10 N.J. co-workers will split $216M lottery jackpot
Winners work in the Chubb IT Department
Includes video report
Robert Space got into work at the Chubb Insurance company at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, realized the lottery ticket he was holding matched the winning numbers, and fired off a one-line e-mail to his nine co-workers who had pitched in to buy it.
We won the big one, it read.
The replies came back instantly: Hahahaha wrote one. GREAT. Where do I pick up the cash? joked another. Then they saw the ticket for themselves.
Space and ...
Mar 4, 2009, 9:01 pm - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery reports record revenues, lower profits
The Kentucky Lottery brought in record revenues despite a souring economy, an audit released Wednesday showed.
The audit of the Kentucky Lottery showed that the lottery brought in $778.2 million up about 4.6 percent from the previous year but its profits were down about 2.7 percent.
That's because the lottery increased its prize payouts to players and paid higher retailer commissions. But the amount of money the lottery paid to state scholarship programs, including the Kentucky Educational ...
Nov 28, 2008, 10:54 am - Lottery News forum
Michigan Lottery replacing terminals statewide
Michigan celebrates 36th anniversary of state lottery
As the Michigan Lottery turns 36 this week, about 11,000 lottery machines across Michigan are being replaced with new state-of-the-art terminals.
The new Michigan Lottery terminals are smaller, faster and easier to use, with features including touchpad screens and laser printing instead of keyboards and the usual ticket paper.
About 3,420 retailers statewide already have converted to the new machines.
State's first lottery ticket ...
Nov 14, 2008, 10:42 am - Lottery News forum
N.C. lottery turns record profits for state
Economic times on Wall Street are tough these days, but not so for the North Carolina Lottery.
North Carolina's lottery has made its largest transfer of money to state education programs in the game's 2 -year history.
The North Carolina Education Lottery said it sent $99.8 million to a dedicated state fund Wednesday morning. The money is used for class-size reduction and pre-kindergarten initiatives, public school construction and college scholarships.
The lottery began selling tickets ...
Oct 22, 2008, 10:43 pm - Lottery News forum
Group of nine claims $207M Powerball lottery jackpot
Nine friends from Roswell came to the New Mexico Lottery today to collect a Powerball jackpot of $206.9 million the New Mexico Lottery's largest prize ever.
The nine winners are Carl and Holly Baldwin, Kevin and Jessica Breedyk, Ron and Cindy Miller, Ryan and Nicole Miller, and Randy Miller. The friends elected to take the prize in a cash payment of $102.9 million rather than the annuity option of 30 payments over 29 years.
I Started Bawling
With money chipped in by her friends, a d ...
Oct 3, 2008, 5:25 pm - Lottery News forum
N.Y. Lottery launches record-breaking scratch game
The latest New York Lottery scratch game offers the state's biggest scratchoff prize ever along with the most expensive scratch game in state history.
Lottery officials unveiled the new game last Friday. The record-breaking game has a top prize of $1 million a year for life.
The cost to play is also a New York record $30 per ticket $10 more than the highest-priced instant games peviously on the market in New York.
The $1 Million a Year for Life game began Tuesday, Sept. 2.
The first- ...
Sep 3, 2008, 1:07 am - Lottery News forum
Connecticut Lottery sets sales record
The Connecticut Lottery Corp. says it set a record during the last fiscal year with $998.5 million in sales.
The state received $283 million of that for its General fund, about $4.5 million more than expected.
The Lottery says sales were up by 4.3 percent or $41.5 million over the 2007 fiscal year, and contributions to the state rose by 1.4 percent, or $4 million.
Scratch ticket sales showed the largest gain, up $24 million from fiscal 2007.
Jul 15, 2008, 10:11 pm - Lottery News forum
Maryland lottery sales exceed $1.6 billion
The Maryland Lottery said it has achieved its 11th straight year of record sales, topping $1.673 billion and surpassing state estimates for the fiscal year.
The lottery also exceeded its revenue target, raising $529 million in total revenue for the State of Maryland for Fiscal Year 2008. Records were set in every major category, including total sales, prizes paid to players, commissions earned by lottery retailers and revenues returned to the state to help support vital state-funded programs ...
Jul 15, 2008, 8:24 pm - Lottery News forum
Georgia Lottery had record sales
A struggling economy hasn't kept Georgians from buying lottery tickets.
The Georgia Lottery announced Tuesday that sales for fiscal 2008, which ended June 30, were just under $3.52 billion, a record in the 15-year history of the games.
That's more than $97.6 million ahead of last year's record sales.
The Georgia Lottery transferred $858 million of that to the state for education programs, surpassing last year's record transfer by more than $4.8 million.
Lottery proceeds pay for t ...
Jul 15, 2008, 7:48 pm - Lottery News forum
Man throws away winning lottery ticket, but still collects
Lottery waits until 1-year claim deadline expires before awarding
Sometimes Lady Luck is slow-footed.
Degli Martinez, 55, of Queens, New York, claimed the biggest single Lotto jackpot in state history on Wednesday, a $65 million prize that took over a year and a police probe before he was allowed to have it.
It was a lot of pain waiting, said the 55-year-old Paraguayan immigrant at a lower Manhattan press conference. You never know whether you're going to get the money.
A maint ...
Jul 10, 2008, 8:53 pm - Lottery News forum