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More people playing, winning in SC Lottery
The South Carolina Education Lottery announced Monday it set records for ticket sales and the amount of money raised for education in the last fiscal year. It also set records for the amount of prize money paid out and the commissions paid to lottery retailers. Lottery revenue was more than $1.26 billion for the year. Ticket sales grew by $66 million, which meant the amount that got deposited into the lottery's education account was $323.4 million, or $23 million more than the previous year. ...
Aug 5, 2014, 9:57 am - Lottery News forum

Ohio Classic Lotto goes more than 2 years without winner
Jackpot now a record $66.2 million The Classic Lotto jackpot currently stands at $66.2 million after no ticket was sold for Monday's draw with the numbers of 27, 32, 36, 38, 40, and 44. Of course, that means no winning ticket was sold last week. Or the week before that. Or the month before that. Or the year before that. In fact, it's the largest jackpot recorded for the game. Every drawing that produces no jackpot winner it breaks another record, increasing by another $100,000 to $300,0 ...
Apr 9, 2014, 7:41 am - Lottery News forum

Texas Lottery reports record-breaking 2013
The Texas Lottery Commission today reported record results for fiscal year 2013, its best year for sales and revenue in the Lottery's 21-year history. Sales of $4.376 billion topped the previous sales record of $4.19 billion set in 2012 and resulted in a total contribution of $1.214 billion to the state of Texas, the Lottery's single largest transfer of revenue to the state, including a contribution of $1.149 billion to the Foundation School Fund. This is the 10th consecutive year that th ...
Nov 19, 2013, 6:29 pm - Lottery News forum

Winner of record $590.5 million Powerball lottery jackpot announced
Includes video report By Todd Northrop At a press conference today, the Florida Lottery announced that the $590.5 million jackpot from the Powerball drawing held on May 18 was claimed by Gloria C. MacKenzie, 84, of Zephyrhills, Florida. MacKenzie chose to receive her winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment in the amount of $370,896,780.84. She did not speak to a crowd of reporters outside lottery headquarters, leaving quickly in a silver Ford Focus with her son, Scott Mackenzie, and ...
Jun 5, 2013, 4:13 pm - Lottery News forum

Man claims half of record $63.4 million Canada Lotto 6/49 jackpot
There were 4 winning tickets 2 of which were his Harry Black won an incredible $31.7 million in the lottery, but the way he accomplished it is even more amazing. The Surrey, British Columbia, man who won half of a record-breaking Canada Lotto 6/49 jackpot has come forward more than a month after the draw with not just one, but two winning tickets. The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) said that each of the four winning tickets in its $63.4 million Lotto 6/49 draw on April 13 w ...
May 31, 2013, 8:32 am - Lottery News forum

Record Powerball jackpot won by 1 ticket
Single winning Powerball lottery ticket sold in Florida Final jackpot total of $590.5 million is largest prize won by a single ticket How would you react if you won? Updated 8:33 am with winning location and other details Updated May 20 at 3:47 pm with the jackpot's cash value By Todd Northrop The largest Powerball lottery jackpot in game history has been won Saturday night by a single ticket sold in the state of Florida. The record $590.5 million Powerball jackpot, which is ...
May 19, 2013, 1:18 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. farmer wins record lottery jackpot
It's also his second time winning a Cash 5 jackpot A farmer from Zebulon, North Carolina, won more than $1.1 million in the Carolina Cash 5 jackpot on Sunday the largest amount ever won by a single ticket in that game. It was the second time that Homer Buffaloe has hit the Cash 5 jackpot. In November 2010, he claimed half a jackpot worth $408,066. This time, Buffaloe received a check for $778,479 after state and federal taxes were withheld. The odds of matching all five numbers and w ...
Mar 5, 2013, 6:31 pm - Lottery News forum

Record $587.5 million Powerball jackpot won by 2 tickets
Winning Powerball lottery tickets sold in Arizona, Missouri Final jackpot total of $587.5 million will be split 2 ways How would you react if you won? By Todd Northrop The largest Powerball lottery jackpot the world has ever seen has been won Wednesday night by two tickets sold in Arizona and Missouri. The stage was set for the massive prize early Sunday morning, when lottery officials set the new Powerball lottery jackpot at an estimated $425 million. Over the next few days, extr ...
Nov 29, 2012, 1:27 am - Lottery News forum

Powerball selling 100,000 tickets per minute
Half-billion dollar jackpot generating unprecedented sales MUSL also expects to award $70 million in non-jackpot cash prizes Wednesday By Todd Northrop Player enthusiasm nationwide for Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot, the largest in Powerball history, has resulted in record sales leading to an increase today in the estimated jackpot amount to $500 million currently the largest in the world, and the second largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history. Besides the jackpot, Powerball is ...
Nov 27, 2012, 7:03 pm - Lottery News forum

$500 MILLION: Powerball jackpot increased to a half-billion dollars
By Todd Northrop Only once before has the United States or the world witnessed a lottery-buying frenzy like we are seeing this week. That was in March, when the multi-state Mega Millions game was busy setting a record for the largest jackpot in world history. This time it's Powerball's turn to make people stop what they're doing and line up for lottery tickets. Powerball tickets are being bought at such a rapid pace that the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), which operates the ...
Nov 27, 2012, 1:05 pm - Lottery News forum