From today if you want to win it, you will have to pay twice the price. The cost of a lottery ticket has doubled from £1 to £2.
A share of £4.5million from the Heritage Lottery Fund is being given to some Midlands community's groups to preserve local heritage.
A countdown clock is being turned on in Leicester city centre today to try to track down the winner of a one million pound lottery ticket.
The Birmingham or 'B' postcode region is the all-time luckiest in terms of the number of National Lottery millionaires created according to a new league table of National Lottery windfalls.
The data analysed included all of the UK's 121 postcode areas since the National Lottery was launched in 1994.
The lucky postcode also tops the table for the most prizes of £50,000 or more won by residents.
A couple from Shropshire have become the 20th Lotto millionaires in the Midlands in the last year.
The couple have banked £6.3 million after winning the UK Lotto jackpot.
The National Lottery is celebrating its 18th birthday this week.
Since its launch, more than £3.5 billion of Lottery funding has been invested in the West Midlands helping 54,600 good causes.
The deadline to claim the £1,000,000 EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle prize from a ticket bought in the City of Leicester has now passed. Therefore, the money, plus the interest it has earned has now passed to The National Lottery Good Causes.
Time is running out for the winner of a life changing £1 million lottery prize.
The EuroMillions lottery ticket was purchased by somebody in Leicester but the money has not yet been claimed.
Earlier this week, the Mayor of Leicester started a countdown clock in the city to help find the winner.
If nobody comes forward to claim their winnings by 23.00hrs tonight, the money will go to charity.
The final countdown and search for the missing EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle ticket worth £1million bought in Leicester has started.
The Mayor of Leicester has started a special countdown clock beneath Leicester's Haymarket Memorial Clock Tower displaying the hours left for the winner to come forward.
Councillor Abdul Osman hopes the clock displayed on top of a car will help to find the winner by urging people to check their lottery tickets before time runs out.
The winner of a £1 million lottery jackpot has until this Saturday to claim their fortune.
The National Lottery is placing a countdown clock in Leicester city centre tomorrow (July 5) to try to track down the winner, who is thought to have bought the ticket on January 10th in the city.
Camelot will make a last attempt to find the mystery millionaire tomorrow.
A couple from Nottinghamshire have scooped a £1million EuroMillions Raffle jackpot from the draw on 23rd March 2012 - after finding their winning ticket stuck to the fridge two months later!
They're the fourth winner in Nottinghamshire since January, meaning almost £93 million pounds has been won in the county this year.
The lucky couple will be unveiled later on this morning.