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Winning €6m Ireland Lotto ticket sold in Lahinch, Co Clare
The popular Irish seaside town of Lahinch, Co Clare is buzzing with excitement after someone bought the winning lottery ticket from Saturday's draw worth more than 6 million at a local supermarket. Kennedy's Centra on Back Lane in the town sold the winning 4 Quick Pick ticket worth 6,158,375 (US$8.2 million) on Friday. The winning numbers were: 4, 11, 16, 33, 43, and 45, with bonus number 10. News of the massive win spread quickly through the town which is a popular destination for tour ...
Aug 19, 2013, 6:18 am - Lottery News forum

Australian woman accidentally buys duplicate lottery ticket and wins twice
A Melbourne, Australia, woman's forgetfulness has paid off to the tune of $835,149.68 (US$776,334) after she accidentally bought two entries in Saturday night's TattsLotto draw and won two division-one prizes. Each entry netted the woman in her 30s a division-one prize worth $413,810.74, and her cumulative winnings including cash from several other divisional prizes came to $835,149.68. The woman was told of her win on Monday, and initially believed the phone call from Tatts was a practica ...
Jul 23, 2013, 6:06 pm - Lottery News forum

Ireland Lottery doesn't have enough cash to pay €94m mystery winner
The mystery winner of the 94m Euromillions jackpot is not expected to claim their prize until next week because the Ireland National Lottery does not have enough money in the bank to pay them. As of close of business Thursday, the lucky holder of the winning ticket in Tuesday's Euromillions draw had not turned up at the National Lottery headquarters in Dublin. That's unsurprising given that lottery officials said they won't have the money in the bank until next week, when all participating ...
Jun 30, 2013, 9:14 am - Lottery News forum

Two tickets share massive €188 million EuroMillions jackpot
Two very lucky EuroMillions players in Ireland and Belgium have won almost 94 million each in the latest jackpot draw Tuesday evening. There were two winning tickets sharing the top prize of over 187,937,614 (US$245.5 million). The winning tickets were sold in Ireland and in Belgium. When contacted this evening, a spokeswoman for the Ireland National Lottery was not yet aware of the location where the winning ticket was purchased. The jackpot of over 180m will be shared equally. We don ...
Jun 26, 2013, 7:33 am - Lottery News forum

Jamaican lottery scam investigation leads to Mississippi
A Jamaican national was arrested in Gulfport, Mississippi, Monday for his role in an alleged Jamaican lottery scam. Damion Aljunior Hill, 33, is in America on a work visa, but now faces two counts of wire fraud. Investigators with the Attorney General's Office Consumer Protection Division said the two alleged victims were told that they had won the lottery, but were required to pay taxes before the award could be made. Monies were then wired to Jamaica. The victims said they received numer ...
Jun 17, 2013, 9:01 pm - Lottery News forum

Almost €15 million in Ireland Lottery prize money goes unclaimed
At a time when so many are strapped for cash, the prospect of a lottery win has never been more alluring. Yet according to figures obtained from the Ireland National Lottery, 14.7 million (US$18.9 million) in lottery prize money was left uncollected last year alone. Whether they ended up down the back of the couch or in the wash, winning tickets worth 90 million have gone unclaimed in the last five years. Among the forfeited windfalls last year were a 350,000 Plus 1 prize, from a ticket so ...
May 15, 2013, 7:39 am - Lottery News forum

Numbers from Afghanistan net $371K lottery win
A Douglasville, Georgia, woman has won a $371,516 Georgia Lottery prize with numbers she received from her husband working in Afghanistan. Carol Hicks, 37, won the prize as one of two players to match all five winning numbers in the April 2 Fantasy 5 drawing. My husband called me from Afghanistan, and he asked me to play these numbers, Hicks said. Winning numbers from the drawing were: 1-6-10-17-39. RaceTrac #0439, 5897 Fairburn Road in Douglasville, sold the winning ticket. The sec ...
Apr 9, 2013, 3:10 pm - Lottery News forum

Germany Lottery draw glitch caused announcement of wrong numbers
German broadcaster ZDF gave Lotto ticket holders a moment of false hope on Wednesday evening, after a glitch with the ball machine meant presenters read out the wrong numbers. At 6:50pm, 2.33 million people turned on their TVs to see if they'd won this week's lottery jackpot. But what presenters in the ZDF studio had not noticed was that that two balls, 46 and 47, failed to roll into the see-through Lotto drum. This meant that the first set of numbers 3,8,11,26,32,40 and 9 were void. The a ...
Apr 4, 2013, 11:57 am - Lottery News forum

$2.7 million lottery winner down to his last $10
Dad-of-two Roger Griffiths, 42, used to drive a Porsche and vacation with the super-rich in New York and Monaco. He and wife Lara lived in a 670,000 home, sent their children to a 10,000-a-year private school and plotted to double their wealth through property and stock market investments. Roger also splurged on a fleet of fancy cars and luxuries like tailor-made suits and Cartier diamond jewellery. He even blew 25,000 making a record after getting his old student band back together. Th ...
Mar 25, 2013, 8:45 am - Lottery News forum

$50 million lottery winners outed by spiteful letter to new neighbors
A $50 million lottery winner in Adelaide, South Australia, was the target of a spiteful letter outing him to his new neighbors, and he says he has an idea of who produced it. A leaflet style letter giving in-depth details of the former North Haven family's spending since they had a $50 million windfall in an Australian Powerball draw last August was dropped in dozens of letterboxes surrounding the family's new beachside mansion last week. [Although it has the same name, Powerball in Australia ...
Mar 23, 2013, 9:51 am - Lottery News forum