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National Lottery Winners Give Back

Forget all the stories of drugs and illicit behaviour, the tantrums and wasted millions. Some lottery winners are not only are responsible, they also give back to their communities.

National Lottery Winners play Santa Claus

The Christmas season is as much about giving as it is receiving wonderful presents. A group of UK National Lottery winners decided to bring the spirit of the season early to sick kids getting treatment at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester, England. Armed with sacks full of advent calendars and gifts for the children, the lottery winners delighted the children’s ward with their generosity. And they didn’t just spend their money on material goods. The amazingly kind winners spent their own time reading and playing with the kids — though it seems they benefited from this as much as the kids did!

The patients in the ward are suffering from a variety of illnesses from scarlet fever to cystic fibrosis. The visit from the National Lottery winners brightened all their spirits and made them feel like they were at a holiday party, not in the hospital. One of the children who got a present was 16-month-old Oliver, who was dealing with viral tonsillitis. His mother Lisa was pleased with the lottery winners’ good deeds, stating: “He was a bit grumpy this morning but his new book has cheered him right up.”

The National Lottery winners who helped out included Sean Lloyd, who won £1.8 million this year. Another participant was Sharon Mather, who grabbed a delicious £12.4 million EuroMillions jackpot win in 2010. Not all National Lottery winners who participated in the charity event were named.

‘Tis the season to give and WIN! Keep playing National Lottery games like UK Lotto and EuroMillions UK through theLotter!

Make This Friday the 13th Lucky

Friday the 13th conjures up images of black cats crossing our paths, men in hockey goalie masks, and medieval superstition. It’s time to take back Friday the 13th for the side of good. Play these lotteries and get lucky this Friday!

Mega Millions – $200 Million

This US mega lottery has had two jackpots go past the half-billion dollar mark and holds the world record for biggest jackpot ever with $656 million in 2012. Over the past several weeks, the Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to an impressive $200 million. Mega Millions is a great lottery to play for Friday the 13th because it has a history of superstitious winners. In May 2010, Mary Shammas decided to buy a Mega Millions ticket because her left palm started itching and she took it as a sign. She ended up winning a $64 million jackpot. In September 2014, Rick Knudsen had a premonition he would win a great fortune. He then proceeded to buy a couple items and the total amounts came out as even numbers, no decimals. You guessed it — Rick took this as a sign and bought a few Mega Millions Quick Picks. He won $180 million. Are all signs pointing to a lottery jackpot in your future?

EuroMillions – €129 Million

To counter the curse of Friday the 13th we may have to use a bit of super magic. The EuroMillions Superdraw was held last Friday with a €100 million guaranteed jackpot. Two rollovers later and we’re at €129 million. Who wouldn’t want to enter the lottery history books as a EuroMillions Superdraw winner? And it’s not just the Superdraw that will conquer Friday the 13th — it’s EuroMillions itself! The first EuroMillions draw took place on Friday the 13th, 2004. Eleven years later and the lottery is stronger than ever — holding numerous European lottery records and making thousands of people’s dreams come true. Talk about the luck of the draw!

France Loto – €13 Million

No lottery gets into the Friday the 13th spirit as much as France Loto. Just like EuroMillions, the first France Loto draw was held on a Friday the 13th. To commemorate their good fortune, the lottery holds a special Superdraw with a guaranteed jackpot of €13 million every Friday the 13th. 2015 has been quite the lucky year with a total of three different Friday the 13ths. France Loto is also lucky because it has ten amazing prize divisions and attractive winning odds. More than 150 multi-millionaires have been created by France Loto since 2002!

We hope that Friday the 13th will bring you some lottery luck so that you can start Saturday the 14th as a new millionaire!

The Spectre of the EuroMillions Superdraw

Bond. James Bond. All around the world, people are clamouring to see Spectre, the latest installment of the James Bond franchise. We love 007 too, but we have some other digits that might be of interest: 100,000,000. Superdraw. EuroMillions Superdraw.

There is every reason to believe that this film will be a box-office hit just like all the dozens before it, however the latest Hollywood business reports estimate that the film would have to make $650 million worldwide to break even. With a budget of $250 million, it is one of the most expensive movies of all time, and its expenses don’t end there. Between marketing, promotion, and profit sharing, the film studio needs to make that magic $650 million mark.

Less than 90 movies have ever made $650 million or more at the box office and only one James Bond movie — Skyfall — ever managed the feat. So we have a proposal. We wanted to say ‘an offer you can’t refuse’ but that’s a whole different story. James Bond needs to play for the €100 million EuroMillions Superdraw jackpot on Friday, 6 November. The €100 million prize will give Bond the budget buffer he needs to keep going strong for decades to come.

