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UK couple helps bring grandchildren into world with £1 million lottery prize
Grandparents' win is both life changing and life giving By Kate Northrop A UK couple used their 1 million (US$1,219,244) lottery prize to fund their daughter's medical procedures that would help her bring two children into the world. Claire Pritchard, 39, was struggling to conceive, but a 1 million lottery prize that her parents won made it possible for her to expand her family by two. Jeff and Davinia Pritchard, who won the life-changing prize in the UK-only EuroMillions Milli
Jun 14, 2022, 7:44 pm - Lottery News

VIDEO: Should you move to California to win the lottery?
New York, New Jersey and Florida oh my! By Kate Northrop A winner from New York? Again? Oh, someone won the jackpot! Let me guess California. It's always someone from New Jersey... How many times have you heard that someone won Mega Millions or Powerball only to find out that the winner is from one of these three states? Everyone dreams about winning the lottery so does this mean you should pack your bags and move to California to make it come true? WATCH: Should you mo
May 27, 2022, 6:11 pm - Lottery News

VIDEO: How are lottery jackpots calculated?
By Kate Northrop Mega Millions and Powerball are the two biggest U.S. multi-state lottery games that offer players across the country the largest prizes imaginable, routinely holding the record for the largest jackpots in the world. But how do these jackpots achieve such historically high figures? What causes the jackpot to grow faster for some drawings? Why is the cash value different than the annuity, and why is it always a different percentage of the annuity? Perhaps you might have e
Apr 29, 2022, 6:00 pm - Lottery News

Multi-state lottery game Powerball celebrates its 30th birthday
Lotteries look back on three decades of winning By Kate Northrop Powerball, one of the largest draw-based lottery games in the United States, is turning 30 years old this week. State lotteries across the country are celebrating Powerball's 30th anniversary this week by taking a look back on some of their biggest local winners in the game's history. Happy birthday to Powerball, North Carolina Lottery Executive Director Mark Michalko said. No game has produced bigger dreams in No
Apr 20, 2022, 9:11 am - Lottery News

Massachusetts Lottery celebrates 50th anniversary of its first-ever drawing
Lottery releases photo commemorating first draw results in the 70's By Kate Northrop Today is a memorable day for the Massachusetts Lottery, which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first lottery drawing in state history. 50 years ago today, the Massachusetts Lottery held its first-ever drawing in its history at Faneuil Hall in Boston, where seven lucky winners were each awarded one the state's first $50,000 top prizes. Today is a special day in the Lottery's history, S
Apr 6, 2022, 12:24 pm - Lottery News

VIDEO: Lead Director of Mega Millions discusses potential game changes
LOTTERY POST EXCLUSIVE By Kate Northrop Thursday, Lottery Post had the opportunity to speak with Mega Millions Lead Director Pat McDonald discuss some of the most common questions players are asking about the multi-state game. In an exclusive interview with Lottery Post, McDonald also revealed that the game group is investigating potential ways to switch up the nationwide draw game. Part of McDonald's responsibilities as Lead Director includes heading up any changes and managem
Mar 25, 2022, 5:11 pm - Lottery News

Iowa Lottery says gas prices, inflation impacting sales
Iowa Lottery sales so far this fiscal year are nearly even through February when compared to the record set last year, but soaring inflation and gas prices are starting to have an effect. Iowa Lottery spokesperson, Mary Neubauer, says higher gas prices and inflation are starting to show their impact on sales. That doesn't leave as much money for entertainment options such as the Lottery. So, we are starting to see some of the impact of that, Neubauer says. Sales of Instant scratch ticket
Mar 24, 2022, 11:27 am - Lottery News

Rising gas prices may impact lottery sales
Arkansas Lottery Director says they are not surprised about potential dip in sales By Kate Northrop With gas prices on the rise, players may be cutting back on their lottery spending in the near future. State lotteries may begin to see a downward trend in their revenue stream in the upcoming months should lottery players start to rethink their budget to accommodate for rising gas prices. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette interviewed Vicki Skaggs of Benton, Arkansas, an office manag
Mar 14, 2022, 8:48 am - Lottery News

Lottery winners use £1 million EuroMillions prize to help fund daughters' IVF treatments
New grandparents feel like double-lucky winners By Kate Northrop A couple who won 1 million (US$1,310,575) in a EuroMillions raffle in February 2018 are feeling like they won twice after they used the prize to fund successful IVF treatments for their two daughters. Ruth and Mark Chalmers, 61 and 60, wanted to help their daughters have children after landing a 1 million prize in the lottery, and now they are celebrating life as new grandparents. Having children was a struggle fo
Mar 11, 2022, 6:44 am - Lottery News

Man photoshops himself with $343.9 million lottery check to get more Tinder matches
It worked By Kate Northrop A Tinder user was feeling discouraged by the lack of matches he was receiving on the popular dating app, so he changed his approach by photoshopping himself into a picture of a well-known Powerball winner. A man who goes by the name of Hieu Thai (in his photoshopped image) came up with an idea to draw more attention to his dating profile on Tinder, and it worked. In a sneaky, and admittedly detailed, job of careful editing, some TikTok users have bran
Mar 4, 2022, 5:20 pm - Lottery News