Builder who won $138 million lottery jackpot promises to keep working
A UK builder named as the winner of the 105 million (US$138 million) EuroMillions jackpot has pledged not to stop working despite landing the life-changing fortune.
Father-of-three Steve Thomson said he felt like he was having a heart attack he realized he had the winning numbers on his Lucky Dip ticket and was a gibbering wreck as he told wife Lenka. A Lucky Dip ticket is one in which the computer selects all random numbers instead of the player choosing the numbers to play.
The 42-year-o ...
Dec 30, 2019, 11:13 am - Lottery News forum
EuroMillions £161 million lottery jackpot winner Colin Weir dies aged 71
Colin Weir, winner of the 161 million EuroMillions jackpot in what was Europe's biggest lottery prize, has died at the age of 71 after a short illness. At the time, the jackpot was worth $260.5 million in US dollars.
Weir and his then wife, Chris, from Largs in North Ayrshire, claimed the entire EuroMillions jackpot 161,653,000 in the summer of 2011.
A spokeswoman for Weir's lawyers said, It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Colin Weir early today after a short illness. ...
Dec 29, 2019, 8:02 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery first-timer's $551,575 winner nearly ended up in trash
An Ireland man who bought his first-ever lottery ticket said the $551,575 winner nearly ended up in the trash at his local store.
The Dublin dad was thanking his lucky stars today in the Ireland National Lottery Winner's Room as he claimed his check for 500,000 (US$551,575), which was a top prize won in the EuroMillions Plus draw on Tuesday, October 8.
His winning Quick Pick ticket was bought at the Centra store on Grange Road in Rathfarnham, Dublin 14.
And he revealed that while he has ...
Oct 14, 2019, 8:27 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner from UK claims £170m EuroMillions jackpot
The lucky winner of Tuesday's record 170 million (US$209 million / 190 million) EuroMillions jackpot draw has come forward, the UK National Lottery has said.
Camelot, the operator of the United Kingdom National Lottery, had previously confirmed the winning ticket, worth an incredible 170,221,000, was bought somewhere in the UK.
Exactly where the ticket was purchased or whether the winner is an individual or a lottery pool will not be revealed unless the ticket-holder decides to go public.
Oct 11, 2019, 10:16 pm - Lottery News forum
UK ticket-holder is Britain's biggest-ever lottery winner after winning £170m EuroMillions jackpot
EuroMillions players across Britain have been urged to check their tickets this morning after one person won the entire 170 million (US$209 million / 190 million) jackpot.
The player matched all five main numbers 7, 10, 15, 44, and 49, with Lucky Star numbers 3 and 12 in Tuesday's draw following the lottery's longest ever series of rollovers, making them the UK's biggest ever winner.
Andy Carter, senior winners' adviser at the National Lottery, said, One incredibly lucky ticket-holder has ...
Oct 9, 2019, 7:46 am - Lottery News forum
€190m EuroMillions lottery jackpot will be won tonight, no matter what
Odds of winning slashed to 1 in 7 million
The EuroMillions jackpot of 190 million (US$209 million) will have to be won on Tuesday night no matter what happens, with the odds of claiming at least a share of the top prize effectively falling from 140 million to 1 to a considerably more manageable 7 million to 1 due to a never-before enforced rule.
The current jackpot has been rolling over since July 23rd and this week for the first time in the 15-year history of the game, it will have hit it ...
Oct 8, 2019, 8:58 am - Lottery News forum
UK winner claims £123 million EuroMillions lottery jackpot anonymously
A 123 million (US$140 million) EuroMillions jackpot win has been successfully claimed by a UK ticket holder who has chosen to remain anonymous, Camelot said.
The operator of the National Lottery confirmed the 123,458,008 prize won in the draw on June 11 had been validated and paid out.
It is the third biggest amount ever to be won in the UK and the fourth EuroMillions jackpot win this year.
Andy Carter, senior winners' adviser at The National Lottery, said, What an amazing win the third ...
Jun 25, 2019, 11:58 am - Lottery News forum
UK factory worker claims £71 million EuroMillions lottery jackpot
A factory worker who has won 71 million (US$80 million) in the multi-country EuroMillions lottery is quite happy to admit it bloody well will change his life.
Ade Goodchild, 58, was the only winner of the 71,057,439 prize on Friday.
He told a news conference he will retire after 24 years as a metal worker in Hereford, travel the world and buy a home with a swimming pool.
Being single, he denied he was suddenly more attractive overnight, saying, Just my wallet is.
Mr. Goodchild is th ...
Apr 10, 2019, 8:26 am - Lottery News forum
Irish family celebrate after record €175 million lottery win
A family from a village outside Dublin, Ireland, has claimed a 175 million (US$198.7 million) EuroMillions jackpot after stashing the winning ticket in an Argos catalog under a mattress.
The family spent the day digesting and celebrating the news that it had won Ireland's biggest-ever jackpot.
This is unbelievable. It will take us some time to get our heads around this win and to organise ourselves, said a spokesperson for the family, which has not been named.
We are a very close fami ...
Feb 21, 2019, 8:24 am - Lottery News forum
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 forum