UK Lottery refuses to pay out £4 million win on suspicions ticket was bought with stolen bank card
UK Lottery officials have refused to pay out a 4 million (US$5.2 million) jackpot to two players who they suspect had purchased the winning ticket with a stolen debit card.
Lottery operator Camelot grew suspicious of Mark Goodram, 36, and Jon-Ross Watson, 31, when it emerged neither of them had a bank account to receive the winnings.
The pair reportedly could not explain where the debit card had come from, claiming it was a mystery friend named John but could not give his surname, address ...
Apr 26, 2019, 10:43 am - Lottery News forum
UK factory worker claims £71 million EuroMillions lottery jackpot
A factory worker who has won 71 million (US$80 million) in the multi-country EuroMillions lottery is quite happy to admit it bloody well will change his life.
Ade Goodchild, 58, was the only winner of the 71,057,439 prize on Friday.
He told a news conference he will retire after 24 years as a metal worker in Hereford, travel the world and buy a home with a swimming pool.
Being single, he denied he was suddenly more attractive overnight, saying, Just my wallet is.
Mr. Goodchild is th ...
Apr 10, 2019, 8:26 am - Lottery News forum
UK store clerk steals thousands in lottery scratch tickets, wins nothing
A debt-ridden Scottish store clerk stole 1,500 (US$2,000) worth of lottery scratch tickets from the store where he worked, and didn't win a single penny.
Andrew Lochrie, 28, helped himself to rolls of the National Lottery instants games from the supermarket where he worked hoping to clear mounting debts.
But over the course of his crimes, between August 1 and October 24, 2017, Lochrie won nothing which a judge told him was a lesson .
Lochrie worked at the Co-op supermarket on Shore Stre ...
Feb 10, 2019, 8:03 am - Lottery News forum
EuroMillions lottery winners to share £115 million prize with family and friends
When Frances and Patrick Connolly realized they had won a EuroMillions jackpot worth 115 million (US$131 million), they sat in silence and stared at each other for 10 minutes, then made a cup of tea.
So began a new life for the couple from County Down in Northern Ireland on New Year's Day, after scooping one of the biggest UK lottery wins in history.
They went public with the news on Friday at a press conference outside Belfast, where the Connollys announced they would share the prize with ...
Jan 5, 2019, 2:46 pm - Lottery News forum
Man finds $86 million lottery ticket in his car
A builder who stockpiled lottery tickets in his van discovered he had won 76 million (US$86 million) in the multi-country EuroMillions game six weeks after the winning draw.
Andrew Clark, 51, from Boston, Lincolnshire, said he was taking early retirement after discovering the winning ticket tucked in the visor of his Peugeot Expert van. Boston is a town and small port in Lincolnshire, on the east coast of England, approximately 100 miles north of London.
He made a claim for the prize the 1 ...
Dec 23, 2018, 11:42 am - Lottery News forum
Some players unhappy with UK Lotto game changes
Loss of Millionaire Raffle rankles Scots
The United Kingdom National Lottery is facing a boycott from outraged Scottish players who branded the Lotto game's prize draw an absolute con after lottery operator Camelot changed its rules.
Lotto bosses have come under fire for scrapping the Lotto Millionaire Raffle which awarded a 1 million payout twice a week.
Since the canceled game add-on was a raffle and not a lotto draw, there was a guaranteed 1 million prize winner every drawing, rather ...
Dec 3, 2018, 11:00 am - Lottery News forum
British man charged with fraudulently claiming £2.5 million lottery jackpot
Faked winning ticket?
A man who won 2.5 Million in the UK's National Lottery appeared in court today accused of faking the winning ticket.
Edward Putman, 53, made his first appearance in the crown court following a three year police investigation.
But, in a preliminary hearing, his barrister Lawrence Selby told St. Albans Crown Court that Putman would be making an application to dismiss the charge.
In October, Putman appeared before magistrates to plead not guilty to fraud by false r ...
Nov 26, 2018, 8:33 pm - Lottery News forum
UK National Lottery to increase Lotto game prizes
Raffle side game will be dropped
United Kingdom National Lottery operator Camelot has announced it will be increasing the prize amounts for its Lotto game.
From November, players who match five or more balls plus the bonus ball will win a fixed 1 million (US$1.28 million).
Five balls will win at least 1,750 and four 140, both increases from their current estimated values, and three balls will net 30, up from 25 now.
This is up from an estimated 50,000 which is currently based on sale ...
Sep 4, 2018, 8:27 am - Lottery News forum
UK Lottery botched raffle draw results
Winning tickets worth millions may have been discarded
Five players in a UK National Lottery raffle missed out on becoming millionaires after a technical fault on its website hid winning tickets, it can be revealed.
A temporary page on the National Lottery website hid raffle prizes worth 5.45 million (US$7 million) from players in a 2016 Lotto Olympic Medal Draw, meaning winners may have been misled into discarding winning tickets they thought were worthless.
Gambling watchdogs have hit ...
Aug 26, 2018, 9:48 am - Lottery News forum
EuroMillions ticket mistakenly ripped in half wins Scottish couple $67 million
The winners of a 57.9 million (US$67.3 million) EuroMillions jackpot were initially told they did not have a winning ticket and it was ripped in half and put in the garbage.
But a message on a lottery terminal in Fred and Lesley Higgins's local Aberdeenshire shop told them to keep hold of the ripped ticket and call operator Camelot.
They were given the torn ticket back, went home and checked the numbers to find they did indeed match and they were the winners of the July 10 jackpot.
Aug 2, 2018, 7:31 am - Lottery News forum