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Hampshire man scoops £1.3m lottery jackpot

The balls were picked in the favour of Mr N to scoop the jackpot Credit: Press Association Images

A Hampshire man is counting his blessings this evening after winning £1.3m on the national lottery. Reports say the mystery man, who has been named only as Mr N as he wants to remain anonymous, struck gold after playing the game online.

Mr N matched all six numbers in the draw on Saturday January 26, pocketing the life-changing top prize of £1,314,707. He split the £3.9m jackpot with two other lucky winners from across the UK, one of whom was from Somerset, after matching the numbers 2, 6, 21, 29, 34 and 47.

Gary and The Girls celebrate Lotto win

They are the toast of their school tonight - four dinner ladies and a male colleague come up with their own winning recipe and scooped more than £2 million on the lottery. It works out at nearly £430,000 pounds each.

Today they've been celebrating at a glitzy champagne reception - a far cry from their customary day job. But what does the future hold for the jackpot winners. John Ryall has been finding out.


Fancy dress lottery dreams come true

Winning the lottery is something we have all fantasized about at some point, but for one family who pretended they had scooped the jackpot for a bit of fun on Christmas Day it seems dreams can come true.

Brothers Will and Aaron Smith from Dorset decided to dress up in tuxedos and drink champagne as if they had a lottery lifestyle. Now, thanks to the Euromillions one of them has! Martin Dowse reports.


Six areas of the region to get £1m in Lottery cash

Six areas in the south are being awarded at least £1 million by the Big Lottery Fund to "help improve the community".

Devonshire West in Eastbourne, Sompting in Adur, Whitley in Reading, Dover and Newington in Kent and Wecock Farm in Havant have been named as "forgotten pockets of the country" set to be awarded grants through The Big Local Programme.

The programme is the Lottery’s largest community-led regeneration project with residents to decide how the money should be spent over the next decade.

The communities have been targeted as having been overlooked for funding and investment in the past.

£2.5 million of lottery money given to tank museum

Bovington's Tank Museum in Dorset has been handed a windfall two point five million pounds.

The money from the Heritage Lottery Fund will go towards a new tank restoration centre, two new exhibitions and more support for volunteers.

Tank Museum Director Richard Smith said; "This is a pivotal moment in the history of The Tank Museum.

The support of the Heritage Lottery Fund will ensure that we can continue to thrive, so we are naturally delighted and extremely grateful."

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