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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

€11.3 million Germany Lottery jackpot goes unclaimed
After a three-year search, one of Germany's largest unclaimed prizes returns to the prize pool By Kate Northrop After three and a half years of waiting for the winner of a 11.3 million (US$13.9 million) Lotto 6aus49 jackpot to turn up, one of Germany's largest-ever unclaimed prizes is going back into the prize pool. The winner lost their chance at claiming once-in-a-lifetime riches once the clock struck midnight on New Year's Eve. Even with Germany's generous lottery ticket claim windo ...
Jan 4, 2021, 1:32 pm - Lottery News forum

Australian student in his 20s to retire after winning $20 million lottery jackpot
Young man smartly claims massive prize anonymously A Brisbane university student says he's never going to work again after winning the entire Division 1 Australian Powerball prize on last week. The man aged in his 20s, who studies at MacGregor University and wishes to remain anonymous, won the entire $20 million (US$15.2 million) jackpot with an online entry. The winning numbers in Powerball draw 1283 were 29, 4, 17, 16, 33, 5,9 and the Powerball number was 13. The Australian Powerball ...
Dec 24, 2020, 10:19 am - Lottery News forum

El Gordo awards over €2.4 billion in famous Christmas raffle
Winning numbers for top prizes announced this morning By Kate Northrop The Spanish Lottery has released the winning numbers for El Gordo (The Fat One), the most well-known, largest raffle in history, measured by prize payout. In 2020, the Christmas raffle is handing out over 2.4 billion (US$ 2.9 billion) in prizes. That's 28 million (US$34 million) more than last year. Traditionally, two children from the San Ildefonso school sing out the winning five-digit number for the 4 million (US$ ...
Dec 22, 2020, 11:59 am - Lottery News forum

Australian grandmother wins lottery using late husband's numbers
Dedicated woman played the special numbers once a week for 20 years By Kate Northrop A woman was confused when a retailer told her that they wouldn't be able to pay out her winning ticket. As it turns out, the numbers she played every week for 20 years earned her a X Lotto top prize of $1 million (US$743,400). The winning numbers a South Australian grandmother faithfully used to win the jackpot originally came from someone very near and dear to her. My late husband chose those numbe ...
Dec 4, 2020, 8:15 pm - Lottery News forum

Sequential numbers drawn in South Africa Lottery stirs up suspicions of fraud
20 players share the jackpot after consecutive numbers are drawn By Kate Northrop An unusually perfect series of sequential numbers that came up in South Africa's most recent PowerBall drawing has led to accusations of fraud, while others jumped in to defend the integrity of a game based on pure luck and chance. The winning numbers drawn on Tuesday, Dec. 1 were all consecutive numbers, including the PowerBall itself 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and PowerBall 10. 20 people purchased a ticket with t ...
Dec 3, 2020, 1:03 pm - Lottery News forum

Top prizes missing from Ireland Lottery games blamed on 'human error'
Some jackpots were literally impossible to win By Kate Northrop The Regulator of Ireland's National Lottery released a report today that confirmed four jackpot prizes worth a combined 180,000 (US$211,544) in three separate scratch-off games went missing, making them impossible to win. In November 2019, the National Lottery's regulator was notified that the number of jackpots offered in three separate scratch-off games was inaccurate compared to the number of jackpots actually available ...
Oct 8, 2020, 5:46 pm - Lottery News forum

Australian woman takes home $60 million lottery jackpot
Sydney resident in her twenties is set for life By Kate Northrop It isn't every day you hear about a lottery winner on the younger side, but one Australian woman in her twenties just took home the $60 million (US$43.43 million) Australian Powerball jackpot in the draw on Thurs., Sept. 17. She was the only person to win the jackpot outright with winning numbers 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 19, and 28, with Powerball number 6. Her luck didn't end there. She purchased a PowerHit ticket to add some e ...
Sep 21, 2020, 5:26 pm - Lottery News forum

New Zealand couple had no idea they held lottery ticket worth $5 million
By Kate Northrop One lucky New Zealand couple was surprised to learn that they held the tenth and final second-tier winning ticket for the country's $51.6 million (US$33.7 million) Lotto Powerball jackpot last week. It started off as an innocent trip to the store to check a lone lottery ticket, one week after the draw on Saturday, August 15, 2020. The couple went to the retailer they purchased the ticket from, Andrew Spence Pharmacy on Maadi Road in Onekawa, which is considered the second ...
Aug 25, 2020, 2:19 pm - Lottery News forum

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