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First Triple Rollover for UK Lotto to Spark Ticket Frenzy
The UK Lotto will see its first ever triple rollover jackpot this weekend, with a top prize of at least 21.5 million (US$39.2 million).If only one person matches all six numbers, they will become the largest single winner.Operators Camelot are now warning people 'buy early to avoid disappointment' because no extra tickets will go on sale above the usual quota.Chief executive Dianne Thompson said: 'This is the first triple rollover in our 10-year history.'The estimated jackpot for Saturday's Lot ...
May 27, 2004, 7:44 am - Lottery News forum

UK Lottery funds digital movie projection
The UK Film Council is to furnish some 150 cinemas across Britain with digital projectors in an effort to increase the viewership of independent films.The council has been awarded 19.25m ( 13m, US$23.14m) by the countrys national lottery to install the systems, which will dramatically reduce the cost of distribution of films, according to the BBC.Traditional film projectors require film prints, each of which cost around 1500 ( 1000, US$1800) per reel. Independent and foreign films often cannot ...
May 21, 2004, 10:41 am - Lottery News forum

UK Lottery Winner Nearly Broke
A former dustman who won a 9.7 million (US$17 million) Lottery jackpot has reportedly spent almost his entire fortune within 18 months on extravagant houses, cars and gold bling jewellery.Michael Carroll, 21, who was recently convicted of cocaine possession, has only 500,000 left, it is claimed.He has bought four homes, a holiday villa in Spain, two convertible BMW cars, quad bikes and a stake in a football club. Sources close to him claim Carroll has also wasted untold thousands on alcoho ...
May 14, 2004, 6:47 am - Lottery News forum

UK lottery players soon to buy tickets at the grocery checkout
Camelot also confirms six more countries to join the Euro Millions gameShoppers will be able to buy UK National Lottery tickets from supermarket check-outs under plans announced today.Lottery operator Camelot is linking up with Tesco to begin a trial some time before next March to allow customers to pay for tickets for draw-based games along with their groceries.Until now tickets have only been available from the cigarette counter in stores.The move is the latest attempt by Camelot to boost sale ...
Apr 28, 2004, 12:38 pm - Lottery News forum

UK Lottery sales up for the first time in six years
Camelot, the company that runs the National Lottery, will this week reveal that annual sales have risen for the first time in six years.The announcement will be a relief for Dianne Thompson, Camelot's chief executive, who pledged last year to put an end to years of decline that have hurt the lottery's good causes - the charities and cultural projects that benefit from it - and led to mounting criticism of the company.A year ago Camelot revealed that annual sales had fallen to 4.6bn (US$8.2 bi ...
Apr 25, 2004, 6:58 pm - Lottery News forum

Wife's Birthday Dinner Ends with £4.3M Lottery Joy
A man who took his wife out for a birthday meal returned home to find he had won 4.3 million on the lottery.Mike Stone, from Leyland in Lancashire, took his wife Sarah out last Saturday night to celebrate her 46th birthday.When the couple came home, they discovered they had won 4,316,624.They now plan to take their six children Jennifer, seven, Clair, 11, Daniel, 12, Christopher, 14, Michael, 20, and Caroline, 22 to Disneyland in Florida.They also plan to buy a bigger house than their three-be ...
Mar 31, 2004, 4:33 am - Lottery News forum

Player wins UK Lottery jackpot buying ticket online
Camelot, the company that operates the UK National Lottery, is trumpeting its first online lotto millionaire.The winner has opted for only partial publicity, meaning all that can be revealed is where they come from - Edinburgh.What has been revealed is that the winning sum totalled 5,935,128 (US $10.8 million). The numbers from the March 20 drawing were 13, 21, 37, 42, 46 and 48.Camelot describes it as the UK's largest ever online gaming win. This is fantastic news for the winner and a great d ...
Mar 30, 2004, 5:06 am - Lottery News forum

UK National Lottery plans iTV and mobile services
UK National Lottery operator Camelot revealed today that it plans to launch the lottery on interactive TV this spring, followed by a mobile service later in the year. The news comes at the same time as the group announced its first ever Lotto Online Jackpot winner, which it said is believed to be the UK's biggest online gaming win to date.The lucky winner scooped the 5.9m jackpot for the Lotto draw on Saturday 20 March after buying a ticket online.Richard Hurd-Wood, Camelot's Diector of Interac ...
Mar 30, 2004, 4:58 am - Lottery News forum

UK National Lottery freebies mark anniversary
Free tickets for the cinema and tourist attractions being given away by Camelot to celebrate the UK National Lottery's tenth anniversary.The National Lottery has raised more than 15 billion for 160,000 projects since the first draw on November 6 1994.Lottery minister Estelle Morris said: It is thanks to the British public that over the past ten years the National Lottery has raised so much money for good causes. This money has made a tremendous impact on the lives of so many people. It is righ ...
Mar 30, 2004, 4:36 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery winner tells of lost millions
A former ambulance driver in St. Albans who scooped 6m on the UK National Lottery lost his fortune after his new life turned into a nightmare.Tom Papworth, 46, moved to Spain after his 1995 win, but says he was taken in by conmen, swindled, framed, and jailed for cocaine possession.He told BBC's Newsnight programme this week that while he languished in jail for crimes he didn't commit, his new friends emptied his bank account and sold his plush apartment.Mr Papworth claims the man behind the ...
Mar 23, 2004, 4:43 am - Lottery News forum