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On This Day in History:  March 11

March 11 is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 295 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2021
Idaho ends Powerball in state, fearing foreign participation. Idaho lawmakers fearing foreign participation in the Powerball lottery killed legislation on Wednesday that would have allowed the game with huge jackpots to continue in the state after a run of more than 30 years.
2020
Florida CPA revealed as winner of $396.9 million Powerball drawing. A partner in an Ocala, Florida, CPA firm will need all her wealth management resources after winning a nearly $400 million Powerball jackpot recently.
2019
Michigan woman dreamed of $4M lottery win — then it happened. A Wayne County, Michigan, woman had a dream that she won $4 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket. Four months later, it really happened.
2019
Appeal almost inevitable in Wire Act reinterpretation case, expert says. Big changes could be on the horizon for the gaming industry if the January reinterpretation of the federal Wire Act becomes a U.S. Justice Department mandate.
2019
State lotteries line up against DOJ reversal on Wire Act. State lotteries continue to fight back against a January Department of Justice reversal of its interpretation of the Wire Act, threatening every form of online gambling in the country.
2019
Two Mexico lotteries set to merge. In a bid to reverse its deficit Mexican lottery La Lotería Nacional para la Asistencia Pública (Lotenal) will merge with the other state lottery Pronósticos para la Asistencia Pública (Pronósticos).
2016
NC Lottery tries persuading lawmakers to expand games. North Carolina could collect more money through the state-run lottery if it expanded the number of games offered, Lottery Director Alice Garland told lawmakers Thursday.
2015
Illinois Lottery offering free trolley service this Saturday in Chicago. To promote the upcoming St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle, the Illinois Lottery is offering a free trolley service for people 18 and over in Chicago this Saturday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
2015
Maine Lottery won't be adding Keno. Maine Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday that his administration is backing off its plan to expand the Maine State Lottery to include the gambling game Keno at as many as 300 locations.
2015
Maryland's lottery director resigns. Stephen Martino, the director of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, is leaving his job later this month to become a partner at a private law firm in Baltimore.
2011
Arkansas Lottery anticipates drop in revenue next year. The Arkansas Lottery Commission approved a new budget Wednesday that takes into account expected reductions in revenue.
2008
Winning lottery ticket saved from shredder. An Australia man who unknowingly kept a winning lottery ticket worth $100,000 in a drawer for five years said he was close to putting it through the shredder.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Reaches $90 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $90 million, with a cash option of $50.2 million.
2004
Record Powerball Winner Sued for Sex-Related Assault. A female worker at Tri-State Racetrack & Gaming has accused Jack Whittaker, the winner of the largest single lottery jackpot in history, of assault and battery.
2004
Lottery scammer gets 18 months. A native of Russia was sentenced to 18 months in prison Wednesday in federal court in Chicago for taking part in a telemarketing scam that cheated mostly elderly victims in the United States and Canada.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$448.2 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 13, 2019
2.$417.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 14, 2018
3.$318 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 13, 2018
4.$309 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 11, 2014
5.$230 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 12, 2008
6.$212 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 13, 2010
7.$183 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 13, 2013
8.$171 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 13, 2012
9.$170.9 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 13, 2021
10.$165 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 14, 2007
11.€112 Million
US$155.22 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 11, 2014
12.$151 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 11, 2011
13.€119.95 Million
US$143.52 Million
Draw Date
Mar 11, 2021
14.€112.7 Million
US$139.4 Million
Draw Date
Mar 13, 2018
15.€118.25 Million
US$133.37 Million
Draw Date
Mar 12, 2019
16.$119 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 11, 2015
16.$119 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 14, 2017
18.€80 Million
US$110.8 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 11, 2011
19.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 11, 2020
20.$104 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 11, 2017
21.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 13, 2004
22.€79 Million
US$83.96 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 14, 2017
23.€73 Million
US$82.34 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 12, 2019
24.$80 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 13, 2020
25.$79 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 12, 2021

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1991
Monday, Mar 11, 1991
30 years old
1973
Sunday, Mar 11, 1973
48 years old
1970
Wednesday, Mar 11, 1970
51 years old
1969
Tuesday, Mar 11, 1969
52 years old
1969
Tuesday, Mar 11, 1969
52 years old
1964
Wednesday, Mar 11, 1964
57 years old
1958
Tuesday, Mar 11, 1958
63 years old
1958
Tuesday, Mar 11, 1958
63 years old
1952
Tuesday, Mar 11, 1952
69 years old
1933
Saturday, Mar 11, 1933
88 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2021
US President Joe Biden signs the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan into law.
