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Maryland Mega Millions winners claim prize anonymously
Three public school employees nab share of record jackpot Includes video report By Todd Northrop The Maryland Mega Millions lottery winners are three Maryland public school employees, who split the world's biggest lottery jackpot with two other winners from Kansas and Illinois. The trio claimed their share of the jackpot Monday at Maryland Lottery headquarters. Maryland laws allow lottery winners to remain anonymous when collecting their prize, and the winners chose that option in ...
Apr 10, 2012, 8:34 am - Lottery News forum

Kansas Mega Millions winner claims jackpot anonymously
By Todd Northrop The holder of one of three winning tickets in last week's record $656 million Mega Millions drawing came forward Friday to claim a share, Kansas Lottery officials announced Friday afternoon. The winner a single ticket holder has chosen to remain anonymous, state lottery director Dennis Wilson said. The announcement was made at an afternoon press conference at state lottery headquarters in Topeka. Under Kansas law, lottery winners can choose not to publicly reveal the ...
Apr 6, 2012, 6:04 pm - Lottery News forum

Mega Millions buying frenzy sends jackpot beyond highest imagined amount By Todd Northrop Even the state lotteries offering Mega Millions did not imagine a jackpot this large. When Mega Millions last changed its number matrix in June, 2005, the lotteries said that it created the possiblility that could swell the game's jackpots as high as half a billion dollars. (See Odds longer, prizes bigger as California joins Mega Millions, Lottery Post, June 22, 2005.) Could they have imagined t ...
Mar 30, 2012, 12:21 pm - Lottery News forum

Mega Millions fever sweeps nation as jackpot hits $540 million
Includes video report Waiting with anticipation for that big drawing tonight? Here's a news story and some videos to help pass the time and keep those dreams alive. Lines have been snaking around stores from coast to coast all week with customers looking to cash in on what has now become the largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, tonight's $540 million Mega Millions drawing. A now eye-popping 400 million tickets have been sold in just the last 48 hours for the drawing set to take plac ...
Mar 30, 2012, 8:53 am - Lottery News forum

$540 MILLION: Mega Millions buying frenzy sparks another jackpot increase
By Todd Northrop The United States perhaps the world has never witnessed a lottery-buying frenzy like we are seeing this week. Mega Millions tickets are being bought at such a rapid pace that the state lotteries in the Mega Millions consortium have raised the jackpot estimate for the second time in as many days. Early Wednesday morning, just after 1:00 am Eastern Time, USA Mega announced the new record Mega Millions jackpot of $476 million after nobody won in the Tuesday evening drawing ...
Mar 29, 2012, 1:26 pm - Lottery News forum

$500 MILLION: Mega Millions sets all-time lottery jackpot record
Friday Mega Millions jackpot rewrites the record books as the largest lottery prize the world has ever seen UPDATED 11:50 am: Jackpot revised to $500 million ($359.4 million cash) By Todd Northrop There will be a lot of daydreaming going on this week around America. Dreaming about what it would be like to win a half-billion dollars. That's because Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing did not produce a winner, sending the game into uncharted territory. The new jackpot for Friday, March ...
Mar 28, 2012, 1:12 am - Lottery News forum

After 17 months, Ohio Lotto jackpot finally won
Winner will receive record $50.4 million prize A Kentucky man who wishes to remain unidentified won $50.4 million playing the Classic Lotto at a Mount Adams bar, the Ohio Lottery Commission said Tuesday. It is one of the biggest lottery winnings for the Cincinnati region and a record for the Classic Lotto game, which hasn't had a winner since May 2010, when someone took home $9.5 million. Jackpots had been piling up in the game since then. The game is only played in Ohio. The winner ...
Oct 26, 2011, 11:23 am - Lottery News forum

Tennessee Lottery raking in record profits
As annual sales approach $1.2 billion, players probably will see even more games Despite the recession, one Tennessee financial institution is having a banner year. The Tennessee Education Lottery is raking in record profits selling nearly $1.2 billion in scratch-off tickets, nightly drawings, and multi-state mega-jackpot games in its latest fiscal year. While 17 other states' lotteries also hit all-time highs, the 7-year-old Tennessee lottery is growing faster than most, outpacing nati ...
Oct 9, 2011, 2:58 pm - Lottery News forum

Nebraska Lottery records best year ever
Total sales of Nebraska Lottery Scratch and Lotto tickets increased in the Lottery's most-recent fiscal year, resulting in increased transfers to Nebraska Lottery beneficiary funds and returns to players. Preliminary sales figures released by the Lottery show total sales at $131.7 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2011, an increase of 1.3 percent over the previous year. This is the highest revenue period since the Nebraska Lottery began in 1993, and marks the eighth consecuti ...
Aug 26, 2011, 6:52 am - Lottery News forum

Arizona Lottery sales hit record levels
People in Arizona are spending record amounts of money on lottery tickets, a sales surge that is surpassing that of other states. In a recent national comparison of state lottery sales, Arizona ranked first out of 43 states and the District of Columbia in percentage increase from fiscal 2009 to 2010, according to the trade publication La Fleur's Magazine. In fiscal 2011, which for Arizona ended June 30, the Lottery sold $584 million in tickets, its most ever. However, the Arizona Lotter ...
Aug 19, 2011, 8:15 am - Lottery News forum