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Minnesota woman made $117,000 from illegal lottery she claimed benefitted charity
Lottery organizer tried to disguise raffles after law enforcement told her to stop all operations By Kate Northrop A Minnesota woman has allegedly raked in at least $117,000 by operating an illegal lottery on Facebook and tried to disguise further attempts to run it after authorities gave her a hard warning. Kathryn Jean Deblack, 39, of Hibbing, has been issued multiple charges after she ran an illegal lottery that brought in more than $117,000 over the course of ten months. She
Sep 18, 2023, 2:24 pm - Lottery News

UK couple scoops £1 million in lottery before overcoming cancer health scare
Lottery players-turned-millionaires march forward with a smile By Kate Northrop A U.K. couple felt like they were on a merry-go-round when a Welsh man won a 1 million (US$1.26 million) lottery prize during a bout of sickness, followed by his wife both receiving a diagnosis for and beating cancer. The Francis' lives never felt more up and down than when they won 1 million in the U.K. National Lottery's Millionaire Maker drawing in January 2022. From the moment Mark Francis, of Swa
Jun 13, 2023, 3:06 pm - Lottery News

Montana Lottery's Millionaire Raffle returns for 2023
Unprecedented demand for 2022 raffle has Lottery going even bigger this year By Kate Northrop The Montana Lottery's Millionaire Raffle is making a return after player demand proved it to be one of the most popular promotions of the year. After witnessing an unprecedented response to the game in 2022, the Lottery is bringing back the Millionaire Raffle this year with a few big changes. Raffle tickets practically sold out the instant they went on sale all tickets were bought up wit
Mar 17, 2023, 5:27 pm - Lottery News

El Gordo doles out €2.5 billion in Spain's annual Christmas lottery
By Kate Northrop The famous Spanish Christmas lottery, El Gordo (The Fat One) has once again lived up to its name, awarding a pot of holiday joy across the country in the form of 2.5 billion (US$2.67 billion) in prizes. On Thursday, the world sat by and watched while El Gordo dished out billions of euros to lucky winners throughout Spain. Ibrahim Cante, a musician from Gambia, had spent the last five years trekking across countries in Africa before crossing the Mediterranean by boat
Dec 24, 2022, 12:31 pm - Lottery News

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

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

Spain's huge Christmas lottery offers distraction from virus
Spaniards looking for a respite from the pandemic's gloom and doom turned their attention Wednesday to a rite that for more than two centuries has marked the beginning of the festive period: the country's bumper Christmas lottery, known as El Gordo, or The Fat One. The draw, held annually since 1812, dished out a total of 2.4 billion (US$2.7 billion) in prizes this year, or 70% of the proceeds from ticket sales. The top-prize number holder number 86148 this year gets 400,000 (US$450,000
Dec 22, 2021, 1:08 pm - Lottery News

New Jersey Lottery announces return of New Year's Raffle after 13 years
One lucky winner to emerge $2 million richer on New Year's Day By Kate Northrop After over a decade, the New Jersey Lottery is bringing back a statewide raffle that will award one lucky player a $2 million grand prize, as well as hundreds of other cash prizes. Beginning Mon., Nov. 22, 500,000 raffle tickets will be up for grabs at $20 each for entry into a series of drawings that could award prizes ranging from $500 all the way up to $2 million. It's been 13 years since we have
Nov 18, 2021, 8:11 am - Lottery News

Thief steals handbag with winning €125,000 lottery ticket inside
Caught after making a big purchase By Kate Northrop A thief who stole a purse with a winning lottery ticket worth 125,000 (US$152,000) inside has finally been caught after he used the money to buy a house. On May 31, the Guardia Civil, law enforcement in Spain, arrested an unnamed 52-year-old man at the house he bought in Valencia with the winnings he stole. The theft took place on Dec. 19, 2020. Video surveillance footage in a restaurant shows the man walking past a woman seated at
Jun 14, 2021, 12:45 pm - Lottery News

El Gordo awards over €2.4 billion in famous Christmas raffle
Winning numbers for top prizes announced this morning By Kate Northrop The Spanish Lottery has released the winning numbers for El Gordo (The Fat One), the most well-known, largest raffle in history, measured by prize payout. In 2020, the Christmas raffle is handing out over 2.4 billion (US$ 2.9 billion) in prizes. That's 28 million (US$34 million) more than last year. Traditionally, two children from the San Ildefonso school sing out the winning five-digit number for the 4 million (US$
Dec 22, 2020, 11:59 am - Lottery News

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