Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Calimesa man claims $180M Mega Millions jackpot

Rick Knudsen says he only plays the lottery “when I feel lucky,” about four or five times a year.

The 53-year-old Calimesa man said he was feeling especially lucky on Aug. 21, so he bought a $5 Quick Pick at a 7-Eleven store near his home in the largely rural community of about 8,000 people just across the San Bernardino County line in Riverside County.

The first set of numbers on that ticket – 5, 31, 34, 41, 7 and the mega number 74 – turned out to be the luckiest of his life. The next day it won the $180 million Mega Millions Jackpot

Read full story

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Top Jackpot of the Week: American Powerball at $100M

It's another new month and the biggest jackpot to be found anywhere once again belongs to American Powerball, which is offering an enormous US$ 100 Million on Wednesday, September 4th.

Powerball is one of America's two biggest multi-state lotteries and boasts some of the largest jackpot prizes in the world. Here are just a few of the record-breaking jackpots it has paid out in the past few years:
  • US$425 Million on February 19, 2014
  • US$591 Million on May 18, 2013
  • US$338 Million on March 23, 2013
  • US$587 Million on November 28, 2012
  • US$305 Million on August 15, 2012
  • US$336 Million on February 11, 2012
Since the game mechanics changed in January 2012, Powerball jackpots now start at a minimum of $40 Million, and roll over until all numbers are matched. There is no maximum jackpot.

Try your luck now at one of the world's most famous lottery games!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Euromillions Winner to Give Away €33 Million

A Northern Irish woman who won €34m on the Euromillions lottery is giving away almost all of it to benefit her home town.

Margaret Loughrey from Strabane in Co Tyrone will part with €33m of her massive win, keeping just €1.25m for herself.

Margaret said: "I know what it's like to have nothing...That's why I'm giving it away. I can't miss what I never had."

The 48-year-old, who was unemployed and receiving social welfare benefits of about €70 per week when she scooped the big prize, said she wanted to use must of the money to give her hometown a facelift.

Read the full story here

Sunday, July 27, 2014

More Mid-Year Madness: Play Australian Lotto at 10% Off!

 

Our Mid-Year Madness Sale comes to an end today with a special offer for an all-time favourite among OSA subscribers: The Australian Lotto.

Known as the Saturday Lotto, Tattslotto or Gold Lotto (depending on where in Australia it is played), it is one of the simplest and least costly subscriptions in our lineup – but with highly promising returns. With only 45 numbers to choose from, and no extra Mega balls or Powerballs or Lucky Stars added in the mix, the chances of hitting the first division prize are much higher.

Try it out! Subscribe online now at www.osalottos.com/aus and use the code MMA2014 when you check out to receive 10% off your order.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mid-Year Sale on MegaMillions Subscriptions!

We’ve made it through the first half of the year, and in hopes of an even better, more prosperous second half, we’ll be offering discounts on our three best-selling subscriptions during the remainder of July.

Today’s offer: 10% discount on USA Mega Millions!

Get in on the biggest millionaire-maker in the world! Mega Millions is well-known for paying out the largest lotto prizes in history – and it continues to create new millionaires every week. (Even the 2nd prize is a cool $1M!)

http://osalottos.com/infographics/pbNmm/

In terms of winning potential and value for money, it’s a clear winner when it comes to savvy subscription choices.

Play Mega Millions at 10% off today
! Order now at www.osalottos.com/mm and use the code MMM2014 when you check out.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Edmonton Couple Finally Claims $50 Million Lottery Prize

EDMONTON - An Edmonton couple has finally come forward and claimed their Christmas present after more than six months: a $50-million cheque.

Andrea and Bill Groner found out they had won the Dec. 20, 2013, Lotto Max just two days later, but decided to process the news and keep it to themselves until this week.

Andrea Groner, 47, checked her ticket at Londonderry Mall on Dec. 22, but had to ask the clerk to read the numbers to her because she didn’t have her glasses. The Shefield Express employee was much more excited than she was.

“I was in disbelief,” she said.

Her plans for the rest of the day were thwarted as she went home to tell her husband the news.

Bill Groner, 54, recently retired from his job as a heavy equipment operator, and his wife plans to retire from EECOL Electric this December.

“We’ve been working all our lives,” Andrea said, holding hands with her husband at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

The couple chose to go about their normal lives until they decided what they were going to do.

Full story

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Seize the Day -- and Your Share of 84 Million Euros!


An infographic we shared the other day showed that out of 78 years the average person has in a lifetime, only NINE are really yours to enjoy. The rest are used up sleeping, commuting, working, studying, doing chores, and all the other things that eat up the time in a day.

NINE YEARS. Nine years to spend with family and friends. Nine years to laugh, fall in love, see the world, pursue your passions. Just nine. Doesn’t seem like very much, does it? As Abraham Lincoln said though, “It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

So make the years count. Give yourself every chance you possibly can to live the life you’ve always dreamed of. If you’re interested, there’s another big El Gordo draw coming up on August 2nd, which offers 1-in-3 odds of winning a prize that could change life as you know it.

More than 37,000 people will win a prize that day, sharing a total of 84 MILLION EUROS. You could be one of them. Enter now at http://osalottos.com/elgm.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Australian Lotto Winner Forgets to Claim $700,000 Prize




In a case of jackpot amnesia, a punter forgot he had won more than $700,000 in Tattslotto.

The Melbourne man said he knew he had won but simply put his ticket away and forgot about it.

"When I checked my ticket in February and realised I'd won Tattslotto, I thought I'd be excited, but it turns out I was just overwhelmed by it all," the division one winner said.

Read more

Monday, July 14, 2014

Celebrate Germany’s World Cup Win with OSA Lottos!


Germany has won the finals. and the World Cup is over -- but who says the Euro winning streak has to end? Get 10% off on all European lotteries throughout the week when you place your orders at www.osalottos.com.

Just use the code WC2014 upon checkout to get your discount. Offer expires on Friday, July 18th, 2014.

Have a great week!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

[Infographic] How Much TIme Do You Really Have Left?

Great infographic. Imagine... out of 78 years in the average person's lifetime, only NINE are yours to do as you wish. A lottery win could sure make those moments memorable, so never stop trying for a life-changing prize!

Countdown of Life: How much time do you really have left?

Friday, July 4, 2014

Knoxville Man Claims $259.8 Million Powerball Jackpot!


 NASHVILLE (WATE) - A Knoxville man claimed the largest lottery jackpot ever awarded in Tennessee history Thursday afternoon.

Lottery officials say Roy Cockrum, 58, came to their office Thursday afternoon to present the ticket and claim the prize. Lottery officials then verified the ticket.

 

Tennessee law requires winners to bring their tickets to Tennessee Lottery headquarters to be verified. Cockrum said he wanted the cash option, which will amount to $115,147,525.50 after taxes. Read the full story here



Thursday, July 3, 2014

Where to Find the World's Most Expensive Meal


Sublimotion, the restaurant of Michelin-starred chef Paco Roncero opened last month at the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza -- and offers a 20-course tasting menu for €1,500 (US$ 2,050) per head! Is the experience worth the hefty price tag? Take a sneak peek here.


