The $590 million Powerball Jackpot – And its Unlucky “Winner”

May 21, 2013 by  
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The largest Powerball jackpot in the history of the game was won on Saturday 18th May 2013 by one incredibly lucky winner from the small town of Zephyrhills, Florida. That winner has yet to make themselves known to lottery officials, but whilst the hunt goes on, spare a thought for poor Margit Arrobio, who matched all six numbers for the Wednesday draw – but walked away with nothing. Read more

Euromillion Winners The Weirs Set Up Charitable Trust

February 6, 2013 by  
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Chris and Colin Weir, the winners of the £161 million Euromillions jackpot in July 2011 have formally recognised their commitment to helping others by setting up The Weir Charitable Trust. Several months ago, we listed just some of the charitable endeavours the Weirs had supported since their immense lottery win, which ranged from donation, sponsorship and funding for areas including politics, art and sport. Now, in order to formalise their commitments to helping others, they have set up a Trust, where Scottish individuals, charities and groups can formally apply for funding. Read more

The Luckiest Lottery Winners in the World

January 11, 2013 by  
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Earlier this week, we wrote about the unluckiest lottery winners from around the world, after being inspired by poor $1 million lottery winner and cyanide poisoning victim, Urooj Khan. In the interest of balance, we feel it important to let our readers know that many lottery winners not only enjoy their winnings, but also use their new found wealth for good and to help others! So, to find out who the luckiest lottery winners in the world are according to us at, read on! Read more

The Unluckiest Lottery Winners in The World

January 9, 2013 by  
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Lottery winners are often called the luckiest people in the world, beating odds of tens if not hundreds of thousands to match all the numbers required to win millions. Most treat themselves to a new mansion, fleet of luxury cars and an exotic holiday then sit back and enjoy life – but what about those that don’t; or, like recent $1 million scratchcard murder victim Urooj Khan, who is flooding the news at the moment, can’t? Here, we look at the unfortunate events to happen to the unluckiest lottery winners in the world. Read more

Begging Letters Force Euromillions Jackpot Winner to Close Shop

January 7, 2013 by  
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After hearing that Adrian Bayford, the winner of the £148 million Euromillions jackpot in August 2012, has been forced to close his beloved music shop in Suffolk after being bombarded with begging letters, abusive customers and requests for money, we look at how other lottery winners have been affected by this murky side of winning the lottery. Read more

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