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Powerball Jackpot hit $478 Million – 8th biggest prize in US history!

Nobody won the Powerball on Wednesday July 27th, so the jackpot mushroomed to a whopping $478 million dollars!

Officials say that makes it the fifth largest prize in the game’s history and the eighth-biggest prize ever in the United States.

The drawing for $478 million was held on Saturday, July 30th. There was a single grand prize winner in New Hampshire.

The winning numbers for Saturday were 11, 17, 21, 23, 32, and the Powerball was 5.

The winner has the option of receiving $478 million if spread over 30 years, or a lump-sum payment of $330.6 million taxes.

Because there was a jackpot winner that means the drawing on Wednesday, August 3 will be worth $40 million with a cash option of $28.1 million.

Either way, $40 million is still a hefty prize!  FreeLotto wants to know, will you be playing?


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Georgia Lottery Profit Increase Lead to $1 Billion for Education

According to Georgia governor, Nathan Deal, the state lottery will provide over $1 billion for education programs this year.  Part of the lottery profits will also go to Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally), which helps exemplary students pay for college.

This is the largest allocation of state funds to education since the lottery’s creation in 1992.  The increase in funding may be attributed to growing lottery revenue—officials report that lottery profits increased $117 Million in the last 12 months.

In addition, lottery prizes totaled a whopping $2.75 billion from July 2015 to June 2016.

It’s good to see that Georgia’s lottery system is paying it forward! All the more reason to keep playing your state lottery!


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Mega Millions Winner Announced on Friday

We have a winner!  Officials just announced that someone in Indiana won the $540 million Mega Millions grand prize.  The numbers for Friday’s drawing were: 8, 19, 20, 55 and 73.  The mega ball was 5.

The winner has yet to come forward, but we do know that the ticket was purchased in a Speedway gas and convenience store along Indiana’s busiest highway.

Lottery officials advise that the winner hire a team of financial professionals before claiming his or her prize.  They also advise the winner to stay anonymous by creating a trust to claim their prize without going public.

The winner has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize.  He or she may choose to receive the prize in 30 annual installments totaling $540 million or claim a lump sum of $380 Million.

Congratulations to the mystery winner from everyone here at FreeLotto!


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A $13 Million Lottery Ticket Remains Unclaimed in Texas

A ticket matching all 6 numbers for the Texas Lotto was sold on June 18th in a Kroger Supermarket at Arlington, Texas.

The winning numbers were 2, 19, 25, 28, 30 and 51.

The winner has 6 months to claim his or her prize and can do so without publicly coming forward to claim the jackpot. He or she may also request a lump sum payment totaling over $9.8 million!

The Kroger where the ticket was purchased will receive a $132,214.29 bonus.

The Texas Lottery Commission recommend that the winner sign his or her ticket in ink, store it in a safe, and consult with tax attorney before claiming their payment.  Furthermore, they recommend not quitting your job right away as you don’t know how long it will take to claim your prize.

We hope the winner claims his or her prize soon and wish them the best of luck moving forward!


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Lucky Illinois Man Named Gambles Has Won the Lottery Twice Using Same Numbers

Larry Gambles, from Mattesson, Illinois, has been playing the lottery every single day for 15 years!  On June 7th, the 65-year-old won more than $1 million dollars playing the Lucky Day Lotto.  Just 9 years before that, he won $50,000 playing the same game with the same numbers!

Every single day for 15 years, Gambles played: 01 – 06 – 12 – 14 – 25.  The numbers came from his favorite football player’s jersey number, his own high school football and basketball jersey numbers, and the number he wore at his university’s fraternity.

Gambles, a retired Chicago school administrator, says the lottery is just about luck, and he definitely has it!

Gambles plans on setting up an annuity for his 34-year-old daughter and 3-year-old granddaughter.  He also intends on sharing his good fortune with friends and family.  He says he feels very fortunate, blessed, and grateful.

Gambles intends on continuing to play the lottery every day.  With a name like Gambles, it seems like he’s destined for many more wins.  Congratulations Larry and good luck!


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Former Iowa Lottery Official Faces Trial for Lottery Fraud

An Iowa lottery official was convicted of 2 counts of fraud last year after he attempted to rig and claim a 2010 Iowa Hot Lotto Drawing worth $16.5 million.

Eddie Tipton, the former information security director for the Multi-State Lottery Association, is also facing a second trial on July 1st after being accused of fixing the jackpot in several states.

The judge presiding over his case has moved the new trial to a courthouse outside of central Iowa after his defense lawyer argued that the jury pool might be biased due to the extensive media coverage regarding the case.

