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On This Day in History:  March 8

March 8 is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 298 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2021
Kansas woman wins lottery four days after turning 18. A Kansas woman took home a $25,000 top prize while playing the lottery for the very first time, just four days after her 18th birthday.
2020
Malfunction delays Saturday's Powerball lottery drawing. People hoping to win the Powerball jackpot Saturday night had to wait a little longer to see the numbers.
2017
Pennsylvania Lottery observes 45th anniversary of first ticket sales. The Pennsylvania Lottery Tuesday marked the 45th anniversary of its very first game, which went on sale March 7, 1972.
2016
Connecticut considers allowing online lottery ticket sales. Lawmakers are considering legislation that would move the Connecticut Lottery online for state residents.
2014
$309 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot rolls into top 25. The multi-state Mega Millions lottery game continued growing its jackpot toward frenzy levels last night.
2012
State cuts lottery winner's benefits. A Lincoln Park, Michigan, woman who won $1 million in the state lottery but continued to get food stamps has an unusual connection to the legislator seeking to outlaw what she was she's doing.
2011
Texas lawmaker aims to bring video gaming to state. Texas state senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa has filed legislation that would legalize video lottery games, a form of slot machine, in Texas.
2010
Store clerk stole $100,000 in lottery tickets, police say. A Kroger employee was arrested Thursday on charges she stole more than $100,000 in lottery tickets.
2010
1 ticket wins $133M Mega Millions lottery jackpot. One lucky lottery player from California can lay claims to a $133 million jackpot.
2010
S.C. Lottery sales up by 3 percent; Powerball sales down. It's early yet, but the multi-state lottery game Mega Millions has not sent lottery ticket sales shooting through the roof in South Carolina.
2010
Lottery ticket thief tries to claim prize at same store. Police say a 22-year-old Winter Haven man walked into a Circle K last week and stole $70 worth of Florida Scratch-Off tickets then returned to the same store to cash a winning $50 ticket.
2008
N.J. lottery midday draws held late, not televised. The New Jersey Lottery's computer system is back on-line, after being down for about 3 1/2 hours this afternoon, officials said.
2006
Mega Millions lottery jackpot increases to $31 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $31 million when none of the tickets sold for Tuesday's drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball.
2006
Oregon store owner gives share of lottery prize to the schools. The owner of a Medford, Oregon, grocery store has donated his share of an $800,000 lottery prize to two elementary schools.
2006
Ticket Holder Claims $10.6M Ohio Lottery Jackpot. The winner of the Feb. 1 Lot 'O Play drawing has stepped forward to claim the $10.6 million prize.
2006
Iowa lottery records show sales trends. Mason City TouchPlay outlets took in more than $3.2 million in their machines over the past eight months, with gamblers in Clear Lake throwing in another $663,000, according to an analysis by Lee Enterprises newspapers.
2006
Montana lottery system getting facelift. New lottery ticket machines being installed in Montana allow consumers to buy lottery tickets 24-hours-a-day.
2006
N.C. Lottery officials mum on payout of first tickets. Scratch-off tickets for North Carolina's first lottery games will range in cost from $1 to $5, lottery officials said Tuesday.
2005
Illinois lawmakers debate Internet lottery sales. If store lines have kept you from the big bucks possible in playing the state lottery, a Chicago senator has the solution - just buy the tickets online.
2005
Lottery trial sheds lights on OLGC miscues. An 81-year-old Canadian man, a cancer survivor, is suing the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLGC), saying it refused to properly investigate a retailer who allegedly cheated him out of a $250,000 winning Encore ticket.
2005
Tennessee flooded with a multitude of lottery bills. On the brink of $1 billion in ticket sales, the year-old Tennessee lottery is the subject of 53 bills in the General Assembly to alter its operations.
2005
Nevada Assembly passes lottery measure. A resolution to legalize a Nevada state lottery was approved 33-9 Monday in the Assembly after supporters emphasized profits would buy textbooks for schoolchildren.
2005
Ohio Lottery Posts Wrong Results on Official Web Site. Ohio Lottery Commission officials say two employees responsible for posting an incorrect Super Lotto Plus number over the weekend will be disciplined.
