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Welcome to Kings Bingo

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‼️We want to welcome everyone back to Kings Bingo‼️

📢We will be ready to bingo on Friday, May 22nd!
We have missed you guys so much and can’t wait to see everyone!

📢We will be following Governor Abbott’s guidelines and seating will be limited as we practice social distancing.

📢We will be operating on a first come first serve basis and be allowed 140 customers at a time. With this being said. ‼️PLEASE NO SAVING SPOTS IN LINE AND WE WILL ONLY BE OPENING ONE DOOR. DO NOT LINE UP AT BOTH DOORS‼️

📢There will be no reservation during this time.

📢We have arranged the chairs 6ft apart, chairs are not to be moved.

📢Customers are not required to wear masks or gloves; but feel free to if it makes you more comfortable. Please wash your hands frequently/use hand sanitizer. Please stay home if you have been sick or in contact with anyone who has been sick.

📢We are very excited to resume business while still ensuring our employees and customers safety. We will have sanitizer and sanitizing wipes throughout the bingo hall.

Kings Bingo supports charity and includes a lot of fun activities. We support community and provide entertainment too. City Wide Club Crisis Center, Eastex Marin Corp League, Texas New Community Alliance, Habitat for Horses and Youth Young Here on Operation are the charity we support. Contact us.

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Sagittarius Lucky Lottery Numbers – Today and Tomorrow

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Jay Baer is the founder of Convince & Convert, a Hall of Fame keynote speaker and emcee, host of the award-winning Social Pros podcast, and the author of six books including Talk Triggers: The Complete Guide to Creating Customers with Word of Mouth.

If you want to be efficient with your content marketing you need to stop trying to reinvent the wheel and instead simply create more versions of the wheels you already own.

I’ve written before about this concept of “atomizing your content” and taking a big idea and deconstructing it into a series of micro-executions. But today I want to present this concept in a different way:

For maximum reach and impact, play Blackout Bingo with each of your overriding content marketing concepts.

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For those of you raised on video games who perhaps have not had exposure to the endless, plodding pleasures of live bingo, the variant known as “Blackout Bingo” dictates that you must cover every spot on your card to win (instead of the customary vertical, horizontal, or diagonal line).

I want you to play the same game with your content marketing.

I want you to win at Blackout Bingo.

Content marketing success isn’t about more ideas, it’s about more executions of an idea.

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Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Figure out what you major content marketing theme or concept is. This is your bingo “card”.

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Step 4: Declare victory. A regulation bingo card includes 25 spots. I would love to recommend that you create 25 different executions for each content theme, but that might be a bit over the top, even for advanced practitioners. But if you can play and cover a 3×3 card (that’s one big idea, and 8 executions of it) let’s agree to consider that a Blackout Bingo success.

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Ohio Lottery Numbers

Fans of lottery games from the Buckeye State will love the Ohio numbers page. All you have to do is click on a result from a lottery listed below for a full prize breakdown and winning numbers. It’s never been easier to find out if you’re a winner!

Current lottery games include: Ohio Classic Lotto – Ohio Kicker – Powerball – Mega Millions – Lucky for Life – Pick 3 Evening – Pick 3 Midday – Pick 4 Evening – Pick 4 Midday – Pick 5 Evening – Pick 5 Midday – Rolling Cash 5.

– Latest Ohio Numbers

  • 3
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Buying Tickets

Ohio’s in-state games are not currently available outside of the USA. However, you can take part in Powerball and Mega Millions online. Find out more here.

Ohio Lottery Drawing Schedule

Check the time table below to find out the closing times for ticket sales and the next drawing day for your favorite OH games:

Game Draw Days Draw Times* Ticket Sales Close At*
Powerball Wednesday & Saturday 10:59 PM 10:00 PM
Mega Millions Tuesday & Friday 11:00 PM 10:45 PM
Lucky for Life Monday & Thursday 10:38 PM 9:30 PM
Lotto with Kicker Monday, Wednesday & Saturday 7:05 PM 7:00 PM
Pick 3 Daily 12:29 PM & 7:29 PM 12:25 PM & 7:25 PM
Pick 4 Daily 12:29 PM & 7:29 PM 12:25 PM & 7:25 PM
Pick 5 Daily 12:29 PM & 7:29 PM 12:25 PM & 7:25 PM
Rolling Cash 5 Daily 7:05 PM 7:00 PM
*Times are shown in EST. Ticket sales for the Saturday evening Pick 3, Pick 4 & Pick 5 drawings are open until 7:45 PM.

Game Information

In addition to Powerball and Mega Millions, residents of Ohio and surrounding states can play a number of fun home-grown games:

Classic Lotto & Kicker

Classic Lotto is a draw game that offers big jackpots every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evening at 7:05 PM. The top prize starts at $1 million and can roll over by at least $100,000 per drawing until a player matches all six numbers drawn. Tickets cost just $1 and players select six numbers from 1 to 49 or use an Auto Pick to create a random entry. Jackpot winners can opt for 30 annual payments or a lump-sum amount.

Here’s a breakdown of the prize tiers and odds of winning:

Match Prize Odds of Winning
6 of 6 Jackpot 1 in 13,983,816
5 of 6 $1,500 1 in 54,201
4 of 6 $70 1 in 1,032
3 of 6 $2 1 in 57
Overall odds of winning any Classic Lotto prize are 1 in 54

Kicker is played alongside Classic Lotto for an additional cost of just $1 and gives players the chance to win up to $100,000. A six-digit number is generated on the night of the draw and players must match it in exact order to win the top prize. Here’s how it works, using the numbers “123456” as an example:

Match Prize Odds of Winning
6 in Order (123456) $100,000 1 in 1,000,000
5 in Order (12345) $5,000 1 in 111,111
4 in Order (1234) $1,000 1 in 11,111
3 in Order (123) $100 1 in 1,111
2 in Order (12) $10 1 in 111
Overall odds of winning any Kicker prize are 1 in 100

Pick 3

Ohio Pick 3 is drawn twice daily. Sunday to Friday the draws are held at 12:29pm and 7:29pm EST, the Saturday midday draw is also held at 12:29pm but the Saturday evening draw occurs slightly later at around 7:45pm EST in order to be broadcast during the Cash Explosion Doubleplay television show.

