Lottery pool loses $36 million jackpot; wrong tickets bought
Members of a Belgian lottery pool who thought they had won 27 million euros (US$35.8 million) were devastated when they found the wrong numbers had been entered.
The group of 30 from Mouscron, south-west of Brussels, had been using the same numbers to enter the Euro Millions jackpot for weeks.
Members of the syndicate started to celebrate when their numbers came up in Friday's draw, reports the BBC.
However, the person in charge of buying the ticket had allowed the machine to choose Qui ...
Dec 11, 2006, 7:13 am - Lottery News forum
16 nurses split $6 million Florida Lotto jackpot
Sixteen Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center employees apparently are $6 million richer after picking all six of Saturday's winning Florida Lotto numbers.
The employees, who have not yet been identified, purchased the only winning ticket at the 7-11 at 12100 Three Oaks Parkway in Estero.
Margaret Chabris, spokeswoman for 7-11 stores, said a regular customer picked up the winning ticket on behalf of the employees and the group is planning to speak with the media after they pick up thei ...
Sep 5, 2006, 11:03 am - Lottery News forum
Wisconsin factory workers win $208M Powerball lottery
About 100 cheese factory workers in the Wisconsin town of St. Cloud have been celebrating because they say they're $208 million richer now.
Wisconsin state lottery officials say no one has officially stepped forward to claim Saturday's Powerball jackpot.
But a large contingent of employees from Sargento Cheese tells WITI-TV in Milwaukee they have the winning ticket locked in a safe somewhere.
It's not clear when the group will try to redeem the ticket. Lottery spokeswoman Jessica Iver ...
Aug 7, 2006, 9:46 am - Lottery News forum
Lawsuit over $315 million lottery jackpot goes to trial
A California lab technician's lawsuit seeking a share of the $315 million Mega Millions multi-state lottery jackpot divvied up by seven co-workers will go to trial.
Orange County Superior Court Judge Michael Brenner on Monday set an April 2 trial date for Jonathan De La Cruz's lawsuit against the seven winners.
De La Cruz said he had been part of the group that bought lottery tickets, but was off the day they bought the winning ticket. His lawsuit, filed in December, contends the group had ...
Jun 6, 2006, 7:06 pm - Lottery News forum
How To Protect Yourself In A Lottery Pool
Now that $21 million in Texas Lottery prize money is in limbo as a result of a pending lawsuit that has frozen the money, many people wonder how they can protect themselves from falling victim of a lottery pool dispute.
The six Lubbock winners are being sued by a seventh person who claims, but has no written proof, that she was supposed to be included in the winnings.
Who could have thought a little piece of paper could cause so much trouble? More than money, a winning ticket could bring ...
May 25, 2006, 10:39 pm - Lottery News forum
$8 million lottery dispute grips Spain
Like many factory workers around the world, they dreamed of winning the lottery and retiring early to enjoy their riches.
But when the numbers came up for the group of Spanish workmates, joy quickly turned to despair after the one who collected the prize denied that there had ever been a deal to share the money.
Now a judge in Barcelona must decide whether Antonio Lloreda Capillo is entitled to keep the 6 million (US$7.7 million) jackpot or must share it with 19 colleagues from the lotte ...
May 25, 2006, 8:18 pm - Lottery News forum
Texas Woman Sues Over Winning Lottery Ticket
A woman who claims she was part of a $36 million Lotto Texas jackpot pool but was excluded from the winnings has sued six women and the Texas Lottery Commission.
Betty Domingo of Lubbock claimed in her lawsuit filed Friday that she is due $2.9 million, her share of the April 29 Lotto drawing. The six women named as defendants selected the lump sum $20.9 million cash value option.
A judge issued a restraining order Friday to prevent the commission from distributing the money until the dispu ...
May 25, 2006, 2:26 pm - Lottery News forum
13 State Employees to Share $224 Million Powerball Lottery Jackpot
A group of 13 Missouri state employees, who work for the Department of Social Services Family Support Division/Child Support Enforcement in Florissant, claimed the $224.2 million Powerball jackpot from the April 12 drawing.
The jackpot is the largest prize ever won in the Missouri Lottery's 20-year history and the seventh largest Powerball jackpot ever awarded in the nation.
The winners are: Cornelia Aversa, 61, of Ballwin; Juanita Miller, 57, of Black Jack; Madeleine Knox, 68, James Wydrz ...
Apr 14, 2006, 6:44 am - Lottery News forum
Buying Mega Millions lottery tickets a strictly defensive act
By Mark Hare
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Imagine how you'd feel if you came to work on a Monday morning and found the office empty.
Not because the company had down-sized to a department of one. But because you were the only one who said no to the office Mega Millions pool. Ten co-workers bought 20 tickets and won - don't be greedy - say, a mere $175 million. They took a lump sum and walked away with $6 million after taxes. And then they walked right out the door into retirement.
Mar 22, 2006, 11:00 am - Lottery News forum
Co-worker suing for share of lottery prize
A Sudbury city employee has launched a civil lawsuit claiming he deserves his share of a $13.6 million Canada Lotto 6/49 jackpot won by five co-workers last summer.
In court papers filed at the Sudbury courthouse, Raymond Chamberland, claims he deserved to share in the Lotto 6/49 prize claimed by five fellow employees from the city's waste management department when they claimed the huge lottery jackpot last July 9.
The five employees made national headlines when they claimed $2.7 million ...
Mar 22, 2006, 10:21 am - Lottery News forum