Friday, August 31, 2012

Unclaimed Mega Millions prize

A ticket on Mega Millions drawn last March 30, 2012 won $250,000. Until now, the ticket remains unclaimed. The ticket holder was given until 5.00pm on September 26, 2012 to claim the prize.

The winning ticket was bought at Fas Mart on Route 19 in the Springville area of North Tazewell.

The winning numbers were 2,4,23,38,46 and Mega Ball 23. It matched the five main numbers and missed the Mega Ball.

All unclaimed winnings will go to the state Literary Fund.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Wishes do come true

Adrian Bayford won GBP148 million on the EuroMillions draw of August 24.

His friend Paul Grumwell believed it was a good omen because Bayford said that he wished to win the EuroMillions that night and Bayford won.

“He is such a nice bloke. I’m so happy for the guy that he’s won it and it’s such an omen how he has won it and his wish has come true.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Three unclaimed winning tickets in National Lottery

There were now three unclaimed winning prize in the National Lottery, all from the Northern Ireland area.

First was bought in Co Down for the June 2 draw of the UK National Lottery. The ticket won GBP4,392,003 Million. The winning numbers were 16,18,20,25,29,34 and bonus ball 15. The ticket holder has until November 29 this year to claim the prize.

Second was bought in Fermanagh-South Tyrone for the August 3 Draw of EuroMillions with raffle number GCR760097. The ticket won GBP1 million. Ticket holder has until January 30, 2013 to claim their prize.

Most recent or the third was bought for the August 11 draw in the UK National Lottery. It won GBP73,263. The winning numbers were 1,5,14,18,34,44 and bonus ball 23. This can be claimed until February 7, 2013.

If the winners don't claim their winnings, all these money plus interests will go to the National Lottery Good Causes fund.

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Monday, August 27, 2012

2 lucky winners from Staten Island

Both winners were from Staten Island, New York. Their winnings totaled to $267,760.
First was, Stephen Fung who won $250,000 on a Megamillions Lottery last August 10. He bought his ticket at a Grocery in Manhattan.

Just recently, August 21, Claudio Capobianco won $17,760 on a Take Five drawing. He bought his ticket at Eltingville.

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Prep Up for the El Gordo December 2012 Draw

You can well be on your way to becoming a billionaire this coming holiday season. El Gordo will surely close the year with a bang as they give away €2.5 billion in the December 22, 2012 draw. This announcement will probably set off a lot of people into pooling their own groups in preparation for the much awaited draw. And, who wouldn’t? Even if you will be splitting the large winnings with the rest of your group members, you will still find yourself armed with loads of money. And that’s perfect to celebrate the yuletide season and the coming year ahead as well. 

Even without a hefty jackpot, many enjoy playing the El Gordo lottery game because of the bigger chances of winning. You get to play with a group meaning you also lessen the cost of buying several tickets. Once you join the group play, you get to share ten lottery tickets and definitely enjoy an increase in the odds of hitting it big. Prepare for the time of your life once you win the jackpot but even if you land the 2nd and 3rd prizes, you still get to take home millions of Euros. And since you are playing a group, you are going to shell out a lesser amount of money because the total entry cost is divided among all the share holders. Imagine that with only €20, you can already have one El Gordo Group share. But remember that if you own more shares, you are also doubling your share on the group prize loot. 

You can expect the largest number of winners this coming December because 15,304 prize winning tickets will be drawn. This only means that once you enter your number combinations in time, you get 153,040 chances of winning a share of the exciting cash payout every time a draw is made. 
El Gordo remains to be a lottery favorite among many because you can play it anywhere you are in the world. You do not even have to be a Spanish national to be eligible. A lot of international players make use of this opportunity by getting the services of Overseas Subscribers Agents (OSA) to be able to take part of the game. And in case you get lucky with your set of lucky numbers, you get to receive and enjoy your cash winnings in full.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Top prize winner

Bruce Bahrman, 56, of Gaylesville, Ala. won $50,000 top prize on a Jumbo Bucks Classic. He bought his ticket while doing errands for his wife.

“I had just gotten off from work, and my wife told me to pick up a gallon of milk,” he explained. “I went outside and sat in the car where I scratched it. I couldn’t believe it.”

He plans on paying for their home mortgage and make auto repairs.

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Third time winner in 3 months

Donald Cole III, 52 of Brookeville won for the 3rd time on a lottery. Recently, he won $101,000 on the Maryland State Lottery. Prior to this, he won $50,000 on a $20 Silver and Gold scratch-off last July 25. Also, last June 26, he won $50,000 on a $20 Big Money Mega Play scratch-off ticket.

“It wasn’t nearly as much of a shock the second time,” Cole said. “It was like, ‘Wow, I did it again.’”

