NC Lottery pays out record $7.8 million in Pick 4 drawing
In the lottery world, four zeros can win a lot of money.
More than 2,000 players won the Pick 4 lottery in North Carolina on Saturday when they all chose the winning numbers 0-0-0-0.
About half the 2,014 winners bought $1 tickets and will get $5,000, while the other half got 50-cent tickets and will receive $2,500, lottery officials said.
The total payout, including other winners, will be about $7.8 million, the largest ever for the Pick 4 in the state.
The NC Education Lottery said ...
Jun 25, 2019, 6:46 am - Lottery News forum
One lottery ticket sold in California wins $530 million Mega Millions jackpot
Somebody in California just added half a billion dollars to their bank account.
A single ticket, sold in San Diego, claimed Friday night's $530 million Mega Millions jackpot. That comes with a cash option payout of $345.2 million, according to contest officials.
The winning numbers were 17, 19, 27, 40, and 68, with Mega Ball number 2. The Megaplier was 3.
The winning ticket was sold at Sorrento Deli Mart, located a short walk from the famous Torrey Pines Golf Course.
Even if you didn ...
Jun 8, 2019, 8:19 am - Lottery News forum
$768.4 million Powerball lottery jackpot won by single ticket sold in Wisconsin
By Todd Northrop
One Powerball lottery ticket sold in Wisconsin won the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history on Wednesday night.
The lucky numbers for the $768.4 million jackpot were 16, 20, 37, 44, and 62, with Powerball number 12. The Power Play multiplier was 3. The top prize surged from an estimated $750 million due to strong ticket sales.
The lump sum payout is $476.9 million.
The winning ticket was sold in New Berlin, a city of about 40,000 people roughly 14 miles (22.5 ...
Mar 28, 2019, 8:03 am - Lottery News forum
SC officials getting nervous that $1.5 billion Mega Millions winner won't claim prize
Here's how a big money winner could end up being a bit of a money loser for South Carolina.
If in a few weeks no one claims a lottery ticket worth $1.5 billion sold in the Upstate, Palmetto State lawmakers may have less money to spend in the coming fiscal year.
The state expects to collect $61 million in income taxes as its share of the Mega Millions jackpot if the winner opts to take the money as a lump sum.
The winner still has three months to turn over the ticket to state lottery of ...
Jan 23, 2019, 10:36 am - Lottery News forum
South Dakota lottery player starts off 2019 with massive lifetime win
The South Dakota Lottery's latest big winner will ring in the new year with the prize of $1,000 a day for the rest of his or her life.
Monday's Lucky For Life drawing resulted in South Dakota's first top prize winner in the game. The ticket was sold at Ken's Fairway, located at 2105 6th Ave., SE in Aberdeen. The winning numbers were 4, 10, 15, 19, and 43, with Lucky Ball number 8.
Monday's top prize winner will receive the option of $1,000 a day for the rest of his or her life or a one-tim ...
Jan 1, 2019, 12:36 pm - Lottery News forum
$2.7 billion El Gordo Christmas 2018 lottery drawing held in Spain
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Those holding ticket number 03347 struck it rich Saturday when they won the top prize in Spain's famous Christmas lottery.
The lottery, known as El Gordo, or The Fat One, dished out 2.4 billion (US$2.7 billion) in prize money this year. The top prize for a winning ticket was 400,000 euros ($455,000), but there were many smaller prizes.
Here the people are celebrating a lot, it's the first time that the top prize for the Christmas lottery has fallen here, Luis Sori ...
Dec 23, 2018, 5:04 pm - Lottery News forum
NJ Lottery Pick 6 ticket worth $29.5M sold at liquor store
A 10-month drought without a Pick 6 New Jersey lottery winner ended Monday night when someone hit the $29.5 million jackpot.
The lucky ticket was bought at Eddy's Wine Liquors on Avenue C in Bayonne, state lottery officials said Tuesday. If the winner chose the cash option the prize is $20.87 million before taxes are deducted.
Monday's winning numbers were 9, 12, 15, 18, 27, and 34. The XTRA number was 3.
The jackpot climbed through most of 2018 since a lucky player won a $9.6 million j ...
Dec 18, 2018, 9:43 pm - Lottery News forum
One ticket wins $15M Lotto Texas jackpot
Someone who purchased a lottery ticket in Wichita Falls, Texas, won a $15.25 million jackpot Wednesday.
The winner purchased the ticket at Fill N Chill in the 3100 block of Northwest Freeway.
The Quick Pick ticket matched all six of the numbers drawn (3, 8, 13, 25, 33, and 44). The cash value option was selected at the time of purchase and the claimant will receive $10,004,308.25.
The prize has not yet been claimed. The winner has 180 days from the draw date to claim the prize.
If y ...
Nov 2, 2018, 3:57 pm - Lottery News forum
Winners in Iowa, New York to share $687.8 million Powerball lottery jackpot
By Todd Northrop
Two winning tickets sold in Iowa and New York will split the third-largest Powerball jackpot in the game's history.
The winning numbers for the $687.8 million prize were 8, 12, 13, 19, and 27, with Powerball number 4. The Power Play was 3.
The lump-sum cash payout option is $396.2 million.
The winning ticket in New York was sold at the West Harlem Deli at 2040 5th Ave in West Harlem, Manhattan. Iowa's jackpot-winning ticket was purchased at Casey's at 425 Second St. ...
Oct 28, 2018, 9:22 am - Lottery News forum
$1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot won by 1 ticket sold in South Carolina
The first lottery billionaire
By Todd Northrop
What was billed as the largest lottery jackpot the world has ever seen has been won Tuesday night by a single lottery ticket sold in South Carolina.
It turns out the final number was just a bit shy of the record: $1.537 billion.
The public has been electrified this week by the meteoric Mega Millions lottery jackpot, first hitting $1 billion Friday, and then rising to $1.6 billion for Tuesday night's historic drawing.
The winner of the ...
Oct 24, 2018, 7:44 am - Lottery News forum