Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsLotteries Virginia
IN THE NEWS

Lotteries Virginia

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
February 25, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lottery officials acted to discourage the buying of large blocks of tickets, as with last week's $27-million jackpot. Lottery Director Kenneth W. Thorson said such massive purchases threaten the game by discouraging other players. The Lottery Board in Richmond directed retailers to give preference to customers waiting to buy $1 tickets over orders for large blocks of chances.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
May 23, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A man who said he found a $6.8-million lottery ticket on the floor of his restaurant was charged with stealing the ticket from a patron. Jaspaul Narang duped the man, identified by police only as "R. Bernard," by telling him his numbers had only entitled him to a free ticket, police said. They said Bernard told them that he later found that the six winning numbers are the same numbers that he regularly plays. Narang, 45, of Annandale, Va.
Advertisement
NEWS
March 10, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Virginia lottery officials have decided to award a $27-million jackpot to an Australian gambling syndicate after concluding that the winning ticket was not bought in violation of lottery rules, state officials said. That means the bold gamble by the Melbourne-based group of 2,500 investors to buy out the record Feb. 15 drawing paid off, even though the group fell short of buying all 7 million possible ticket combinations.
NEWS
December 24, 1993 | From Associated Press
A retired bricklayer with 17 children and 29 grandchildren said Thursday he plans to buy a country home for his wife with his half of the $90-million Powerball lottery jackpot. Percy Ray Pridgen, 69, could speak only a short time before burying his head in his hands and crying. After disclosing his plan to buy a house, he said that "somebody's going to have to tell me" how to spend the rest of the $45 million--$2.25 million a year, or more than $6,000 a day, before taxes for the next 20 years.
NEWS
May 23, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A man who said he found a $6.8-million lottery ticket on the floor of his restaurant was charged with stealing the ticket from a patron. Jaspaul Narang duped the man, identified by police only as "R. Bernard," by telling him his numbers had only entitled him to a free ticket, police said. They said Bernard told them that he later found that the six winning numbers are the same numbers that he regularly plays. Narang, 45, of Annandale, Va.
NEWS
December 24, 1993 | From Associated Press
A retired bricklayer with 17 children and 29 grandchildren said Thursday he plans to buy a country home for his wife with his half of the $90-million Powerball lottery jackpot. Percy Ray Pridgen, 69, could speak only a short time before burying his head in his hands and crying. After disclosing his plan to buy a house, he said that "somebody's going to have to tell me" how to spend the rest of the $45 million--$2.25 million a year, or more than $6,000 a day, before taxes for the next 20 years.
NEWS
March 10, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Virginia lottery officials have decided to award a $27-million jackpot to an Australian gambling syndicate after concluding that the winning ticket was not bought in violation of lottery rules, state officials said. That means the bold gamble by the Melbourne-based group of 2,500 investors to buy out the record Feb. 15 drawing paid off, even though the group fell short of buying all 7 million possible ticket combinations.
NEWS
February 25, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lottery officials acted to discourage the buying of large blocks of tickets, as with last week's $27-million jackpot. Lottery Director Kenneth W. Thorson said such massive purchases threaten the game by discouraging other players. The Lottery Board in Richmond directed retailers to give preference to customers waiting to buy $1 tickets over orders for large blocks of chances.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|