Lottery News

Many lottery draws make many winners, and many winners make plenty of lottery news, which is what we aim to bring you on these pages. There is hardly a week goes by without a news story about a big winner, good causes and unclaimed prizes and you can catch up on all the big stories here on our news pages. It is little wonder there’s so much news, with so many different lottery games being played each week. From the flagship Lotto and big Euro Millions draw to the smaller side draws like Lotto Plus 5 and Thunderball, there is news breaking every day and you can catch up with it all here.

Here you can keep track of all the upcoming rollovers and big draws and you can make sure you know what’s happening in the next few draws so you don’t miss any impressive jackpots. There’s also news about unclaimed prizes to keep track of too and we’ll often bring you reminders of prizes about to expire and winners who have not come forward to claim. When new games are launched and if the rules of any lottery change, we’ll bring you all of the details.

One of the things that make UK lotteries so special is the way the Good Causes Funds work. However, often players miss out on news and information about where their money goes and how it is donated. That’s why we aim to also bring you all the latest news covering deserving recipients in the charity field too, and the worthy projects funded by you, the lottery player.

Benefit cheat who won £154k on lottery spared jail

by Claudine January, 18 Jan 2010 0:00

Bellamy - Benefit cheatA benefit fiddling lottery winner has been spared going to jail even though she has been found guilty of theft.  The guilty woman - named in the Daily Mail as Sandra Bellamy - won £154,000 playing the National Lottery back in 2006, however she continued to claim financial support from various agencies including housing benefit, income support and council tax benefit.  The total that is believed to be involved in the benefits scam is £14,814.11, what makes the crime worse is that the woman had three properties in Bournemouth worth over half a million pound, a privately educated child, a £30k divorce settlement, and received a reported £3k per month in rental fees for her property portfolio and had £16,000 of savings prior to her big lottery win.

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Lottery scratch game site Scratch2Cash announce €100k winner

by Claudine January, 11 Jan 2010 3:03

Scratch2Cash winnerLottery scratch game site, Scratch2Cash have announced the wonderful news that they have just paid out €100k to their first big winner of 2010.  Lottery Hideout love to hear about lottery, lotto and scratch game winners, but the winners we like to hear of most are those that win large sums of cash.  Of course a little bit of good luck is something that is great news at any time, but those big sums of cash that get collected by a few lucky individuals are what makes most of us indulge in playing at lottery and gaming sites in the first place.  Scratch2Cash are one of the first this year to announce a big winner with the announcement that Ivan C, a player in France was the lucky winner of a massive €100,000 at their site.

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Lottery winner leaves wife and does bunk with share of £19m

by Claudine December, 12 Dec 2009 2:02

Arnim Ramdass Most married couples who were lucky enough to win a lottery jackpot would use the cash to make a better life for themselves and their family, looking forward to the adventures that their new found lottery jackpot winnings could give them.  Not so for a couple in America, Donna Campbell is about to be evicted from her home even though her husband Arnim Ramdass has a share of a $19m lottery win, and the reason for Donna’s dire situation is that her husband has disappeared with the lottery winnings.

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Euromillions gives UK players chance to win £1m in Millionaire Raffle

by Claudine December, 12 Dec 2009 0:00

Millionaire RaffleLotto players who like to join in with the Euromillions lottery each week may be wondering what the Millionaire Raffle game is all about.  For a start if you haven’t already noticed, then the ticket price of each Euromillions lottery ticket is now £2 and with this new price players will get their usual entry to the Euromillions draw but in addition they will receive an entry to the new Millionaire Raffle game. This game will make one lucky UK player £1m richer each week.

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Lucky lotto win was sent from above?

by Claudine November, 28 Nov 2009 2:02

LottoWhat did you do last Wednesday? Did you play the National Lottery’s Lotto game? Well one lucky great grandmother did and managed to scoop a very sizeable £850k lottey win, and certainly not bad for a mid week payday.  The delighted 70 year old, Brenda Pugh decided to have a bit of a late night on Wednesday to stay up and watch the lotto draw, by the time three numbers were drawn that matched her ticket she was beside herself thinking how luck she has been to win £10.  Imagine Brenda’s delight when the numbers just kept coming and she managed to match six lotto numbers giving her a fabulous jackpot prize that she never dared to dream would be possible.

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The National Lottery Live

by Lotto Hideout Editor November, 27 Nov 2009 12:12

There can’t be one person in the UK who has not heard the words, “the National Lottery Live” by a BBC presenter. You would have to be living in a very obscure part of the world not to have heard of the UK’s National Lottery. The National Lottery actually contains a number of different lottery games that people can play in the hope of winning some lottery money.

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The Irish Lottery

by Lotto Hideout Editor November, 26 Nov 2009 11:11

The Irish lottery is very similar to the Saturday night lottery in the UK in that it involves  matching six random numbers between one and forty nine plus one bonus number in order to win the game. The Irish lottery has a main prize and a number of smaller prizes that players can win. There are different number matches that are assigned to the lower prize wins, for example if you manage to match five numbers plus the bonus number then you win a fixed prize of twenty five thousand euros. Although twenty five thousand is not one of the bigger prizes it is a fair wad of cash for someone to win on a Saturday night.

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Do You Regularly Check Your Euro Million Results?

by Lotto Hideout Editor November, 25 Nov 2009 14:14

An increasing number of people in the UK now play for Euromillions as well as the National Lottery jackpot. Euromillion lottery results are updated several times a week and many experts suggest that you should check the results regularly as winners have missed their numbers by not doing so. There are a number of different levels of prizes to be won under the Euromillions and most of the smaller prizes are still worth having.

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What Should Potential Big Winners Do

by Lotto Hideout Editor November, 24 Nov 2009 11:11

Your day has finally come and you have realised your dream of winning the lottery. If you had any idea that you might be a big lottery winner one day then you have probably investigated what measures you should have in place in order to deal with this massive change in your life. One of the things that many lottery winners are faced with when the news gets out that they have a lot of money, are begging letters and hangers on. You need to decide beforehand how much of your winnings you are prepared to give away and stick to that amount, which means you have to learn to say no quite firmly and often.

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The National Lottery Thunderball Game

by Lotto Hideout Editor November, 23 Nov 2009 14:14

Some years ago when the lottery first started in the UK there was just one draw that took place on a Saturday evening. As time has gone by and enthusiasm for getting rich via the lottery has grown, we now have the Thunderball Game, and the Euro Lottery added to the mix. Experts say that people prefer different types of lottery games and the type that they choose depends on what sort of lottery player they might be.

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