U.S. Mega Millions lottery hits world-record $1.6 billion

World Oct 21, 2018

U.S. Mega Millions lottery hits world-record $1.6 billion

The U.S. Mega Millions jackpot grew to $1.6 billion, a world record for a lottery, after Friday's drawing produced no winner of the grand prize, officials said. The next Mega Millions draw will be on Tuesday, after no one hit all of the numbers of ...

World / Offbeat May 24, 2018

French chateau being raffled for €11

A French chateau worth around €1.7 million is up for grabs in an online raffle — and tickets cost just €11. British philanthropist Ruth Philips is donating all the profits from the sale of her nine-bedroom Chateau de Cautine — set in 34 acres (13.7 ...

Man wins $1 million Picasso with €100 raffle ticket

World / Offbeat Dec 22, 2013

Man wins $1 million Picasso with €100 raffle ticket

A man looking for art for his new home has won a $1 million Picasso painting with a €100 ($138) raffle ticket. Jeffrey Gonano told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review he is not sure he will ever hang the masterpiece in his home in Wexford, in western ...

National Oct 22, 2013

Lottery to pay record ¥700 million

A record ¥700 million will be paid out to the first-prize winner in the Year-End Jumbo Lottery if that person also purchased a block of tickets including the numbers immediately before and after the winning ticket, according to its organizer. The organizer decided to raise ...