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£2.4 million UK lottery winner opens up 17 years after win
Lucky player offers a glimpse into his normal life By Kate Northrop More often then not, it's the unfortunate lottery winners we hear about years after the big win, but one UK winner opened up about how he maintained both his wealth and normalcy after winning 2.4 million (US$3.3 million) 17 years ago. Ben Woods of Rock Ferry did what any person might do after winning the lottery travel abroad and go on vacation. While most advertised stories chronicle the downfall of unlucky lottery win ...
Aug 17, 2021, 3:54 pm - Lottery News forum

£148 million Euro Millions lottery winner sells £6.5 million mansion
Winner moves out of lavish estate after all the bad luck it brought By Kate Northrop A lottery winner who won 148 million (US$232.5 million) in a Euro Millions drawing in August 2012 sold the mansion he bought with his lottery winnings at a loss. Not only did Adrian Bayford make headlines in 2012 for claiming the massive jackpot, which was Britain's second-largest Euro Millions win at the time, but now he is making another appearance in the news for selling the home he was dumped i ...
Aug 13, 2021, 5:05 pm - Lottery News forum

How the UK Lottery helped Great Britain win 100 Olympic gold medals
By Kate Northrop Great Britain has officially secured its 100th gold medal in the Olympics, part of which can be attributed to support from the UK National Lottery. Since 1996, funding from the National Lottery has helped athletes from Team Great Britain take home over 100 gold medals at the Olympics, but what does that funding specifically entail? On Monday, Adam Peaty took Great Britain's 100th gold medal after defending his 100m breaststroke title in Tokyo. Within mere hours, Tom Dal ...
Aug 4, 2021, 11:17 am - Lottery News forum

UK woman who lost eye to cancer wins £100,000 in lottery
How lucky elephants got this winner through difficult times By Kate Northrop A pharmacy assistant won a hefty 100,000 scratch-off prize mere days after getting the all-clear from a melanoma that developed in her eye during lockdown. Good karma could not have had better timing for Louise Tate, 42, of Sunderland. Just days after receiving word that she officially beat the cancer that took her left eye, she discovered she won 100,000 on a National Lottery scratch-off game. During the pa ...
Jul 6, 2021, 12:01 pm - Lottery News forum

UK mom shocked by £1 million EuroMillions win went into labor four weeks early
Couple recalls how life quickly changed after big lottery win By Kate Northrop A mother from the United Kingdom was so thrilled by her 1 million (US$1.4 million) EuroMillions lottery win that she went into labor four weeks early. In February 2019, Natalie Metcalf, 39, and her partner Andy Symes, 43, had found out that their winning code in the EuroMillions game UK Millionaire Maker was drawn. Just as soon as they were about to celebrate, however, baby Poppy had other plans. Metcalf a ...
Jun 24, 2021, 10:36 am - Lottery News forum

Local retailers worry about future of UK National Lottery in stores
Convenience stores worry about the Lottery moving closer to digital sales channels By Kate Northrop Lottery retailers in the United Kingdom are expressing concerns about the future of the lottery in brick-and-mortar stores now that the contract for operating the lottery is up for grabs. Camelot Group has run the National Lottery for nearly three decades. Now that the contract is up for renewal, local retailers worry that a new operator would mainly prioritize online sales and push out s ...
Jun 7, 2021, 11:44 am - Lottery News forum

Covid nurse to buy home in Caribbean after winning the lottery
Much deserved win for medical worker who served throughout the pandemic By Kate Northrop A nurse who worked throughout the COVID-19 pandemic is planning a move to the Caribbean after winning 10,000 (US$14,000) a month for a year in the National Lottery's Set For Life draw game. Teresa Robinson, 65, of Woodbridge in Suffolk has been a nurse for 35 years, but after a particularly grueling year working through the COVID-19 pandemic, she is set to retire on a Caribbean island with her partn ...
May 7, 2021, 12:20 pm - Lottery News forum

UK man crashes prize car a day after winning it in a lottery
The brand new car was totaled in 24 hours By Kate Northrop Call it a stroke of bad luck or plain recklessness, a South Wales man totaled his brand-new car just one day after winning it in a lottery. Adam Griffiths was the lucky winner of a bright Palma Red 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX FQ-320 in a drawing conducted by Dream Car Giveaways on Apr. 26, 2021, but his luck didn't last very long. After crashing it and damaging it beyond repair, the prize he possessed briefly is no more. ...
May 4, 2021, 5:03 pm - Lottery News forum

UK National Lottery raises minimum age to play the lottery to 18
By Kate Northrop In an effort to reduce problem gambling, the National Lottery will be raising the minimum age to play the lottery in the UK from 16 to 18 on Thurs., Apr. 22, 2021. Figures show that over 200,000 16- and 17-year-olds regularly play the lottery or buy scratch-off tickets. This week, they will no longer have access to both online and retail Lottery products in a bid to reduce problem gambling among teens. We're committed to protecting young people from gambling-related ha ...
Apr 19, 2021, 4:47 pm - Lottery News forum

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 forum

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