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  • Greensboro man felt lucky when he bought a winning $200,000 'James Bond 007' lottery ticket...

    05/19/2020 7:54:49 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 3 replies
    News & Record ^ | May 18, 2020 | Staff
    RALEIGH — A Greensboro man won a $200,000 prize after buying a $5 ticket, according to a release from the NC Education Lottery. Eddie Odom, a James Bond movie fan, told lottery officials he was feeling lucky when he bought the "James Bond 007" ticket. “Your hands are itching, you’re feeling lucky so you just buy some tickets,” Odom said in the news release. He claimed his prize last week at lottery headquarters. Odom, an office manager, said he bought the ticket at Om Groceries on Randleman Road. He discovered it was a winning ticket later while at his sister’s...
  • Colorado Man Wins Two $1M Lottery Prizes in One Day Using Same Numbers...

    04/29/2020 8:15:29 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 27 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | April 29, 2020 | AP
    With a little bit of luck and persistence, a Colorado man has hit the jackpot twice after playing the same numbers for 30 years. Colorado Lottery officials identified “Joe B.” as the winner of two $1 million Powerball jackpots on March 25. He claimed the winnings on Friday, NBC affiliate KUSA-TV reported. The winning tickets were sold on Lake Avenue in Pueblo at two different stores, about a mile apart, officials said. “Joe B.” bought a few plays in the morning and a couple more in the evening, communications director Meghan Dougherty said. Two of his plays, with his own...
  • Audit: California lottery didn't give required $36M to schools

    03/01/2020 10:51:21 AM PST · by hapnHal · 36 replies
    kcra ^ | 28 Feb 20 | KCRA Staff
     Tens of millions of dollars owed to California's schools were never paid, according to a new audit of the state lottery commission.“The lottery has not provided required funding to education,” according to the audit released Tuesday. Part of the mandate in the creation of the California State Lottery was that money raised from lottery funds was supposed to go to the state's schools. According to the state auditor's report, the lottery is supposed to increase its funding in proportion to any increase in net revenue, meaning that the more money the lottery makes, the more it’s supposed to pay out to the...
  • World's Dumbest Crooks: Two Men Accused of Gluing Winning Lottery Numbers on Losing Ticket

    01/08/2020 2:29:07 PM PST · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 8, 2020 | By Rick Moran
    From our "People do the stupidest things" file, a story out of Mississippi demonstrates the unlimited capacity of human beings to surprise and amaze us. In this case, our amazement is directed at the incredible stupidity of which people are capable. Two men walked into the Mississippi Lottery Corporation claim center and presented a scratch ticket that they said was worth $100,000. It must have looked pretty fishy because lottery employees immediately called the police. Incredibly, the two men tried to pass off a losing lottery ticket by gluing the winning numbers on to the ticket.
  • Jeffrey Epstein won the Oklahoma Powerball lottery, July 2, 2008 (?)

    08/13/2019 9:10:39 AM PDT · by MNDude · 20 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman, 26 Aug 2008: Trust keeps Powerball winner a mystery. Only Lottery Commission knows who is now $29.3 million richer. A financial planning company based in Oklahoma City received $29.3 million Monday on behalf of the Zorro Trust, which held the winning ticket from the July 2 drawing. There was also a computer malfunction that pre-empted the televised broadcast of the Sunday draw, and instead the drawing was held later and monitored by an auditing firm. The Daily article discloses: Trusts shield the winner or winners from public scrutiny. “We were hopeful that they would come in, but...
  • A nationwide reporting adventure tracks improbably frequent lottery winners (what the heck!)