He plans on using some of his winning to donate to animal rescue organizations, buy some unimportant stuff and invest.

It’s good being me,” he said. “This has been fun, one hell of a ride.”

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Powerball $337M winner contacted Lottery Officials

The Michigan Lottery was contacted by the winner of $337 million August 15 Powerball draw.

Lottery officials says they will only release the name of the winner right after the ticket-holder has claimed its prize winnings.

The winner could take home a $241 million lump sum. The winner has one year to claim the prize.

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

2 winners will split the $593,350 jackpot

Two winners won the $593,350 jackpot prize in August 18 Jersey Cash 5 draw. Each ticket will take home $296,675.

One ticket was bought in Magnolia, Camden County and the other ticket was bought in Clifton, North Jersey.

The winning numbers were 27,32,34,39 and 40.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

$2 million Powerball ticket sold in Willis, Va.

A store in Floyd County, Virginia sold a Powerball ticket worth $2 million. It would be the largest payout ever since Virginia joins the Powerball in 2010.

The winning ticket correctly matched the five main numbers and missed the Powerball. The winning numbers last August 18 were 14,26,41,55 and 59 plus Powerball 1.

The ticket holder spent exta dollar on Powerplay to increase the prize to $2 million.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Millionaire still missing

A winner on the Euro Millions Olympic Draw still has not come forward to claim its GBP1 million prize winnings.

The winning ticket was bought in South Tyrone area in Nothern Ireland. The winner has until January 30, 2012 to claim the prize.

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Man jailed for trying to claim GBP1 million

Farrakh Nizzar, 30, an illegal over-stayer in UK has been sentenced to jail for 30 months. Last month, he pleaded guilty for trying to con the real winners of the GBP1 million on Euro Millions Lottery.

He told Maureen and Fred Holt that their winning ticket did not win anything. He even asked if the winning couple need the ticket back, but the couple said to throw it away. He tried to claim the prize in Camelot himself.

Nizzar came to UK in 2007 on a student visa and has completed a postgraduate diploma in business studies.

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

$320 Million missed by one number

A ticket in the Powerball Lottery last August 15, came close to winning the jackpot. It correctly matched the five main numbers and missed the Powerball number.

The winning ticket won $1 million. It was bought at the 7-11 in Falls Church. The winning numbers were 6,27,46,51,56 plus the Powerball 21.

The ticket holder has 180 days to claim the prize.

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Couple won because of a wrong number

Paddy and Gail Millar from Ballymena won GBP2 million on the Friday, August 10 draw of EuroMillions.

While choosing his numbers, Paddy included the age of his wife and mistakenly wrote 48 instead of 49.

"It's the best mistake I've made in my life," he said.

The couple has no plans yet on what to do with the winnings.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Retired US Army won on a scratch game

Jose Figueroa, a retired US Army who worked for 31 years won the $125,000 on the "Queen of Hearts" Scratcher game.

“When I scratched it, I thought I’d won $30,” he told Virginia Lottery officials.

When he realized he learned a bigger prize, he sent a photo of the ticket to his wife.

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Winning Just Became Easier with OSA’s Decode and Win

A lot of people choose to browse the Internet to while away their time. With the countless websites that you can visit and the many things you can do while online, one cannot blame why people spend hours on end in front of the computer. When the world of online lottery gaming took the Internet by storm, people found another way to entertain themselves and at the same time get the chance to win instant prizes. Take the chase of OSA’s Decode and Win game

It is the easiest way to win without having to purchase anything. You can just log on to and follow the simple instructions. You only have to be at least 18 years old to qualify. Legal residents of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Japan, Pakistan, the Netherlands, South Africa, Philippines, and the United States are not eligible to participate though. Once you have ticked off these two requirements, you can go ahead and participate in the Decode and Win game during its Promotion Period. 

Just a quick stop at this website will enable you to get the chance to win instant prizes. First of which is the $5 Gift Card that you can use as a discount for any regular-priced OSA product or ticket draw that you purchase. Those who are new to these games will find it exciting to take part of the biggest lottery games online and get the chance to win huge prizes. Regular players will find the gift card useful in gaining credit against the next renewal. 

A UK £100,000 Scratch Card can also be yours for the taking. This is in conjunction with OSA’s 22nd year of giving out UK National Lottery entry services. When you play UK Instant Win, you can take home instant cash prizes starting from GBP 10 to GBP 10,000. And if luck is truly on your side, you can take the GBP 100,000 grand prize! 

