He claimed he was abducted by two men who stole $16,000 from him and drove him around for two days, police said.
The more than 200-year-old national lottery is a once-a-year chance to strike it filthy rich.
The final winning number, is potentially worth 680 million euros, but spread across thousands of tickets.
Hundreds of people are queueing to buy their lucky lottery ticket for a chance to win €1.3 billion ($1.6 billion). It's the largest jackpot in America's lottery history and will be drawn Tuesday
Nine elephants, painted with flags of countries competing in the 2018 event in Russia, played a 15-minute football match to raise awareness against illegal gambling
The maximum stake on fixed odds betting terminals is being cut to just two pounds in the UK. It follows complaints that the machines are highly addictive and have led to gamblers building up big losses.
By Pete Williams, Tracy Connor and Kalhan Rosenblatt, NBC News
The suspected gunman behind the Las Vegas massacre made several large gambling
Professional punters are backing the ruling Conservatives in the UK’s snap general election, it’s emerged.
John Hill, PR manager at UK bookmakers
France's upcoming presidential election is such a close call UK bookmakers say it has attracted what is thought to be unprecedented interest from British gamblers.
Leicester City have created what bookmakers call the “biggest shock in the history of betting” by winning English football’s Premier League. At the
Japanese badminton sensation Kento Momota is set to miss the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after admitting to gambling at an illegal casino. The World
Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis has been charged by the Football Association over alleged gambling offences.
Thomas Fabius, the son of French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, has been indicted on charges related to forgery, according to French judicial
Secret documents alleged to show suspected match-fixing at the very highest level of world tennis, including Wimbledon, have been obtained by the
Tennis is the latest sport to become embroiled in allegations of cheating as evidence of suspected match-fixing at the highest level of world tennis
Lucky UK winners pocket 66 million pounds but 900 million US dollars still up for grabs
Residents of Roquetas de Mar in southern Spain celebrated on Wednesday as news emerged that all 1,600 winning tickets in this year’s El Gordo lottery
Spanish syndicate wins 'The Fat One'
Lottery prize fund tops 2.24 billion euros
Organisers in Madrid on Monday night were putting the final touches to the preparations for the world’s richest lottery. Spain’s ‘El Gordo’ which
The creation of one of the world’s biggest online gambling companies has moved a step closer. Betfair and Irish rival Paddy Power have agreed key
Seven people have been arrested on charges of match-fixing involving Italian second division side Catania. Among the seven people accused of ‘fraud
Seven seconds. That is the brief period that cost Joel Ifergan a C$27 million jackpot (19 million euros).
His seven-year court battle began when he
Chardonnay, Fergie, Elvis, Stan? Which name would you pick for a future King or Queen? If you think the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate and
From bread and cereals to fruits and vegetables, world food prices have been soaring to record levels. But who is to blame for this frenzy? While in