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
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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
After cheating death in plane crash, Indian man wins $1M lottery days later
After surviving a fiery plane crash, an Indian man has beaten the odds again, this time winning $1 million in the lottery.
Mohammad Basheer Abdul Khadar, 62, of Dubai, was on board Emirates Flight 521 when it burst into flames and skidded after landing at the Dubai International airport on Aug. 3.
His lucky ticket number 0845 was drawn Tuesaday in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire at Concourse A at Dubai International Airport, winning him a cool $1 million (Dh3.67 million).
Aug 11, 2016, 8:22 am - Lottery News forum
Scotland family celebrates third big lottery prize
By Todd Northrop
An elderly couple from Scotland are celebrating a 1 million (US$1.5 million) lottery payout that continues an amazing family run of Lotto luck.
Peter Fry, 90, and his wife Mary, 86, landed the huge prize in the Lotto Millionaire Raffle and have been hailed as Scotland's luckiest family. The couple, from Bo'ness, West Lothian, shared the win with their three daughters, Margaret, 64, Janet, 59, and Isobel, 57.
The family play together, purchasing five lines twice a week, ...
May 31, 2016, 8:43 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming Lottery looks at offering statewide raffle
While seeking permission last week to add a fourth game for Wyoming lottery players this year, WyoLotto officials were also looking at offering a statewide raffle.
Right now we're doing research and focus groups on raffles to get an idea of what people think of them, WyoLotto CEO Jon Clontz said.
Clontz said raffles could be held once or twice a year, beginning in 2017. The Wyoming Lottery Corp. board of directors would have to approve adding the raffle.
You can give money away, but m ...
Mar 25, 2016, 4:33 pm - Lottery News forum
Retired snow plow driver wins Montana Millionaire raffle
Jack Barisich, an 86-year-old retired snow plow driver with the Montana Department of Transportation living in Winnett, Montana, has claimed the grand prize in the Montana Millionaire lottery drawing.
A press release from the Montana Lottery says that Barisich got the winning ticket as a gift from Stacie Schissler of Great Falls, a relative of his son's.
Schissler bought the ticket at the Pit Stop in Black Eagle. She told Lottery officials that it's not her usual place to buy tickets, but ...
Jan 21, 2016, 5:06 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner describes his "freak-out" moment
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Last Saturday evening, Jacob Christopherson of Meridian, Idaho, had a self-described freak-out moment but in a good way. That's when Christopherson began checking his Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle tickets for winners. And he could not believe what he was seeing.
I had been buying tickets around the 25,000th tickets, trying to win one of the $1,000 prizes. I stopped in the Maverik by my mom's house and just bought one to see what the current ticket number was, Christopherso ...
Jan 5, 2016, 8:06 am - Lottery News forum
UK Lottery fears website error caused players to discard winning tickets
By Todd Northrop
The United Kingdom National Lottery is putting out an urgent call for players to re-check their Lotto tickets from the Oct. 10 drawing because the Lottery published the wrong numbers on their website.
To promote the re-launching of the revamped Lotto game on Oct. 10, the UK National Lottery held an expanded raffle drawing that awarded 25 prizes of 1,000,000 (US$1.5 million). During a normal drawing the lottery would award just one prize of 1,000,000.
When the winning ra ...
Nov 1, 2015, 5:46 pm - Lottery News forum
Florida Supreme Court orders new trial in $1M lottery dispute
Howard Browning is a guy who does not give up.
In 2008, he sued his live-in sweetheart, a Seminole County schoolteacher, after she refused to give him half of the $1 million lottery jackpot she won.
They had a deal, he insisted, although it was unwritten: If he won the lottery, he'd give her half and if she won, she'd give him half.
A judge in Sanford threw out his case in 2012 after a jury had begun to hear evidence, and an appeals court later agreed. But on Thursday, the Florida Supre ...
May 29, 2015, 11:18 am - Lottery News forum
Illinois Lottery offering free trolley service this Saturday in Chicago
To promote the upcoming St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle, the Illinois Lottery is offering a free trolley service for people 18 and over in Chicago this Saturday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle trolleys will be available free in a continuous loop at the following locations throughout the day.
Union Station 200 S. Riverside Plaza House of Blues 329 N. Dearborn Street Bootleggers 13 W. Division Street The Cubby Bear 1059 W. Addison Street Bootleggers 13 W. ...
Mar 11, 2015, 4:11 pm - Lottery News forum