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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.

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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:

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."

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