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This dad bought a scratch-off lottery ticket on his lunch break — and won $10 million  CNBC

The father of two never thought he'd become a multi-millionaire when he bought a lottery scratch-off at a convenience store on his lunch break.

How Mega Millions and Powerball changed the rules to boost their jackpots  CNBC

Last October, an anonymous woman in South Carolina won the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot. Lottery prizes have been on the rise since the two major ...

Anonymous Mega Millions Lottery Winner Claims $1.5B Jackpot In South Carolina  NPR

Someone in South Carolina claimed the $1.5 billion jackpot from the Mega Millions lottery held in October 2018, ending the mystery of whether anyone would ...

South Carolina lottery winner where are you? $1.5B still unclaimed, and clock is ticking  USA TODAY

The winner of a huge South Carolina jackpot hasn't come forward. That means the state might miss out on $61 million in state income taxes.

$1.5 billion Mega Millions winner claims jackpot in South Carolina—here's why it's smart for them to stay anonymous  CNBC

While the Mega Millions winner of the $1.5 billion jackpot and other lottery winners might want to "shout this life-changing news from the rooftops," it's wise to ...

South Carolina Lawmakers Expect Fierce Debate On $61M Lottery Tax Windfall  WFAE

In South Carolina's nearly $9 billion budget, one small pile of $61 million is likely to get a lot more attention than any other. The money comes from.

A single Mega Millions ticket, sold in tiny Simpsonville, S.C., landed a $1.5 billion jackpot  The Washington Post

Holy cow,” said Simpsonville Mayor Janice Curtis. “I think it's wonderful news.”

$1.5bn Mega Millions lottery jackpot still unclaimed in South Carolina  The Guardian

A $1.5bn Mega Millions jackpot, the second-largest lottery prize in US history, has not been claimed, four months after the winning ticket was drawn.

Winning lottery ticket sold in South Carolina for $1.5 billion jackpot  Reuters

(Reuters) - Only one ticket matched all six numbers in the U.S. Mega Millions lottery for a jackpot of $1.537 billion, just short of a world record, an official said on ...

The anonymous winner of the largest lottery jackpot is donating part of it to Alabama tornado victims  CNN

She decided to donate because she claimed the money when a tornado struck Alabama in early March, her lawyer said.

Why Joe Biden Thinks He Can Ignore His Many Democratic Rivals  The New York Times

Mr. Biden is betting that his widespread name recognition and early poll results free him to focus on President Trump — and brush off his 22 Democratic ...

City in South Carolina's 'Golden Strip' sells winning lottery ticket  Reuters

(Reuters) - Simpsonville, South Carolina is part of an area known as “The Golden Strip,” and it lived up to its moniker on Wednesday, as the city celebrated a ...

Unclaimed $1.5B Lotto Prize Could Leave South Carolina Big Loser Too  NBC4 Washington

The winner of a $1.54 billion lottery jackpot in South Carolina has yet to come forward. That means the state of South Carolina might be a big loser too.

Now is time to cash in that $1.5B Mega Millions lottery ticket; mystery surrounds winner  USA TODAY

The winning ticket for the Mega Millions drawing Oct. 23 was sold in Simpsonville, South Carolina. The winner has until April 20 to claim the money.

Unclaimed $1.5 billion lottery prize means South Carolina could be big loser too  The Columbus Dispatch

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The winner of a $1.54 billion lottery jackpot in South Carolina has yet to come forward. That means the state of South Carolina might be ...

'I can't even count that number': $1.537B Mega Millions ticket sold at South Carolina store  USA TODAY

GREENVILLE, S.C. – C.J. Patel's phone rang the first time at 5 a.m. EDT Wednesday with the news that his store on a rural crossroads in South Carolina had ...

'It is a big, big win for South Carolina': Mega Millions helps more than just winner  ABC News

The anonymous person in South Carolina who has the Mega Millions jackpot ticket is not the only winner.

$1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot still unclaimed—here's what happens if no one comes forward by the deadline  CNBC

In late October, Mega Millions announced that someone had won its $1.5 billion jackpot. But two months have passed and still, no one has come forward to ...

As the year ends, the winner of a $1.5 billion jackpot is still a mystery  The Washington Post

A small town in South Carolina was overjoyed in October after learning that a Mega Millions ticket worth $1.5 billion had been sold from a local convenience ...