But what is the best way for Bond to play EuroMillions if he’s serious about winning? Bundles! No question about it. He may prefer his martinis shaken, not stirred, but Bond definitely needs to Bundle up to win big. theLotter has the privilege of offering the Aston Martin of lottery options: the Extra Bundle. Step into luxury with 1206 chances to win €100 million: one personal entry, one 1000-line syndicate share, one 150-line syndicate share, and one 55-line syndicate share. M would definitely approve of this action.

Should Bond want to play something closer to his heart and homeland, he can opt for our newest EuroMillions UK syndicate with 500 lines. Providing Bond with 500 chances to win the £72 million EuroMillions Superdraw (approx. exchange rate to €100 million) to help him be able to keep calm and carry on his duties is the least we can do.

Do you want to follow in 007’s footsteps and travel to exotic locations, hang out with beautiful people, and drink classy cocktails all day? Then get your EuroMillions Superdraw tickets today because a €100 million windfall beats a Skyfall any day!

Man’s Best Friend Doubles EuroMillions Win

Dogs have been man’s best friend for millennia with good reason. They’re loyal, adorable, and they magically can double your EuroMillions win!

We’ve all heard of bloodhounds, but Ruby the dog may be the world’s first tickethound. Ruby lives on the Isle of Wight with her owners Alan and Jane Slater. Jane is a hospital catering assistant, while Alan works as a customer relations manager for Wightlink, the local ferry company.

The Slaters have been playing the same numbers for the past 20 years, but they usually do not buy multiples for the same draw. However, for the 29 September EuroMillions draw, Alan purchased a second ticket not knowing that Jane had already bought one. As luck would have it, their lucky numbers matched all but one Lucky Star on this particular draw, netting them £149,089 per ticket.

Alas, one of the winning tickets was stuffed inside of a catalogue and left in their car, entirely forgotten. One could surmise that each believed the first winning ticket was theirs as neither knew a second existed. Here comes Ruby the tickethound to the rescue!

Ruby celebrated her second birthday in posh style by jumping into the car after a walk and dislodging the ticket from its hiding place. Jane told the press that the ticket floated down in slow-motion, like they were in a movie. When they discovered that this ticket was also a £149,089 winner, they burst into tears.

As for the money? Alan plans on retiring earlier than expected and Ruby is getting extra treats as a reward for her role in this whole adventure. Good girl, Ruby!

theLotter’s Most Romantic Lotteries

Many people say that their wedding day was the happiest day of their lives. But what if you won $4 million the day after? One newlywed couple in Massachusetts is celebrating their honeymoon the right way — as lottery millionaires.

Timothy and Tanya Sullivan of Raynham, Massachusetts got married last Thursday surrounded by friends and family. As they said their vows to be faithful for richer or poorer, they had no idea how soon they’d become the former. On Friday, the day after the wedding, Timothy went to a local store and bought an instant ticket. He scratched the ticket and revealed the best honeymoon present ever — $4 million! The couple says they plan to spend the money on a lovely honeymoon, new cars, home projects, and to pay off student loans. Congratulations to the happy couple!

Their good fortune got us thinking: could the lottery be romantic? And the answer is a resounding YES!

Our most romantic lotteries

EuroMillions – With draws taking place every Tuesday and Friday from Paris, the city of love, choosing EuroMillions as the most romantic lottery was a no-brainer. And why not make it extra romantic by playing EuroMillions France and My Million raffle? Play to win in the language of love and get an additional chance to become a millionaire with the My Million raffle. Nothing is more romantic than winning millions! Ooh-la-la!

California SuperLotto Plus – Become the star of your own Hollywood romance by playing California SuperLotto Plus. This US state lottery has some of the biggest jackpots in the world. With those millions, you’ll fit right in at any Tinseltown hotspot.

SuperEnalotto – How could we possibly leave without mentioning Italy? You’ll sing vita bella as you play SuperEnalotto, Italy’s top lottery. This lottery has no jackpot cap, so watch your love bloom endlessly with SuperEnalotto. Take it from here, Dean!

10 Ways to Win £1 Million This Mega Friday

26 June is the last Friday of the month which means it’s time for another Mega Friday! Buy your EuroMillions UK tickets and receive 10% off all one-time entries today*!

June Mega Friday Event

Since October 2014, the UK National Lottery — the official lottery organisation of the UK — has held a Mega Friday event on the last Friday of each month. 10 UK Millionaire Maker codes, which come automatically with the purchase of a EuroMillions UK ticket, are chosen creating 10 millionaires in one night! Along with the £1 million cash prize, each winner receives a special non-cash prize, usually a luxury holiday or item.

