€126M Euro Millions lottery ticket was purchased online
Euro Million's biggest lottery winner didn't know she had won 126 million (US$170 million) because she was in bed with flu.
The lucky but ill woman was the only jackpot winner of Friday's Euro Millions drawing.
She failed to realize her numbers had come up until she dragged herself to work on Monday to save herself from being fired in recession-hit Spain.
The unnamed 25-year-old, from Majorca, said, I still had flu on Monday but with the crisis we are going through, I decided I had to g ...
May 14, 2009, 7:20 am - Lottery News forum
One Euro Millions lottery ticket wins €126M jackpot (US$170M)
One lucky lottery ticket from Spain matched 5 lotto numbers plus the two Lucky Stars in Friday's Euro Millions drawing to win a massive jackpot of 126 million (US$170 million).
The huge prize was the result of six successive drawings without a winner in the multi-country European lottery game.
The winning ticket, worth 126,231,764 (US$170,198,287), was sold in a central Madrid lottery sales office.
As one would expect, the winner has not yet been revealed. Government lottery offices nor ...
May 9, 2009, 5:15 pm - Lottery News forum
£7M lottery winner goes back to work
A train driver who won a 6.9 million (US$12.8 million) lottery fortune has booked a return ticket and gone back to work on the railways.
Carl Prance gave up his job of 34 years for a string of dream holidays when his family hit the jackpot.
But just 10 months later he's getting up at 5am to drive 30 miles in his luxury Jaguar to start his 6am shift.
Prance, 50, missed the lure of trains so much after both his father and grandfather spent their lives on the railways.
He said, Some peo ...
Aug 25, 2008, 8:11 am - Lottery News forum
Man goes into hiding after falsely claiming to win lottery jackpot
A father is in hiding from his furious family after tricking them into thinking he had won $85.88 million in the Euro Millions lottery.
Fergus Frater, 46, promised his son Jordan, 25, a $12.5 million share of the jackpot and told his sister Lorraine that she would get a $2.5 million cut of the winnings, the Daily Mail reported.
He also fooled his local newspaper, The Argus, who splashed the story on its front page.
Son quits job
Jordan, a struggling roofer, quit his job. He and pre ...
Aug 20, 2007, 8:35 am - Lottery News forum
Briton claims UK's biggest lottery win
Someone in Britain is a lot richer on Tuesday after claiming the country's biggest ever lottery win 35,425,411.80 pounds (US$71 million).
The winner matched all five main numbers and both lucky star numbers, 23, 40, 42, 43, 49, plus 2 and 6, to claim the entire Euro Millions jackpot from the August 10 draw.
Camelot, which operates the British arm of the trans-European lottery, said the lucky ticket holder had now come forward and the prize had been paid out.
It is the largest jackpot ...
Aug 14, 2007, 10:58 am - Lottery News forum
UK Lottery operator plans $500 million global lottery game
'American states' are in talks to participate in the Christmastime mega-draw
Camelot, the operator of the UK National Lottery, is poised to launch a worldwide draw with a record jackpot of about 250m (US $500 million), now that it apparently won a new 10-year license this week.
The company was named on Tuesday as the preferred bidder for a license to run from 2009, after fending off a bid from Sugal Damani, an Indian rival.
It is the third victory for Camelot, which has run the l ...
Aug 9, 2007, 2:17 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery pool loses $36 million jackpot; wrong tickets bought
Members of a Belgian lottery pool who thought they had won 27 million euros (US$35.8 million) were devastated when they found the wrong numbers had been entered.
The group of 30 from Mouscron, south-west of Brussels, had been using the same numbers to enter the Euro Millions jackpot for weeks.
Members of the syndicate started to celebrate when their numbers came up in Friday's draw, reports the BBC.
However, the person in charge of buying the ticket had allowed the machine to choose Qui ...
Dec 11, 2006, 7:13 am - Lottery News forum
Huge Euro Millions lottery jackpot split 20 ways
Britain proved a good place to buy a lottery ticket this week as seven Britons won 6.75 million (US$12.8 million) each in the Euro Millions lottery draw on Friday.
With no single ticket holder matching all five main numbers and the two Lucky Star numbers, the 123 million (US$233 million, 182 million) jackpot, which had been rolled over for an 11th time, was shared between 20 people across Europe.
France had four winners, Portugal and Spain had three, Ireland had two while Belgium had on ...
Nov 18, 2006, 9:22 am - Lottery News forum
Euro Million Lottery's $222 Million Cash Prize Held by 3 Tickets
Three winning ticket-holders will share the 126 million British pounds (US$222 million) top prize in EuroMillions, the lottery held in nine European countries.
Two of the winning tickets were purchased in France and one in Portugal, according to unconfirmed results in an e-mailed statement by Camelot Group Plc, the lottery operator. The winning numbers were 9, 21, 30, 39, 50 and the Lucky Stars numbers were 1 and 3.
The payoff in today's draw swelled after no winners emerged from any lot ...
Feb 4, 2006, 7:10 am - Lottery News forum
Euro Millions Lottery Sparks Buying Frenzy With $224 Million Top Prize
EuroMillions, the lottery held in nine European countries, is about to eclipse Powerball in the U.S. as the world's single biggest cash prize.
The payoff in tomorrow's draw swelled to 183 million euros ($224 million) after no winners emerged from any lottery since Nov. 11. The jackpot is luring would-be millionaires from across the region.
I'll buy a desert island somewhere warm, lots of things for my family, and give some to charity, said Martha Dacosta, 25, a nurse's aide who bought ...
Feb 2, 2006, 9:38 am - Lottery News forum