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On This Day in History:  May 11

May 11 is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 234 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Man waiting to cash in $1,000 lottery ticket wins another $177,777. A Virginia man waiting to cash in his $1,000 winning lottery ticket ended up winning an additional $177,777 before collecting his prize.
2020
Great-grandmother will give away her $1.8 million lottery jackpot. An Australian great-grandmother has proven she is just as generous as she is lucky by announcing she will be giving much of her $1.8 million (US$1.2 million) lottery win to her family.
2016
Investigators find another friend of Tipton who cashed rigged lottery prize. A friend of the former security director of the Multi-State Lottery Association who is implicated in a jackpot-fixing scandal was given a winning Kansas Lottery ticket worth $15,000 in 2011 as an engagement gift, she said Wednesday.
2016
Lottery scam investigation comes to Tennessee. The Tennessee Education Lottery is cooperating with investigators as they look into one of the most elaborate lottery scams in U.S. history.
2014
Rhode Island Lottery starts midday drawings. Rhode Island Lottery fans now have another opportunity to win big.
2013
$170 MILLION: Mega Millions back into the realm of monster jackpots. As Powerball has been grabbing headlines for its frequent big jackpots, the United States's other huge multi-state game, Mega Millions, has been quietly and steadily increasing its jackpot.
2010
Colorado Lottery starts Mega Millions sales Sunday. The Colorado Lottery will begin selling Mega Millions tickets Sun., May 16, giving Colorado residents two more chances every week to score big jackpots.
2009
N.J. Lottery to end live broadcast of midday drawing. Beginning Friday, the New Jersey Lottery Commission will stop airing live drawings at 1 p.m. on the state's public television network in an effort to save money.
2009
Nevada Gov. flip-flops on lottery. Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons might not remember it, but the record shows he has flip-flopped on the issue of a state lottery.
2006
Powerball lottery jackpot reaches $100 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in the Wednesday Powerball drawing, the jackpot grew to an estimated $100 million, with a cash option of $44.7 million.
2006
Ohio lottery winner to share winnings. The winner of a $1 million Ohio lottery scratch game jackpot will share his prize among his seven children.
2006
Kansas lottery tickets to be shredded, not scratched. A state law is forcing the Kansas Lottery to shred an estimated 400,000 unsold scratch-off tickets -- including thousands of dollars worth of jackpot winners.
2006
Pennsylvania jury clears defendant of lottery deception. A Pennsylvania man didn't strike it rich with a phony Powerball ticket, but he won a victory yesterday when a Dauphin County jury decided he didn't do anything wrong.
2006
UK Internet lottery making owners wealthy. A new Internet-based lottery, which is supposed to donate its proceeds to charity, is instead enriching its owners to the tune of £10 million (US$18.7 million).
2005
Winner of $56 Million CA Lottery Jackpot Too Busy To Claim Prize. The lucky winner of a $56 million California SuperLOTTO Plus jackpot did not have the time to claim his ticket because he "had to work a double shift and would try to come back sometime later this week."
2005
'Classic' lottery game replacing Michigan Winfall. When Classic Lotto 47 launches Sunday, nostalgic Michigan lottery players will get a new crack at an old favorite. But, against player preference, the Michigan Lottery will be conducting the drawings using a computer instead of a real lottery machine.
2005
Fortune cookie bet made Powerball lottery players rich. On March 30, over a hundred Powerball lottery players won $100,000 playing numbers from inside fortune cookies, and all the cookies came from the same factory in Long Island City, Queens.
2004
NY Lotto inching closer to all-time high. The New York Lotto is two rollovers away from its all-time high of $55 million.
2004
Lottery bill would let N.C. counties decide to join. The North Carolina Legislature's newest lottery bill would give counties the option to participate in a state-run numbers game in which they would receive a portion of the proceeds for school construction.
2004
Powerball lottery win energizes Pennsylvania neighborhood. Residents near the Bucks County convenience store that sold the winning $213 million Powerball ticket are thrilled to have such a big winner in their midst.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$396 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 11, 2021
2.$316 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 14, 2019
3.$270 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 11, 2013
4.$257 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 12, 2018
5.$248 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 12, 2020
6.$235 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 11, 2019
7.$184 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 13, 2017
8.€123 Million
US$174.48 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 13, 2011
9.$170 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 14, 2013
10.€150.5 Million
US$169.06 Million
Draw Date
May 11, 2019
11.$166 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 13, 2008
12.$161 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 13, 2016
13.$140 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 12, 2015
14.$129 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 13, 2009
15.€99 Million
US$123.06 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 14, 2010
16.$121 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 13, 2014
17.$112 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 11, 2007
18.€90 Million
US$102.72 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 15, 2015
19.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 13, 2006
19.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 13, 2015
21.€90 Million
US$98.15 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 12, 2017
22.$97 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 12, 2010
23.$96 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 11, 2005
24.€81.1 Million
US$92.38 Million
Draw Date
May 12, 2016
25.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 14, 2014

