A lottery jackpot ticket with a $27 million lotto winnings for the March 17 Illinois Lotto drawing was sold in a Southwest suburban store.The lucky numbers for the St. Patrick’s day drawing that all were on the lottery jackpot ticket were 06, 11, 35, 37, 39 and 44. It was sold at Circle K gas station in New Lenox. The owner of the $27 million lotto jackpot ticket has yet to claim his winnings, so his or her identity is unknown yet.
The Circle K store were the winning lotto jackpot ticket was sold will get a $270,000 bonus for the transaction, which is one percent of the $27 million lottery jackpot.
The Illinois lottery website presenting gambling bonuses and results has seven unclaimed lotto jackpots over $100,000. A few lottery players out there might be among the lucky winners, but maybe they sadly lost their winning lotto jackpot tickets. To avoid this happening, always play lotto online at safe online lottery sites, like EuroLotto!
A Pennsylvania Judge, James Stockglas took his family to a Florida fishing trip and bought a lottery ticket on the way back home. After returning home, he found out that he won the $291 million Powerball jackpot.
His brother, Bob also played and also won, as much as $7, online gambling news report. A very lucky family with not that even distribution…
Anyways, Mr. Stockglas picked up his $291 million Powerball jackpot winnings in one lump sum. His first thing was to inform his family that they are going back Florida. It is unknown that they had such a great time that they want to spend all their lives there, or he wanted to buy some more winning Florida lottery tickets…
You can also play for the Powerball jackpot, but you don’t have to go down to Florida to buy a lottery ticket. You actually don’t even have to leave your apartment, and you don’t have to be in the United States. Just go to EuroLotto, a recognized online lotto operator, and buy your lottery ticket online from all around the world!
Colin and Chris Weir of Ayrshire, Scotland beat the astronomical odds to pick up a cool (and untaxed) £161,653,000 ($250,000,000) check at MacDonald Inchyra Hotel in Polmont, near Falkirk after winning the lottery jackpot.
Mr. Colin Weir, 64, has worked as a Studio Manager and TV cameraman for the past 23 years while Mrs. Chris Weir, 55, is a retired psychiatric nurse.
They were married for 30 years, are avid football supporters and like the rest of Scotland bought their lucky lottery jackpot tickets hoping for the best The couple has a girl and a boy, now in their early 20’s (she is a single dancer/writer and he is in telephone-sales) .
Colin, who claims to never drink was hitting the bottle of single malt £800 Scotch like an old pro when he described the feeling of learning that the rest of his life will be nothing but peaches and cream from the lottery jackpot money – “When we first kent we won, it felt like a dream. Everything spun around likes in slow motion. But it feels like a good thing, ken? Something we is no afraid of likes, but for us to enjoy with the bairns. ”
At this point his wife took over as Mr. Colin began chugging champagne like a thirsty Loch Nest monster.
“We now have so many new opportunities to explore but we won’t spend a lot of the lottery jackpot money. For us, it will be a gradual change with choices to be made,” Scotland’s newest millionaire said.
“All our lives we have lived within our means and been comfortable. We appreciate that this lottery jackpot money brings about a whole new life for us and our family.
We would like to say ‘God Bless’ and good luck.
A pair of huge draws on the weekend resulted in the proverbial “life-changing wins,” as the Powerball and Mega Millions lottery jackpots were each hit by a single player – though neither has stepped forward to claim the prize.
On Friday night, the Mega Millions numbers were drawn on a $54 million jackpot. Numbers 3, 4, 14, 18, 27 and 13 came up to make one lucky citizen of New York City very happy – if he/she is even aware of the win. The jackpot was reset and, with no winner in yesterday’s draw, the September 24 jackpot is estimated to be at $16 million.
Over the weekend, the turgid Powerball jackpot stood at a big $116 million before a customer of Heby’s Shell gas station in Mableton, Georgia, chose the winning numbers 1, 18, 37, 39, 44 and 13 – making the key final numbers in both draws a lucky 13, incidentally – but he/she, too, has yet to come forward and claim the prize as of Wednesday morning.
Heby’s Shell will be receiving a $25,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket and, should the player claim his/her winnings as a cash option, the ticket will be worth a tidy $63 million before taxes. The winner has 180 days to claim the big prize.
The last occasion on which a Georgia player won the Mega Millions jackpot was just over a year ago, with a $12 million payout going to a Sharpsburg man on September 1st of 2009.
For the third time in five months, an Australian has hit an eight-figure jackpot in the national Oz Lotto and hasn’t come forward to collect the winnings. NSW Lotteries is therefore once again appealing through media channels for players to check their tickets again, for they could easily be sitting on about $20 million ($18.73 million).
