$625 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot soars on rollover
7th-largest US lottery jackpot in history
By Todd Northrop
After a 24th-consecutive drawing without a winner, the Powerball multi-state lottery game now features a jackpot that will provide multi-generational wealth to the lucky player who eventually wins it all.
After nobody won Wednesday's $562.1 million grand prize, the Powerball jackpot increased to a whopping $625 million for Saturday's drawing the 7th-largest US lottery jackpot of all time.
But since most winners choose the lum ...
Mar 21, 2019, 7:50 am - Lottery News forum
Winner of $1.5B lottery jackpot donates some winnings to Alabama tornado victims
Updated with additional details about the anonymous winner
The winner of the largest Mega Millions jackpot in US history $1.5 billion is sharing some of her newfound wealth to help others in need.
The lucky South Carolina woman, who has chosen to remain anonymous, is donating to the Alabama Red Cross to aid tornado relief and several South Carolina charities.
She decided to donate because she claimed the money when a tornado struck Alabama in early March, her lawyer Jason Kurland said.
Mar 18, 2019, 10:11 am - Lottery News forum
$550 MILLION: Red hot Powerball jackpot rolls again
By Todd Northrop
This week Powerball is the hot ticket, featuring a jackpot payout of more than a half-billion dollars.
The new high-water mark of $550 million for the current Powerball annuity jackpot estimate was achieved after no winning tickets were sold for Saturday night's $492.1 million grand prize. The new jackpot stands as the 11th-largest ever recorded in United States lottery history. (See top 25 annuity and cash values below.)
The lump-sum cash payout value of Wednesday's Po ...
Mar 17, 2019, 9:01 am - Lottery News forum
$495 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot climbs, awaits its first winner of 2019
By Todd Northrop
Two and a half months into 2019, we still don't have a Powerball jackpot winner.
But it's not for a lack of trying: The multi-state lottery game now features a jackpot worth a half-billion dollars.
The last person to win the game was David Johnson, a Brooklyn, New York truck driver, who claimed a $298.3 million jackpot from the Dec. 26, 2018 drawing.
After that drawing, the Powerball jackpot reset to $40 million and continued to rollover for 22 consecutive drawings, ...
Mar 14, 2019, 8:35 am - Lottery News forum
$273M Mega Millions jackpot winner from NJ says he initially forgot the lottery ticket at the store
A New Jersey man who claimed a $273 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot this week left the winning ticket at the store.
While messing with his phone, Mike Weirsky misplaced $273 million last Thursday.
When he realized on Friday that he left behind the two Mega Millions tickets he bought at the Quick Chek on New Brunswick Avenue in Pohatcong Township, he returned to the store.
A Good Samaritan had found them and the store was holding them in a drawer awaiting Weirsky's return, he said ...
Mar 6, 2019, 5:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Winner of $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot has come forward
More than four months after making his or her fateful lottery ticket purchase, the winner of the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot has stepped forward but will remain anonymous, the South Carolina Education Lottery Commission announced.
The winner of the largest jackpot in U.S. history has opted for up-front cash a one-time payment of $877,784,124, the commission announced shortly before 5 p.m. Monday.
According to a statement from the commission, the winner confided in how unlikely the w ...
Mar 4, 2019, 6:02 pm - Lottery News forum
4 months later, mystery and rumors surround Mega Millions $1.5 billion jackpot
Four months after South Carolina's first Mega Millions jackpot win, the staggering $1.5 billion prize remains unclaimed.
That leaves two months until the six-month deadline to cash in the winning lottery ticket and more time to speculate on what's taking the person so long to collect their winnings.
The winning ticket for the Oct. 23 drawing was sold at Simpsonville's KC Mart #7, and signs in the store window proclaim, We sold a Mega Millions ticket worth... $1.5 billion.
Still, myster ...
Feb 23, 2019, 8:16 pm - Lottery News forum
Long Island co-workers claim $437 million Mega Millions jackpot
A group of Long Island area co-workers have claimed the $437 million Mega Millions jackpot for the January 1 drawing, the largest jackpot in New York Lottery history.
The 23-member group has claimed the prize through the New Life 2019, LLC, opting to take the lump sum payment totaling $262,213,914.
They will receive a net check of $176,155,308 after required state and federal withholding.
They have also chosen to remain anonymous.
Representatives of New Life 2019, LLC, said they play ...
Feb 20, 2019, 7:21 am - Lottery News forum
South Carolina lottery winner where are you? $1.5B still unclaimed, and clock is ticking
David Stevenson, a CPA in South Carolina, says he can't think of a good reason why whoever bought an enormous lottery ticket in tiny Simpsonville hasn't cashed in.
The Mega Millions ticket worth more than $1.5 billion was purchased in October. It will be worthless in about two months if no one comes forward to claim the cash.
I could understand there might have been tax advantages to wait until 2019, Stevenson said Thursday. But I see no purpose in waiting now. Honestly, I think it's lost ...
Feb 17, 2019, 10:53 am - Lottery News forum
Traditional lottery ticket Christmas gift turns into $3M win
A family Christmas tradition of giving Connecticut Lottery tickets turned into a $3 million win.
Santa arrived with a $3 million gift recently from the Connecticut Lottery's Dec. 25 Mega Millions drawing. The ticket was sold at Avenue News in Bristol and claimed on Feb. 1.
The prizes were claimed in four separate blocks of $750,000 under four entities:
Christmas 2018 Revocable Trust out of Bristol Christmas 2018 2 Revocable Trust out of Plainville Christmas 2018 3 Revocable Trust out o ...
Feb 8, 2019, 12:01 pm - Lottery News forum