Irish $16M lottery winner still claiming over $6,000 a year in benefits
An Irishman is still claiming disability benefits in the UK after winning over $16 million in the lottery.
Michael O'Shea, who grew up in Co. Kerry and resides in Nottingham, made headlines in October 2005 when he and his wife Jean won 10.2 million on the Euro Millions lotto jackpot.
Since becoming a millionaire overnight, the father of three has been paid almost $50,000 ( 31,500) in disability benefits, the Daily Mail reports.
However the 72-year-old retired builder is doing nothing il ...
Feb 8, 2012, 10:15 am - Lottery News forum
Woman wins £5.4m lottery jackpot after tip from dead brother in a dream
When Deana Sampson won 5.4 million (US$8.6 million) in the UK National Lottery in 1998, her life couldn't have changed more dramatically.
With just 7.64 to her name, she was living in a council house in Sheffield in a loveless marriage and was struggling to bring up two children on just 79 a week in benefits.
On top of that, she'd lost three close family members in nine years, including her disabled brother Glyn four months earlier. She was just about ready to give up on life.
But then ...
Oct 25, 2011, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum
Son of UK lottery winner says his mother kicked him out years ago
Lottery winner says she wants to rebuild relationship with her son
The son of Euro Millions winner Angela Dawes today claimed that his mother kicked him out when he was 12 and has not spoken to him since.
Steven Leeman, now 17, said that Ms. Dawes, 43, threw him and his father John, 44, out of her home after she had affairs with other men.
The teenager also claimed that she has refused to acknowledge his existence, answer his phone calls and blanks him when they meet on the street.
Oct 12, 2011, 10:34 am - Lottery News forum
U.K. couple watched lottery drawing as they won £101M
It was only the third time they played the game
Includes video report
A couple from Cambridgeshire, UK, who won Friday's 101 million (US$157.7 million) Euro Millions jackpot have been named as Dave and Angela Dawes.
The lucky pair were the only winners of the draw and have claimed the UK's third-biggest lottery prize.
Mr. Dawes, 47, is a shift supervisor at Premier foods while his 43-year-old partner is a volunteer at the British Heart Foundation.
The third time was the charm for ...
Oct 11, 2011, 10:23 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner hits back at school bullies
Charmaine Watson makes an unlikely theatrical impresario. At the age of 31, she lives in a modest home in Eynsham, a backwater of Oxfordshire. Yet this year the quietly spoken woman, who has never been abroad, has decided to step into the backstage world of the musicals she has always loved.
Watson's daring move has been made possible by a large lottery win that has given her a new purpose in life. A victim of sustained bullying during her school days, Watson is now using a large chunk of the ...
Sep 19, 2011, 10:46 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner says job, not money, helped cancer fight
Despite winning the lottery two years ago, Nicky Cusack can still be found down the aisles of the store where she works and still buys a ticket every week.
Hard-working Nicky Cusack, 46, was battling breast cancer when she won a 2.49 million (US$3.9 million) UK Lotto jackpot in 2009 and says the thought of returning to work kept her going through her darkest days.
After finishing chemotherapy and radiotherapy she returned to her job at Asda in Swindon., Wilts., where she earns just above m ...
Sep 15, 2011, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum
UK Lottery 'Millionaire Map' obtained
By Todd Northrop
In the category of 'better late than never', UK National Lottery operator Camelot has forwarded a copy of the Millionaire Map to Lottery Post for review.
Happily, this reporter can verify that the numbers of millionaires reported by the lottery in their previous statements accurately mirrors the information displayed on the Millionaire Map, although the public may be skeptical of the ability to locate 'lucky stores' based on the rough geography depicted in the map.
A UK ...
Sep 13, 2011, 7:53 am - Lottery News forum
UK Lottery announces 'Millionaire Map'... but doesn't reveal the map
Where's the map?
By Todd Northrop
In a confounding twist of logic and reason, the UK National Lottery announced the creation of a 'Millionaire Map' that plots the number of winners in each region, but did not publish the map.
According to the UK Press Association (UKPA), the so-called 'Millionaire Map' plots the locations for all 2,715 millionaires created by the lottery since 1994. The North East of England and Wales are the two top locations.
The UK National Lottery or its operator ...
Sep 12, 2011, 11:51 am - Lottery News forum
Record EuroMillions winners in hiding after begging avalanche
It would be hard not to see this coming.
The Scottish couple who won 161 million in the EuroMillions lottery were in hiding yesterday apparently meeting with their family to decide what to do with their astonishing windfall after receiving an avalanche of begging requests for money.
Neighbors of Colin and Chris Weir in the Scottish west coast town of Largs, Ayrshire, said they were having a heart-to-heart with their children, Carly, 24, and Jamie, 22.
It was suggested the lucky winners ...
Jul 18, 2011, 11:41 am - Lottery News forum
Britain's record lottery winners go public
Includes video report
A Scottish couple out of work due to ill health are Europe's biggest ever lottery winners, scooping 161.5 million ( 184 million, or US$260.5 million) in the EuroMillions multi-country lottery game.
Colin Weir, 64, and his wife Chris, 55, who have been married for 30 years and live in the seaside town of Largs near Glasgow, claimed the prize after Tuesday's draw which followed a series of rollovers.
The prize catapaulted them into 430th place in this year's Sunday T ...
Jul 15, 2011, 8:40 pm - Lottery News forum