2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) declares COVID-19 virus a pandemic.
2012
A U.S. soldier kills 16 civilians in the Panjwayi District of Afghanistan near Kandahar.
2011
An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km (81 mi) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the second largest nuclear accident in history, and one of only two events to be classified as a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.
2010
Economist and businessman Sebastián Piñera is sworn in as President of Chile. Aftershocks of the 2010 Pichilemu earthquake hit central Chile during the ceremony.
2009
Winnenden school shooting: Sixteen are killed and 11 are injured before recent graduate Tim Kretschmer shoots and kills himself, leading to tightened weapons restrictions in Germany.
2006
Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as the first female president of Chile.
2004
Madrid train bombings: Simultaneous explosions on rush hour trains in Madrid, Spain, kill 191 people.
1990
Lithuania declares independence from the Soviet Union.
1990
Patricio Aylwin is sworn in as the first democratically elected President of Chile since 1970.
1985
Mikhail Gorbachev is elected to the position of General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, making Gorbachev the USSR's de facto, and last, head of state.
1983
Bob Hawke is appointed Prime Minister of Australia.
1981
Hundreds of students protest in the University of Pristina in Kosovo, then part of Yugoslavia, to give their province more political rights. The protests then became a nationwide movement.
1978
Coastal Road massacre: At least 37 are killed and more than 70 are wounded when Fatah hijack an Israeli bus, prompting Israel's Operation Litani.
1977
The 1977 Hanafi Siege: Around 150 hostages held in Washington, D.C., by Hanafi Muslims are set free after ambassadors from three Islamic nations join negotiations.
1946
Rudolf Höss, the first commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp, is captured by British troops.
1945
World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy attempts a large-scale kamikaze attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet anchored at Ulithi atoll in Operation Tan No. 2.
1945
World War II: The Empire of Vietnam, a short-lived Japanese puppet state, is established.
1941
World War II: United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act into law, allowing American-built war supplies to be shipped to the Allies on loan.
1927
In New York City, Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens the Roxy Theatre.
1917
World War I: Mesopotamian campaign: Baghdad falls to Anglo-Indian forces commanded by General Frederick Stanley Maude.
1888
The Great Blizzard of 1888 begins along the eastern seaboard of the United States, shutting down commerce and killing more than 400 people.
1879
Shō Tai formally abdicates his position of King of Ryūkyū, under orders from Tokyo, ending the Ryukyu Kingdom.
1872
Construction of the Seven Sisters Colliery, South Wales, begins; it is located on one of the richest coal sources in Britain.
1864
The Great Sheffield Flood kills 238 people in Sheffield, England.
1861
American Civil War: The Constitution of the Confederate States of America is adopted.
1851
The first performance of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Venice.
1848
Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin become the first Prime Ministers of the Province of Canada to be democratically elected under a system of responsible government.
1845
Flagstaff War: Unhappy with translational differences regarding the Treaty of Waitangi, chiefs Hone Heke, Kawiti and Māori tribe members chop down the British flagpole for a fourth time and drive settlers out of Kororareka, New Zealand.
1784
The signing of the Treaty of Mangalore brings the Second Anglo-Mysore War to an end.
1708
Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation.
1702
The Daily Courant, England's first national daily newspaper, is published for the first time.
1649
The Frondeurs and the French sign the Peace of Rueil.
1641
Guaraní forces living in the Jesuit reductions defeat bandeirantes loyal to the Portuguese Empire at the Battle of Mbororé in present-day Panambí, Argentina.
1343
Arnošt of Pardubice becomes the last Bishop of Prague (3 March 1343 O.S.), and, a year later, the first Archbishop of Prague.
