Lottery cash aids efforts to save the red squirrel
There are few of them left to enjoy it, but Britain's red squirrels have been awarded a 626,000 (US$1.09 million) Lottery grant supporting a project designed to save the native creatures from destruction.
Two of the 16 red squirrel reserves set up as part of a 1.1 million (US$1.92 million) scheme to reverse the dominance of the imported American grey squirrel are in North Yorkshire.
Some of the Lottery money will be used by the Save Our Squirrels project at Widdale, west of Hawes, ...
Apr 11, 2006, 11:03 am - Lottery News forum
UK lottery operator license up for grabs
The licence to run the national lottery is up for grabs again, but some hopefuls say that the bidding process favors Camelot, the current UK Lottery operator.
As the sun beat down on the Hyatt Regency hotel in M rida, on the Gulf of Mexico, several hundred delegates gathered inside last February for the World Lottery Forum.
Representatives of lottery operators from Niger to New Zealand were welcomed by Mexican president Vicente Fox. They were there for their annual conference to discuss th ...
Apr 3, 2006, 9:42 am - Lottery News forum
Woman 'hiding lottery win from husband'
A mystery woman claimed today she has won 1.5 million (US$2.65 million) from the UK National Lottery but has never told her husband.The woman, a mother-of-two who gave her name as Jane, called a radio show to reveal her astonishing secret.For the past three years she has hidden her fortune from colleagues, friends and family, she claimed.Her husband had a drug problem 15 years ago and she fears living the high life would tempt him back to his old ways.She also worries he would give up work an ...
Jan 20, 2006, 11:15 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery millionaire facing jail
A convicted criminal who won a 9.7 million National Lottery jackpot is facing another jail sentence seven months after saying he was turning over a new leaf .Former dustman Michael Carroll, 22, who has homes in Downham Market and Swaffham, Norfolk, has admitted affray after threatening teenagers with a baseball bat at a Christian Fellowship music event in Downham Market in May 2004.He entered a guilty plea during a Crown Court hearing in Norwich on Thursday and is due to be sentenced next mo ...
Jan 20, 2006, 7:51 am - Lottery News forum
£9.4 million lottery jackpot expires
A 9.4 million (US$16.2 million) UK National Lottery jackpot is going to good causes after the mystery winner failed to come forward by the deadline.The 180-day limit for claiming the 9,476,995 Lotto prize expired at 5:30 last night.It is the largest amount to go unclaimed since the National Lottery started over 11 years ago.The ticket was bought in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, and Lottery organizers Camelot have made a concerted effort to alert people in the area about the missing winner.Now, t ...
Jan 3, 2006, 6:37 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner has just 4 days left to claim $16 million
A UK Lotto multi-millionaire has just four days left to claim 9.4 million (US$16 million).UK National Lottery Operator Camelot yesterday appealed to the unknown jackpot winner to come forward to join the 125 new lotto millionaires created this year.The winning ticket, bought in July, bears the numbers 3, 12, 17, 36, 44 and 49.But if it is not presented to Camelot by 5:30 pm on January 2, the prize and interest of 211,000 (US$363,100) will be passed on to the Lottery's good causes fund.It i ...
Dec 29, 2005, 8:24 am - Lottery News forum
Horoscope predicted lottery win
Gabrielle and Darren Nash should not have been surprised when they won the 15 million (US$26 million) UK Lotto jackpot on Christmas Eve as it had already been predicted.The couple from Stevenage, Herts, picked up their check at White Hart Lane, the north London home of Darren's favorite football team Spurs.The pair then revealed Gabrielle's aunt had read in her horoscope that someone in the family would win the lottery.They are planning to buy a house, go on vacation, and buy a car with their ...
Dec 29, 2005, 7:37 am - Lottery News forum
One $26 Million UK Lotto Winner on Christmas Eve
One lucky lottery player matched all six numbers in the special UK Lotto Superdraw to win the 15 million (US$26 million) Christmas Eve jackpot.The ticketholder has yet to come forward to claim their winnings and might not even know their good fortune yet.A Camelot spokeswoman confirmed they were still waiting to hear from the lucky winner.UK Lotto jackpots are paid tax-free, and are always lump-sum cash payments, meaning that unlike advertised jackpots in the United States, the winner will actu ...
Dec 26, 2005, 11:00 am - Lottery News forum
Couple learns downside of lottery pools -- the hard way
A United Kingdom couple faces the prospect of losing their home after the High Court dismissed their claim for a slice of a 7.2 million (US$12.3 million) UK Lotto jackpot.Tony and Kay Tomkins were handed an 86,000 (US$147,026) legal bill after claiming a fellow syndicate member struck lucky but secretly kept their share of the payout.After a seven-year wrangle, the court accepted evidence that pal Mark East's dad won the cash and gave him a 1 million slice.A judge struck out the Tomkins' cl ...
Nov 28, 2005, 12:51 pm - Lottery News forum
Number 13 'officially' unlucky in UK Lottery
The number 13 has traditionally been considered to be unlucky by people, and now the UK's National Lottery chiefs have revealed that the number does in fact happen to be the unluckiest for Lotto players as it is least likely to be picked in the main draw.The research conducted for Camelot, the UK National Lottery operator, showed that in eleven years, the No.13 ball has only been picked up a 108 times as a main ball, and only 12 times as a bonus ball. The research also showed that people with th ...
Nov 28, 2005, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum