Iowa couple claims $202.1M Powerball jackpot
A Bondurant, Iowa, couple claimed a $202.1 million Powerball jackpot on Thursday, becoming the second-biggest lottery winners in Iowa history.
Mary and Brian Lohse said they had done their homework in advance by meeting with financial planners and had some very specific plans for the future as they claimed their big prize.
Mary Lohse, 42, a certified medical assistant at the pediatric clinic at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, said that the way the couple explained their win to their three ch ...
Oct 4, 2012, 1:27 pm - Lottery News forum
Pool of McDonald's workers claims Mega Millions fraud
14 fast-food employees say co-worker tricked state lotto to avoid sharing winnings
A group of 14 McDonald's employees from the Baltimore, Maryland, area are still convinced they were winners in the massive $656 million Mega Millions jackpot drawing earlier this year despite being told otherwise by lottery officials and are claiming that a co-worker defrauded the Maryland Lottery to avoid sharing a payout with them.
On Sept. 19, the group filed a civil lawsuit against their co-worker, Mirla ...
Sep 29, 2012, 11:06 pm - Lottery News forum
$202M Powerball ticket sold at suburban Des Moines convenience store
A winning $202 million Powerball ticket was purchased at an Iowa convenience store in the suburban Des Moines city of Bondurant, but nobody had claimed it by midday Thursday.
Iowa lottery officials encourage people to consult with an attorney or financial planner before stepping forward, so some delay in naming a winner isn't surprising.
This amount, $200 million, is a life-changing amount of money, and we want to make sure the winner is prepared for what will come, Iowa Lottery spokeswom ...
Sep 27, 2012, 8:01 pm - Lottery News forum
$200 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot surges
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 $200 million for Wednesday's drawing.
Saturday was the 11th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner. The jackpot run started August 18 as a $40 million jackpot.
The estimated cash value for the new jackpot is $128.5 million. After-tax cash and annuity prize amounts are reported state-by-state on the Jackpot Analysi ...
Sep 24, 2012, 8:29 am - Lottery News forum
$174 MILLION: Tomorrow's Powerball lottery jackpot red hot
By Todd Northrop
The multi-state Powerball lottery drawing took place Wednesday night without any jackpot winners, causing the new jackpot for Saturday's drawing to grow to an estimated $174 million, with a cash option of $110 million.
Saturday night was the 10th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner.
Even though there were no jackpot winners, 3 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Idaho, 1 from Iowa, and 1 from North Carolina.
None of the s ...
Sep 21, 2012, 9:21 am - Lottery News forum
$250,000 Mega Millions ticket sold in Maryland expires next week
By Todd Northrop
The final claim date is quickly approaching for the owner of a $250,000 second-tier Mega Millions ticket purched in Maryland at the end of March.
The ticket must be claimed by Friday, September 28, 2012 at 4:30 pm.
The winning ticket was from the $656 million Mega Millions drawing on Friday, Match 30, 2012, and was purchased at 7-11, located at 9709 Beaver Dam Road in Timonium.
The winning numbers for the March 30 Mega Millions drawing were 2, 4, 23, 38, and 46, with ...
Sep 21, 2012, 8:35 am - Lottery News forum
$337M Powerball winner prowls Internet for a 'big and beautiful' woman
After winning a whopping $337 million, Donald Lawson might seem like something of a catch, but take a closer look at the Powerball Lottery winner from Michigan and most women might think twice before going on a date with him.
The self-confessed 'hillbilly' is single and looking for love on the Internet with the nickname 'Dinodadog' and the promise to 'please a women any way she wants'.
On dating websites he claims he is 'stocky' and is seeking a woman who is: 'Big and beautiful, Curvy, Ful ...
Sep 20, 2012, 9:41 am - Lottery News forum
California man collects $120M Mega Millions lottery jackpot
There's no telling what Ronald Willis had in the back of his mind to buy.
He wouldn't say. But whatever it is, he can probably afford it.
The 55-year-old Rialto man became the state's newest millionaire, parlaying a Mega Millions ticket purchased at a Riverside convenience store into a $120 million lottery win on a draw Tuesday, Sept. 11. He came forward to claim the prize at the California Lottery headquarters in San Bernardino on Friday, Sept. 14, where he faced a line of television came ...
Sep 17, 2012, 10:30 am - Lottery News forum
Michigan railroad engineer claims $337M Powerball lottery jackpot
Includes video report
A 44-year-old Michigan railroad engineer said he quit his job and told familly members to do the same when he learned he had won the third-largest winner's share ever for a U.S. lottery drawing.
Donald Lawson was accompanied by his two daughters and his mother, whom he jokingly called Mama Warbucks, when he was introduced as the winner of the multi-state Powerball lottery on Friday.
I'm a millionaire now, but I'll still eat at McDonald's, Lawson told a news confer ...
Aug 31, 2012, 3:38 pm - Lottery News forum
Illinois to sell Powerball lottery tickets online
Illinois is going to sell Powerball lottery tickets on the Internet, and at least one lawmaker predicts a big payday.
Sen. Jeff Schoenberg says online sales could produce an additional $25 million a year for state government. The Evanston Democrat says the money will pay for public works projects and create jobs around the state.
Illinois became the first state to sell lottery tickets online when it started offering Lotto and Mega Millions tickets in March. A new law adds Powerball to that ...
Aug 30, 2012, 8:44 am - Lottery News forum