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California woman destroys $26 million lottery ticket in the laundry
Clean clothes but a multi-million dollar mistake By Kate Northrop An unnamed woman who bought a California Lottery SuperLotto Plus ticket worth a whopping $26 million almost six months ago admitted that she accidentally laundered it immediately after buying it and stuffing it in her pocket. The woman purchased the ticket at the ARCO am/pm convenience store on East Imperial Highway in Norwalk for a SuperLotto Plus drawing that took place on Nov. 14, 2020 before entirely ruining her chanc ...
May 17, 2021, 10:00 am - Lottery News forum

UK man crashes prize car a day after winning it in a lottery
The brand new car was totaled in 24 hours By Kate Northrop Call it a stroke of bad luck or plain recklessness, a South Wales man totaled his brand-new car just one day after winning it in a lottery. Adam Griffiths was the lucky winner of a bright Palma Red 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX FQ-320 in a drawing conducted by Dream Car Giveaways on Apr. 26, 2021, but his luck didn't last very long. After crashing it and damaging it beyond repair, the prize he possessed briefly is no more. ...
May 4, 2021, 5:03 pm - Lottery News forum

Tennessee man misplaces his million-dollar lottery ticket, then finds it lying in a parking lot
It's a miracle recovery that averted tragedy By Kate Northrop A Tennessee player became a million dollars richer overnight and almost immediately lost his millionaire status the next day thanks to a fluke that had the potential to leave things on a very tragic note. All hope seemed lost when a winning Tennessee Lottery ticket worth $1,178,746 was thought to be gone for good, rolling around in the dirt somewhere or blowing around in the breeze on a particularly windy day. In what seemed ...
Mar 19, 2021, 4:18 pm - Lottery News forum

UK couple lose out on £182 million EuroMillions lottery jackpot following payment error
Would-be winner is absolutely heartbroken over simple mistake By Kate Northrop Two students from the UK were left devastated after a payment error caused them to lose out on a 182 million (US$254 million) EuroMillions jackpot. The couple experienced an emotional rollercoaster ride of a lifetime when they saw their usual numbers turn up in the EuroMillions drawing on Fri., Feb. 26. Their dreams of reaching multi-millionaire status were suddenly quashed when they discovered that lack of f ...
Mar 3, 2021, 4:17 pm - Lottery News forum

Dozens of lottery players across the USA hit it big in Powerball
By Kate Northrop In an unusual Powerball drawing Saturday, dozens of players won huge prizes, including a New Jersey player who won the $23.2 million jackpot. Anyone who thought the Powerball excitement would end after one player from Maryland won a massive $731.1 million Powerball jackpot Wednesday was in for a surprise the very next drawing. Just three days later on Sat., Jan. 23, the $23.2 million Powerball jackpot was scooped up by a lone player from New Jersey, with another 43 tick ...
Jan 26, 2021, 7:10 pm - Lottery News forum

UPDATE: Georgia man who won C8 Corvette from scratch-off will get his prized car
By Kate Northrop A Georgia man who won the top prize of a C8 Corvette in a scratch-off lottery game and previously had trouble claiming his prized car will get it sooner than expected, thanks to the stir his story caused. Dennis Kahler must have figured the squeaky wheel gets the oil, since news of his plight circulating online prompted the Lottery to act quickly and arrange an order for the hot and in-demand car he won from the Corvette and Cash scratch-off game. Upon winning the top p ...
Jan 25, 2021, 6:20 pm - Lottery News forum

Oops, Georgia Lottery can't find a C8 Corvette to award man who won 'Corvette and Cash' game
By Kate Northrop A Georgia man who won the top prize of a C8 Corvette in a scratch-off lottery game is having trouble claiming his prized car, as the Georgia Lottery is unable to locate a car to award him. Dennis Kahler did not get what he bargained for after playing and winning the Corvette and Cash scratch-off game for $5. After discovering that his ticket would earn him the top prize of $250,000 plus a Corvette, the Georgia Lottery found itself in a bind when it could not locate a singl ...
Jan 20, 2021, 5:21 pm - Lottery News forum

Australian woman sues lottery after losing a seven-year-old ticket she claims is a winner
I'm not a lunatic. I'm fighting to be listened to. By Kate Northrop An Australian woman is suing The Lott for $2 million (US$1.55 million) after she supposedly lost a winning lottery ticket for a drawing that took place seven years ago, proving just why it is so important that players hang onto and keep track of their physical tickets. Kathy Jasmine Rado, 59, of Cairns is pulling out all the stops to try and get The Lott to pay out the $2 million prize that she is claiming she won. Sh ...
Jan 12, 2021, 5:11 pm - Lottery News forum

50 players win Massachusetts Lottery jackpot
New state record for most players to win a top prize By Kate Northrop 50 players walked away from the Mass Cash drawing on Sunday, Dec. 6 with a claim to the $100,000 top prize, breaking the state's previous all-time record of 34 jackpot winners in one drawing. Mass Cash is one of the Massachusetts Lottery's popular nightly draw games where players choose five numbers from a pool of 35 for a dollar a play. 50 players across the state did just that after the ball drawing machine produced ...
Dec 8, 2020, 4:40 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

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