What is known is that the winning ticket was bought in Sydney somewhere in the northwest of the city. Further details were not to be released so that, as NSW Lotteries spokeswoman Una O’Neill explained, “the winner [may] check their entry without the glare of publicity.”
Though the deadline for collecting on this ticket would be December 1, 2016, multi-million winners rarely wait for longer than a day or two – except, of course, in Australia lately, where folks’ overlooking winning lottery tickets has become a bit endemic.
In July, another Sydney resident took $40 million ($37.46 million) in the Oz Lottery, but only after a similar public call by NSW Lotteries. And in April, several days passed before a middle-aged couple in Ashfield rechecked their ticket to find they’d bagged $30 million ($28 million).
So, again, if you’re in Sydney, check those tickets!
In reportage on lotteries and gambling, we often use the expression “life-changing” to describe the huge wins of which all players dream – but when you’re low enough to be living without running water in your broken down home, those words are at their truest.
FOX News in Chicago last night revisited the story of Jim Gatze for its television audience; Gatze hit the Illinois State Lottery jackpot back in 2003 for $5.5 milllion but became famously lucky as the guy who almost did get paid his jackpot. Gatze bought a ticket at a Calumet Park gas station, but when he went to cash in the winning ticket at a state lottery commission office, he was refused.
First he was mistaken for a homeless man and was not believed when he presented his driver’s license to officials. Apparently, Gatze hadn’t bathed in nine months at that point. He told FOX, “I didn’t have water in the house for about a year and a half. No heat for six months. No phone for a year and a half.”
Enlisting the help of a friend who hired legal assistance and brought a suit against the state for refusal to pay, Gatze ended up collecting his millions in 26 installments of $151,920 each after taxes – but he still doesn’t have a phone.
Gatze today lives in a hotel for $250 a week and uses pay telephones. He has bought three new cars since winning the lottery, his latest a Mazda 3. He keeps his money in a savings account which earns 3% interest at the local bank and is devoted to feeding a dozen or so cats which live in a nearby junkyard.
When he was down on his luck, says Gatze, the cats “were compassionate and all like that, but people always looked down on me. That’s what’s wrong with this world today. People are not as compassionate as animals.”
Four winners shared in this weekend’s UK national lottery jackpot grand prize of £4.47 million, but none were as openly generous – or as young – as Stacey Bywater of Holmfirth, England. Stacey, who is 18 years old, was allowed by her parents to play the lottery after her last birthday, even though U.K. law says that anyone over 16 may win.
Bywater’s share ended up being exactly £1,117,779 (about $1.75 million), but British media is happily reporting that Stacey has level-headed plans for the money. First she says she’d like to help her mother and father get a bigger home, moving out of the council house they’re residing in now. She’ll at least be putting down the deposit on a mortgage for a new house.
Afterward, Stacey said she’d be buying herself a Mini Cooper convertible and perhaps a living space – but only for rent. “I’m only 18 and I don’t want to leave them yet,” she told local media outlets. “I don’t think it has sunk in that I’m a millionaire.”
The winning numbers chosen by Stacey and three others were 13, 16, 22, 25, 31 and 39. The total prize pool for last Saturday’s draw was over £14 million ($22 million).
One of this week’s top gambling news stories is about a Joan Ginther, a 63 year old Texan who is a very, very lucky woman. Just a few days ago, she spent $50 on a scratch card lottery ticket, and ended up winning a very impressive $10 million jackpot. She was happy, but she might not have been very surprised.
While most lottery players would be grateful to win such a large jackpot, for Ms Ginther, it is becoming a regular occurrence. This recent win is in fact the fourth seven-figure lottery jackpot she has won in the last 20 years.
Her first big win came back in 1993 when she won $5.4 million. After a long break, she won again in 2006, turning a $30 scratchie ticket into $3 million. Two year later, in 2008, Ms Ginther won for the third time, taking another $3 million from a lottery scratch ticket. Her latest win pushes her total lottery jackpot winnings to a massive $20.4 million.
Ms Ginther has not given any interviews, and is shunning the worldwide publicity that her luck has brought her. It is not known how she intends to spend the largest lottery jackpot she has won so far.
Lotteries are popular all around the world, but their prizes are usually limited to a particular state or a particular country. An alternative global jackpot system can be found online. They are called progressive jackpot games, and they can be played at most online casinos.
Progressive jackpots games, like major lotteries, are capable of paying out in the millions. These jackpots grow bigger as more players enjoy the games, since a small portion of each player’s wager is added to the prize. These progressive jackpots are tough to win, but the payouts can be life-changing.