The number of signatories to an online petition calling for the EuroMillions £12m jackpot to be donated to aid for people in the Philippines as rocketed to more than 100,000, almost doubling this evening.
The petition was set up by Rachel Riddall, 43, in response to what she described as 'shocking suffering' in the region.
Camelot has said that despite an online petition calling for the Euromillions prize fund to be donated to the Philippines, the money does not belong to the company and so is not theirs to give.
While we fully appreciate the sentiment behind the petition and can understand why the suggestion has been made, the money from the £12 million EuroMillions jackpot on Tuesday night belongs to players in the nine European countries where the game is played, not Camelot - so it simply isn't ours to give.
The number of signatures supporting an online petition which has called for the EuroMillions £12 million prize to be donated to the Philippines has shot up to more than 58,000.
Rachel Riddall, 43, who set up the site said: "On Tuesday, £12m (15 million euro), said: "On Tuesday, £12m (15 million euro) was up for grabs from the EuroMillions prize draw but there were no winners.
"I'd just finished watching the 10 o'clock news and saw the shocking, harrowing scenes of the suffering in the Philippines, where millions of people have had their lives torn apart by a typhoon."
More than 43,000 people have signed an online petition to donate the £12 million EuroMillions prize to the Disaster Relief Fund to help people in the Philippines.
The petition, set up by Rachel Riddall, says that Tuesday's prize, which had no winner, should be donated to help people in the wake of the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan rather than being rolled over to tomorrow's draw.
Set up on the site change.org by Mrs Riddall on Tuesday night, it has already attracted more than 43,000 signatures.