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Powerball Winner Anonymity

$535m Powerball Winner Fights to Retain Anonymity

A New Hampshire Powerball winner who scooped a massive jackpot worth $535,000,000 is refusing to claim her prize and is embroiled in battle with lottery officials over the release of her name once she claims her prize. The lottery winner was both excited and terrified to realise she’d won the staggeringly large Powerball jackpot, a […]

University Student Millionaire

University Student Graduates to Millionaredom

Alex Best just graduated from the University of Bolton last September, hoping to have a career as a music producer. But now he’s graduated from the EuroMillions Hall of Fame too, collecting a £1,000,000 Millionaire Maker prize! The 21-year old loves music, but three years at university have taken their toll financially, and this can […]

Lotto Winner Cancer

Lotto Winner Loses Cancer Battle Just Three Weeks After Win

When carpenter Donald Savastano of New York won $1,000,000 on a scratchcard earlier this year he thought it was the answer to all his dreams. Self employed and with little saved for the future, he had no retirement plan when he bought a $10 lottery ticket on a whim, but he got lucky and scooped […]

Country Home

Lottery Couple Buy Tom Jones Former Country Home

How could we forget Dave and Angela Dawes? Not only did they win more than €100,000,000 back in 2011, but they avoided the fabled ‘winners curse’ and are still together. Now they’ve made a house purchase, buying a house formerly owned by Tom Jones. The £4,000,000 manor house was formerly co-owned by Tom Jones and […]

Irish Lotto Border Winner

Irish Lotto Calls for Border Winner to Come Forward

Living on the border between Northern Ireland and Eire comes with some advantages, such as the ability to buy lottery tickets for both the UK Lotto and the Irish Lotto. As the North is part of Britain the UK Lotto plays there, but over the border and the tickets switch to the Irish Lotto. On […]

Footballer Wins Millions

Footballer Wins €1,000,000 from Christmas Card Ticket

Kevin O’Connor may already feel like he’s won the lottery, at just 22-years old he’s a defender for Preston North End football club earning £10,000 a week. But now he’s €1,000,000 richer after a festive lottery win, and what’s more the ticket was a gift from his uncle inside a Christmas card. He won the […]

MegaMillions Winner

$450,000,000 Mega Millions Winner Named

Last week we brought you the news that a massive Mega Millions prize had been won, and with that news we explained that in Florida, where the ticket was sold players aren’t allowed to remain anonymous. Well, now the $450,000,000 winner has been named and it’s Shane Missler, a 20-year-old from Port Richey, Florida. Missler […]

1billion Lottery Win

US Lottery Players Scoop more than $1,000,000,000

It’s been two months since the Mega Millions jackpot was won and about the same for the Powerball. So long that the calendar has changed not only in month but in year too. But all that came to an end last weekend when one lucky player matched all the winning numbers on the Mega Millions, […]

Dublin Scratchcard Win

Dublin Player Scoops €30,000 Scratchcard Win

One lucky Dublin lottery player has picked up a cheque from Irish Lottery offices after scooping a €30,000 scratchcard prize. The unnamed player bought the Sunny Money scratchcard online an scooped the top prize, picking up his cheque from lottery headquarters in time for the festive season. Sunny Money is a popular online game playable […]

Lotto Saves Home

Lotto Win Helps Couple Save Home

When Tony Pearce had a heart attack, his and his girlfriend Deb Gellatly’s life was changed forever, so much so they battled financial hardship and were looking to sell their beloved home. Then, they scooped £1,000,000 on the Lotto Raffle, giving them a much needed financial boost. The couple have been together for more than […]