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1984
Friday, May 11, 1984
36 years old
1970
Monday, May 11, 1970
50 years old
1969
Sunday, May 11, 1969
51 years old
1962
Friday, May 11, 1962
58 years old
1958
Sunday, May 11, 1958
62 years old
1946
Saturday, May 11, 1946
74 years old
(year not provided)
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(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
One hundred and ten people are killed in an ISIL bombing in Baghdad.
2014
Fifteen people are killed and 46 injured in Kinshasa in a stampede caused by tear gas being thrown into soccer stands by police officers.
2013
Fifty-two people are killed in a bombing in Reyhanlı, Turkey.
2011
An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 hits Lorca, Spain.
2010
David Cameron takes office as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom as the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats form the country's first coalition government since the Second World War.
2000
Second Chechen War: Chechen separatists ambush Russian paramilitary forces in the Republic of Ingushetia.
1998
India conducts three underground atomic tests in Pokhran.
1997
Deep Blue, a chess-playing supercomputer, defeats Garry Kasparov in the last game of the rematch, becoming the first computer to beat a world-champion chess player in a classic match format.
1996
After the aircraft's departure from Miami, a fire started by improperly handled chemical oxygen generators in the cargo hold of Atlanta-bound ValuJet Flight 592 causes the Douglas DC-9 to crash in the Florida Everglades, killing all 110 on board.
1987
Klaus Barbie goes on trial in Lyon for war crimes committed during World War II.
1985
Fifty-six spectators die and more than 200 are injured in the Bradford City stadium fire.
1973
Citing government misconduct, Daniel Ellsberg's charges for his involvement in releasing the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times are dismissed.
1970
The 1970 Lubbock tornado kills 26 and causes $250 million in damage.
1963
Racist bombings in Birmingham, Alabama, disrupt nonviolence in the Birmingham campaign and precipitate a crisis involving federal troops.
1960
Adolf Eichmann is captured by the Mossad in Argentina.
1945
World War II: Off the coast of Okinawa, the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill is hit by two kamikazes.
1943
World War II: American troops invade Attu Island in the Aleutian Islands in an attempt to expel occupying Japanese forces.
1910
An act of the U.S. Congress establishes Glacier National Park in Montana.
1894
Four thousand Pullman Palace Car Company workers go on a wildcat strike.
1889
An attack upon a U.S. Army paymaster and escort results in the theft of over $28,000 and the award of two Medals of Honor.
1880
Seven people are killed in the Mussel Slough Tragedy, a gun battle in California.
1858
Minnesota is admitted as the 32nd state of the United States.
1857
Indian Rebellion of 1857: Indian rebels seize Delhi from the British.
1846
President James K. Polk asked for a Declaration of War against Mexico, starting the Mexican-American War.
1833
The Lady of the Lake strikes an iceberg off Newfoundland and sinks with the loss of up to 265 passengers and crew.
1813
William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth discover a route across the Blue Mountains, opening up inland Australia to settlement.
1812
Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the British House of Commons.
1792
Robert Gray commands the first expedition to sail into the Columbia River.
1745
War of the Austrian Succession: French forces defeat an Anglo-Dutch-Hanoverian army.
912
Alexander becomes Emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
868
A copy of the Diamond Sutra is printed in China, making it the oldest known dated printed book.
330
Constantinople is consecrated.

