Articles

This section covers a diverse range of subjects relating to lottery winners and the game itself. Topics include common pitfalls, mathematical principles behind lottery-play, lottery winner profiles and unusual facts. Our aim is to provide you with plenty of light-hearted articles for your entertainment – after all, playing the lottery is supposed to be fun right? But we also recognise that playing the lottery is a serious pastime for many people. With this in mind, we try to include articles which entertain and inform our readership. Feel free to browse our article section for a taster of the type of content you can expect from Lottery Winners.

Lost Lottery Ticket
23 Sep

Lottery Winners Who Lost Their Tickets

Imagine how devastating it must be if you hit the lottery jackpot only to discover that, um, you’ve lost the winning ticket. Such an occurrence has the potential to be...

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When Lottery Syndicates go Wrong
23 Sep

When Lottery Syndicates Go Wrong

Forming a syndicate can dramatically improve your chances of winning a lottery jackpot. So effective is this strategy that an estimated 1 in 3 lottery winners around the world are...

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Lottery Winners who Lost It all
23 Nov

10 Lottery Winners Who Lost it All

Money isn’t everything, as the saying goes. And for some lottery winners, this particular adage is especially pertinent. Because for every gaggle of jackpot millionaires,there are always some who just...

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North Korea Lottery
12 Sep

The Lottery in North Korea

International pariah, North Korea is one of the most misunderstood nations in the world. Actually, it’s not, we just wanted to get your attention. In fact, NK, as you probably...

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Lottery Winners who Gave it All Away
12 Sep

10 Lottery Winners Who Gave it Away – Part 1

Big lottery winners are extremely rare creatures. So rare in fact, that you’d probably have more chance of meeting a three-legged ballerina at your local supermarket. Rarer still are the...

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Lottery Philanthropists
13 Sep

10 Lottery Winners Who Gave it Away – Part 2

The second in our series about generous lottery winners includes a couple who built a water-park, a kindly nurse and an anonymous parishioner who gave every penny to a Long...

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Venice Lottery Frenzy
13 Sep

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The gambler’s fallacy is phenomenon that affects all of us to varying degrees. The extent of its influence depends on many factors that are far too numerous to go into...

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Gambler's Fallacy
13 Sep

Gambler’s Fallacy and The Lottery

The gambler’s fallacy describes the erroneous belief that the odds of something with a fixed probability, increases or decreases according to recent occurrences. For instance, a person throwing dice may...

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Biggest Ever Lottery Scams
13 Sep

Biggest Lottery Scams Ever

Wherever there’s big money to be had, you can be sure that somebody somewhere is trying to get their hands on it by dishonest means. So is should come as...

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Picking Lottery Numbers
15 Sep

How Not to Pick Lottery Numbers

Picking the right lottery numbers often results in early retirement and/or a new lease of life. Sadly it’s a rather difficult feat, what with the odds of winning the UK...

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Lottery Winning Odds
15 Sep

Lottery Odds Compared – 8 Helpful Examples

We all know that winning the lottery is something that happens to other people. Well most of us do anyway or at least those capable of rational thought. In fact,...

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Biggest Ever Lottery Wins
15 Sep

Top 10 Biggest Lottery Jackpot Wins

Big-money lottery winners are a growing demographic with thousands dotted all over the globe. And while most big prizes amount to a just couple of million, there are some jackpots...

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UK Lottery Towns
16 Sep

Top 10 Luckiest UK Lotto Towns

Since its inception in 1994, the UK national lottery has created more than 4000 millionaires. Although these lucky few hail from locations throughout the United Kingdom, there are certain destinations...

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Voltaire and the Lottery Scam
16 Sep

Voltaire and the French Lottery

Voltaire was one of the most prominent public figures in Enlightenment-era France. He was a versatile, prolific writer penning around 20,000 letters and 2000 books in the fields of history...

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Why we Play Lotteries
17 Sep

5 Psychological Reasons We Play the Lottery

There have got to be some deep-rooted reasons for our obsession with lotteries. Why else would we play a game that we have almost no prospect of winning? Those of...

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Stefan Mandel System
17 Sep

The 14-Time Lottery Winner

Stefan Mandel and the word ‘lucky’ aren’t synonymous. You may think this odd given that he’s a 14-time lottery winner. Not so for Mandel. Instead of relying on lady luck,...

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Lottery Addiction
18 Sep

Lotteries: For and Against

The UK National Lottery has generated well over £100 billion in ticket sales since being introduced in 1994. Its popularity is undoubted with around half the population buying a ticket...

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Investment Tips for Lottery Winners
18 Sep

Investment Tips for Lottery Winners

It’s pretty easy to waste money when you’ve got a lot of it. Ask most lottery winners about the amount of cash they part with following a huge windfall and...

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Red Tape for Lottery Winners
19 Sep

What Happens After You Win the Lottery?

We all dream of being the lucky recipients of a major lottery windfall at some time or another. In fact most of us spend so much time wondering what we’ll...

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Lottery Probability
20 Sep

Lottery Mathematics – Probability, Permutations and Combinatorics

There are countless strategies for picking lottery numbers of which most involve spurious methodology. While some claim to have found a magic formula that guarantees results, the fact is that...

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News Myths
20 Sep

Top 5 Lottery Myths

Lotteries attract a great deal of attention from the mainstream media. While there’s certainly a public appetite for lottery-related stories, the game can also be a bountiful source of information...

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Lottery Betting
22 Sep

How Lottery Betting Works

The Emergence of Lottery Betting Brokers Lottery betting has become extremely popular, especially online. This relatively new form of gambling allows individuals to wager money on the results of official...

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Lottery Materialism
22 Sep

Lotteries and Materialism

The act of buying a lottery ticket triggers materialistic fantasies which can result in a loss of self-control. This is according to research by Hyeong Min Kim, associate professor at...

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