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Anonymous UK winner claims £122 million EuroMillions jackpot
An anonymous EuroMillions ticket holder has become the United Kingdom's fifth-biggest National Lottery winner after their 122 million (US$168 million) jackpot prize was paid out. Lottery operator Camelot UK Lotteries Limited announced on Friday it had validated and paid out the prize of 122,550,350.80, the jackpot from the EuroMillions draw on April 2. Unless the winner signs an agreement for full publicity, no further information can be released about their win. Camelot's Andy Carter,
Apr 12, 2021, 9:10 am - Lottery News

Britain's youngest lottery winner banned from driving after drug-fueled car crash
Callie Rogers scuffled with officers while high on cocaine By Kate Northrop A lottery winner infamous for frittering away her 1.9 million (US$3 million) fortune on drugs, partying, and luxury items was recently involved in a car crash and a police chase that resulted in the loss of her license. Callie Rogers, who was 16 when she matched all six numbers to become Britain's youngest lottery winner, is infamous for blowing through all of her winnings on expensive properties, plastic surger
Mar 29, 2021, 6:13 pm - Lottery News

Idaho Lottery says it's working with Legislature on 'alternative path forward' for Powerball
The Idaho Lottery took to Facebook Wednesday after lawmakers killed legislation that would have allowed Powerball to be played in the state. Today, the Idaho House State Affairs Committee held a bill in committee that would have allowed Idahoans to continue to play the Powerball game, Idaho Lottery wrote. Work continues with the Legislature to determine an alternative path forward to ensure no disruption in service to Idaho's single most popular lottery game, for the benefit of Idaho's publi
Mar 12, 2021, 7:56 am - Lottery News

Idaho ends Powerball in state, fearing foreign participation
Idaho lawmakers fearing foreign participation in the Powerball lottery killed legislation on Wednesday that would have allowed the game with huge jackpots to continue in the state after a run of more than 30 years. The move came after Idaho Lottery officials sought a change in state law because Powerball is expanding to include Australia in 2021 and Britain in 2022. But current Idaho law only allows lotteries in the state played by people in the U.S. and Canada. Idaho was one of the first
Mar 11, 2021, 6:25 am - Lottery News

UK couple lose out on £182 million EuroMillions lottery jackpot following payment error
Would-be winner is absolutely heartbroken over simple mistake By Kate Northrop Two students from the UK were left devastated after a payment error caused them to lose out on a 182 million (US$254 million) EuroMillions jackpot. The couple experienced an emotional rollercoaster ride of a lifetime when they saw their usual numbers turn up in the EuroMillions drawing on Fri., Feb. 26. Their dreams of reaching multi-millionaire status were suddenly quashed when they discovered that lack of f
Mar 3, 2021, 4:17 pm - Lottery News

EuroMillons jackpot winners gave away half of £115 million fortune
Couple who won jackpot in 2019 have already given 60 million to charities, friends, and family By Kate Northrop In just nearly two years, an English couple who won a 114.9 million (US$153.7 million) EuroMillions jackpot, the fourth largest awarded by the UK National Lottery since its inception, have already given away half of their winnings to friends, family and charities. Frances, 54, and her husband, Patrick Connolly, 56, found out that they won the massive prize on New Year's Day in
Dec 9, 2020, 4:24 pm - Lottery News

UK raises legal age to play the National Lottery from 16 to 18
Law change goes into effect next year as the government reviews the lottery and gaming industry By Kate Northrop Starting next year, 16- and 17-year-olds will no longer be able to play the National Lottery. In a move to curb the potential development of harmful gambling habits in a rapidly evolving digital age, the UK government announced that they will be raising the legal age to play the lottery to 18. Following a review of gambling laws launched by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, th
Dec 8, 2020, 3:12 pm - Lottery News

Lottery winner taskforce in United Kingdom unites to spread early Christmas joy
Team of lottery winners work together to deliver holiday gifts to charity workers By Kate Northrop A team of lottery winners from the United Kingdom have been working together to make Christmas happen a little earlier this year by gifting holiday baskets to charity workers and care staff who look after the elderly. The group of winners, who have collectively won more than 26 million (US$34.8 million) from lottery prizes, got together to spread Christmas joy to carers who work with Age C
Nov 30, 2020, 7:51 am - Lottery News

UK lottery winner helps out bride whose wedding was cancelled four times due to COVID-19
By Kate Northrop A bride and groom who had their wedding canceled four separate times due to the coronavirus pandemic were at their wit's end after constantly pushing back and rescheduling the event. Hearing about their growing frustration, one lottery winner who scooped up 13 million (US$17,150,965) in 2015 was eager to help contribute to their special day. Erika Witheridge-Towers, 24 of Truro, England was one of the many disappointed brides whose wedding plans were thrown off by the outb
Nov 16, 2020, 2:28 pm - Lottery News

Couple wins £1 million lottery prize a day after husband loses job
Incredible timely win comes after a year riddled with tragedy By Kate Northrop A couple who suffered a year's worth of hardship was hanging on by a thread, but one well-timed lottery prize was the long-awaited good karma to tip the scales and help lift the husband and wife out of their streak of misfortune. Just a day after being furloughed from his job as a wood machinist due to difficulties caused by COVID-19, David Adams, 61, found out that they had won a 1 million (US$1.3 million) p
Aug 7, 2020, 6:37 pm - Lottery News