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New Mexico Player Wins $500,000 Lottery Scratch Game

A few weeks ago a group of Roswell, New Mexico players won more than $209 million playing Powerball. Then the New Mexico lottery released the fact that the state’s players have won $227 million in prizes this year. Nice. Maybe I should move there. Maybe all of us who play the lottery should play in […]

Watch Out: Lottery Scam Rears its Head in New Jersey

Let me warn you straight on. No matter where you live. Don’t buy or play lotteries through the mail. Don’t pay attention to unsolicited letters telling you that you’ve won an overseas … or even Canadian Lottery. If you live in Europe the same thing holds. Watch out for unsolicited letters saying you’ve won something. […]

Powerball winner alert: $59 Million Won by Pennsylvania Lottery Ticket Holder

There was one $59 million jackpot winner from Pennsylvania in the Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Powerball drawing and two tickets around the country that matched five numbers, but not the Powerball. Those Match five tickets were bought in Iowa and Colorado and are worth $200,000. The winning Powerball numbers were 20,30,37,50,52 and the Power Ball 33. […]

$59 Million Won by Pennsylvania Lottery Ticket Holder

Recession? What Recession? Not in the Lottery Business

Times are certainly tough on Wall Street and they are equally tough on Main Street, but none of this seems to be severely impacting the lottery business. There are a lot of explanations for this. Of course, lottery is legalized gambling. And there is no doubt that some people who shouldn’t be playing (can’t afford […]

$1.9 Million (after Taxes) Oregon Lottery Winner Gives Friend $133,000

So your friend wins a $10 million lottery prize and asks you to drive him to lottery headquarters to pick up the check. You say, Okay, no problem. Friends do that. But not all friends are so handsomely rewarded for their good deeds. Meet $6 million Megabucks winner Gerold Banick, of Condon, Oregaon. Six Million […]

So You Think You’ve Won $7,777? Not so Fast, says Virginia Lottery

It doesn’t happen often, but every once in a while a printing error on a lottery scratch game card leads hundreds, sometimes thousands of players to believe they’ve won. The mistake was made by a company called G-Tech, the largest producer of scratch game tickets in the world. So what’s a state to do when […]

Power Alert: Jackpot Rolls to $59 Million on Wednesday

There was no jackpot winner on Saturday night, so Wednesday’s draw is worth $59 million. Saturday’s winning numbers were 1,3,14,38,48, and the Power Ball was 2. The multiplier was 2. Four tickets around the country matched the first five balls. Two of those four tickets chose the Power Play option and won $400,000. The other […]

Mega Alert: Mega Millions Jackpot Rolls to $16 Million on Tuesday

There was no Mega Millions jackpot winner on Friday night, so Tuesday’s draw is worth $16 million. The winning numbers on Oct. 24 were 5-33-34-47-52, and the Mega Ball was 18. Five tickets around the country matched the first five balls, but not the Mega Ball, and are each worth $250,000. Those tickets were bought […]

$100,000 Lottery Prize Won by Maryland Auto Worker

Chrysler is going through some very tough times. That’s why I’m happy for auto worker Anthony Harrington, who up to now hasn’t won much playing the Maryland Lottery. “I win a lot of small amounts with scratch-offs,” he said. But it was one of those small wins that helped him to win big. Harrington cashed […]

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