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Archived Lottery News for April, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

  • 8:20 am48 Philly transit workers win $172M Powerball jackpot.  Trains and subways might zip along a little faster in Philadelphia this week after a group of 48 transit workers hit a $172 million Powerball lottery jackpot.
  • States up the online ante.  When the U.S. Justice Department in December narrowed its interpretation of the 50-year-old Wire Act, saying it banned only sports betting and not other forms of online gambling, the decision sparked hope in state capitals that lotteries could start selling tickets online and lead a charge into online gambling.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

  • 12:49 amPowerball: There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday, April 28, 2012 Powerball drawing, but 1 lucky player from Georgia matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, the drawing video, and all other data about this drawing, see the Powerball Drawing Detail page.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

  • 11:04 pmPowerball:  The Saturday, April 28, 2012 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 31-39-40-57-58, and the Powerball is 33.  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!
  • 12:59 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Friday, April 27, 2012 Mega Millions drawing, but 8 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 2 from California, 3 from Georgia, 1 from Maryland, 1 from Massachusetts, 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 27, 2012

  • 11:05 pmMega Millions:  The Friday, April 27, 2012 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 2-5-45-46-47, and the Mega Ball is 37.  The Megaplier number is 4.  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 26, 2012

  • 4:00 pmLottery leaders convene in D.C. to discuss future of games.  This week leaders from nearly every U.S. and Canadian lottery met in Washington, D.C. at the annual La Fleur's Lottery Symposium to discuss the future of government lotteries, especially with regard to Internet sales and play.
  • 12:32 amPowerball Jackpot Winner!  There was one $173 million jackpot winner from Pennsylvania in the Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Powerball drawing.  More details to follow after the winner comes forward to claim their prize.
  • Also, 10 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 6 from Arizona, 1 from Louisiana (with Power Play), 1 from Pennsylvania (with Power Play), 1 from Washington, D.C., and 1 from Wisconsin.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, the drawing video, and all other data about this drawing, see the Powerball Drawing Detail page.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

  • 11:04 pmPowerball:  The Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 4-25-29-34-43, and the Powerball is 29.  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 amLottery Post ranked among biggest lotto Web sites in March.  The record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot on March 30 caused a huge lift in traffic to lottery-related Web sites, according to the latest comScore Media Metrix report released today, with LotteryPost.com cited among the industry's biggest winners.
  • 12:57 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Mega Millions drawing, but 2 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 1 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.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

  • 11:07 pmMega Millions:  The Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 3-9-15-37-38, and the Mega Ball is 39.  The Megaplier number is 4.  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!
  • 7:00 amVirginia woman wins $1 million lottery twice in the same day.  Winning the lottery once in a lifetime is pretty lucky. Winning the lottery twice in the same day? Virginia Fike is one of the few people that can describe that feeling.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012

  • 9:20 am$173 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot increased.  The multi-state Powerball lottery drawing took place last night without any jackpot winners, causing the new jackpot for Wednesday's drawing to grow to an estimated $173 million, with a cash option of $107.7 million.
  • 8:20 amLottery winner donates apartment complex to help families in crisis.  Randy Smith, a West Virginia multimillion-dollar lottery winner turned philanthropist, listened Friday to how his donation of an apartment complex is turning into a sustainable community housing program for families in crisis.
  • 12:11 amPowerball: There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday, April 21, 2012 Powerball drawing, but 8 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Colorado, 2 from Florida, 1 from Idaho, 1 from Indiana, 1 from Louisiana, 1 from Minnesota, and 1 from Pennsylvania.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, the drawing video, and all other data about this drawing, see the Powerball Drawing Detail page.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

  • 11:12 pmPowerball:  The Saturday, April 21, 2012 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 6-8-20-42-51, and the Powerball is 16.  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!
  • 1:06 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Friday, April 20, 2012 Mega Millions drawing, but 8 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 2 from California, 1 from Georgia, 1 from Kentucky, 3 from New York, and 1 from Washington, D.C.  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 20, 2012