OSA’s Decodeand Win can also open the doors into winning bigger prizes in many lottery games such as the Oz Superdraw, Italian Superenalotto, and The Billionaire Series. You can get a free play in one or all of the lottery games mentioned. And if that’s not enough, you can also win a free raffle ticket that you can use for the Easy Cash draw where you can bring home US$10,000 cash prize. The Easy Cash draw is a draw held yearly every 30th of the month of June.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Missing millionaire collected the prize

A resident of Thurrock was one of the seven missing millionaires who won on the EuroMillions Olympic Draw.

The winner whose identity was withheld claimed the GBP1 Million

A spokesman for The National Lottery said: “We’re delighted that the winner of this amazing prize has now come forward and can begin to enjoy their win.

“As well as becoming an overnight millionaire, the ticket-holder is also part of a world record that The National Lottery is very proud to have broken.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Powerball jackpot now $320 million

The Powerball lottery jackpot of $305 million for August 15 draw has now increased to $320 million because of massive sales.

In order to win the game, a ticket should exactly match the five main balls and the Powerball.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Largest jackpot ever for Powerball Lottery

The current Powerball lottery jackpot is the highest jackpot ever. It is now $305 million as there was no winner of the $253 million last August 11 draw.

After-tax cash prize would be $203.3 million if the winner would opt for a lump-sum cash payout.

The new high-water mark is the result of 14 draws without a winner which started last June 27, 2012.

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Powerball Jackpot Winner Experiences the Change Advantages

Last August 15, 2012 was definitely a lucky day for one person in Michigan as the winning numbers translated to huge winnings in the Powerball draw! The whopping $320 million jackpot prize was eventually won after several months of waiting. February of this year was the last time someone took home a much-coveted huge jackpot payout and everyone was buzzing with excitement as they waited for the next instant millionaire. The winner from the state of Michigan clearly benefited from the advantage of having the Powerball changes made recently come into play. 

In January 2012, Powerball had a revamp as they made some changes in order to provide bigger jackpots and more chances of bringing home large winnings. Although the cost of one ticket increased to $2, the starting jackpot also coincided with this increase by doubling it from $20 million to $40 million. There was also a shooting up of jackpots as they implemented a minimum of $10 million with every roll. The prize in Match-5 made a leap from $200,000 to $1 million while the Powerball-only prize jumped from $3 to $4. Naturally, with these changes, the odds of hitting it big also adjusted from the usual 1 in 195.2 million to 1 in 175.2 million. Even if you don’t rake in the much-coveted jackpot prize, you still get more chances of winning other prizes as the odds changed from 1 in 35 to 1 in 32. 

If the price increase is your concern then you can rest easy because evidently, with just a slight change in the ticket price, more benefits were given to every player. You get larger jackpot payouts and better gaming odds. Powerball has drawings every Wednesdays and Saturdays each week so you can try your luck as much as you want. Aside from the major changes mentioned, lottery game enthusiasts can enjoy the Powerball they have grown to love because the basic play style did not change. You just need to take note that the number of red Powerball numbers is lessened by four. That means you have to pick five white ball numbers from a total of 59 and a single Powerball number from a total of 35. 

American Powerball is your exciting shot to becoming an instant millionaire. With the combined revenue from over 40 participating states in the US, the game is now regarded as the premium lotto game. More winners are expected to realize their dream of becoming multi-millionaires with the recent adjustments in the game mechanics.  

Lotto win mystery

Lottery officials were investigating the case of a lottery winner who walked away from claiming his $7.5 million prize after taxes. The lawyer winner withdrew his claim after he was requested to answer the questions of the lottery officials.

Terry Rich, the director of the Iowa Lottery said that the odds of solving the case would be 50-50.

"It's the only time we can find anywhere in world lottery history that somebody won a major jackpot and gave it up," Rich said Aug. 8.


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Lucky winner of 190 million on the Euro Lottery

Someone from Britain has already won a record 190 millions euros in the EuroMillions lottery.

The winning numbers were 50,21,17,48, 11 and the lucky star numbers were 09 and 10.

The jackpot prize was bigger than last year's jackpot which was 185 million euros won by the couple Scots Colin and Chris Weir.

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Seven millionaires still missing

There were seven millionaires who has not yet came forward to claim their prizes on the Euro Millions Olympic Draw.

Each of them won GBP1 Million. They were given until 11pm on January 23 to claim their prizes.

93 of them have already claimed their money.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Birthday win

Daniel Fontes, an electrician from Naugatuck won $20,000.

He bought a "20X the Cash" scratch ticket as a birthday present for himself.

He said “It was all pretty unbelievable … winning $20,000 on my birthday.”

He plans on putting the money in the bank.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Former prison guard won $1 million

Herbert Carlin, former prison guard won $1 million on Mega Millions.

Carlin of Humboldt left his job because of his health and has been living on his Social Security disability.

