Tag Archives: Powerball
- Loto-Quebec using virtual reality to prep prize winners for fallout
August 30, 2017
Quebec’s provincial gambling monopoly is using virtual reality to prepare lottery jackpot winners for the ensuing chaos that traditionally follows such windfalls. On Wednesday, Loto-Quebec announced that it had teamed up with anti-discrimination and bullying group Fondation Jasmin Roy to employ virtual reality technology “to sensitize lottery winners and give...
- Lottery fraudster Eddie Tipton sentenced to 25 years
August 23, 2017
Convicted lottery fraudster Eddie Tipton has been sentenced to 25 years in prison just as America braces for the second-highest jackpot in Powerball history. In June, Tipton reached a deal with Iowa prosecutors to plead guilty to a single count of ongoing criminal conduct related to his role in a...
- Michigan Lottery website hands out second $1m prize in 17 months
July 28, 2016
The Michigan Lottery’s website has given out its second $1m prize in 17 months. On July 13, a woman won $1m playing the Powerball lottery from a ticket she purchased through the Michigan Lottery’s website. This marked the first time any Michigan Lottery player had won a seven-figure Powerball jackpot...
- Three winners to split $1.6B Powerball jackpot
January 15, 2016
Three ticket holders will split the record-setting $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot. Three mystery winners from Florida, Tennessee and California will split the unprecedented $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot. The winners did not immediately identify themselves but lottery officials confirmed that the winning tickets had been purchased in Munford, a town of...
- Chaos reigns as Powerball-mad Aussies crash Lottoland website
January 14, 2016
Australians driven mad by Powerball fever crashed Lottoland’s website trying to buy tickets for Wednesday’s night’s record $1.5b prize draw. Lottoland, which only just launched its Australian site after receiving a license from the Northern Territory Racing Commission, reportedly signed up 107k members this week. The ensuing frenzy to win...
- Lottoland wins Aussie license; US law bans bringing winning tickets over the border
January 12, 2016
B2C lottery betting site Lottoland has received a license to operate in Australia, offering Aussie punters a shot at Wednesday’s record $1.4b Powerball lottery drawing in the US. The Gibraltar-based Lottoland was recently granted a five-year license from the Northern Territory’s Racing Commission. Former Betfred/Centrebet exec Luke Brill has been...
CrownBet launches new TV ad, but won’t mention betting
September 26, 2016