Always make sure you check your tickets or ask to be able to see the what the redemption machines says when a clerk is checking it for you. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of these types of rip-off artists. Thankfully he got caught this time, good work by the North Carolina Lottery. Here’s […]
Patricia Eisel, an Irishwoman, currently living in Long Island, was working as a waitress and struggling to support herself and two children. She was unable to travel to Ireland for the holidays due to the treacherous weather that practically brought the entire Northeast region of America to a halt over the holiday season. On a […]
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Well the answer to the lingering question as to who was the lucky big winner of the March 25th, 2011 MEGA Millions drawing has been answered. The lucky winners are a pool of 7 New York sate government workers that will […]
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A 69 year old Florida woman, Ines Carvajal, walked into a convenient store in Kissimmee, FL with her sister who bought a scratcher. Luckily for her, it triggered her memory to check the Powerball ticket she had recently purchased. Lucky […]
After a graphic mistake listing the wrong numbers, the South Carolina was forced to payout two sets of winning numbers in the daily Pick 3 drawing game. The winning numbers were 2-2-6 but the graphic listing listed the winning numbers as 2-2-1 until that drawing that evening. All 2-2-6 winners can claim their prize at […]
Stephen Kirwin and his wife of Purling, NY won the $122m Powerball jackpot. Kirwin, a lifelong lottery player, is a 24 year veteran of the NYFD and worked out of a South Bronx fire station. Here’s the story from NY Daily News.
Retired city firefighter living upstate cashes in on winning $122 million […]
Mohan Srivastava, a statistician with degrees from both MIT and Stanford, was intrigued by how lottery scratch tickets work and if he could crack the code. The man, living in Toronto, determined that it would be impossible for the lottery to generate winners and numbers 100% randomly since the lottery has to control the number […]
A Florida woman was excluded from from her portion of a $16,000,000 jackpot. She has been playing the lottery with the same lottery pool at work for 9 years. When they finally hit the lucky numbers the co-workers claimed she wasn’t there so she does not get a portion of the winnings. For years the […]
In the January 4th 20111 MEGA Millions drawing, with a $355,000,000 jackpot, 9,000 people played the numbers from Lost. Remember the lucky numbers that won Hurley the lottery? They mostly plagued him – but it’s how he got rich.
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Not all the numbers matched, but 4 of […]
A little holiday cheer struck this man when his New York State scratch card revealed a $10,000 a week winner – for life! By life, they mean 20 years, but about an extra half million per year for the next 20 years, totaling just over $10m just isn’t too bad. Here’s the story from the […]
When someone orders a quick pick all the numbers are chosen at random. For some, if they received a ticket with only numbers in the 30s, they might look at it and think – “this will never happen”. Well, in the Illinois lottery game of Little Lotto, it did happen and all five numbers matched, […]
Justice is served for the victims of an internationally operated lottery scam. A Nigerian man was scamming the elderly in Southern California . The victims would receive a letter in the mail claiming they had won an international lottery prize and could only redeem the winnings if they paid a tax. He scammed a […]
The Lottery in Ancient Greece
Ancient classical literature makes references to lottery games played in Greece. These games were simple drawings like the ones we organize for parties and events today.
The Lottery in the Iliad
Homer’s Illiad is a poem about the Trojan War, between the Greeks and the Trojans. Agamemnon […]
This former Jersey City resident claims he lost his $4m winning lottery ticket on the bus in 2002. He’s been fighting it ever since, now filing his 27th lawsuit. We can all appreciate a man fighting the good fight, but just not losing your lottery ticket is probably a better idea. It’s a good thing […]
This Powerball drawing brought holiday joy to several people. Nine folks cashed in $1,000,000 in lottery winnings and one lucky person from Arizona won the $95,300,000 Powerball jackpot! Here’s the story reported by the Lottery Post:
Powerball lottery spreads the wealth in Wednesday’s drawing
Birthdays and playing the spread likely behind higher-than-anticipated winners
What a […]