Saturday, March 31, 2012

Half Billion Lottery Jackpot has States in Full Excitement Over Tax Cut

If you think that the excitement over half a billion ($640 million to be exact) worth in lottery money is restricted to the hundreds of people who have lined up in front of Mega Millions ticket booths then get ready to watch the government wave its pompoms as it waits for the Friday draw, in anticipation for the millions of taxes the lotto jackpot will cut from the winner. The number of tickets sold for this jackpot has catapulted the prize to over half a billion. Most states are hoping for a lump-sum payout which could send a ridiculous amount of tax money down their way with the current jackpot reaching in the hundreds of millions.

Source: news.yahoo.com/

Friday, March 30, 2012

$640 Million Jackpot Draw Taking Place Tonight!


The Mega Millions jackpot for tonight's draw has reached an unprecedented $640 Million. The cash value has been set at $462 Million. Osalottos would like to wish everyone the best of luck!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Mega Millions Jackpot Rises to $500 Million!


The Friday Mega Millions jackpot has already been raised to $500 million, with a cash value of $359.4 million. Play for half a billion dollars from anywhere in the world, just go to http://osalottos.com/mmsn today.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Record-Breaking Jackpot Alert!  The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday, March 30 has reached an astronomical USD 476,000,000! This is your chance to win the biggest lottery jackpot in history. The lump-sum cash option of Friday's jackpot is $341.4 million — an increase of $81.6 million from Tuesday.

Tuesday's Mega Millions draw yielded no winner, and the $476 million jackpot for Friday has officially broken the record for the largest lottery jackpot ever offered worldwide!

Go to http://osalottos.com/mmsn today!

Large Turnout Pushes MegaMillions Prize to $356M

At an expected $363 million, next Tuesday's MegaMillions draw will be the largets grand prize in more than a year. Initially expected to be worth around $356 million, the upgraded estimage was due to heavier than expected sales in all the participating MegaMillions states. The larger grand prize also translates to a larger lump-sum cash value of $259.8 million before taxes.

Source: lotterypost.com

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Santa Fe Texas Grandma Becomes a Lotto Millionaire


Galveston County, Texas- Santa Fe residents rejoice at the first million dollar win in their county, thanks to Sharon Grounds who had bought the winning scratch card for Texas Lotto. Grounds, who claimed her winnings Tuesday, said that she originally asked her son to buy a pair of cigarettes when she had the scratch cards purchased along with it. The winning ticket, which is one of two so far was purchased off a Super Kwik Pantry store on Highway Six. This is the first major win for Galveston County. “We are really happy” Navin Subedi, store clerk to Super Kwik Pantry said in a statement.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Lotto Money Go To a Good Cause

North Carolina- Planning to use millions of dollars in state lottery proceedings, the Alamance- Burlington school system is pioneering the cause by utilizing left over bond referendum proceedings and state lottery gains to repair and maintain school system facilities all over the county. The Board of Education for Alamance has just approved the appropriation of lottery profits and leftover bond returns for the renovation of several educational facilities over the summer, while students take a break. A total of $5.523 Million in funds will be distributed to the several construction plans drafter for educational facility improvement.

Arkansas Lottery Supports Education

Four hundred LCD Screens and a staggering $2.2 Million were offered to the Arkansas Scholarship lottery as an act of good will by two of the largest lotto contractors in Little Rock. The Director for the Arkansas Lottery Commission, Bishop Woosley stated in a press statement made last Monday that he had dialogued with the two companies to hash out the particulars from the 2009 arrangement when the lotto organization was originally formed. After the talks, companies Scientific Games and Intralot who administer the scratch-off games for the state and oversee draw games pledged their monetary donations as a way of giving back. The offer is yet to be accepted by the commission.

Source: ap.thecabin.net

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mystery Lotto Winner Creates Local Buzz

Batavia IL- the Illinois Lottery website has confirmed that the winning jackpot in the most recent jackpot draw was purchased from a 711 store in Fabyan Parkway, Batavia Illinois and the claimant has yet to come forward and claim the mega jackpot of $3 Million. Authorities have confirmed that the winner has not claimed his winnings as of Sunday evening which has prompted the lottery commission to launch an information campaign, urging locals to check their lottery tickets. The winning ticket is a perfect match for all six winning number combination for the lotto draw which was held last Saturday.

Monday, March 19, 2012

$3.5m Unclaimed Lottery Ticket Bought on Fylde Coast


As luck would have it, the buzz ensues in Flyde Coast after authorities have announced that a winning lottery ticket for £3.5m was bought and paid for in the area and has since been unclaimed by the winner. The prize money which is a small fortune in itself will be handed to the winning lotto ticket that successfully matched the six primary number combinations for the lotto sweep last 29th of February. A campaign to urge locals to check their ticket numbers has been carried out to find the winning lotto ticket. Many of the locals are excited; in fact this isn’t the first time someone from Flyde Coast has won the lotto jackpot.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

For Pocketing Group Winnings, Man Fined for Claiming Lottery Prize

New Jersey- in a shocking twist, retribution was bestowed to a group of construction workers when the jury ordered mega million lottery winner Americo Lopez to share his winnings with five of his former co-workers, whom he mutually bought the winning ticket with and hid the proceeds from.  Americo, together with Candido Silva Sr., Jose Sousa, Daniel Esteves, Carlos Fernandes, and Candido Silva Jr. were friends and co-workers in a construction firm and pooled their money for lottery tickets. In a statement that was issued, it was Americo who was tasked to buy the ticket for the group. In November of 2009 Americo found out that the ticket that they purchased had won the winning pot and secretly cashed the MegaMillions winning lotto, cashing in on a seventeen million dollar payout.

