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
UK Lottery 'Millionaire Map' obtained
By Todd Northrop
In the category of 'better late than never', UK National Lottery operator Camelot has forwarded a copy of the Millionaire Map to Lottery Post for review.
Happily, this reporter can verify that the numbers of millionaires reported by the lottery in their previous statements accurately mirrors the information displayed on the Millionaire Map, although the public may be skeptical of the ability to locate 'lucky stores' based on the rough geography depicted in the map.
A UK ...
Sep 13, 2011, 7:53 am - Lottery News forum
UK Lottery announces 'Millionaire Map'... but doesn't reveal the map
Where's the map?
By Todd Northrop
In a confounding twist of logic and reason, the UK National Lottery announced the creation of a 'Millionaire Map' that plots the number of winners in each region, but did not publish the map.
According to the UK Press Association (UKPA), the so-called 'Millionaire Map' plots the locations for all 2,715 millionaires created by the lottery since 1994. The North East of England and Wales are the two top locations.
The UK National Lottery or its operator ...
Sep 12, 2011, 11:51 am - Lottery News forum
Record EuroMillions winners in hiding after begging avalanche
It would be hard not to see this coming.
The Scottish couple who won 161 million in the EuroMillions lottery were in hiding yesterday apparently meeting with their family to decide what to do with their astonishing windfall after receiving an avalanche of begging requests for money.
Neighbors of Colin and Chris Weir in the Scottish west coast town of Largs, Ayrshire, said they were having a heart-to-heart with their children, Carly, 24, and Jamie, 22.
It was suggested the lucky winners ...
Jul 18, 2011, 11:41 am - Lottery News forum
Britain's record lottery winners go public
Includes video report
A Scottish couple out of work due to ill health are Europe's biggest ever lottery winners, scooping 161.5 million ( 184 million, or US$260.5 million) in the EuroMillions multi-country lottery game.
Colin Weir, 64, and his wife Chris, 55, who have been married for 30 years and live in the seaside town of Largs near Glasgow, claimed the prize after Tuesday's draw which followed a series of rollovers.
The prize catapaulted them into 430th place in this year's Sunday T ...
Jul 15, 2011, 8:40 pm - Lottery News forum
Record £161m EuroMillions lottery jackpot claimed
Winner deciding whether or not to go public
The EuroMillions ticket-holder from Britain who won Europe's biggest-ever jackpot of 161 million (US$258.4 million) has claimed their prize, UK National Lottery operator Camelot has confirmed.
The individual is currently deciding whether to go public or remain anonymous.
Since Tuesday, Camelot has been urging people to check their tickets because the winner was losing about 9,000 a day in interest.
The lottery operator had said if the winne ...
Jul 14, 2011, 12:57 pm - Lottery News forum
One ticket sold in Britain wins biggest European jackpot ever
Worth 161 million (US$258.4 million) but still unclaimed, a Briton holds the lottery ticket that will place them amongst the richest people in the country.
When the lucky recipient of Europe's biggest lottery win to date does claim the prize, he or she will be launched straight into the list of the top 500 richest people in the UK, going straight in at number 430, shifting the likes of Sir Tom Jones and David Bowie down a notch in the rich list .
The ticket is worth just 4m less than the f ...
Jul 13, 2011, 10:23 pm - Lottery News forum
Simon Cowell still buys lottery tickets
Simon Cowell says that he still plays the National Lottery in spite of his reported 200 million (US$330 million) fortune.
The X Factor' and Syco boss made the claims after he entered the Sunday Times' annual music millionaires' top ten list for the first time this year.
I still buy lottery tickets. I still play, said the music mogul, but then added slightly dubiously, but I tick the box that says no publicity so no one would know.
Generally, there is no box to be ticked unless the amo ...
May 5, 2011, 8:09 am - Lottery News forum