Lottery photography UK

We attended a PR photocall at Georgian country estate Middleton Lodge, in North Yorkshire for the National Lottery to photograph Allan Prettyman from Darlington, who won £423K from Fridays EuroMillions thanks to a Lucky Dip ticket bought from his local shop.  The story got plenty coverage in the local press which keeps the client happy.

The self-employed carpet cleaner is planning on cutting back on work and a big trip for the family to Disney world.

There have been five EuroMillions jackpots of more than £100 million won by UK ticket holders since it began in 2004. In all, 91 UK ticket holders have won the EuroMillions jackpot or a share of the jackpot prize, placing the country second behind France in terms of jackpot wins

EuroMillions is a transnational lottery requiring 7 correct numbers to win the jackpot . It was launched on 7 February 2004. The first draw was held on Friday 13th February 2004 in Paris. Initially, only the UK, France and Spain participated, with the Austrian, Belgian, Irish, Luxembourgish, Portuguese and Swiss lotteries joining for the 8 October 2004 drawing.

Draws are held every Tuesday and Friday night at 20:45  in Paris. A standard EuroMillions ticket costs , £2.50 per line played, depending on the local currency.

From September 24, 2016 the amount of lucky stars changed from a pool of 11 to a pool of 12 numbers. Decreasing the jackpot winning odds from 1:117million to 1:140million.

From September 24, 2016 the cost of entry in Ireland and Spain rose to €2.50 per line.

All prizes, including the jackpot, are tax-free (except in Switzerland, Spain and Portugal since 2013) and are paid as a lump sum.

Northern Echo


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