Boston Sports Teams Make $409 Million On Lottery Instants

February 10th, 2011

Wow, we know those scratch-off tickets are tempting. But add a sports team on the front, and we’re far more likely to buy one.

Instant scratchers tickets featuring the Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, and Patriots have sold over $409 Million.

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Could Your Lunch Receipt Be Worth $1,000?

February 9th, 2011

A new lottery game is being trialled in Puerto Rico.

Every time someone buys something in a shop, their receipt now contains a number.

And every week those receipts could win prizes ranging from $100 to $1,000.

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EuroMillions Winners Forgot To Buy Ticket

February 9th, 2011

Ouch, that would have been a depressing moment.

Susan and Lee Mullen from Grimsby religiously bought their single ticket for the EuroMillions every week. Until the birth of their daughter.

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Mega Millions Winners Share The Wealth

February 8th, 2011

Last May Jackie Wells Cisneros and her husband won $266 million on the Mega Millions lottery.

That was the 8th largest in the history of the game.

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£6 Million Lottery Winner Fined £200

February 7th, 2011

Money can’t buy you love, happiness… or common sense it seems.

Ryan Magee, 28, was driving along in his shiny red Ferrari with his mobile phone glued to his ear.

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UK Lotto Launches ‘Lotto Plus 5’

February 7th, 2011

I’m not sure the UK needs yet another lottery game. But starting this Thursday you can now ‘Plus 5’ your UK Lotto entry.

At the moment the UK Lotto is drawn Wednesday and Saturday.

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Greed Halts 50 Million Lottery Prize

February 6th, 2011

The green eyed monster can strike over the smallest things. But where a 50 million lottery win is concerned, it can be a whole different story.

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Salisbury Woman Wins $1 Million On A Scratchcard

February 5th, 2011

Lynda Martinez is one lucky scratcher this week.

She opted for the 20 year annuity payment on her winning lottery scratchcard, and just got her first payment.

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Mail Workers Syndicate Hit $46.5M On Mega Millions

February 5th, 2011

Josea and Charlene Person just collected their big win from Tuesday’s Mega Millions. The husband and wife of 8 years represented a lottery syndicate of 13 mail workers from Romulus in Michigan.

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Scratchers Lottery Code Cracked?

February 3rd, 2011

Actually, not cracked in any useful way, but it gave this article in Wired magazine an interesting headline!

It’s a very long article, so here’s the short version.

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Category: Funny/Crazy Lottery Stories