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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. …


Lottery winners

Lottery winners in Spokane County for the week of May 16-20.


$429.6 million Powerball jackpot won by mom, 7 adult children

A woman and her seven adult children stepped forward Friday to claim a $429.6 million Powerball jackpot.


$1 million lottery jackpot goes to man who’s won before

A New York construction worker who won $1 million in a lottery scratch-off game four years ago has defied enormous odds by hitting a $1 million jackpot again on a …


Powerball winner yet to come forward to claim prize

Someone who spent $6 on lottery tickets at a New Jersey convenience store last week holds the lone winning ticket for this weekend’s $429.6 million Powerball jackpot.


Powerball’s pull puts weekend jackpot at $415 million

The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $415 million, making Saturday night’s prize the largest since a record $1.6 billion payout in January. Interest and sales typically spike when the lack …


Coquille tribe calls ‘Lewis and Clark’ lottery ads offensive

The Coquille Indian Tribe is calling for a state lottery campaign to be changed, calling it insensitive to indigenous people.


Lottery insider’s brother arrested in jackpot-fixing scandal

Investigators say they’ve uncovered how a lottery employee allegedly rigged jackpots and have charged his brother in connection with prizes in Oklahoma and Colorado.


Ticket for $157M Mega Millions jackpot sold in Seattle

The Washington State Lottery says someone in Seattle has won a $157 million Mega Millions jackpot.


Powerball dropped revision that gave better odds

The group that runs the Powerball lottery game approved, then abandoned, changes that would have given ticket buyers more bang for their two bucks than the redesign recently implemented, the …


Homeless man who was helped by lottery winner is arrested

A Massachusetts homeless man who was helped by a stranger who won a $200 lottery prize has been arrested on a charge of failing to register as a sex offender.


Twin sisters in California share $6 million lottery jackpot

Twin sisters in California will share a $6 million lottery jackpot after one of them lucked out with a winning ticket.


Florida couple wins share of $1.6B Powerball

A Florida couple has cashed in the second of three winning tickets from last month’s $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot.


Oregon Lottery debuts Latino, Chinese New Year games

The Oregon Lottery has long avoided advertising specifically to ethnic minorities, but the organization is beginning to change course.