N.Y. man claims $26M Mega Millions lottery jackpot
A 45-year-old Wyandanch, New York, man is a mega-millionaire.
The yet-to-be identified New York State Lottery winner came forward to claim his Mega Millions prize yesterday, lottery officials said.
Depending on how he wishes to be paid, either in installments or a single lump sum, his winnings could be as high as $26 million before taxes.
He will be introduced during a news conference at a later time, a lottery spokeswoman said yesterday.
The man purchased the winning ticket Friday a ...
Mar 17, 2009, 7:57 am - Lottery News forum
Powerball, Mega Millions explore agreement
Lottery behemoths Powerball and Mega Millions are discussing a possible arrangement to sell tickets for both games in the 42 states where they now operate alone.
The talks, however, do not appear aimed at combining the two lotteries into one super game.
Powerball is played in 30 states, including Pennsylvania and Delaware; Mega Millions is offered in New Jersey and 11 other states.
We are aware of the discussions between Powerball and Mega Millions, but at this point those discussions ...
Mar 14, 2009, 9:11 am - Lottery News forum
N.J. Lottery to add Powerball?
Could be first state to offer both Mega Millions and Powerball
New Jersey could become the first to participate in two multi-state lotteries.
Two state officials who have been briefed on the budget Gov. Jon S. Corzine will present to the Legislature on Tuesday say it includes a proposal that New Jersey become the 31st state to offer Powerball.
The officials say the game could generate $10 million a year.
New Jersey's other lottery games, including the multi-state Mega Millions, gener ...
Mar 10, 2009, 12:23 am - Lottery News forum
10 N.J. co-workers will split $216M lottery jackpot
Winners work in the Chubb IT Department
Includes video report
Robert Space got into work at the Chubb Insurance company at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, realized the lottery ticket he was holding matched the winning numbers, and fired off a one-line e-mail to his nine co-workers who had pitched in to buy it.
We won the big one, it read.
The replies came back instantly: Hahahaha wrote one. GREAT. Where do I pick up the cash? joked another. Then they saw the ticket for themselves.
Space and ...
Mar 4, 2009, 9:01 pm - Lottery News forum
$216M Mega Millions lottery winner is from New Jersey
California second-prize winner wins $1M 'mini-jackpot'
Once again, the Garden State got lucky, as a single ticket sold in Ocean County grabbed last night's $216 million Mega Millions annuity windfall.
Since 2004, New Jerseyans have won more than $1 billion in Mega Millions jackpots.
The payout in cash the usual option would be about $140.6 million. Before 25 percent gets snatched for federal taxes, of course. The good news on the tax front is that unlike many other states, New Jersey do ...
Mar 4, 2009, 11:11 am - Lottery News forum
Unemployed: Play the lottery or not?
by Dan Weiser
The Mega Millions lottery jackpot is worth an estimated $212 million. Right now, it is the largest lottery jackpot in the country, including the multi-state Powerball. In fact, it's the largest lottery jackpot in the world.
The next drawing is Tuesday night and a winning ticket will bring riches to at least one person. $212 million dollars is the stuff dreams are made of, but in these uncertain times winning would be ... well, hard to put into words.
The unemployment rate ...
Mar 2, 2009, 9:39 am - Lottery News forum
Two tickets will share $174M Powerball lottery jackpot
Tickets sold in Delaware, Pennsylvania
Two tickets for the Powerball game Saturday night one sold in Delaware and the other in Pennsylvania matched all five numbers plus the Powerball drawn to win a share of the top prize.
The winning tickets will share a jackpot prize of $174.4 million, or $87.2 million each.
The winning numbers 3-16-20-42-58, Powerball: 7 were drawn in Orlando, Florida last night at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
The Power Play number was 5.
The jackpot has been build ...
Mar 1, 2009, 7:51 am - Lottery News forum
Early talks for a joint Powerball-British lottery game
Will Powerball marry up with the British lottery or even Euro Millions, creating the largest lottery jackpots on the face of the earth?
Maybe. But Charles Strutt, director of the 32-member Multi-State Lottery Association, which runs Powerball from offices in Iowa, said it was still too early to tell.
According to Ed Van Petten, Kansas Lottery director and a former chairman of the multi-state Powerball group, talk of a world lottery game has been around since 2000.
They've been back at ...
Feb 12, 2009, 9:57 am - Lottery News forum
$42M lottery winner plans to become a pecan farmer
A Detroit-area man who won a $42 million Mega Millions jackpot plans to retire from Chrysler and become a pecan farmer in Georgia.
Chris Crane, 51, was given a ceremonial check Friday at the Michigan Lottery headquarters in Lansing.
The resident of Macomb County's Washington Township told reporters he will leave his job as a Chrysler service engineer within weeks.
I always wanted to do a little bit of farming, said Crane, who has some property in Georgia. This will be my chance.
Oct 11, 2008, 3:20 pm - Lottery News forum
International super lottery to create jackpots of $500 million or more
A massive, multi-country lottery with $500 million jackpots is expected to launch within four years
Camelot, operator of the United Kingdom's lottery, has been in talks with firms in 48 countries, including Australia and the US, to launch a global draw.
The plans involve a monthly game creating up to 100 millionaires plus a once-a-year super prize likely to be on a holiday such as New Year.
They are being drawn up in response to the public's love of big-prize draws.
The National lott ...
Sep 12, 2008, 12:56 am - Lottery News forum