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UK store clerk steals thousands in lottery scratch tickets, wins nothing
A debt-ridden Scottish store clerk stole 1,500 (US$2,000) worth of lottery scratch tickets from the store where he worked, and didn't win a single penny. Andrew Lochrie, 28, helped himself to rolls of the National Lottery instants games from the supermarket where he worked hoping to clear mounting debts. But over the course of his crimes, between August 1 and October 24, 2017, Lochrie won nothing which a judge told him was a lesson . Lochrie worked at the Co-op supermarket on Shore Stre
Feb 10, 2019, 8:03 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

Some players unhappy with UK Lotto game changes
Loss of Millionaire Raffle rankles Scots The United Kingdom National Lottery is facing a boycott from outraged Scottish players who branded the Lotto game's prize draw an absolute con after lottery operator Camelot changed its rules. Lotto bosses have come under fire for scrapping the Lotto Millionaire Raffle which awarded a 1 million payout twice a week. Since the canceled game add-on was a raffle and not a lotto draw, there was a guaranteed 1 million prize winner every drawing, rather
Dec 3, 2018, 11:00 am - Lottery News

British man charged with fraudulently claiming £2.5 million lottery jackpot
Faked winning ticket? A man who won 2.5 Million in the UK's National Lottery appeared in court today accused of faking the winning ticket. Edward Putman, 53, made his first appearance in the crown court following a three year police investigation. But, in a preliminary hearing, his barrister Lawrence Selby told St. Albans Crown Court that Putman would be making an application to dismiss the charge. In October, Putman appeared before magistrates to plead not guilty to fraud by false r
Nov 26, 2018, 8:33 pm - Lottery News

UK National Lottery to increase Lotto game prizes
Raffle side game will be dropped United Kingdom National Lottery operator Camelot has announced it will be increasing the prize amounts for its Lotto game. From November, players who match five or more balls plus the bonus ball will win a fixed 1 million (US$1.28 million). Five balls will win at least 1,750 and four 140, both increases from their current estimated values, and three balls will net 30, up from 25 now. This is up from an estimated 50,000 which is currently based on sale
Sep 4, 2018, 8:27 am - Lottery News

UK Lottery botched raffle draw results
Winning tickets worth millions may have been discarded Five players in a UK National Lottery raffle missed out on becoming millionaires after a technical fault on its website hid winning tickets, it can be revealed. A temporary page on the National Lottery website hid raffle prizes worth 5.45 million (US$7 million) from players in a 2016 Lotto Olympic Medal Draw, meaning winners may have been misled into discarding winning tickets they thought were worthless. Gambling watchdogs have hit
Aug 26, 2018, 9:48 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

Hundreds expected at funeral of 'Lotto Angel' who gave away most of $10 million jackpot
Within an hour of winning the UK National Lottery jackpot, Barbara Wragg had already told husband Ray how she wanted to spend her winnings: give it to those in need. For the next 18 years, she was as good as her word. This former hospital worker who died last week gave away an astonishing 5.5 million (US$7.3 million) of her 7.6 million (US$10.1 million) windfall. Hundreds of individuals benefited from her generosity. In her home city of Sheffield, she became known as the Lotto Angel. S
Jun 1, 2018, 1:09 pm - Lottery News

Lottery winner memorialized his winning numbers in his swimming pool
If you're hoping for a bit of extra lottery luck this week, perhaps living in the home of a lottery winner might make some good fortune rub off on you and now you can do just that. Roy Gibney, 63, is selling the property he bought with his 7.4 million (US$10.3 million) jackpot back in 1998 for a price tag of 1.125 million (US$1.56 million). The six-bedroom house in Barnoldby-le-Beck near Grimsby was originally bought for just 375,000 but since then it has been through some serious upgrades
Mar 6, 2018, 11:37 am - Lottery News