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St. Louis man wins $1 million in Lottery game

Sep. 20, 2018 3:19 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man is the winner of $1 million in a Missouri Lottery game, becoming the 500th person to win a prize worth $1 million or more in the state lottery's 32-year history. The Lottery said Thursday that Ramic Nijaz won the prize playing the "$300 Million Golden Ticket" scratchers...

Man buys Slim Jims for his dog, lottery ticket, wins $10M

Sep. 10, 2018 12:28 PM EDT

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man will be living large thanks to his decision to buy some Slim Jims for his dog. New York Lottery officials say Monday that 73-year-old Dale Farrand recently won the $10 million prize on a Cash Spectacular scratch-off ticket. The Fort Edward man says he bought a $30...

Jackpot! Las Vegas wins WNBA draft lottery again

Aug. 28, 2018 10:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Laimbeer and the Las Vegas Aces are on a hot streak. The franchise will have the first pick in the WNBA draft for a third straight year after barely missing the playoffs this past season. No team had ever had the No. 1 pick in three consecutive years. "Well, you know, our franchise is...

Mississippi lawmakers approve bill to create a state lottery

Aug. 28, 2018 5:36 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi House reversed itself Tuesday and passed a bill to create a state lottery in the Bible Belt state where churches have long opposed it. The vote came during a special session, less than 24 hours after the House originally voted to kill the bill that the state's...

Today in History

Aug. 24, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 24, the 236th day of 2018. There are 129 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 24, 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty came into force. On this date: In A.D. 79, long-dormant Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in...

Letter alleges lewd, drunken behavior by lottery officials

Aug. 9, 2018 9:18 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has asked the attorney general to look into a whistleblower complaint about alleged inappropriate and drunken behavior by staff of the California State Lottery, a spokeswoman said Thursday. An anonymous employee last week sent Brown's office and The Sacramento Bee...

Spontaneous office pool wins $543 million lottery jackpot

Aug. 3, 2018 3:22 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A group of California co-workers who decided to play the lottery on a whim won last month's $543 million Mega Millions jackpot, the largest prize ever on a single state ticket, the California Lottery said Friday. The 11 co-workers who work in the financial industry in the San...

Memo: Iowa Lottery kept selling games after security warning

Aug. 1, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Lottery kept marketing four games to the public despite a 2015 warning from its security chief that they were vulnerable to fraud by insiders, according to a newly released memo that the state had fought to keep secret. Steve Bogle, the lottery's then-vice president of...