Canadian grandmother wins $55 million Lotto Max jackpot
Largest lottery jackpot ever claimed in Northwest Territories
By Kate Northrop
A grandmother in Canada's Northwest Territories was stunned by her $55 million (US$40 million) Lotto Max win, but managed to make all the right moves in claiming her prize.
On May 1st, Laura Tutcho had purchased her lottery tickets, but she was not watching for her numbers to come up. It wasn't until her granddaughter alerted her that someone from Yellowknife had won the lottery when she decided to hop on the ...
Jun 11, 2020, 6:19 pm - Lottery News forum
Credit risk manager claims record $70 million Lotto Max jackpot
A Canadian man is $70 million (US$53.7 million) richer after winning a record-breaking Lotto Max lottery jackpot in the Greater Toronto Area.
I'm overwhelmed, excited, happy and shocked but mostly, I feel very, very blessed, winner Adlin Lewis said in a statement.
The check, which is the biggest lottery prize in Canadian history, was presented to the 49-year-old credit risk manager at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) Prize Centre in Toronto Monday.
Lewis said he scanned his ticket ...
Jan 16, 2020, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum
Canada's Lotto Max jackpot sets game record
New rules lift jackpot cap to $70 million
By Todd Northrop
In the first days of the new year, records are already being broken in Lotto Max, one of Canada's nationwide lottery games.
Tuesday's Lotto Max jackpot is a record-breaking $70 million, the biggest jackpot offered in Canadian history.
The record-breaking amount comes after changes to the lottery in May allowed for the lottery winnings to surpass $60 million.
Since the changes, jackpots of $65 million have been offered on t ...
Jan 6, 2020, 1:33 pm - Lottery News forum
Lucky Texan just claimed biggest prize ever paid to a single player in state's lottery
A lucky Texan just won the biggest prize ever awarded to a single player in the state's lottery.
A resident in Leander, a city in the Austin metro area, claimed the $227 million jackpot prize for the Mega Millions drawing in late September, according to a lottery news release. The winner is remaining anonymous.
After taxes, the winner will take home just over $157 million.
While two other jackpots in Texas have been larger, this was the biggest prize won by a single player in the state, ...
Oct 29, 2019, 8:08 am - Lottery News forum
UK ticket-holder is Britain's biggest-ever lottery winner after winning £170m EuroMillions jackpot
EuroMillions players across Britain have been urged to check their tickets this morning after one person won the entire 170 million (US$209 million / 190 million) jackpot.
The player matched all five main numbers 7, 10, 15, 44, and 49, with Lucky Star numbers 3 and 12 in Tuesday's draw following the lottery's longest ever series of rollovers, making them the UK's biggest ever winner.
Andy Carter, senior winners' adviser at the National Lottery, said, One incredibly lucky ticket-holder has ...
Oct 9, 2019, 7:46 am - Lottery News forum
Record number of people win SC Lottery Pick 4 game
SC Lottery pays out more than $3.4 million
We now know that a lot of people in South Carolina have the same strategy for the Pick 4 lottery game and it just won them a lot of money.
Nearly 1,400 people won the South Carolina Education Lottery's Pick 4 midday drawing Saturday with the same set of numbers: 2-2-2-2. It was a record number of winners for the Pick 4 and a record payout, the Lottery announced in a statement.
Lottery spokeswoman Holli Armstrong said that people started lining ...
Oct 2, 2019, 12:14 pm - Lottery News forum
NC Lottery pays out record $7.8 million in Pick 4 drawing
In the lottery world, four zeros can win a lot of money.
More than 2,000 players won the Pick 4 lottery in North Carolina on Saturday when they all chose the winning numbers 0-0-0-0.
About half the 2,014 winners bought $1 tickets and will get $5,000, while the other half got 50-cent tickets and will receive $2,500, lottery officials said.
The total payout, including other winners, will be about $7.8 million, the largest ever for the Pick 4 in the state.
The NC Education Lottery said ...
Jun 25, 2019, 6:46 am - Lottery News forum
New York Lottery first in U.S. to crack the $10 billion mark in sales
The New York Lottery had a pretty good year.
The state's traditional lottery and video lottery gaming operations became the first in the nation to top the $10 billion mark in combined sales and net win, which is the earnings after winners are paid.
The New York Lottery, the largest and most profitable in the country, recorded $8.2 billion in sales for the state fiscal year that ended March 31, 2019, the New York Gaming Commission announced in a news release this week. That includes sales f ...
May 15, 2019, 7:54 am - Lottery News forum
Irish family celebrate after record €175 million lottery win
A family from a village outside Dublin, Ireland, has claimed a 175 million (US$198.7 million) EuroMillions jackpot after stashing the winning ticket in an Argos catalog under a mattress.
The family spent the day digesting and celebrating the news that it had won Ireland's biggest-ever jackpot.
This is unbelievable. It will take us some time to get our heads around this win and to organise ourselves, said a spokesperson for the family, which has not been named.
We are a very close fami ...
Feb 21, 2019, 8:24 am - Lottery News forum
Mom wins largest individual Powerball in Australian lottery history
A mom from Sydney won Australia's biggest individual prize in history on Thursday, cashing out with more than AU$107 million (US$76.7 million).
The Lott, Australia's official lotteries website, said in a statement that the 40-something winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, wasn't sure what was going on when officials called to tell her the big news. In fact, the winner initially thought she had won $107,000.
Oh my god, $107,000! That's amazing!
Then came the news that her winning we ...
Jan 19, 2019, 11:36 am - Lottery News forum