New Year's Eve lottery raffles from around the USA
In addition to celebrating the new year last night, lottery players from around the United States were checking their raffle tickets to see if they would start 2008 as a new millionaire.
Raffle-style lottery drawings were held in several states, including Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Virginia. (Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania drew their raffles a couple days ago.)
Jan 1, 2008, 10:25 am - Lottery News forum
Visiting guest helps family win $200,000
For the Cremer family of Nampa, Idaho, this Thanksgiving was one to remember, thanks to a visiting brother-in-law who got them to go in on buying a Powerball ticket.
Greg Cremer and his wife and brother-in-law Paul Moore won $200,000 on a winning Powerball ticket. Moore was visiting from San Diego for a family Thanksgiving.
The Cremers usually don't play Powerball, but every time Moore visits he gets them to go in on tickets. They purchased a $10 Quickpick at the Gem Stop on Midland Boule ...
Nov 27, 2007, 9:14 am - Lottery News forum
Idaho woman hits fifth lottery jackpot in five years
Some people dream of winning the Lottery at least once. But for one Caldwell, Idaho, woman, winning the Lottery over the past five years has become common place.
Anna Pearl Rowell could be considered the luckiest Lottery Lady of all time.
Rowell claimed her $110,000 winning Wild Card check Friday morning from the Idaho Lottery and then retired from her position as the office manager for the Canyon County Assessor's Office.
Rowell became the third Wild Card jackpot winner from Idaho in ...
Nov 16, 2007, 5:17 pm - Lottery News forum
Four contenders will vie for winning lottery ticket in court
And the winner is ...
Confusion over who purchased what ticket and when has three people maybe four and one corporation claiming ownership of Saturday's $1 million winning lottery ticket.
With the winner still in question, The Idaho State Lottery announced Thursday, it has turned the case over to the courts to determine who gets the dough.
Right now, the four main contenders for what would be $672,000 after taxes are: Michelle McCollough of Boise, a clerk at the Mav ...
Mar 17, 2007, 12:51 am - Lottery News forum
Ownership of $1M winning lottery ticket in question
The $1 million winning ticket from Saturday night's draw was presented to Idaho Lottery officials for payment Tuesday, but the prize has not been paid out yet.
Lottery officials authenticated the ticket as being the winner and are in possession of the ticket. However, the ownership of the ticket is still in question.
We are working toward a swift conclusion regarding this matter, said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director. We will have a resolution by the end of the week.
Mar 15, 2007, 12:03 pm - Lottery News forum
Idaho Lottery to pay state a record $33 million
Idaho Lottery officials say school districts and public buildings hit a record jackpot this year with $33 million in profits from ticket sales.
The dividend announced today is split evenly between Idaho's public schools and the state's Permanent Building Fund. It's the third straight year of record-setting dividends for the state-sanctioned gambling program.
Sales during the fiscal year that ends Friday were $131 million, up 16 percent from last year.
The biggest money maker for the Id ...
Jun 29, 2006, 1:24 pm - Lottery News forum
Security guard steals Idaho Lottery tickets
An Idaho Lottery security officer is in jail today, accused of stealing from the agency he was hired to protect.
20-year-old Christopher Martin of Emmett is accused of stealing from the Lottery Commission.
Idaho Lottery administrators say martin was working as an on-site security officer at the lottery headquarters. He hadn't been on the job long when he allegedly walked away with winning tickets.
As a security officer contracted to patrol the Idaho Lottery headquarters Christopher ...
Jun 2, 2006, 7:03 am - Lottery News forum
Intralot wins Idaho Lottery from larger rival Gtech
The Idaho Lottery will have a new vendor starting next February after a Greek company that's expanding in the U.S. won a $30 million contract to run the state's scratch ticket and online gaming system from a larger rival.
Intralot USA, a Georgia-based unit of Athens, Greece-based Intralot, beat out Rhode Island-based GTech by promising better service for instance, Idaho's online games, including Powerball, will run 24 hours a day under Intralot, up from the previous 22 hours and a more-at ...
May 3, 2006, 8:36 am - Lottery News forum
Idaho Lottery pays out $26M dividend to schools
Since 1989 Idahoans have bought $1.3 billion worth of lottery tickets and scratch games in hopes of hitting the big jackpot.
Tuesday, the Idaho Lottery Commission announced another winner Idaho's schools.
In its 2005 fiscal report, the lottery commission reports a record-setting dividend last year that saw $26 million go to Idaho's public schools and buildings.
That money was divided among the state's 114 school districts, and paid for the completion of 82 projects.
In 2005, Ad ...
Mar 16, 2006, 7:57 am - Lottery News forum
Powerball lottery millionaire fields marriage, investment proposals
A 33-year-old Idaho man who won a state record $220.3 million Powerball lottery jackpot Memorial Day weekend has spent his summer appearing on TV shows, taking friends to Tahiti, fielding marriage proposals from strangers and starting to build a new stadium at his hometown high school.But now it's back to work for Brad Duke of Star, a Boise suburb. Earlier this week, he returned to his old job at Gold's Gym in Meridian, where he teaches a 6 a.m. class on spinning, a workout using stationary bicy ...
Sep 12, 2005, 9:00 am - Lottery News forum