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Arkansas woman wins largest Natural State Jackpot ever at $520,000
Record win has lottery winner running down the street By Kate Northrop Someone in Arkansas has claimed the record $520,000 Natural State Jackpot after the prize continued to swell beyond record levels day by day. On Thursday, Kashema Marks of Pine Bluff claimed the largest-ever Natural State Jackpot (NSJ) that, at long last, finished its run at $520,000. In mid-June, the NSJ top prize had reached an all-time high of $500,000 after it surpassed the previous record of $430,000.
Jun 28, 2022, 4:38 am - Lottery News

82-year-old Virginia Lottery winner of $285,316 won't quit his job
Lottery winner who loves his job refuses to retire By Kate Northrop A lottery player who won a six-figure prize could easily put the sum toward a nice, quiet retirement, but one such winner refuses to quit doing what he loves. Vicente Mosquera is loving life as a waiter in an Italian restaurant, but things got even sweeter when he won a $285,316 prize in the Virginia Lottery's Cash 5 game. Even with the six-figure sum pocketed away for a rainy day, the 82-year-old winner doesn'
May 23, 2022, 12:13 pm - Lottery News

45 jackpot-winning tickets in one California Lottery Fantasy 5 drawing
Unusually high number of top prize winners in Pick 5-style game By Kate Northrop A whopping 45 winning tickets won the California Lottery's Fantasy 5 jackpot worth $344,700 on Sat., Apr. 30, with each ticket getting an equal share of the prize. The California Lottery's Fantasy 5 game had an astonishing number of winners after an interesting combination of winning numbers were drawn on Saturday. On Saturday night, the game produced the winning numbers 3, 6, 9, 36, and 39. With 4
May 6, 2022, 12:45 pm - Lottery News

Michigan woman wins two $110,000 Fantasy 5 Double Play prizes
Playing it safe was the right way to go By Kate Northrop An anonymous woman had twice the luck when a bout of caution led her to win two $110,000 Fantasy 5 Double Play prizes. One lucky lottery player decided to play it safe when purchasing her usual tickets for the Michigan Lottery's Fantasy 5 drawing and was doubly rewarded as a result. In February, the woman, who declined revealing her name, stopped at the Mobil gas station on For Road in Dearborn to buy her weekly Fantasy 5
Apr 14, 2022, 2:39 pm - Lottery News

Virginia woman throws out winning $110,000 lottery ticket and saves it from the trash
Lottery ticket ends up damaged in the garbage bin By Kate Northrop A Virginia woman had a moment of panic when she almost lost out on a $110,000 Cash 5 jackpot, but she was thankfully able to recover the winning ticket she tossed in the garbage. Mary Elliot was nearly beside herself when she realized she threw out a winning Cash 5 lottery ticket worth $110,000, so she went digging through the trash to find it. While the Buckingham County resident was able to successfully recove
Apr 4, 2022, 12:37 pm - Lottery News

"True Ravens Fan" is the Maryland Lottery's first Pick 5 winner
Lottery awards first Pick 5 top prize days after new game launch By Kate Northrop The Maryland Lottery awarded its first Pick 5 $50,000 top prize just days after the launch of the new in-state game. An anonymous player, who goes by the nickname True Ravens Fan, has won the Maryland Lottery's first $50,000 top prize in the state's new Pick 5 game. On Feb. 7, the Lottery released its newest draw game in six years a day after swapping out 5 Card Cash. While part of the reason for
Feb 22, 2022, 1:10 pm - Lottery News

North Carolina woman claims half-million lottery jackpot right before ticket expired
Lucky woman narrowly escapes every lottery player's worst nightmare By Kate Northrop A North Carolina Lottery player claimed a half-million Cash 5 jackpot just in time after losing the winning ticket for months. Ana Maya of Graham nearly lost out on a Cash 5 jackpot worth $532,234 when her winning ticket went missing in a moving fiasco, but the ticket luckily resurfaced from an odd hiding spot. The 32-year-old customer service employee stopped at Huff's Interstate on Maple Aven
Feb 18, 2022, 6:50 am - Lottery News

Maryland Lottery to swap out 5 Card Cash for new Pick 5 game
Out with the old and in with the new a popular draw game is coming to Maryland By Kate Northrop The Maryland Lottery announced that it will be ending 5 Card Cash and will replace it with a new Pick 5 game, the state's newest draw game in six years since it joined Cash4Life in 2016. If you want to get your final 5 Card Cash plays in before it's gone, now's the time. 5 Card Cash will be closing out this week, but players might be excited to know that there is a new game ready to take
Feb 1, 2022, 1:58 pm - Lottery News

Group of seven friends win record $1.01 million Virginia Cash 5 jackpot
Lottery pool takes home magnificent record-setting prize By Kate Northrop A group of friends dubbed the Magnificent Seven have claimed the Virginia Lottery's largest Cash 5 jackpot to-date of $1,008,842. The Cash 5 with EZ Match game has a rolling jackpot that increases each drawing there is no winner. Last week, one ticket won the jackpot, which was the biggest in the game's history. Yesterday, the Lottery announced that the massive haul was claimed by a group of seven lucky playe
Jan 26, 2022, 12:37 pm - Lottery News

Pennsylvania man wins his fourth lottery jackpot
Prolific player's luck is going strong, offers advice for jackpot-chasers like him By Kate Northrop A lottery enthusiast from Pennsylvania is raking in his fourth jackpot win since 1999, and he has some advice for others chasing millions. Mike Lucky Luciano won a $1 million top prize on a $20 Pennsylvania Lottery scratch-off ticket on Jan. 6, bringing his total winnings to $4.6 million since 1999. It's not the largest prize he's ever won. In 2016, he struck gold when he won $3
Jan 17, 2022, 3:08 pm - Lottery News

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