Latest Lotteries News

Unclaimed $1.5B prize: South Carolina could be big loser too

Feb. 14, 2019 5:02 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The winner of a $1.54 billion lottery jackpot in South Carolina has yet to come forward. That means the state of South Carolina might be a big loser too. Economic officials on Thursday removed the estimated $61 million windfall the winner was expected to pay in state income taxes from...

St. Louis man wins $1 million in scratchers game

Feb. 4, 2019 4:23 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man is the winner of a $1 million lottery prize, but he had to tease his wife first. The Missouri Lottery says James Andrychuk bought a winning "$300 Million Cash Explosion" scratch-off ticket at a Schnuck's store on Jan. 26. Andrychuk saw a dollar symbol and assumed that he...

Chesterfield man wins $1 million in lottery drawing

Jan. 14, 2019 2:37 PM EST

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A scratch-off ticket game provided for a very nice Christmas present for a suburban St. Louis man — a $1 million prize. The Missouri Lottery said Monday that Ronald Zarbo of Chesterfield matched all five white-ball numbers in the Christmas Day Mega Millions drawing. Even...

Family with furloughed worker gets lucky in Virginia lottery

Jan. 13, 2019 1:44 PM EST

STERLING, Va. (AP) — A Virginia family affected by the federal government shutdown isn't feeling the pinch like others who aren't getting paychecks. Carrie Walls of Ashburn won the top prize in the Virginia Lottery's special drawing. The lottery says she picked up her winnings Friday of a Ford Expedition...

El Gordo fever: Spain enthralled by annual Christmas lottery

Dec. 22, 2018 11:49 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Those holding ticket number 03347 struck it rich Saturday when they won the top prize in Spain's famous Christmas lottery. The lottery, known as El Gordo, or "The Fat One," dished out 2.4 billion euros ($2.7 billion) in prize money this year. The top prize for a winning ticket was...

Man who won lottery twice arrested on drug charges

Dec. 21, 2018 7:52 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A man who won New Jersey's lottery twice has been arrested on drug charges. Police in Jersey City stopped James Callahan for a traffic violation last weekend. They allegedly seized nearly 350 prescription drug pills and at least two weapons including an assault firearm. A...