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Lotto New Zealand payment glitch affects 25,000 players buying tickets
$42.2 million Powerball jackpot scooped up by one lone ticketholder in the same night By Kate Northrop In a digital glitch, around 25,000 Kiwis were overcharged on their lottery tickets for Lotto New Zealand's $42.2 million (US$30.2 million) Powerball drawing on Wednesday, the second-largest jackpot won in the country's history. The high volume of traffic on the Lottery's MyLotto website prior to the drawing led to issues with the card processing systems operated by third party payment ...
Oct 26, 2021, 8:03 am - Lottery News forum

Australian man who won nearly $1 million in lottery gave it all away
Do what you can to make somebody else's day a little bit brighter. By Kate Northrop A year after winning almost $1 million (US$731,905) in the Australian TattsLotto, one particular Aussie went on a selfless crusade to give it all away. Thanks to a superstition, Peter Charleton, 47, of Yarra Ranges bought a TattsLotto lottery ticket in August 2020 that turned out to be the winner of a prize worth $896,511.13 (US$656,160.98). A year later, he's already given away most of the prize. B ...
Sep 14, 2021, 6:25 pm - Lottery News forum

Italian store owner who reportedly stole €500,000 lottery ticket blocked from leaving country
Police still on the hunt for top prize-winning lottery ticket By Kate Northrop An Italian shopkeeper just narrowly missed escaping the country after he was accused of stealing a winning scratch-off lottery ticket worth 500,000 (US$592,385) from a customer. The owner of a tobacco store in Naples ran off with a top prize-winning lottery ticket he allegedly swiped from a customer looking to verify the ticket's win, but he claims there is more to the story than meets the eye. On Friday, ...
Sep 7, 2021, 4:25 pm - Lottery News forum

Australian cleaner wins $80 million lottery jackpot after losing job in the pandemic
Sleep-deprived family man won't have to struggle anymore By Kate Northrop An anonymous man from North Melbourne lost his job in the pandemic but knew his luck turned around when he discovered he was the sole winner of an $80 million (US$58.7 million) Australian Powerball jackpot. It took one single ticket in the Aug. 12, 2021 Powerball drawing for a sleep-deprived cleaner's life to instantly change for the better. After holding the only winning ticket for the drawing with the n ...
Aug 16, 2021, 1:00 pm - Lottery News forum

New Zealand couple hopes $17 million lottery prize will last generations
A young married couple from Auckland, New Zealand, started their Sunday morning learning they were $17.16 million (US$12.6 million) richer. The couple, who want to remain anonymous, won Powerball First Division in Saturday night's draw after buying their ticket from West City Lotto in Henderson. The husband said he was up with his children on Sunday morning while his wife had a much-deserved sleep-in. He was on his phone when he saw Powerball had been won by a ticket purchased at one of th ...
Jul 28, 2021, 8:37 am - Lottery News forum

Australia's biggest lottery winner still working after winning record $107 million Powerball jackpot
Nurse explains just how the lottery changed her life By Kate Northrop After winning a record-breaking $107 million (US$79.6 million) in January 2019, an Australian nurse proclaimed that she would be returning to work the next day, and she has since kept her promise. Humble, hardworking, and down-to-earth, the historic winner who won the country's largest prize ever awarded to an individual came forward to offer advice to future lottery winners, as well as explain just how the lottery ha ...
Jul 8, 2021, 12:18 pm - Lottery News forum

Psychic predicts Australian woman's $9.7 million lottery win
By Kate Northrop An Australian mother is millions of dollars richer after a psychic told her mother that someone in her family would win a life-changing prize this year. Sydney's latest Powerball multi-millionaire is an anonymous Carnes Hill woman who revealed that someone predicted she would scoop up a huge prize, but at no point did the psychic mention it would be a $9.7 million (US$7.5 million) jackpot for the May 27, 2021 drawing. The mother held the only winning ticket for the top ...
Jun 1, 2021, 10:05 am - Lottery News forum

Australian man who won lottery five times has "been to hell and back"
Unfortunate winner has had a tumultuous time since landing his windfall By Kate Northrop An Australian man who won the lottery five times revealed that his life has been anything but glamorous. Carlo Massetti, 47 and a Kiwi living in Sydney, Australia, flew back to his native New Zealand to heal and cope with the tumultuous events that have defined his life since winning millions. The unlucky lottery winner is out to prove that happiness and love can't be bought or won. On the contra ...
May 11, 2021, 2:49 pm - Lottery News forum

Irish lawmakers look to crack down on private lotteries
New bill would prevent bookies from piggybacking on National Lottery By Kate Northrop Talks of tighter controls in the lottery and gaming industry to prevent bookies and commercial gambling operations from managing their own private lotteries are starting to ramp up in Ireland's Senate. Irish lawmakers are trying to figure out how to stop bookmakers from piggybacking and profiteering from the National Lottery, similar to how a New Jersey man illegally operated his own private lottery ba ...
Apr 27, 2021, 7:29 am - Lottery News forum

Australian couple hid $100,000 lottery ticket in a safe for eight months
New South Wales couple knew about their win since last year By Kate Northrop A man and a woman from Australia purposefully waited eight months to collect their $100,000 prize and kept their winning ticket hidden away in a safe before making the claim. The anonymous pair won the lottery last year when they scooped up the $100,000 first prize for the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot drawing on Mon., Aug. 10, 2020. It's a wonder they were able to wait so long to claim it, but according to the ...
Apr 24, 2021, 7:39 pm - Lottery News forum

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