21
Jun 14

Mega Millions Results for Friday June 20th 2014

Mega Millions News

Here are the Mega Millions Results for Friday 20/06/2014. Along with the winning numbers for this draw you can see a full prize breakdown below as well as a draw schedule showing the days of the week that the Mega Millions draw takes place:

Main Balls: 1 - 22 - 25 - 29 - 56
Mega Ball: 3
Megaplier: 5

Next Draw: Tuesday June 24th 2014
Next Jackpot: $25,000,000

Mega Millions Prize Breakdown for 6/20/2014

Prize Level Prize Winners
Match 5 plus Mega Ball $20,000,000 0It's a Rollover!
Match 5 $1,000,000 0
Match 4 plus Mega Ball $5,000 17
Match 4 $500.00 339
Match 3 plus Mega Ball $50.00 1,645
Match 3 $5.00 24,067
Match 2 plus Mega Ball $5.00 35,284
Match 1 plus Mega Ball $2.00 274,974
Match 0 plus Mega Ball $1.00 682,620

Draw Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
No Yes No No Yes No No

I hope you had good luck in Tonight's Mega Millions draw!

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by Mike Redfern
Updated June 21st, 2014

21
Jun 14

Lotto Max Results for Friday June 20th 2014

Lotto Max News

The Lotto Max Results for Friday 20/06/2014 are as follows:

Main Balls: 12 - 17 - 32 - 36 - 43 - 44 - 49
Bonus Ball: 4

Next Draw: Friday June 27th 2014
Next Jackpot: $21,000,000

Lotto Max Prize Breakdown for 6/20/2014

Prize Level Prize Winners
Match 7 $15,000,000 0It's a Rollover!
Match 6 plus Bonus $160,572 2
Match 6 $5,537 58
Match 5 $129.50 3,099
Match 4 $20.00 70,179
Match 3 plus Bonus $20.00 66,327
Match 3 $0.00 621,022

Draw Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
No No No No Yes No No

Look out for the next Lotto Max draw and Good Luck!

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by Mike Redfern
Updated June 21st, 2014

20
Jun 14

Florida Lottery Launches Campaign to Protect Players

Friday June 20 2014Florida Lottery officials have launched a campaign this week which seeks to educate players on the importance of signing their lottery tickets. Named “Sign Your Ticket”, the campaign has been launched as part of an on-going effort to protect lottery players against potential fraud after it was discovered that nine of the top ten winners in scratch-off games were convenience store owners.

The purpose of the campaign is to remind all players to sign their tickets immediately, whether they are scratch-offs or lottery tickets, as this will prevent an unauthorised person claiming a prize due to the original purchaser of the ticket. To help get their message across, Florida Lottery have employed a variety of mediums to alert players to the need to sign their tickets, including messages on the official website, announcements on Facebook and Twitter and promotional material available from lottery retailers and district offices.

The lottery also encourages players to check their own tickets or, if they want to check them at a retailer, watch the monitor while the ticket is being checked and ask for a receipt. If there is a dispute over the ticket, players are advised to ask for the original ticket back and to contact the lottery directly on (850) 487-7787.

Florida Lottery officials have always instructed players to sign the back of their tickets but following an on-going investigation to determine whether any stores have carried out fraudulent activity, officials felt it necessary to reiterate the importance to players.

In an ongoing attempt to stamp out fraudulent claims by unscrupulous lottery retailers, Florida Lottery officials have investigated over 100 stores in the past six months alone and last month suspended ticket sales at 11 retailers after it was found that the stores accounted for a suspiciously high number of winners. Of these 11 stores, seven were linked to convenience store owner Chirag Parmar of Pinellas County who, along with his mother, had claimed 47 prizes of $1,000 or more over the past three years.

However, it isn’t just Florida Lottery officials who are dealing with lottery fraud as other states have also encountered the same issue. In November last year, a father and son from Long Island, New York, were charged with grand larceny after they scammed a customer out of a $1 million prize. Instead of advising the winner to contact lottery officials to claim his win, Nabil and Karim Jagbah told the man he had won $1,000 and handed him the cash while they kept the $1 million ticket. Luckily the customer suspected foul play and returned to the store the following day to question the owners. After being confronted by the customer, the Jagbah’s increased the alleged prize winnings to $10,000 and asked the customer not to involve the police. Thankfully this unusual request appears to have raised the ticket holder’s suspicions even further and he duly contacted the NYPD who arrested and charged the dishonest duo.

