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No place like gnome for Chester lottery winners

A couple from Chester are celebrating today after winning £1,069,748 on last week’s EuroMillions Mega Friday draw.

The top of their shopping list is a new home with a garden big enough to house their beloved gnome collection.

Trish and Craig, 51, immediately handed in their notices. Credit: Camelot
The couple are also planning a dream holiday. Credit: Camelot
Trish has a real love of gnomes. Credit: Camelot

I just could not believe it. I checked my ticket on the television and it matched – I just screamed – I have never screamed so loudly in my life. Craig really thought something bad had happened – and then I told him ‘no, no, we have won the EuroMillions Mega Friday draw and we have banked more than £1m!'

– Trish Tuft screamed so loudly when she discovered she had won her husband

Warrington Postcode Lottery jackpot

A father and daughter living in the same house in Warrington each won £200,000 in the People's Postcode Lottery.

Keith Cunliffe, 48, and daughter Charlotte, 20, were shocked when their postcode, WA1 3TS, was revealed as the full winning postcode in the October Postcode Millions competition.

My heart dropped when I saw that it was our postcode that was drawn as the big winner. I want to buy a house and this money means that it is possible. I'm 21 next week and it's the best birthday present ever.

– Charlotte, a customer adviser for BetFred

Some 166 residents shared a prize pot of £2 million which was distributed at a cheque presentation at The Park Royal Hotel, Warrington. Half of that - five prizes of £200,000 - goes to players in the full winning postcode, Princess Avenue, and the other £1 million is divided among other players in the winning sector, central Warrington.

People's Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery where players play with their postcodes to win prizes while raising money for charities and good causes across Great Britain and internationally.

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Bolton millionaire yet to claim Lotto prize

The National Lottery is seeking a missing Bolton millionaire from the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle draw on 26th July 2013.

The draw saw 100 lucky players bank £1million in one night.

The National Lottery is seeking a missing Bolton millionaire from the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle draw Credit: Press Association

The ticket, worth £1million, was purchased in Bolton and players are looking for the unique EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle code - CBS004223.

The ticket-holder has until 11pm on Wednesday 22nd January, 2014 to make their claim.

A National Lottery spokesperson said, “Imagine walking round not knowing you are a millionaire. We urge every player to check their tickets as there are life changing prizes waiting to be claimed."

"Check in the bottom of your handbag and in every coat pocket, even have a rummage down the back of your sofa – the ticket could be lurking anywhere."

Wirral lotto win unclaimed

A £1million EuroMillions prize has still not been claimed months after it was won.

The winning ticket was bought in Wirral for the draw on Friday 27 July - the night of the opening ceremony for the Olympics.

That night's draw included a guaranteed 100 UK millionaires created in the Millionaire Raffle game.

The ticket-holder has until 23 January 2013 to claim their prize.

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