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$500 MILLION: Mega Millions sets all-time lottery jackpot record
Friday Mega Millions jackpot rewrites the record books as the largest lottery prize the world has ever seen UPDATED 11:50 am: Jackpot revised to $500 million ($359.4 million cash) By Todd Northrop There will be a lot of daydreaming going on this week around America. Dreaming about what it would be like to win a half-billion dollars. That's because Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing did not produce a winner, sending the game into uncharted territory. The new jackpot for Friday, March
Mar 28, 2012, 1:12 am - Lottery News

After 17 months, Ohio Lotto jackpot finally won
Winner will receive record $50.4 million prize A Kentucky man who wishes to remain unidentified won $50.4 million playing the Classic Lotto at a Mount Adams bar, the Ohio Lottery Commission said Tuesday. It is one of the biggest lottery winnings for the Cincinnati region and a record for the Classic Lotto game, which hasn't had a winner since May 2010, when someone took home $9.5 million. Jackpots had been piling up in the game since then. The game is only played in Ohio. The winner
Oct 26, 2011, 11:23 am - Lottery News

Tennessee Lottery raking in record profits
As annual sales approach $1.2 billion, players probably will see even more games Despite the recession, one Tennessee financial institution is having a banner year. The Tennessee Education Lottery is raking in record profits selling nearly $1.2 billion in scratch-off tickets, nightly drawings, and multi-state mega-jackpot games in its latest fiscal year. While 17 other states' lotteries also hit all-time highs, the 7-year-old Tennessee lottery is growing faster than most, outpacing nati
Oct 9, 2011, 2:58 pm - Lottery News

Nebraska Lottery records best year ever
Total sales of Nebraska Lottery Scratch and Lotto tickets increased in the Lottery's most-recent fiscal year, resulting in increased transfers to Nebraska Lottery beneficiary funds and returns to players. Preliminary sales figures released by the Lottery show total sales at $131.7 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2011, an increase of 1.3 percent over the previous year. This is the highest revenue period since the Nebraska Lottery began in 1993, and marks the eighth consecuti
Aug 26, 2011, 6:52 am - Lottery News

Arizona Lottery sales hit record levels
People in Arizona are spending record amounts of money on lottery tickets, a sales surge that is surpassing that of other states. In a recent national comparison of state lottery sales, Arizona ranked first out of 43 states and the District of Columbia in percentage increase from fiscal 2009 to 2010, according to the trade publication La Fleur's Magazine. In fiscal 2011, which for Arizona ended June 30, the Lottery sold $584 million in tickets, its most ever. However, the Arizona Lotter
Aug 19, 2011, 8:15 am - Lottery News

Britain's record lottery winners go public
Includes video report A Scottish couple out of work due to ill health are Europe's biggest ever lottery winners, scooping 161.5 million ( 184 million, or US$260.5 million) in the EuroMillions multi-country lottery game. Colin Weir, 64, and his wife Chris, 55, who have been married for 30 years and live in the seaside town of Largs near Glasgow, claimed the prize after Tuesday's draw which followed a series of rollovers. The prize catapaulted them into 430th place in this year's Sunday T
Jul 15, 2011, 8:40 pm - Lottery News

Record £161m EuroMillions lottery jackpot claimed
Winner deciding whether or not to go public The EuroMillions ticket-holder from Britain who won Europe's biggest-ever jackpot of 161 million (US$258.4 million) has claimed their prize, UK National Lottery operator Camelot has confirmed. The individual is currently deciding whether to go public or remain anonymous. Since Tuesday, Camelot has been urging people to check their tickets because the winner was losing about 9,000 a day in interest. The lottery operator had said if the winne
Jul 14, 2011, 12:57 pm - Lottery News

One ticket sold in Britain wins biggest European jackpot ever
Worth 161 million (US$258.4 million) but still unclaimed, a Briton holds the lottery ticket that will place them amongst the richest people in the country. When the lucky recipient of Europe's biggest lottery win to date does claim the prize, he or she will be launched straight into the list of the top 500 richest people in the UK, going straight in at number 430, shifting the likes of Sir Tom Jones and David Bowie down a notch in the rich list . The ticket is worth just 4m less than the f
Jul 13, 2011, 10:23 pm - Lottery News

Lottery ticket frenzy as Euro Millions reaches record high
By Todd Northrop Europe's multi-country Euro Millions lottery game emerged from Tuesday night's drawing without a grand prize winner, setting the stage for a mammoth record jackpot Friday: an estimated 185 Million (US$264.9 Million, or 166 million). And Euro Millions jackpots are paid as cash not advertised annuity jackpots like the big American multi-state games. If a single ticket wins the top prize, it will create the biggest winner in Europe ever. To win a Euro Millions jackpot,
Jul 6, 2011, 11:13 am - Lottery News

47 people pick winning Fantasy 5 numbers
Rare consecutive sequence drawn Monday The Florida Lottery set a new record with 47 top prize winners in the Fantasy 5 game. Lottery officials say each ticket matching all five numbers drawn Monday night is worth $4,581.74. The winning numbers were 14-15-16-17-18. This is the most number of Fantasy 5 winners since 2001 when the Fantasy 5 matrix was changed from 26 to 36 numbers, making it more difficult to win. In 2005, 40 tickets matched all five numbers, which is the previous record u
Mar 22, 2011, 11:34 am - Lottery News

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