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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

Psychic predicts Australian woman's $9.7 million lottery win
By Kate Northrop An Australian mother is millions of dollars richer after a psychic told her mother that someone in her family would win a life-changing prize this year. Sydney's latest Powerball multi-millionaire is an anonymous Carnes Hill woman who revealed that someone predicted she would scoop up a huge prize, but at no point did the psychic mention it would be a $9.7 million (US$7.5 million) jackpot for the May 27, 2021 drawing. The mother held the only winning ticket for the top ...
Jun 1, 2021, 10:05 am - Lottery News forum

Australian man who won lottery five times has "been to hell and back"
Unfortunate winner has had a tumultuous time since landing his windfall By Kate Northrop An Australian man who won the lottery five times revealed that his life has been anything but glamorous. Carlo Massetti, 47 and a Kiwi living in Sydney, Australia, flew back to his native New Zealand to heal and cope with the tumultuous events that have defined his life since winning millions. The unlucky lottery winner is out to prove that happiness and love can't be bought or won. On the contra ...
May 11, 2021, 2:49 pm - Lottery News forum

Irish lawmakers look to crack down on private lotteries
New bill would prevent bookies from piggybacking on National Lottery By Kate Northrop Talks of tighter controls in the lottery and gaming industry to prevent bookies and commercial gambling operations from managing their own private lotteries are starting to ramp up in Ireland's Senate. Irish lawmakers are trying to figure out how to stop bookmakers from piggybacking and profiteering from the National Lottery, similar to how a New Jersey man illegally operated his own private lottery ba ...
Apr 27, 2021, 7:29 am - 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

Australian woman braves a storm and wins $50 million lottery jackpot
Bad weather almost stopped her from buying a ticket By Kate Northrop An Australian woman is thankful she didn't take a rain check on buying her lottery tickets when her last minute decision to brave the ugly weather earned her the $50 million (US$38.3 million) Australian Powerball jackpot from the drawing on Thurs., Mar. 18. Following a week of relentless downpour, a mother hailing from the eastern Sydney suburbs was nearly dissuaded from going out to buy a lottery ticket, but thankfull ...
Mar 23, 2021, 2:51 pm - Lottery News forum

Australian woman wins the lottery over lunch
Sitting down for lunch was a million-dollar decision By Kate Northrop An Australian couple walked away from their lunch a million dollars richer after buying a Keno lottery ticket at the restaurant and winning a $1.48 million (US$1.14 million) jackpot in the middle of their meal. On Monday, an anonymous woman stopped at the Arkaba Hotel on Glen Osmond Road in Fullerton with her husband for lunch. Little did she know that the last minute decision to enter the Keno drawing at the retailer ...
Mar 5, 2021, 2:13 pm - Lottery News forum

Australian woman sues lottery after losing a seven-year-old ticket she claims is a winner
I'm not a lunatic. I'm fighting to be listened to. By Kate Northrop An Australian woman is suing The Lott for $2 million (US$1.55 million) after she supposedly lost a winning lottery ticket for a drawing that took place seven years ago, proving just why it is so important that players hang onto and keep track of their physical tickets. Kathy Jasmine Rado, 59, of Cairns is pulling out all the stops to try and get The Lott to pay out the $2 million prize that she is claiming she won. Sh ...
Jan 12, 2021, 5:11 pm - Lottery News forum

Woman's winning lottery ticket almost ended up in a Christmas card
An Australian woman who bought a handful of scratch-off lottery tickets to put in her Christmas cards said she ended up with one ticket left over and it won more than $7,000. The Edgeworth, New South Wales, woman told lottery officials she bought multiple scratch-off tickets from the Edgeworth Newsagency to put into Christmas cards for friends, but after sealing up the last card she discovered she had one lottery ticket left over. I thought I may as well keep it for myself, the woman reca ...
Jan 8, 2021, 10:01 am - Lottery News forum

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