The newest winners of the European lottery jackpot have been named. Gareth and Catherine Bull from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire became the latest winners of a massive Eurolottery jackpot on last Friday, the 20th January 2012.
Gareth is a self-employed builder and could not work because the rain prevented him completing a job. Instead he and his colleagues drove to a nearby shop and he bought a European lottery ticket using the Lucky Dip system, rather than selecting his own numbers.
As he usually does on a Friday, Gareth then checked his ticket against those listed on television. Catherine takes up the story: “He came into the bedroom as white as a sheet, the ticket was shaking in his hand and I knew soothing wasn’t right. When he tried to explain that he thought we had won, I thought he was pulling my leg.”
She was sure he was pulling her leg so they both checked the numbers together on the television and then, still not believing it, they looked online. As they looked the prize money seemed to increase. As Catherine puts it, “My head was in bits.”
Even thought the couple eventually realised the extent of their European lottery win and they had rung the lottery’s administrators, Camelot, to confirm their good luck, family life continued as normal that day: the children went to football, had a sleepover and friends came around in the evening.
What will they do with the Eurolottery money? As it happens the couple have already built their dream home but Gareth is looking to get a box at Old Trafford, home of his favourite team, Manchester United, a new Range Rover Sport, a trip to Disneyland, Florida for the whole family and perhaps a holiday villa. They have already bought an iPad with the money but they are not planning to change their way of life just yet.
Catherine, who works in health insurance, is relaxed about their good luck; “I’ve never been much of a shopper,” she says, ” although I would like a new upstairs landing carpet and I’d like to get my hair done more than twice a year!”
Clearly this is one family who considers the Eurolottery as one of the best lotteries to play!
The results of the UK lottery draw for last night (Wednesday 25 January 2012) were as follows:
02 – 08 – 26 – 30 – 39 – 45 Bonus: 46
There were two winners sharing the £2,372,608 jackpot – each receives £1,186,304.
In addition to this, there were 278,665 winners of other prizes ranging from £10 to £121,672 – a total of £4,832,502.
The jackpot for the next British National Lottery draw on Saturday 28 January 2012 currently stands at £4,100,000.
The results of the Eurolottery draw for Tuesday 24 January 2012 were as follows:
01 – 02 – 06 – 20 – 36 Lucky Stars: 08 – 11
There was no winner for the £12,523,500 jackpot so this will roll over to the next draw.
A total of 1,515,821 players did win prizes ranging from £2.70 and £308,363.90.
The jackpot for the next European lottery draw on Friday 27 January 2012 presently stands at £22,000,000.
The results of the UK lottery draw (the Lotto) for Saturday 21 January 2012 were:
05 – 17 – 32 – 39 – 42 – 49 Bonus: 19
Another lucky player won the £4,404,007 jackpot.
A further 501,049 players received their share of the £8,799,925 with individual prizes ranging from £10 to £104,236.
The jackpot for the next UK lottery draw (the Lotto) on Wednesday 25 January 2012 currently stands at £2,200,000.
The results of the Eurolottery draw for last night, Friday 20 January 2012, were as follows:
02 – 10 – 22 – 27 – 28 Lucky Stars: 06 – 08
The jackpot of £40,627,241 was won by one lucky lottery player. The winner lives in the United Kingdom but it has not yet been revealed where exactly he or she lives – make sure you check your tickets!
Another 3,384,128 players won prizes ranging from £2.60 to £435,634.50 plus one player won the £1,000,000 Millionaire Raffle prize.
The jackpot for the next European lottery draw on Tuesday 24 January 2012 presently stands at £12,000,000.
The results for the UK lottery draw (the Lotto) for last night (Wednesday 18 January 2012) were as follows:
09 – 22 – 31 – 34 – 35 – 43 Bonus: 20
There was one winner of the £2,463,224 jackpot.
There were also another £251,375 winners who shared the £4,656,116 prize money with individual prizes of between £10 and £94,739.
The jackpot for the next UK lottery draw on Saturday 21 January 2012 currently stands at £4,100,000.
Why not get all your lottery tickets for this and 38 other global lotteries at theLotter.com?
The results of the Eurolottery draw for last night, Tuesday 17 January 2012, were as follows:
12 – 22 – 30 – 31 – 44 Lucky Stars: 05 – 06
The jackpot of £30,343,120 remained unwon and will roll over to the next draw.
There was of course a winner of the Millionaire Raffle plus another 1,849,517 winners of prizes varying from £2.80 to £128,885.
The jackpot for the next European lottery draw on Friday 20 January 2012 currently stands at £40,000,000.
Get your tickets for this and 38 other global lotteries at theLotter.com.
Do you feel Friday 13th is lucky or unlucky? One player of one of the largest global lotteries, the American Mega Millions certainly found last Friday to be lucky.
Daniel Bruckner from California was in Long Island visiting family and friends in the area. He went food shopping, saw the size of the Mega Millions jackpot and thought he would have a go.
The 35-year-old financial analyst had just $26 in his wallet after the shopping trip so he decided to use it all to buy lottery tickets. He went back to his wife and his father and forgot all about it.
Later he was woken by his wife after his father discovered the winning lottery ticket for this, the most local of the global lotteries, had been bought at the local store. To keep them both happy, Daniel went downstairs and checked the numbers. One by one they agreed with the ticket he held.
“It just didn’t seem real and you just don’t believe it all,” he admitted.
He checked and double-checked the numbers but still the results showed he held the winning lottery number and so had won $208,000,000.
The Bruckners had been comfortable financially but Christine, Daniel’s wife had recently lost her job as a mortgage advisor. The couple did not know exactly what they would do with the money beyond paying school and other bills.
There is no doubt that they will have a more comfortable future however.