Friday the 13th is lucky day for Ohio lottery player
For the first time since 2013, a winning Mega Millions jackpot ticket has been sold in Ohio, lottery officials announced early Saturday.
Friday the 13th was actually a lucky day for one Ohio ticket-holder who matched all six numbers drawn Friday evening to win the estimated $200 million top prize. The cash value is $121 million.
The ticket was purchased at Blendon Drive Thru in Westerville, about 16 miles north of Columbus, lottery spokeswoman Sandra Neal said. She didn't yet know the iden ...
Nov 14, 2015, 7:55 am - Lottery News forum
Friday Mega Millions jackpot raised to $164 million
By Todd Northrop
Tickets for the Friday night Mega Millions drawing are selling faster than expected, prompting the state lotteries to raise the jackpot estimate to $164 million.
The previous estimate for the drawing, established early Wednesday morning, was $159 million.
Mega Millions offers two jackpot payment options: the $164 million annuity prize paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual graduated payments, or a lump-sum cash option. USA Mega estimates that Friday's n ...
Nov 6, 2015, 1:14 pm - Lottery News forum
Five friends win lottery after a decade of buying tickets together
Money won't be an issue for five friends from Yonkers anymore.
A decade of buying lottery tickets together paid off big for the group of pals who hit the $106 million jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions game on Sept. 11.
It was 52-year-old limo driver Edgar Lopez's turn to pick up the tickets so he stopped at Yonkers Grocery and Convenience to grab a Mega Millions quick pick.
The following weekend, he got his friends together to share some big news they were all millionaires.
Oct 29, 2015, 1:52 pm - Lottery News forum
$1M lottery ticket found in Michigan woman's old mail
A Kentwood, Michigan, woman is $1 million richer after finding a winning Mega Millions ticket in a pile of old mail.
During a recent visit to the store, the clerk told Tuttle someone had won $1 million with a ticket that had been purchased at the store.
Tuttle then went home to check a pile of some old mail where she found the ticket, learning she was the big winner, according to the Michigan State Lottery.
Linda Tuttle matched the first five winning numbers in the May 26 Mega Millions ...
Sep 25, 2015, 10:01 am - Lottery News forum
Michigan Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million goes unclaimed
Prize money goes to state school aid fund
A winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Michigan expired Wednesday and the $1 million prize went to the state School Aid Fund.
The ticket, which expired at 4:45 p.m., was sold in Grand Rapids at the CVS Pharmacy, located at 727 28th Street Southeast in Grand Rapids. The winner matched the first five numbers drawn 25, 28, 36, 45, and 53 in the Aug. 5, 2014 drawing.
Mega Millions tickets are valid for one year from the date of the drawing.
It wa ...
Aug 6, 2015, 8:41 am - Lottery News forum
$1 million hasn't changed Iowa lottery winner
Five years since winning $1 million, Bob Boehm stands in roughly the same place.
He's at the James G. Whiting Memorial Field Airport in Mapleton on Wednesday, filling tanks of crop-dusters with fungicide for corn raised by farmers in Monona and Crawford counties. He stands with co-workers and pals, Bill Creese, Tommy Weber, Mark Lorenzen and Greg Sisco.
He hasn't changed a bit, Lorenzen says about Boehm in the wake of his $1 million win in the Iowa Lottery Mega Millions game on April 10, ...
Aug 4, 2015, 7:59 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia truck driver claims Mega Millions jackpot in Pa.
A professional truck driver for nearly 30 years will be retiring early thanks to a lottery ticket he purchased at a Pennsylvania travel plaza.
On Wednesday, Steven Peloquin claimed a $91.8 million Mega Millions jackpot from the July 21 drawing.
It is the second jackpot-winning Mega Millions ticket sold by the Pennsylvania Lottery and the fourth-largest prize awarded in the Lottery's history.
Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko presented a ceremonial check for $91,781,644.00 to Peloqu ...
Jul 29, 2015, 9:58 pm - Lottery News forum
$1M Mega Millions prize sold in Michigan to expire soon
Just two weeks remain for the lucky Michigan winner of a $1 million Mega Millions prize to come forward and claim the big prize.
It has been 11 months since one lucky ticket matched the first five numbers 25, 28, 36, 45, and 53 in the Aug. 5, 2014 Mega Millions drawing to win $1 million. The Lottery has yet to hear from the lucky winner.
The winning ticket was purchased at the CVS Pharmacy, located at 727 28th Street Southeast in Grand Rapids.
Tickets for Mega Millions are valid for one ...
Jul 22, 2015, 4:02 pm - Lottery News forum
Virginia man claims three $1 million prizes
A Chesterfield, Virginia, man has cashed in three Mega Millions lottery tickets worth $1 million each.
Don Wilson, Virginia newest millionaire, said money does not turn him on.
It's just money. There is stuff in life that is so much more important than money. Money takes away some concerns and things, but money is not going to add anything of value to your life. Just stuff, Wilson said.
Wilson said the winning numbers 2, 9, 11, 22, 23, with Mega Ball number 12 were a combination of fam ...
Jun 10, 2015, 3:51 pm - Lottery News forum
Illinois lottery ticket wins $260M Mega Millions jackpot
By Todd Northrop
One lucky Illinois lottery player is a whole lot happier today, after they won a Mega Millions jackpot worth an estimated $260 million Tuesday night.
It's the fourth time the Mega Millions jackpot has been won this year. Another Illinois player took home $265 million on January 16, and New Yorkers claimed back-to-back jackpots on February 27 ($127 million) and March 24 ($59 million).
Last night's jackpot win is the second-largest prize in Illinois Lottery history, and t ...
Jun 3, 2015, 7:28 am - Lottery News forum