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Kansas store owner tracks down $1 million lottery winner who left behind ticket
Son of store owner says he has no regrets about returning the ticket By Kate Northrop A Kansas convenience store owner made a million-dollar decision to hunt down the longtime customer that had accidentally left behind a winning lottery ticket. A Kansas Lottery retailer held itself to the highest degree of integrity when the store's associates tracked down the loyal customer who had forgotten a $1 million winning lottery ticket on the counter. Kal Patel's parents own the Pit Stop ...
Yesterday, 8:00 pm - Lottery News forum

VIDEO: Lottery Post visits the New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning
We hear about some of the Lottery's newest games! By Kate Northrop From an oversized cornhole toss to floating alien spaceships to limitless food and drink, the New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning was the place to be on the weekend starting Fri., July 29. This past weekend, Lottery Post visited the New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning to not only see what the hot air hype was about, but to find out what's brewing at the Lottery now that the $1.3 billion Mega Millions craze ...
Aug 5, 2022, 5:55 pm - Lottery News forum

VIDEO: Lottery winners who are changing the world
A breath of fresh air and some good news for a change! By Kate Northrop Today, Lottery Post published a video about a group of people who just might hold the crown for the most generous lottery winners ever. It's been a while since the last time we've followed up on a winner in greater detail than most such as Jack Whittaker and David Lee Edwards. In the lottery world, it's unfortunately very easy to pull up a story about winners who don't manage their winnings well or end up going b ...
Jul 29, 2022, 4:26 pm - Lottery News forum

UK National Lottery sees sales dip due to growing economic uncertainty
People have been tightening their wallets following COVID-19 restrictions By Kate Northrop The UK National Lottery is taking a financial hit amidst the growing economic uncertainty that is leading players to hang on to spare change that might otherwise be spent on tickets. Last week, the National Lottery announced that it is reporting its best-ever returns to good causes for the second consecutive year, despite seeing a significant dip in ticket sales. For the second year runni ...
Jul 11, 2022, 12:10 pm - Lottery News forum

UK couple helps bring grandchildren into world with £1 million lottery prize
Grandparents' win is both life changing and life giving By Kate Northrop A UK couple used their 1 million (US$1,219,244) lottery prize to fund their daughter's medical procedures that would help her bring two children into the world. Claire Pritchard, 39, was struggling to conceive, but a 1 million lottery prize that her parents won made it possible for her to expand her family by two. Jeff and Davinia Pritchard, who won the life-changing prize in the UK-only EuroMillions Milli ...
Jun 14, 2022, 7:44 pm - Lottery News forum

VIDEO: Should you move to California to win the lottery?
New York, New Jersey and Florida oh my! By Kate Northrop A winner from New York? Again? Oh, someone won the jackpot! Let me guess California. It's always someone from New Jersey... How many times have you heard that someone won Mega Millions or Powerball only to find out that the winner is from one of these three states? Everyone dreams about winning the lottery so does this mean you should pack your bags and move to California to make it come true? WATCH: Should you mo ...
May 27, 2022, 6:11 pm - Lottery News forum

VIDEO: How are lottery jackpots calculated?
By Kate Northrop Mega Millions and Powerball are the two biggest U.S. multi-state lottery games that offer players across the country the largest prizes imaginable, routinely holding the record for the largest jackpots in the world. But how do these jackpots achieve such historically high figures? What causes the jackpot to grow faster for some drawings? Why is the cash value different than the annuity, and why is it always a different percentage of the annuity? Perhaps you might have e ...
Apr 29, 2022, 6:00 pm - Lottery News forum

Multi-state lottery game Powerball celebrates its 30th birthday
Lotteries look back on three decades of winning By Kate Northrop Powerball, one of the largest draw-based lottery games in the United States, is turning 30 years old this week. State lotteries across the country are celebrating Powerball's 30th anniversary this week by taking a look back on some of their biggest local winners in the game's history. Happy birthday to Powerball, North Carolina Lottery Executive Director Mark Michalko said. No game has produced bigger dreams in No ...
Apr 20, 2022, 9:11 am - Lottery News forum

Massachusetts Lottery celebrates 50th anniversary of its first-ever drawing
Lottery releases photo commemorating first draw results in the 70's By Kate Northrop Today is a memorable day for the Massachusetts Lottery, which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first lottery drawing in state history. 50 years ago today, the Massachusetts Lottery held its first-ever drawing in its history at Faneuil Hall in Boston, where seven lucky winners were each awarded one the state's first $50,000 top prizes. Today is a special day in the Lottery's history, S ...
Apr 6, 2022, 12:24 pm - Lottery News forum

VIDEO: Lead Director of Mega Millions discusses potential game changes
LOTTERY POST EXCLUSIVE By Kate Northrop Thursday, Lottery Post had the opportunity to speak with Mega Millions Lead Director Pat McDonald discuss some of the most common questions players are asking about the multi-state game. In an exclusive interview with Lottery Post, McDonald also revealed that the game group is investigating potential ways to switch up the nationwide draw game. Part of McDonald's responsibilities as Lead Director includes heading up any changes and managem ...
Mar 25, 2022, 5:11 pm - Lottery News forum

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