Lottery winner can seek bigger prize at trial, judge rules

“Lucky Larry” may have a shot to win millions more — this time from a jury.

A judge has ordered a trial in a lawsuit filed by Iowa lottery winner Larry Dawson, who contends a $9 million jackpot that he won in 2011 should have been nearly three times as big.

Dawson filed his lawsuit in 2016 after an investigation revealed that lottery contractor Eddie Tipton rigged the previous $16.5 million jackpot, bought the winning ticket himself and unsuccessfully worked with associates to claim it.… Read the rest

Alabama lottery plan approved by committee

A plan to allow voters to decide whether to set up a state lottery in Alabama advanced Wednesday in the House of Representatives.

The House Economic Development and Tourism Committee approved the bill. The committee had held a public hearing last week but did not vote.

Sen. Greg Albritton, R-Range, is sponsor of the legislation, which passed the Senate.… Read the rest

Massachusetts husband, wife are both $1 million lottery winners

A husband and wife from Southeastern Massachusetts have now each cashed winning $1 million Massachusetts State Lottery instant tickets.

The husband, in fact, has won twice.

Janet Pflaumer-Phillips of Lakeville claimed her $1 million prize on Monday. She won on a $30 “Diamond Millions” instant ticket, according to the Massachusetts State Lottery. She bought the ticket at A&A Petro, 381 West Grove St.… Read the rest

New York Lottery first in U.S. to crack the $10 billion mark in sales

The New York Lottery had a pretty good year.

The state’s traditional lottery and video lottery gaming operations became the first in the nation to top the $10 billion mark in combined sales and “net win,” which is the earnings after winners are paid.

The New York Lottery, the “largest and most profitable” in the country, recorded $8.2 billion in sales for the state fiscal year that ended March 31, 2019, the New York Gaming Commission announced in a news release this week.… Read the rest