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On This Day in History:  December 12

December 12 is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 19 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
Alabama lawmakers provide insight into upcoming push for state lottery. One of the most influential men in Alabama politics said he expects a statewide lottery and gaming bill to be considered when the Alabama Legislature convenes March 5.
2018
Michigan lawmaker pushes bill to deduct cash from paycheck for lotto game. Instead of recommending his constituents invest some of each paycheck in a 401K, one Michigan legislator introduced a bill that would take a portion of each paycheck to play a lottery game.
2015
Florida lottery winner accused of grand theft. The man who claimed a half-million dollar Florida Lottery prize a few days ago was determining Friday how much money he would need to post bail after police took him into custody on a warrant.
2014
States pull the plug on Monopoly Millionaires' Club. The states involved in the Monopoly Millionaires' Club lottery game have decided to halt tickets sales for the game as of Dec. 26.
2013
Lotto-winning coworkers' advice for $400M Mega Millions jackpot. The winner of a $1 million Powerball prize with nine of her coworkers at a Staten Island, N.Y., nursing home, has very simple advice for those eyeing this Friday's $400 million Mega Millions jackpot.
2012
Idaho $1M Powerball ticket to expire Friday. Time is quickly running out for the holder of an unclaimed $1 million Powerball ticket that was sold last summer.
2012
Mass. Treasurer pushing for Internet lottery sales. Massachusetts State Treasurer Steven Grossman is gearing up to ask state lawmakers for permission to create and test what he hopes will be a first wave of Internet lottery games in Massachusetts.
2012
DC lottery contract is the subject of a federal probe with numerous officials under scrutiny. A federal grand jury is investigating the awarding of the $38 million contract to run the District of Columbia lottery, a process that raises further questions about corruption in a city government already beleaguered by criminal prosecutions.
2011
Retailer perspective: Selling a $254M lottery ticket. As exciting and frenzied events can be surrounding a lottery winner, the lottery retailers who sold the ticket for the gigantic prize can go on a ride of their own.
2011
State lotteries get creative to drive higher sales. Lottery income decreased nationwide in 2009 for the first time in more than a decade, prompting many of the 43 states that operate lotteries to redouble their efforts to win back players.
2008
$100,000 Virginia lottery prize expires today. A lucky winner stands to net $207 million in Friday's Mega Millions lottery draw, but someone in Hampton, Virginia, faces losing $100,000.
2008
Hollywood stuntman in Harry Potter film celebrates magic $10.5M lottery win. A stuntman who has rubbed shoulders with some of Hollywood's leading stars was celebrating today after scooping a £7 million (US$10.5 million) lottery windfall.
2008
Cool $207 million up for grabs in lottery. Need some extra spending money this holiday season? Would $207 million be enough? That's the jackpot for Friday night's Mega Millions drawing, if a single ticket matches all six numbers in the multi-state lottery.
2006
Calif. Lottery misprint leaves 'winners' with nothing. California Lottery officials blame a misprint, an error, to explain why some folks got a free game ticket instead of thousands of dollars in cash.
2003
Lottery Event of the Year Happens in 10 Days. It is awaited with all the excitement and ritual proper to the season, and now it is only ten days away. Spain's Christmas lottery is worth a record US$2.14 billion to the winners this year, including US$465 million for "El Gordo" ("The Fat One").
2003
Punter wins $30 million jackpot. A punter from the NSW far north coast is $30 million (US$22.3 million) richer after winning the entire first division in last night's Australian Powerball - the equal-biggest lottery win in Australia.
2003
$40 Million Florida Lotto Jackpot. The Florida Lotto Jackpot has rolled over seven times to an estimated $40 million, the 28th highest Jackpot in Florida Lotto history.
2003
Lottery authorizations puzzle officer. A Metro Vice sergeant wants to know how two brothers convicted of gambling charges could be lucky enough to be among the first independent retailers authorized by Tennessee to sell lottery tickets.
2003
Elderly woman loses $20,000 in lottery swindle. Police have issued a fraud alert after an 87-year-old Oakville woman was cheated out of more than $20,000.
2003
Trying to Sell California's Lottery. Several California agencies are preparing for the third time in 18 months to compete for the account of the California Lottery Commission.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$425 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 13, 2013
2.$340 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 13, 2019
3.$291 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 15, 2020
4.$277 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2020
5.$262 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2018
6.$230 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2018
7.$229 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 13, 2017
8.$207 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2008
9.$191 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2017
10.$164 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2015
11.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2019
12.$137 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2007
13.€115 Million
US$135.16 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2017
14.$129 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2002
15.$118 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 15, 2009
16.$116 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 13, 2011
17.$112 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2005
18.$104 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2010
19.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2014
20.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2016
20.$100 Million
Florida
Lotto
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2002
22.€76 Million
US$99.77 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2012
23.€85 Million
US$96.09 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2018
24.€76.28 Million
US$92.39 Million
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2020
25.$88 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 13, 2003