Powerball grows to $550 million as jackpot goes unclaimed again  ABC News

The largest Powerball jackpot so far this year keeps climbing. Interested in Lottery? Add Lottery as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Lottery news, video, ...

What to do with $250K in lottery winnings? If you have stage 4 cancer, you take your wife on a dream vacation  USA TODAY

Richard Beare of Charlotte said he was recently diagnosed with stage four live cancer, but a lucky stop at a gas station led to some good fortune.

Thousands of South Carolinians won the lottery on Christmas — or so they thought. Now some are suing.  The Washington Post

It was Christmas Day in South Carolina and plenty of people were feeling lucky. For just $1, they could buy a ticket for Holiday Cash Add-A-Play at their local ...

Lottery: A Rock Hill man thought he’d won $25. Then he moved his finger. Then again.  The State

A Rock Hill, South Carolina man won $125000 in the South Carolina Education Lottery. He bought the winning ticket at a store on Mount Holly Road. One top ...

Sorry, Lottery Winners. South Carolina Won’t Pay, but Here’s Your $1.  The New York Times

The state lottery says the winning tickets resulted from a vendor's error, so millions of dollars will not be distributed to would-be winners.

Powerball and Mega Millions lottery winners can’t stay anonymous  Vox

In 2006, a Florida man named Abraham Shakespeare won $31 million in the lottery. In 2009, after he'd spent most of the money, he disappeared; his body was ...

Thinking of Going Off the Grid After Winning the Lottery? Not So Fast  The New York Times

Some states allow the winners of large jackpots to remain anonymous, but is it ever possible to retain your privacy after a life-changing windfall?

Glitch in South Carolina Lottery Could Mean $19.6 Million in Winnings  The New York Times

Streams of winning lottery tickets were printed in South Carolina because of a computer glitch on Christmas Day, officials said, and the potential winnings could ...

1 person won the $768 million Powerball — here's who won the 5 biggest US lottery prizes ever  CNBC

The Powerball jackpot kept climbing for months, and the lottery finally handed out one of the biggest jackpots in US history on Wednesday. The Powerball ...

New Jersey Man Wins $273 Million Lottery Thanks To Good Samaritan  NPR

A New Jersey man is basking in the good fortune of a $273 million lottery jackpot win that wouldn't have happened without the kindness of a stranger. He's trying ...

South Carolina lottery error could lead to $19.6 million in winnings  CNN

The winnings in a compromised South Carolina lottery game on Christmas Day could amount to $19.6 million of potential prize money.

Powerball is up to $750 million — the fourth-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history  The Washington Post

A great man once said to never tell him the odds, but we're sorry to inform you that the odds of winning the Powerball are 1 in 292,201,338, and nobody beat ...

2 years after PennLive investigation, auditors raise questions about prize claims in S.C. Lottery  PennLive

Following a 2017 PennLive investigation, auditors have raised questions about suspiciously frequent prize claims in South Carolina's lottery. South Carolina's ...

'It's unbelievable': South Carolina man wins $10 million lottery prize during lunch break  WJCL News

You never expect it,” he said. “You think maybe you'll win something, but not $10 million. It's unbelievable.”

2 Charleston residents each won the lottery over 100 times. An audit says it's suspicious.  Charleston Post Courier

Are they lucky or are they cheating? A recent audit of the South Carolina Education Lottery has found a number of people who redeemed a suspiciously high ...

Spartanburg man wins $250,000 lotto prize playing scratch-off game  FOX Carolina

A Spartanburg man scratched off a cool $250000 lottery prize, according to the South Carolina Education Lottery.

A Charleston resident won the lottery 125 times. State auditors think something’s up  The State

An unnamed Charleston resident has won the lottery 125 times, netting more than $289,000, but there is probably more than just luck involved. In order to win ...

Opposition from NC lawmakers mounts to proposed Catawba casino in Kings Mountain  Charlotte Observer

A growing number of North Carolina elected officials — including Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper — are fighting legislation that would open the door for a Catawba ...

NFL's challenges of sports betting in the Bible Belt  Sports Illustrated

Wasn't sports betting supposed to be easy money for NFL teams? A look at the many factors—two states, tribal lands and casinos, 'integrity fees,' and the dark, ...

South Carolina news stand sells $100,000 lottery ticket  WCBD News 2

A visit to a Columbia news stand has made someone $100000 richer.

