First $587.5m Powerball Winner Officially Named

November 30, 2012 by  
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The $587.5 million Powerball jackpot, which was won by two ticket holders’ just days ago (see our news piece here for full details), has had the first half of its winnings claimed by the ticket holders from Missouri. After the Powerball had officially checked and confirmed the ticket, the winners have been named by local news WPTV as Mark and Cindy Hill, a fifty something couple from the small town Dearborn in Missouri. Read more

Two Powerball Winners To Share $579.9 Million

November 29, 2012 by  
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Well, the Powerball jackpot was finally won last night, but alas – the winner did not earn enough to buy that Hawaiian island after all, as there were two incredibly lucky jackpot winners! However, with a pre-tax share of $289.9 million each, we doubt the two winners are complaining much, as they will still go down in history for taking home that colossal jackpot! For more information about the draw and just how much money those lucky winners can expect to take home, read on! Read more

Powerball Jackpot Enough To Buy A Hawaiian Island

November 28, 2012 by  
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Ticket sales for the US Powerball are currently reaching fever pitch, as the estimated jackpot increased from $325 million to a massive $500 million in time for the draw tonight. With this amount set to rise even more in the remaining hours before ticket sales close, players from all over the world are buying up tickets in a bid to win that half a billion dollar prize. With our thoughts then naturally turning to what we would buy with that amount of cash, we at worked out that should one individual win this whopping jackpot, they would have enough money to buy a Hawaiian island of their very own! Read more

Euromillions Ticket Holder Share Stunt Goes Viral

November 26, 2012 by  
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A café owner in Keighley, West Yorkshire came upon an unusual way to promote his business earlier this week. He bought a Euromillions ticket for the draw on 13th November 2012, which had an estimated jackpot of £136 / €169 million and decided, in a bid to boost his business’ Facebook page, to share the jackpot to anyone who liked the photo, should he win. What started off as a quirky, novel way of attracting Facebook users to share his photo ended up with a whopping 41,734 likes, 262 shares and 486 comments! Read more

Remember The New York $5 million Brothers? It Was A Scam!

November 14, 2012 by  
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Last month, we bought you the story of brothers Andy and Nayel Askhar, who won a whopping $5 million on a scratch card purchased at the parents store in Syracuse, New York. Their story was unusual as they waited six years to claim their prize, as – unlike lottery winnings on the Powerball or Megamillions which must be claimed within 90 days to a year – scratch cards prizes don’t expire until a year after the end of the game. However, it has come to light in the first few days that the ticket actually belonged to another customer of the store, and the brothers have been charged with scamming the winning ticket from its rightful owner! Read more

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