Past non-cash prizes have included a London shopping spree, a luxury sports car, and a round-the-world holiday. On 26 June, the 10 lucky new millionaires will receive an exotic two-week trip to their choice of Bali, Thailand or the Maldives. If you win through theLotter, you’ll receive the £1 million UK Millionaire Maker prize plus the cash alternative for the non-cash prize which will net you an additional £48,000. With that money you can plan your own luxury holiday to anywhere your heart desires!

EuroMillions Is Rising

With 10 guaranteed millionaires from EuroMillions UK, this is one draw not to be missed. But the EuroMillions jackpot itself is just as exciting! The starting jackpot rolled over last Tuesday so there is €25 million (or £17 million) at stake this Friday! Will it continue a rollover streak or will a new jackpot winner be revealed?

* Offer valid until Friday, June 26th, at 15:45 GMT.

When Recycling Lottery Tickets Doesn’t Pay

Recycling is great for the environment and everyone should do their part when possible, but don’t recycle valuable items like winning lottery tickets!

Scottish Pensioner Recycles Lottery Ticket

Geordie Rhodick, a retired soldier in Scotland, bought a EuroMillions ticket on 29 May. After the draw, he checked the ticket against the winning numbers and when he saw that his ticket didn’t match them all, he tossed it in the recycling bin. His wife Betty, the real winner and lifesaver of this story, went after the ticket and fished it out. She took a look at the numbers one more time and thought that they had won a secondary prize. So she went back to the store where they had bought the ticket to have them double-check for possible winnings. A woman that worked at the store told her that she’d won £25 which made Betty very happy. Then the store manager came over and shouted that he thought she’d also won £1 million and that she should contact the official lottery organiser to confirm. Shocked and amazed, she went home and told her husband. It was later confirmed that they had indeed matched the UK Millionaire Maker code worth £1 million! Always check all the numbers and possible prizes before recycling lottery tickets, folks!

The Renewing Power of the EuroMillions Superdraw!

Speaking of recycling and renewal, let’s talk about the EuroMillions Superdraw! The jackpot has rolled over again to an energising €129 million! Could we see the jackpot reach its €190 million cap or will a new EuroMillions winner be crowned this Friday night? Don’t miss your chance to play and win — get your EuroMillions tickets today!

The Results Are In… EuroMillions Is Still Super!

The EuroMillions Superdraw results are in and much to the excitement of lottery players worldwide, no one matched the winning Superdraw numbers (2-7-8-45-48 and lucky stars 1 & 9), so the EuroMillions Superdraw jackpot has rolled over to a more than superb €110 million! Play EuroMillions online today and get lucky this Tuesday!

What happens when a Superdraw rolls over?

The EuroMillions Superdraw jackpot acts like a regular jackpot in every way but its initial size. When the jackpot rolls over, it keeps going until it’s either won or it reaches the €190 million jackpot limit. This happened in October 2014 when the Superdraw jackpot rolled over six times until a ticket holder in Portugal took home the €190 million prize. Will we see another rollover streak? If so, it will be only the third time the jackpot has ever reached the €190 million cap. The first time was 10 August 2012, when Adrian and Gillian Bayford of the UK snagged the jackpot (not from a Superdraw).

The EuroMillions Super Syndicate has staying power too!

The Super Syndicate is still here! For better winning odds, join a syndicate. theLotter has a 1000-line syndicate, which means 1000 chances to win big! Play with other lottery fans and share the excitement, costs, and victory.

The EuroMillions is as super as ever — don’t miss your chance to be a winner this Tuesday night!

The EuroMillions Superdraw Is Almost Here!

The second EuroMillions Superdraw of 2015 is just two days away. Don’t miss your chance to win a €100 million jackpot — buy EuroMillions Superdraw tickets today!

A Little Bit of Superdraw Magic

Many lotteries around the world hold superdraws and special events, but EuroMillions is the king of them all. What sets the EuroMillions Superdraw apart is the sheer size of the jackpot — a guaranteed €100 million jackpot! A guaranteed jackpot is a set prize amount for a future draw, regardless of the previous draws’ jackpots. For example, the EuroMillions jackpot this past Tuesday was €21 million, which rolled over. Normally a rollover would increase the jackpot to €31 million or so. However due to the guaranteed €100 million jackpot, the amount is increasing by a mind-blowing €79 million! If the jackpot is not won on Friday night, it will continue to roll over until it’s won or it hits its €190 million jackpot limit.

How Do I Participate in the Superdraw?

To participate in the Superdraw, all you have to do is buy a EuroMillions ticket as usual. The rules are the same as regular draws as well. To win, just match all five main numbers and two lucky stars. There is also an excellent option to play with other lottery enthusiasts through theLotter’s 1000-Line Super Syndicate. Each line equals one ticket which equals one chance to win it all! With a super syndicate, your winning odds go up whilst your total costs go down since you share the costs with the entire group. Besides the super syndicate, there are two more syndicate options: a 150-line syndicate with random selection and a 55-line syndicate with an additional numbers (lucky stars) match guarantee.

