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Buddhist monk gives away entire $502,000 lottery jackpot
One lottery winner demonstrates generosity at its finest all the way down to the ticket purchase By Kate Northrop A town in Thailand won big when a Buddhist monk hit the lottery and donated the entire prize to those he felt were more deserving of the money. What started out as a kind gesture turned into an even grander act of generosity when a Buddhist monk won 18 million baht (US$502,597) in the lottery and gave it all away. In February 2022, the anonymous man bought three lotte
Nov 28, 2022, 11:38 am - Lottery News

Australian woman cleans out car four months after win, discovers lottery ticket worth $580,000
Keep your tickets in a safe spot! By Kate Northrop Keep those tickets in a safe place! An Australian woman had quite the surprise when she discovered a lottery ticket worth $580,000 (US$387,187) during a car clean-out four months after the draw. Receipts, loose change, hair ties these are the sort of things one could expect to find laying around in someone's car, but a Victorian woman found something of much higher value while doing a deep clean of her own car. For four months, a
Nov 18, 2022, 10:12 am - 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

Chinese man hides $30 million lottery jackpot from family, worries that money will make them "lazy"
Winner fears his family will become complacent By Kate Northrop A man who won a 219 million yuan ($30.5 million) lottery jackpot kept the news from his wife and child, fearing that the extra fortune would curb their motivation. Somewhere in China near the town of Litang, there's a family out there that has no idea they're sitting on a huge lottery haul. An anonymous winner, known as Li, finally had the luckiest day of his life after playing the same numbers for ten years. He wou
Nov 5, 2022, 2:13 pm - Lottery News

New Zealand man who won $15 million in lottery stays humble
Lottery winner's extraordinary generosity By Kate Northrop Like any lottery winner, one anonymous New Zealander considers himself lucky to win $15 million (US$8.4 million) in the lottery, but it's his sunny outlook and boundless generosity that separates him from the rest. Michael, who has been given an alternative name to protect his identity, has always been a boon to his community, and winning $15 million in the New Zealand Lottery's Lotto game did nothing to change that. The
Oct 7, 2022, 6:24 pm - Lottery News

433 players win $4 million lottery jackpot in Philippines, prompts calls for investigation
Results were all divisible by 9 By Kate Northrop The Philippines government Charity Sweepstakes Office is hearing calls for an investigation after 433 lottery winners split a 236 million pesos (US$4 million) jackpot on Saturday. Lottery enthusiasts in the Philippines are split over whether an official investigation should take place over a $4 million lottery jackpot being split by 433 winners. On Sat., Oct. 1, the 6/55 Grand Lotto Draw drew the winning numbers 9, 18, 27, 36, 45,
Oct 6, 2022, 7:08 am - Lottery News

Australian woman shocked into silence after discovering she hit $30 million Oz Lotto jackpot
Living in a dream but unable to sleep, one winner contemplates the future By Kate Northrop An Australian woman couldn't sleep after finding out she won a jackpot from the Australian Lottery's Oz Lotto game, but one restless night isn't so bad of a price to pay for suddenly becoming $30 million (US$ 20.2 million) richer. A Forest Lake woman and her husband were so stunned they couldn't speak after she discovered her division one winning ticket had just won a $30 million Oz Lotto pri
Jul 13, 2022, 11:47 am - Lottery News

Lottery pool goes to court after man with losing ticket demands share of $63.3 million prize
Lottery player insists he has a winning ticket By Kate Northrop What started as a feel-good story for a lottery pool is turning sour after a man with a losing ticket claims the group owes him more than $260,000 (US$182,013) from a $63.3 million (US$44.3 million) Australian Powerball prize. Some might remember the 250 member Facebook group named Goldfields, let's pay our mortgages that won a share of the $126 million (US$91.3 million) Powerball jackpot in the Australian Lottery in F
May 9, 2022, 11:37 am - Lottery News

Undocumented Algerian lottery winner must prove identity to claim €250,000 prize
Currently anonymous winner wants to avoid publicity, fears being targeted for his undocumented status By Kate Northrop An undocumented Algerian will have to provide identification he does not possess after winning a lottery prize in Belgium, where it is required for winners to prove their identity to claim winnings. More money, more problems, at least for one nameless Algerian who won 250,000 (US$270,000) from a scratch-off ticket in the Belgium National Lottery. A Belgian lawy
Apr 22, 2022, 8:02 pm - Lottery News

250 member Facebook group wins and splits $126 million Australian Powerball jackpot
Group members from the same town share a portion of the whopping prize By Kate Northrop A Facebook group made up of 250 people from the same town have won a share of the $126 million (US$91.3 million) Powerball lottery jackpot. There's a lotto luck in Kalgoorlie, where one ticket belonging to a lottery pool of 250 Facebook group members won a share of the $126 million Powerball jackpot from Thursday night's draw. While one other unnamed player from New South Wales bought a winn
Mar 1, 2022, 2:05 pm - Lottery News

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