UK Lottery winner jailed for benefit fraud
A man who won nearly 5 million (US$7.8 million) in the UK National Lottery, but fraudulently claimed about 13,000 (US$20,200) in benefits, has been jailed for nine months.
Edward Putman, 46, who was convicted of rape in 1993, won the life-changing sum in September 2009.
But he continued applying for housing benefit and income support and even wrote to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and his local council claiming he was broke and could not even afford to eat.
In reality he wa ...
Jul 24, 2012, 10:13 am - Lottery News forum
UK Lottery to create 100 millionaires in special Olympic drawing
A one-off National Lottery draw will create 100 millionaires as a 'thank you' to players for helping fund the London Olympics.
The EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle draw will take place on the night of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on July 27, a National Lottery spokesman said.
The event guarantees a million-pound check for 100 UK players, breaking the world record for the most millionaires created in a single draw.
National Lottery players are contributing a whopping 2.2 bill ...
May 25, 2012, 7:39 am - Lottery News forum
Britain's youngest lottery winner still broke, but expecting twins
A lottery winner who frittered away her 1.9 million (US$3 million) fortune on drink, drugs and luxury items is expecting twins and she says the feeling is even better than when she hit the jackpot.
Callie Rogers, who was 16 when she matched all six numbers to become Britain's youngest lottery winner, is pregnant with two boys and due to give birth next month.
She said it meant she can finally live life to the full, having learned the hard way that money cannot buy happiness.
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May 12, 2012, 8:58 am - Lottery News forum
Teen told to clean room, finds winning lottery ticket
By Todd Northrop
A 19-year-old supermarket worker has let the world's teenagers down by proving that moms are usually right.
Not that Ryan Kitching should resent his mom's nagging too much her constant badgering to tidy up his room led to a 50,000 windfall.
For two weeks Ryan of Penicuik, Midlothian resisted his mother Susan's requests to clear away the clutter in his bedroom.
I had just got back from the gym and she wasn't even home at the time but I knew I'd be in trouble if I did ...
Mar 5, 2012, 10:09 am - Lottery News forum
Irish $16M lottery winner still claiming over $6,000 a year in benefits
An Irishman is still claiming disability benefits in the UK after winning over $16 million in the lottery.
Michael O'Shea, who grew up in Co. Kerry and resides in Nottingham, made headlines in October 2005 when he and his wife Jean won 10.2 million on the Euro Millions lotto jackpot.
Since becoming a millionaire overnight, the father of three has been paid almost $50,000 ( 31,500) in disability benefits, the Daily Mail reports.
However the 72-year-old retired builder is doing nothing il ...
Feb 8, 2012, 10:15 am - Lottery News forum
Woman wins £5.4m lottery jackpot after tip from dead brother in a dream
When Deana Sampson won 5.4 million (US$8.6 million) in the UK National Lottery in 1998, her life couldn't have changed more dramatically.
With just 7.64 to her name, she was living in a council house in Sheffield in a loveless marriage and was struggling to bring up two children on just 79 a week in benefits.
On top of that, she'd lost three close family members in nine years, including her disabled brother Glyn four months earlier. She was just about ready to give up on life.
But then ...
Oct 25, 2011, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum
Son of UK lottery winner says his mother kicked him out years ago
Lottery winner says she wants to rebuild relationship with her son
The son of Euro Millions winner Angela Dawes today claimed that his mother kicked him out when he was 12 and has not spoken to him since.
Steven Leeman, now 17, said that Ms. Dawes, 43, threw him and his father John, 44, out of her home after she had affairs with other men.
The teenager also claimed that she has refused to acknowledge his existence, answer his phone calls and blanks him when they meet on the street.
Oct 12, 2011, 10:34 am - Lottery News forum
U.K. couple watched lottery drawing as they won £101M
It was only the third time they played the game
Includes video report
A couple from Cambridgeshire, UK, who won Friday's 101 million (US$157.7 million) Euro Millions jackpot have been named as Dave and Angela Dawes.
The lucky pair were the only winners of the draw and have claimed the UK's third-biggest lottery prize.
Mr. Dawes, 47, is a shift supervisor at Premier foods while his 43-year-old partner is a volunteer at the British Heart Foundation.
The third time was the charm for ...
Oct 11, 2011, 10:23 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner hits back at school bullies
Charmaine Watson makes an unlikely theatrical impresario. At the age of 31, she lives in a modest home in Eynsham, a backwater of Oxfordshire. Yet this year the quietly spoken woman, who has never been abroad, has decided to step into the backstage world of the musicals she has always loved.
Watson's daring move has been made possible by a large lottery win that has given her a new purpose in life. A victim of sustained bullying during her school days, Watson is now using a large chunk of the ...
Sep 19, 2011, 10:46 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner says job, not money, helped cancer fight
Despite winning the lottery two years ago, Nicky Cusack can still be found down the aisles of the store where she works and still buys a ticket every week.
Hard-working Nicky Cusack, 46, was battling breast cancer when she won a 2.49 million (US$3.9 million) UK Lotto jackpot in 2009 and says the thought of returning to work kept her going through her darkest days.
After finishing chemotherapy and radiotherapy she returned to her job at Asda in Swindon., Wilts., where she earns just above m ...
Sep 15, 2011, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum