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€10M German lottery winner divides the internet with video of girlfriend blowing nose with €500 bill
Lottery winner who bought Ferrari and pet alligator posts cheeky clip in latest bid to stay in the spotlight Includes video report By Kate Northrop A German lottery winner of a 10 million (US$10.56 million) prize is not in social media's good graces after posting a video of himself handing a 500 bill to his girlfriend, who proceeds to use it to dry fake tears and blow her nose. Immediately after his 10 million lottery win, Kursat Chico Yildirim, 42, dumped his ex-girlfriend, boug
Oct 27, 2023, 5:11 pm - Lottery News

German €10 million lottery winner buys pet alligator
Winner who replaced girlfriend with luxury cars and penthouses has spent half of his winnings By Kate Northrop A German lottery winner who won 10 million (US$10.4 million) in the lottery has spent half of his prize on a variety of luxuries, such as sportscars, penthouses, and of course, a pet alligator. Kursat Chico Yildirim, 42, of Dortmund, Germany, originally made headlines for winning the lottery and subsequently dumping his girlfriend for a brand-new Ferrari. His anonymous e
Mar 13, 2023, 12:54 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

German man wins €10 million, immediately dumps girlfriend and buys Ferrari
By Kate Northrop A German man did not hesitate to splurge on his 10 million (US$10.4 million) windfall in the lottery, buying a brand-new sportscar and subsequently dumping his girlfriend. A former girlfriend of a German lottery winner who took home a 10 million prize said that the prize drastically changed him as a person. Kursat Chico Yildirim, 42, of Dortmund, Germany, was emboldened by his multi-million lottery win to make some significant life-altering decisions one of them cons
Nov 15, 2022, 3:04 pm - Lottery News

German woman walks around with €32 million winning lottery ticket for weeks
By Kate Northrop Imagine the moment you figure out you've been walking around with nearly $40 million in your purse for weeks without even realizing it. An anonymous German woman did not even know that she had hit the Germany Lottery's Lotto 6aus49 32 million (US$38.98 million) jackpot from the Wed., Jun. 9, 2021 drawing until several weeks after. It's a good thing that ticket stayed in her purse had it been misplaced, it would have been heartbreaking for the 32 million jackpot to go un
Jul 29, 2021, 4:40 pm - Lottery News

€11.3 million Germany Lottery jackpot goes unclaimed
After a three-year search, one of Germany's largest unclaimed prizes returns to the prize pool By Kate Northrop After three and a half years of waiting for the winner of a 11.3 million (US$13.9 million) Lotto 6aus49 jackpot to turn up, one of Germany's largest-ever unclaimed prizes is going back into the prize pool. The winner lost their chance at claiming once-in-a-lifetime riches once the clock struck midnight on New Year's Eve. Even with Germany's generous lottery ticket claim windo
Jan 4, 2021, 1:32 pm - Lottery News

Slot machine saves German gambler as police arrive
Police said Thursday that two officers carrying out routine checks at an arcade in the western city of Bochum, Germany, late last week discovered that a man playing a slot machine faced an arrest warrant. He had been ordered to pay a 710 (US$910) fine or go to prison for 71 days after resisting police during a previous incident. Police say that as officers informed the man that he faced arrest, the slot machine started to flash and the beaming 37-year-old won a jackpot of 1,000 (about US$1
Sep 29, 2014, 7:08 am - Lottery News

German ordered to let ex-wife share in lottery win
A German federal court has ruled that a divorced man must pay his ex-wife 242,500 euros (US$328,000) out of his winnings from a lottery ticket because they weren't formally divorced at the time he won. The Federal Court of Justice on Wednesday ended a lengthy legal battle between the pair, who had been separated for eight years when the man and his new partner won nearly 1 million euros in 2008. The man only applied for and was granted a divorce in 2009. The couple then battled their wa
Oct 16, 2013, 5:54 pm - Lottery News

Germany Lottery draw glitch caused announcement of wrong numbers
German broadcaster ZDF gave Lotto ticket holders a moment of false hope on Wednesday evening, after a glitch with the ball machine meant presenters read out the wrong numbers. At 6:50pm, 2.33 million people turned on their TVs to see if they'd won this week's lottery jackpot. But what presenters in the ZDF studio had not noticed was that that two balls, 46 and 47, failed to roll into the see-through Lotto drum. This meant that the first set of numbers 3,8,11,26,32,40 and 9 were void. The a
Apr 4, 2013, 11:57 am - Lottery News

Man refuses $4 million lottery win
According to the Ananova news service, a German pensioner who won 2 million (US$4 million) playing the lottery refused the cash because he didn't know what to do with it. The 70-year-old man from Hameln, Lower Saxony, went to the HQ of the German lottery association in Hanover after finding out about his win and told them he did not want the money. He reportedly said: What would I do with so much money? My wife has already passed away, my parents are dead, I have no children and no other
Sep 19, 2007, 2:31 pm - Lottery News

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