MUSL paid $1.5 million to settle lawsuit over rigged jackpot
A national lottery group agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by an Iowa man who claimed that a $9 million jackpot he won in 2011 would have been bigger if the previous one hadn't been fixed by an insider.
An email released Friday shows that the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) informed its directors on Oct. 9 that it had agreed to pay Larry Dawson $1.5 million as a full and final settlement of his claims.
The association had refused to release details of the settleme ...
Dec 9, 2019, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum
MUSL settles lawsuit with man who won Hot Lotto jackpot marred by rigging
A national lottery group rocked by an insider's jackpot-rigging conspiracy has settled a lawsuit brought by an Iowa grandfather who said a $9 million prize he won in 2011 should have been far larger.
The Multi-State Lottery Association and Larry Dawson informed a judge of the settlement this month, canceling a trial that had been scheduled to begin next week in Des Moines.
Dawson's lawyer, Nicholas Mauro, said that the terms of the deal are confidential but that his client is relieved that ...
Nov 26, 2019, 10:10 am - Lottery News forum
$1 million Powerball lottery ticket sold in Texas expires Monday
This holiday season someone who bought a Powerball ticket in Dallas this past Spring has a lot to be thankful for... but only for the next few days.
The unclaimed Powerball ticket purchased for the May 29 drawing is a $1 million winner, but will expire on Monday.
The Quick Pick ticket, purchased at the RS Dollar Plus Store in the 3300 block of Elsie Faye Heggins Street in Dallas, matched all five of the white ball numbers. The winning numbers for the drawing were 3, 32, 34, 42, and 61, wit ...
Nov 23, 2019, 9:31 am - Lottery News forum
Retailers preparing for launch of Mississippi Lottery
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In less than two weeks, you'll be able to buy scratch-off lottery tickets in Mississippi. Leading up to the Nov. 25 launch date, state lottery officials and retailers are putting the finishing touches on to make sure sales go smoothly.
It's just a lot of work and a lot of heavy lifting in a short period of time, said Gerard Gibert, Vice Chairman of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation.
Speaking to a meeting of America's Future Foundation in Biloxi, Gibert said 1,60 ...
Nov 16, 2019, 2:08 pm - Lottery News forum
SC residents to start receiving lottery rebate checks, even if they didn't play
South Carolina residents will be receiving rebate checks from the state lottery, even if they have never played a single lottery game before.
The $50 checks are hitting mailboxes in the days to come, and the only qualification is paying South Carolina income taxes of $50 or greater.
So far, 400,000 checks have been disbursed with more than 800,000 more to come by Dec. 2.
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Last fall, a Simpsonville convenience store sold the winning ticket for the $1.5 billion Mega M ...
Nov 8, 2019, 2:20 pm - Lottery News forum
Woman who won lottery before wedding wins again on anniversary
A North Carolina woman who won a $50,000 lottery jackpot three days before her wedding scored another big win on her one year anniversary.
Genia Harrell of Vanceboro told North Carolina Education Lottery officials her first brush with lottery luck came in October 2018, when she won $50,000 from a Powerball drawing.
Harrell said she experienced a sense of deja vu when she scored a $5,000 prize from the Lottery's October Lucke-Rewards drawing.
It's crazy, Harrell said. It's unbelievable. ...
Nov 8, 2019, 2:10 pm - Lottery News forum
Customer tips bartender with Powerball lottery ticket — and it wins $50,000
A bartender in Missouri received the tip of a lifetime when a customer gave her a Powerball ticket that ended up winning $50,000.
Taylor Russey, 33, told reporters Wednesday that a regular patron gave out Powerball tickets as part of his tip on Oct. 18 for her good service that evening at Bleacher's Bar in O'Fallon.
He does this every now and then, and when he does, he still tips regularly, Russey said of the generous gentleman who has asked to remain anonymous. It's just something nice h ...
Oct 30, 2019, 4:00 pm - Lottery News forum
Lucky Texan just claimed biggest prize ever paid to a single player in state's lottery
A lucky Texan just won the biggest prize ever awarded to a single player in the state's lottery.
A resident in Leander, a city in the Austin metro area, claimed the $227 million jackpot prize for the Mega Millions drawing in late September, according to a lottery news release. The winner is remaining anonymous.
After taxes, the winner will take home just over $157 million.
While two other jackpots in Texas have been larger, this was the biggest prize won by a single player in the state, ...
Oct 29, 2019, 8:08 am - Lottery News forum
Northern Michigan father of 7 claims $80M Powerball lottery jackpot
A northern Michigan father of seven and grandfather of 21 was revealed Wednesday as the winner of an $80 million Powerball jackpot.
Phillip Chippewa, 54, of Suttons Bay matched the winning numbers drawn on Sept. 21 1, 9, 22, 36, and 68, with Powerball number 22 according to the Michigan Lottery.
He purchased his ticket at the Barrels Barrels Party Store located at 1375 SW Bayshore Drive in Suttons Bay.
Anytime I see the jackpot getting up there I buy a few tickets and hope for the best ...
Oct 24, 2019, 11:44 am - Lottery News forum
Mississippi Lottery to start sales of Powerball and Mega Millions on Jan. 30
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Mississippi residents looking forward to buying lottery tickets for the multi-state Powerball and Mega Millions games now can mark their calendars.
Jan. 30, 2020 is the date when people in the Magnolia State will be able to test their luck on two of the hottest drawing games in the lottery business.
Lottery equipment is already being installed at convenience stores. So far, more than 400 retailers have been approved to sell the tickets around the state.
The Miss ...
Oct 23, 2019, 7:10 pm - Lottery News forum