2005
Oregon Gov. pushes for larger lottery cut. Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski has become a quiet backroom force in pushing the Oregon Lottery into considering a nearly 50 percent cut in the share of proceeds that bars, restaurants and taverns receive for the lottery's new electronic slot games.
2005
Georgia Lottery looks to install kiosks at airport. Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue and the Georgia Lottery Corp. hope to offer lottery tickets to the 84 million people who pass through the Atlanta airport each year.
2005
Wisconsin Powerball winner mystery solved. The winner of a $36.8 million Powerball jackpot, who kept his good fortune to himself since Jan. 8, ended the mystery Monday and came forward to claim his prize.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Grows To $79 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $79 million, with a cash option of $44 million.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $13 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $13 million Saturday.
2004
Governor Proposes Powerball for Maine. Maine Gov. John Baldacci proposed adding Powerball to the Maine State Lottery games as part of the supplemental budget presented Friday to lawmakers.
2004
Florida Lotto rolls over to $15 million. Saturday's Lotto drawing resulted in a rollover when no player matched all six numbers to win the Jackpot prize, the Florida Lottery reported on Sunday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$414 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 9, 2019
2.$380.6 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 10, 2018
3.$309 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 11, 2014
4.$290 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 9, 2018
5.$200 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 8, 2008
6.$170 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 10, 2010
7.$157 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 8, 2016
8.€112 Million
US$155.22 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 11, 2014
9.$154.9 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 10, 2021
10.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 9, 2013
11.$148 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 9, 2012
12.$142 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 10, 2007
13.€118.82 Million
US$141.28 Million
Draw Date
Mar 9, 2021
14.€110.16 Million
US$136.02 Million
Draw Date
Mar 8, 2018
15.€117.05 Million
US$131.5 Million
Draw Date
Mar 9, 2019
16.$127 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 8, 2011
17.$119 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 11, 2015
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.$106 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 10, 2017
21.$85 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 8, 2017
22.$79 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 10, 2004
23.€72 Million
US$76.66 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 10, 2017
24.€63.61 Million
US$75.96 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Mar 12, 2021
25.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 10, 2020

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

2001
Thursday, Mar 8, 2001
20 years old
1986
Saturday, Mar 8, 1986
35 years old
1986
Saturday, Mar 8, 1986
35 years old
1981
Sunday, Mar 8, 1981
40 years old
1980
Saturday, Mar 8, 1980
41 years old
1978
Wednesday, Mar 8, 1978
43 years old
1975
Saturday, Mar 8, 1975
46 years old
1971
Monday, Mar 8, 1971
50 years old
1959
Sunday, Mar 8, 1959
62 years old
1957
Friday, Mar 8, 1957
64 years old
1954
Monday, Mar 8, 1954
67 years old
(year not provided)
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(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2021
International Women's Day marches in Mexico become violent with 62 police officers and 19 civilians injured in Mexico City alone.
2018
The first Aurat March (social/political demonstration) was held being International Women's Day in Karachi, Pakistan, since then annually held across Pakistan and feminist slogan Mera Jism Meri Marzi (My body, my choice), in demand for women's right to bodily autonomy and against gender-based violence came into vogue in Pakistan.
2017
The Azure Window, a natural arch on the Maltese island of Gozo, collapses in stormy weather.
2014
In one of aviation's greatest mysteries, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, carrying a total of 239 people, disappears en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The fate of the flight remains unknown.
2004
A new constitution is signed by Iraq's Governing Council.
1985
A supposed failed assassination attempt on Islamic cleric Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah in Beirut, Lebanon kills at least 56 and injures 180 others.
1983
Cold War: While addressing a convention of Evangelicals, U.S. President Ronald Reagan labels the Soviet Union an "evil empire".
1979
Philips demonstrates the compact disc publicly for the first time.
1966
Nelson's Pillar in Dublin, Ireland, destroyed by a bomb.
1963
The Ba'ath Party comes to power in Syria in a coup d'état
1942
World War II: The Dutch East Indies surrender Java to the Imperial Japanese Army
1942
World War II: Imperial Japanese Army forces captured Rangoon, Burma from British.
1937
Spanish Civil War: The Battle of Guadalajara begins.
1936
Daytona Beach and Road Course holds its first oval stock car race.
