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100million Euromillions Jackpot

EuroMillions Jackpot hits €100,000,000

We all love a big rollover jackpot and right now one of the biggest jackpots available in the world is right here in the UK and across Europe. After ten consecutive rollovers the EuroMillions jackpot has hit nine figures and is expected to be worth around €110,000,000 for the next draw. It’s months since we […]

Teen Lottery Winner

Teen Lottery Winner Who Blew The Lot Says She’s Never Been Happier

Through the years we’ve had several very young lottery winners and it hasn’t been a happy ending for all of them. The first 16-year-old lottery winner was Callie Rogers from Cumbria who was in foster care when she won £1,870,000 back in 2003. Upon winning Callie immediately quit her checkout job, which paid £3.60 an […]

Shock Lottery Win

Derby Couple in Shock Over Lottery Win

A couple from Derby who live in a Littleover council house in Derby say they’re still in shock after winning £1,000,000 on the EuroMillions lottery. James O’Donnell and his partner Victoria Hunter-Woods both 35 only started playing the lottery back in April and now they’ve won £1,000,000. They say the news is only just starting […]

Torn Up Lottery Ticket

Torn Up Lottery Ticket Wins £58,000,000

When Fred Higgins from Aberdeenshire went to check his lottery results from the 10th July EuroMillions draw he popped into his local shop. The shopkeeper checked the ticket on the machine, declaring it was not a winner. The assistant ripped the ticket in two and threw it into the bin, and then the lottery machine […]

National Lottery queue

National Lottery Winner Thanks Shopper for Kindness

A National Lottery winner who has just claimed a £1,000,000 prize is thanking another shopper who let him go first to buy his tickets. Arron Walshaw from Ossett, West Yorkshire, won the Lotto Raffle prize last Wednesday, but almost missed the deadline for the draw. After seeing him rush to the counter, another customer let […]

Camelot Unclaimed Prizes

Camelot Says £122,000,000 Unclaimed Last Year

We often bring you stories of unclaimed prizes, just last week we reported that there is currently £12,000,000 in unclaimed prizes sitting with Camelot, but now the organisation has announced just how many unclaimed prizes there were last year and the number is bigger then we thought! For the financial year 2017/18 the total of […]

Barbara Reddick

Canadian Woman Wins Lotto Sues Nephew

A Canadian woman is reported to have won the lottery along with her nephew but her first act was to threaten the boy with a lawsuit. Barbara Reddick from Nova Scotia won C$1,200,000 on Wednesday night’s Chase the Ace draw and this week was photographed with her nephew posing with the giant cheque. However, immediately […]

Unclaimed Prizes

Camelot Holds £12,000,000 in Unclaimed Prizes

As the technology improves, it was thought that the number of unclaimed lottery prizes in the UK would decrease. There are so many ways now you can ensure you don’t miss a win, you can buy your tickets online where you’ll be contacted if you win, you can download the app and scan your own […]

Gardener Scratchcard Win

Gardener Scoops £3,000,000 on Lotto Scratchcard Win

A chat about a lucky parking spot led to a £3,000,000 scratchcard win for one lucky Lotto player last week. After discussing with a friend and his girlfriend about how difficult it is to start your own business due to lack of funding, James Evans said that if there was a parking spot outside his […]

City hall and tower bridge

Government Proposes Increasing Society Lottery Prizes

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in the UK has opened a consultation on society lotteries such as the Health Lottery to suggest they are allowed to increase the amount they take in ticket sales and the maximum they can hand out as prizes. The recommendation is that society lottery draws should be […]