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Archived Lottery News for August, 2006

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

  • 11:59 pmPowerball: 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 Colorado, 1 from Connecticut, 1 from Idaho, 1 from Kansas and 1 from West Virginia.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, see the Ways to Win page.
  • 11:08 pmPowerball:  The Wednesday, August 30, 2006 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 3-19-33-35-43, and the Powerball is 1.  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!
  • 12:40 pmBanks balk at plan to cut off cash from net casinos.  A group representing 5,000 small banks is opposing a tool lawmakers hope to use to stop online gambling, posing a challenge to what is widely seen as the government's best shot at cracking down on the activity.
  • 1:48 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Tuesday Mega Millions drawing, but 1 lucky player matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 1 from California.  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, August 29, 2006

  • 11:03 pmMega Millions:  The Tuesday, August 29, 2006 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 15-25-37-38-52, and the Mega Ball 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, August 28, 2006

Sunday, August 27, 2006

  • 12:03 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 Colorado, 1 from Connecticut (1 with Power Play), 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, August 26, 2006

  • 11:17 pmPowerball:  The Saturday, August 26, 2006 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 24-26-38-42-46, and the Powerball is 16.  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!
  • 1:57 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Friday Mega Millions drawing, but 3 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 1 from New Jersey and 2 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, August 25, 2006

  • 11:11 pmMega Millions:  The Friday, August 25, 2006 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 17-24-35-46-54, and the Mega Ball is 33.  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 amVirginia: How the lottery has helped with your child's education.  School days in Virginia most likely begin in a school improved by the Virginia Lottery.
  • 10:00 amLottery win is early wedding gift.  An Elmira, New York, woman, who is engaged to be married Sept. 2, now has more than enough money to pay for the wedding, the honeymoon, a new home -- just about anything else she can think of.
  • 9:20 amMechanic Got $200,000 Powerball N.C. Lottery Ticket In Raleigh.  A Goldsboro man who purchased his ticket in Raleigh came away a big winner last Saturday in the Powerball drawing.
  • 8:40 amSix indicted in alleged $48 million lottery operation.  Suspected ring leaders of an underground lottery operation were indicted Thursday on charges of illegal gambling and money laundering in a scheme police say may have netted $48 million over five years.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

  • 12:12 amPowerball: There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday Powerball drawing, but 6 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $200,000 prize: 2 from Connecticut, 1 from North Carolina, 1 from Nebraska, 1 from Oklahoma and 1 from Pennsylvania.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, see the Ways to Win page.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

  • 11:10 pmPowerball:  The Wednesday, August 23, 2006 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 8-17-24-38-51, and the Powerball is 31.  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!
  • 4:20 pmMass. lottery addresses Asian gambling addicts.  The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling is taking aim at a new group -- Asian gamblers.
  • 3:40 pmWOW, TALK ABOUT ADDICTION: Woman stole $2.3M to buy lottery tickets.  A former Long Island bookkeeper for a doctors' office pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree grand larceny, admitting she stole more than $2.3 million that she used to buy lottery tickets.
  • 2:40 pmNewspaper apologizes for lottery results error.  This morning the Montreal Gazette printed a half-apology to a Quebec man who recently threatened to sue the newspaper after the paper's error made him think he'd won a huge lottery jackpot when he hadn't.
  • 1:20 pmMysterious $49 Million Mega Millions Winner Claims Prize.  The waiting is over for Maryland residents waiting to discover who bought a winning Mega Millions ticket worth $49 million in the July 18th drawing. Well, sort of.
  • 8:05 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Tuesday Mega Millions drawing, but 5 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 2 from California, 1 from Massachusetts, and 2 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, August 22, 2006

  • 11:09 pmMega Millions:  The Tuesday, August 22, 2006 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 3-4-5-7-36, and the Mega Ball is 16.  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, August 21, 2006

Saturday, August 19, 2006

  • 11:55 pmPowerball: There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday Powerball drawing, but 8 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $200,000 prize: 1 from Connecticut, 1 from Indiana, 1 from Kentucky, 1 from Louisiana, 1 from North Carolina, 1 from Oregon, 1 from Pennsylvania and 1 from Tennessee.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, see the Ways to Win page.
  • 11:04 pmPowerball:  The Saturday, August 19, 2006 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 12-22-26-29-51, and the Powerball is 9.  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!
  • 11:12 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Friday Mega Millions drawing, but 6 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 1 from California, 1 from Maryland, 2 from New Jersey, 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.