1924
A mine disaster kills 172 coal miners near Castle Gate, Utah.
1921
Spanish Prime Minister Eduardo Dato Iradier is assassinated while on his way home from the parliament building in Madrid.
1917
International Women's Day protests in Petrograd mark the beginning of the February Revolution (February 23 in the Julian calendar).
1917
The United States Senate votes to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule.
1916
World War I: A British force unsuccessfully attempts to relieve the siege of Kut (present-day Iraq) in the Battle of Dujaila.
1910
French aviator Raymonde de Laroche becomes the first woman to receive a pilot's license.
1868
Sakai incident: Japanese samurai kill 11 French sailors in the port of Sakai, Osaka.
1844
King Oscar I ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
1817
The New York Stock Exchange is founded.
1801
War of the Second Coalition: At the Battle of Abukir, a British force under Sir Ralph Abercromby lands in Egypt with the aim of ending the French campaign in Egypt and Syria.
1782
Gnadenhutten massacre: Ninety-six Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, who had converted to Christianity, are killed by Pennsylvania militiamen in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indian tribes.
1775
An anonymous writer, thought by some to be Thomas Paine, publishes "African Slavery in America", the first article in the American colonies calling for the emancipation of slaves and the abolition of slavery.
1736
Nader Shah, founder of the Afsharid dynasty, is crowned Shah of Iran.
1722
The Safavid Empire of Iran is defeated by an army from Afghanistan at the Battle of Gulnabad.
1702
Queen Anne, the younger sister of Mary II, becomes Queen regnant of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
1658
Treaty of Roskilde: After a devastating defeat in the Northern Wars (1655-1661), Frederick III, the King of Denmark-Norway is forced to give up nearly half his territory to Sweden.
1262
Battle of Hausbergen between bourgeois militias and the army of the bishop of Strasbourg.
1126
Following the death of his mother, queen Urraca of León, Alfonso VII is proclaimed king of León.
1010
Ferdowsi completes his epic poem Shahnameh.

Births On This Day

1998
Tali Darsigny, Canadian weightlifter
1996
Matthew Hammelmann, Australian rules footballer
1994
Claire Emslie, Scottish footballer
1991
Tom English, Australian rugby player
1990
Asier Illarramendi, Spanish footballer
1990
Petra Kvitová, Czech tennis player
1985
Maria Ohisalo, Finnish politician and researcher
1984
Ross Taylor, New Zealand cricketer
1983
André Santos, Brazilian footballer
1983
Mark Worrell, American baseball player
1982
Leonidas Kampantais, Greek footballer
1977
James Van Der Beek, American actor
1977
Johann Vogel, Swiss footballer
1976
Juan Encarnación, Dominican baseball player
1976
Freddie Prinze Jr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1972
Lena Sundström, Swedish journalist and author
1970
Jason Elam, American football player
1968
Michael Bartels, German race car driver
1966
Greg Barker, Baron Barker of Battle, English politician
1965
Kenny Smith, American basketball player and sportscaster
1961
Camryn Manheim, American actress
1961
Larry Murphy, Canadian ice hockey player
1960
Irek Mukhamedov, Russian ballet dancer
1959
Aidan Quinn, Irish-American actor
1958
Gary Numan, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1957
Clive Burr, English rock drummer (d. 2013)
1957
William Edward Childs, American pianist and composer
1957
Bob Stoddard, American baseball player
1956
Laurie Cunningham, English footballer (d. 1989)
1956
David Malpass, American economist and government official
1954
Steve James, American documentary filmmaker
1954
David Wilkie, Sri Lankan-Scottish swimmer
1953
Jim Rice, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster
1951
Dianne Walker, American tap dancer
1949
Teofilo Cubillas, Peruvian footballer
1948
Mel Galley, English rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2008)
1948
Jonathan Sacks, English rabbi, philosopher, and scholar (d. 2020)
1947
Carole Bayer Sager, American singer-songwriter and painter
1947
Michael S. Hart, American author, founded Project Gutenberg (d. 2011)
1946
