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German woman walks around with €32 million winning lottery ticket for weeks
By Kate Northrop Imagine the moment you figure out you've been walking around with nearly $40 million in your purse for weeks without even realizing it. An anonymous German woman did not even know that she had hit the Germany Lottery's Lotto 6aus49 32 million (US$38.98 million) jackpot from the Wed., Jun. 9, 2021 drawing until several weeks after. It's a good thing that ticket stayed in her purse had it been misplaced, it would have been heartbreaking for the 32 million jackpot to go un ...
Jul 29, 2021, 4:40 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

Missouri will allow lottery winners to remain anonymous
New law takes effect in August By Kate Northrop Lottery winners in Missouri will soon be able to claim their prizes under full anonymity once a new law takes effect in August. On Tuesday afternoon, Governor Mike Parson signed four bills into law, one of which allows Missouri Lottery winners the ability to keep their names a secret. According to a press release from the Governor's website, HB 402 prohibits the Lottery Commission from publishing a winner's name unless they have w ...
Jun 30, 2021, 1:00 pm - Lottery News forum

Michigan man almost threw out winning $500,000 lottery ticket
It was worth a second glance By Kate Northrop Always double-check your tickets is probably what one lucky Michigan man would tell any lottery player after he nearly threw out a winning scratch-off ticket worth $500,000. A Grand Rapids player thought he held a losing lottery ticket, but a second glance saved him from making a decision that would have cost him $500,000. The player, who chose to remain anonymous, stopped at the Meijer gas station on Wilson Avenue Northwest in Gran ...
Jun 21, 2021, 8:57 pm - Lottery News forum

South Carolina woman "wasn't feeling lucky," wins $2 million
Winner was having a bad day when she hit the jackpot By Kate Northrop A South Carolina woman was not having a great day, but her luck instantly changed when she won a $2 million top prize from a scratch-off. One lucky winner took home a $2 million top prize, the largest top prize ever offered on a South Carolina Lottery scratch-off, while having a not-so-great day. The unnamed woman and her mother were out running errands, when the mother asked her daughter if they could stop at the ...
Jun 10, 2021, 10:08 pm - Lottery News forum

$731.1 million Powerball jackpot claimed by anonymous group in Maryland
It's the largest prize in the Maryland Lottery's history By Kate Northrop An anonymous group stepped forward to claim a record $731.1 million Powerball jackpot drawn on Jan. 20, 2021, the sixth-largest jackpot in the U.S. and the longest roll in Powerball history with 36 consecutive drawings. A group of anonymous winners dubbed The Power Pack finally came forward to claim the Maryland Lottery's largest jackpot. As many would expect, the group chose to take the prize as a one-time lum ...
May 27, 2021, 11:12 am - Lottery News forum

Minnesota will allow anonymous lottery prize claims
New law comes into effect September 1 By Kate Northrop Minnesota will join the growing list of states that allow players to claim lottery prizes anonymously when a new law goes into effect granting winners of certain big prizes the option to withhold their names from the public record. On Friday, Governor Tim Walz signed a bill into law that will allow lottery winners of prizes over $10,000 to keep their names private. The bill passed through the Minnesota Legislature unanimously and ...
May 10, 2021, 1:38 pm - 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

Florida considers partial lottery winner anonymity
Bill passes in the House, moves to the Senate By Kate Northrop Florida lawmakers introduced a new bill that could grant lottery winners of $250,000 or more a three-month period of anonymity before their identity is revealed to the public. A bill granting temporary anonymity to lottery winners of big prizes passed Wednesday in the House by a vote of 117 to 1. Now the measure heads to the Senate, but with little time left in the current legislative session, it is unlikely that it will bec ...
Apr 22, 2021, 9:44 am - Lottery News forum

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