Lotteries

May 25, 2018 - 12:45 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Lottery has hit a new record for sales. State lottery officials say Friday that total sales of lottery tickets and video lottery games came in at just under $10 billion for the fiscal year that ended March 31. That's up from $9.7 billion the year before, and an all-...
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Richard Wahl reacts while speaking during a news conference introducing him as the $533 million Mega Millions jackpot winner at the New Jersey Lottery headquarters, Friday, April 13, 2018, in Trenton, N.J. Wahl hit the winning numbers during the Friday, March 30 drawing on a ticket he bought at a gas station in Riverdale, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 13, 2018 - 2:59 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The winner of a $533 million lottery jackpot wasn't sure he could believe his eyes. So, when his mother called to say someone in his new home state had won it, his response was: It wasn't me Forty-seven-year-old Richard Wahl, of Vernon, New Jersey, was introduced Friday during...
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Richard Wahl reacts while speaking during a news conference introducing him as the $533 million Mega Millions jackpot winner at the New Jersey Lottery headquarters, Friday, April 13, 2018, in Trenton, N.J. Wahl hit the winning numbers during the Friday, March 30 drawing on a ticket he bought at a gas station in Riverdale, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 13, 2018 - 12:44 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The winner of a $533 million lottery jackpot wasn't sure he could believe his eyes. So, when his mother called to say someone in his new home state had won it, his response was: It wasn't me Forty-seven-year-old Richard Wahl, of Vernon, New Jersey, was introduced Friday during...
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March 29, 2018 - 1:05 pm
QUEBEC CITY (AP) — A Canadian teenager who purchased her first lottery ticket to celebrate her 18th birthday hit the jackpot and will receive $1,000 Canadian a week for the rest of her life. Charlie Lagarde was celebrating with a bottle of champagne and a $4 scratch-off ticket earlier this month...
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March 19, 2018 - 11:30 am
MANHEIM, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Lottery officials say the winning Powerball ticket worth almost $457 million was sold at a convenience store in Lancaster County. Officials said the ticket was sold at Speedway in Manheim. The store earns a $100,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. It was the...
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March 12, 2018 - 2:56 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge ruled Monday that a New Hampshire woman who won a Powerball jackpot worth nearly $560 million can keep her identity private, but not her hometown. Judge Charles Temple noted that the case's resolution rested the state's Right-to-Know law, which governs access to public...
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March 12, 2018 - 12:54 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge ruled Monday that a New Hampshire woman who won a Powerball jackpot worth nearly $560 million can keep her identity private, but not her hometown. Judge Charles Temple noted that the case's resolution rested on application of the state's Right-to-Know law, which governs...
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June 17, 2017 - 12:45 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The New York Lottery is celebrating a big anniversary. Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the sale of the first ticket in 1967. New York was only the second state to begin operating a lottery after New Hampshire. State officials say more than $83 billion has been given...
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March 07, 2017 - 10:44 am
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Lottery officials say a New York couple has won $10 million on a scratch-off ticket, the single largest cash prize for scratch-off games in the state lottery's history. State officials say the winning ticket was purchased at a Stewart's Shop on Vassar Road in Poughkeepsie...
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