NJ Lottery announces new evening draw times and other changes
By Todd Northrop
The New Jersey Lottery is modernizing its core games line-up starting June 29 with a new draw time, new way to watch, and a bigger starting jackpot for Jersey Cash 5.
The evening draw time for Pick 3, Pick 4, Jersey Cash 5, and Pick 6 is changing and moving exclusively to livestreaming. Additionally, the Jersey Cash 5 game is becoming a little harder to win, with a larger starting jackpot increasing from an estimated $75,000 to a guaranteed $100,000.
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Jun 22, 2020, 6:04 pm - Lottery News forum
24 Bonus Match 5 lottery tickets sold at one Maryland store win top prize
Could there possibly be a downside to such a huge and improbable win?
By Kate Northrop
Someone must have had a really good feeling that five particular numbers were going to be drawn in the Maryland Lottery's Bonus Match 5 game, because they won the top prize on 24 separate tickets purchased from one store.
We don't know yet if it those tickets were purchased by one person or multiple people, but we do know that on Friday, June 12, a total of 24 Bonus Match 5 tickets purchased in one st ...
Jun 19, 2020, 7:33 am - Lottery News forum
North Carolina healthcare delivery driver almost faints after winning $150,000 lottery jackpot
N.C. Lottery shifts toward new prize claim safety measures
By Kate Northrop
James Joyce works as a healthcare driver, delivering medicine to hospitals and clinics. Every day after work, he routinely picks up a Cash 5 ticket with EZ Match on his way home. In the morning following the April 21 draw, he checked his numbers and discovered that he was the winner of the $149,814 Carolina Cash 5 jackpot.
I almost fainted, Joyce remarked.
He purchased the winning ticket at the Crossroads Ex ...
May 12, 2020, 9:11 am - Lottery News forum
NC couple married 70 years has weekly lottery tradition that finally paid off
For James and Maxine Hilliker of Lumberton, North Carolina, a tradition of playing the lottery together led to a $768,862 Cash 5 jackpot win a week before their 70th wedding anniversary.
Our wedding anniversary is next week and today is my 90th birthday, said James after receiving the big check. I can't even believe this is real. I just can't believe it.
For the Hillikers, playing Cash 5 together is a weekly tradition that has become a special part of their morning routine.
We go to ...
Feb 3, 2020, 11:09 am - Lottery News forum
Mover who plays the lottery in every state finally hits the jackpot in North Carolina
A stop in North Carolina paid off big for a mover from New York.
Iffetayo Adjele of Bronx, N.Y. said he's tried his luck all across America, but it wasn't until he stopped in North Carolina that it paid off with a $100,000 Cash 5 jackpot.
I work for a moving company, Adjele said. Every week, every day, I'm some place different. I play the lottery in every state I'm in, and hope that one day I'll get lucky.
The lucky day came Friday, Nov.1, when Adjele stopped at the TravelCenters of A ...
Nov 27, 2019, 8:44 am - Lottery News forum
Veterans Day turns jubilant for 70-year-old Army vet after he wins lottery in NC
A 70-year-old Army veteran found himself counting cash on Veterans Day, after he won more than a quarter of a million dollars in the North Carolina Education Lottery.
Ernest Dodson bought the Cash 5 ticket at Sons of Nie, an Asian market in Greensboro, and realized the next morning that it was worth $276,688, lottery officials announced on Veterans Day.
He paid $1 for the ticket.
I about fell over, Dodson said in the release. I'm tickled to death that I can be debt free.
Federal an ...
Nov 11, 2019, 12:34 pm - Lottery News forum
Idaho Lottery's newest draw game has first drawing tonight
Tonight marks the first drawing for the newest Idaho Lottery game, 5 Star Draw.
5 Star Draw is an Idaho-only draw game with a jackpot prize that begins at $250,000 and continues to grow until there is a winner.
5 Star Draw is the first new in-state Draw Game launched by the Idaho Lottery since Idaho Cash in February of 2017.
Tickets for the game are only available from licensed Idaho Lottery retailers. Sales for 5 Star Draw tickets began on Sunday, September 29, 2019.
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Oct 1, 2019, 6:42 pm - Lottery News forum
Korean War veteran wins lottery five times in one drawing
Luck struck North Carolina Navy veteran Add Lancaster not once, but five times, when he won five lottery prizes in one Cash 5 drawing, including the $163,634 jackpot.
I wanted to shout, 'Hallelujah!' when I saw what I won, Lancaster said, sticking his arms in the air. I've been lucky my whole life, but I can't believe this.
The Korean War veteran's good fortune started when he stopped at Wissam Brothers Inc. on Fort Run Road in his home town of Pikeville and bought a Cash 5 ticket for Mo ...
Sep 27, 2019, 8:33 am - Lottery News forum
NC man almost falls out of fishing boat upon learning of lottery win
Danny Bizzell bought a Cash 5 lottery ticket on July 12, gave it to his wife and went fishing.
He was in the middle of a lake when his wife, Sandra Dickinson, called to tell him he had won a $792,655 jackpot.
I almost fell overboard, Bizzell said Monday. I told her, 'Are you freaking kidding me?'
Bizzell bought the winning ticket at the Food Lion on North Rogers Lane in Raleigh, using the same numbers he's played for almost 13 years.
When I got my first Cash 5 ticket, I had the ma ...
Aug 15, 2019, 8:18 am - Lottery News forum
North Carolina lottery winner says his pencil picked the winning numbers for him
A man who won the lottery in North Carolina says his pencil picked the winning number for him.
Samuel Manley, a school bus technician from Littleton, stopped at Bert Ammond Country Caf in Pleasant Hill on July 29 and bought a $1 Carolina Cash 5 ticket after telling his wife he was feeling lucky, the lottery said.
I told her, 'I'm going to buy the winning Cash 5 ticket', he said, according to the lottery.
Instead of picking numbers that are special to him like he usually does, he tried ...
Aug 6, 2019, 1:46 pm - Lottery News forum