Online Lottery – Gaming Tradition with a Modern Edge

 
 

Jackpot Image On Purple Laptop

 
People have been playing lotteries for a very long time. In fact, lotteries began on an official basis as far back as 205 BCE! In Europe, the first ever national lotteries were drawn by the kings and queens themselves as somewhat of a royal event. Since then it has become a staple in every country and is easily the most popular form of gaming across the population as a whole. It goes without saying, then, that the online lottery was only a matter of time, and it too has become a smash hit amongst gamers and lotto fanatics alike.
 
The online lottery is, as the name implies, an online version of the traditional lottery that originally made the game famous. This means that players are able to purchase their lottery tickets online and even partake in a series of other related things as part of the fun. This can include catching up on the latest lottery results (both online and offline events), reading stories from the latest big winners, comparing all the latest odds on the most popular lotteries both locally and nationally, being able to purchase discounted lottery tickets and even take part in free lottery events for online players only.
 
One of the most popular forms of online lottery is 49’s Lotto, otherwise known as just “49’s”. 49’s Lotto is a British lottery that is all about the draws. There are two lottery draws taking place each day, every day of the week. A total of six main numbers are drawn with a bonus number known as the ‘booster’, from a pool of 49 balls (hence the name 49’s Lottery). Players can win a whopping £601 for just 3 matching numbers on a £1 ticket!
 
Most online betting sites have a lottery-dedicated page, and it is here that you can ensure your ticket in the next big draw. William Hill Sports is a good place to go if you’re new to the craze, as they have all the big events covered and an easy-to-navigate site. Just click on the event that fancies you and let the fun begin! You can visit us at sports.williamhill.com/bet/en-gb/lotto/49S/49-s-6-ball.html
 
 

Euromillions Prize Draw Winner ‘Not Bothered’

 
 

Bottle Of Champagne In The Snow

 

We all scan the Euromillions results hoping that we have purchased a winning ticket. I suspect that we would be somewhat excited if we found we had actually won a major prize in the Euromillions prize draw.

45-year-old George Traykov of Ilford in Essex however claims to be not that bothered about his latest win.

Mr. Traykov, a property developer originally from Bulgaria, won £160,873 in the Euromillions prize draw earlier this year. It took him two months to claim his prize however and it brings his total winnings up to £1.2 million after also winning in September 2011.

He sounded a little disappointed that he had not won the top prize of £12 million and told the press that winning in the lottery did not compare with the thrill of skydiving, his first love.

A former member of the Bulgarian national skydiving team, Mr. Traykov said, “nothing compares to skydiving.” With his first win he sent his daughter, Elaine, to private school and booked her skydiving lessons.

The single father has no plans to move away from Ilford. He has lived in the town for almost 20 years, says he has “lovely neighbours” and he feels safe in the area. He plans to renovate his home with the money he has won.

He is teetotal and had to practise spraying champagne for photographers. Earlier this year he did have holiday in Cancun to get used to his new situation but feels he has always had enough money in his life. “I’ve always worked hard and never spent more than I have so money has never been a major problem for me,” he said.

Mr. Traykov could still win more money; he has three more tickets he has not yet checked and, in any case, still intends to play the Euromillions prize draw.
 
 

How To Get Your Project Funded By The UK Lottery Draw

 
 

Villagers Celebrate After Saving Their Pub With Lottery Money

 
When you play the British National lottery or the Euromillions prize draw it can be easy to forget that your money will go towards good causes around the United Kingdom.

To date around £29 billion has been paid to deserving projects by Camelot, the administrators of the UK lottery draw. The causes supported cover a wide range from arts bodies, the Olympic Games, athletes, conservation groups, education initiatives, health issues and heritage projects in all corners of the country. Recipients range from large national organisations to a few people trying to save a community asset.

Up to this month around 28% of lottery money has been allocated for good causes. Of the rest 50% has been paid out in prizes, 12% as lottery duty, operating costs 4% and around 5-6% as commission for retailers.

So what happens if you have a project you think might be eligible for UK lottery draw funding?

The first step is to carefully define exactly what it is you want to do. You will need to understand the unmet want you intend to satisfy. This may come from your own observations but should also involve discussions and research with other people in order to get a full picture of what is needed. Make sure another body or a public initiative is not already meeting the need.

Down a detailed plan of your project. You will be asked about the need for the project and so you should include evidence that the scheme would be worthwhile. The plan should show how people or the environment would benefit and what exactly you want to achieve with the project.

There are some useful resources to help you on the Big Lottery Fund website.

Once you have an idea of what exactly you want to do, then you will need to get some idea of the costs. This will vary from project to project so it is worth asking all those to be involved. Understand exactly what would be needed to achieve your goals and consult with the people you would work with (such as service providers or builders) and ask for their estimates.

The distributors of the UK lottery money will be happy to help with your application.

There are several ways to apply but, if you are not sure where to begin, you might try the National Lottery funding finder.

Whatever the project you want the British National Lottery to finance we wish you the very best of luck with it. Hopefully we will soon be reporting your success here on UKLotteryDraw.com.