Additional FreeLotto information
Additional FreeLotto information
A survivor of Typhoon Ketsana who has chosen not to release her name to the public was one of the three winners of the P30 million lotto jackpot in the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes on December 19, 2012. Typhoon Ketsana struck the Philippines in September of 2009 and was recorded as the most devastating storm to ever hit Manila. The storm resulted in 747 deaths and damages of $1.09 billion in the northern and central areas of Luzon.
The winner and her family members have been living in an evacuation center in Pampanga since their home was destroyed in 2009. She plans to use her winnings to buy a house and lot, donate a portion to her Church, and save some of it for her only son’s future.
The numbers she played were 14-22-17-10-06-26, the same ones she’s been playing for several years.
Sgt. Maj. Ruby Murray of Spring Lake, North Carolina, signed up for a FreeLotto F.A.S.T. account on July 28, 2004 and, in her words, “kinda forgot [she] was still playing.” FreeLotto is an online lottery-style sweepstakes where users play for the chance to win over $11,000,000.00 in daily prizes. Ruby won ninety-eight 3rd and 4th place prizes, worth $1 and $5 respectively, the majority of which she donated to charities, including the Disabled American Veterans, through FreeLotto’s Click2Give Charity program in the years leading up to her grand prize win.
About four years ago, Ruby decided to change her numbers and continued playing the games with those same picks – 3, 16, 17, 23, 25 and 28. On September 9, 2012, Ruby won the jackpot prize in the $10,000 Fast Cash drawing – her 99th cash win from FreeLotto.com.
The win couldn’t have come at a better time. Ruby had returned home from serving a year in Afghanistan in March 2012. Soon after, her father passed away. In addition to the pain of losing her father, Ruby also learned that his life insurance had lapsed, leaving her with the funeral costs. In the midst of this crisis, Ruby received a package from FreeLotto stating that she had won the $10,000 jackpot prize.
Initially, Ruby thought it couldn’t be real. She couldn’t believe that she had actually won. In spite of her skepticism, she certified the package, had it notarized and sent it back to the FreeLotto office. When Ruby received a phone call from FreeLotto, she learned that she did indeed win the money that she so desperately needed.
Ruby’s fortune in a time of need allowed her to pay for her father’s funeral proceedings. “God had worked out a miracle,” Ruby said, “when God gives you a financial blessing, it comes in multitudes.” Ruby intends to stay on as a FreeLotto member and believes she will win again. “There’s so much I want to do for homeless people in this country,” Ruby said. Her dreams of opening a homeless shelter are closer to becoming realized with her lucky break from FreeLotto.
FreeLotto.com recently launched a brand new sweepstakes, Win $5,000.00 Cash, a guaranteed winner sweepstakes in which one entrant will be selected each month, for the duration of the promotion, as the winner of $5,000.00. The new sweepstakes began on August 10th 2012 and the first winner was selected on September 10th 2012.
Christina Baker of Willow Spring, North Carolina, is delighted to be the very first winner of FreeLotto’s Win $5,000.00 Cash Sweepstakes. The married mother of two boys, ages 20 and 16, recently graduated with a double bachelors in accounting and business and works full time in the purchasing department of a medical equipment company. Her husband, a self-employed truck driver, has had a hard time finding work in the last year. “Still a little in shock that I actually won money on FreeLotto.com. I have never won anything in my life,” Christina told the FreeLotto Prize Department when they spoke yesterday to interview her about her win.
Christina plans to use the money to pay off some bills and buy some new supplies for her cake decorating hobby, which she hopes to one day turn into her own business.
The FreeLotto Win $5,000.00 Cash Sweepstakes is available to enter now through November 8th 2012. Each person who submits an entry will be eligible to be selected as the winner of $5,000.00 cash.
Anders Svensson, 57, from Kristdala, Sweden has recently won $100,000.00 from FreeLotto.com. He discovered the website in February of 2011 and quickly became a F.A.S.T. subscriber electing to have his self-selected numbers automatically played in six daily drawings, seven days a week.
When Svensson received his first prize installment of his $100,000.00 jackpot win, he told the FreeLotto Prize Team, “I don’t consider myself a lucky guy…15 months after I started I got lucky.” He may not have considered himself lucky but Svensson actually won small cash prizes ten times before he hit the jackpot. He donated the $1.00 prizes to a handful of different charities that participate in FreeLotto’s Click2Give program including: ACTION for Child Protection, Cancer Treatment Research Foundation, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and Child Welfare Fund International.
Though he hasn’t yet decided how he will spend the prize money, Svensson and his three kids, 19 year old triplets, are very excited. “This win isn’t going to change anything, really, but me and my children can now spoil ourselves a little more,” Svensson said.
