A winner of the British National Lottery is helped to choose a car by the Fifth Gear TV programme.
One of the problems left by hosting an Olympic games is continuing the inevitable surge of interest in sport created in the host country.
For this reason the London 2012 Olympic committee have announced £135 million British National Lottery funding to create the Places People Play scheme. This will be used to create new facilities around the country and train 40 000 sports leaders and this is hoped to encourage over 2 million people to get active.
A recent survey of 100 top-class athletes by the British National Lottery has also shown the average British athlete will spend 10 000 hours in training between the Beijing and London Olympics. That equates to six hours a day, six days a week, 12 months of the year for four years.
Jessica Ennis, world and European heptathlon champion, agrees this is accurate. She spends around 50 hours a week at the local park, in the gym or on the track. “All the hard work will be worth it though to simply compete in front of a home crowd at London 2012 – and to win a medal would just be a dream come true,” she said.
The average athlete also consumes 1.1 million calories per year. That is the same as eating three Christmas dinners a day! The average Olympic swimmer swims 1864 miles a year in preparation for the Games. The average synchronised swimmer holds his or her breath for a total of two and a half hours every week.
The wheelchair basketball team goes through around 100 tyres a year for their special chairs. The average athlete has been training for 11 years, started serious sport at the age of 14 and completes in seven international competitions a year.
Interestingly, 87 percent of those interviewed said they would have to find paid employment if they were not supported by the British National Lottery.
Obviously the Lottery funding has changed the face of British sport.
The results of last nights British National Lottery were:
04 – 10 – 18 – 41 – 42 – 47 Bonus: 08
There was no winner of the £7 808 023 jackpot so the money will rollover to Wednesday’s draw.
There were however ten players who matched 5 numbers and the bonus ball and they took home £152 720 each (£1 527 200 in total) and 545 263 winners of lesser prizes who divided £8 220 620.
The jackpot for Wednesday 1 December presently stands at £11 000 000 – a Double Rollover!
The results of last nights European Lottery were:
09 – 28 – 36 – 41 – 49 Lucky Stars: 05 – 07
There was one lucky winner who takes home a massive £38 556 253.
There were also 2 054 890 winners who shared another £4 035 196.20 and a winner of the Millionaire Raffle.
The jackpot for next weeks draw presently stands at £12 000 000.
Were you the lucky winner this time? I hope so.
Two projects in the north of England have benefited from grants from the British National Lottery recently.
The first is the restoration of the 18th century Holgate windmill outside the city of York.
The mill was built in 1770 and continued to grind corn until 1933 when it began a process of decay. The suburbs of York grew around the building and it was generally forgotten. However, restoration work began in 2001 with the formation of the Holgate Windmill Preservation Trust.
The building itself has been improved but money was required to mount new sails to make the mill operational. After a telephone poll put the project as top for restoration the Lottery fund donated £46 500 to purchase the sails.
A further £50 000 is still required to provide a sack hoist, a standby electric motor and a lightning conductor but production of flour is expected to recommence in 2011.
This week saw the premiere of a movie with a difference.
Pupils, teachers and parents from the CYCES school in Cheadle, Cheshire gathered at the Showcase Cinema to see a screening of the movies ‘Dreamscape.’
This is an adventure film about dreams and nightmares produced by the pupils with the assistance of a grant from the National Lottery and the film production company ScreenPlay:Education. Ten pupils contributed ideas for the script and then brought it to life. They operated sound and camera equipment and edited the finished movie, which received a rapturous response from the audience.
CYCES school is operated by the Together Trust charity and caters for pupils with social, emotional and behavioural challenges.
The results for last nights British National lottery were:
11 – 30 – 38 – 45 – 46 – 49 Bonus: 37
No player matched the 6 numbers and so the jackpot of £2 844 618 will roll over to Saturdays prize money.
There were however 244 739 other prize winners who shared £4 953 410.
The jackpot for the next draw on Saturday 27 November currently stands at £ 7 600 000 after the rollover.
Originally posted to EzineMark articles.
Top 10 Misery lottery winners
The number of people win the lottery is small, but the number of happy people after winning the lottery is even smaller. Some winner were simply foolish, some were greedy, while some suffered with greddy relatives. Below are 10 stories about people who lost all after winning the lottery.
