$183 MILLION: Huge Powerball lottery jackpot set for Wednesday
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 $183 million for Wednesday's drawing.
Saturday was the 9th consecutive Powerball drawing without a jackpot winner. The jackpot run started February 9 as a $40 million jackpot.
The estimated cash value for the new jackpot is $112.5 million. After-tax cash and annuity prize amounts are reported state-by-state on the Jackp ...
Mar 10, 2013, 8:47 am - Lottery News forum
Maine man sees $2M lottery win as ticket to new job
The story goes that when James Lovell picked up his wife from work last week he asked her if she wanted to kiss a millionaire.
Lovell's wife, a school social worker obliged when he found out he'd won $2 million in Powerball. Then she told him they couldn't kiss any more in the schoolyard.
The 59-year-old unemployed truck driver from Clinton, Maine, believes that his exposure from winning $2 million could be his ticket to a new job, according to the Maine State Lottery, which also made the ...
Mar 5, 2013, 10:21 am - Lottery News forum
Judge won't give bakery workers partial lottery prize
A Cook County, Illinois, judge on Thursday refused to award a partial payout of a $118 million Mega Millions prize won by employees of a Chicago Heights-based bakery.
Twelve employees of the Pita Pan Bakery, 401 E. Joe Orr Road in Chicago Heights, who have taken to calling themselves the Dirty Dozen, have possession of the winning ticket from a May 4 drawing that won them the record-high prize.
But another seven employees of the bakery have filed assorted lawsuits in Cook County Circuit Co ...
Mar 1, 2013, 6:08 pm - Lottery News forum
Florida to join multi-state Mega Millions lottery
Florida will start selling tickets to the popular Mega Millions game later this year.
Florida Lottery officials told The Associated Press on Thursday that the state will join 42 other states in selling tickets. Tickets will go on sale on May 15.
The first Mega Millions drawing that Florida tickets will participate in is on Friday, May 17.
The state already sells tickets to Powerball, another multi-state game. It also has its own game called Florida Lotto.
Lottery Secretary Cynthia O' ...
Feb 28, 2013, 4:39 pm - Lottery News forum
Missouri Powerball winners live modestly, give back to hometown
Three months after winning half of the biggest Powerball lottery jackpot in U.S. history, Mark Hill still meets friends for morning coffee at a local convenience store.
And that Camaro sports car Hill considered buying with his winnings? He got a pick-up truck instead.
While some lottery winners fritter away their fortunes or meet tragic ends, not much has outwardly changed for Mark and Cindy Hill since they won half of a $587 million Powerball jackpot in November. They netted $136.5 milli ...
Feb 25, 2013, 7:33 am - Lottery News forum
Maryland family claims $26M Mega Millions lottery jackpot
Winner chooses to remain anonymous
At approximately 10 p.m. Tuesday evening, before going to bed, a Mt. Airy, Maryland, man jokingly told his fianc e they were going to wake up as millionaires. One hour later, while they were sound asleep, that premonition became a reality.
When the woman woke up the next morning, she went online to check her tickets and realized they were $26 million richer. Before calling her fianc , she had her daughter check the numbers on the ticket, too.
I am sti ...
Feb 21, 2013, 4:51 pm - Lottery News forum
Defense worker wins $217 million Powerball jackpot
Includes video report
A husband and wife who work for the Department of Defense won the Virginia Lottery's $217 million Powerball jackpot, the second-largest lotto prize the state has ever awarded.
Dave and Nancy Honeywell of Fredericksburg, Va. both work for the Defense Department.
Dave Honeywell, a computer scientist, bought the winning ticket at one of Richmond International Airport's Lottery Express stations when he left for a business trip to Denver on Feb. 6.
His winning number ...
Feb 16, 2013, 8:25 am - Lottery News forum
29 co-workers share $1 million Powerball prize
GOOD WILL: Group votes to include absent pool members
For at least the past five years, a group of information technology employees at Louisville's Humana headquarters have pitched in a few bucks every week to buy Powerball tickets. A retailer is located in the office tower next door to their building. The most they'd ever won was $16 until Wednesday night of last week, when the group matched all five white balls but not the Powerball to win $1 million.
The excitement started Thursday afte ...
Feb 12, 2013, 4:25 pm - Lottery News forum
Ornery dog leads to $1M lottery win
A group of blue collar University of Utah workers will split $1 million in lottery winnings thanks to a set of keys left in a truck and an ornery little dog named Stella.
Thirteen years after playing the same set of numbers every month in the Idaho lottery, the group of 33 workers who work on heating and cooling university buildings hit pay dirt when Steve Hughes left his truck running to keep his dog Stella warm while he went inside to a gas station near Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, on Jan. 6. ...
Feb 11, 2013, 8:10 am - Lottery News forum
Winning $217M Powerball ticket sold in Virginia
By Todd Northrop
Someone who bought a Powerball ticket in the Richmond, Va. airport for Wednesday night's drawing will wake up a multimillionaire.
The Virginia Lottery said the ticket sold for Wednesday's $217 million drawing matched all five numbers plus the Powerball.
The winning numbers were 5, 27, 36, 38, and 41, with Powerball number 12.
In addition to the jackpot winner, 7 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Arizona, 1 from Connecticut, 1 fr ...
Feb 8, 2013, 8:58 am - Lottery News forum