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UK couple waits for house to be painted, then claims £32.5M lottery jackpot

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Posted: February 25, 2016, 1:42 pm - IP Logged

Geez, people: do yourselves a favor & stop doing publicity!  It doesn't help you at all (it's potentially very dangerous to the winner), all it does is pump up sales to benefit lottery executives (whose bonus is tied to ticket sales).

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    funny how most people on here wouldn't even bother to play for a jackpot that low. they seem content with that amount. maybe people should readjust their thinking on jackpot size. yes, even a 2 million dollar jackpot is worth playing every day even with your last dollar or two. this waiting until it's 150 million or more before i risk my 2.00 is ludicrous. play every day people no matter what.

    Maybe it's because of the NHS benefit, lower costs of life.Yes Nod

     

    Personally I would NOT be running around with a winning ticket. Painters in the house don't mean you can't cash it. Have your house painted, have someone house sit, and go on a mini vacation to pop some corks, come back, deal with the rest.

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      Posted: February 25, 2016, 4:27 pm - IP Logged

      Congratulations

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        Posted: February 25, 2016, 6:46 pm - IP Logged

        Nice!  That is awesome!

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          UK lottery operator Camelot has received a "valid claim" for a record £33m Lotto jackpot prize, it says.

          The holder of the winning ticket - bought in Worcester for the 9 January draw - has opted to remain anonymous.

          About £66m had been up for grabs to players, but it was the unclaimed £33,035,323 that had people checking their old tickets.

          We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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            UK lottery operator Camelot has received a "valid claim" for a record £33m Lotto jackpot prize, it says.

            The holder of the winning ticket - bought in Worcester for the 9 January draw - has opted to remain anonymous.

            About £66m had been up for grabs to players, but it was the unclaimed £33,035,323 that had people checking their old tickets.

            UK lottery winnings have the right to remain anonymous. I can't see any good reason to go public. Maybe winners get caught up in all the excitement and want to let off steam. However, I suspect, that many who do go public about their win, regret it later, especially as the many begging letters arrive.

            We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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              Posted: February 25, 2016, 10:44 pm - IP Logged

              UK lottery winnings have the right to remain anonymous. I can't see any good reason to go public. Maybe winners get caught up in all the excitement and want to let off steam. However, I suspect, that many who do go public about their win, regret it later, especially as the many begging letters arrive.

              I can't think of a single situation where it would be beneficial to come forward publicly if you didn't have to, not one. No Nod

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                I can't think of a single situation where it would be beneficial to come forward publicly if you didn't have to, not one. No Nod

                let those who wish to have it known far and wide that they got that lucky let them and let those who wish it not known far and wide let them scurry about thar business the way the want to

                simple as that

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                  Posted: February 26, 2016, 2:57 pm - IP Logged

                  That why I think Euro lottery is one of the biggest lotto in the world.

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                    Congrats to the merry old English couple but why would they take a photo op with the giant check? Why skip the anonymity route if your state or country allows it. I'm not sure here in California if you can claim anonymously. I understand lottery officials photograph all winners for credibility however if I win MM/PB I'd split the jackpot 50/50 with an old relative so they could sign and claim the winning ticket at the lottery office.

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                      Posted: February 27, 2016, 9:31 pm - IP Logged

                      Congratulations!!!

                      Life, love, family Love

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                        Congrats to the merry old English couple but why would they take a photo op with the giant check? Why skip the anonymity route if your state or country allows it. I'm not sure here in California if you can claim anonymously. I understand lottery officials photograph all winners for credibility however if I win MM/PB I'd split the jackpot 50/50 with an old relative so they could sign and claim the winning ticket at the lottery office.

                        Here in California, your name will be made public. The city where you purchased the ticket will also be public. This is law.

                         Not where you live. This should encourage the player to buy in a city where they do not live.

                         You do not have to do the press interview, the grip and grin photo. They will take a photo of the ticket for publication on their website.

                         I will submit a written statement to the press. In it, I will describe Lottery Post and USAmega and our founder Todd Northrop.

                         I will hire a media firm to handle my publicity and written statement.

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