Lotteries

May 15, 2019 - 1:51 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Residents in South Carolina's tri-county area who play the lottery should check their tickets. South Carolina Education Lottery officials say a ticket sold at SM Food Mart in Richburg matched the first five numbers for Saturday night's Powerball drawing. The ticket matched all...
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May 08, 2019 - 7:48 pm
Good evening! Here's a look at how AP's news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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April 26, 2019 - 7:52 am
LONDON (AP) — For two friends with checkered pasts it was the luck of a lifetime: a 4 million-pound ($5.2 million) lottery win. But Mark Goodram and Jon-Ross Watson may see their celebrations cut short. The Sun newspaper reports that Britain's National Lottery is withholding the payout as it...
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Manuel Franco of West Allis, Wis., winner of second-highest Powerball lottery in history, attends a news conference at the Wisconsin Department of Revenue in Madison, Wis., on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. At right is Peter Barca, state secretary of revenue, and at right is Cindy Polzin, state lottery director. Franco claimed the cash option payout of the prize, totaling approximately $477 million before taxes. The overall jackpot of the prize, drawn March 22, was $768,400. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
April 23, 2019 - 4:42 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 24-year-old Wisconsin man stepped forward Tuesday to claim a $768 million Powerball prize, the nation's third-largest lottery jackpot, saying he "pretty much felt lucky" the day he bought his tickets and has been worried that people want to steal his ticket. Manuel Franco, of...
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April 17, 2019 - 8:59 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona joined a growing number of states allowing winners of big lottery jackpots to stay anonymous Wednesday after Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation letting winners of jackpots of $100,000 or more request that their names not be made public. The move comes as privacy...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 file photo, Keith Ganatra, right, owner of the Del Monte Market, takes the numbers form picked by a customer, as he sells Mega Millions lottery tickets at a brisk pace in Laveen, Ariz. A growing number of states are moving to allow winners of big lottery jackpots to stay anonymous, and Arizona could join the list under a proposal headed to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
April 12, 2019 - 5:07 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A growing number of states are moving to allow the winners of big lottery jackpots to stay anonymous as privacy concerns are increasingly trumping lottery groups' wishes to publicize winners to boost sales and show that the games are fair. Arizona could be the next state to join at...
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April 05, 2019 - 5:23 pm
OXFORD, N.C. (AP) — A man has won $10 million in the North Carolina Education Lottery. The 52-year-old says he plans to spoil his 12 grandchildren. News outlets report Theodore Duncan celebrated his prize Thursday at the lottery's headquarters in Raleigh. A statement from the lottery says the...
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March 30, 2019 - 1:45 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — What a gift! A Charleston woman was given a $3 lottery ticket and it has paid off, winning her $100,000. WCIV-TV reports the winning ticket was purchased at the Dodges Store #863 on Johns Island. That business received $1,000 for selling the ticket. Having never played the...
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A billboard promotes an estimated $750 million Powerball jackpot in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, Wednesday, March 27.2019. (AP Photo/Scott McFetridge)
March 28, 2019 - 5:59 pm
NEW BERLIN, Wis. (AP) — A single ticket that matched all six Powerball numbers to win the estimated $768.4 million jackpot — the third-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history — was sold in a Milwaukee suburb, Wisconsin Lottery officials said Thursday. The ticket, worth a cash option of $477 million...
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People wait in line for lottery tickets at the Lotto Store at Primm just inside the California border Wednesday, March 27, 2019, near Primm, Nev. The Powerball jackpot soared to a massive $750 million Wednesday. (AP Photo/John Locher)
March 28, 2019 - 5:58 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A single ticket sold in Wisconsin matched all six numbers in the Wednesday night Powerball drawing to win the third-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history. Due to strong ticket sales, the jackpot climbed to an estimated $768.4 million at the time of the drawing with a cash...
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