Whether you decide to play as a team or go for all the glory yourself, enjoy the EuroMillions Superdraw and may super luck be yours this Friday night!

Be a Lottery Superdraw Superstar

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a Superdraw! Wait a second, make that two Superdraws! The next week and a half promises to be one of the highlights of the year for lottery players around the world – don’t miss your chance to lottery superstar!

France Loto Superdraw – 30 May

There are tons of reasons to play France Loto. France Loto has 10 prize divisions, so there are plenty of chances to win. In fact, the odds of winning any prize level are amazing at 1 in 16. Even better, if you are a winner, you’ll receive your cash prizes TAX-FREE! France Loto is France’s most popular lottery and each week there are three chances to win the jackpot with draws every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Every time the jackpot rolls over, an additional €1 million is added to the total until its won. The jackpot record was set in 2011 with €24 million. This Saturday, France Loto gives you yet another glorious reason to start playing — it’s Superdraw time! With a guaranteed jackpot of €10 million, this is the time to say ‘Oui!’ and start playing.

EuroMillions Superdraw – 5 June

From a guaranteed €10 million jackpot to a guaranteed €100 million jackpot! On Friday, 5 June, EuroMillions will hold a Superdraw with a €100 million prize on the line. The last Superdraw was held on 6 March with a ticket holder in Portugal taking home the super jackpot. While the last superdraw jackpot was won during the draw, that’s not always the case. The Superdraw jackpot could rollover until it reaches the €190 million cap. This happened in October 2014 when the Superdraw jackpot rolled over six times until yet another Portuguese ticket holder scooped up the €190 million prize. Will it be a triple victory for Portuguese EuroMillions players or will another country get some Superdraw representation? If your goal is to win, then keep syndicates in mind. A syndicate is a group of players that buy lottery tickets together. A syndicate is split into lines and shares: one line is equal to one lottery ticket and shares are how all the tickets are divided by the syndicate players. If a syndicate wins, then the prize is divided equally amongst the shares — if you want more of the potential prize, just buy more shares. By joining a EuroMillions syndicate, you get better odds at lower costs. Plus it’s just more fun to share the EuroMillions Superdraw experience with fellow lottery players!

Playing the lottery is always fun, but when you participate in a lottery Superdraw, it’s truly special. Play well and may you shine bright with victory!

Five Game of Thrones Noble Houses Representing the Lottery

The new Game of Thrones season debuts on the 12th, and people are going WILD with excitement! In honour of the upcoming season, let’s take a look at which of the noble houses in Westeros best present some of our favourite lotteries!

House Stark – Canada Lotto 6/49

Winter is Coming

What better House is there to present the cold Canadian winter? House Stark, the show’s fan-favourite, has stood for years, defending the North. Canada Lotto 6/49 stands strong, offering a set jackpot of CAD$7 million, as well as a raffle that offers an additional CAD$1 million with every draw!


House Lannister – US Powerball

Hear Me Roar

House Lannister of Casterly Rock is one of the strongest houses in Westeros, home to one of the most powerful and rich families in the continent. US Powerball, like the Lannisters, may not hold the title for the biggest jackpot ever, but it holds 6 out of the top 10 lottery record slots! Just two months ago, on February 11th, 2015, the first US Powerball prize was worth $564 million.

House Baratheon – Mega Millions

Ours is the Fury

House Baratheon may be a relatively young house, but it claimed the throne nearly two decades before the beginning of the show, becoming not only powerful, but royal to boot. The royal lottery of all lotteries that have ever been is most definitely Mega Millions, the American lottery that holds the record for the largest jackpot in the world, won on March 12th, 2002.

House Targaryen – EuroJackpot

Fire and Blood

House Targaryen are the original rulers of Westeros. And while it’s true that EuroJackpot just recently celebrated its third birthday, the only known survivor of the line is Daenerys, who is busy in the East, building the strength she needs to claim her throne back from the Baratheon usurpers. EuroJackpot is steadily growing as one of the hottest Pan-European lotteries available in the continent, and everyone knows it’s just a matter of time before the title of biggest belongs to it!

House Martell – La Primitiva

Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

House Martell is one of the greatest Houses of Westeros. It is a proud House that rules the southern peninsula of Dorne, and was once considered among the royal Houses through marriage. House Martell is the perfect candidate to present Spain’s La Primitiva – the longest standing lottery in the world, lasting two and a half centuries!

And these are five Houses we have to represent some of the best lotteries in the world! Are there any other suggestions you have for this list? Leave a message in the comments below!

A Syndicate Worthy of the Superdraw

The 2015 EuroMillions Superdraw is fast approaching. One of the best ways to participate in this Friday’s Superdraw is to join a syndicate. Buy a share in the EuroMillions Super Syndicate today and you could end up with your own slice of the Superdraw €100 million pie!

