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Archived Lottery News for April, 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009

  • 3:31 amPowerball: There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday Powerball drawing, but 5 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $200,000 prize: 1 from Connecticut, 1 from Florida, 1 from Louisiana (1 with Power Play), 1 from Minnesota and 1 from South Carolina.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, see the Ways to Win page.
  • 12:55 amPowerball:  The Wednesday, April 29, 2009 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 6-19-36-50-59, and the Powerball is 13.  The Power Play number is 5.  To see all the ways your ticket can win a prize, please go to the Ways To Win Powerball page, or you can use the Powerball Search page to type the numbers on your ticket and have the USA Mega computer search the past results.  We will announce the number of big winners in this drawing, the states they came from, and the next jackpot within the next couple of hours, here on USA Mega.  Good luck!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

  • 10:40 pmGeorgia Lottery holds first Weekly WinFall drawing.  The Georgia Lottery held the first of 11 Weekly WinFall drawings, combining the big payout of a raffle game with the drawings of a weekly draw game.
  • 9:20 am$220 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot soars.  Lottery jackpot hunters will have a big target this Friday night, when a $220 million jackpot is up from grabs in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game.
  • 1:29 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Mega Millions drawing, but 12 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 3 from California, 1 from Massachusetts, 3 from New Jersey, 2 from New York, 1 from Ohio, and 2 from Texas.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, a list of the California pari-mutuel prize amounts, the drawing video, and all other data about this drawing, see the Mega Millions Drawing Detail page.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

  • 11:06 pmMega Millions:  The Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 15-20-24-36-44, and the Mega Ball is 6.  To see all the ways your ticket can win a prize, please go to the Ways To Win Mega Millions page, or you can use the Mega Millions Search page to type the numbers on your ticket and have the USA Mega computer search the past results.  We will announce the number of big winners in this drawing, the states they came from, and the next jackpot within the next couple of hours, here on USA Mega.  Good luck!
  • 11:00 pmBill limiting lottery prizes of people on public aid fails.  A proposal that would limit Tennessee lottery winners on state or federal assistance to $600 failed in the House State Government Subcommittee.
  • 10:40 pmN.C. Lottery snatches back some prizes.  Since the first lottery ticket went on sale in North Carolina in March 2006, the lottery has collected $1.3 million in back taxes, delinquent child support, overdue student loans and other debts.
  • 8:40 amProposition 1C changes how California Lottery funds are used.  Like the lottery games it promises to change, Proposition 1C looks to be a bit of a gamble.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

  • 1:40 pmKansas Lottery is first in the world to offer electronic PushPlay.  The Kansas Lottery is the first lottery in the world to offer its players a next generation lottery product called PushPlay.
  • 12:40 pmA Nevada Lottery? The Line Forms in California.  Despite being surrounded by the world's most famous casinos as well as slot machines in almost every corner convenience store, Nevadans love playing the numbers. But the state is one of just seven that still prohibit lotteries.
  • 12:20 pm'Team effort' leads to winning lottery ticket.  Adam and Mandy Clark discovered they had an unplanned $350,000 tax bill on April 15, and they're thrilled.
  • 12:41 amPowerball: There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday Powerball drawing, but 5 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $200,000 prize: 1 from Florida, 1 from Kansas, 1 from Louisiana, 1 from North Carolina (1 with Power Play) and 1 from Pennsylvania.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, see the Ways to Win page.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

  • 11:05 pmPowerball:  The Saturday, April 25, 2009 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 8-26-30-42-52, and the Powerball is 15.  The Power Play number is 5.  To see all the ways your ticket can win a prize, please go to the Ways To Win Powerball page, or you can use the Powerball Search page to type the numbers on your ticket and have the USA Mega computer search the past results.  We will announce the number of big winners in this drawing, the states they came from, and the next jackpot within the next couple of hours, here on USA Mega.  Good luck!
  • 1:45 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Friday, April 24, 2009 Mega Millions drawing, but 13 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 2 from California, 1 from Georgia, 1 from Illinois, 2 from Michigan, 2 from New Jersey, 2 from New York, 1 from Ohio, 1 from Virginia, and 1 from Washington.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, a list of the California pari-mutuel prize amounts, the drawing video, and all other data about this drawing, see the Mega Millions Drawing Detail page.

