Kansas man claims $50M Mega Millions jackpot on ticket he purchased in Missouri
By Todd Northrop
A Kansas man who stopped to get gas and a Mega Millions lottery ticket in Kansas City, Missouri is now $50 million richer.
According to a news release from the Missouri Lottery, Hira Singh of Shawnee, Kansas, claimed the jackpot in Jefferson City this week.
The Quick Pick ticket Singh bought at the QuikTrip at 6641 E. Truman Road in Kansas City matched all six Mega Millions numbers drawn on March 12. Those numbers were 10, 12, 16, 49, and 57 with Mega Ball number 18.
Mar 22, 2019, 5:58 am - Lottery News forum
Winner of $1.5B lottery jackpot donates some winnings to Alabama tornado victims
Updated with additional details about the anonymous winner
The winner of the largest Mega Millions jackpot in US history $1.5 billion is sharing some of her newfound wealth to help others in need.
The lucky South Carolina woman, who has chosen to remain anonymous, is donating to the Alabama Red Cross to aid tornado relief and several South Carolina charities.
She decided to donate because she claimed the money when a tornado struck Alabama in early March, her lawyer Jason Kurland said.
Mar 18, 2019, 10:11 am - Lottery News forum
$273M Mega Millions jackpot winner from NJ says he initially forgot the lottery ticket at the store
A New Jersey man who claimed a $273 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot this week left the winning ticket at the store.
While messing with his phone, Mike Weirsky misplaced $273 million last Thursday.
When he realized on Friday that he left behind the two Mega Millions tickets he bought at the Quick Chek on New Brunswick Avenue in Pohatcong Township, he returned to the store.
A Good Samaritan had found them and the store was holding them in a drawer awaiting Weirsky's return, he said ...
Mar 6, 2019, 5:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Winner of $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot has come forward
More than four months after making his or her fateful lottery ticket purchase, the winner of the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot has stepped forward but will remain anonymous, the South Carolina Education Lottery Commission announced.
The winner of the largest jackpot in U.S. history has opted for up-front cash a one-time payment of $877,784,124, the commission announced shortly before 5 p.m. Monday.
According to a statement from the commission, the winner confided in how unlikely the w ...
Mar 4, 2019, 6:02 pm - Lottery News forum
4 months later, mystery and rumors surround Mega Millions $1.5 billion jackpot
Four months after South Carolina's first Mega Millions jackpot win, the staggering $1.5 billion prize remains unclaimed.
That leaves two months until the six-month deadline to cash in the winning lottery ticket and more time to speculate on what's taking the person so long to collect their winnings.
The winning ticket for the Oct. 23 drawing was sold at Simpsonville's KC Mart #7, and signs in the store window proclaim, We sold a Mega Millions ticket worth... $1.5 billion.
Still, myster ...
Feb 23, 2019, 8:16 pm - Lottery News forum
Long Island co-workers claim $437 million Mega Millions jackpot
A group of Long Island area co-workers have claimed the $437 million Mega Millions jackpot for the January 1 drawing, the largest jackpot in New York Lottery history.
The 23-member group has claimed the prize through the New Life 2019, LLC, opting to take the lump sum payment totaling $262,213,914.
They will receive a net check of $176,155,308 after required state and federal withholding.
They have also chosen to remain anonymous.
Representatives of New Life 2019, LLC, said they play ...
Feb 20, 2019, 7:21 am - Lottery News forum
South Carolina lottery winner where are you? $1.5B still unclaimed, and clock is ticking
David Stevenson, a CPA in South Carolina, says he can't think of a good reason why whoever bought an enormous lottery ticket in tiny Simpsonville hasn't cashed in.
The Mega Millions ticket worth more than $1.5 billion was purchased in October. It will be worthless in about two months if no one comes forward to claim the cash.
I could understand there might have been tax advantages to wait until 2019, Stevenson said Thursday. But I see no purpose in waiting now. Honestly, I think it's lost ...
Feb 17, 2019, 10:53 am - Lottery News forum
Traditional lottery ticket Christmas gift turns into $3M win
A family Christmas tradition of giving Connecticut Lottery tickets turned into a $3 million win.
Santa arrived with a $3 million gift recently from the Connecticut Lottery's Dec. 25 Mega Millions drawing. The ticket was sold at Avenue News in Bristol and claimed on Feb. 1.
The prizes were claimed in four separate blocks of $750,000 under four entities:
Christmas 2018 Revocable Trust out of Bristol Christmas 2018 2 Revocable Trust out of Plainville Christmas 2018 3 Revocable Trust out o ...
Feb 8, 2019, 12:01 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery ticket purchased in central Iowa puts man's dream car within reach
An East Moline man stopped in a central Iowa convenience store last month to grab a coffee, snack and what ended up being a pretty lucky piece of paper, the Iowa Lottery announced Monday.
Danny Lovett, 60, bought a $1 million winning lottery ticket at a Kum Go in Colfax while on his truck route from Davenport to Des Moines, the lottery said in a statement.
You count and you count and you look and it's like, 'There's no way!' Lovett said in a news release Monday. Then you wake people up ou ...
Feb 5, 2019, 9:09 am - Lottery News forum
One month left to claim $4M Illinois Lottery prize
Illinois lottery officials are searching for a mystery millionaire who has just one month left to come forward.
The winner of a $4 million prize sold at a Chicago gas station for the Feb. 23, 2018 Mega Millions drawing has just 30 days to claim their prize.
If you think you bought a ticket for this drawing, you may want to check your pockets, behind the sofa or wherever you may have placed a winning lottery ticket, the Illinois Lottery said in a statement.
The winning Mega Millions Me ...
Jan 25, 2019, 12:46 pm - Lottery News forum