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
Canadian siblings split $1 million Lotto 6/49 prize
I thought somebody was playing a joke!
By Kate Northrop
A brother and sister from Alberta, Canada, were both skeptical when they scanned their lottery ticket and found that it was the winner of a $1 million (US$766,270) Lotto 6/49 prize for the Guaranteed Prize Draw on Nov. 4.
Guaranteed Prize Draw is a $1 million bonus raffle drawing that all Lotto 6/49 tickets are automatically entered into each drawing.
David and Betty Holst could not believe their luck, so much so that they eac ...
Nov 18, 2020, 3:12 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
British man who saved policeman's life during lockdown wins the lottery
A British water quality worker who helped save the life of a policeman after he had a heart attack on the bus during lockdown is celebrating a 1 million (US$1.2 million) lottery win.
Anthony Canty, who has worked throughout the coronavirus pandemic and says he plans to continue his job, said he told the officer about his big win in the May 5 draw of the UK's EuroMillions add-on raffle drawing.
He said 'good karma happens to good people', the 33-year-old said.
Canty, who has two childre ...
May 14, 2020, 9:08 am - Lottery News forum
Oregon Lottery draws winning 2020 St. Patrick's Day Raffle numbers
The Oregon Lottery has announced the winning numbers for the St. Patrick's Day Raffle.
The winning number for the top prize of $1 million is 080948.
A total of 1,801 winning numbers were drawn for the raffle, including 300 prizes of $500 and 1,500 prizes of $100.
All winning numbers can be viewed by visiting Lottery Post's Oregon Lottery Results page, in the Raffle Results and Special Draws section.
Those with winning tickets for $500 and $100 can claim their prizes at any Oregon Lot ...
Mar 18, 2020, 10:16 am - Lottery News forum
A reporter won the lottery and quit her job, live on air — only to find the payout was about $5,500
A Spanish television reporter appeared to celebrate and quit her job on live television after realizing she had a winning El Gordo lottery ticket. It was a decision for which she would later apologize.
On Sunday, Valencia community journalist Natalia Escudero was covering Spain's annual Christmas lottery, called El Gordo (The Fat One), when she found out that she was also a winner.
The state-run lottery is the world's richest draw, boasting 2.24 billion euros (about $2.43 billion) in prize ...
Dec 26, 2019, 8:31 pm - 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
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