Retired NY principal claims $326M lottery jackpot
A retired Sullivan County, New York, school principal drew the sole winning ticket from a $326 million Mega Millions game two months ago, making him the biggest winner in state lottery history, officials said Monday.
Harold Diamond, 80, purchased the winning multi-state ticket at a Valero gas station in Middletown on Nov. 4.
Diamond had 60 days to contact lottery officials, and the Wurtsboro resident finally did so just before Christmas.
Diamond was identified during an event at that Va ...
Jan 12, 2015, 11:37 am - Lottery News forum
$1 million lottery prize goes unclaimed
It's the big Christmas payout that will never be.
Two months ago, someone won $1 million on a Powerball ticket at an Albuquerque, New Mexico, gas station. The deadline for claiming the huge prize came and went Wednesday, with nobody stepping forward with the winning ticket.
If I had a million dollars, I could do a lot of good things with it, Kevin Chavez said.
The ticket, which sold late September at the Circle K near Ellison and Coors was worth $1 million.
That's crazy, Marianne H ...
Dec 26, 2014, 8:32 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner waits till deadline to claim $1M prize 'just because'
A Sterling, Virginia, man redeemed his $1 million Virginia lottery ticket four days before the prize money was set to expire.
Virginia lottery officials said Aaron Monsey, who works as a carpenter, bought the winning ticket nearly six months ago at Sterling Park Exxon (formerly Getty Mart) at 209 East Holly Avenue in Sterling. He returned to the gas station Dec. 15 to receive his check from the Virginia Lottery.
Monsey used Easy Pick, allowing a computer to randomly generate the numbers o ...
Dec 19, 2014, 8:33 am - Lottery News forum
States pull the plug on Monopoly Millionaires' Club
Last drawing on Dec. 26
By Todd Northrop
The states involved in the Monopoly Millionaires' Club lottery game have decided to halt ticket sales for the game as of Dec. 26.
Twenty-two states plus the District of Columbia current offer the multi-state lottery game, which started just two months ago.
The decision means players in the participating states can buy tickets for the game until Dec. 26. Three more drawings will be held, including those scheduled for Dec. 12, Dec. 19, and Dec. ...
Dec 12, 2014, 8:20 pm - Lottery News forum
Texas Lottery suspends sales of Monopoly Millionaires' Club game
Low sales to blame
The Texas Lottery announced today that it will suspend sales of the multi-state Monopoly Millionaires' Club game following the drawing on Friday, Dec. 12.
Texas is one of 23 states participating in the game that was launched on Oct. 19.
Sales for the game have not met the lottery industry's projections and have continued to decline nationally since its introduction. After careful review, the Texas Lottery has decided to suspend sales of the game because of the prize l ...
Dec 11, 2014, 4:09 pm - Lottery News forum
Washington woman wins $90 million Powerball jackpot on first try
A Washington state woman on Thursday claimed a $90 million Powerball lottery jackpot after buying a ticket for the first time, and said she would quit her job at plane maker Boeing Co and buy a new Subaru.
Lisa Quam, who bought her ticket at a grocery story in Auburn, south of Seattle, had the six correct numbers in Saturday's multi-state drawing, the lottery said in a statement.
Sent out an email to my co-workers and friends at work this morning and told them what a pleasure it was to wo ...
Dec 5, 2014, 8:12 am - Lottery News forum
First NJ Lottery Cash4Life top prize winners celebrate their win at retailer
New Jersey's first Cash4Life Top Prize winners, Joseph Ianiro and John Opaluch from Hasbrouck Heights, celebrated their win from the Nov. 13 drawing at the retail location from which the winning ticket was purchased.
The retail store owners, Anthony Bernice and Guy Bernice, became licensed lottery retailers in Feb. of 2013. They have been doing business under the store name of Heights Corner Store, located on 183 Boulevard, Hasbrouck Heights in Bergen County, which was previously reported as ...
Dec 4, 2014, 10:04 am - Lottery News forum
Washington player wins $90 million Powerball jackpot
By Todd Northrop
One lottery ticket holder matched the winning Powerball numbers on Nov. 29, 2014, winning the $90 million multi-state jackpot.
The winning ticket was purchased in Washington state, according to Lottery officials.
The Powerball winning numbers drawn for Saturday, Nov. 29 were 13, 24, 30, 42, and 48, with Powerball number 27. The Power Play number was 2.
In addition to the jackpot winner, two ticket holders in the multi-state lottery game matched 5 numbers, which paid ...
Dec 1, 2014, 5:29 pm - Lottery News forum
N.J. Vietnam vet wins $21M Monopoly Millionaires' Club jackpot
The New Jersey Lottery had the honor of crowning the first in the nation, Top Prize winner of the Monopoly Millionaires' Club draw game.
Wayne O'Keefe is the winner of the $21 million annuity prize from the Nov. 7th Monopoly Millionaires' Club lottery game drawing. O'Keefe matched all five numbers 01, 09, 11, 12, and 27 plus one Property Number-18 (B O Railroad), to win the prize.
O'Keefe purchased his ticket opting for the cash option and will receive $12,804,878 before taxes.
Carole H ...
Nov 14, 2014, 6:50 pm - Lottery News forum
New Jersey Lottery sells the first Monopoly Millionaires' Club jackpot winner
Triggers 14 additional $1 million prizes
By Todd Northrop
The Monopoly Millionaires' Club jackpot of $21 million was won in Friday night's drawing of the multi-state game by one ticket sold in New Jersey.
The fact that the jackpot was won triggered the award of an additional 14 $1 million winners.
One lucky player in New Jersey matched all five numbers plus one Property number in the Nov. 7 drawing, earning the ticketholder a Top Prize of $21 million. The lucky New Jersey ticket was ...
Nov 11, 2014, 11:58 am - Lottery News forum