September 2008 archive

First Class Ticket

Source:  The Guardian If you won millions on the lottery while at university, would you finish your degree or start living it up? Adeline Iziren talks to three lucky students who had to make that choice

Mega Millions Jackpot Increases to $16 Million

Source: AP The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $16 million Friday. None of the tickets sold for Friday’s $12 million drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball. The next drawing will be Tuesday.

Gas Prices Turn Some Away From Lottery, High Jackpots Bring More Back

Source: KNOXVILLE (WVLT) – Wednesday night saw another Powerball Jackpot reaching nine digits. Tennessee’s lottery has grown each year since it was introduced in 2004, but not as much as lottery officials would have liked. This year has not been a good year for the lottery, which is used to raise funds for the …

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Lottery Profits Helping Public Schools

Source: Richmond, VA — The Virginia Lottery is paying off for the state’s public schools. Gov. Tim Kaine on Monday accepted a ceremonial check from Virginia Lottery Executive Director Paula I. Otto to reflect $455 million in profits for the public education system. Kaine also marked the lottery’s 20th anniversary.

Winning Numbers in California’s ‘SuperLotto Plus’

(Published September 07, 2008) SACRAMENTO — No ticket matched all six numbers drawn for the California Lottery‘s “SuperLotto Plus” game Saturday night, which had a jackpot of $19 million. The numbers drawn were: 6-7-34-35-47; Meganumber 23. The grand prize now goes to an estimated $21 million for Wednesday night’s drawing, officials said.

Illinois Lottery Winner Tries to Remain Anonymous

An Illinois lottery winner has stepped forward to claim his millions while trying to remain incognito. The man is hoping to keep his identity a secret. “He does care for an elderly resident and he just has concern for his on safety didn’t want that to happen,” explained attorney Charles Bellock. Bellock is representing the …

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