Two Mexico lotteries set to merge
In a bid to reverse its deficit Mexican lottery La Loter a Nacional para la Asistencia P blica (Lotenal) will merge with the other state lottery Pron sticos para la Asistencia P blica (Pron sticos).
Lotenal which owes $540m in back taxes will merge with Pron sticos as it responds to the challenge set by President Andr s Manuel L pez Obrador, said the agency's director, Ernesto Prieto Ortega.
It is a question of this decentralized body returning to the purpose for which it was founded in 1 ...
Mar 11, 2019, 8:56 am - Lottery News forum
Jamaican lottery winner wears 'Scream' mask to hide identity
A lottery winner in Jamaica who seemingly wanted to remain anonymous chose quite the mask to conceal his face.
Dressed in a mask of Ghostface a character in the Scream movies with a signature white face and long, wide-opened mouth the winner, only identified as A. Campbell, collected his winnings of roughly $158,400,000 in Jamaican dollars, which equates to over $1,171,400 in U.S. currency.
Campbell, according to the Jamaica Star, became sick when he found out he won the Super Lotto in Nov ...
Feb 12, 2019, 1:06 pm - Lottery News forum
Mom wins largest individual Powerball in Australian lottery history
A mom from Sydney won Australia's biggest individual prize in history on Thursday, cashing out with more than AU$107 million (US$76.7 million).
The Lott, Australia's official lotteries website, said in a statement that the 40-something winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, wasn't sure what was going on when officials called to tell her the big news. In fact, the winner initially thought she had won $107,000.
Oh my god, $107,000! That's amazing!
Then came the news that her winning we ...
Jan 19, 2019, 11:36 am - Lottery News forum
Swiss lotto draw chaos denies jackpot winner million
A Swiss man won a million and then lost it on Saturday, when a televised Swiss lotto draw went chaotically wrong.
For Andreas B rkli it would have been a lottery dream come true, when his name was pulled out of a drum and announced by German singer Herbert Gr nemeyer.
Swiss public TV channel SRF apologised after declaring him the winner, explaining that a mistake had been made due to technical problems.
A new draw will be made and the winner will find out after Christmas.
Swiss websi ...
Jan 1, 2019, 10:41 pm - Lottery News forum
$2.7 billion El Gordo Christmas 2018 lottery drawing held in Spain
Includes video report
Those holding ticket number 03347 struck it rich Saturday when they won the top prize in Spain's famous Christmas lottery.
The lottery, known as El Gordo, or The Fat One, dished out 2.4 billion (US$2.7 billion) in prize money this year. The top prize for a winning ticket was 400,000 euros ($455,000), but there were many smaller prizes.
Here the people are celebrating a lot, it's the first time that the top prize for the Christmas lottery has fallen here, Luis Sori ...
Dec 23, 2018, 5:04 pm - Lottery News forum
Man finds $86 million lottery ticket in his car
A builder who stockpiled lottery tickets in his van discovered he had won 76 million (US$86 million) in the multi-country EuroMillions game six weeks after the winning draw.
Andrew Clark, 51, from Boston, Lincolnshire, said he was taking early retirement after discovering the winning ticket tucked in the visor of his Peugeot Expert van. Boston is a town and small port in Lincolnshire, on the east coast of England, approximately 100 miles north of London.
He made a claim for the prize the 1 ...
Dec 23, 2018, 11:42 am - Lottery News forum
China lottery corruption probe sparks online outrage
China's government is attempting to downplay social media rumors that lottery administrators have embezzled nearly $20 billion from lottery proceeds.
On Tuesday, the South China Morning Post reported on the frantic efforts by Beijing authorities to refute social media chatter that around RMB136b (US$19.5b) had been embezzled by corrupt lottery administrators. A popular meme blames this corruption for the inability of the average citizen to win a sizable lottery prize.
The meme has its orig ...
Nov 14, 2018, 9:41 am - Lottery News forum
Australian man wins lottery after dreaming of jackpot
An Australian man who won a lottery prize worth AU$3.5 million (US$2.5 million) said it wasn't entirely a surprise he had dreamed the win just three weeks earlier.
The lucky winner now believes premonitions do come true after winning the First Prize of $20,000 a month for 20 years in the latest Set for Life draw following a dream he had where he won the lottery.
The ecstatic man's entry won the First Prize in Set for Life draw 1137 on Sept. 16th.
The Sydney man is the third First ...
Sep 17, 2018, 4:24 pm - Lottery News forum
China probes yet another lottery official suspected of corruption
Try as it might, China's sole form of legal gambling simply can't escape allegations of corruption committed by the officials in charge.
This week, China's Ministry of Civil Affairs announced that Wang Suying, the former director of the China Welfare Lottery Issuance Management Center, was under investigation by the ministry's disciplinary inspection and supervisory departments for what was described as serious violations of the [Communist] Party discipline.
The 57-year-old Wang began wor ...
Sep 15, 2018, 8:24 pm - Lottery News forum
The man who won the lottery 14 times (part 2)
Just after 11 PM on February 15, 1992, a lottery ball machine at the Virginia State Lottery HQ spit out 6 winning numbers on live television: 8... 11... 13... 15... 19... 20.
In the coming days, officials would find out that one person had secured not only the $27,036,142 jackpot, but 6 second prizes, 132 third prizes, and 135 minor prizes collectively worth another $900k.
What unfolded next was the strangest, most improbable lottery tale in history one involving thousands of international ...
Aug 27, 2018, 6:56 pm - Lottery News forum