Masked Israeli lottery winners collect country's biggest jackpot
An Israeli couple finally picked up the country's biggest ever lottery jackpot three months after they won, and they wore masks to hide their faces from the public.
The couple are determined to keep their identities protected, but they still agreed to take part in the prize-giving ceremony in front of television cameras and newspaper reporters.
Before stepping into the glare, they donned big red cardboard masks. The disguise failed to hide the man's bald patch but the woman wore a huge bla ...
Apr 14, 2010, 8:47 am - Lottery News forum
Bronx mystery winner claimed half of $333M lottery jackpot
The lucky owner of a winning Mega Millions lottery ticket bought in the Bronx claimed the $166.5 million prize Tuesday, but it remains a mystery who he or she is.
I can confirm that the winning ticket was claimed today, but can divulge no further information, said New York Lottery spokeswoman Jennifer Givner.
Givner said the winner claimed the jackpot at the state Lottery office on Beaver St. in lower Manhattan.
The ticket was sold at Fordham Grocery and Convenience Store. It was one o ...
Sep 2, 2009, 5:49 pm - Lottery News forum
Two winners to share record A$106 million Australian lottery
A couple from Queensland state and a man from South Australia will share more than A$106 million (US$86 million) as the only jackpot winners in the nation's record lottery drawn last night.
Holders of the winning Oz Lotto entries, who asked to remain anonymous, will each take about A$53 million in the second-largest single payouts in Australian lottery history. The previous record jackpot of A$58.7 million was won on a single ticket last year.
The first division prize pool, created after 1 ...
Jul 1, 2009, 2:00 am - Lottery News forum
Ohio Mega Millions lottery winner claims prize anonymously
The owner of a winning Mega Millions ticket claimed their prize Friday.
But the identity of the winner won't be made public after two attorneys claimed the prize on behalf of a blind trust which Ohio law allows.
Chillicothe attorney Deborah Barrington and Columbus attorney Ronald Rowland, cotrustees of The Ross County Beneficiary Trust, claimed the $75.6 million prize for the winner at the Ohio Lottery's offices in Cleveland.
The winner had 180 days in which to claim the prize, but wait ...
Jun 1, 2009, 8:15 am - Lottery News forum
Elderly $144M Powerball lottery winner shows right way to claim jackpot
Winner protects his identity, while D.C. protects its tax revenue
The winner of a $144 million Powerball jackpot has finally stepped forward, nearly three weeks after the lottery drawing, demonstrating one of the best ways for a lottery player to claim a big prize.
The 82-year-old from Washington D.C. had his lawyer claim the prize on Monday on behalf of a corporation set up to keep his identity secret.
The moves frustrates reporters in the media seeking to reveal his personal story, bu ...
May 5, 2009, 7:31 am - Lottery News forum
Indiana Powerball lottery winners likely to remain anonymous
The winners of a $57.6 million Powerball prize have collected their money without ever showing their faces.
Lottery officials say the identities of people who split the Nov. 22 Powerball jackpot may never be made public.
A lawyer and an accountant representing SWS Investments, LLC, a group of between eight and 13 people , collected the winnings Tuesday at Hoosier Lottery headquarters in Indianapolis.
Lottery officials say the winners wished to remain anonymous. The group decided to take ...
Dec 24, 2008, 12:35 pm - Lottery News forum
Judge rules Washington lottery winners can't be anonymous
The identity of a Yakima, Washington, couple who won a $6.6 million Lotto jackpot has been revealed after a judge ruled in favor of the state lottery that winners cannot claim jackpots anonymously.
This week, nearly 10 months after a temporary injunction that sealed the identity of Michele and Michael Villegas was supposed to be lifted, the names were released.
The amount that the couple won is thought to be a local record. But in many respects, their good fortune was eclipsed by the legal ...
Oct 3, 2008, 10:44 pm - Lottery News forum
Maryland Mega Millions lottery winner claims prize anonymously
A 49-year-old woman and her daughter came to Maryland Lottery headquarters Monday carrying a locked safe. Inside was the $24 million Mega Millions winning ticket from last Tuesday's drawing.
As she sat hugging her oversized check, the winner told Lottery officials her story.
The winner almost didn't purchase the ticket that ultimately made her a multi-millionaire.
I went to the store to play a $5 Quick Pick ticket, she told Lottery officials. After running the $5 playslip through the t ...
Sep 15, 2008, 6:02 pm - Lottery News forum
Washington lottery winner claims jackpot anonymously
Winner of $9.7M prize forms corporation to conceal identity
The winner of a $9.7 million Washington Lotto jackpot has claimed the prize more than a month after the drawing.
The winning ticket was brought in to the Lottery's Everett regional office by a representative for A2A3A4, LLC of Seattle. The corporation opted for the cash payment, receiving $3,637,500 after taxes.
Lottery spokeswoman Jacque Coe said it was unusual that no winner came forward immediately after the July 26 drawing. ...
Sep 10, 2008, 11:01 am - Lottery News forum
Ohio winner of $196M lottery jackpot claims prize anonymously
The $196 million lottery prize for a Mega Millions ticket sold in the Clermont County village of Amelia in May was claimed Friday by a lawyer on behalf of an undisclosed client.
The ticket was submitted for The Anthony Trust, said a spokeswoman for the Ohio Lottery.
The name of the winner is known to Ohio officials, who will check for possible unpaid child support or unpaid state taxes, said Ohio Lottery spokeswoman Marie Kilbane.
An exception to the Ohio Public Records Act means state ...
Jun 27, 2008, 10:21 pm - Lottery News forum