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New Hampshire sues DOJ over new Wire Act ruling
New Hampshire on Friday became the first state to legally challenge last month's U.S. Department of Justice decision to revise the Federal Wire Act, filing a federal lawsuit that would halt enforcement of the opinion that could keep the state from selling lottery tickets online.Legal, Online Gambling, Technology, New Hampshire, Online Ticket Sales, Government, Lawsuit

Michigan woman wins 3 large Keno prizes on same day
A Lansing woman recently won three big Michigan Lottery prizes on the same day and one of them was worth $250,000.Winner Stories, Michigan, Keno, Won multiple times

Canadian businessman named $33 million lottery winner
A 48-year-old father of two from Owen Sound, Ontario, won just shy of $33.4 million (US$25.2 million) in the Feb. 2 Lotto 6/49 draw, Ontario's gaming operator announced Monday.Winner Stories, Jackpots, Ontario LGC, Canada, Canada Lotto 6/49, Multi-Province Game

Jamaican lottery winner wears 'Scream' mask to hide identity
A lottery winner in Jamaica who seemingly wanted to remain anonymous chose quite the mask to conceal his face.Winner Stories, International, Jamaica, Anonymous, Funny

NH Lottery considers legal action after U.S. Justice Department questions online sales
The New Hampshire Lottery is contemplating a lawsuit after the U.S. Justice Department deemed online lottery sales illegal.Legal, Technology, New Hampshire, Online Ticket Sales, Government, Lawsuit

UK store clerk steals thousands in lottery scratch tickets, wins nothing
A debt-ridden Scottish store clerk stole $2,000 worth of lottery scratch tickets from the store where he worked, and didn't win a single penny.Legal, UK National Lottery, Scratch Games, Retailer, Theft, Law Enforcement, Crime, Court

Traditional lottery ticket Christmas gift turns into $3M win
A family Christmas tradition of giving Connecticut Lottery tickets turned into a $3 million win.Mega Millions, Winner Stories, Connecticut, Scratch Games, Holiday, Pool, Christmas, Multi-State Game

Canadian man wins $16M, then finishes grocery shopping
Calgarian Alfonso Buonomo's first reaction to learning he'd won a Lotto 6/49 windfall was to go grocery shopping.Winner Stories, Jackpots, WCLC, Canada, Canada Lotto 6/49, Multi-Province Game

Iowa Lottery prepared to take sports bets if lawmakers approve
On Wednesday the Iowa legislature began what will likely be a long conversation over legalizing sports gambling in Iowa.Legislation, Iowa, Retailer, Sports Betting

Chicago man wins $20M prize on first lottery scratch-off
A Chicago man just won $20,000 a week for 20 years thanks to a persistent co-worker and his first-ever $20 scratch ticket.Winner Stories, Illinois, Scratch Games

Lottery winners use wacky names to claim prizes
In Ohio, an open records request revealed a bunch of creative names used to claim big lottery prizes.Legal, Winner Stories, Ohio, General Interest, Anonymous

Lottery ticket purchased in central Iowa puts man's dream car within reach
An East Moline man stopped in a central Iowa convenience store last month to grab a coffee, snack and what ended up being a pretty lucky piece of paper, the Iowa Lottery announced Monday.Mega Millions, Winner Stories, Iowa, Multi-State Game

Woman steals credit cards, buys winning lottery ticket, gets arrested
A 33-year-old Canadian woman hit it big in the lottery, but ended up on the losing end when the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary charged her with theft of a credit card used to purchase the winning ticket.Legal, Winner Stories, Scratch Games, Theft, Atlantic Lottery Corporation, Canada, Law Enforcement, Crime

Identical winning numbers crop up in hundreds of U.S. lotteries. Are the drawings really random?
America's popular and lucrative lottery drawings, in which computers randomly select numbers that turn a lucky few into instant millionaires, may not be as random as they seem.Insider Buzz, Scandal, Technology, Study, Computerized Drawings, Investigation, Drawing

Maryland lottery player wins three $50K prizes on identical tickets
A Maryland man said his adherence to lottery superstitions earned him three top prizes in the same Bonus Match 5 drawing.Winner Stories, Maryland, Pick 5, Won multiple times

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