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Powerball lottery winner Edwin Castro's $25.5 million mansion nearly crushed by landslide
Multi-million home mere feet and inches away from disaster Includes video report By Kate Northrop $2 billion Powerball lottery winner Edwin Castro's Hollywood Hills mansion was just mere inches away from being bowled over by a landslide this week. It was a very close call for lottery billionaire Castro's $25.5 million Hollywood Hills paradise , which just narrowly missed being crushed by a landslide. The effects of a storm this week reached all the way up into luxurious Holly
Apr 9, 2024, 10:22 am - Lottery News

Washington Lottery takes down AI website after it generates topless photo of user
Controversy surrounding preventative measures for inappropriate AI image generation By Kate Northrop The Washington's Lottery AI-powered website was discontinued following a user complaint that it had generated a topless photo using her face. What began as an innocent way to help lottery players envision their lives after a big win turned into a disturbing controversy after the Washington Lottery's AI-powered website essentially generated softcore pornography of one of its users.
Apr 5, 2024, 6:59 pm - Lottery News

Maryland brothers arrested for $3.5 million lottery scam that allegedly involved exploding briefcase
Scammers go through greater lengths to deceive victims By Kate Northrop Two Maryland brothers have been indicted after running a three-year scheme that involved false promises of lottery winnings and a supposedly exploding metal briefcase. The United States Department of Justice announced on Wednesday that a federal grand jury charged brothers Dwayne and Wayne Henry, 32 and 34, respectively, for conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with a scheme that offers a false promise o
Jan 25, 2024, 5:58 pm - Lottery News

Hoosier Lottery Commission votes to approve $50,000 prize claim to winner whose ticket was ripped up
Commission votes in the same meeting to deny $500 payout to another player By Kate Northrop Within the same meeting, the Hoosier Lottery Commission voted to approve a $50,000 prize claim to a winner whose ticket was ripped up and to deny a $500 prize to another scratch-off winner who posted their winning ticket online. The Hoosier Lottery Commission was faced with two rather interesting cases regarding the validity of two very different prize claims and ultimately voted to approve on
Dec 2, 2023, 7:31 am - 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

Lottery Post's guide to 2023 holiday raffles across the USA
U.S. states to host annual holiday raffles this year Montana Millionaire raffle tickets sell out in five hours By Kate Northrop Within a mere five hours of sales for Montana's Millionaire raffle going live, all 380,000 tickets were sold out. This year marked an unheard-of demand for the Montana Millionaire raffle, even more so than the unprecedented response that Montana Lottery officials saw to their statewide raffle last year. For reference, tickets sold out in 29 hours after g
Nov 2, 2023, 7:16 pm - Lottery News

Single mother who won $6 million in lottery opens up about the good and bad of winning millions
Winner is still doing financially well even though she was tempted to splurge By Kate Northrop While many hopeful lottery players dream about the cars they'd drive, the places they'd vacation to, and the mansions they'd buy if they ever won big, a single mother stepped forward seven years after her $6 million win to talk about what makes winning millions in the lottery so tricky. When a single mother won $6 million in her state lottery, she didn't expect the sudden changes that were
Oct 30, 2023, 4:34 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

New York woman says she was winner of unclaimed $12 million Lotto jackpot from 1992
It was a comedy of errors. By Kate Northrop A New York woman has revealed that she was the winner of a $12 million Lotto jackpot that was never claimed in 1992. A lottery jackpot on the verge of expiring prompts many players to rifle through their drawers or shuffle the contents of their car glovebox around, searching for that fateful ticket that could change their life forever. For one New York woman, however, she knew she had won even before checking her own ticket, but at that po
Oct 18, 2023, 5:05 pm - Lottery News

UK Teacher who won £2 million in lottery will leave job to pursue dream of writing historical novels
Lottery winner didn't quit teaching until his students finished their exams By Kate Northrop After winning 2 million (US$2.5 million) in the UK National Lottery, a teacher will swap the classroom for a writing desk to pursue a dream job as a novelist. A UK teacher is leaving his current job to chase his passion of writing historical adventure novels and it's thanks to his 2 million lottery win. In October 2021, Mike and Andrea Law, of Bromsgrove in Worcestershire, won the big pri
Sep 7, 2023, 6:41 am - Lottery News

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