Would it make your lottery wishlist?  Let us know what you think.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Independence Day Discount! Get 15% Off on American Powerball


Celebrate freedom with us this week as we mark U.S. Independence Day with a 15% discount on American Powerball subscriptions!  To play Powerball now at 15% off, go to www.osalottos.com/pb.

The Independence Day discount expires at 11:59 GMT on the 4th of July, so act now!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Luckiest Woman in the World Has Won FOUR MultiMillion-Dollar Lottery Prizes

Winning a multimillion-dollar lottery prize ONCE is all most of us can dream of. Winning FOUR times is almost beyond belief... but it has happened.

Photo credit: http://www.philly.com

For years, people who dream of beating the lottery have puzzled over the amazing case of Joan Ginther, who made headlines around the world by scratching off “10MILL” on a $50 instant ticket in June 2010 to win her fourth multimillion-dollar prize.


A series of discoveries based on painstaking analysis by Philly.com of newly obtained Texas Lottery records, with the help of experts, has led to a surprising conclusion: Basic gambling principles -- like card counting in blackjack, money management in poker, and timing in progressive slots -- may have inspired Joan Ginther to buy a flabbergasting number of $20 to $50 tickets, perhaps 80,000 worth $2.5 million or more.

The numbers go up even higher -- up to $3.3 million -- with the discovery that she may have been working with a friend.  Full story
 
Four people who won two or more lotteries (clockwise from top left): Steven Ontell (right) of New Jersey; Melvyn Wilson, a four-time winner in Virginia; Connie Cottingham, who won twice in Indiana; and Delma Kinney, who won $1 million twice in Georgia. None of them won nearly as much as Joan Ginther, who won $5.4 million, $2 million, $3 million and $10 million in Texas. Read more
 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Team Up to Play and Win in the July 5, 2014 El Gordo Draw

Photo credit: http://www.news.com.au

Spain may no longer be in the running for this year's World Cup, but it'll still be delivering big wins  (worth up to EUR 140M!) next month for those entering the July 5, 2014 El Gordo Draw. Team up with other OSA subscribers to share 10 tickets, and win one or more of the 37,000 prizes on offer!

The more shares you own in the Group, the greater your share of the winnings , so don't limit your participation to just one Share. If you buy 2 Shares today, you get an extra Share free, so don't delay...

Order your El Gordo Group Play shares today at http://osalottos.com/elgroup.


Thursday, June 19, 2014

The World’s Most Expensive Donut Costs £1,000!

We find a lot of crazy, decadent things on the world's "Most Expensive" lists, but this one takes the ... er, cake.



This is not your average sweet confectionary with glazed icing or sugar on top. The world’s most expensive donut comes with royalty of gilded leaves, gold dusted Belgian chocolate flower and edible diamonds, all for a good cause. Krispy Kreme unveiled the world’s most expensive donut at Selfridges department store in UK worth £1,000 (or around $1,682). The confection was created to mark National Donut Week — a fundraising effort benefitting the UK Children’s Trust charity. - Source

What's the most expensive thing you've ever eaten? Any "must-try" dishes or delicacies on your lottery win wishlist? Let us know in the comments!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

New Lottery Scam Offers $2M from MegaMillions Winner

A new lottery scam email has been making the rounds of American inboxes. Claiming to be from Jim McCullar, it says he has won $190 million in the Mega Millions lottery and wants to voluntarily give you $2 million. The email provides a "donation code" as well as a YouTube link showing Jim and his wife accepting their lottery prize.


Now Jim and Carolyn McCullar really did win $190 million from Mega Millions in 2011, and the YouTube page provided on the email is legitimate -- but the email itself is obviously a fraud. Don't fall for it.

Always be vigilant. Many lottery scams are cleverly and convincingly written, but deceptive and completely fraudulent. Thousands of people have lost money paying “commissions” and “charges” to receive cash prizes they've been told (falsely) they've won. The opportunists behind these scams steal large amounts of money from gullible people and they tarnish the integrity of legitimate lottery marketers like OSA.

Please bear in mind this one simple fact: there is no such thing as a free lunch. People don't randomly want to send you money, and you can't possibly have won a prize in a lottery you never even entered in the first place. As the old saying goes: if you receive an offer in the mail which sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Another Euro Millions Group Play Scheduled for June 20, 2014


Another Euro Millions Group Play is scheduled for Friday, June 20th, 2014, so if you'd like another chance at a first prize worth at least 15 Million Euros - plus 10 guaranteed lower division prizes - grab a share now!

When you join Euro Millions Group Play, you share 288 number selections formulated specifically to guarantee at least 10 prize wins in the scheduled draw. This is the minimum number of guaranteed prizes, but there are often more. In the last Euro Millions Group Play on June 6th, one Group won 13 prizes, and another won 21!

Be a part of our next shared win... JOIN OSA'S EURO MILLIONS GROUP PLAY NOW!

Monday, June 9, 2014

What to Do When You Win the Lottery (Advice from Camelot's CEO)




With tonight's Euro Millions lottery jackpot at a high of €120 Million (approximately US$163 Million), it's worth listening to what "Millionaire-Maker" Dianne Thompson has to say about what to do when you win the lottery.

"You’ve got to take time to get your head around it,' says Thompson, who has made at least 3,500 people millionaires during her time as chief executive of Camelot.

“The first piece of advice is to take time,” she says. 'Don’t make any promises to start with. It’s all too easy to say 'I’ll give some to you, and some to you…’ If you can, we advise that you go away for a few days or a couple of weeks, just to get used to the idea.”

Read more


OSA's Father’s Day Giveaway


Win an iPad for Dad – or keep it for yourself! For every subscription purchase you make from June 9 - June 14, 2014, you earn one entry into our Father’s Day Giveaway Raffle on June 15, 2014 – for a chance to win a 16GB  iPad Air!

How it works:

1.    Just order a subscription for any of your favorite lotteries during the promotion period.

2.    Be sure to type the code DAD614 in the Raffle ID field of the order page when you play online, to make sure your entry qualifies for the raffle. (There is no need to use the code for email orders.)

3.    On Father’s Day, June 15th, 2014, we’ll hold a raffle drawing for the iPad Air. If you win, we’ll be in touch right away by phone and/or email to let you know, and confirm delivery details. We'll also post the winner’s name here on the blog, and on the OSA Website.

Best of luck! With Euro Millions and American Powerball making headlines with enormous jackpots this week, there is no better time to subscribe!

Start your new lottery subscription now at www.osalottos.com!


********************** UPDATE ****************************

Congratulations to J.A. Bennett from the UK, who won
the Ipad Air in the OSA Father's Day Giveaway on June 15th!

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Euro Millions €100 Million Superdraw Postponed, But New Jackpot is Even Higher!




Anyone participating in the June 6, 2014 Euro Millions draw - whether for individual or group play - will now be playing for a larger jackpot worth €105 Million!

The planned EuroMillions Superdraw, which was scheduled to take place on Friday was postponed after the jackpot naturally passed the  €100 million mark after another rollover on June 3rd.