Friday, April 24, 2009

  • 11:05 pmMega Millions:  The Friday, April 24, 2009 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 9-20-21-48-49, and the Mega Ball is 7.  To see all the ways your ticket can win a prize, please go to the Ways To Win Mega Millions page, or you can use the Mega Millions Search page to type the numbers on your ticket and have the USA Mega computer search the past results.  We will announce the number of big winners in this drawing, the states they came from, and the next jackpot within the next couple of hours, here on USA Mega.  Good luck!
  • 1:20 pmMaryland lottery pays out big in Pick 4 game.  The Thursday Pick 4 midday drawing results of 1-0-2-0 paid out more than $1.5 million in prizes, according to the Maryland Lottery.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

  • 12:01 amPowerball: There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday Powerball drawing, but 2 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $200,000 prize: 1 from New Hampshire and 1 from Pennsylvania.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, see the Ways to Win page.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

  • 11:05 pmPowerball:  The Wednesday, April 22, 2009 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 15-22-30-37-48, and the Powerball is 12.  The Power Play number is 2.  To see all the ways your ticket can win a prize, please go to the Ways To Win Powerball page, or you can use the Powerball Search page to type the numbers on your ticket and have the USA Mega computer search the past results.  We will announce the number of big winners in this drawing, the states they came from, and the next jackpot within the next couple of hours, here on USA Mega.  Good luck!
  • 6:00 pmOntario Lottery recalls 92 tickets.  Attention Ontario lottery players: check your tickets -- but not for a winner. You may be holding a bogus entry that can't win a prize.
  • 12:20 pmNew report criticizes Iowa Lottery security.  The state ombudsman issued a report Tuesday alleging Iowa Lottery officials have failed to adequately protect the enterprise's customers from fraud and theft by retailers.
  • Man claims he's owed Mega Millions in suit against Illinois Lottery.  An East St. Louis man says the Illinois Lottery Control Board refused to pay him for a winning lottery ticket.
  • 3:00 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Tuesday, April 21, 2009 Mega Millions drawing, but 13 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 2 from California, 4 from Illinois, 1 from New Jersey, 1 from Ohio, 1 from Texas, and 4 from Virginia.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, a list of the California pari-mutuel prize amounts, the drawing video, and all other data about this drawing, see the Mega Millions Drawing Detail page.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

  • 11:07 pmMega Millions:  The Tuesday, April 21, 2009 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 5-24-37-47-52, and the Mega Ball is 6.  To see all the ways your ticket can win a prize, please go to the Ways To Win Mega Millions page, or you can use the Mega Millions Search page to type the numbers on your ticket and have the USA Mega computer search the past results.  We will announce the number of big winners in this drawing, the states they came from, and the next jackpot within the next couple of hours, here on USA Mega.  Good luck!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

  • 9:40 amMichigan Lottery winner gives prize to charity.  A Kalamazoo-area man who won $10,000 in the Michigan Lottery's Club Keno game has donated his winnings to a charity.
  • 8:40 amUnemployed woman gets lotto winnings after 4 years.  An unemployed woman who won $1 million in a Maine State Lottery game has collected her winnings -- four years after she bought the scratch ticket in a store that's since burned down.
  • 8:20 amFlorida Lottery winner opens nude dude ranch.  The winner of a $3.3 million lottery jackpot wanted to return to the farm life he grew up in, so he and a friend opened "CJ Dude Ranch", a "clothing optional" bed-and-breakfast.
  • 1:03 amPowerball: There were no jackpot winners and no $200,000 winners in the Saturday Powerball drawing.  For the complete rundown of winners in each of the other prize categories, see the Ways to Win page.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

  • 11:37 pmPowerball:  The Saturday, April 18, 2009 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 7-15-28-43-44, and the Powerball is 20.  The Power Play number is 3.  To see all the ways your ticket can win a prize, please go to the Ways To Win Powerball page, or you can use the Powerball Search page to type the numbers on your ticket and have the USA Mega computer search the past results.  We will announce the number of big winners in this drawing, the states they came from, and the next jackpot within the next couple of hours, here on USA Mega.  Good luck!
  • 1:29 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Friday, April 17, 2009 Mega Millions drawing, but 10 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 1 from Georgia, 1 from Maryland, 1 from Michigan, 1 from New Jersey, 1 from New York, 2 from Ohio, 2 from Texas, and 1 from Virginia.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, a list of the California pari-mutuel prize amounts, the drawing video, and all other data about this drawing, see the Mega Millions Drawing Detail page.

