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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

New York man claims state's biggest Mega Millions prize at $476 million
It still doesn't feel real. By Kate Northrop Someone in New York won the state's largest Mega Millions jackpot, setting the new record at $476 million. On Monday, he stepped forward to claim the prize. Johnnie Taylor, 71, of Howard Beach, was the sole winner of the Mega Millions jackpot from the drawing on April 14, 2023. It is the largest Mega Millions prize won in New York since the game launched in the state in 2002. The previous record was a $437 million jackpot won by a tic
Jun 8, 2023, 7:45 pm - Lottery News

Texas woman steals winning $1 million lottery ticket from cousin
Thief pleads guilty to stealing ticket and prize money By Kate Northrop A Texas woman duped her cousin, stole his winning lottery ticket worth $1 million, and claimed hundreds of thousands of dollars in a lump sum payout without his knowledge. Iris Amador Argueta, 34, of Houston, Texas, pleaded guilty to stealing a scratch-off ticket worth $1 million from her cousin and claiming the lump sum payout in November 2020. On October 28, 2020, the victim, who was not named in the Nassau
Jan 23, 2023, 12:57 pm - Lottery News

Retired New York Lottery legend Yolanda Vega to compete on Family Feud
Yolanda returns to TV to win her own prize money By Kate Northrop Lottery and Family Feud fans unite the popular game show will feature Yolanda Vega, 66, one of the most well-known faces in New York Lottery history. While avid lottery players may recognize Yolanda as the exuberant announcer best known for handing out ceremonial checks with a smile, she's set to reappear in front of the nation to win a prize of her own. In January, the television host and personality retired after
Jan 12, 2023, 7:21 am - Lottery News

New York Lottery draws identical Take 5 results two drawings in a row
Lottery confirms results and process were properly vetted and verified By Kate Northrop The New York Lottery's Take 5 game produced highly improbable identical results two drawings in a row yesterday. The Take 5 Midday and Evening drawings for Thurs., Oct. 27 ended up churning out the same five numbers, which in turn led to an unusually high number of winners of the game's top prize. Yesterday's Take 5 Midday and Evening lottery results were 18, 21, 30, 35, and 36. Take 5 dr
Oct 28, 2022, 11:00 am - Lottery News

VIDEO: Should you move to California to win the lottery?
New York, New Jersey and Florida oh my! By Kate Northrop A winner from New York? Again? Oh, someone won the jackpot! Let me guess California. It's always someone from New Jersey... How many times have you heard that someone won Mega Millions or Powerball only to find out that the winner is from one of these three states? Everyone dreams about winning the lottery so does this mean you should pack your bags and move to California to make it come true? WATCH: Should you mo
May 27, 2022, 6:11 pm - Lottery News

Mega Millions host calls wrong winning number during broadcast
Strangely, New York pays out some prizes that matched wrong number We all make mistakes, but for a host of the Mega Millions lottery, it's a potentially costly one: Prize payments for some Mega Millions tickets have been temporarily suspended after host John Crow incorrectly read the Mega Ball number during Tuesday's lottery drawing. The first five numbers were called correctly: 15, 19, 20, 61 and 70. But as the gold Mega Ball, was selected, the number 9 with a line drawn under it could
May 13, 2022, 8:28 am - Lottery News

New York man wins second $10 million lottery prize in three years
He hasn't finished spending his first prize By Kate Northrop Talk about luck a New York man just won his second top prize worth $10 million in three years. In 2019, Juan Hernandez claimed a $10 million top prize from a New York Lottery instant game called $350,000,000 Cash Spectacular. I'm still trying to spend the $10 [million] I won in '19, he remarked. Just three years later, he's at the lottery office claiming yet another top prize of $10 million, this time from the $3
Feb 28, 2022, 6:32 am - Lottery News

Wisconsin couple claims share of $632.6 million Powerball jackpot
Massive windfall is a blessing for Wisconsin winners By Kate Northrop A happily married couple stepped forward to claim their share of the $632.6 million Powerball jackpot that was split by two winning tickets in California and Wisconsin last month. Tammy and Cliff Webster, of Oneida, are part-winners of the seventh-largest jackpot in the Powerball game and the eleventh-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. Last month, excitement around the swelling Mega Millions and Powerball
Feb 10, 2022, 3:29 pm - Lottery News

New York Lottery legend Yolanda Vega retires after 32 years
Face of the New York Lottery finishes her final day as the state's most iconic TV host By Kate Northrop Famed New York Lottery television host and personality Yolanda Vega has retired after more than three decades delivering the winning numbers (and checks) to players across the state. Yolanda Vega, 66, is stepping down as the face of the New York Lottery, having had touched the lives of Empire State residents with her exuberance while greeting players with her trademark phrase, I'
Jan 28, 2022, 6:30 am - Lottery News

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