Third $1 million lottery prize goes unclaimed in Michigan this year
Michigan residents apparently aren't checking their lottery tickets, as a $1 million prize went unclaimed on Thursday for the third time this year, the state lottery said.
The lottery reported the ticket expired at 4:45 p.m. and was purchased at the Speedway gas station located at 10070 Highland Road in Hartland. The money now goes to the state School Aid Fund, the lottery said.
In Michigan, Powerball tickets are valid for one year after the drawing date. (A list of lottery ticket expirati ...
Oct 4, 2019, 9:07 am - Lottery News forum
Mega Millions lottery winner worth $227 million sold in Texas
Update: Additional information about retailer and historical context
By Todd Northrop
A single ticket sold in Texas matched the winning numbers from Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing and is worth an estimated $227 million.
The Texas Lottery announced that the ticket was sold at the Lakeline Express Mart on 2004 N. Lakeline Boulevard in Cedar Park. The retailer is eligible to receive a $1 million retailer bonus for selling the jackpot-winning ticket, which was a quick pick.
The ca ...
Sep 25, 2019, 8:14 am - Lottery News forum
$80 million Powerball jackpot lottery ticket sold in Michigan
A Michigan Lottery player won Saturday night's $80 million Powerball jackpot with a ticket bought in Suttons Bay, according to the Michigan Lottery.
The winning ticket, bought at the Barrels Barrels Party Store in Suttons Bay in northern Michigan, matched the Powerball number 22, plus the day's winning numbers: 1, 9, 22, 36, and 68.
Saturday's jackpot win is the fourth time a Michigan player has won the Powerball since the state began offering the game in 2010, the Michigan Lottery said.
Sep 23, 2019, 9:34 am - Lottery News forum
California woman claims Mega Millions lottery jackpot worth half-billion dollars
Includes video report
A San Diego woman never has to work another day in her life after cashing in her winning Mega Millions lottery ticket she purchased at a deli near Sorrento Valley.
Laarni Bibal picked up a Quick Pick ticket at the Sorrento Deli Mart at 10920 Roselle Street on June 7. The next day, she heard a winning ticket had been purchased at her favorite store.
My heart started beating really fast, Bibal told the California State Lottery.
Sure enough, the winning numbers 17 ...
Sep 21, 2019, 8:59 am - Lottery News forum
After 20 years of playing the same lottery numbers, Delaware man wins $25,000 a year for life
Ever since he won $500 in the lottery 20 years ago, one 65-year-old New Castle, Delaware, man has been playing the same numbers over and over, hoping they'd pay off again.
On Sept. 9, they finally did, winning him $25,000 per year for life in the Lucky for Life drawing.
The man, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased the ticket at Dave's Liquors in New Castle, the state lottery office said. He matched all five numbers.
I thought I was dreaming, the man said when he learned that h ...
Sep 15, 2019, 7:43 pm - Lottery News forum
Missouri couple claim their second major lottery prize
A Missouri couple who won a $3.7 million lottery prize in 2007 saw their luck heat up a second time last week, narrowly missing out on another multi-million dollar prize.
Marilyn and Jimmie Lovelace matched four of the five white-ball numbers, plus the Powerball, that were drawn Sept. 4, the Missouri Lottery said in a statement.
The Lovelaces just missed out on a piece of the $80 million jackpot, but still earned a $50,000 prize.
Jimmie said they like to play Powerball and Lotto, using ...
Sep 10, 2019, 7:58 pm - Lottery News forum
Website now accepting claims in $4.3 million lottery scam settlement
A website that was set up for people with losing tickets to seek refunds under a $4.3 million lottery scam settlement is now functioning.
Since 2011, Lottery Post has been reporting on the multi-state lottery jackpot and subsequent investigation and prosecution of the rigged computerized drawing scandal. Those who wish to submit a claim can do so online at www.lotterygamesettlement.com or call 877-872-3816 for more information.
A class-action lawsuit linked to the largest lottery scam in U ...
Sep 9, 2019, 9:39 pm - Lottery News forum
Lawyers drop request for author's lottery scandal book notes
Lawyers reversed course on Tuesday and dropped a subpoena in which they had ordered an Iowa journalist to turn over notes related to his book about a lottery industry insider who rigged jackpots in several states.
The withdrawal of the subpoena for journalist Perry Beeman's notes came hours after The Associated Press reported that it had been issued and sought materials that were likely protected by Iowa's reporter privilege law.
Beeman co-wrote a recent book, The $80 billion Gamble, with ...
Aug 28, 2019, 10:04 am - Lottery News forum
Journalist faces subpoena in lawsuit over lottery scandal
An Iowa journalist who wrote a book about the lottery insider who rigged jackpots in several states has been subpoenaed to turn over notes related to his reporting.
Perry Beeman received the subpoena last week from lawyers for Larry Dawson, an Iowa jackpot winner who contends that the rigging reduced his prize by millions of dollars.
Beeman co-wrote the recent book The $80 billion Gamble with former Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich. It tells the story of how now-imprisoned lottery security cont ...
Aug 28, 2019, 9:50 am - Lottery News forum
Some Oregon lottery tickets printed with wrong date
By Todd Northrop
Oregon residents who purchased Powerball lottery tickets over the weekend will want to double check the draw dates after a computer glitch caused some tickets to misstate which date the winning numbers will be drawn, lottery officials said Tuesday.
Advance 24-draw quick-pick Powerball tickets printed between Friday, Aug. 10 and Monday, Aug. 12 listed incorrect dates for the Oct. 26, 29 and Nov. 2 draws, the lottery said in a statement. While the dates on the tickets are o ...
Aug 15, 2019, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum