North Carolina Man Buys $200,000 Winning Lottery Ticket On The Way To His Last Cancer Treatment

A North Carolina man stopped by a convenience store to buy a lottery ticket while on his way to his final chemotherapy appointment and wound up winning $200,000, BBC News reports. Unfortunately for the lucky winner, much of that money will have to go to medical bills. Ronnie Foster had been battling colon cancer, one […]

Mega Millions Winning Ticket Sold In California, Single Winner To Pocket Half A Billion Dollars

Only one ticket matched the five numbers and Mega Ball required to win the Mega Millions jackpot, meaning that one lucky California player will pocket around half a billion dollars before taxes, Yahoo News reports. The advertised jackpot for Friday’s Mega Millions drawing was $530 million, after several draws where no one matched the winning […]

How To Increase Your Odds Of Winning The Mega Millions (Or Powerball) Jackpot

The Mega Millions jackpot is now up to $475 million after no one matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball required to win the jackpot, as reported Saturday by The Inquisitr. You may be wondering if there’s anything you can do to increase your odds of winning, and as it turns out, there are, […]

Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs To $475 Million, Powerball Jackpot Not Far Behind At $350 Million

The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to just shy of half a billion dollars, hitting the $475 million mark after no winners matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball required to win the staggering jackpot, Yahoo News reports. Meanwhile, another multi-state lottery game with boffo jackpots, the Powerball game, is not far behind, with […]

Saturday’s Powerball Is $625 Million: How To Take The Money If You Win

After no winners were announced in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing, Saturday’s winnings grew to an estimated $625 million. Winning the lottery is always a slim possibility, but in case it happens to one lucky person, the next question they must consider is how to cash in. It is worth noting that how a winner chooses to […]

$273 Million Lottery Winner To Reward Clerk Who Kept His Lost Winning Ticket Safe

A 54-year-old New Jersey man named Mike Weirsky is one lucky guy. Weirsky became a millionaire overnight after purchasing a couple $2 lottery tickets at a Quik Chek gas station near his home in rural Alpha. However, he came close to missing out on the winnings altogether. Weirsky accidentally left the tickets behind after purchasing […]

Woman Bought Winning Lottery Ticket With Stolen Credit Card, Nabbed By Police When She Tried To Claim Prize

A Canadian woman ran out of luck after buying a winning lottery ticket with a stolen credit card and then getting nabbed by police when she tried to claim the $50,000 prize. The incident happened in Newfoundland, where police said a man reported that his wallet had been stolen and that his credit cards were […]

British Grandparents Celebrate Lottery Win With A Cup Of Tea Before Going To Bed

Most people hope they will someday win the lottery, and have a plan for how they will celebrate their sudden windfall and what they will be spending their money on. But most people’s immediate reaction would to be to enjoy a quiet cup of tea and then head straight to bed. That was the reaction […]

Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot Will Reach $321 Million For Christmas Day Drawing

Someone could be getting one incredible Christmas gift this year — more than a quarter of a billion dollars. The Mega Millions lottery jackpot will reach $321 million for the Christmas Day drawing, with a long streak of no winners tipping the jackpot back to enormous levels. As USA Today noted, the drawing on Friday […]

British Man Andrew Clark Finds $86M Lottery Ticket In His Car After Family Hounded Him To Check His Ticket

A man won one of the largest jackpots in British history, and he almost didn’t bother to claim his prize. The ticket was buried in a pile of papers in Andrew Clark’s van for weeks before he finally decided to check and see if he was the big winner, as reported by the New York […]

People Buying Lottery Tickets Will Typically Fall Into One Of These Ten Categories

This week’s Mega Millions $1.5 billion jackpot, the second-largest lottery prize in the history of the world, brought the lottery into the national consciousness with levels of hysteria rarely seen. The lottery is a psychological game just as much as a probabilistic one, and nearly half of American adults will play the lottery each year, […]

Here’s How People Convince Themselves That They’re Going To Win The Lottery, Like Mega Millions Or Powerball

With the Powerball jackpot already estimated to be three quarters of a billion dollars, and with a $1.6 billion Mega Millions ticket just having been sold in South Carolina a few days ago, Americans are in the midst of lottery fever. And while we all know, at least in our heart of hearts, that we’re […]

Here’s How You Should Treat Your Lottery Winnings, According To An Economist

The bad news is that the Mega Millions jackpot of over $1.5 billion has already been won. The good news is that the Powerball windfall of $750 and growing, is still up for grabs. Somebody is going to win it. So it might as well be you. That said, according to an economist writing for […]

Owner Of Gas Station That Sold Winning Mega Millions Tickets Plans To Split $50,000 Bonus With Staff

The owner of the convenience store in South Carolina that sold the $1.5 billion winning lottery ticket said he wants to share part of his $50,000 bonus with his employees. CJ Patel, who claims he has no clue who bought the winning ticket for Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing, also said he planned on sharing […]

JuJu Smith-Schuster Prayed For Mega Millions Win To Bring Le’Veon Bell Back

The Pittsburgh Steelers might have been looking forward to enjoying a Week 8 return to the gridiron for Le’Veon Bell had JuJu Smith-Schuster come up with the numbers drawn for the $1.6 million Mega Millions jackpot on Tuesday night, October 23. Unfortunately, the dozens of tickets he purchased were as good as garbage, and so […]

Why Winning The Lottery Isn’t Such A Lucky Thing

Someone in South Carolina, whose identity remains unknown, won $1.6 billion dollars in Tuesday’s Powerball lottery. It’s the biggest lottery prize ever awarded…and that’s not necessarily such a good thing. Marvin and Mae Acosta also won $327.8 million in January, and wanted to establish a charity. This made them a target for scammers. One group […]

Mega Millions Winning Ticket Sold In South Carolina, Identity Of $1.6 Billion Winner Remains Unknown

Lottery officials confirmed on Wednesday morning that one winning Mega Millions ticket worth over $1.5 billion was sold in South Carolina. According to ABC News, Tuesday night’s jackpot easily became the highest ever Mega Millions prize in history, beating the previous record of $656 million set in March 2012. The prize of $1.537 billion, however, […]

Mega Millions Drawing For $1.6 Billion — Date And Time Of Next Drawing, Odds Of Winning, Payout Amount

Mega Millions mania has taken over the country — and it’s not had to see why. On Tuesday night, the historically large jackpot of $1.6 billion could very well be yours, if you have your tickets in hand and match all five winning numbers — along with the Mega Ball. While it’s possible to check […]

Mega Millions Jackpot Officially Rises To $1 Billion – Date And Time Of Next Drawing, Odds Of Winning, Payout

Just when you thought that winning the Mega Millions jackpot would mean you’d never have to work another day, it gets even bigger and your entire family may never punch a clock again. After Tuesday’s drawing for overly huge pot, no one matched all the numbers and it just kept on growing. By early Friday […]

Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Jump To More Than $800 Million Combined

The Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots have soared to more than $800 million after no winners were crowned in the recent drawings, putting eye-popping totals up for grabs, according to Newsweek magazine. The magazine called the combined total of the two nationwide lottery games one of the largest amounts ever offered. Those who want to […]

A Canadian Man Cleaned Out His Closet And Found A Lottery Ticket Worth $1.75 Million

A Canadian man was just cleaning out his closet when he stumbled upon a find that will change his life: a forgotten-about lottery ticket that turned out to be worth $1.75 million. As CBC News reports, Gregorio De Santis of Montreal was cleaning out an old closet and getting ready to take clothes to a […]

Mega Millions Winning Numbers March 23: Watch $421 Million Jackpot Drawing Live Online, Mobile

Did anyone win the $421 million Mega Millions jackpot on March 23? Almost one week after one extremely lucky person won the $456 million Powerball jackpot, all eyes are now on the results from Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing. The winning Mega Millions numbers will be drawn at 11 p.m. ET. Scroll down to find […]

Powerball Winning Numbers March 17: Watch $455 Mil Jackpot Drawing Live Online, Mobile, TV

Did anyone win the $455 million Powerball jackpot on Saturday, March 17? You’ll have the luck of the Irish, and then some, if you match all six numbers drawn on St. Patrick’s Day. According to Reuters, there hasn’t been a jackpot winner since January 6 when a single ticket holder in New Hampshire won $559.7 […]

Powerball Winning Numbers: $570 Mil Jackpot Live Drawing Reveals January 6 Powerball Results

Dreaming about what you will do if you win the $570 million Powerball jackpot? Grab your ticket and find out if you are the lottery’s newest millionaire. If you match all six numbers drawn on Saturday, January 6, consider yourself extremely lucky — the odds of winning the top prize in the popular lottery game […]

Powerball Jackpot Exceeds Half A Billion, Becomes Eighth-Largest Lottery Jackpot In U.S. History

The Powerball jackpot for Saturday’s drawing (January 6, 2018) is estimated to be $550 million (that’s over half a billion dollars), and may yet climb, making it the eighth-richest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. As ABC News reports, Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing came and went without a jackpot winner, rolling over the $460 million prize […]

Oksana Zaharov: Wrong Lottery Ticket Purchase Results In $5 Million Win For New Jersey Woman

