Mega Millions winning ticket sold in California – CNN

A winning Mega Millions lottery ticket was sold in San Jose, California, according to a tweet on the state lottery’s verified Twitter feed.
The winning ticket was sold at Ernie’s Liquors on South White Road, the tweet said. It’s not clear if there were any other winning tickets. The jackpot was up to a whopping $522 million.
The biggest-ever Mega Millions jackpot — $656 million — was won in March 2012. It was shared by winners in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.
The winning numbers were 1, 2, 4, 19, 29 and 20.

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NJ Man Wins Powerball Jackpot, Takes Cash Payout Of $183.2 Million « CBS Philly

He’s retired from his job and plans to use the money to pay off his house.

Tayeb Souami came forward Friday to explain how he bought the winning ticket at a Shoprite in Hackensack.

Souami has decided to take the cash payout, which is $183.2 milliondollars before taxes.

According to the 55-year-old account, he stopped at a 7-Eleven to check his tickets when he discovered he won.

Source: NJ Man Wins Powerball Jackpot, Takes Cash Payout Of $183.2 Million « CBS Philly

One $3 Million Winning Scratch-Off Sold In Pa. « CBS Pittsburgh

The Pennsylvania Lottery says the Shop ‘n Save on Butler Street, north of Etna, sold a $3 million winning scratch-off for the $3,000,000 Pennsylvania Club game. The winner was only identified on the Pennsylvania Lottery website as Joseph C.

Four $1 million winning scratch-offs were sold across the state. Three of the tickets were sold in Dauphin, Northumberland and Clearfield counties.

A $1 million winning Big Money Millionaire scratch-off ticket was sold at the Sheetz on Ronda Court in North Huntingdon, Westmoreland County. The winner was identified as Holly P. on the Pennsylvania Lottery’s website.

Source: One $3 Million Winning Scratch-Off Sold In Pa. « CBS Pittsburgh

LOTTERY SCAM: National phone scam busted; alleged ringleader in custody in Pittsburgh | WPXI

PITTSBURGH – The suspected ringleader of a nationwide scam targeting seniors is in custody in Pittsburgh

Kristoff Cain, who is from Jamaica, was picked up by authorities thousands of miles away in Florida.

Channel 11 has followed every step of the police investigation into a large scale Jamaica-based lottery phone scam that involved the arrest of a Brentwood women, Audrey Huff, last April and the subsequent search for the ringleader.

Agents from the office of the attorney general charged Cain with multiple counts of theft and heading a corrupt organization.

Cain was extradited from Florida to Pittsburgh and is being held without bond at the Allegheny County Jail.

One of the alleged victims of the lottery phone scam, a 90-year-old from Boston, told Channel 11 she got a call last April from Huff, who was then in Pittsburgh, telling her she had won hundreds of thousands in the Jamaican lottery. She said Huff told her to send $20,000 to an address in Brentwood to prepay taxes on her winnings, and she did.

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Winning ticket for Mega Millions jackpot sold in New Jersey

The winning numbers were 11, 28, 31, 46, 59 and Mega Ball 1

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CHECK YOUR TICKETS NEW JERSEY!! One lucky ticket sold at Riverdale Lukoil South in Riverdale was the sole winner of last night’s $521 million jackpot!! http://abc7ny.com/finance/winning-$521-million-mega-millions-ticket-sold-in-new-jersey/3286336/ 

Winning $521 million Mega Millions ticket sold in New Jersey

One very lucky person who bought a Mega Millions ticket in New Jersey is now a multi-millionaire — he or she is the single winner of the $521 million jackpot.

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