How The UK Lottery Draw Helps Us Discover Our Past

 
 

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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.
 
 

UK Lottery Draw: Making The Most Of 2013

 
 

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Well, here we are in 2013. I don’t know about you, but a new year always makes me think what I have done over the last 12 months and what the next year holds. One thing that could radically change your life this year is to win a substantial amount on the British National Lottery, the Euromillions prize draw or another global international lottery.

In fact, you can easily play any of more than 40 lotteries around the world without leaving the house. Get your tickets from theLotter.com, for example, and you have access to that many lotteries. 761,063 players on theLotter.com have received more than $23 million in prizes and recent results show this total is growing.

The individual jackpots are growing too – one winner of the top US Mega Millions lottery won $656 million and the Euromillions prize draw record to date is over £600 million. True, these prizes were not won by players of theLotter.com but who knows about the future?

One of the attractions of playing lotteries through theLotter.com is the multi-draw tickets and discounts you can use. They really make playing the lotteries an exciting pastime and provide information on more than 70 lotteries. Why not join and try the different ways of playing?

Don’t forget that the lotteries don’t only pay out jackpot prizes. The other ‘lesser’ prizes can be life changing too. Would £100,000 make a difference to you? This is available on many of the lotteries offered for matching a few numbers.

But why stop at playing the lotteries? The affiliate scheme connected to theLotter.com, MyLotto.com will help you earn an income from recommending theLotter.com to your friends, family and colleagues. Visit MyLotto.com and find out more.

Who knows if your life could radically change in 2013? Taking advantage of all theLotter.com and MyLotto.com offer and you could face 2014 with a great deal more pleasure.

And who knows how many people you could help along the way?
 
 

Eurolottery Results For Friday 26 October 2012

 
 
The results of the Euromillions prize draw for last night, Friday 26 October 2012, were as follows:
 

05 – 06 – 09 – 27 – 38 Lucky Stars: 05 – 11

 
Millionaire Raffle:
 

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The jackpot of £73,585,548 was not won again so the total will roll over to the next draw.

There were 3,888,238 winners however and they received prizes ranging from £2.60 to £388,055.50. One player won the Millionaire Raffle of course.

The jackpot for the next Euromillions prize draw on Tuesday 30 October 2012 currently stands at £81,000,000.
 
 

Young Sussex Man Is A UK Lottery Winner



Being young these days brings with it more and more challenges with student debts, pressure to buy expensive products and the difficulty in buying a home but one young man from Brighton has solved the problem by becoming a UK lottery winner.

Computer programmer Alex Wheatley, who lives with his parents and sister, regularly plays the UK lottery draw but only plays theEuromillions prize draw when the jackpot rolls over. He bought a ticket for the Olympic celebration draw on Friday 27 July 2012 as the jackpot had built to an exciting £118 million. Playing online, he noted he had £6 in credit so he used that to buy three Euromillions prize drawtickets.

He tends to forget that he has bought the tickets so it was Sunday evening before he remembered to check the winning numbers. There was a message about a win on his tablet but he was not worried, as he has won between £2.60 and £10 before. He investigated further and found he had not only recovered his £6 stake but that he was one of 100 Millionaire Raffle winners on Friday.

Not believing what he saw, Alex double checked on his laptop and then calmly walked into the living room where his parents were watching television and said, “I don’t want to jump the gun but I think I’m a millionaire!”

Family and friends all helped him celebrate the win that evening and a few tears were shed.

Like so many winners, Alex is very sensible about being a UK lottery winner and happily went back into work the next day. Oddly he was thinking of asking for a pay rise! He is quite content about staying at work but, not surprisingly, a house is top of his shopping list. Alex has also promised to pay off his parents mortgage and his sister will move into the house with him.

Winning the Euromillions prize draw has set Alex Wheatley up nicely for life.

Eurolottery Results For Tuesday 23 October 2012

 
 
The results of the Euromillions prize draw for last night, Tuesday 23 October 2012, were as follows:
 

01 – 28 – 35 – 38 – 50 Lucky Stars: 02 – 10

 
Millionaire Raffle:
 

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Once again the jackpot, of £62,668,378, was not won and rolls over to the next draw.

