Israel Lotto Winners of 2010 Still Tops in Winnings at 74 million ILS
The winners of the Israel Lotto didn't realize they won the lotto for a few days and didn't come forward to claim their prize until April 13, 2010.
The couple choosing to maintain their identities hidden is not new in Israel and other parts of the world where kidnappings and lawlessness are major concerns of the public. In Jamaica lotto winners often hide their identities as well so it's not uncommon for winners to want to remain anonymous. It is an option that is well placed by many lotto officials worldwide and it's one that's often used at the discretion of the winners.
At the ceremony the winning Israel Lotto winners said they didn't know they won the lotto because they hadn't checked the ticket. It was stashed away under of a heap of papers until it surfaced one day and they decided to check the numbers. Of course they went into shock when they realized they picked all of the winning numbers.
They won 74 million ILS which equals about $20,029,780 USD and isn't a bad pay day. The couple said they didn't know what they were going to do with the money or how it was going to change their lives. They agreed however to donate some of the winnings to charities as many Lotto winners often do as soon as they receive their check.
Winning the lottery is certainly a major life changer not only for winners but for their families as well. Many winners will give family members millions of dollars at a time while one lotto winner split the jackpot with his parents and six brothers and sisters. They each received an equal amount of two-hundred fifty million dollars.
The Israel Lotto website is an information source for people who want to read about the popular lottery. The website is updated on a daily basis and it is a good place for member of the community to get information and share news on the most recent winners with the jackpots.