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China jails 68 in online gambling bust

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 18:00

Gambling has been illegal on mainland China since 1949, though a state lottery does operate.

Fake lottery racket busted in China

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 04:06

A gang who illegally printed and sold tickets for Mark Six, a popular lottery organised by the Hongkong Jockey Club, has been busted in China`s Guangdong province. According to Foshan municipal public security bureau, 31 people were seized, two printworks shut down, and almost 200,000 pieces of paper collected in cities of Guangzhou, Foshan and Zhaoqing in May 28. It is the biggest case of its kind in the province, reportedly.

US man`s speeding excuse: I won USD 50,000 lottery!

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 13:21

Cops in the US made an exception for a man busted for speeding, allowing him to go without a ticket after he told them that he had just won a USD 50,000 lottery and was rushing to collect the prize.

US lottery winner scoops $425 million jackpot; 6th biggest ever

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 14:42

A single ticket bought in the San Francisco bay area scooped the sixth highest lottery jackpot in US history on Wednesday, winning roughly $425 million, lottery officials said.

Kerala launches lottery to help poor girls` wedding

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 12:17

The Kerala government has decided to launch a weekly lottery to mobilise funds for providing financial support for wedding of girls from poor families.

Merry Christmas! Two winning tickets announced in $636 million US lottery

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 16:22

Who needs Santa Claus when you hold one of two winning tickets announced in the $636 million Mega Millions lottery in the United States?

US Mega Millions lottery up to $344 million, fourth biggest in its history

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 14:42

The winning numbers have been drawn for the fourth-largest jackpot in the history of the Mega Millions lottery that is played in the majority of US states but it is not yet known if a matching ticket was sold.

Meet the man who won multi-million dollar jackpot twice

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 13:34

They say, it`s better to be born lucky than rich. Scores of people buy lottery tickets on a routine basis, hoping to strike gold at least once in their lifetime, but most fail.

Winning $400 mn lottery ticket sold in US

Last Updated: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 11:05

A winning ticket for the current $400 million Powerball jackpot was sold in the US state of South Carolina, the Multi-State Lottery Association said.

Spanish town seeks lottery winner who lost ticket

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 20:57

The ticket for June 30, 2012 was found in a Coruna town lottery office and handed in to authorities.

US man gets maximum for stolen $5M lottery ticket

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 22:12

A man convicted of possessing another man`s winning USD 5 million lottery ticket has been sentenced to up to 25 years in prison.

Indian gets $100,000 for selling winning lottery

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 13:32

An Indian-American beer shop owner in Pennsylvania will get a whopping USD 100,000 for selling a USD 131.5 million-winning lottery ticket.