He only matched the five numbers 2, 10, 13, 38 and 46 but not the Mega Ball 2. Because he added $1 Megaplier option, his 250,000 was multiplied to $1 million.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Office Manager won $1 million

Tamara Vivian, from Rowan County, office manager for a chiropractor in Salisbury won $1 million on a North Carolina Education Lottery. She opted for a lump sum of $408,000.

“I held the ticket in my hand for 45 seconds before I realized it,” Vivian said

She plans on buying a new car and pay off her student loans.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

First time player won $1 million on a Powerball draw

A resident of Conway won $1 million on the Powerball draw last August 1. He correctly matched the five numbers but not the Powerball thus missing the jackpot of $158 million.

"It was my first time playing," the winning ticket holder said.

The new millionaire wants to keep the win and plans private.

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Euro Millions Jackpot Reaches EUR190,000,000 Cap!

There is no better time to purchase your tickets for the Euro Millions draw! The top prize for Tuesday, August 7th, has reached an all-time high of €190 million! Yes, you read it right, a staggering €190 million jackpot prize is up for grabs.

This proves to be a monumental event because Euro Millions has one again reached the ceiling amount or jackpot prize cap. This is the first time that the jackpot reached this astounding amount, which is why many are wondering if the jackpot will be successfully won just like in July 2011 when the jackpot prize of €185 million was taken home.

It can be remembered that when Euro Millions was launched in 2004, 12 rollover draws was the original limit for the jackpot prize. The rule was changed so that the jackpot prize can reach €185 million- but thus was won in July 2011. In February this year, the maximum jackpot was set at a maximum of €190 million.

This means that if the jackpot is not won on Tuesday, the top prize will remain at €190 million for the Friday, August 10 draw. On the occasion that nobody hits the jackpot on the second draw, the prize pool will be rolled down and distributed to the lower division prizes. This only means one thing - all that prize money must be won this week! If this isn’t reason enough to make a beeline for Euro Millions tickets, then we’re not sure what.

So, what are you waiting for? Before you put on your thinking cap and whip up the ultimate list of what to do with €190 million, bring out your luckiest of numbers and secure your entries for the biggest jackpot ever in Euro Millions now! Today just might be your lucky day!

IT man won on the record-breaking Euro Millions Olympic Draw

Alex Wheatly, 26, from Portslade, works in an IT company in Shoreham, won GBP1 million on the Euro Millions Olympic Draw.

He said "I don’t want to jump the gun but I think I’m a millionaire."

He plans on buying a house for himself. He is also planning to buy a white Citroen DS3 and also a boy's trip to the Nuremburg Circuit in Germany.

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

East Hampton woman won on a scratch game

Karen Hartley from East Hampton won $10,000 on a 10X Cash 6th Edition instant ticket.

“I feel like I’m dreaming here… I feel blessed,” Hartley told Lottery officials.

Hartley is one of the newest top-prize winners in the instant games.

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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Couple nearly lost GBP1 million lottery prize

Maureen, 77, and Fred Holt, 80, won GBP1 million but nearly lost it to a fraudster.

Great grandmother Maureen was told that her winning ticket has not won anything by shop worker Farrakh Nizzar whom later tried to collect the prize for himself.

The Camelot investigators found out the truth. Nizzar, 30, pleaded guilty to fraud by misrepresentation.

Maureen said: “The win is amazing – it just came out of the blue and means we can look after our family and gives us security for the rest of our lives.

“It’s a wonderful feeling.”

The couple plans on returning to Fred's old haunts in Hong Kong. Also, Fred to buy his dream car and Maureen to get her teeth done.

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Woman won $320,000

Katherine Alderete from Albuquerque won $320,000 on a Roadrunner Cash ticket.

“I went to the gas station to get another Scratcher and I saw the jackpot sign,” Alderete said.

She plans on buying a new house.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Top prize winner on a scratch game

Gretchen Dietrich and her husband won the top prize $250,000 on a California Lottery Black scratch game.

“I couldn’t believe it,” Dietrich said. “I was in shock. He was in shock, too.”

After federal taxes has been deducted, the couple were able to take home around $185,000 - $190,000.

They plan on saving the money for their children's college education.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Teenager won on the record-breaking Euro Millions Olympic Draw

A teenager from Hampshire is one of the 100 people who won GBP1 million each as part of the record-breaking Euro Millions Olympic Draw.

The 19-year old learned about his winnings while he was at the pub. He was with his parents on a memorable night, watching the Olympic opening ceremony. To celebrate the winning, his dad bought everyone a round of drinks.

“It was a great night, everyone had a great time. What a completely unbelievable thing to happen,” added Barman Nathan Neofytou.

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