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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

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