    05/15/2019 5:27:44 AM PDT · by vannrox · 26 replies
    CJR ^ | 15sep17 | By Jon Allsop, Selin Bozkaya, Jeremy Devon House, Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, Ayanna Runcie, and Daniel S
    Lawrence Mower of the Palm Beach Post in 2014 filed a public records request for 20 years of data on Florida Lottery winners.After analyzing the data, he found something unusual: A small number of lottery players were winning hundreds of times at almost inconceivably long odds. A statistician compared one frequent winner’s feat to picking one star out of 50 galaxies and “then having your friend guess the same star on the first try.”ICYMI: Explosive BuzzFeed scoop raises eyebrowsMower’s subsequent exposé led to fraud investigations and major reforms in the Florida Lottery. His reporting found, among other things, that some players...
  • Powerball winner, 90, sues son, claims jackpot was poorly invested

    04/11/2019 8:11:49 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 11, 2019 | Jacksonville news
    <p>A 90-year-old Florida woman who took home $278 million from a winning Powerball ticket six years ago has sued her son and his financial advisers, claiming money was put into poor investments while she was being charged $2 million in fees.</p>
  • $1.5 billion Mega Millions ticket from Simpsonville claimed [SC]

    03/04/2019 6:18:39 PM PST · by buckalfa · 78 replies
    WSPA TV News7 ^ | March 4, 2019 | WSPA,Staff
    COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) - Officials say the winner of the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot from October has claimed their prize. The South Carolina Education Lottery Commission says the winner chose to remain anonymous and chose a one-time cash payout of $877,784,124. This is the largest jackpot payout to a single winner in the history of the United States, according to the SC Education Lottery. The winning ticket for the October 23, 2018 drawing was sold at the KC Mart in Simpsonville. “We are delighted that the winner is a South Carolinian and has come forward to claim this remarkable...
  • Unclaimed $1 million Powerball ticket nears its expiration date

    02/19/2019 1:19:25 PM PST · by ETL · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 19, 2019 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    <p>One lucky lottery winner in New Orleans is just hours away from losing their chance to live The Big Easy life.</p> <p>A winning $1 million Powerball ticket sold by the Louisiana Lottery in August at a convenience store in New Orleans is set to expire at 5 p.m. Thursday, nearly six months after its fortunate owner matched all five numbers — 02-25-54-57-63 — and the Powerball of 8, lottery officials told The Post.</p>
  • Fort Dodge [Iowa] man charged with lottery fraud, money laundering, extortion

    02/07/2019 10:45:05 AM PST · by jjotto · 4 replies
    We Are Iowa - WOI-TV ^ | Feb 06, 2019 | Mario Rossi
    FORT DODGE [Iowa] - A Fort Dodge man has been charged with several felonies after police say he attempted to defraud the Iowa Lottery. Investigators with the Iowa Lottery contacted the Fort Dodge Police Department in October 2018 in regards to suspicious activity related to a winning scratch ticket in the Fort Dodge area. Detectives with the Fort Dodge Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division conducted an investigation into the activity. During the course of that investigation, multiple search warrants were conducted at various locations in Fort Dodge and numerous items were seized, including U.S. currency, vehicles and electronic devices. Multiple...
  • $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot still unclaimed

    12/27/2018 4:17:55 PM PST · by NRx · 67 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12-27-2018 | Yoni Blumberg
    In late October, Mega Millions announced that someone had won its $1.5 billion jackpot. But two months have passed and still, no one has come forward to claim the enormous prize, Josh Whiteside, director of marketing at the South Carolina Education Lottery, tells CNBC Make It. "Everyone's talking about it," said Jee Patel, the manager of the KC Mart in Simpsonville, South Carolina, where the winning ticket was purchased. "It's a mystery." The winner, who beat the odds of 1 in 302 million, gets 180 days, or until April 21, to collect before the ticket expires. If the prize goes...
  • Record Mega Millions Jackpot Won in South Carolina

    10/24/2018 4:16:47 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 49 replies
    Mega Millions ^ | 10-24-18
    The Mega Millions jackpot was finally won on Tuesday night, and a single lucky ticket holder in South Carolina can claim a tremendous lottery jackpot – $1.537 billion ($878 million cash). The winning numbers for October 23 are the white balls the white balls 5, 28, 62, 65 and 70, plus the gold Mega Ball 5.......
  • $1.6B-Mega Millions ticket sold in South Carolina, largest win ever.

