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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

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