Georgia Fantasy 5 lottery player scores $95,000 jackpot
A Sautee-Nacoochee, Georgia, resident's fantasy has become a reality.
According to Jordan, he watched the Fantasy 5 drawing and saw that he won big. He immediately called his son and began yelling, I think I won! I think I won!
The winning numbers for the May 29 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 3-9-13-24-38. Jordan randomly selected the lucky combination.
I don't know why I picked those numbers, he said. It's just my way of doing things.
Jordan, an 82-year-old retiree, plans to sav ...
Jun 4, 2007, 2:48 pm - Lottery News forum
Time running out for $1.4 million lottery ticket
There may be millionaires among us, but their luck has an expiration date.
A Minnesota Lottery Gopher 5 ticket worth $1,489,175 is out there somewhere, and the holder has only a few days left to claim the prize.
Handing out checks is my favorite part of the job, said Clint Harris, executive director of the Minnesota State Lottery. I'd like to do that one more time before the 17th.
That's when the ticket with the winning numbers 4-12-13-24-35 will expire, one year after it was drawn ...
Jan 10, 2007, 3:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Luck pays off for a whole lot of Maryland Lottery players
Lottery players sometimes prove a quirky and superstitious bunch, picking their numbers on sentimental value (a birthday, anniversary or just plain lucky number) and loyally playing the same game, using the same numbers, at the same store.
But would one person play a favorite set of numbers in the same game 15 times in a single day?
An oddity to be sure, lottery officials say but not unheard of. And that is their best guess about what happened in Saturday's Bonus Match 5 game which y ...
Dec 28, 2006, 1:22 am - Lottery News forum
21 tickets win Maryland Lottery's Bonus Match 5
Lottery players throughout the State of Maryland should check their Bonus Match 5 tickets for a little something extra this holiday season.
Saturday night's drawing produced 21 winning tickets. The winning numbers were 02, 03, 04, 05, 08 and Bonus Ball 30. Top-tier winners must match the first five numbers.
If twelve or more winning tickets are sold in a single drawing, each winner will receive an equal share of a $600,000 pari-mutuel pool. Since 21 winning tickets were sold, each ticket ...
Dec 26, 2006, 7:08 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery Ticket Worth Over Half A Million Sold In Nashville
A Tennessee Lotto 5 ticket sold in Nashville correctly matched all five numbers from Monday night's drawing, hitting the jackpot of $518,712.
No additional information is available until the player claims the prize.
The Tennessee Lottery offices are closed Tuesday for the holidays and will reopen on Wednesday.
The Lotto 5 jackpot dropped back down to its baseline amount of $40,000 for the Wednesday drawing.
Lotto 5 drawings are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights at 10:34 p. ...
Dec 26, 2006, 11:44 am - Lottery News forum
N.C. lottery begins pick 5 game today
Sales of the North Carolina lottery's new pick 5 lotto game will begin today.
By matching all five numbers in the Carolina Cash 5 game, players can win a top prize of at least $50,000.
WRAL-TV in Raleigh will show the daily drawings at about 11:22 p.m. and it will be aired on partner stations around the state.
The North Carolina Education Lottery must give at least 35 percent of its net revenues to education programs around the state. The lottery made a $95 million transfer to a speci ...
Oct 27, 2006, 7:15 am - Lottery News forum
N.C. Lottery starts Pick 5 game Friday
The North Carolina Education Lottery turns seven months old next week, and its players continue to try and cash in.
On Oct. 6, the Carolina Pick 3, a game that has a top prize of $500 and operates similarly to Powerball but gives players a better chance to win, was released. On Friday, the Carolina Cash 5 game will be released.
Tracy Montgomery, a cashier at Spinx convenience store in Kinston, said lottery sales have skyrocketed since the release of the Pick 3 game.
We've sold more ...
Oct 24, 2006, 7:48 am - Lottery News forum
New N.C. lottery game exceeds expectations
Lottery officials say North Carolina's newest game sold more tickets than expected this weekend.
Carolina Pick 3 launched Friday with its first drawing. Those who know the pick 'em games were fired up to see the new game start last week.
It gives you more opportunity to win, plus it gives you the opportunity to spend more money, put it back into the state and back into the schools, lottery player Shawn James said.
More money was spent than lottery officials expected. Through Sunday, s ...
Oct 10, 2006, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum
New N.C. lottery games debut this month
First Pick 3 drawing this Friday
Two new North Carolina lottery games make their debut this month. The game Carolina Pick 3 launches Friday and lets you win as much as $500 by picking three numbers in a daily drawing.
OK, so you're doing 50/50's at $1 and we're doing four different games.
Wake Forest resident Sam Boone got a crash course Monday on how to play the new game.
A lot of numbers to choose from, you have three numbers, a lot of chances of winning, Boone said.
Oct 4, 2006, 12:29 pm - Lottery News forum
Oklahoma Cash 5 lottery game on sale today
Starting today, stores that participate in Oklahoma's lottery games will be selling tickets for a new Pick 5 game.
Lottery commission officials said Oklahoma's Cash 5 tickets go on sale today, September 1, with the first drawing to be held on Tuesday, September 5.
It works similarly to Powerball, officials said, except players only select 5 numbers out of a pool of 36. Tickets cost $1 each and offer buyers a chance to win a grand prize of up to $25,000.
Pleayers can also win $500 for m ...
Sep 1, 2006, 10:57 am - Lottery News forum