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Lottery winner has just 4 days left to claim $16 million
A UK Lotto multi-millionaire has just four days left to claim 9.4 million (US$16 million).UK National Lottery Operator Camelot yesterday appealed to the unknown jackpot winner to come forward to join the 125 new lotto millionaires created this year.The winning ticket, bought in July, bears the numbers 3, 12, 17, 36, 44 and 49.But if it is not presented to Camelot by 5:30 pm on January 2, the prize and interest of 211,000 (US$363,100) will be passed on to the Lottery's good causes fund.It i
Dec 29, 2005, 8:24 am - Lottery News

Horoscope predicted lottery win
Gabrielle and Darren Nash should not have been surprised when they won the 15 million (US$26 million) UK Lotto jackpot on Christmas Eve as it had already been predicted.The couple from Stevenage, Herts, picked up their check at White Hart Lane, the north London home of Darren's favorite football team Spurs.The pair then revealed Gabrielle's aunt had read in her horoscope that someone in the family would win the lottery.They are planning to buy a house, go on vacation, and buy a car with their
Dec 29, 2005, 7:37 am - Lottery News

One $26 Million UK Lotto Winner on Christmas Eve
One lucky lottery player matched all six numbers in the special UK Lotto Superdraw to win the 15 million (US$26 million) Christmas Eve jackpot.The ticketholder has yet to come forward to claim their winnings and might not even know their good fortune yet.A Camelot spokeswoman confirmed they were still waiting to hear from the lucky winner.UK Lotto jackpots are paid tax-free, and are always lump-sum cash payments, meaning that unlike advertised jackpots in the United States, the winner will actu
Dec 26, 2005, 11:00 am - Lottery News

Couple learns downside of lottery pools -- the hard way
A United Kingdom couple faces the prospect of losing their home after the High Court dismissed their claim for a slice of a 7.2 million (US$12.3 million) UK Lotto jackpot.Tony and Kay Tomkins were handed an 86,000 (US$147,026) legal bill after claiming a fellow syndicate member struck lucky but secretly kept their share of the payout.After a seven-year wrangle, the court accepted evidence that pal Mark East's dad won the cash and gave him a 1 million slice.A judge struck out the Tomkins' cl
Nov 28, 2005, 12:51 pm - Lottery News

Number 13 'officially' unlucky in UK Lottery
The number 13 has traditionally been considered to be unlucky by people, and now the UK's National Lottery chiefs have revealed that the number does in fact happen to be the unluckiest for Lotto players as it is least likely to be picked in the main draw.The research conducted for Camelot, the UK National Lottery operator, showed that in eleven years, the No.13 ball has only been picked up a 108 times as a main ball, and only 12 times as a bonus ball. The research also showed that people with th
Nov 28, 2005, 8:30 am - Lottery News

Hilton may bid to operate UK lottery
Hilton Group is considering bidding for the next United Kingdom National Lottery license which will commence in January 2009 when Camelot s current contract expires through its Ladbrokes division.Other companies interested in operating the lottery are gaming operator Gala, Richard Branson s People s Lottery and Sportech, which owns Littlewoods Gaming.The National Lottery Commission yesterday published responses from all the above companies and many others to its proposals for the structure o
Oct 5, 2005, 11:03 am - Lottery News

Brits addicted to online gambling
Britons spend 5 billion (US$8.82 billion) a year on online gambling, a survey revealed Friday. And 93 per cent of those with web access quizzed by Virgin Money, admitted they have placed at least one Internet bet.The average gambler spends between 10- and 20-a-week on gaming sites.The biggest players are Londoners with one in 10 punters in the capital gambling between 300 and 500 every week.Half of the 2,000 people polled say they only started gambling online in the past six months.Football
Oct 1, 2005, 4:19 pm - Lottery News

Milkman to return to 3am starts after Lottery win
A milkman who won 1.4 million (US$2.52 million) in the UK Lotto has vowed to continue his job - and its 3am starts.Colin Bradley, 44, and wife, Pauline, 48, from Preesall, Lancashire, hit the jackpot after ditching their regular numbers for a lucky dip.Today, Mr Bradley had a day off, sipping champagne instead of delivering pints, as he picked up a check from Camelot for 1,482,086 (US$2,665,433). Unlike lotteries in the United States, there are no taxes on UK Lotto prizes. I was awake at 3am
Aug 24, 2005, 10:50 am - Lottery News

Unclaimed UK Lottery Prizes Soar to £100m Record
Unclaimed UK National Lottery prize money rose to a record 100 million (US$182 million) last year, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport confirmed today.The figure the highest since the game was launched was up from 73 million (US$133 million) the previous year.After 180 days all unclaimed prize money plus the interest accrued goes to the National Lottery Distribution Fund, the DCMS said.The money is then allocated to good causes around the country.Lottery operator Camelot said the un
Jun 17, 2005, 2:03 pm - Lottery News

Public to get say over UK Lottery cash
The public could be set to get a say on where the remainder of the UK National Lottery's money goes. The new Lottery Bill could see Britons voting for their favourite good cause. It aims to increase competition in the bidding process for the licence to operate the Lottery.Next week, the Big Lottery Fund, which hands out 50 per cent of all good causes money, will launch a new televised competition.Called the People's Millions, the joint venture with ITV will allow viewers to vote for their favour
May 26, 2005, 1:48 pm - Lottery News