What Is The Super Syndicate?

First off, let’s define a syndicate. A syndicate is a group of players who buy lottery tickets together. Every syndicate differs from one another depending on how many lines are purchased and how many shares the syndicate is divided into. If a syndicate wins, the prize amount is divided evenly amongst the shares; the more shares you buy in a syndicate, the bigger your portion of any win will be. The biggest benefit of a lottery syndicate is that you get improved odds of winning while spending less money. Another benefit is that it makes the lottery a social activity — not only do you get to share a potential jackpot, you also get to share in the joy of the lottery!

A Super Syndicate is the next level of syndicate. It’s like wearing an Armani suit while driving an Aston Martin. theLotter has a luxuriously wonderful Super Syndicate option for the 2015 EuroMillions Superdraw. Be a part of a 1000 line syndicate — ONE THOUSAND chances to win €100 MILLION! The Super Syndicate has been divided into 667 shares. Another EuroMillions Superdraw syndicate option is our 55 line syndicate: 46 shares with 55 chances to win!

Whichever way you decide to play, don’t delay! The EuroMillions Superdraw is one of biggest lottery events of the year — don’t miss out on your chance to make lottery history!

Score €100 Million With the 2015 EuroMillions Superdraw

53 years ago today, Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors, made NBA history by shattering the record for most points made in one game by a single player when he scored 100 points all by himself. While that’s certainly an impressive feat, we’re more intrigued by the potential to score €100 million with a single lottery ticket in this Friday’s EuroMillions Superdraw. Will a winner come out of the 6 March Superdraw or will it roll over and increase its already out-of-this-world jackpot?

The Camera-Shy €100 Million Winners
Only 5 past Superdraws have concluded with a jackpot win on the first draw. All €100 million winners have decided to remain anonymous. Play the 2015 EuroMillions Superdraw today for your chance to be the next €100 million winner!

* 9 February 2007 – winning ticket sold in Belgium
* 6 March 2009 – split jackpot; two winning tickets in France and Austria
* 18 September 2009  – winning ticket sold in France
* 28 September 2012 – winning ticket sold in Spain
* 15 November 2013 – winning ticket sold in Spain

How Super Can the Superdraw Get?

The general EuroMillions jackpot cap of €190 million also extends to the Superdraw. The cap was finally reached last year when the October 2014 Superdraw rolled over an incredible six times! The fact that there are regular EuroMillions draws happening leading up to the Superdraws means that sometimes things don’t go quite according to plan. A Superdraw planned for 6 June 2014 was cancelled when the regular EuroMillions jackpot rolled over so many times that it was above €100 million by that date! The current EuroMillions jackpot rolled over for the seventh time in a row, which means that tomorrow’s draw has a jackpot worth €79 million. Should a winner come out of the next draw, we would normally see the jackpot return to the base amount of €15 million; from €15 million to €100 million — that would be quite the jackpot boost from the Superdraw!

Our excitement level is increasing with every second that ticks away, bringing the 6 March EuroMillions Superdraw ever closer! No wonder EuroMillions is Europe’s largest and most popular lottery!

Judge to British Lotto Winner: “Share Jackpot!”

Brit Fatih Ozcan tells Judge he bought EuroMillions ticket after dreaming of winning a large cash prize.

Lotto winner Fatih Ozcan wishes he’d played a EuroMillions syndicate at theLotter. The British waiter from York won £1 million in the EuroMillions lottery, but he has now been ordered by London’s Civil Appeals Court to share his prize with his boss. His boss at the Kapadokya Turkish restaurant wants the entire prize and appealed an earlier court verdict ordering Mr Ozcan to split the win.

It all started in 2012 when Yorkshire waiter Fatih Ozcan asked his boss, Hayati Kucukkoylu, for some money from the restaurant till to buy a EuroMillions ticket after having a dream in which the two of them had won the lottery. Mr Ozcan then bought the actual winning EuroMillions ticket in a nearby supermarket and subsequently had his boss arrested for stealing the lot from his coat pocket. Mr Kucukkoylu, on the other hand, was of the opinion that he had the right to claim the jackpot since he’d picked the numbers and paid for the tickets.

At the appeal case hearing, Lord Justice Pitchford upheld last year’s verdict by Judge Gosnell that the men “had entered into a contract to jointly play the lottery on an equal basis” and that therefore they should share the jackpot.

If Mr Ozcan and Mr Kucukkoylu had played a EuroMillions syndicate at theLotter none of this would have happened. TheLotter syndicates are odds-beating, safe and hassle-free, and winnings are transferred directly to lotto winners’ accounts.

Where Are The Biggest EuroMillions UK Winners Today?

