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
Includes video report
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
UK Lottery botched raffle draw results
Winning tickets worth millions may have been discarded
Five players in a UK National Lottery raffle missed out on becoming millionaires after a technical fault on its website hid winning tickets, it can be revealed.
A temporary page on the National Lottery website hid raffle prizes worth 5.45 million (US$7 million) from players in a 2016 Lotto Olympic Medal Draw, meaning winners may have been misled into discarding winning tickets they thought were worthless.
Gambling watchdogs have hit ...
Aug 26, 2018, 9:48 am - Lottery News forum
Powerball winning ticket sold in Saturday's $245.6 million drawing
A single ticket sold in New York state won Saturday's Powerball jackpot worth $245.6 million, lottery officials announced early Sunday.
The winning ticket was sold at the Stop Shop, 2754 Hylan Boulevard, on Staten Island, according to the New York State Lottery's Web site. There was no immediate word on who holds the winning ticket.
Also Saturday there was a winner in Florida of a secondary prize of $2 million and a winner in Georgia of a $1 million prize.
Saturday's winning Powerball n ...
Aug 12, 2018, 3:36 pm - Lottery News forum
Winning ticket for $522 million Mega Millions jackpot sold in California
UPDATE: Final jackpot amount announced $543 million
By Todd Northrop
A winning ticket to the 11th-largest U.S. lottery prize ever was sold at a liquor store in San Jose, California.
The ticket matched all six numbers drawn 1, 2, 4, 19, and 29, with Mega Ball number 20. The Megaplier was 3.
The winning ticket was sold at Ernie's Liquors , located at 2808 S White Rd. in San Jose.
The winner will receive an estimated $543 million, which is the 3rd-largest jackpot in the history of Me ...
Jul 25, 2018, 9:27 am - Lottery News forum