Stories tagged: lottery
Mon., March 11, 2019, 6:28 p.m.
Three men were arrested in Lewiston on suspicion of using fake lottery tickets to win more than $800 from Idaho businesses.
Sun., Feb. 24, 2019, 8:24 p.m.
SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. – Nearly everyone in this small South Carolina town has a theory for the city’s billion-dollar mystery: Who won the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot announced last October? …
Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Here’s to happiness, health and a very prosperous new year, well, for at least one person in New York who won a Mega Millions jackpot worth an estimated $425 million …
Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 3:04 p.m.
It’s been a record-breaking, memory-making year for Mega Millions. Yet as 2018 closes, the lottery game is bringing on 2019 with a bang.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Scott K. Brett, of Spokane, was found not guilty of wire fraud Friday by a jury in Richland. He was indicted two years ago on a charge of misappropriating nearly …
Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 10:41 p.m.
A New Jersey man walking to buy a lottery ticket for this week’s massive Mega Millions jackpot fell and broke his hip, but the trip to the hospital turned into …
Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 5:16 p.m.
Like the location of Jimmy Hoffa’s body, the secret formula for Coca-Cola and whether there are aliens in outer space, the identity of the winner of the second-biggest lottery in …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 9:07 a.m.
Lottery officials say someone bought a ticket in South Carolina to win the Mega Millions jackpot with a final total of $1.537 billion, shy of the all-time world record.
Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 8:41 p.m.
The winning numbers have been drawn for the record $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot, but it isn’t immediately clear if there’s a winner.
Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 3:48 p.m.
With the record Mega Millions jackpot now at a record $1.6 billion, it may seem like perfect sense to pool money with co-workers or friends to increase the chance of …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 9:51 p.m.
With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at a record $1.6 billion, people are snapping up tickets across the U.S.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 9:58 p.m.
For all the anticipation about whether someone will finally snag the gigantic Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots, the games come down to two things: simple math – and very long …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 1:35 p.m.
If it seems like lottery jackpots are getting larger and larger, it’s because they are getting larger and larger.
Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 9:34 a.m.
The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to $1 billion, as the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. lottery history gets even bigger.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 4:40 p.m.
It was a chilly Montreal day last December when Gregorio De Santis bought a lottery ticket. He forgot to check the lottery numbers on Dec. 6, when a drawing netted …
Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 3:32 p.m.
A New York man will be living large thanks to his decision to buy some Slim Jims for his dog.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
A group of California co-workers who decided to play the lottery on a whim won last month’s $543 million Mega Millions jackpot, the largest prize ever on a single state …
Sun., June 10, 2018
A new report by Better Business Bureau says sweepstakes, lottery and prize schemes are devastating victims financially and emotionally with ever-evolving methods.
Wed., June 6, 2018, 5:09 p.m.
A Kansas man who returned a $1 million lottery ticket to a customer who left it on a store counter says he has no regrets about giving up the prize …
UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
The winner of a $533 million lottery jackpot wasn’t sure he could believe his eyes. So, when his mother called to say someone in his new home state had won …
Sat., March 31, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
A winning ticket for a giant lottery jackpot estimated at $521 million has been sold in New Jersey.
Sun., March 18, 2018, 3:25 p.m.
If you bought some Powerball tickets in a St. Patrick’s Day haze on Saturday, check your pockets.
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Federal tax law changes would seem to promise that those who beat the odds and win a jackpot could keep more of their winnings from the government. But even as …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
An Oregon man has won a $2 million prize playing Powerball after choosing the option to multiply his winnings.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Police are providing extra patrols around the home of a Massachusetts woman who won the $758.7 million Powerball prize.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 2:07 p.m.
A 53-year-old Massachusetts hospital worker stepped forward Thursday to claim the biggest undivided lottery jackpot in U.S. history – a $758.7 million Powerball prize – after breaking the news to …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Lottery players across the U.S. scooped up $2 Powerball tickets in hopes of beating the odds and winning a massive $700 million jackpot in Wednesday night’s drawing. The lucky numbers …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 1:07 p.m.
Lottery players across the U.S. are scooping up $2 Powerball tickets in hopes of beating the odds and winning a massive $700 million jackpot as Wednesday night’s drawing nears.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 6 a.m.
On Wednesday night, people all over the country will be clutching their Powerball tickets, eagerly waiting to see if they’ve beaten the odds and won the estimated $700 million Powerball …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
Powerball officials say there was no grand prize winner in the latest drawing, meaning one of the nation’s largest lottery jackpots will continue growing.