As technology continues to evolve, more and more areas of everyday life are being influenced and changed, in most part, for the better. The gaming and entertainment industry, for example, is one of those who are reaping the benefits of technology as people get to join lotteries and card games without having to go physically to the lottery ticket sellers or casinos. An article from the Business & Money section of Time.com reported the significant growth of online lotteries: Read More
Joining the lottery is one gamble many people are willing to take because lottery tickets are very much affordable and, even with the small chance of winning, the prize can immediately change their lifestyles. Whether they buy lottery tickets online or in physical stores, most people may already have plans on what to do with the money should they win: save, invest, or spend. Ultimately, the first question they are faced with is if they will take the annuity or the lump sum. Read More
An article on the Huffington Post website published November 22, 2013 talks about a very lucrative jackpot going nowhere as its winning ticket expired:
A CBC News article dated December 3, 2013 details a story of extreme luck and detective work when a woman who had supposedly lost the winning ticket saw the prize money coming in at her doorstep:
Frank Selak is one lucky guy. He cheated death not once but seven times. However, just when it seemed he was doomed to a life of accidents, he finally struck gold when he won the lottery.
That’s the story of how the world’s unluckiest man got his break. It’s an unlikely tale coming from a Croatian music teacher who simply wanted to live a normal life. Read More
The UK Mirror published an article dated October 18, 2013 about a £10 million ticket whose owner has not yet appeared to claim the prize:
A lottery winner has failed to claim the £10million they won two weeks ago.
Lotto organisers fear the winner may have lost the ticket or be unaware they have scooped a fortune.
A National Lottery spokesman said: “We’re desperate to find this mystery ticket-holder. Read More
Suppose there was a big lotto draw a few months back and you missed the pot by one number. Does it have to end there because you lost? Not really, because according to Andy Thompson of the Post Crescent in Wisconsin:
Sometimes, winning the lottery makes you a walking target for people who want a big slice of your pie. The Associated Press reported: Read More
BuyLotteryTix.com is offering lottery tickets online for players of some of the biggest lottery games available. Through the website, people can purchase tickets in a safer and more convenient way that also allows them to save more time.
The company has messengers who purchase the tickets for customers. The latter just need to create a BuyLotteryTix.com account, to which the messengers can email the scanned copy of tickets bearing their names and corresponding personal lottery numbers. Transactions can be monitored securely through mobile phones or personal computers right in the comfort of the customers’ homes. Read More
Florida Senator Gwen Margolis is proposing a bill that would allow anyone of legal age to buy lottery tickets online. Her proposal (SB 226) is expected to boost ticket sales in the state if approved.
At present, Florida lotto tickets can only be purchased from among 13,000 authorized retailers. Margolis believes that people will buy more tickets if these are conveniently available on the Internet. She hopes that high sales would translate into more funds for education aid.
“The more lottery tickets we sell, certainly the more money we have to spend in education because there is a mandate that it has to go to education,” she was quoted as saying by WTS 10 News. “We have given out tremendous amounts of scholarship money, and it has been worthwhile.” She added, “When the jackpots are large, it creates interest in the lottery outside our state.” Read More