The Associated Press Published 6:29 AM EDT Sep 28, 2018 Ionia – A Powerball ticket sold last year in Michigan that was worth $1 million has expired after nobody claimed the prize. The Michigan Lottery says the money instead went to the state’s School Aid Fund after the Thursday afternoon deadline to claim it passed. The ticket was bought at a Marathon gas station in Ionia. The Michigan Lottery says Powerball tickets are valid for one year from the date of the drawing. It was the second major Michigan Lottery prize to go unclaimed this year. In July, a $519,456 Fast Cash Jackpot Slots jackpot went unclaimed. The record for an unclaimed Lottery prize in Michigan is $34 million. It was set in 1998, when a winning Michigan Lotto game ticket bought in East Lansing went unclaimed. … [Read more...] about $1M Powerball win in Michigan goes unclaimed
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Steve Marcus An interior view of the Silverton hotel-casino Thursday, May 17, 2018. By Mick Akers (contact) Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | 5:55 p.m. The Silverton this month saw a gambler hit the largest jackpot in the property’s history. An unidentified player won $3.2 million June 9 with a $5 wager on the Wheel of Fortune "Winning Wedges" video slot machine at the off-Strip property, Silverton spokesperson Kimiko Peterson said. The win also marks the biggest Wheel of Fortune slot win this year in Las Vegas. Multiple Wheel of Fortune million-dollar jackpots this year have occurred at valley properties. In June, a gambler won $1.1 million at the Venetian; in May, a Canadian tourist won $1.3 million at the Cosmopolitan; in March, a gambler won $1.6 million at the Excalibur; in February, a Wisconsin man won $1.2 million at the Fremont; and in January, a guest won $1.5 million at Palace Station. … [Read more...] about Wheel of Fortune jackpot at Silverton is property’s largest ever
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By Matt Villano Published 4:04 pm, Wednesday, November 5, 2014 You can’t think about casino gambling and not daydream about a jackpot. But unless you have won one, you probably don’t know what to expect when you hit for big bucks. The truth is that some payout protocols might surprise you. And not in a good way. For starters, every jackpot must be verified before it is paid. This process usually entails a pit boss or floor manager coming over to the winning table or machine and checking the machine to make sure the win is legitimate (and that you haven’t cheated). From there, the boss or manager files the win with one of the casino’s jackpot work stations and obtains payment from the cage, where the money is kept. The payment can take a while — generally, the larger the jackpot, the longer it will take to gather the money. Depending on when you win, it could take hours. (If you hit it at 4 a.m., you might as well grab breakfast.) … [Read more...] about If you win a big jackpot, the payoff can take a while
Sunday, Monday, Happy Days / Tuesday, Wednesday no one pays: Five actors from "Happy Days" are suing CBS for $40 million over profits from merchandise related to the hit 1970s US television series, according to court documents. The show, which followed the exploits of Fonzie (Henry Winkler) and Richie (Ron Howard), went off the air more than 26 years ago but still generates income through clothing, DVDs and slot machines, according to the complaint. According to this story, the slot machines seem to have been the last straw. The suit apparently was triggered after a former cast member saw their images on slot machines at a casino. And who might that be? The suit says that beginning in 2002, Moran (who played Joani Cunningham on the series) contacted the studio to see if she was owed money for merchandising but was told none was owed. They say they had no way to know the truth and only acted after seeing Happy Days slot machines in casinos. An earlier version of the story, which … [Read more...] about The “Happy Days” slot machine that launched a lawsuit