Lotteries

Press photographers cover Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador arriving for a press conference in front of the former presidential plane at Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, Monday, July 27, 2020. The president, who only flies commercial as one measure in his austerity government, has been trying to sell the plane since he took office. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
July 27, 2020 - 1:42 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Efforts to sell Mexico’s presidential jet appear to be going well, but a simultaneous effort to sell lottery tickets depicting the plane is struggling. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Monday that only about a quarter of the six million tickets have been sold, in part...
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July 23, 2020 - 12:14 pm
MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — A western Wisconsin man will share his millions in lottery winnings with a longtime friend because of a promise they made to each other nearly three decades ago. Friends Tom Cook and Joseph Feeney shook hands in 1992 and promised that if either one of them ever won the...
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July 14, 2020 - 2:03 pm
EASTPOINTE, Mich. (AP) — A man in suburban Detroit was given the wrong lottery ticket. But there was no mistake about the result: a $2 million winner. The Michigan Lottery said the man stopped at a gas station in Eastpointe, Michigan, to put air in a tire. He needed change for the air machine and...
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A woman scratches a $30 instant ticket while playing the lottery at Ted's Stateline Mobil on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 in Methuen, Mass. The coronavirus pandemic has been a rollercoaster for state lotteries across the country, with some getting a boost from the economic downturn and others scrambling to make up for revenue shortfalls. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 09, 2020 - 9:39 am
Boston (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has been a rollercoaster for state lotteries across the country, with some getting a boost from the economic downturn and others scrambling to make up for revenue shortfalls. Since March, Texas, Arkansas and Montana and several other states have seen an...
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Noha, an Egyptian engineer, who was chosen to be among the U.S. government's roughly 50,000 visa lottery winners this year, speaks during an interview near her home in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. While visas for Noha and her children came in February, Ahmed, her husband, has not arrived and now they fear it may never come. President Donald Trump in June halted visas from being issued outside the United States through the end of the year. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
July 02, 2020 - 12:48 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Noha, an Egyptian engineer, should feel lucky after winning a visa lottery that randomly selects people from a pool of more than 14 million applications for about 55,000 green cards that would let them live permanently in the United States. But the hopes she and her husband had of...
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In this Aug. 30, 2007 photo Jack Whittaker speaks during an interview in Mount Hope, W.Va. Whittaker Jr., whose life became rife with setbacks and tragedy after winning a record $315 Powerball jackpot on Christmas night in 2002, has died. He was 72. On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlor in Hinton, West Virginia confirmed Whittaker’s death. (AP Photo/Jeff Gentner)
June 30, 2020 - 1:17 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Andrew “Jack” Whittaker Jr., whose life became rife with setbacks and tragedy after winning a record $315 million Powerball jackpot on Christmas night in 2002, has died. He was 72. The Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlor in Hinton confirmed it. A funeral home official who...
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June 10, 2020 - 11:13 am
PHOENIX (AP) — A sole winning ticket for Tuesday's $410 million Mega Millions drawing was sold at a convenience store in a Phoenix suburb, lottery officials said Wednesday. The winning ticket was purchased at a Circle K in the city of Glendale, Arizona Lottery spokesman John Gilleland said...
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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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