Largest-ever UK Lotto jackpot has players... angry?
By Todd Northrop
In the United States, a record jackpot is cause for celebration and waves of ticket-buying, but in the United Kingdom players are bemoaning tomorrow night's record 42.2 million (US$62.62 million) Lotto jackpot and threatening to boycott the game, according to local media reports.
Apparently having a jackpot won frequently is more important to Brits than the size of the pot.
Tomorrow's record 42.2 million jackpot is the result of a record 10th rollover. The reason for th ...
Dec 29, 2015, 9:05 am - Lottery News forum
UK Lottery fears website error caused players to discard winning tickets
By Todd Northrop
The United Kingdom National Lottery is putting out an urgent call for players to re-check their Lotto tickets from the Oct. 10 drawing because the Lottery published the wrong numbers on their website.
To promote the re-launching of the revamped Lotto game on Oct. 10, the UK National Lottery held an expanded raffle drawing that awarded 25 prizes of 1,000,000 (US$1.5 million). During a normal drawing the lottery would award just one prize of 1,000,000.
When the winning ra ...
Nov 1, 2015, 5:46 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
£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 Lotto game to change in October
Harder to win, but guaranteed millionaires
Lotto players in the United Kingdom will have to select their winning numbers from a pool of 59 rather than 49 under sweeping changes to the game taking effect later this year.
The UK National Lottery operator, Camelot, said the enhancements would give players a better chance of winning and becoming a millionaire.
It said a new Millionaire Raffle would guarantee at least one millionaire per draw, the average winning jackpot was expected to be t ...
Jun 16, 2015, 4:41 pm - 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
Factory worker quits job after winning $12.3M UK lottery jackpot
A food factory worker and his partner both quit their jobs after the pair won a lottery jackpot worth nearly 8 million (US$12.3 million).
Philip Thomas Dunning, 44, and his partner Gina Meikle were left in a state of shock after winning 7,864,529 in Saturday's UK National Lottery draw.
The couple, of Bo'ness, Falkirk, are getting ready for the good times after a pal called them with the news as they were heading to bed.
Sandra, who matched the lucky couple up eleven years ago, knew the ...
Apr 30, 2015, 8:02 am - Lottery News forum
Meet the man who pays out UK lottery jackpots
Ever wondered how lottery winners are paid their money or who looks after them? The UK National Lottery recently profile one of their Winners Advisers, Andy Carter, to offer lottery players a glimpse of their role.
From the moment they realize they've won to actually getting their prize money, UK lottery winners are looked after every step of the way by their dedicated team of Winners' Advisers. It is their job to support winners through the entire process so they can begin to enjoy their lif ...
Apr 27, 2015, 7:40 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