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Florida Lottery revamps daily game lineup
By Todd Northrop The Florida Lottery is overhauling some of its long-running daily games, adding two new games and renaming two others. Lottery officials announced last week that it is launching two new daily games called Pick 2 and Pick 5 Monday, Aug. 1. Pick 2 players can select two numbers, from 0 through 9, to win a top prize of up to $50 for a Straight play, up to $25 for a Box play, or up to $37.50 for a Straight/Box play. Pick 5 players can select five numbers, from 0 through ...
Aug 1, 2016, 11:16 am - Lottery News forum

N.J. woman discovers year-old lottery ticket worth $472K
Yokasta Boyer of Clifton uncovered some buried treasure just before her taxes were due this year, according to officials at the New Jersey Lottery. The busy Boyer, who has both a full-time job and a part-time job, was organizing papers and sifting through documents as she prepared her taxes this year, officials said. Boyer found a Jersey Cash 5 lottery ticket from April 14, 2015. Taking a break from her chores, she checked the ticket number at the lottery website and couldn't believe what ...
Jul 7, 2016, 10:17 pm - Lottery News forum

Birthday Fantasy 5 win for Californian
A San Diego resident kicked off his birthday by winning over a half-million dollars in the Fantasy 5 lottery, and had to step outside of a dinner gathering to double-check his ticket in disbelief. Sean Zanderson from Encinitas realized he won when his ticket matched five numbers out of 36 for the May 1 Fantasy Five drawing, winning $543,579. California Lottery officials say this is the largest Fantasy 5 prize that any lottery players have won this year in California. I was out with my gir ...
May 19, 2016, 11:18 pm - Lottery News forum

7 arrested in Georgia Lottery winner's murder
Seven people were charged Monday in the shooting death of a lottery winner more than two months ago. The arrests were all made after a lengthy investigation into Craigory Burch Jr.'s death. The former forklift driver hit the $434,272 instant prize from the Georgia Lottery when he matched all five numbers from the Nov. 29, 2015 Fantasy 5 drawing. Six of the seven are in custody in the Ben Hill County Jail. One remaining suspect is in custody in Colquitt County. Two of the suspects are ...
Mar 29, 2016, 9:05 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia Lottery winner killed during home invasion
Don't do it in front of my kids A Fitzgerald, Georgia, man who recently won a nearly half-million dollar Georgia lottery jackpot was murdered overnight Thursday during a home invasion robbery. 20-year-old Craigory Burch, Jr died from gunshot wounds at a home on Stubbs Avenue. Burch won a $434,272 Fantasy 5 jackpot in November 2015. GBI agents spent the overnight hours collecting evidence from the home. Officials say Jasmine Hendricks, Burch's girlfriend, was in the home at the ...
Jan 21, 2016, 1:49 pm - Lottery News forum

Wyoming Lottery has its first $1 million winner
By Todd Northrop Wyoming Lottery history was made during Monday's drawing as one lucky ticket laid claim to Cowboy Draw's first million dollar jackpot. A customer at an east Casper grocery store purchased WyoLotto's first $1 million Cowboy Draw ticket on Sunday, the Wyoming Lottery Corporation announced. The winning ticket was bought at Ridley's grocery store at 300 East Wyoming Boulevard in Casper. The winning numbers for Monday's drawing were 5, 10, 16, 23, and 31. Monday's adverti ...
Sep 15, 2015, 7:40 am - Lottery News forum

Unclaimed Va. $100K Cash 5 lottery ticket about to expire
If you played Virginia's Cash 5 lottery game back in January, you may want to check your pockets, bags and glove compartment, because one lucky person is holding on to a winning lottery ticket that is set to expire soon. A lucky winner purchased a ticket for the Cash 5 night drawing at the 7-Eleven at 9807 Cockrell Road in Manassas on Jan. 12, 2015. The ticket turned out to be a $100,000 winner, but no one has come forward to claim the prize, Virginia Lottery said Monday. The chances of wi ...
Jun 30, 2015, 11:03 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. man to buy his wife a Corvette after lottery win
By Todd Northrop A Lexington, North Carolina, man who won a $377,241 lottery jackpot said he plans to buy his wife a Corvette convertible. Michael Scarlett matched all five numbers in the April 16 Carlina Cash 5 drawing, according to lottery officials. He played a Quick Pick, meaning he allowed the lottery terminal to randomly assign his ticket numbers. Scarlett learned of his big win when he checked his numbers on the lottery's website on Friday morning. He paints cars for Richard Chil ...
Apr 21, 2015, 9:27 am - Lottery News forum

Wyoming has its first lottery jackpot winner
By Todd Northrop One lucky lottery player who bought a lottery ticket in Douglas, Wyoming, will become the first person in the state's history to win a lottery jackpot. A Cowboy Draw ticket purchased for the April 16 drawing won the game's $628,630 jackpot by matching all 5 numbers. Cowboy Draw is Wyoming's first in-state lottery game, and its first drawing was held March 23. Its rolling jackpot was won on the game's eighth drawing. The winner bought their ticket at the Maverik, loca ...
Apr 16, 2015, 9:22 pm - Lottery News forum

Wyoming Lottery to start its first in-state game in March
New game has generous 68 percent payout By Todd Northrop The United States' newest lottery, Wyoming, is set to begin its first in-state lottery game in two months. Cowboy Draw is a Pick 5 rolling jackpot game the gives Wyoming lottery players much better odds than the multi-state games that are available in the state. Being a Wyoming-specific game means more Wyoming players winning top jackpot prizes and more Lottery money staying in the Cowboy State, said Jon Clontz, CEO of the Wyo ...
Jan 20, 2015, 7:05 am - Lottery News forum

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