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Convicted murderer Dee Dee Moore in support of anonymous lottery claims in Florida
Moore says having lottery winners' identities revealed puts a target on them By Kate Northrop The woman who was convicted for killing Florida Lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare said in a phone interview that she supports anonymous prize claims as a measure to protect lottery winners from harm. Dee Dee Moore, now 49, was found guilty of first-degree murder and possessing and discharging a firearm on Dec. 10, 2012 after prosecutors argued that she swindled and then killed Shakespeare
Mar 2, 2022, 5:54 pm - Lottery News

VIDEO: Road Trip! Massachusetts and New Hampshire Lottery scratch-offs
Two more lotteries checked off our bucket list By Kate Northrop Recently, Lottery Post went on a road trip up the East Coast and made a few pit stops along the way. Why not see what scratch-offs are like in other states? We picked out a variety of instant games from the Massachusetts Lottery on our way up to New Hampshire. Of course, we had to buy some from New Hampshire as well. And while it might have been cold and breezy, nothing warms our heart more than a few nice wins.
Feb 25, 2022, 5:04 pm - Lottery News

$50 scratch-off lottery trend takes off in multiple states
Is your state the latest to add a $50 scratch-off? By Kate Northrop Lottery players are seeing the dawn of a new era in the lottery industry where $50 scratch-off tickets are now becoming the most expensive games one can reach for at a lottery retailer. More of the most expensive scratch-off tickets yet are making their way to retailer shelves across multiple states, and players will have to shell out some serious cash for these. Among the jurisdictions who recently announced t
Feb 16, 2022, 8:20 pm - Lottery News

VIDEO: Why we hate computerized drawings
You'll never want to watch an animated lottery drawing again By Kate Northrop If you know Lottery Post, you know we hate computerized drawings, but it's not that we dislike computers and technology... so why all the hate? There are far too many documented incidents that prove again and again why computerized lottery drawings are too risky, no matter how many safety precautions and procedures are in place. Lottery players overwhelmingly prefer traditional ball machine drawings b
Jan 28, 2022, 5:48 pm - Lottery News

New York Lottery legend Yolanda Vega retires after 32 years
Face of the New York Lottery finishes her final day as the state's most iconic TV host By Kate Northrop Famed New York Lottery television host and personality Yolanda Vega has retired after more than three decades delivering the winning numbers (and checks) to players across the state. Yolanda Vega, 66, is stepping down as the face of the New York Lottery, having had touched the lives of Empire State residents with her exuberance while greeting players with her trademark phrase, I'
Jan 28, 2022, 6:30 am - Lottery News

Lottery winners use prize to buy support dog for disabled daughter
Golden Labrador Merlin brings a bit of magic into their lives By Kate Northrop A couple from the United Kingdom could not think of a better way to spend their lottery winnings than bringing support dog Merlin into their daughter's life. Golden Labrador Merlin is the greatest gift a family could ask for after winning 1 million (US$1.4 million) in a National Lottery EuroMillions drawing in August 2017. The timing of their win, they say, made a huge impact on their lives. Our
Jan 20, 2022, 3:37 pm - Lottery News

Ireland National Lottery to hold must-win draw for €19 million jackpot
The seven-month winner drought will finally end Saturday By Kate Northrop It's been seven months without a winner in the Ireland National Lottery's Lotto game, and Saturday, the capped 19.06 million (US$21.81 million) jackpot will finally be awarded to one (or more) lucky players. The National Lottery announced on Thursday that one or more players will win the current record-breaking Lotto jackpot in a guaranteed will be won event to be held this Saturday. We know that most of
Jan 13, 2022, 2:09 pm - Lottery News

86-year-old California woman shares prize with cashier who sold her winning lottery ticket
Never hesitate to make someone's day a little brighter Includes video report By Kate Northrop A California woman repaid the friendly cashier who sold her a winning lottery ticket by giving him half of her prize. A video of the kind gesture went viral on Instagram after her grandchild documented her handing balloons and money to the surprised clerk (see the full video below). Marion Forrest, 86, makes it a point to buy her Fantasy 5 lottery tickets every week at Duke's Mini Ma
Jan 11, 2022, 2:18 pm - Lottery News

VIDEO: Florida Lottery scratch-off haul in Miami Beach
We made a pit stop at a local Lottery retailer that turned out to be pretty famous By Kate Northrop Missing that warm summer breeze in the dead of winter? Wishing you could dip your toes in that turquoise water? Yearning to kick back and soak up the sun with a good book? Come take a quick tour of Miami Beach with us while we go on the hunt for a local Lottery retailer to complete our latest scratch-off haul! Of course, we have to try out the lottery whenever we visit other states,
Dec 30, 2021, 4:58 pm - Lottery News

Ireland National Lottery to propose must-win jackpot draws
Debate about forcing a jackpot win heats up as Lotto jackpot continues to roll beyond six months By Kate Northrop Executives at Premier Lotteries Ireland, the operator of the Ireland National Lottery, are in talks about enacting regulations that would require a drawing for a capped jackpot to produce a winner after a certain number of rollovers. After an Irish politician called for an audit of the Lottery's machinations , suggesting that there may be some flaws in the operation of
Dec 15, 2021, 1:19 pm - Lottery News