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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

One ticket wins $37 million UK Lotto jackpot
Champagne corks were popping Wednesday night as one lucky winner celebrated scooping a whopping $37 million ( 20 million) cash UK Lotto jackpot prize.Camelot said one ticket had won 20,100,472 on Wednesday evenings draw. The jackpot for Saturdays game is an estimated 5 million (US$9.3 million).Unlike Lotto games played in the United States, the UK Lotto prizes are all lump-sum, tax-free cash. Winning Wednesday's $37 million jackpot is similar to winning a $100 million advertised jackpot in t ...
Jul 15, 2004, 8:51 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery winner jailed for 5 months
A lottery winner who scooped a 9.7m (US$18 million) jackpot was yesterday jailed for five months after breaching a drugs testing and treatment order.Michael Carroll, 21, of Downham Market, Norfolk, failed to comply with a 12-month testing order which was imposed in March after he had admitted possession of various drugs.He was told by Swaffham magistrates yesterday that he would have to serve the sentence because he had failed to turn up for testing twice a week. The court heard Carroll had onl ...
Jul 7, 2004, 9:15 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery returns veterans to Normandy
War heroes from the Midlands will this week be returning to the Normandy battlefields thanks to a series of UK National Lottery grants.More than 400 veterans, widows and carers nationwide are being helped back to the D-Day beaches as part of the Heroes Return Fund run by the Big Lottery Fund and the Confederation of British Service and Ex-Service Organisations (COBSEO).Among the ex-soldiers is Laurence Morris, of Birmingham, who served with the Royal Engineers in a workshop unit.Mr Morris's job ...
Jun 2, 2004, 11:40 am - Lottery News forum