Oksana Zaharov’s wrong lottery ticket is topping headlines this week because she is now a millionaire thanks to her accidental purchase. The New Jersey mom still can not believe her incredible good fortune. Speaking with local news outlets, the 46-year-old woman says that she has never “won anything” in her life, but now it appears […]

Leslie Underwood’s $300G Scratch Off Ticket Win Allegedly Stolen By Co-Worker

Leslie Underwood, who works as a waitress at an Arkansas restaurant, says she was devastated after her $300G scratch off ticket was allegedly stolen by her co-worker. Underwood claims that her co-worker, Mandy Vanhouten, owes her a lot of cash. According to a report from local news station KARK, the waitresses were given some scratch […]

Winning Powerball Numbers December 27: Watch $337 Mil Jackpot Drawing Live Online

What are the winning Powerball numbers for December 27, and how can you watch the drawing for the $337 million jackpot online? If your ticket matches the numbers drawn on Wednesday night, you will be able to ring in the New Year as a multi-millionaire. (Update – find tonight’s winning number below) Grab your ticket […]

Powerball Winning Numbers December 20: $269 Mil Jackpot Is Early Christmas Gift If You Have The Winning Ticket

What are the winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday, December 20, and did anyone win the $269 million jackpot? Grab your ticket and find out if you will be celebrating the holidays as lottery’s newest multimillionaire. There hasn’t been a Powerball jackpot winner in almost two months, with the Philadelphia Inquirer reporting that the last time […]

Did Anyone Win Powerball August 23? $700M Jackpot Drawing Creates Lottery Frenzy

Did anyone win the $700 million Powerball jackpot? What are the winning numbers for the August 23 drawing? Those are two of the many questions lottery players are asking as they dream about winning the second largest jackpot in the history of the lottery game. With no jackpot winner since June, all eyes are on […]

Powerball Strategy: Can You Really Increase Your Chances To Win $700 Million Jackpot On Wednesday

After no single ticket matched all six numbers in Saturday’s Powerball drawing, the jackpot in the nationwide lottery skyrocketed by an incredible $165 million — landing at a whopping $700 million for Saturday’s drawing. The Powerball jackpot will be the second-largest lottery jackpot in United States history. Nearly 114 million Powerball tickets, priced at two […]

Man Loses $5 Million Lottery Win Because His 16-Year-Old Son Bought His Scratch-Off Tickets: Ward Thomas Sues

Ward Thomas thought he was $5 million richer when one of five $20 Scratchers tickets in his possession showed a $5 million winning prize. The problem is that Thomas says he sent his 16-year-old son Benjamin into a gas station to cash out 12 previously winning tickets in Ward’s possession on October 16. The fact […]

California Teen Wins Lottery Twice In One Week

Most people only dream of winning the lottery, but for one California teen, that dream became a reality, not once, but twice in one week. According to the California Lottery’s official website, 19-year-old Rosa Dominguez recently won a whopping $655,555 after purchasing two different scratch-off tickets. Rosa’s good luck first took off in early June […]

Watch Powerball Drawing Live As Jackpot Soars To $337 Million [Video]

Are you feeling lucky? Saturday’s Powerball jackpot has hit $337 million and excitement for the game is brewing. The last grand-prize winning ticket was the April 1, 2017, game. The jackpot was $60 million and the prize remains unclaimed. Since April 1, the jackpot has steadily climbed, and while numerous winners have collected cash rewards, […]

Is San Francisco Or San Diego The Luckiest Lottery Location In America?

Over the years, it has been difficult to determine if San Diego or San Francisco are the luckiest lottery locations, and no new data has been collected by an independent, third-party researcher. What is know is that San Francisco seems to still be overpowered by San Diego as the luckiest for winning the lottery. However, […]

Lottery Winner Gives Ticket To Charity, Follows Historic Example

Recently, a generous lottery winner did not pop the winnings in their pocket but instead chose to donate the whole ticket directly to a Salvation Army bell ringer. However, this type of generosity has practically become commonplace over the past few years, and lottery winners around the world are in the headlines on a regular […]

Tennessee Ticket Wins Entire $421 Million Powerball Jackpot

A person from Tennessee has become an overnight multimillionaire after a lottery ticket sold in the state had the winning numbers for a $421 million Powerball jackpot. The fact that the winning Powerball ticket was purchased in the state was confirmed on the Powerball website as well. A scrolling statement on the website reads as […]

Jackpot At $449 Million For Mega Millions Drawing

Looking for ways to recover some funds from the 4th of July holiday weekend? The Mega Millions Lottery jackpot has increased to $449 million after no winners were reported in Friday’s drawing — bringing the jackpot to the third highest on record for the multi-state game. According to Newsday, a Lottery spokesperson stated that no […]

Urooj Khan: ‘Police Have Done Nothing,’ Says Sister Of Chicago Man Who Died Of Cyanide Poisoning 24 Hours After Winning $1 Million Lottery

Meraj Khan, the sister of a Urooj Khan, a 46-year-old Chicago businessman who mysteriously died one day after his $1 million lottery check was issued in 2012, has complained that four years later, police have done little or nothing to solve the case. As the Washington Post reports, Meraj Khan was reacting to a statement […]

Watch $218 Million Mega Millions Drawing Stream Live: Will Winning Numbers Hit Jackpot After 22 Straight Drawings?

