Lotteries

April 28, 2020 - 2:36 pm
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — With a little bit of luck and persistence, a Colorado man has hit the jackpot twice after playing the same numbers for 30 years. Colorado Lottery officials identified “Joe B.” as the winner of two $1 million Powerball jackpots on March 25. He claimed the winnings on Friday,...
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March 26, 2020 - 11:24 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hoping to escape all the coronavirus-caused economic uncertainty by winning a giant lottery jackpot? Think again. Those jackpots are going to shrink as the pandemic tamps down lottery sales. The group that oversees the Powerball game announced Wednesday night that it would...
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January 07, 2020 - 8:37 am
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...
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Children from Madrid's San Ildefonso school pick out lottery ticket numbers at Madrid's Teatro Real opera house during Spain's bumper Christmas lottery draw in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. The lottery, known as El Gordo, or The Fat One, will dish out 2.24 billion euros ($2.43 billion) in prizes. (AP Photo/Paul White)
December 22, 2019 - 6:31 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The lucky holders of ticket number 26590 struck it rich in Spain on Sunday when they won the top prize in the nation’s bumper Christmas lottery. The top-prize winning number, known as El Gordo (The Fat One), worth 400,000 euros ($436,000) fell out of the enormous metallic...
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Children from Madrid's San Ildefonso school pick out lottery ticket numbers at Madrid's Teatro Real opera house during Spain's bumper Christmas lottery draw in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. The lottery, known as El Gordo, or The Fat One, will dish out 2.24 billion euros ($2.43 billion) in prizes. (AP Photo/Paul White)
December 22, 2019 - 4:46 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The lucky holders of ticket number 26590 struck it rich in Spain on Sunday when they won the top prize in the nation’s bumper Christmas lottery. The top-prize winning number worth 400,000 euros ($436,000) fell out of the enormous metallic shuffling bins in a live televised...
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A man buys a Christmas lottery ticket from a street seller in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. Spain's bumper Christmas lottery draw known as El Gordo, or The Fat One, will be held on Dec. 22. (AP Photo/Paul White)
December 22, 2019 - 4:06 am
MADRID (AP) — The lucky holders of ticket number 26590 struck it rich in Spain on Sunday when they won the top prize in the nation’s bumper Christmas lottery. The top-prize winning number worth 400,000 euros ($436,000) fell out of the enormous metallic shuffling bins in a live televised event...
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A man buys a Christmas lottery ticket from a street seller in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. Spain's bumper Christmas lottery draw known as El Gordo, or The Fat One, will be held on Dec. 22. (AP Photo/Paul White)
December 22, 2019 - 3:16 am
MADRID (AP) — Spaniards are gripped to their television sets, radios and mobile phones, hoping to strike it rich as the nation holds its bumper Christmas lottery. The incredibly popular lottery, known as El Gordo (The Fat One), will dish out 2.24 billion euros ($2.43 billion) in prizes this year...
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December 18, 2019 - 2:27 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Someone in Ohio is going to have a wonderful life! A winning Mega Millions ticket worth $372 million was sold at a Giant Eagle supermarket in Mentor, a suburb of Cleveland. The winning numbers drawn on Tuesday, just eight days before Christmas, were: 22-30-53-55-56 +16. It’s the...
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Rep. Alyce Clarke, D-Jackson, shows a ceremonial first scratch-off ticket purchased from at a Jackson, Miss., convenience store, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. Licensed lottery retailers in the state began selling tickets Monday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 25, 2019 - 3:28 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — People across Mississippi got into the scratch-off fever Monday as lottery tickets went on sale for the first time in the state. For decades Mississippi was one of only six states without a lottery. There was strong opposition from politically powerful churches. People often...
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This May 9, 2011 photo provided by the Iowa Lottery shows Larry Dawson and his wife, Kathy, claiming their $9.09 million Hot Lotto jackpot in Des Moines. A national lottery group rocked by an insider’s jackpot-rigging conspiracy has settled a lawsuit brought by the Iowa grandfather who said the $9 million prize he won in 2011 should have been nearly three times as big. The Multi-State Lottery Association and Dawson informed a judge of the settlement this month, cancelling a trial that had been scheduled to begin next week in Des Moines, Iowa. (Iowa Lottery via AP)
November 25, 2019 - 3:20 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A national lottery group rocked by an insider’s jackpot-rigging conspiracy said Monday it has settled a lawsuit brought by an Iowa grandfather who alleged that a $9 million prize he won in 2011 should have been nearly three times as big. The Multi-State Lottery Association...
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