Live updates


Could you be a millionaire and not know it?

The two winning tickets were drawn in the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle on 26 July 2013 Credit: PA

Two people who bought lottery tickets in Gloucester and Bristol last July could be millionaires and not know it. And time's running out - the deadline to claim is 11pm tonight. If you think you it could be you, check out the National Lottery website here.

The missing tickets were two of 100 winning tickets drawn in the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle on 26 July.

If no-one comes forward the prize money, plus interest, will go to the National Lottery Good Causes.

Wiltshire great grandfather wins the lottery: full report

He worked all his life driving lorries, but now he can really enjoy his retirement. Great grandfather John Alford has become a millionaire after hitting the jackpot on the lottery.

The 76-year-old from Trowbridge in Wiltshire today said he was going to take his family away on a dream holiday abroad.

Our Wiltshire reporter Robert Murphy went to meet him:


"I'm a big kid at heart", says Trowbridge lottery winner

76 year old John Alford from Trowbridge has described winning the lottery as "a wonderful, wonderful feeling knowing that we won’t have a financial care in the world for the rest of our days". John and his wife Pauline have been playing the lottery since it first started in 1994.

John has been retired for 10 years. Before that he worked as a fireman on the footplate of steam engines with the old Great Western Railway, a long-distance lorry driver with the former Watney Brewery and a Transport and General Workers’ Union convenor.

Along with his wife Pauline John has three children, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. John has already booked them a two week holiday to Florida.

We’re a very close family and I’ve always dreamed of taking everyone to Florida and going on the roller coasters. I’m a big kid at heart.

But Pauline and I will also look to move home and maybe buy a bungalow close to our daughter, Debra. I am also going to buy a new car, something big enough to be able to transport the grandchildren around in.

– John Alford
Load more updates