Source:  nytimes.com/

New Yorker Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize

“Joe” Joseph Baboolal was one among a group of New Yorkers who were given a distinctive ceremonial Lottery Check this Tuesday at the New York Yolanda Vega for winning the grand prize of one million dollars at the 25 Powerball Drawing. Joe said that his winning lottery combo was purchased from the Quick Pick ticket draw he bought at the Express Deer Park located in Deer Park Ave. Joe, who is employed as a retail display designer has many plans for his lottery winnings. Aside from covering his son’s college tuition and academic costs, he plans to take a sixty day holiday from work and enjoy his prize money.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Topham and Carrington Gives £1.3M to “Bestest” Friend and Zero to Mother

The winning couple of the £45 million lottery, Matt Topham and Cassey Carrington, is reported giving their “bestest” friend Eddie Smith £1.3 Million of their winnings.

This soon to be wed couple have been long time friends with Eddie, a web development student. They decided to give him £1 million due to their long time friendship that spun for several years. The moment they found out Eddie will use the money to pay off mortgage debts and support his brother, they upped the amount to £1.3 million.

Sadly, Julie, mother to Matt, will not receive a single cent. They have been estranged from each other for 7 years since his parents' divorce. In fact, a week ago, Matt sent her a note that she is banned from his life forever, as reported in The Sun. 

Julie replies with her acceptance to his decision and denies having any interest in his money. All she wants is an explanation why he is rejecting her from his life.

Source:  thesun.co.uk

Monday, March 12, 2012

Brand New England Lottery Lucky for Life Prize of $1,000 Given Weekly

Rocky Hill, Conn. (WABC) – 6 New England states, namely Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine and Vermont, joined together in launching a regional game called Lucky for Life.

Happening this Sunday, tickets will cost only $2 giving players a chance to win $1,000 daily, for their whole life.

This fresh new take on the regional game collaborated by all 6 states started in Connecticut. Its success of this state's draw and scratch game is attributed to its life time guaranteed payout that began in 2009. Its regional version could aptly replace the 40 year old New England lottery with the hopes of attracting more players, offering larger payouts and generating more income for the state coffers.

It is not easy putting together the different state laws and processing for lottery approval. In the past 9 months, these states have worked together in making the logo of the game down to its rules. 

Source:  abclocal.go.com

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Why the Irish Lottery is Worth Giving a Try!


The Irish Lottery was launched in 1986 and the first draw was made in the 23rd of March, 1987. The lottery was made to replace the Irish Sweepstakes. The Irish Lottery is managed and governed by the “An Post National Lottery Company” from the start until now. The main draws of this lottery are held twice a week (Wednesday and Saturday at night).The income from the sales of Irish Lottery are distributed to the prizes and social causes/programs. 

The Lotto is a 6/45 matrix in which a player selects six numbers from the 1 to 45 and he/she will win if the six numbers he/she plays for are drawn in any order. The Irish Lotto has a guaranteed starting jackpot of €2 million.

How to play:

·         Select six numbers from out from 1 to 45. 

·         Six main balls will be drawn and then an additional bonus ball is also selected. 

·         Winners of the Irish Lottery jackpot must match all six selections on their ticket. 

The average jackpot in Irish lottery is around €5 million. The highest recorded jackpot for Irish Lottery was achieved on 28th of July, 2007 amounting to €16,185,749. Winners of the Irish Lottery  get the cash prize free from taxes and usually comes in lump sum. Winners must claim their proceeds within 90 days after the draw date.

7 ways to win in the Irish Lotto:

Aside from the main jackpot, lotto players also have six more chances to win the prizes from Irish Lottery.

·        If your ticket matches all the six numbers in the draw, you win €2 million (as guaranteed pool).
·        If your ticket matches five ordinary numbers and the bonus number, you win €25,000
·        If your ticket matches five numbers, you win 5.38% of the total amount of the prize pool
·        If your ticket matches 4 numbers and the bonus number, you win 1.35% of the total amount of the prize pool
·        If your ticket matches 4 numbers, you win 8.30% of the total amount of the prize pool
·        If your ticket matches 3 numbers and the bonus number, you win 5.53% of the total amount of the prize pool
·        If your ticket matches 3 number, you win €5

 The Irish Lottery has 1 in 8 million winning odds and is regarded as one of the high chances in the world. The Irish lottery can be played outside Ireland  and through the internet. It is now possible to buy tickets online through Overseas Subscribers Agents (OSA).