California winner of $447 million Powerball lottery jackpot claims prize
The winner of the 10th largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history has finally come forward to claim their prize, more than a month after winning the $447.8 million Powerball lottery jackpot.
The winner, Jeff Lindsay, did not wish to speak with the media after claiming his prize Wednesday and declined to take a winner's photo. However, California state law requires the name of jackpot winners to be released.
Lindsay did say he was excited to have won the prize, which he opted to take as a lump ...
Jul 20, 2017, 8:11 am - Lottery News forum
N.Y. man's lottery fortune hurts home town state aid
Good fortune smiled on Richard Loveless in 2015, when the retired electrician won a $42.5 million lottery prize, but those winnings are bringing headaches to the Port Byron School District.
Loveless' winnings pushed up the school district's total wealth, as calculated by the state's school aid formulas. It bumped Port Byron from being one of New York's poorest school districts to one that's almost middle class, said Neil O'Brien, Port Byron's superintendent.
I'm thrilled he won. I play th ...
Jul 18, 2017, 10:45 am - Lottery News forum
Michigan man wins second lottery jackpot in 18 months
A Michigan man has won his second Michigan Lottery jackpot in 18 months.
The lucky player from Westland, who chose to remain anonymous, who won a $208,225 Fantasy 5 jackpot. He previously won a $125,000 Fantasy 5 jackpot in January 2016.
He was one of two players who matched the numbers drawn on Tuesday to split a $416,450. He bought his winning ticket at the Westland Food Store, located at 1690 South Venoy road in Westland.
When I won the first Fantasy 5 jackpot in January 2016, I did ...
Jun 23, 2017, 12:00 pm - Lottery News forum
Woman sues casino that offered her steak dinner instead of $43 million jackpot
Katrina Bookman captured national attention last year when she played a Sphinx Slot Machine at Resorts World Casino in Queens, New York, and it appeared as though she'd won $43 million which would have been the largest jackpot ever won on the slots in U.S. history. She excitedly snapped a selfie with the screen, believing her life was forever changed.
But when Bookman came to collect her prize, a casino worker told her she hadn't actually won anything and offered her nothing but a complimenta ...
Jun 16, 2017, 6:45 pm - Lottery News forum
$447.8 million Powerball jackpot sets off shock, speculation in Menifee
For the owners of a Menifee, California, liquor store, a bad year just got $1 million better.
For the rest of Menifee, the town gossip just got $447.8 million more interesting.
The store, Marietta Liquor Deli, sold a Powerball ticket that hit a massive jackpot in Saturday night's drawing. The million-dollar retailer bonus it will earn couldn't come at a better time, as the owner was recently diagnosed with a lung disease.
Until the winner or winners step forward which could happen as ea ...
Jun 12, 2017, 9:19 am - Lottery News forum
$447.8 million winning Powerball lottery ticket sold in California
By Todd Northrop
A single winning Powerball lottery ticket matching all six numbers was sold in California and will claim a $447.8 million jackpot.
If the winner chooses the lump-sum cash value, they will receive a one-time cash payment of $279.1 million, minus federal taxes. California does not deduct any state taxes from lottery prizes.
The Jackpot Analysis page at USA Mega shows the initial taxes that will be withheld on the jackpot.
The massive $447.8 million grand prize is the i ...
Jun 11, 2017, 9:11 am - Lottery News forum
$435 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot on track to 17-month high
By Todd Northrop
By Saturday evening, the multi-state Powerball lottery jackpot will almost certainly become the largest US lottery jackpot since the game's monstrous $1.6 billion record in Jan. 2016.
In the ensuing 17 months, Powerball's high-water mark has reached $435.3 million 4 months ago, on Feb. 22. (That jackpot was claimed anonymously by a man from Lafayette, Indiana.)
Now, after nobody won last night's $380.6 million grand prize, the initial estimate for Saturday's Powerball w ...
Jun 8, 2017, 9:14 am - Lottery News forum
Powerball lottery heats up with new jackpot of $375 million
By Todd Northrop
If world events have got you down, maybe the rising Powerball jackpot is just the thing to lift your spirits and your dreams.
For just the second time in 2017, a Powerball jackpot has exceeded $300 million and has entered into the top 25 US jackpots of all time. In fact, Wednesday's Powerball drawing is inching close to the $400 million mark.
The new Powerball jackpot is currently cresting at $375 million for the Wednesday drawing, ranking as the 18th-largest US lottery ...
Jun 4, 2017, 11:24 am - Lottery News forum
$24 million NY Lottery jackpot claimed 2 days before it expired
The mysterious purchaser of a $24.1 million Lotto jackpot came forward to claim the winning ticket just two days before it was set to expire.
The person, who has not yet been identified, saw news coverage about how the multi-million dollar windfall was set to lapse May 25, prompting him or her to search for the ticket at home, the New York Lottery said Wednesday.
The winning ticket with the numbers 5, 12, 13, 22, 25, and 35 was found among old tickets nearly a year after it was purchased f ...
May 24, 2017, 4:42 pm - Lottery News forum
UK Lottery expecting sales surge with must-win £25M jackpot
The National Lottery is expecting a rush for tickets this week as a must-win 25 million (US$32.5 million) jackpot means the odds of winning the top prize are six times better than usual.
After ten consecutive draws without a jackpot winner, the total prize fund must be won this Wednesday so if nobody correctly predicts all six numbers the 24.7 million jackpot will be won or shared by anyone who matches five numbers plus the bonus ball.
The must win rule is triggered when the prize fund rea ...
May 22, 2017, 8:15 am - Lottery News forum