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Secret Lottery millionaire leaves fortune to charities
A reclusive elderly woman has left her secret Lottery fortune to charity.Gail German hit the jackpot when she won 1 million (US$1.92 million) playing the UK Lotto, but no one in the tiny hamlet where she lived knew about it.When she died, most of the money was split between her local church, a hospital and hospices.Despite the big win, she continued to live alone in the small rural cottage where she had grown up until her death, aged 53.She left the house and its garden in Catsash, near Newport ...
Dec 29, 2004, 8:26 am - Lottery News forum

Four tickets win UK Lotto jackpot
Four lucky tickets have matched all six numbers drawn Saturday to win the 4.5 million (US$8.8 million) UK Lotto jackpot, according to National Lottery operator Camelot.The winning Lotto numbers were 5, 16, 22, 25, 27 and 30; the bonus ball was 33. The prize fund was 16.7 million (US$32.5 million).Draw machine Garnet and set of balls seven were used.The four winners will get 1.1 million (US$2.14 million) each while 16 ticketholders won 86,000 (US$167,461) each for matching 5 numbers and the ...
Dec 20, 2004, 8:29 am - Lottery News forum

Study Proves Number Bias in UK Lottery
When you next select your lottery numbers, be sure to pick 38. That is the conclusion of a previously unpublished report by the National Lottery Commission, which unearthed a series of statistical anomalies that, taken at face value, suggest the lottery might not be as random as was previously thought.Completed in early 2002, the nine-page document entitled 'The Randomness of the National Lottery' was meant to offer irrefutable proof that it was random. But the statisticians who produced the rep ...
Dec 11, 2004, 9:00 pm - Lottery News forum

North Wales couple hit UK Lotto jackpot
A retired school cook has scooped a 721,000 (US$1.4 million) lottery jackpot in the UK National Lottery.Eluned May Jones, 67, of Minffordd, near Penrhyndeudraeth, was one of four who shared Wednesday's 2.8m (US$5.4 million) top prize last week.The former assistant cook at Ysgol Cefn Coch has been trying for a decade, winning no more than the occasional 10 (US$19.22).Eluned, who runs a bed and breakfast with husband Ben, has stuck to the same numbers from the start.In recent years she has adde ...
Dec 9, 2004, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum

Syndicate Misses Out on Lottery Fortune
A school cleaner apologized to other members of his Lottery syndicate Friday after failing to put on a winning line that could have scooped them a share of an 8.5 million (US$16.2 million) jackpot.The group of 15 staff at New College, in Telford, Shropshire, could have won more than 100,000 (US$190,720) each after their numbers came up in Saturdays draw.But syndicate member Andrew Edwards said he did not fill in the 14th of the 15 lines on the ticket because not enough money had been paid into ...
Nov 30, 2004, 7:35 am - Lottery News forum

BBC to lose exclusive rights to show UK National Lottery draws
The BBC is to lose exclusive television rights to the UK National Lottery because Camelot believes its games would be better promoted on rivals such as ITV and Channel Five.The lottery operator, which is believed to be negotiating with several commercial broadcasters, wants to overhaul television coverage in 2006 when the BBC's existing contract to show the draw comes up for renewal.The company would now prefer an arrangement whereby the draws of its seven games are shown across different channe ...
Nov 15, 2004, 9:13 am - Lottery News forum

UK National Lottery Celebrates 10 Years
Celebrations to mark 10 years of the National Lottery have taken place across the UK on Saturday.More than 150 lottery-funded venues in cities including Cardiff, Glasgow and Belfast have hosted dvents or opened their doors for free.The main dvents were held at London's Tate Modern art gallery, which was set up with 53m from the lottery.The celebrations included a Lotto birthday draw in the evening, with six people sharing the 10m prize money.The BBC's arts correspondent Torin Douglas said even ...
Nov 8, 2004, 7:48 am - Lottery News forum

Checkout clerk: 'You've had a big win, sir'
A young agricultural engineer saw a five-week lucky streak on the National Lottery spiral to new heights when his six numbers scooped him the 2m (US$3.65 million) jackpot.Meredith Davies, 32, had won a tenner every week for a month before all his numbers came good on the Saturday October 16 draw.He bought the winning ticket at Lomax's in Bridge Street, Lampeter.But despite normally checking his tickets the next day, it has taken Mr Davies more than a week to realise that Lady Luck had passed hi ...
Oct 28, 2004, 8:04 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery Winner Almost Did Not Buy Ticket
The 1,700th UK National Lottery millionaire revealed today how he almost spurned the chance to buy the winning ticket but changed his mind and made one of the best decisions of my life.Robotics engineer John Ellis, 48, was almost put off by a long queue to buy a ticket for last Saturdays draw at his local Morrisons supermarket in Redcar, Cleveland.But when he saw it was raining outside, he decided to wait and bought the lucky dip ticket which saw him and 45-year-old wife Sue scoop 2,069,730 (US ...
Oct 25, 2004, 7:59 am - Lottery News forum

Dinner ladies win lottery jackpot
A dinner lady today told how she was on holiday thousands of miles away in Australia unaware that she and 11 colleagues had scooped more than 2.3 million on the UK National Lottery.Doris Tiff, 61, was attending her nephews wedding in Brisbane when her pools six winning Lotto numbers came up in the September 4 draw.Her absence prompted frantic, long-distance phone calls and e-mails from her fellow cooks in Exhall, Coventry, with Mrs Tiff only finding out about the win two days later.Today, the 1 ...
Sep 16, 2004, 7:49 am - Lottery News forum