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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 […]

Lotto Changes

A Lotto Changes This November for UK Players

Camelot has announced a raft of changes to the Lotto coming into play this November as organisers try and tempt people back to the draw. We’ve seen so many rule changes in recent years and none of them have been popular with players, so will the latest set of changes take the draw back to […]

Police Appeal

Police Appeal After Lottery Scratchcard Theft

Police in Exeter are appealing for witnesses after a man entered a shop stealing a stash of lottery scratchcards. The incident took place in the store on Pinhoe Road in Exeter last Wednesday night when the man entered the shop, walked to the till area and removed the lottery scratchcards, leaving the store with them. […]

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 […]

Transparency Over Lotto

MPs Want Greater Transparency Over Lotto Sales

A group of MPs has written to Camelot’s CEO demanding greater transparency on where lottery tickets and scratchcards are sold. Thirty MPs signed the letter to CEO Nigel Railton including Shadow Culture Secretary Tom Watson and Gloria De Peiro, who spearheaded the campaign. The letter raises concerns about where lottery money is spent, and where […]

Lotterys 5000th Millionaire

Slough Couple Becomes National Lottery’s 5,000th Millionaire

A couple from Slough have scooped a Lotto win worth a massive £21,000,000 and in doing so have become the National Lottery’s 5,000th millionaire. Donna and David Stickley from Slough play the Lotto every week with Donna collecting a ticket on her way home from work every Friday. However, last week they didn’t check the […]

Lotto Under Scrutiny

UK Lotto Age Limit Comes under Scrutiny

Most gambling products in the UK are not accessible to people under 18 years of age. Under 18s cannot bet on sportsbooks, play bingo, or enter casinos yet when the lottery was launched back in 1994, the age restriction was set at 16, under the limit for lots of other betting products. Now as the […]

Scratchcard Art

Young Artist Creates Unique Work from Used Scratchcards

When James Thomas was growing up, the autistic boy hated litter and used to pick up discarded scratchcards, sorting them into different types and keeping them. He started his collection aged 13, but now he’s 17 and a budding artist and uses the scratchcards to create beautiful and meticulous artworks. James, who studies art at […]