Randy Meisner, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1945
Micky Dolenz, American singer-songwriter and actor
1945
Anselm Kiefer, German painter and sculptor
1944
Sergey Nikitin, Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1943
Susan Clark, Canadian actress and producer
1943
Lynn Redgrave, English-American actress and singer (d. 2010)
1942
Dick Allen, American baseball player and tenor (d. 2020)
1942
Ann Packer, English sprinter, hurdler, and long jumper
1941
Norman Stone, British historian, author, and academic (d. 2019)
1939
Jim Bouton, American baseball player and journalist (d. 2019)
1939
Lynn Seymour, Canadian ballerina and choreographer
1939
Lidiya Skoblikova, Russian speed skater and coach
1939
Robert Tear, Welsh tenor and conductor (d. 2011)
1937
Richard Fariña, American singer-songwriter and author (d. 1966)
1937
Juvénal Habyarimana, Rwandan politician, President of Rwanda (d. 1994)
1936
Sue Ane Langdon, American actress and singer
1935
George Coleman, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader
1934
Marv Breeding, American baseball player and scout (d. 2006)
1931
John McPhee, American author and educator
1931
Neil Postman, American author and social critic (d. 2003)
1931
Gerald Potterton, English-Canadian animator, director, and producer
1930
Bob Grim, American baseball player (d. 1996)
1930
Douglas Hurd, English politician
1927
Ramon Revilla Sr., Filipino actor and politician (d. 2020)
1926
Francisco Rabal, Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2001)
1925
Warren Bennis, American scholar, author, and academic (d. 2014)
1924
Anthony Caro, English sculptor and illustrator (d. 2013)
1924
Sean McClory, Irish-American actor and director (d. 2003)
1924
Addie L. Wyatt, American civil rights activist and labor leader (d. 2012)
1922
Ralph H. Baer, German-American video game designer, created the Magnavox Odyssey (d. 2014)
1922
Cyd Charisse, American actress and dancer (d. 2008)
1922
Carl Furillo, American baseball player (d. 1989)
1922
Shigeru Mizuki, Japanese author and illustrator (d. 2015)
1921
Alan Hale Jr., American actor and restaurateur (d. 1990)
1918
Eileen Herlie, Scottish-American actress (d. 2008)
1914
Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Belarusian-Russian physicist and astronomer (d. 1987)
1912
Preston Smith, American businessman and politician, Governor of Texas (d. 2003)
1912
Meldrim Thomson Jr., American publisher and politician, Governor of New Hampshire (d. 2001)
1911
Alan Hovhaness, Armenian-American pianist and composer (d. 2000)
1910
Claire Trevor, American actress (d. 2000)
1909
Beatrice Shilling, English motorcycle racer and engineer (d. 1990)
1907
Konstantinos Karamanlis, Greek lawyer and politician, President of Greece (d. 1998)
1902
Louise Beavers, American actress and singer (d. 1962)
1902
Jennings Randolph, American journalist and politician (d. 1998)
1896
Charlotte Whitton, Canadian journalist and politician, 46th Mayor of Ottawa (d. 1975)
1892
Juana de Ibarbourou, Uruguayan poet and author (d. 1979)
1886
Edward Calvin Kendall, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1972)
1879
Otto Hahn, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
1865
Frederic Goudy, American type designer (d. 1947)
1859
Kenneth Grahame, British author (d. 1932)
1856
Bramwell Booth, English 2nd General of The Salvation Army (d. 1929)
1856
Colin Campbell Cooper, American painter and academic (d. 1937)
1841
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., American lawyer and jurist (d. 1935)
1836
Harriet Samuel, English businesswoman and founder the jewellery retailer H. Samuel (d. 1908)
1830
João de Deus, Portuguese poet and educator (d. 1896)
1827
Wilhelm Bleek, German linguist and anthropologist (d. 1875)
1822
Ignacy Łukasiewicz, Polish inventor and businessman, invented the Kerosene lamp (d. 1882)
1804
Alvan Clark, American astronomer and optician (d. 1887)
1799
Simon Cameron, American journalist and politician, United States Secretary of War (d. 1889)
1761
Jan Potocki, Polish ethnologist, historian, linguist, and author (d. 1815)
1748
William V, Prince of Orange (d. 1806)
1746
André Michaux, French botanist and explorer
1726
Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe, English admiral and politician, Treasurer of the Navy (d. 1799)
