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
Briton claims UK's biggest lottery win
Someone in Britain is a lot richer on Tuesday after claiming the country's biggest ever lottery win 35,425,411.80 pounds (US$71 million).
The winner matched all five main numbers and both lucky star numbers, 23, 40, 42, 43, 49, plus 2 and 6, to claim the entire Euro Millions jackpot from the August 10 draw.
Camelot, which operates the British arm of the trans-European lottery, said the lucky ticket holder had now come forward and the prize had been paid out.
It is the largest jackpot ...
Aug 14, 2007, 10:58 am - Lottery News forum
UK Lottery operator plans $500 million global lottery game
'American states' are in talks to participate in the Christmastime mega-draw
Camelot, the operator of the UK National Lottery, is poised to launch a worldwide draw with a record jackpot of about 250m (US $500 million), now that it apparently won a new 10-year license this week.
The company was named on Tuesday as the preferred bidder for a license to run from 2009, after fending off a bid from Sugal Damani, an Indian rival.
It is the third victory for Camelot, which has run the l ...
Aug 9, 2007, 2:17 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery pool loses $36 million jackpot; wrong tickets bought
Members of a Belgian lottery pool who thought they had won 27 million euros (US$35.8 million) were devastated when they found the wrong numbers had been entered.
The group of 30 from Mouscron, south-west of Brussels, had been using the same numbers to enter the Euro Millions jackpot for weeks.
Members of the syndicate started to celebrate when their numbers came up in Friday's draw, reports the BBC.
However, the person in charge of buying the ticket had allowed the machine to choose Qui ...
Dec 11, 2006, 7:13 am - Lottery News forum
Huge Euro Millions lottery jackpot split 20 ways
Britain proved a good place to buy a lottery ticket this week as seven Britons won 6.75 million (US$12.8 million) each in the Euro Millions lottery draw on Friday.
With no single ticket holder matching all five main numbers and the two Lucky Star numbers, the 123 million (US$233 million, 182 million) jackpot, which had been rolled over for an 11th time, was shared between 20 people across Europe.
France had four winners, Portugal and Spain had three, Ireland had two while Belgium had on ...
Nov 18, 2006, 9:22 am - Lottery News forum
Euro Million Lottery's $222 Million Cash Prize Held by 3 Tickets
Three winning ticket-holders will share the 126 million British pounds (US$222 million) top prize in EuroMillions, the lottery held in nine European countries.
Two of the winning tickets were purchased in France and one in Portugal, according to unconfirmed results in an e-mailed statement by Camelot Group Plc, the lottery operator. The winning numbers were 9, 21, 30, 39, 50 and the Lucky Stars numbers were 1 and 3.
The payoff in today's draw swelled after no winners emerged from any lot ...
Feb 4, 2006, 7:10 am - Lottery News forum
Euro Millions Lottery Sparks Buying Frenzy With $224 Million Top Prize
EuroMillions, the lottery held in nine European countries, is about to eclipse Powerball in the U.S. as the world's single biggest cash prize.
The payoff in tomorrow's draw swelled to 183 million euros ($224 million) after no winners emerged from any lottery since Nov. 11. The jackpot is luring would-be millionaires from across the region.
I'll buy a desert island somewhere warm, lots of things for my family, and give some to charity, said Martha Dacosta, 25, a nurse's aide who bought ...
Feb 2, 2006, 9:38 am - Lottery News forum
Britons go lotto loopy for £100m Euro Millions draw
If one lucky player wins the Euro Millions jackpot tomorrow they will instantly become Britain's 458th richest person, alongside Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne.According to figures from posh bankers Coutts Co, they'll be earning around 12,300 a day in interest alone that's 86,300 per week.A Camelot spokeswoman said, This is now the biggest lottery jackpot in Europe. We're in completely uncharted territory. We are obviously hoping for a UK winner needless to say, there are going to be a lot of ...
Jan 26, 2006, 9:18 am - Lottery News forum
Record $150 million Euro Millions lottery drawing Friday
Fortune-hunters are set to propel the Euro Millions jackpot to a record 85 million (US$150 million), experts said yesterday.If one player wins the jackpot this Friday they will pocket 4-times more than Britain's biggest National Lottery winner.In just seconds they would have more cash than David and Victoria Beckham, whose joint wealth is estimated at 75 million.A National Lottery spokesman said: If a lot of people all over Europe decide to have a go the jackpot could be 85 million. If no o ...
Jan 17, 2006, 8:03 am - Lottery News forum
$92m Euro Millions lottery jackpot won by Jobless man, son
A jobless 55-year-old Frenchman and one of his seven children shared a prize of 75.88 million (US$92.80 million) on Saturday after selecting combinations of the family's ages in the multi-nation Euro Millions lottery.The French lottery firm said the winning ticket in Friday's draw was bought in Cafe de l'Arrivee the Arrival Pub at Franconville-la-Garenne in Val d'Oise, not far from Paris.French television showed one of the winner's sons arriving at the cafe on Saturday to celebrate and ta ...
Sep 17, 2005, 1:14 pm - Lottery News forum