August 2010 archive

Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $133M sold in Calif.

Morro Bay liquor store to get $665,000 commission A $133 million lottery jackpot is more than the stuff of daydreams for one customer of a Morro Bay, California, liquor store. Bottle Liquor and Deli at 999 Main St. in Morro Bay sold the winning Mega Millions lottery ticket, the only jackpot winner in Friday’s 41-state …

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Playing same lottery numbers for 15 years paid off

On a hunch, bought multiple tickets with same numbers. The five numbers Chris Hoffman played in the Maryland lottery for 15 years never meant anything special to him — until he won. Hoffman said they were just random numbers he chose: 3, 6, 9, 20, 21. He’s not even sure why. “They’re numbers I picked …

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Hollywood woman, 35, claims prize from July 10 drawing

Source: Lottery Post The Florida Lottery announced on Friday that the $73.8 million jackpot from the July 10 Powerball drawing has been claimed. Elizabeth Choras-Hanna, 35, of Hollywood, was the lucky winner. Lottery officials said she will receive a one-time, lump-sum payment for the winnings in the amount of $38,929,055.11.

Camelot’s lottery plans given another chance by regulator

Source: The Guardian The lottery watchdog will spend an extra two weeks deciding whether Camelot should be able to offer mobile phone top-ups and bill payments at its terminals. The National Lottery Commission (NLC) said it is minded to block the lottery operator’s ambitions to expand into new business areas because they could breach European …

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Police Seek Lottery Bandits

FAYETTEVILLE, GA. — Fayette County authorities are looking for two men who stole stole five stacks of lottery tickets and then tried to cash in their winnings at four other stores. The robbery happened about 5:30 a.m. Friday at a gas station in east Fayette County. Authorities say two men shattered the glass front door of …

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