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Saturday, June 8, 2002

  • 3:10 am – There was no jackpot winner in the Friday drawing, but 1 lucky player from Ohio matched the first 5 numbers for a $175,000 prize.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, see the Winning Combinations page.

Friday, June 7, 2002

  • 7:20 am – Don't forget to check back with us tonight at 11:00 PM Eastern Time for the live $21 million Big Game Mega Millions drawing results!
  • N.C. lottery legislation filed.  North Carolina Sen. Tony Rand, D-Cumberland, a longtime lottery supporter and political ally of Gov. Mike Easley, filed legislation Thursday to amend the state constitution regarding a lottery.
  • Lottery hearing delayed at least two weeks.  Yet another delay is prolonging the Pennsylvania State Lottery advertising contract controversy.  A long-awaited hearing -- key to whether the three-year, $90 million contract will move to MARC USA, which was awarded the account more than three months ago, or remain with incumbent, Tierney Communications, Philadelphia -- stopped Wednesday in the middle of testimony.  The hearing won't resume for more than two weeks.
  • Contract awarded to design W. Va. Lottery headquarters.  The West Virginia Lottery Commission has awarded a $747,600 contract to a Charleston architectural firm for design services for a new $10 million headquarters.
  • S.C. lottery-ticket sales banned during elections.  South Carolina lottery players will be out of luck if they're hoping to buy lottery tickets next Tuesday.
  • Powerball Tickets On Sale in Pennsylvania June 27.  Pennsylvania will become the 23rd jurisdiction to participate in the multi-state jackpot lotto game, Powerball, when tickets for the game go on sale throughout the Commonwealth beginning at 5 a.m. Thursday, June 27, 2002.
  • Lottery fever? We'd work if we won.  Only 28 percent of Americans say they would quit their jobs if they won a large enough amount of money in the lottery; 70 percent would go right on working.
  • Where's Erika Greene? Enjoying her lottery loot.  Neighbors haven't seen her, People magazine couldn't court her, and Erika Greene isn't returning phone calls.  With $39 million securely stashed in her bank account, the 20-year-old Big Game lottery winner has slipped out of sight.

Thursday, June 6, 2002

Wednesday, June 5, 2002

Tuesday, June 4, 2002

  • 6:05 am – Don't forget to check back with us tonight at 11:00 PM Eastern Time for the live $15 million Big Game Mega Millions drawing results!
  • N.C. pro-lottery group says tides are turning.  North Carolina's pro-lottery forces believe the state's fiscal crisis and South Carolina's entry into gambling will persuade enough lawmakers to get a lottery passed.
  • Budget, speaker, S.C. lottery could help gambling prospects in N.C..  A historic state budget shortfall, South Carolina's new lottery and an election year have renewed prospects for passage of a North Carolina state lottery.
  • Two Georgia Lottery Players Win $175,000 on Mega Millions.  Cecil Berguin of Columbus and Silvester Loyal of Forest Park matched the first five numbers in last Friday's (5/24) Mega Millions drawing, winning $175,000 each.
  • Hodges OKs lottery measure.  South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges signed off Monday on a lottery spending plan, despite the fact that the measure failed to provide free tuition to technical schools as he envisioned.

Monday, June 3, 2002

Saturday, June 1, 2002

  • 5:30 am – There was no jackpot winner in the Friday drawing, but 2 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $175,000 prize: 1 in Massachusetts and 1 in Maryland.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, see the Winning Combinations page.

Friday, May 31, 2002

  • 6:20 am – Don't forget to check back with us tonight at 11:00 PM Eastern Time for the live $12 million Big Game Mega Millions drawing results!

Thursday, May 30, 2002

Wednesday, May 29, 2002

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