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
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 forum
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.
Aug 2, 2018, 7:31 am - Lottery News forum
Irish family claims €38.9m EuroMillions jackpot anonymously
A small pool of family members from Dublin, Ireland, collected a life-changing 38.9 million (US$46.5 million) EuroMillions lottery jackpot prize on Monday morning, following their huge win earlier this month.
The family members, who all wish to remain anonymous, bought the winning EuroMillions jackpot quick pick on the day of the draw, Friday December 29, at The Village Shop in Malahide.
Collecting their prize, the ecstatic family said that the last week has been a blur and revealed they a ...
Jan 10, 2018, 12:02 pm - Lottery News forum
Odd Brits furious that lottery jackpot is so high
UK lottery players are calling for a boycott after there was no jackpot winner for the sixth draw in a row
By Todd Northrop
British media is reporting that lottery players in the United Kingdom are 'disappointed' and 'furious' that lottery jackpots in the island nation have reached record levels.
Players were left disappointed after Saturday's 14.4 million (US$19.1 million) jackpot rolled over once again, as did Friday night's Euro Millions drawing.
Around the world, huge lottery jac ...
Oct 2, 2017, 8:45 am - Lottery News forum
Britain's youngest EuroMillions winner planning to sue lottery for 'ruining' her life
Britain's youngest EuroMillions lottery winner has revealed she is planning to take legal action against the lottery for negligence.
Jane Park, who won 1 million (US$1.25 million) at the age of 17, said winning the windfall had ruined her life and she often thought things would have been better if she had never won.
Ms Park, now 21, argued that someone of her age should not have been allowed to win such a substantial sum of money. She said 18 should be the minimum age for winning the lotte ...
Feb 14, 2017, 9:36 am - Lottery News forum
French lottery 'winner' went on huge spending spree only to realize she had wrong number
A Frenchwoman who went on a huge spending spree after winning the Euro Millions lottery was ordered to pay the huge tab back after belatedly discovering that she had got the wrong the number.
The 46-year-old, whose identity was not disclosed in the French media, believed she had won a massive jackpot. Within hours, and over the course of three weeks in February and March 2014, she issued a series of checks spending on perfumes, jewellery, clothes and ornaments to celebrate her good fortune.
Mar 9, 2016, 8:14 pm - Lottery News forum
UK couple credit dog with discovering lottery double-win
A couple who won nearly 150,000 (US$231,000) playing the multi-country Euromillions game doubled their prize after their dog found a second winning ticket for the same amount.
Shortly after Jane and Alan Slater's numbers came up in the draw on September 29th, their dog Ruby disturbed another forgotten ticket in their car.
It was tucked in a catalog in the car and flew out when Ruby and a second family dog jumped in after a walk.
The two tickets, for the same draw, were each worth 149,08 ...
Oct 15, 2015, 9:32 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner's first purchase: a new shower door
A man from west Dublin, Ireland, has described winning 500,000 in the EuroMillions multi-country game as a pleasant shock .
He was the sole winner of the EuroMillions Plus 500,000 top prize in last Friday's draw.
EuroMillions Plus is an add-on game played only in Ireland that enters the first five numbers on your EuroMillions game ticket in a special Plus drawing held in Ireland the same evening. Adding EuroMillions Plus costs an extra 1 over the regular cost of a EuroMillions ticket.
Jul 6, 2015, 11:11 am - Lottery News forum
£1 million EuroMillions prize goes unclaimed
A United Kingdom lottery player from Leicestershire has missed out on the chance to become a millionaire.
UK National Lottery bosses announced that the deadline to claim the EuroMillions win expired at midnight yesterday.
The winning ticket, bought in Leicester, would have allowed the holder to claim a EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker prize from the draw on Tuesday, December 23.
A National Lottery spokesman said that as the deadline has now passed the money, plus the interest it earned ...
Jun 23, 2015, 7:58 am - Lottery News forum