    10/24/2018 3:09:53 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-24-2018 | Stephen Sorace
    A winner has been announced for the $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery, the largest jackpot in the history of the game. Lottery officials said the winning ticket was sold in South Carolina. The winning numbers are 5, 28, 62, 65 and 70, with a Mega Ball number 5, according to the official Mega Millions website. The chance of matching all six numbers and winning the top prize is 1 in 302.5 million.
  • Mega Millions. winning numbers

    10/23/2018 10:55:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 23, 2018 | Alex Horton
    Lottery officials on Tuesday drew the Mega Millions numbers in the historic jackpot of $1.6 billion — the biggest lottery in U.S. history. The numbers were: 5-28-62-65-70, with a Mega Ball number of 5. Officials have yet to say if there were any winners.
  • Congratulations! Mega Millions 1.6 Billion Dollar winner (SOUTH CAROLINA)

    10/23/2018 10:45:57 PM PDT · by snarkytart · 43 replies
    Fox Carolina ^ | 10/24/2018 | Savannah Sondov
    FOX Carolina)- The South Carolina Education Lottery website is reporting a winning MegaMillions ticket in the state. According to their website, one MegaMillions jackpot-winning ticket was purchased in South Carolina for the drawing on Oct. 23. The jackpot is up to an estimated $1.6 billion. The winning numbers are: 05-28-62-65-70, Mega Ball: 5, Megaplier: 3. We have reached out to SC Education Lottery officials for confirmation of the jackpot winner. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 44 states across the U.S. This is a developing story. Stay with FOX Carolina for the latest.
  • Here’s what to do if you win the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot

    10/23/2018 3:53:15 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 98 replies
    MSN 'News' ^ | October 23, 2018 | Jordi Lippe-McGraw
    *SNIP* While these big paydays have spawned numerous rags-to-riches stories over the years, they have also spelled disaster for some. Not only do most winners have to deal with people coming out of the woodwork looking for a handout, but there's also bankruptcy, murder, robbery, drug abuse and legal troubles in many cases. In fact, according to the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, nearly one-third of all lottery winners go bankrupt. *SNIP* If you're lucky enough to score the winning combo, you could be taking home an estimated lump-sum payout of $904.4 million. While these big paydays have spawned...
  • Mega Millions director says this is the first thing the winner should do

    10/23/2018 11:49:00 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 218 replies
    nypost.com ^ | October 22, 2018 | Lia Eustachewich
    The head of the Mega Millions on Monday revealed the very first thing the potential winner of the game’s historic $1.6 billion jackpot should do: Sign the ticket and keep a low profile. The simple yet sage advice came from Gordon Medenica, the game’s lead director and director of the Maryland lottery. “Sign the ticket! Because keep in mind that little slip of paper is a billion-dollar bill — imagine that,” he said on NBC’s “Today.” “So you want to secure it and also be calm. Don’t be running to the ‘Today’ show the next day.” Medenica also advised, “Get some good...
  • How To Invest Your $1.6 Billion Mega Millions Winnings

    10/22/2018 10:32:35 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 107 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/22/18 | Garth Friesen
    One in 300 million. The odds aren’t great, but your chances of winning the massive Mega Millions lottery are as good as the next person. The current jackpot is estimated to be more than $1.6 billion. That is 1,600 million for those who are used to seeing smaller prizes. According to the USA Mega lottery website, the lucky winner will take home approximately $687 million after taxes if he or she opts for the cash option -- life-changing wealth by any standard. It's fun just dreaming how would you spend or invest the money if you won. The opportunities would...
  • Mega Millions Up to $1.6 BILLION! Next drawing Tuesday.

    10/20/2018 3:13:40 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 107 replies
    Mega NMillions ^ | 10-20-18
    The biggest ever!
  • Mega Millions jackpot is now $970 million inching closer to $1 billion [cash= $513M]

    10/18/2018 2:24:53 PM PDT · by NRx · 96 replies
    NBC ^ | 10-18-2018 | AP
    <p>DES MOINES, Iowa — The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to $970 million, inching ever-closer to the $1 billion mark.</p> <p>Officials raised the estimated jackpot Thursday for the second time due to strong sales ahead of Friday night's drawing.</p> <p>The prize is the second-largest jackpot in U.S. history, behind only a $1.6 billion Powerball prize won in 2016.</p>