Due to the increasingly difficult economic conditions in Spain and the rest of Europe, lottery spending in Spain has fallen by Ã¢â€šÂ¬151 million for the first 34 weeks of this year which is a decline of approximately 3% compared to the same period last year.
The National LotteryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Big Lottery Fund has released details of where a lot of the recent good causes funding has been distributed. The National Lottery has announced the recipients of more than Ã‚Â£52 million worth of lottery funding in the UK and Northern Ireland.
The Mega Millions lottery hadnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t been won for fourteen draws and the multiple-rollover jackpot had grown to a massive $333 million, the fourth largest lottery jackpot in North American history. However last night two lucky ticket holders shared the Mega Millions jackpot after matching five numbers and the Mega Ball.
Brian Caswell, a 74 year old EuroMillions winner, smashed up a car while road testing it in Bury. Brian Caswell who scooped Ã‚Â£25 million playing the EuroMillions Lottery back in June took a luxury Ã‚Â£55,000 Range Rover out for a test drive but returned it with over Ã‚Â£6,000 worth of damage.
The Republic of IrelandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s TV3 channel is set to air an Irish version of Deal or No Deal in association with the Irish Lottery which will hit the screens in the next couple of months. The Irish version of this hugely popular TV game show will see the well known and well loved magician Keith Barry take the place of Noel Edmonds as host of the show.