Mega Millions to adjust starting jackpot amount, eliminate minimum increases
The Mega Millions Consortium announced today that in response to flagging sales due to the COVID-19 response, the multi-state lottery game's starting jackpot has been lowered and the amounts of subsequent starting jackpots and jackpot increases will be determined on a drawing-by-drawing basis.
The advertised Mega Millions jackpot for tonight's drawing is a guaranteed $121 million. If the jackpot is won, it will reset to a guaranteed $20 million for the next drawing on Tuesday. If there is no ...
Apr 3, 2020, 3:33 pm - Lottery News forum
Declining lottery sales prompt more Powerball jackpot changes
The Powerball Product Group today announced its decision to further modify the rules for determining each successive Powerball jackpot roll, and set a firm implementation date rather than waiting for the next jackpot winner.
Today's changes are in addition to the modifications announced just last week.
The new Powerball rules for determining the advertised jackpot will be based strictly on game sales and interest rates, completely eliminating guaranteed starting jackpot amounts and minimum ...
Apr 2, 2020, 5:16 pm - Lottery News forum
Powerball to lower jackpot starting point and increases due to plunge in sales
Coronavirus strikes again
Today the Powerball Product Group announced it is making changes to the multi-state lottery game's jackpot due to sagging sales caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Following the next grand prize win, Powerball's starting jackpot will reset to a guaranteed $20 million (annuity) with minimum roll increases of $2 million between drawings.
Previously the starting point was $40 million, with guaranteed $10 million increases between drawings that did not produce a ja ...
Mar 25, 2020, 5:57 pm - Lottery News forum
Florida CPA revealed as winner of $396.9 million Powerball drawing
A partner in an Ocala, Florida, CPA firm will need all her wealth management resources after winning a nearly $400 million Powerball jackpot recently.
Sheryll Goedert, of Collier, Jernigan Goedert. P.A. claimed the Jan. 29 Powerball drawing worth $396.9 million. Goedert, who claimed the prize as the managing member of Vacation Life LLC, chose to take the lump sum amount of more than $276.5 million, according to a Florida Lottery press release.
The cash value the she claimed was the 20th-la ...
Mar 11, 2020, 7:51 am - Lottery News forum
Malfunction delays Saturday's Powerball lottery drawing
Includes video report
People hoping to win the Powerball jackpot Saturday night had to wait a little longer to see the numbers.
When viewers tuned in for the drawing, instead of seeing of bouncing balls the saw an empty lottery machine.
An announcement was made saying: because of a technical problem we are unable to bring you the Powerball drawing at this time.
Eventually the winning numbers were posted online, and USA Mega contains all the winning number and prize information, incl ...
Mar 8, 2020, 11:55 am - Lottery News forum
The world may never know who won a $202 million lottery jackpot
$202 million is more money that most of us can even fathom. But one lucky lottery winner from New Jersey may be able to relish all that money in secret thanks to a new law that went into effect just last month.
Last Tuesday's drawing of the Mega Millions jackpot was won by a single ticket sold at a Quick Stop Food Store in Edison, according to the New Jersey Lottery.
The ticket matched all six numbers of 4, 6, 32, 52, and 64, with Mega Ball number 6.
The $202 million jackpot has a cash ...
Feb 16, 2020, 10:37 am - Lottery News forum
Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack wins $150,000 lottery prize
Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack is $150,000 richer after claiming a Powerball lottery prize Monday.
Vilsack won the money playing Powerball in January, when the jackpot climbed to about $347 million before the drawing Jan. 22.
I forgot about the ticket, Vilsack said in a news release from the Iowa Lottery. Then I woke up 10 days later, on a Saturday morning, and I said, 'Oh, geez, I wonder how I did?'
Vilsack served as governor of Iowa from 1999 to 2007. He served as the U.S. secretary o ...
Feb 11, 2020, 7:43 am - Lottery News forum
Powerball $396.9 million winning lottery ticket sold in Florida
By Todd Northrop
One lucky ticket sold in Florida matched all six numbers in the Powerball lottery drawing Wednesday night, according to lottery officials.
That ticket ended up being worth $396.9 million, up from the estimated $394 million before the drawing. The winner will have an option to take a cash payment of $276.5 million instead of the annuity.
The massive haul is the 28th-largest US lottery jackpot of all time, and the cash value is the 20th-largest of all time. (Full list is ...
Jan 30, 2020, 8:27 am - Lottery News forum
Few filing claims in $4.3 million lottery scam settlement; deadline Jan. 7
Victims of the largest lottery scam in U.S. history are expected to pocket only a small fraction of a $4.3 million settlement because of a lack of applicants laying claim to the money, court records show.
But it's not too late.
Claims can be made online through Jan. 7 and those for $10 or less require no proof of purchase.
Larger ones require receipts dating back as far as 14 years.
If you're claiming more than $10 they sure made it difficult, said Craig Johnson, a Manson resident w ...
Jan 2, 2020, 12:09 pm - Lottery News forum
Winner claims prize for $150 million Powerball lottery ticket sold at CA/NV border
By Todd Northrop
A huge Powerball jackpot was claimed on a ticket sold at a famous lottery store on the border of California and Nevada.
Last month, one winning ticket for the $150 million Powerball was sold at Gold Ranch Lottery on the Nevada-California border near Verdi. On Monday, Bill Lawrence stepped forward as the winner, according to a press release issued by the California Lottery. Lawrence's residency was not disclosed.
The retiree and his wife, who just celebrated their 20th w ...
Dec 20, 2019, 9:44 am - Lottery News forum