Friday, April 17, 2009

  • 11:03 pmMega Millions:  The Friday, April 17, 2009 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 5-13-26-35-45, and the Mega Ball is 32.  To see all the ways your ticket can win a prize, please go to the Ways To Win Mega Millions page, or you can use the Mega Millions Search page to type the numbers on your ticket and have the USA Mega computer search the past results.  We will announce the number of big winners in this drawing, the states they came from, and the next jackpot within the next couple of hours, here on USA Mega.  Good luck!
  • 3:20 amNevada Assembly passes lottery bill.  The Nevada Assembly voted Wednesday for a lottery in the nation's No. 1 gambling state, despite arguments that it would compete with slot machines and other games of chance.
  • 1:20 amN.Y. looks to join Powerball lottery.  The New York Lottery is seeking to enter the 32 jurisdictions currently selling the Powerball lottery as a way to increase state revenue and stop jackpot seekers from heading to other states to play.
  • 12:20 amColorado Lottery reviewing partnership with Mega Millions.  The Colorado Lottery, along with other members of the Multi State Lottery Association (MUSL), is reviewing the option of selling tickets for the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

  • 11:40 pmWashington Senate passes Powerball bill.  The Washington state Senate has passed a bill that would let the state join the multi-state Powerball lottery game.
  • 10:40 pmMystery Powerball lottery winner spurs new contest.  "Guess the Winner" is a new online contest on the D.C. Lottery Web site that asks players whether they think the winner of the $144 million Powerball jackpot is a seasoned D.C. lottery player, an occasional player or a newbie, among other things.
  • 10:00 pmMan plays same number on 20 lottery tickets, wins $90K.  The Virginia Lottery said Wednesday that Steve Granger of Henderson, N.C., won $90,800 in Sunday night's Pick 4 drawing by playing the same number combination, 5-1-1-7, on 20 tickets.
  • 12:03 amPowerball: There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday Powerball drawing, but 2 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $200,000 prize: 1 from Montana (1 with Power Play) and 1 from Pennsylvania (1 with Power Play).  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, see the Ways to Win page.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

  • 11:07 pmPowerball:  The Wednesday, April 15, 2009 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 16-22-26-27-59, and the Powerball is 5.  The Power Play number is 2.  To see all the ways your ticket can win a prize, please go to the Ways To Win Powerball page, or you can use the Powerball Search page to type the numbers on your ticket and have the USA Mega computer search the past results.  We will announce the number of big winners in this drawing, the states they came from, and the next jackpot within the next couple of hours, here on USA Mega.  Good luck!
  • 10:00 amNevada woman hits $33 million jackpot at casino.  A woman who had planned to spend a quiet Easter at home is $33 million richer after hitting the second largest Megabucks jackpot in history at a Nevada casino.
  • 1:33 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Tuesday, April 14, 2009 Mega Millions drawing, but 5 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 1 from California, 1 from Illinois, 1 from New York, and 2 from Ohio.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, a list of the California pari-mutuel prize amounts, the drawing video, and all other data about this drawing, see the Mega Millions Drawing Detail page.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

