Rural Kansas couple wins $9.85 million Hot Lotto jackpot
When Stephen Harrod checked his Hot Lotto ticket in the early morning on July 2nd to find out the prize amount, the convenience store clerk couldn't believe her eyes.
She scanned (the ticket) and she went 'oh my,' Harrod said as he recounted the story later that afternoon at the Kansas Lottery headquarters, 128 N. Kansas Ave. She got her glasses and wrote it down on a piece of paper and gave it to me. I said, 'no way.'
The computer showed Harrod had hit the $9.85 million Hot Lotto jackpo ...
Jul 10, 2015, 8:01 am - Lottery News forum
Brothers celebrate lottery win by blowing up house
Two brothers who were celebrating a $75,000 winning lottery ticket by purchasing marijuana and meth accidentally blew up their house on Friday, said Sgt. Bruce Watts of the Wichita Police Department.
The explosion sent one of the brothers a 27-year-old to the hospital, where he remains in serious but stable condition with second-degree burns on his hands, arms and chest.
The other brother was sent to jail, Watts said.
The brothers were in a house in the 100 block of North Nevada Court, ...
Feb 18, 2013, 12:59 pm - Lottery News forum
Kansas couple claims $9.43M Hot Lotto jackpot
By Todd Northrop
A couple in their 40s from Kansas City, Kansas, say they both like their jobs and will continue to work, even though they are the winners of a $9.43 million Hot Lotto jackpot.
The winners, who asked the Lottery not to disclose their identities, claimed the prize today at Lottery headquarters, after matching all numbers in the January 12 drawing.
The lucky numbers were 13-15-21-34-35 with Hot Ball number 4.
The winners purchased their lucky ticket at QuikTrip, located ...
Jan 18, 2013, 9:06 am - Lottery News forum
Kansas woman has big prize taken away after it was awarded
A Pratt, Kansas, woman was thrilled when she won a NASCAR prize package for this weekend. That feeling soon turned to disappointment when the Kansas Lottery took the prize back.
I'm sure dreams do come true for some, but not for me, said Pratt resident Leisa Mauch.
Mauch's dream in this case was to get to the Kansas Speedway.
Kyle Busch, Kyle Busch is my guy!
For a few days, she thought she had the winning ticket. The Kansas Lottery sent her a letter and it said:
Oct 16, 2012, 3:43 pm - Lottery News forum
Few major lottery jackpot winners get chance to be anonymous
Note to the Kansas and Maryland winners of last month's $656 million lottery jackpot: Count your anonymous blessings.
The states, where ticket holders claimed their $218.6 million portions in anonymity, are two of only six states that allow lottery winners' names to remain secret.
Officials in states other than Kansas, Maryland, Delaware, Michigan, North Dakota and Ohio make public the names of lottery winners, with rare exceptions. Most see the identities of winners as a matter of public ...
Apr 23, 2012, 5:10 pm - 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
Man struck by lightning hours after buying lottery tickets
A Kansas man was struck by lightning hours after buying three Mega Millions lottery tickets, proving in real life the old saying that a gambler is more likely to be struck down from the sky than win the jackpot.
Bill Isles, 48, bought three tickets in the record $656 million lottery Thursday at a Wichita, Kan., grocery store.
On the way to his car, Isles said he commented to a friend: I've got a better chance of getting struck by lightning than winning the lottery.
Later at about 9:30 p ...
Apr 2, 2012, 1:45 pm - Lottery News forum
World's biggest lottery jackpot won by three tickets
Winning Mega Millions lottery tickets sold in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
Final jackpot total of $656 million will be split three ways
How would you react if you won?
By Todd Northrop
The largest lottery jackpot the world has ever seen has been won Friday night by three tickets sold in Illinois, Kansas, and Maryland.
Since early Wednesday morning, the Mega Millions lottery jackpot was raised three times in as many days, and by the time all the sales were totalled at draw time, the ...
Mar 31, 2012, 8:56 am - Lottery News forum
Lotteries hit record profits last year
Lottery sales are strong, but there are points of weakness
By Todd Northrop
Government-sponsored lotteries are continuing their broad expansion as income-producing entities, as many lotteries reported record profits in the last fiscal year.
Reports of record profits from the lotteries come despite continuing high unemployment and an economy that has been flat or downward-trending for the past two years.
Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich says he believes the lottery does well in a bad econo ...
Jul 25, 2011, 1:19 pm - Lottery News forum
Kansas Lottery raffle winner claims prize within minutes of drawing!
State employee purchased number of tickets in a wide distribution area
A woman from Topeka who works for the state of Kansas had her holiday dream fulfilled Thursday when she discovered she had the winning ticket in the Kansas Lottery's $1 million Holiday Millionaire Raffle.
The woman, whose identity wasn't released, will take home $700,000 after 30 percent of the winnings is withheld for state and federal taxes, said Sally Lunsford, director of communications for the Kansas Lottery. Kansa ...
Dec 30, 2010, 5:00 pm - Lottery News forum