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Big family hit by Sandy to share lottery winnings

  BEACHWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A large family that lives at the shore and suffered losses during Superstorm Sandy will share a $20 million lottery jackpot that one of the 17 siblings said will be […]

07/25/2014

Man wins $1 million while on Rhode Island vacation

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A vacation off the coast of Rhode Island has turned a man into a millionaire. The Rhode Island Lottery said Tuesday that Flemington, New Jersey, resident Thomas Mistele bought a $20 […]

07/15/2014

A clerk operates a lottery machine in the Mega Millions lottery. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

California’s $425M Powerball winner comes forward

MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) — The sole winner of February’s $425 million Powerball jackpot came forward to claim his prize Tuesday. California Lottery officials said B. Raymond Buxton, a Northern California retiree, claimed the prize at […]

04/01/2014

A clerk operates a lottery machine in the Mega Millions lottery. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

2 winning tickets in $400 million jackpot

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — The holders of two lucky tickets sold states apart will split a $400 million Mega Millions jackpot, the sixth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. Numbers were drawn Tuesday, and lottery […]

03/19/2014

A lottery ticket dispenser at Dixon Landing Chevron in Milpitas, Calif., on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Sacramento-area store sells $60M Powerball ticket

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A lottery player in Sacramento County has hit the jackpot in Saturday night’s $60 million Powerball drawing. California Lottery spokesman Alex Traverso says the winning ticket — which successfully matched the […]

03/02/2014

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Man’s speeding excuse? I won the lottery!

HINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man busted for speeding had a pretty good excuse when he was pulled over: He had just won a big lottery prize and was on his way to collect […]

02/28/2014

A lottery ticket dispenser at Dixon Landing Chevron in Milpitas, Calif., on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Ticket sold in California wins $425M Powerball

MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) — The lone winning ticket for the $425 million Powerball jackpot was sold at a convenience store in Northern California, but there was no immediate word on who may have won one […]

02/20/2014

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Lottery winners urged to avoid big purchases

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jackpots like Wednesday’s anticipated $400 million-plus Powerball can grant a lot of wishes. But what if you were the only winner, and you had but one chance to blow all that […]

02/18/2014

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Mega Millions jackpot soars to $636 million

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Mega Millions jackpot soared to an estimated $636 million on Tuesday, making it the second largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. The top prize had been estimated at $586 […]

12/17/2013

Police: NY deli owners stole $1M lottery ticket

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) – A Long Island deli owner and his son were charged Saturday with scamming a customer out of a $1 million lottery ticket. Nassau County police say a 34-year-old man who doesn’t […]

11/23/2013

The Carrollwood Market in suburban Tampa Florida that sold the winning $16 million  Powerball ticket May 25, 2013. (AP Photo/AP Television)

$16 million lottery ticket unclaimed in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Hitting a $16 million Powerball jackpot is a dream for most people. But losing a fortune by letting those lottery winnings expire is a nightmare — and that’s what will happen […]

11/20/2013

A Powerball lottery ticket (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Michigan man wins million-dollar lottery — again

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — This guy has all the luck. Officials say Joseph Palmarchuk won a $1.35 million lottery jackpot Wednesday in Michigan’s Classic Lotto 47 game. In the past few years, Palmarchuk has also […]

11/08/2013

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