Irish $16M lottery winner still claiming over $6,000 a year in benefits
An Irishman is still claiming disability benefits in the UK after winning over $16 million in the lottery.
Michael O'Shea, who grew up in Co. Kerry and resides in Nottingham, made headlines in October 2005 when he and his wife Jean won 10.2 million on the Euro Millions lotto jackpot.
Since becoming a millionaire overnight, the father of three has been paid almost $50,000 ( 31,500) in disability benefits, the Daily Mail reports.
However the 72-year-old retired builder is doing nothing il ...
Feb 8, 2012, 10:15 am - Lottery News forum
Son of UK lottery winner says his mother kicked him out years ago
Lottery winner says she wants to rebuild relationship with her son
The son of Euro Millions winner Angela Dawes today claimed that his mother kicked him out when he was 12 and has not spoken to him since.
Steven Leeman, now 17, said that Ms. Dawes, 43, threw him and his father John, 44, out of her home after she had affairs with other men.
The teenager also claimed that she has refused to acknowledge his existence, answer his phone calls and blanks him when they meet on the street.
Oct 12, 2011, 10:34 am - Lottery News forum
U.K. couple watched lottery drawing as they won £101M
It was only the third time they played the game
Includes video report
A couple from Cambridgeshire, UK, who won Friday's 101 million (US$157.7 million) Euro Millions jackpot have been named as Dave and Angela Dawes.
The lucky pair were the only winners of the draw and have claimed the UK's third-biggest lottery prize.
Mr. Dawes, 47, is a shift supervisor at Premier foods while his 43-year-old partner is a volunteer at the British Heart Foundation.
The third time was the charm for ...
Oct 11, 2011, 10:23 am - Lottery News forum
Record EuroMillions winners in hiding after begging avalanche
It would be hard not to see this coming.
The Scottish couple who won 161 million in the EuroMillions lottery were in hiding yesterday apparently meeting with their family to decide what to do with their astonishing windfall after receiving an avalanche of begging requests for money.
Neighbors of Colin and Chris Weir in the Scottish west coast town of Largs, Ayrshire, said they were having a heart-to-heart with their children, Carly, 24, and Jamie, 22.
It was suggested the lucky winners ...
Jul 18, 2011, 11:41 am - Lottery News forum
Britain's record lottery winners go public
Includes video report
A Scottish couple out of work due to ill health are Europe's biggest ever lottery winners, scooping 161.5 million ( 184 million, or US$260.5 million) in the EuroMillions multi-country lottery game.
Colin Weir, 64, and his wife Chris, 55, who have been married for 30 years and live in the seaside town of Largs near Glasgow, claimed the prize after Tuesday's draw which followed a series of rollovers.
The prize catapaulted them into 430th place in this year's Sunday T ...
Jul 15, 2011, 8:40 pm - Lottery News forum
Record £161m EuroMillions lottery jackpot claimed
Winner deciding whether or not to go public
The EuroMillions ticket-holder from Britain who won Europe's biggest-ever jackpot of 161 million (US$258.4 million) has claimed their prize, UK National Lottery operator Camelot has confirmed.
The individual is currently deciding whether to go public or remain anonymous.
Since Tuesday, Camelot has been urging people to check their tickets because the winner was losing about 9,000 a day in interest.
The lottery operator had said if the winne ...
Jul 14, 2011, 12:57 pm - Lottery News forum
One ticket sold in Britain wins biggest European jackpot ever
Worth 161 million (US$258.4 million) but still unclaimed, a Briton holds the lottery ticket that will place them amongst the richest people in the country.
When the lucky recipient of Europe's biggest lottery win to date does claim the prize, he or she will be launched straight into the list of the top 500 richest people in the UK, going straight in at number 430, shifting the likes of Sir Tom Jones and David Bowie down a notch in the rich list .
The ticket is worth just 4m less than the f ...
Jul 13, 2011, 10:23 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery ticket frenzy as Euro Millions reaches record high
By Todd Northrop
Europe's multi-country Euro Millions lottery game emerged from Tuesday night's drawing without a grand prize winner, setting the stage for a mammoth record jackpot Friday: an estimated 185 Million (US$264.9 Million, or 166 million).
And Euro Millions jackpots are paid as cash not advertised annuity jackpots like the big American multi-state games.
If a single ticket wins the top prize, it will create the biggest winner in Europe ever.
To win a Euro Millions jackpot, ...
Jul 6, 2011, 11:13 am - Lottery News forum
Spanish lottery player wins €123M Euro Millions jackpot
By Todd Northrop
One lucky lottery ticket sold in Spain won the entire 123 million (US$174 million) jackpot in the Friday Euro Millions drawing.
The mega jackpot became so large so fast because the 11 countries participating in Euro Millions boosted the grand prize to 100 million this week to promote the new Tuesday drawings. When no ticket matched all five numbers plus the two lucky stars Tuesday, the jackpot grew to 123 million Friday.
This huge jackpot has been really exciting for p ...
May 14, 2011, 7:53 am - Lottery News forum
Euro Millions launches new Tuesday draw with €100M jackpot
Euro Millions, the multi-country lottery game played amongst European countries, is set to implement changes to the game and launch a new weekly lottery draw on Tuesdays with a massive 100 million (US$143M) jackpot.
A sales frenzy is expected for the first draw as players have just four days to buy their tickets, which went on sale yesterday.
The special draw marks Euro Millions moving to twice a week, as well as other changes to the game which are designed to create bigger jackpots and mo ...
May 8, 2011, 9:26 am - Lottery News forum