Earlier this year another player from Sweden, Johan Wallen, also claimed a $100,000.00 jackpot prize from FreeLotto.
Harold Miller, 65, has been playing the same set of numbers since 2010, a compilation of his family’s birthdays. On Friday, April 13th, Miller matched 6 out of 6 and won a $10,000.00 cash jackpot on FreeLotto.com, an online lottery style sweepstakes.
Miller has been a long time daily player of the free game. For nearly a month after he won, he continued to play the game daily but did not bother checking the winning numbers from the previous day’s drawings. On May 9th, Miller sat down at his computer and remembered that it had been a while since he last checked the winning numbers, so he visited the FreeLotto results page. Lucky for Miller he did because he had less than a week left to claim his prize.
“Not in my wildest imagination did I believe that I would win,” Miller told the Prize Team, “I had to look at it twice!” Miller immediately picked up the phone to call his wife and together they shared the good news with their fourteen children, eight of whom are adopted. The whole family is very excited.
The Millers have incurred some debt moving their family from the Philippines and both have had to continue working part time at Nellis Air Force base since retiring. “A real relief,” is how Harold Miller described the win. It will enable him to pay off some debt and afford a second car for the family.
Johan Wallen and his wife have a big month ahead with the delivery of their second child and first prize check.
Johan Wallen and his wife will receive two blessings in May. The first is the birth of their second child due May 11th. The second is a prize check from FreeLotto.com, an online lotto style sweepstakes where Wallen recently won a $100,000.00 jackpot prize. May looks to be a very exciting month for the Wallen family.
Johan Wallen, a car mechanic in his homeland of Sweden, discovered the sweepstakes website in October of 2008 while surfing the web. Wallen quickly decided to take advantage of an optional service offered on the website called the FreeLotto Automatic Subscription Ticket (F.A.S.T.) which automatically plays the numbers he selected in 6 drawings every day for a small monthly fee.
“I’m very lucky to be a winner. I’m not a rich man,” Wallen told the prize team at FreeLotto when they called to congratulate him on his big win. When he received the win notification in his email inbox, Wallen screamed with joy and immediately called his family, friends, and coworkers to share the incredible news. Many of his friends have joined the website since then in hopes of winning a prize themselves. Wallen plans to use the $100,000.00 prize winnings to buy a boat and support his expanding family.
Small Donations Add Up Big – Sweepstakes Winners Donate Over $13,000.00 Through FreeLotto Click2Give Program3
So far this year, $13,387.00 has been donated to charity by FreeLotto winners through the Click2GiveCharity program. The website, a lotto style sweepstakes, offers six free daily games where players have the chance to win money for free. Prizes awarded range from $1.00 to $10,000,000.00.
The Click2Give charity program was created in 2003, about four years after the cash sweepstakes was launched. The idea behind its genesis was that while a $1.00 or $5.00 check would have little impact on an individual’s life, together these small prizes could have a meaningful impact on the world. FreeLotto has partnered with 24 non-profit organizations including Amnesty International, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Child Welfare Fund International, Disabled American Veterans, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Meals On Wheels, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and The Smile Train.
The game play is similar in style to a lottery, where a player selects a set of numbers in hopes of matching the winning numbers in the drawing. If a player matches three of six numbers on the $1,000,000.00 Classic FreeLotto game, they win $1.00; four of six correct earns them $5.00. Upon a win, a user is notified by email and then must confirm with their transaction serial number (TSN) which they receive after each FreeBet. Upon confirming their win, the winners receive a second email with the option to donate the prize to charity or have the winnings sent to them by postal mail. If they decide to donate, they can click on the link provided and chose a charity of their choice.
While most of the donations come from the small prizes, jackpot winners are also given the opportunity to make a donation to the Click2Give participating charities. Just last December, Knud Møller, a $2,000,000.00 winner chose to donate $10,000.00 of his prize winnings to Child Welfare Fund International, an organization that works to strengthen non-governmental child welfare agencies and organizations in nearly fifty developing countries around the world and to assist child welfare leaders in their direct and indirect service to needy children and their families. Mary Ellen Rood, President of Child Welfare Fund International said it “was such a wonderful surprise that we re-read it a number of times, trying to comprehend the generosity of such a gift.”
Since the Click2Give program launched, FreeLotto players have donated a total of $1,149,357.18.
Bulgarian native Zhivko Zhelev joined FreeLotto.com on July 23, 2009. The website is the largest online lotto style sweepstakes, with over $11,000,000.00 in daily prizes available to be won. Zhelev is just one of FreeLotto’s many international winners, including Raja Khan from Lahore, Pakistan; Alejandro Llano from Mexico City, Mexico; William Herriott from Glasgow, Scotland; and Eric Prevost from Calvados, France.
While Zhelev had joined the site in July 2009, he began playing regularly, placing free “bets” on all six daily FreeLotto games, in October 2010. Games include the $1 Million Cash Classic, Win a Car, Pay Off Your Mortgage, $10,000 FastCash, $100,000 GiveAway, and SuperBucks, the $10 million jackpot game. On November 23, 2010, Zhelev matched all six numbers in the FreeLotto Pay Off Your Mortgage drawing, winning $100,000 to be paid out in 5 yearly installments of $20,000 each.
Zhelev used his first prize check to remodel his home in Bulgaria. He performed much of the labor himself, installing balusters to the front of his house. Zhelev received his 2nd prize check on the 5th of this month. The average annual salary in Bulgaria is $5,500, so this win can have a dramatic impact on Zhelev’s life and his ability to give back to his community. He told the prize team at FreeLotto that he plans to use this installment to support his son’s education at Veliko Turnovo University and to “buy clothes and food for street children in Bulgaria.” Orphaned, homeless and often exploited, “street children” are in need of great support. A representative of FreeLotto said that, “FreeLotto is proud that this winner plans to help others with his good fortune.” Zhelev says the money will also provide him the freedom to pursue his personal dream of becoming a published author of books and poetry.
Zhelev continues to be a loyal FreeLotto player and hopes to win more jackpots in the future.
Candace Penner, a 44-year-old single mother, joined FreeLotto.com on January 16, 2008. FreeLotto is an online lottery-style sweepstakes where users can play for free for the chance to win over $11,000,000.00 in daily cash prizes. Only a few months after registering, she hit the jackpot on May 19, 2008 by matching all six winning numbers in the $100,000.00 Giveaway game. The prize payments for that game are paid in 5 annual installments of $20,000.00 each. Penner is scheduled to receive her 4th installment this month.
Since Penner was laid off from her job in July of 2008 these prize winnings have been her primary source of income, literally keeping a roof over her and her son’s head. She has been careful with the prize money, paying her rent and other expenses up front for a full year after cashing each installment and then dividing the remainder to keep her going each month. Penner is no longer able to work due to a number of medical conditions and is in the process of trying to secure Social Security and Disability Benefits, so that she will have some income when her prize payments run out.
When Penner received her 3rd prize payment in 2011, she emailed the FreeLotto Prize Department to say that, “words cannot express my deepest feelings of gratitude I have for you and your company. I really didn’t know what else to do, or where to go if it wasn’t for you. FreeLotto gave me a 5 year income when I was looking at homelessness. I will never forget this.”
A representative of FreeLotto’s Prize Department said that “the awards to people like Candace are the best part of my job. I feel so lucky that we have the opportunity to award money to people and sometimes that can be life-changing. FreeLotto is proud of the ways in which we have helped our winners have a better life.”
Penner still plays FreeLotto.com nearly every day and hopes to pick the winning numbers on another jackpot in the future. Since her big win in 2008, she has won twenty-four small prizes.
The online lottery-style sweepstakes, FreeLotto.com has awarded a jackpot prize to loyal player Mark Rabito, of Torrance, California. Rabito joined the website back in January 2000 and has played nearly every day for twelve years. Rabito has matched some numbers over the years and won forty-two small prizes, thirty-five of which he chose to donate to Covenant House and the Association for Science in Autism Treatment through the FreeLotto Click2Give Charity program. Click2Give facilitates the donation of small prize winnings to twenty-three participating charities. On January 6, 2012, Rabito matched all six of the winning numbers and won $10,000.00.
The website, FreeLotto.com, offers members six games to play for free with the chance to win over $11,000,000.00 daily. The games are the $1 Million Cash Classic, Win a Car, Pay Off Your Mortgage, FastCash, $100,000 GiveAway, and SuperBucks, with a jackpot of $10 million. Rabito won the FastCash jackpot of $10,000.00 in free money. He told the FreeLotto prize team that he plans to “hold on to the money” and add it to his savings.
Rabito joins hundreds of FreeLotto jackpot winners, including Richard Williams, another $10,000.00 FastCash winner who won only three weeks prior. Williams, a Certified Nursing Assistant and father of nine children, was a F.A.S.T. member at the time of his win. The optional FreeLotto F.A.S.T. service automatically enters a users lucky numbers in all six games every day and claims their prize winnings for them. These two wins bring the total awarded in FreeLotto’s sweepstakes to over $95 million.