Court hears arguments on $559M lottery winner's plea to remain anonymous
The mystery woman in possession of the winning $560 million Powerball ticket purchased last month in Merrimack, New Hampshire, is highly stressed and is preparing to have security guards in place should her name be revealed, according to her lawyers.
She doesn't want to be a celebrity, said William Shaheen of Shaheen and Gordon law firm. Shaheen said his client, who has filed a lawsuit against the New Hampshire Lottery Commission seeking to keep her identity a secret even though she signed t ...
Feb 14, 2018, 9:55 am - Lottery News forum
NH Lottery Commission wants Powerball winner's lawsuit dismissed, citing Right-to-Know Law
The New Hampshire lottery commission is asking a judge to dismiss a recent lawsuit brought forward by a local woman claiming to own the winning $560 million Powerball ticket and fighting to remain anonymous.
Petitioner's desire for normalcy and anonymity is substantially outweighed by the public's right to transparency in the operation of lottery games, wrote Assistant Attorney General John Conforti.
According to the state's motion to dismiss the lawsuit, the lottery commission believes i ...
Feb 13, 2018, 10:48 am - Lottery News forum
NH Powerball lottery winner sues for anonymity
A New Hampshire woman who hit this month's $560 million Powerball jackpot asked a judge Monday to keep her identity secret.
Represented by the law firm Shaheen Gordon in Concord, the winner of the Jan. 6 lottery drawing says her privacy is at risk because of a huge mistake.
Identifying herself only as Jane Doe, the winner says she wrote out her name on the back of the ticket she bought from Reed's Ferry Market in a panic to secure it.
Though she had merely been following the directions ...
Feb 2, 2018, 10:31 am - Lottery News forum
One lottery ticket from New Hampshire wins $559.7 million Powerball jackpot
By Todd Northrop
One Powerball ticket holder in New Hampshire is the winner of the $559.7 million jackpot prize, the 8th-largest in US lottery history.
The winning numbers, drawn Saturday night, were 12, 29, 30, 33, and 61, with Powerball number 26. The Power Play number was 3.
The owner of the winning ticket can choose the annuity option in which 30 payments are made over 29 years, with each annual payment increasing over time. Most, however, choose the cash option. In this case, take- ...
Jan 7, 2018, 10:59 am - Lottery News forum
$570 MILLION: Powerball sales surge prompts jackpot increase
Now the 7th-biggest lottery jackpot in US history
Mega Millions also bumps up jackpot to $450 million
By Todd Northrop
Due to larger than expected sales volume, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has raised the official Powerball lottery jackpot estimate for Saturday's drawing to $570 million.
The all-important lump-sum cash value of the jackpot has been raised to $358.5 million.
The newly-increased jackpot amount bumps the ranking of the Saturday drawing's jackpot to the ...
Jan 5, 2018, 12:17 pm - Lottery News forum
What all lottery players should know if they win nearly $1B Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots
Includes video report
One lucky winner could be hours away from taking home one of the largest jackpots in Mega Millions or Powerball history.
In more than two months without a winner, both the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots have rolled over to an estimated combined total of nearly $1 billion.
The Mega Millions jackpot stands at $445 million, with a $277 million lump-sum option. The Powerball jackpot has reached $550 million, which is a $347.9 million lump-sum payout.
If anyone ...
Jan 5, 2018, 8:49 am - Lottery News forum
$550 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot soars on rollover
Nearly $1 billion in multi-state jackpots can be won this week
By Todd Northrop
This week has seen a frenzy of lottery tickets sales across the United States, with both Mega Millions and Powerball simultaneously reaching massive levels. With the Powerball jackpot increasing to $550 million after the Wed. evening drawing, there is now close to $1 billion in combined jackpots on tap for lottery players this week.
Seasoned lottery players keep an eye on the lump-sum cash value of the jackp ...
Jan 4, 2018, 9:55 am - Lottery News forum
Synchronized multi-state lottery jackpots increase to combined $878 million
By Todd Northrop
Lottery fever is spreading across the USA with two huge jackpots adding up to nearly $880 million.
The ability to walk into a lottery retailer and purchase two separate opportunities to win nearly a half-billion dollars is unprecedented. This is the first time in history that two US lottery games have simultaneously been greater than $400 million.
Mega Millions grew overnight to $418 million for Friday's drawing. Meanwhile tonight's Powerball jackpot has been raised fro ...
Jan 3, 2018, 12:19 pm - Lottery News forum
Multi-state lottery games start 2018 with a combined $783 million mega jackpot
Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots are both are in top 25
by Todd Northrop
2018 started with near-record cold sweeping across much of the USA, but the nation's two biggest multi-state games couldn't be hotter.
Powerball and Mega Millions have been rising steadily for the past few weeks, with both games' jackpots now at the point where even casual lottery players start to put ticket-buying on their list of to-dos.
After nobody won Mega Millions on Friday and Powerball on Saturday, t ...
Jan 1, 2018, 9:31 pm - Lottery News forum
Survey: Many investors would make questionable decisions after winning the lottery
The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are a slim 1 in 292,201,338; the Mega Millions is 1 in 302,575,350. But that doesn't stop people from dreaming about how they'd handle a big-ticket lottery win.
Asked to allocate a multimillion-dollar lottery win, consumers said they would put roughly two-thirds into savings saving an average 52 percent of the prize for themselves and 16 percent for others, according to a new survey from TD Ameritrade provided exclusively to CNBC.com. Of the remaining ...
Dec 19, 2017, 9:18 am - Lottery News forum