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1990
Wednesday, Dec 12, 1990
30 years old
1982
Sunday, Dec 12, 1982
38 years old
1982
Sunday, Dec 12, 1982
38 years old
1982
Sunday, Dec 12, 1982
38 years old
1979
Wednesday, Dec 12, 1979
41 years old
1977
Monday, Dec 12, 1977
43 years old
1973
Wednesday, Dec 12, 1973
47 years old
1970
Saturday, Dec 12, 1970
50 years old
1969
Friday, Dec 12, 1969
51 years old
1965
Sunday, Dec 12, 1965
55 years old
1963
Thursday, Dec 12, 1963
57 years old
1962
Wednesday, Dec 12, 1962
58 years old
1962
Wednesday, Dec 12, 1962
58 years old
1961
Tuesday, Dec 12, 1961
59 years old
1960
Monday, Dec 12, 1960
60 years old
1960
Monday, Dec 12, 1960
60 years old
1959
Saturday, Dec 12, 1959
61 years old
1959
Saturday, Dec 12, 1959
61 years old
1952
Friday, Dec 12, 1952
68 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
The Paris Agreement relating to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is adopted.
2012
North Korea successfully launches its first satellite, Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 Unit 2.
2001
Prime Minister of VietnamPhan Văn Khải announces the decision on upgrading the Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng nature reserve to a national park, providing information on projects for the conservation and development of the park and revised maps.
2000
The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore.
1988
The Clapham Junction rail crash kills thirty-five and injures hundreds after two collisions of three commuter trains-one of the worst train crashes in the United Kingdom.
1985
Arrow Air Flight 1285, a McDonnell Douglas DC-8, crashes after takeoff in Gander, Newfoundland, killing all 256 people on board, including 236 members of the United States Army's 101st Airborne Division.
1979
The 8.2 MwTumaco earthquake shakes Colombia and Ecuador with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), killing 300-600, and generating a large tsunami.
1969
The Piazza Fontana bombing; a bomb explodes at the headquarters of Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura (the National Agricultural Bank) in Piazza Fontana in Milan, Italy, killing 17 people and wounding 88. The same afternoon, three more bombs are detonated in Rome and Milan, and another is found unexploded.
1956
United Nations Security Council Resolution 121 relating to acceptance of Japan to the United Nations is adopted.
1946
United Nations Security Council Resolution 13 relating to acceptance of Siam (now Thailand) to the United Nations is adopted.
1945
The People's Republic of Korea is outlawed in the South, by order of the United States Army Military Government in Korea.
1941
World War II: Fifty-four JapaneseA6M Zero fighters raid Batangas Field, Philippines. Jesús Villamor and four Filipino fighter pilots fend them off; César Basa is killed.
1941
The Holocaust: Adolf Hitler declares the imminent extermination of the Jews at a meeting in the Reich Chancellery.
1939
HMS Duchess sinks after a collision with HMS Barham off the coast of Scotland with the loss of 124 men.
1937
Second Sino-Japanese War: USS Panay incident: Japanese aircraft bomb and sink U.S. gunboat USS Panay on the Yangtze river in China.
1935
Lebensborn Project, a Nazi reproduction program, is founded by Heinrich Himmler.
1917
Father Edward J. Flanagan founds Boys Town as a farm village for wayward boys.
1901
Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio signal (the letter "S" [***] in Morse Code), at Signal Hill in St John's, Newfoundland.
1870
Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina becomes the second black U.S. congressman.
1866
Oaks explosion: The worst mining disaster in England kills 361 miners and rescuers.
1862
American Civil War: USS Cairo sinks on the Yazoo River.
1388
Maria of Enghien sells the lordship of Argos and Nauplia to the Republic of Venice.
884
King Carloman II dies after a hunting accident.
627
Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II's Persian forces, commanded by General Rhahzadh.

