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NC's biggest lottery winner, who faced drug charges soon after win, gives nearly $700k to church
A North Carolina lottery winner who was arrested on drug charges just months after she won $188 million earlier this year has given her church nearly $700,000, an attorney says. Marie Holmes, age 26, a single mother of four young children, snagged North Carolina's biggest lottery jackpot in March and took a lump sum payment of $127 million from the Powerball win. The first thing she promised was to tithe or give a tenth of her winnings to charity, a press release from Ruth Sheehan with th ...
Yesterday, 8:51 am - Lottery News forum

Player in Tennessee wins first Powerball jackpot since game changed in Oct.
Update: Location where winning ticket was purchased is now identified By Todd Northrop A Tennessee Lottery player who purchased a ticket in Antioch has won the first Powerball jackpot since the game was changed in October. The lucky ticket-holder won a jackpot of $144.1 million in the drawing held Wednesday, November 4. Of course, no information is known about the winner until the prize is claimed. The Powerball winning numbers drawn Wednesday night were 2, 12, 17, 20, and 65, with P ...
Nov 5, 2015, 8:23 am - Lottery News forum

Mistake lottery ticket wins California man $380K
He was already known as a regular customer at the 7-Eleven on West Olive Avenue in Burbank, but now Pat Tucker is one happy customer after clerk Manjit Singh accidentally sold him a winning Powerball ticket last week worth $380,774. Singh routinely sees Tucker while working at the 7-Eleven, where Tucker will typically purchase two Mega Millions tickets, twice per week. But last week, Singh accidentally sold him a $2 Powerball ticket, and when he realized he hit the wrong button, Singh offe ...
Oct 30, 2015, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma Lottery warns about Powerball scam spreading through Facebook
The Oklahoma Lottery Commission is warning the public of a new scam that is affecting Facebook users nationwide. The Oklahoma Lottery says there is a post circulating on Facebook that allows users to click on a link taking them to a website claiming the Powerball is giving away $1 million jackpot instantly. The website address reportedly includes various misspellings of Powerball, including Powerbooll and Pawerball. Officials say there is also a letter circulating with a fake offer fro ...
Oct 22, 2015, 12:34 pm - Lottery News forum

N.C. Powerball winner's fiancé jailed for third time this year
By Todd Northrop The man engaged to the North Carolina woman who claimed a Powerball lottery jackpot share worth $188 million earlier this year was placed back in jail for the third time in less than a year on Monday. Lamarr Andre McDow, also known as Hot Sauce, was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. A spokeswoman for the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said that McDow turned himself in after being indicted on the charge. He was processed out of the jail a short time lat ...
Oct 20, 2015, 9:14 am - Lottery News forum

Michigan woman instantly quit job after winning $310M Powerball jackpot
Includes video report By Todd Northrop A Michigan woman found out she was the winner of the $310 million Powerball jackpot while sitting in the drive-thru at McDonald's. Julie Leach, 50, of Three Rivers, Michigan, was introduced as the big winner during a press conference on Tuesday held by the Michigan Lottery. Leach was a supervisor at Aquatic Bathware, a Michigan fiberglass factory, where she has worked for the past 23 years. Leach learned she was the big winner while she was at ...
Oct 6, 2015, 1:03 pm - Lottery News forum

Winning Powerball lottery ticket worth $310 million sold in Michigan
By Todd Northrop One lucky Michigan lottery player in possession of a Powerball ticket containing the numbers 21, 39, 40, 55, and 59, with Powerball number 17, just became a whole lot richer. After all the proceeds were tallied Wednesday night, the Powerball jackpot stood at $310.5 million. It was the second-largest Powerball jackpot prize offered this year. The winning ticket was sold at a Shell gas station in Three Rivers, Michigan. Customers and employees were at the gas station last ...
Oct 1, 2015, 8:03 am - Lottery News forum

Psychic key to Calif. man's $1 million Powerball win
A West Hollywood, California, man who won $1 million playing Powerball recently told California lottery officials that he might not have bought the ticket had it not been for an encounter with an online psychic. Kevin Millard matched five out of six numbers in the Powerball draw on Sept. 19, winning a total prize of $1,009,368, the state lottery said in a news release on Friday. Although he regularly played the lottery at one time, Millard had recently scaled back, except when it came to l ...
Sep 28, 2015, 7:42 pm - Lottery News forum

$301 MILLION: Huge Powerball jackpot on tap for this week
By Todd Northrop This week Powerball will be the hot ticket, featuring a jackpot larger than any other United States lottery drawing in more than seven months. The new high-water mark of $301 million for the current Powerball jackpot was achieved after no winning tickets were sold for Saturday night's $267 million grand prize. The lump-sum cash payout value of Saturday's Powerball jackpot is $191.4 million the 19th-largest ever recorded in United States lottery history. Players looki ...
Sep 27, 2015, 8:12 am - Lottery News forum

NJ Lottery officials still investigating cause of massive outage
The exact cause and circumstances of a five-day outage that blocked nearly half of New Jersey's lottery retailers from selling printed tickets like Pick 3 and Mega Millions earlier this month are still a mystery, but a few determinations are unanimous. The blackout, although anomalous, was unacceptable, may have been detected sooner and should have been handled better, state officials and executives from Northstar New Jersey, the group responsible for the lottery's sales and marketing, said a ...
Aug 20, 2015, 8:27 pm - Lottery News forum

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