The table below shows the odds and prize payouts for each wager type in Pick 3:

Wager Type Prize Payout (for $1 ticket) Odds of Winning
Straight $500 1 in 1,000
6-Way Wheel (6 individual straight wagers) $500 6 in 1,000
3-Way Wheel (3 individual straight wagers) $500 3 in 1,000
3-Way Box $167 1 in 333
6-Way Box $83 1 in 167
Back Pair $50 1 in 100
Front Pair $50 1 in 100
Split Pair $50 1 in 100

Pick 4

Ohio Pick 4 is also played two times daily, with the draws held alongside the Pick 3 drawings at 12:29pm and 7:29pm EST Sunday to Friday and at 12:29pm and approximately 7:45pm on Saturdays.

Players can place different types of wager, with entries costing as little as $0.50. The following table shows the available odds and prizes for $1 wagers.

Wager Type Prize Payout (for $1 ticket) Odds of Winning
Straight $5,000 1 in 10,000
4-Way Box $1,198 1 in 2,500
6-Way Box $800 1 in 1,667
12-Way Box $400 1 in 833
24-Way Box $200 1 in 417

Rolling Cash 5

Rolling Cash 5 is a fun and easy game that offers a starting jackpot of $100,000. Like many other Match 5 games in the United States, players play $1 and select five numbers from 1 to 39. Drawings are held daily around 7:05 PM. Check out the prize tiers and odds of winning below:

Match Prize Odds of Winning
5 of 5 Jackpot 1 in 575,757
4 of 5 $300 1 in 3,387
3 of 5 $10 1 in 103
2 of 5 $1 1 in 10
Overall odds of winning any Rolling Cash 5 prize are 1 in 9

Other Games

Other Ohio Lottery games include Pick 5, EZPlay games and Keno.

If you want to play a lottery game straight away without waiting for a drawing to take place, why not try the instant games sold at authorized retail locations? These scratchcards cost anywhere from $1 to $30 per ticket and offer an amazing variety of fun cash prizes.

Claiming Prizes

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there have been some changes in the way you claim prizes in Ohio. You can find updates on our dedicated Coronavirus Lottery Updates page.

All Ohio Lottery prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the date of the relevant draw, the date of game closure for instant games, or date of purchase for EZPLAY prizes.

If you win a prize on Powerball, Mega Millions, Classic Lotto or Rolling Cash 5, your winnings can be redeemed after 6:00 AM the day after the drawing.

Winners can claim prizes under $5,000 by mail – see below for details.

Prizes worth $599 or less can also be claimed from any authorized retailer.

Prizes worth between $600 and $5,000 may be claimed using a Pay to Bearer certificate, which can be obtained from any authorized retailer. You can then use a claim form to have your winnings paid to you.

Prizes worth more than $5,000 must be claimed at one of the following regional lottery centers:

  • Brooklyn Heights (Cleveland)
  • Toledo
  • Dayton
  • Cincinnati
  • Columbus
  • Athens
  • North Canton
  • Youngstown
  • Lorain

Federal withholding taxes of 25 percent apply to larger prizes, with the state of Ohio adding their own tax of four percent to larger winnings.

Claim a prize by mail

Prizes below $5,000 may be redeemed via mail. Sign and print your name on the back of the ticket and send to the address below.

If you won over $600, you’ll need to send the following:

  1. Completed original ticket
  2. Completed claim form
  3. Copy of photo ID, e.g. driver’s license, verifying your current address

The Ohio Lottery
The Lausche Building – Room 452
615 West Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113

History of the Ohio Lottery

Voters approved a constitutional amendment in May 1973 establishing the current Ohio Lottery, with ticket sales for the first game, called Buckeye 300, starting in August 1974. In 1983, profits from ticket sales began to be transferred to education. Ohio Lotto started that same year.

The Ohio Lottery joined Mega Millions in 2002 and Powerball in April 2010. More than $19 billion has been allocated to educational initiatives in the state since the Ohio Lottery began, providing valuable funds for K-12 and special education as well as vocational programs.

Rules

You must be at least 18 years old to play Ohio Lottery games.

Find out the most recent Ohio Lottery Numbers here. Draw information and prize breakdowns available for Powerball, Mega Millions, Ohio Classic and Ohio Kicker.

Ohio (OH) Pick 3 Evening Numbers & Results

Check Ohio (OH) Pick 3 Evening winning numbers and results, monitor OH lottery jackpots, and see the latest news on all your favorite OH lottery games with our mobile lottery app!

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Ohio Lottery Games

Game Name Entry Close Time Possible Numbers Prize Type Draw Time Draw Days
Powerball 10:00 PM EST 5 from 1-69 and 1 from 1-26 Jackpot 10:59 PM EST Wednesday and Saturday
Mega Millions 10:45 PM EST 5 from 1-70 and 1 from 1-25 Jackpot 11:00 PM EST Tuesday and Friday
Classic Lotto 7:00 PM EST 6 from 1-49 Jackpot 7:05 PM EST Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Rolling Cash 5 7:00 PM EST 5 from 1-39 Jackpot 7:05 PM EST Daily
Lucky for Life 9:30 PM EST 5 from 1-48 and 1 from 1-18 Top Prize 10:35 PM EST Monday and Thursday
Pick 3 Midday 12:25 PM EST 3 from 0-9 Top Prize 12:29 PM EST Daily
Pick 3 Evening 7:25 PM EST 3 from 0-9 Top Prize 7:29 PM EST, after 7:30 PM on Sat Daily
Pick 4 Midday 12:25 PM EST 4 from 0-9 Top Prize 12:29 PM EST Daily
Pick 4 Evening 7:25 PM EST 4 from 0-9 Top Prize 7:29 PM EST, after 7:30 PM on Sat Daily
Pick 5 Midday 12:25 PM EST 5 from 0-9 Top Prize 12:29 PM EST Daily
Pick 5 Evening 7:25 PM EST 5 from 0-9 Top Prize 7:29 PM EST, after 7:30 PM on Sat Daily

Ohio Lottery FAQs

Can I remain anonymous if I win the lottery in Ohio?

