This Lotto Winner Nearly Set Her Ticket on Fire

People in New Zealand take Mother’s Day pretty seriously. So much so, in fact, that the New Zealand Lotto holds a special promotion to celebrate the date every year. This year’s top prize was an Audi A1 – and as we’ll soon learn, the winner of this glittering prize nearly set her lucky ticket on fire! An unnamed woman from… Read more

Older Lottery Winners Who Did Great Things with Their Money

You’re never too old to take life by the horns and make your wildest dreams a reality – especially if you’ve got a lotto jackpot in your bank account. In this article, we’ll meet some inspiring older lottery winners from around the world who did great things with their money. These golden oldies are our new role models! <3 Will… Read more

Voltaire’s Jackpot Swindle: How He Conned the French Lotto

François-Marie Arouet – better known as Voltaire – rose from humble beginnings to become one of the leading authors of the European Enlightenment, famed for works including Candide, Zadig and L’Ingénu. Heard of him? Lots of you will have. But what most people don’t know is that the great man was also a bit of a crook, who ingeniously gamed… Read more

Powerball Winner Mavis Wanczyk Bags $758.7 million Jackpot

A lottery player from the United States has won the largest lottery prize ever paid out to a single ticketholder. Powerball winner Mavis Wanczyk was the only entrant to hit the jackpot combination in the Wednesday night draw on August 23rd, which made her the sole recipient of the draw’s mammoth $758.7 million jackpot. PLAY POWERBALL NOW Who is Mavis… Read more

Man buys two winning tickets from the same person, at the same store

We’ve just heard some amazing news from the United States, where a lottery player has reportedly bought his second major prize-winning scratchcard from the exact same cashier at the exact same store. Imagine getting two winning tickets from the same place! Join us as we tell the tale one of the weirdest lottery stories of the year. Our story takes… Read more

Lucky World War II Veteran Wins Top Lotto Prize

You’re never too old for a lottery win to change your life for the better! Just ask lucky World War II veteran Ervin Smolinski, who had just turned 94-years-old when he won a $300,000 lottery jackpot this March. Read the remarkable story of his life-changing win here. Ervin Smolinski of South Branch, Michigan was already remarkable. Now retired, Mr Smolinkski… Read more

He won $500,000… because he was sheltering from the rain

Our mums always used to tell us to get under shelter when it rains – and it looks like they may have had a point! Join us as we tell the incredible tale of a lotto winner who won half a million, just because he was sheltering from the rain. A lottery player from Hamilton, New Zealand won a Lotto… Read more

My Big Lottery Win – Thanks to a Tin of Soup!

Lucky charms come in all shapes, sizes… and flavours! Just ask Neal Damato – he puts his big lottery win down to a burger and a tin of soup. Damato stuck it rich in a drawing of New York Lottery’s instant win game, Set for Life, this February. A retired public safety supervisor, Neal won the draw’s top prize –… Read more

Man Wins $1 Million – Just Weeks After Losing His Job

Whenever a person wins $1 million in a lottery draw, there’s reason to celebrate. But when you’re having a tough time financially, the sense of relief and jubilation you feel must be on another level altogether. One man who knows exactly how that feels would be the Australian lottery player who last month bagged a seven-figure jackpot just weeks after… Read more

Lotto’s Most Famous: Jackpot Winners Who Became Celebrities

Most of us find wealth fascinating, so it should come as no surprise that lottery winners commonly become famous after their jackpot wins. Some players prefer to stay anonymous, like these Chinese jackpot winners who cosplay to protect their identities – but others are more than happy to hit the red carpet after they win. Meet lotto’s most famous: jackpot… Read more