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  • Debt recovery office able to seize casino winnings

    June 25, 2014 3:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state debt collection office created by lawmakers last year now has the authority to seize casino and lottery winnings to pay off delinquent debts people owe to state agencies. But first the state Office of Debt Recovery and the casinos have to devise a computer database... more »
  • 1 ticket wins Easy 5, 1 runner-up Powerball prize

    May 22, 2014 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A $1 million Powerball ticket was sold in Louisiana and someone purchased an Easy 5 ticket that won the $50,000 drawing Wednesday night, Louisiana Lottery officials said Thursday. The lottery said the Powerball ticket, which matched the first five numbers but not the Powerball, was sold in... more »
  • Jackpots unclaimed in top Saturday lotteries in La

    April 20, 2014 10:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says nobody won the jackpots for three big weekend lotteries sold in Louisiana. That means Wednesday's estimated jackpots rise to $60,000 for Easy 5, $275,000 for Lotto and $150 million for the Powerball. The lottery corporation says the most valuable ticket sold in... more »
  • New Orleans man claims 6-month-old Powerball prize

    March 17, 2014 4:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A $40,000 Powerball prize has been claimed, less than two weeks before its March 20 redemption deadline. The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says a 41-year-old New Orleans man Monday redeemed the ticket for the Sept. 21 drawing. His name was not released. Lottery officials say the winner's friend... more »
  • Numbers for the $425 million jackpot

    February 19, 2014 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A $425 million jackpot is up for grabs. People filled stores to buy Powerball tickets Wednesday, ahead of the sixth-largest drawing. The winning numbers drawn Wednesday evening are: 17, 49, 54, 35, 1, and Powerball 34. The odds of winning are one in 175 million.... more »
  • 69yo BR man wins $1M as Powerball runner-up

    February 9, 2014 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A 69-year-old Baton Rouge man is Louisiana's latest millionaire. The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says Alex Bookter, a golf course manager for BREC, which operates public park and recreation facilities and programs in East Baton Rouge Parish, picked up his prize from lottery officials last week. Officials... more »
  • No Louisiana-based drawings on Christmas Day

    December 25, 2013 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents hoping to get lucky playing a Christmas Day lottery will only have the Powerball drawing. Louisiana Lottery Corp. offices are closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Their policy is to not hold drawings on Christmas or Easter. The... more »
  • Ga. woman has 1 of 2 winning lottery tickets

    December 18, 2013 3:20 PM

    ATLANTA- Lottery officials say a Georgia woman has one of the two winning tickets to the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, the second-largest in U.S. history. Lottery officials identified her as Ira Curry, of Stone Mountain, which is east of Atlanta. Officials say she bought one ticket and chose the... more »
  • Missing lotto tickets found all over Baton Rouge street Play Video

    September 24, 2013 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two men almost struck it rich Tuesday morning when they found thousands of dollars worth of scratch off lottery tickets scattered in the road. Mike Haviland and his coworker were driving on Industriplex Blvd. when they noticed stacks of unscratched $10 tickets everywhere. "There's that... more »
  • $400M Powerball ticket sold in South Carolina

    September 19, 2013 10:37 AM

    LEXINGTON, S.C. - Somebody in South Carolina is sitting on a life-changing set of numbers. A state lottery spokesperson confirmed Thursday a single Powerball ticket sold in Lexington hit the $400 million jackpot. The spokesperson said the ticket holder had not come forward as of Thursday morning. The... more »
  • Check Powerball numbers here!

