Lottery typhoon donation urged

Tens of thousands of people have signed an online petition to donate the £12 million EuroMillions prize to the Disaster Relief Fund to help people in the Philippines.

EuroMillions petition attracts 127,000 signatures

Over 11 million people have been affected by the devastating typhoon. Credit: Reuters

A petition calling for the EuroMillions £12 million jackpot to be donated to the victims of the Typhoon Haiyan has attracted over 127,000 signatures.

The petition, set up by Rachel Riddall, was set up on Tuesday night to help stop the "shocking suffering" in the Philippines.

As many as 11 million people have been affected by the disaster, with aid agencies describing survivor's urgent need for food, shelter and medical supplies.

Watch: Aid is getting through 'but it's not enough'

EuroMillions donation petition hits 100,000 signatures

The donation petition now has 100,000 signatures. Credit: ITV News

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.

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Camelot: EuroMillions £12m prize is 'not ours to give'

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.

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'Shocking suffering' sparked call to donate EuroMillions

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.

The petition has more than 58,000 signatures. Credit: change.org

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."

Watch: Lack of medicine could mean patients are turned away

Read: Typhoon survivors wait for aid

Call to give £12m EuroMillions prize to the Philippines

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.

A Euromillions ticket Credit: Tim Goode/EMPICS Entertainment

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.

Watch: Lack of medicine could mean patients are turned away

Read: Typhoon survivors wait for aid