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North Carolina woman collapses on live TV after becoming first Powerball millionaire of the year
New Year's Eve celebration is overwhelming with million-dollar lottery win By Kate Northrop The North Carolina winner of the Powerball First Millionaire of the Year drawing collapsed on the ground immediately upon finding out she won a million-dollar lottery prize on live television. The world watched as North Carolina resident Pamela Bradshaw fell over in disbelief, struggling to come to terms with the overwhelming excitement of becoming the first millionaire of 2024 with everyone w
Jan 1, 2024, 7:13 pm - Lottery News

Spain's El Gordo dishes out €2.6 billion in annual Christmas lottery
Winning numbers announced during event that lasted four hours By Kate Northrop Millions of households have been tuning in to watch El Gordo (The Fat One), the world-famous lottery that doles out over two billion in prizes every year. This year, the lottery is distributing a whopping 2.6 billion (US$2.86 billion) in prizes to winners across the country. It's not uncommon to see people rushing out into the street and erupting in celebration as the event progresses, perhaps popping a bo
Dec 22, 2023, 12:20 pm - Lottery News

Iowa Lottery blames "human reporting error" for posting incorrect Powerball results
Players who claimed prizes under wrong numbers can keep their winnings By Kate Northrop The Iowa Lottery attributed posting the wrong Powerball numbers on their website for Monday's draw to a human reporting error and told players who already redeemed prizes that they can keep the winnings. Several hours after the wrong Powerball numbers were posted on the Iowa Lottery's website the night of the drawing on Mon., Nov. 27, the Lottery removed the incorrect sequence and republished the
Nov 30, 2023, 9:12 pm - Lottery News

VIDEO: We think these are the best lottery drawings
You've heard us talk about how bad computerized drawings are now here is our favorite real lottery drawing By Kate Northrop Today, Lottery Post published a video on what we think are the best lottery drawings we've seen so far. If you know Lottery Post, you know we strongly dislike computerized drawings, so much so that we made a video on it and started a petition for true lottery drawings years ago that is still garnering signatures today. Recently, the German Lottery retired th
Feb 9, 2023, 1:38 pm - Lottery News

Minnesota Lottery confirms technical communications error delayed $2 billion Powerball drawing
Lottery staff and vendors overloaded by sales data By Kate Northrop The Minnesota Lottery confirmed yesterday that the cause for the delayed $2 billion Powerball drawing was a technical communications error brought on by an overwhelming amount of sales data. If you recall the Powerball fever that took over the nation this past week, you'll also remember the ten-hour delay before the drawing took place. When the drawing did finally occur Tuesday morning, it turns out that just one
Nov 11, 2022, 4:03 pm - Lottery News

Record $1.9 billion Powerball drawing delayed until Tuesday
By Todd Northrop One of the most hotly-anticipated lottery drawings of all time never happened Monday night, as lottery officials were scrambling to process the massive amount of ticket sales data generated by the record $1.9 billion jackpot. Officials now estimate that the drawing should kick off sometime Tuesday morning. A specific time has not been set. The delay was initially caused by one participating lottery that needed extra time to complete required security protocols, the C
Nov 8, 2022, 6:27 am - Lottery News

New York Lottery draws identical Take 5 results two drawings in a row
Lottery confirms results and process were properly vetted and verified By Kate Northrop The New York Lottery's Take 5 game produced highly improbable identical results two drawings in a row yesterday. The Take 5 Midday and Evening drawings for Thurs., Oct. 27 ended up churning out the same five numbers, which in turn led to an unusually high number of winners of the game's top prize. Yesterday's Take 5 Midday and Evening lottery results were 18, 21, 30, 35, and 36. Take 5 dr
Oct 28, 2022, 11:00 am - Lottery News

433 players win $4 million lottery jackpot in Philippines, prompts calls for investigation
Results were all divisible by 9 By Kate Northrop The Philippines government Charity Sweepstakes Office is hearing calls for an investigation after 433 lottery winners split a 236 million pesos (US$4 million) jackpot on Saturday. Lottery enthusiasts in the Philippines are split over whether an official investigation should take place over a $4 million lottery jackpot being split by 433 winners. On Sat., Oct. 1, the 6/55 Grand Lotto Draw drew the winning numbers 9, 18, 27, 36, 45,
Oct 6, 2022, 7:08 am - Lottery News

Iowa Lottery starts its own Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings
Discontinues shared drawings with Hoosier Lottery By Kate Northrop Iowa Lottery players now have their own in-state versions of Pick 3 and Pick 4 after sharing drawings and results with the neighboring Hoosier Lottery since 2017. Both the Pick 3 and Pick 4 draw games in Iowa will now have winning numbers and drawings that are unique to Iowa only, following a procedural update. Iowa residents have been able to enjoy playing Pick 3 and Pick 4 since 1998 and 2003, respectively, but
Oct 4, 2022, 8:26 am - Lottery News

Massachusetts Lottery announces new draw schedule
Schedule for all in-state drawings to change By Kate Northrop The Massachusetts Lottery will be changing the draw schedule for all its in-state games later this month. On Wednesday, the Lottery announced that it will be shifting its draw times to make viewing live drawings easier for players. Starting Wednesday, June 15, Massachusetts players can tune in to live drawings at the new times below: Midday Numbers Game (daily) ... 2:00 pm Evening Numbers Game (daily) ... 9:00 pm
Jun 2, 2022, 5:05 pm - Lottery News

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