Winning ‘El Gordo’ lottery number 05490 also fell to the public this year

The world’s oldest lottery, the Spanish National Christmas Lottery or “El Gordo” (The Fat Man), has a top prize of 688 million euros, to be divided this year among 172 lucky winners who will receive 4 million euros each. The winning number was 72897.

The lottery, which has been held since 1812, remains popular. More than three-quarters of Spaniards participate. Some 2.6 billion euros worth of lottery tickets were sold this year. A total of 2.4 billion euros in prize money was paid out. The Spanish government also benefits enormously from the lottery, as it imposes a 20% gaming tax on winners.

EL Godo winners 2023

The “El Gordo” 05490 prize was widely distributed to the administrations of the following countries: A Coruna, Lugo, Asturias, Almeria, Madrid, Barcelona, Leon, Vizcaya, Alicante, Castellon, Seville, Valladolid, Santa Cruz de Tenerife , Murcia, Girona, Granada, Las Palmas, Valencia, Albace Te, Ávila, Balearic Islands, Cáceres, Cadiz, Ciudad Real, Guipuzcoa, Huelva, Huesca, Jaén, Malaga, Navarra, Pontevede La and Soria.

Lottery millionaire commits murder of girlfriend

Life can be weird. One minute you win $10 million, and the next you get a life sentence. It’s the stuff of a Hollywood movie, but for 54-year-old lottery winner Michael Todd Hill, it’s a painful reality. The American, who previously worked in a nuclear power plant, said he plans to use his lottery winnings of more than $4,158,000 after taxes to pay bills and help his wife’s business. But it has and probably never will happen.

His then-girlfriend, Keonna Graham, 23, from Navassa, was reported missing on 20 July 2020 and was later found dead in her hotel room with a gunshot wound to the back of the head. According to North Carolina prosecutors, surveillance video from the hotel only showed Hill with her in the hotel room, so he immediately became the prime suspect.

Murder of his girlfriend

Lottery winner Hill later admitted that his girlfriend shot him because he was texting other men in the hotel. The North Carolina man was arrested and convicted of premeditated murder. It is unclear what will happen to the money.

In the summer of 2017, Hill bought a scratch card, which turned out to be an excellent choice. Shortly afterwards, as much as $10 million was deposited into his account, but he could not benefit for long. A judge in North Carolina sentenced him on Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for murdering his girlfriend in 2020.

£3.6 million won on the EuroMillions lottery

Celeste Coles, a former Birmingham teacher, won 4.8 million Pound from the EuroMillions lottery.

The teacher scooped over 4 million on the EuroMillions decided to use her money to take exotic vacations and fulfill other items on her list.

Celeste Coles is 68 years old and purchased a last-minute lottery ticket on July 12. She initially believed she had won £3,000 when she matched five numbers and one lucky star. However, she ended up winning an enormous $3,665,079 in the draw.

Camelot confirmed her Euromillions win

Out of fear of being scammed, the mother initially believed Camelot’s claim that she won a substantial amount to be a scam. Because the phone lines were closed at night, she was unable to verify the claim. However, the next day, Camelot confirmed her win and revealed that she was a multimillionaire.

Celeste is originally from Birmingham, but now lives somewhere else. She occasionally plays the lottery, but decided to buy a ticket that day because she’d just received an email about the large EuroMillions jackpot. She decided to share her fortune with her family and fund her own bucket list— including visiting exotic locations around the world.

Investors angry at lottery.com

Lottery.com’s risk of being removed from the Nasdaq hub is imminent. This is because the company has not filed its financial reports on time. In addition, Lottery.com is facing a class action lawsuit filed by irate investors. The investors claim that the company has made false and misleading statements and therefore they want to be compensated.

Lottery.com has two options to return to Nasdaq rules. They can file a Form 10-Q by August 31, 2019, or they can file a compliance plan. If they choose the latter option, Nasdaq will grant them a 6-month extension added to the expiration date of Form 10-Q.

SEC and lottery .com

The SEC says Lottery.com can make no guarantees about when their Form 10-Q will be filed. They said the form would be filed as soon as possible to bring back compliance.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission claims that Lottery.com failed to file its June 30 financial statements. They say this is because the company could not file its quarterly Form 10-Q report.

Because they did not file the financial reports with the SEC on time, Lottery.com was informed by Nasdaq last week that they are not in compliance with their listing rules.

A lawsuit against Lottery.com was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. It was filed on behalf of all investors who purchased Lottery.com shares between November 15, 2021 and July 29, 2022. The lawsuit alleges that Lottery.com violated the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by wrongfully selling securities.

Winning ticket for $1.28 billion Mega Millions jackpot

A ticket bought in a Chicago suburb won the Mega Millions jackpot of $1.337 billion. A single ticket beat the enormous odds against winning.

One ticket winning the jackpot was sold at Speedway gas station and convenience store in Des Plaines, according to megamillions.com.

The numbers 13, 36, 45, 57, and 67 were winners, along with the Mega Ball number 14.

Lotteries in 45 states, including Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands play Mega Millions. The game is managed by these state lotteries.

Emilia Mazur, spokesperson for the Illinois Lottery, said that most winners of more than $250,000 choose not to reveal their names. Illinois is one of the states where that is an option.

No one had won the lottery since April 15. That was 29 draws total, making the jackpot the third-largest in the country. The prize amount grew so large because none of the six numbers were matched.

Eurojackpot player from Slovenia receives 11 million euros

Just over a week ago, the Eurojackpot was emptied and went to Baden-Württemberg as well as Lithuania. Last Friday (January 28), the new jackpot phase of the European lottery began with a starting sum of 10 million euros – and this pot has also already been cleared.

Single prize

A lucky man from Slovenia picked the numbers 5-21-23-29-35 and the two Euro numbers 7 and 9 and hit the jackpot. As he was the only person to have picked these winning numbers on his ticket, the lucky winner will now receive EUR 11,134,617.00. This is the third time that a Eurojackpot jackpot has gone to Slovenia. In 2014, a Slovenian already received 28.2 million euros.

Almost millionaires

The amount of money in the second prize category is also impressive: Two players from Lower Saxony and Hesse, who missed one of the two Euro numbers, became “almost millionaires”. They thus landed a hit in prize category 2 and will each receive 918,000 euros.