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Virginia Woman Wins $1 Million Lottery Twice in the Same Day

Virginia Woman Wins $1 Million Lottery Twice in the Same Day

Virginia Lottery(RICHMOND, Va.) — Winning the lottery once in a lifetime is pretty lucky.  Winning the lottery twice in the same day?  Virginia Fike is one of the few people that can describe that feeling.The Berryville, Va., resident had tw…

Last Mega Millions Winners Are Illinois Couple

Last Mega Millions Winners Are Illinois Couple

Tim Boyle/Bloomberg News(RED BUD, Ill.) — The last of the Mega Millions lottery winners are Merle and Patricia Butler, a married couple from Red Bud, Ill., and they came forward on Wednesday to claim their share in the biggest jackpot in lottery histo…

Michigan Lotto Winner Arrested for Welfare Fraud

Michigan Lotto Winner Arrested for Welfare Fraud

ABC News(LANSING, Mich.) — Amanda Clayton, who admitted to receiving public food assistance after winning $1 million in the state lotto, was arrested Monday evening in Michigan on two felony counts of welfare fraud. Clayton, of Lincoln Park, Mich.,…

Three Maryland Teachers Claim Mega Millions Ticket

Three Maryland Teachers Claim Mega Millions Ticket

Maryland Lottery(BALTIMORE) — The winners of the Maryland Lottery’s Mega Millions have finally come forward — and none of them are employed by McDonald’s.Stephen Martino, the director of the state’s lottery, said Tuesday morning tha…

Maryland Mega Millions Winner Claims Share of $656 Million Jackpot

Maryland Mega Millions Winner Claims Share of $656 Million Jackpot

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) — The second of three people who’ll share a record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot has claimed a piece of the prize.However, as with another winner who stepped forward in Kansas last week, the Maryland …

Maryland Lottery Director: Check Your Tickets!

Maryland Lottery Director: Check Your Tickets!

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) — The Maryland Lottery had a message for anyone who bought Mega Millions tickets at the Baltimore store where the winning ticket was sold last week: Check your tickets.Maryland’s lottery director, Stephen …

Mega Millions Lottery Officials Skeptical of ‘Winners’

Mega Millions Lottery Officials Skeptical of ‘Winners’

Tim Boyle/Bloomberg News(WASHINGTON) — Rumors are rampant about the identities of the three Mega-Million lottery winners in Maryland, Kansas and Illinois who will share the $656 million prize, but lottery officials say that, for now, the rumors are ju…

Nation Waits for Identity of Mega Millions Winners

Nation Waits for Identity of Mega Millions Winners

Tim Boyle/Bloomberg News(RED BUD, Ill.) — It’s a mystery that may never be completely solved. A third of the nation — 100 million Americans — played Mega Millions last week, and there are only three winning tickets, each worth $218 million. The peop…

Nation Waits for Identity of Mega Millions Winners

Nation Waits for Identity of Mega Millions Winners

Tim Boyle/Bloomberg News(RED BUD, Ill.) — It’s a mystery that may never be completely solved. A third of the nation — 100 million Americans — played Mega Millions last week, and there are only three winning tickets, each worth $218 million. The peop…

Mega Millions Winning Tickets Sold in Maryland, Kansas and Illinois

Mega Millions Winning Tickets Sold in Maryland, Kansas and Illinois

Tim Boyle/Bloomberg News(NEW YORK) — Mega Millions Winning Tickets Sold in Maryland, Kansas, IllinoisThree lucky ticket holders in Maryland, Illinois and Kansas will share a $656 million prize, the largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.
Maryland Lot…

Should Mega Millions Winner Take Annuity or Lump Sum?

Should Mega Millions Winner Take Annuity or Lump Sum?

Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesUPDATE: The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to $640 million, according to lottery officials.  The cash value now stands at $462 million.(NEW YORK) — The odds of winning are slim, but whoever gets lucky during Friday…

Mega Millions Jackpot Jumps to $540 Million and Could Go Higher

Mega Millions Jackpot Jumps to $540 Million and Could Go Higher

Tim Boyle/Bloomberg NewsUPDATE: The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to $640 million, according to lottery officials.  The cash value now stands at $462 million.(NEW YORK) — Will there be a lucky winner in Friday night’s drawing of the biggest lo…

Obama Says ‘No’ to Mega Millions With Lottery Skepticism

Obama Says ‘No’ to Mega Millions With Lottery Skepticism

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama is not tempted to buy a Mega Millions ticket, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Thursday. And a newly resurfaced archival video of Obama from 2000 might help explain why.Appearin…

Mathematicians: Mega Millions Winning Strategies Not In Your Favor

Mathematicians: Mega Millions Winning Strategies Not In Your Favor

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Mega Millions jackpot, the biggest lottery award in the game’s history at an estimated $500 million, has millions of people dreaming, however ridiculous the odds may be.The odds of getting struck by lightni…

Mega Millions Jackpot Swells to Whopping $476 Million

Mega Millions Jackpot Swells to Whopping $476 Million

Tim Boyle/Bloomberg NewsUPDATE: The Mega Millions lottery jackpot has grown to an estimated $500 million ahead of Friday’s drawing at 11 p.m. ET.
(NEW YORK) — The winning numbers for the $356 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot, the third-largest pr…

Calif. Woman Hits Lottery Twice, Claims Ticket Stolen

Calif. Woman Hits Lottery Twice, Claims Ticket Stolen

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.) — A California woman who won $1 million in the lottery in January claims she hit another $260,000 last week but it was stolen. Lottery officials say though the case is still open it appears she gave her late…

Calif. Woman Hits Lottery Twice, Claims Ticket Stolen

Calif. Woman Hits Lottery Twice, Claims Ticket Stolen

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.) — A California woman who won $1 million in the lottery in January claims she hit another $260,000 last week but it was stolen. Lottery officials say though the case is still open it appears she gave her late…

Mega Millions Fever: Tips for Buying Your Lucky Lottery Ticket

Mega Millions Fever: Tips for Buying Your Lucky Lottery Ticket

Tim Boyle/Bloomberg News(NEW YORK) — Mega Millions fever is gripping the nation.The jackpot for the lottery game that’s played in 42 states, as well as the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, is an estimated $363 million.  Liv…

Mass. Plumber Wins $1K a Day for Life Lottery

Mass. Plumber Wins $1K a Day for Life Lottery

Zoonar/Thinkstock(HANOVER, Mass.) — Bruce Campbell, a plumber from Hanover, Mass., came forward on Tuesday as the winner of the Lucky for Life lottery, receiving $1,000 a day for the rest of his life.Campbell, 39, received his first weekly prize of $7…

Winning $336 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Newport, RI

Winning $336 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Newport, RI

William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(NEWPORT, R.I.) — Lottery officials announced Monday morning that the winning Powerball ticket worth $336.4 million was sold at a Stop & Shop in the tiny enclave of Newport, R.I., though the winner has not yet come …

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