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Masked Israeli lottery winners collect country's biggest jackpot
An Israeli couple finally picked up the country's biggest ever lottery jackpot three months after they won, and they wore masks to hide their faces from the public. The couple are determined to keep their identities protected, but they still agreed to take part in the prize-giving ceremony in front of television cameras and newspaper reporters. Before stepping into the glare, they donned big red cardboard masks. The disguise failed to hide the man's bald patch but the woman wore a huge bla ...
Apr 14, 2010, 8:47 am - Lottery News forum

The Christmas Eve lottery miracle
Kentucky couple claims state-record $128.6 million jackpot A central Kentucky autoworker is lucky he held on to the $128 million Powerball ticket he bought on Christmas Eve during some last-minute shopping after all, it was printed by mistake. Lottery officials said Rob Anderson and his wife, Tuesday, were winners of the largest jackpot in the state's history. On Wednesday the couple was introduced at the state lottery headquarters in Louisville. The Andersons said they didn't initially ...
Jan 6, 2010, 6:21 pm - Lottery News forum

China gets lottery fever after massive jackpot
Water-cooler talk across China has been awash with theories on how to spend a fortune after someone from Henan province won nearly 360 million yuan (US$52.7 million) on Thursday. The prize is the country's biggest jackpot to date. Despite the fact that the lucky winner has not yet stepped forward to claim the prize, many have an opinion on how much happiness it might buy. It's incredible. That was the verdict of 75 percent of the 140,000 people taking part in an online survey yesterday ...
Oct 13, 2009, 10:18 am - Lottery News forum

Record Maryland Lottery Multi-Match jackpot won
There was one big winner in Saturday night's Multi-Match drawing from the Maryland Lottery, ending the months-long jackpot-roll that grew to a record-breaking $4.8 million top prize. The winner, yet to be identified, purchased the ticket at Pop's Tavern in Sparrows Point during a busy Friday sales day. The player utilized the Quick-Pick option, which automatically generates randomly-chosen numbers. Debbie Hurd, part-owner of Pop's Tavern, was working when the winning ticket was purchased. ...
Sep 22, 2009, 7:34 pm - Lottery News forum

Texas Lottery announces record sales for Mega Millions
Mega Millions sales in Texas for last Friday's $333 million advertised jackpot were $49.8 million for the prize's entire roll cycle, the highest sales recorded in Texas for any game. The roll cycle began on July 10 with a $12 million starting jackpot and ended with a $325 million advertised jackpot that, because of brisk sales, was bumped to $333 million, said Texas Lottery Commission Deputy Executive Director Gary Grief. This is the highest dollar value of sales for a Mega Millions jackpot ...
Sep 1, 2009, 9:11 am - Lottery News forum

Italy Is a 'Mad House' for Lottery
Neophytes do it. Financially pinched town councils do it. Even people who usually shun gambling as a cunning ruse for the state to raise taxes do it. With a record 119 million (US$177 million) jackpot at stake in Italy's state lottery, millions have been gripped by lotto fever. It's become a bit of a mad house, said Paolo Valli, owner of the neighborhood Bar del Pino in southern Rome, where the number of wagers has tripled in the past month for the SuperEnalotto, which has not registered ...
Aug 7, 2009, 8:31 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. Lottery posts record returns
Loosened restrictions on prizes boosts revenue to the state The North Carolina Education Lottery may not be recession-proof, but it's posting financial returns that would be a long shot for almost any other business in this economic environment. The lottery generated $1.29 billion in sales in the fiscal year that concluded at the end of June, according to unaudited figures provided by the commission that oversees the games. That's a 19 percent increase over the $1.08 billion in gross sales ...
Jul 17, 2009, 8:29 am - Lottery News forum

Two winners to share record A$106 million Australian lottery
A couple from Queensland state and a man from South Australia will share more than A$106 million (US$86 million) as the only jackpot winners in the nation's record lottery drawn last night. Holders of the winning Oz Lotto entries, who asked to remain anonymous, will each take about A$53 million in the second-largest single payouts in Australian lottery history. The previous record jackpot of A$58.7 million was won on a single ticket last year. The first division prize pool, created after 1 ...
Jul 1, 2009, 2:00 am - Lottery News forum

N.Y. Lottery posts record sales
Lottery posts small gains in traditional lottery games; higher sales but lower profits in video gaming The New York Lottery is feeling lucky despite the woes of the economy. According to Director Gordon Mendecina, the New York Lottery sold $7.66 billion in lottery tickets in the last fiscal year. $2.54 billion of that went to education, and another four billion dollars was given away as prizes to lucky winners. NY Lottery divides its revenue into traditional lottery (jackpot games and s ...
Apr 14, 2009, 10:36 am - Lottery News forum

10 N.J. co-workers will split $216M lottery jackpot
Winners work in the Chubb IT Department Includes video report Robert Space got into work at the Chubb Insurance company at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, realized the lottery ticket he was holding matched the winning numbers, and fired off a one-line e-mail to his nine co-workers who had pitched in to buy it. We won the big one, it read. The replies came back instantly: Hahahaha wrote one. GREAT. Where do I pick up the cash? joked another. Then they saw the ticket for themselves. Space and ...
Mar 4, 2009, 9:01 pm - Lottery News forum