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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 forum

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 forum

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 forum

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 forum

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 forum

Single father wins £1 million from EuroMillions lottery after playing for the first time
Electrician recalls a voice in his head telling him to play the game By Kate Northrop Simon Waddup, 31, entered the National Lottery EuroMillions draw game for the very first time. As luck would have it, the impulse buy earned him a 1 million (US$1.25 million) prize. While shopping at the local Aldi in Coventry, the lucky electrician repeatedly heard a voice in his head telling him to buy a lottery ticket on May 19. The nagging feeling persisted even as Waddup was on his way home. Af ...
Jun 2, 2020, 12:03 pm - Lottery News forum

British man who saved policeman's life during lockdown wins the lottery
A British water quality worker who helped save the life of a policeman after he had a heart attack on the bus during lockdown is celebrating a 1 million (US$1.2 million) lottery win. Anthony Canty, who has worked throughout the coronavirus pandemic and says he plans to continue his job, said he told the officer about his big win in the May 5 draw of the UK's EuroMillions add-on raffle drawing. He said 'good karma happens to good people', the 33-year-old said. Canty, who has two childre ...
May 14, 2020, 9:08 am - Lottery News forum

UK National Lottery website down before drawing
Frustrated players unable to buy tickets for the 5 million draw By Kate Northrop A power outage in Watford, a small town 15 miles northwest of London, caused the UK National Lottery website and smartphone app to crash and continue to remain out of action just four hours before the big drawing of 5 million (US$6.2 million) on Wednesday. The Camelot Group, the operator of the UK National Lottery, houses its headquarters in Watford. Although the power outage was reported at 6:57 am and ...
May 7, 2020, 1:46 pm - Lottery News forum

UK man celebrates £58 million EuroMillions jackpot win
A United Kingdom man who won a 58 million (US$71.6 million) lottery jackpot celebrated by having a beer with his brothers at a 6-foot distance. Ryan Hoyle, 38, said he was shaking when he got an email informing him he had become a multi-millionaire in Friday's EuroMillions draw. The numbers drawn in the Friday, April 17, EuroMillions drawing were 16, 28, 32, 37, and 45, with Lucky Stars numbers 1 and 11. Hoyle drove to his parents' house, passing his phone through the window for them to ...
Apr 23, 2020, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery-winning farmer shares potatoes with people in coronavirus isolation
A woman who used her lottery winnings to move to a farm in England supplied free potatoes to people in self-isolation due to COVID-19. Susan Herdman, 51, moved to the farm after winning the United Kingdom National Lottery in 2010 and made a post in a local Facebook group offering to share her potatoes after learning of people stockpiling food and supplies due to the global coronavirus outbreak. Herdman delivered potatoes to isolating families and a home for disabled children in addition to ...
Mar 25, 2020, 8:27 am - Lottery News forum

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