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Indiana family claims $536 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot
Hoosier Lottery helps family remain anonymous First time they ever played Mega Millions Includes video report By Todd Northrop At a press conference Friday it was announced that a family of lifetime Hoosiers anonymously claimed the largest jackpot ever awarded to a single Mega Millions lottery ticket. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosted the press conference Friday morning. The winners were announced to be a family from Hamilton County, Indiana. Those hoping to meet the winne
Jul 29, 2016, 12:28 pm - Lottery News

Thieves target scratch-off lottery tickets in 'snatch-and-grab'
Includes video report Throughout the Baltimore region police are looking for a man and a woman who have teamed up to steal hundreds if not thousands of dollars worth in Maryland Lottery tickets from area convenience stores. It happened again recently at a 7-Eleven on Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn. The male theft suspect opens the door for his female accomplice and a customer before going into action action captured by the store's multiple security cameras. Our own system has 16 cameras i
Jun 24, 2016, 9:30 am - Lottery News

Jamaican lottery scam drives man to suicide
Includes video report An ongoing sinister scam continues to cause some victims to lose their entire life savings from thieves operating from a country and an ocean away. The special Jamaican Organized Crime Task Force is taking on scammers who cost unsuspecting Americans hundreds of millions of dollars each year. They find all the tools of the trade. Cellphones, cash, and lists of phone numbers are used by suspects. Some go as far as driving a nail through their computers to disable the
May 24, 2016, 8:23 am - Lottery News

Lottery scam investigation comes to Tennessee
Includes video report The Tennessee Education Lottery is cooperating with investigators as they look into one of the most elaborate lottery scams in U.S. history. The scam was the work of Eddie Tipton, a former security director with the Multi-State Lottery Association. Tipton has been convicted of fraud and sentenced to ten years in prison. But his brother and his old college roommate were recently arrested as the jackpot fixing investigation expanded. Prosecutors in Iowa say sur
May 11, 2016, 7:56 am - Lottery News

Breast cancer patient wins lottery second time
Includes video report North Carolina Education Lottery officials said a woman who has been battling breast cancer for six years has won the lottery two times in the past three months. Gina Short, from Mecklenburg County, claimed her $250,000 All or Nothing prize last Wednesday just months after she snagged $1 million in the Ultimate Millions second-chance drawing, lottery officials said in a statement. We're still in disbelief mode, Short said. Officials said Short, who is currently
May 10, 2016, 1:17 pm - Lottery News

Leftover lottery tickets turned into stunning living room art
Includes video report More people than ever are trying to rescue, recycle and reinvent, especially on Earth Day. This extreme example uses all those unlucky lottery scratch-off tickets to turn them into a recycled masterpiece. Artists Adam Eckstrom and Lauren Was have created an entire dining room out of 40,000 used lottery tickets, using them to make up the wall panels, furniture and even the place settings. All the furniture and d cor total a whopping $70,000 in lottery ticket sale
Apr 23, 2016, 8:34 am - Lottery News

NC Powerball winner in trouble again
This time she is served criminal summons for threats and harassment Includes video report The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office has served a misdemeanor criminal summons to North Carolina's $188 million Powerball winner, Marie Holmes. According to court documents, Lorna Marlowe has accused Holmes of making threatening and harassing phone calls on Jan. 10. Marlowe filed the complaint that same day. The criminal summons alleges Holmes threatened to inflict bodily harm on Marlowe. It al
Jan 15, 2016, 9:12 am - Lottery News

NJ restaurant workers mistakenly think they hit Powerball
Includes video report Workers at one New Jersey restaurant cried tears of joy and shouted one even quit his job after they matched winning Powerball numbers with a lottery ticket they'd purchased for an office pool. Unfortunately for them, they didn't realize they had read off the wrong day's winning numbers. Video from Grissini's Restaurant in Englewood Cliffs shows servers, cooks and bartenders celebrating after reading off Wednesday's winning numbers with one of the tickets they boug
Jan 13, 2016, 6:15 pm - Lottery News

WATCH: Buddhist monk fights back after getting robbed buying lottery tickets
Includes video report Police are searching for a man who was caught on video robbing a Buddhist monk as he bought lottery tickets in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, convenience store. Police said the 61-year-old monk was at a Sunoco gas station store on South Broad Street buying lottery tickets from a machine on Jan. 3 when an unidentified black male snatched $350 in cash from the monk's hands and ran out of the door. The monk is then seen on video chasing the man into the gas station pa
Jan 12, 2016, 11:05 am - Lottery News

Cape Cod fisherman reels in $10M lottery prize
Includes video report William Chopper Young Jr., a shellfisherman and champion oyster shucker, has won the $10 million prize winner in the Massachusetts State Lottery's $10,000,000 Mega Fortune instant game. Young opted to receive the cash option on his prize and collected a one-time payment of $6,500,000 (before taxes), according to an official statement from lottery officials today announcing the win. He plans on using his winnings to help his family and invest, the statement said. Yo
Dec 9, 2015, 11:11 am - Lottery News