Births On This Day

1999
Sabrina Carpenter, American singer and actress
1995
Gelson Martins, Portuguese footballer
1994
Hagos Gebrhiwet, Ethiopian runner
1993
Maurice Harkless, American-Puerto Rican basketball player
1992
Thibaut Courtois, Belgian footballer
1992
Pablo Sarabia, Spanish footballer
1989
Alyssa Brown, Canadian artistic gymnast
1989
Giovani dos Santos, Mexican international footballer
1989
Cam Newton, American football player
1988
Jeremy Maclin, American football player
1988
Brad Marchand, Canadian ice hockey player
1987
Lim Seul-ong, South Korean singer and actor
1987
Monica Roșu, Romanian gymnast
1986
Abou Diaby, French footballer
1986
Miguel Veloso, Portuguese footballer
1984
Andrés Iniesta, Spanish footballer
1983
Matt Leinart, American football player
1983
Steven Sotloff, American-Israeli journalist (d. 2014)
1983
Holly Valance, Australian actress, singer and model
1982
Cory Monteith, Canadian actor and singer (d. 2013)
1978
Laetitia Casta, French model and actress
1977
Pablo Gabriel García, Uruguayan footballer
1977
Victor Matfield, South African rugby player, coach, and sportscaster
1977
Bobby Roode, Canadian professional wrestler
1976
Kardinal Offishall, American rapper and record producer/executive
1975
Francisco Cordero, Dominican-American baseball player
1974
Darren Ward, English-Welsh footballer and coach
1974
Tony Warner, English born Trinidadian international footballer and coach
1973
Tsuyoshi Ogata, Japanese runner
1972
Tomáš Dvořák, Czech decathlete and coach
1970
Harold Ford, Jr., American lawyer and politician
1970
Jason Queally, English cyclist
1969
Mitch Healey, Australian rugby league player and coach
1969
Simon Vroemen, Dutch runner
1967
Alberto García Aspe, Mexican footballer and manager
1964
Bobby Witt, American baseball player
1964
Floyd Youmans, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1962
Steve Bono, American football player
1957
Mike Nesbitt, Northern Irish journalist and politician
1955
John DeStefano, Jr., American politician, 49th Mayor of New Haven
1954
John Gregory, English footballer and manager
1951
Ed Stelmach, Canadian farmer and politician, 13th Premier of Alberta
1950
Jeremy Paxman, English journalist and author
1950
Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Indian actor (d. 2014)
1948
Jack Cantoni, French rugby player (d. 2013)
1948
Nirj Deva, Sri Lankan-English politician
1944
John Benaud, Australian cricketer
1943
Nancy Greene, Canadian skier and politician
1941
Eric Burdon, English musician
1941
Ian Redpath, Australian cricketer and coach
1938
Narendra Patel, Baron Patel, Tanzanian-English obstetrician, academic, and politician
1937
Ildikó Újlaky-Rejtő, Hungarian Olympic and world champion foil fencer
1935
Francisco Umbral, Spanish journalist and author (d. 2007)
1934
Jim Jeffords, American captain, lawyer, and politician (d. 2014)
1934
Jack Twyman, American basketball player (d. 2012)
1933
Louis Farrakhan, American religious leader
1932
Valentino Garavani, Italian fashion designer
1930
Edsger W. Dijkstra, Dutch computer scientist and academic (d. 2002)
1930
Stanley Elkin, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (d. 1995)
1927
Bernard Fox, British actor (d. 2016)
1927
Gene Savoy, American explorer, author, and scholar (d. 2007)
1925
Edward J. King, American football player and politician, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 2006)
1924
Antony Hewish, English astronomer and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1921
Robin Barbour, Scottish minister and author (d. 2014)
1921
Hildegard Hamm-Brücher, German politician (d. 2016)
1918
Richard Feynman, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988)
1916
Camilo José Cela, Spanish author and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002)
1912
Saadat Hasan Manto, Indian-Pakistani author and screenwriter (d. 1955)
1911
Mitchell Sharp, Canadian economist and politician, 23rd Canadian Minister of Finance (d. 2004)
1911
Phil Silvers, American actor and comedian (d. 1985)
1907
Rip Sewell, American baseball player and coach (d. 1989)
1905
Lise de Baissac, Mauritian-born SOE agent, war hero (d. 2004)
1905
Catherine Bauer Wurster, American architect and public housing advocate (d. 1964)
1904
Salvador Dalí, Spanish artist (d. 1989)
1903
Charlie Gehringer, American baseball player and manager (d. 1993)
1902
Edna Ernestine Kramer, American mathematician (d. 1984)
1901
Rose Ausländer, Ukrainian-English poet and author (d. 1988)
1901
Gladys Rockmore Davis, American painter (d. 1967)
1897
Robert E. Gross, American businessman (d. 1961)
1896
Josip Štolcer-Slavenski, Croatian composer and academic (d. 1955)
1895
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher and speaker (d. 1986)
1895
Jacques Brugnon, French tennis player (d. 1978)
1895
William Grant Still, American composer and conductor (d. 1978)
1894
Martha Graham, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1991)
1890
Willie Applegarth, English-American sprinter (d. 1958)
1890
Helge Løvland, Norwegian decathlete (d. 1984)
1889
Paul Nash, British painter (d. 1946)
1888
Irving Berlin, Belarusian-American pianist and composer (d. 1989)
1888
Willis Augustus Lee, American admiral (d. 1945)
1881
Al Cabrera, Spanish-Cuban baseball player and manager (d. 1964)
1881
Jan van Gilse, Dutch composer and conductor (d. 1944)
1881
Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian-American mathematician, physicist, and engineer (d. 1963)
1875
Harriet Quimby, American pilot and screenwriter (d. 1912)
1871
Frank Schlesinger, American astronomer and author (d. 1943)
1869
Archibald Warden, English tennis player (d. 1943)
1854
Jack Blackham, Australian cricketer (d. 1932)
1852
Charles W. Fairbanks, American journalist and politician, 26th United States Vice President (d. 1918)
1811
Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel, Swiss politician (d. 1893)
1797
José Mariano Salas, Mexican general and politician (d. 1867)
1752
Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German physician, physiologist, and anthropologist (d. 1840)
1715
Johann Gottfried Bernhard Bach, German organist (d. 1739)
1571
Niwa Nagashige, Japanese daimyō (d. 1637)