This is the first time that a Superdraw has been postponed because the naturally occurring prize fund has surpassed €100m mark. Although a very rare occurrence it is always a possibility because no one can predict when the EuroMillions jackpot will be won.

Lottery authorities have been quick to reassure people that the money that would have been used for the Superdraw will remain in the EuroMillions Reserve Fund and set aside for future draws and promotions.

Source

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Lottery Winners get 'Happy' for New Ad



 
There's nothing more guaranteed to make you feel happy than the news of a lottery win, so it makes perfect sense that  Pharrell Williams' hit song "Happy" is the theme song of the New Jersey Lottery's new advertising campaign.

The new ad will feature past instant game winners -- anyone who won even as little as a dollar on a scratch ticket. Winners were asked to submit a 30-second video of themselves dancing if they'd like to be in the commercial. (Funnily enough, many winners picked the song "Happy" to dance to, without being aware it would be the song in the ad.)

Lottery winner Jeff Shepard shows off his dance moves for the new NJ Lottery commercial.
(Photo: Daily Record staff photo by Michael Izzo )
The ad campaign, featuring three 30 second commercials, will debut on TV and in movie theaters in two weeks.



Source

Ready to do your own happy dance? Lots of big lottery jackpots this week -- go try your luck now!

Last Few Shares Remaining for Euro Millions Group Play


Just a few shares are left for the Euro Millions Group Play scheduled on Friday, June 6, 2014 -- so if you haven't taken a share yet, do so now! The jackpot for Friday's Superdraw will be a staggering 100 MILLION EUROS (approximately US$ 136 Million).

When you join Euro Millions Group Play, you share 288 number selections formulated specifically to guarantee a minimum of 10 prize wins in the scheduled draw. Any one of these could be the massive 100M first division prize, so don't wait! JOIN NOW!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Something New for Your Lottery Win Wishlist: The Bentley SUV


Luxury automakers like Porsche , Lamborghini and Maserati have all toyed with and/or turned to the idea of making a premium big rig. But Bentley chief Wolfgang Schreiber says that if consumers want a “real” luxury SUV, they’ll have to wait until Bentley makes one.

And it finally will! Get a sneak peek at 2016 Bentley SUV below.


 Source

Will you be adding this to your lottery win wishlist? We certainly will.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Lost $50M Ticket Finds Its Way Back to Lottery Winners

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/06/02/brampton_couple_reunited_with_50m_lottery_ticket_lost_at_church.html

Imagine winning a $50 Million jackpot -- and then losing the ticket before you can claim it. That's exactly what happened to Hakeem Nosiru, who won the January 17, 2014 Lotto Max draw. He was one day away from claiming the money when the ticket, which he duct-taped to the inside his wife’s purse for safekeeping, when he discovered it was missing after they attended church.

That sparked a frantic search of their Brampton home, with garbage bins being upended and their contents picked through piece by piece, an effort that left Nosiru and his wife empty handed and feeling “miserable.”

But that despair turned to joy after a fellow member of the congregation discovered the ticket and reunited it with them on April 1 — saying “April fools” — a return made possible because Nosiru signed the ticket with their address. 

Source


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Lotto of the Week: USA Powerball

This first week of June is an incredibly good time to be dabbling in lottery play, as there are some pretty enormous draws coming up -- including a 100 Million Euro Millions Superdraw and an 84 Million El Gordo draw.  First place, however, has to go to American Powerball, which is offering a $192 MILLION jackpot on Wednesday.

  

Powerball is one of America's two biggest multi-state lotteries and boasts some of the largest jackpot prizes in the world. Here are just a few of the record-breaking jackpots it has paid out in the past few years:
  • US$425 Million on February 19, 2014
  • US$591 Million on May 18, 2013
  • US$338 Million on March 23, 2013
  • US$587 Million on November 28, 2012
  • US$305 Million on August 15, 2012
  • US$336 Million on February 11, 2012
Since the game mechanics changed in January 2012, Powerball jackpots now start at a minimum of $40 Million, and roll over until all numbers are matched. There is no maximum jackpot.

Try your luck now at one of the world's most famous lottery games!


Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Best Place to Play the Lottery in California



We're pretty sure it really doesn't matter WHERE you buy your ticket -- the odds of winning will be the same. But hey... if you're ever in Santa Clara County, it might be worth a shot.

Three years of California State Lottery data show Santa Clara County has more winners per ticket sold of the popular Mega Millions, Powerball, Super Lotto Plus and Fantasy Five games than any other county in the state.  Source

Not traveling to California anytime soon? No problem. Play America's biggest lotteries from anywhere through OSA! The next USA Powerball Jackpot is an enormous $173 Million on Saturday, May 31st. Give it a shot. Play now!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Anonymous Philanthropist @HiddenCash Leaves $100 Gifts in the Best Scavenger Hunt Ever




What a great way to pay good fortune forward! An anonymous California man (a lottery winner, perhaps?) is hiding up to $100 or so in public places in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and soon, in Los Angeles -- then posting clues to the money's whereabouts through his Twitter account @HiddenCash.

The $100 bills or envelopes containing several $20 bills are amounting to $1,000-a-day philanthropy in what the Twitter account calls "an anonymous social experiment for good." Read more

Would you share your lottery winnings? How? Let us know in the comments!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Liquid Luxury: The Ultimate Drink Connoisseur's Holiday

Armand de Brignac 'Dynastie'  (world's most expensive champagne collection ) - £330,000
With the Euro Millions jackpot currently at €78 Million - and another €100 Million Superdraw coming up next week - it's only natural to start dreaming big.

For people who'd like to extend their congratulatory toasts way beyond their usual comfort zones, there's a new luxury holiday that will definitely do the trick.

The world’s most expensive drinking holiday will set you back by a cool £750,000 (around US$1.27 million!) but to the dedicated drink connoisseur, it's undoubtedly the experience of a lifetime.

Dubbed the Ultimate Drink Connoisseurs’ Holiday, the tour takes guests on a 10-location trip around the world, centered on some of the rarest beers, spirits, cocktails and wines in existence.

Salvatore 'Legacy' Cocktail (includes 1788 Clos de Griffier Vieux Cognac) - £12,400

Legacy by Angostura (world's most expensive rum)  -  £8,000

Dalmore Trinitas (world's most expensive whiskey, aged 64 years, only 3 ever made) -  £100,000

Penfolds Ampoule (world's most expensive wine, only 12 ever made)  -  £110,000
View the complete list here

Naturally, it also includes business class flights and luxury hotel stays, as well as tours of the Dalmore distillery, the Grey Goose factory in Cognac, and elite establishments like Salvatores, The Billionaires Club and the Crown Club Casino in Melbourne. 

Would you go for it, if you could? Or would you prefer to splurge on something else? Let us know in the comments!

Monday, May 26, 2014

How to Win the Lottery (Happily)


We all want to win the lottery, but it does come with some drawbacks.

“The problem with a big lottery win,” says Dr. Michael I. Norton, a social psychologist at Harvard Business School, “is that it adds a group of people to your life that you don’t want to be in contact with, and it disrupts the relationships with the people you do want to be in contact with.”

