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UK winner claims £123 million EuroMillions lottery jackpot anonymously
A 123 million (US$140 million) EuroMillions jackpot win has been successfully claimed by a UK ticket holder who has chosen to remain anonymous, Camelot said. The operator of the National Lottery confirmed the 123,458,008 prize won in the draw on June 11 had been validated and paid out. It is the third biggest amount ever to be won in the UK and the fourth EuroMillions jackpot win this year. Andy Carter, senior winners' adviser at The National Lottery, said, What an amazing win the third
Jun 25, 2019, 11:58 am - Lottery News

UK factory worker claims £71 million EuroMillions lottery jackpot
A factory worker who has won 71 million (US$80 million) in the multi-country EuroMillions lottery is quite happy to admit it bloody well will change his life. Ade Goodchild, 58, was the only winner of the 71,057,439 prize on Friday. He told a news conference he will retire after 24 years as a metal worker in Hereford, travel the world and buy a home with a swimming pool. Being single, he denied he was suddenly more attractive overnight, saying, Just my wallet is. Mr. Goodchild is th
Apr 10, 2019, 8:26 am - Lottery News

Irish family celebrate after record €175 million lottery win
A family from a village outside Dublin, Ireland, has claimed a 175 million (US$198.7 million) EuroMillions jackpot after stashing the winning ticket in an Argos catalog under a mattress. The family spent the day digesting and celebrating the news that it had won Ireland's biggest-ever jackpot. This is unbelievable. It will take us some time to get our heads around this win and to organise ourselves, said a spokesperson for the family, which has not been named. We are a very close fami
Feb 21, 2019, 8:24 am - Lottery News

EuroMillions lottery winners to share £115 million prize with family and friends
When Frances and Patrick Connolly realized they had won a EuroMillions jackpot worth 115 million (US$131 million), they sat in silence and stared at each other for 10 minutes, then made a cup of tea. So began a new life for the couple from County Down in Northern Ireland on New Year's Day, after scooping one of the biggest UK lottery wins in history. They went public with the news on Friday at a press conference outside Belfast, where the Connollys announced they would share the prize with
Jan 5, 2019, 2:46 pm - Lottery News

Man finds $86 million lottery ticket in his car
A builder who stockpiled lottery tickets in his van discovered he had won 76 million (US$86 million) in the multi-country EuroMillions game six weeks after the winning draw. Andrew Clark, 51, from Boston, Lincolnshire, said he was taking early retirement after discovering the winning ticket tucked in the visor of his Peugeot Expert van. Boston is a town and small port in Lincolnshire, on the east coast of England, approximately 100 miles north of London. He made a claim for the prize the 1
Dec 23, 2018, 11:42 am - Lottery News

EuroMillions ticket mistakenly ripped in half wins Scottish couple $67 million
The winners of a 57.9 million (US$67.3 million) EuroMillions jackpot were initially told they did not have a winning ticket and it was ripped in half and put in the garbage. But a message on a lottery terminal in Fred and Lesley Higgins's local Aberdeenshire shop told them to keep hold of the ripped ticket and call operator Camelot. They were given the torn ticket back, went home and checked the numbers to find they did indeed match and they were the winners of the July 10 jackpot. But
Aug 2, 2018, 7:31 am - Lottery News

Irish family claims €38.9m EuroMillions jackpot anonymously
A small pool of family members from Dublin, Ireland, collected a life-changing 38.9 million (US$46.5 million) EuroMillions lottery jackpot prize on Monday morning, following their huge win earlier this month. The family members, who all wish to remain anonymous, bought the winning EuroMillions jackpot quick pick on the day of the draw, Friday December 29, at The Village Shop in Malahide. Collecting their prize, the ecstatic family said that the last week has been a blur and revealed they a
Jan 10, 2018, 12:02 pm - Lottery News

Odd Brits furious that lottery jackpot is so high
UK lottery players are calling for a boycott after there was no jackpot winner for the sixth draw in a row By Todd Northrop British media is reporting that lottery players in the United Kingdom are 'disappointed' and 'furious' that lottery jackpots in the island nation have reached record levels. Players were left disappointed after Saturday's 14.4 million (US$19.1 million) jackpot rolled over once again, as did Friday night's Euro Millions drawing. Around the world, huge lottery jac
Oct 2, 2017, 8:45 am - Lottery News

Britain's youngest EuroMillions winner planning to sue lottery for 'ruining' her life
Britain's youngest EuroMillions lottery winner has revealed she is planning to take legal action against the lottery for negligence. Jane Park, who won 1 million (US$1.25 million) at the age of 17, said winning the windfall had ruined her life and she often thought things would have been better if she had never won. Ms Park, now 21, argued that someone of her age should not have been allowed to win such a substantial sum of money. She said 18 should be the minimum age for winning the lotte
Feb 14, 2017, 9:36 am - Lottery News

French lottery 'winner' went on huge spending spree only to realize she had wrong number
A Frenchwoman who went on a huge spending spree after winning the Euro Millions lottery was ordered to pay the huge tab back after belatedly discovering that she had got the wrong the number. The 46-year-old, whose identity was not disclosed in the French media, believed she had won a massive jackpot. Within hours, and over the course of three weeks in February and March 2014, she issued a series of checks spending on perfumes, jewellery, clothes and ornaments to celebrate her good fortune.
Mar 9, 2016, 8:14 pm - Lottery News

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