The Hungarian Global International Lottery

 
 

Parliament Building And River Danube Budapest Hungary

 
Interest in the British National Lottery, the Euromillions prize draw and the Mega Millions draws has lead to a renewed interest in many other world lotteries.

The Hungarian lottery draw is one such global international lottery worth investigating. A lottery has actually been in existence in the country since 1763 when the first draws were held in Buda and Bratislava.

Since that time, many players have benefited from the prizes given out by this global international lottery.

The player selects six numbers from 1 to 45 and, as in other lotteries, a jackpot is paid out for matching all six numbers with those drawn on a Sunday evening. Lesser prizes are awarded for matching three, four and five numbers too.

In the last Hatoslottó draw, on Sunday 17 February 2013, for example, there was no jackpot winner but a player did win 281,700 Hungarian Forints ($1269.29 or £832.42) for matching 5 numbers. As in other draws, the jackpot will roll over to next Sunday’s draw.

Indeed, the Hatoslottó jackpot has been rolling over for the last few weeks and now totals Ft 685 million (over £2 million or $3 million).

The oldest lottery in Hungary is in fact the Ötöslottó draw, where the player matches five from a range of ninety numbers to win the jackpot. At present, the jackpot for this draw stands at Ft 730 million. The draw for this lottery takes place every Saturday.

The payouts may not seem particularly large but in 2009 a 15-man police force resigned after winning the equivalent of more than £10 million in the Hungarian lottery. Equally another anonymous winner won around £15 million in 2003, so the money is there to be won.

Playing a global international lottery like this can be exciting and you can choose from a wide range of up to 47 such draws on theLotter.com to make the whole experience even more enjoyable.
 
 

Lottery Latest News: Jackpot Winner Stays Anonymous

 
 

Crowd Of People All Looking In Different Directions

 
There have been a number of debates as to whether it is better for a winner on a global international lottery to make the win public or to stay anonymous.

One winner of the British National Lottery jackpot has decided the best thing is to stay quiet.

A player of the UK lottery draw living in Hampshire has decided to keep the news to himself, Camelot, the administrators of the British National Lottery have announced. The lucky player matched all the numbers in the draw on Saturday 26 January 2013 and collects £1,314,707 – one third of the jackpot as two other winners matched the same numbers. We believe it is a gentleman that has won and that he played online.

Both Camelot and the press have agreed to respect the wishes of the new winner. Such winners can opt for anonymity and the agreement ensures the administrators and the media stay quiet.

On balance it seems this was the right decision. Often it is not winning the jackpot that causes problems but rather the fame that can come with it. No doubt this latest winner is receiving advice as to how best to enjoy his good fortune without drawing attention to himself.

Presumably he is being told to not change him lifestyle too radically too soon and to take a holiday to get used to the new situation.

Here at UKLotteryDraw.com we wish the very best of luck to the new lottery winner.
 
 

The UK Lottery Draw: Young Golfer Wins £100,000

 
 

Saunton Sands Hotel From The Beach

 
We all get excited every week when the British National Lottery numbers are drawn as we hope we will be the next UK lottery winner and scoop the jackpot. But we tend to forget that some of the lesser prizes can also change lives.

Take the example of Shaun Saunders from Braunton in Devon.

Shaun is a keen amateur golfer and thought his luck was all bad when he recently lost out on a £18,000 Mini as a prize in a Sports Foundation Day at his local club. The car was available for the player who achieved a hole-in-one when Shaun teed off on the 17th. His ball flew straight into the hole – and bounced out again.

That same day however, Shaun, with his wife, Laura, bought a lottery Scratchcard from a convenience store on the way home. They were astonished to find they had won £100,000 from the British National Lottery. “Laura and I were in complete shock when we realised we had won the prize,” Shaun said, “We still are to be honest.”

The disappointment of the golfing loss was soon forgotten and the couple are now planning what to do with the money. They currently live in a flat but are now planning to buy a new house with a garden and entertain their friends.

Shaun works as an Assistant Manager at the Saunton Sands Hotel, where Laura is also the Bar Manager. They met at the hotel and they married there too.

Shaun told reporters, “Things like this don’t happen to people around here very often so we will definitely be making the most of it and celebrating.”

Another happy couple courtesy of the British National Lottery.
 
 

How The UK Lottery Draw Helps Us Discover Our Past

 
 

Man Finding Something At An Archaeological Dig

 
In recent years there has been something of a resurgence in finding our roots and discovering our heritage. The British National Lottery has been able to help do this.

The BBC programme ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ lead the way and has lead to a series of live events and imitation programmes on other channels and around the world. Channel 4’s ‘Time Team’ has added to the interest and the Internet offers various websites dedicated to the tracing of family trees and our own past.

2012 lead to a wave of national pride in Britain particularly with the Diamond Jubilee, the London Olympics and Paralympics and even the success of the latest James Bond film, ‘Skyfall.’

To add to the interest, one of the distributors of funds from the Euromillons prize draw and the British National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund, ran a programme called ‘All Our Stories’ during last summer.

The idea was to provide money for communities to find out more about and celebrate their heritage. The programme was designed to support another BBC programme, ‘The Great British Story – A People’s History,’ presented by Michael Wood.

Projects to be funded through the scheme and from the UK lottery draw were to include a wide range of activities. Conservation, voluntary work, community involvement, buying land and items of historical importance and even digital resources were considered.

One of the first groups to benefit from the money offered by the British National Lottery was the Meldreth History Group in Cambridgeshire. The small village of Meldreth has around 1600 inhabitants and a history going back to Saxon times and beyond.

The history group received £7100 to create a History of Meldreth, which will include the digging of twenty to thirty test pits around the village so that members can understand more about the origins and history of the community.

Help not comes from the UK lottery draw but also from historians and archaeologists from the University of Cambridge, including former television history presenter, Dr Carenza Lewis.

The history group hope to draw in all the villagers, from all age groups, to share the excitement of the project and whatever they might find. Enthusiasm is further fuelled by the knowledge that a 19th century dig discovered a collection of Bronze Age artifacts in the village.

We watch the activities in Meldreth with interest and hope the money from the UK lottery draw will lead to some fascinating finds.

You can find out more about the project at the Meldreth History Group website.