Anonymous New Jersey winner claims $202 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot
The first winner to claim a lottery jackpot anonymously in the state
By Kate Northrop
New Jersey had its very first anonymous winner step forward to claim the $202 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot from the Feb. 11, 2020 drawing.
The winner is the first player in the state to decline publicity since New Jersey passed a new law in January 2020 that allows winners to remain anonymous when claiming a lottery prize.
The change in the law was well-timed for this lucky player just one ...
Sep 30, 2020, 12:50 pm - Lottery News forum
Dublin woman claims €49.5 million EuroMillions lottery jackpot
It's the 16th time a EuroMillions jackpot has been won in Ireland since the game's inception in 2004
By Kate Northrop
The 49.5 million (US$58.35 million) EuroMillions jackpot from the July 21, 2020 draw has officially been claimed by a woman from Dublin as of Friday, but her new reality has yet to sink in.
The winner, who claimed the monumental prize anonymously, has had a hard time wrapping her head around the sudden change, even three weeks after she found out that she won the jackpot ...
Aug 10, 2020, 10:37 am - Lottery News forum
'Darth Vader' collects $95 million Jamaican Lotto jackpot
The force was with this lucky winner
By Kate Northrop
Some people might use masks, others might wear dark sunglasses. While these sound like easy and viable go-to options for concealing one's identity, there's one winner who knows how to step up their anonymity game.
In a bid to hide his identity while collecting a $95 million (US$651,226) lottery jackpot for the July 5 Lotto draw, a Jamaican man suited up as Star Wars' Darth Vader, one of Sci-Fi's most iconic villains.
Only known as ...
Jul 22, 2020, 11:09 am - Lottery News forum
Arizona couple steps forward to claim $410 million Mega Millions jackpot
Husband and wife receive the largest payout to any Arizona Lottery player in history
By Kate Northrop
After it was announced that a lone winner from Arizona won big over a week ago, a couple from a residential area in Phoenix came forward on Thursday to claim the $410 million Mega Millions jackpot prize. It's the largest payout to any Arizona Lottery player ever and the 11th largest Mega Millions jackpot in history.
The Glendale husband and wife, 70 and 63 years-old respectively, matche ...
Jun 19, 2020, 3:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Missouri House considers legislation to protect the identity of lottery winners
A bill to protect the identity of Missouri lottery winners is making its way through the legislative process.
Rep. Jay Mosley (R-Florissant) sponsored the bill to provide an added level of safety for individuals who win lottery prizes in the state.
The current practice is for prize winners to have their names posted to the lottery website to announce their winnings.
Mosley said the change is needed to give winners the option to stay anonymous.
This is a safety issue and a way to giv ...
Mar 4, 2020, 8:39 am - Lottery News forum
Michigan man claims $3.4M Lotto 47 jackpot
A Macomb County, Michigan, man has some planning to do after winning a $3.4 million Lotto 47 jackpot.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, won the big prize when he matched all six Lotto 47 numbers drawn Feb. 8. The winning numbers drawn that evening were 6, 7, 12, 16, 18, and 46.
He bought the winning ticket at the Victory Inn, located at 28950 Mound Road in Warren.
I heard a winner had been sold at the Victory Inn, so I checked my ticket. Then I checked it again, and then ...
Feb 27, 2020, 5:54 am - Lottery News forum
The world may never know who won a $202 million lottery jackpot
$202 million is more money that most of us can even fathom. But one lucky lottery winner from New Jersey may be able to relish all that money in secret thanks to a new law that went into effect just last month.
Last Tuesday's drawing of the Mega Millions jackpot was won by a single ticket sold at a Quick Stop Food Store in Edison, according to the New Jersey Lottery.
The ticket matched all six numbers of 4, 6, 32, 52, and 64, with Mega Ball number 6.
The $202 million jackpot has a cash ...
Feb 16, 2020, 10:37 am - Lottery News forum
Ireland lottery jackpot winner loses ticket twice
A Dublin woman admitted to losing her winning Lotto ticket twice after finding out that she was one of two lucky winners to sharing a massive 7.7 million (US$8.4 million) jackpot.
Lightning struck twice last week when it was revealed that not one but two Dubliners had matched all numbers, claiming a payout of 3,886,999 each following the Wednesday, January 29 draw.
The woman, who wants to remain anonymous, purchased her Quick Pick ticket at the Circle K Service Station in Kilmainham, Dubli ...
Feb 12, 2020, 9:16 am - Lottery News forum
Nebraska weighing anonymity for lottery winners
Winners of the Nebraska Lottery both big and small must step into the limelight to accept their prize under state law, a public reveal that can turn a stroke of luck into a potential curse.
Notice of a winner can bring family, friends and newfound fourth cousins out of the woodwork to ask for a slice of the prize money, said Sen. Tom Brandt of Plymouth.
Often, the publicity and unwanted fame can become too much for the jackpot winners, Brandt said, no matter how much money comes into their ...
Jan 28, 2020, 8:57 am - Lottery News forum
NJ Lottery winners can now stay anonymous
Lottery tasked with developing the specifics of how it will work
Lottery winners in New Jersey will have the option to remain anonymous under a new law Gov. Phil Murphy signed Tuesday.
The law directs the state lottery commission to set regulations permitting lottery players to keep their identities secret.
It takes effect immediately, but it's unclear how long it would take for the regulations to be written.
New Jersey is joining a growing list of states to permit lottery winners to ...
Jan 22, 2020, 6:30 pm - Lottery News forum