Lottery millionaires' 'dreams came true' after learning son is cancer free
It is just like all of our lifelong dreams came true.
That was the joyful expression of a UK couple who won a 2 million (US$2.6 million) lottery jackpot three days before finding out that their teenage son was clear of cancer.
John and Allison McDonald have described how their their Lucky Dip ticket matched all six numbers to scoop the Lotto jackpot on Wednesday, December 18.
Three days later, Mr. and Mrs. McDonald, from Stockton on Tees, were given the news that their 15-year-old son ...
Jan 3, 2020, 9:52 am - Lottery News forum
Builder who won $138 million lottery jackpot promises to keep working
A UK builder named as the winner of the 105 million (US$138 million) EuroMillions jackpot has pledged not to stop working despite landing the life-changing fortune.
Father-of-three Steve Thomson said he felt like he was having a heart attack he realized he had the winning numbers on his Lucky Dip ticket and was a gibbering wreck as he told wife Lenka. A Lucky Dip ticket is one in which the computer selects all random numbers instead of the player choosing the numbers to play.
The 42-year-o ...
Dec 30, 2019, 11:13 am - Lottery News forum
EuroMillions £161 million lottery jackpot winner Colin Weir dies aged 71
Colin Weir, winner of the 161 million EuroMillions jackpot in what was Europe's biggest lottery prize, has died at the age of 71 after a short illness. At the time, the jackpot was worth $260.5 million in US dollars.
Weir and his then wife, Chris, from Largs in North Ayrshire, claimed the entire EuroMillions jackpot 161,653,000 in the summer of 2011.
A spokeswoman for Weir's lawyers said, It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Colin Weir early today after a short illness. ...
Dec 29, 2019, 8:02 pm - Lottery News forum
I won the lottery at 22, here's what happened next
I got back in the truck, drove to a lay-by and scratched it off. There and then I won a million pounds.
Jamie Heavens, who's a roofer from Bournemouth, a town on the south coast of England, got lucky on a UK National Lottery scratchcard when he was 22.
And if you or any of your friends wouldn't want to be in his shoes, you're lying.
But then there's deciding what to spend it on picking which friends would get some and which ones you'd have to disappoint.
Not to mention all those ve ...
Nov 19, 2019, 9:32 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner from UK claims £170m EuroMillions jackpot
The lucky winner of Tuesday's record 170 million (US$209 million / 190 million) EuroMillions jackpot draw has come forward, the UK National Lottery has said.
Camelot, the operator of the United Kingdom National Lottery, had previously confirmed the winning ticket, worth an incredible 170,221,000, was bought somewhere in the UK.
Exactly where the ticket was purchased or whether the winner is an individual or a lottery pool will not be revealed unless the ticket-holder decides to go public.
Oct 11, 2019, 10:16 pm - Lottery News forum
UK ticket-holder is Britain's biggest-ever lottery winner after winning £170m EuroMillions jackpot
EuroMillions players across Britain have been urged to check their tickets this morning after one person won the entire 170 million (US$209 million / 190 million) jackpot.
The player matched all five main numbers 7, 10, 15, 44, and 49, with Lucky Star numbers 3 and 12 in Tuesday's draw following the lottery's longest ever series of rollovers, making them the UK's biggest ever winner.
Andy Carter, senior winners' adviser at the National Lottery, said, One incredibly lucky ticket-holder has ...
Oct 9, 2019, 7:46 am - Lottery News forum
From the lottery to Nobel prize: meet workers who make life-changing phone calls
For 12 years now, Anita Pires has been working at the call center for Camelot, the company that runs the UK's national lottery. She is one of a staff of 30 who answer calls from potential lottery winners, checking their numbers for prizes that range from 5 to the multi-millions. In 2009, I had one of my biggest winners, who won 45m, she says. Even I couldn't believe it. We only get an automated prompt just before they're put through; it's always very exciting. The claimants are in shock and don' ...
Aug 28, 2019, 9:41 am - Lottery News forum
UK lottery winners thank cat for £1 million prize
A UK couple who got their claws on a 1 million (US$1.2 million) lottery prize thanked their pet cat for the win.
Andrew and Paula Hancock thanked their cat Shortcake for their new-found fortune after buying the winning ticket at their local gas station.
The couple, who run a catering business together, had forgotten the cat's dinner, so Andrew went to the store to pick up some grub for the hungry feline.
Turns out forgetful Andrew purchased a Monopoly Millionaire Scratchcard instead, an ...
Aug 13, 2019, 9:14 am - Lottery News forum
UK Lottery's first £10k a month for life winner goes public as he reveals bucket list
A 24-year-old Amazon worker is celebrating after becoming the first person to win the National Lottery's 10,000 a month for the next 30 years.
This will total to 3.6 million (US$4.4 million), and he has already quit working for the tech giant in the hopes of becoming a script writer, as well as fulfilling items on his unusual bucket list.
Dean Weymes scooped the huge top prize while playing Set For Life for the first time on the national lottery website on Monday last week.
He said he c ...
Aug 7, 2019, 2:39 pm - Lottery News forum
UK winner claims £123 million EuroMillions lottery jackpot anonymously
A 123 million (US$140 million) EuroMillions jackpot win has been successfully claimed by a UK ticket holder who has chosen to remain anonymous, Camelot said.
The operator of the National Lottery confirmed the 123,458,008 prize won in the draw on June 11 had been validated and paid out.
It is the third biggest amount ever to be won in the UK and the fourth EuroMillions jackpot win this year.
Andy Carter, senior winners' adviser at The National Lottery, said, What an amazing win the third ...
Jun 25, 2019, 11:58 am - Lottery News forum