Arizona man proposes lottery to increase voter turnout
Cast a vote, win a million.
If an Arizona man has his way, every person who votes in his state will automatically have his or her name entered in a in draw to win $1 million. Mark Osterloh, an Arizona physician and attorney, is proposing a state law that would act as an incentive to increase voter turnout.
The long-time advocate of electoral policy reform says the idea is a variation on a highly successful law in Australia, under which citizens who fail to vote are fined.
Such a penal ...
Apr 9, 2006, 8:03 am - Lottery News forum
Man charged with forging lottery ticket claims it was a joke
A Pennsylvania man charged with forging a winning lottery ticket in October was only playing a joke on a coworker, his defense attorney said today.
That joke, attorney Stephen Ellwood said, was merely that (James A. Koons Jr.) wanted someone to find it and think it was real.
And that someone Brian Scott Miller, 34, of Pheasant Drive South in North Middleton Township now faces charges after he allegedly found the ticket at the Middlesex Township trucking firm where he worked and tried ...
Apr 6, 2006, 11:42 am - Lottery News forum
Record Powerball lottery winner gets endorsement offer
Long John Silver's asks unknown lottery winner to become national spokesperson for new meal
Although yet to be identified, the newest millionaire in the U.S. has already received a first commercial endorsement offer.
In an unprecedented move, Long John Silver's wants the winner of the largest-ever lottery to be the company's official spokesperson for its new Buttered Lobster Bites.
We think this is a first in the history of business, said Steve Davis, President of Long John Silver's. ...
Feb 21, 2006, 11:15 am - Lottery News forum
$13m Lotto winner having trouble sleeping
A New Zealand man is having trouble sleeping after belatedly finding out he won $13.1 million in a Lotto draw last week.
The ticket for the Big Wednesday first division prize, the third biggest win in New Zealand lotteries, was sold at a Four Square in Thames but remained unclaimed until the man, who wishes to remain anonymous, took it into a Lotto shop to get it checked.
I had absolutely no idea that I'd won anything until I went and got the ticket checked and when it went through the ...
Feb 15, 2006, 3:06 pm - Lottery News forum
Same lottery numbers win game twice
Got a lucky lotto number? You might want to stick with it.
Wisconsin lottery officials report the same combination has won the SuperCash game twice within ten days.
SuperCash is drawn using a computerized drawing machine, rather than a traditional lottery ball machine.
The winning numbers 4, 5, 10, 16, 25 and 29 came up January 30th and again February 9th.
State lottery mathematician JonMichael Rasmus says the odds of that happening are about one in 326,000. He says it's like flipp ...
Feb 14, 2006, 2:09 pm - Lottery News forum
Woman 'hiding lottery win from husband'
A mystery woman claimed today she has won 1.5 million (US$2.65 million) from the UK National Lottery but has never told her husband.The woman, a mother-of-two who gave her name as Jane, called a radio show to reveal her astonishing secret.For the past three years she has hidden her fortune from colleagues, friends and family, she claimed.Her husband had a drug problem 15 years ago and she fears living the high life would tempt him back to his old ways.She also worries he would give up work an ...
Jan 20, 2006, 11:15 am - Lottery News forum
Woman Cashes Lottery Ticket From 1992
In a case of better late then never, an Australian woman has collected 100,000 Australian dollars (US$74,810) after cashing in a lottery ticket more than a decade after it was bought, an official said Friday.The woman, who asked not to be identified, collected her winnings this week after discovering the ticket lodged in a greeting card she found in her home, a spokesman for New South Wales state Gaming Minister Grant McBride said on condition of anonymity he said was departmental policy.The lot ...
Jan 20, 2006, 6:42 am - Lottery News forum
Same Lotto Numbers Come Up Sat and Sun
The odds of the same Oklahoma Pick 3 lottery numbers coming up two nights in a row are a million to one, but that's just what happened last weekend.The numbers 1-7-5 were selected at random both Saturday and Sunday night. We checked and double-checked all the procedures, and everything was done correctly. It was just one of those coincidences, Jim Scroggins, director of the Oklahoma Lottery Commission, said.University of Central Oklahoma mathematician Larry Lucas says that on any given day, the ...
Dec 14, 2005, 7:57 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner hangs self 7 years after collecting win
Seven years ago, Gerald Muswagon was all smiles as his troubled life took a fairy-tale turn when he won a $10 million lottery jackpot.On Sunday, Mr. Muswagon hanged himself in his parent's garage.It was a shocking end for a man who appeared to have the world at his fingertips, yet clearly never could grasp the instant fame and fortune he was handed through his lucky $2 Super 7 ticket. People are very upset, and this is all very surprising, said his cousin, Mike Muswagon. But he had been very d ...
Oct 5, 2005, 9:31 am - Lottery News forum
Iowa Lottery employees return to work day after fire
Employees at the Iowa Lottery headquarters in Des Moines were able to return to their building Wednesday after an electrical fire the day before forced an evacuation.Repair crews were able to restore electrical service to the building Wednesday, and workers were on site to clean up fire damage, said spokeswoman Mary Neubauer.No one was injured in the fire, which was contained to the lottery s basement. Officials said the fire was caused by electrical equipment, and employees had reported hearing ...
Aug 25, 2005, 2:51 pm - Lottery News forum