222
Alexander Severus becomes emperor of Rome, replacing his cousin, 18-year-old Elagabalus. The bodies of the assassinated emperor and his mother, Julia Soaemias, are dragged through the streets of the city and thrown into the Tiber.

Births On This Day

1994
Andrew Robertson, Scottish footballer
1993
Jodie Comer, British actress
1993
Anthony Davis, American basketball player
1990
Ayumi Morita, Japanese tennis player
1989
Anton Yelchin, Russian-born American actor (d. 2016)
1988
Fábio Coentrão, Portuguese footballer
1988
Cecil Lolo, South African footballer (d. 2015)
1987
Marc-André Gragnani, Canadian ice hockey player
1987
Tanel Kangert, Estonian cyclist
1987
Ngonidzashe Makusha, Zimbabwean sprinter and long jumper
1986
Dario Cologna, Swiss skier
1985
Paul Bissonnette, Canadian ice hockey player
1985
Daniel Vázquez Evuy, Equatoguinean footballer
1985
Cassandra Fairbanks, American journalist and activist
1985
Stelios Malezas, Greek footballer
1985
Greg Olsen, American football player
1985
Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Australian footballer
1982
Brian Anderson, American baseball player
1981
LeToya Luckett, American singer-songwriter and actress
1980
Dan Uggla, American baseball player
1979
Elton Brand, American basketball player
1979
Fred Jones, American basketball player
1979
Benji Madden, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1979
Joel Madden, American singer-songwriter and producer
1978
Didier Drogba, Ivorian footballer
1978
Albert Luque, Spanish footballer
1977
Becky Hammon, American-Russian basketball player and coach
1976
Thomas Gravesen, Danish footballer
1974
Bobby Abreu, Venezuelan baseball player
1969
Terrence Howard, American actor and producer
1969
Soraya, Colombian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2006)
1967
John Barrowman, Scottish-American actor and singer
1967
Brad Carson, American lawyer and politician
1966
John Thompson III, American basketball player and coach
1965
Nigel Adkins, English footballer and manager
1965
Jesse Jackson, Jr., American lawyer and politician
1965
Jenny Packham, English fashion designer
1964
Vinnie Paul, American drummer, songwriter and producer (d. 2018)
1964
Shane Richie, English actor and singer
1963
Gary Barnett, English footballer and manager
1963
Alex Kingston, English actress
1963
David LaChapelle, American photographer and director
1962
Matt Mead, American politician, Governor of Wyoming
1961
Elias Koteas, Canadian actor
1961
Bruce Watson, Canadian-Scottish guitarist
1960
Warwick Taylor, New Zealand rugby player
1959
Nina Hartley, American pornographic actress/director, sex educator, sex-positive feminist, and author
1958
Anissa Jones, American child actress (d. 1976)
1956
Willie Banks, American triple jumper
1956
Helen Rollason, English sports journalist and sportscaster (d. 1999)
1955
Leslie Cliff, Canadian swimmer
1955
Nina Hagen, German singer-songwriter
1954
David Newman, American composer and conductor
1954
Gale Norton, American politician, 48th United States Secretary of the Interior
1953
Derek Daly, Irish-American race car driver and sportscaster
1953
Jimmy Iovine, American record producer and businessman, co-founded Beats Electronics
1953
Bernie LaBarge, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1952
Douglas Adams, English author and playwright (d. 2001)
1951
Dominique Sanda, French model and actress
1950
Bobby McFerrin, American singer-songwriter, producer, and conductor
1950
Jerry Zucker, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1947
Tristan Murail, French composer and educator
1945
Dock Ellis, American baseball player and coach (d. 2008)
1945
Harvey Mandel, American guitarist
1943
Arturo Merzario, Italian race car driver
1940
Alberto Cortez, Argentinian-Spanish singer-songwriter (d. 2019)
1936
Antonin Scalia, American lawyer and jurist, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (d. 2016)
1934
Sam Donaldson, American journalist
1932
Leroy Jenkins, American violinist and composer (d. 2007)
1932
