Hundreds expected at funeral of 'Lotto Angel' who gave away most of $10 million jackpot
Within an hour of winning the UK National Lottery jackpot, Barbara Wragg had already told husband Ray how she wanted to spend her winnings: give it to those in need.
For the next 18 years, she was as good as her word.
This former hospital worker who died last week gave away an astonishing 5.5 million (US$7.3 million) of her 7.6 million (US$10.1 million) windfall. Hundreds of individuals benefited from her generosity. In her home city of Sheffield, she became known as the Lotto Angel.
Jun 1, 2018, 1:09 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner memorialized his winning numbers in his swimming pool
If you're hoping for a bit of extra lottery luck this week, perhaps living in the home of a lottery winner might make some good fortune rub off on you and now you can do just that.
Roy Gibney, 63, is selling the property he bought with his 7.4 million (US$10.3 million) jackpot back in 1998 for a price tag of 1.125 million (US$1.56 million).
The six-bedroom house in Barnoldby-le-Beck near Grimsby was originally bought for just 375,000 but since then it has been through some serious upgrades ...
Mar 6, 2018, 11:37 am - Lottery News forum
UK's oldest lottery winners claim £18 million jackpot
Includes video report
A couple from Bristol have become the oldest winners of the UK lottery, after claiming an 18 million (US$24.9 million) jackpot.
Speaking at a hotel in Gloucestershire on Tuesday as they announced their good fortune, Dennis Banfield, 87, became emotional as he tried to describe what the win meant to him. He added that he and his wife, Shirley, 83, will share their winnings with their daughters.
Banfield, who was in hospital over Christmas following an operation for ...
Feb 28, 2018, 7:42 am - Lottery News forum
Odd Brits furious that lottery jackpot is so high
UK lottery players are calling for a boycott after there was no jackpot winner for the sixth draw in a row
By Todd Northrop
British media is reporting that lottery players in the United Kingdom are 'disappointed' and 'furious' that lottery jackpots in the island nation have reached record levels.
Players were left disappointed after Saturday's 14.4 million (US$19.1 million) jackpot rolled over once again, as did Friday night's Euro Millions drawing.
Around the world, huge lottery jac ...
Oct 2, 2017, 8:45 am - Lottery News forum
UK Lottery expecting sales surge with must-win £25M jackpot
The National Lottery is expecting a rush for tickets this week as a must-win 25 million (US$32.5 million) jackpot means the odds of winning the top prize are six times better than usual.
After ten consecutive draws without a jackpot winner, the total prize fund must be won this Wednesday so if nobody correctly predicts all six numbers the 24.7 million jackpot will be won or shared by anyone who matches five numbers plus the bonus ball.
The must win rule is triggered when the prize fund rea ...
May 22, 2017, 8:15 am - Lottery News forum
Documentary: The Lottery Liar
Includes video report
This is the incredibly strange tale of Howard and his wife Kathy Walmsley.
One day back in the late 90's Howard told Kathy a whopper of a lie that he won a 8.9 million (US$11.5 million) jackpot in the British National Lottery. And Kathy believed him.
As a result the two went on a shopping spree, buying fast cars, a dream home and a lifestyle fit for a multi-millionaire but it was all one big deception, as Howard hadn't actually won a single penny.
The film was c ...
May 9, 2017, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum
Britain's youngest EuroMillions winner planning to sue lottery for 'ruining' her life
Britain's youngest EuroMillions lottery winner has revealed she is planning to take legal action against the lottery for negligence.
Jane Park, who won 1 million (US$1.25 million) at the age of 17, said winning the windfall had ruined her life and she often thought things would have been better if she had never won.
Ms Park, now 21, argued that someone of her age should not have been allowed to win such a substantial sum of money. She said 18 should be the minimum age for winning the lotte ...
Feb 14, 2017, 9:36 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner's wife leaves him for even richer man
A married couple who won 2.3 million (US$3 million) in the UK National Lottery have divorced after the wife began a relationship with one of the UK's richest men.
David and Victoria Jones won 2.3 million in 2004, having been married for a month, and used the money to set up a successful property portfolio in Devizes, Wiltshire.
Twelve years later, the pair said the lottery ruined their lives and that they wish they had never won.
Mrs. Jones, 41, who bought the winning ticket with the la ...
Aug 28, 2016, 7:21 pm - Lottery News forum
Employee learns he won $5.8M in lottery, finishes 12-hour work shift
A pub kitchen manager scooped the UK's biggest ever scratch card jackpot of 4 million (US$5.8 million) while on his dinner break but then went back to finish his shift.
Dedicated Amadou Gillen, 46, bought two 10 scratch cards from a newsagents during a 12-hour shift at Wetherspoons.
He lit a cigarette and scratched the first to win 10 but then the second one revealed he had become a multi-millionaire.
But shocked father-of-two Amadou didn't tell anyone, and went on to work for another f ...
Jun 4, 2016, 8:16 am - Lottery News forum
Scotland family celebrates third big lottery prize
By Todd Northrop
An elderly couple from Scotland are celebrating a 1 million (US$1.5 million) lottery payout that continues an amazing family run of Lotto luck.
Peter Fry, 90, and his wife Mary, 86, landed the huge prize in the Lotto Millionaire Raffle and have been hailed as Scotland's luckiest family. The couple, from Bo'ness, West Lothian, shared the win with their three daughters, Margaret, 64, Janet, 59, and Isobel, 57.
The family play together, purchasing five lines twice a week, ...
May 31, 2016, 8:43 am - Lottery News forum