In a way, winners in Ohio can remain somewhat anonymous by claiming their prize through a trust, rather than as an individual.

How much is the OH Lottery today?

You can find the latest OH Lottery jackpot amounts for all of your favorite games here on the Lottery.com Ohio Lottery Jackpots page.

How long does it take to receive OH Lottery winnings?

If you win a prize between $600 and $5,000, payouts are instant. Prize winnings for larger amounts are typically mailed out within 30 days.

How much will I pay in taxes if I win the Ohio lottery?

By law, Ohio withholds 24% in Federal taxes and 4% in state taxes from all lottery winnings greater than $5,000.

Can I buy an Ohio Lottery ticket online?

At this time, tickets must be purchased at an authorized retailer in Ohio.

About the Ohio Lottery

The Ohio Lottery was approved by voters in May of 1973 and officially began operation in 1974. The Ohio Lottery is run by the Ohio Lottery Commission. The mission of the Ohio Lottery Commission is to provide fun and entertaining games while maximizing profits for K-12 education throughout the state. The Ohio Lottery has raised more than $25 billion for public education since 1974.

To learn more about the Ohio Lottery please visit the official website.

Information on responsible gaming and problem gaming is available here. Or call 1-800-522-4700.

Get the latest winning numbers (results) and jackpots for OHIO PICK 3 EVENING and all of your other favorite Ohio lottery games.

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Win 3 Million Dollars for your Dream Home PCH sweepstakes

Enter to win 3 Million Dollars for your dream home with the Publishers Clearing House giveaway. PCH sweepstakes are epic. This is no exception. This cash sweepstakes gives you the chance to win 3 million dollars lump sum prize. Free money is the favorite of many sweepstakes lovers and who can blame them! This cash giveaway is of gigantic proportions, 3 Million dollars could be yours! You can be a mega dream home with that kind of money. Who wouldn’t wan to win a dream home! Most of us spend our entire lives trying to pay of our mortgage on our small/fairly cheap home and we are lucky to have anything left over for retirement! This 3 million dollar cash giveaway from PCH will change everything! PCH sweepstakes are well known for big big big giveaways. Ok so a lot of people enter and winning is like the lottery, but we all have dreams plus this lottery does not even cost a dollar, it is completely free! TO enter simply fill out the entry form on the Publisher Clearing House website. Do not miss out and make sure you enter, the closing date is August 31st, 2015, so pass this on to friends and family and spread the love! I love a cash giveaway and this one gets me planning some serious spending! I would definitely be looking for a nice 6 bed, 4 bath, 6,000 square foot home on the beach in Florida with a pretty pool. I am thinking granite counters, stainless steel, Jacuzzi bath tubs, marble floors…. well you get the image! Ok, so that is my dream home, what does yours look like? A modern marvel, french chateau style, NYC luxury apartment, a ranch in the mid west? We all have dreams and this PCH sweepstakes could make any one of them a reality!

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We love giving you, the fans, the opportunity to WIN BIG! You’ve probably all seen the exciting big PCH SuperPrizes that we promote on TV or through the mail or via e-mail and, of course, you’ve read blogs about them or seen them mentioned on our social media pages! But PCH awards many other prizes, some of which might get overlooked, even though these prizes could also mean a dream come true for the lucky winner!

That’s right. We are currently promoting this awesome sweepstakes opportunity where you can win enough money — $3 Million — to buy or build your dream home!

I’m sure many of you like to imagine what your DREAM HOME would look like. I know I sure do! I often daydream about the exact house I hope to own one day! I’m thinking it would be a big house on the water with an in-ground pool and lots of room for my future children and animals!

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Maybe the dream home in this video is like yours, or maybe it’s not. Everyone has different tastes and needs when it comes to choosing a particular house. Is your dream home a modern house in the suburbs, a big farmhouse in the country, or a spacious city penthouse? Is it near the ocean, on a lake or in the mountains? Think about it. YOU could have the flexibility to create the perfect place for you and your family to enjoy life to the fullest if you won $3 Million!

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Check out our fun and exciting dream home video and enter for a chance to win $3 Million for your dream home!

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Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday, August 16

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Here are the Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday, August 16.

4 – 14 – 24 – 26 – 46 and Megaball: 14

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The estimated jackpot was $70 million with a $49 million cash option for Friday’s drawing, according to the Mega Millions website.

There was no overall winner so the grand prize will rise to an estimated $70 million for Tuesday’s drawing, with a cash option of $56.1 million. Also, no ticket matched all five balls to claim a million-dollar prize.

Meanwhile, the Powerball drawing is now at $149 million for Saturday after no one won the $138 million jackpot on Wednesday. The cash value for Saturday’s drawing is $103.7 million, according to the Powerball website.

Unfortunately, anyone hoping to stay under the radar with future winnings is out of luck. In New Jersey, winners are required to be identified. But maybe not for long after a bill was introduced in the NJ State Legislature to allow winners to remain anonymous.

If you’re dreaming of winning the Mega Millions jackpot, you should probably call a lawyer and be ready to tell lots of people no because life is about to get a little hectic.

The estimated jackpot was $70 million with a $49 million cash option, rising from the $65 million jackpot from Tuesday's drawing.

Winning Powerball Numbers For Wednesday, August 16, 2017: $430 Million Jackpot

The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday, August 16, 2017, is estimated at $430 million. Do you have the winning ticket, find local retailers.

By Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Aug 16, 2017 10:26 a m ET | Updated Aug 16, 2017 11:08 p m ET

Powerball fever is spiking again with an estimated $430 million jackpot for Wednesday night’s drawing, making it the 12th largest prize in the game’s history. The cash payout on Wednesday, August 16, will be an estimated $273.4 million.

Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time. The record in the game was a $1.6 billion drawing in January 2016, which was won by a group of Tennessee workers. And five months ago, on Feb. 22, a lucky player in Indiana won the $435 million Powerball jackpot, the 10th largest in the game’s history.

The winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday, August 16, are: 09-15-43-60-64, Powerball: 04.

Each ticket costs $2. Find out where you can buy your Powerball tickets here. The Powerball game is played by matching all five white balls in any order and the red Powerball number. The odds of picking the correct Powerball grand prize numbers are one in 292,201,338.

Tonight’s jackpot is small when compared with the January 2016 record Powerball jackpot, which was worth nearly $1.6 billion. But Americans will still drop by the nearest convenience store with dreams of cash and buy a ticket.

The billion-dollar-plus prize won in the Jan. 13, 2016, drawing was the largest lotto jackpot awarded in U.S. history and was split by three winners. In the summer of 2016, a New Hampshire player won a $478 million prize; the June 10 win of $447 million was the eighth largest jackpot in the game’s history.

If you still want to take a chance — someone has to win, right? — you have a better chance of hitting the jackpot if you let the computer pick your numbers. The Multi-State Lottery Association, which operates the Powerball game, says about 75 percent of winning tickets are selected when the numbers are chosen by a computer.

The lottery game is played in 44 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball draws can be seen on hundreds of TV stations nationwide. It may also be available on cable or your mobile device. The draws are also posted on YouTube and on our site. Where to watch the Powerball drawing on TV.

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£123m EuroMillions jackpot turns out to be a scam for single mum who thought she’d won a share

  • 23 Jun 2019, 12:22
  • Updated : 24 Jun 2019, 16:58

A SINGLE mum was duped out of thousands of pounds in a lottery scam staged by a bogus winner claiming they had won the £123million Euromillions jackpot.

The victim, 44, was told she would be given a £500,000 slice of the jackpot if she sent the conman a loan of £5,000 for his mum’s open-heart surgery in Pakistan.

He claimed his mum was too ill to wait for the funds from the jackpot to come in.

The mum, from Birmingham, didn’t realise the third biggest prize in UK lotto history had not even been claimed yet when she handed over £4,000, Birmingham Live reported.

Camelot, the lottery organiser, said the real winner came forward to claim last Tuesday’s prize just three days ago.

She had already coughed up £4,000 by the time her brother, a prominent businessman in the area, agreed to step in.

He said: “My sister is gutted and ashamed. We are rallying round, trying to lift her spirits.”

The victim, who’s identity was not revealed, said: “I wasn’t naive, I was stupid. In this day and age, I find it really hard not to help people.”

‘I WAS STUPID’

Her brother confronted the scam artist at a McDonald’s in Solihull with the final £1,000 instalment.

The “smooth” fraudster was weeping as he was handed the money in a transaction captured on CCTV.

The brother added: “Half the time, he was in tears. ’I can’t believe what you guys have done’ he told us. ‘I don’t even know you guys, and you’ve done this for me when my own friends won’t give me a tenner’.

“Yes, I smelled a rat, but, by then, my sister was in too deep.”

The businesman managed to take a photo of the individuals’ driving licence as proof of identity.

Even though the name could be fake, the image is of the man who claimed to have scooped up the £123m jackpot.

The image of the licence has been sent to Action Fraud, West Midlands Police have been informed and NatWest Bank have the details of the account the victim’s money was sent to.

‘I SMELLED A RAT’

The conman swindled the woman after entering the business where she worked on June 13 with the fake ticket.

He said his ticket was already checked at the nearby Sainsbury’s and the staff told him to phone Camelot immediately.

He said he didn’t trust the supermarket workers and begged the vulnerable mum and a male colleague to use their phone.

Then he claimed his English was too poor to understand the information and passed the phone to the mum who said the numbers and the date on ticket checked out.

They were informed on the phone by a “posh and English” voice the bogus winner would need to leave immediately to collect the multi-million prize in Watford – 100miles away.

Both of them pulled together the pay for the stranger’s £100 fare and another £140 for his Wolverhampton Travelodge as he did not want to return to his Birmingham home.

It was then he asked for the loan for the surgery saying the good deed would be rewarded with the half-a-million “thank you”.

The victim was convinced she had become rich overnight up until on Tuesday afternoon moments before the conman who was meant to delivery the money when his mobile “died”.

A Camelot spokesman said: “We are aware that there are individuals and organisations that attempt to obtain payment or personal details from people under a variety of pretexts.

“The National Lottery, winners of The National Lottery and other lotteries are sometimes falsely used as part of these scams.

“We would urge people to remember that, if something looks too good to be true, it probably is.

£123m EuroMillions jackpot turns out to be a scam for single mum who thought she’d won a share 23 Jun 2019, 12:22 Updated : 24 Jun 2019, 16:58 A SINGLE mum was duped out of

Think You’ve Won the Millions? Think Again! Presenting the EuroMillions Lottery Scam

Lottery Scammers Never Take a Vacation

If you think that we’re done with lottery scams, boy, you’re wrong. The EuroMillions lottery scam has made it to the front pages of newspapers and websites, especially after the cute and adorable elderly couple suffered its consequences.

Unveiling the Lottery Scam

The EuroMillions lottery scam has already generated hundreds of complaints from people in Ohio.

It got mainstream attention after an elderly couple lost 62,000 dollars. The scammers happened to be exceptionally “generous” in an attempt to lure victims. Many others have been promised prizes reaching millions of dollars and spectacular awards.

The elderly couple, two individuals in their 80s, received a mail letter. It stated that the European lottery had been won. To get their 2.1 million dollars, however, the lucky winners had to handle taxes and fees. These amounted to the negligible sum of 62,000 dollars.

Though you may think that the scam is rather obvious, it has generated hundreds of complaints in Ohio. According to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, many of the individuals that became the victims of the EuroMillions lottery scam didn’t even report it. If they did, this would bring the total number of individuals who lost money to a whole new level.

EuroMillions – A Heaven for Scammers

This is far from the first time in which the name of the EuroMillions lottery has been used to scam individuals out of their hard-earned money.

In 2014, lottery fans in Adrian, Michigan, got letters similar to the one that cost our elderly couple 62,000 dollars.

