Kentucky Lottery reports highest monthly sales in state history
The near-world record Mega Millions jackpot run in tandem with a Powerball jackpot run that rose to more than $680 million led to the most successful sales month in the nearly 30-year history of the Kentucky Lottery.
Overall sales for the month were $115.5 million, which is $33.2 million (or 40.3%) more than budgeted. This shatters the previous record sales month from January 2016, when a world-record Powerball jackpot of $1.6 billion led to sales of $105.1 million.
This in turn led to $34 ...
Nov 12, 2018, 9:13 am - Lottery News forum
$1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot won by 1 ticket sold in South Carolina
The first lottery billionaire
By Todd Northrop
What was billed as the largest lottery jackpot the world has ever seen has been won Tuesday night by a single lottery ticket sold in South Carolina.
It turns out the final number was just a bit shy of the record: $1.537 billion.
The public has been electrified this week by the meteoric Mega Millions lottery jackpot, first hitting $1 billion Friday, and then rising to $1.6 billion for Tuesday night's historic drawing.
The winner of the ...
Oct 24, 2018, 7:44 am - Lottery News forum
Mega Millions sets world record with $1.6 billion lottery jackpot for Tuesday drawing
Jackpot surpasses previous mark held by January 2016 Powerball drawing
It's anybody's guess how high it will get
By Todd Northrop
A Mega Millions jackpot roll that had already made history has now reached a new world record for the biggest lottery jackpot ever.
After lottery officials worked into the early hours of the morning processing the hundreds of millions of lottery tickets sold for the Friday drawing, it was determined that there was no jackpot winner, propelling the new Mega ...
Oct 20, 2018, 6:57 am - Lottery News forum
Russian retiree wins country's biggest lottery jackpot ever
By Todd Northrop
Russia's state-run lottery company Stoloto says a retiree has won more than half a billion rubles (US$8.5 million), the country's largest-ever jackpot.
Natalia Vlassova, a 63-year-old retiree from the region of Voronezh, claimed the record jackpot worth 506,000,000 rubles along with her daughter Catherine this week at lottery headquarters.
Natalia bought her ticket from a local post office but waited a week to check the numbers, thinking it was a losing ticket.
Nov 20, 2017, 8:40 am - Lottery News forum
South Dakota woman claims record Dakota Cash lottery jackpot
Lynda Blesi's patience was a virtue as her years of buying Dakota Cash lottery tickets paid off in a big way.
Blesi is now the Dakota Cash game's top winner after claiming her $614,181 jackpot Tuesday. The $614,181 prize is the largest in the game's history since its launch in 1994.
Blesi, who is retired and lives in Sioux Falls with her husband, Pete, followed her usual routine to win the record-breaking jackpot. She purchased the ticket at the Hy-Vee Gas on Louise Avenue in Sioux Falls w ...
Sep 20, 2017, 8:23 am - Lottery News forum
Mass. Lottery reports record profits of $1 billion
Although lottery sales in Massachusetts dipped 2.7 percent to $5.093 billion, the amount of money flowing to the state's cities and towns reached record heights, according to the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission.
Net profit, which is distributed to the state's cities and towns, was up 4.6 percent to $1.035 billion the commission's first net profit over $1 billion in its 45-year history.
This is a proud moment for the Lottery, said state Treasurer Deborah Goldberg. During uncertain t ...
Aug 1, 2017, 8:09 am - Lottery News forum
Nearly 14,000 S.C. lottery players won Pick 3 Friday
A record number of South Carolina Education Lottery Pick 3 players started their weekend with a win.
13,996 players won with 4-4-4 in Friday's evening drawing.
Depending on the price paid for the ticket, winners took home either $250 or $500 per play.
Triple number combinations are by far the Lottery's most popular played sequences, this time resulting in a $3.5 million prize payout.
Friday night's draw surpasses the game's previous record number of winners set just last month, when ...
Jan 30, 2017, 5:55 pm - Lottery News forum
Maryland's love affair with the lottery at an all-time high
If you dream of winning the lottery and want to improve your chances of hitting it big, try your luck at Central City Liquors in Hagerstown, Maryland.
The liquor store at 401 W. Washington St., shelled out the most cash to winners in Washington County, this year and last, according to the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency.
We aren't able to provide the location where the most winners were sold, but the top cashing retailer in Washington County, for both calendar year 2015 and cal ...
Dec 19, 2016, 9:14 am - Lottery News forum
Texas Lottery shatters records with $5 billion in sales
The Texas Lottery announced that it has achieved $5.068 billion in sales for fiscal year 2016, breaking the sales record it set just last fiscal year and resulting in a total contribution of $1.392 billion to Texas, the single largest annual transfer of revenue to the state.
In celebration of the record sales and revenue, the Texas Lottery unveiled a new billboard today at an event at Texas Lottery headquarters in Austin.
This is the first time in our history that we have generated more t ...
Sep 30, 2016, 10:08 am - Lottery News forum
S.C. woman claims biggest Pick 4 payout in state's history
A Florence, South Carolina, woman cashed in on the largest Pick 4 payout to a single person in S.C. lottery history.
According to lottery officials, the winning tickets were worth a combined $304,000.
The winning combination was her mom's birth date, 1-1-4-3, drawn the evening of September 17.
She played those numbers 30 times. Ten times she played her numbers straight, betting $5 each time to win $250,000. Twenty times she played her numbers straight/box, betting $1 each time to win $5 ...
Sep 23, 2016, 8:07 pm - Lottery News forum