Big Winners in US Lottery Latest News

 
 
The lottery latest news has brought two interesting stories from America this week. Clearly the Mega Millions and PowerBall lotteries are worth playing.

The first item of lottery latest news comes from the organizers of the Mega Millions draw. According to a press release, the draw is undergoing some changes in October this year; the success of the lottery means moves are underway to increase the number of winners in each prize draw.

The costs of each ticket will remain at $1 but the minimum jackpot will rise from $12 million to $15 million and the weekly rollover will increase by at least $5 million if there are no winners. There will also be changes to the number of balls used in the draw, which means the chances of winning a prize will increase to one in fifteen.
 

Triangular View of Person Filling PowerBall Lottery Form

 
At the same time, in the lottery latest news, a massive jackpot has been drawn in the Powerball draw. On Thursday 8 August 2013 a jackpot of no less than $448 million was drawn.

Three tickets shared this vast sum and as yet one still remains unclaimed.

One of the winners, Paul White, a project engineer from Ham Lake, Minnesota, used to be criticized by his family for playing the lottery but now he has $58.3 million (after taxes) in his bank account, it seems they may change their tune. Paul told reporters “I’ve totally been waiting for this day my entire life.”

The divorced father of two has already employed a lawyer and financial advisor and is looking forward to making previous daydreams reality.

The lottery latest news shows that both the other tickets were sold in New Jersey, the first time in 20 years that two jackpot tickets were sold in the same state, and one was divided between a syndicate of county employees in a maintenance garage.

The 16 Orange County workers waved a replica cheque for $86 million (before taxes) at a press reception and told reporters they were “very happy, happy, happy.”

The area had recently been devastated by Hurricane Sandy so the money is particularly welcome in a community trying to rebuild; one of the winners indeed lost her home to the storm.

Each member of the syndicate will receive $3.8 million (after taxes) and one member, Barbara Jo Riivald, found the win particularly significant as her father had drawn up the legislation creating the state lottery programme.

The group is pretty close-knit and only one is considering leaving work. The lady who lost her home in the storm, Darlene Riccio, told the press conference “It has been an extremely tough year, but when we lost everything, this whole group really pulled together and helped me through.”

We wish all the winners the very best for the future and look forward to hearing more about their good fortune in more lottery latest news.
 

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The War on the Scammers Email Continues

 
 

Nearly everyone online has received a scammers email at one time or another. Indeed, many of us regularly receive a scammers email encouraging us to send money or provide personal details in exchange for lottery winnings.

Of course, we should never respond to such correspondence as there are never any winnings to be received and the senders of the emails are only after our money or information.

Nonetheless, criminals are making huge amounts of money from these frauds, with a particular problem being criminals from Jamaica targeting vulnerable victims in the USA.
 

Man Relaxing With Laptop On Outside Terrace

 
to snuff out the sources of this heart-breaking crime but, as the rewards are so enormous and the criminal influence so deep-seated, rooting out the perpetrators is taking a great deal of time.

All areas of the US are affected by the scammers email and a recent article in the Kennebec Journal sets out the problems and latest progress from the perspective of the state of Maine. It is estimated that Americans are losing around $300 million a year to these frauds with individuals losing up to $85,000 or more a time. Sadly, as victims are often unwilling to admit their mistake, the total losses could be even greater.

Of course a scammers email or letter can be received by anyone around the world: the Canadian government’s anti-fraud centre, for example, received 2815 complaints in 2012 regarding Jamaican sourced lottery scams.

Please, if you receive such a scammers email, do not reply. You might consider reporting it to your local police but you should then certainly delete it.

Do not become a victim of these heartless criminals.

 

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The Mary Rose Benefits from the British National Lottery

 
 

The Hull of the Mary Rose Undergoing Preservation

 
Arguably the most famous shipwreck is that of the RMS Titanic, which sank in the North Atlantic in 1912 after leaving for her maiden voyage from Southampton. However an equally interesting sinking took place around the coast at Portsmouth some 367 years before.

It is likely the Mary Rose was built around in 1510 in Portsmouth but the first documented reference to this great ship was in the 1520s when she was recorded as being in the River Thames. She was one of the capital ships of Henry VIIIs ‘Navy Royal,’ which became the Royal Navy of today.

The Mary Rose distinguished herself by fighting against French ships several times before being refitted in 1535. In July 1545, she sallied out of Portsmouth to face the French once again. It is unclear what happened but whilst King Henry was dining on another ship, the Henry Grace a Dieu, the Mary Rose heeled over and sank with the loss of hundreds of men.