The letters once again made the bold announcement that the recipient had won at least one million from the EuroMillions lottery. The victims were once again asked to send varying amounts of money to claim the prize.

EuroMillions lottery scams don’t only happen the old-fashioned way. It’s also possible to get an email announcing the big win. The email will have the following subject line: Congratulations! You are a Winner.

You’ll be asked to send back a reply to a certain email. Also, there will be a deadline for claiming the price. This creates a sense of urgency, making many individuals hoping for quick and easy cash do stupid things.

Never respond to any email inquiry from a stranger with personal information like your name, your social security number, or your bank account. Also, delete the thing immediately, especially if you’re asked to make a tax or fee payment. Don’t open attachments that such emails contain – these could either be viruses or they could contain spyware giving scammers access to sensitive personal information.

EuroMillions Lottery Scams: What do They Look Like?

So, how can you protect yourself from EuroMillions lottery scams? For a start, follow one straightforward rule. If something appears to be too good to be true, it probably is. If you haven’t participated in any lottery, the chances are that nobody is going to be generous enough to share several million dollars with you. Or euros, for that matter…

Here’s a list of the most typical characteristics of a EuroMillions lottery scam:

  • As already mentioned, you can’t win if you haven’t participated
  • EuroMillions doesn’t offer random prizes to individuals having a certain email, phone number or address
  • To be a winner, you should have a ticket for a particular date and a particular lottery draw
  • Official lotteries will never ask you to pay for any additional, fees and charges (other than getting the original ticket that produced the prize)
  • Official lotteries don’t contact winners directly! Instead, as a winner, you’re responsible for monitoring results
  • If you receive an email, it will have a vague start like “dear winner.” It’s not going to contain your name (which means that it’s been sent to thousands of gullible individuals)
  • You will get a very short deadline and a time limit to collect your “prize”
  • You may get a letter that features poor spelling, poor grammar and inferior quality of the print

If any of these happen, please, please, please don’t share personal information and don’t send money. It’s a scam. An old scam, on top of that! It’s been around for so long because it continues being effective till present day by exploiting gullible individuals that hope to win something big without doing anything.

Have you received a EuroMillions lottery scam letter or email? In this instance, you should report to local authorities. If you’ve already done the stupid thing of submitting bank account or credit card information, contact your bank. They’ll know what to do to protect your money and make damage control as effective as possible.

An elderly couple from Ohio is one of the newest victims of a large EuroMillions Lottery Scam. Have you received a EuroMillions lottery letter or email? Put it here.

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November 24, 2020

SE Iowa Man Claims Lottery Prize Of $25,000 A Year For Life

A southeast Iowa man admits it took him a few days to realize he’d won a lottery prize of $25,000 a year for life, and he had the winning ticket in his pocket the entire time.

Craig Walker of Bloomfield claimed his big prize in the Lucky for Life game yesterday at Iowa Lottery headquarters in Clive. He said that a few days after the drawing when he won, he noticed an announcement on the lottery’s website that someone in southeast Iowa was the winner. So he started checking his tickets and realized it was him!

Craig said word spread quickly about his news and people in his area are happy that someone local won.

Craig’s Lucky for Life ticket that matched the first five numbers but missed the Lucky Ball in the Nov. 16 drawing to win the game’s second prize of $25,000 a year for life. He said he bought his easy-pick ticket the day before the drawing when he stopped for a sandwich at a local convenience store.

The winning numbers in that night’s Lucky for Life drawing were: 3-8-16-38-44 and Lucky Ball 15. J’s One Stop in Bloomfield will receive a $500 bonus from the lottery for selling the winning ticket.

There is a lump-sum option at the game’s top two prize levels for players who prefer that approach rather than lifetime annuity payments. Craig chose to receive his prize in its lump-sum amount of $390,000. He says it’s definitely going to help him with retirement!

November 23, 2020

Just One Week Left For Unclaimed $100,000 Prize In Des Moines

It’s down-to-the-wire time for a big unclaimed prize in the Des Moines area.

Check your wallet, check on top of the sun visor in your car, check that stack of stuff that may have piled up at home to be sure you don’t have a ticket winning a $100,000 Powerball prize that’s about to expire. We’re hoping we can jog someone’s memory in time so the prize can be claimed!

The $100,000 prize was won in the Powerball drawing on Nov. 27, 2019, with a ticket purchased at the Quik Trip, 4021 Fleur Drive in Des Moines. The ticket initially won a $50,000 prize that night by matching the first five numbers but missing the Powerball. But whoever purchased the ticket also added the Power Play® option to the play, which multiplied the prize to $100,000.

The winning numbers that night were: 15-26-37-53-55 and Powerball 21. The Power Play number was 2.

The winner or winners have until the close of business at 4 p.m. next Monday (Nov. 30) to claim the $100,000 prize at one of the Iowa Lottery’s regional offices. Please remember that Iowa Lottery offices will be closed Wednesday-Friday this week for the Thanksgiving holiday. If you think you’ve won this prize and have questions before coming forward to claim it, give us a shout at the lottery at 515-725-7900 or [email protected]

Several other tickets winning big prizes in Iowa also remain unclaimed and will expire within the next few months if the winner(s) don’t come forward in time. Click here to go to the Unclaimed Prizes page on our website so you can see that entire list.

And remember that here in Iowa, the money from unclaimed prizes that expire without being claimed goes into the lottery’s prize pools for future games and promotions, so it will be used to pay prizes, just not those prizes that have expired.

November 17, 2020

Ticket Purchased In SE Iowa Wins Prize Of $25,000 A Year For Life

Someone who bought a lottery ticket at a southeast Iowa convenience store has won a prize of $25,000 a year for life in the Lucky for Life game.

A Bloomfield ticket matched the first five numbers but missed the Lucky Ball in last night’s drawing to win Lucky for Life’s second prize of $25,000 a year for life. The winning ticket was purchased at J’s One Stop, 202 Weaver Road in Bloomfield.