  • 11:06 pmMega Millions:  The Friday, April 20, 2012 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 14-23-26-33-35, and the Mega Ball is 40.  The Megaplier number is 3.  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!
  • 8:20 amMaryland Lottery Director says online sales coming.  The Maryland Lottery hopes to have its online lottery sales platform up and running by January 1, 2013.
  • 12:00 amJamaican lottery scams spread despite US crackdown.  U.S. officials say that Jamaican lottery scams continue to haul in millions of dollars each year, disproportionately from the elderly.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

  • 12:16 amPowerball: There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Powerball drawing, but 3 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Colorado, 1 from Florida, and 1 from Tennessee.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, the drawing video, and all other data about this drawing, see the Powerball Drawing Detail page.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

  • 11:06 pmPowerball:  The Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 20-22-39-46-49, and the Powerball is 29.  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!
  • 12:00 pmRetired Illinois couple share $656M lottery jackpot.  A retired computer systems designer and his wife, a computer programmer, have claimed the final share of the March 30 $656 million Mega Millions lottery drawing.
  • 12:52 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Mega Millions drawing, but 8 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 1 from Georgia, 1 from Illinois, 1 from Kentucky, 2 from Michigan, 2 from New Jersey, and 1 from Pennsylvania.  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 17, 2012

  • 11:04 pmMega Millions:  The Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 1-16-24-32-48, and the Mega Ball is 2.  The Megaplier number is 4.  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!
  • 7:20 pmLottery winner who kept cashing welfare checks charged with fraud.  A Michigan lottery winner was charged with fraud Tuesday for collecting food stamps and public health insurance despite pocketing a $735,000 jackpot.
  • 9:40 amIllinois Mega Millions winner to come forward.  The final winner of the record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot will accept a check for $218.6 million on Wednesday in the southern Illinois town of Red Bud where the winning ticket was purchased, the Illinois Lottery said Monday.
  • 7:20 amSome Baptists want Texas Lottery Commission shut down.  As lawmakers look at whether the Texas Lottery Commission is operating effectively, influential Baptists are suggesting the lottery shouldn't merely be tweaked. They want it abolished.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

  • 12:08 amPowerball: There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday, April 14, 2012 Powerball drawing, but 6 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Florida (with Power Play), 1 from New Mexico, 2 from Pennsylvania, and 2 from Wisconsin.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, the drawing video, and all other data about this drawing, see the Powerball Drawing Detail page.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

  • 11:04 pmPowerball:  The Saturday, April 14, 2012 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 14-15-16-19-24, and the Powerball 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!
  • 12:54 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Friday, April 13, 2012 Mega Millions drawing, but 6 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 1 from Arkansas, 1 from California, 1 from Delaware, 1 from Illinois, 1 from Michigan, 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.

Friday, April 13, 2012

  • 11:08 pmMega Millions:  The Friday, April 13, 2012 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 9-14-17-36-42, and the Mega Ball is 33.  The Megaplier number is 4.  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!
  • 4:40 pmNY lottery winner charged with welfare fraud.  A western New York lottery winner has been accused of improperly receiving more than $4,000 in public assistance.
  • 7:40 amSix $1 million lottery prizes won at same Louisiana store.  Lottery officials say six different $1 million Mega Millions lottery prizes were won from tickets sold at a gas station in Watson, Louisiana.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

  • 10:00 amFour golfers score $30M Lotto Max win.  Four golfers from Langley, British Columbia, have scored their best ever round -- a $30 million Lotto Max jackpot.
  • 12:10 amPowerball: There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Powerball drawing, but 3 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Arizona, 1 from North Carolina, and 1 from Washington, D.C.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, the drawing video, and all other data about this drawing, see the Powerball Drawing Detail page.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

  • 11:03 pmPowerball:  The Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 16-23-42-44-47, and the Powerball 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!
  • 10:40 amWinners of big lottery jackpots often crave anonymity amid challenges to do so.  Lottery officials say that it's not unusual for winners to lay low for a while before claiming a big jackpot -- and those who advise them say it's just plain smart.
  • 1:58 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Mega Millions drawing, but 9 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 1 from Illinois, 6 from Louisiana, 1 from New York, and 1 from North Carolina.  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 10, 2012

  • 11:05 pmMega Millions:  The Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 2-6-12-31-48, and the Mega Ball is 25.  The Megaplier number is 4.  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!
  • 8:40 amMaryland Mega Millions winners claim prize anonymously.  The Maryland Mega Millions lottery winners are three Maryland public school employees, who split the world's biggest lottery jackpot with two other winners from Kansas and Illinois.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