That does sound like a curse, but Dr. Norton hypothesizes that there’s an antidote.

Read more

Saturday, May 24, 2014

The New Billionaire Capital of the World




Who knew?  In 2014, the city with the highest number of billionaires in residence is LONDON. The British capital has become such a hub for the super-rich that it now accounts for 72 billionaires – almost 10 per cent of all the billionaires in the world. Read more

Moscow has the second highest billionaire population with 48, followed by New York with 43, followed by San Francisco, Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

Where would you live if you could afford to live anywhere in the world? Let us know in the comments! And if  you'd like a shot at becoming a billionaire yourself (or a millionaire at the very least) try your luck with OSA's Billionaire Series today!





Thursday, May 22, 2014

Go All-In & Play for Over $500 Million in Lottery Prizes this June!



June is looking to be an extra-exciting month for Lottery players, as three ENORMOUS draws are coming up within just the first two weeks.

Euro Millions Superdraw


Europe's most popular lottery - Euro Millions - will be holding a Superdraw on Friday, June 6, 2014. The jackpot is a guaranteed 100 Million (US$ 139 Million). Euro Millions jackpots worth over 100 million don't come along very often. And when the top prize is this high, all the lower division prizes are larger than usual as well!


El Gordo June Draw

El Gordo, which means "the Fat One ," is the name given to Spain's richest National Lottery.  El Gordo holds monthly draws with a total cash payout of over €5 Billion. On Saturday, June 7th, the prize pool will be 84 Million (US$ 116 Million) -- to be paid out to over 37,000 winners.


Japan Dream Jumbo Draw

Asia's biggest draw - the Japan Jumbo Draw - will be paying out a massive 34 BILLION Yen (US$ 334 Million) on June 13th. As always it will be a huge event, with over 25,000,000 cash prizes to be paid out in a single night, including
  • 23 First Prize Payouts Totaling ¥8 Billion (Over Y347M each)
  • 69 Second Prizes Worth Over ¥690 Million(Over Y10M each)
  • PLUS: At least ¥25 Billion in cash payouts for 3rd, 4th, 5th and other subsidiary Prizes!

Go ALL-IN this June and play in all 3 draws!

Enter ALL 3 of these enormous June draws in one blow for just $100 and save $20 on entry costs! Here’s what you get when you take the ALL-IN June bundle today:

• One Individual entry in the Euro Millions Superdraw on June 6
• One Share in a EuroMillions Group sharing 288 number sets in the Superdraw on June 6.
• One ticket in the El Gordo Draw on June 7
• One ticket in the Japan Dream Jumbo Draw on June 13

Approximate retail value for all of these entries combined is $120, but you can have them all for just $100 if you bundle up. GO ALL IN NOW!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The World's Most Expensive Rolex

 If you won the lottery, how much would YOU spend on the watch of your dreams?

 
This rare 1949 Oyster Perpetual model with a cloisonné enamel dial was sold for $1.2 million at Christie’s auction house in Geneva making it the most expensive Rolex watch ever to be sold. Designed by artist Marguerite Koch, the 18-karat gold automatic watch with sweep center seconds depicts a whale and a ship sailing on rough seas. It was expected to sell between $570,000 and $1.13 million. However, an anonymous bidder pushed the final price to $1,220,632.  Source

All we can say is WOW.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

UK Lottery to name National Treasures




A campaign to identify the UK's favourite celebrities and National Lottery-funded projects of the last 20 years is being launched.

The 'What's Your National Treasure' initiative asks people to choose from a range of well known and loved venues, landmarks and facilities in the UK as well as name their top star from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

A shortlist of 20 famous faces have been chosen due to their achievements as recipients of National Lottery funding or for their support of projects that have received funding. They include Colin Firth, Jessica Ennis and Stephen Fry, among others.

Read more...

What's YOUR National Treasure?  Share in the comments!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Hospital orderly from Long Island wins $20 million lottery jackpot

Married Southampton father Cameron Finney’s life was forever changed after he ate a chicken dinner with his wife at Popeye’s on March 25. On their way home, Finney bought $4 worth of quick pick tickets at a Gascon gas station in Coram. The next morning he discovered his big win — but spouse Donna wouldn’t believe him.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Chicago Man Credits Mom with $2.5 M Lottery Win

A son’s dream to give his mom a very special Mother’s day gift became a reality after he won in the lottery which amounts to $2.5 Million. Daniel Stojak asks his mom Shirley to buy lottery tickets from him from time to time at the Jewel-Osco where his mom is a cashier for 15 years.

It was a great luck when his mom scratched off his ticket and saw that he won big time. For Mother’s day, he will treat his mom to riverboat to gamble, and then have dinner and buy a diamond tennis bracelet and maybe a ring.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

NY Insomniac Wins $7.5 M Lottery Prize

A $7.5 Million lottery winner comes from Staten Island, New York. He is Salvatore Gandolfo, a retiree. Since he could not sleep, he woke up in the wee hours of April 1, and set off to Richmond Deli and Grocery to buy a Silver Spectacular ticket. Soon after checking his ticket, he realized that he won big.

Among his plan for the money is to help his family financially, and other plans include travel and a new car.

Other winners for the day were Michael Palmer who won $1 Million, and 36 colleagues from Bloomberg who also got $1 Million.



Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Phoenix Couple Claims $3.5 M Lottery Prize

The recent winners of the Arizona Lottery were Robert and Anna Brito who comes from Phoenix. The couple won $3.3 Million in “The Prick” and remained silent for about two weeks before coming forward to get their winning prize.

The money will be invested and placed on a trust fund for the whole family. A simple guy, Robert expressed that he will keep his job as a public servant and simply thanked God for all the great blessings.

The couple shared that they will not spend the money right away and instead will stick to their original plans and schedule.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Tom Crist - A Different Breed of Lottery Winner


Most people claim that they will be giving to charity if they win the lottery. Most often, those who did win really give, but only a pittance. Many winners got blinded by the glitter of gold and they could not see anymore the need to give back to their community.

But not the Canadian lottery winner Tom Crist who stated early on that he will donate every cent of his winnings to charitable causes. All $40 million of it.

In a league of his own

Tom Crist is a retired CEO of EECOL Electric. At the time of his retirement, he was financially stable that he could provide for the needs of his family even without the lottery winnings. Tom is also a widower, having lost his wife to cancer in February 2012.

Because life had been good to him, Tom is known to always give back to the community. His son Dallas described Tom as a very generous person, someone who would "give away the shirt off his back" just to help people in need.

Tom Crist was having lunch between rounds of gold when he learned that he won $40 million in the lottery. He finished his lunch and resumed playing, without telling anybody about his stroke of luck.

Tom wanted to donate the whole amount of charity but he acceded to the request of the Western Canada Lottery Corp. for a press release and photo. After receiving the prize money, Tom started donating money to charitable causes including the Tom Baker Cancer Centre through the Alberta Cancer Foundation. The cancer center treated his wife before she passed on.

