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.

Irish Government does not tax Irish lottery winners

by Lotto Hideout Editor November, 10 Nov 2009 12:12

The Irish lottery began life as the Irish hospital sweepstakes and is extremely popular with both people in Ireland and those people who play the lottery in the UK. The lottery has been operating in the Republic since March 1987 according to the World Lottery News, and offers a range of lottery games that includes scratch cards. The Irish lottery is drawn twice a week but the local newspaper carry daily updates on the state of rolling jackpots and how much potential winners could find themselves pocketing at the end of the next lottery draw. The lottery seems to involve the same kind of sports promotion tactics that you see on popular horse races and world football championships.

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Two UK residents scoop £45m in Euromillions lottery win

by Claudine November, 9 Nov 2009 13:13

EuromillionsAfter many weeks of Euromillions rollovers two lucky lottery ticket holders have won the massive £90m Euromillions jackpot pool.  It is now known that the £90 Euromillions jackpot will be split between two separate individuals from the UK and not a syndicate.  The two lottery winners are now set to be the biggest UK lottery winners for sometime with their jackpot prizes of £45m each. The winning lottery tickets both featured the correct numbers drawn of 11, 19, 34, 43, 45, the lucky star numbers drawn in the Euromillions game were 5 and 9.

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Successful National Lottery Promotions

by Lotto Hideout Editor November, 9 Nov 2009 12:12

One of the most successful National Lottery promotions in recent times was Camelot’s promotion, Rich for Life National Lottery scratch card promotion. It costs five pounds to take part in this scratch card game but you might think that it’s worth it as you stand to win forty thousand pounds a year for the rest of your life, more than enough for most people to retire on. The campaign offered players a game with five winners, which means that the odds were much lower compared to the normal Saturday night lottery, and you had a better chance of winning the coveted forty thousand pounds annual income.

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Stars in your National Lottery

by Lotto Hideout Editor November, 6 Nov 2009 17:17

In the UK the BBC has made the lottery into a popular Saturday night entertainment half hour with regular guest appearances from the country’s film and television stars, as well as a host of other celebrities. Because of this entertainment and the enjoyment of playing the game, the number of people in the UK who play the UK lottery every Saturday night, has not seemed to diminish over the years.

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What to do with your National Lottery winnings

by Lotto Hideout Editor November, 5 Nov 2009 17:17

One of the problems for people who have never had a vast amount of money in their lives is that if and when they win the lottery, they are completely unsure what to do with their lottery winnings. In the UK it has been customary for whoever has organised the lottery to provide some free financial advice to the winner. This can help enormously to spend the money wisely.

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Playing the National Lottery

by Lotto Hideout Editor November, 4 Nov 2009 11:11

The National lottery has become so popular that a lot of people will indulge in the game at least once every single week. And some people even build it into their routine to buy a lottery ticket religiously, every single week.  The thrill of playing the game and the thought of winning cannot be matched.

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Euromillions is set to create even more millionaires

by Lotto Hideout Editor November, 3 Nov 2009 10:10

It’s all change for the UK EuroMillions draw, but what does it all actually mean?

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Double rollover causes a stir

by Lotto Hideout Editor November, 2 Nov 2009 10:10

Not everyone plays the lottery every single week, but when there is a rollover, you are sure to see a sudden increase in the number of people taking a chance.

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Winners gather to celebrate 15 year anniversary of lottery

by Lotto Hideout Editor October, 30 Oct 2009 10:10

The 15th anniversary of the National Lottery has been a very exciting time. There have been numerous celebrations and lottery winners of past and present have got together to honour their favourite game of chance.

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National Lottery up for sale

by Lotto Hideout Editor October, 28 Oct 2009 10:10

It’s all change for the National Lottery. Despite a brief spell of celebration for the 15 year anniversary of the game, it’s now back to business and things look set to change.

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