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Florida Lottery's new Wheel of Fortune scratch-off game sets sales records
The Florida announced last week that Scratch-Off ticket sales for the newest $5 Scratch-Off game, Wheel of Fortune, exceeded $6.1 million in its first week, setting a record for the highest first week of sales by any game at that price point. The game also set a record for having the highest single week sales ever for a $5 game, with $7.6 million in sales in its second week, eclipsing the previous record set by $500,000 Gold Rush in 2015 by 10 percent. Every new game the Florida Lottery r ...
Apr 25, 2016, 9:15 am - Lottery News forum

Oregon man wins largest Keno 8-Spot prize ever
More than three months after hitting the winning numbers, a Springfield, Oregon, man has claimed a record-breaking Keno win of more than $300,000. Bruce Buckley of Springfield purchased a single $2 Keno ticket on December 11, 2015 after turning in some bottles. That $2 ticket was worth $300,246.50 and was the highest Keno 8-spot win in Oregon Lottery history, Oregon Lottery said Monday. I saw that the Keno 8-Spot jackpot was more than $50,000 and figured I would just buy one ticket, Buckl ...
Apr 5, 2016, 11:35 am - Lottery News forum

Man wins Russia's biggest ever lottery jackpot
A resident of the Siberian city of Novosibirsk has won 350 million rubles (US$4.7 million) Russia's biggest-ever lottery prize, the state-run lottery Gosloto said in a statement Monday. The name of the lucky winner is unknown because he has yet to claim the prize, Yulia Gavrishova, a spokeswoman for Stoloto, the distributor of state lotteries in Russia, told government daily Rossiiskaya Gazeta. The man bought his lucky ticket in a Novosibirsk retail outlet. The ticket cost 1,800 rubles ...
Mar 1, 2016, 8:32 am - Lottery News forum

Record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot won by 3 tickets
Winning Powerball lottery tickets sold in California, Florida, and Tennessee Final jackpot total of $1.5864 billion will be split 3 ways How would you react if you won? By Todd Northrop The largest lottery jackpot the world has ever seen has been won Wednesday night by three tickets sold in California, Florida, and Tennessee. Since the initial jackpot estimate was set to $1.3 billion early Sunday morning, the Powerball lottery jackpot was raised two more times before the Wednesday ...
Jan 14, 2016, 2:51 am - Lottery News forum

Tennessee Lottery chief retrofits Powerball billboard to 'Billion'
With the record Powerball Jackpot climbing into the billions, Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Lottery, decided to tackle the issue of the billboard's inability to display an amount that great. Yesterday, with the help of a bucket truck and an outdoor crew, Hargrove changed 'Million' to 'Billion' to reflect the world-record jackpot that is now an astounding $1.5 billion. The Powerball jackpot has continued to increase from its initial Sunday morning estimate of $1.3 bil ...
Jan 13, 2016, 11:01 am - Lottery News forum

$1.5 BILLION: Wednesday Powerball record jackpot still rising
Cash value nearly $1 billion By Todd Northrop Is there anything happening this week that isn't Powerball? Apparently not, because it seems that everyone in the US is buying Powerball tickets at a frantic pace, forcing officials at the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) to once again raise the Wednesday Powerball jackpot estimate by another $100 million to $1.5 billion. The cash value of the jackpot is now raised to $930 million. By the time the drawing rolls around Wednesday nigh ...
Jan 12, 2016, 11:35 am - Lottery News forum

$900 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot to create unimaginable wealth
Record Powerball jackpot could crown the first lottery billionaire By Todd Northrop For the third time in three days, the multi-state Powerball lottery jackpot has been raised to levels only dreamed about. What if one person becomes a billionaire from a $2 lottery ticket? That's certainly a potential scenario tonight, when the numbers are drawn for the biggest lottery jackpot the world has ever seen. Powerball offers two jackpot payment options: the $900 million jackpot prize paid ov ...
Jan 9, 2016, 11:27 am - Lottery News forum

$800 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot approaches billion-dollar range
Cash value is a half-billion dollars By Todd Northrop This is the lottery jackpot every lottery player has been waiting for! Reaching into uncharted stratospheric heights, the Saturday Powerball jackpot is by far the largest lottery jackpot the world has ever seen, and is now also the largest lump-sum cash jackpot in world history. Just a day after the jackpot was raised to $700 million, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has once again raised the official Powerball jackpot e ...
Jan 8, 2016, 11:32 am - Lottery News forum

$675 MILLION: POWERBALL SETS ALL-TIME LOTTERY JACKPOT RECORD
Saturday Powerball jackpot rewrites the record books with the largest lottery prize the world has ever seen Jackpot of unthinkable size will almost certainly be even bigger by draw time By Todd Northrop It's been four years since the last lottery jackpot record was broken, but Wednesday night it finally happened again. The old record of $656 million, set by the multi-state Mega Millions game in March 2012, was shattered Wednesday when nobody won Powerball's $524.1 million jackpot, an ...
Jan 7, 2016, 1:04 am - Lottery News forum

Former teacher wins Wisconsin's largest Megabucks jackpot ever
Bought winning ticket while running to the store for milk By Todd Northrop A former high school teacher won Wisconsin's biggest Megabucks jackpot ever, thanks to a quick trip to pick up a gallon of milk. John Rumpel, of Milwaukee, won $22.2 million from a Megabucks drawing, the Wisconsin Lottery said in a news release on Friday, marking the biggest Megabucks jackpot ever since the game began in 1992. The winning numbers from the Saturday, May 30 Megabucks drawing were 21, 22, 34, 36, ...
Aug 11, 2015, 11:29 am - Lottery News forum