Lottery

  • US man throws away USD 1.25 mn worth winning lottery tickets 14-04-2014 06:17 PM

    New York: A man in the US lost out on USD 1.25 million when he threw away winning lottery tickets in trash. The man bought 25 tickets with the same numbers from Zhou Grocery on South Queen Street in York more than a year ago, but never claimed the prize....
  • Ticket sold in California wins $425M Powerball jackpot 20-02-2014 01:21 PM

    Milpitas: The lone winning ticket for the $425 million Powerball jackpot was sold at a convenience store in central California, but there was no immediate word on who may have won one of the largest lottery jackpots in US history. The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night were: 1, 17, 35,...
  • Unemployed Indian villager falls for phishing text on phone, travels 1700 km to claim bogus 'BBC lottery' 10-02-2014 01:26 PM

    An unemployed villager who fell for a phishing text on his mobile phone travelled a thousand miles from his village to the BBC office in New Delhi to claim the cash he believed he won in a 'BBC lottery'. Forty-one-year-old Ratan Kumar Malbisoi received the text in 2012 that said...
  • Kerala launches lottery to help poor girls' wedding 02-01-2014 11:44 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has decided to launch a weekly lottery to mobilise funds for providing financial support for wedding of girls from poor families. The scheme, "Mangalya lotteries", was approved by the state cabinet on Wednesday. The proceeds from sale of tickets of the draw would be utilised for...
  • US: Woman wins part of Mega Millions lottery, to split $648 million 19-12-2013 11:11 AM

    A 56-year-old Georgia woman played numbers from family birth dates to win half of a near-record $648 million Mega Millions jackpot, but the buyer of a second winning ticket sold in California has yet to come forward, lottery officials said on Wednesday. Ira Curry purchased the ticket Friday at an...
  • 67-year-old wins multi million-dollar Florida Lotto again 31-10-2013 10:33 PM

    A US man who won a multi million-dollar jackpot playing the Florida Lotto has done it again. The Florida Lottery says 67-year old James Bozeman Jr has claimed a $3 million jackpot from the drawing held on August 31, 2013. Last year, Bozeman claimed a $10 million jackpot. He purchased...
  • Nigerian arrested in Delhi for 2010 online lottery fraud 25-06-2013 01:35 AM

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Police have arrested a Nigerian national from New Delhi in connection with a 2010 online lottery fraud case in which a man from Warangal district of the state was duped to the tune of Rs 36.50 lakh. Based on information given by New Delhi-based Foreigners Regional Registration...
  • US: 84-year-old Florida woman wins $ 590 million jackpot 06-06-2013 04:27 AM

    Washington: An 84-year old woman from Florida has won the $ 590.5 million Powerball lottery, the second largest US jackpot, officials have announced. Gloria Mackenzie opted to take a lump-sum cash payment of somewhat smaller amount of $ 370.9 million, rather than receiving the full winnings spread out over 30...
  • West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee plans to ban online lottery 22-05-2013 07:47 AM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Tuesday that the government would ban online lottery "Online lotto". The necessary notification regarding the issue will be issued soon, she said. Describing "Online Lotto" as a social problem, she said it led to fights between family members. "Online Lotto was...
  • US Powerball jackpot could go higher than $600 million 19-05-2013 07:11 AM

    Austin: The Powerball jackpot Saturday night could be even higher than the record $600 million being advertised, possibly rivaling the largest lottery jackpot in US history, a Texas Lottery official said on Saturday. "Oftentimes, the advertised amount is lower than what the actual jackpot ends up being," said Kelly Cripe,...
  • Sreesanth dropped from State Lottery advertisement 17-05-2013 05:29 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Tainted pacer S Sreesanth, arrested in spot-fixing allegation case, was on Friday dropped from the advertisement for the state run Kerala Lottery. Sreesanth, who appeared in the advertisement for 'Karunya Lottery', was removed from the celebrities advertisement panel, State Lottery Directorate officials said in Thiruvananthapuram. The Rajasthan Royal IPL...
  • Jackpot worth $2.5 mn goes unclaimed in China 01-08-2011 11:56 AM

    Beijing: A lottery jackpot worth over 16 million yuan (around $2.5 million) has gone unclaimed in China - making it one of the biggest unclaimed lottery wins in the country. The winning ticket was sold May 30 in Nanjing, capital of southern Jiangsu province. Till July 29, no eligible winners...
  • Dumped by girlfriend, man goes on to win jackpot 16-03-2011 12:51 PM

    London: A woman in Britain, who dumped her man as she wanted "lots of sex", has now been described as "the unluckiest woman in the country" as her partner went on to scoop up 17.8 million pounds in a lottery. Kerry, 31, dumped trucker Matthew Breach, 37, for being dull....
  • Kerala Assembly witnesses turmoil, adjourned 22-02-2011 02:02 PM

    Thiruvananathapuram: Kerala Assembly was adjourned on Tuesday after members of the ruling CPI(M)-led LDF and Opposition Congress-led UDF created a tumult over the functioning of Bhutan lotteries. Speaker K Radhakrishnan adjourned the House for the day after going through other business when the first adjournment for an hour failed to...
  • Lottery system for nursery admission worries parents 06-12-2010 10:15 PM

    New Delhi: The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry proposed new guidelines, giving sleepless nights to anxious parents who want to get their children admitted to nursery schools. The seats for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) are likely to increase by 25 per cent. Some schools also have a management quota...
  • Cong derosters Singhvi as party spokesperson 06-10-2010 05:00 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress derostered its own spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi, on Wednesday, till the controversy over him appearing for lottery king Santiano Martin is resolved. Singhvi will not be the voice of Congress party at least for some time. The party leadership is upset at Singhvi becoming the legal...
  • Mumbaikars receiving fraud mobile SMSes 23-04-2010 01:44 PM

    Its being called the mobile phone version of the infamous Nigerian scams. ...
  • Lara Dutta dreams of winning a lottery 04-11-2009 02:38 AM

    Playwin gave cheques to four winners and the chirpy Lara did the honours. ...