This is Iowa’s 10th big winner in the game since it debuted in January 2016 in our state. Lucky for Life is a $2 game with drawings twice a week, at 9:38 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. The game’s top two prize levels are described as “lasting as long as you do,” meaning that they are truly for life. The minimum guaranteed payout for those two prize levels is 20 years, and there is a lump-sum option for players who prefer that rather than lifetime annuity payments.

The winning numbers in last night’s Lucky for Life drawing were: 3-8-16-38-44 and Lucky Ball 15. J’s One Stop will receive a $500 bonus from the lottery for selling the winning ticket.

This prize must be claimed at Iowa Lottery headquarters in Clive. During the current COVID-19 emergency, prize claims are being handled by appointment at the lottery, so the winner or winners of the Bloomfield prize can call 515-725-7900 to schedule a claim. Full details are available on the lottery’s website here.

There is plenty of time for this prize to be claimed: Players in Lucky for Life have up to 365 days from the date of the drawing to claim prizes won in Iowa.

November 16, 2020

Pick 3/Pick 4 Question: Is It OK When More Prizes Are Won With Identical Numbers?

Here is the answer to a player’s question about the drawing results in our Pick 3 and Pick 4 games, and specifically, whether something is wrong because more prizes are often won with numbers that are all the same, such as 3-3-3 or 7-7-7-7. In reality, more people win prizes when those numbers are selected in a Pick 3 or Pick 4 drawing because more people play those numbers in the games. Here’s the back story:

In Pick 3 and Pick 4, many players choose their own numbers rather than letting the lottery terminal randomly select the numbers on their tickets. The players who choose their own numbers are loyal to them and often make identical selections. I don’t know if they just like the symmetry of 1-1-1 or 5-5-5-5, but combinations of identical numbers are very popular.

And, when those combinations are then selected as the winning numbers in a drawing, there are a lot of winners simply because so many people have played them.

Another reason that people may choose to play identical numbers is that those are straight plays, which have the biggest payouts in Pick 3 and Pick 4. By making a straight bet, the player wins a prize only if the numbers they selected match the winning numbers in the exact order drawn. It’s harder to win on a straight bet than by matching the winning numbers in any order drawn (which is known as a box play), so the odds of winning are longer and the prizes that can be won with straight plays are bigger.

There of course are players who make plays with numbers that aren’t identical, and those combinations do win in Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings as well. But overall, when the winning numbers in the games’ drawings are identical, you will often see more winners.

November 13, 2020

Iowa Woman Finds Lottery Ticket She Misplaced In Her Car, Wins $10,000 Prize

This truly is a story of the one that almost got away! A Des Moines woman claimed a $10,000 prize this week from a lottery ticket she left in her car and forgot about for nearly three months.

I’ve included a photo here of Alyssa Frideres and her winning Mega Millions® ticket. Alyssa won her prize in that game’s drawing back on Aug. 18 when she matched four of the white balls and the Mega Ball®. But she said that after she bought her ticket, it ended up in the glove compartment of her car. All these months later, Alyssa said she recently had trouble with her tires, so she got out the owner’s manual for her car and the ticket had ended up in it.

She checked her numbers on the Iowa Lottery’s website and was shocked to discover she’d won such a big prize. Just to be sure, she had a neighbor double-check her work, and it turns out she was right! Alyssa admitted she was still kind of shaky as she claimed her prize.

In keeping with the tires theme, Alyssa said she plans to use part of her winnings to buy tires for her daughter and grandson’s vehicles, then she’ll save the rest of her winnings. Sounds like a plan.

Congratulations, Alyssa, and thank you for lifting our spirits with your story!

October 30, 2020

Player Question: Do I Need To Keep My Ticket After I Enter It In the Promotion?

We’ve gotten the same question from a few different players about our “Winner Wonderland” promotion, so I’ll answer it here to give the details to everyone. And, while the question is specifically about the holiday promotion, the specifics apply to any ticket you’ve entered into a promotion through your VIP Club account.

The question is pretty basic: Do I need to keep my ticket after I enter it into the promotion? As in, will I need to present that ticket to claim any prize I might win in the promotion?

The short answer is no, you don’t need to keep the ticket. Here’s the backstory: Entering an eligible ticket into one of our promotions meets the requirement of presenting that ticket to the lottery. So, you do not need to keep the ticket after entering it to claim a prize through the promotion. That detail is spelled out in the rules for the Winner Wonderland promotion, but I’m happy to provide the info. here as well.

Only nonwinning scratch tickets from this year’s eligible holiday-themed games can be entered into Winner Wonderland, but if you ever enter one of our promotions that involves tickets in lotto or InstaPlay games, be sure to check the results of the tickets themselves before you discard them. If you win a cash prize on the ticket itself rather than in the promotion, you would need to present the ticket to the lottery to claim that prize.

Good luck on your Winner Wonderland entries, and thank you for playing!

October 27, 2020

Marion Man Wins $150,000 Powerball Prize

A Marion man has claimed a $150,000 Powerball® prize today with a ticket he purchased at a Cedar Rapids supermarket. To give you a look at a ticket winning a big prize, I’ve included a picture here of that lucky slip of paper.

As you can see, Jerome Thurmon’s ticket came within one number of having at least a share of the $91.6 million jackpot in last Wednesday’s Powerball drawing (Oct. 21). One of the plays on Jerome’s easy-pick ticket matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball to initially win a $50,000 prize. But because he also added the Power Play® option to his ticket, his prize was multiplied to $150,000.

The winning numbers in the Oct. 21 drawing were: 1-3-13-44-56 and Powerball 26. The Power Play number was 3. The jackpot has continued to climb since then and now stands at an estimated $116 million annuity, $89.5 million cash option, for tomorrow night’s drawing.

Jerome bought his winning ticket at the store where he works, the Hy-Vee at 1556 First Ave. NE in Cedar Rapids. Hy-Vee will receive a $150 bonus from the Iowa Lottery for selling the $150,000-winning ticket at one of its stores.

October 22, 2020

Ticket Purchased In Cedar Rapids Wins $150,000 Powerball Prize

Someone who bought a Powerball® ticket in Cedar Rapids won a $150,000 prize in last night’s drawing.

