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
Dublin woman claims €49.5 million EuroMillions lottery jackpot
It's the 16th time a EuroMillions jackpot has been won in Ireland since the game's inception in 2004
By Kate Northrop
The 49.5 million (US$58.35 million) EuroMillions jackpot from the July 21, 2020 draw has officially been claimed by a woman from Dublin as of Friday, but her new reality has yet to sink in.
The winner, who claimed the monumental prize anonymously, has had a hard time wrapping her head around the sudden change, even three weeks after she found out that she won the jackpot ...
Aug 10, 2020, 10:37 am - 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.
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 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
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