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Australian lottery winner sues daughter
Claims she overwhelmed him into gifting part of $1 million jackpot By Kate Northrop A would-be happy celebration of a $986,212 (US$661,142) jackpot turned into a drawn-out legal battle after an Australian lottery winner sued his daughter for allegedly pressuring him into sharing some of the winnings with her. Things started going his way when Queensland resident William John Bampton, 92, won a nearly $1 million Australian Lottery jackpot, but he eventually found his family in pieces
Jan 16, 2024, 8:37 am - Lottery News

VIDEO: May's Weekly Roundup in lottery news
Cashier steals a $3 million winning lottery ticket from customer will this end well? By Kate Northrop Today, Lottery Post published a new installment of the Weekly Roundup series featuring some of the most prominent lottery stories in the month of May. This month has seen a wide variety of notable news, from feel-good winners' stories to instances where winning the lottery might come with a negative consequence. One instance saw an Australian man win $15 million in the lottery an
May 26, 2023, 2:10 pm - Lottery News

Online credit card purchases to be banned for Australian gamblers, except for the lottery
Lotteries present a low risk to gambling harm. By Kate Northrop Australians may soon not have the ability to use credit cards for online betting, except for lottery purchases. A new legislation is being proposed by the Australian federal government that would prevent gamblers from placing online bets using a credit card unless they are for the lottery. The new law, expected to be introduced by the government within months, calls back to a parliamentary inquiry from 2021 that rec
May 12, 2023, 8:46 am - Lottery News

Bankrupt builder to stand trial, accused of concealing $15 million lottery win from creditors
$15 million lottery windfall creates problems where it would otherwise solve them By Kate Northrop A bankrupt builder turned lottery winner is accused of intentionally failing to disclose a $15 million (US$10.14 million) Australian lottery windfall from creditors and faces trial and a possible prison sentence. Former builder Terry Woodall won $15 million playing X Lotto in the Australian Lottery, but rather than make his life easier, the prize has created a situation that landed him
May 9, 2023, 6:18 pm - Lottery News

VIDEO: February's Weekly Roundup in lottery news
Ontario's youngest jackpot winner needed just one ticket to win literally By Kate Northrop Today, Lottery Post published the latest installment of the new Weekly Roundup series featuring some of the most prominent lottery stories in the month of February. If you frequent Lottery Post's homepage or Lottery News forum, chances are you've seen quite a few notable stories this month, such as the one about Ontario's youngest jackpot winner ever who recently won a $48 million (US$35.6 mill
Feb 19, 2023, 5:48 pm - Lottery News

Australian woman ignores calls from the Lottery about $40 million jackpot win
Winner sends calls from the Lottery to voicemail, believing it to be a scam By Kate Northrop An Australian woman ignored multiple calls from the Australian Lottery when they tried to let her know of a $40 million (US$27.7 million) Powerball jackpot win. An elusive lottery winner thought that the incoming calls from The Lott were a scam and subsequently sent them to voicemail, unaware that she had become a multi-millionaire. Myself and the team at The Lott were ready to speak with
Feb 3, 2023, 4:20 pm - Lottery News

Australian woman cleans out car four months after win, discovers lottery ticket worth $580,000
Keep your tickets in a safe spot! By Kate Northrop Keep those tickets in a safe place! An Australian woman had quite the surprise when she discovered a lottery ticket worth $580,000 (US$387,187) during a car clean-out four months after the draw. Receipts, loose change, hair ties these are the sort of things one could expect to find laying around in someone's car, but a Victorian woman found something of much higher value while doing a deep clean of her own car. For four months, a
Nov 18, 2022, 10:12 am - Lottery News

Airline launches its own lottery to encourage travelers to take the middle seat
Buy a middle seat for a chance to win big By Kate Northrop An airline is hoping to encourage passengers to grab the less-than-desirable middle seat when booking a flight by holding a lottery that offers a six-figure cash prize. The middle seat on an aircraft is everyone's last choice it doesn't offer the same breathtaking views that a window seat offers, nor does it allow for a swift exit should you need to get up from your seat. A social media poll conducted by Virgin Australia
Nov 2, 2022, 1:25 pm - Lottery News

Winners of $63M Australian Powerball jackpot resolve court battle with man who claimed share
Owners of lottery pool and retailer that sold winning ticket close up shop and move into $3.2 million mansion By Kate Northrop A legal battle between a man who claimed he was owed a share of a $63 million Australian Powerball jackpot and the organizers of the group that won it has been quietly resolved. Tania and Kevin Parkes, the owners of the retailer that sold a winning ticket for a $126 million (US$91.3 million) Powerball jackpot in February and the organizers of the lottery grou
Sep 9, 2022, 7:19 pm - Lottery News

Australian woman shocked into silence after discovering she hit $30 million Oz Lotto jackpot
Living in a dream but unable to sleep, one winner contemplates the future By Kate Northrop An Australian woman couldn't sleep after finding out she won a jackpot from the Australian Lottery's Oz Lotto game, but one restless night isn't so bad of a price to pay for suddenly becoming $30 million (US$ 20.2 million) richer. A Forest Lake woman and her husband were so stunned they couldn't speak after she discovered her division one winning ticket had just won a $30 million Oz Lotto pri
Jul 13, 2022, 11:47 am - Lottery News

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