LOTTERY

Hundreds of Thousands Enter Lottery System To Get COVID-19 Vaccine

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesotans 65 and older have until 5 a.m. Wednesday to sign up to be entered into a lottery to receive a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Star Tribune reports 205,000 seniors signed-up for the lottery. You can pre-register online at mn.gov/findmyvaccine. When the website opened at 5 Tuesday morning, there were already more than 10,000 people waiting in…

North Dakota Lottery Sales Jump 12% in Fiscal 2019

North Dakota gamblers wagered $35.3 million on lottery games.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Big jackpots during the last fiscal year led to a 12% increase in North Dakota lottery ticket sales and the second highest in state history. Lottery director Randy Miller says North Dakota gamblers wagered $35.3 million on lottery games for the fiscal year that ended June 30. That’s down from a record $35.7 million in fiscal 2016. A total…

Woman Involved In Jamaican Lottery Scam Is Sentenced To Prison

At least 90 Americans lost over $5.7 million in the scheme which funneled money between the U.S. and Jamaica

FARGO, ND — It’s sentencing day for a Rhode Island woman convicted in North Dakota as part of a major lottery fraud. Judge Daniel Hovland sentenced Melinda Bulgin of Providence to four years in prison and restitution of around $330,000. At least 90 Americans lost over $5.7 million in the scheme which funneled money between the U.S. and Jamaica. The…

Latest “Lucky for Life” Winner is From….

Winner Wants To Remain Anonymous, Picks Lump-Sum Payment

BISMARCK, ND– Someone from Mapleton has claimed the “Lucky for Life” lottery prize from Monday night’s drawing. The state lottery says the winner has decided to remain anonymous. The ticket was sold at Cash Wise Foods on 13th Avenue South in Fargo. The winner took the lump-sum option, which totals $390,000 before taxes. Categories: Local News, North Dakota News Tags: CASH…

Kingpin of Jamaican Lottery Scam Investigated in ND Gets 6 Years

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A Jamaican man who authorities said masterminded a lottery scam that defrauded at least 95 mostly elderly Americans out of more than $5.8 million has been sentenced to six years in federal prison. Prosecutors said 29-year-old Lavrick Willocks operated the scam out of a Jamaica mansion. They eventually charged 27 people and identified victims in several…

$50,000 Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in Valley City

The winning ticket matched four white balls and the Powerball

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — If you bought a lottery ticket in Valley City for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing you better check your ticket. One lucky ticket is now worth $50,000. The winning ticket matched four white balls and the Powerball. The numbers are 1, 10, 27, 28, 36 and the Powerball number drawn was 12. Nobody won the jackpot which…

“Lucky For Life” Winning Ticket Holder Has Yet To Come Forward

The player has the option of receiving $25,000 for 20 years or a lump sum cash payment of $350,000

A winning “Lucky for Life” lottery ticket was sold at a store in Hettinger. The ticket was sold at Central Dakota Cooperative. The winning numbers were drawn on Monday night. The player with the winning ticket has the option of receiving $25,000 for 20 years or a lump sum cash payment of $350,000. The winner has 180 days from the…