    September 18, 2013 10:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Check your tickets to see if you have the winning numbers in another Powerball record. Wednesday, the winning numbers were for a $400 million drawing. The winning numbers pulled were: 07-10-22-32-35, Powerball: 19. Other drawings included: Easy 5 01-05-06-20-25 Lotto 01-08-11-28-30-37 Pick 3 5-7-7... more »
  • No winner in jackpot draws

    August 18, 2013 11:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Nobody won the jackpots in Louisiana's big-money weekend lotteries. The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says Wednesday's estimated jackpots rise to $180,000 for Easy 5, $875,000 for Lotto and $70 million for the Powerball. The largest prize won in Louisiana was $10,000 for one Powerball ticket matching the Powerball... more »
  • Powerball jackpot at $400M after no weekend winner

    August 4, 2013 10:34 AM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - No one hit the Powerball jackpot on Saturday, so the money will roll over: A cool $400 million for the next drawing. While hefty, the prize for Wednesday's drawing is still well below the record $590.5 million jackpot won in May by an 84-year-old Florida woman.... more »
  • Powerball jackpot reaches $300M for Saturday

    August 3, 2013 6:19 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Lottery officials say Powerball jackpot is expected to be at least $300 million, sending those hoping to strike it rich scrambling for the $2 lottery tickets. The drawing will be held at 11 p.m. EDT Saturday. The jackpot is still well below the record of $590.5... more »
  • Powerball jackpot Increased to $300 million

    August 2, 2013 12:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Saturday's Powerball jackpot has climbed to $300 million, with a cash value of $172.7 million. The Multi-State Lottery Association that operates the game on behalf of 45 participating lotteries, including the Louisiana Lottery, made the announcement Friday based on a nationwide surge in sales. Before the increase,... more »
  • Woman claims $1M Powerball prize

    July 12, 2013 9:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State lottery officials say Bobby Reaux of New Orleans claimed a $1 million Powerball prize from the July 6 drawing on behalf of BCT, a self-named group of co-workers from Macy's at Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie. Reaux purchased the Quick Pick ticket that matched all five... more »
  • Albany man claims $1 Million Powerball prize

    July 9, 2013 10:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State lottery officials say a 50-year-old Albany man has claimed his $1 million Powerball prize from the June 29 drawing. Eric Bankston's Quick Pick ticket matched all five white-ball numbers but missed the Powerball number. Bankston received $700,000 after federal and state taxes were withheld. He purchased... more »
  • Penn. ticket wins Powerball, no big winners in La.

    June 24, 2013 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lottery officials say the winning ticket in Saturday's $131.5 million Powerball drawing was sold in Pennsylvania and there were no big winners in Louisiana. The next Powerball drawing on Wednesday has an estimated jackpot of $40 million. There were no big winners in the Louisiana Lotto or... more »
  • Florida city wonders who won the lottery jackpot

    June 2, 2013 12:16 PM

    ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. - It's been two weeks since residents of Zephyrhills, Fla., learned that a $590 million Powerball ticket was sold inside their city limits. No one expected the winner to come forward immediately. After all, they reasoned, the person might need a few days to absorb the shock, or... more »
  • La. Lottery awaits word from Powerball winner

    May 29, 2013 10:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana Lottery officials in Baton Rouge are awaiting word from whoever bought one of the winning tickets from Saturday's $50 million multi-state Powerball drawing. A ticket sold at a gas station on Franklin Avenue in New Orleans was one of three winning tickets. The ticket-holders will each... more »
  • Office pool shares $1 million lottery prize Play Video

    May 24, 2013 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two dozen members of a local realtor's office who put together a lottery pool claimed their $1 million Powerball prize today. The group received $700,000 to split after state and federal taxes were withheld. They said each member of the pool would receive more then $29,000... more »
  • $1 million ticket sold in Baton Rouge Play Video

    May 20, 2013 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One Powerball player winner is holding on to a $1 million ticket sold in Baton Rouge from this weekend's drawing. Louisiana Lottery officials said the million-dollar ticket was sold at Matherne's Supermarket on Bluebonnet and matched all five white numbers while missing the Powerball. "We're... more »
  • $1 million Powerball ticket sold in La.

