UK Lottery

Student Places £2 Bet At Ladbrokes, Wins £1m

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A masters student was taken slightly by surprise after her £2 bet at her local Ladbrokes turned into a £1m windfall. Thailand-born Jirtchaya Klon...

This Man Just Won £108m

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

Neil Trotter of Coulsdon, south London, has been revealed Euromillions jackpot winner who scooped a £107.9m prize. The 41-year-old car mechanic an...

Danny Alexander Photo Used In Phone Lottery Scam

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Politics

Did Danny Alexander trick an innocent woman into handing over money in a fake lottery phone scam? Of course not - but the chap who perpetrated the ...

One Ticketholder Wins Lotto Jackpot

PA | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK

One ticketholder won last night's Lotto jackpot of £3.6 million, Camelot said. The winning numbers were 12, 11, 42, 01, 13, 35 and the bonus numbe...

Getting Lucky at Work

James Callander | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK
James Callander

There are things outside of our control that affect our luck which can have an arresting effect on career prospects. Let's break down what feeds into making us lucky:

It Could Be You... But What if it Isn't?

Dale Bilson | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dale Bilson

Sitting on the train, contemplating how to spend my Euro Millions winnings ahead of 2013's biggest jackpot of £157m this week, my usual pre-draw euphoria was replaced by an unfamiliar and frightening realisation: that not only my dream purchases, but even some things I take for granted, could be at risk if I didn't win.

The Euromillions Draw Tonight Could Leave One Lucky Person £157M Better Off

PA | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK

Tonight's £157 million EuroMillions draw could make one lucky ticket holder the UK's second biggest National Lottery jackpot winner. If only one p...

Mystery British Winner Of £81m EuroMillions Jackpot

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK

A Briton has scooped a mind-boggling £81 million by landing the EuroMillions jackpot. The mystery winner's gargantuan haul is not the largest ever wo...

Lottery In £5.3m Olympic Legacy Schemes Boost

PA | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK

A total of £5.3 million of Lottery money which helped build the Olympic Park is being reused to back grassroots sports and volunteering schemes. T...

Give People Prizes For Voting, Say Labour

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Politics

Voters should be entered into a lottery to win prizes as a reward for turning up at the polls, a senior Labour figure has suggested. Angela Eagle, ...

Six Hundred Pound Tents, Introducing the Peak of Festival Fashion

James Peckham | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
James Peckham

What was the last item you bought for over £600? A car, computer or even a very, very special item of clothing? How about a roof to put over your hea...

Man Celebrates Boxing Day Birthday.. With Millionaire Raffle Win

PA | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK

A music lover celebrating his Boxing Day birthday received an extra special present when he discovered he had become a millionaire in a Christmas lott...

Two Split £4.2 Million Lottery Jackpot

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK

Two winners shared the weekend Lotto jackpot of £4.2 million, Camelot has said. The winning numbers were 40, 31, 6, 37, 8, 48 and the bonus number...

1 In 10 Brits Would Spend Lottery Winnings On Plastic Surgery

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Research reveals that more than one in 10 Brits would invest in cosmetic surgery as their first purchase if they won the lottery. A survey, conduct...

Is a White Guy Even Allowed to Talk About Racism?

Xavier Toby | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

My slight bogan part aside, I really am the classic middle class, well-educated white male. I mean, there's no point me playing the lottery. By being born in a first world country to white middle class parents, I've already won first division. Big time.

Mystery Lottery Player Misses Out On £64m Jackpot

PA | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK

A mystery lottery player has lost out on a £64 million fortune after the deadline for them to claim the life-changing prize expired. The unlucky i...

Celebrating 18 Years of National Lottery Good Causes in Our Communities

Peter Wanless | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Wanless

We should celebrate the incredible achievements of people who are not afraid to step up and try something new. People who notice something lacking in their area and instead of grumbling about it, roll up their sleeves and do something proactive.

'The Work Of The Devil'

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK

Muslim hackers have attacked the French Euromillions site denouncing gambling as "the work of the devil" and replacing text on the homepage with Quran...

Would You Carry On Working If You Won The Lottery?

Posted 22.10.2012 | UK

Only 59% of millionaires who won the National Lottery gave up work straight after their life-changing windfalls, a new study shows. An analysis of ...

Mapping the Future of Online Lotteries

Henry Oakes | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Tech
Henry Oakes

A precedent has been set by the online gaming industry. Now that lotteries have seen the great potential online, they recognise that before they can tap into this lucrative market they need to update the industry's use of technology.

British £37m EuroMillions Winner Comes Forward

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK

The lucky UK ticket-holder who scooped a huge £37 million on last night's EuroMillions draw has come forward, Camelot said. Lottery chiefs had beg...

Could It Be You? EuroMillions Tracing £37m Jackpot Winner

PA | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK

Lottery chiefs are today waiting for the UK ticket-holder who scooped a huge £37 million on the EuroMillions draw to come forward. The prize won o...

I Love The Lottery, Just Don't Talk To Me About It

Joe Lennard | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Lennard

I hate reading news stories of recent lottery winners. Call me bitter but why would I take any pleasure in hearing about how Dave and Sharon from Rotherham are planning to spend their winnings.

Lucky You? Is A Big Lottery Win A Blessing Or A Curse?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK

Adrian and Gillian Bayford have won the second biggest lottery jackpot ever, but they are one of 2,900 millionaires created by the National Lottery. ...

The Win Is Not Just For Us, It's To Share'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK

Britain's second-biggest Lottery winners have said they want to share their £148.6 jackpot and use the money to help others. Adrian Bayford, 41, a...