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Massachusetts man and his dog claim $4 million lottery win
Plans to use prize to help Animal Rescue League A Massachusetts man brought his dog with him to claim a big lottery prize on Wednesday, and he plans to use part of his winnings to help animals. Peabody resident Paul Riley took Raven to Massachusetts Lottery headquarters in Dorchester, where he picked up a $4 million check for hitting the jackpot on a 100X Cash scratch ticket. Riley opted for a one-time payment and will take home $2.6 million before taxes. Some of that cash will go
Jan 20, 2024, 7:02 am - Lottery News

North Carolina lottery winner to use $100,000 prize to fund schools in Mali
Lottery win will benefit education in-state and overseas Includes video report By Kate Northrop A $100,000 lottery win is giving a North Carolina man the chance to contribute to his hometown in Mali by funding education and culture for schoolchildren there. New Bern resident and Mali native Souleymane Sana is making sure his $100,000 prize is benefiting his hometown in a number of ways. I'm going to keep doing my best to help build more classrooms for the children in Mali, Sa
May 22, 2023, 2:12 pm - Lottery News

Scottish £161 million EuroMillions lottery winner spent $50 million in eight years before death
Jackpot winner spent over $130,000 per week By Kate Northrop A Scottish lottery winner of a 161 million (US$249.9 million) EuroMillions jackpot spent hefty a chunk of his fortune within eight years on luxuries and charitable acts before he died. Colin Weir was Scotland's biggest lottery winner and had the purchase history to prove it. Over the course of eight years prior to his death, he burned through $50 million and left a legacy in his wake. In 2011, Weir and his wife, Christi
Mar 28, 2023, 4:50 pm - Lottery News

Buddhist monk gives away entire $502,000 lottery jackpot
One lottery winner demonstrates generosity at its finest all the way down to the ticket purchase By Kate Northrop A town in Thailand won big when a Buddhist monk hit the lottery and donated the entire prize to those he felt were more deserving of the money. What started out as a kind gesture turned into an even grander act of generosity when a Buddhist monk won 18 million baht (US$502,597) in the lottery and gave it all away. In February 2022, the anonymous man bought three lotte
Nov 28, 2022, 11:38 am - Lottery News

New Zealand man who won $15 million in lottery stays humble
Lottery winner's extraordinary generosity By Kate Northrop Like any lottery winner, one anonymous New Zealander considers himself lucky to win $15 million (US$8.4 million) in the lottery, but it's his sunny outlook and boundless generosity that separates him from the rest. Michael, who has been given an alternative name to protect his identity, has always been a boon to his community, and winning $15 million in the New Zealand Lottery's Lotto game did nothing to change that. The
Oct 7, 2022, 6:24 pm - Lottery News

VIDEO: Lottery winners who are changing the world
A breath of fresh air and some good news for a change! By Kate Northrop Today, Lottery Post published a video about a group of people who just might hold the crown for the most generous lottery winners ever. It's been a while since the last time we've followed up on a winner in greater detail than most such as Jack Whittaker and David Lee Edwards. In the lottery world, it's unfortunately very easy to pull up a story about winners who don't manage their winnings well or end up going b
Jul 29, 2022, 4:26 pm - Lottery News

€200 million EuroMillions lottery winner donates nearly entire prize to save the planet
Anonymous Frenchman wants to encourage human beings to give back to the planet and others By Kate Northrop An anonymous Frenchman who won the second-largest EuroMillions jackpot in history back in December 2020 has already given away most of his fortune in a bid to protect the environment. A French EuroMillions winner of a massive 200 million (US$218 million) jackpot is not interested in fancy cars, huge mansions, or expensive vacations. Instead, he wants to see his money put to us
Apr 12, 2022, 11:09 am - Lottery News

Australian man who won nearly $1 million in lottery gave it all away
Do what you can to make somebody else's day a little bit brighter. By Kate Northrop A year after winning almost $1 million (US$731,905) in the Australian TattsLotto, one particular Aussie went on a selfless crusade to give it all away. Thanks to a superstition, Peter Charleton, 47, of Yarra Ranges bought a TattsLotto lottery ticket in August 2020 that turned out to be the winner of a prize worth $896,511.13 (US$656,160.98). A year later, he's already given away most of the prize. B
Sep 14, 2021, 6:25 pm - Lottery News

Veteran who suffered brain injury wants to make world a better place with $65 million lottery win
Nearly homeless at one point, winner now wants to help others get back on their feet By Kate Northrop A veteran from the Canadian military who won a huge $65 million (US$51.6 million) Lotto Max jackpot was inspired by his past experiences to make the world better place with his newfound wealth. Jansen Ng, 41, of East Gwillimbury, Ontario, won't let millions get to his head. Nearly homeless at one point in the past, the lottery winner wants to instill hope and positivity in the worl
Jul 16, 2021, 1:12 pm - Lottery News

EuroMillons jackpot winners gave away half of £115 million fortune
Couple who won jackpot in 2019 have already given 60 million to charities, friends, and family By Kate Northrop In just nearly two years, an English couple who won a 114.9 million (US$153.7 million) EuroMillions jackpot, the fourth largest awarded by the UK National Lottery since its inception, have already given away half of their winnings to friends, family and charities. Frances, 54, and her husband, Patrick Connolly, 56, found out that they won the massive prize on New Year's Day in
Dec 9, 2020, 4:24 pm - Lottery News

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