Deaths On This Day

2020
Jerry Stiller, American comedian, actor (b. 1927)
2011
Robert Traylor, American basketball player (b. 1977)
2010
Doris Eaton Travis, American dancer and vaudevillian (b. 1904)
2009
Abel Goumba, Central African physician and politician, Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (b. 1926)
2009
Claudio Huepe, Chilean economist and politician, Chilean Minister Secretary-General of Government (b. 1939)
2009
Sardarilal Mathradas Nanda, Indian admiral (b. 1915)
2008
John Rutsey, Canadian drummer (b. 1953)
2007
Malietoa Tanumafili II, Samoan ruler (b. 1913)
2006
Floyd Patterson, American boxer and actor (b. 1935)
2005
Léo Cadieux, Canadian politician, 17th Canadian Minister of National Defence (b. 1908)
2003
Noel Redding, English bass player (b. 1945)
2002
Renaude Lapointe, Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1912)
2002
Bill Peet, American animator and screenwriter (b. 1915)
2001
Douglas Adams, English novelist and screenwriter (b. 1952)
1994
Timothy Carey, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1928)
1988
Kim Philby, British-Soviet double agent (b. 1912)
1986
Fritz Pollard, American football player and coach (b. 1894)
1985
Chester Gould, American cartoonist, created Dick Tracy (b. 1900)
1983
Zenna Henderson, American writer (b. 1917)
1981
Odd Hassel, Norwegian chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
1981
Bob Marley, Jamaican singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1945)
1979
Lester Flatt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1914)
1967
James E. Brewton, American painter (b. 1930)
1963
Herbert Spencer Gasser, American physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
1960
John D. Rockefeller Jr., American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1874)
1955
Gilbert Jessop, English cricketer (b. 1874)
1946
Seán McCaughey Irish Republican, Hunger Striker
1938
George Lyon, Canadian golfer and cricketer (b. 1858)
1929
Jozef Murgaš, Slovak-American priest, architect, botanist, and painter (b. 1864)
1927
Juan Gris, Spanish painter and sculptor (b. 1887)
1920
James Colosimo, Italian-American mob boss (b. 1878)
1920
William Dean Howells, American novelist, literary critic, and playwright (b. 1837)
1918
George Elmslie, Australian politician, 25th Premier of Victoria (b. 1861)
1916
Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer and physicist (b. 1873)
1908
Charles Kingston, Australian politician, 20th Premier of South Australia (b. 1850)
1889
John Cadbury, English businessman and philanthropist, founded the Cadbury Company (b. 1801)
1882
Frederick Innes, Scottish-Australian politician, 9th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1816)
1849
Juliette Récamier, French businesswoman (b. 1777)
1848
Tom Cribb, English boxer (b. 1781)
1812
Spencer Perceval, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1762)
1779
John Hart, American lawyer and politician (b. 1711)
1778
William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, English soldier and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1708)
1686
Otto von Guericke, German physicist and politician (b. 1602)
1610
Matteo Ricci, Italian priest and mathematician (b. 1552)

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