Unfortunately this is not the first time New York Lottery officials have dealt with lottery fraud as, back in 2006, Robert Miles was scammed out of a $5 million prize by two brothers whose father owned the Green Ale Market in Syracuse. The brothers, Andy and Nayel Ashkar, told Miles he had won just $5,000 on a scratch-off. Although Miles afterwards suspected that the prize could have been considerably more, at the time he was homeless and addicted to crack cocaine and didn’t think anyone would take his word over that of the Ashkar brothers.

As the period for claiming prizes on a scratch-offs is significantly different from a normal lottery ticket, the brothers held on to the ticket for six years before attempting to claim the prize on the day it was due to expire in March 2012.  Suspicious of the delay in claiming the prize, as well as a number of other factors, officials believed that they may be dealing with a potentially fraudulent claim and launched a full investigation. Fortunately the saga ended happily for Miles who, having kicked his drug habit and found a full-time job, was united with his rightful winnings in August 2013. The ending was not so happy for Andy Ashkar who was found guilty of possession of stolen property and sentenced to the maximum term of between 8 1/3 and 25 years for criminal possession of stolen property.

Protection Against Lottery Fraud

In the UK, the National Lottery has launched an initiative to make players aware that they have won a prize by introducing an audible fanfare to their terminals. When UK retailers scan a ticket, the alert sounds and a receipt with the exact prize amount is produced. This simple system has gone a long way to deterring potentially dishonest retailers from advising players that their ticket hasn’t won a prize and then going on to claim the prize themselves.

While some state lotteries supply retailers with a similar system to that used in the UK, is it not yet something that has been implemented state-wide and so we would advise players to take the following steps to avoid missing out on a prize:

  • Always check your tickets yourself where possible. Some states have self-scan devices in retailers which enable you to check your tickets in store. If your state doesn’t offer this, make sure you check your numbers using a lottery results website such as Lottery.net.
  • Make sure you check your state lottery website for details of how to claim your prize. Larger prizes can only be claimed in person from lottery offices so make sure you understand how to claim your prize and don’t rely on a retailer for the information.
  • If you can, buy your tickets online. When lottery tickets are bought online they are saved electronically and checked automatically which means you are automatically alerted by email or text if you win a prize.
by Patrick Fitzgerald
Updated April 5th, 2016

19
Jun 14

Powerball Results for Wednesday June 18th 2014

Powerball News

Here are the Powerball Results for Wednesday 18/06/2014. Along with the winning numbers for this draw you can see a full prize breakdown below as well as a draw schedule showing the days of the week that the Powerball draw takes place:

Main Balls: 6 - 9 - 29 - 52 - 59
Powerball: 7

Next Draw: Saturday June 21st 2014
Next Jackpot: $60,000,000

Powerball Prize Breakdown for 6/18/2014

Prize Level Prize Winners
Match 5 plus Powerball $50,000,000 0It's a Rollover!
Match 5 $1,000,000 1
Match 4 plus Powerball $10,000 17
Match 4 $100.00 470
Match 3 plus Powerball $100.00 887
Match 3 $7.00 26,966
Match 2 plus Powerball $7.00 16,162
Match 1 plus Powerball $4.00 101,639
Match 0 plus Powerball $4.00 204,071
Match 5 (with Power Play) $2,000,000 0
Match 4 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $30,000 2
Match 4 (with Power Play) $300.00 97
Match 3 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $300.00 190
Match 3 (with Power Play) $21.00 5,604
Match 2 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $21.00 3,485
Match 1 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $12.00 22,412
Match 0 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $12.00 44,505

Draw Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
No No Yes No No Yes No

I hope you had good luck in Tonight's Powerball draw!

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by Mike Redfern
Updated June 19th, 2014

18
Jun 14

Irish Lotto Results for Wednesday June 18th 2014

Irish Lotto News

The Irish Lotto Winning Numbers for Wednesday 18th Jun 2014 are below:

Main Balls: 21 - 22 - 24 - 29 - 38 - 45
Bonus Ball: 18

Next Draw: Saturday June 21st 2014
Next Jackpot: €2,500,000

Irish Lotto Prize Breakdown for 6/18/2014

Prize Level Prize Winners
Match 6 €2,000,000 0It's a Rollover!
Match 5 plus Bonus €25,000 0
Match 5 €3,048 15
Match 4 plus Bonus €212.00 54
Match 4 €68.00 1,042
Match 3 plus Bonus €30.00 1,593
Match 3 €5.00 18,685

Draw Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
No No Yes No No Yes No

Good luck for the next Irish Lotto draw and don't forget to check your tickets after the draw to see if you're a lottery winner!

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by Mike Redfern
Updated June 18th, 2014