    May 20, 2013 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - While no tickets sold in Louisiana matched the biggest Powerball jackpot in history this weekend, one ticket sold in Baton Rouge is worth a $1 million prize. Louisiana Lottery officials said the million-dollar ticket was sold at Matherne's Supermarket on Bluebonnet, and matched all five white... more »
  • Powerball hits record $600M jackpot Play Video

    May 17, 2013 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lottery spokespeople in Louisiana said the quickly-growing Powerball jackpot has hit a new record high. The Louisiana Lottery said the jackpot for the May 18 drawing is now $600 million, the highest Powerball jackpot on record. It would pay out $376.9 million for the cash option.... more »
  • Big MegaMillion, Powerball jackpots boosting sales

    May 17, 2013 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - While Powerball fever is again driving people to buy lottery tickets before Saturday's drawing, another jackpot is being drawn tonight. The MegaMillions jackpot increased to $190 million recently, paying out $140 million if the winner chooses the cash option. That's dwarfed by Powerball's $550 million... more »
  • Numbers drawn for $360M Powerball jackpot Play Video

    May 15, 2013 10:11 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The winning numbers have been drawn for the $360 million Powerball jackpot. The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night: 2, 11, 26, 34, 41 and a Powerball of 32. The jackpot is considered the third largest in Powerball history and the seventh largest overall. more »
  • Powerball jackpot rises with surge in sales

    May 15, 2013 7:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday's drawing has climbed to $360 million, the third largest jackpot of all time. Before the increase, the advertised jackpot was $350 million. The cash value of the May 15 jackpot is now $229.2 million. The jackpot was last hit March... more »
  • $1M Powerball ticket sold in La.

    May 13, 2013 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. reports that nobody won the top jackpots in the multistate Powerball and Louisiana Lotto drawings on Saturday night but one Powerball ticket sold in St. Francisville matched 5 numbers to take a $1 million prize. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn... more »
  • Convent man claims $100,000 lotto prize

    May 2, 2013 3:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A first-time lottery player claimed his winnings from a $100,000 scratch-off ticket in Baton Rouge today. Lottery officials said Mark Anderson, 51, of Convent bought the $5 Queen of Hearts ticket in Gonzales after a suggestion from his friend Stephen Smith. Anderson said Smith also gave... more »
  • Woman almost threw away $10,000 lotto ticket

    April 8, 2013 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A St. Helena Parish woman said she almost threw away her Powerball ticket for the March 23 drawing. Then she dug it back out of the trash to check the numbers, and discovered she'd won big. Joyce Womack, 41, of Greensburg claimed her $10,000 prize at... more »
  • La. bans use of welfare money on tobacco, liquor

    March 1, 2013 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's social services department has banned the spending of welfare money on cigarettes, alcohol and lottery tickets. The new regulations were issued Friday by the Department of Children and Family Services. They also include restrictions that prohibit the use of a welfare electronic benefit card at liquor... more »
  • Poisoned lotto winner's body to be exhumed today

    January 18, 2013 2:22 AM

    CHICAGO - Authorities plan to exhume the body of a Chicago businessman Friday in hopes of learning exactly how he ingested a lethal dose of cyanide. Urooj Khan died in July as he was about to collect $425,000 in lottery winnings. His death was initially ruled a result of... more »
  • No big winners in Wed. Lotto, Powerball drawings

    January 17, 2013 10:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. reports that nobody won the major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings Wednesday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $575,000 prize. The prize will rise to an estimated $600,000 for the... more »
  • No big lottery winners in Louisiana

    January 3, 2013 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Lottery officials say nobody won the major jackpots in Wednesday night's drawings. Wednesday's multistate Powerball jackpot was $50 million. It goes to an estimated $60 million for Saturday's drawing. The Louisiana Lotto top jackpot was $475,000. It rises to an estimated $500,000 on Saturday. An $80,000... more »
  • Lottery officials: Powerball winner is man in 30s

    December 7, 2012 4:44 PM

    PHOENIX - Lottery officials say the second winner in last week's $587.5 million Powerball drawing is a married man in his 30s from the wealthy Phoenix suburb of Fountain Hills. The man remained anonymous, and his prize was announced by officials who said he bought $10 worth of tickets. The... more »
  • Millions in other lotto prizes won in La.