There were several attempts to salvage the ship but to no avail. As the years passed by the wreck was covered by the soft silt found at the bottom of the Solent, which sealed the hull from erosion. Every now and again artifacts from the ship would be found on the seabed: tantalizing evidence that kept the legend of this great ship in mind.

In 1982, a team finally managed to raise the majority of the ships hull in the full glare of television cameras, following her rediscovery in 1966 and many years of excavation and planning. More than 10,000 artifacts were collected and preserved.

Now began the preservation of the timbers and the items recovered. From the very beginning, the Mary Rose Trust received some £9.5 million from the British National Lottery to get the work done and a makeshift museum was built to house the ship and the exhibits.

In recent years, progress has been made to build a proper Mary Rose museum in Portsmouth, just yards from that other great ship, HMS Victory. The project required £35 million for completion and the British National Lottery funded much of it with a £23 million grant.

The Mary Rose is the only 16th Century ship on display in the world. The new museum, to be opened on 31 May 2013, houses not only the hull but also the now 19,000 artifacts found with the wreck. Exhibits include items in a remarkable state of preservation, ranging from the skeleton of the ship’s dog to leather sandals and books.

With the help of the British National Lottery money, the preservation of the ship’s timbers is in its latter stages. Visitors can still only see the hull through a series of windows but it is hoped these will be removed in four or five years time so the ship can be seen in its entirety.

The Chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund, Dame Jenny Abramsky, said, “It’s incredibly exciting that, after much painstaking conservation work, the Mary Rose is finally ready to go back on show in a wonderful new space where she will undoubtedly wow all who come to visit.”

It is exciting that money from the British National Lottery is being put to such good use.

Find out more about this fascinating project on the Mary Rose website.
 
 

Exploring the Four Types of Lottery Games in the U.S

 
 

A Hand Holding Four Megamillions Lottery Tickets

 
Most of those who wish for a financial miracle, are looking towards state administered lotteries with confidence and hope that one day they will get lucky. In the absence of a national lottery, there are 43 distinct lotteries managed by various states and also a handful of multiple state lotteries. This means that there are plenty of opportunities for those who feel lucky, especially with no limitations being in place for people who reside in a different state than the one in which they intend to play the lottery.
 
The three types of number games
 
There are over 200 lottery games played throughout the United States, but they can be grouped in four categories and three of them are number games. One number games imply the fact that the player selects one number that has three, four and recently five digits, and then choose whether he intends to play this as a straight or a box. For the straight to be a winner the exact number needs to come, while the box will reward the player even if the digits come in a different order.
 
Multi-number games can be with one or two sets of numbers ranging from 1 to a certain value that is predefined, and the payouts depend on how many numbers are correctly predicted. The order in which the chosen numbers come doesn’t matter but it is difficult enough to predict all six numbers and that’s why the prizes are so generous. Among those with two sets of numbers, games such as Powerball or Mega Millions are very popular due to the huge rewards. The odds for someone to win in either of these games are dismal, but this doesn’t prevent fun seeking individuals from playing week after week. More over there are four types of games ran by state administered lotteries in the United States to learn more about them visit Lotterycrunch.com and participate in amazing lotteries from all around the world.
 
Keno type and other lottery games
 
Keno games are very popular throughout the United States and their resemblance with multi-number games is uncanny. The difference resides in the fact that the player chooses 10 numbers that range between 1 and 82 and twice as more numbers than the player selects are being drawn. This means that in a regular Keno game 20 numbers are drawn and once again the payouts vary depending on how many numbers one can predict.
 
Some states have their own games that resemble a more or less conventional lottery game, and the Kicker is one of those who don’t stray too far from traditional lotteries. In this case the difference is that the players are purchasing cards that have prearranged numbers, otherwise the rules stay the same. Last but not least there are states like California that run horse racing games such as the Daily Derby.
 
 

Latest Lottery News: The Sad End Of An Illinois Winner

 
 

Magnifying Glass On US Dollar Bills

 
A winner of a global international lottery usually looks forward to a better future, especially if they take the advice generally available from lottery administrators. The latest lottery news however has thrown up a sad situation in Illinois.

In June 2012, 46-year-old Urooj Khan had travelled to Saudi Arabia on a pilgrimage and, on his return, vowed never to gamble again. But he could not resist one last lottery ticket, which he bought at his local 7-Eleven convenience store. It was a scratch card and he immediately revealed his win in front of the store employee.

Mr. Khan was astonished to find he had won $600,000. Store employee Ashur Oshana told an Associated Press reporter, “He kissed my hand and gave me $100. He was really happy.”

After taxes, Mr. Khan received a cheque from the global international lottery for $425,000 at an Illinois Lottery ceremony soon after. An owner of a small chain of dry cleaner stores, he announced he would put some of the money into his business and some to a children’s hospital.

