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Montana Millionaire raffle draws for $25k early bird prize

Nov. 26, 2021 16:49 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Lottery drew the number for the Montana Millionaire raffle's early $25,000 prize on Friday. The winning number is 200154. Lottery officials did not immediately say where the ticket was sold. Another number will be...

Arizona history-Nov. 28-Dec. 4

Nov. 24, 2021 12:08 PM EST

Sunday, Nov. 28 On this date in 1905, floods caused bridges to be washed out and other extensive damage at San Carlos, Florence, Maricopa, Phoenix, Globe and Dudleyville. On this date in 1927, Tucson became the terminal of the first daily air...

$3 million lottery prize is Missouri couple's second big win

Nov. 24, 2021 07:24 AM EST

POTOSI, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri couple recently won a $3 million lottery prize — and it wasn't the first time they've claimed a big lottery win. The Missouri Lottery says the couple from Washington County, who asked not to be identified, purchased the winning...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Nov. 17, 2021 09:01 AM EST

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Nov. 13, 2021. Editorial: Banning drilling under county parks still misguided Allegheny County Council is once again considering a bill to ban natural gas drilling under county parks. And once again, we believe the move is...

Imprisoned lottery computer tech seeks to overturn sentence

Nov. 11, 2021 11:35 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man serving a 25-year prison sentence for conspiracy to commit theft by rigging computers to win jackpots for himself, friends and family is suing the state of Iowa, claiming he was pressured four years ago to plead guilty to crimes he did not commit. ...

Lucky 7s: Lots of winners in South Carolina lottery Pick 4

Nov. 03, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For the first time ever, South Carolina's Pick 4 lottery game turned up all sevens and plenty of people turned up winners. The midday drawing for Pick 4 on Tuesday was 7-7-7-7 and a record 1,400 people won with those numbers, the South Carolina...

3 Arizona family members win $108M Mega Millions jackpot

Oct. 28, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Three members of an Arizona family from Lake Havasu City have claimed the $108 million Mega Millions jackpot from an Oct. 22 drawing, state lottery officials announced Thursday. Arizona Lottery officials said the winners — a...

UK: Demon-obsessed teen gets 35 years in slaying of sisters

Oct. 28, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A 19-year-old British man obsessed with demons was sentenced Thursday to serve at least 35 years in prison for murdering two sisters, in the belief that the killings would help him win a lottery jackpot. Judge Philippa Whipple sentenced Danyal Hussein in...

Winning $108M Mega Millions ticket sold in Lake Havasu City

Oct. 24, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Mega Millions ticket sold in Lake Havasu City earlier this week has won the $108 million jackpot, according to Arizona Lottery officials. They said the winning ticket was sold at the Desert Martini store on Wednesday and it matched all six numbers in...

Connecticut's quasi-public lottery says sales remain robust

Oct. 14, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — The state's quasi-public Connecticut Lottery Corporation continues to see robust sales, driven in part by large jackpots in Powerball and other multi-state games, as well as superstitious players who picked the numbers 9-1-1 on Sept. 11, the anniversary of the 2001...