    November 29, 2012 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While nobody in Louisiana won the big Powerball jackpot last night, there were several other cash prizes handed out. The state lottery office said more than 171,000 Powerball players won more than $2.1 million in the drawing, including one ticket worth $1 million. Lottery spokesperson... more »
  • 1 of 2 jackpot tickets sold at KC-area Trex Mart

    November 29, 2012 10:23 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Missouri Lottery officials say one of the nation's two Powerball jackpot winning tickets was sold at a convenience store near Kansas City. A Missouri Lottery news release Thursday said it was sold at a Trex Mart in Dearborn, about 35 miles north of Kansas City. The... more »
  • Powerball money will help kids Play Video

    November 28, 2012 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Every dollar spent on lottery tickets in Louisiana will benefit students in public schools, according to lottery officials. "In Louisiana 35 cents of every dollar sold for tickets, including Powerball tickets, is transferred to the state treasury to help fund K-12 public education," said Kelly Spell, Louisiana... more »
  • Powerball jackpot swells to $550 million

    November 28, 2012 11:21 AM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The record Powerball jackpot just keeps rising. It now stands at $550 million after officials say brisk sales keep driving up the payout amount. The jackpot was boosted to $500 million on Tuesday and raised again Wednesday morning to $550 million. A winner taking the cash... more »
  • Powerball jackpot builds to $325M for Saturday

    November 23, 2012 11:57 AM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The jackpot for Powerball's Saturday drawing has climbed to $325 million, the fourth-largest in the game's history. A single winner's cash payout would be nearly $213 million before taxes. Powerball organizers say this is the first run-up to a large jackpot that's fallen over a major... more »
  • Lottery: Wrong numbers shown for Easy 5 drawing

    October 29, 2012 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If you play the Easy 5 lottery in Louisiana, you may want to double-check your numbers. The Louisiana Lottery Corporation said its drawing show, which aired Saturday night on TV stations across the state and is produced by Louisiana Public Broadcasting, showed the wrong numbers by... more »
  • Forgery caught after "friend" tried to cash in man's lotto ticket Play Video

    October 19, 2012 10:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Louisiana man almost lost his lottery winnings when someone else took his ticket and tried to claim it was theirs. Jerry Firth told News 2 after a recent lottery drawing he'd asked a friend of his to look at the ticket and see if he'd... more »
  • Unclaimed Easy 5 lottery prize set to expire

    October 14, 2012 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A $203,543 Louisiana Lottery Easy 5 jackpot won in May has yet to be claimed. As of Friday no one has claimed the prize from the May 16, 2012, drawing. The winning ticket was bought at The Sunshine Truck and Casino Plaza on Highway 70 West in... more »
  • Dreaming big as Powerball jackpot hits $320 million Play Video

    August 15, 2012 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Anticipation is high as residents dream of winning big. Tonight's jackpot has risen to $320 million and the number will continue to grow as more people buy tickets. Many residents are visiting area gas stations to purchase their chance at winning. "You can't win if... more »
  • Unclaimed lottery prize set to expire next month

    August 10, 2012 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A $10,000 state lottery prize unclaimed since March will expire next month if the winner doesn't step forward, according to the state lottery commission. Lottery officials said the prize was a Powerball ticket which matched four of the five white balls on the March 14 drawing,... more »
  • Quaker Oats workers from Iowa claim $241M Powerball pot

    June 20, 2012 12:32 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - A group of 20 workers at the Quaker Oats plant in Cedar Rapids have stepped forward as winners of a $241 million Powerball jackpot. Lottery spokeswoman Mary Neubauer says one of the workers bought the winning ticket for the group for the June 13 drawing and... more »
  • Stern fires back over lottery question

