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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

Wait times for lottery prize payouts doubled in California
Lottery anticipates return to normal claims operations later this year By Kate Northrop Lottery players are continuing to win big in California but are having to wait twice the amount of time it normally takes to receive their check, with some waiting more than three months. Since late June, lottery prize payouts have slowed to a crawl in California as the Lottery adjusts its operations during the ongoing pandemic. Normally, the processing time for claims is four to six weeks, ...
Aug 12, 2021, 12:31 pm - Lottery News forum

Homeless veteran who lost everything in pandemic wins D.C. vaccine lottery prize
When I thought everything was going wrong, this really helped me out By Kate Northrop An Air Force veteran who lost his job, home, and car to the pandemic was desperate for support when he arrived at a Washington D.C. homeless shelter, but things changed for the better when he won a prize in the D.C. vaccine lottery. Everything was moving in the wrong direction for Sung-ha Jou, 44, right as the COVID-19 pandemic landed in the U.S. When all seemed lost, his luck suddenly changed when h ...
Jul 13, 2021, 2:04 pm - Lottery News forum

UK woman who lost eye to cancer wins £100,000 in lottery
How lucky elephants got this winner through difficult times By Kate Northrop A pharmacy assistant won a hefty 100,000 scratch-off prize mere days after getting the all-clear from a melanoma that developed in her eye during lockdown. Good karma could not have had better timing for Louise Tate, 42, of Sunderland. Just days after receiving word that she officially beat the cancer that took her left eye, she discovered she won 100,000 on a National Lottery scratch-off game. During the pa ...
Jul 6, 2021, 12:01 pm - Lottery News forum

UK mom shocked by £1 million EuroMillions win went into labor four weeks early
Couple recalls how life quickly changed after big lottery win By Kate Northrop A mother from the United Kingdom was so thrilled by her 1 million (US$1.4 million) EuroMillions lottery win that she went into labor four weeks early. In February 2019, Natalie Metcalf, 39, and her partner Andy Symes, 43, had found out that their winning code in the EuroMillions game UK Millionaire Maker was drawn. Just as soon as they were about to celebrate, however, baby Poppy had other plans. Metcalf a ...
Jun 24, 2021, 10:36 am - Lottery News forum

Veterans shut out of Illinois vaccine lottery
It's just a slap in the face to any veteran. By Kate Northrop Illinois is making headlines after it was revealed that thousands of veterans won't be eligible to enter the All In For The Win incentive lottery for a shot at the millions of dollars being awarded to vaccinated individuals. Ever since Ohio announced its Vax-a-Million lottery to encourage residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19, states have been coming out with their own lotteries left and right. However, the lotter ...
Jun 21, 2021, 11:36 am - Lottery News forum

Oregon looking for new incentives after vaccine lottery fails to increase vaccination rates
Vaccination rates took a downturn after the $1 million lottery announcement weeks ago By Kate Northrop The State of Oregon is looking for new ways to motivate residents to get a COVID-19 vaccine after vaccination rates went the wrong direction following the announcement of the state's $1 million vaccine lottery. Nearly three weeks ago, Governor Kate Brown held a press conference to reveal the Take Your Shot Oregon campaign, intended to motivate the public to get inoculated against COVID ...
Jun 9, 2021, 2:54 pm - Lottery News forum

New York City considering vaccination lottery incentive similar to Ohio's
By Kate Northrop A week after Ohio announced their Vax-a-Million lottery, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that his administration is considering a similar idea to motivate residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19. On Wednesday at a City Hall press briefing, de Blasio responded to a reporter who inquired about New York holding a separate lottery to incentivize unvaccinated residents to get a dose. We are talking about whether that kind of approach would add something, de Bla ...
May 19, 2021, 6:23 pm - Lottery News forum

Ohio, Kentucky to use lotteries as incentive for residents to get vaccinated
By Kate Northrop Ohio and Kentucky are trying new tactics to incentivize their residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19, some of which involve a separate lottery for those who received a vaccine or a promotion to persuade individuals to get one. States are trying to find ways to encourage people to get themselves and children vaccinated against the coronavirus. In one instance, Governor Phil Murphy in New Jersey announced earlier this month that any New Jerseyan who gets their first va ...
May 13, 2021, 12:49 pm - Lottery News forum

N.C. COVID nurse 'in shock' after $1 million second-chance lottery win
A North Carolina nurse who works in the COVID-19 unit at a long-term care facility just hit a $1 million jackpot. Terri Watkins didn't believe she'd actually won the North Carolina Education Lottery's Supreme Riches second-chance lottery drawing last week but she did. I thought that it was a scam. I was a little upset actually! she said in a press release. I thought that it was not real, couldn't be real, Watkins added. It's still something that I really don't believe, I'm still in so ...
Jan 14, 2021, 10:24 am - Lottery News forum

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