1714
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, German pianist and composer (d. 1788)
1712
John Fothergill, English physician and botanist (d. 1780)
1495
John of God, Portuguese friar and saint (d. 1550)

Deaths On This Day

2020
Max von Sydow, Swedish actor (b. 1929)
2019
Marshall Brodien, American actor (b. 1934)
2019
Cedrick Hardman, American football player and actor (b. 1948)
2018
Kate Wilhelm, American author (b. 1928)
2016
George Martin, English composer, conductor, and producer (b. 1926)
2015
Sam Simon, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1955)
2014
Leo Bretholz, Austrian-American Holocaust survivor and author (b. 1921)
2014
William Guarnere, American sergeant (b. 1923)
2013
John O'Connell, Irish and politician, Irish Minister of Health (b. 1927)
2013
Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist-Schmenzin, German soldier and publisher (b. 1922)
2012
Simin Daneshvar, Iranian author and academic (b. 1921)
2009
Hank Locklin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1918)
2007
John Inman, English actor (b. 1935)
2007
John Vukovich, American baseball player and coach (b. 1947)
2005
César Lattes, Brazilian physicist and academic (b. 1924)
2005
Aslan Maskhadov, Chechen commander and politician, President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (b. 1951)
2004
Muhammad Zaidan, Syrian terrorist, founded the Palestine Liberation Front
2003
Adam Faith, English singer (b. 1940)
2003
Karen Morley, American actress (b. 1909)
1999
Adolfo Bioy Casares, Argentinian journalist and author (b. 1914)
1999
Peggy Cass, American actress and comedian (b. 1924)
1999
Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player and coach (b. 1914)
1998
Ray Nitschke, American football player (b. 1936)
1996
Jack Churchill, British colonel (b. 1906)
1993
Billy Eckstine, American trumpet player (b. 1914)
1983
Alan Lennox-Boyd, 1st Viscount Boyd of Merton, English lieutenant and politician (b. 1904)
1983
William Walton, English composer (b. 1902)
1975
George Stevens, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1904)
1973
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, American keyboard player and songwriter (b. 1945)
1971
Harold Lloyd, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1893)
1961
Thomas Beecham, English conductor and composer (b. 1879)
1957
Othmar Schoeck, Swiss composer and conductor (b. 1886)
1948
Hulusi Behçet, Turkish dermatologist and scientist (b. 1889)
1944
Fredy Hirsch, German Jewish athlete who helped thousands of Jewish children in the Holocaust (b. 1916)
1942
José Raúl Capablanca, Cuban chess player (b. 1888)
1941
Sherwood Anderson, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1876)
1937
Howie Morenz, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1902)
1930
William Howard Taft, American politician, 27th President of the United States (b. 1857)
1930
Edward Terry Sanford, American jurist and politician, United States Assistant Attorney General (b. 1865)
1923
Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1837)
1917
Ferdinand von Zeppelin, German general and businessman (b. 1838)
1889
John Ericsson, Swedish-American engineer (b. 1803)
1887
Henry Ward Beecher, American minister and activist (b. 1813)
1887
James Buchanan Eads, American engineer, designed the Eads Bridge (b. 1820)
1874
Millard Fillmore, American lawyer and politician, 13th President of the United States (b. 1800)
1872
Priscilla Susan Bury, British botanist (b. 1799)
1872
Cornelius Krieghoff, Dutch-Canadian painter (b. 1815)
1869
Hector Berlioz, French composer, conductor, and critic (b. 1803)
1844
Charles XIV John of Sweden (b. 1763)
1723
Christopher Wren, English architect, designed St. Paul's Cathedral (b. 1632)
1717
Abraham Darby I, English blacksmith (b. 1678)
1702
William III of England (b. 1650)
1641
Xu Xiake, Chinese geographer and explorer (b. 1587)
1619
Veit Bach, German baker and miller
1550
John of God, Portuguese friar and saint (b. 1495)
1466
Francesco I Sforza, Duke of Milan (b. 1401)
1403
Bayezid I, Ottoman sultan (b. 1360)
1144
Pope Celestine II
1137
Adela of Normandy, by marriage countess of Blois (b. c. 1067)
1126
Urraca of León and Castile (b. 1079)