Scotland decision could ride on a lucky lottery ticket
If Scotland votes to separate from the United Kingdom on Thursday, could nationalists have a lucky lottery ticket to thank?
Three years ago, Colin Weir, a former television cameraman, and his wife, Christine, a former psychiatric nurse, were enjoying a night watching CSI on the TV. Before going to bed, Christine decided to check their lottery ticket numbers. She checked, and then checked again: the couple from the seaside Scottish town of Largs had just won the 161 million (US$261 million) Eu ...
Sep 16, 2014, 5:05 pm - Lottery News forum
Irish Lottery winner giving away $44 million fortune
A Northern Ireland woman who won 34 million (US$45.4 million) in the EuroMillions lottery is giving away a whopping 33 million (US$44.1 million).
The big-hearted Strabane woman Margaret Loughrey plans to keep just 1.25 million (US$1.7 million) of her massive fortune. Since the windfall she's been handing out money to help people in need and has already parted with 17 million (US$22.7 million).
Margaret, who was unemployed when she won the massive jackpot, says she wants to use another 16 m ...
Aug 12, 2014, 3:59 pm - Lottery News forum
Judge rules boss must give waiter half of $1.7M lottery jackpot for predicting win
A restaurant boss in England was ordered yesterday to split a disputed 1 million (US$1.7 million) lottery payout with one of his waiters who claimed he dreamed they would win a fortune together.
Judge Mark Gosnell told Hayati Kucukkoylu he must hand 500,000 of the EuroMillions prize to Fatih Ozcan.
The High Court heard Ozcan was so convinced they would win he pestered Kucukkoylu into buying tickets with him, sharing the stake and jointly choosing the lottery numbers.
But when the waiter ...
Jul 15, 2014, 9:29 pm - Lottery News forum
Two Scots fail to collect £1 million lottery prizes
Two people have missed out on the chance to become millionaires after failing to collect their lottery prizes in time.
The deadline for claiming the two 1 million prizes expired at 11pm Wednesday, more than 180 days after the EuroMillions draw on July 26.
One of the winning tickets was bought in Fife and the other in East Dunbartonshire.
The money, plus the interest it earned, has now passed over to the UK National Lottery Good Causes.
Earlier this week it emerged that another winner ...
Jan 24, 2014, 5:40 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner dumps husband to date Audi dealer
Includes video report
When lottery winner Gillian Bayford decided to spend some of her 148 million (US$204.3 million) windfall on a fleet of luxury Audis, she wound up taking more than the high-end cars away from the dealership.
For the mother of two has split from her husband and started a new relationship with the man who sold her the vehicles.
Alan Warnock has quit his job with the dealership and set up home with the multi-millionairess, telling friends he is 'very happy' with his ne ...
Dec 30, 2013, 7:38 pm - Lottery News forum
EuroMillions jackpot makes poor woman one of Ireland's richest
From struggling on 70 a week in jobseeker's allowance, Margaret Loughrey is now officially one of Ireland's richest women.
But she says she will stay in her hometown despite scooping a whopping 26.9 million (US$44 million) from the EuroMillions jackpot.
Margaret, or Mags as she is known to her friends, from Strabane, Co Tyrone, struck gold after hitting five numbers and two lucky stars in the November 26th Euro Millions drawing.
The unemployed and single 48-year-old broke her silence ye ...
Dec 9, 2013, 10:01 am - Lottery News forum
Single mom finds €258,528 lottery ticket in her garbage can
A single mother from Galway, Ireland, nearly lost out on a 258,528 (US$351,482) lottery win all because she tossed her winning ticket into a garbage can.
But Lady Luck smiled on her when she eventually discovered the all-important ticket buried in the household garbage.
The Galway woman began a frantic search for the discarded EuroMillions ticket and eventually found it at the bottom of the garbage can.
She toasted her double whammy of good luck on Tuesday at the National Lottery HQ in ...
Oct 3, 2013, 8:18 am - Lottery News forum
Ireland Lottery doesn't have enough cash to pay €94m mystery winner
The mystery winner of the 94m Euromillions jackpot is not expected to claim their prize until next week because the Ireland National Lottery does not have enough money in the bank to pay them.
As of close of business Thursday, the lucky holder of the winning ticket in Tuesday's Euromillions draw had not turned up at the National Lottery headquarters in Dublin.
That's unsurprising given that lottery officials said they won't have the money in the bank until next week, when all participating ...
Jun 30, 2013, 9:14 am - Lottery News forum
Two tickets share massive €188 million EuroMillions jackpot
Two very lucky EuroMillions players in Ireland and Belgium have won almost 94 million each in the latest jackpot draw Tuesday evening.
There were two winning tickets sharing the top prize of over 187,937,614 (US$245.5 million).
The winning tickets were sold in Ireland and in Belgium. When contacted this evening, a spokeswoman for the Ireland National Lottery was not yet aware of the location where the winning ticket was purchased.
The jackpot of over 180m will be shared equally. We don ...
Jun 26, 2013, 7:33 am - Lottery News forum
$123M EuroMillions lottery winner claims prize
Now deciding if they want to go public
The 81,381,673.30 payout (US$123.7 million), which saw the lucky ticket-holder shoot to sixth on the UK National Lottery Rich List, had gone unclaimed since Tuesday night.
The winner is now deciding whether or not to go public with the win.
A Camelot spokesman said, The claim has been validated and the prize is in the process of being paid out.
The ticketholder is currently deciding whether to go public or remain anonymous.
While the winner ...
May 30, 2013, 12:39 pm - Lottery News forum