Greed got the best of Tipton, who has lost his job and remains in jail for his bad decisions.


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Pennsylvania woman stole money to play the lottery, and won $1 Million

Joan Lechleitner, 51, won a share of $1 Million in the Cash 5 lottery drawing in September.  Unfortunately, Joan was one of four people charged with stealing over $175,000 from the grocery store where they worked.

Kerry Titus, 54, Samantha Schaeffer, 25, and Tyler Schappell, 21, fraudulently rang up returns at work between May 2011 and March 2016.  Troopers said that a portion of the stolen $175,082.11 was used to buy lottery tickets.

Joan Lechleitner was one of four Cash 5 lottery winners splitting a share of more than $1 million. Lechleitner’s portion of the $1 Million prize was $261,905.50.  Leitcher is also said to have won $10,000 from a scratch-off in the past.

State police said Lechleitner, Titus, Schaeffer and Schappell are being charged with theft by unlawful taking and theft by deception. They are expected to turn themselves in to police Tuesday afternoon for an arraignment.


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Scotland’s Luckiest Lottery Family wins 3rd Lottery Ticket worth £ 1 Million

The Fry Family from Bo’ness, Scotland won £ 1 Million from the national lottery (that’s the equivalent of more than $14 million dollars).  They claimed their prize on May 18th and decided to share the wealth with their family.

Peter Fry and his wife Mary Fry are retired with 6 grandchildren.  Their family includes: Peter Fry, 90, and wife Mary, 86, along with their three daughters, Margaret, 64, Janet, 59, and Isobel, 57.  The Fry family has been playing the lotto for years!

Just 6 years ago, Peter’s cousin, Annette Brown, 82, won £1.15 million Lotto jackpot (the equivalent of almost $2 Million).

Peter Fry was shocked at winning a top prize.  He told his mom, who was also in shock.  This was the biggest prize they had ever won!

We wish the Fry family all the best and hope their good luck doesn’t run out!  Congratulations!


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The Luckiest Convenience Store in Jersey City has a New $100,000 Scratch-off Winner

A convenience store in Jersey City may be the luckiest shop in town!  To date the store has had 7 big winners.  In the past 2 years, M-S Grocery Inc. Convenience store has had two $1 Million “scratch-off” winners and a $100,000 scratch-off winner this April.

Osama Swati, an employee at the 733 Montgomery Street store, says they have always had big winners since his father Mohammad Khan opened the store in 1988.

This month’s $100,000 winner purchased 2 tickets for the “100x The Cash” scratch-off.  The winner, also a regular customer, notified M-S Grocery of the big win the very next day.  He said he was so excited about his win that he couldn’t sleep.

The lucky shop is very popular!  Although there was an increase in ticket sales after the $100,000 winner, Swati confirmed that the store is always crowded by hopeful players.  People do it before work and some rush over during lunch breaks. Swati marveled, “You can’t even step in the door, that’s how many people are coming to scratch.”

Swati adds that it’s a pleasure to have so many local winners because they’re all hard working individuals who deserve to win.


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$3 Million Scratch-off Winner in Pennsylvania!

A man from Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania won $3 Million when he purchased the Triple Million scratch-off at the Country Gas and Convenient Store Station.  

The store’s manager, Sue Sharma, says sales keep climbing since the lucky win as other players hope the good luck will rub-off on them.  Pennsylvania Lottery officials say the man bought a $30 Triple Million ticket and got very, very lucky. Although, luck may have been on his side, this is not the first time the station has seen a big winner. In 2010, there was another lucky $1 Million scratch-off winner.

There is no word on how the lucky winner plans on spending his winnings, but we wish him the best!


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WARNING! Wisconsin Lottery Scam Reported

Warning!  Officials in Wisconsin have notified the public about an e-mail lottery scam that promises individuals large sums of money but requires a supposed “processing fee.”  Email recipients have replied to the scammers with phone numbers, credit cards, and social security numbers.

Wisconsin lottery officials are reminding players that they NEVER require processing fees from winners.  If you receive a message from the Wisconsin lottery, do not reply!  The best thing to do is to ignore or report the message.

You can file a consumer complaint with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection at datcp.wi.gov or by calling the state’s Consumer Protection Hotline at (800) 422-7128.

Stay safe and keep your personal information, personal.


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Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots continue to climb. Plus strategies and overdue winning lottery numbers

A weekly review of the Mega Millions and Powerball lotteries, plus an analysis of what numbers are overdue and best combinations you should pick.

