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
One Euro Millions lottery ticket wins €126M jackpot (US$170M)
One lucky lottery ticket from Spain matched 5 lotto numbers plus the two Lucky Stars in Friday's Euro Millions drawing to win a massive jackpot of 126 million (US$170 million).
The huge prize was the result of six successive drawings without a winner in the multi-country European lottery game.
The winning ticket, worth 126,231,764 (US$170,198,287), was sold in a central Madrid lottery sales office.
As one would expect, the winner has not yet been revealed. Government lottery offices nor ...
May 9, 2009, 5:15 pm - Lottery News forum
£7M lottery winner goes back to work
A train driver who won a 6.9 million (US$12.8 million) lottery fortune has booked a return ticket and gone back to work on the railways.
Carl Prance gave up his job of 34 years for a string of dream holidays when his family hit the jackpot.
But just 10 months later he's getting up at 5am to drive 30 miles in his luxury Jaguar to start his 6am shift.
Prance, 50, missed the lure of trains so much after both his father and grandfather spent their lives on the railways.
He said, Some peo ...
Aug 25, 2008, 8:11 am - Lottery News forum
Man goes into hiding after falsely claiming to win lottery jackpot
A father is in hiding from his furious family after tricking them into thinking he had won $85.88 million in the Euro Millions lottery.
Fergus Frater, 46, promised his son Jordan, 25, a $12.5 million share of the jackpot and told his sister Lorraine that she would get a $2.5 million cut of the winnings, the Daily Mail reported.
He also fooled his local newspaper, The Argus, who splashed the story on its front page.
Son quits job
Jordan, a struggling roofer, quit his job. He and pre ...
Aug 20, 2007, 8:35 am - Lottery News forum