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Jackpot winner in Mississippi loses, finds $80K ticket

Sep. 25, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — Some people have all the luck — and then they don’t. A woman who bought a winning $80,000 lottery ticket in McComb has claimed her prize after reportedly losing her ticket and — luckily — finding it. “They actually...

North Carolina man wins three lottery jackpots at same store

Sep. 10, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who bought scratch-off tickets from the same convenience store over four years is celebrating his third big prize, lottery officials said. The N.C. Education Lottery says in a news release that Terry Splawn of Concord continued...

Florida man wins $1 million the day he opened his auto shop

Sep. 09, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

CALLAHAN, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man won $1 million in a lottery game the same day he and his wife opened an auto repair shop. Brian Woodle, 46, bought the $5 Gold Rush Supreme scratch-off ticket from a Circle K in Callahan. “I love working on...

Oh, no: Lottery ticket worth $201,000 expires a year later

Sep. 02, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It was a valuable piece of paper. But now it's worthless. The Michigan Lottery said no one stepped forward with a winning ticket worth $201,144 in a Fantasy 5 game from 2020. The deadline was 4:45 p.m. Thursday. Winning Fantasy...

NC lottery would regulate video gambling machines in bill

Aug. 31, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House lawmakers advanced a late session effort Tuesday to legalize video gambling machines through the state lottery, with supporters saying it's time to regulate them as efforts to eliminate shadowy machine parlors often fail. ...

NH Lottery generates record $581.5M in sales as of June 30

Aug. 28, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Lottery generated a record $518.5 million in total sales in the fiscal year ending June 30, officials said. It surpassed its previous record from the last fiscal year of $392.2 million. “With an expanded...

N Carolina couple split jackpot thanks to 2 winning tickets

Aug. 27, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina couple split a nearly $1 million lottery jackpot thanks to two identical tickets, a sudden windfall the pair say they will put to good use. The North Carolina Education Lottery says Luther Cannon bought two...

Massachusetts father, sons charged in $20M lottery scam

Aug. 24, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts family who authorities say claimed more than $20 million in lottery winnings has been charged in a lottery and tax fraud scheme, according to court records unsealed this week. Ali Jaafar, 62, of Watertown, and his sons, Yousef Jaafar, 28,...

Hoosier Lottery says ticket sales jumped 26% in past year

Aug. 21, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Hoosier Lottery saw record profits in the past year as its ticket sales soared 26% from the year before. That big jump was fueled by 27% growth in scratch-off ticket sales that accounted for nearly 80% of the lottery’s $1.74 billion in revenue...

Powerball adding 3rd weekly drawing to build bigger jackpots

Aug. 20, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery players will get more chances to win giant jackpots as the Powerball game shifts to three drawings a week in an effort to build larger prizes and boost sales. The change will begin Monday, Aug. 23, marking the first time the game will...