After 22 straight drawings without a jackpot winner, the Mega Millions Memorial Day Weekend drawing will stream live online as a life-changing top prize of $218 million will be on the line when the six ping pong balls drop at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, May 27. Scroll down this page to watch the […]

Powerball Jackpot Expected To Hit $415 Million This Weekend, Ticket-Buying Frenzy Begins

The Powerball jackpot is on the rise once again. The prize is expected to his $415 million this weekend for a winner who takes the annuity payment option. If a winner opts for the one-time cash payout, the lucky person will walk away with $269.7 million before taxes. If the winning numbers for the Powerball […]

Gina Short, NC Woman With Breast Cancer, Wins Lottery Twice In Less Than 3 Months

Despite having breast cancer, Gina Short, of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, may just be one of the luckiest people in the world! Not only did she nab the $1 million lottery prize in February, last month she won an additional $250,000! Short, who was diagnosed with breast cancer six years ago, collapsed to the floor […]

Powerball Mania Begins Again: Jackpot Reaches $348 Million Just Three Months After Record-Breaking $1.5 Billion Prize

Powerball mania may once again sweep the nation as the jackpot goes unmatched for 17 straight drawings. After Saturday night’s drawing, the Powerball jackpot was increased to $348 million. While the jackpot is dwarfed in comparison to the record-breaking $1.5 billion prize paid out less than four months ago, Powerball players are likely to flock […]

Florida Lottery Email Scam Alert

The Florida Lottery alerted those within the state about a new scam alert, targeting those who play lottery games. The scam is conducted via email, and the Florida Lottery shared an example of the message that arrived in unsuspecting users’ inboxes through their official website, Facebook, and Twitter social media accounts. The email fictitiously notifies […]

Lottery Winner Murdered: Tips For Staying Safe When Playing Powerball, Mega Millions, Or State Lottery Games

News that seven suspects had been charged with the murder of Georgia lottery winner Craigory Burch Jr. back in November has left many wondering if playing and winning the lottery is a blessing or a curse. Craigory Burch Jr.’s story is hardly an isolated case either. The number of lottery winners who met with hardship, […]

Powerball And Mega Millions Jackpots On The Rise

Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots are on the rise, affording lucky players the chance to become a millionaire. The Powerball jackpot is currently at an estimated $292 million, and the Mega Millions jackpot is at $135 million. Both jackpots have rolled for over a month, and the games are experiencing increased interest. Powerball drawings take […]

Florida Powerball Winners Keep Win A Secret For Over A Month

The Florida Powerball winners are finally revealed. A couple from Melbourne Beach, Florida, came forward on Wednesday to claim one-third of the January 13 Powerball jackpot, saying they managed to keep their win a secret for over a month. Long-time Melbourne Beach residents, David Kaltschmidt and Maureen Smith, claimed their share of the record Powerball […]

Gina Short, North Carolina Woman With Breast Cancer, Wins $1M Lottery: How Much After Taxes?

Gina Short, a North Carolina woman battling breast cancer, recently won a $1 million lottery jackpot. The Kansas City Star reports that Gina, who has battled against breast cancer for the past six years, won the million-dollar lottery prize thanks to a recent North Carolina lottery drawing. What were the odds of Gina having the […]

Single Mom Wins Lottery And Gives Entire Amount To Homeless Man, Raises Large Sum In Addition

Single mother Sofia Andrade from Massachusetts enjoyed a victory this week when she discovered she won $200 after playing the lottery. However, Andrade experienced a chance meeting with a man who touched her heart. The man was homeless, so Andrade gave the man the entire amount to help him. Temperatures in the state were approaching […]

Mega Millions Jackpot At $94 Million, Powerball Jackpot At $189 Million, Are You Playing The Lottery?

Mega Millions and Powerball are America’s most popular lottery games, and both are seeing large jackpots. Neither game saw a jackpot winner during the last drawings, and the Mega Millions jackpot has rolled to $94 million. Meanwhile, the Powerball jackpot is currently at an estimated $189 million. The next Mega Millions drawing takes place live […]