South Carolina Considers Gambling Expansion  SportsBetting.Legal

South Carolina is considering gambling expansion through three introduced bills in its legislature. These bills could offer more forms of gaming if passed.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game  WSOC Charlotte

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the South Carolina Lottery's "Pick 3 Evening" game were:

‘It was an awesome trip’: Myrtle Beach tourist cashes in on lucky SC lottery ticket  Myrtle Beach Sun News

A Myrtle Beach tourist went back home to North Carolina with a $125,000 souvenir after she bought a lucky South Carolina Education Lottery ticket, according to ...

Dad on lunch break bought lottery ticket at south Charlotte store. He won $10 million  The State

A worker on lunch break won a $10 million lottery prize after he stopped at a store on Pineville-Matthews Road in south Charlotte for a $30 scratch-off game ...

Publix shopper in Lexington County purchased $100,000 winning lottery ticket  The State

Winning lottery ticket purchased at Lexington County Publix.

Judge bars woman’s ex-girlfriend from claiming big-win NC lottery ticket as her own  Charlotte Observer

A Lucky for Life NC lottery jackpot winner said in a lawsuit that her ex-girlfriend drove to lottery headquarters in Raleigh and falsely claimed the prize.

Family birth dates win South Carolina couple $100,000 in lottery

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A couple in Jenkinsville won the state lottery with a combination of family birth dates. The wife called her husband at work to tell him they ...

NC Senate opposes Catawba casino  Smoky Mountain News

A bipartisan majority of senators in the N.C. General Assembly have signed a letter opposing a Congressional bill that would pave the way for a new casino to ...

Gamecocks gambling on JUCO baseball prospects for next season  Charleston Post Courier

COLUMBIA — South Carolina already has lost four members of this year's baseball team to transfers or medical issues, and the Gamecocks can expect more to ...

NC chef used $25 lottery winnings to buy more tickets. Then he won $1 million  Charlotte Observer

A North Carolina chef who won $25 in the state's education lottery decided use the winnings to go back into the gas station and buy more tickets. He ended up ...

Lucky? Nope. Lottery audit says big winners sell tickets  WCBD News 2

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A state audit of the South Carolina lottery has found 10 people have each claimed more than 50 tickets winning $500 or more over 10 ...

Mega Millions Lottery Results Live Updates: Will Anyone Win The $530 Million Jackpot Tonight?  Newsweek

Friday's Mega Millions jackpot comes in at an estimated $530 million, making it the seventh-largest total in the lottery's history. However, the final number could ...

You have one week to win SC’s alligator hunting lottery  Charlotte Observer

South Carolina's DNR is holding a lottery to award hunting licenses for this year's alligator season. To have a chance to hunt gators this year, you need to enter ...

Hillsborough man claims $1.7 million lottery prize from scratch-off ticket  Durham Herald Sun

Rodney Emory of Hillsborough won the top prize of $4 million playing $150 Million Cash Explosion, according to a news release from the NC Education Lottery.

Check your pockets — 6,500 winning tickets to split $1.6 million SC lottery payout  The State

Officials with the S.C. Education Lottery say there were more than 6500 winning tickets in Tuesday's Pick 3 drawing, the total payout of which is $1.6 million.

Records show Catawba casino developer donated to bill sponsors  Smoky Mountain News

Federal campaign finance records show that Wallace Cheves, developer for a proposed Catawba Indian Nation casino in Kings Mountain, donated nearly ...

Palmetto Cash 5 ticket worth $200k sold in Williston, South Carolina  WJBF-TV

WILLISTON, S.C. (WJBF) -- Check your tickets! Someone bought a Palmetto Cash 5 ticket in Williston, South Carolina worth $200000.

Lottery State-by-State-All  SFGate

The state-by-state winning lottery numbers through Tuesday: ARIZONA. Recommended Video. Speed. Normal. Quality. Auto. Quality. Speed. 0.25. 0.50. 0.75.

If college athletes were paid, these 10 Gamecocks could’ve made a mint  The State

The NCAA formed working group to explore allowing college athletes to be compensated for name, image and likeness, which could mean active South ...

Mega Millions numbers for 05/24/19; live results for $393 million drawing

LANSING, MI -- The Mega Millions jackpot is the first of two huge lottery drawings this weekend with the drawing on Friday, May 24 worth as estimated $393 ...

