Biggest Online Lottery Winners
Playing online lottery has become increasingly popular over the years. Even more so since the beginning of lockdown all over the world. Players have adjusted to the change in with ease, some even finding it more efficient than the traditional pen and paper lottery. Many new players have been drawn to the exciting world of online lotteries. With just a tap of your finger, you have access to lottery games all over the world!
There are however, still some traditionalists who need convincing. To entice, here are some of the world’s biggest online lottery winners.
BERLIN, GERMANY – €90 million
Known only as Christina, this winner holds the Guinness World record for the largest online gambling win as of 2018. The 36-year-old cleaner from Berlin bet on Euro-jackpot via an online mobile app. That very same night, in the middle of a late-night shift, she received the life-changing news that she had won. Without a second thought, this lucky winner quit her job.
“I’m still in shock, to be honest! It’s a lot to take in, but I’m so happy to finally be able to look after my mum and the rest of my family,” she said.
Since then it seems Christina has kept a very low profile as not much can be found regarding her.
KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA – R135 MILLION
There have been numerous lottery players who seem to have experienced tremendous Lock down Luck. One South African player, in particular, claimed a massive R135 366 753. after purchasing a Power-Ball “Quick Pick” ticket of R100. This ticket was purchased on the FNB Banking app.
This mystery winner has earned the title of 2020’s biggest jackpot winner since Ithuba became the lottery operator in 2015.
As many parts of South Africa are still under strict lockdown the winner will only be able to claim the prize once lockdown has been lifted.
UNITED KINGDOM – £5 MILLION
On the 21st of August 2019, Mr Logan from the UK, became the biggest Irish Lotto winner. The former motor trade worker scored an impressive £5,136,761.09 ensuring an early retirement.
As he had played online, the winnings was deposited directly into Mr Logan’s bank account enabling him to enjoy his newfound wealth immediately.
“I was at a fair when I received this wonderful news, which at first didn’t sink in and in fact I am still in shock – it feels so surreal but I’m eager to retire and enjoy my wealth.”
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – $6.4 million
In August of 2015, an Iraqi resident became one of the first big foreign-winners of the Oregon Megabucks jackpot. The winner was flown to Oregon to claim his winnings deciding to opt to receive annual instalments of $156 720 in his account instead of a lump sum.
“…I was in shock! I thought I’d won something, but had no idea it was the jackpot”.