Lottery ticket purchased in central Iowa puts man's dream car within reach
An East Moline man stopped in a central Iowa convenience store last month to grab a coffee, snack and what ended up being a pretty lucky piece of paper, the Iowa Lottery announced Monday.
Danny Lovett, 60, bought a $1 million winning lottery ticket at a Kum Go in Colfax while on his truck route from Davenport to Des Moines, the lottery said in a statement.
You count and you count and you look and it's like, 'There's no way!' Lovett said in a news release Monday. Then you wake people up ou ...
Feb 5, 2019, 9:09 am - Lottery News forum
Multi-state Cash4Life may become daily lottery game
Lottery players in nine states may soon have a chance to play the game Cash4Life on daily basis.
The move from a twice-per-week to daily drawings was approved Monday by members of the the New York State Gaming Commission. If approved by the other eight states that offer the game, Cash4Life could adopt a daily drawing schedule starting on July 1.
New York started Cash4Life with New Jersey in 2014. Since then, seven other states have joined: Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, ...
Jan 29, 2019, 9:09 am - Lottery News forum
Brooklyn truck driver quits job, comes forward as $298M Powerball winner
A truck driver from Brooklyn has come forward as the winner of the second-largest Powerball jackpot in New York Lottery history.
David Johnson, 56, won the Dec. 26 drawing for the $298.3 million jackpot and has already quit his job to start enjoying an early retirement.
He opted to take a single lump sum payment of $180,227,550 which equals $114,091,248 after taxes. Johnson received his winnings on Friday at Resorts World Casino in Queens.
Johnson worked across the street from Arnold's ...
Jan 25, 2019, 9:08 pm - Lottery News forum
One month left to claim $4M Illinois Lottery prize
Illinois lottery officials are searching for a mystery millionaire who has just one month left to come forward.
The winner of a $4 million prize sold at a Chicago gas station for the Feb. 23, 2018 Mega Millions drawing has just 30 days to claim their prize.
If you think you bought a ticket for this drawing, you may want to check your pockets, behind the sofa or wherever you may have placed a winning lottery ticket, the Illinois Lottery said in a statement.
The winning Mega Millions Me ...
Jan 25, 2019, 12:46 pm - Lottery News forum
SC officials getting nervous that $1.5 billion Mega Millions winner won't claim prize
Here's how a big money winner could end up being a bit of a money loser for South Carolina.
If in a few weeks no one claims a lottery ticket worth $1.5 billion sold in the Upstate, Palmetto State lawmakers may have less money to spend in the coming fiscal year.
The state expects to collect $61 million in income taxes as its share of the Mega Millions jackpot if the winner opts to take the money as a lump sum.
The winner still has three months to turn over the ticket to state lottery of ...
Jan 23, 2019, 10:36 am - Lottery News forum
85-year-old claims Lucky for Life lottery prize with hours to spare
Eighty-five-year-old Bob Hissom bought a winning lottery ticket Jan. 1 of last year and just cashed it in this week right before it expired.
I hold onto everything, I don't throw anything away, said Hissom.
Thank goodness he did, because now he's now $400,000 richer.
I didn't really think so until they handed us the check today, he said. I said something is going to go wrong.
It started last year on January 1st when he bought Lotto tickets like he does every week at the Picnic Ba ...
Jan 3, 2019, 9:34 am - Lottery News forum
South Dakota lottery player starts off 2019 with massive lifetime win
The South Dakota Lottery's latest big winner will ring in the new year with the prize of $1,000 a day for the rest of his or her life.
Monday's Lucky For Life drawing resulted in South Dakota's first top prize winner in the game. The ticket was sold at Ken's Fairway, located at 2105 6th Ave., SE in Aberdeen. The winning numbers were 4, 10, 15, 19, and 43, with Lucky Ball number 8.
Monday's top prize winner will receive the option of $1,000 a day for the rest of his or her life or a one-tim ...
Jan 1, 2019, 12:36 pm - Lottery News forum
Rush of Mega Millions lottery sales prompts surprise jackpot increase
$370 million jackpot is the game's 12th-largest
By Todd Northrop
Lottery officials announced today that the jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing has been raised from $348 million to $370 million, as a result of rapid sales.
The Mega Millions jackpot has grown since Oct. 26 and has rolled 18 times.
Mega Millions offers two jackpot payment options: the $370 million annuity prize paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual graduated payments, or the cash option, which ...
Dec 28, 2018, 12:26 pm - Lottery News forum
Investigation finds lottery scamming Tipton brothers have repaid virtually nothing
By Jason Clayworth and Rachel Denny Clow
Two brothers who spearheaded the biggest lottery scam in U.S. history have repaid less than $1,400 in restitution despite owning property worth nearly $2 million, a Des Moines Register and Corpus Christi Caller Times investigation has found.
Between them, Eddie and Tommy Tipton have admitted rigging winning drawings in at least five states, including Iowa, worth a combined $24 million.
But they have barely made a dent in the more than $2.4 millio ...
Dec 27, 2018, 8:52 am - Lottery News forum
$1 million Maryland Mega Millions lottery ticket expired Christmas Eve
By Todd Northrop
Someone could have had a few extra presents under the tree this year, had they checked their Mega Millions lottery ticket before Christmas.
A $1 million prize that was won in a June Mega Millions drawing went unclaimed, the Maryland Lottery confirmed on Monday.
The ticket was from the June 26 drawing, and was sold at the Tantallon Exxon located at 10815 Indian Head Highway in Fort Washington, Maryland. The winner needed to claim the prize by 4:15 on Christmas Eve in ord ...
Dec 26, 2018, 10:21 am - Lottery News forum