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New UK Lottery operator Allwyn sets sights on Irish National Lottery
Allwyn Entertainment plans to bid for majority stake in Ireland Lottery By Kate Northrop Allwyn Entertainment, the new operator of the UK National Lottery, is planning to place a bid for a majority stake in the Irish National Lottery and expand its hold as Europe's largest lottery group. Now the biggest lottery operator in Europe, Allwyn is setting its sights on the Ireland National Lottery and is expected to enter the race to buy a majority stake. In March, Allwyn completed its
May 3, 2023, 10:49 am - Lottery News

Winner of £105 million EuroMillions lottery jackpot misses his job
Generous lottery winner remembers humble life before the big win By Kate Northrop A lottery winner who scooped up a whopping 105 million (US$127.9 million) EuroMillions jackpot in 2019 is missing the workplace banter of his old job. Following his lottery win of over a hundred million pounds, a West Sussex man found fulfillment in using the prize to give back to multiple charitable organizations, groups, and family members. Now, he's longing for a piece of the life he once had. Wh
May 1, 2023, 3:12 pm - Lottery News

VIDEO: UK woman who sued Camelot for £1 million lottery prize loses case
Court case over computer error comes to a close By Kate Northrop A UK woman who sued Camelot, the operator of the National Lottery, was told by a judge that her lottery prize was worth 10, not 1 million. Lottery player Joan Parker-Grennan, who went head-to-head with National Lottery operator Camelot in a court battle, will not be walking away with the 1 million prize she thought she was owed. Last week, Parker-Grennan was locked in a court battle over whether her online lottery p
Apr 8, 2023, 7:55 pm - Lottery News

UK woman claims she won £1 million lottery prize, Camelot says its £10
UK woman and Camelot locked in court battle over disagreement about prize amount By Kate Northrop A UK woman is going head-to-head with National Lottery operator Camelot in court to determine whether her prize is worth 1 million (US$1.2 million) or 10. Joan Parker-Grennan is currently locked in a court battle to get Camelot to pay her the 1 million prize she says she is owed. Camelot is disputing her claim, saying that she only won 10. On Tuesday, lawyers said that Parker-Gre
Mar 31, 2023, 4:40 pm - Lottery News

Scottish £161 million EuroMillions lottery winner spent $50 million in eight years before death
Jackpot winner spent over $130,000 per week By Kate Northrop A Scottish lottery winner of a 161 million (US$249.9 million) EuroMillions jackpot spent hefty a chunk of his fortune within eight years on luxuries and charitable acts before he died. Colin Weir was Scotland's biggest lottery winner and had the purchase history to prove it. Over the course of eight years prior to his death, he burned through $50 million and left a legacy in his wake. In 2011, Weir and his wife, Christi
Mar 28, 2023, 4:50 pm - Lottery News

Winner of £105 million EuroMillions lottery jackpot keeps promise three years later
Builder who won millions is a model lottery winner By Kate Northrop A lottery winner who scooped up a whopping 105 million (US$127.9 million) EuroMillions jackpot in 2019 has kept a humble promise three years after the big win. A West Sussex man has made good on his word over three years after winning over a hundred million pounds in the lottery, never losing sight of his generous goals. When Steve Thomson, 45, won the massive jackpot in 2019 , his immediate focus was not on what
Mar 18, 2023, 7:00 am - Lottery News

New UK National Lottery operator Allwyn acquires Camelot UK
Cease fire in battle over UK National Lottery license as Camelot inches closer to the end of its final term By Kate Northrop Allwyn AG, the UK National Lottery's new operator, announced its intentions on Friday to acquire Camelot UK Lotteries Limited, the Lottery's previous license holder. After a back-and-forth dispute between Camelot UK and Allwyn over the license to run the UK National Lottery, Allwyn came forward to publicly announce its acquisition of Camelot UK. In March, t
Nov 21, 2022, 12:35 pm - Lottery News

Brothers smash father's car with hammers after he refuses to share £3.1 million lottery prize
Sons of lottery winner relay details of fallout years after the win By Kate Northrop A brand-new car bore the brunt of two brothers' frustration after their father refused to share his 3.1 million (US$3.6 million) EuroMillions lottery prize with them. Two sons decided it was hammer time and smashed their father's car with claw hammers when they did not receive a penny of their father's lottery winnings. In 2012, a group of Stagecoach workers from Corby, Northamptonshire won and s
Aug 29, 2022, 2:38 pm - Lottery News

UK woman who won £1 million EuroMillions prize calls aftermath a "twisted fairytale"
Lottery winner says lottery tickets should come with Government health warnings similar to those on cigarettes By Kate Northrop A EuroMillions lottery player who won a 1 million (US$1.187 million) in 2013 at the age of 17 is using her experience as a winner to promote placing a Government health warning on lottery tickets. Lottery winner Jane Park, of Edinburgh, is warning other hopeful players of the potential fallout that comes with winning a large prize. In 2013, Park won a 1
Aug 23, 2022, 12:34 pm - Lottery News

UK woman wins lottery jackpot, finds out she's cancer-free right after
Lottery winner urges people to stay on top of their health By Kate Northrop A cancer patient found out from her doctor that she was officially cancer-free immediately after winning a 1 million (US$1.19 million) lottery jackpot. Maxine Lloyd, 50, of Kettering, Northamptonshire, is incredibly lucky she received two sets of good news that anyone would be more than happy to receive one of. However, she's had to overcome a few difficult obstacles and has shown nothing but resilience i
Aug 18, 2022, 4:53 pm - Lottery News