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Feed the Hungry

Chef Wants to Use Lottery Win to Feed the Hungry

Chef Robert Mendoza grew up in war-torn El Savador where food was scarce and always dreamed of feeding the hungry in the Dominican Republic. Now after an impulse buy on a scratchcard and a $250,000 win he can do exactly that! Mendoza is an acclaimed chef and has cooked for three US presidents and the […]

Thief Buys Winning Lottery

Thief Buys Winning Lottery Ticket, Won’t Get Prize

A lottery winner has been refused her prize money after allegedly buying the winning ticket with a stolen credit card. The unnamed woman was on her way to the lottery offices in Canada when she was arrested on suspicion of stealing a wallet and credit card and accused of credit card fraud, it turns out […]

Truck Driver Scoops Powerball

Brooklyn Truck Driver Scoops $298,000,000 Powerball Jackpot

A truck driver from Brooklyn came forward last Friday as the $298,000,000 Powerball winner from late-December. David Johnson scooped the second largest Powerball prize in New York Lottery history, several weeks after the draw took place. The lucky winner affirmed that he was ‘… not going to work, I’m quitting straight away’ according to an […]

Irish Scratchcard Prize

Unemployed Irish Mum Scoops €500,000 Scratchcard Prize

An unemployed mum from Dublin could barely hold back the tears as she collected a scratchcard win worth €500,000 from Lotto HQ in Dublin this week. The lucky winner bought the All Cash Extravaganza Scratch Card in the Mace Maxol shop in Dublin last Tuesday and scratched it off to find she had won the […]

Giant Cheque

$1 Lottery Winner Asks to be Presented with Giant Cheque

January is notoriously known as a dark and miserable month so anything that raises a smile or a little good cheer is more than welcome. That’s why we love this story about a lucky Iowa Lottery winner who won small, but wanted to be treated like a high-roller. We all hope to get the chance […]

Aus Powerball Record

One Winner Scoops $107,000,000 Aus Powerball Prize in New Record

The Aus Powerball is one of the most popular lottery draws in Australia and one lucky player has just set a new jackpot record after picking up a win worth an extraordinary $107,570,000 on Thursday night. The Powerball jackpot was set to $100,000,000 for the draw but a large group of investors bought tickets in […]

Government Shutdown Win

Family Hit by Government Shutdown Win Lottery Prize

Wherever you are in the world, it’s unlikely you haven’t heard of the government shutdown in the US and for those government workers affected, they are currently furloughed without pay. For one federal employee though, there’s plenty to celebrate this week, even with two weeks without pay as him and his wife have been lucky […]

Stealing Roommates Lottery Ticket

Man Accused of Stealing Roommate’s Lottery Ticket

California Police have arrested a man accused of stealing a winning lottery ticket from his roommate as he slept. Police say Adul Saosongyang attempted to claim the $10,000,000 prize on Monday after stealing it from his friend, but they arrested him as he turned up to claim the prize. Police in Vacaville, California, about 35 […]

Win Was a Scam

EuroMillions Winning Couple Thought Win Was a Scam

It’s easy to see how you might have trouble believing you were the winner of a lottery jackpot worth almost £115,000,000 and when one couple from Northern Ireland checked their EuroMillions results last weekend they were sure the match was a scam. The couple, Frances and Patrick Connolly from Moira, Northern Ireland, are the latest […]

Swiss Lotto Denies Winner

Swiss Lotto Denies Jackpot Winner

A Swiss lottery player won a million and then lost it again when a televised lottery draw went catastrophically wrong. The draw took place on the Saturday before Christmas and is not the kind of Christmas surprise anyone could want! Out of the draw machine came the name of Andreas Burkli, and that should have […]