Man wins £2.6M lottery jackpot, but doesn't wake wife
A British couple had two great reasons to celebrate last week firstly it was their ruby wedding anniversary, marking 40 years of marriage, and secondly they won 2.6 million (US$4 million) on the Lotto.
But after realizing that he had a winning ticket, Philip Sawyer, from Shard End, simply sipped his cup of tea, read his book and didn't wake his wife, Sandra.
The 60-year-old former car salesman was convinced that his wife had played a practical joke on him and made her check the numbers her ...
Sep 15, 2010, 2:19 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner has lucky numbers tattooed on his arm
It's not something most of us would need reminding about, but delighted Wayne Hughes has immortalized his 1.1 million (US$1.7 million) lottery win by having it etched on to his arm.
Shop worker Hughes, 34, marked the windfall with a tattoo that reads, Sat 7th Aug 2010 along with his lucky numbers, 13, 16, 22, 25, 31, 39.
Hughes found out he was a winner after his mother checked his ticket and called him with the good news.
He raced over to her house and checked and double checked his ti ...
Aug 14, 2010, 10:36 am - Lottery News forum
Boss wins lottery, stays on job for his staff
A Briton who won a 7.7 million (US$11.9 million) in a lottery has promised to continue working for the sake of his employees who had even worked for free to save his recession-hit firm.
There is no longer any need for Ivan Westbury, 64, to go to work. But he has pledged to keep working to save the jobs of his 30 employees.
Westbury, who supplies lightning protection, shared the win with his wife Susan.
It couldn't have come at a better time. Everyone's job is secure.
The employees ...
Jul 27, 2010, 4:33 am - Lottery News forum
One of Britain's youngest lottery winners, dead at 29
One of Britain's youngest lottery millionaires has been found dead at 29.
Stuart Donnelly was discovered at the luxury home he bought after winning almost 2 million (US$2.98 million) when he was 17.
When he hit the jackpot in 1997, sharing the 25 million prize fund with 12 other winners, he toasted with Coca-Cola because he was too young for champagne.
But his instant riches made him unhappy and he appeared increasingly unable to handle the strain of being a millionaire, friends said.
Jun 25, 2010, 6:54 am - Lottery News forum
Letter outlining Britain's first lottery up for auction
The British tradition of national lottery has been traced back to the 16th century when a jackpot of 5,000 was up for grabs and participants had to wait three years to find out if they were winners.
A letter has emerged from Queen Elizabeth I, written in 1566, which gives instructions for collecting money, commanding that persons of 'good trust' be entrusted with the prizes.
The letter was written to Sir John Spencer, advising of 400,000 lots, each costing 10 shillings, with prizes to be p ...
Jun 14, 2010, 7:58 am - Lottery News forum
£84.4M Euro Millions lottery jackpot claimed anonymously
If you see someone looking incredibly smug in the next few days, this could be the reason.
The winner of last week's 84.4 million (US$122.7 million) Euro Millions jackpot came forward on Sunday but has decided to remain anonymous.
It is not even known whether they are a man, woman or a syndicate.
By choosing to keep their identity secret, the record-breaking winner is likely to avoid the pleas that inevitably flood in to those who declare their wins.
But with such an enormous sum of ...
May 18, 2010, 7:36 am - Lottery News forum
British lottery ticket wins £84.4M Euro Millions jackpot
Largest lottery jackpot ever won in Britain
A single lottery ticket purchased in Great Britain won Friday's 84.4 million (US$122.7 million) Euro Millions jackpot.
It is the highest lottery prize ever won in Great Britain.
The winning Euro Millions numbers were 1, 17, 31, 43, and 47 with the Lucky Star numbers 2 and 3.
The win comes four months after Nigel Page and his partner Justine Laycock won 56 million to become Britain's biggest lottery winners at the time. The couple, who live ...
May 16, 2010, 11:35 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner forgets wife's birthday
After Robert McIntosh win 4.4 million (US$6.75 million) in the Lottery, his wife expected a lavish birthday present but had to settle for a card.
Robert revealed yesterday that Susan's 47th birthday a week after their jackpot success had completely slipped his mind.
He said he failed to remember it because he was so excited about their huge Lotto win.
Speaking yesterday, Robert, 46, admitted, With everything happening, I forgot to buy her anything. I had a card but not a present. Housew ...
Apr 27, 2010, 7:10 am - Lottery News forum
Man threw away $153,000 lottery ticket
A British postal worker said his marriage ended and he has become a laughing stock at work because he threw away a $153,000 scratch-off lottery ticket.
Cemal Celikkanat, 38, a driver for the Royal Mail, said he thought the dollar amounts on the scratch-off card he purchased at Charnock News and Booze in Sheffield had to be in a row to win, but the card pays out for any three-of-a-kind dollar amounts, the Sheffield Telegraph reported Friday.
When I found out I felt dizzy and dropped to my ...
Apr 23, 2010, 8:00 pm - Lottery News forum
Bus driver wins £2m lottery jackpot three months after divorce
It was an amicable divorce and Helen Halstead was happy to wish her former husband the very best of luck for the future.
She couldn't have imagined how quickly that wish would be fulfilled.
Just weeks after their split, bus driver Kevin Halstead won 2.3 million (US$3.5 million) playing the Lottery.
His ex-wife is now coming to terms with the fact that, but for the divorce, Mr. Halstead might have been legally obliged to share his windfall with her.
Instead, she is making do with her ...
Mar 18, 2010, 8:24 am - Lottery News forum