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Jackpots on the Rise; Euro Millions Tops Them all at $116 Million (USD); Powerball at $53 Million

The Euro Millions jackpot, drawn in Paris, France every Friday night, is the largest in the world, at 77 million euros, or about $116 million, in U.S. dollars. Next draw is Oct. 30. The Mega Millions draw on the same day carries a $40 million jackpot. And on Oct. 31, Halloween… the Powerball jackpot is […]

The Vacation of a Lifetime; Florida Visitor Wins $1,000,000 Playing Scratch Ticket

Whenever I go on vacation, I’ll play the lottery in that state. Dunno…guess it’s an obsession. But I’ve read too many stories like the one I’m about to tell you. ­ It’s about a Pennsylvania woman on vacation in Florida who won $1 million playing a scratch game ticket. Talk about taking home a souvenir […]

Powerball Jackpot Rises to $41 Million; Mega Millions at $28 Million: Euro Millions Explodes to 77 Million Euros (or About $116 Million, USD)

There was no jackpot winner in the Oct. 24 Powerball game so the jackpot rises to a nifty $41 million. The winning numbers for Oct. 24 are 14,22,38,49,59 and Power ball 16. There were also no jackpot winners in the Oct. 23 Mega Millions and Euro Millions games. The Oct. 27 Mega Millions jackpot will […]

After the Flood: Georgia Couple win $250,000

Fate works in strange ways, doesn’t it? One day tragedy, the next, you win a lottery that helps ease the pain. A quarter-million dollar Georgia Lottery prize will help one Mableton family rebuild their lives following the metro Atlanta area’s historic flooding last month. Michael Sussmann, 38, won $250,000 playing the instant game Millionaire Jumbo […]

Texas Lottery’s New Game Revenues to Go to Veterans’ Groups

This is such a cool idea… from news gathered from Associated Press. You can call this gambling for the good of veterans. The Texas Lottery Commission on Nov. 9 — two days before Veterans Day — will start selling the first scratch-off ticket dedicated to a cause other than public education. The Veterans Cash scratch-off […]

Entire Hungarian (Small Town) Police Force Quits After Winning $16.3 Million (in U.S. Dollars)

This is the funniest story I’ve heard in months. It comes from Hungary, courtesy of London’s Daily Telegraph newspaper. In a nutshell, a town’s entire police force has quit in Hungary after winning more than £10 million (translates to about $16.3 million, U.S. dollars) in the lottery. The 15-strong squad in Budaors scooped the jackpot […]

Mega Millions Winning $200 Million Ticket Bought in Virginia; Euro Millions Rolls to 55 Million Euros ($81 Million in U.S. dollars)

Someone in Virginia is having a VERY VERY good day. No matter what the weather. One winning Mega Millions ticket was bought in Virginia and it’s worth $200 million. Whew!!! The winning numbers are 10,13,18,33,51 and Mega ball 43. 17 tickets matched the first five numbers but not the Mega ball. Those tickets are each […]

What’s Up Doc? $189 Million Powerball Jackpot Claimed by Florida Doctor; Guess He Won’t be Making Any Housecalls Soon

One of the biggest lies perpetrated by the anti-lottery crowd is that ONLY poor people play the lottery. Will take this, fools. In my book I document and cite studies showing that EVERYONE across the board plays lotteries. Lawyers. Senators. And yes, even physicians. [Of course, it’s also true that some people who can’t afford […]

Second Missouri Lotto Jackpot Ticket Sold in a Week; This One is Worth $1.1 Million

For the second time in a week, a Missouri Lotto jackpot prize has been won in the Kansas City area.  A Missouri Lotto player who buys tickets at Hen House, in Kansas City, matched all six numbers drawn Oct. 14 to win $1.1 million.  Those numbers are 3, 7, 18, 19, 27 and 42. On […]

Happy 19th Birthday Present from the Kansas Lottery: Players Wins $10,000

Teran Holter’s 19th birthday is one she’ll never forget. The Bonner Springs, Kansas,  resident was given $50 worth of instant scratch tickets as a birthday gift from her parents. The actual gift would come later when Holter revealed a $10,000 top prize playing a $2 Sudoku instant scratch ticket! “When I asked for lottery tickets […]

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