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Couple wins 2nd Prize in the EuroMillions

Malcolm Taylor, 67 and his partner Mary Connor, 65, correctly matched 5 main numbers and one Lucky Star worth GBP209,614.40.

The retired couple from Cleethorpes were one of the 4 winners of the 2nd prize division in the EuroMillions Lottery draw last March 17.

Great-grandfather wins first prize in the UK Lotto

Robert Bruce, along with the other 2 winners, correctly matched all 6 main numbers in the UK National Lottery draw last March 25.

The 85-year-old great-grandfather from Penrith, says he is still in shock over his win. He is hoping to go on a holiday of a lifetime. He plans to use his winnings to go on a family cruise.

“The first thing I will be doing is treating my family. I’ve always wanted to go on a family cruise so this could be my chance to make that dream a reality.

“I have to keep pinching myself and telling myself this is really happening and that my family and I have really won the lottery!”

He bought his winning ticket in Hills of Corby Hill petrol station in Penrith.

Fisherman hooked first prize in the Australian Superdraw

A fisherman from the northern suburbs of Melbourne won first prize division worth $1,615,384.62. The winner is one of the 13 winners in the Australian Superdraw last March 28.

He confessed that he was in a state of shock and disbelief when he learned of his winnings.

“This is just incredible! I didn’t ever think I’d win this much,” he said.

“I’ll have to put some champagne in the fridge because tonight I’m going to celebrate by popping the cork and enjoying a few bubbles.

“I’ve got some renovations to do around the house and with this win I’ll be able to afford to pay someone to do them rather than tinker around and try and do them myself. I might even think about buying myself a fishing boat!”

The winning ticket was bought in Sunbury Square Lotto in Sunbury.

2nd Division Winner in the Powerball Lottery

Linda Emmons correctly matched all 5 main numbers but missed the Powerball in the US Powerball Lottery draw last March 11.

She won $708,769 on a $20 Quick Pick. She bought her winning ticket at the 7-Eleven in South Lake Tahoe (El Dorado County).

She wants to remain low key about her plans on what to do with her money.

Jackpot Winner in the Australian Lottery

The winner correctly matched all 6 numbers in the Australian Lottery Draw last March 21.

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, won $473,896.05. The winning ticket was bought in Horsham Plaza Lotto.

The winning numbers were 12, 39, 2, 11, 24 and 16 with Supplementary numbers 42 and 43.

Jackpot Winner in the UK Lotto!

Clive Osborne matched all 6 numbers in the UK Lottery draw last March 21, making him an instant millionaire.

The 52-year-old man from Beddau is planning to travel around India and Thailand. Also, he wants to treat himself to a state-of-the-art camera and a new table. He also plans to splash out on gifts for his close family.

He used to work in a warehouse and currently taking care of his elderly parents in their eighties full time.

“I was totally shocked when I realised that I’d won, I haven’t slept for days. My parents thought I was joking and didn’t believe me until the winners advisor from Camelot came to confirm my winnings. The news hasn’t really sunk in yet, so I haven’t had a chance to decide what I’ll spend my money on but one thing this money will give me is the freedom to travel around Asia – I would love to visit India and Thailand. I have travelled a bit in the past but now I’m looking forward to seeing more of the world.”

FB Group Wins £1.1M in the EuroMillions

The group known as Gary's Players, was set up on social networking website Facebook more than 2 years ago by Gary Schei won GBP1.1 Million in the EuroMillions draw.

Each of the 38 people involved will receive at least GBP21,213 each. Gary, himself, a 47-year old finance manager had four shares in the syndicate, netting him GBP84,852.

Mr Schei said: “It’s great to win. I think most of the money will go towards the mortgage, although there may be a little treat or two". Since he has a nine-year old daughter so he thinks a holiday may be on the cards.

Others in the syndicate bought her dream motorbike, another cut up his credit card into pieces.

“The win really has made such a difference to so many people, it’s fantastic.”

52-year-old Wins Twice in One Week in the MegaMillions

A Washington, D.C man won twice in one week. Last March 10 he won $2,500 in the Mega Millions and in the last March 13 draw which is worth more than $47,000.

The 52- year old government contractor bought his winning tickets at the 29 Convenience Mart in Silver Spring.

He's not only shocked about how he won but each time he came up a winner, he played numbers relating to his best friend.

“The first time I won this week, I used numbers that I picked from her license plate and now I’m back two days later because I played part of her birth date,” he said. “I had no idea that I’d be a big winner back-to-back like this.”

He plans to financially help his friend, who is currently unemployed, along with his mother. He will also donate to his church.

Group of 52 won $1.3M in the Powerball Lottery

When he took over his Los Angeles structural engineering firm, John "Trainer" Martin said jokingly to his employees of his first rule : "There will be no office pools that I'm not part of!"

Last February 7, he and his Associates won $1,388,464 in the Powerball Lottery.

He confesses that he didn't know that they won until he was on his way to work 2 days later. His assistant told him, when she got into the car. Trainer was carpooling with his assistant.

The jackpot will be split up among his 52 co-workers and each will receive $27,000 before taxes.

The group bought their winning ticket at Big Mac's Liquor in Los Angeles (Silver Lake).

Retiree wins $1M in the MegaMillions

Gloria Swanigan won $1,092,958 in the Mega Millions draw last March 10th.

A resident of San Pedro, she bought her winning ticket at the 7-Eleven in San Pedro, LA County.

She was checking if her separation check from the employer she'd retired from January had been deposited in her bank account. When she saw that it hadn't been deposited, she remembered to check her MegaMillions.

Suddenly that $7,000 vacation check didn’t seem quite as important! “It took my mind off a whole lot,” said Swanigan who admits to battling nervous excitement. “It seems so surreal. Now I just daydream what I’m going to do with the money!”

She hopes to pay off the mortgage on a condo she bought in 2007, planning a cruise to Mexico and Central American in August. “There’s a million things I can do with the money,” laughed the 66 year old.
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