#1 Evelyn Adams
In 1985 AND 1986, Evelyn Adams won the lottery – equaling a total winning of $5.4 million. However, today – she has no money “Winning the lottery isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be,” says Evelyn Adams, who won the New Jersey lottery not just once, but twice (1985, 1986), to the tune of $5.4 million. Today the money is all gone and Adams lives in a trailer. She lost money in slot machines, and couldn’t seem to say no to relatives and friends. Evelyn’s big win ended in a big loss.
#2 William Post
In 1988, William Post won $16.2 million in the Pennsylvania lottery but now lives on his Social Security. Post’s former girlfriend sued him for a share of his winnings and one of his brothers was arrested for hiring a hit man to kill him, hoping to inherit a share of the winnings. His relationship with his other siblings was also strained and he spent some time in jail. Within a year, he was $1 million in debt and eventually declared bankruptcy. He now lives on only $450 a month and food stamps.
#3 Suzanne Mullins
In 1993, Suzanne Mullins won $4.2 million in the Virginia lottery. Now she’s deeply in debt to a company that lent her money using the winnings as collateral. She borrowed $197,746.15 from this company, but eventually stopped making payments on the loan. She blamed the debt on the lengthy illness of her uninsured son-in-law, who needed $1 million for medical bills. Needless to say, her lottery win did not end in happiness.
#4 Ken Proxmire
Ken Proxmire won $1 million in the Michigan lottery. Within 5 years he filed for bankruptcy after moving to California and starting a car business with his brothers. He has now returned to his job as a machinist.
#5 Willie Hurt
In 1989, Willie Hurt of Lansing, Mich., won $3.1 million. Only two years later he was broke and charged with murder after spending his fortune on a divorce and crack cocaine.
#6 Janite Lee
In 1993, Janite lee of Missouri won $18 million. Lee was generous to a variety of causes, including various political organizations, education programs and the community services. According to published reports, eight years after winning, Lee had filed for bankruptcy with only $700 left.
#7 Southeastern Family
In the early 1990s, a Southeastern family won $4.2 million. In almost no time at almost all of their winnings were spent on a huge house, cars, and various requests from family members. They bought a huge house and succumbed to repeated family requests for help in paying off debts. Eleven years after winning, the couple got divorced, the house was sold and what was left of their lottery winnings had to be split.
#8 Kenneth and Connie Parker
Kenneth and Connie Parker won a $25 million jackpot and quickly watched their 16-year marriage disintegrate just months after they became rich beyond their wildest dreams.
#9 Jeffrey Dampier
Jeffrey Dampier won a $20 million jackpot and was then kidnapped and murdered by his own sister-in-law who hoped to inherit the winnings.
#10 Jack Whittaker
On Christmas morning 2002, Jack Whittaker found out he had won the Powerball lottery jackpot – $315 million – the largest individual payout in US lottery history. Though he began with intentions to do good with his winnings, his world quickly fell apart with the death of his granddaughter Brandi from a drug overdose which was funded by her allowance from Whittaker and the breakup of his marriage. Whittaker did give money to churches and to people who were in need but was soon bombarded with lawsuits, thievery and greed. He turned to drinking as he watched what he called the “powerball curse” destroy his life.
These 10 stories are evidence that winning the lottery isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. If you win the lottery, make sure to get a financial advisor and be smart about your winnings. Winning the lottery can be exciting and fun and can change your life for the better, as long as you handle it well!
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The results of last nights British National Lottery were:
06 – 07 – 08 – 17 – 27 – 46 – Bonus: 29
There was a winner of the top prize who takes home £3 942 218.
There were another 701 473 prize winners who shared £10 267 013.
The jackpot for the next draw on Wednesday 23 November is £2 400 000 so far.
The results of the Euro millions draw for last night were:
12 – 15 – 32 – 36 – 45 Lucky Stars: 07 – 09
The Millionaire Raffle:
No players matched all the numbers so the £25 874 272 jackpot rolls over to next week.
There were however 1 772 948 other winners who shared £3 499 744.40 (there was also a winner of the Millionaire Raffle of course).
The rollover jackpot for the next draw on Friday 26 November 2010 stands at £38 000 000 so far.
Time to buy those tickets or join a syndicate!!