Proposed Kings Mountain casino continues to gain opponents  Shelby Star

People have been waiting years to hear if a casino is coming to Kings Mountain, but not everyone wants it. Alton Beal, a local pastor, is a member of a local ...

Powerball results for 05/25/19; did anyone win the $306 million jackpot?

In Michigan, one ticket sold won $50000 in the drawing. That was the largest prize won in the state.

Pro volleyball star Eric Zaun jumps to his death from Atlantic City casino  New York Post

Professional volleyball player Eric Zaun jumped to his death from the 29th floor of an Atlantic City casino earlier this week, police said.

Powerball results for 05/22/19; did anyone win the $287 million jackpot?

In Michigan, seven tickets sold won $200 in the drawing. That was the largest prize won in the state.

Powerball results for 05/29/19; did anyone win the $327 million jackpot?

In Michigan, one ticket sold won $50000. That was the largest prize won in the state.

Mega Millions results for 05/21/19; did anyone win the $367 million jackpot?

In Michigan, one ticket sold won $10000. That was the largest prize won in the state.

Public alligator hunting lottery to close soon | Community News  Moultrie News

There is only one week left to enter this year's public alligator hunting season lottery drawing. The application deadline is June 15 at 5 p.m..

Wisconsin Lottery winners should be identified, open government advocate contends  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Independent examination of suspicious lottery activity would no longer be possible in Wisconsin under the recently introduced Lottery Privacy Act.

Sapakoff: College football attendance crisis looms, even at Clemson and South Carolina  Charleston Post Courier

Gene Sapakoff column: Crisis time for college football attendance requires some "Back to the Future" solutions.

NBA Draft 2019: Expert Predictions, Who Is Going Where, Draft Order  Newsweek

Zion Williamson is the consensus number one pick at this year's NBA draft as the New Orleans Pelicans look to build their future on him.

Group launches study on the potential impact of gaming, gambling in South Carolina  WIS10

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Two former statewide officials have joined together to decided whether or not the introduction of gaming in South Carolina would be ...

Federal Bill Would Bring South Carolina Tribe’s Casino to North...  Casino.Org News

US Sen. Lindsey Graham has introduced a federal bill that would allow the Catawba tribe, based in South Carolina, to build a $560 million casino in Big ...

2019 NBA Draft: Nine first-round prospects who beat the odds after being lowly rated high school players  CBS Sports

Nobody thought any of these guys were making the NBA out of high school, yet they are about to do just that.

Up for debate: Gambling, abortion, Confederate monuments, the death penalty and barbers  Anderson Independent Mail

South Carolina senators will consider bills on gambling, Confederate memorials. abortion and the death penalty as well as a measure to honor barbers.

Sports Betting Proposal Could Bring South Carolina Out Of The 1800s  USBets

Gambling has been off limits in South Carolina for centuries, but the emergent sports betting industry could be a game-changer for the state.

South Carolina lottery: Why hasn't winner of $1.5B Mega Millions jackpot not claimed it?  Anderson Independent Mail

COLUMBIA — Last October, someone in South Carolina became a billionaire overnight. And it's possible they don't even know it. Here is what we do know.

Want to bet on USC-Clemson game? Here are chances that legal betting will come to SC  The Herald

Federal courts legalized sports betting in May, and while some Southern states have embraced gambling, South Carolina has yet to make it legal. SC lawmakers ...

Mega Millions lottery jackpot winner is a South Carolina woman who was visiting Greenville  Greenville News

The winner of the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot has been identified as a "she," but is still choosing to remain anonymous, according to a press release from ...

Someone in SC has $1.5 billion waiting for them. Time is running out to claim it  The State

Who is SC's billion-dollar lottery winner? Whoever has the winning Mega Millions ticket sold in South Carolina still hasn't claimed the $1.5 billion prize. It is fast ...

$878M South Carolina lottery winner sharing with charities  WHNT News 19

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina woman who won $878 million in the biggest jackpot payout to one winner in U.S. history wants to share her ...

If $1.5B lottery winner doesn't surface soon, SC could have less money to spend  Charleston Post Courier

If no one claims a lottery ticket worth $1.5 billion in the next few weeks, South Carolina lawmakers may have less money to spend in the coming fiscal year.

Mega Millions winner in South Carolina: Record jackpot winner to share with charities  CBS News

A South Carolina woman who won $878 million in the biggest Mega Millions jackpot payout to one winner in U.S. history wants to share her windfall with the city ...

