$495 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot climbs, awaits its first winner of 2019

By Todd Northrop

Two and a half months into 2019, we still don’t have a Powerball jackpot winner.

But it’s not for a lack of trying: The multi-state lottery game now features a jackpot worth a half-billion dollars.

The last person to win the game was David Johnson, a Brooklyn, New York truck driver, who claimed a $298.3 million jackpot from the Dec. 26, 2018 drawing.… Read the rest “$495 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot climbs, awaits its first winner of 2019”

NJ joins DOJ lawsuit over Wire Act interpretation

New Jersey is joining New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and several lottery companies in a suit seeking to invalidate the U.S. Department of Justice’s legal ruling last year which critics said could hurt the state’s multibillion-dollar online gaming and sports betting industries, Attorney Gurbir Grewal announced Monday.

Grewal, in the amicus brief filed March 8 in the United States District Court for New Hampshire, is seeking “nationwide relief” of the DOJ’s reinterpretation of the federal Wire Act which banned any form of online gaming that crosses state lines.… Read the rest “NJ joins DOJ lawsuit over Wire Act interpretation”

Man buys second winning $1M lottery ticket at same store in less than 2 years

CONCORD, N.C. — A North Carolina man has won a second $1 million lottery prize at the same store in less than two years, lottery officials said Friday.

Terry Splawn won $1 million with a $150 Million Cash Explosion scratch-off ticket he bought Wednesday at Sam’s Mini Stop on Old Charlotte Road in Concord, according to a North Carolina Education Lottery news release.… Read the rest “Man buys second winning $1M lottery ticket at same store in less than 2 years”

Appeal almost inevitable in Wire Act reinterpretation case, expert says

Big changes could be on the horizon for the gaming industry if the January reinterpretation of the federal Wire Act becomes a U.S. Justice Department mandate.

But how likely is that to happen?

Three law professors at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law tackled that question Thursday in a Moot Court presentation.… Read the rest “Appeal almost inevitable in Wire Act reinterpretation case, expert says”

Michigan woman dreamed of $4M lottery win — then it happened

A Wayne County, Michigan, woman had a dream that she won $4 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket. Four months later, it really happened.

The 28-year-old woman, who chose to remain anonymous, told the Michigan Lottery that after having her dream, she started buying $30 instant tickets. 

Recently, she purchased a Millionaire’s Club ticket and revealed a win symbol. … Read the rest “Michigan woman dreamed of $4M lottery win — then it happened”