Arkansas Lottery claim center closed after possible exposure to COVID-19

Players must temporarily mail prize claims greater than $500

By Kate Northrop

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery took immediate action today after a possible exposure to COVID-19 at their facilities. As of July 6, 2020, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has temporarily closed its claim center at 124 West Capitol Avenue in Little Rock to rectify the situation.… Read the rest

Quebec couple married for 57 years wins $200,000 in Banco lottery game

Winner doubles and quadruples her earnings in Keno-style game

By Kate Northrop

MONTRÉAL, Canada — A couple from Quebec has a plenty of reason to celebrate after bringing home a $200,000 (US$147,260) prize in the June 9 Banco lottery draw.

Suzanne Lussier Godère of Estrie regularly buys tickets for the Banco lottery, her personal favorite game, using the same numbers every time.… Read the rest

Powerball lottery winner Andrew “Jack” Whittaker dies at 72

Won record-breaking jackpot, then suffered unprecedented string of bad luck

By Kate Northrop

CHARLESTON, W.V. — Andrew “Jack” Whittaker, a Powerball player infamous for the string of bad luck following his record-breaking jackpot win, died at the age of 72 on Saturday, June 27 after battling a long illness, according to his obituary.… Read the rest