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Indiana lottery ticket wins $540 million Mega Millions jackpot
Updated: Added location where winning ticket was sold By Todd Northrop One winning ticket sold in The Hoosier State beat the odds and matched all the numbers drawn in Friday's Mega Millions drawing to win the colossal $540 million jackpot. The numbers that single lottery ticket from Indiana matched in Friday's drawing were 8, 19, 20, 55, and 73, with Mega Ball number 5. The winning ticket was purchased at the Speedway at 1589 N State Road 1 in Cambridge City, Indiana. The lucky ti ...
Jul 9, 2016, 8:52 am - Lottery News forum

Deadline approaching for three unclaimed $50,000 lottery tickets in Virginia
Virginia lottery players: Better hurry and check your Powerball ticket from the historic $1.6 billion jackpot in January. Three tickets in Virginia, worth $50,000 each, have not yet been claimed from that big drawing, officials said. But the deadline to claim the prizes is fast approaching. Lottery officials said the tickets expire 5 p.m. July 12. In Virginia, winning lottery tickets expire 180 days after the drawing. So the clock is ticking. Two of the winning tickets were sold in Nort ...
Jul 8, 2016, 9:48 am - Lottery News forum

$540 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot raised on huge sales
Cash value leaps to 5th-largest ever Update: Top-25 cash value list updated to include current Powerball jackpot; bumps The Big Game off the list By Todd Northrop A rush of ticket sales for the half-billion-dollar Mega Millions jackpot has prompted lottery officials to revise their estimate for the Friday night drawing to $540 million. The all-important lump-sum cash value is now estimated to be a staggering $380 million propelling it to the fifth-largest cash value offered by any lo ...
Jul 7, 2016, 12:31 pm - Lottery News forum

$508 MILLION: Mega jackpot to spark ticket-buying frenzy
Half-billion jackpot is 7th-largest of all time By Todd Northrop July 4th is behind us, but some lucky person still has their Independence Day ahead of them independence from financial burdens, that is. After an unprecedented 34 drawings without a jackpot winner, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game now boasts a swelling jackpot of more than a half-billion dollars that could instantly put someone among the wealthiest people on the planet. After nobody won Tuesday night's grand ...
Jul 6, 2016, 9:13 am - Lottery News forum

$454 million jackpot driving Mega Million ticket sales
By Todd Northrop With strong sales around the country, the estimated jackpot for Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing has been raised to $454 million, with a lump-sum cash option of $319 million cash. It's the third largest jackpot in Mega Millions history and the seventh-largest jackpot ever seen in US lottery history. The jackpot has been growing since it was last won on March 8 by Michael Burkett in Washington, who received a $157 million prize. The only other jackpot won this ye ...
Jul 5, 2016, 3:18 pm - Lottery News forum

Man buys wrong lottery ticket, wins $169 million
Her husband didn't listen and it paid off to the tune of $169 million. Mega Millions winner Nancy Viola asked her husband, Vito Viola an NYPD sergeant to buy Powerball tickets from the 2520 Foodmart in the Willowbrook section of Staten Island on Jan. 8. She had the Powerball fever that was gripping the country. Because the jackpot was $900 million, she said. It was big. It was all everybody was talking about. He didn't listen. Instead, her husband used a leftover dollar to buy a Quick ...
Jul 1, 2016, 6:37 pm - Lottery News forum

Eddie Tipton's new trial delayed until 2017
The second trial for a former lottery official accused of fixing jackpots in five states will be postponed until next year. An Iowa prosecutor and Eddie Tipton's attorney told a judge Wednesday they've agreed to a Feb. 13 trial date. The judge hasn't yet set a location for the trial. The former information security director for the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) was convicted last year of fraud for attempting to rig a 2010 Iowa Hot Lotto drawing. He's appealing. After his convic ...
Jul 1, 2016, 9:53 am - Lottery News forum

Texas couple wins a million in lottery on visit to NC
A retired Texas couple won't soon forget their trip to North Carolina. After all, they're leaving the state $1 million richer. Joseph Roseman and his wife, Anetia, of Magnolia, Texas were staying with friends Friday when they stopped at the S.M. Mart on Poplar Tent Road in Concord. While there, Anetia Roseman decided to buy a $1 Quick Pick ticket for the Mega Millions drawing later that day. On Saturday morning, Joseph checked the winning numbers and compared them to the ones on their tick ...
Jul 1, 2016, 9:34 am - Lottery News forum

$415 MILLION: 3rd-largest Mega Millions jackpot ever
By Todd Northrop Lottery players across the United States will be lining up at lottery retailers for their chance to win Friday's massive $415 million Mega Millions jackpot, after nobody won Tuesday's $390 million grand prize. The cash value stands at a staggering $286.4 million. With the new Friday jackpot, both the annuity jackpot and lump-sum cash value are now in the top 10 United States lottery jackpots of all time. The annuity and cash values are also the third-largest Mega Millio ...
Jun 29, 2016, 10:12 am - Lottery News forum

$390 MILLION: Huge Mega Millions jackpot up for grabs tonight
8th-largest cash value jackpot in U.S. history By Todd Northrop After an astounding 31 drawings without a grand prize winner, Mega Millions features an enormous jackpot promising multi-generational wealth to a ticketholder with enough luck to overcome the 1 in 259 million odds stacked against them. In the Friday night Mega Millions drawing no player won the top prize, increasing the jackpot estimate for Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing to $390 million, with a lump-sum cash option o ...
Jun 28, 2016, 9:40 am - Lottery News forum