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Wildlife conservation charity Froglife will receive a £472,400 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to help preserve and restore the habitats of amphibians living in the River Nene in the East of England.
1st September 2014
A lucky couple from Shropshire are celebrating this week after scratching their way to a £1 million win. The couple, who got engaged last month, stepped forward earlier this week to claim their life-changing prize and were named as Jackie Murphy and John Potter.
29th August 2014
According to the National Lottery, there are two potential millionaires wandering the streets of the UK who may not even realise that they hold the key to a champagne lifestyle. Two jackpot-winning Lotto tickets from earlier this year, worth £1.4 million and just over £1 million, remain unclaimed as of today.
27th August 2014
Lottery officials have revealed that the county of North Ayrshire in Scotland has received over £35 million in funding from the National Lottery Good Causes Fund. Records show that since the Good Causes Fund was launched in 1994, there have been 1,215 grants awarded to communities in the region thanks to the revenue raised through lottery ticket sales.
26th August 2014
Excitement is building for tomorrow night’s UK Lotto draw as there is an estimated jackpot of £8.1 million to play for as well as 150 Lotto Raffle prizes! This impressive UK Lotto top prize is the result of the previous two draws passing without a top-tier winner and is the largest jackpot seen in the game for over four months.
22nd August 2014
A £324,489 National Lottery grant is being used to help recession-hit families and individuals in north Liverpool. Breckfield and North Everton Neighbourhood Council will work with the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), Liverpool FC Foundation and the Council Neighbourhood Team in order to give support to 1,500 people over the course of three years.
20th August 2014
After a week of controversy, this Wednesday’s Lotto draw will feature a rollover jackpot where matching all six main numbers could bag you £5.6 million.
18th August 2014
Last night’s UK Lotto results revealed that an unusually high number of players matched a winning combination to take home a prize. The mid-week UK Lotto draw saw a total of 236,339 players share a prize pool of £6,557,069, while an additional £1 million was shared between the 50 Lotto Raffle winners.
14th August 2014
An Edinburgh painter and decorator is set to paint the town red after scooping £7 million in Saturday night’s Lotto Rollover draw. Willie Sibbald, 48, from Moredun, matched all six numbers on his Lucky Dip ticket but he missed the moment his numbers came up as he had fallen asleep in front of the television. It was only later that he caught the winning line during a programme break and realised he was a multi-millionaire.
13th August 2014
A lucky delivery driver from Charlton is changing course after scooping a £500,000 Thunderball win. John Selby, 59, bought the life-changing ticket for the draw on Saturday 2nd August at Diggens and Martens in Blackheath.
11th August 2014
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