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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.
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.
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.
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.
April 9, 2013 | By Matt Stevens and Kate Mather
Californians no longer had to worry about crossing state lines for their 1-in-175-million shot at a Powerball win. The multi-state lottery game finally arrived here Monday. John Apodaca, 62, of Hawthorne was part of one line. The veteran said that after he returned from Vietnam, a woman read his palm and said he would be a rich man - so he goes to the Bluebird Liquor store every day at the same time and plays the same numbers. He's there so often that an employee welcomed him with a salute.
April 8, 2013 | By Matt Stevens and Kate Mather
Last November, America got Powerball fever and California felt left out. The jackpot for the multi-state game had reached $587.5-million and ticket sales skyrocketed. But California was one of only eight states without Powerball, forcing residents to ask relatives in other states to buy them tickets or even drive to the Arizona border. On Monday, Powerball finally came to California, and with long lines. Powerball is the lottery's first new game in nearly a decade, and at $2 a pop is also the most expensive jackpot to enter.
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.
April 9, 2013 | By Kate Mather and Matt Stevens
If first-day sales are any indication, California's bet on Powerball is paying off. Tickets for the multistate game -- sold in the Golden State for the first time Monday -- generated a record-setting $3.1 million in its first 24 hours, with about 700,000 players participating, California Lottery spokesman Russ Lopez said Tuesday. About $1 million of that was made by noon. And sales are continuing to climb, Lopez said. The latest cumulative count from Tuesday placed the total close to $4 million.
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.
February 16, 2010
Tonight's Super Lotto Plus Jackpot: $9 million Sales close at 7:45 p.m. For Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010 Mega Millions Mega number is bold 11-12-21-29-45-- Mega 5 Jackpot: $56 million Fantasy Five: 6-10-18-24-28 Daily Four: 4-1-1-8 Daily Three (midday): 9-1-6 Daily Three (evening): 6-1-4 Daily Derby: (4) Big Ben (10) Solid Gold (1) Gold Rush Race time: 1:46.
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