Delaware Lottery celebrates its 45th year in operation

By Kate Northrop

DOVER, Del. — This Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, the Delaware Lottery will celebrate its 45th year in operation with a year full of new featured games, events, and promotions for players to take part in.

The state was one of the earliest to adopt a government-regulated lottery when the idea of establishing lotteries as a source of state revenue gained traction in the 1960’s and 1970’s.… Read the rest

$32.25 million Lotto Texas jackpot is currently the largest in the USA

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Canadian player splits jackpot with himself after buying two identical lottery tickets

An unintentional purchase turned out to be a happy accident

By Kate Northrop

CALMAR, Canada — A player from Alberta, Canada, accidentally purchased two Lotto 6/49 tickets that had the same exact numbers, but he’s not sweating the trivial amount he spent on that extra ticket. Instead, he won the entire $5 million (US$3.8 million) jackpot, split into an identical pair of $2.5 million (US$1.9 million) jackpots.… Read the rest