  • 11:04 pmMega Millions:  The Tuesday, April 14, 2009 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 4-11-22-48-50, and the Mega Ball is 42.  To see all the ways your ticket can win a prize, please go to the Ways To Win Mega Millions page, or you can use the Mega Millions Search page to type the numbers on your ticket and have the USA Mega computer search the past results.  We will announce the number of big winners in this drawing, the states they came from, and the next jackpot within the next couple of hours, here on USA Mega.  Good luck!
  • 10:40 amN.Y. Lottery posts record sales.  The New York Lottery is feeling lucky despite the woes of the economy, with $7.66 billion in lottery ticket sales in the last fiscal year.
  • 9:40 amQ&A with the CT Lottery CEO.  The Hartford Business Journal recently conducted an interview of the Connecticut Lottery CEO.
  • 9:00 amArkansas lottery commission fully staffed.  Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday appointed the final three members of the Arkansas Lottery Commission, naming George J. Hammons of Pine Bluff, Dianne Lamberth of Batesville and Ben Pickard of Beebe to the board that will oversee lottery operations.
  • Reflecting bad times, some lotteries hit losing streak.  State lotteries are down on their luck as players cut back on games of chance.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

  • 12:06 amPowerball: There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday Powerball drawing, but 6 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $200,000 prize: 2 from Florida (1 with Power Play), 1 from Louisiana, 1 from South Carolina (1 with Power Play), 1 from South Dakota, and 1 from Washington, D.C.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, see the Ways to Win page.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

  • 11:05 pmPowerball:  The Saturday, April 11, 2009 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 7-28-35-46-49, and the Powerball is 20.  The Power Play number is 4.  To see all the ways your ticket can win a prize, please go to the Ways To Win Powerball page, or you can use the Powerball Search page to type the numbers on your ticket and have the USA Mega computer search the past results.  We will announce the number of big winners in this drawing, the states they came from, and the next jackpot within the next couple of hours, here on USA Mega.  Good luck!
  • 1:29 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Friday, April 10, 2009 Mega Millions drawing, but 7 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 1 from Georgia, 3 from Illinois, 1 from Massachusetts, 1 from Michigan, and 1 from Texas.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, a list of the California pari-mutuel prize amounts, the drawing video, and all other data about this drawing, see the Mega Millions Drawing Detail page.

Friday, April 10, 2009

  • 11:14 pmMega Millions:  The Friday, April 10, 2009 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 18-25-36-42-51, and the Mega Ball is 22.  To see all the ways your ticket can win a prize, please go to the Ways To Win Mega Millions page, or you can use the Mega Millions Search page to type the numbers on your ticket and have the USA Mega computer search the past results.  We will announce the number of big winners in this drawing, the states they came from, and the next jackpot within the next couple of hours, here on USA Mega.  Good luck!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

  • 8:20 pmN.C. Pick 4 lottery game starts next week.  A new four-digit daily numbers game for the North Carolina Education Lottery will begin next week.
  • 9:20 amD.C. lottery ticket wins $144M Powerball jackpot.  One lottery ticket sold in Washington, D.C. matched all 6 numbers in the Wednesday evening Powerball drawing, and is now worth $144 million to the lucky ticket-holder.
  • 2:16 amPowerball Jackpot Winner!  There was one $143 million jackpot winner from Washington, D.C. in the Wednesday, April 08, 2009 Powerball drawing.  More details to follow after the winner comes forward to claim their prize.
  • Also, 4 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $200,000 prize: 1 from Florida (1 with Power Play), 1 from Indiana, 1 from Louisiana and 1 from Wisconsin.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, see the Ways to Win page.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

  • 11:05 pmPowerball:  The Wednesday, April 08, 2009 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 1-6-48-52-56, and the Powerball is 9.  The Power Play number is 5.  To see all the ways your ticket can win a prize, please go to the Ways To Win Powerball page, or you can use the Powerball Search page to type the numbers on your ticket and have the USA Mega computer search the past results.  We will announce the number of big winners in this drawing, the states they came from, and the next jackpot within the next couple of hours, here on USA Mega.  Good luck!
  • 1:30 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Tuesday, April 07, 2009 Mega Millions drawing, but 3 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 1 from Maryland, 1 from Massachusetts, and 1 from New York.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, a list of the California pari-mutuel prize amounts, the drawing video, and all other data about this drawing, see the Mega Millions Drawing Detail page.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

