Two winners to share record A$106 million Australian lottery
A couple from Queensland state and a man from South Australia will share more than A$106 million (US$86 million) as the only jackpot winners in the nation's record lottery drawn last night.
Holders of the winning Oz Lotto entries, who asked to remain anonymous, will each take about A$53 million in the second-largest single payouts in Australian lottery history. The previous record jackpot of A$58.7 million was won on a single ticket last year.
The first division prize pool, created after 1 ...
Jul 1, 2009, 2:00 am - Lottery News forum
Woman checks old lottery ticket, wins $10 million
An Australian student worried about her parents' money problems rifled through a pile of her lottery tickets Thursday and discovered that she had won 13 million Australian dollars (US$10 million) 10 months ago, a state lottery agency said.
The student, living in the west coast city of Perth, received the winning ticket for a draw on July 22 last year as a gift from her father, Western Australia state agency Lotterywest said.
By discovering her parents' financial worries were over, the luck ...
May 28, 2009, 11:04 am - Lottery News forum
Man loses house in lottery scam
Police have revealed that an elderly man from south west Scotland has lost his home to a foreign lottery scam.
Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary made a renewed appeal to the public to be aware of the danger of bogus letters.
They said two people in the region had recently lost significant sums of money with one of them actually ending up losing his own property as a result.
Police warned the public never to give out bank details to anyone offering to give them significant lottery winni ...
Apr 4, 2009, 9:18 am - Lottery News forum
Winners share $3 billion in Spain's El Gordo lottery
Economic woes eased for thousands in Spain on Monday as the Christmas lottery billed among the world's richest dished out some 2.32 billion (US$3.23 billion) in prizes.
The top prize of the lottery dubbed El Gordo (The Fat One) went to holders of tickets bearing the number 32365 which appears on 1,950 tickets, each winning 300,000 (US$418,000). Thousands of others cashed in on runner-up prizes.
The top number was sung out at just after noon Monday by pupils of Madrid's Saint Ildefonso Scho ...
Dec 23, 2008, 9:06 am - Lottery News forum
Nagging wife, sausage help man win $4.2M lottery jackpot
A nagging wife who pushed her husband to buy a lottery ticket helped win the $4.2 million ($7.7 million New Zealand dollar) first prize with only minutes to spare.
The man from New Zealand's biggest city, Auckland, bought his ticket just two minutes before ticket sales closed Saturday night.
My wife had been nagging me all week to get a ticket, so I when saw the Lotto sign ... I sprinted in to get the ticket before they closed, said the man, who asked not to be identified - normal practic ...
Dec 9, 2008, 11:48 am - Lottery News forum
Costa Rica court rejects washed lottery ticket
A Costa Rican who mistakenly washed a winning lottery ticket worth 112,000 dollars lost a court appeal to obtain the prize, a report said Wednesday.
The Supreme Court rejected the appeal by the man known only as Urroz, who selected the correct numbers for second prize in the June 29 draw but later found the remains of his ticket in the pocket of a pair of recently-washed pants, La Nacion daily reported.
Lottery organizers in September refused to pay the prize without the whole ticket.
Oct 15, 2008, 4:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery ticket has all the numbers, but 7 seconds late
Joel Ifergan came within seven seconds of becoming a multi-millionaire, and he's ready to go to court to claim his windfall.
Mr. Ifergan bought a lottery ticket one night at 8:59 p.m., but Loto-Qu bec's computers processed and printed it only after the draw's deadline at 9 p.m.
It turned out to be a winning ticket but it popped out of the machine too late. Now, Mr. Ifergan is suing Quebec's behemoth lottery corporation for $13.5 million, saying that the machine's time lag cost him his shar ...
Oct 8, 2008, 6:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Nine Israelis arrested for US lottery scam
US federal agents and Israeli police arrested nine Israelis in Tel Aviv and Ramat Gan on Friday on charges that they bilked New Yorkers out of more than $2 million through a lottery telemarketing scam.
They are accused of cold-calling people in New York from a boiler-room operation in Ramat Gan and asking them to wire as much as $40,000 to Israel to claim nonexistent international sweepstakes prizes.
The ring targeted senior citizens, who were told that the calls were coming from a New Yor ...
Sep 28, 2008, 6:42 pm - Lottery News forum
Ottawan wins $2.5M in lottery
Carolyn Tweede has become Ottawa's latest millionaire after winning $2.5 million in last Friday's Super 7 lottery.
After buying a ticket every week, for quite a few years, the longtime Ottawa resident said she discovered Monday that she had finally got a winning ticket, her first win ever.
Mrs. Tweede, 62, said there will be no major lifestyle changes for her and her husband.
We're just gonna help our kids and invest it, she said.
We'll maybe take a trip or two, she laughed.
Sep 19, 2008, 11:24 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner dealt mix of grief and joy
It was an emotional roller-coaster yesterday for British Columbia's newest lottery millionaire.
52-year-old bus driver Glen Bell was in Richmond to pick up a check for more than $4.3 million after winning the Lotto 6/49 draw on Saturday.
But as Bell and his family were on their way to the B.C. Lottery Corporation offices they found out about the death of his father-in-law.
Bell says while the family went from jumping with joy to being in tears, they take solace in the fact the money wil ...
Sep 19, 2008, 11:21 am - Lottery News forum