Lotteries

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2018, file photo, media, left record people entering the KC Mart in Simpsonville, S.C., after it was announced the winning Mega Millions lottery ticket was purchased at the store. Unless the winner chooses to come forward, the world may never know who won. The winner of a $1.537 billion lottery jackpot in South Carolina has yet to come forward. That means the state of South Carolina might be a big loser too. With the prize unclaimed, the state Board of Economic Advisors is expected Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, to suggest removing the $61 million windfall from the state spending plan. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins, File)
February 14, 2019 - 2:45 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The winner of a $1.54 billion lottery jackpot in South Carolina has yet to come forward. That means the state of South Carolina might be a big loser too. Economic officials estimated the winner would pay $61 million in state income taxes, and put that money into the budget...
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Tomas Arizta, a owner of a lottery office, celebrates with sparkling wine beside Asuncion Daguerrea and Edurne Gomez, left, after selling the first prize Christmas lottery ticket El Gordo, or The Fat One, with the number 03347, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Holders of the ticket number 03347 struck it rich Saturday when they won the top prize in Spain's bumper Christmas lottery. The lottery dished out 2.4 billion euros ($2.7 billion) in prize-money this year.(AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
December 22, 2018 - 8:42 am
MADRID (AP) — Those holding the ticket number 03347 struck it rich Saturday when they won the top prize in Spain's bumper Christmas lottery. The lottery, known as El Gordo, or "The Fat One," dished out 2.4 billion euros ($2.7 billion) in prize money this year. The top prize for a winning ticket is...
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Robert Bailey poses for photographers during a news conference at the Resorts World Casino New York City, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in New York. The retired government worker won over $343 million in Powerball, the biggest jackpot in New York state lottery history. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
November 14, 2018 - 2:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Bailey has been playing the same six lottery numbers for 25 years and plans to keep on doing it — even though his digits finally hit for a $343.8 million Powerball win, the largest in New York Lottery history. Bailey, 67, was introduced by lottery officials Wednesday as the...
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November 08, 2018 - 2:40 pm
BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts great-grandfather has won a $100,000 lottery prize by picking the jersey numbers of five members of the World Series-winning Boston Red Sox. The lottery said in a statement that 84-year-old Jim Aylward Jr., of Templeton, won the prize in Monday's Mass Cash...
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Lerynne West, of Redfield, Iowa, arrives to claim her share of a nearly $700 million Powerball prize, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at the Iowa Lottery headquarters in Clive, Iowa. West was one of two winners of a $688 million jackpot drawn Oct. 27. She'll share the prize with someone who bought the other winning ticket in New York City. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
November 05, 2018 - 3:39 pm
CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — After hearing someone from Iowa had won half of a nearly $700 million Powerball jackpot, Lerynne West couldn't find the ticket she'd bought the day before so asked her sister to check her pickup truck. There it was, on the pickup floor — a scrap of paper worth a share of $688...
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West Harlem Deli co-owner Jose Espinosa, left, waits on a customer at the deli, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in New York. One of two Powerball tickets that hit the $688 million jackpot was sold at the deli, which Espinosa and his father own. (AP Photo/Julie Walker)
October 28, 2018 - 7:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The co-owner of a Manhattan deli where someone purchased one of two Powerball tickets that hit the $688 million jackpot said he likely sold the winning ticket, but he has no idea who won. Jose Espinosa and his father own the West Harlem Deli, which lottery officials say sold a...
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October 27, 2018 - 11:25 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The winning numbers for the estimated $750 million Powerball game have been drawn. The numbers picked in Saturday night's drawing are 8, 12, 13, 19 and 27, with a Powerball of 4. It's not immediately clear if there is a winner for the fourth-largest jackpot in U.S. history...
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October 25, 2018 - 1:31 am
STRATFORD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man walking to buy a lottery ticket for this week's massive Mega Millions jackpot fell and broke his hip, but the trip to the hospital turned into his lucky break. WCAU-TV reports 87-year-old Earl Livingston was invited to join the hospital staff's lottery pool,...
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In this Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 photo, drivers on the Broken Arrow Expressway pass a sign with the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpot numbers as they drive toward downtown Tulsa, Okla., Monday, October 22, 2018. (John Clanton/Tulsa World via AP)
October 25, 2018 - 1:26 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — No one has won the big Powerball prize, so the estimated jackpot now grows to $750 million — the fourth-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. The next drawing will be Saturday. On Wednesday night, when it was at $620 million, the Powerball jackpot looked sort of puny...
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A customer, who did not want to be identified, displays the $200.00 worth of Mega Millions tickets he bought at Downtown Plaza convenience store in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
October 25, 2018 - 1:11 am
SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Like the location of Jimmy Hoffa's body, the secret formula for Coca-Cola and whether there are aliens in outer space, the identity of the winner of the second-biggest lottery in American history may remain hidden forever — because of where the person bought the ticket...
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