Lottery news stories
DC man sues the lottery after incorrect numbers posted on website would have won him $340 million
A Washington, D.C. man who thought he had won a $340 million Powerball jackpot is suing the lottery and other companies related to the Powerball game after the district's website displayed the wrong winning numbers, which happened to match the numbers on his ticket.
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$36 million Mega Millions ticket sold in Florida goes unclaimed
Someone who purchased a Mega Millions lottery ticket last August in Florida has forfeited a life-changing $36 million prize payout after the winning ticket expired last week.
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One month left to claim $1 million Michigan Mega Millions lottery ticket before it expires
A winning Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $1 million is about to go by the wayside as it approaches the one-year expiration date.
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New Michigan lottery player wins $500,000 on his first-ever ticket
A Michigan man who has never played the lottery before won $500,000 on his first try after having been inspired by his mother to play.
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Illinois man celebrates Valentine's Day with $1 million lottery win three days after breakup
On what he assumed would be a lonely Valentine's Day after having just gone through a breakup, an Illinois man is instead celebrating the holiday with a $1 million lottery win.
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N.C. doctor to use $757,000 lottery win to support his campaign for U.S. Congress seat
A North Carolina man who won $757,000 in the lottery last week said he plans to spend part of it in his already-declared campaign for a seat in the U.S. Congress.
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Massachusetts store clerk who tried to steal customer's $3M lottery prize sentenced to probation
A Massachusetts store clerk embroiled in the unique case involving a $3 million lottery ticket admitted Friday that she tried to cash in on the winnings, despite knowing they belonged to someone else.
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Nearly 68 million US adults plan to wager on Super Bowl
Nearly 68 million American adults about 1 in 4 plan to bet on this year's Super Bowl, setting a record by a wide margin, according to the gambling industry's national trade association.
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Florida man arrested after buying $31,000 worth of lottery tickets using company credit card
A Florida truck driver was arrested this week after getting caught racking up more than $31,000 on his company credit card to buy lottery tickets.
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New $50 Massachusetts Lottery ticket offers "unprecedented" top prize of $1 million a year for life
The Massachusetts Lottery released a new $50 scratch-off ticket that boasts an "unprecedented" top prize of $1 million a year for life.
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Trucker drove to Texas only to find out that he won $1M in Virginia Lottery's Millionaire Raffle
A Virginia trucker drove all the way to Texas only to find out there that he was holding onto a winning ticket worth $1 million for the Virginia Lottery's New Year's Millionaire Raffle.
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Arkansas woman will use $1 million lottery prize to buy headstone for her son
An Arkansas woman will be able to cross off several top priority action items on her to-do list with the $1 million prize she won in the lottery, including purchasing a headstone for her son.
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30 Kentucky middle school employees win $1M Powerball prize, hid lottery ticket in math textbook
A group of 30 middle school employees carpooled to the Kentucky Lottery after the final school bell rang on Tuesday to collect their $1 million Powerball prize.
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Two Massachusetts lottery winners claim $1 million prizes in same game 25 minutes apart
Two Massachusetts lottery players bumped into each other while they each claimed a $1 million prize from the same game within 25 minutes of each other.
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Father buys winning $1 million lottery ticket while wife waits in hospital with newborn
A data analyst became a father of two and a millionaire in one day after he bought a $1 million (US$747,045) winning lottery ticket while his wife waited at the hospital with their newborn.
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Illinois man runs back into store to give owner a hug after winning $3 million in the lottery
An Illinois man who won $3 million in the lottery while sitting in his car deliberately ran back into the store he bought his winning ticket at to give the owner a big hug.
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Ohio Lottery cashing services restored after 'cybersecurity incident' in December
Weeks after a cybersecurity incident at the Ohio Lottery made it next to impossible to cash in winning tickets over $599, the Lottery said all options are again available.
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Texas Lottery Executive Director Gary Grief announces retirement
The Texas Lottery's Executive Director and longest-serving member Gary Grief announced he will retire at the end of February 2024.
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Maryland brothers arrested for $3.5 million lottery scam that allegedly involved exploding briefcase
Two Maryland brothers have been indicted after running a three-year scheme that involved false promises of lottery winnings and a supposedly exploding metal briefcase.
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Ireland Lottery advertising claims under scrutiny
The Ireland Lottery has been told by an ad standards body to be clearer over claims that "90 per cent of National Lottery money goes back into the community."
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