National Lottery

8 Times Winning The Lottery Ruined Someone's Life

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK

We all dream of winning the lottery - no more debt, endless holidays and a ridiculously large and unwarranted collection of whatever takes your fancy....

National Lottery In Twitter 'PR Disaster' After Stunt Horribly Backfires

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK

The National Lottery has said it is “hugely sorry” after an attempt to thank the British public for supporting UK athletes at the World Championsh...

A Brit Has Just Won £14.5 Million In The EuroMillions Draw

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.02.2017 | UK

A lucky British ticketholder has won £14.5 million in Friday’s EuroMillions draw, three days after a UK player won nearly £20 million. The winn...

One Very Lucky Brit Has Won £20m On The EuroMillions

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK

One very lucky British ticketholder has won nearly £20 million in Tuesday’s EuroMillions draw. The £39 million jackpot was shared between one UK t...

One Very Lucky Player Has Won £76m On The EuroMillions

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK

One lucky ticket holder has won an entire EuroMillions jackpot of €88.5 million euro, a mammoth £76 million. An Irish player matched five main numb...

Bold Ambition As We Target Further Olympic Success At Tokyo 2020

Liz Nicholl CBE | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Sport
Liz Nicholl CBE

As we look ahead to Tokyo 2020, the Government has tasked us with building on the successes of London 2012 and Rio 2016 and that is why we have set a challenging aspirational goal that will motivate the high performance system to strive for even greater heights.

£2.5m Lottery Prize Claimed With 'Deliberately Damaged Ticket' Sees Camelot Fined

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK

Lottery operator Camelot has been fined £3 million for control failures that led to a “deliberately damaged ticket” winning. The Gambling Commiss...

Thousands Of National Lottery Accounts Have Been Hacked

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Tech

Thousands of National Lottery accounts may have been hacked, reports its operator Camelot. In a statement on its website, the operator said that it ha...

This Couple Could Not Have Been Any More Chilled About Winning £32.5m

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK

The £33 million Lotto jackpot won a person in Worcester was plunged into drama earlier this year - with one woman claiming to have put the winning ti...

National Lottery Gran Susanne Hinte Vows To 'Never Buy A Ticket Again'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 31.01.2016 | UK

The grandmother who claimed she put a lottery ticket worth £33 million through the wash has said she felt suicidal and will never play again after lo...

Lotto Gran Could Be In Trouble With The Law Over 'Damaged Ticket' Claim

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK

The grandmother who claimed she accidentally washed a £33 million Lotto jackpot winning ticket could face legal action after it was revealed she was ...

Camelot Confirm Winner Of £33 Million Lotto Jackpot

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK

Camelot on Thursday announced it had received a "valid claim" on the £33 million Lotto jackpot winning ticket bought in Worcester. The winner, Cam...

A Lotto People Claim £33 Million Jackpot As Sun Questions 'Washed Ticket' Gran

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK

Lottery bosses searching for the winner of a £33 million jackpot have revealed they have received hundreds of claims of damaged, lost or stolen tic...

Forget 'Lotto Gran' And Keep Searching For Missing £33m, Camelot Pleads

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Hundred claim jackpot as 'The Sun' questions 'washed ticket' gran. Mystery over the missing £33 million National Lottery jackpot ticket de...

5 Terrifying Lottery Fails Giving Worcester Motivation To Find Missing Jackpot

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK

National Lottery players in Worcester are turning homes and offices upside down in search of the elusive £33 million jackpot. Camelot, the firm be...

Lotto Players In This English City Told To Check Tickets For Unclaimed £33m

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK

Lottery players in Worcester are being advised to turn out their pockets and check behind their sofas after it was revealed the as-yet-unclaimed £33 ...

Someone In Britain Has Won £33m.. But Doesn't Know It Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK

The winner of the remaining £33 million half of the UK's biggest-ever Lotto jackpot has still not come forward, well over a week after the headline-g...

People Are So Keen To Play Tonight's Lotto, They Crashed The National Lottery Site

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 09.01.2016 | UK

We could all use a couple of extra millions - and Saturday night might be your best chance ever of winning them. The Lotto's biggest prize - £57.8...

Dale's TV Return Sparks Concern From Worried Viewers

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Entertainment

Dale Winton was back on hosting duties on ‘The National Lottery: In It To Win It’ on Saturday night, but his return to the BBC show had many viewe...

A Lottery for London?

Ivan Massow | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

I'm an entrepreneur and raising more money to make London better for Londoners is a walk in the park - it doesn't have to cost us anything and we don't need to introduce punitive taxes. Londoners want to help amazing organisations such as its Air Ambulance and Whizz-Kidz, their incredible work affects us all either directly now or by being there should we need them.

How to Solve 'the NHS Problem', Part Four

Hugh Salmon | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

There is still time for all the parties to invest in original thinking and creative advice at a more upstream level. But not much.

The Real National Lottery Winners

Jennie Price | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK
Jennie Price

For two decades money raised by National Lottery players has been re-invested in local communities and national projects to the tune of an eye-watering £32billion. Anyone who has ever bought a National Lottery ticket has helped to combat homelessness, tackle the stigma of mental health illness, inspired filmmakers, kept museums open and parks appealing.

Ending the Revolving Door of Care for Society's Unwanted

Dharmendra Kanani | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK
Dharmendra Kanani

Abbie's ending is a happy one but it shouldn't all be down to circumstance and luck. Through these 12 partnerships and the learning they generate, we hope to permanently change the odds in favour of the thousands of other people across the country who desperately need our help.

POLL: Will You Buy A £2 Lottery Ticket?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK

Camelot bosses have defended the decision to double the price of a national lottery ticket to £2. The increase in the cost of a ticket is a respon...

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...