Tom Crist is now busy distributing his good fortune to the less fortunate and good causes.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Next EuroMillions Superdraw Set for June 6, 2014

People are obviously excited and simply looking forward to the upcoming Euro Millions Superdraw that will be held on Friday, June 6. The European jackpot that is awaiting its most fortunate winner is a whopping amount of €100,000,000!

How to Play EuroMillions Superdraw

Tickets for the Superdraw should be purchased in advance because for sure, there will be so many players who want to be part of the grand jackpot. Ordering your entries for for the Euro Millions Superdraw can also be done online via Overseas Subscribers Agents (OSA) as you do your regular Euro Millions entries. Winning the jackpot though is definitely not easy because you will have to match all the 5 numbers and also the two Lucky Stars numbers. The most recent Superdraw was drawn in Paris and a ticket holder from the UK named Neil Trotter emerged as the winner.

What is the EuroMillions Superdraw Record

The largest jackpot ever won in the EuroMillions Superdraw was €188 on June 2013. This prize was almost close to the Superdraw’s cap of €190 Million. On August 2012 though, the sole EuroMillion jackpot to surpass the cap was divided between two ticket holders. The EuroMillions Superdraw jackpot automatically rolls over up to €190M until there is a winner to emerge.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Lottery’s Newest Winners Collect $11.5 M in Prize Money

About 40 winners win in the latest lottery amounting to $11.5 Million.  These people come from different backgrounds and wins different amounts.  Salvatore Gandolfo was able to win $7.5 Million and will replace his 2005 Honda Accord, while Susanne Miller, a cook and private caterer got $1 Million.  Another winner John Laden who won $536,058 and Michael Palmer got $623,040.  The remaining $1 Million was won by 36 co workers from Bloomberg LP who calls themselves Tech Ops 36.  Their prize will be equally divided among them and some will use the money to buy a new car or travel.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Florida Couple Nearly Penniless Claim Half of $414M Lottery Jackpot

Robyn Ann Collier only had about $5 when she filed for bankruptcy two years past so winning more than $200 Million comes as a big surprise and a total relief. Collier is from Merritt Island, Florida and purchased the winning Mega Millions Lottery Ticket in March at a gasoline station on South Courtenay Parkway in Merritt, Island.

The total amount of winnings was $414 Million was shared with another winner who comes from Maryland. Collier expressed that she might still keep on working while her boyfriend Raymond Moyer plans to make some investments and will travel with Collier to Ireland.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

$414 Million Mega Jackpot Mega Winner Claims Prize

Two winners split the $414 Million from the Mega Million Jackpot.  One winner who comes from Florida has gotten her share early on, while the other winner who is from Maryland only came forward recently to claim the prize.

The state of Maryland is in for a treat as it will also be awarded tax revenue of $10.1 Million.  Past winners from Maryland won $189 Million in October 2013 and another one won $218.6 Million in March 2012.  

The newest prize standing for the Mega Millions Jackpot is set at $105 Million, and for sure, everyone is waiting with excitement.

Monday, May 5, 2014

National Lottery Introduces “The Guru” in 1st Advertisement for Online Play

The first ever huge marketing scheme of the National Lottery will be aired for 60 seconds this coming week and will have additional 5 ads on the television as well as a digital version.

The campaign was created to market National Lottery’s play online channel  whose target market are those people who does not make an effort to go out and play.  The ad has included some humor to be more attractive to more people and will feature “the guru” who has the ability to predict while on mediation at Mac gillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range.

This is one exciting strategy.

UK Ticket Holder Wins £73M Euro Millions Lottery Jackpot

A Euro Millions lottery ticket holder who comes from the UK has won £73 Million making him the 8th largest winner in the entire history of National Lottery so far. The draw was made last Friday and the winning numbers were 30, 42, 04, 31 and 38. While the Lucky Star numbers that were drawn were 11 and 02.

On July 2011, Colin and Christine Weir of Largs, Scotland won £161 Million, and on August 2012, Adrian and Gillian Bayford from Haverhill in Suffolk got £148. The third highest win was won on October 2010 which amounted to £113 Million.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wales Posts Sixty Wins in 6 Months


The South West Wales is fast gaining popularity when it comes to winning the lottery ticket as it has been having an average of about 10 lucky winners of £20,000 lottery prize in the past six months.


It has been noted that more than 60 individuals have won the £20,000 lottery prize in the past months, and the news was confirmed by lottery officials.


Would it not be great to get at least one lottery ticket when in Wales as it might give you the chance that you are looking for? It would be great to ride on the wave.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Gift Lotto Ticket Wins a Million



For his recent birthday, John Spotswood received a cheesecake and three lottery tickets from his sister.  Getting a lottery ticket on one’s birthday is not unusual for the Spotswood as it is somehow a tradition, so he finished the cheesecake on the same day, and scratched off his remaining gifts of three lottery tickets the morning after.


Without any expectations, John Spotswood did win the jackpot prize of $1 Million which really did complete his birthday celebration.


Friday, April 11, 2014

Man Posts Second Lotto 6/49 Win


Does winning the lottery for the second time make it more sweet? Or is it sweeter because the lottery prize is definitely much higher?


This is the case for Robert Mc Phail who has won twice in the 6/49 Lotto. Mc Phail is from London, Ontario and it was in 1992 when he first won in the lottery. His first win was worth $571, 157, and this was shared with seven other individuals who also won.


Recently though, he won again in the March 19 draw and this time, he got a jackpot prize that is a whopping $1 Million.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Pizza Search Leads to Pile of Dough


Stopping at Par Mar 10 one day to get 5 Powerball tickets with the power play option was perhaps one of the great decisions that Beverly Swartzmiler ever made because one of the Powerball tickets that she bought was a winning ticket.


Beverly Swartzmiller comes from Sisterville and is not the type who always buys lottery tickets. In fact, she only buys every few times so when she decided to try her luck that day after she got herself a pizza, it really came as a great surprise.


It is a privilege and a great opportunity to get this chance.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Store Owner Sells Herself Winning Ticket


Sometimes Glinda Salgado whose family owns the Elden Market and Deli buys lottery tickets for herself without expecting to win, and so it was the same that day when she found out that a winning ticket came from their family’s store.


She was greatly elated to hear about the news without even suspecting that the $1 Million lottery winner was none other than herself.


Who can imagine how much excitement Glinda must have felt when she found out and realized that she was the $1 Million winner? Sometimes it simply pays to try, so just go ahead and do it.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Ten Lucky Finns Win Eurojackpot Lottery

A group of ten Finnish punsters from Joijala in Finland's Tampere region became brand-new millionaires when their ticket matched the seven winning numbers in the Eurojackpot Friday, April 4, 2014 draw. The group's ticket matched the winning numbers 10, 15, 28, 30 and 33 and the lucky numbers 4 and 6. The group picked their winning numbers in the local R-Kioski outlet.

Veikkaus, the state-run betting monopoly, announced that Friday's draw gave the winning ticket the jackpot prize of €57 million. The purse was far the biggest in Eurojackpot history. The pot reached €57 million after 10 rollovers.