When someone hits a big lottery jackpot, they make the headlines, pop champagne, pose for pictures, and we hear all about what they will be doing with their millions. Eventually the media fanfare calms down and moves onto the next big winner story. Haven’t you ever wondered what happened with some of the biggest lotto multi-millionaires?

Did they spend their money as they planned? Have their lives changed drastically? We caught up with the latest news on some of the world’s biggest lottery winners. These EuroMillions UK winners got up to some really interesting things in 2014!

Chris and Colin Weir Say YES!

Chris and Colin Weir are Britain’s biggest lottery jackpot winners (in Sterling), having won a phenomenal £161 million in EuroMillions in July 2011. This lucky couple from Largs near Glasgow could not believe their eyes when they realized that they had matched numbers 17, 19, 38, 42, 45, and Lucky Stars 9 and 10, making them the sole winners of the main prize.

They wanted to travel to China and Australia, and to visit the best art galleries in Paris and Russia. They also planned on buying new houses for their son and daughter. Aside from these luxuries, the Weir’s also intended on donating money to charity. And they have definitely not disappointed on this front!

In 2013, this philanthropic couple set up The Weir Charitable Trust with the aim of assisting Scottish charities, groups or individual people in need of financial aid. The charity was created with a £5 million endowment from the Weirs.

One cause that Chris and Colin showed particular support for in 2014 was Scotland’s pro-independence campaign, the Yes Scotland campaign. The couple donated £5.5 million to Yes Scotland, which was nearly 80% of total donations to the campaign. They have been life-long independence supporters so they are lucky enough to have been in a position to fund their favourite cause.

The Weirs are a couple not only with a big bank balance, but also with a big heart. In 2012, they received a letter from a desperate mother who needed £28,000 to pay for surgery to help her 3-year old daughter walk. The Weirs gave her the money and have possibly changed a little girl’s life. The same year, they pledged a five-figure amount of money to purchase a prosthetic limb for a 13-year old Scottish cancer sufferer. In fact, from the moment they became millionaires, this kindly couple have shown their generosity, even giving their previous £180,000 home to their neighbours when they moved out!

Gillian Bayford Finds True Love

Many of us lotto fans know the story of Adrian and Gillian Bayford who won £148 million in EuroMillions in August 2012. The couple sadly split in 2013 but the story does end with a happily ever after. Gillian Bayford will be remarrying and the lucky guy is the Audi dealer who sold her a new fleet of Audis.

Gillian bought five new cars from an Audi dealership and hit it off with the dealer, Alan Warnock. Now the happy couple have decided to wed! With her new love, new flashy engagement ring and new fortune, Gillian Bayford’s future looks bright. Adrian Bayford is also engaged, so there is a happy and prosperous future in store for both these lotto millionaires.

Neil Trotter Moves Into Dream Mansion

Motorsport fanatic, Neil Trotter, was not completely surprised when he hit a massive EuroMillions jackpot in March last year. He always believed he would be a millionaire someday and knew it would happen for him at some point. He won the incredible sum of £108 million, becoming Britain’s fourth biggest EuroMillions winner.

At the time he spoke about his dream house – a spacious property where his partner, Nicky Ottaway, could house horses, and he could park a fleet of supercars. Now, Trotter has made his dreams a reality. He recently purchased a massive £5 million medieval estate, complete with 400 acres of land and its own lake. Best of all is that the mansion has more than enough space for his dream racing cars, and has plenty horse stables too! Trotter sold his three-bedroom semi in Surrey for almost £400,000, making himself a nice profit on the property. Lucky for his neighbours, racing-mad Trotter won’t be building a racetrack on his new estate!

Life of a Lottery Millionaire

Ah, the life of a lotto millionaire! Breath-taking properties, luxury Audis, and, in the case of the Weirs, the joy of giving something back. And all these lucky winners did to make their dreams a reality was buy EuroMillions UK lottery tickets and get the numbers right! You too could become a lottery multi-millionaire. All you need to do to stand a chance of winning is to buy your lottery tickets and hope that lady luck is on your side! The world’s biggest lottery jackpot at the moment is $208 million for US Powerball. This amount of money could get you everything that you’ve ever dreamed of. If you play theLotter’s new Powerball syndicate of 792 lines, you’ll experience 792 times greater odds of winning a prize! So what are you waiting for, 2015 could be your year!

When is the Next 2015 EuroMillions Superdraw?

Once a year, EuroMillions deviates from the good ol’ fashioned jackpot-grows-when-it-rolls, and announces a EuroMillions Superdraw! Unlike regular draws, the Superdraw offers a starting jackpot of €100 million that keeps on growing until someone correctly guesses all the numbers or hits the jackpot cap of €190 million, and everyone in the world has a chance of winning that first prize!