Friday, August 18, 2006

  • 11:05 pmMega Millions:  The Friday, August 18, 2006 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 5-12-13-46-50, and the Mega Ball is 10.  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!
  • 4:00 pmN.C. Lottery to roll out 3 new games in October.  In October, the North Carolina Lottery will be starting three new games, including Pick 3, Pick 5, and a controversial scratch-off game featuring the Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes.
  • 3:20 pmTexas Lottery makes contingency plans for takeover.  The Texas Lottery Commission began laying the groundwork Wednesday to take over the $95 million-a-year operation historically carried out by a private corporation in the event that the state is no longer satisfied with its work.
  • 2:20 pmTexas Lottery chairman OK with GTECH sale.  The Texas Lottery Commission questioned the chief executive of lottery operator GTECH Corp. for more than three hours on Wednesday about accusations it used unsavory tactics to win or keep business in several countries, but the panel's chairman said he saw nothing unsuitable in the company's sale to an Italian firm.
  • 1:40 pmNew Ohio Lottery chief appointed.  An executive with the Ohio Lottery was appointed on Thursday to replace Tom Hayes as director.
  • 12:40 pmVacationing Vermont couple comes home to $200,000 lottery prize.  The winners of a $200,000 Powerball prize from the August 2nd drawing redeemed their winning ticket at Vermont Lottery Headquarters Monday.
  • 11:00 amDid the Oklahoma Lottery break its promise?.  Despite stating on its Web site that winners cannot be anonymous, the Oklahoma Lottery commission allowed the June 17, $101.8 million Powerball winners to claim their prize anonymously through a trust.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

  • 9:40 amMore offshore gambling arrests.  The U.S. attorney's office reported Wednesday that four men have been indicted in connection with an ongoing investigation into a gambling and money laundering scheme that allegedly involves facilitating illegal betting through a Costa Rica-based Web site.
  • 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 Kentucky (1 with Power Play), 1 from Missouri, 1 from Nebraska and 1 from Oklahoma (1 with Power Play).  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, see the Ways to Win page.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

  • 11:05 pmPowerball:  The Wednesday, August 16, 2006 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 2-13-22-48-50, and the Powerball is 2.  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!
  • 5:40 pmFormer BETonSPORTS CEO Carruthers freed on bond.  David Carruthers, the former chief executive of indicted online gaming company BETonSPORTS Plc, was freed on Wednesday on $1 million bond with strict curbs on his movements.
  • 2:40 pmOklahoma Lottery sees summer sales drop.  Oklahoma Lottery sales have been lower than expected this summer, but Powerball play remained strong, the executive director of the Oklahoma Lottery Commission said Tuesday.
  • 2:00 pmN.C. lottery announces dates for pick 3, pick 5.  The state lottery announced this morning the dates for the start of its next two major games -- Pick 3 and Pick 5 numbers games.
  • 1:20 pmUK Lottery computer glitch eliminated the number '9'.  Thousands of United Kingdom Lottery players have been given free draw entries to make up for technical problems with computer-generated ticket numbers.
  • 12:20 pmFlorida lottery backs GTECH-Lottomatica deal.  The Florida lottery has agreed to the planned takeover of U.S. lottery operator GTECH Holdings Corp by Italy's Lottomatica, Lottomatica said on Wednesday.
  • 12:00 pmTexas Lottery accuses GTECH of bribery.  Texas Lottery officials have leveled international bribery accusations against GTECH, the international lottery services company that enjoys a lucrative contract with the state of Texas.
  • 3:14 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Tuesday Mega Millions drawing, but 2 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 1 from Michigan and 1 from New Jersey.  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, August 15, 2006

