Georgia Lottery sets Cash 4 bonus drawing date
By Todd Northrop
Georgia Lottery players will have two chances to win with a bonus Cash 4 drawing scheduled for Friday, June 10. The bonus drawing will be held immediately following the regularly scheduled midday drawing at 12:29 p.m.
All tickets purchased for the June 10 Cash 4 midday drawing will be eligible for both the regularly scheduled drawing and the bonus drawing.
The bonus drawing will not be televised, due to time constraints. However, players will be able to view a video rep ...
Jun 7, 2011, 4:39 pm - Lottery News forum
Georgia Lottery to conduct bonus Cash 4 drawing
Date to be announced; makes up for machine error today
By Todd Northrop
Georgia lottery officials announced that a bonus drawing of the Cash 4 game would be forthcoming, due to a mechanical error in Friday's midday draw.
During a review of the Friday, June 3, Cash 4 midday drawing, Georgia Lottery officials determined that a technical malfunction occurred with a ball machine. To make up for the error, the Georgia Lottery will conduct a bonus Cash 4 drawing on a date to be announced, giv ...
Jun 3, 2011, 5:35 pm - Lottery News forum
Maryland Lottery Pick 4 drawing generates huge payout
2,800 Maryland lottery players hit 4-4-4-4 combination
by Todd Northrop
Players of the Maryland Lottery's Pick 4 game hit a grand slam of sorts this weekend, and a payout record was tied in the process.
Lottery officials said Saturday's 4-4-4-4 drawing in the Pick 4 game paid out $7 million, which was the state's record for daily games.
The drawing took in about $458,000 in sales. Officials said 2,800 players had the winning numbers.
While players fare well when Pick 4 drawings r ...
Feb 28, 2011, 8:51 pm - Lottery News forum
Florida shopkeeper accused of taking tourist's lottery winnings
Naji Farah thought it was his lucky day: a $5,000 lottery prize.
The only problem, police say, the lottery ticket wasn't his.
The Miami Beach market owner is accused of scamming the rightful owner, telling the man the ticket was worth $600 and pocketing the rest.
Police arrested Farah, 45, this week on a charge of felony grand theft. And Florida lottery officials have suspended his store's license while the criminal charges are pending.
Miami Beach police say Farah took advantage of ...
Dec 10, 2010, 7:11 am - Lottery News forum
Illinois Pick 4 lottery winners in huge line for record payout
As the coiling line of people inside the Thompson Center collapsed in on itself Friday morning, Illinois State Police Sgt. Carlton Riley radioed for backup to help figure out how to deal with the crowd.
All right, people, we got a problem now! Riley barked. I need you to pay attention and keep the line tight.
Riley might have had a problem, but almost no one else did. The estimated 600 people in line were there to claim a share of what may be the highest-ever total payout for the Illinoi ...
Nov 15, 2010, 8:01 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner's prize day includes drug arrest
Winning ticket may be subject to forfeiture
Monday was a good news-bad news day for Mark Chambers.
The good news is his Indiana Pick Four lottery ticket is a winner, worth $2,260.
The bad news is that the ticket was in his pocket when he was arrested for allegedly dealing cocaine.
Sgt. John Jelks of the Gary Narcotics-Vice Unit said his detectives are consulting with prosecutors and the city's forfeiture lawyer to determine if the police department can seize the prize.
Chambers, 2 ...
Jun 16, 2010, 11:51 am - Lottery News forum
Georgia Lottery schedules Cash 4 bonus drawing after error detected
During a review of the Monday, June 7, Cash 4 evening drawing, Georgia Lottery officials determined that an equipment malfunction occurred with a ball machine. One of the balls ejected back into the chute from the mixing chamber before the winning number fell.
As a result, the Georgia Lottery will hold a bonus Cash 4 drawing on Monday, July 5, giving players an extra chance to win.
We are very serious about the security and integrity of our games, said Georgia Lottery President and CEO Ma ...
Jun 14, 2010, 4:32 pm - Lottery News forum
N.C. man wins $90,800 in Pick 4 lottery drawing
Fourth major lottery prize hit by playing 20 tickets with same number
It's been a good number for me.
That remark by Steven Granger of Henderson, North Carolina, may be the understatement of the year.
He selected the number combination 5-1-1-7 on 20 tickets in the Virginia Lottery's May 22 Pick 4 day drawing, and they all won. Each of his exact order tickets won $5,000 and each of the 50/50 tickets won $2,700, for a grand total of $90,800.
That would be amazing enough, but it's onl ...
Jun 5, 2010, 8:29 am - Lottery News forum
Va. delivery driver wins second major lottery prize
A lucky delivery truck driver has once again hit the lottery.
Three and a half years after winning $150,000 on a Pick 4 drawing, Karl Hartman of Chesterfield has won $5 million on a Virginia Lottery scratch-off ticket.
Hartman's Pick 4 win came in 2006, when he bought 30 tickets in one Pick 4 drawing, all with the same numbers, and they all won.
Now Hartman is the first player in state history to win $5 million on a scratcher ticket after claiming the top prize in Virginia's $5 million ...
May 9, 2010, 7:12 am - Lottery News forum
Tenn. Lottery uses other states' lotto numbers, headquarters flooded
The Tennessee Lottery closed its Nashville headquarters office Monday, due to flooding conditions.
According to the lottery's Disaster Recover Plan, when the lottery is unable to draw its own numbers, it will substitute other states' winning numbers as its own.
For Monday, May 3, the Lottery used the numbers drawn by other lotteries on the following schedule:
Midday drawings for Cash 3 and Cash 4 used the numbers drawn for those same games by the Kentucky Lottery. Evening drawings for ...
May 4, 2010, 8:00 am - Lottery News forum