Powerball renews interest in Mississippi state lottery
By all accounts, Mississippians by droves participated in the $1.6 billion Powerball lottery that was awarded this past week, but the state of Mississippi did not participate.
Mississippi is one of six states that does not conduct a lottery. The others are Alabama, Nevada, Utah, Hawaii and Alaska.
But, according to many people, the fact the state does not have a lottery does not mean Mississippians were not vying for the record jackpot.
Supporters of the lottery say the state of Mississ ...
Jan 18, 2016, 9:33 am - Lottery News forum
Phony Powerball tickets flood social media in wake of $1.6 billion jackpot
A professional skateboarder showed his winning ticket for the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot on Instagram. Another man held an impromptu press conference in the parking lot of the Chino Hills 7-Eleven where the ticket was sold, claiming to be the winner.
Then there was the poor nurse in Pomona, whose son text-messaged her a photo of her winning ticket, which led to a flood of media at her home and her work Thursday afternoon.
But in the end, all were hoaxes. In California, lottery official ...
Jan 17, 2016, 8:49 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery veterans question Tennessee family's behavior before claiming Powerball winnings
California and Florida winners should learn from mistakes made by Tennessee winners
Godspeed, John and Lisa Robinson of Munford, Tenn.
The 50-somethings may have been Average Joes a day ago, but not after Friday morning when they revealed themselves on national television as big time winners in this week's record-breaking lottery.
The Robinsons' decision to fly to New York City to appear on NBC's Today show several hours before claiming their stake in the Powerball jackpot left some lo ...
Jan 16, 2016, 2:58 pm - Lottery News forum
Tennessee couple claims share of $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot
By Todd Northrop
A Tennessee couple that won a share of the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot says they plan to return to their jobs after winning the mammoth prize.
At a press conference Friday, Tennessee Lottery president Rebecca Hargrove said that John and Lisa Robinson had the winning ticket and the lottery had verified it. The Robinsons are from Munford, Tennessee, a small town about 25 miles north of Memphis.
John and Lisa Robinson said they plan to pay off the mortgage on their smal ...
Jan 15, 2016, 6:00 pm - Lottery News forum
NC Powerball winner in trouble again
This time she is served criminal summons for threats and harassment
Includes video report
The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office has served a misdemeanor criminal summons to North Carolina's $188 million Powerball winner, Marie Holmes.
According to court documents, Lorna Marlowe has accused Holmes of making threatening and harassing phone calls on Jan. 10. Marlowe filed the complaint that same day.
The criminal summons alleges Holmes threatened to inflict bodily harm on Marlowe. It al ...
Jan 15, 2016, 9:12 am - Lottery News forum
Record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot won by 3 tickets
Winning Powerball lottery tickets sold in California, Florida, and Tennessee
Final jackpot total of $1.5864 billion will be split 3 ways
How would you react if you won?
By Todd Northrop
The largest lottery jackpot the world has ever seen has been won Wednesday night by three tickets sold in California, Florida, and Tennessee.
Since the initial jackpot estimate was set to $1.3 billion early Sunday morning, the Powerball lottery jackpot was raised two more times before the Wednesday ...
Jan 14, 2016, 2:51 am - Lottery News forum
NJ restaurant workers mistakenly think they hit Powerball
Includes video report
Workers at one New Jersey restaurant cried tears of joy and shouted one even quit his job after they matched winning Powerball numbers with a lottery ticket they'd purchased for an office pool.
Unfortunately for them, they didn't realize they had read off the wrong day's winning numbers.
Video from Grissini's Restaurant in Englewood Cliffs shows servers, cooks and bartenders celebrating after reading off Wednesday's winning numbers with one of the tickets they boug ...
Jan 13, 2016, 6:15 pm - Lottery News forum
Tennessee Lottery chief retrofits Powerball billboard to 'Billion'
With the record Powerball Jackpot climbing into the billions, Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Lottery, decided to tackle the issue of the billboard's inability to display an amount that great.
Yesterday, with the help of a bucket truck and an outdoor crew, Hargrove changed 'Million' to 'Billion' to reflect the world-record jackpot that is now an astounding $1.5 billion.
The Powerball jackpot has continued to increase from its initial Sunday morning estimate of $1.3 bil ...
Jan 13, 2016, 11:01 am - Lottery News forum
$1.5 BILLION: Wednesday Powerball record jackpot still rising
Cash value nearly $1 billion
By Todd Northrop
Is there anything happening this week that isn't Powerball?
Apparently not, because it seems that everyone in the US is buying Powerball tickets at a frantic pace, forcing officials at the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) to once again raise the Wednesday Powerball jackpot estimate by another $100 million to $1.5 billion.
The cash value of the jackpot is now raised to $930 million. By the time the drawing rolls around Wednesday nigh ...
Jan 12, 2016, 11:35 am - Lottery News forum
Powerball fever: Players snatch up tickets
Winning the world's biggest-ever lotto jackpot is not about infinitesimally small probabilities. Nor is it about hitting a 1 in 292.2 million chance, the mathematical odds of winning the biggest Powerball prize of all time now valued at a whopping $1.4 billion.
Talk to some of the countless folks buzzing about the lottery game known as Powerball, and they will tell you winning is all about feeling lucky, along with the escapist pleasure of dreaming how to spend $1 billion and who to share it ...
Jan 12, 2016, 10:00 am - Lottery News forum