Births On This Day

1994
Otto Warmbier, American student imprisoned in North Korea (d. 2017)
1993
Zeli Ismail, English footballer
1991
Joseph Leilua, Australian-Samoan rugby league player
1990
Nixon Chepseba, Kenyan runner
1990
Dawin, American singer-songwriter
1988
Isaac John, New Zealand rugby league player
1986
Daddy Birori, Rwandan footballer
1986
Përparim Hetemaj, Finnish footballer
1986
Nina Kolarič, Slovenian long jumper
1986
T. J. Ward, American football player
1985
Pat Calathes, Greek-American basketball player
1984
Daniel Agger, Danish footballer
1983
Roni Porokara, Finnish footballer
1982
Dmitry Tursunov, Russian tennis player
1981
Pedro Ríos, Spanish footballer
1981
Yuvraj Singh, Indian cricketer
1981
Stephen Warnock, English footballer
1980
Dejene Berhanu, Ethiopian runner (d. 2010)
1980
Dorin Goian, Romanian footballer
1979
Nate Clements, American football player
1979
John Salmons, American basketball player
1977
Yoel Hernández, Cuban hurdler
1977
Dean Macey, English decathlete and bobsledder
1977
Colin White, Canadian ice hockey player
1975
Mayim Bialik, American actress, neuroscientist, and author
1975
Craig Moore, Australian footballer and manager
1974
Bernard Lagat, Kenyan-American runner
1974
Nolberto Solano, Peruvian footballer and manager
1972
Nicky Eaden, English footballer and coach
1972
Craig Field, Australian rugby league player
1972
Wilson Kipketer, Kenyan-Danish runner
1972
Georgios Theodoridis, Greek sprinter
1971
Sammy Korir, Kenyan runner
1969
Wilfred Kirochi, Kenyan runner
1969
Fiona May, English-Italian long jumper
1969
Michael Möllenbeck, German discus thrower
1968
Sašo Udovič, Slovenian footballer
1967
John Randle, American football player
1964
Haywood Jeffires, American football player and coach
1963
Eduardo Castro Luque, Mexican businessman and politician (d. 2012)
1962
Tracy Austin, American tennis player and sportscaster
1962
Arturo Barrios, Mexican-American runner
1962
Mike Golic, American football player and radio host
1961
Andrey Perlov, Russian race walker
1960
Martina Hellmann, German discus thrower
1956
Johan van der Velde, Dutch cyclist
1955
Eddy Schepers, Belgian cyclist
1953
Martin Ferguson, Australian lawyer and politician
1953
Rafael Septién, Mexican-American football player
1952
Cathy Rigby, American gymnast
1951
Rehman Malik, Pakistani politician, Pakistani Minister of Interior
1950
Pedro Ferriz de Con, Mexican journalist
1950
Heiner Flassbeck, German economist and academic
1950
Gorman Thomas, American baseball player
1950
Rajinikanth, Indian actor
1950
Billy Smith, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager
1949
Bill Nighy, English actor
1949
Marc Ravalomanana, Malagasy businessman and politician, President of Madagascar
1948
Colin Todd, English football player and coach
1947
Chris Mullin, English journalist and politician
1945
Tony Williams, American drummer, composer, and producer (d. 1997)
1943
Grover Washington, Jr., American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and producer (d. 1999)
1940
Sharad Pawar, Indian politician, Indian Minister of Agriculture
1937
Philip Ledger, English pianist, composer, and academic (d. 2012)
1936
Iolanda Balaș, Romanian high jumper and educator (d. 2016)
1934
Miguel de la Madrid, Mexican lawyer and politician, 52nd President of Mexico (d. 2012)
1933
Christa Stubnick, German sprinter
1932
Bob Pettit, American basketball player and coach
1929
Toshiko Akiyoshi, Japanese pianist and composer
1928
Helen Frankenthaler, American painter and academic (d. 2011)
1927
Robert Noyce, American inventor and businessman, co-founded the Intel Corporation (d. 1990)
1925
Ted Kennedy, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2009)
1925
Dattu Phadkar, Indian cricketer (d. 1985)
1925
Vladimir Shainsky, Ukrainian-Russian pianist and composer (d. 2017)
1923
Bob Barker, American game show host and producer
1923
Bob Dorough, American musician, composer, and producer (d. 2018)
1920
Josef Doležal, Czech race walker (d. 1999)
1918
Joe Williams, American singer and pianist (d. 1999)
1915
Frank Sinatra, American singer, actor, and producer (d. 1998)
1912
Henry Armstrong, American boxer (d. 1988)
1907
Roy Douglas, English pianist and composer (d. 2015)
1901
Harald Kaarmann, Estonian footballer (d. 1942)
1893
Edward G. Robinson, American actor (d. 1973)
1881
Louise Thuliez, French school teacher, resistance fighter during World War I and World War II and author (d. 1966)
1876
Alvin Kraenzlein, American hurdler and runner (d. 1928)
1870
Walter Benona Sharp, American businessman, co-founded Hughes Tool Company (d. 1912)
1866
Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)
1845
Bruce Price, American architect, designed the American Surety Building and Bank of the Metropolis (d. 1903)
1842
Adolf Bötticher, German journalist and historian (d. 1901)
1830
Joseph Orville Shelby, Confederate general (d. 1897)
1821
Gustave Flaubert, French novelist (d. 1880)
1812
John Sandfield Macdonald, Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Premier of Ontario (d. 1872)
1806
Stand Watie, American general (d. 1871)
1805
Henry Wells, American businessman, co-founded Wells Fargo and American Express (d. 1878)
1799
Karl Bryullov, Russian painter (d. 1852)
1786
William L. Marcy, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 21st United States Secretary of State (d. 1857)
1724
Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood, English admiral and politician (d. 1816)
1685
Lodovico Giustini, Italian pianist and composer (d. 1743)
1526
Álvaro de Bazán, 1st Marquis of Santa Cruz, Spanish admiral (d. 1588)

