UK lottery winner helps out bride whose wedding was cancelled four times due to COVID-19
By Kate Northrop
A bride and groom who had their wedding canceled four separate times due to the coronavirus pandemic were at their wit's end after constantly pushing back and rescheduling the event. Hearing about their growing frustration, one lottery winner who scooped up 13 million (US$17,150,965) in 2015 was eager to help contribute to their special day.
Erika Witheridge-Towers, 24 of Truro, England was one of the many disappointed brides whose wedding plans were thrown off by the outb ...
Nov 16, 2020, 2:28 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery Post's guide to 2020 holiday raffles
By Kate Northrop
For many lottery players, the upcoming holiday season represents the return of raffle games, many of which offer their best odds of winning $1 million or more.
At Lottery Post, we've always held pride in our detailed lottery results reporting, even for special drawings like raffles that are often overlooked. In 2020 we continue that tradition, and we'll publish the winning raffle numbers in each state and country conducting a raffle drawing this year.
Back in 2005, when ...
Nov 11, 2020, 8:05 pm - Lottery News forum
Inside look at the mysterious booklet every Australian lottery jackpot winner receives
Apart from mind-boggling good luck, there's one thing all division one lottery winners have in common one humble brochure that gets mailed to every winner in Australia.
It means the mysterious document has only been seen by a select few Australians who have been fortunate enough to score a life-changing jackpot prize.
But a copy obtained by an Australian news website reveals a treasure trove of advice including from previous winners themselves buried within the pages.
Apr 27, 2020, 1:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Masks: The new lottery
Japanese electronics maker holds a lottery for the commodity after buyers flood the e-commerce website
By Kate Northrop
A new sort of lottery is brewing in Japan. Electronics manufacturer Sharp Corp. has adopted a new method of selling its popular face masks via a lottery.
Unsurprisingly, Japanese hospitals, stores and consumers alike have found it difficult to acquire masks due to shortages and increased demand during the Covid-19 crisis. Sharp originally only shipped masks to medical ...
Apr 24, 2020, 2:22 pm - Lottery News forum
Update: Every US state lottery's COVID-19 response
By Todd Northrop and Kate Northrop
While life has been upended and millions of Americans are staying home due to the national COVID-19 response, state lotteries continue to operate every day selling tickets, drawing numbers, and awarding prizes.
Two weeks ago Lottery Post surveyed every state lottery to determine what modified procedures have been put in place by each lottery to protect players and those who run the lottery from spreading the coronavirus.
The responses we saw varied fro ...
Apr 6, 2020, 9:06 am - Lottery News forum
Liquor, cannabis, lottery: Are our vices essential services in face of COVID-19?
In a series of executive orders, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has increasingly forced businesses to close their doors to slow the spread of COVID-19.
But there are three notable exceptions: Liquor, cannabis, and lottery tickets.
Why are our vices exempt?
Some other states have deemed liquor stores and cannabis shops essential services, citing both an economic incentive to maintain tax revenues and concern that people with substance abuse disorders would seek urgent medical care while the syst ...
Mar 30, 2020, 4:17 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery Post breaks down every state lottery's response to COVID-19
By Todd Northrop
Update 3/24/2020: Added Indiana and Montana COVID-19 responses
Update 4/6/2020: A new article with updated COVID-19 responses is published here
As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to disrupt businesses and lives throughout the United States, individual state lotteries have vastly different responses, and some will have you scratching your head.
Monday morning, Lottery Post cataloged each and every lottery in the United States to see what information the lottery inc ...
Mar 23, 2020, 1:25 pm - Lottery News forum
Coronavirus begins to impact lottery industry
But state lotteries are not doing enough to communicate with players
By Todd Northrop
Every aspect of life in America has been impacted by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), including the lottery.
Although most lotteries continue to operate their drawings normally, some aspects of the games that require people to gather in one place have been shut down.
Claim centers are one such area. Illinois and South Carolina claim centers have closed completely, allowing for only claims b ...
Mar 17, 2020, 9:24 am - Lottery News forum
Michigan Lottery has few options to stop players who spend millions
In June 2017, Viktor Gjonaj walked into a sleepy retail strip on Dequindre Road in Sterling Heights.
He wasn't heading for the massage parlor, or the small Indian and Pakistani grocery store or restaurant or the hair salon. Instead, he went into the Michigan Lottery claim center at the northern edge of Sherwood Plaza.
There, he showed his driver's license and Social Security card, completed a claim form, and left $2.5 million richer with a check cut to him as the prize for the 500 winning ...
Mar 9, 2020, 9:23 am - Lottery News forum
Amazon uses this lottery puzzle as a brain-teaser for interviewees
Includes video report
Tech giant Amazon reportedly poses a series of logical and mathematical puzzles during the interview process in order to select the best candidates, including the following lottery scenario. Take your best shot, then scroll down for the solution.
You have 100 red balls, 100 blue balls, and 2 urns. You distribute all of the balls between both urns, placing at least 1 ball in each, you cannot place them all in the same urn. You then pick one of the urns at random, and s ...
Mar 3, 2020, 11:38 am - Lottery News forum