Spain's El Gordo lottery sparks celebrations across Madrid
Workers at a home for the elderly were among those celebrating Thursday in Madrid, Spain, after all the tickets with the top prize-winning number in Spain's 2.3 billion (US$2.4 billion) Christmas lottery were sold in one city neighborhood.
The number 66513 appeared on 1,650 tickets in the lottery known as El Gordo ( The Fat One ), with each ticket holder winning 400,000 (US$418,000).
The winning tickets are normally sold in several different lottery offices around the country but this time ...
Dec 23, 2016, 11:48 am - Lottery News forum
Australian family win $4m beach house lottery after spending $200 on tickets
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One lucky Australian family has won an oceanfront house worth nearly $4 million after spending $200 on lottery raffle tickets.
James Burry, 40, was announced the winner of the biggest beach house lottery ever held in Sydney.
The North Manly fire protection worker's prize is a four-bedroom house in Freshwater with uninterrupted ocean views stretching from Manly to Curl Curl.
The newly built home is laced with luxury fittings and sits atop a coastal cliff about fi ...
Oct 13, 2016, 7:30 pm - Lottery News forum
New Zealand man wins $1M lottery after someone cut him in line
A patient New Zealand Lotto player bagged a cool $1 million, all thanks to a pushy patron who decided to cut him in line.
The Tauranga winner of last week's $1 million Wednesday Lotto draw has put his win down to good karma .
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, bought his lucky ticket from Pak N Save Papamoa on his way home from work.
I was waiting in line at the Lotto shop and another customer nipped in front of me, explained the winner in a written statement from Lotto New Ze ...
Sep 29, 2016, 9:34 am - Lottery News forum
After cheating death in plane crash, Indian man wins $1M lottery days later
After surviving a fiery plane crash, an Indian man has beaten the odds again, this time winning $1 million in the lottery.
Mohammad Basheer Abdul Khadar, 62, of Dubai, was on board Emirates Flight 521 when it burst into flames and skidded after landing at the Dubai International airport on Aug. 3.
His lucky ticket number 0845 was drawn Tuesaday in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire at Concourse A at Dubai International Airport, winning him a cool $1 million (Dh3.67 million).
Aug 11, 2016, 8:22 am - Lottery News forum
Employee learns he won $5.8M in lottery, finishes 12-hour work shift
A pub kitchen manager scooped the UK's biggest ever scratch card jackpot of 4 million (US$5.8 million) while on his dinner break but then went back to finish his shift.
Dedicated Amadou Gillen, 46, bought two 10 scratch cards from a newsagents during a 12-hour shift at Wetherspoons.
He lit a cigarette and scratched the first to win 10 but then the second one revealed he had become a multi-millionaire.
But shocked father-of-two Amadou didn't tell anyone, and went on to work for another f ...
Jun 4, 2016, 8:16 am - Lottery News forum
Scotland family celebrates third big lottery prize
By Todd Northrop
An elderly couple from Scotland are celebrating a 1 million (US$1.5 million) lottery payout that continues an amazing family run of Lotto luck.
Peter Fry, 90, and his wife Mary, 86, landed the huge prize in the Lotto Millionaire Raffle and have been hailed as Scotland's luckiest family. The couple, from Bo'ness, West Lothian, shared the win with their three daughters, Margaret, 64, Janet, 59, and Isobel, 57.
The family play together, purchasing five lines twice a week, ...
May 31, 2016, 8:43 am - Lottery News forum
Chinese media reports plans to restart online lottery sales
Chinese media is reporting that the government plans to restart its online lottery operations after ordering their suspension over a year ago.
This weekend, the Economic Observer quoted an anonymous industry insider saying that Beijing authorities were preparing to authorize a trial of a new online lottery regime, but only after the government crafts the necessary regulations. The source offered no timeline for when these new regulations might be ready.
Beijing ordered a 'temporary' suspen ...
Apr 17, 2016, 10:29 am - Lottery News forum
Australian man accuses fishing buddy of stealing $3.5M lottery ticket
A dispute between two former fishing buddies who destroyed their friendship over a missing lottery ticket claimed to be worth $3.5 million (US$2.7 million) has ended up in an Australian court.
Preston man Ismet Porcic claims he bought and subsequently lost a winning Tattslotto ticket from an Essendon newsagent in September 2014 that ended up winning a one-sixth share of the $21 million (US$16.2 million) division one prize pool.
Mr. Porcic has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court against ...
Apr 14, 2016, 12:44 pm - Lottery News forum
Man wins Russia's biggest ever lottery jackpot
A resident of the Siberian city of Novosibirsk has won 350 million rubles (US$4.7 million) Russia's biggest-ever lottery prize, the state-run lottery Gosloto said in a statement Monday.
The name of the lucky winner is unknown because he has yet to claim the prize, Yulia Gavrishova, a spokeswoman for Stoloto, the distributor of state lotteries in Russia, told government daily Rossiiskaya Gazeta.
The man bought his lucky ticket in a Novosibirsk retail outlet.
The ticket cost 1,800 rubles ...
Mar 1, 2016, 8:32 am - Lottery News forum
UK couple waits for house to be painted, then claims £32.5M lottery jackpot
A Cambridgeshire couple who won 32.5 million (US$45.5 million) on the lottery have been identified and they've revealed the bizarre reason they carried the winning ticket around for a week before claiming the massive windfall.
Retired schoolteacher Gerry Cannings, 63, and his wife Lisa, 48, were aware they had picked the winning numbers the morning after the draw but didn't celebrate until days later as their house was being decorated.
The couple, from Peterborough, wanted to wait until th ...
Feb 25, 2016, 7:47 am - Lottery News forum