The group's lottery win was the third Eurojackpot win in Finland. It was only the second time a Eurojackpot top purse had been won since the start of the current year.

A €10 million purse will be offered for Eurojackpot's draw on Friday, April 11.

Monday, April 7, 2014

$425M February Powerball Winner Claims His Prize


A Northern California man who wants to live a private life as best as he can came forward to claim the February $425 million Powerball jackpot. B. Raymond Buxton went to the California Lottery headquarters in Sacramento on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 to claim his lottery prize. Buxton, who his publicist claims has a healthy sense of humor, came forward on April Fool's Day. He was wearing a shirt with a picture of Yoda, a Star Wars character with the inscription "Luck of the Jedi I have".

After realizing that he won one of the largest lottery jackpots in U.S. history, Buxton started working with an attorney and financial adviser to set up his new bank accounts, establish a charity, and sort out the tax issues involved in the winning. Buxton opted for the lump sum payment of $242.2 million before taxes.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Portsmouth Couple Win $1M Powerball Prize

Calvin and Zatera Spencer won $1M Powerball prize on the March 12, 2014 draw. Calvin used to ask the clerk for a big winner every time he buys lottery ticket at the Barber's Tire & Auto. Now, he got his wish. His ticket was the only ticket in the nation to match the first five numbers in the March 12 draw. The winning numbers were 14, 15, 28, 37, 54 and the Powerball number which the Spencer couple missed was 10.

The Spencer couple tried to remain anonymous in claiming their prize but it was not possible in the state of Virginia. They were required to attend a mandatory press conference at the store they bought the ticket from to announce their winning. Sherri Posey, the store manager, had to be at the press conference also to receive the ceremonial check of $10,000 that the store is entitled to for selling the winning ticket.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Group Of Four Win £1.5M Lottery Prize

Playing lottery in a syndicate pays. This was discovered by four workers at CNN Communications as they won a £1.5M lottery prize. The syndicate of four engineers from Portsmouth, Lewis Fox, Tom Fox, Sid Veness, and Mark Bush, just started playing together at the beginning of the year. They are the second syndicate from the Portsmouth area to win in the lottery in just a few weeks.

Lewis Fox's choice of the number 22 helped the group clinched the lottery prize. Lewis chose the number because it was his mother's birthday and her late grandmother's lucky number.

Tom Fox watched the draw on television and checked several times before calling the other members of the syndicate. Lewis plans to pay for the house that he just bought while Bush looks forward to a grand vacation.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Car Mechanic Wins £108 Million


The £108 million Euromillions jackpot has a winner. The Camelot Group, UK's national lottery operator, announced that a car mechanic and race driver from Coulsdon, Surrey, has come forward to claim the fourth largest jackpot in the history of Euromillions lottery.


The £108 million jackpot is the largest jackpot this year and this is also the first time that the jackpot has been won in the U.K.


In a news conference on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, Neil Trotter was revealed as the £108 million jackpot winner. Trotter said he purchased £10 worth of lottery tickets on his way home and felt very good all week, feeling that he was already a winner.


Trotter matched all the lottery winning numbers: 6, 24, 25, 27, 30 and the lucky star numbers 5 and 9.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Bay Area Taxi Driver Wins $1.9 Mega Millions

A Nepalese immigrant who makes a living driving a taxi cab in the Bay Area realized his American Dream after more than 10 years of buying lottery tickets. His perseverance and doggedness to pursue that dream resulted in the $1.9 million Mega Millions prize on March 18, 2014.

Mahendra bought a $1 quick pick Mega Millions ticket from the Huntington Liquor Store in San Bruno, California. And true to the concept of the American Dream, his one dollar investment netted him a huge return in the form of $1.9 million prize money. Mahendra's ticket matched the numbers in the draw, except for the Mega Ball. He got the five numbers out of the six winning numbers.

Had he matched the sixth number, that would entitle him to the $414 million jackpot. But Mahendra is very happy with what he won. He plans to use the money for medical treatments and paying off his children's student loans.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Two Winners Split $400M Mega Millions Jackpot

The March 18, 2014 Mega Millions Draw produced two new millionaires. The Tuesday draw with a jackpot prize of $400 millions has the following winning numbers: 11, 19, 24, 33, and 51. The Mega Ball is 7.

The first winning ticket was sold at a Sunoco convenience store in Florida. The other winning ticket was purchased hundreds of miles away in Charles County, Maryland.

The $400 million jackpot will be worth $224 million when taken as a lump sum, giving each winner $112 million. After taxes, each winner can take home approximately $74 million.

Friday, March 28, 2014

San Francisco Cab Driver Claims $1.9M Mega Millions Lottery Prize


California employs the pari-mutuel system wherein the amount of prize is dictated by the total number of tickets sold, along with the total number of winners per category. Since Mahendra KC was the sole winner of the 5 number category, he was able to take all what is in the prize pool which totals to $1.9 Million.

Mahendra KC is a humble cab driver before he won the lottery and is an immigrant from Nepal. The 50 year old winner will use his prize money to treat his chronic heart problems and also to get organ transplants for his parents.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

$96.5 Million Powerball Lottery Ticket Sold in Missouri


The 6th highest lottery jackpot prize that was won in Missouri was $96.5 Million and the lucky winner of this cash prize was advised to have his signature at the back of the ticket and keep it safe before he comes to Jefferson City in the Lottery’s headquarters.

Lottery winners in Missouri are given 180 days to come forward and get their cash prize.

5 Powerball tickets having the same 5 numbers were also sold in other states like Maryland, Kansas, Missouri, Texas and Massachusetts. The next jackpot prize that is waiting to be won is set to $40 Million.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

NC Woman Scratches Off $1M Winner on First Lottery Ticket


One woman who has never purchased a lottery ticket before wins $1 Million. Her name is Cindy Reeves and she comes from Wilmington, North Carolina.

Cindy works as a stockroom clerk and is a hardworking person. She expressed that her prize money that amounts to $415,206 after taxes will be used to pay off her loans and will also take a trip to the Disney World, as well as to the North Carolina Mountains. She will be taking her sister to the North Carolina Mountains.

This very latest scratch off lottery winner decided to get the money in lump sum.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Lottery Winners Share Their Good Fortune


A woman from Iowa named Mary Lohse wins $202 Million in the Powerball Jackpot a couple of months back. Her prize money was shared to many causes therefore making a lot of people happy.

She was able to pay off the mortgage of the Bondurant Federal Church, donated a large amount to improve their city park and also gave contribution to a cancer fundraising event. On top of this, she was able to build a grocery store which her area does not have. This gives great convenience to their area and at the same time provides employment to the locals.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fortune Cookie Millions


Many people take for granted those fortune cookies that are given out by Chinese restaurants at the end of a meal. The crispy and sweet cookie contains a 'fortune' which is a piece of paper with prophetic or good luck phrases. The 'fortune' also contains a set of lucky numbers which people may use when playing their favorite lottery. Most of the time, restaurant patrons just leave their fortune cookies behind.


But not Emma Duvoll of New York. After eating in a Chinese restaurant, she carefully cracked opened her fortune cookie and read her fortune. She went a step further. She played the Powerball using the lucky numbers from her fortune cookie.


