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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

Australian woman wins second major lottery prize
After playing for over 50 years, TattsLotto player who scores $2 million prize is no stranger to big wins By Kate Northrop A woman from South Gippsland, Australia is familiar with the shock of winning a major lottery prize. After discovering that her ticket matched all six numbers in the July 25, 2020 TattsLotto drawing, she got to relive the experience once more. This prize is a bit heftier than the last she was one of ten to win a top prize of $2 million (US$1,432,300) as compared to ...
Jul 28, 2020, 9:06 pm - Lottery News forum

'Darth Vader' collects $95 million Jamaican Lotto jackpot
The force was with this lucky winner By Kate Northrop Some people might use masks, others might wear dark sunglasses. While these sound like easy and viable go-to options for concealing one's identity, there's one winner who knows how to step up their anonymity game. In a bid to hide his identity while collecting a $95 million (US$651,226) lottery jackpot for the July 5 Lotto draw, a Jamaican man suited up as Star Wars' Darth Vader, one of Sci-Fi's most iconic villains. Only known as ...
Jul 22, 2020, 11:09 am - Lottery News forum

New Zealand man who lost his job during lockdown wins $10 million Lotto jackpot
Just weeks after losing his job, a Hamilton, New Zealand, man surprised his wife with a staggering $10.3 million (US$6.3 million) Lotto win. The big winner, who is anonymous like most winners in New Zealand choose to be, was one of the thousands of Kiwis made redundant over the nearly two-month lockdown period. His wife is a healthcare worker has worked through the lockdown. When she came home from work in a quick lunch break, she found him sitting at the kitchen table, acting strange . ...
May 25, 2020, 9:32 am - Lottery News forum

Great-grandmother will give away her $1.8 million lottery jackpot
Every generation of her family will get a cut An Australian great-grandmother has proven she is just as generous as she is lucky by announcing she will be giving much of her $1.8 million (US$1.2 million) lottery win to her family. The winner from the country town of Gawler, north of Adelaide, scored the major prize on Saturday after playing with the same numbers for 20 years. Gawler is the oldest country town on the Australian mainland in the state of South Australia. The woman, who wis ...
May 11, 2020, 8:49 am - Lottery News forum

Inside look at the mysterious booklet every Australian lottery jackpot winner receives
Apart from mind-boggling good luck, there's one thing all division one lottery winners have in common one humble brochure that gets mailed to every winner in Australia. It means the mysterious document has only been seen by a select few Australians who have been fortunate enough to score a life-changing jackpot prize. But a copy obtained by an Australian news website reveals a treasure trove of advice including from previous winners themselves buried within the pages. Congratulations! ...
Apr 27, 2020, 1:54 pm - Lottery News forum

Masks: The new lottery
Japanese electronics maker holds a lottery for the commodity after buyers flood the e-commerce website By Kate Northrop A new sort of lottery is brewing in Japan. Electronics manufacturer Sharp Corp. has adopted a new method of selling its popular face masks via a lottery. Unsurprisingly, Japanese hospitals, stores and consumers alike have found it difficult to acquire masks due to shortages and increased demand during the Covid-19 crisis. Sharp originally only shipped masks to medical ...
Apr 24, 2020, 2:22 pm - Lottery News forum

Australian family's lottery numbers pay off after 20 years
An Australian family who collected a nearly $610,000 (US$383,000) lottery jackpot said they have been using the same numbers for nearly 20 years. The family, from Peel, Western Australia, told Lotterywest officials the ticket they purchased for the April 11 Saturday Lotto drawing at The Lucky Charm Pinjarra bore the same numbers they have been using to play the lottery for two decades. Their ticket, consisting of family birthday numbers, is now worth more than $610,000. We've used thes ...
Apr 21, 2020, 9:18 am - Lottery News forum

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