NJ man claims $315.3 million Powerball lottery jackpot
Tayeb Souami was all smiles Friday as New Jersey lottery officials announced that he was the winner of the $315.3 million Powerball jackpot won in May.
My day has come, the 55-year-old accountant told a crowd during a lottery presentation Friday. Hopefully one day it will come for you too.
He added that he did work for a food importing company, but has quit his job since winning the jackpot.
The Little Ferry native elected to take the cash payout, meaning he will receive $183.2 millio ...
Jun 8, 2018, 3:22 pm - Lottery News forum
New Jersey lottery ticket wins $315.3 million Powerball jackpot
Updated with store where the winning ticket was sold and updated cash value
By Todd Northrop
A single ticket sold in New Jersey has won the $315.3 million Powerball jackpot in Saturday's drawing, lottery officials announced early Sunday.
New Jersey Lottery Acting Executive Director John M. White announced Sunday afternoon that the winning ticket was sold at Shoprite of Hackensack at 500 South River Street in Hackensack, Bergen County.
We are thrilled that the winning Powerball jackp ...
May 20, 2018, 9:11 am - Lottery News forum
Glitch delays live Powerball drawing
Powerball officials suffered an embarrassing but short-lived glitch when the regularly scheduled, live drawing had to be shelved because of unexplained technical difficulties.
Players who stayed up late Saturday night to learn the lucky numbers probably should have just gone to bed: When the numbers finally were drawn, there were no winners of the jackpot estimated at a cool $215 million.
Because of a technical problem tonight, we are unable to bring you the Powerball drawing at this time ...
May 7, 2018, 7:26 am - Lottery News forum
Lawyer for trust claims $456.7 million Powerball lottery jackpot
A lawyer working for a trust claimed a $456.7 million Powerball ticket sold at a Pennsylvania convenience store, leaving state lottery officials with no details about the person or people who will get the money.
A lottery spokesman said Monday the agency had no information on whether the ticket sold at a Speedway in Manheim on March 17 was won by one person or will be split among multiple people.
The ticket was signed by the Emerald Legacy Trust and Blue Bell attorney Andrew Santana. Santa ...
Apr 30, 2018, 8:28 pm - Lottery News forum
One lottery ticket sold in Pennsylvania wins Saturday's $456.7 million Powerball jackpot
St. Patrick's Day brought the Luck of the Irish to the state of Pennsylvania Saturday night.
A single Powerball lottery ticket sold in Pennsylvania matched all the numbers in the drawing Saturday the win the $456.7 million jackpot. The lucky winner can choose to accept the full jackpot in 30 annually-increasing payments over 29 years, or as a $273.9 million lump-sum cash value.
The winning numbers were 22, 57, 59, 60, and 66, with Powerball number 7. The Power Play number was 2.
There n ...
Mar 18, 2018, 10:54 am - Lottery News forum
Multi-state lottery games offer combined $800 million jackpot
By Todd Northrop
Lottery fever is spreading across the USA with two huge jackpots adding up to $800 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 only the second time in history that two US lottery games have combined to $800 million or more.
Powerball grew overnight to $455 million for Saturday's drawing. Meanwhile Friday's Mega Millions jackpot stands at $345 million its highe ...
Mar 15, 2018, 9:03 am - Lottery News forum
Judge rules $560M Powerball lottery winner can stay anonymous
A judge ruled Monday that a New Hampshire woman who won a Powerball jackpot worth nearly $560 million can keep her identity private, but not her hometown.
Judge Charles Temple noted that the case's resolution rested on application of the state's Right-to-Know law, which governs access to public records for the woman. She was identified as Jane Doe in a lawsuit against the New Hampshire Lottery Commission.
Temple wrote he had no doubts whatsoever that should Ms. Doe's identity be revealed, ...
Mar 12, 2018, 3:57 pm - Lottery News forum
Mystery NH Powerball lottery winner gets her prize, keeps her privacy — for now
Payout is anonymous, but winner's identity may be revealed later, pending court case
A woman who sued the New Hampshire state lottery commission asking it to allow her to collect the $559.7 million prize she had won without making her name public collected her winnings on Wednesday, lottery officials said, and kept her privacy for now.
The woman won the fifth-largest jackpot in the history of the multi-state Powerball lottery drawing in early January but began her legal odyssey when she si ...
Mar 7, 2018, 8:41 pm - Lottery News forum
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