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Arizona Lottery Player “Picks” a $1.1 Million Winner

Arizona’s latest lottery millionaires are Glendale residents Jess and Shirley Uselton, who played The Pick game and won $1.1 million. The couple purchased a ticket, then headed out of town. It wasn’t until a few days later that they checked their numbers online from out-of-state. To their pleasant surprise, their The Pick numbers, which they’d […]

Lottery Jackpots Soaring; Powerball Tops the $100 Million Mark, Mega Millions to $73 Million

All three major multi-state (and country) lotteries had no winners in their last games, so jackpots are rapidly rising. If you have a spare dollar or euro or two, you might want to take a chance. Because someone, somewhere is about to have the luckiest day of their lives. Whether that is July 29, July […]

South African Lottery 5 Million Rand Win Restores A Man’s Dignity

This is a world lottery blog and so today I introduce you all to the South African Lottery, and I welcome in all our new South African viewers. In time, you will come to love this site and invite you to participate, send me notes, hate letters, whatever. My wife, by the way is South […]

Fantastic Five: Georgia Lottery Player Hits For $1,298,332

Who says you can’t get something for nothing? Remember the rock group Dire Straits and their song…”Money for Nothing”? In Georgia, a player’s free Fantasy 5 ticket has translated into a $1.3 million jackpot win for a Hoschton, Georgia man. Robert Patterson Jr. won the prize with a free ticket that matched all five winning […]

Lottery Jackpots On the Rise Around the World

Big money jackpots are definitely on the rise this week, as there were no top prize winners in the most recent Powerball, Mega Millions and Euro Millions games. The July 25 Powerball winning numbers are 5,17,33,46,52 and the Powerball is 9. The Power Play multiplier is 5. 7 tickets hit the first five numbers and […]

Iowa Lottery’s “Lucky Diamonds” is a Girl’s Best Friend

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, right? At least in Iowa, that’s true. Just ask the Iowa City woman who just last week bought a “Lucky Diamond” scratch ticket ‘out of the blue and ended up winning a $250,000 prize. Ain’t life grand? Bettie Brendlinger, 57, won the top prize playing the lottery’s “Lucky Diamonds” […]

When $5 Equals $250,000: Florida Lottery Winner Makes That Claim

Photo of April Lopez courtesy of Florida Lottery When does a $5 bet result in a $250,000 win? Not too often. But it did in Florida, recently, when April Lopez, 36, of Ruskin, scratched, won and claimed the top prize of the “$250,000 SPIN” Scratch-Off game. Lopez said she hasn’t been able to sleep for […]

$16.5 Million Lottery Winner Looks For True Love: Does She Love Him For His Money?

A British man wasn’t sure if a woman he had started to see was attracted to him because he had won a major British lottery, so he wore shabby clothes, drove a wreck and took his date, Lisa Johnson, on cheap dates. Then they got engaged and Joe revealed the truth: having been stung by […]

May Day: Georgia Mechanic is $250,000 Lottery Winner

To those who emailed me over the weekend, I missed my Sunday blog due to illness. No, it wasn’t the fact that I did not win the Powerball game. I was just sick. But I’ll tell you one guy who isn’t sick today. A Warthen auto mechanic named Jimmy May, 49, who won a $250,000 […]

Powerball at $61 Million; Mega Millions’ Jackpot Rises to $37 Million; One Winner in Europe Takes Home $81 Million (in U.S. Dollars)

There was no big winner in the July 17 Mega Millions game so the jackpot rises to $37 Million on July 21. The winning numbers are 8,17,40,47,50 and the Mega ball is 13. Five tickets matched the first five numbers. They were bought in California (ticket is worth $283,486), Georgia, Illinois, Maryland and New Jersey. […]

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