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Monday, October 16, 2000

  • 3:00 pmNow your November vote can actually pay off.  Internet bookmaker Intertops.com is offering odds on the Presidential election and giving you the ability to wager on the outcome.  Hint: Bush is a slight favorite over Gore.
  • The Michigan Lottery has two sections on their web site that may be of interest to Michigan lottery players.  The Unclaimed Prize page lists all of the lottery prizes that have yet to be claimed within the past year, including winning numbers, prize amount, and place of purchase.  Top Remaining Instant Game Prizes is a new page that lists each instant winner game, along with the number of large prizes left.
  • If you don't want to miss out on large Big Game lottery jackpots, make sure to register for a Jackpot Alert, which sends you an e-mail message when the Big Game jackpot reaches the amount you specified.  Your name and e-mail address are kept confidential, and signing up for a Jackpot Alert does not put you on any other e-mail lists (you won't receive junk mail).
  • 6:40 am – The Big Game Lottery $39 million jackpot is now the second largest in the United States!  Those who want to play for the jackpot can play online at PlayBigGame.com.
  • New Jersey Pick-6 Lotto players should check their cabinets and drawers for a ticket about to expire.  On Saturday, October 21, a Pick-6 ticket with a cash value of $492,771 will expire, and the winnings will be returned to the State for aid to education and institutions.  The winning ticket was sold in Bergen County.  In New Jersey, winners have up to one year to claim their prize.

Saturday, October 14, 2000

  • 3:35 am – There was no jackpot winner in the Friday drawing, but 2 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $150,000 prize: 1 in Illinois and 1 in Massachusetts.  See the Winning Combinations page for the complete rundown of winners by prize category.
  • The jackpot continues to grow, now $39 million for the next drawing to be held on Tuesday.  Don't miss out on your chance to win -- click over to PlayBigGame.com to play online!

Friday, October 13, 2000

  • 4:00 pm – Don't forget to check back with us tonight at 11:00 PM Eastern Time for the LIVE $34 million Big Game drawing results!
  • 7:50 am – The Big Game jackpot is currently the third largest in the US!  If you want to play for the jackpot in today's drawing, be sure to click over to PlayBigGame.com before 2:00 PM Eastern Time (the automatic purchase cutoff time).  The top five jackpots are:

    1. $47 million, California SuperLottPlus (drawing Saturday, 10/14/00)
    2. $35 million, New Jersey Pick 6 Lotto (drawing Monday, 10/16/00)
    3. $34 million, The Big Game (drawing Friday, 10/13/00)
    4. $33 million, New York Lotto (drawing Saturday, 10/14/00)
    5. $26 million, Washington Lotto (drawing Saturday, 10/14/00)

Thursday, October 12, 2000

  • 7:30 am – H.J. Terrell of Pontiac, Michigan matched the first five numbers in the October 3 drawing to win a $150,000 Big Game prize.  Click over to the story for the details, including the place of purchase.
  • As a reminder, the $46 million Big Game jackpot from the drawing on Friday, June 9 remains unclaimed.  The winning ticket was purchased in New Jersey.
  • On November 7, South Carolina voters will go to the polls to decide if the state should ammend its constitution to repeal the ban on lotteries.  The latest poll shows 48 percent for the change, with 41 percent opposed to it.

Wednesday, October 11, 2000

  • 1:50 am – There was no jackpot winner in the Tuesday drawing, but one lucky Virginia player matched the first five numbers for a $150,000 prize.  See the Winning Combinations page for the complete rundown of winners by prize category.
  • Because there was no winner Tuesday, the jackpot is now $34 million.  To get in on the Friday drawing, just click over to PlayBigGame.com and play online!

Tuesday, October 10, 2000

  • 1:00 pm – Wired News has more information about a story we reported a few days ago: the Internet's largest giveaway ever.  Warren Buffet is insuring a $1 billion lottery, with the drawing to be held on December 28.  You probably won't be too thrilled with the 1 in 2.4 billion odds, though...
  • Gambling in the South is a hot topic these days, and the linked article illustrates the two very different sides to the issue.
  • Don't forget to check back with us tonight at 11:00 PM Eastern Time for the $30 million Big Game drawing results -- BigGameLottery.com is the only site to bring you the results LIVE!