    June 14, 2012 7:22 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Jim Rome says he thought he was asking a "softball question" about the NBA draft lottery that led Commissioner David Stern to ask the radio host if he had stopped beating his wife. Rome asked Stern whether the lottery was fixed. The New Orleans Hornets, recently... more »
  • Woman who tossed $1M lotto ticket wants money

    May 21, 2012 1:28 PM

    SEARCY, Ark. - Attorneys for an Arkansas woman who threw away a winning lottery ticket worth $1 million say another woman who plucked the ticket out of the trash and claimed the jackpot should be forced to turn the money over to the court. Sharon Duncan's lawyers filed their formal... more »
  • Md. Lottery to discuss Mega Millions winner

    April 10, 2012 7:36 AM

    BALTIMORE - Maryland Lottery officials say they'll share more information about the state's Mega Millions winner. While officials say the winner of a share of the record $656 million jackpot will remain anonymous, they'll give some details about the winner's story this morning. Maryland doesn't require lottery winners to be... more »
  • Mega millions lottery winner claims prize

    April 9, 2012 5:27 PM

    BALTIMORE - Maryland lottery officials say a holder of a winning Mega Millions ticket has come forward to claim a share of the record-breaking, $656 million prize. Lottery spokeswoman Carole Everett says the winner claimed the prize with the winning ticket at lottery headquarters on Monday. She says she wouldn't... more »
  • Baton Rouge $250,000 lottery ticket claimed

    April 3, 2012 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A group that went in together on the Mega Millions lottery claimed their six-figure prize from the Louisiana Lottery. The $250,000 prize will be split among 11 people who went in together on the record-breaking lottery jackpot. Lottery officials said they will share the tax liability... more »
  • Winning lottery ticket sold at BR store unclaimed

    April 3, 2012 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A winning ticket sold at a Baton Rouge convenience store remains unclaimed Tuesday leaving the quarter of a million dollar prize up for grabs. Jeff's Food Mart on Jefferson Highway sold the ticket. The ticket matched the five white balls in last Friday's Mega Millions... more »
  • Md. lottery director: Winning ticket unclaimed

    April 2, 2012 8:47 AM

    WASHINGTON - The director of the Maryland Lottery says no one in the state has stepped forward with a winning Mega Millions lottery ticket yet. Stephen Martino said Monday on NBC's "Today" show that the ticket, one of three winning tickets purchased for the record-breaking $640 million prize, has yet... more »
  • BR man wins $1.25 million Lotto jackpot

    January 3, 2012 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 58-year-old Baton Rouge man's Christmas holiday came with a little something extra - a lottery ticket worth $1.25 million. Louisiana Lottery officials say Ralph Andrews was the sole winner of the state's Dec. 24 Lotto jackpot, which he claimed at lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge last... more »
  • States get online gambling go-ahead from feds Play Video

    December 27, 2011 10:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The federal government is giving the thumbs up to online gambling tonight, but it's up to states to take the next step in expanding the business or not. The Justice Department says a 50-year-old law does not prohibit Internet gaming. Online sports betting is still off the... more »
  • Police arrest one, search for another in scratch off burglary

    December 26, 2011 1:56 PM

    HAMMOND - Tangipahoa deputies arrested one man and are searching for another who allegedly broke into a convenience store Saturday and stole an entire display of scratch off tickets. TPSO deputies booked Rajon Bennett into the Tangipahoa parish prison and charged him with principal burglary and possession of stolen... more »
  • EBR to implement new lottery system for pre-K enrollment

    December 20, 2011 7:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish school system is eliminating its first-come first-serve registration for prekindergarten and replacing it with a lottery system. From Jan. 23 to Jan. 27, parents with 3-year-old and 4-year-old children will be able to apply for one of almost 2,000 slots in... more »
  • Mega Millions lottery premieres in La. Play Video

