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VIDEO: Should you sign the back of your lottery ticket?
Some things to consider before you whip out your pen By Kate Northrop It's the first thing a Lottery tells you to do as soon as you buy your ticket sign it! But are there any reasons why you shouldn't? Today, Lottery Post released it's latest video on what you should know before writing your name on that ticket. Before you rush to get out your pen to sign the back of your lottery ticket, there are some technicalities you might want to know before securing it under your name that we
Nov 26, 2021, 5:09 pm - Lottery News

Audit of frequent Pennsylvania Lottery winners draws concern
Lottery pushes back against stricter auditing processes for potential fraud By Kate Northrop The Pennsylvania Lottery is butting heads with Pennsylvania Auditor General Tim DeFoor on whether stronger controls are needed to monitor frequent lottery winners. An audit conducted on Pennsylvania Lottery winners of prizes between July 1, 2017 through Jan. 26, 2021 revealed that the Lottery gathers data on players who claim prizes of $600 and above solely for tax-related purposes but does
Nov 20, 2021, 7:28 pm - Lottery News

VIDEO: Reviewing (and winning!) Texas Lottery scratch-offs
But how much did we win? By Kate Northrop In an exciting partnership with the Texas Lottery, Lottery Post today released its latest video that gives you a taste of what kinds of games players can try out in the Lone Star State. Those who've watched our previous videos might remember the video we released a few months ago about a huge, oversized scratch-off ticket from the New Jersey Lottery. For this video, the Texas Lottery sent us a unique sampling of some of the instant game
Oct 28, 2021, 5:27 pm - Lottery News

NEW VIDEO: The largest lottery jackpots in history
Will these jackpots ever be dethroned? By Kate Northrop Today, Lottery Post released its latest video on the biggest lottery jackpots in history. Since there's no telling when a jackpot will be won in the future, this list is subject to change. Quite honestly, we're hoping it does! At the time we recorded this video, the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots had just almost reached a combined $1 billion , so we thought it would be fitting to take a look back at the five largest lott
Sep 24, 2021, 5:22 pm - 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

Wait times for lottery prize payouts doubled in California
Lottery anticipates return to normal claims operations later this year By Kate Northrop Lottery players are continuing to win big in California but are having to wait twice the amount of time it normally takes to receive their check, with some waiting more than three months. Since late June, lottery prize payouts have slowed to a crawl in California as the Lottery adjusts its operations during the ongoing pandemic. Normally, the processing time for claims is four to six weeks,
Aug 12, 2021, 12:31 pm - Lottery News

How the UK Lottery helped Great Britain win 100 Olympic gold medals
By Kate Northrop Great Britain has officially secured its 100th gold medal in the Olympics, part of which can be attributed to support from the UK National Lottery. Since 1996, funding from the National Lottery has helped athletes from Team Great Britain take home over 100 gold medals at the Olympics, but what does that funding specifically entail? On Monday, Adam Peaty took Great Britain's 100th gold medal after defending his 100m breaststroke title in Tokyo. Within mere hours, Tom Dal
Aug 4, 2021, 11:17 am - Lottery News

The transformation of Lucky for Life into a computerized daily drawing
How the popular multi-state game evolved By Kate Northrop In April, state lotteries participating in the popular multi-state Lucky for Life lottery game announced that the game would be moving from bi-weekly drawings to a once-daily draw format. Now that the changeover has officially transpired since last Monday, Jul. 19, Lottery Post took a closer look at how and why the game offering players the opportunity to wi n $1,000 a day for life evolved as a whole. For a little over a week
Jul 28, 2021, 2:12 pm - Lottery News

Veterans shut out of Illinois vaccine lottery
It's just a slap in the face to any veteran. By Kate Northrop Illinois is making headlines after it was revealed that thousands of veterans won't be eligible to enter the All In For The Win incentive lottery for a shot at the millions of dollars being awarded to vaccinated individuals. Ever since Ohio announced its Vax-a-Million lottery to encourage residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19, states have been coming out with their own lotteries left and right. However, the lotter
Jun 21, 2021, 11:36 am - Lottery News

Lottery scams and fake sweepstakes cost Americans $227 million in 2020
Report finds that victims lost 33% more money in scams compared to 2019 By Kate Northrop A report on sweepstakes, lottery and prize scams revealed that Americans lost a whopping $227 million to con artists last year. Better Business Bureau investigator Steve Baker put out some eye-opening statistics that show a decrease in complaints but a troubling 33% increase in the amount of money lost by Americans to scammers. Kathy Chapman told CBS News the story about how her unsuspecting 84-y
Jun 14, 2021, 10:37 am - Lottery News