  • 11:06 pmMega Millions:  The Tuesday, August 15, 2006 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 10-12-22-44-48, and the Mega Ball is 16.  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, August 13, 2006

  • 12:11 amPowerball: There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday Powerball drawing, but 3 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $200,000 prize: 1 from Oregon, 1 from Pennsylvania (1 with Power Play) and 1 from Tennessee.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, see the Ways to Win page.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

  • 11:08 pmPowerball:  The Saturday, August 12, 2006 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 13-14-18-27-54, and the Powerball is 32.  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!
  • 3:14 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Friday Mega Millions drawing, but 4 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 1 from Georgia, 1 from Maryland, 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, August 11, 2006

  • 11:03 pmMega Millions:  The Friday, August 11, 2006 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 14-16-38-40-49, and the Mega Ball is 29.  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 pmN.C. Woman, 82, wins $400,000 in Powerball lottery.  According to North Carolina Lottery officials, a woman's decision to make fruit salad with marshmellows last week may have helped her win a $400,000 Powerball prize.
  • 9:40 pm34-year lottery quest finally pays off.  A Michigan woman who has been playing the lottery since 1972 won $400,000 by purchasing 80 $1 tickets, all with the same number that represents her late husband's birthday.
  • 7:00 pm$200,000 Oklahoma Powerball lottery ticket to expire soon.  A $200,000 winning Powerball ticket sold on February 25 in Skiatook, Oklahoma, is set to expire August 24th.
  • 6:00 pmOhio Lottery backs GTECH, Lottomatica deal.  The Ohio lottery has confirmed that the planned takeover of U.S. lottery operator GTECH by Italy's Lottomatica would not hurt GTECH's lottery concession there, Lottomatica said on Thursday.
  • 5:00 pmPolice Need Help Catching Man Who Stole Lottery Tickets.  Detectives in the town of Hamburg, New York, are looking for help solving a theft, in which a brazen bandit took off with a bundle of lottery tickets valued at $3,000.
  • 4:20 pmVideo Lottery Placed On South Dakota Ballot.  The South Dakota Supreme Court says voters can decide the fate of the controversial gambling devices in November.
  • 3:20 pmTranssexual lottery winner regrets paying for gender reassignment.  A transsexual who came to prominence in 2003 for funding her sex-change operation from a UK National Lottery win has revealed to her local newspaper that she now regrets paying 21,000 (US$40,000) for the procedure.
  • 2:40 pmOhio Lottery chief to oversee county election.  In Ohio, the two Democrats on the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections said Thursday that they would drop their drive to dump elections Director Michael Vu and his deputy, Gwen Dillingam, once the decision was made to hire Ohio Lottery Director Tom Hayes to oversee the general election.
  • 1:40 pmVirginia Border Stores Take Hit From N.C. Lottery.  Now that North Carolina has a lottery, residents with hopes of striking it rich don't have to head north to Virginia to buy tickets, and retail stores just across the line are feeling the effects.
  • 1:00 pmN.C. store clerk accused of stealing woman's winning lottery ticket.  A North Carolina woman thought her first-ever scratch-off ticket was a winner. The store clerk told her otherwise, and cashed the winning ticket himself.
  • 12:20 pmPenn. Lottery chief takes job with newspaper publisher.  The executive director of the Pennsylvania Lottery is leaving his post to work for the owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily News, the state and the company announced Thursday.
  • 11:40 amOnline gambling company says it will lock out U.S. bettors.  BETonSPORTS, the online gambling company targeted by federal prosecutors in Missouri and Washington, is shuttering the majority of its billion-dollar operations and will no longer accept bets from the United States, a company spokesman said Thursday evening.
  • 11:20 amBETonSPORTS Shutting U.S. Gambling Sites.  BetOnSports PLC, the British-based Internet gambling company that has been charged with fraud and racketeering in the United States, said Friday it will shut down its services for American gamblers.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

  • 12:25 amPowerball: There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday Powerball drawing, but 3 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $200,000 prize: 1 from Connecticut, 1 from Kentucky and 1 from North Carolina (1 with Power Play).  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, see the Ways to Win page.