Live 5 Investigates: Where you are most likely to win the lottery  Live 5 News WCSC

Live 5 News requested information from the South Carolina Education Lottery that included all businesses that have sold winning lottery tickets, since the lottery ...

Eastern Cherokee Band Whips Up Opposition to North Carolina Casino Proposed by South Carolina Catawba...  Casino.Org News

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have marshaled support in Western North Carolina in position to South Carolina-based Catawba Indian Tribe's casino plans.

Legalize sports gambling in South Carolina? Charleston lawmaker says 'Yes'  ABC NEWS 4

It's right up their alley. "Very special! We can't wait for Monday to come to come do this," said 68-year-old Bertha Yaedon, who bowls every Monday at Swamp ...

South Carolina to Debate Gambling Issues in New Legislative Session  USA Online Casino News

South Carolina has been one of several Southern states that have remained adamantly opposed to gambling in the state. While there is a lottery, there is not ...

$2 million Powerball lottery ticket sold at Mauldin store as jackpot grows to $625M  Greenville News

The winner matched all five white color balls and purchased PowerPlay, South Carolina Education Lottery.

South Carolina Educational Lottery  Live 5 News WCSC

Since the start of the Lottery on Jan. 7, 2002, the Legislature has appropriated more than $2.2 billion through fiscal year 2009-10. Lottery funds have been used ...

The winner of the largest lottery jackpot is staying anonymous, donating part of jackpot to charities  WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The winner of the largest Mega Millions jackpot in US history -- $1.5 billion -- is sharing her newfound wealth. The lucky South Carolina ...

South Carolina lottery officials urge residents to check tickets  WSOC Charlotte

Just one week remains before the lucky holder of a Powerball ticket worth $150000 becomes very unlucky indeed.

What if the $1.5 billion lottery winner doesn't know they won?  Greenville News

It's been a month since someone bought the $1.5 billion winning lottery ticket in Simpsonville. And they haven't claimed the money yet but there's still plenty of ...

Why Georgia football’s 2019 schedule could give it an advantage over Clemson come College Football Playoff  DawgNation

Welcome to Good Day, UGA, your one-stop shop for Georgia football news and takes. Check us out every weekday morning for everything you need to know ...

Today on Inside Edition: Lottery Winner Mystery Lights Up Simpsonville, South Carolina  Inside Edition

The person who won the historic $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot recently came forward.

4 months later, mystery and rumors surround Mega Millions $1.5 billion jackpot  Greenville News

Four months after South Carolina's first Mega Millions jackpot win, the staggering $1.5 billion prize remains unclaimed. That leaves two months until the ...

After winning $1 million jackpot, SC man asks if he’s ‘still asleep,’ lottery says  The Herald

A man said he had a feeling to buy a Mega Millions ticket in Moncks Corner, which turned out to be a $1 million jackpot winner on New Year's Day, according to ...

Check your lottery numbers! Someone who bought a ticket in Beaufort is $100K richer  Charlotte Observer

Someone who bought a Palmetto Cash 5 ticket at an Enmark gas station in Beaufort matched five numbers and won $100000 in Sunday night's drawing, said a ...

Absent winner, economists say SC shouldn’t plan to spend its $61M share of lottery  Durham Herald Sun

S.C. economists delivered some bad news to legislators Thursday, advising them not to plan to spend a $61 million windfall because the winner of a ...

University of South Carolina student wins $125,000 in Christmas lottery gift from grandmother  WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A University of South Carolina sophomore will start classes Monday with some extra change in his pocket. On Christmas Day, Collin Goff ...

$1.5B lottery winner vows to donate to South Carolina charities, including Hurricane Florence relief  KTRK-TV

The woman who won the second largest lottery jackpot in American history will donate some of her winnings to Hurricane Florence relief efforts.

South Carolina man wins $125K in lottery  WLOS

A South Carolina man has won $125000 in the South Carolina Education Lottery. Bobby Bridges of Kings Mountain, bought a scratch-off ticket from a 7-Eleven ...

North Carolina Senate Overwhelmingly Approves Sports Betting for Tribal...  Casino.Org News

On Tuesday, a North Carolina sports betting bill received an emphatic thumbs up from the State Senate, moving one step closer to establishing legal sports ...


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