    November 18, 2011 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People lined up across Baton Rouge to get their lottery tickets before the first Mega Millions drawing in Louisiana tonight. Barbara Magruder told News 2 she's been playing the lottery ever since it started in Louisiana. "I first started with just a dollar a week,"... more »
  • Baton Rouge Ballet Theater to Hold Fundraiser

    August 19, 2011 12:34 PM

    Whitney Vann talked with Baton Rouge Ballet Theater's Brad Blanchard and Louisiana Lottery's Kimbery Chopin about their 3rd annual fundraiser "Dancin' In The Streets" which is billed as Baton Rouge's best parties. Click here to learn more. more »
  • Powerball Increases Prices and Winnings

    June 30, 2011 10:24 PM

    Get the office pool prepared; a Powerball ticket will cost you two dollars instead of one dollar. The increase kicks in next year. But the Louisiana lottery says it's a small price to pay for what will be a much, much larger return. Jack pots will start at 40 million... more »
  • No jackpot winners Saturday night

    June 26, 2011 11:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The top prizes in three major lottery games went untouched Saturday night. Powerball will have an estimated $76 million jackpot for Wednesday night's drawing, while Louisiana Lotto's top prize will be an estimated $300,000. Easy 5's jackpot grows to an estimated $60,000. There were three Powerball... more »
  • Winning tickets sold for Easy 5, Louisiana Lotto

    May 8, 2011 1:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Lottery officials say someone in LaPlace purchased the winning Louisiana Lotto ticket from Saturday night's drawing while the winning Easy 5 ticket was purchased in Baton Rouge. The Louisiana Lotto jackpot was $972,000. The winning numbers are 2-6-15-16-24-28. The winning numbers for the $71,000 Easy... more »
  • No big La. winners in Saturday drawings

    April 3, 2011 11:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE- None of the tickets sold for Saturday night's Powerball, Louisiana Lotto or Easy 5 games matched all the numbers necessary to win the big prizes. Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $187 million jackpot. The prize goes to an... more »
  • No big winners in Sat. Lotto, Powerball drawings

    February 6, 2011 10:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Lottery Corporation reports that nobody won the major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings Saturday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $800,000 prize. The prize will rise to an estimated $850,000 for the... more »
  • Nobody wins big lottery jackpots

    January 30, 2011 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says nobody won the top prizes in the $25 million multistate Powerball game, the $675,000 Louisiana Lotto or the $60,000 Easy 5 drawings. That means Wednesday's jackpots will be worth an estimated $35 million for Powerball, $725,000 for Louisiana Lotto and $70,000 for... more »
  • Winning Powerball ticket sold in NY

    January 23, 2011 9:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says a winning Powerball ticket was purchased in New York, but someone in Louisiana won the $185,504 Easy 5 jackpot. There were no big winners in the Louisiana Lotto on Saturday. The winning ticket in the Easy 5 was sold in Pearl... more »
  • No big winners in Saturday's lottery drawings

    January 16, 2011 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says nobody won the two major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multi-state Powerball drawings on Saturday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $450,000 prize, which will rise to an estimated $500,000 for... more »
  • No big La. winners in Powerball, Lotto or Easy 5

    November 28, 2010 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says none of the tickets sold for the multistate Powerball, Louisiana Lotto or Easy 5 games matched all numbers necessary to win the big prizes. In Saturday's Powerball drawing, players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the... more »
  • 46-year-old claims winning Lotto ticket

    November 23, 2010 11:44 AM

    WALKER- Chet Bourg bought the winning $250,000 Lotto ticket at a town convenience store on Walker Road South. Bourg, 46, received $175,000 after state and federal taxes were withheld. Murphy USA gets a one-time selling bonus of $2500- one percent of the jackpot. The winning numbers for the Nov. 20... more »
  • Woman claims $30,000 top prize from scratch-off

