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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2018, file photo, media, at left, record people entering the KC Mart in Simpsonville, S.C., after it was announced the winning Mega Millions lottery ticket was purchased at the store. The South Carolina lottery says a single winner has stepped forward to claim the $1.5 billion Jackpot from a drawing last October. A lottery commission statement says the person submitting the claim for what was the second-largest lottery in U.S. history has chosen to remain anonymous. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins, File)
March 04, 2019 - 7:28 pm
The mystery is over. Partly. Lottery officials on Monday announced that a South Carolina resident had stepped forward to claim the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot from last October — the largest jackpot payout to a single winner in U.S. history — but elected to remain anonymous. A lottery...
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December 08, 2018 - 11:04 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The head of the South Carolina lottery is preparing to talk to lawmakers who probably have more than a billion things on their minds. South Carolina Education Lottery Director Hogan Brown is set to give an update on the state of the lottery to lawmakers Tuesday. Brown is...
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The House vote tally board shows the results of a do-over vote on the lottery bill, Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 28, 2018, as it narrowly passed 58-54, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. The House initially killed the state Lottery Law, voting 60-54 against it, Monday evening. The Senate passed it earlier in the day. The lottery is an attempt to put about $200 million a year into highways and bridges. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
August 28, 2018 - 5:36 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi House reversed itself Tuesday and passed a bill to create a state lottery in the Bible Belt state where churches have long opposed it. The vote came during a special session, less than 24 hours after the House originally voted to kill the bill that the state's...
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August 17, 2018 - 3:12 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former legislative leader who helped write state laws creating what's now North Carolina Education Lottery has been elevated to chairman of the lottery's governing panel. Gov. Roy Cooper announced Friday that Tony Rand of Fayetteville is the lottery commission's new chairman...
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March 13, 2018 - 1:31 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A top executive at a gambling operations vendor is the next executive director of the North Carolina Education Lottery. The lottery commission voted Tuesday to hire Mark Michalko (muh-HAL-coe). He will succeed Alice Garland, who announced last fall she would retire at the end...
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December 29, 2017 - 6:54 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lottery officials have called an emergency meeting to discuss a computer glitch that mistakenly left some playing a holiday game with what looked like winning tickets, but yielded no payouts. The South Carolina Education Lottery commission planned to hold a...
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December 05, 2017 - 3:47 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's state-run lottery is considering whether it makes sense to offer online games of chance to generate more profits for education. The state lottery commission meets Tuesday to hear more about digital instant games that players would buy on the lottery's website,...
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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks with members of the media at aPennsylvania Press Club luncheon in Harrisburg, Pa., Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. Wolf has approved legislation authorizing a major expansion of gambling in what is already the nation's second-largest commercial casino state. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 30, 2017 - 4:13 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania, the nation's second-largest commercial casino state, is taking an even deeper plunge into gambling and will allow people to bet online, in airports and at truck stops. With government leaders searching for money to plug holes in Pennsylvania's tattered finances...
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August 14, 2017 - 3:46 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the appointment of former Senate Majority Leader Tony Rand to the North Carolina Education Lottery Commission (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Gov. Roy Cooper removed a member of the North Carolina Education Lottery Commission accused of making "sexually harassing"...
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August 14, 2017 - 10:44 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A once-powerful Democratic leader in the North Carolina General Assembly is returning to state government, this time as a lottery commission member. Gov. Roy Cooper appointed former Senate Majority Leader Tony Rand of Fayetteville to the commission, replacing Kim Griffin. He'll...
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