  • 11:40 pmTennessee may cap lottery winnings at $600 for poor.  The Tennessee Legislature is considering a bill that could end up making life more difficult for the poor -- or could help them, depending on your point of view.
  • 11:02 pmMega Millions:  The Tuesday, April 07, 2009 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 2-4-13-17-36, and the Mega Ball is 15.  To see all the ways your ticket can win a prize, please go to the Ways To Win Mega Millions page, or you can use the Mega Millions Search page to type the numbers on your ticket and have the USA Mega computer search the past results.  We will announce the number of big winners in this drawing, the states they came from, and the next jackpot within the next couple of hours, here on USA Mega.  Good luck!
  • 6:40 pmBook Review: The Lottery Wars.  In "The Lottery Wars," Matthew Sweeney takes an incisive and sweeping look into America's long fascination with the lottery.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

  • 11:56 pmPowerball: There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday Powerball drawing, but 4 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $200,000 prize: 1 from Connecticut, 1 from New Mexico, 1 from Pennsylvania (1 with Power Play) and 1 from Wisconsin.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, see the Ways to Win page.
  • 11:15 pmPowerball:  The Saturday, April 04, 2009 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 14-21-50-57-58, and the Powerball is 7.  The Power Play number is 3.  To see all the ways your ticket can win a prize, please go to the Ways To Win Powerball page, or you can use the Powerball Search page to type the numbers on your ticket and have the USA Mega computer search the past results.  We will announce the number of big winners in this drawing, the states they came from, and the next jackpot within the next couple of hours, here on USA Mega.  Good luck!
  • 10:40 amArkansas Lottery Commision takes shape.  Arkansas House Speaker Robbie Wills appointed three members to the newly created Arkansas Lottery Commission, and his lottery "cleanup" bill to clarify the salary of the commission's director cleared a committee Wednesday.
  • 10:20 amArkansas lottery tickets may be available by this fall.  Soon, people in Arkansas will be able to go into convenience stores and gas stations and buy lottery tickets in their own state rather than heading to one of the boardering states to get their chance at the big money.
  • 9:20 amMan loses house in lottery scam.  Police have revealed that an elderly man from south west Scotland has lost his home to a foreign lottery scam.
  • Mass. Lottery will sell ads on its tickets.  Massachusetts Lottery officials will have a new way to bring in cash: by selling ads on game tickets and monitors.
  • 1:59 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Friday, April 03, 2009 Mega Millions drawing, but 4 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 1 from Georgia, 1 from Illinois, 1 from New York, and 1 from Ohio.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, a list of the California pari-mutuel prize amounts, the drawing video, and all other data about this drawing, see the Mega Millions Drawing Detail page.

Friday, April 3, 2009

  • 11:24 pmMega Millions:  The Friday, April 03, 2009 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 16-22-38-39-48, and the Mega Ball is 42.  To see all the ways your ticket can win a prize, please go to the Ways To Win Mega Millions page, or you can use the Mega Millions Search page to type the numbers on your ticket and have the USA Mega computer search the past results.  We will announce the number of big winners in this drawing, the states they came from, and the next jackpot within the next couple of hours, here on USA Mega.  Good luck!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

  • 12:06 amPowerball: There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday Powerball drawing, but 4 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $200,000 prize: 1 from Connecticut (1 with Power Play), 1 from Florida, 1 from Nebraska and 1 from South Carolina (1 with Power Play).  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, see the Ways to Win page.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

  • 11:05 pmPowerball:  The Wednesday, April 01, 2009 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 2-9-33-41-54, and the Powerball is 14.  The Power Play number is 3.  To see all the ways your ticket can win a prize, please go to the Ways To Win Powerball page, or you can use the Powerball Search page to type the numbers on your ticket and have the USA Mega computer search the past results.  We will announce the number of big winners in this drawing, the states they came from, and the next jackpot within the next couple of hours, here on USA Mega.  Good luck!
  • 1:30 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Tuesday, March 31, 2009 Mega Millions drawing, but 4 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 2 from California, 1 from Maryland, and 1 from Texas.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, a list of the California pari-mutuel prize amounts, the drawing video, and all other data about this drawing, see the Mega Millions Drawing Detail page.

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