Illinois Lottery sells tickets for instant games after top prizes are gone
At $30 a ticket, the Illinois Lottery's World Class Millions instant game was not only one of its priciest offerings it was also potentially one of the most lucrative for players.
WIN UP TO $15,000,000! THE HIGHEST INSTANT PAYOUT IN ILLINOIS LOTTERY HISTORY, shouted a banner across the magenta and silver ticket.
But for the last five weeks the game was on sale this year, none of the three $15 million prizes remained. Yet players purchased an estimated 26,000 tickets during that time, spen ...
Apr 23, 2018, 7:34 am - Lottery News forum
Teen claims $15 million top prize on Florida Lottery scratch off game
A 19-year-old Bonita Springs man has claimed a $15 million top prize in the new Florida 100X The Cash Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Quinn Kofler purchased his winning ticket from 7-Eleven on Bonita Beach Road Southeast in Bonita Springs. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $11,175,000.00.
The retailer will receive a $30,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The new $30 game, Florida 100X The Ca ...
Apr 19, 2018, 9:43 am - Lottery News forum
Man wins $1M lottery prize for second time this year
For the second time in 2018, a very lucky lottery player from Methuen, Massachusetts, has won a $1 million prize on an instant ticket from the Massachusetts State Lottery.
Jason Williams bought a 200X $30 instant game ticket Sunday from Howe Street Superette in Methuen and claimed his prize at lottery headquarters Tuesday, just three months after claiming an additional $1 million prize Jan. 10. The state lottery says the store will receive a $10,000 bonus from the sale.
As he did with his ...
Apr 19, 2018, 8:18 am - Lottery News forum
Woman scratches off three winning lottery tickets in a row
A Kansas woman who bought three scratch-off lottery tickets skipped one because she thought there wouldn't be two winners in a row but she was wrong.
Ruth Wright of Kingman told Kansas Lottery officials she bought three $10 Tiger Pride scratch-off tickets at the White's Foodliner store in Kingman and the first ticket she scratched revealed some good news.
I bought three tickets, and the first one was a $15 win. So I moved on to the third ticket I bought, since I never have two winners in ...
Apr 16, 2018, 7:27 pm - Lottery News forum
Hoosier Lottery often pulls plug on high-dollar scratch-off games before all prizes can be won
Brittany Mowell and her husband purchase Hoosier Lottery scratch-off tickets a couple of times a week in hopes they'll win big.
The Indianapolis woman said she felt cheated out of that dream once she learned the lottery was pulling certain high-dollar scratch-off games off the market before all the big-money prizes could be won and paid out.
It felt so unfair she questioned whether such a move was legal.
That really ticks me off, Mowell said, and I feel ripped off.
Not only is the ...
Apr 6, 2018, 1:48 pm - Lottery News forum
Woman nearly throws away $2M lottery ticket
A Michigan woman nearly threw away a $2 million winning instant game lottery ticket she received for her birthday.
It was the best birthday gift of her life, she just didn't know it. Lucky for her, her husband wouldn't let her throw it away without double-checking it first.
The husband and wife claimed the lucky prize this week in Lansing but stayed anonymous. The man said he likes to give her lottery tickets for her birthday and picked up some at Kassa's Market in Harrison Township.
Apr 6, 2018, 8:21 am - Lottery News forum
Teen buys first lottery ticket on her 18th birthday and wins $1,000 a week for life
Charlie Lagarde was celebrating her ascent into adulthood.
On her 18th birthday earlier this month, the Canadian teenager bought a bottle of sparkling wine and a $4 scratch lottery ticket at a nearby convenience store in Quebec and, just like that, her future was off to a very nice start.
Loto-Qu bec officials said in a statement that after buying her first lottery ticket, Lagarde won the grand prize March 14 in the Gagnant vie (Winner for life) game.
Her first major decision as an adul ...
Mar 29, 2018, 10:45 am - Lottery News forum
NY man dies weeks after winning $1 million lottery jackpot
Earlier this month, Donald Savastano won a $1 million New York Lottery scratch-off game and he was making plans.
Being a self-employed carpenter, I didn't really have a plan for retirement, Savastano told the New York Lottery in an interview. The money will help with that.... I'll buy a new truck, pay off some debt and invest for the future.
Just three weeks after he won, Savastano, 51, who grew up on Long Island, died of cancer.
Savastano recently had been diagnosed with stage 4 canc ...
Jan 29, 2018, 3:49 pm - Lottery News forum
Oklahoma Lottery boosts sales with bigger prizes
Oklahomans spent 40 percent more on lottery tickets and scratch-offs since July 1 than they did during the same time period last year, a boost that has been attributed to changes that include larger payouts.
The Oklahoma Lottery Commission also reported that sales of scratch-off tickets alone are up by 60 percent. Because of higher sales, the commission estimates a double-digit increase in its contribution to education funds next year.
Even without sales related to recent Powerball jackpo ...
Jan 17, 2018, 12:22 pm - Lottery News forum
Maryland man collects fourth major lottery prize
A Maryland man who collected a $1 million lottery jackpot is no stranger to lottery headquarters this was his fourth major win.
The 59-year-old New Market man visited Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to collect a $1 million prize from a Win Big scratch-off ticket.
Because the man requested anonymity, the Maryland Lottery refers to the claimant as Lucky Winner .
Back in August, when the lucky winner last visited Lottery headquarters in Baltimore, his parting words were, I hope to be bac ...
Jan 12, 2018, 12:09 pm - Lottery News forum