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Man accused of being lottery scam kingpin to plead guilty

A Jamaican man accused of masterminding a lottery scam that victimized dozens of Americans out of millions of dollars has agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy charge in federal …

Former Zag Zach Collins could hit the lottery in NBA Draft

Thursday night, Zach Collins will walk across the stage at the Barclays Center, likely as a lottery pick and pending multi-millionaire, and shake NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s hand, capping a …

Powerball prize now 10th largest after months without winner

After more than two months without a winner, the Powerball jackpot has grown to $435 million.

UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 9:34 p.m.

Spokane businessman tied to lottery winnings theft wants out of wire fraud guilty plea

Scott Brett, 56, has been appointed a new attorney and will argue in Richland later this month that his deal for more than three years in federal prison should be …

Solar eclipse inspires new scratch ticket for Idaho Lottery

The Idaho Lottery is the latest group to cater to the growing popularity of this summer’s total solar eclipse on Aug. 21.

Report: Former Oregon Lottery boss harassed subordinates

An investigative report has found that the former deputy director of the Oregon Lottery harassed subordinates, tried to have his boss fired and repeatedly attempted to mislead investigators looking into …

Spokane County lottery winner

Ge Vue, of Spokane, won $100,000.

UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 8:53 p.m.

Indiana winner of $435M Powerball jackpot stays anonymous

An Indiana man who won last month’s $435.3 million Powerball jackpot has chosen to remain anonymous, collecting the 10th largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history through a limited liability corporation, …

New York couple wins $10 million on lottery scratch-off ticket

Lottery officials say a New York couple has won $10 million on a scratch-off ticket, the single largest cash prize for scratch-off games in the state lottery’s history.

Numbers drawn for $435 million Powerball jackpot; winning ticket sold in Indiana

The winning Powerball numbers have been drawn for the jackpot that’s climbed above $400 million for the first time in nearly three months.

Powerball jackpot tops $400 million for 1st time in months

The Powerball jackpot has climbed above $400 million for the first time in nearly three months. The top prize for Wednesday night’s drawing will be an estimated $403 million if …

BRIEF: $1 million Mega Millions prize is still unclaimed

Some lucky soul picked up a million-dollar lottery ticket December in Vancouver, and hasn’t claimed it or doesn’t know they have it.

Lottery-winner secrecy bill headed to Idaho House floor

Lottery winners in Idaho would be allowed to hide their identities under legislation headed to the House floor.

Oregon finds $1 million winning lottery ticket while cleaning office

An Oregon Lottery winner has claimed his $1 million prize after cleaning out his office and discovering the winning ticket he purchased a year ago.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 5:22 p.m.

Spokane businessman pleads guilty to stealing $1 million in lottery winnings from Oregon woman

Scott K. Brett, 55, pleaded guilty on Friday in Richland to a single count of wire fraud after soliciting $1 million in lottery winnings from an Oregon woman. He faces …

Great Falls ticket wins Montana Millionaire prize

A Montana Millionaire ticket sold in Great Falls won the $1 million prize.

Mistakenly sold lottery ticket earns couple $1 million

A mistakenly sold lottery ticket has earned a New Jersey couple $1 million.

Salem couple wins $6.8 million jackpot

A Salem couple has won $6.8 million in the Oregon Lottery’s Megabucks Jackpot.

Powerball jackpot of nearly $421 million to be split by 20 Tennessee co-workers

Tennessee Lottery officials say 20 co-workers at a metal manufacturing plant will split a Powerball jackpot of nearly $421 million.

$403 million Powerball winning ticket sold in small Tennessee town

The winning ticket for Saturday’s $403 million Powerball game was sold in Lafayette, Tennessee, population about 5,000, and about 60 miles northeast of Nashville.

Yakima man wins $1 million in Mega Millions contest

State Lottery officials say a Yakima man recently won $1 million from playing Mega Millions.

$487 million Powerball jackpot claimed by New Hampshire family

Lawyers for a New Hampshire family claimed a $487 million Powerball jackpot on their behalf Monday, saying the winners wished to remain anonymous but would do “great things” with their …

$536 million Mega Millions jackpot claimed in Indiana

Lottery officials in Indiana say someone has come forward with the winning ticket from a $536 million Mega Millions jackpot drawing earlier this month.

No Powerball winner as estimated jackpot hits $478 million

No one has matched the jackpot-winning numbers in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, and the prize has increased to an estimated $478 million.

Powerball jackpot $422 million after months without winner

The Powerball jackpot has soared to $422 million thanks to nearly three months without a winner of the big prize.

Idaho Lottery returns $49.5M dividend to state

The Idaho Lottery is returning more than $49.5 million to the state after seeing a record high in the lottery’s history of end-of-the-year dividends.

California couple claims prize in record Powerball jackpot

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A California couple has claimed a $528.8 million share of a record Powerball jackpot from January and pledged to give much of it to charity. Flanked by …

Powerball ticket sold in northern Idaho worth $150,000

The Idaho Lottery says a Powerball ticket sold in northern Idaho is worth $150,000 in Wednesday’s drawing.

Brisk sales drive Mega Millions jackpot to $540 million

The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to $540 million for Friday’s drawing because tickets are selling at about twice the rate of a week ago.

Mega Millions jackpot edges up to $454M; drawing Tuesday

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Mega Millions jackpot reached an estimated $454 million ahead of its next drawing on Tuesday evening, making it potentially the seventh-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. …