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
Store wins lottery prize on mistake ticket
Will 'give away' prize
Tesco Ireland, the Irish arm of supermarket group Tesco, is to give away a 500,000 (US$713,000) Euro Millions prize it won by accident on April Fool's Day.
The retail giant is understood to have won the huge prize inadvertently last week. A customer had asked for a 4 quick-pick ticket but was issued with a 9 ticket by mistake.
The customer was then issued a new ticket, while the 9 ticket was locked inside the cashier's register.
However, the following morning t ...
Apr 7, 2011, 9:22 am - Lottery News forum
Ex-wife gets millions from lottery winner 10 years after leaving him
A UK man who won $90 million in the lottery has been ordered to share his winnings with his ex-wife, who left him for another man 10 years ago.
Nigel Page, 43, had offered to give ex-wife Wendy who is the mother of his 13-year-old daughter $1.6 million as a gift, but she responded by seeing a lawyer and fighting for four times as much.
The court awarded Wendy a lump sum of $3.2 million which she can spend as she wishes after Page's push for it to be put into a trust for his daughter was re ...
Nov 22, 2010, 8:09 pm - Lottery News forum
£84.4M Euro Millions lottery jackpot claimed anonymously
If you see someone looking incredibly smug in the next few days, this could be the reason.
The winner of last week's 84.4 million (US$122.7 million) Euro Millions jackpot came forward on Sunday but has decided to remain anonymous.
It is not even known whether they are a man, woman or a syndicate.
By choosing to keep their identity secret, the record-breaking winner is likely to avoid the pleas that inevitably flood in to those who declare their wins.
But with such an enormous sum of ...
May 18, 2010, 7:36 am - Lottery News forum
British lottery ticket wins £84.4M Euro Millions jackpot
Largest lottery jackpot ever won in Britain
A single lottery ticket purchased in Great Britain won Friday's 84.4 million (US$122.7 million) Euro Millions jackpot.
It is the highest lottery prize ever won in Great Britain.
The winning Euro Millions numbers were 1, 17, 31, 43, and 47 with the Lucky Star numbers 2 and 3.
The win comes four months after Nigel Page and his partner Justine Laycock won 56 million to become Britain's biggest lottery winners at the time. The couple, who live ...
May 16, 2010, 11:35 am - Lottery News forum
British couple wins $88M lottery, daughter says 'whatever'
Whatever , said the teenaged daughter of a British couple who won a 56 million (US$88 million) Euro Millions lottery.
When Nigel Page discovered he had won 56 million on the lottery he couldn't say a word while his stunned partner Justine Laycock, said: Oh my God .
But her 15-year-old daughter Georgia's reaction was like that of a typical teenager.
She just said, 'Whatever'..she was a typical teenager about it, said Ms. Laycock after the couple discovered they were Britain's biggest w ...
Feb 16, 2010, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum
Euro Millions lottery winner is gardener and 'nice chap'
Onion-growing granddad Brian Caswell will jet to Rio and buy a flash car after claiming a 25 million (US$40.8 million) Euro Millions lottery jackpot.
But the 74-year-old, who won half the Euro Millions jackpot last Friday, said he and wife Joan, 72, would not move far from their modest home in Bolton, Greater Manchester.
CCTV footage captured the happy winner punching the air at his local newsagent on learning he had won on Saturday.
He is Britain's third-biggest Lotto winner ever and t ...
Jun 18, 2009, 10:33 am - Lottery News forum
€126M Euro Millions lottery ticket was purchased online
Euro Million's biggest lottery winner didn't know she had won 126 million (US$170 million) because she was in bed with flu.
The lucky but ill woman was the only jackpot winner of Friday's Euro Millions drawing.
She failed to realize her numbers had come up until she dragged herself to work on Monday to save herself from being fired in recession-hit Spain.
The unnamed 25-year-old, from Majorca, said, I still had flu on Monday but with the crisis we are going through, I decided I had to g ...
May 14, 2009, 7:20 am - Lottery News forum