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Stole Scratchcard Winnings

Shop Worker Stole Scratchcards and Claimed Winnings

A court has heard how a woman stole £1,300 worth of scratchcards from her employer and fraudulently claimed over £750 of winnings from those scratchcards. Anne McInnes from Banbridge in Northern Ireland pleaded guilty to five counts of fraud by abuse of position in court this week. It was alleged in court that at the […]

Good Causes

MPs Say More Lottery Cash Should go to Good Causes

A cross-party committee of MPs has suggested that the government’s Gambling Commission should pressure Camelot to change the rules to give more money to Good Causes. A slump in ticket sales means that while profits are rising, the money given to Good Causes is falling, causing alarm among those who rely on lottery funding to […]

Francaise des Jeux

France Plans to Sell 50% of its Lottery Group

The Francaise des Jeux is the nationalised French lottery company that runs all the lottery draws in France, including the French branch of the EuroMillions Lottery. This week a major French newspaper reported that as part of a wave of privatisations, the Francaise des Jeux is to be sold, or at least half of it, […]

Lucky for Life

Canadian Teenager Wins $1,000 a Week for Life

Turning 18 can be a daunting time, worrying about what you might do with the rest of your life and how you’ll pay for it. But for one lucky Canadian teenager this will never be a problem. Charlie Lagarde celebrated turning 18 last week by buying her first ever scratchcard, spending $4, and ended up […]

NJ MegaMillions Winner

Single Ticket Holder Scoops $521,000,000 Mega Millions Jackpot

In the last few weeks we’ve seen both the Powerball and Mega Millions Jackpots soar. Last week we brought you the news that the Powerball jackpot had found a winner and now a single winner has scooped the $521,000,000 Mega Millions jackpot becoming the fourth biggest lottery winner in Mega Millions history. Lottery officials have […]

SuperEnalotto Jackpot Soars

Italian SuperEnalotto Jackpot Soars, Creating Lottery Frenzy

The Italian SuperEnalotto is notoriously one of the most difficult lottery draws in the world to win, due to a ball pool of ninety main balls. Draws take place three times a week and the difficulty in winning has meant some bumper jackpots in the lottery’s history. Right now the SuperEnalotto is seeing one such […]

Pennsylvania Powerball Winner

Massive US Powerball Winner is from Pennsylvania

Last week the eighth biggest lottery prize in US Powerball history was won after a single player matched all the numbers in a $456,700,000 draw. The ticket matched all the white balls, and that red Powerball scooping the lot and becoming one of the biggest winners ever seen on the draw. Now the news has […]

National Lottery Hacked

National Lottery Website Hacked

The National Lottery website where UK players can buy official Lotto and EuroMillions tickets has been hacked, and Lotto officials are warning that up to 10 million people will need to change their passwords. Camelot say that the attack, using a technique known as credential stuffing was successful in accessing around 150 accounts, but they […]

Lottery Winner Jailed

Lottery Winner Faces Jail For Robbing Banks

A jackpot winner who scooped a prize close to $20,000,000 on California’s SuperLotto is facing a life behind bars after robbing banks to fund his heroin addiction. 55-year old James Hayes saw his life take a turn for the better back in 1998 when he won the jackpot of the Californian SuperLotto but now he’s […]

Free Lucky Dip

Dad Discovers ‘Big Lotto Win’ is just a Free Lucky Dip

Nathan Moody from Teesside regularly plays the Lotto draws and like many players dreams of a big win. He bought tickets for last weekend’s Lotto draw and after the draw went to check at the shop to see if he was a winner like many of us do after the draw, and when the lottery […]