Disastrous mistake by lottery pool club buyer turned out to be a Mega Millions miracle $1 million jackpot win

Disastrous mistake by lottery pool club buyer turned out to be a Mega Millions miracle $1 million jackpot win

Some of the Bus Busters lottery syndicate with their $1 million Mega Millions check yesterday. PHOTO: Michigan State Lottery

What could have been a disaster turned out to be the luckiest move for the Bus Busters lottery club. The woman who volunteered to buy the mix of Mega Millions and Powerball tickets for the draw had accidently messed up.

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7 things every lottery player should do before they tear up their tickets

7 things every lottery player should do before they tear up their tickets

Lucky pensioner Ivy Fuller tore up her winning GOLO lotto ticket before she realised she'd won. She put the pieces together and claimed the prize! - GetSurrey

Take a look at the untidy pile of losing lottery tickets in your top drawer, and let’s see how we can make them productive before they head to the rubbish bin.

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The bizarre lotto number pattern that gave 6 winners only half a million each

The bizarre lotto number pattern that gave 6 winners only half a million each

There’s actually a worse way to fill in your lottery tickets than using fortune cookies.

Among the many basic lottery number mistakes I tell players to stay away from are ticket patterns. These are lines which form a pattern on the coupon, and they really say "I have no idea what I'm doing."

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Why You're Probably Buying Your Lottery Tickets At The Wrong Time

Why You're Probably Buying Your Lottery Tickets At The Wrong Time

This New York lottery ad depicting a library reminded me of my time there looking for the perfect lotto system.

I can vividly remember the two years it took me to develop the Silver Lotto System. I was visiting the local libraries, poring through books, trying to figure out how to win the lottery. This was before the internet got started.

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Will You Get Your Lottery Prize If You've Lost The Winning Ticket Or It's Claimed By Another?

Will You Get Your Lottery Prize If You've Lost The Winning Ticket Or It's Claimed By Another?

Martyn and Kay Tott lost their ticket and their fortune. PHOTO: Daily Mail

It can happen to anyone. The ticket was in your wallet just yesterday, then got thrown out in in the trash.

This happened to a young British couple who missed out on a £3 million (US$4.1M) lottery fortune after losing their ticket. So they took their case to court.

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