Ohio Lottery considering offering a $50 instant ticket
A $50 instant lottery ticket may be in the future, say Ohio Lottery officials buoyed by the success of the agency's first $30 instant ticket.
The next step in the lottery world is the $50 ticket, lottery director Dennis Berg told lottery commission members at a recent meeting. We have talked about it here and there are conflicting opinions. Logically it is the next price point, but we do not know when it will happen.
Texas appears to be the only state with a $50 ticket, made available by ...
Apr 26, 2014, 9:36 am - Lottery News forum
$2 million Hoosier Lottery winner has to give ex-wife $50,000
A man who won $2 million in the Hoosier Lottery while separated from his wife has to give her only 2.5 percent of the winnings, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.
The decision upholds a 2012 Allen Superior Court ruling in which Jose De Jesus Carrillo Perez was ordered to pay his ex-wife, Maria Guadalupe Vidrios Zepeda, $10,000 each year for five years from the money he won on a scratch-off ticket in 2011.
The couple married in February 2002. They separated in March 2006, but nei ...
Apr 24, 2014, 11:48 am - Lottery News forum
New Mexico woman wins lottery twice in two weeks
Vicky Vasquez of Las Cruces is on a lucky streak, winning two New Mexico Lottery Scratcher prizes in the past two weeks.
On April 11, Vasquez claimed a $3,000 prize from the lottery's $3 Crossword Cash Multiplier.
Yesterday, she claimed a $50,000 prize from the $5 Red Hot Cherries Scratcher.
It feels good, but it's a shocker, Vasquez said on her run of good fortune.
Vasquez said she bought the ticket paying $50,000 late last week and played it four days later.
I have a supersti ...
Apr 24, 2014, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum
Chicago man wins lottery three times in three weeks
Three is a magic number, at least it might be for one Chicago resident.
Christopher Kaelin, an occasional lottery player, won the same lottery game three times in three weeks, officials announced Wednesday.
I never expected to win, Kaelin told Illinois lottery officials earlier this month, especially not three times.
Kaelin said his first win came during his lunch break when he bought a Crossword instant ticket at Gateway Newstand on Clark Street in Chicago and won $25,000.
Apr 24, 2014, 7:56 am - Lottery News forum
Lucky Va. couple claims three major lottery prizes in one month
Calvin and Zatera Spencer are having an amazing month. First they won $1 million in the March 12 Powerball drawing. Then on March 26, Mr. Spencer won $50,000 with 10 winning tickets in the Virginia Lottery's Pick 4 game.
But it doesn't stop there.
The next day, shortly after dropping his wife off for an appointment, Mr. Spencer bought a Virginia Lottery Scratcher ticket the $100 Million Cash Extravaganza and won the $1 million prize.
Baby, we did it again! he told her.
The $1 millio ...
Mar 31, 2014, 8:04 am - Lottery News forum
For D.C. Lottery scratch-off game players, fewer chances to win big
For three years, D.C. resident Deonte Byrd has been making an almost-daily trek to Log Cabin Liquor at Seventh and S streets NW to hunt for a million-dollar jackpot in the form of a scratch-off lottery ticket.
In 10 minutes on a recent day, Byrd bought $10 worth of tickets, won $7, cashed it in and lost his winnings on new tickets.
This is an addiction. I'm addicted. I'm an addict, a joking Byrd, 25, said with a smile. The single father of three said he buys scratch-off tickets religiousl ...
Mar 26, 2014, 2:00 pm - Lottery News forum
Massachusetts Lottery to launch $30 instant ticket in April
The Massachusetts State Lottery next month will launch a $30 instant ticket the highest priced ticket in the agency's history with a top prize of $15 million.
Known as World Class Millions, the game's top prize will be the highest scratch-and-win payout ever offered by the agency, officials said at a meeting Tuesday.
Overall, the game will pay out more than $600 million in cash prizes. Ticket sales will begin at the end of April. Massachusetts will become the 14th state to offer a $30 inst ...
Mar 26, 2014, 7:09 am - Lottery News forum
NC woman scratches off $1M winner on first lottery ticket
A Wilmington, North Carolina, woman is a lot richer after buying her first lottery ticket ever.
Cindy Reeves, a stockroom clerk, said she has worked hard all her life, according to a news release from the North Carolina Education Lottery. Sunday morning, the Wilmington native bought a $20 scratch-off ticket at the Shop-N-Go on Market Street. The ticket for the $4,000,000 Multiplier Spectacular turned out to be a $1 million winner.
As a new player Reeves was unsure whether or not she had wo ...
Mar 20, 2014, 3:11 am - Lottery News forum
Sick of traffic, man stops and buys lottery tickets... and wins $5 million
Thank goodness for bad traffic.
A Long Island, New York, electrician got sick of waiting in a traffic jam, so he pulled over at a gift shop to buy scratch-off tickets and won $5 million.
Thomas Mainella, 62, was driving home from work in December when he hit a road detour in Plainview. Rather than suffer though the bumper-to-bumper headache, he pulled over at Sunny's Cards and Gifts to pass the time, he said.
He bought six Get Set for Life scratch-offs, sat down and started to play, he ...
Mar 12, 2014, 8:17 am - Lottery News forum
Thieves stole California Lottery vending machine
Investigators from the California Lottery are asking for the public's help in locating suspects who broke into a Lucky grocery store in Fremont over the weekend and made off with a Scratchers vending machine.
The thieves broke into the store, which is located on the 40000 block of Mission Boulevard, about 3 a.m. on Saturday.
Police located the vending machine a few hours later just a couple blocks from the store location. Most of the cash had already been removed from the machine before th ...
Mar 5, 2014, 7:46 am - Lottery News forum