The $150,000-winning ticket was purchased at the Hy-Vee supermarket at 1556 First Ave. NE in Cedar Rapids. The ticket came within one number of having at least a share of last night’s $91.6 million jackpot.

The Cedar Rapids ticket matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball to initially win a $50,000 prize. But whoever bought the winning ticket also added the Power Play® option to the purchase, which multiplied the prize to $150,000.

Last night’s winning numbers were: 1-3-13-44-56 and Powerball 26. The Power Play number was 3. No one matched all six numbers to win the jackpot, so the big prize climbs to an estimated $102 million annuity ($80.7 million cash option) for Saturday.

Hy-Vee will receive a $150 bonus from the Iowa Lottery for selling the $150,000-winning ticket at one of its stores.

Prizes of $150,000 can be claimed at any of the Iowa Lottery’s regional offices, which are open Monday through Friday and currently offer prize claims by appointment. To make an appointment, the winner or winners of the Cedar Rapids prize should call the lottery at 319-395-9313 or 515-725-7900.

October 15, 2020

Player Comment: Hey, Your Crossword Games Don’t Follow The Rules …

A woman who recently emailed us pointed out that our Crossword scratch games don’t follow the same rules as traditional Crossword games. We let her know that’s correct, and if they did, players could end up missing out on a prize. Here’s why.

It appears that the woman had seen a list of guidelines online for crossword puzzle creators. But our Crossword scratch games have a purposefully different play style.

In a traditional crossword puzzle, all the spaces are blank, and the player uses the clues given to fill in the words that they think are correct and fit the spaces provided. But a word they choose may or may not be the correct answer within the overall puzzle.

In our Crossword scratch tickets, the words are already provided in the play area. As the player, you scratch off only those letters found in the “YOUR LETTERS” section of the play area. If the selection provided in “YOUR LETTERS” allows you to uncover a certain number of words on your Crossword ticket, you win a prize as indicated on the ticket.

If our Crossword tickets had only blank spaces on them, you as the player could end up filling in an incorrect word, which ultimately could cause you to miss out on a prize.

The rules governing our scratch games are published on our website. To see the rules for a specific Crossword scratch game, visit the scratch games page on our site and click on the game you want to play. When that individual game loads, you’ll see a blue link to the official game rules for it.

October 06, 2020

BIG Start To The Week! Prizes Of $276,296 And $300,000 Claimed On Same Day

Maybe Mondays aren’t so bad after all! Our week started out with a definite rush as two players both claimed big prizes within about an hour of each other.

First up was Marissa Besler of Monticello, who claimed one of the top prizes in our “Colossal Crossword” scratch game. Her $300,000 win was quickly followed by Don Burd of Hiawatha, who claimed a jackpot of $276,296 in the “Extreme Green Progressive” InstaPlay game. That’s the biggest prize ever won in an InstaPlay game since the product debuted four years ago in Iowa!

The same theme runs through Marissa and Don’s stories: Disbelief.

Marissa is 34 and an occupational therapist assistant. She said she was shocked when she realized she’d won $300,000 on a lottery ticket she scratched while waiting on a load of laundry. She said she wandered around her house for a while to catch her breath, then downloaded the Iowa Lottery app on her phone so she could scan her ticket, which she bought at Great Pastimes in Monticello. The app verified her win and she said she was in even more disbelief!

Marissa has some real-world plans for her winnings: She said that having no mortgage or a car payment will be a huge weight off her shoulders.

In Don’s case, it was his wife who initially couldn’t believe he’d won a giant InstaPlay prize. Don said he bought a handful of tickets in the Extreme Green Progressive game on Sunday and realized that one of them had won the game’s jackpot, which had climbed to $276,296. He said he called his wife, Shawnee, right away to share the news. He told her he’d hit the game’s jackpot and then said how much it was. He said she really didn’t believe him, but it was definitely real!

Burd, 56, who owns the Otter Creek Country Store in Robins where bought his winning ticket, said he’s still figuring out exactly what he’ll do with his winnings. But he’ll definitely continue to help a good cause in his area. Burd donates the fuel needed by his local fire department to help support its critical work.

Congratulations, Marissa and Don! Thanks for helping our week get off to a great start. Woo-hoo, indeed!

October 05, 2020

‘Winner Wonderland’ Promotion Has Started Today, With $640,000 In Prizes

The biggest prize pool ever offered in one of our holiday promotions is up for grabs in our “Winner Wonderland®” promotion that just opened for entries today.

The promotion features 181 cash prizes totaling $640,000, including a grand prize of $250,000. We’re applying the “max bet” concept in the promotion, meaning that the size of the prize players can win increases along with the purchase price of the scratch ticket they’ve entered.

Players could start making entries in Winner Wonderland at 9 a.m. today, and the promotion runs through early January, with its final drawing date on Jan. 7.

Players can enter the promotion using non-winning tickets in the 13 holiday-themed scratch tickets we’ll have available this year. Tickets in six of those games started sales last week, and they’ll be followed by five more on Oct. 5 and the final two on Nov. 2.

In each of the promotion’s three initial drawings, 60 prizes will be awarded: 20 prizes of $500 from among the $1 and $2 entries; 20 prizes of $1,000 from among the $3 and $5 entries; and 20 prizes of $5,000 from among the $10 and $20 entries.

The initial drawings will be on Nov. 5, Dec. 3 and Jan. 7, with the $250,000 grand-prize drawing also on Jan. 7.

Entries will not carry over from one drawing to the next, except for the grand-prize drawing.
All entries submitted over the course of the promotion that are not selected as a winner in one of the initial drawings will automatically be eligible for the grand-prize drawing.

October 04, 2020

Ticket Purchased In Eastern Iowa Wins Biggest InstaPlay Jackpot Yet

Someone who bought an InstaPlay ticket in Linn County has won the largest jackpot to date in the games since they began being sold in Iowa nearly four years ago.