Mega Millions Lottery

Last week did not produce a jackpot winner for the Mega Millions drawing so the jackpot climbs to $57 million! There were 2 lucky players from New Jersey who matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize. Congratulations to the Garden State’s newest millionaires. Don’t miss the next drawing on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.

Hot Numbers for winning the Mega Millions Lottery

Based on an analysis of the past 50 Mega Million drawings – looking at hot and cold numbers and including last week’s drawings – it looks like the following numbers are “overdue”: 22, 55, 23, 43, 01, 33. Overdue bonus numbers are: 11, 02, 03

Our SmartPick software, which statistically combines hot, cold, and overdue numbers to generate a most likely combination to win the Mega Millions jackpot, produces the following: 08-22-30-33-38-06

Powerball Lottery

Still no jackpot winner in the Powerball drawings last week. But 3 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Connecticut, 1 from Florida, and 1 from New York. The Powerball jackpot now stands at $145 million. The next drawing will be Wednesday, December 9, 2015.

Hot Numbers for winning the Powerball Lottery

Based on an analysis of the past 50 Powerball drawings – looking at hot and cold numbers and including last week’s drawings – it looks like the following numbers are “overdue”: 01, 36, 61, 11, 34, 38. Overdue bonus numbers are: 14, 20, 22

Our SmartPick software, which statistically combines hot, cold, and overdue numbers to generate a most likely combination to win the Powerball jackpot, produces the following: 11-16-38-61-65-15

For the complete details of Powerball and Mega Millions plus every state lottery, check out: FreeLotto Blog: How To Win the Lottery. Your single, best resource for:

  • winning numbers
  • checking previous tickets to see if you won
  • an analysis of hot, cold and overdue numbers for every state lottery game
  • calculating the exact odds for every state lottery game

And if you like to play the lottery, FreeLotto.com is just for you. You can win up to $11 millions every day, and odds of winning the jackpot are similar to those of state-run lotteries. Plus you don’t have to leave your house to play. Click on the button below to sign up. It’s fast and free.


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Powerball jackpot up to $110 million. Mega Millions at $39 million. Plus strategies and overdue winning lottery numbers

A weekly review of the Mega Millions and Powerball lotteries, plus an analysis of what numbers are overdue and best combinations you should pick.

Mega Millions Lottery

No jackpot winner last week for the Mega Millions drawing, but 1 lucky player from New Jersey matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize. Mega Millions jackpot up to $39 million.

Hot Numbers for winning the Mega Millions Lottery

Based on an analysis of the past 50 Mega Million drawings – looking at hot and cold numbers – it looks like the following numbers are “overdue”: 22, 55, 73, 42, 23, 43. Overdue bonus numbers remain: 06, 11, 02

Our SmartPick software, which statistically combines hot, cold, and overdue numbers to generate a most likely combination to win the Mega Millions jackpot, produces the following: 17-22-23-42-48-02

Powerball Lottery

There was also no jackpot winner last week in the Powerball drawing, but 1 lucky player from Texas matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize. The Powerball jackpot is now at $110 million.

Hot Numbers for winning the Powerball Lottery

Based on an analysis of the past 50 Powerball drawings – looking at hot and cold numbers – it looks like the following numbers are “overdue”: 01, 19, 36, 61, 34, 11. Overdue bonus numbers are: 20, 13, 14

Our SmartPick software, which statistically combines hot, cold, and overdue numbers to generate a most likely combination to win the Powerball jackpot, produces the following: 01-16-29-61-65-26

The number 26 continues to be a cold bonus number for quite a long time now.

For the complete details of Powerball and Mega Millions plus every state lottery, check out: FreeLotto Blog: How To Win the Lottery. Your single, best resource for:

  • winning numbers
  • checking previous tickets to see if you won
  • an analysis of hot, cold and overdue numbers for every state lottery game
  • calculating the exact odds for every state lottery game

And if you like to play the lottery, FreeLotto.com is just for you. You can win up to $11 millions every day, and odds of winning the jackpot are similar to those of state-run lotteries. Plus you don’t have to leave your house to play. Click on the button below to sign up. It’s fast and free.


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No jackpot winners last week; Powerball up to $90 million; plus strategies and overdue winning lottery numbers

A weekly review of the Mega Millions and Powerball lotteries, plus an analysis of what numbers are overdue and best combinations you should pick.

Mega Millions Lottery

Two weeks ago, on Friday the 13th, a lucky single ticket-holder in Ohio won the $202 million Mega Millions jackpot, which reset the jackpot.

