Penn. Lottery loses big on 7-7-7-7 win
Talk about your lucky sevens.
Wednesday night, all sevens came up in Pennsylvania Lottery's Big 4 drawing, resulting in a whopping $7.77 million payout to 3,107 winning tickets.
In an added twist, the news came Thursday when the Super 7 jackpot was $7.3 million and Cash 5's top prize was $770,000.
The Big 4 payout was a staggering 1,573 percent of sales revenue, according to lottery spokeswoman Kirstin Alvanitakis. In other words: The lottery has to dish out about $7.2 million more than ...
Apr 2, 2010, 8:49 am - Lottery News forum
St. Louis man wins $24,000 playing Pick 4
If you have a set of numbers you believe in, why not purchase more than one ticket? In Numbers Games like Pick 3 and Pick 4, which have fixed prizes for matching all of the winning numbers, you will win the designated prize for each ticket you hold.
That's exactly what Anthony Nguyen of St. Louis, Missouri, did.
Nguyen purchased four Straight Pick 4 tickets with the combination 5-6-1-4 for the March 16 Midday drawing. That was the winning combination for that drawing and Nguyen won $6,000 ...
Mar 30, 2010, 8:10 am - Lottery News forum
S.C. Lottery to pay for Pick 4 error
During the South Carolina Education Lottery's evening Pick 4 draw for Saturday, March 13, the numbers 7, 2, 4, and 5 were selected. However, an error occurred when the numbers 1, 2, 4, and 5 were entered into the central system for validating claims, according to a release from SCEL.
The lottery will pay Pick 4 ticket holders for either set of numbers. Lottery Post's South Carolina Pick 4 evening results history (www.lotterypost.com/) includes both combinations.game/176/results
Lottery spo ...
Mar 16, 2010, 11:28 am - Lottery News forum
Man wins $100,000 in one Pick 4 drawing
I just had a feeling about that particular number, said Douglas Holland of Fayetteville, North Carolina.
That particular number was 3851. He played that number 20 times in the December 3 Pick 4 night drawing and won. Since the top prize for each exact order wager in Pick 4 is $5,000, his total winnings for those 20 tickets came to $100,000.
He bought all of the tickets at Kroger, located at 240 Commonwealth Boulevard in Martinsville.
It feels great, he told Virginia Lottery officials ...
Dec 17, 2009, 8:13 am - Lottery News forum
States sell out 9s in Wed. lottery draws
Lottery players around the United States hoping to win big by betting on all nines may have come up empty when they got to the lottery terminal.
Several states reported that Pick 4 combinations 9-9-9-9 and 9-9-0-9, as well as Pick 3 combination 9-9-9, sold out due to heavy buying.
The reason? Today's unique date numbers of 9/9/09 (September 9, 2009).
Lottery officials say people who play daily lotto games such as Pick 3 and Pick 4 tend to make their number choices based on special numbe ...
Sep 9, 2009, 11:00 pm - Lottery News forum
Ohio Lottery facts and trivia as it turns 35 years old
Thirty-five years ago this summer, the newly created Ohio Lottery held its first-ever drawing, a public spectacle at Parmatown Mall that drew more than 1,000 people.
Comedian Don Rickles had originally been invited to emcee the drawing of the new Buckeye 300 weekly game, but the public had to settle for Miss Ohio World 1974 and local TV stars Big Chuck and Hoolihan.
Since then, the Ohio Lottery has turned hundreds of people into millionaires and transferred about $16 billion to Ohio's publ ...
Jun 18, 2009, 12:01 pm - Lottery News forum
N.J. Lottery to end live broadcast of midday drawing
Is $100,000 in cost-savings worth the loss of midday drawing broadcasts?
Beginning Friday, the New Jersey Lottery Commission will stop airing live drawings at 1 p.m. on the state's public television network in an effort to save money.
Only summaries of the results of the Pick 3 and Pick 4 lotteries will be shown on New Jersey Network at 1 p.m., the state Lottery Commission said today.
Video of the actual drawings will only be available on the commission's Web site.
The midday winning ...
May 11, 2009, 10:41 pm - Lottery News forum
Maryland lottery pays out big in Pick 4 game
The Thursday Pick 4 midday drawing results of 1-0-2-0 paid out more than $1.5 million in prizes, according to the Maryland Lottery.
That's 5 times as much as players spent on Pick 4 tickets for the drawing. The lottery sold $289,723 in tickets for the drawing and rewarded $1.5 million in prizes.
In addition, the past two days have been very exciting for Pick 4 players. Add in this week's Tuesday and Wednesday evening drawings, and Pick 4 players have received almost $3 million in prizes fr ...
Apr 24, 2009, 1:15 pm - Lottery News forum
Man plays same number on 20 lottery tickets, wins $90K
A North Carolina man has a knack for picking the winning number for Virginia Lottery drawings.
The Virginia Lottery said Wednesday that Steve Granger of Henderson, N.C., won $90,800 in Sunday night's Pick 4 drawing by playing the same number combination, 5-1-1-7, on 20 tickets.
Sixteen tickets each won $5,000 because Granger wagered exact order on them. The other four tickets each won $2,700 because he wagered 50/50 on them.
Granger said if he has a feeling about a number, he'll play it ...
Apr 16, 2009, 9:57 pm - Lottery News forum
N.C. Pick 4 lottery game starts next week
A new four-digit daily numbers game for the North Carolina Education Lottery will begin next week.
Top prize for the Carolina Pick 4 game starting April 17 will be $5,000. Players can either choose a number or have a sales terminal pick a random number.
The lottery already has the Carolina Pick 3 and Carolina Cash 5 games. North Carolina also participates in the twice-weekly multistate Powerball game.
Pick 4 drawings will air at 11:22 p.m. on television stations that already show the ot ...
Apr 9, 2009, 8:03 pm - Lottery News forum