Monday, October 9, 2000

  • 10:50 am – The Big Game jackpot remains in the top 5 in the United States, currently at number 3.  The top jackpots are:
    1. $35 million, California SuperLottPlus (drawing Wednesday, 10/11/00)
    2. $30.5 million, New Jersey Pick 6 Lotto (drawing Monday, 10/9/00)
    3. $30 million, The Big Game (drawing Tuesday, 10/10/00)
    4. $30 million, New York Lotto (drawing Wednesday, 10/11/00)
    5. $24 million, Washington Lotto (drawing Wednesday, 10/11/00)
  • No matter where you live, you can play for the $30 million Big Game jackpot!  Just click over to PlayBigGame.com to play your own numbers, Quick Picks, or a combination of both.  You can even order a lottery subscription.
  • Marie Mishler of Paris, Michigan matched the first five numbers in the September 22 drawing to win a $150,000 Big Game prize.  Click over to the story for the full details, including the place of purchase.

Saturday, October 7, 2000

  • 6:40 am – There was no jackpot winner in the Friday drawing, but nine players matched the first five numbers for a $150,000 prize: 2 in Georgia, 4 in Illinois, 1 in Maryland, 1 in Michigan, and 1 in Virginia.  See the Winning Combinations page for the complete rundown of winners by prize category.
  • Congratulations to Jennifer Meyer of Kalamazoo, Michigan, who played The Big Game online and matched 4 + 0 for a $150 prize!  You can play the official Big Game lottery online at PlayBigGame.com.

Thursday, October 5, 2000

  • 5:15 pmHere we go again!  Just when you thought the bill banning all forms of Internet gambling had gone away, it is again rearing its ugly head.  Rep. Robert Goodlatte, R-Va, is making a last-ditch effort to bring the bill to another vote.  For some odd reason, certain self-righteous representatives are intent on going against the vast majority of Americans who are against the ban.  For more in-depth analysis of this issue, refer to our Feature Articles section.
  • 9:15 am – Florida lotto players in Delray Beach need to check their Mega Money tickets: a $90,000 jackpot prize is about to expire.  The winning ticket was bought at a Shell gas station; click over to the story for the full details.
  • Billionaire Warren Buffett is insuring what will become the world's largest lottery ever, with a jackpot of $1 billion (yes, that's billion with a "B").  Don't hold your breath for a winner, though.  The chances of a winner are incredibly small: about 2.4 billion to one.
  • South Carolina continues to debate whether or not to bring lottery games to the south-eastern state.  Groups on both sides of the issue have passioned opinions, and it will be an interesting outcome either way.

Wednesday, October 4, 2000

  • 8:45 am – Now you can play The Big Game over the internet!  Just click over to PlayBigGame.com to play for the new $25 million jackpot.  Your winnings are automatically sent back to you, and you can even purchase lottery subscriptions.  With the jackpot starting its climb, now is a good time to give it a try.
  • 1:55 am – The was no jackpot winner in the Tuesday drawing, but two lucky players matched the first five numbers for a $150,000 prize: 1 in Massachusetts and 1 in Michigan.  See the Winning Combinations page for the complete rundown of winners by prize category.
  • 12:30 am – On September 12, one Big Game jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Burbank, Illinois.  This story from the Illinois lottery has the full details about Alex and Ursula Snelius, who held the winning ticket and won the second-largest Big Game jackpot ever awarded in Illinois.  The store that sold the ticket didn't do too badly either: they were awarded $640,000 for selling the winning ticket.
  • 12:00 am – If you haven't signed up for a Jackpot Alert yet, now is the perfect time.  Simply pick a jackpot size, and we'll let you know when The Big Game jackpot reaches that size.  You can even tell us to notify you of the current jackpot after every drawing.  Setup your Jackpot Alert now!

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