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
UK lottery player claims £93M EuroMillions jackpot
The holder of a jackpot-winning EuroMillions ticket bought in the UK has come forward to claim their 93,388,943 (US$145 million) prize, lottery operator Camelot has confirmed.
The identity of the winner is still unknown, and they can choose to remain anonymous if they wish.
The prize is the biggest in the UK this year and the sixth-biggest ever in the country.
The winner could receive their money by Monday, Camelot said.
We're delighted Friday's ticket-holder has come forward to cla ...
Jun 15, 2015, 8:29 am - Lottery News forum
£36 million EuroMillions lottery jackpot claimed in UK
A United Kingdom ticket-holder has come forward to claim Friday night's EuroMillions jackpot of more than 36 million (US$54.7 million).
It will not be revealed if the top prize was scooped by an individual or a lottery pool or where the ticket was purchased unless the winner decides to go public.
The winning numbers were 5, 19, 29, 31, and 40, with Lucky Star numbers 3 and 10. The jackpot was 36,298,267.
A National Lottery spokesman said, We're delighted Friday's ticket-holder has come ...
Apr 26, 2015, 10:12 am - Lottery News forum
UK couple tell of £53 million EuroMillions win
A Lincolnshire woman told her husband don't be so stupid when he revealed they had won 53m (US$79 million) on the lottery.
Richard and Angela Maxwell, both 67, from Boston, won 53,193,914 in the EuroMillions jackpot draw on Tuesday. Boston is a town and small port in Lincolnshire, on the east coast of England.
It is the 10th-biggest UK lottery win, with the couple saying they would help family and friends.
Mr. Maxwell said he waited for four hours to tell his wife as she did not answer ...
Apr 4, 2015, 8:44 am - Lottery News forum
British couple win £1m in lottery draw for second time in two years
A UK couple who have won 1m (US$1.5 million) in the EuroMillions lottery for the second time have said they just can't believe it .
David and Kathleen Long from Scunthorpe, who won their first 1m in 2013, scooped a big money prize again on Friday night, beating odds of more than 283bn to one.
Long said he just knew it would be my turn again some day as the couple become the first people to win 1m twice who have gone public.
A spokesman for Camelot, which runs the UK national lottery, sa ...
Apr 2, 2015, 8:35 am - Lottery News forum
Northern Ireland woman wins life-changing £12.9M EuroMillions jackpot
Mary Hamilton of Newtownabbey in Northern Ireland is celebrating winning 12,935,936.30 (US$20.3 million) in the multi-country EuroMillions lottery game.
At a press conference Tuesday morning at the Culloden Hotel Northern Ireland's latest lottery millionaire Mary Hamilton enjoyed a glass of Champagne to mark her big win with a Lucky Dip [Quick Pick] ticket.
The 65-year-old furniture store employee has said she and husband Alexander (67) are going to spend it and her first purchase will be ...
Nov 20, 2014, 5:53 am - Lottery News forum
EuroMillions jackpot at record levels, capped at €190 million
By Todd Northrop
For players of Europe's EuroMillions multi-country lottery game, Friday's drawing is the start of a special capped drawing feature that could inflate the second prize level to extraordinary levels.
The 190 million (US$240.4 million) jackpot is the accumulation of 6 draws without a top prize winner since the October 3 super draw of 100 million.
Once the Euro Millions jackpot reaches the 190 million point, it becomes the first of up to two capped drawings. All of the mone ...
Oct 23, 2014, 9:46 am - Lottery News forum