Australian woman wins second major lottery prize
After playing for over 50 years, TattsLotto player who scores $2 million prize is no stranger to big wins
By Kate Northrop
A woman from South Gippsland, Australia is familiar with the shock of winning a major lottery prize. After discovering that her ticket matched all six numbers in the July 25, 2020 TattsLotto drawing, she got to relive the experience once more.
This prize is a bit heftier than the last she was one of ten to win a top prize of $2 million (US$1,432,300) as compared to ...
Jul 28, 2020, 9:06 pm - 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
New Zealand man who lost his job during lockdown wins $10 million Lotto jackpot
Just weeks after losing his job, a Hamilton, New Zealand, man surprised his wife with a staggering $10.3 million (US$6.3 million) Lotto win.
The big winner, who is anonymous like most winners in New Zealand choose to be, was one of the thousands of Kiwis made redundant over the nearly two-month lockdown period. His wife is a healthcare worker has worked through the lockdown.
When she came home from work in a quick lunch break, she found him sitting at the kitchen table, acting strange .
May 25, 2020, 9:32 am - Lottery News forum
Great-grandmother will give away her $1.8 million lottery jackpot
Every generation of her family will get a cut
An Australian great-grandmother has proven she is just as generous as she is lucky by announcing she will be giving much of her $1.8 million (US$1.2 million) lottery win to her family.
The winner from the country town of Gawler, north of Adelaide, scored the major prize on Saturday after playing with the same numbers for 20 years. Gawler is the oldest country town on the Australian mainland in the state of South Australia.
The woman, who wis ...
May 11, 2020, 8:49 am - 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
Australian family's lottery numbers pay off after 20 years
An Australian family who collected a nearly $610,000 (US$383,000) lottery jackpot said they have been using the same numbers for nearly 20 years.
The family, from Peel, Western Australia, told Lotterywest officials the ticket they purchased for the April 11 Saturday Lotto drawing at The Lucky Charm Pinjarra bore the same numbers they have been using to play the lottery for two decades.
Their ticket, consisting of family birthday numbers, is now worth more than $610,000.
We've used thes ...
Apr 21, 2020, 9:18 am - Lottery News forum
Ireland Lottery releasing €16 million in unclaimed funds to help battle against COVID-19
Unclaimed Ireland Lottery funds of 16 million (US$17.5 million) are being rapidly released to help battle coronavirus.
The money will see its way towards the frontline as the country ramps-up its response to the unprecedented spread of the lethal disease.
Paschal Donohoe has announced that the windfall from the National Lottery is coming into the government's coffers early.
This will help the Government's efforts now as the country battles to beat back the deadly virus.
The money wil ...
Apr 1, 2020, 2:35 pm - Lottery News forum
China's lottery now operating at 2/3 capacity of pre-virus shutdown
China's state-run lottery operations are now working at about two-thirds of their capacity before they were shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Thursday, China's National Sports Lottery Center issued an update on the progress made since March 11, when the authorities gave the okay to resume operations following the unprecedented 49-day shutdown prompted by the coronavirus crisis.
The notice said that over 110k sports lottery terminals had resumed operations as of March 17, represent ...
Mar 20, 2020, 8:00 am - Lottery News forum
UK National Lottery hacker jailed for nine months
A cyber-criminal has been jailed for nine months for committing offenses against the United Kingdom National Lottery.
Following a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation, Anwar Batson, 29, of Notting Hill, London, was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court on 10 January. He admitted four offenses under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 and one fraud charge.
The NCA was notified of the attack against National Lottery accounts in November 2016. The customer database affected contained around nine m ...
Jan 13, 2020, 10:22 am - Lottery News forum