A ticket purchased at the Otter Creek Country Store, 3445 County Home Road in Robins, has won a jackpot of $276,296 in the Extreme Green Progressive InstaPlay game. That’s the largest jackpot ever won in an InstaPlay game.

A prize of that size has to be claimed at Iowa Lottery headquarters in Clive, where prize claims are currently being handled by appointment due to COVID-19. If the winner or winners have questions before coming forward to claim the prize, they’re welcome to reach out to us at the lottery at 515-725-7900 or by email at [email protected]

The Robins jackpot is a big jump up from the previous record jackpot in an InstaPlay game. That prize – $173,725 in the JACKPOT PARTY® Progressive InstaPlay game – was won in July 2018 by a central Iowa man. Nick Keeling of Norwalk claimed that prize with a ticket he bought at an Indianola gas station.

Extreme Green Progressive is a $20 InstaPlay game. Its jackpot starts at starts at $20,000 and grows with each ticket sold statewide in the game. The game’s jackpot had been growing since late July, when it was won with a ticket purchased in Clear Lake.

The amount of the starting jackpot in our InstaPlay progressive games varies by game and price point. As you might anticipate, higher price-point games have a higher starting jackpot amount and those jackpots grow more quickly. Back in May, I blogged about how the progressive jackpot amounts are determined, so feel free to check out those details if you’ve wondered the same thing.

October 01, 2020

We’re Moving Prize Claims Back Inside Our Offices

As we continue to safely find our way forward during this COVID-19 emergency, we’re making a change starting today in the way prizes can be claimed at the Iowa Lottery’s offices. After a summer of curbside prize claims outside, we’re bringing prize claims back inside our offices by appointment, with some restrictions that apply.

The video above walks you through the process so you’ll know what to expect if you come to see us to claim an Iowa Lottery prize in person. But please remember that we also have other prize-claim options available, understanding that some folks may not feel comfortable with in-person appointments right now. You can continue to mail or ship tickets to us in most instances, and you also have the option of using the secure dropbox at lottery headquarters in Clive.

To make a prize-claim appointment, please call the lottery office where you want to claim your prize to schedule a time and receive other details, including the documentation you’ll need to have with you. Here are our telephone numbers:

Clive: 515-725-7900
Cedar Rapids: 319-395-9313
Mason City: 641-424-6011
Storm Lake: 712-732-6662

If you’re claiming a prize on behalf of a group or have friends or family coming with you, please know that to help maintain social distancing, only the person claiming the prize will be allowed inside the lottery office.

September 25, 2020

‘What Are You Racing Around For?’ Story County Man Wins $100,000 Prize

Here’s some good energy to send us into the weekend, courtesy of a central Iowa man’s reaction(s) after realizing he’d won a $100,000 prize.

Taybor Johnson of Nevada claimed his prize just a little while after scratching off his winning ticket, and admits he was freaking out. Taybor, who is 24, said it all started when he stopped at a convenience store in Ames on his lunch hour near the car dealership where he works.

Rather than getting cash for a $50 winning ticket he was redeeming, he decided to use his winnings to buy five tickets in the $10 “Xtreme Winnings” game.

While he was playing those tickets, he initially thought he’d won $10,000 on one of them until he checked it again. He was overwhelmed when he realized it was actually $100,000.

Taybor says the feeling is like if you’re 5, and it’s Christmas morning, and you’re pretty sure your parents bought you a Nintendo 64!

When he got back to work that day, a co-worker apparently noticed the steel grip that Taybor had on the lottery ticket in his hand. He said his co-worker asked why he was racing around, and wondered if he’d won $100,000. Taybor was able to tell him that he had indeed just won that amount.

He said he told his sales manager and the whole place was freaking out. Taybor calls it the coolest thing ever.

Congratulations, Taybor! We hope the good feelings kept going for you the whole week! Thank you for sharing your joy with the rest of us.

September 17, 2020

Player Question: Why Is There A Sales Cut-Off Before A Drawing?

A player who emailed us with questions about our lotto drawings unfortunately had some conspiracy theories to share as well, so I’m addressing those here in case the same rumor has made it way to you.

The player wondered why there is a sales cut-off time before the drawings in games like Powerball® and Mega Millions®. The player said he wants people to be able to buy tickets right up until the time of the drawing, arguing that doing so would eliminate the rumored possibility he’s heard that drawing officials sometimes spray a substance on the drawing balls used in lottery drawings to keep certain numbers from being selected.

That last part isn’t true, and the sales cut-off times in the games are there for a reason. Here’s the back story:

Sales cut-off times are one of the security processes that lotteries use to ensure that everything is ready to go for a drawing. With millions – and sometimes billions – of dollars involved in our drawings, it’s obviously important that mistakes are avoided!

Before a drawing can be held, all the lotteries in that game have to verify that their sales figures balance and all plays are recorded in the system. It’s a meticulous process, and we know it’s what the public expects.

The good news is that as computer speeds and technology have improved through the years, it now requires much less time to accomplish that work. So today, our sales cut-off times here in Iowa are an hour or less before our drawings. Years ago, the sales cut-off times were often two hours before the drawing, but we’ve been able to reduce that. And we hope it’s a convenience for our players and retailers.

I would imagine there will always be some time required for balancing and verification before a drawing can happen, but perhaps in the future, the time involved can be even shorter than it is today.

The exact sales cut-off times vary from state to state, depending upon the requirements in that particular state. Check your state lottery’s website for the information that applies in your area.

And when it comes to the drawings themselves, there are multiple layers of security involved.

For example, the machines and sets of numbered balls used in the drawings are kept in double-locked and sealed vaults, and are only taken out when the drawing manager, security officer, and independent auditor are all present.

And those aren’t ping-pong balls in the machines. The drawing balls are actually made of rubber and have to meet exact specifications through testing, weighing and measuring.

Multiple sets of balls are available for the drawings along with multiple sets of machines. The exact machines and numbered balls used in each drawing are randomly selected and everything that happens with them once they’re out of the vault is recorded on audio and video.

There also are testing procedures leading up to each drawing, with the entire process carried out under the supervision of an auditor and security officials.

The facts behind the fun.

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