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Mega Millions lottery winner worth $227 million sold in Texas

September 25, 2019, 8:14 am ET

Update: Additional information about retailer and historical context

By Todd Northrop

A single ticket sold in Texas matched the winning numbers from Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing and is worth an estimated $227 million.

The Texas Lottery announced that the ticket was sold at the Lakeline Express Mart on 2004 N. Lakeline Boulevard in Cedar Park. The retailer is eligible to receive a $1 million retailer bonus for selling the jackpot-winning ticket, which was a quick pick.

Massachusetts Lottery

81-year-old Mass. man sentenced to prison for part in multimillion-dollar lottery ticket scam

September 25, 2019, 7:53 am ET

An 81-year-old man from Lynn, Massachusetts, was sentenced Monday to two months in prison for his part in a multimillion-dollar lottery scam, according to federal prosecutors.

Clarance Jones, 81, pleaded guilty in May to conspiring to commit tax fraud and filing false tax returns. 

The Massachusetts U.S. Attorney's office said Jones was a part of a "ten-percenting" scheme in which he bought millions of dollars of winning Massachusetts state lottery tickets at a discount to help winners avoid taxes.

Colorado Lottery

Colorado Lottery launches updated Lotto game

September 23, 2019, 10:19 am ET

The classic Lotto game is now Colorado Lotto+

On Sunday, the Colorado Lottery's 30 year-old Lotto game was replaced with the new-and-improved Colorado Lotto+.

All 3,200 of the Lottery's retailer partners launched Colorado Lotto+ on September 22. The new game increased the cost to $2 per ticket, and has better odds of winning and more ways to win. The first Colorado Lotto+ drawing is set for Wednesday night, September 25.

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Powerball

$80 million Powerball jackpot lottery ticket sold in Michigan

September 23, 2019, 9:34 am ET

A Michigan Lottery player won Saturday night's $80 million Powerball jackpot with a ticket bought in Suttons Bay, according to the Michigan Lottery.

Mega Millions

California woman claims Mega Millions lottery jackpot worth half-billion dollars

September 21, 2019, 8:59 am ET

A San Diego woman never has to work another day in her life after cashing in her winning Mega Millions lottery ticket she purchased at a deli near Sorrento Valley.

New Jersey Lottery

N.J. man who previously won $2M on lottery scratch-off wins another $250K jackpot

September 20, 2019, 5:50 pm ET

Two years after winning $2 million in a New Jersey Lottery scratch-off game, a New Jersey man hit it big again — this time with a scratch-off ticket that proved to be worth $250,000.

Maryland Lottery

Maryland grandfather claims third major lottery prize

September 19, 2019, 8:15 am ET

A longtime Maryland Lottery player made a trip to Maryland Lottery headquarters in Baltimore on Sept. 13 to collect his third five-figure prize in two decades.

Washington, D.C. Lottery

Questions surround D.C. lottery and gambling contract, but high-level D.C. staffer says it's fine

September 18, 2019, 9:54 am ET

Several D.C. Council members are asking whether the $215爉illion lottery and sports gambling contract爐he council approved this summer爁ulfills local business subcontracting requirements. This week, they got an answer from a high-level District staffer: Everything's fine.

Lucky for Life

After 20 years of playing the same lottery numbers, Delaware man wins $25,000 a year for life

September 15, 2019, 7:43 pm ET

Ever since he won $500 in the lottery 20 years ago, one 65-year-old New Castle, Delaware, man has been playing the same numbers over and over, hoping they'd pay off again.

After the Big Win

Lottery winner plans to breathe new life into historic neighborhood that time forgot

September 15, 2019, 10:25 am ET

A Florida man who won a $52 million lottery jackpot in 2010 wants to use some of his millions to breathe new life into the streets of Sistrunk, a historically black northwestern section of Fort Lauderdale.

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