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U.K. Kitchen Worker Cooks Up $5.8 Million Win

A kitchen manager scooped the UK’s biggest ever scratchcard jackpot of £4MILLION ($5.8 million in U.S. dollars) while on his dinner break – but then went back to finish his shift, according to a report in England’s Daily Main newspaper. I mean, wouldn’t you to back to work? Amadou Gillen, 46, bought two scratchcards from […]

Excuses, excuses…and finally, no excuse

I’ve gotten many emails over the past few weeks wondering where I’ve been. So I want everyone to know I am OK. I have been moving houses with my family and it’s fairly exhausting. But I’m back, armed with tons of cool stories about winners around the lottery world. Thanks for sticking with me. Much […]

Euro Millions Players….Check Your Tickets, You Could be a Big Winner

From the BBC, lottery officials are seeking the holder of a EuroMillions ticket for the 8 June draw, which was bought in the Stevenage and Hitchin area of Hertfordshire. The missing ticket-holder matched all five numbers – 5, 11, 22, 34 and 40 – as well as the Lucky Star numbers – 9 and 11. […]

U.K. Music Shop Owner Carries On, Despite Huge 148,000,000 pound Euromillions Win

A U.K. friend emailed me a great story about a music shop owner from Haverhill, Suffolk who hit the Euromillions jackpot of £148 million, vowed to keep his life as is and has done just that. So let’s hear it for Adrian Bayford, who has actually been true to his word, and is still getting […]

U.K. Couple, 1 Year After Winning EuroMillions, Continue to Give Back (and They are Among Our Citizen’s of the Year Award Winners)

Chris and Colin Weir, from Largs in North Ayrshire, won £161m when their numbers came up on 12 July last year. It was of course a life altering moment for the couple. But now, one year later, we see that the pair have already given large donations to several causes, including £1m to the SNP’s […]

Top 5 Jackpots Around the World

Whatta draw…the two biggest jackpots in the world currently in play are both worth more than $200 million. Here they are, and the next draw date. Good luck everyone. 1. 190 million euros (about $234 million in US dollars), Euro Millions, Aug. 10. Euro Millions is played in nine european countries, including the UK, France, […]

List: Top 5 Jackpots Around the World

With the Olympics due to start in London in 11 days, it seems like (at friends’ requests) we should be covering MORE lotteries on the continent. And so we shall. Winners. Games. Just watch for it. Particularly if you are American or Canadian, there are lots of games for you to learn about and play […]

Lottery Jackpots Around the world: Top 10 + 1

Jackpots around the world are soaring to very attractive heights. No, we’re not at the $600 million mark, yet. But Powerball is fast approaching $200 million. Here are your top 10 plus 1 jackpots in play currently, around the world and the dates of the next drawing. 1. $177 million, Powerball, June 6 2. 132 […]

U.K. National Lottery Set to Create 100 Millionaires on Date When Olympics Start; Get Thee to the U.K…..

From our London friend:  Amanda (she doesn’t want me to reveal her last name0 emailed me with news that the UK National Lottery will have a drawing creating (so they say) 100 millionaires as a ‘thank you’ to players for helping fund the London Olympics. It’s a Euro Millions (a game we regularly follow here […]

Lotteries Around the World: Top 10

Here are the top 10 lottery jackpots currently in play, worldwide, and the dates of the next drawings. Good luck everyone. 1. $90 million, Powerball, May 16 2. 50 million euros (about $67 million in U.S. dollars), Euro Millions, May 15. Euro Millions is played in nine European countries including the U.K., France, Spain, Portugal […]

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