  • 12:25 amPowerball: There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday, April 07, 2012 Powerball drawing, but 14 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Colorado, 2 from Florida (1 with Power Play), 1 from Massachusetts, 1 from Missouri, 3 from New York, 1 from North Carolina (with Power Play), 1 from Pennsylvania (with Power Play), 2 from South Carolina (both with Power Play), and 2 from Virginia.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, the drawing video, and all other data about this drawing, see the Powerball Drawing Detail page.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

  • 11:06 pmPowerball:  The Saturday, April 07, 2012 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 5-13-17-20-30, and the Powerball is 18.  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!
  • 1:06 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Friday, April 06, 2012 Mega Millions drawing, but 9 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 2 from California, 1 from Louisiana, 1 from Massachusetts, 1 from New Jersey, 1 from New York, 1 from North Carolina, 1 from Pennsylvania, and 1 from Vermont.  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 6, 2012

  • 11:06 pmMega Millions:  The Friday, April 06, 2012 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 2-19-20-24-33, and the Mega Ball is 39.  The Megaplier number is 4.  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!
  • 6:20 pmKansas Mega Millions winner claims jackpot anonymously.  The holder of one of three winning tickets in last week's record $656 million Mega Millions drawing came forward Friday to claim a share, Kansas Lottery officials announced Friday afternoon.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

  • 12:00 pmN.Y. woman claims $70 million Powerball jackpot.  A Hartsdale, New York, woman has hit it big with a winning $70 million lottery ticket.
  • 11:40 amN.Y. man lost $100,000 in lottery scam.  A Saratoga County, New York, man may have lost more than $100,000 in an international email-based scheme that used fraudulent IRS forms to dupe victims into believing they'd won a multi-million dollar lottery but needed to pay fees to collect their winnings.
  • 10:40 amPenn. Lottery seeking outside help for marketing efforts.  An aging population's increased demand for services and the need for stable funding for those programs sparked Gov. Tom Corbett administration's decision to seek private managers for the Pennsylvania Lottery, senior administration officials told a House oversight committee Tuesday.
  • 10:00 am$17 million California lottery winner claims prize.  Bakersfield, California, now knows which of its citizens won $17 million over the weekend playing the lottery.
  • 9:00 amFirefighters donate lottery winnings to help colleague.  A group of Albuquerque, New Mexico, firefighters who became Mega Millions winners this week said they're donating money to help save the life of one of their own.
  • 8:20 am2nd Powerball winner from Rhode Island announced.  A Rhode Island woman claimed the second Powerball jackpot in that state in recent months Tuesday -- but it fell to her attorney to pose alongside the oversized lottery check.
  • 12:13 amPowerball: There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday, April 04, 2012 Powerball drawing, but 4 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Georgia, 1 from Kansas, 1 from Louisiana, and 1 from Ohio.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, the drawing video, and all other data about this drawing, see the Powerball Drawing Detail page.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

  • 11:11 pmPowerball:  The Wednesday, April 04, 2012 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 1-24-33-45-49, and the Powerball is 6.  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 amMega Millionaire 'Bunky' Bartlett offers advice to winners.  Lottery winner Bunky Bartlett advises future lottery winners to stay anonymous and don't take the cash option.
  • 8:20 amIn group lottery wins, splitting the spoils tough.  Every once in a while a lottery jackpot becomes so huge that people can't help but band together in the hope of increasing their odds, pooling their money for a wad of tickets and promising to evenly split the spoils. Seems like a good idea until lightning strikes and the group wins.
  • 12:51 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Tuesday, April 03, 2012 Mega Millions drawing, but 2 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 1 from Pennsylvania 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.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

  • 11:05 pmMega Millions:  The Tuesday, April 03, 2012 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 11-35-38-41-52, and the Mega Ball is 40.  The Megaplier number is 4.  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!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

  • 12:30 amPowerball: There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday, March 31, 2012 Powerball drawing, but 3 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from New Mexico, 1 from New York, and 1 from Virginia.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, the drawing video, and all other data about this drawing, see the Powerball Drawing Detail page.

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