Chinese man lives rough for 10 years to 'crack lottery code'
A man has been living rough under a road bridge in southwest China for 10 years, saying he will not go home until he has cracked how to win the lottery and written books about it, according to a newspaper report.
Wang Chengzhou, 49, lives under a road intersection in Chongqing and spends most of his time researching, the Chengdu Commercial Daily reported.
He makes ends meet by doing part-time jobs, such as for the post office, but his obsession is research on the lottery, according to the ...
Jan 22, 2018, 9:05 am - Lottery News forum
El Gordo holds annual Christmas drawing, awarding billions
People lucky enough to hold tickets with the number 71198 were blessed with thousands of euros in prize money in Spain's bumper Christmas lottery Friday.
Children from Madrid's San Ildefonso school called out the top prize number three hours after the much-followed, nationally televised draw began around 9 a.m. (0800 GMT) at Madrid's Teatro Real opera house.
The lottery, known as El Gordo, or The Fat One, will dish out 2.4 billion euros (US$2.8 billion) in prizes this year.
Despite the ...
Dec 22, 2017, 10:40 am - Lottery News forum
Jamaican court goes easy on lottery scammers
There are reports of disquiet among Jamaican law enforcement officials over news that 15 men who pleaded guilty to lottery scam-related charges in the Hanover Circuit Court were sentenced to fines totaling $367,000.
According to information obtained by The Gleaner-Power106 news centre, the men all pleaded guilty to possession of identity information on November 23rd and 24th.
The reports indicate that seven were fined $30,000; five were fined $20,000 while two were fined $25,000.
The ot ...
Dec 4, 2017, 8:27 am - Lottery News forum
Hacker crashes Belize lottery machines countrywide
On Sunday, lottery buyers throughout the country of Belize, except for only two locations in Belize City, were unable to purchase their favorite numbers for that morning's draw because someone hacked into the computer system which controls the printing of lottery tickets, shutting down the entire system.
Karil Wallace, public relations officer for Brads, (Kim Jen Chee), which administrates the lottery explained that the system was the victim of a malicious attack, and in the process, our prin ...
Dec 1, 2017, 7:06 pm - Lottery News forum
Russian retiree wins country's biggest lottery jackpot ever
By Todd Northrop
Russia's state-run lottery company Stoloto says a retiree has won more than half a billion rubles (US$8.5 million), the country's largest-ever jackpot.
Natalia Vlassova, a 63-year-old retiree from the region of Voronezh, claimed the record jackpot worth 506,000,000 rubles along with her daughter Catherine this week at lottery headquarters.
Natalia bought her ticket from a local post office but waited a week to check the numbers, thinking it was a losing ticket.
Nov 20, 2017, 8:40 am - Lottery News forum
Governments taking legislative action against 'fake' lotteries
Convenience store owners have applauded a Tasmanian Government decision to quickly draw up legislation to ban lottery outcome wagering in the island state.
It's the latest move against growing gambling disrupter Lottoland as newsagents around Australia campaign to shut down the digital competitor they say is threatening their livelihood.
Lottery outcome wagering also know as synthetic lotteries is an online gambling model where players bet on the outcome of an official lottery rather than ...
Oct 11, 2017, 3:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Panama woman wins $30 million Florida Lotto jackpot with online purchase
Second huge USA jackpot win through online service
By Todd Northrop
Lightning has struck twice for online lottery ticket service theLotter, which had its second United States lottery jackpot winner when a Panamanian player claimed a $30 million Florida Lotto jackpot this month.
Inspired by an article about a Scottish lottery winner, Aura Dominguez Canto, 60, of Panama City, Panama, started playing USA lotteries using the online service in June.
After signing up with the website, Aura ...
Aug 29, 2017, 8:14 pm - Lottery News forum
Chinese lottery officials accused of corruption
Two top officials previously in charge of China's official state lottery have been stripped of their positions on suspicion of taking bribes, China's top graft watchdog said late on Sunday.
Since assuming power in late 2012, President Xi Jinping has pursued a relentless campaign against corruption, warning that the problem could threaten the party's ability to retain power if left unchecked.
Former head of the China Welfare Lottery Management Center, Bao Xuequan, and his former deputy, Wan ...
Aug 29, 2017, 9:48 am - Lottery News forum
Spain's El Gordo lottery sparks celebrations across Madrid
Workers at a home for the elderly were among those celebrating Thursday in Madrid, Spain, after all the tickets with the top prize-winning number in Spain's 2.3 billion (US$2.4 billion) Christmas lottery were sold in one city neighborhood.
The number 66513 appeared on 1,650 tickets in the lottery known as El Gordo ( The Fat One ), with each ticket holder winning 400,000 (US$418,000).
The winning tickets are normally sold in several different lottery offices around the country but this time ...
Dec 23, 2016, 11:48 am - Lottery News forum
Australian family win $4m beach house lottery after spending $200 on tickets
Includes video report
One lucky Australian family has won an oceanfront house worth nearly $4 million after spending $200 on lottery raffle tickets.
James Burry, 40, was announced the winner of the biggest beach house lottery ever held in Sydney.
The North Manly fire protection worker's prize is a four-bedroom house in Freshwater with uninterrupted ocean views stretching from Manly to Curl Curl.
The newly built home is laced with luxury fittings and sits atop a coastal cliff about fi ...
Oct 13, 2016, 7:30 pm - Lottery News forum