Man sues California Lottery for not honoring winning $5M Scratcher ticket
A Long Beach resident is suing the California State Lottery Commission and a local liquor store for failing to honor a winning Scratchers ticket worth $5 million.
Ward Thomas is suing the commission and Los Altos Mobil for damages resulting from the loss and denial of the winning ticket.
In the lawsuit, Thomas claims on or around Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. he and his 16-year-old son Benjamin went to the store to buy California Lottery tickets, which they had done in the past.
At Ward's request, ...
Jul 21, 2017, 4:09 pm - Lottery News forum
California winner of $447 million Powerball lottery jackpot claims prize
The winner of the 10th largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history has finally come forward to claim their prize, more than a month after winning the $447.8 million Powerball lottery jackpot.
The winner, Jeff Lindsay, did not wish to speak with the media after claiming his prize Wednesday and declined to take a winner's photo. However, California state law requires the name of jackpot winners to be released.
Lindsay did say he was excited to have won the prize, which he opted to take as a lump ...
Jul 20, 2017, 8:11 am - Lottery News forum
19-year-old wins lottery twice in one week
A California teen is celebrating two big lottery wins in just a week.
19-year-old Rosa Dominguez was recently driving home from Arizona when she decided to make a pit-stop at a gas station in Paso Robles, California. While there, she decided to buy a few instant scratch-off tickets, and one of those was a $5 Power 5's ticket that would change her life. Dominguez scratched that ticket and discovered she'd won the top prize of $555,555!
I was so nervous I just wanted to cry, she shared.
Jul 10, 2017, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum
$447.8 million Powerball jackpot sets off shock, speculation in Menifee
For the owners of a Menifee, California, liquor store, a bad year just got $1 million better.
For the rest of Menifee, the town gossip just got $447.8 million more interesting.
The store, Marietta Liquor Deli, sold a Powerball ticket that hit a massive jackpot in Saturday night's drawing. The million-dollar retailer bonus it will earn couldn't come at a better time, as the owner was recently diagnosed with a lung disease.
Until the winner or winners step forward which could happen as ea ...
Jun 12, 2017, 9:19 am - Lottery News forum
$447.8 million winning Powerball lottery ticket sold in California
By Todd Northrop
A single winning Powerball lottery ticket matching all six numbers was sold in California and will claim a $447.8 million jackpot.
If the winner chooses the lump-sum cash value, they will receive a one-time cash payment of $279.1 million, minus federal taxes. California does not deduct any state taxes from lottery prizes.
The Jackpot Analysis page at USA Mega shows the initial taxes that will be withheld on the jackpot.
The massive $447.8 million grand prize is the i ...
Jun 11, 2017, 9:11 am - Lottery News forum
Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $61 million sold in California
By Todd Northrop
The winning ticket for Friday night's Mega Millions drawing was sold in Laguna Hills, California.
The ticket matching all six winning numbers was purchased at a 7-Eleven located at 27001 Moulton Parkway, according to a news release Saturday from the California Lottery.
The winner, who has not yet come forward, will have the choice of taking the annual payments over 29 years, accumulating to $61 million, or taking a lump sum cash payout of $37.3 million.
The winning n ...
May 1, 2017, 8:58 am - Lottery News forum
California Lottery delaying payouts to winners
If you win a California Lottery scratchers prize above $600, you'll now have to wait much longer to get that money.
The California Lottery says the reason is simple: they can't keep up with all the recent winnings.
Winners used to receive their payouts in less than 6 weeks, but due the high volume of recent winners the estimated time is now between 12 to 14 weeks.
While you can still redeem scratchers winnings of $599 or less at the stores where you bought them, $600 prizes require peop ...
Mar 9, 2017, 7:53 am - Lottery News forum
California man claims $191M Mega Millions jackpot
A California man won $191 million dollars off a Mega Millions lottery ticket he bought in Primm, officials with California Lottery announced Friday.
Jack Freney bought the ticket at Primm Valley Lotto, a lottery retailer located at 31900 S. Las Vegas Blvd., which is a few feet west of the Nevada-California stateline and technically in California.
This will allow me to correct all the wrong that I have incurred in my lifetime, Freney told California Lottery officials.
The jackpot was dr ...
Feb 18, 2017, 10:47 am - Lottery News forum
$188 million winning Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in California
A lottery ticket with all six winning numbers in the latest multi-state Mega Millions draw was sold just inside the California border and its owner must decide whether to receive the $188 million jackpot in 30 installments or its $113.6 million cash value, the California Lottery announced today.
The numbers drawn Friday night were 17, 37, 53, 54, and 61, with Mega Ball number 8. The Megaplier was 3.
The drawing was the 20th since the last time a ticket matching all six numbers was sold.
Jan 28, 2017, 3:11 pm - Lottery News forum
San Francisco man defies odds; claims 2nd lottery jackpot
A lucky San Francisco man recently became a multi-millionaire after winning a top prize from a California Lottery ticket for the second time in a little over a year.
Frank Derfield, 53, is crediting stupid luck for winning $5 million from a Scratchers ticket he bought in September, just 14 months after he had already won $100,000 from a different winning ticket, according to lottery officials.
On Sept. 13, Derfield purchased a few 100X the Money Scratchers tickets at WC Liquor and Grocerie ...
Nov 1, 2016, 7:17 pm - Lottery News forum