Wednesday, August 9, 2006

  • 11:05 pmPowerball:  The Wednesday, August 09, 2006 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 16-19-41-43-52, and the Powerball is 35.  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!
  • 1:00 pmLottery winners: beware the phone.  For lottery winners flush with newfound wealth, the phones begin ringing off the hook from those looking for donations or handouts.
  • 12:00 pmLottery winners advised to be wise with wealth.  Lottery winners, like the Plymouth Sargento Cheese plant workers who claim to have won the $208.6 million Powerball prize, must be careful to avoid losing their luck, say local financial advisers.
  • 11:20 amUnclaimed Tenn. lottery money to help after-school programs.  The Tennessee Department of Education announced Tuesday $14 million from unclaimed lottery prizes is available for agencies to develop high-quality after-school programs for at-risk students.
  • 10:20 amOregon Lottery sales hit record $1 billion.  For the first time since the Oregon Lottery started in April 1985, sales for the fiscal year have surpassed $1 billion.
  • 9:40 amBrazil lottery cancels GTECH contract over Lottomatica acquisition.  GTECH Holdings Corp., which has agreed to be bought by Italy's Lottomatica, said on Tuesday that its contract to provide lottery services to its largest customer, Brazil, will not be renewed.
  • 2:30 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Tuesday Mega Millions drawing, but 2 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 1 from California and 1 from New Jersey.  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, August 8, 2006

  • 11:02 pmMega Millions:  The Tuesday, August 08, 2006 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 1-5-13-18-33, and the Mega Ball is 30.  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, August 7, 2006

  • 12:20 pmN.C. Lottery lagging behind revenue estimates.  North Carolina's lottery commission has cut the lottery budget because of lower sales than state lawmakers originally expected.
  • 11:40 amReporter honored for lottery coverage.  Steve Geissinger, the Sacramento bureau chief for ANG Newspapers, received a national award Friday night from the Association of Capital Reporters and Editors for coverage of California's controversial entrance into the multi-state Mega Millions lottery.
  • 11:00 amOne ticket wins $40 million Florida Lotto jackpot.  The Food R Us convenience store in Palm Springs, Florida, a small neighborhood store on Congress Avenue, sold the sole winning ticket for Saturday's $40 million Florida Lotto jackpot.
  • 10:00 amWisconsin factory workers win $208M Powerball lottery.  About 100 cheese factory workers in the Wisconsin town of St. Cloud have been celebrating -- because they say they're $208 million richer now.
  • 8:40 amAndy Rooney: Lotteries and lottery players are stupid.  Andy Rooney demonstrates how a critic with a loud voice, a bunch of pre-conceived notions, and the laziness to obtain all of their information from one biased source can create an embarrassingly wrong opinion piece.

Saturday, August 5, 2006

  • 11:57 pmPowerball Jackpot Winner!  There was one $204 million jackpot winner from Wisconsin in the Saturday, August 05, 2006 Powerball drawing.  More details to follow after the winner comes forward to claim their prize.
  • 11:06 pmPowerball:  The Saturday, August 05, 2006 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 2-3-9-48-50, and the Powerball is 23.  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!
  • 3:14 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Friday Mega Millions drawing, but 1 lucky player matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 1 from Maryland.  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, August 4, 2006

  • 11:03 pmMega Millions:  The Friday, August 04, 2006 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 2-24-31-50-55, and the Mega Ball is 44.  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!
  • 4:20 pm$204 Million: Saturday Powerball Jackpot.  Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $204 million, with a cash option of $92.7 million.
  • 12:00 amHow a lottery win tore a family apart.  One lottery jackpot winner's attempts at secrecy have woefully failed to avert a family feud over the fortune, with greed, deceit and vitriol as its central ingredients.

