$348 MILLION: April misses bring May riches
Powerball making another run at the record?
By Todd Northrop
This week Powerball will be the hot ticket, featuring a jackpot that will tempt a lot of people to take a chance at unimaginable wealth.
The new high-water mark of $348 million for the current Powerball jackpot was achieved after no winning tickets were sold for Saturday night's $314 million grand prize.
The lump-sum cash payout value of Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is $226.1 million the 12th-largest ever recorded in Unite ...
May 1, 2016, 9:35 am - Lottery News forum
$314 million jackpot puts Powerball back in spotlight
By Todd Northrop
Big lottery jackpot hunters will have a jumbo-sized target this weekend, as the multi-state Powerball jackpot has crossed the $300 million mark.
In fact, the lump-sum cash value of Saturday's $314 million Powerball jackpot is the 17th-largest of all time: $202.9 million. The complete top-25 list of United States lottery jackpot cash values can be found at the end of this article.
Saturday's Powerball jackpot is the biggest US lottery jackpot since the world went bonkers ...
Apr 28, 2016, 10:14 am - Lottery News forum
Psychic's numbers win lottery jackpot for Florida man
A 60-year-old St. Petersburg man is more than $500,000 richer courtesy of five lucky numbers suggested by a psychic more than 20 years ago.
According to the Florida Lottery, Richard Klosterman won the $700,000 Lucky Money jackpot drawing on April 12. Klosterman opted for a one-time, lump-sum payment that put his winnings at $545,563.20.
Those winnings, Klosterman told lottery officials, came courtesy of a trip his wife paid to a psychic more than 20 years ago. It seems the psychic supplied ...
Apr 18, 2016, 2:04 pm - Lottery News forum
7 arrested in Georgia Lottery winner's murder
Seven people were charged Monday in the shooting death of a lottery winner more than two months ago.
The arrests were all made after a lengthy investigation into Craigory Burch Jr.'s death.
The former forklift driver hit the $434,272 instant prize from the Georgia Lottery when he matched all five numbers from the Nov. 29, 2015 Fantasy 5 drawing.
Six of the seven are in custody in the Ben Hill County Jail. One remaining suspect is in custody in Colquitt County.
Two of the suspects are ...
Mar 29, 2016, 9:05 am - Lottery News forum
Washington Mega Millions winner claims $157 million jackpot
A Washington man came forward Thursday to claim the $157 million Mega Millions jackpot from the drawing on March 8.
A lottery spokeswoman said the man's name is Michael Burkett, but no other information about him was released.
Burkett presented the ticket at Washington's Lottery headquarters in Olympia, together with his family, a news release said.
He purchased one $5 Mega Millions ticket at a Seattle-area 7-Eleven (9200 35th Ave, SW Seattle WA 98126) using Quick Pick, the release sai ...
Mar 25, 2016, 3:17 pm - Lottery News forum
Pennsylvania judge and friends win $291M Powerball jackpot
Bought ticket while vacationing in Florida
After a long ride back from his annual Florida vacation, Senior District Judge James Stocklas had enjoyed the sun and fun, but was anxious to get back home to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
After parking his RV in the driveway, Stocklas caught a few hours sleep and awoke Friday morning with plans to visit his favorite Bethlehem diner. While at breakfast, he pulled out his cellphone to see if anyone had won massive Powerball lottery.
His jaw dropped w ...
Mar 6, 2016, 8:50 am - Lottery News forum
Man wins Russia's biggest ever lottery jackpot
A resident of the Siberian city of Novosibirsk has won 350 million rubles (US$4.7 million) Russia's biggest-ever lottery prize, the state-run lottery Gosloto said in a statement Monday.
The name of the lucky winner is unknown because he has yet to claim the prize, Yulia Gavrishova, a spokeswoman for Stoloto, the distributor of state lotteries in Russia, told government daily Rossiiskaya Gazeta.
The man bought his lucky ticket in a Novosibirsk retail outlet.
The ticket cost 1,800 rubles ...
Mar 1, 2016, 8:32 am - Lottery News forum
Florida woman gives away $43 million Lotto jackpot
Florida Lottery officials said a Largo woman was the winner of a $43 million jackpot, and she said she's not keeping a penny of it.
Ruby Sorah, 90, matched all six winnings numbers in the February 17 Florida Lotto drawing.
Officials said Sorah chose to receive her winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $31,042,330.
Though she wouldn't go on camera, Sorah told local media that she and her husband, also 90 years old, were giving the whole jackpot away to family and they have no plans ...
Feb 28, 2016, 2:04 pm - Lottery News forum
Ex-wife of big UK lottery winner still wouldn't take him back
The ex-wife of the man who won a 32.5 million (US$45.5 million) lottery jackpot has said she would not take her former spouse back, even with his multi-million fortune.
Jenny Brown, 61, used to be married to Gerry Cannings, 63, who was announced yesterday as the lucky winner of the second biggest ever Lotto jackpot.
But management consultant Ms. Brown, who has since remarried, said: My new husband asked if it would have been worth being married to him for 32 million. No. I don't envy him a ...
Feb 26, 2016, 9:15 am - Lottery News forum
UK couple waits for house to be painted, then claims £32.5M lottery jackpot
A Cambridgeshire couple who won 32.5 million (US$45.5 million) on the lottery have been identified and they've revealed the bizarre reason they carried the winning ticket around for a week before claiming the massive windfall.
Retired schoolteacher Gerry Cannings, 63, and his wife Lisa, 48, were aware they had picked the winning numbers the morning after the draw but didn't celebrate until days later as their house was being decorated.
The couple, from Peterborough, wanted to wait until th ...
Feb 25, 2016, 7:47 am - Lottery News forum