Woman nearly throws away $2M lottery ticket
A Michigan woman nearly threw away a $2 million winning instant game lottery ticket she received for her birthday.
It was the best birthday gift of her life, she just didn't know it. Lucky for her, her husband wouldn't let her throw it away without double-checking it first.
The husband and wife claimed the lucky prize this week in Lansing but stayed anonymous. The man said he likes to give her lottery tickets for her birthday and picked up some at Kassa's Market in Harrison Township.
Apr 6, 2018, 8:21 am - Lottery News forum
Gas station clerk finds lottery ticket worth $1 million, returns to owner
A Lincoln County, Kansas, man is $1 million richer, thanks to a Salina gas station employee. The lottery winner's brother accidentally dropped the winning ticket at a gas station over the weekend, before the numbers were checked.
The winner, who lives in Lincoln Co. and chose to remain anonymous, told lottery officials he was rushing to go watch the NCAA Tournament when they decided to stop in Salina for gas.
My brother went in to check my tickets. He apparently dropped the unsigned Mega ...
Mar 22, 2018, 9:54 am - Lottery News forum
Judge rules $560M Powerball lottery winner can stay anonymous
A judge ruled Monday that a New Hampshire woman who won a Powerball jackpot worth nearly $560 million can keep her identity private, but not her hometown.
Judge Charles Temple noted that the case's resolution rested on application of the state's Right-to-Know law, which governs access to public records for the woman. She was identified as Jane Doe in a lawsuit against the New Hampshire Lottery Commission.
Temple wrote he had no doubts whatsoever that should Ms. Doe's identity be revealed, ...
Mar 12, 2018, 3:57 pm - Lottery News forum
Mystery NH Powerball lottery winner gets her prize, keeps her privacy — for now
Payout is anonymous, but winner's identity may be revealed later, pending court case
A woman who sued the New Hampshire state lottery commission asking it to allow her to collect the $559.7 million prize she had won without making her name public collected her winnings on Wednesday, lottery officials said, and kept her privacy for now.
The woman won the fifth-largest jackpot in the history of the multi-state Powerball lottery drawing in early January but began her legal odyssey when she si ...
Mar 7, 2018, 8:41 pm - Lottery News forum
Court hears arguments on $559M lottery winner's plea to remain anonymous
The mystery woman in possession of the winning $560 million Powerball ticket purchased last month in Merrimack, New Hampshire, is highly stressed and is preparing to have security guards in place should her name be revealed, according to her lawyers.
She doesn't want to be a celebrity, said William Shaheen of Shaheen and Gordon law firm. Shaheen said his client, who has filed a lawsuit against the New Hampshire Lottery Commission seeking to keep her identity a secret even though she signed t ...
Feb 14, 2018, 9:55 am - Lottery News forum
NH Lottery Commission wants Powerball winner's lawsuit dismissed, citing Right-to-Know Law
The New Hampshire lottery commission is asking a judge to dismiss a recent lawsuit brought forward by a local woman claiming to own the winning $560 million Powerball ticket and fighting to remain anonymous.
Petitioner's desire for normalcy and anonymity is substantially outweighed by the public's right to transparency in the operation of lottery games, wrote Assistant Attorney General John Conforti.
According to the state's motion to dismiss the lawsuit, the lottery commission believes i ...
Feb 13, 2018, 10:48 am - Lottery News forum
Georgia Senate passes bill that would give lottery winners anonymity
A proposal that would allow Georgia lottery winners to remain anonymous took an important step forward Monday.
The state Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill that allows any Georgian who wins more than $250,000 in a lottery to keep their name from being disclosed. The bill's proponents have said eight states have laws that allow winners partial or complete anonymity. The legislation now goes to the state House of Representatives.
The lawmakers who drafted Senate Bill 331 said the legislatio ...
Feb 6, 2018, 8:33 am - Lottery News forum
NH Powerball lottery winner sues for anonymity
A New Hampshire woman who hit this month's $560 million Powerball jackpot asked a judge Monday to keep her identity secret.
Represented by the law firm Shaheen Gordon in Concord, the winner of the Jan. 6 lottery drawing says her privacy is at risk because of a huge mistake.
Identifying herself only as Jane Doe, the winner says she wrote out her name on the back of the ticket she bought from Reed's Ferry Market in a panic to secure it.
Though she had merely been following the directions ...
Feb 2, 2018, 10:31 am - Lottery News forum
Georgia bill would allow lottery winners to remain anonymous — for a price
The Georgia Senate's higher education committee voted in favor Tuesday of allowing a bill to move forward that would allow lottery winners to remain anonymous but they would have to pay for that privacy.
Senate Minority Leader Steve Henson, the lead sponsor of Senate Bill 331, said the legislation is aimed at protecting multi-million dollar lottery winners from scam artists and other criminals.
It could put you at risk, Henson said during Tuesday's committee meeting.
Henson said eight ...
Jan 31, 2018, 8:12 am - Lottery News forum
Georgia group fights to prevent lottery winners from claiming anonymously
An open-government advocacy group has denounced a bipartisan proposal being considered by the Georgia Senate that would allow lottery winners to remain anonymous.
The Georgia First Amendment Foundation said in a statement that the proposed legislation raised transparency concerns. Clearly, letting a government agency hand out millions of dollars to private citizens with no public record is a bad idea, the group's statement said.
Democratic Sen. Steve Henson of Stone Mountain, who sponsored ...
Jan 29, 2018, 8:30 pm - Lottery News forum