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$1 Million Makes Retirement a Lot Easier, Connecticut Winner Says

When Edward “Eddy” Casper of New London visited CT Lottery headquarters he joined Connecticut’s growing list of lucky Powerball “Match 5” winners, increasing the total number of lucky wins to 17 since the new Powerball game began on January 15, 2012—13. Accepting a prize check for $683,000 (value after taxes), Casper said that winning a […]

Lottery Jackpots Around the World: Top 10

OK, I’ve had tons of people asking me to do a Top 10 list on a weekly basis, so how about this? Every Monday morning (U.S. time, east coast), I’ll put out a top 10, including the date of the next draw. You speak, I listen. Now all I am asking is that you win […]

Minnesota Lottery to Resume July 21, Thursday…. After Three Weeks Being Closed Due to Government Shutdown

Well, finally, those of you who read this and live in or near Minnesota can again play your state lottery. It’s been three weeks since the government shutdown. The resumption of ticket sales follows a special legislative session that put an end to the government shut down. The lottery suspended operations on July 1. Beginning at […]

You Live in Minnesota? You’re Out of Lotto Luck. State Lottery Shuts Down, Along with Government

I can tell you this. There were no Powerball or Mega Millions winners in Minnesota this past July 1 or 2. Because the lottery has been shut down. It’s the budget impasse, of course, that has closed down the state government. Period. Many state services ceased operations Friday. The Lottery closed all its offices 5 […]

Top 5 Jackpots Around the World; Look For Changes in Powerball Come January 2012

Euro MIllions is exploding into unchartered territory….for that game, as tonight’s jackpot tops 132 million euros, or about $187.3 million in U.S. dollars. If you are in Europe and one of the nine countries where the game is played, put down a few euros and play. Please. Here are your top current jackpots: 1. 132 […]

Canadian Sisters Cook Up a Big $6.8 Million Lottery Pool Win, Share it With Others

This is a very cool story and it happened in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. From our local news correspondent in Canada: He writes that three sisters who work at their family’s restaurant are a whole lot richer, thanks to a winning $6.8 million lotto win

Georgia Contractor Hits $12 Million Mega Millions Jackpot

Four days after two players shared a $33 million jackpot, a Georgia contractor, Wayne Reese, hit a $12 million Mega Millions jackpot. He discovered the win while checking the lottery’s web site. ”I said, ‘Whew’ like wrestler Ric Flair,” he said with excitement. “I shouted out to my family, ‘Y’all won¹t believe what¹s right here!’” […]

Powerball Jackpot Soars to $245 Million, Highest Since March 2008 (When It Was $276 Million)

Powerball is approaching stratospheric levels after no one won the $213 million Aug. 15 jackpot. The Aug. 19 Powerball jackpot is an estimated $245 million. The Aug. 15 winning numbers are 14,15,26,32,36 and the Power ball was 12. The Power Play multiplier is 5. Only 5 tickets in the country matched 5 of 6 numbers. […]

When $5 Equals $250,000: Florida Lottery Winner Makes That Claim

Photo of April Lopez courtesy of Florida Lottery When does a $5 bet result in a $250,000 win? Not too often. But it did in Florida, recently, when April Lopez, 36, of Ruskin, scratched, won and claimed the top prize of the “$250,000 SPIN” Scratch-Off game. Lopez said she hasn’t been able to sleep for […]

$1 Million Dollar Georgia Lottery Winner is a Systems Analyst

I don’t believe in lottery systems that work (they are fun to play, though), and neither, I suspect, does a real professional systems analyst from Powder Springs, Ga., who just won $1 million on June 30, in the state’s rather unique game, Weekly WinFall drawing. Charley Jones bought his ticket in Lithia Springs, Ga. at […]

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