Lotteries

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)
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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)
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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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September 10, 2019 - 11:42 am
FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) — Don't try telling Marilyn and Jimmie Lovelace that lightning doesn't strike twice, not after the Missouri couple won a big Lottery prize for the second time — and narrowly missed out on a second multi-million dollar payout. The Missouri Lottery says the Farmington couple...
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August 27, 2019 - 3:30 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Lawyers reversed course on Tuesday and dropped a subpoena in which they had ordered an Iowa journalist to turn over notes related to his book about a lottery industry insider who rigged jackpots in several states. The withdrawal of the subpoena for journalist Perry Beeman's...
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August 27, 2019 - 12:44 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa journalist who wrote a book about a lottery insider who rigged jackpots in several states has been subpoenaed to turn over notes related to his reporting. Perry Beeman received the subpoena last week from a law firm representing Larry Dawson, an Iowa jackpot winner...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2018, file photo a Mega Millions lottery ticket rests on the shop counter at the Street Corner Market in Cincinnati. A lottery ticket worth $530 million in the Mega Millions draw was sold at a liquor store in San Diego, the City News Service reports. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
June 09, 2019 - 2:30 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A California lottery ticket worth $530 million in the Mega Millions draw was sold at a liquor store in San Diego. The winner of Friday's drawing will have to decide whether to receive the estimated $530 million jackpot in 30 installments or its $345.2 million cash value. The...
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June 04, 2019 - 8:27 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who says he based his Powerball entry on a fortune cookie he got from his granddaughter now has a fortune to celebrate. WRAL in Raleigh reports retired retailer Charles W. Jackson Jr. stepped forward at North Carolina Education Lottery headquarters on...
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Lucille Brien plays a video poker machine at the Monte Bar and Casino in Billings, Montana, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Montana, Iowa and Indiana are poised to be the first states to legalize sports betting this year, almost a year after the U.S. Supreme Court ended Nevada's monopoly. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
May 03, 2019 - 6:40 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana became the first state to legalize sports betting this year after Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill Friday for the state lottery to oversee a system of wagering through kiosks and mobile applications that could be running by fall. Montana is at the head of a wave of...
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April 26, 2019 - 7:11 am
LONDON (AP) — For two friends with checkered pasts it was the luck of a lifetime: a 4 million-pound ($5.2 million) lottery win. But Mark Goodram and Jon-Ross Watson may see their celebrations cut short. The Sun newspaper reports that Britain's National Lottery is withholding the payout as it...
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Manuel Franco of West Allis, Wis., winner of second-highest Powerball lottery in history, attends a news conference at the Wisconsin Department of Revenue in Madison, Wis., on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. At right is Peter Barca, state secretary of revenue, and at right is Cindy Polzin, state lottery director. Franco claimed the cash option payout of the prize, totaling approximately $477 million before taxes. The overall jackpot of the prize, drawn March 22, was $768,400. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
April 23, 2019 - 4:42 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 24-year-old Wisconsin man stepped forward Tuesday to claim a $768 million Powerball prize, the nation's third-largest lottery jackpot, saying he "pretty much felt lucky" the day he bought his tickets and has been worried that people want to steal his ticket. Manuel Franco, of...
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