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
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