Lottery

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$320-Million On The Line In Saturday Night’s Powerball Drawing

Neil Watson with the Nebraska Lottery says the current estimated jackpot of $320 million seems to be holding strong. The lump-sum cash option is $198.3 million.

03/23/2013

A New York Lottery retailer on Staten Island displays the Powerball jackpot - Nov. 28, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Most Charges Dropped In Alleged Rockland County Lottery Con

Three men accused of trying to con a Guatemalan immigrant into sharing a $3 million lottery jackpot are off the hook after Rockland County prosecutors agreed to drop most of the case.

02/16/2013

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Mega Millions Ticket Worth $65.7M Sold At Orange, NJ Deli

The overall jackpot was $89 million, but the purchaser gets less because they chose the cash option in matching five numbers and the Mega Ball.

01/28/2013

$14 Million NY Lottery winner

Officials: New Yorkers Spent Record $9.1-Billion On State Lotto In 2012

State officials say New York gamblers plunked down a record $9.1 billion on state-sanctioned lottery games in 2012.

01/05/2013

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Check Your Numbers! 3 Winning Lottery Tickets Worth $700K Sold In NJ Set To Expire

Two Mega Millions tickets are each worth $250,000 and a $200,000 Powerball ticket was bought on Christmas Eve at Milleries Food Market in Mount Holly.

12/06/2012

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Police: GM Stole More Than $25K In Lottery Tickets From Rite-Aid

Richard Nogid, the general manager of Rite Aid in Shirley, was arrested and charged with Grand Larceny in the 3rd-degree after an investigation started by Rite Aid Corp., police said.

12/06/2012

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2 Tickets Sold In Arizona And Missouri Win Record Powerball Jackpot

A lottery official said late Wednesday that the jackpot increased to $579.9 million by the time of the drawing, making the cash option $379.8 million.

11/29/2012

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Winning Numbers Drawn For $580 Million Powerball Jackpot

The largest jackpot in Powerball’s history, has rolled over 16 times without a winner.

11/28/2012

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Huge Sales Push Powerball Jackpot To $500 Million

Huge tickets sales nationwide boosted the top prize from $425 million to $500 million for Wednesday’s drawing.

11/27/2012

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Did You Win? Powerball Numbers Drawn For $320 Million Jackpot

Earlier in the day, dreamers hoping to become a multi-millionaire hit stores across the Tri-State Area, playing and thinking of what they’d do with the money if they win.

08/15/2012

FILE - Mega Millions lottery ticket forms at a convenience store (Credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Garden State Gets Nearly $41M From Record Mega Millions Jackpot

Like all lottery revenues, the money from Mega Millions goes into the state budget to pay for education and higher education programs, human services and veterans’ assistance.

04/05/2012

Tom Flake, Costco worker, bought $760 in Mega tickets for a 38-member office pool, at Linden Quick Mart in Lindenhurst (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Winning Numbers For $640 Million Mega Millions Jackpot Announced

The winning numbers are 2, 4, 23, 38, 46 and the Mega Ball is 23.

03/30/2012

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Did You Win The $363 Million Mega Millions Jackpot?

The winning numbers were 9, 19, 34, 44, 51 and the Mega Ball number was 24.

03/27/2012

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Americo Lopes Ordered To Pay 5 Co-Workers $4M Of $38.5M Lottery Jackpot

A jury in New Jersey on Wednesday found a man had cheated five co-workers out of their share of a $38.5 million lottery jackpot.

03/14/2012

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Whose Money Is It? Fight Over Lottery Jackpot Goes To Court In NJ

Six co-workers pooled their resources on a Mega-Millions lottery ticket, when one of them claimed a huge jackpot, the others got mad and lawyered up.

03/07/2012

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