Emma Duvoll won a $2 million prize in the Powerball draw. Don't just toss those fortune cookies as you might be tossing away a fortune.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Making Millions While Stuck in Traffic


We lost a lot - time, money, business opportunities, and more - while stuck in the gridlock. People had learned to make the most while waiting out for traffic to ease out. Some stop for a cold drink at a bar or a hot java in a coffee shop. Thomas Mainella stopped for something else. He bought six instant lottery tickets.


He scratched four tickets and thought that he lost again his dream of telling his girlfriend that he won the lottery. As he started scratching the fifth of the six tickets, the word "life" showed in the scratched area and right away, he knew that something big was forthcoming. As he continued scratching the ticket, he learned that he won a $5 million jackpot.


Mainella knew he could not tell his girlfriend the magic words. He chose the 20 year installment of $172,000. He also decided to marry his girlfriend and retire comfortably.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Reluctant Lottery Player Wins a Million


Sometimes, it pays to listen to one's girlfriend, Woodrow Green of Chesterfield, Virginia learned. His girlfriend of thirty years kept on asking him to play the lottery but he just ignored him. As he continued to pester him about buying a lottery ticket, Green obliged buying a Mega Millions ticket. Again, to the prodding of his girlfriend, he watched the draw on TV and saw that he did not get the jackpot. He simply put aside the non-winning ticket.


But Green's girlfriend did not give up easily. She asked Green to check his ticket for he might won one of the minor prizes. Again, Green obliged and went to the Kroger store where he bought his ticket. The store clerk checked and said that he won. Thinking that he won a thousand dollars, Green asked the clerk to cash his ticket. The store clerk told him to go to the lottery office because Kroger could not cash his ticket.


At the lottery office, Green found out that he won the second prize of $1 million. He thought of paying of his house and going on vacation. Of course, he wants his girlfriend to choose where they will be going. He knew that she knows better.

Car Mechanic from Britain Wins Euromillions £108m Jackpot!



A 41-year-old cam mechanic and hot rod racer from Couldson, South London after he scooped the massive Euro Millions Superdraw Jackpot on the March 14th draw.

Neil Trotter had won a total of £107.9 million, and he says that he knew he would win all along.

"I've always thought I'd win big and I'd had a good feeling all week," said Neil, but of course, nobody believed him.

When his fearless forecast finally came true, his partner Nicky and his father thought he had gone insane.

Source: Huffington Post

Monday, March 17, 2014

Sticking to One's Lucky Number


People believe that a particular number is their lucky number. And they stick to that lucky number throughout their lives. One such person is Monique Abbate who is a school administrator in the western suburbs of Chicago. She considers the number 10 as her lucky number and she had that number since the years she played basketball and softball. The number 10 adorned her uniforms in those sports.


When Abbate went to the Convenience Food and Liquor to buy an instant ticket, she picked her ticket from a bin marked "10". She had the feeling that her lucky number will give her more luck. And she was not wrong. When she scratched her "$2,000,000 Extravaganza" ticket, she found out that she won the top prize.


Abbate planned to use her $2M prize money to pay off her student loan and take the family and friends to a gambling vacation to Las Vegas.

Monday, March 10, 2014

It's Not All About Money


People are temporarily blinded by a huge windfall of money to the point that lovers break-up as they fight over their share. But at the end, love prevails and money take a back seat in favor of a harmonious family relationship.


This was the story of Pedro Quezada, a 46 year old immigrant from the Dominican Republic. He owned and operated a small grocery warehouse in Passaic, New Jersey which he ran with his live-in partner Inez Sanchez with whom he has a daughter. In March 2013, Quezada won what was then the fourth largest jackpot in U.S. lottery. Quezada opted for the lump sum payment of $211 million and pocketed $152 million after taxes.


Quezada moved to a newly purchased house in Clifton, New Jersey months after winning the jackpot but without Sanchez because the couple had broken up. Things turned ugly soon after. Sanchez sued Quezada for her share of the winning money based on their "joint venture" relationship which included owning and running the Passaic grocery and purchasing lottery tickets.


Legal wrangling between the parties occurred as they argued in court their sides of the case. But it seems love and sanity took over because of Valentine's Day, the couple announced their reconciliation and their decision to move in together and live again as a couple.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Man Goes Back for Rejected Ticket, Wins $10M


Jerry Kajfas wins $10 Million through a $20 Win for Life Spectacular Ticket that he almost rejected at the Depew One Stop where always buys cigars and lottery tickets.

He had 7 small wins that day which encouraged him to get the $20 ticket that he returned, and gave him a big win. It was fortunate that he went back to get that ticket.

Kafjas will get 86% of the prize and will give each of his two kids 7% share. He will receive $300,000 annually for 19 years, an amount that he and his wife can comfortably retire on.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

NC Woman Gets Birthday Lottery Gift


Who would ever expect that you can win $200,000 on your birthday? This just happened to a woman from North Carolina when she got this winning prize while playing lottery on her birthday.

She was so excited and happy about winning but said that it might not happen again to her, and so this woman from North Carolina decided that it was the last lottery ticket that she will ever buy.

Perhaps she would like to keep the happy memory with regards to playing the lottery, and surely she must have been grateful for this gift because it came unexpectedly.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Safety Trainer Wins $1,000 a Week for Life


Shamus Harmon is a 34 year old safety trainer who bought a $2 Win for Life ticket at Fred Meyer, Market Street, Nebraska and gets a handsome win of $1,000 a week for life cash prize.


Shamus Harmon intends to go back to Australia for vacation, as well as to pay off his home mortgage in the span of 5 years.


With this amount of money that he will get for life, Harmon can already retire but according to him, he would not.


He celebrated his win by treating himself to dinner at a restaurant also in the same area.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Ten City Workers Share a Million Dollar Win


Penthouse 10, a group of Bethlehem city park workers who work on the top floor of the lottery office chip in money to buy ticket when the jackpot prize is high wins $1 Million in the Powerball Lottery.

Each member of the group gets $75,000 and will use the money for different purposes. One member is fortunate to get his share of the prize as he needs money to pay for medical bills because of a bad accident that he encountered recently. Others will use the money to go on a vacation, while others will use it for their homes.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Lottery Winner Caught Speeding to Lottery HQ


Scott Lowe bought his lottery ticket on Columbia Road in Hanover without expecting to win, so when he won $50,000, he got so excited that he went to the Lottery Headquarters right away to claim his prize.

His over excitement made him drive his car so fast that it caught the attention of a police officer. He explained why he was in such a rush, and was only given a verbal warning for over speeding.

Lottery’s Executive Director certified Scott Lowe’s win and said that he was so fortunate that day for winning the lottery and for escaping an offense.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Winners Decide to Buy £ 3.5 Million Mansion in Ten Minutes


Winning the £ 161 Million is bigger than Colin and Christine Weir’s biggest dreams. They got their win from the Euro Millions Jackpot and one of the purchases that they made with their money is a purchase of a £ 3.5 Million mansion. In fact, they only decided on it for ten minutes.


