EuroMillions jackpot makes poor woman one of Ireland's richest
From struggling on 70 a week in jobseeker's allowance, Margaret Loughrey is now officially one of Ireland's richest women.
But she says she will stay in her hometown despite scooping a whopping 26.9 million (US$44 million) from the EuroMillions jackpot.
Margaret, or Mags as she is known to her friends, from Strabane, Co Tyrone, struck gold after hitting five numbers and two lucky stars in the November 26th Euro Millions drawing.
The unemployed and single 48-year-old broke her silence ye ...
Dec 9, 2013, 10:01 am - Lottery News forum
Single mom finds €258,528 lottery ticket in her garbage can
A single mother from Galway, Ireland, nearly lost out on a 258,528 (US$351,482) lottery win all because she tossed her winning ticket into a garbage can.
But Lady Luck smiled on her when she eventually discovered the all-important ticket buried in the household garbage.
The Galway woman began a frantic search for the discarded EuroMillions ticket and eventually found it at the bottom of the garbage can.
She toasted her double whammy of good luck on Tuesday at the National Lottery HQ in ...
Oct 3, 2013, 8:18 am - Lottery News forum
Ireland Lottery doesn't have enough cash to pay €94m mystery winner
The mystery winner of the 94m Euromillions jackpot is not expected to claim their prize until next week because the Ireland National Lottery does not have enough money in the bank to pay them.
As of close of business Thursday, the lucky holder of the winning ticket in Tuesday's Euromillions draw had not turned up at the National Lottery headquarters in Dublin.
That's unsurprising given that lottery officials said they won't have the money in the bank until next week, when all participating ...
Jun 30, 2013, 9:14 am - Lottery News forum
Two tickets share massive €188 million EuroMillions jackpot
Two very lucky EuroMillions players in Ireland and Belgium have won almost 94 million each in the latest jackpot draw Tuesday evening.
There were two winning tickets sharing the top prize of over 187,937,614 (US$245.5 million).
The winning tickets were sold in Ireland and in Belgium. When contacted this evening, a spokeswoman for the Ireland National Lottery was not yet aware of the location where the winning ticket was purchased.
The jackpot of over 180m will be shared equally. We don ...
Jun 26, 2013, 7:33 am - Lottery News forum
$123M EuroMillions lottery winner claims prize
Now deciding if they want to go public
The 81,381,673.30 payout (US$123.7 million), which saw the lucky ticket-holder shoot to sixth on the UK National Lottery Rich List, had gone unclaimed since Tuesday night.
The winner is now deciding whether or not to go public with the win.
A Camelot spokesman said, The claim has been validated and the prize is in the process of being paid out.
The ticketholder is currently deciding whether to go public or remain anonymous.
While the winner ...
May 30, 2013, 12:39 pm - Lottery News forum
EuroMillions lottery winners to build unusual home
Once you've bought your 100,000 Jaguar XKR-S, paid off Dad's mortgage and given your best friend more than 1 million, how do you start wasting spending the rest of a 45 million lottery win?
The answer for Matt and Cassey Topham, a former decorator and supermarket worker from Nottingham who scooped the EuroMillions jackpot last year, is to erect a futuristic mansion on a suburban avenue with all the trappings of a James Bond villain's lair.
The couple on Thursday submitted a planning applic ...
Apr 20, 2013, 1:49 pm - Lottery News forum
EuroMillions lottery jackpot of $102 million goes unclaimed
In the United Kingdom, a mystery lottery player has lost out on a 64 million (US$102.5 million) fortune after the deadline to claim the prize expired and the money was handed to charity.
The unlucky individual, who bought the winning EuroMillions ticket in Hertfordshire on June 8th, had until 11pm yesterday to collect the massive windfall.
But despite a National Lottery publicity campaign, the would-be multi-millionaire missed the 180-day deadline making the 63,837,543.60 prize the biggest ...
Dec 7, 2012, 9:21 am - Lottery News forum
UK couple wins massive EuroMillions lottery jackpot
Lottery winner Adrian Bayford has already been bombarded with requests for cash following his huge 148 million (US$232.5 million) win despite being away on vacation with his family.
The tiny shop which he jointly runs with his best friend in the Suffolk town of Haverhill has seen dozens of letters pour through its doors since he went public with his huge win on Tuesday.
His best friend and business partner Richard Hudspith who is keeping the Suffolk Music Centre running said the requests f ...
Aug 20, 2012, 6:18 am - Lottery News forum
Lotto winners get torch-carrying teen new prosthetic leg
A 13-year-old who lost a leg to cancer will get a new life-changing prosthetic limb from Britain's biggest-ever lottery jackpot winners.
Heartrendingly Kieran Maxwell had to be helped from the ground after he fell carrying the Olympic torch last month in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, because of his current heavy artificial leg.
But now he will be able to walk, run and climb just like his friends, his emotional mother Nicola said today, thanks to Euromillionaires Colin and Chris Weir.
Aug 1, 2012, 8:49 am - Lottery News forum
UK Lottery to create 100 millionaires in special Olympic drawing
A one-off National Lottery draw will create 100 millionaires as a 'thank you' to players for helping fund the London Olympics.
The EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle draw will take place on the night of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on July 27, a National Lottery spokesman said.
The event guarantees a million-pound check for 100 UK players, breaking the world record for the most millionaires created in a single draw.
National Lottery players are contributing a whopping 2.2 bill ...
May 25, 2012, 7:39 am - Lottery News forum