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“Lottery: A Guide to American Lotteries” on Sale This Week

My third book, Lottery: A Guide to American Lotteries, will be released sometime this week and I’m pretty excited about it. Subtitle is, How to Play, Strategies and Stories of Winners. It’s available at amazon and barnes and noble online and in store. It’s kind of an everything-you-wanted to know about lotteries book. If you […]

Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot Rolls Over to $50 Million

There were no jackpot winners in the Jan. 30 Mega Millions drawing, so the big prize rolls over to a pretty sum of $50 million on Tuesday. The winning numbers were 13,16,19,53,55 and the Mega ball was 2. 8 tickets matched the first five numbers and each of those tickets is worth $250,000. The match […]

One Winner in Euro Millions 28 Million Euros Draw

There was one winner in the Jan. 30 Euro Millions draw for 28,407,448 euros ($36.5 million U.S.). I don’t yet know in what country the winning ticket was purchased. The winning numbers were 4,29,34,35,46 and the lucky stars were 5,8. 2 tickets picked the first five numbers and one lucky star and those tickets are […]

Georgia Plumber Ties-Up $1 Million ‘Instant’ Win

I love stories like this, about young couples winning big money. A Lawrenceville, Georgia plumber has plugged up his bank account with $1 million in lottery winnings. Matthew Stewart, 28, won a $1 million top prize playing the Georgia Lottery’s Cash Explosion instant game. Stewart was on his way to work when he purchased the […]

Lottery Lunch Break Yields $50,000 Win for Kansas Player

Ever buy a scratch ticket on your lunch break? I know millions of people do. One of them recently turned a coffee break into a $50,000 windfall. Bryan “Scott” Wells was on his lunch break when he stopped at a convenience store to pick up a cup of coffee. He said the store had just […]

Mega Millions’ Jackpot Rolls Over to $40 Million on Friday

There were no jackpot winners in the Jan. 27 Mega Millions game so the big prize rolls over to a tidy sum of $40 million on Friday. The winning numbers were 3,11,12,14,21 and the Mega ball was 25. 11 tickets matched the first five numbers and won $250,000 each. Those tickets were bought in California […]

Jump into the (Lottery) Pool: Indiana Co-Workers Win $200,000

I love playing in Lottery pools. They bring people together. And if you win… I have a book coming out next week (“Lottery: A Guide to American Lotteries”) and one chapter is all about pools. Not only how to form them. But how to prevent arguments within the group, etc. Of course, the chapter is […]

Trash Talk: Maryland Player Retrieves $30,000-Winning Lottery Ticket from the Garbage

In a book I recently wrote (to be released next week) I told the story of a dumpster diver. A retailer who jumped into a dumpster to find a lottery ticket he knew was worth thousands of dollars. Good ending: this honest retailer gave the ticket to a regular customer whom he knew bought the […]

Powerball Jackpot Rises to $30 Million

There was no jackpot winner for the Jan. 24 game, so the Powerball top prize rolls over to $30 million on Wednesday. The winning numbers were 6,20,25,37,42 and the Power ball was 25. 9 tickets matched the first five numbers and each of those tickets is worth $1 million. Those tickets were purchased in Florida […]

If You Like to Scratch, Go to Massachusetts

I’ve been involved in the lottery business for almost 10 years and right now, the biggest trend in the business is the popularity of instant scratch games. Studies have been done about how popular they are with young people, but I believe everyone, of all ages, likes to scratch because of the instant gratification you […]

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