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 […]
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Here is another heartwarming story out of Nova Scotia, Canada. A married couple that won a Lotto 649 drawing gave the majority of their prize away to charity. Here’s the story reported by thestar.com of their generosity.
Couple gives away $11.2M in lottery winnings
LOWER TRURO, N.S.—The phone hasn’t stopped ringing at […]
Some people have all the luck. This man from Georgia has hit it big playing the lottery. Here’s the article from The Lottery Post
Georgia man’s second big lottery win is for $1M
A Metter, Georgia, man was grabbing his morning cup of joe when he was jolted by more than the java. Andrew Jones, […]
It sounds like a lottery syndicate of about 79 members will be sharing the jackpot worth about $247,000,000 US. Each person pitched in about $34 to purchase the lucky lotto tickets. That’s alot of chances to win – and they did! Here’s the story from lotterymoments.com
Italian SuperEnalotto 177 Million Euros Winning Ticket Owned […]
Quite the milestone reached by our friends across the pond – the National Lottery awarded, Annette Brown, as the 2,500th millionaire to join the National Lottery millionaire club. Brown, a 77 year old woman, won a £1,151,496 prize. Here’s the story from www.dailymail.co.uk
You lucky lot! The jackpot club hits 2,500 as previous lottery […]
Here’s a very funny ad for Sportka, a Russian Lottery. Everyone has their way of finding and picking their lucky numbers, this commercial is a funny play on that concept. Let us know your thoughts and rate it below.
The New Jersey State Lottery is warning residents of New Jersey of an ongoing lottery scam. Residents are receiving phone calls that claim they won a large cash prize and that they only have to pay a small “processing fee” to claim it. Remember, NO STATE LOTTERY requires a winner to pay, give or […]
Here is a heartwarming story out of Kentucky. She had just lost her home to a fire, but with a stroke of luck, the lottery came to the rescue. Here is the story as reported by the Lottery Post.
A Kentucky woman facing disaster has been literally lifted from the ashes by a […]
The odds of winning the lottery are already hundreds of millions to one. The odds of the exact same 6 numbers falling in one month – are even more astronomical – in fact, four trillion to one. Well amazingly enough, it happened awhile back in the bi-weekly drawing in the country of Israel. The same […]
Donut shop employees in Victorville were sentenced for stealing a winning lottery ticket worth $10,000.
Phone calls originating in Kingston, Jamaica informing victims that they have won between $1-2 million dollars in lottery winnings is plaguing Morgan County, GA reports the Morgan County Citizen. Local victims have already been scammed out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. These scams are by no means confined to Morgan County. Always beware of any […]
A Florida man went into a liquor store and confirmed that his lottery scratch game ticket was a $500,000 winner. LUCKY HIM! But somehow he lost it. The Florida lottery told him that if the ticket was not redeemed by a certain date that they would award him the smooth half-million lottery prize. Now that date has […]
Here’s another success story coming from the Golden State. A lottery pool of 20 IT workers in the hunt for last night’s large $115,000,000 MEGA Millions jackpot hit all 5 numbers, just missing the MEGA ball, 36. Regardless of the missed MEGA ball the group of 20 will split a nice chunk of change in […]
Check this story out reported by the Houston Press. She loves those scratchers and for good reason! Some people just have all the luck!
Here it is:
Woman Wins Million-Plus In Texas Lottery For Fourth Time
We’re not the biggest lottery fans in the world (tax on the mathematically illiterate and all that), but if […]