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Lottery winner's life to be chronicled on BBC
A Redditch, Worcestershire (UK) man who scooped the jackpot on the National Lottery is set to have his life story re-told as part of a special documentary.Phil Kitchen's rags-to-riches tale will feature in a BBC programme focusing on the life of lottery winners since their windfall, as part of the game's 10th anniversary celebrations.Mr Kitchen won 1.8 million (US$3.3 million) in the Lottery in 1999, but rather than living the high-life, the win sent him spiralling into a lifestyle of neglect.M ...
Jul 30, 2004, 8:12 am - Lottery News forum

UK Lottery sales continue to rise
National Lottery operator Camelot has continued its recent growth with a 5.7% hike in first quarter sales, it announced today.The increase to 1.17 billion during the three months to the end of June marks the longest period of growth for the group since 1997.Camelot said the sales hike which includes better Lotto and non-Lotto sales was further evidence that we are firmly back on track.Although Camelot admitted sales were boosted by the first-ever triple rollover draw, it said the business would ...
Jul 19, 2004, 8:08 am - Lottery News forum

One ticket wins $37 million UK Lotto jackpot
Champagne corks were popping Wednesday night as one lucky winner celebrated scooping a whopping $37 million ( 20 million) cash UK Lotto jackpot prize.Camelot said one ticket had won 20,100,472 on Wednesday evenings draw. The jackpot for Saturdays game is an estimated 5 million (US$9.3 million).Unlike Lotto games played in the United States, the UK Lotto prizes are all lump-sum, tax-free cash. Winning Wednesday's $37 million jackpot is similar to winning a $100 million advertised jackpot in t ...
Jul 15, 2004, 8:51 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery winner jailed for 5 months
A lottery winner who scooped a 9.7m (US$18 million) jackpot was yesterday jailed for five months after breaching a drugs testing and treatment order.Michael Carroll, 21, of Downham Market, Norfolk, failed to comply with a 12-month testing order which was imposed in March after he had admitted possession of various drugs.He was told by Swaffham magistrates yesterday that he would have to serve the sentence because he had failed to turn up for testing twice a week. The court heard Carroll had onl ...
Jul 7, 2004, 9:15 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery returns veterans to Normandy
War heroes from the Midlands will this week be returning to the Normandy battlefields thanks to a series of UK National Lottery grants.More than 400 veterans, widows and carers nationwide are being helped back to the D-Day beaches as part of the Heroes Return Fund run by the Big Lottery Fund and the Confederation of British Service and Ex-Service Organisations (COBSEO).Among the ex-soldiers is Laurence Morris, of Birmingham, who served with the Royal Engineers in a workshop unit.Mr Morris's job ...
Jun 2, 2004, 11:40 am - Lottery News forum

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