LOTTERY

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…

Badger, Minnesota Sister And Brother To Split Winning Lotto America Jackpot

Debbie Kujava Bought The Ticket Worth $22.8 Million Last Week At Holiday in Roseau

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — The woman who bought a lottery ticket worth nearly $23 million in Roseau last week has come forward with her brother and niece. Debbie Kujava said, “I Took em out, took out my cell phone, I’m looking and that was the last ticket I looked at and I was like ‘woooo’ ya know, I can’t believe this!”…

Nearly $23 Million Lotto America Ticket Sold At Holiday In Roseau

Gas Station Will Get A $10,000 Bonus For Selling The Ticket

ROSEAU, Minn. — Someone who bought a Lotto America lottery ticket in Roseau, Minnesota just got very rich. A winning ticket worth nearly $23 million was sold at Holiday in Roseau. The payout on a cash option for the $22.8 million jackpot is $13.5 million before taxes. The owners of the gas station will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling…

Lottery Fever Hits the Metro

Right now the numbers for both jackpots are big...at almost 500 million dollars

FARGO, ND — Lotto fever is back and people are rushing to buy their lottery tickets. “What’s the odds of a guy from Fargo, North Dakota winning?” asked Scott Molberg, from Fargo. Anyone’s chance of winning the Powerball or Mega Millions jackpot is around one in 260 million but that hasn’t stopped people from taking a chance. “It’s worth a…

Lady Luck Could be Smiling as Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Grow

Odds of winning that draw are about one in 292.2 million, but if you try Lady Luck, you could be that one

  NATIONAL — If you’re feeling lucky, then it could be your night to purchase a couple of lottery tickets that could make you feel like a million…or more bucks. The Mega Millions jackpot is now at $306 million for its drawing on Friday evening. That number could rise with the amount of people wanting to test their luck. As…