$349 MILLION: Huge Powerball jackpot set for Saturday
By Todd Northrop
There's nothing like a red-hot Powerball jackpot to distract from the Winter cold.
For the first time in 2017, a Powerball jackpot has exceeded $300 million and has entered into the top 25 US jackpots of all time.
The new high-water mark of $349 million for the current Powerball jackpot was achieved after no winning tickets were sold for Wednesday night's $317 million grand prize.
The lump-sum cash payout value of Saturday's Powerball jackpot is $213.1 million, maki ...
Feb 16, 2017, 2:19 pm - Lottery News forum
Pa. couple claimed $121.6 million Powerball jackpot on ticket purchased in Delaware
A Pennsylvania couple are winners of $121.6 million on a Powerball ticket purchased in Delaware in December.
Lottery officials did not disclose exactly where in the state the couple reside and said they wish to remain anonymous.
They matched all five white balls plus the red Powerball in the December 17 drawing, lottery officials said. The winning ticket was purchased in Selbyville, about 25 miles south of Rehoboth Beach.
The couple selected the $72.1 million cash option and collected ...
Feb 16, 2017, 1:16 pm - Lottery News forum
Iowa Supreme Court hears lottery rigging case
The Iowa Supreme Court heard arguments Monday on whether purely circumstantial evidence was enough to convict a former lottery employee of rigging Iowa's Hot Lotto game to win a $16.5 million jackpot.
Eddie Tipton was convicted of tampering with Iowa's Hot Lotto game and attempting to cash a ticket in early 2015, but an appeals court reversed his conviction on the charge of attempting to redeem the lottery ticket, finding it was barred by the three-year statute of limitations.
The Iowa Sup ...
Feb 14, 2017, 4:47 pm - Lottery News forum
18-year-old wins $1M Powerball prize
An 18-year-old Kentucky woman has won $1 million from Wednesday night's Powerball drawing.
Tanya Herrera, 18, of Campbellsville, Kentucky, won by matching the five white-ball winning numbers on her ticket but not the Powerball.
The computer-generated quick pick ticket chose 22 as her Powerball number, but 10 is what was drawn for the $206 million jackpot.
Herrera, who was in Somerset visiting her father, says she doesn't have much experience playing the lottery.
After checking the wi ...
Feb 4, 2017, 10:57 am - Lottery News forum
Woman finds $100,000 lottery ticket while cleaning
South Carolina Lottery officials say a Georgia woman found a winning Powerball ticket in a stack of old tickets.
The discovery was made while cleaning. The winning ticket was purchased last September in Simpsonville, South Carolina. Officials said in a news release that the woman was visiting family in the Upstate when she bought the winning ticket at Mit Food Mart on West Georgia Road.
My New Year's resolution was to not let stuff pile up, she said.
The ticket is worth $100,000. Along ...
Feb 1, 2017, 2:55 pm - Lottery News forum
$188 million winning Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in California
A lottery ticket with all six winning numbers in the latest multi-state Mega Millions draw was sold just inside the California border and its owner must decide whether to receive the $188 million jackpot in 30 installments or its $113.6 million cash value, the California Lottery announced today.
The numbers drawn Friday night were 17, 37, 53, 54, and 61, with Mega Ball number 8. The Megaplier was 3.
The drawing was the 20th since the last time a ticket matching all six numbers was sold.
Jan 28, 2017, 3:11 pm - Lottery News forum
$83M Mega Millions jackpot claimed in Georgia
Winners' identities cloaked by legal entity
By Todd Northrop
It took some time, but the winners of an $83 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot have stepped up and claimed their prize using a legal framework to avoid revealing their identities.
In November, the Mega Millions lottery announced that a winning ticket had been bought from Georgia. To be exact, the ticket was purchased from the White Water Chevron at 334 Cobb Parkway in Marietta.
Two months later, the winners have come fo ...
Jan 24, 2017, 7:22 pm - Lottery News forum
Wisconsin $1M lottery ticket expires next week
Time is nearly out for a Wisconsin lottery player to claim a huge win.
A winning $1 million Powerball ticket was sold on Madison's east side for the Aug. 6 drawing, Wisconsin Lottery officials said.
Once lottery numbers are drawn, winners have 180 days to claim their prize. To meet that deadline, the missing Madison ticket must be claimed at the Wisconsin Lottery's headquarters at 2135 Rimrock Road in Madison, by 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2017.
If the ticket is not redeemed by th ...
Jan 24, 2017, 12:27 pm - Lottery News forum
Minnesota woman beats deadline, claims $50K lottery prize
Another ticket, however, goes poof
With barely a day to spare, a southern Minnesota woman showed up at the state's lottery headquarters in Roseville and claimed her $50,000 prize. Another person in the same situation, however, is out of luck.
Debra Newman of Austin had the good fortune to arrive Thursday to cash in the Powerball ticket, which she bought on Jan. 13, 2016. Its value would have plummeted to $0 if she had arrived after 5 p.m. on Friday the 13th.
Of the 12 $50,000 winning ti ...
Jan 17, 2017, 11:58 am - Lottery News forum
Oregon man finds $1 million lottery ticket 8 days before it expired
An Oregon man recently discovered a year-old winning lotto ticket in his home office that he was cleaning, according to the Oregon Lottery.
Amazingly, the lucky man Joemel Panisa found the ticket just eight days before it expired, the Oregon Lottery said in a news release on Wednesday. The ticket was worth $1 million.
Panisa was able to claim the ticket just in the nick of time, and he is officially now the fourth Mega Millions $1 million winner from Oregon since the game was offered in th ...
Jan 12, 2017, 5:24 pm - Lottery News forum