EuroMillions jackpot at record levels, capped at €190 million
By Todd Northrop
For players of Europe's EuroMillions multi-country lottery game, Friday's drawing is the start of a special capped drawing feature that could inflate the second prize level to extraordinary levels.
The 190 million (US$240.4 million) jackpot is the accumulation of 6 draws without a top prize winner since the October 3 super draw of 100 million.
Once the Euro Millions jackpot reaches the 190 million point, it becomes the first of up to two capped drawings. All of the mone ...
Oct 23, 2014, 9:46 am - Lottery News forum
Chinese lottery winner claims jackpot in bear costume
Includes video report
To pick up his giant check worth 520 million yuan (US$84.8 million) in lottery winnings, a Shanxi man disguised himself in a silly cartoon bear costume yesterday morning, providing perhaps the most delightful-looking press conference of the year.
The 520 million RMB issued by Shanxi province's welfare lottery is the third largest jackpot handed out in Chinese history (though not the highest handed to a bear). The winner said that he spent between 20,000 to 30,000 RMB ...
Oct 14, 2014, 7:08 pm - Lottery News forum
Iowa Lottery still hunting mystery Hot Lotto winner [video]
Includes video report
Iowa investigators are asking the public for help in identifying the person who bought a lottery ticket worth $14.3 million that spawned a bizarre, two-year fraud investigation.
Investigators want to learn the identity of a white man wearing a hooded sweatshirt who purchased the lottery ticket at a QuikTrip near Interstate Highway 80 on Dec. 23, 2010, said Dave Jobes, an Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation assistant director, during a news conference Thursday. The ...
Oct 10, 2014, 8:06 pm - Lottery News forum
Irish winners anonymously claim €86m EuroMillions jackpot
Ireland's newest millionaires have claimed their 86.7 million (US$109.2 million) winnings but will be keeping their identities a secret for now.
The National Lottery has confirmed a syndicate (pool) from Dublin collected their EuroMillions fortune from its offices in Dublin city center yesterday.
It was announced after the draw last Friday that the 86.7m prize had been won in Ireland. It is the third biggest win in the history of the National Lottery. (See $111 million EuroMillions jackpot ...
Sep 30, 2014, 8:44 am - Lottery News forum
California nail technician wins $228M Powerball jackpot
Wants to remain normal man
A nail technician who has played the lottery over the years by scraping together nickels and dimes from tips at the salon is now a multi-millionaire several times over.
Vinh Nguyen claimed his $228.4 million jackpot late Thursday afternoon, after buying the winning Powerball ticket at a family-run chain, Key Market on Sourth Norfolk Street in San Mateo, according an announcement on Friday by the California Lottery.
Nguyen was the the sole winner in Wednesday ...
Sep 26, 2014, 11:17 pm - Lottery News forum
Dad slowly reveals huge lotto win to his sons [video]
Includes video report
By Todd Northrop
For fans of the lottery, there may be nothing better than witnessing the announcement of a big lottery win as it unfolds.
And that's exactly what happened when a Danish man captured the moment he revealed his big win to his sons on video.
After Poul Hjortb l won 15 million kroner (about $2.7 million) playing the lottery in Denmark, he decided to unveil his winnings to his sons in the most suspenseful way possible.
The single father of two sat ...
Sep 25, 2014, 12:16 pm - Lottery News forum
$228.5M Powerball lottery ticket sold in California
Someone in the Bay Area could be $228.5 million richer after lottery officials announced Wednesday that the sole winning Powerball ticket was sold in San Mateo, California.
The winning ticket was sold at Key Markets, located at 500 S. Norfolk St., a spokesman for the agency said.
Lottery officials said it was the sole winning ticket sold in the 44 states that carry Powerball.
The winning numbers were 7, 14, 21, 24, and 41, with Powerball number 26. The lump-sum jackpot would be about $1 ...
Sep 25, 2014, 8:20 am - Lottery News forum
$111 million EuroMillions jackpot won in Ireland
The hunt is on for Ireland's latest lottery millionaire after one winner hit the jackpot in the multi-country Euro Millions lottery game.
There was one winner of the EuroMillions Jackpot, a National Lottery spokesperson said.
The winning ticket was sold in Ireland.
The winning EuroMillions numbers on Friday, September 19, 2014, were 6, 8, 34, 38, and 48 and the two Lucky Stars were 3 and 9. The jackpot was worth 86.7 million, which equates to $111.3 million in US Dollars.
The win ...
Sep 22, 2014, 7:37 am - Lottery News forum
Minnesota couple claim $11.7M Hot Lotto jackpot
Generous couple gives store clerk college money
Rhonda Meath waits tables for a living. Her husband, Joe, is a retired turbine operator who still does some snowplowing at a nearby gas station. They live on a quiet 10 acres in northern Anoka County.
None of that is likely to change, the Bethel couple say, now that they're $11.71 million richer, thanks to a winning lottery ticket Joe bought at that gas station.
As the Meaths drove to Minnesota Lottery headquarters in Rosevilleon Monday mo ...
Sep 9, 2014, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum
Auto shop owner finds winning $2.9M lottery ticket in his truck
A Long Island auto body shop owner just found out that he has been driving around with nearly $3 million in his truck.
Jerry Ritieni bought $20 worth of lottery tickets July 19, but instead of putting them in his pocket as he normally does, he shoved them into the center console and forgot all about them.
A month later, he was fishing around in his truck to find the keys to his Vermont home and found the Lotto tickets collecting dust.
He brought them into his office at Extreme Auto Body ...
Sep 5, 2014, 2:29 pm - Lottery News forum