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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2008 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Californians who keep their winning Mega Millions lottery tickets in their sock drawers will soon get an additional six months to dig them out and cash them in. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation Wednesday that extends the time for claiming a jackpot in the multi-state lottery game from six months to a year. The change, effective Jan.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2005 | Nancy Vogel, Times Staff Writer
Mega Millions -- the 11-state game with bigger jackpots and steeper odds than California's SuperLotto Plus -- will launch next week despite a new legal opinion concluding that the California Lottery lacks authority to join such a game, officials said Wednesday. Tickets are expected to go on sale June 22 despite a legislative counsel opinion that says no provision of the 1984 initiative that created the California Lottery allows it to join a multi-state or international lottery. State Sen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 2007 | Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
Zorina Kroop, a businesswoman who helped build up a thriving overnight janitorial service over the past 27 years, cleaned up somewhere new this week: the lottery. The 63-year-old Sherman Oaks resident will be announced today by California Lottery officials as the winner of a $60-million Mega Millions jackpot. Kroop found out that she was the big winner in the multi-state game late Wednesday when she dropped by the 7-Eleven store where for years she has bought lottery tickets twice a week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2009 | Ching-Ching Ni
Kim Ky Noodle House in San Gabriel is best known for its simple and affordable fare. A bowl of noodles goes for less than $5. But after a customer purchased a winning lottery ticket there last week worth $166.5 million -- the second-biggest Mega Millions jackpot in California history -- the restaurant became an instant landmark. "People from Monrovia, L.A., even San Francisco called to get our address," restaurant manager Linda Wong said during the lunch rush Tuesday. "They say, 'I never heard of you before.
NATIONAL
March 8, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A truck driver claimed half of a $390-million Mega Millions jackpot, the richest lottery prize in U.S. history. "I'm going to do a lot of fishing," said Ed Nabors, 52, of Rocky Face, about 90 miles north of Atlanta. He elected to take his winnings in a lump sum instead of annual installments, and will get $116.5 million before taxes, or more than $80 million after.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2013 | By Matt Stevens
Players across the country are loading up on Powerball tickets, hoping to hit it big Saturday night and win a jackpot of more than $600 million. But if no one wins, lotto fever could escalate to another level. Officials with the California Lottery are cautiously speculating that if the jackpot rolls yet again on Saturday, the following Wednesday's prize could reach a tantalizing $1 billion. The Powerball jackpot has rolled at every draw since California started the game in early April.
NATIONAL
November 30, 2012 | Times staff and wire reports
DEARBORN, Mo. - Powerball fever carried an edge of anticipation Thursday as Missouri lottery officials said they had verified one of two tickets that matched all six numbers to split a $588-million jackpot, but that ticket holder - and another in Arizona - remained a mystery. The winning tickets were sold at a convenience store in suburban Phoenix and a gas station in Dearborn, just off Interstate 29. Missouri lottery officials said they had verified a ticket presented to them that included all winning numbers - 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and the Powerball, 6 - and scheduled a news conference for 11 a.m. Friday.
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