Nigel Lawson, English journalist and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer
1931
Rupert Murdoch, Australian-American businessman and media magnate
1930
David Gentleman, English illustrator and engraver
1930
Claude Jutra, Canadian actor, director and screenwriter (d. 1986)
1929
Timothy Carey, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1994)
1929
Jackie McGlew, South African cricketer (d. 1998)
1927
Freda Meissner-Blau, Austrian activist and politician (d. 2015)
1927
Robert Mosbacher, American businessman, and politician, United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 2010)
1927
Josep Maria Subirachs, Spanish sculptor and painter (d. 2014)
1926
Ralph Abernathy, American minister and activist (d. 1990)
1925
Margaret Oakley Dayhoff, American biochemist and academic (d. 1983)
1923
Louise Brough, American tennis player (d. 2014)
1922
Cornelius Castoriadis, Greek economist and philosopher (d. 1997)
1922
Abdul Razak Hussein, Malaysian lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Malaysia (d. 1976)
1922
José Luis López Vázquez, Spanish actor and director (d. 2009)
1921
Astor Piazzolla, Argentine tango composer and bandoneon player (d. 1992)
1920
Nicolaas Bloembergen, Dutch-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2017)
1916
Harold Wilson, English academic and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1995)
1915
Vijay Hazare, Indian cricketer (d. 2004)
1915
J. C. R. Licklider, American computer scientist and psychologist (d. 1990)
1913
Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke, German colonel and pilot (d. 1944)
1911
Sir Fitzroy Maclean, 1st Baronet, Scottish general and politician (d. 1996)
1910
Robert Havemann, German chemist and academic (d. 1982)
1908
Matti Sippala, Finnish javelin thrower (d. 1997)
1907
Jessie Matthews, English actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1981)
1903
Ronald Syme, New Zealand historian and scholar (d. 1989)
1903
Lawrence Welk, American accordion player and bandleader (d. 1992)
1899
Frederick IX of Denmark (d. 1972)
1899
James H. Douglas, Jr., American lawyer, and politician, United States Deputy Secretary of Defense (d. 1988)
1898
Dorothy Gish, American actress (d. 1968)
1897
Henry Cowell, American pianist and composer (d. 1965)
1893
Wanda Gág, American author and illustrator (d. 1946)
1890
Vannevar Bush, American engineer and academic (d. 1974)
1887
Raoul Walsh, American actor and director (d. 1980)
1885
Malcolm Campbell, English race car driver (d. 1948)
1884
Lewi Pethrus, Swedish minister and hymn-writer (d. 1974)
1880
Harry H. Laughlin, American eugenicist and sociologist (d. 1943)
1876
Carl Ruggles, American composer and painter (d. 1971)
1870
Louis Bachelier, French mathematician and theorist (d. 1946)
1863
Andrew Stoddart, English cricketer and rugby player (d. 1915)
1822
Joseph Louis François Bertrand, French mathematician, economist, and academic (d. 1900)
1819
Henry Tate, English businessman and philanthropist, founded Tate & Lyle (d. 1899)
1818
Marius Petipa, French-Russian dancer and choreographer (d. 1910)
1815
Anna Bochkoltz, German operatic soprano, voice teacher and composer (d. 1879)
1811
Urbain Le Verrier, French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1877)
1806
Louis Boulanger, French Romantic painter, lithographer and illustrator (d. 1867)
1785
John McLean, American jurist and politician (d. 1861)
1738
Benjamin Tupper, American general (d. 1792)
1544
Torquato Tasso, Italian poet and educator (d. 1595)
1278
Mary of Woodstock, daughter of Edward I of England (d. c.1332)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Mary Rosenblum, American science fiction and mystery author (b. 1952)
2016
Iolanda Balaș, Romanian high jumper (b. 1936)
2016
Doreen Massey, English geographer and political activist (b. 1944)
2015
Walter Burkert, German philologist and scholar (b. 1931)
2015
Jimmy Greenspoon, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (b. 1948)
2014
Dean Bailey, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1967)
