Georgia group fights to prevent lottery winners from claiming anonymously
An open-government advocacy group has denounced a bipartisan proposal being considered by the Georgia Senate that would allow lottery winners to remain anonymous.
The Georgia First Amendment Foundation said in a statement that the proposed legislation raised transparency concerns. Clearly, letting a government agency hand out millions of dollars to private citizens with no public record is a bad idea, the group's statement said.
Democratic Sen. Steve Henson of Stone Mountain, who sponsored ...
Jan 29, 2018, 8:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Maryland man collects fourth major lottery prize
A Maryland man who collected a $1 million lottery jackpot is no stranger to lottery headquarters this was his fourth major win.
The 59-year-old New Market man visited Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to collect a $1 million prize from a Win Big scratch-off ticket.
Because the man requested anonymity, the Maryland Lottery refers to the claimant as Lucky Winner .
Back in August, when the lucky winner last visited Lottery headquarters in Baltimore, his parting words were, I hope to be bac ...
Jan 12, 2018, 12:09 pm - Lottery News forum
Michigan Lottery retailer sells two jackpot-winning tickets on same day
You might want to visit this lucky Meijer store in Holland, Michigan.
The store at 3320 West Shore Drive sold two jackpot-winning lottery tickets on Saturday worth a combined $2.4 million, according to the Michigan Lottery.
A Lotto 47 ticket purchased at the store Saturday matched the numbers drawn that evening 1, 12, 15, 29, 41, and 44 winning the ticket-holder a $2 million jackpot. The player, who chose to remain anonymous when they claimed the prize this week, opted for the one-time lum ...
Dec 15, 2017, 9:52 am - Lottery News forum
$191 million Louisiana Powerball lottery winner claims prize
An October Powerball drawing that awarded a $191 million jackpot to a ticket purchased in Louisiana was claimed by an attorney representing a partnership, in order to mask the winners from public scrutiny.
Lafayette attorney Jean C. Breaux Jr. appeared at Lottery headquarters Tuesday morning with the Powerball ticket worth an estimated $191.1 million and claimed the prize via a Power of Attorney on behalf of his client, a three-member family partnership.
The group, 292 Family Partnership, ...
Dec 14, 2017, 9:40 am - Lottery News forum
$14.25 million Texas Lottery jackpot claimed two days before expiration
By Todd Northrop
A $14.25 million Texas Lottery ticket that was bought in Abilene over the summer has been claimed just two days before it was set to expire.
The Texas Lottery Commission says AHSODESKA Trust, Catherine Kim Fowlkes, Trustee, of Abilene claimed the Lotto Texas jackpot prize on Tuesday on behalf of an unidentified winner.
The ticket was purchased at HEB on Barrow Street in Abliene. The winning numbers 3, 4, 6, 23, 34, and 54 were drawn on June 17.
If not claimed, the ti ...
Dec 13, 2017, 8:49 am - Lottery News forum
Michigan man wins second lottery jackpot in 18 months
A Michigan man has won his second Michigan Lottery jackpot in 18 months.
The lucky player from Westland, who chose to remain anonymous, who won a $208,225 Fantasy 5 jackpot. He previously won a $125,000 Fantasy 5 jackpot in January 2016.
He was one of two players who matched the numbers drawn on Tuesday to split a $416,450. He bought his winning ticket at the Westland Food Store, located at 1690 South Venoy road in Westland.
When I won the first Fantasy 5 jackpot in January 2016, I did ...
Jun 23, 2017, 12:00 pm - Lottery News forum
Michigan nurse claims $4 million lottery prize
A nurse from the Detroit area is looking forward to cutting back her hours after winning $4 million on a Michigan lottery instant game.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous bought the winning ticket at the Sunoco gas station, located at 48990 Hayes Road in Macomb.
I scratched the ticket in the store and I was floored, said the player. I screamed a few choice words that got the clerk's attention and she asked what I'd won. She didn't believe me until she looked at the ticket her ...
Apr 11, 2017, 8:09 am - Lottery News forum
House committee considers bill that would allow Texas Lottery winners to remain anonymous
Texas statute already allows winners to have 'minimal publicity'
The concerns of a border resident who hopes to win the lottery someday has led to a bill now being considered by lawmakers that would allow the Texas lottery's biggest winners to remain anonymous.
On Monday, the House Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee considered House Bill 59 by state Rep. Ryan Guillen, D-Rio Grande City, which would let winners of $1 million or more remain anonymous. It would not allow winner ...
Apr 4, 2017, 11:47 am - Lottery News forum
Man having 'worst day' wins $2 million in Michigan Lottery
A Saginaw County man was not having a good day, but winning $2 million in a Michigan Lottery scratch-off game can change that around pretty fast.
I was having the absolute worst day of my life, said the 49-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous. I was stressed from work and it seemed like everything that could go wrong was going wrong.
I stopped to buy a soda and had a winning $10 ticket to turn in. I put another $10 with it and told the clerk to pick out a $20 ticket for me.
Mar 29, 2017, 8:21 am - Lottery News forum
Indiana Powerball winner claims $435 million jackpot anonymously
Winner takes home $189 million lump sum cash payout after taxes
By Todd Northrop
At an afternoon press conference, the Hoosier Lottery announced that a Lafayette man claimed a $435.3 million Powerball jackpot that was drawn in February.
The lucky winner used an allowance in Indiana law that permits a jackpot winner to claim the prize through a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC), which shields the winner's identity from the public.
The winning ticket in the $435.3 million Powerball d ...
Mar 13, 2017, 4:36 pm - Lottery News forum