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Calif. Lottery Daily Derby software glitch created faulty 'Quick Pick' tickets, possibly for years
Lottery announces game promotion to account for error Error only happened under certain conditions By Kate Northrop The California Lottery's Daily Derby game was affected by a software glitch that could potentially limit the number of possible combinations a player could receive on their ticket, if their plays were purchased in specific ways. Following the discovery of a software error in the Daily Derby game, the California Lottery announced a compensatory promotion that will in
Jul 16, 2024, 7:55 pm - Lottery News

New Michigan lottery player wins $500,000 on his first-ever ticket
Young player asks parents for help on how to play and wins six-figure prize By Kate Northrop A Michigan man who has never played the lottery before won $500,000 on his first try after having been inspired by his mother to play. Hitting 21 years of age is a big milestone for anyone, but for one new lottery player, claiming a $500,000 prize on his 21st birthday made it a day he'll remember forever. A Livingston County man, who chose to remain anonymous, won $500,000 on his first lo
Feb 15, 2024, 3:52 pm - Lottery News

Editorial: Study of lottery winners still receiving food stamps is flawed but raises good points
Independent group finds that more than 65,000 lottery winners stayed on food stamps after their wins By Kate Northrop An independent group surveyed government data and found that over 65,000 individuals who won significant lottery prizes have continued collecting food stamps. A think tank called the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) submitted Freedom of Information Act requests to all 50 U.S. states for data on lottery winners collecting food stamps since 2019 and found
Oct 23, 2023, 6:01 pm - Lottery News

Canadian lottery player uses Excel spreadsheet to win the lottery
Winner credits studying years' worth of data for $118,000 Lotto 6/49 win By Kate Northrop A Canadian lottery winner says he won the lottery after looking at data of past drawings he compiled on an Excel spreadsheet. What others might attribute to sheer luck, a lottery winner from Ontario says its thanks to his attention to detail and spreadsheet skills that earned him a $118,000 (US$ 87,666) Lotto 6/49 prize. Rendall Pennie of Kirkfield is $118,000 richer after dedicating time to
Feb 16, 2023, 6:15 pm - Lottery News

18-year-old university student wins $48 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot
First-ever lottery ticket leads teen to becoming youngest Canadian to win one of the game's largest prizes By Kate Northrop An 18-year-old university student won a $48 million (US$35.7 million) Lotto 6/49 jackpot on her first lottery ticket purchase ever. Juliette Lamour, 18, recently became the youngest person to win one of the largest Lotto 6/49 prizes ever, and it was only her very first lottery ticket purchase. Rumors were swirling in Sault Ste. Marie after the Ontario Lotter
Feb 8, 2023, 8:12 am - Lottery News

Iowa Lottery to shorten prize claim periods for multi-state games
Board votes to allow shorter prize-claim deadline By Kate Northrop The Iowa Lottery Board voted last Tuesday to reduce the prize-claim period for four multi-state games in the state. Lottery players in Iowa will have a shorter amount of time to claim prizes for some of the games offered by the Iowa Lottery. Currently, the Iowa Lottery allows prize winners to claim their winnings within 365 days from the date of the drawing. Soon, that time window will be reduced to 180 days from
Dec 7, 2022, 7:27 pm - Lottery News

Americans gamble over half a trillion dollars illegally each year, AGA Report says
Illegal operators capture a third of all gambling revenue, according to study By Kate Northrop According to a report published by the American Gaming Association (AGA), Americans gamble an estimated $511 billion every year through unregulated sportsbooks and websites. Last week, AGA released a report on money spent in the unregulated sports betting and gaming market, which found that Americans spend more than half a trillion dollars on illegal gambling each year. The findings are
Dec 5, 2022, 2:22 pm - Lottery News

Chinese man hides $30 million lottery jackpot from family, worries that money will make them "lazy"
Winner fears his family will become complacent By Kate Northrop A man who won a 219 million yuan ($30.5 million) lottery jackpot kept the news from his wife and child, fearing that the extra fortune would curb their motivation. Somewhere in China near the town of Litang, there's a family out there that has no idea they're sitting on a huge lottery haul. An anonymous winner, known as Li, finally had the luckiest day of his life after playing the same numbers for ten years. He wou
Nov 5, 2022, 2:13 pm - Lottery News

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