Last day for Lotto South
One day you're in, and the next day you're out.
Like Carrot Top and Ugg boots, the Virginia Lottery's Lotto South has fallen in the latter category.
Today will be the last drawing for the nearly 5-year-old game with roots dating to 1990. If no one wins the final $4.5 million jackpot, all secondary prizes from $5 to $1,000 will be doubled.
Virginia Lottery officials say many of today's lottery players have turned their backs on Lotto South in favor of multistate games such as Mega Millio ...
Feb 25, 2006, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia Lottery looking for Lotto South winner
The Virginia Lottery has reported a winner in its Lotto South jackpot game. The winning $4 million ticket, which was sold near the North Carolina border, has yet to be claimed. Could someone have the winning ticket and not know it?
News of the unclaimed ticket spread like wildfire through Uppy's Store in Bracey. It been a few weeks since the winning Lotto South ticket number, 02-03-06-21-39-42, was sold there.
I'm kind of in a daze, because I thought you'd be checking every day to see if ...
Feb 9, 2006, 7:08 am - Lottery News forum
Three states replacing Lotto South game
Like a tired mule whose best days are behind him, Lotto South is being retired and a fresh workhorse brought in to pick up the production.The three-state lottery game, which began in September 2001, will be replaced next month by a new game that pays winners $1,000 a week for the rest of their lives, Virginia Lottery interim executive director Donna M. VanCleave said Thursday. Virginia's Lotto South partners, Kentucky and Georgia, also will participate in the new Win For Life game.Lotto South ...
Jan 12, 2006, 6:45 am - Lottery News forum
Largest Lotto South winner ignored wife to play lottery
Once a week for the past three years, Rome (GA) millworker William Griffin laid aside $1 to purchase a Quick Pick lottery ticket, despite his wife's objections.Last Saturday, Griffin seeing that the Lotto South jackpot had reached $27 million decided to splurge, plunking down $5 for five chances. It ended up being worth more than $15 million to Griffin, who won the largest Lotto South payout in history.Griffin's prize will stand as Lotto South's largest. The Georgia-Kentucky-Virginia lottery ...
Jan 12, 2006, 6:29 am - Lottery News forum
Georgia lottery ticket hits $9M Lotto South jackpot
A ticket sold in Georgia matched all six numbers in Saturday night's $9 million Lotto South drawing, lottery officials said Sunday.The Georgia Lottery's web site indicated the ticket was sold in Americus.The winning ticket matched the numbers 6, 7, 12, 13, 31 and 42.Thirty-three tickets matched five numbers to qualify for payouts of $896, and 1,925 had four numbers to entitle their owners to a payout of $60, officials said.Wednesday night's jackpot will be $2 million.
Jun 20, 2005, 2:06 pm - Lottery News forum
$20 Million Lotto South Jackpot Is Sixth Highest Ever
While many people's attention was diverted by the Super Bowl and other events, the Lotto South jackpot has been quietly growing.With no jackpot winner in Saturday's Lotto South drawing, the jackpot has grown to an estimated $20 million, which is the sixth highest amount since the game began in September 2001.Lotto South is played in Georgia, Kentucky, and Virginia with drawings at 11:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Its record-high jackpot was $26 million for the January 5, 2002 drawing.Ten ...
Feb 10, 2005, 11:36 am - Lottery News forum
One winner in $5 million Lotto South drawing
There was one big winner in Saturday's $5 million Lotto South drawing, Virginia Lottery officials said Sunday.The winning numbers were 4, 14, 29, 31, 37 and 48. The winning ticket was purchased in Virginia.The ticket was sold at the M R Mart on King Street in Strasburg, lottery spokesman Cherie Phaup said Sunday night.Sixteen tickets matched five numbers to win $1,707 and 1,159 tickets matched four to win $92.Wednesday's drawing reverts to $2 million.
Dec 6, 2004, 8:23 am - Lottery News forum
Lotto prediction comes true for Kentucky couple
After signing to purchase a new home Friday, Pati and Stephen Kohl said they would have to win the lottery to make ends meet.The next day, they did just that.Stephen Kohl is one of 25 folks who are part a lottery office pool at Wild Flavors Inc. in Erlanger, Ky. The group won Saturdays $12.6 million Lotto South jackpot.Those in the pool chose the lump sum cash option and will receive nearly $177,800 each.This worked out just perfect. We bought a house on Friday and won the lottery on Saturday, s ...
May 21, 2004, 7:37 am - Lottery News forum
Georgia bankers claim $19 million Lotto South jackpot
For those looking for a job in banking, sit tight. There may be two openings soon.Sam and Ronnie Deli, two bankers from Suwanee, Georgia, won the Lotto South $19 million jackpot Saturday, according to Georgia Lottery Corp. officials. The couple took the ticket with the winning numbers 1, 16, 30, 41, 47 and 49 Monday to the lottery's offices in Atlanta, where it was verified. In a statement released Monday by the Georgia Lottery, Sam Deli, 54, said he learned that he had the winning ticket on Sun ...
Apr 6, 2004, 4:04 am - Lottery News forum
$19 million winning Lotto South ticket sold in Georgia
Officials said a single ticket sold in Suwanee, Georgia matched all six numbers to win the $19 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto South drawing.Because the Georgia Lottery Corp. offices are closed on weekends, the earliest the winner can claim the prize is today. Any winning over $200,000 has to be claimed in person at the Lottery's downtown offices at the Atlanta Inforum at 250 Williams St. The winning numbers in the multi-state lottery Saturday were 1, 16, 30, 41, 47 and 49.Thirteen ti ...
Apr 5, 2004, 4:27 am - Lottery News forum