Deaths On This Day

2020
John le Carré, English author (b. 1931)
2020
Ann Reinking, American actress, dancer, and choreographer (b. 1949)
2017
Ed Lee, American politician and attorney, 43rd Mayor of San Francisco (b. 1952)
2017
Pat DiNizio, American singer and songwriter (b. 1955)
2016
Shirley Hazzard, Australian-American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (b. 1931)
2015
Frans Geurtsen, Dutch footballer (b. 1942)
2015
Evelyn S. Lieberman, American politician, White House Deputy Chief of Staff (b. 1944)
2014
Norman Bridwell, American author and illustrator, created Clifford the Big Red Dog (b. 1928)
2014
Ivor Grattan-Guinness, English mathematician, historian, and academic (b. 1941)
2014
Herb Plews, American baseball player (b. 1928)
2013
Abdul Quader Molla, Bangladeshi journalist and politician (b. 1948)
2013
Audrey Totter, American actress (b. 1917)
2012
Joe Allbritton, American banker, publisher, and philanthropist, founded the Allbritton Communications Company (b. 1924)
2012
David Tait, English rugby player (b. 1987)
2010
Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver, founded Tom Walkinshaw Racing (b. 1946)
2008
Avery Dulles, American cardinal and theologian (b. 1918)
2008
Van Johnson, American actor (b. 1916)
2007
François al-Hajj, Lebanese general (b. 1953)
2007
Ike Turner, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1931)
2006
Paul Arizin, American basketball player (b. 1928)
2006
Peter Boyle, American actor (b. 1935)
2006
Alan Shugart, American engineer and businessman, co-founded Seagate Technology (b. 1930)
2005
Robert Newmyer, American actor and producer (b. 1956)
2005
Annette Stroyberg, Danish actress (b. 1936)
2005
Gebran Tueni, Lebanese journalist and politician (b. 1957)
2003
Heydar Aliyev, Azerbaijani general and politician, 3rd President of Azerbaijan (b. 1923)
2002
Dee Brown, American historian and author (b. 1908)
2001
Ardito Desio, Italian geologist and explorer (b. 1897)
1999
Paul Cadmus, American painter and illustrator (b. 1904)
1999
Joseph Heller, American novelist, short story writer, and playwright(b. 1923)
1998
Lawton Chiles, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 41st Governor of Florida (b. 1930)
1998
Morris Udall, American captain and politician (b. 1922)
1997
Evgenii Landis, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1921)
1996
Vance Packard, American journalist, author, and critic (b. 1914)
1994
Stuart Roosa, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1933)
1993
József Antall, Hungarian historian and politician, 35th Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1932)
1985
Anne Baxter, American actress (b. 1923)
1980
Jean Lesage, Canadian lawyer and politician, 19th Premier of Quebec (b. 1912)
1975
Richard Baggallay, English colonel and cricketer (b. 1884)
1970
Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (b. 1889)
1968
Tallulah Bankhead, American actress (b. 1902)
1966
Karl Ruberl, Austrian-American swimmer (b. 1880)
1958
Albert Walsh, Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1900)
1951
Mildred Bailey, American singer (b. 1907)
1941
César Basa, Filipino lieutenant and pilot (b. 1915)
1939
Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1883)
1934
Thorleif Haug, Norwegian skier (b. 1894)
1923
Raymond Radiguet, French author and poet (b. 1903)
1921
Henrietta Swan Leavitt, American astronomer and academic (b. 1868)
1913
Menelik II, Ethiopian emperor (b. 1844)
1894
John Sparrow David Thompson, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1845)
1889
Viktor Bunyakovsky, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and theorist (b. 1804)
1858
Jacques Viger, Canadian archeologist and politician, 1st Mayor of Montreal (b. 1787)
1803
Prince Frederick Adolf of Sweden (b. 1750)
1794
Meshullam Feivush Heller, Ukrainian author (b. 1742)
1766
Johann Christoph Gottsched, German philosopher, author, and critic (b. 1700)
1751
Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, English philosopher and politician, Secretary at War (b. 1678)
1572
Loredana Marcello, Dogaressa of Venice, botanist, author
1296
Isabella of Mar, first wife of Robert Bruce VII (b. 1277)

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