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A Sigh of Relief: Iowa Player Wins $100,000

Rubben Jones, 60, a relief operator at Bridgestone Firestone, likes the Iowa $100,000 Cash Game (a pick 5 of 35 lotto game) so much that he often doesn’t check his ticket nightly. So he didn’t know he had won big on Dec. 22 until he stopped by the store where he buys his usual set […]

Virginia Truck Driver’s Haul is Mega Millions $250,000 Prize

It’s my dream (I play Powerball) to be watching the draw where I win the jackpot. I believe it will happen because I believe in the power of positive thinking. So does Lester Gordon, a truck driver who lives in Virginia. Gordon of Glen Allen was watching the Mega Millions drawing on Dec. 12 when […]

Lottery Jackpots Around the World: Current Top 10

Wondering where the big jackpots are this coming week? Here are the top 10. Plus the name of the game and date of the next draw. 1. $80 Million, Powerball. Wed, Dec 31, 2008 2. 37 Million Euros ($52 Million, U.S.). Euro Millions, Fri, Jan 2, 2009 3. $37 Million, Mega Millions, Tue, Dec 30, […]

Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $80 Million on New Year’s Eve

There were no jackpot winners in the Dec. 27 Powerball draw, so the jackpot will now be $80 million on Wednesday, New Year’s Eve. The winning numbers were 12,15,26,31,43 and the Power ball was 10. The Power Play multiplier was 5. Six tickets matched the first five numbers, but not the Power ball, and each […]

Euro Millions Payouts Released, No Jackpot Winners, but Second Prize is a Tidy Sum of 906,349 Euros ($1,274,277 U.S.)

There were no jackpot winners in the Dec. 26 Euro Millions draw, so next Friday’s jackpot is now 37 million Euros. That’s $52,019,992 in U.S. dollars. The winning numbers were 1,2,26,44,50. The two lucky stars were 1,7. 3 tickets matched the first five numbers and one lucky star. Those tickets are each worth 906,349 Euros. […]

Mega Millions Jackpot Rises to $37 Million on Tuesday

There were no jackpot winners in the Dec. 26 Mega Millions draw, so that means this Tuesday’s jackpot rises to $37 million. The winning numbers were 6,19,29,33,37 and the Mega ball was 31. Six tickets hit the first five numbers and those tickets are worth $250,000 each. They were bought in Illinois, Michigan (two winning […]

Euro Millions Jackpot Rolls to 36 Million on Friday, Jan. 2

WEll now, wouldn’t this be a good way to start 2009? There were no winners in the Friday, Dec. 26 Euro Millions draw, so the jackpot rolls to a very tidy 36 million Euros next Friday. That’s $52 million (approximately) U.S. Here are the winning numbers: 1,2,26,44,50 and the lucky stars are 1 and 7. No […]

Georgia Lottery Player Wins $203,300

A lottery win has come in handy for one Marietta, Georgia, handyman with a Buy One, Get One Free Fantasy 5 ticket. Roy Hixon, 49, won a $203,300 top prize from matching all five winning numbers in a late November drawing. Now, he and his wife, Cheri, are celebrating. Winning numbers from the drawing were […]

Powerball Lottery Top Prize Rolls to $70 Million

There were no jackpot winners on Wednesday, Christmas eve, but at least two people picked the first five numbers for $200,000 wins. Here are the details. The jackpot rises to $70 million this Saturday night. The winning numbers were 2,17,22,32,41 and the Power ball was 8. The Power Play multiplier was 5. Two tickets, one […]

$207 Million Mega Millions Lottery Winners Facing Lawsuits by Those Left Out of the Lottery Pool

This is a tale worth telling. I’ve written two books on the lottery (one is due out this coming January) and one of the things I stress is how when you are part of a pool you MUST outline exactly who is in the pool. Put it on paper. Yeah, I know that lottery pools […]

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