There was one Millionaire Raffle winner of course plus another 2,054,802 winners of prizes ranging from £2.90 to £243,292.10.

The jackpot of the next Euromillions prize draw on Friday 26 October 2012 currently stands at £73,000,000.
 

 

Eurolottery Results For Friday 19 October 2012

 
 
The results for the Euromillions prize draw for Friday 19 October 2012 were as follows:
 

16 – 29 – 37 – 40 – 44 Lucky Stars: 08 – 10

 
Millionaire Raffle:
 

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The jackpot of £55,297,557 was not won again and will roll over to the next draw – for the sixth time!

There was one winner of the Millionaire Raffle plus another 2,833,612 winners of other prizes ranging from £3.00 to £533,656.65 (although the higher prize was not won in the UK).

The jackpot for the next Euromillions prize draw on Tuesday 23 October 2012 currently totals £61,000,000.
 
 

Eurolottery Results For Tuesday 16 October 2012

 
 
The results for the European prize draw for last night, Tuesday 16 October 2012, were as follows:
 

10 – 32 – 40 – 41 – 49 Lucky Stars: 02 – 08

 
Millionaire Raffle:
 

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Once again the jackpot of £44,407,071 was not won and will roll over to the next draw.

There were however 1,751,682 winners of other prizes, which ranged from £3.40 to £294,686.80 plus one winner of the £1 million Millionaire Raffle.

The jackpot for the next European prize draw on Friday 19 October 2012 currently stands at £54,000,000.
 

 

Eurolottery Results For Friday 12 October 2012

 
 
The results of the Euromillions prize draw for last night, Friday 12 October 2012, were as follows:
 

06 – 07 – 17 – 35 – 43 Lucky Stars: 02 – 08

 
Millionaire Raffle:
 

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The jackpot of £37,648,529 was not won this time so the money will be rolled over to the next draw and the total will continue to increase.

One player won the Millionaire Raffle of course plus another 3,097,912 players won lesser prizes varying from £2.80 to £216,033.10.

The jackpot for the next Euromillions prize draw on Tuesday 16 October 2012 presently stands at £43,000,000.
 
 

Latest Lottery News: Lottery Winners Sponsor Sports Hopeful


Winners of lotteries such as the Euromillions prize draw and the UK lottery draw are proving that they can be responsible and help other people change their lives just as their good fortune has changed theirs.

The best example of this are Chris and Colin Weir of Largs, Ayrshire who, you may recall won a £161 million Euromillions prize draw jackpot in July of last year.

At the time of their win, the couple were pretty conservative with their plans but subsequently they began to come up with more definite ideas. One use they found for their fortune was to donate £1 million of their Euromillions prize draw money to the Scottish National Party. They also decided to buy cars for themselves and for friends and buy a new house.

Since that time the couple have also started to sponsor young sports hopefuls. Robbie Mason, also from Ayrshire, started riding in showjumping events only four years ago but has already represented Scotland and has won medals.

His father heard of the Weirs’ generosity and wrote them a letter. The couple rang him back quickly and offered £100,000. The Masons were astonished but very excited too.

Robbie is 14 years old and he used the money to buy a new pony and a new lorry. Where once Robbie had to travel with the horses, they can all travel in comfort. As Robbie said, “This money really has changed our lives.”

Chris and Colin Weir have really shown that a lot of good can be done with money won from the Euromillions prize draw.

See more on this story on the Horse and Country TV website.

Eurolottery Results For Tuesday 9 October 2012

 
 
The results of the Eurolottery prize draw from yesterday, Tuesday 9 October 2012, were as follows:
 

02 – 08 – 10 – 23 – 25 Lucky Stars: 08 – 09

 
Millionaire Raffle:
 

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Once again the jackpot of £27,768,213 was not won and will roll over to the next draw.

There was one winner of the £1 million Millionaire Raffle of course plus another 2,090,761 winners of lesser prizes ranging from £2.60 to £80,920.90.

The jackpot of the next Euromillions prize draw on Friday 12 October 2012 currently stands at £37,000,000.