Archived Mega Millions and Powerball Lottery News
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
- 6:15 am – Online keno begins in Missouri. A little more of Sin City came to the Show-Me State Tuesday, as the Missouri Lottery will rolled out its newest game -- online keno, modeled on the high-speed Las Vegas version.
- Penn. set to begin Powerball sales. Powerball tickets will go on sale in Pennsylvania starting June 27, with the first drawing on June 29.
- N.C. Lottery moves House toward vote. With North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley proposing a budget that spends $250 million from a lottery that doesn't yet exist, House Speaker Jim Black now says he will push House members to make up their minds soon about a lottery.
- Can Tennessee cash in on Georgia's lottery model?. With the Tennessee lottery vote still months away, activists on both sides of the question are working diligently. Proponents of the lottery are betting on education as their best means of getting a lottery established in the state.
- Recent $150,000 winners from Illinois:
- Relaunched Lottery records lowest takings. Full-year results published today for the UK National Lottery are expected to show a fall in sales for the fourth year running. But Camelot executives said the decline had begun to taper off in the second half of the year, prompting predictions that the National Lottery would increase weekly sales by March next year.
- 5:55 am – There was no jackpot winner in the Tuesday drawing, but 1 lucky player from New York matched the first 5 numbers for a $175,000 prize. For the complete rundown of winners by prize category, see the Winning Combinations page.
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