A couple from Leeds have won £2.1 on the National Lottery. Lesley and Robin Palmer from Leeds scooped the prize just days after they were caught up in floods.
Charitable causes across Yorkshire have been awarded millions of pounds thanks to the Big Lottery Fund. Around £3.7 million in funding has been awarded to 15 projects across the region as part of the Big Lottery Fund's Reaching Communities programme.
Among the organisations to benefit is the Barnsley Beacon, which supports the relatives and friends of substance users. The charity has received £112,389, which will enable it to continue to expand its projects supporting carers, providing a 24/7 helpline, counselling, and complementary treatments.
– June Marshall, founder of Barnsley Beacon
There is plenty of help for the addict, but very little for the innocent victims of drug and alcohol abuse, the family, friend or carer. This is why I founded Barnsley Beacon. This has become a safe haven for myself, and other people affected by the trauma of drug and alcohol abuse."
People are being warned to be aware of a new Lottery scam claiming to have links with the London 2012 Olympics. A concerned Nottinghamshire resident contacted Police after receiving a letter headed '2012 Summer Olympic Lottery', which says they have won a £900,000 prize.
The letter asks them to return a form completed with their personal details, including bank account information, to claim the prize.
Anyone who responds to a scam letter is likely to have their details circulated to other criminals and be bombarded with similar scam letters or phone calls. Trading Standards advises that you should never give your personal or bank account details to people you don't trust.
A couple from Beverley have scooped £2.2 million on the National Lottery.
A couple from East Yorkshire are planning their long awaited wedding after scooping a £2.2m jackpot on the National Lottery. Wayne French and his fiancé Becky Harrison, from Beverley, who have been together for 13 years and have four children, matched all six number on last Wednesday's Lotto.
A couple from East Yorkshire plan to celebrate their £2.2m Lotto win by getting married. Wayne French, 44, and Becky Harrison, 34, from Willerby, scooped the jackpot in last Wednesday's Lotto draw. Their win came just day's before Becky's birthday.
A couple from Beverley, in East Yorkshire, has banked just over £2.2 million after matching six winning numbers in last Wednesday's Lotto draw. They'll be revealing their plans for the future later today.
When Lance and Marie Cram went shopping for onion seeds, it certainly didn't end in tears.
In fact it was smiles all round, as the couple from Hull got more than they'd bargained for. They bought a lottery ticket at the same time - and today collected almost one and a half million poounds.
Lance and Marie Cram from Hull have won £1.3 million on the National Lottery. The green fingered couple were out buying onion seeds for their allotment when they bought their winning ticket. They have two sons and say the win will change the entire family's lives.
– Lance Cram
This is unreal, it doesn't happen to normal people."