**UPDATE**: the next Superdraw date has been set. Read our comprehensive Guide to EuroMillions Superdraws and find out when the next 2015 EuroMillions Superdraw takes place

How to Play EuroMillions Superdraw

The EuroMillions Superdraw is played just like EuroMillions! Players must correctly guess the five main numbers as well as the two Lucky Stars in order to win the €100 million jackpot. The draw is held in Paris, France, every Tuesday and Friday at 21:00 CET.

Play EuroMillions Superdraw Online

EuroMillions is officially available in 13 countries, but you don’t have to be from them, or anywhere else in Europe, if you want to participate! Buy your official EuroMillions tickets online with theLotter, no matter where you are! If you wish to be automatically included in a EuroMillions raffle, play the extension games: EuroMillions & UK Millionaire Maker and EuroMillions & My Million Raffle!

theLotter’s 2014 – a Collage of Highlights

2014 was an exciting year, filled with thrilling events in the world of lotteries – both online and off. Here are some noteworthy moments and interesting facts! Click image for full size! 

  • The biggest jackpot was the $425.3 million jackpot in US Powerball, won February 19th
  • Mega Millions broke a new record – a single ticket won the $321 million jackpot
  • theLotter members won over 350,000 times through out the year
  • theLotter members won over $3 million together
  • A new language was added to theLotter – Hungarian
  • Five new lotteries were added to theLotter in 2014: Swiss Lotto, FL Lucky Money, New York Cash4Life, Greece Lotto, and the Greece Joker
  • theLotter syndicates were launched on November 24th
  • California SuperLotto Plus celebrated its 30th birthday
  • And EuroMillions is now officially 10 years old (soon to be 11)!

2014 was a great year, and theLotter’s team is here to make sure 2015 is even better. Stay tuned to find out how!

Data gathered between January 1st, 2014, and December 31st, 2014. Find our main source here!

A Lottery Player’s New Year’s Lottery Resolution!

New Year’s is always the time for rebirth and starting afresh. Some people aim to improve their diets while others aim to maintain a fitness schedule, or spending more time with their loved ones. In honor of 2015, we would like to put together a lottery resolution list that any lottery enthusiast could easily strive for!  

Win a Jackpot

Mega Millions is currently worth $188 million. US Powerball is worth $131 million. The Australia Saturday Lotto Superdraw is worth AUD$30 million. With so many jackpots around us, all one needs to do is simply aim for one… And go for it!

Change Your Way of Playing!

If you’re the kind of person who always uses the same numbers, maybe it’s time to change things around! Use the Quick Pick tool! Are you the kind of person who is already using it? Maybe you should choose your loved ones’ birthdates instead! Whatever it is you’ve been doing – try new things to get new results!

Try New Lotteries!

Are you a huge Mega Millions fan? Have you considered playing other American lotteries? Or perhaps do you prefer the humbler European lotteries, who offer smaller jackpots, but much better odds of winning? Play a lottery game you haven’t played yet!

Travel around the World with Your Win

Matt Myles did it. There’s no reason for you not to do it too! Especially considering the fact that so many lottery winners have learned that taking time off after the win does them a lot of good, and helps them keep focus when they come back!

Buy Lottery Tickets Online

We have covered the pros of buying your lottery tickets online quite extensively over the years. By now, you really have no reason to buy your tickets at the shop when theLotter is available and you can buy tickets not just for local lotteries, but 49 lotteries around the world!

These are the five New Year’s lottery resolutions every player should follow! Did any of these tips work? Let us know! Happy New Year, from theLotter!

EuroMillions UK Winner Returns From Eight-Month World Trip

Matt Myles won £1 million in EuroMillions UK and immediately jetted off on the bachelor’s trip of a lifetime. After eight months of luxury travel and adventure, this 28-year old lotto winner has made his way back home to Hereford, UK. Let’s follow his adventures and see how winning EuroMillions UK made his dreams come true.

Matt Myles couldn’t believe his luck when he won £1 million in the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker raffle in April 2014. At the time, he was a factory worker, working 12-hour night shifts and living from day-to-day, until that fateful day that he bought himself a EuroMillions UK lottery ticket. But how his life has changed thanks to the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker raffle.

Check UK Millionaire Maker Raffle Codes!

Matt bought his EuroMillions ticket impulsively while he was waiting for a friend. He was about to throw his ticket away once he realized that he didn’t match the winning lotto numbers. Luckily, he happened to notice that his raffle code had a match!

UK Millionaire Maker codes are pre-printed on each EuroMillions UK ticket and the winning raffle number is randomly selected during the EuroMillions UK lottery draws. At each draw, one ticket-holder is guaranteed to win £1 million! Since the UK Millionaire Raffle was rebranded as UK Millionaire Maker in October this year, there are even more millionaires created each Mega Friday, which is a special promotion held on the last Friday of each month.