There was no jackpot winner in the Friday, November 20, 2015, Mega Millions drawing, but 2 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from California and 1 from Iowa. The Mega Millions jackpot is now at $25 million.

Hot Numbers for winning the Mega Millions Lottery

Based on an analysis of the past 50 Mega Million drawings – looking at hot and cold numbers – it looks like the following numbers are “overdue”: 55, 73, 22, 42, 23, 43. Overdue bonus numbers are: 06, 11, 02

Our SmartPick software, which statistically combines hot, cold, and overdue numbers to generate a most likely combination to win the Mega Millions jackpot, produces the following: 20-22-35-42-55-11

Powerball Lottery

There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday, November 21, 2015 Powerball drawing, but 2 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from California and 1 from Nebraska (with Power Play). And 489,908 players across the nation won more than $6.4 Million in prizes. The Powerball jackpot is now at $90 million.

Hot Numbers for winning the Powerball Lottery

Based on an analysis of the past 50 Powerball drawings – looking at hot and cold numbers – it looks like the following numbers are “overdue”: 01, 19, 36, 61, 67, 11. Overdue bonus numbers are: 06, 13, 14

Our SmartPick software, which statistically combines hot, cold, and overdue numbers to generate a most likely combination to win the Powerball jackpot, produces the following: 01-08-13-36-48-26

Why 26? It’s been a cold bonus number for quite a long time now.

For the complete details of Powerball and Mega Millions plus every state lottery, check out: FreeLotto Blog: How To Win the Lottery. Your single, best resource for:

  • winning numbers
  • checking previous tickets to see if you won
  • an analysis of hot, cold and overdue numbers for every state lottery game
  • calculating the exact odds for every state lottery game

And if you like to play the lottery, FreeLotto.com is just for you. You can win up to $11 millions every day, and odds of winning the jackpot are similar to those of state-run lotteries. Plus you don’t have to leave your house to play. Click on the button below to sign up. It’s fast and free.


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Mega Millions jackpot winner; Powerball up to $70 million; plus strategies and overdue winning lottery numbers

A weekly review of the Mega Millions and Powerball lotteries, plus an analysis of what numbers are overdue and best combinations you should pick.

Mega Millions Lottery

Last Friday the 13th proved lucky for a single ticket-holder in Ohio who won the $202 million Mega Millions jackpot, matching all six numbers drawn – the white balls 17, 18, 31, 35 and 59, plus the gold Mega Ball 9. The cash value of the jackpot is $122 million. The final jackpot numbers were slightly higher than the estimated figures.

In addition to the jackpot winner, another ticket sold in Ohio won $1 million by matching the five white balls; a Match 5 winning ticket was also sold in California.

It is the eighth Mega Millions jackpot won this year. The jackpot had been rolling since it was last won in New York on September 11 by a group of five friends from Yonkers, who shared $106 million.

Hot Numbers for winning the Mega Millions Lottery

Based on an analysis of the past 50 Mega Million drawings – looking at hot and cold numbers – it looks like the following numbers are “overdue”: 55, 73, 22, 42, 23, 43. Overdue bonus numbers are: 06, 11, 02

Our SmartPick software, which statistically combines hot, cold, and overdue numbers to generate a most likely combination to win the Mega Millions jackpot, produces the following: 20-22-35-42-55-11

Powerball Lottery

There were no jackpot winners Saturday, but 505,495 players across the nation won more than $4.1 Million in prizes. The Powerball jackpot is now at $70 million.

Hot Numbers for winning the Powerball Lottery

Based on an analysis of the past 50 Powerball drawings – looking at hot and cold numbers – it looks like the following numbers are “overdue”: 01, 19, 36, 61, 67, 11. Overdue bonus numbers are: 06, 13, 14

Our SmartPick software, which statistically combines hot, cold, and overdue numbers to generate a most likely combination to win the Powerball jackpot, produces the following: 01-08-13-36-48-26

Why 26? It’s been a cold bonus number for quite a long time now.

For the complete details of Powerball and Mega Millions plus every state lottery, check out: FreeLotto Blog: How To Win the Lottery. Your single, best resource for:

  • winning numbers
  • checking previous tickets to see if you won
  • an analysis of hot, cold and overdue numbers for every state lottery game
  • calculating the exact odds for every state lottery game

And if you like to play the lottery, FreeLotto.com is just for you. You can win up to $11 millions every day, and odds of winning the jackpot are similar to those of state-run lotteries. Plus you don’t have to leave your house to play. Click on the button below to sign up. It’s fast and free.