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Record $95M Lotto Max lottery jackpot drawing tonight
Combined super-prize is Canada's largest ever The largest lottery prize pool in Canadian history will be up for grabs in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. The $95 million that could be won includes a jackpot of $50 million. In addition, there will be 45 separate MaxMillions draws for prizes of $1 million each. A Lotto Max ticket gives the buyer a chance to win the jackpot or any of the MaxMillions prizes. Because so many draws will be made, lottery officials say the winning numbers migh
Jun 18, 2010, 9:00 am - Lottery News

Largest lottery prize in Canadian history hits $70M mark
Canadians will have a shot at the country's largest-ever lottery prize total this Friday $70 million. There was no winner in last Friday's Lotto Max draw, so the jackpot remains at the maximum of $50 million. Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. spokeswoman Sarah Kiriliuk says it will be the fourth time that amount is being offered as a jackpot. However, she says the number of Maxmillions draws will rise to 20 separate $1 million prizes up from the five offered last Friday. That makes a
Jun 8, 2010, 7:33 am - Lottery News

British lottery ticket wins £84.4M Euro Millions jackpot
Largest lottery jackpot ever won in Britain A single lottery ticket purchased in Great Britain won Friday's 84.4 million (US$122.7 million) Euro Millions jackpot. It is the highest lottery prize ever won in Great Britain. The winning Euro Millions numbers were 1, 17, 31, 43, and 47 with the Lucky Star numbers 2 and 3. The win comes four months after Nigel Page and his partner Justine Laycock won 56 million to become Britain's biggest lottery winners at the time. The couple, who live
May 16, 2010, 11:35 am - Lottery News

N.Y. Lottery posts record sales
The New York Lottery posted record revenue and profit in its latest fiscal year, the state announced on Thursday. The lottery made $7.8 billion in sales of scratch-off tickets, other games and casino gambling in its 2009-10 fiscal year, which ended March 31. It is a 2.1 percent increase over the previous year, which was the old record-high. The lottery made $2.67 billion of profit, a 5 percent increase from the previous record, set last year. The profit is used to help fund K-12 education.
Apr 30, 2010, 6:46 am - Lottery News

Masked Israeli lottery winners collect country's biggest jackpot
An Israeli couple finally picked up the country's biggest ever lottery jackpot three months after they won, and they wore masks to hide their faces from the public. The couple are determined to keep their identities protected, but they still agreed to take part in the prize-giving ceremony in front of television cameras and newspaper reporters. Before stepping into the glare, they donned big red cardboard masks. The disguise failed to hide the man's bald patch but the woman wore a huge bla
Apr 14, 2010, 8:47 am - Lottery News

The Christmas Eve lottery miracle
Kentucky couple claims state-record $128.6 million jackpot A central Kentucky autoworker is lucky he held on to the $128 million Powerball ticket he bought on Christmas Eve during some last-minute shopping after all, it was printed by mistake. Lottery officials said Rob Anderson and his wife, Tuesday, were winners of the largest jackpot in the state's history. On Wednesday the couple was introduced at the state lottery headquarters in Louisville. The Andersons said they didn't initially
Jan 6, 2010, 6:21 pm - Lottery News

China gets lottery fever after massive jackpot
Water-cooler talk across China has been awash with theories on how to spend a fortune after someone from Henan province won nearly 360 million yuan (US$52.7 million) on Thursday. The prize is the country's biggest jackpot to date. Despite the fact that the lucky winner has not yet stepped forward to claim the prize, many have an opinion on how much happiness it might buy. It's incredible. That was the verdict of 75 percent of the 140,000 people taking part in an online survey yesterday
Oct 13, 2009, 10:18 am - Lottery News

Record Maryland Lottery Multi-Match jackpot won
There was one big winner in Saturday night's Multi-Match drawing from the Maryland Lottery, ending the months-long jackpot-roll that grew to a record-breaking $4.8 million top prize. The winner, yet to be identified, purchased the ticket at Pop's Tavern in Sparrows Point during a busy Friday sales day. The player utilized the Quick-Pick option, which automatically generates randomly-chosen numbers. Debbie Hurd, part-owner of Pop's Tavern, was working when the winning ticket was purchased.
Sep 22, 2009, 7:34 pm - Lottery News

Texas Lottery announces record sales for Mega Millions
Mega Millions sales in Texas for last Friday's $333 million advertised jackpot were $49.8 million for the prize's entire roll cycle, the highest sales recorded in Texas for any game. The roll cycle began on July 10 with a $12 million starting jackpot and ended with a $325 million advertised jackpot that, because of brisk sales, was bumped to $333 million, said Texas Lottery Commission Deputy Executive Director Gary Grief. This is the highest dollar value of sales for a Mega Millions jackpot
Sep 1, 2009, 9:11 am - Lottery News

Italy Is a 'Mad House' for Lottery
Neophytes do it. Financially pinched town councils do it. Even people who usually shun gambling as a cunning ruse for the state to raise taxes do it. With a record 119 million (US$177 million) jackpot at stake in Italy's state lottery, millions have been gripped by lotto fever. It's become a bit of a mad house, said Paolo Valli, owner of the neighborhood Bar del Pino in southern Rome, where the number of wagers has tripled in the past month for the SuperEnalotto, which has not registered
Aug 7, 2009, 8:31 am - Lottery News

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