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£2.6m Lottery win goes unclaimed
A 2.6 million National Lottery jackpot has gone unclaimed and is to be handed over to good causes.It's the third largest prize in the lottery's history to go unclaimed.Organisers Camelot had urged players to have a final search for the winning Lotto Extra ticket.It was bought in south-east Northumberland for the draw on Saturday May 10 and carried the numbers 2, 7, 17, 25, 38 and 44.In February this year a 2,928,214 Lotto jackpot ticket, also bought in the Northumberland area, remained unclaim
Nov 7, 2003, 4:34 am - Lottery News

Camelot launches daily lottery
Camelot is launching its latest attempt to try revive public interest in the lottery by starting a daily draw which will offer better odds of winning smaller prizes.But the new Daily Play game faces competition from a rival draw being launched next month.Vernons, best known for running football pools, claim its Florida 4 game will offer a 20 per cent chance of winning as opposed to 12.5 per cent on Daily Play.Players on the 1 Daily Play draw - which takes place at 8.30pm, six days a week - sele
Sep 23, 2003, 3:52 am - Lottery News

Add-on games stem UK Lottery sales decline
UK National Lottery sales have stabilized even though the main Lotto draw suffered yet another fall, operator Camelot says.Latest figures show sales across all Lottery games averaged 85 million a week, matching the previous quarter.But they are still a long way down from a peak of around 100 million a week towards the end of the 1990s.Lotto, the main draw, sold around a million fewer tickets a week in April to June this year than in the previous three months - from an average 61 million a wee
Sep 16, 2003, 3:52 am - Lottery News

Family double as father scoops lotto windfall
A retired father of three is celebrating an 85,248 Lotto windfall - just two months after his son scooped 179,137.Anthony McDonnell was presented with his cheque by his son Ian after the family double, which is estimated to have defied odds of 339 billion-to-one.Mr McDonnell, 59, from Bridgnorth, Shropshire, matched five numbers and the bonus ball in last Saturday's National Lottery draw - eight weeks after Ian, a 34-year-old finance worker, did the same.Mr McDonnell senior told a press confer
Aug 21, 2003, 3:19 am - Lottery News

UK Lottery chiefs may double ticket prices
The price of a National Lottery ticket could rise - and even double to 2 - under plans being considered by the operator Camelot, it emerged today.Lottery executives are concerned that they are missing out on huge profits because the cost of playing the main game Lotto has not risen with inflation.As sales of tickets for the game continue to fall, it is thought that a price rise could help to push the company's finances - and the money raised for good causes - back up.Chief executive Dianne Thom
Aug 5, 2003, 4:59 am - Lottery News

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