Latest Lotteries News

New Jersey giving lotto winners chance to remain anonymous

Jan. 21, 2020 5:41 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lottery winners in New Jersey will have the option to remain anonymous under a new law Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, signed Tuesday. The law directs the state lottery commission to set regulations permitting lottery players to keep their identities secret. It takes effect immediately,...

Company sues Montana Lottery over rules for sports wagering

Jan. 16, 2020 5:49 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An investment group from Billings has filed a lawsuit against the Montana Lottery over rules that require businesses wishing to offer sports gambling to have specific alcohol licenses. The lawsuit, filed in Lewis and Clark County by the Arete Group, argues legislation that authorized...

Florida mom hits jackpot: 2 sets of twin boys born in 2019

Jan. 8, 2020 11:32 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Doctors told a Florida woman she had a better chance of winning the lottery than of giving birth to two sets of twins in the same year. But Alexzandria Wolliston said she won the jackpot with the births of Mark and Malakhi in March and Kaylen and Kaleb in December. “Oh,...

2 men accused of gluing winning numbers onto lotto ticket

Jan. 7, 2020 8:38 AM EST

FLOWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi say two men attempted to scam the state lottery commission by submitting a losing ticket that had the winning numbers glued onto it. Odis Latham, 47, and Russell Sparks, 48, were arrested Monday and charged with offenses including uttering counterfeit...

Hankering for goulash leads to $1 million lottery ticket

Jan. 1, 2020 10:27 AM EST

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A man in North Carolina has claimed a $1 million lottery ticket that he bought while shopping for ingredients to make goulash. North Carolina's lottery said in a statement Tuesday that Edward Snyder bought the Cash 5 ticket at a Food Lion grocery store in Mooresville, which is...

$1 million lottery ticket waits unclaimed in North Carolina

Dec. 31, 2019 9:01 AM EST

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's lottery says it's waiting for someone to claim a $1 million ticket. N.C. Education Lottery said on its website Monday that the ticket is for Sunday's drawing of the game Cash 5. The jackpot for matching all five numbers is $1,063,165. The $1 ticket for...

$2 million Lottery ticket sold in Fenton

Dec. 30, 2019 2:15 PM EST

FENTON, Mo. (AP) — Someone who purchased a Lottery ticket at an eastern Missouri convenience store is holding a ticket worth $2 million. The Missouri Lottery said a Lotto ticket with a $2 million prize sold at a QuikTrip store in Fenton matched all six numbers drawn Saturday. The winning Lotto numbers were...

This Monday, Dec. 23, 2019 photo provided by N.C. Education Lottery shows Michael Rosenbrock of Mint Hill, N.C. holding an oversized check after winning $250,000 from a lottery ticket in Raleigh. Rosenbrock won after stopping by a grocery store to buy some last-minute fixings for Christmas dinner. North Carolina lottery officials said in a statement that Rosenbrock claimed his prize on Monday.  (N.C. Education Lottery via AP)

He bought Christmas dinner fixings - and a $250K scratch-off

Dec. 26, 2019 10:22 AM EST

MINT HILL, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has won a $250,000 lottery ticket after stopping by the grocery store to buy some fixings for Christmas dinner. North Carolina lottery officials said in a statement that Michael Rosenbrock claimed his prize on Monday. He lives in the Charlotte suburb of Mint...

Scholarship advocate appointed to New Mexico lottery board

Dec. 23, 2019 11:17 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed five people to the board that oversees the state lottery, including an official with a nonpartisan think tank that has advocated for changes in New Mexico's lottery-funded scholarship program. The appointment of Othiamba Umi, field director...

Missouri Lottery revenue down with lack of big jackpots

Dec. 22, 2019 12:17 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Lottery revenue has been down in the first five months of the budget year as the best-known games have failed to produce the kind of nine-figure jackpots that create broad public interest and draw long lines at ticket counters. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that...