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Win Was a Scam

EuroMillions Winning Couple Thought Win Was a Scam

It’s easy to see how you might have trouble believing you were the winner of a lottery jackpot worth almost £115,000,000 and when one couple from Northern Ireland checked their EuroMillions results last weekend they were sure the match was a scam. The couple, Frances and Patrick Connolly from Moira, Northern Ireland, are the latest […]

Swiss Lotto Denies Winner

Swiss Lotto Denies Jackpot Winner

A Swiss lottery player won a million and then lost it again when a televised lottery draw went catastrophically wrong. The draw took place on the Saturday before Christmas and is not the kind of Christmas surprise anyone could want! Out of the draw machine came the name of Andreas Burkli, and that should have […]

Cash Unfairly Shared

Is National Lottery Good Causes Cash Unfairly Shared

We all know that the lottery raises millions for Good Causes each year and that cash is handed out to organisations around the UK, but is the cash shared fairly? It’s transpired that parts of London get more cash per person than other areas of the UK. The City of London and Westminster, Holborn, and […]

Scratchcard Misprint

Another Lottery Winner Comes Forward over Scratchcard Misprint

A couple of weeks ago we brought you the story that a gentleman who bought the Pharaoh’s Fortune scratchcard from the National Lottery was refused winnings when the card stated he had won £200,000 and now another player has come forward with exactly the same experience. Eric Walker was refused the top prize and accused […]

Winner Finally Claims

Big EuroMillions Winner Finally Claims

For weeks now the National Lottery has been putting out appeals for the £76,000,000 EuroMillions winner to come forward. The ticket was sold for the 2nd November EuroMillions draw, seven weeks ago but no one came forward to claim the prize. Camelot released the details that the ticket was sold in the Boston and Skegness […]

Christmas Lottery Tickets

Christmas Time a Trap for Lost Lottery Tickets

Wherever you are in the world, if you’re celebrating Christmas then we have a stark warning for you! Because Christmas time is a trap for lost lottery tickets and there is always a spike of unclaimed prizes at this time! It’s such a busy time of year, you have to pick up the turkey, carry […]

Refused Payout

Father of Four Refused Payout on Scratchcard

A father of four has been refused payout on a scratchcard win worth £200,000 because the National Lottery say that the ticket has been altered! Unemployed Eric Walker bought the £3 Pharaoh’s Fortune scratchcard from his local Premier Store in his hometown of Sheffield. The card requires players to follow sixteen co-ordinates, scratch off the […]

ASA Clears Camelot

The ASA Clears Camelot in Latest Ad Campaign

The Advertising Standards Agency has decided not to take further action against the National Lottery after a series of recent ads came under fire for depicting a family finding their way out of financial troubles by winning the lottery. The advert received twenty-four individual complaints, challenging whether the ads suggested that playing the lottery could […]

Unclaimed Christmas Prizes

£2,000,000 in Unclaimed Prizes to Expire Before Christmas

What would make your Christmas planning easier? We’re guessing £1,000,000 might help and yet there are two prizes worth this amount that are unclaimed and will go to Good Causes if not claimed this month. That’s right, £2,000,000 in prizes will expire in the UK before Christmas if no one comes forward to claim! Whether […]

ASA-Ban

ASA Bans Scratchcard Ad from Outside School Gates

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has ruled on and banned a National Lottery scratchcard advert created by Camelot for inappropriately targeting children. The ruling concerns a poster ad that was placed directly outside the entrance of a school. The advert was for a rainbow scratchcard with the text ‘Scratch and See… top prize £50,000 Lucky […]