Thursday, August 3, 2006

  • 10:20 pmOnline gambling world watches U.S. case.  The recent BetOnSports indictment in U.S. federal court may show the limits of American authorities' control over online gambling.
  • 3:20 pmLottery winner feels like he has a horseshoe in his behind.  A South Carolina player has been so lucky that he feels like he has "a horseshoe stuck up [his] behind."
  • 12:27 amPowerball: There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday Powerball drawing, but 20 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $200,000 prize: 2 from Colorado, 1 from Delaware, 2 from Washington, D.C. (1 with Power Play), 2 from Indiana, 2 from Iowa (1 with Power Play), 1 from Minnesota, 2 from Missouri, 2 from North Carolina (1 with Power Play), 1 from New Mexico, 1 from Pennsylvania, 1 from Vermont, 1 from West Virginia and 2 from Wisconsin.  For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, see the Ways to Win page.

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

  • 11:05 pmPowerball:  The Wednesday, August 02, 2006 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 10-13-16-19-24, and the Powerball is 15.  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!
  • 1:00 pmOklahoma Powerball lottery winner claims prize.  The winner of the June 17th $101.8 million Powerball jackpot claimed their prize from the Oklahoma Lottery Commission Wednesday.
  • 10:40 amMega Millions lottery jackpot won ... again.  Not that $31 million is a small sum of money, but it's not what the inventors of Mega Millions envisioned when they constructed the game with 176 million-to-1 odds of winning.
  • 10:00 amA million bad reasons to vote.  The propsed Arizona Voter Reward Act, which would pay $1 million after each general election to a single voter selected at random, is a boneheaded idea.
  • 9:20 am$45M N.Y. Lotto winner bought ticket on impulse.  After she was hit with a hot flash during a late June trip to Brooklyn, 49-year-old Mary Ann Hrywnak ducked into David's Check Cashing to beat the heat and buy a Quick Pick Lotto ticket.
  • Michigan lottery backs GTECH, Lottomatica deal.  The Michigan lottery has confirmed that the planned takeover of U.S. lottery operator GTECH by Lottomatica will not hurt its lottery concession in the state, the Italian company said in a statement on Thursday.
  • 3:14 amMega Millions Jackpot Winner!  There was one $31 million jackpot winner from New York in the Tuesday, August 01, 2006 Mega Millions drawing.  More details to follow after the winner comes forward to claim their prize.
  • Also, 2 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 1 from California and 1 from New Jersey.  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, August 1, 2006

  • 11:03 pmMega Millions:  The Tuesday, August 01, 2006 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 14-29-32-43-49, and the Mega Ball is 14.  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!
  • 11:20 amPowerball Jackpot Raised to $178 Million.  Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $178 million, with a cash option of $81 million.
  • 10:40 amBail set at $1m for UK internet gaming boss.  The former BETonSPORTS chief executive David Carruthers is likely to be released on $1m bail within days under a deal with the American government which would allow him to live in the Midwestern city of St Louis until his trial for organizing illegal gambling.
  • 9:40 amMassachusetts man becomes first Ca$hola winner.  A Massachusetts man is $450,000 richer after he became the first person to win a new multi-state slot game.
  • 8:40 amLottery sales in Pa. hit record $3 billion.  Pennsylvania Lottery sales for the 2005-06 fiscal year reached a record $3.07 billion, Gov. Rendell said yesterday.
  • Winner of $45M N.Y. Lotto jackpot to be revealed today.  The identity of a Broome County woman who bought a New York Lotto ticket in Brooklyn worth $45 million will be revealed this morning.
  • 8:00 amNot guilty pleas entered in online gambling case.  The former chief executive of one of the world's largest online gambling companies, BetOnSports, will remain in federal custody after pleading not guilty Monday to charges of mail and wire fraud and racketeering.

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