$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
$205 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot surges
By Todd Northrop
There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $205 million for Saturday's drawing.
Wednesday was the 12th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner. The jackpot run started April 28 as a $40 million jackpot.
The estimated cash value for the new jackpot is $139.6 million. After-tax cash and annuity prize amounts are reported state-by-state on the Jackpot Analysi ...
Jun 7, 2012, 10:13 am - Lottery News forum
Two big-money Mega Millions tickets could be lost, CA Lottery official says
Two months after a record-breaking Mega Millions lottery draw, two tickets valued at $227,955 each remain unclaimed, and a California Lottery official said Wednesday the tickets including one sold in Hollywood may very well have been lost.
California Lottery spokesman Alex Traverso said he would lean toward predicting that the two tickets, which matched five of six winning numbers, will never be turned in, considering how much time has passed since the $656 million draw in March.
But, he s ...
May 31, 2012, 10:31 am - Lottery News forum
N.Y. lottery winner's gain hurts his home town
One Green Island, New York, resident's Lottery bonanza could be a financial nightmare for the village's tiny school system.
John Kutey's $28.7 million share of the $319 million Mega Millions prize in 2011 may lead to a mega cut in state aid for the Green Island Union Free School District.
At risk are the district's staffing and educational programs. Saving them may mean another double-digit jump in property taxes.
The village has the second largest tax levy rate hike in the state this y ...
May 30, 2012, 6:31 am - Lottery News forum
Illinois Lottery to add Powerball online ticket sales
Powerball would be added to the mix of lottery games that Illinois offers online under legislation that squeaked through the House Monday.
The multi-state Powerball game would join Lotto and Mega Millions, the two games Illinois put online in March when it became the first state in the nation to sell lottery tickets by Internet.
Dismissing opposition, Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, said the measure simply adds a third game online rather than opening the door to widespread gambling that the bill' ...
May 29, 2012, 1:19 pm - Lottery News forum
$102 million lottery winners - 17 years later
Includes video report
Playing Powerball tonight? You may want to hear what a Phoenix woman has to say she won Arizona's biggest Powerball jackpot nearly 20 years ago.
On March 4th, 1995, part time secretary Shirley Pence stopped by a 7/11 store near 24th Avenue and Greenway in Phoenix to buy a Powerball quick pick ticket. Turned out she had a winner.
Oh we just grabbed each other and held each other, she said. And I cried and shook.
Don, a self employed house painter, and his wife ...
May 23, 2012, 10:02 am - Lottery News forum