Odd Brits furious that lottery jackpot is so high
UK lottery players are calling for a boycott after there was no jackpot winner for the sixth draw in a row
By Todd Northrop
British media is reporting that lottery players in the United Kingdom are 'disappointed' and 'furious' that lottery jackpots in the island nation have reached record levels.
Players were left disappointed after Saturday's 14.4 million (US$19.1 million) jackpot rolled over once again, as did Friday night's Euro Millions drawing.
Around the world, huge lottery jac ...
Oct 2, 2017, 8:45 am - Lottery News forum
UK Lottery expecting sales surge with must-win £25M jackpot
The National Lottery is expecting a rush for tickets this week as a must-win 25 million (US$32.5 million) jackpot means the odds of winning the top prize are six times better than usual.
After ten consecutive draws without a jackpot winner, the total prize fund must be won this Wednesday so if nobody correctly predicts all six numbers the 24.7 million jackpot will be won or shared by anyone who matches five numbers plus the bonus ball.
The must win rule is triggered when the prize fund rea ...
May 22, 2017, 8:15 am - Lottery News forum
Documentary: The Lottery Liar
Includes video report
This is the incredibly strange tale of Howard and his wife Kathy Walmsley.
One day back in the late 90's Howard told Kathy a whopper of a lie that he won a 8.9 million (US$11.5 million) jackpot in the British National Lottery. And Kathy believed him.
As a result the two went on a shopping spree, buying fast cars, a dream home and a lifestyle fit for a multi-millionaire but it was all one big deception, as Howard hadn't actually won a single penny.
The film was c ...
May 9, 2017, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum
Britain's youngest EuroMillions winner planning to sue lottery for 'ruining' her life
Britain's youngest EuroMillions lottery winner has revealed she is planning to take legal action against the lottery for negligence.
Jane Park, who won 1 million (US$1.25 million) at the age of 17, said winning the windfall had ruined her life and she often thought things would have been better if she had never won.
Ms Park, now 21, argued that someone of her age should not have been allowed to win such a substantial sum of money. She said 18 should be the minimum age for winning the lotte ...
Feb 14, 2017, 9:36 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner's wife leaves him for even richer man
A married couple who won 2.3 million (US$3 million) in the UK National Lottery have divorced after the wife began a relationship with one of the UK's richest men.
David and Victoria Jones won 2.3 million in 2004, having been married for a month, and used the money to set up a successful property portfolio in Devizes, Wiltshire.
Twelve years later, the pair said the lottery ruined their lives and that they wish they had never won.
Mrs. Jones, 41, who bought the winning ticket with the la ...
Aug 28, 2016, 7:21 pm - Lottery News forum
Employee learns he won $5.8M in lottery, finishes 12-hour work shift
A pub kitchen manager scooped the UK's biggest ever scratch card jackpot of 4 million (US$5.8 million) while on his dinner break but then went back to finish his shift.
Dedicated Amadou Gillen, 46, bought two 10 scratch cards from a newsagents during a 12-hour shift at Wetherspoons.
He lit a cigarette and scratched the first to win 10 but then the second one revealed he had become a multi-millionaire.
But shocked father-of-two Amadou didn't tell anyone, and went on to work for another f ...
Jun 4, 2016, 8:16 am - Lottery News forum
Scotland family celebrates third big lottery prize
By Todd Northrop
An elderly couple from Scotland are celebrating a 1 million (US$1.5 million) lottery payout that continues an amazing family run of Lotto luck.
Peter Fry, 90, and his wife Mary, 86, landed the huge prize in the Lotto Millionaire Raffle and have been hailed as Scotland's luckiest family. The couple, from Bo'ness, West Lothian, shared the win with their three daughters, Margaret, 64, Janet, 59, and Isobel, 57.
The family play together, purchasing five lines twice a week, ...
May 31, 2016, 8:43 am - Lottery News forum
UK Lotto players furious over 5-number payout
'Teachable moment' for people who play multiples or patterns
Imagine beating the odds of 1 in 144,415 only to find out that your prize payout was just 15 (US$21). That's what thousands of UK Lotto players experienced Wednesday night.
National Lottery winners were left in anger last night after those who matched five numbers ended up with less money than people that matched only three.
Players with five winning numbers in Wednesday's Lotto draw ended up with just 15. This compared to 25 ...
Mar 24, 2016, 9:17 am - Lottery News forum
Ex-wife of big UK lottery winner still wouldn't take him back
The ex-wife of the man who won a 32.5 million (US$45.5 million) lottery jackpot has said she would not take her former spouse back, even with his multi-million fortune.
Jenny Brown, 61, used to be married to Gerry Cannings, 63, who was announced yesterday as the lucky winner of the second biggest ever Lotto jackpot.
But management consultant Ms. Brown, who has since remarried, said: My new husband asked if it would have been worth being married to him for 32 million. No. I don't envy him a ...
Feb 26, 2016, 9:15 am - Lottery News forum
UK couple waits for house to be painted, then claims £32.5M lottery jackpot
A Cambridgeshire couple who won 32.5 million (US$45.5 million) on the lottery have been identified and they've revealed the bizarre reason they carried the winning ticket around for a week before claiming the massive windfall.
Retired schoolteacher Gerry Cannings, 63, and his wife Lisa, 48, were aware they had picked the winning numbers the morning after the draw but didn't celebrate until days later as their house was being decorated.
The couple, from Peterborough, wanted to wait until th ...
Feb 25, 2016, 7:47 am - Lottery News forum