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One of the world's luckiest couples has won the lottery three times in a month - landing more than $2 million (£600,000) in winnings. The couple’s winning streak began on March 12 when they won their first $1 million prize in a Powerball lottery.
Calvin and Zatera Spencer struck lucky again on March 26, winning $50,000 in the Virginia Lottery’s Pick 4 game. The following day they claimed a further prize of $1 million in the $100 Million Cash Extravaganza. The couple are based in Portsmouth, in the US state of Virginia.
"We’re not finished yet," they said after claiming their latest winning.
The £107.9 million EuroMillions jackpot winner will be richer than David Bowie (£100m), George Michael (£105m) and Robbie Williams (£105m), according to the Sunday Times Rich List.
The lucky ticket-holder's new-found wealth will also eclipse that of One Direction, estimates suggested.
While the Sunday Times claims the boy band has a combined worth of £25m, a recent Heat magazine chart of young, British celebrities recently put their fortune much higher at £59m.
A National Lottery spokesman said that the EuroMillions winner could buy their own Greek island such as Omfori, currently being advertised for just over £41 million, a Lamborghini Veneno, one of the world's most expensive cars at a cost of £2.4 million, and still have plenty left to spend.
This single UK ticket-holder will enter the exclusive top five on the National Lottery Rich List - at number four - and we've got the champagne on ice ready for the lucky winner to claim their prize.
Or the winner could splash most of the money in a single purchase to buy a 21-bedroom home in London's Mayfair, which is on the market for £90 million. Top of the National Lottery Rich List are Colin and Chris Weir, who banked a £161 million EuroMillions jackpot in July 2011.
One hugely lucky ticket-holder scooped £107.9 million on the EuroMillions draw. They had the only ticket to hit the jackpot and have become the National Lottery's fourth biggest winner. The main numbers were 6, 24, 25, 27 and 30, with the lucky star numbers 5 and 9.
A National Lottery spokesman said: "With the weather set fair for the coming week, this UK winner is set fair for the rest of their lives having just become a multimillionaire.
"This single UK ticket-holder will enter the exclusive top five on the National Lottery Rich List - at number four - and we've got the champagne on ice ready for the lucky winner to claim their prize."
A 75-year-old woman from New York has won $2m (£1.2m) lottery prize after using numbers she found in a fortune cookie from a Chinese takeaway.
Emma Duvoll told the New York Post: “You check the numbers and check again, just to make sure. You don’t believe it in the beginning.”
She added: "I was surprised, but pleased".
The grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of one has revealed what she will do with her millions: "I plan to invest most of it and maybe take a trip to Switzerland to visit family.”
A US man scooped a £10 million dollar jackpot last year playing the Florida Lotto has won it again.
The Florida Lottery said 67-year-old James Bozeman has claimed a three million dollar jackpot from the drawing held on August 31.
He purchased both winning tickets from the same convenience store.
Mr Bozeman said he started using a different set of numbers since the last time he won and is looking forward to picking a third lucky set for the next draw.
He has chosen to receive his latest winnings in annual payments of £100,000 dollars for the next 30 years.
One hundred people are set to become millionaires on one evening later this month thanks to the National Lottery.
It is hoped the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle draw will break last year's record, which was held on the night of the London 2012 opening ceremony.
On that occasion, 97 of the 100 winners came forward to claim their prize, setting a world record for the most millionaires made in one night by a lottery draw.
A National Lottery spokeswoman said: "This special EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle draw will see 100 UK players become millionaires on one spectacular night. Hopefully we will be celebrating this summer by smashing the record we set last year."
Every UK ticket holder who buys a EuroMillions line automatically enters the draw.
There is usually one winner per draw in the UK, as opposed to the 100 there will be on July 26.
An 84-year-old woman has won $590.5 million in Florida Powerball lottery with a Quick Pick (lucky dip) ticket - after a stranger allowed her to jump in front of them in the queue.
Mindy Crandell told NBC News that she believes she could have been the person who let Gloria Mackenzie enter the queue in front of her.
"I turned around and there was a lady standing there, and she looked at me when the lady had said 'next' and I said just go ahead it's no big deal".
A Quick Pick (lucky dip) ticket purchase has led to an 84-year-old woman scooping $590.5 million in Florida's Powerball lottery.
Gloria Mackenzie matched all six winning numbers in the multi-state Powerball draw on 18 May, after a stranger allowed her to go ahead of them in the queue at a local grocery store.