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.
Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dELZJy2OlSA
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 […]
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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.