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Couple wins £1 million lottery prize a day after husband loses job

August 7, 2020, 6:37 pm ET

Incredible timely win comes after a year riddled with tragedy

By Kate Northrop

A couple who suffered a year's worth of hardship was hanging on by a thread, but one well-timed lottery prize was the long-awaited good karma to tip the scales and help lift the husband and wife out of their streak of misfortune.

Just a day after being furloughed from his job as a wood machinist due to difficulties caused by COVID-19, David Adams, 61, found out that they had won a £1 million (US$1.3 million) prize from the United Kingdom National Lottery's Lotto draw.

Texas Lottery

Texas lottery thief caught after attempting to cash stolen tickets

August 5, 2020, 6:31 pm ET

By Kate Northrop

A thief who stole two whole bins of Texas Lottery scratch-off tickets from a gas station has been caught by police after he attempted to cash in a prize.

On July 19 at 3:00 am, surveillance cameras captured the moment Kendall Hayes, 27, broke into the Copper Ridge Market on TX-29 in Georgetown. A man identified as Hayes pulled up to the convenience store in his car and smashed an object through the glass door. He then snatched two bins of scratch-off lottery tickets and drove off in his vehicle.

That same day, he attempted to cash in one of the stolen tickets for a $200 prize at the Berry Creek Food Mart on TX-195, but then later went to the Jiffy Mart on Luther Drive to cash it in.

Virginia Lottery

Virginia Lottery releases new Keno game

August 3, 2020, 9:31 pm ET

By Kate Northrop

The Virginia Lottery has added a new draw game to its arsenal for lottery enthusiasts to test their luck.

Virginian lottery players can now try their hand at Keno, a fast-paced lottery where drawings take place every four minutes and players have a chance to win prizes of up to $1 million.

Players wager $1 to $10 every drawing and attempt to match 20 winning numbers to a drawn pool of numbers ranging from 1-80.

According to Kevin Hall, the Executive Director of the Virginia Lottery, many lottery enthusiasts have requested the Keno-style game be made available.

North Carolina Lottery

NC lottery player visits 40 retailers and wins $5 million

August 1, 2020, 6:43 pm ET

A North Carolina man bent on finding the last top prize in a lottery scratch-off game conducted a modern day treasure hunt and came out the big winner.

North Carolina Lottery

One takeout order earns an Uber Eats driver a lottery jackpot

July 30, 2020, 2:22 pm ET

After a shift of delivering takeout meals to hungry customers, one Uber Eats driver decided to try his luck at a scratch-off lottery game with a $10 tip he earned from one of his orders. As it turns out, that tip was well-spent — it earned him a top prize of $200,000.

Colorado Lottery

Colorado Lottery hosts first-ever hackathon for new game development

July 29, 2020, 2:42 pm ET

A new event aiming to spark innovation in lottery game development will kick off this week.


Australian woman wins second major lottery prize

July 28, 2020, 9:06 pm ET

A woman from South Gippsland, Australia is familiar with the shock of winning a major lottery prize. After discovering that her ticket matched all six numbers in the July 25, 2020 TattsLotto drawing, she got to relive the experience once more.


Human-sized robot presents $6 million prize to Canadian lottery winner

July 28, 2020, 1:27 pm ET

While lotteries continue to offer reconfigured claims processes and practices to combat the spread of COVID-19, Loto-Québec showed off its adherence to social distancing guidelines in a unique way last week as it celebrated its first in-person check presentation since the start of the pandemic.

Mega Millions

One NJ lottery ticket wins $124 million Mega Millions jackpot

July 26, 2020, 7:42 am ET

One lucky player from New Jersey will claim a $124 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot after holding the lone winning ticket that matched all five numbers in the Friday, July 24, 2020 drawing.


Two Wisconsin friends split $22 million Powerball jackpot after a deal made 28 years ago

July 24, 2020, 5:56 pm ET

Handshakes still haven't gone out of style after one Wisconsin man honored a deal he made with his close friend 28 years ago.

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