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Iowa Lottery releases names of 'Shipping 20' Powerball winners
Iowa Lottery officials have released the names of the 20 Quaker Oats plant workers in Cedar Rapids who recently claimed a share of a $241 million Powerball jackpot. Lottery CEO Terry Rich issued a statement Friday identifying the 18 men and two women who claimed a $5.6 million share of the prize money last month under the legal umbrella of The Shipping 20 trust. Lawyers for the trust told Lottery officials June 19 that the members of The Shipping 20 wanted their names to remain confidentia ...
Jul 6, 2012, 1:34 pm - Lottery News forum

Iowa Lottery on the verge of revealing names of 'Shipping 20' winners
The mystery Iowa winners of a $241 million Powerball jackpot could have their identities unveiled as soon as Friday morning, say state officials. The Iowa Lottery last month paid the biggest jackpot prize in state history to the 20 winners, a group of Quaker Oats workers from Cedar Rapids known as the Shipping 20. But their names weren't released. It was the first time since the state lottery was established in 1985 that a jackpot winner hadn't been identified. However, Iowa Lottery Chief ...
Jul 4, 2012, 1:15 pm - Lottery News forum

Idaho man is state's first Hot Lotto jackpot winner
Plans to give portion to Wounded Warrior Project Steve Colson found out Wednesday morning that he won $3.4 million in the Idaho Lottery's Hot Lotto game. His ticket matched all five numbers and the Hot Ball, making Colson the first jackpot winner in Idaho Lottery history. Colson, a sixth generation Idahoan, is a retired U.S. Army veteran with 22 years of service, according to lottery officials. Colson plans to take a one-time cash lump sum prize of $2.6 million. With the winnings, he pl ...
Jun 29, 2012, 12:12 pm - Lottery News forum

$60 million winning lottery ticket sold in CT
Somebody in Connecticut is $60 million richer and they might not even know it yet. CT Lottery officials announced Monday that a Powerball jackpot winning ticket from the June 23 drawing remains unclaimed. The ticket was sold in New Haven County. The winning numbers on June 23 were 1-3-41-44-53 and a Powerball of 30. Nationwide there were 421,685 winning tickets for the June 23 drawing. Of those, 7,953 were sold in Connecticut. One of those matched all six numbers correctly. This late ...
Jun 26, 2012, 8:00 am - Lottery News forum

Quaker Oats workers claim $241 million Powerball jackpot
Winners hold press conference but don't reveal names Includes video report Winners of a $241 million Powerball jackpot, the largest ever won by an Iowa Lottery player, claimed their prize Wednesday in Des Moines, but they refused to identify themselves. A bus carrying about 50 people from Cedar Rapids pulled up to Iowa Lottery headquarters on Grand Avenue shortly before noon. The group included almost all of the 20 workers from the Quaker Oats plant in Cedar Rapids who jointly purchased ...
Jun 21, 2012, 10:06 am - Lottery News forum

$32 million Mega Millions ticket claimed in LA area
The numbers are baffling. The jackpot in the Mega Millions draw on Tuesday, May 29 was huge $32 million. That money will soon be Cindy Huynh's to enjoy. Huynh walked into the California Lottery's Santa Ana District Office and submitted her winning ticket. That lucky little slip of paper hit the numbers 2, 14, 29, 53, 55, and the Mega number of 31. The riches are so overwhelming that Huynh said she has barely slept or eaten since realizing that she, and only she, can lay claim to the jackpot p ...
Jun 18, 2012, 7:00 am - Lottery News forum

Four $1M Powerball tickets sold in same county, at same chain
The odds of winning at least $1 million by matching the first five numbers in a Powerball drawing are 1 in 5.15 million. Four people beat those odds in Florida this week. In the same county. Buying from the same grocery chain. Four tickets bought from a Publix store in separate cities in South Florida's Broward County matched the first five numbers drawn on Wednesday night, said David Bishop, Florida Lottery deputy secretary. Each missed the Powerball digit, but still won a prize of at ...
Jun 18, 2012, 6:47 am - Lottery News forum

Delaware couple plans to pay Powerball winnings forward
A married couple from Wilmington, Delaware, managed to make their dreams come true when they won $1 million with Powerball, courtesy of the Delaware Lottery. I normally play when Powerball reaches a certain amount, somewhere around $60 or $80 million, said the man, 59, claiming the prize on June 12. In this case, I just happened to be at a store and picked up a Quick Pick ticket. Indeed, it was a well-timed purchase on June 9 at Wilmington's Shore Stop located on Centerville Road, for th ...
Jun 18, 2012, 6:41 am - Lottery News forum

Powerball lottery jackpot makes Iowa history
$241 million Powerball ticket is bought at Cedar Rapids Hy-Vee Winners might be Quaker Oats workers Will the winner or winners of the biggest lottery jackpot in Iowa history please step forward? Cedar Rapids residents were busy speculating Thursday on the identities of possible lucky ticket holders after the Iowa Lottery announced that a single ticket sold at a Hy-Vee grocery store there was the sole winner of a $241 million jackpot in Wednesday night's multi-state Powerball drawing. No ...
Jun 15, 2012, 8:08 am - Lottery News forum

$240 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot increased
By Todd Northrop There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $240 million for Wednesday's drawing. Saturday was the 13th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner. The estimated cash value for the new jackpot is $159.7 Million. After-tax cash and annuity prize amounts are reported state-by-state at USA Mega, a web site devoted to the Powerball and Mega Millions multi-state lot ...
Jun 10, 2012, 2:42 pm - Lottery News forum