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DC man sues the lottery after incorrect numbers posted on website would have won him $340 million
A Washington, D.C. man who thought he had won a $340 million Powerball jackpot is suing the lottery and other companies related to the Powerball game after the district's website displayed the wrong winning numbers, which happened to match the numbers on his ticket. John Cheeks purchased a Powerball lottery ticket at the center of the dispute on Jan. 6, 2023. Although Cheeks did not see the Powerball drawing the following day, he saw his numbers posted on the DC lottery's website two days la
Feb 21, 2024, 7:48 am - Lottery News

Ohio Lottery cashing services restored after 'cybersecurity incident' in December
Weeks after a cybersecurity incident at the Ohio Lottery made it next to impossible to cash in winning tickets over $599, the Lottery said all options are again available. The downside is that The Ohio Lottery confirmed that an unauthorized third-party likely gained access to customer and retailer information. The Lottery announced on Jan. 10 that it resumed allowing players to cash in winning tickets for $599, weeks after the agency fell victim to a Dec. 24 cybersecurity incident where
Jan 29, 2024, 8:55 am - Lottery News

Ohio Lottery halts some prize payouts due to Christmas Eve cybersecurity incident
Fifth day of investigation into cybersecurity event, some prize payouts still paused By Kate Northrop The Ohio Lottery temporarily suspended lottery payouts for prizes over a certain amount after a cybersecurity event impacted their computer systems on Christmas Eve. Payouts for Ohio Lottery prizes of $599 and above have been suspended for some claim methods due to a cybersecurity incident that occurred on Sun., Dec. 24. Viewing results for some games has also been impacted, maki
Dec 28, 2023, 12:10 pm - Lottery News

Court finds that skill games are legal in Pennsylvania
State casinos and lottery to co-exist with skill game machines By Kate Northrop The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court found that unregulated skill games are legal in Pennsylvania, much to the disappointment of online and retail casinos. Unregulated skill games are now considered legal in Pennsylvania after a court order from the Commonwealth Court clarified their stance on whether skill games are considered games of chance or skill. The legality of skill games, as well as what exac
Dec 8, 2023, 7:22 am - Lottery News

Hoosier Lottery Commission votes to approve $50,000 prize claim to winner whose ticket was ripped up
Commission votes in the same meeting to deny $500 payout to another player By Kate Northrop Within the same meeting, the Hoosier Lottery Commission voted to approve a $50,000 prize claim to a winner whose ticket was ripped up and to deny a $500 prize to another scratch-off winner who posted their winning ticket online. The Hoosier Lottery Commission was faced with two rather interesting cases regarding the validity of two very different prize claims and ultimately voted to approve on
Dec 2, 2023, 7:31 am - Lottery News

Virginia woman scoops $912,000 jackpot one week after winning $50,000 in the same game
First win was just a warm up By Kate Northrop A Virginia lottery player defied the odds when she won $50,000 in an online game and then a $912,000 jackpot in the same game just one week later. A Virginia woman was only just warming up when she won a $50,000 prize in a digital lottery game. Just one week later, she won yet another prize in the same game, this time a jackpot worth $912,936. Jennifer Minton was not expecting to win a $50,000 prize in the Virginia Lottery's Safari Qu
Nov 1, 2023, 1:41 pm - Lottery News

New UK National Lottery operator Allwyn will implement online spending limit
New protection measures to be put in place for lottery players By Kate Northrop As part of Allwyn Entertainment's upcoming takeover as the new operator of the UK National Lottery, a spending limit will be put in place for players buying lottery products online. Lottery players in the UK will be limited to a certain number of tickets they buy online and will be restricted in the amount they spend virtually. UK Lottery retailers received a contract that they must agree to before D
Sep 6, 2023, 4:44 pm - Lottery News

North Carolina man plays Cash 5 lottery game for the first time, wins $331,792
It takes one to win By Kate Northrop With the tap of a finger, a North Carolina man won a $331,792 lottery jackpot playing Cash 5 for the very first time. Clinton resident Michael Eaves felt like trying something new, and he's proving why it might take just one ticket to win after winning a $331,792 Cash 5 jackpot on his first try. It was my first time playing that game, he told the North Carolina Lottery. On Wednesday, Eaves said he decided to pull up the Lottery's mobile ap
Aug 23, 2023, 6:52 am - Lottery News

New Jersey Lottery will begin selling tickets online
While some celebrate the move toward digital convenience, in-person retailers bite back By Kate Northrop The New Jersey Lottery has announced that it has voted to approve selling tickets online. During a meeting on Aug. 17, the New Jersey Lottery Commission announced its decision to start selling tickets directly to players online. The change applies to its popular draw games, such as Mega Millions, Powerball, and Jersey Cash 5, but it will not include scratch-off instant games.
Aug 22, 2023, 8:50 am - Lottery News

North Carolina Lottery approves online instant games
Additions to digital lottery games and sports betting sweeping the state By Kate Northrop The North Carolina Lottery has officially approved online instant games, to go into effect later this year. On Tuesday evening, the North Carolina Education Lottery Commission voted to expand its game repertoire by starting to offer digital instant games online. North Carolina lottery players may start to see new online lottery games beginning this fall or as early as Nov. 15, 2023. Inst
Aug 19, 2023, 5:22 pm - Lottery News

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