UK Lotto game to change in October
Harder to win, but guaranteed millionaires
Lotto players in the United Kingdom will have to select their winning numbers from a pool of 59 rather than 49 under sweeping changes to the game taking effect later this year.
The UK National Lottery operator, Camelot, said the enhancements would give players a better chance of winning and becoming a millionaire.
It said a new Millionaire Raffle would guarantee at least one millionaire per draw, the average winning jackpot was expected to be t ...
Jun 16, 2015, 4:41 pm - Lottery News forum
UK lottery player claims £93M EuroMillions jackpot
The holder of a jackpot-winning EuroMillions ticket bought in the UK has come forward to claim their 93,388,943 (US$145 million) prize, lottery operator Camelot has confirmed.
The identity of the winner is still unknown, and they can choose to remain anonymous if they wish.
The prize is the biggest in the UK this year and the sixth-biggest ever in the country.
The winner could receive their money by Monday, Camelot said.
We're delighted Friday's ticket-holder has come forward to cla ...
Jun 15, 2015, 8:29 am - Lottery News forum
Factory worker quits job after winning $12.3M UK lottery jackpot
A food factory worker and his partner both quit their jobs after the pair won a lottery jackpot worth nearly 8 million (US$12.3 million).
Philip Thomas Dunning, 44, and his partner Gina Meikle were left in a state of shock after winning 7,864,529 in Saturday's UK National Lottery draw.
The couple, of Bo'ness, Falkirk, are getting ready for the good times after a pal called them with the news as they were heading to bed.
Sandra, who matched the lucky couple up eleven years ago, knew the ...
Apr 30, 2015, 8:02 am - Lottery News forum
Meet the man who pays out UK lottery jackpots
Ever wondered how lottery winners are paid their money or who looks after them? The UK National Lottery recently profile one of their Winners Advisers, Andy Carter, to offer lottery players a glimpse of their role.
From the moment they realize they've won to actually getting their prize money, UK lottery winners are looked after every step of the way by their dedicated team of Winners' Advisers. It is their job to support winners through the entire process so they can begin to enjoy their lif ...
Apr 27, 2015, 7:40 am - Lottery News forum
£36 million EuroMillions lottery jackpot claimed in UK
A United Kingdom ticket-holder has come forward to claim Friday night's EuroMillions jackpot of more than 36 million (US$54.7 million).
It will not be revealed if the top prize was scooped by an individual or a lottery pool or where the ticket was purchased unless the winner decides to go public.
The winning numbers were 5, 19, 29, 31, and 40, with Lucky Star numbers 3 and 10. The jackpot was 36,298,267.
A National Lottery spokesman said, We're delighted Friday's ticket-holder has come ...
Apr 26, 2015, 10:12 am - Lottery News forum
UK couple tell of £53 million EuroMillions win
A Lincolnshire woman told her husband don't be so stupid when he revealed they had won 53m (US$79 million) on the lottery.
Richard and Angela Maxwell, both 67, from Boston, won 53,193,914 in the EuroMillions jackpot draw on Tuesday. Boston is a town and small port in Lincolnshire, on the east coast of England.
It is the 10th-biggest UK lottery win, with the couple saying they would help family and friends.
Mr. Maxwell said he waited for four hours to tell his wife as she did not answer ...
Apr 4, 2015, 8:44 am - Lottery News forum
British couple win £1m in lottery draw for second time in two years
A UK couple who have won 1m (US$1.5 million) in the EuroMillions lottery for the second time have said they just can't believe it .
David and Kathleen Long from Scunthorpe, who won their first 1m in 2013, scooped a big money prize again on Friday night, beating odds of more than 283bn to one.
Long said he just knew it would be my turn again some day as the couple become the first people to win 1m twice who have gone public.
A spokesman for Camelot, which runs the UK national lottery, sa ...
Apr 2, 2015, 8:35 am - Lottery News forum
UK lottery winner says he's happier now that the money's gone
A small-time criminal who won 6.5 million (US$10.2 million) in the UK National Lottery but ended up homeless told yesterday how the win had been a curse .
Lee Ryan spent two years sleeping rough after blowing his fortune.
He now rents a two-room flat and earns less than 10,000 a year but insists that he is happier today than when he was a millionaire.
Mr. Ryan, 54, hit the jackpot in March 1995. At the time he was awaiting trial for handling stolen cars.
Nicknamed the Lotto Lag, he w ...
Nov 14, 2014, 7:28 am - Lottery News forum
Scotland decision could ride on a lucky lottery ticket
If Scotland votes to separate from the United Kingdom on Thursday, could nationalists have a lucky lottery ticket to thank?
Three years ago, Colin Weir, a former television cameraman, and his wife, Christine, a former psychiatric nurse, were enjoying a night watching CSI on the TV. Before going to bed, Christine decided to check their lottery ticket numbers. She checked, and then checked again: the couple from the seaside Scottish town of Largs had just won the 161 million (US$261 million) Eu ...
Sep 16, 2014, 5:05 pm - Lottery News forum
Judge rules boss must give waiter half of $1.7M lottery jackpot for predicting win
A restaurant boss in England was ordered yesterday to split a disputed 1 million (US$1.7 million) lottery payout with one of his waiters who claimed he dreamed they would win a fortune together.
Judge Mark Gosnell told Hayati Kucukkoylu he must hand 500,000 of the EuroMillions prize to Fatih Ozcan.
The High Court heard Ozcan was so convinced they would win he pestered Kucukkoylu into buying tickets with him, sharing the stake and jointly choosing the lottery numbers.
But when the waiter ...
Jul 15, 2014, 9:29 pm - Lottery News forum