    November 19, 2010 3:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A woman from Iberville Parish is $30,000 richer after playing the "Crazy Crossword" scratch-off. Penny King says she decided to play the scratch-off after sitting in the waiting room at the doctor's office with her children. After her appointment, she stopped at a Louisiana Lottery retailer to... more »
  • Ticket bought at Mich. porn shop worth $129M

    November 12, 2010 3:35 PM

    LANSING, Mich. - A group of Michigan friends and family is obscenely rich after winning a $129 million jackpot with a lottery ticket bought at a porn shop. Mike Greer, a member of the group, came forward Friday to claim the Powerball winnings on behalf of the others, who remained... more »
  • Baton Rouge man wins $100,000 on scratch-off

    October 18, 2010 10:48 AM

    A Baton Rouge man has claimed the second $100,000 prize in a Louisiana State Lottery scratch-off game. Charles “Aaron” Page III recently bought two World Champions New Orleans Saints tickets at the LaPlace Travel Center, and said he had the store clerk pick which game he played. He also told... more »
  • Powerball jackpot winners claiming prize

    August 26, 2010 8:05 AM

    An attorney is coming forward on behalf of an 11-member family partnership to claim the $85.7 million Powerball prize. The winning ticket was sold at the Circle K at 9110 Airline Hwy. in Baton Rouge. The annuity prize amount is valued at an estimated $85.7 million, which would be paid... more »
  • New Orleans man claims nearly $1M La. lottery jackpot

    August 25, 2010 2:38 PM

    A 72-year-old New Orleans man has claimed the $990,648 Louisiana Lotto jackpot from Saturday's drawing. Louisiana Lottery officials said Wednesday that Donald Meilleur had the sole, winning ticket for the prize. On Monday, he received $693,453 after state and federal taxes were withheld. The winning numbers for the Aug. 21... more »
  • Lucky in Love and the Lottery

    July 15, 2010 8:20 PM

    Lucky in love and the lottery may be part of the marriage vows for a couple in Missouri when the groom-to-be gave his fiancee a $250,000 winning ticket. Robert Russell surprised his betrothed, Tracie Rogers, with the early wedding present. it was a scratch-off ticket and both were surprised by... more »
  • Judge: elderly sister doesn't have to share lottery prize

    May 12, 2010 1:31 PM

    A judge says an elderly Connecticut woman doesn't have to share her half of a $500,000 lottery windfall with the sister who sued her over it. Eighty-seven-year-old Rose Bakaysa and her 84-year-old sister, Theresa Sokaitis, have been fighting over the money in court since 2005. That was shortly... more »
  • OMV workers hit lotto jackpot

    March 9, 2010 12:07 PM

    Eight co-workers from the Office of Motor Vehicles in Baton Rouge hit the jackpot. They won more than $600,000 by playing the lottery. Tiffany Allen of Brusly says she and other members of the group started contributing $2 to their lottery fund twice a week in September. Last Wednesday, they... more »
  • "Friendly competition" between state lotteries

    February 3, 2010 4:54 PM

    Louisiana Lottery President Rose Hudson has made a bet with Indiana Lottery President Kathryn Densborn about who will win the Super Bowl this Sunday. Hudson says it involves friendly competition, but some trash talking, too. You can vote on what Densborg will have to do if the Saints... more »
  • $1M bond for woman accused in lotto winner's death

    February 3, 2010 9:23 AM

    A judge has ordered a woman accused of trying to conceal the slaying of a Florida lottery winner held on $1 million bond. Thirty-seven-year-old Dorice "DeeDee" Moore appeared for the first time in Hillsborough County court Wednesday on charges connecting her with the death of Abraham Shakespeare. Moore befriended Shakespeare... more »
  • $260 Million Powerball Winner Claims Prize

    August 25, 2009 3:10 PM

    A retired South Carolina state employee who spent two bucks on the lottery last week is the winner of a $260 million Powerball jackpot. Solomon Jackson Jr. of Columbia refused Tuesday to say much about himself or his plans, including whether he will take his winnings annually over three decades... more »

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