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Family double as father scoops lotto windfall
A retired father of three is celebrating an 85,248 Lotto windfall - just two months after his son scooped 179,137.Anthony McDonnell was presented with his cheque by his son Ian after the family double, which is estimated to have defied odds of 339 billion-to-one.Mr McDonnell, 59, from Bridgnorth, Shropshire, matched five numbers and the bonus ball in last Saturday's National Lottery draw - eight weeks after Ian, a 34-year-old finance worker, did the same.Mr McDonnell senior told a press confer ...
Aug 21, 2003, 3:19 am - Lottery News forum

Surrey man wins Keno Viper live on City TV
Terry Fisher of Surrey, British Columbia won a 2003 Dodge Viper live on City TVs Breakfast Television Friday morning. Terry and his wife Sharon were special guests on the show along with 10 other finalists from across the province. Each of the 10 finalists had entered the Keno Viper contest by purchasing a $10 Keno ticket between June 22 July 27, 2003. Fisher entered the contest after playing Keno at the Wheelhouse Neighbourhood Pub on 96th Ave. in Surrey.Last Friday 10 names were drawn from ove ...
Aug 20, 2003, 3:32 am - Lottery News forum

Pensioner woozy after near-win lottery saga
An Italian pensioner felt faint and had to be taken to hospital when he realised he had forgotten to hand in a lottery ticket that could have won him 66-million (US$73.4 million). He was so busy organising his daughter's wedding that he forgot to take his slip to the lottery office when Europe's biggest-ever jackpot was up for grabs last week. When he realised he had guessed the correct six-figure number, he felt faint and had to be admitted to a hospital near Rome, Italian news agencies s ...
Aug 20, 2003, 3:21 am - Lottery News forum

Lotto: the business of making dreams come true
Georges Gharib likes his job. I contribute to bringing joy, he says. And he likes to talk about it. Gesticulating while talking on the phone, signing papers during interviews, Gharib seems at home in his office overlooking Charles Malek Avenue.Gharib is the manager of La Libanaise des Jeux the company that manages Lebanons National Lotto.The joy his company has brought to some people is great indeed: in the past 11 months six jackpot winners have won between $1 and $3 million each.There are lo ...
Aug 18, 2003, 3:30 am - Lottery News forum

Record Italian Jackpot Scooped by Single Ticket
One lucky gambler won Europe's biggest-ever jackpot on Wednesday, pocketing nearly 66 million euros (US$75 million) and ending an almost six-month Italian lottery drought. Italy's lottery officials did not name the person who had correctly picked the six numbers in Wednesday's Super Enalotto but said the winning ticket had been bought in a bar in the northern Italian town of Veduggio con Colzano, near Milan.The day before the six-number draw, ticket sales in Italy had been up 25 percent from a w ...
Aug 13, 2003, 2:00 pm - Lottery News forum

Italian lottery hits $75m
With still no winner Saturday, the Italian lottery jackpot grew to a record 63 million euros (US$75 million) for the Wednesday drawing.While no one picked the six lucky numbers, there were four winners for the second prize, each of whom won just under 900,000 euros (US$1.02 million).Players hoping to win the SuperEnalotto prize have to guess in any order the first six numbers between one and 90 extracted from the lottery wheels of Bari, Florence, Milan, Naples, Palermo and Rome.The jackpot has b ...
Aug 11, 2003, 2:52 am - Lottery News forum

$71m jackpot frenzy hits Italy
Lottery fever is gripping people throughout Italy, as the possibility of winning the jackpot worth 63 million euros ($71.4 million) looms nearer. After the jackpot eluded Italians again on Wednesday, the next chance to correctly pick the winning six numbers will come on Saturday.Wednesday night's draw of the hugely popular numbers-picking game offered a jackpot of 58.5 million euros ($66.6 million), but the top prize eluded players for the 43rd straight time.The prize up for grabs Wednesday nigh ...
Aug 8, 2003, 2:58 am - Lottery News forum

Rich Merchant's Wife in Lottery Windfall
The wife of a wealthy Lebanese businessman has owned up to being the winner of the biggest jackpot in the history of Lebanon's national lottery, after four days of rampant media speculation. Ghada Basma, who lives in a luxury villa by the southern port city of Sidon, said late Monday she had won the five billion Lebanese pound ($3.3 million) prize, after keeping the news secret even from her three children since last week's draw.Basma, in her 40s, is married to Mohammed Wehbe, one of Sidon's mos ...
Jul 30, 2003, 3:39 am - Lottery News forum