2014
Joel Brinkley, American journalist and academic (b. 1952)
2013
Martin Adolf Bormann, German priest and theologian (b. 1930)
2013
Simón Alberto Consalvi, Venezuelan journalist and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Venezuela (b. 1927)
2012
James B. Morehead, American colonel and pilot (b. 1916)
2010
Hans van Mierlo, Dutch politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1931)
2007
Betty Hutton, American actress and singer (b. 1921)
2006
Bernie Geoffrion, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1931)
2006
Slobodan Milošević, Serbian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (b. 1941)
2002
James Tobin, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
1999
Herbert Jasper, Canadian psychologist, anatomist, and neurologist (b. 1906)
1999
Camille Laurin, Canadian psychiatrist and politician (b. 1922)
1996
Vince Edwards, American actor and director (b. 1928)
1995
Myfanwy Talog, Welsh actress and singer (b. 1945)
1992
Richard Brooks, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1912)
1989
James Kee, American lawyer and politician (b. 1917)
1989
John J. McCloy, American lawyer and diplomat (b. 1895)
1986
Sonny Terry, American singer and harmonica player (b. 1911)
1984
Gladys Pearl Baker, American film editor and mother of actress Marilyn Monroe (b. 1902)
1982
Edmund Cooper, English poet and author (b. 1926)
1982
Horace Gregory, American poet, translator, and academic (b. 1898)
1971
Philo Farnsworth, American inventor (b. 1906)
1971
Whitney Young, American activist (b. 1921)
1970
Erle Stanley Gardner, American lawyer and author (b. 1889)
1969
John Wyndham, English author (b. 1903)
1967
Geraldine Farrar, American soprano and actress (b. 1882)
1960
Roy Chapman Andrews, American paleontologist and explorer (b. 1884)
1959
Lester Dent, American author (b. 1904)
1957
Richard E. Byrd, American admiral and explorer (b. 1888)
1955
Alexander Fleming, Scottish biologist, pharmacologist, and botanist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1881)
1955
Oscar F. Mayer, German-American businessman, founded Oscar Mayer (b. 1859)
1952
Pierre Renoir, French actor and director (b. 1885)
1949
Henri Giraud, French general and politician (b. 1879)
1944
Hendrik Willem van Loon, Dutch-American journalist and historian (b. 1882)
1944
Edgar Zilsel, Austrian historian and philosopher of science, linked to the Vienna Circle (b. 1891)
1937
Joseph S. Cullinan, American businessman, co-founded Texaco (b. 1860)
1931
F. W. Murnau, German-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1888)
1915
Thomas Alexander Browne, English-Australian author (b. 1826)
1908
Edmondo De Amicis, Italian journalist and author (b. 1846)
1908
Benjamin Waugh, English minister and activist (b. 1839)
1907
Jean Casimir-Perier, French lawyer and politician, 6th President of France (b. 1847)
1898
William Rosecrans, American general and politician (b. 1819)
1874
Charles Sumner, American lawyer and politician (b. 1811)
1870
Moshoeshoe I of Lesotho (b. 1786)
1869
Vladimir Odoyevsky, Russian philosopher and critic (b. 1803)
1863
Sir James Outram, 1st Baronet, English general (b. 1803)
1851
Marie-Louise Coidavid, Queen of Haiti (b. 1778)
1851
George McDuffie, American lawyer and politician, 55th Governor of South Carolina (b. 1790)
1820
Benjamin West, American-English painter and academic (b. 1738)
1759
John Forbes, Scottish general (b. 1707)
1722
John Toland, Irish philosopher and theorist (b. 1670)
1665
Clemente Tabone, Maltese landowner and militia member (b. c. 1575)
1607
Giovanni Maria Nanino, Italian composer and educator (b. 1543)
1602
Emilio de' Cavalieri, Italian organist and composer (b. 1550)
1575
Matthias Flacius, Croatian theologian and reformer (b. 1520)
1514
Donato Bramante, Italian architect, designed the San Pietro in Montorio (b. 1444)
1486
Albrecht III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1414)
1198
Marie of France, Countess of Champagne (b. 1145)
638
Sophronius of Jerusalem (b. 560)
222
Elagabalus, Roman emperor (b. 203)