The mansion that they bought was originally owned by a rich tea planter in 1909, and in 2004 it briefly became a hotel which was owned by a restaurateur couple. The Weirs can now have all the luxuries that they can imagine.br>


Frognal is their new home.br>

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Sisters Post Instant Lottery Win


She was so excited when her sister won $25,000 in the instant lottery but was definitely even delighted when she too won in the same lottery but with double the winning prize of her sister’s. Lisa Norton from Rio Rancho, New Mexico won $50,000 in the instant lottery. She said that she actually bought two tickets, where one ticket did not win and the other one gave her the $50,000 cash prize.


Lisa really enjoys playing the instant lottery game which she fondly calls the “scratcher” games. She will continue playing this lottery game especially now that she had won.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Good Deed Causes String of Good Luck

Gary Baldwin Jr. is a gas truck driver who experienced a series of good luck by getting a winning streak in the lottery. He first won $100 on Monday, $50 on Friday, $125 on Sunday and finally the $200,000 the following Monday making him have a total winning of $138, 401 minus the taxes.

Baldwin believes that what comes around goes around. He said that it perhaps happened because of a good deed that he did to another person before.

He plans to make use of his money very well by paying off his debts and acquiring a new Silverado.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Hungarian Man Goes from Rags to Riches

A homeless man who did not have a job and is full of debt wins the £ 1.7 Million or 63 Million Forints lottery jackpot after purchasing a lottery ticket with his remaining coins. Today, Laszlo Andraschek is one of Hungary’s biggest lottery winners making him debt free, and at the same time allowing him to share his blessings to the less fortunate by donating a large amount to the homeless shelter. He is thinking of setting up foundations for the abused women and the addicts.

Laszlo Andraschek also bought a car and a house for each of his children.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Lottery Winner Finally Stops Making Doughnuts

Jean Swatman, lottery winner of £ 2,021,379 did not retire right away even after making that big win because of her passion in baking doughnuts, and still went to work on time at 6 am. It was only in winter that she decided to retire as she got fed up in shoving the snow off her car at 5: 30 am.

She now spends her time redecorating her house and has also visited her son who now resides in Asia. She is happily living her life without any financial worries. In fact would also like to secure her family’s future.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Homeless Man Wins Hungary’s Biggest-Ever Lottery

A 55 year old homeless from Gyor, North-West Hungary won $2.8 Million allowing him to pay off his debts from his relatives, as well as gave him the opportunity to help other needy people by donating to a hostel for the homeless and is also planning to build a foundation to help the addicts and women who are abused by their husbands.

Laszlo Andraschek’s first purchase after claiming his cash prize was a car and also bought flats for each of his three children. Andraschek is also contemplating of traveling to Italy and plans to invest his winning money wisely./p>

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Three $1M Lottery Tickets sold in West Virginia in 1 week

Randy Burnside, of Lottery announced that a ticket from Wheeling also won $1 Million, alongside another win from Beckley making it the third winner in the span of 1 week. The other winner also from West Virginia has come forward to claim his cash prize, this lucky winner is a former truck driver named Randy Brown of Man.

Brown of Man’s winning ticket was drawn on February 7. While Brown of Man has claimed his cash, the winner from Wheeling and Beckley respectively has yet to claim theirs.

The ticket in Wheeling was sold at the Firehouse Marathon Gas Station.

Monday, February 17, 2014

$400 Million Powerball Lottery Jackpot Skyrockets

Powerball is gaining popularity because it is already played in 43 States, including the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands. Another State will be added to this growing number of Powerball Enthusiasts that is Wyoming should their new state lottery which includes the addition of Powerball and a few Multi-State Lottery Games are approved.


Great news about today’s Powerball jackpot is that it is on to over $400 Million making it the 6th biggest jackpot in the US, and the 8th highest cash prize. This enormous amount is a consequence of not having any winner for 15 draws.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Indiana Woman Claims Blue Chip Casino Owes her $28 Million

A woman named Jennifer Carmin filed a complaint to the Lower Level State Gaming Office when she failed to get her supposed $28 million dollar winning money from the Blue Chip Casino.

The said casino cannot grant the win because it happened due to a software malfunction. An independent equipment testing company was sent to find out what happened. It was found that there was a computer error which is why the figure appeared on the screen.

According to Atty. Cory Aronovitz, there are disclaimers posted on slot machines saying that casinos can cancel payments if there is an error.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Orlando Man Claims $46 Million Florida Lotto Jackpot

On December 18, the Million Jackpot with a prize of $46 Million was drawn. The winner of this jackpot prize hails from Orlando, Florida whose name is James Caldwell. 

It is noted that the winning numbers for December 18 were 2, 5, 9, 24, 34, 40 and an extra number which is 5. Caldwell purchased the ticket in South Ferncreek Avenue in Orlando in a store called Circle K.

This win also gave a bonus commission to the store where the winning ticket was purchased. The bonus given was $160,000. There is nothing much to be said about James Caldwell.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Kentucky Lottery Manager Faces Lottery Ticket Fraud Charges

1,800 lottery tickets were found missing which led to an investigation by the Kentucky State Police. The investigation was led by Detective Kevin Calhoon and found that Kentucky Lottery Corporation’s Regional Manager, Jeffrey L. Riley was guilty of fraud using lottery tickets.

The investigation began after Kentucky Lottery Corporation handed the case to the Kentucky State Police after they have established the anomaly being done by Riley.
 
He was charged with three counts of fraud which is considered a Class C criminal offense and was kept in custody at Scott County Detention Center where he was later released on bail.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

6 South Floridians Become Lottery Millionaires in January

Six lottery players become instant millionaires, and all hail from South Florida. The winners are from three different lottery games which are the Lotto, the Scratch Off and the Mega Money having $12M being the highest take. The variations in the games played is said to be the reason for the result of the wins as the games played were evenly split among Lotto, Powerball and Scratch Off.

Because of the wins, there has been an increase in South Florida’s revenues for both business and education. The state gets 50% from Powerball ticket sales and 30% from Scratch Off sales.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Man’s Ex Wife Wins Lottery and Makes Him A Millionaire

A milkman for 30 years, John Hay is fortunate to have been shared some of his ex-wife’s winning making him a millionaire. John is eyeing to retire but was surprised to know that his retirement will be coming soon as his ex-wife Doreen Hay won the £7.5M lottery.

Aside from John, Doreen also gives part of her winnings to a local hospice and other notable causes such as the Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Help for Heroes, Save the Children and the Water Aid. Her 3 grandchildren of course also benefits from her winnings making her total give away amounting to £1.5M.

Two Scots Fail to Collect £1M Lottery Tickets

An 11pm deadline was set for the winners of the £1M cash prize to claim their prize, but unfortunately no one came and so the cash with all its interest were given to the UK National Lottery Good Causes to fund the benefit projects that are supported by the National Lottery in the entire UK.

Due to the non appearance of the two winners of the Euro Millions Millionaire, the National Lottery spokesperson encouraged all lottery players to constantly check their tickets so that prizes will not go unclaimed. The total amount raised by the lottery players is now £131B.