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 forum
Malfunction delays Saturday's Powerball lottery drawing
Includes video report
People hoping to win the Powerball jackpot Saturday night had to wait a little longer to see the numbers.
When viewers tuned in for the drawing, instead of seeing of bouncing balls the saw an empty lottery machine.
An announcement was made saying: because of a technical problem we are unable to bring you the Powerball drawing at this time.
Eventually the winning numbers were posted online, and USA Mega contains all the winning number and prize information, incl ...
Mar 8, 2020, 11:55 am - Lottery News forum
Winners across Spain celebrate results of 2019 El Gordo Christmas lottery
Includes video report
Just eight minutes after the draw began, the top prize was called for the number 26590
The winning number in this year's Christmas lottery popularly known as El Gordo (The Fat One) is 26590. The lucky five-digit figure corresponding to the top 4 million prize was sung out by two children from San Ildefonso school as per tradition at 9.19am just eight minutes after the draw began.
The first prize-winning number in the hugely popular draw was sold at lottery offices ...
Dec 23, 2019, 7:50 am - Lottery News forum
NC grandmother wins $350,000 in lottery's first Big Spin event
Includes video report
Julia Earp of Wilmington, North Carolina, is the first player to spin the lottery's Big Spin prize wheel and win $350,000, according to the NC Education Lottery.
She spun the wheel Tuesday during a live event in Raleigh.
I figured no matter what I won, I'd be tickled with what I got, Earp said. I came out with more than I had when I came in, so this is amazing!
The grandmother of eight said she's a big game show fan and developed a strategy of how to spin the ...
Oct 23, 2019, 8:28 am - Lottery News forum
The local TV star who rigged the lottery
Shortly after 7pm on April 24th, 1980, millions of Pennsylvanians watched intently as a third and final ping-pong ball shot up the tube of a machine on live television.
And there you have it, exclaimed the station's beloved announcer, Nick Perry. Today's Pennsylvania lottery daily number: 6-6-6!
As the cheesy music faded and the lights dimmed, Perry implored lucky ticket holders at home to claim their prizes: If you've got it, come and get it!
What the public didn't know was that Per ...
Oct 18, 2019, 12:12 pm - Lottery News forum
€190m EuroMillions lottery jackpot will be won tonight, no matter what
Odds of winning slashed to 1 in 7 million
The EuroMillions jackpot of 190 million (US$209 million) will have to be won on Tuesday night no matter what happens, with the odds of claiming at least a share of the top prize effectively falling from 140 million to 1 to a considerably more manageable 7 million to 1 due to a never-before enforced rule.
The current jackpot has been rolling over since July 23rd and this week for the first time in the 15-year history of the game, it will have hit it ...
Oct 8, 2019, 8:58 am - Lottery News forum
CT Lottery CEO refuses to testify as to why official was placed on leave
Hearing officer responds, 'If I had the power... I would put him in contempt'
By Jon Lender
President/CEO Gregory Smith of the Connecticut Lottery Corp. (CLC) repeatedly refused last week to say why he placed CLC Vice President Chelsea Turner on paid administrative leave July 15 from her $190,000-a-year job under a state personnel regulation that provides for investigation of alleged serious misconduct which could constitute just cause for dismissal.
What was the reason that she was p ...
Aug 21, 2019, 6:11 pm - Lottery News forum
CT Lottery quiet as uncomfortable allegations pile up
For a moment it looked like some meaningful information might be released to the public this week about the latest upheaval at the Connecticut Lottery Corp. (CLC) this time in the form of an order Monday that lottery Vice President Chelsea Turner be placed on an indefinite leave, six days after disclosing in sworn testimony that she contacted the FBI in about 2014 with suspicions of wrongdoing by a superior.
But it hasn't turned out that way.
The CLC's board of directors scheduled a specia ...
Jul 19, 2019, 8:22 am - Lottery News forum
Details emerge about CT Lottery CEO secretly recording board chairman in 2014
More 'dirty laundry' revealed by botched raffle draw investigation
Connecticut Lottery Corp. Vice President Chelsea Turner testified Tuesday that around 2014, she and then-lottery CEO Anne Noble had such suspicions about Frank Farricker, then chairman of the lottery's governing board, that she contacted an agent she knew in the FBI which then had Noble record Farricker secretly in at least one meeting.
The small recording device was concealed inside an eyeglass case, Turner testified under ...
Jul 12, 2019, 7:50 am - Lottery News forum
Former security chief grilled by CT Lottery lawyer at hearing
Fallout from 2018 botched raffle draw continues
A hearing on an ex-lottery official's whistleblower complaint grew heated Wednesday over the question of why a Connecticut Lottery Corp. drawing team entered the wrong numbers into a computerized random number generator on Jan. 1, 2018, in a million-dollar blunder that required a do-over drawing two weeks later and has never stopped causing trouble since.
Wednesday's heat arose from lottery lawyer Jim Shea's cross-examination of Alfred DuPuis ...
Apr 4, 2019, 10:32 am - Lottery News forum