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Australian woman shocked into silence after discovering she hit $30 million Oz Lotto jackpot
Living in a dream but unable to sleep, one winner contemplates the future By Kate Northrop An Australian woman couldn't sleep after finding out she won a jackpot from the Australian Lottery's Oz Lotto game, but one restless night isn't so bad of a price to pay for suddenly becoming $30 million (US$ 20.2 million) richer. A Forest Lake woman and her husband were so stunned they couldn't speak after she discovered her division one winning ticket had just won a $30 million Oz Lotto pri ...
Jul 13, 2022, 11:47 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery pool goes to court after man with losing ticket demands share of $63.3 million prize
Lottery player insists he has a winning ticket By Kate Northrop What started as a feel-good story for a lottery pool is turning sour after a man with a losing ticket claims the group owes him more than $260,000 (US$182,013) from a $63.3 million (US$44.3 million) Australian Powerball prize. Some might remember the 250 member Facebook group named Goldfields, let's pay our mortgages that won a share of the $126 million (US$91.3 million) Powerball jackpot in the Australian Lottery in F ...
May 9, 2022, 11:37 am - Lottery News forum

Undocumented Algerian lottery winner must prove identity to claim €250,000 prize
Currently anonymous winner wants to avoid publicity, fears being targeted for his undocumented status By Kate Northrop An undocumented Algerian will have to provide identification he does not possess after winning a lottery prize in Belgium, where it is required for winners to prove their identity to claim winnings. More money, more problems, at least for one nameless Algerian who won 250,000 (US$270,000) from a scratch-off ticket in the Belgium National Lottery. A Belgian lawy ...
Apr 22, 2022, 8:02 pm - Lottery News forum

250 member Facebook group wins and splits $126 million Australian Powerball jackpot
Group members from the same town share a portion of the whopping prize By Kate Northrop A Facebook group made up of 250 people from the same town have won a share of the $126 million (US$91.3 million) Powerball lottery jackpot. There's a lotto luck in Kalgoorlie, where one ticket belonging to a lottery pool of 250 Facebook group members won a share of the $126 million Powerball jackpot from Thursday night's draw. While one other unnamed player from New South Wales bought a winn ...
Mar 1, 2022, 2:05 pm - Lottery News forum

Spain's huge Christmas lottery offers distraction from virus
Spaniards looking for a respite from the pandemic's gloom and doom turned their attention Wednesday to a rite that for more than two centuries has marked the beginning of the festive period: the country's bumper Christmas lottery, known as El Gordo, or The Fat One. The draw, held annually since 1812, dished out a total of 2.4 billion (US$2.7 billion) in prizes this year, or 70% of the proceeds from ticket sales. The top-prize number holder number 86148 this year gets 400,000 (US$450,000 ...
Dec 22, 2021, 1:08 pm - Lottery News forum

Group of 55 women take home record $80 million in Australian Powerball lottery
Gymgoers who get fit together win together By Kate Northrop 55 women from a ladies-only gym called Curves are celebrating together after they won the $80 million (US$57.4 million) Australian Lottery Powerball jackpot drawn on Thurs., Dec. 2. A lottery pool consisting of members from a small gym in a Beldon suburb took home the $80 million Division One Powerball prize last week. It was also the largest jackpot won in Western Australia and the equal biggest prize won from any Aus ...
Dec 8, 2021, 3:04 pm - Lottery News forum

Lotto New Zealand payment glitch affects 25,000 players buying tickets
$42.2 million Powerball jackpot scooped up by one lone ticketholder in the same night By Kate Northrop In a digital glitch, around 25,000 Kiwis were overcharged on their lottery tickets for Lotto New Zealand's $42.2 million (US$30.2 million) Powerball drawing on Wednesday, the second-largest jackpot won in the country's history. The high volume of traffic on the Lottery's MyLotto website prior to the drawing led to issues with the card processing systems operated by third party payment ...
Oct 26, 2021, 8:03 am - Lottery News forum

Australian man who won nearly $1 million in lottery gave it all away
Do what you can to make somebody else's day a little bit brighter. By Kate Northrop A year after winning almost $1 million (US$731,905) in the Australian TattsLotto, one particular Aussie went on a selfless crusade to give it all away. Thanks to a superstition, Peter Charleton, 47, of Yarra Ranges bought a TattsLotto lottery ticket in August 2020 that turned out to be the winner of a prize worth $896,511.13 (US$656,160.98). A year later, he's already given away most of the prize. B ...
Sep 14, 2021, 6:25 pm - Lottery News forum

Italian store owner who reportedly stole €500,000 lottery ticket blocked from leaving country
Police still on the hunt for top prize-winning lottery ticket By Kate Northrop An Italian shopkeeper just narrowly missed escaping the country after he was accused of stealing a winning scratch-off lottery ticket worth 500,000 (US$592,385) from a customer. The owner of a tobacco store in Naples ran off with a top prize-winning lottery ticket he allegedly swiped from a customer looking to verify the ticket's win, but he claims there is more to the story than meets the eye. On Friday, ...
Sep 7, 2021, 4:25 pm - Lottery News forum

Australian cleaner wins $80 million lottery jackpot after losing job in the pandemic
Sleep-deprived family man won't have to struggle anymore By Kate Northrop An anonymous man from North Melbourne lost his job in the pandemic but knew his luck turned around when he discovered he was the sole winner of an $80 million (US$58.7 million) Australian Powerball jackpot. It took one single ticket in the Aug. 12, 2021 Powerball drawing for a sleep-deprived cleaner's life to instantly change for the better. After holding the only winning ticket for the drawing with the n ...
Aug 16, 2021, 1:00 pm - Lottery News forum

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