EuroMillions Winner’s Dreams Come True

Matt wasted no time in contacting the lottery authorities, quitting his job, and hopping on a plane to Bali. Within 72 hours of his big win he was on his way to the first stop of his round-the-world tour, a tour that landed up lasting eight months!

Matt didn’t go it alone, he generously took his younger brother, Pete, and his best friend, Joe, along for the ride. The trip began in Bali, Indonesia. Because Matt’s cheque had not yet cleared at the bank, he paid for his plane ticket to Bali using his dad’s Visa card. But from then on, the EuroMillions money funded their travels. After Bali, the trio jetted off to Thailand for some wild adventures. Next up was the World Cup Soccer in Brazil. Even though England didn’t win, the boys had the time of their lives. Other stops included the USA, Ibiza, Spain, and Italy.

Matt and his mates stayed only at the most luxurious hotels, drank the finest booze the world has to offer, met beautiful women, partied with celebrities, and enjoyed everything to the max. From the tropical beaches of Thailand to the World Cup soccer stadiums of Brazil, Matt spared no expense to ensure that he and his friends had the time of their lives.

The bachelors managed to spend about £72,000 over a period of eight months (which isn’t actually too bad considering they were living the high life across multiple continents). Matt sensibly set himself a spending limit for the trip and, besides a couple of to-be-expected lavish purchases, he invested the remainder of the money for the future.

What Does the Future Hold for this EuroMillions Winner?

Around £72,000 and eight months later, on November 15th, Matt finally found his way home to Hereford. He will certainly not be heading back to his factory job, but has big plans for the future. He, his brother and a friend started a property development company. His plan was to buy several properties but, unfortunately, upon his return from his travels, he discovered that he is not able to get a mortgage. His poor credit rating and lack of steady income (since he quit his job) have been to his disadvantage. But with his energetic attitude and almost a million pounds behind him, it is likely that Matt Myles will find a way to realize his dream of becoming a property developer. After all, his winning a million in EuroMillions is proof that dreams really can come true!

Play EuroMillions Online

You too stand a chance of becoming an instant lotto millionaire and realizing your dreams. All you need to do, just like Matt did, is buy your lottery tickets. You can even increase your winning odds by playing lottery syndicates for all the biggest lotteries, such as EuroMillions, EuroJackpot, Mega Millions, and Powerball.

20 New EuroMillions Millionaires in One Week

EuroMillions’ local raffles, My Millions in France and Millionaire Maker are about to rock your world this weekend. The two European lottery fan favourites are together about to create 20 new €1 million winners, on top of the standard EuroMillions jackpot, which is now at €63 million! The odds of becoming a EuroMillions millionaire are looking very bright!


EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker – Mega Friday

A relatively new EuroMillions UK promotion turns the last Friday of each month into a Mega Friday, a day that brings joy to more UK raffle winners. Each ticket bought for the EuroMillions UK draw will get a Millionaire Maker raffle code, like any other EuroMillions UK ticket, and this time, 10 winning codes will be determined to create 10 €1 million winners and, if that wasn’t enough, each winner will get an additional treat!

In the first Mega Friday, which was held on October 31st, 25 winners won €1 million each, along with an all-expense-paid two-week VIP trip to Makepeace Island in Australia for eight people! This Mega Friday offers each of its winners a similar trip to Australia, Brazil or Peru with one friend, including a 5-star resort stay, a business class flight and some spending money, on top of the €1 million raffle prize!

It’s Raining Millionaires with EuroMillions France and My Million

The My Million raffle increases the amount of winning tickets from time to time, and this week it is happening again. Not too long ago, in September, EuroMillions France created 20 €1 million winners in one week, 10 in each of the two weekly draws. This week, EuroMillions France is about to shower the streets with money once more! Tuesday’s draw already had five €1 million winners instead of one, and Friday’s draw will have the same amount!

Win EuroMillions France and UK Raffles with theLotter

Some may think that the fact that EuroMillions UK and EuroMillions France draws are local versions of EuroMillions means they can’t partake in these amazing raffles, when in fact it’s as simple as playing your own local lottery. When purchasing a ticket for either EuroMillions UK or EuroMillions France on theLotter, you can be sure your ticket is purchased locally by one of our professional lottery agents, and is guaranteed to have a participating raffle code.

With 20 chances of winning a €1 million prize this week, on top of the EuroMillions jackpot that just reached €63 million, it would be a shame to miss the upcoming draw! But wait, we are just about to sweeten the deal even more! Black Friday is here, and theLotter is about to embark on 24 hours of madness with an amazing 30% Cashback on one-time entries for ALL lotteries on the site, including the two local versions of EuroMillions!