022, 4:26 pm - Lottery News

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