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Archived Lottery News for December, 2018

Sunday, December 30, 2018

  • 10:20 amConnecticut Lottery considering switch to computerized drawings.  The Connecticut Lottery Corp. (CLC) is quietly examining possible changes to the drawing procedures by which it selects winning numbers in its various games — from the daily Play 3 game on up — and one option under consideration is to discontinue live TV drawings that have been broadcast on local stations since 1977.
  • 12:08 amPowerball: There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday, December 29, 2018 Powerball drawing, but 3 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Kansas 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, December 29, 2018

  • 11:07 pmPowerball:  The Saturday, December 29, 2018 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 12-42-51-53-62, and the Powerball is 25.  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!
  • 12:38 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Friday, December 28, 2018 Mega Millions drawing, but 6 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from California, 1 from Florida, 1 from Georgia, 1 from New Jersey, 1 from Pennsylvania, and 1 from Washington (with Megaplier).  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, December 28, 2018

  • 11:42 pmMega Millions:  The Friday, December 28, 2018 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 9-10-25-37-38, and the Mega Ball is 21.  The Megaplier number is 2.  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!
  • 12:40 pmRush of Mega Millions lottery sales prompts surprise jackpot increase.  Lottery officials announced today that the jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing has been raised from $348 million to $370 million, as a result of rapid sales.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

  • 9:00 amInvestigation finds lottery scamming Tipton brothers have repaid virtually nothing.  Two brothers who spearheaded the biggest lottery scam in U.S. history have repaid less than $1,400 in restitution — despite owning property worth nearly $2 million, a Des Moines Register and Corpus Christi Caller Times investigation has found.
  • 12:18 amPowerball Jackpot Winner!  There was one $298.3 million jackpot winner from New York in the Wednesday, December 26, 2018 Powerball drawing.  More details to follow after the winner comes forward to claim their prize.
  • Also, 3 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Florida, 1 from Illinois, 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, December 26, 2018

  • 11:05 pmPowerball:  The Wednesday, December 26, 2018 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 05-25-38-52-67, and the Powerball is 24.  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!
  • 10:40 am$1 million Maryland Mega Millions lottery ticket expired Christmas Eve.  Someone could have had few extra presents under the tree this year, had they checked their Mega Millions lottery ticket before Christmas.
  • 1:45 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Mega Millions drawing, but 2 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Connecticut (with Megaplier) and 1 from Missouri.  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, December 25, 2018

  • 11:08 pmMega Millions:  The Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 2-8-42-43-50, and the Mega Ball is 6.  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!
  • 12:20 amMerry Christmas.  May the spirit of Christmas fill your heart with peace, love, and joy.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

  • 5:20 pm$2.7 billion El Gordo Christmas 2018 lottery drawing held in Spain.  Those holding ticket number 03347 struck it rich Saturday when they won the top prize in Spain's famous Christmas lottery.
  • 12:00 pmMan finds $86 million lottery ticket in his car.  A builder who stockpiled lottery tickets in his van discovered he had won £76 million in the multi-country EuroMillions game six weeks after the winning draw.
  • 12:05 amPowerball: There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday, December 22, 2018 Powerball drawing, but 1 lucky player from Florida 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, December 22, 2018

  • 11:05 pmPowerball:  The Saturday, December 22, 2018 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 21-28-30-40-59, and the Powerball is 26.  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!
  • 1:23 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Friday, December 21, 2018 Mega Millions drawing, but 1 lucky player from Texas matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize.  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, December 21, 2018

  • 11:07 pmMega Millions:  The Friday, December 21, 2018 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 10-13-61-62-70, and the Mega Ball is 5.  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!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

  • 2:25 pmNEW FEATURE: USA Mega adds Megaplier details.  We are pleased to announce that USA Mega has added Megaplier prize quantities and payouts to the Mega Millions Drawing Details pages. The new data is similar to what we have published for Powerball — we break out the number of Megaplier winners and total payout amounts separately from the non-Megaplier data. You will also find that going forward the news stories announcing the results of each Mega Millions drawing will specify the Megaplier winners in those states that sold second-prize winning tickets.
  • 12:27 amPowerball: There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Powerball drawing, but 2 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Michigan and 1 from Washington.  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, December 19, 2018

  • 11:08 pmPowerball:  The Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 15-29-31-37-43, and the Powerball is 16.  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!
  • 11:40 amWoman's winning lottery ticket rescued from trash by brother.  A Montana woman said a $50,000 winning lottery ticket she intended to throw away was rescued by her brother.
  • 8:48 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Mega Millions drawing, but 1 lucky player from Louisiana matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize.  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.
  • 7:45 amMega Millions:  The Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 13-22-32-60-69, and the Mega Ball is 9.  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!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

Sunday, December 16, 2018

  • 12:08 amPowerball: There were no jackpot winners and no $1,000,000 winners in the Saturday, December 15, 2018 Powerball drawing.  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, December 15, 2018