The cheque for the money was issued on 19 July and was cashed on 15 August 2012. Sadly, Mr. Khan did not enjoy the money: he died on 20 July, the day after receiving the cheque.

The initial cause of death was deemed to be natural but, in a twist worthy of Agatha Christie, a relative put the findings in doubt. A second autopsy was carried out and it was revealed the winner of the global international lottery had died of cyanide poisoning.

Police have now launched a new investigation and are likely to exhume Mr. Khan’s body. Lottery winnings in Illinois normally pass to the relatives.

Perhaps another good reason to keep quiet about a lottery win!

We will try to follow this story in later latest lottery news.
 
 

Eurolottery Results For Friday 17 August 2012

 
 
The results of the Eurolottery prize draw for last night, Friday 17 August 2012, were as follows:
 

19 – 25 – 28 – 33 – 44 Lucky Stars: 02 – 08

 
Millionaire Raffle:
 

LGC446433

 
There was no winner of the £21,173,767 jackpot so this will roll over to the next draw.

There was one winner of the £1,000,000 Millionaire Raffle.

Another 3,055,866 player won prizes ranging from £2.90 to a helpful £143,967.70.

The jackpot for the next Euromillions Prize Draw on Tuesday 21 August 2012 presently stands at £27,000,000.
 
 

Eurolottery Results For Tuesday 31 July 2012

 
 
The results of the Euromillions prize draw for last night, Tuesday 31 July 2012, were as follows:
 

04 – 29 – 35 – 36 – 39 Lucky Stars: 08 – 09

 
Millionaire Raffle:
 

DYM188102

 
Once again the £123,419,567 jackpot was not won and the money will roll over to the next draw.

There was of course a Millionaire Raffle winner and another 3,399,313 players won lesser prizes ranging from £3.30 to £281,708.10.

The jackpot of the next Euromillions prize draw on Friday 3 August 2012 presently stand at £138,000,000.

Please Note: Several of the Millionaire Raffle winners from last Friday have not claimed their prizes yet. Please check the results here to see if you are one of them.
 
 

The British National Lottery Results For Saturday 28 July 2012

 
 
The results of the UK lottery draw (the Lotto) for last night, Saturday 28 July 2012, were:
 

07 – 10 – 22 – 29 – 43 – 44 Bonus: 26

 
The jackpot of £3,584,982 was shared by three winners – each received £1,194,994.

Another 613,567 players won prizes ranging from £10 to £55,153.

The jackpot for the next UK lottery draw on Wednesday 1 August 2012 currently stands at £2,200,000.
 
 

Eurolottery Results For Friday 27 July 2012

 
 
The results of the Euromillions prize draw for Friday 27 July 2012 were:
 

14 – 15 – 21 – 23 – 48 Lucky Stars: 02 – 10

 
Millionaire Raffle:
 

BXD394843
CXL338999
CXL568665
CXL705287
CXL855830
CXL910071
CXM070836
CXN913586
CXQ221095
CXR076135
DBB682009
DBC024628
DBC582172
DBC683816
DBC924487
DBD729085
DBD767698
DBF223689
DXZ386148
DYB069526
DYB149279
DYB216082
DYB222155
DYB295635
DYD582030
DYD794391
DYF430791
DYF488624
DYF602560
DYG039031
DYG109002
DYG535735
DYH646460
DYH863518
DYJ275829
DYJ578732
DYJ916600
DYK403143
DYK622001
DYK770909
DYL259574
DYL767212
DYL975230
DYM522772
DYN073509
DYN258230
DYN474182
DYP592253
DYP960405
DYQ119593
DYQ305237
DYR571287
DYT069672
DYV763714
DYV975068
DYW986250
DYY385410
DYZ107717
DZB407038
DZB436754
DZD290005
DZD995253
DZF001849
DZF105475
DZF398170
DZF490038
DZF843753
DZG075380
DZG342499
DZG689173
DZH029638
DZH236459
DZJ570451
DZJ960639
DZK113690
DZK725301
DZL787851
DZM726639
DZN559995
DZP230302
DZP459556
DZP698667
DZQ031442
DZQ721138
DZQ969560
DZS924728
DZT438893
DZV500935
DZV672512
DZW095196
DZW253118
DZW675364
DZX229549
DZX790356
DZY081499
DZY093428
DZY838902
DZZ531740
DZZ767183
ZWP889278

 

And again the £110,973,507 jackpot rolled over and will add to the total for the next draw.

An amazing 7,281,775 players won other prizes varying from £2.80 to £200,339.90.

The jackpot of the next Euromillions prize draw on Tuesday 31 July 2012 currently stands at £119,000,000.