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Factory Worker to Quit after Lottery Win
A manual worker at a lubricants factory was planning early retirement today after scooping more than 1.1 million in the UK National Lottery.Ian Spragg, from Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, said he was considering using his winnings to quit his job and fly to New Zealand to visit family.The 61-year-old grandfather, who has used the same numbers since 1994, said he was so tired while checking the results for last Wednesdays Lotto jackpot after a late shift that he thought he was dreaming.He ...
Sep 13, 2004, 8:06 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery winner too busy to spend it
A former Welsh newspaper editor who left her job after winning 8.5m (US$15.3 million) on the national lottery revealed yesterday that she hasn't spent a penny of it yet.Farmer's wife Pat Griffiths, 48, who was in charge of the Abergavenny Chronicle until her win seven months ago, said she had been too busy working on the family farm to go on a spending spree.The family bought two modest VW Golf cars out of the 300,000 interest her win has earned, but Mrs Griffiths hasn't touched her nest-egg f ...
Aug 24, 2004, 8:35 am - Lottery News forum

Camelot battling 'lottery fatigue'
Many of us may have despaired of ever becoming millionaires, or perhaps just fancy a flutter on something else.Whatever the reason, the number of Britons playing the National Lottery has fallen faster in recent years than in any other form of gambling, a survey reveals.Five years ago, more than three-quarters of adults regularly bought a ticket for the Saturday draw. That figure has now dropped by 17% to just under two-thirds.By contrast, the proportion of people regularly betting on horse racin ...
Aug 18, 2004, 10:51 am - Lottery News forum

UK Lottery faces shortfall
Camelot faces a 500m shortfall in the money it raises for good causes because of the long-term decline in lottery sales, a former official of the game's regulator has warned.Mark Slattery, who recently stepped down as the National Lottery Commission's head of communications, said last year's 4.62bn lottery sales were the second lowest on record. This has left Camelot with an uphill task to match the 10.6bn it raised for good causes during its previous lottery licence.His analysis for The Inde ...
Aug 16, 2004, 9:14 am - Lottery News forum

Ministers set on blocking rapist's £7m lottery win
Two ministers vowed yesterday to stop a convicted rapist receiving his 7 million lottery winnings but no one in Whitehall could say how.David Blunkett, the Home Secretary, said criminals in jail who scoop the jackpot or inherit wealth should not benefit from a single penny .Tessa Jowell, the Culture Secretary, whose department is responsible for lottery law, said the rapist, Iorworth Hoare, should not get the money and discussions were taking place to prdvent him from doing so. What we can do, ...
Aug 13, 2004, 8:48 am - Lottery News forum

Saints and Sinners among the Winners
The UK National Lottery has been dogged by controversy as the game of chance has thrown up some seemingly less-than-worthy winners over the years.Of more than 1,600 lottery millionaires, a handful have gained added notoriety through their dubious activities.The latest is rapist Iorworth Hoare, 52, who scooped 7 million in last Saturdays Lotto Extra while on temporary release from prison.However, lottery winner Michael Carrolls persistent offending has also been widely reported in recent months. ...
Aug 11, 2004, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum

Cancer victim claims £20 million UK Lotto prize
A cancer sufferer who claimed a record 20.1 million (US$37.1 million) in the UK Lotto has described the moment when she realized that she had won the jackpot.Iris Jeffrey, a 58-year-old housewife, had put her ticket in a cupboard at her Belfast home without checking to see if it matched the winning numbers drawn on July 14.But she realised she had won after seeing an appeal from the organisers Camelot for the person holding the winning ticket to claim the outstanding rollover jackpot. I wrote d ...
Aug 6, 2004, 8:57 am - Lottery News forum

UK National Lottery has new rival
A rival national draw that promises to make competitors millionaires and to take the lottery out of donating money to charity was today dismissed as a threat by Lotto operator Camelot.The new game, Chariotlottery, is due to launch in October and will allow players to choose which good causes benefit from an estimated weekly fund of 600,000.It has already won backing from City businessman who believe that the game could tap into supposed disillusionment with National Lottery grants awarded to mi ...
Aug 3, 2004, 8:57 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery winner's life to be chronicled on BBC
A Redditch, Worcestershire (UK) man who scooped the jackpot on the National Lottery is set to have his life story re-told as part of a special documentary.Phil Kitchen's rags-to-riches tale will feature in a BBC programme focusing on the life of lottery winners since their windfall, as part of the game's 10th anniversary celebrations.Mr Kitchen won 1.8 million (US$3.3 million) in the Lottery in 1999, but rather than living the high-life, the win sent him spiralling into a lifestyle of neglect.M ...
Jul 30, 2004, 8:12 am - Lottery News forum

UK Lottery sales continue to rise
National Lottery operator Camelot has continued its recent growth with a 5.7% hike in first quarter sales, it announced today.The increase to 1.17 billion during the three months to the end of June marks the longest period of growth for the group since 1997.Camelot said the sales hike which includes better Lotto and non-Lotto sales was further evidence that we are firmly back on track.Although Camelot admitted sales were boosted by the first-ever triple rollover draw, it said the business would ...
Jul 19, 2004, 8:08 am - Lottery News forum