Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpots Both Top $300M For First Time EverFor the first time ever, both the Powerball and Mega Millions lottery jackpots have risen to more than $300 million simultaneously.
Man Rigged Wisconsin State Lotto, Used Payout For Offshore Tax ScamAfter winning a Wisconsin Lottery jackpot that was rigged by his friend, a Texas businessman used the payout for an investment scam that generated additional undeserved government money, according to court records.
Powerball Jackpot-Top 10 Largest US JackpotsA winning ticket for Wednesday's estimated $435 million Powerball jackpot that was sold in Indiana would rank as the nation's 9th largest lottery payout.
Lottery Insider's Brother Arrested in Jackpot-Fixing ScandalNew digital evidence reveals how a lottery insider manipulated drawings to enrich himself and his associates, Iowa investigators said Wednesday as they charged his brother with securing jackpots in Oklahoma and Colorado worth $1.2 million cash.
Deadline Closing In To Cash Unclaimed $63M Lottery PrizeLottery spokesman Alex Traverso said Wednesday that even he wants to know why the SuperLotto Plus winner let six months pass without claiming the prize. Whatever the reason, it won't be a good enough excuse if the 5 p.m. Thursday deadline passes and nobody produces the ticket at a lottery office. "Unfortunately, the rules are the rules," Traverso said.
A Look at the 10 Highest Lottery JackpotsThe Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night's drawing will be an estimated $1.5 billion — the largest lottery jackpot in the world. Not that there aren't large jackpots elsewhere. Spain's massively popular Christmas lottery, known as "El Gordo," is ranked as the world's richest, though it doles out a single jackpot among millions of prizes, instead of one large jackpot like the Powerball. El Gordo last month showered 2.2 billion euros ($2.4 billion) across the country.
Man Gets Almost 6 Years In Prison In Lottery Scam A South Florida man has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison for his role in a Jamaica-based lottery scam that preyed on elderly victims.
Unclaimed $12 Million Lotto Ticket Expires On Christmas Day An unclaimed Florida Lotto ticket worth $12 million will expire if it isn't claimed by Christmas Day.
Lottery Officials Warning People Of Scams To Get Personal InformationFlorida Lottery officials say their logo and letterhead are being used in scam emails seeking personal data to claim fake prizes.
One Of Two Winning $400 Million Mega Millions Jackpot Tickets Sold In FloridaAnother ticket purchased in Maryland matches all six numbers in Tuesday's drawing.
No Winner In $425 Million Mega Millions Jackpot The jackpot for Tuesday's drawing is expected to climb to $550 million.
Attorney In Fla. Gambling Scheme Found Guilty A Florida attorney has been found guilty of running a gambling operation that was disguised as a veterans charity.
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