Man threw away $153,000 lottery ticket
A British postal worker said his marriage ended and he has become a laughing stock at work because he threw away a $153,000 scratch-off lottery ticket.
Cemal Celikkanat, 38, a driver for the Royal Mail, said he thought the dollar amounts on the scratch-off card he purchased at Charnock News and Booze in Sheffield had to be in a row to win, but the card pays out for any three-of-a-kind dollar amounts, the Sheffield Telegraph reported Friday.
When I found out I felt dizzy and dropped to my ...
Apr 23, 2010, 8:00 pm - Lottery News forum
Bus driver wins £2m lottery jackpot three months after divorce
It was an amicable divorce and Helen Halstead was happy to wish her former husband the very best of luck for the future.
She couldn't have imagined how quickly that wish would be fulfilled.
Just weeks after their split, bus driver Kevin Halstead won 2.3 million (US$3.5 million) playing the Lottery.
His ex-wife is now coming to terms with the fact that, but for the divorce, Mr. Halstead might have been legally obliged to share his windfall with her.
Instead, she is making do with her ...
Mar 18, 2010, 8:24 am - Lottery News forum
British couple wins $88M lottery, daughter says 'whatever'
Whatever , said the teenaged daughter of a British couple who won a 56 million (US$88 million) Euro Millions lottery.
When Nigel Page discovered he had won 56 million on the lottery he couldn't say a word while his stunned partner Justine Laycock, said: Oh my God .
But her 15-year-old daughter Georgia's reaction was like that of a typical teenager.
She just said, 'Whatever'..she was a typical teenager about it, said Ms. Laycock after the couple discovered they were Britain's biggest w ...
Feb 16, 2010, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum
£5M U.K. National Lottery winner claims jackpot
The winner of a 5 million (US$8.2 million) National Lottery jackpot which had gone unclaimed for two weeks has come forward, operator Camelot said today.
Last week Camelot launched an appeal to find the lucky punter after the 4,908,817 top prize from Saturday August 29 was not claimed.
The ticket was bought in the Sheffield area.
We're delighted that the winner of this prize has now come forward and we hope that they will enjoy their win, a National Lottery spokeswoman said.
It wou ...
Sep 15, 2009, 12:11 pm - Lottery News forum
UK Lottery looking for £5 million Lotto winner
A city was bracing itself for a frenzy of back-of-the-sofa searching and sock drawer ransacking today after details were revealed of an unclaimed 5 million (US$8.2 million) lottery prize.
National Lottery operator Camelot said the 4,908,817 Lotto jackpot from Saturday August 29 was won by a ticket bought in the Sheffield area, but no one has so far come forward to claim the prize.
Now the search is on to trace the would-be millionaire.
A spokeswoman for Camelot said the draw made was du ...
Sep 15, 2009, 7:21 am - Lottery News forum
'Mind reader' lottery stunt debunked by British paper
The Lotto miracle performed by telly illusionist Derren Brown left millions mystified but today a British newspaper revealed how he might have done it.
The Sun reckoned the slick magician used a split screen technique to make it look like he had correctly predicted the six winning numbers in the midweek National Lottery draw.
Their conclusion came after we called in experts who analysed footage of Derren's Wednesday night show broadcast on Channel 4 at the same time as the draw was made on ...
Sep 10, 2009, 8:59 pm - Lottery News forum
'Mind reader' will predict UK Lotto numbers on show Wednesday
So-called mind reader Derren Brown is to perform his most audacious stunt yet predicting the lottery results on his British TV show.
The television personality plans to forecast the Wednesday night draw as it is screened live on BBC1.
And the bearded illusionist will rattle lotto chiefs by telling viewers how to do it. Sadly, Derren will be filmed at a secret location as he predicts the balls tumbling out of the National Lottery machine when it's too late for lottery players to buy a ticke ...
Sep 7, 2009, 9:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Now broke, teen lottery winner blew through $3M
British teen lottery winner Callie Rogers, 22, blew through nearly all of a jackpot of over $3 million, spending a substantial amount of it on cocaine.
Rogers told local British media that her ex-boyfriend Nicky Lawson got her hooked on cocaine and that she spent 250,000 (about US$406,000) on the habit.
I was spending a fortune on cocaine, a nasty evil drug that tears your life apart, Rogers was quoted as saying. I'll be honest. About a quarter of a million pounds of my win has been waste ...
Sep 2, 2009, 6:15 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner loses ticket, awarded unspent portion from couple who found it
Amanda Stacey and her husband, Michael, who found a winning lottery ticket on the floor of a shop and collected the 30,000 prize have been ordered to pay back half the money to the person who originally bought it.
The couple spent half the money clearing debts, buying new carpets and treating their children after Mrs. Stacey spotted the slip in a Co-op supermarket in Swindon, Wilts.
However, Dorothy McDonagh, who had bought the 1 Daily Play ticket, called the UK National Lottery operator C ...
Jul 25, 2009, 8:40 am - Lottery News forum
True love: lottery winner reveals secret only after engagement
He wore shabby clothes, drove a wreck and took Lisa on cheap dates. Then they got engaged and Joe revealed the truth: having been stung by other women, he'd concealed his 10 million lottery fortune from her.
Lisa Johnson treasures a ring given to her by husband Joe even though it is unremarkable, with a tiny stone, and cost less than 200 from High-Street jeweler H. Samuel.
It was her Christmas present during their first heady months of dating, and when he presented it to her, she was thril ...
Jul 11, 2009, 12:53 pm - Lottery News forum