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.
A 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.
Lottery 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.
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.
Lotto 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.
What 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.
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.