Powerball lottery winner Andrew "Jack" Whittaker dies at 72
Won record-breaking jackpot, then suffered unprecedented string of bad luck
By Kate Northrop
Andrew Jack Whittaker, a Powerball player infamous for the string of bad luck following his record-breaking jackpot win, died at the age of 72 on Saturday, June 27 after battling a long illness, according to his obituary.
In December 2002, Whittaker, 55, won the $315 million Powerball Jackpot in West Virginia, the largest-ever jackpot won by a single ticket at the time. He was well-known as some ...
Yesterday, 12:56 pm - Lottery News forum
Arizona couple steps forward to claim $410 million Mega Millions jackpot
Husband and wife receive the largest payout to any Arizona Lottery player in history
By Kate Northrop
After it was announced that a lone winner from Arizona won big over a week ago, a couple from a residential area in Phoenix came forward on Thursday to claim the $410 million Mega Millions jackpot prize. It's the largest payout to any Arizona Lottery player ever and the 11th largest Mega Millions jackpot in history.
The Glendale husband and wife, 70 and 63 years-old respectively, matche ...
Jun 19, 2020, 3:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Michigan grandmother claims $70 million Powerball jackpot
Waterford resident goes from living paycheck-to-paycheck to becoming Michigan's newest multi-millionaire
By Kate Northrop
A Michigan resident is the owner of the single winning ticket for the Powerball drawing held on February 12 worth $70 million. The winner had decided to make an impromptu pit stop with a friend to buy some lottery tickets at Huron Plaza Liquor on West Huron Street in Pontiac.
Cristy Davis, 40, of Waterford matched all five numbers drawn 14, 47, 54, 55, and 68, with P ...
Jun 18, 2020, 12:06 pm - Lottery News forum
One Arizona lottery ticket wins $410 million Mega Millions jackpot
It's the first Mega Millions jackpot win for an Arizona player
By Todd Northrop
A single ticket sold in Arizona matched the winning numbers from Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing and is worth an estimated $410 million.
The lump-sum cash value of the jackpot is a staggering $316.8 million up from the estimate of $308.2 million that was established on Saturday. The winner has 180 days from the draw date to claim the prize.
We may never know who won the big prize because last year A ...
Jun 10, 2020, 9:09 am - Lottery News forum
Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls to $410 million
Largest Mega Millions jackpot in a year
By Todd Northrop
After 33 drawings without a jackpot winner, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game now boasts a swelling jackpot of $410 million that could instantly put the winner among the wealthiest people on the planet.
When nobody won Friday night's grand prize, the Mega Millions jackpot grew to its biggest amount since a $522 million Mega Millions jackpot from the June 7, 2019 drawing was won by a single ticket sold in California. That ...
Jun 8, 2020, 9:55 am - Lottery News forum
Nebraska Lottery warns players about misprinted Lucky for Life tickets
Lucky for Life players are encouraged to check lottery tickets printed on or before Thursday after about 125 multi-draw tickets were misprinted with incorrect end-of-game dates, Nebraska Lottery officials said in a release Friday.
Multi-draw tickets allow players to purchase up to 12 weeks of drawings in advance, and those tickets contain the start and end dates of drawings, the release said.
An incorrect end date can cause players to mistakenly believe their ticket has lost.
The start ...
Jun 6, 2020, 9:43 am - Lottery News forum
Colorado man wins two $1 million lottery prizes on the same day
He's played the same numbers for 30 years
They say persistence is key, and after 30 years of playing the same numbers in the Colorado Lottery, a man in Pueblo, Colorado, found that to be true and finally got his big reward.
Two big rewards, that is.
The winner, identified as Joe B., won two major Powerball prizes on Wednesday, March 25 worth $1 million each. Joe B. claimed the winnings Friday.
The winning tickets were both sold to Joe B. on Lake Avenue in Pueblo: one at a 7-Eleven ( ...
Apr 28, 2020, 7:28 pm - Lottery News forum
SC Lottery offers refunds for some multi-draw tickets
The South Carolina Education Lottery is offering to refund the cost of some multi-draw Powerball and Mega Millions tickets purchased prior to game changes announced last week.
Going forward, the starting jackpot amounts will no longer begin at $40 million. Instead, the amounts will be announced after each jackpot is won. Increases will be based on game sales and interest rates.
Powerball players who purchased a multi-draw ticket on or before April 2 are eligible for a refund for drawings h ...
Apr 11, 2020, 12:32 pm - Lottery News forum
Mega Millions to adjust starting jackpot amount, eliminate minimum increases
The Mega Millions Consortium announced today that in response to flagging sales due to the COVID-19 response, the multi-state lottery game's starting jackpot has been lowered and the amounts of subsequent starting jackpots and jackpot increases will be determined on a drawing-by-drawing basis.
The advertised Mega Millions jackpot for tonight's drawing is a guaranteed $121 million. If the jackpot is won, it will reset to a guaranteed $20 million for the next drawing on Tuesday. If there is no ...
Apr 3, 2020, 3:33 pm - Lottery News forum
Declining lottery sales prompt more Powerball jackpot changes
The Powerball Product Group today announced its decision to further modify the rules for determining each successive Powerball jackpot roll, and set a firm implementation date rather than waiting for the next jackpot winner.
Today's changes are in addition to the modifications announced just last week.
The new Powerball rules for determining the advertised jackpot will be based strictly on game sales and interest rates, completely eliminating guaranteed starting jackpot amounts and minimum ...
Apr 2, 2020, 5:16 pm - Lottery News forum