  • 11:05 pmPowerball:  The Saturday, December 15, 2018 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 08-38-43-52-55, and the Powerball is 17.  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!
  • 1:18 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Friday, December 14, 2018 Mega Millions drawing, but 3 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Indiana, 1 from New Mexico, 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, December 14, 2018

  • 11:10 pmMega Millions:  The Friday, December 14, 2018 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 5-22-26-43-49, and the Mega Ball is 23.  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!
  • 9:00 amWoman finds lottery ticket from losing pile was $300,000 winner.  A Michigan woman said she wouldn't have realized her scratch-off lottery ticket was worth $300,000 if she hadn't tried to enter it in a second chance game.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

  • 8:20 amIowa Lottery seeks to allow use of electronic cash and games.  The Iowa Lottery will ask state lawmakers in January to allow them to modernize their operations making it easier for customers to purchase and play lottery products electronically.
  • 12:16 amPowerball: There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday, December 12, 2018 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.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

  • 11:08 pmPowerball:  The Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 04-09-21-29-64, and the Powerball is 26.  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!
  • 4:40 pmAlabama lawmakers provide insight into upcoming push for state lottery.  One of the most influential men in Alabama politics said he expects a statewide lottery and gaming bill to be considered when the Alabama Legislature convenes March 5.
  • 10:00 amMichigan lawmaker pushes bill to deduct cash from paycheck for lotto game.  Instead of recommending his constituents invest some of each paycheck in a 401K, one Michigan legislator introduced a bill that would take a portion of each paycheck to play a lottery game.
  • 1:03 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Mega Millions drawing, but 1 lucky player from New York matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize.  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, December 11, 2018

  • 11:08 pmMega Millions:  The Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 4-38-39-54-59, and the Mega Ball is 12.  The Megaplier number is 2.  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 amFlorida man putting $14.5 million lottery win toward education in India.  A Tampa man is a millionaire after he struck the Florida Lottery's $14.5 million dollar jackpot, and he plans to use his windfall to help less fortunate children in his home country of India.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018

  • 7:20 amNY Gov Cuomo vetoes bill that would have allowed lottery jackpot winners to remain anonymous.  New York Gov. Cuomo on Saturday announced he vetoed a bill that would have allowed lottery winners in New York to remain anonymous if they so desired.
  • 12:16 amPowerball: There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday, December 8, 2018 Powerball drawing, but 1 lucky player from Pennsylvania 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, December 8, 2018

  • 11:07 pmPowerball:  The Saturday, December 8, 2018 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 14-32-34-46-61, and the Powerball is 10.  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!
  • 1:40 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Friday, December 7, 2018 Mega Millions 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, 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, December 7, 2018

  • 11:09 pmMega Millions:  The Friday, December 7, 2018 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 4-10-20-33-57, and the Mega Ball is 13.  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!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

  • 9:00 pmOregon man wins $118K playing Keno while waiting to cash $1,750 lottery ticket.  While waiting at a lottery payment center to cash in a winning lottery ticket worth $1,750, an Oregon man played again, winning more than $118,000.
  • 1:39 amPowerball: There were no jackpot winners and no $1,000,000 winners in the Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Powerball drawing.  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, December 5, 2018

  • 11:04 pmPowerball:  The Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 09-11-36-37-38, and the Powerball is 11.  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!
  • 2:40 pmUS woman convicted in Jamaican lottery scam to remain jailed.  A federal judge in North Dakota on Monday ordered a Rhode Island woman convicted of funnelling lottery scam money between the US and Jamaica to remain jailed pending a February sentencing hearing, where she could face a stiffer sentence than the alleged mastermind.
  • 9:40 amMom finds late son's name on lottery ticket, wins $10,000.  A Connecticut woman is $10,000 richer after winning on a lottery ticket that she said was a tribute to her late son.
  • 1:03 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Mega Millions drawing, but 2 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Georgia and 1 from Louisiana.  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, December 4, 2018

  • 11:07 pmMega Millions:  The Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Mega Millions drawing has taken place, and the results are 28-31-41-42-50, and the Mega Ball is 4.  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!

Monday, December 3, 2018

  • 11:20 amSome players unhappy with UK Lotto game changes.  The United Kingdom National Lottery is facing a boycott from outraged Scottish players who branded the Lotto game's prize draw an "absolute con" after lottery operator Camelot changed its rules.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

  • 12:19 amPowerball: There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday, December 1, 2018 Powerball drawing, but 1 lucky player from Louisiana (with Power Play) 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, December 1, 2018

  • 11:07 pmPowerball:  The Saturday, December 1, 2018 Powerball drawing has taken place, and the results are 10-11-47-55-58, and the Powerball is 26.  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!
  • 8:40 amFeds bust up illegal fantasy football lottery scheme.  A business pairing the enormously popular fantasy football leagues with the Georgia Lottery must have looked like a money-making combination, but instead has landed its operator in a legal mess.
  • 12:46 amMega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Friday, November 30, 2018 Mega Millions drawing, but 1 lucky player from Oregon matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize.  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.

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