Lucky Hampshire punter scoops £1m lottery win

Daily Echo: Lucky Hampshire punter scoops £1m lottery win Lucky Hampshire punter scoops £1m lottery win

IT'S the best possible start to a new year - winning the lottery, with two Hampshire men striking gold in the National Lottery, with one scooping £1m.

Known only as 'Mr S', he was one of 25 people who banked a million on New Year's Eve through playing the Euro Millions on national-lottery.co.uk.

Meanwhile 'Mr H' picked up £164,513.30 in the Euro Millions in January after matching five numbers with one Lucky Star.

Winners playing through the website have the opportunity to release their names, remain anonymous or release partial information, like in this case.

A National Lottery spokesperson said: “Huge congratulations to Mr S and Mr H, there must be something in the water in Hampshire, they have won without ever touching a ticket. With many people leading busy lives playing online is becoming increasingly popular as through a few simple clicks players can make sure that they don't miss out.”

They are the latest in a string of Hampshire lottery winners over the past few years.

Another mystery man scored £1.3m in the main lottery draw in January 2013, splitting a £3.9m jackpot with two others.

In July 2012 a Nursling teenager bagged £1m playing the Euro Millions.

The 19-year-old was in the Four Horseshoes pub, in Nursling, watching the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Games when he discovered he had a winning ticket.

Plasterer Steven Clements won £1m on a scratchcard in Winchester in 2011 after winning £100 on another one earlier the same day.

But winners are shunning champagne celebrations according to a survey of lottery winners.

Rather than bubbly, successful players would rather enjoy their new found wealth with a cup of tea, although 82 per cent of winners then start splurging on luxuries like a new home or hiring cleaners and gardeners.

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2:24pm Wed 29 Jan 14

here's-hoping says...

This mystery winner should make sure they stay a mystery. Getting publicity is often the first mistake that winners make. By the way, if you're interested, I have my own little just-for-fun page which generates personal quick pick (lucky dip) numbers. As I say, it is strictly just for fun, but you never know your luck! Look out for VillaLibra if you want to see if you can locate it.
This mystery winner should make sure they stay a mystery. Getting publicity is often the first mistake that winners make. By the way, if you're interested, I have my own little just-for-fun page which generates personal quick pick (lucky dip) numbers. As I say, it is strictly just for fun, but you never know your luck! Look out for VillaLibra if you want to see if you can locate it. here's-hoping

3:25pm Wed 29 Jan 14

southy says...

lottery sales have drop by half since the price increase
lottery sales have drop by half since the price increase southy

5:16pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Block41row0sfc says...

southy wrote:
lottery sales have drop by half since the price increase
And?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: lottery sales have drop by half since the price increase[/p][/quote]And? Block41row0sfc

5:19pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Shoong says...

southy wrote:
lottery sales have drop by half since the price increase
So? Your source? Or are you quoting the projected figures rather than facts?

Since the mid-1990s, sales used to be £80million or £90million a week, now it’s down to £45million, £50million anyway. The novelty was always going to wear off.

If you won the jackpot you'd give it all away, obviously.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: lottery sales have drop by half since the price increase[/p][/quote]So? Your source? Or are you quoting the projected figures rather than facts? Since the mid-1990s, sales used to be £80million or £90million a week, now it’s down to £45million, £50million anyway. The novelty was always going to wear off. If you won the jackpot you'd give it all away, obviously. Shoong

6:23pm Wed 29 Jan 14

eurogordi says...

My household as reduced from five to two tickets since the increase. And if I do win, I won't be telling anyone apart from my nearest and dearest ... then again, others might guess when I don't turn up for work, drive a Rolls and have my own helicopter. Well, we can all dream can't we .... ?
My household as reduced from five to two tickets since the increase. And if I do win, I won't be telling anyone apart from my nearest and dearest ... then again, others might guess when I don't turn up for work, drive a Rolls and have my own helicopter. Well, we can all dream can't we .... ? eurogordi

7:41am Thu 30 Jan 14

St.Winch70 says...

Shoong wrote:
southy wrote:
lottery sales have drop by half since the price increase
So? Your source? Or are you quoting the projected figures rather than facts?

Since the mid-1990s, sales used to be £80million or £90million a week, now it’s down to £45million, £50million anyway. The novelty was always going to wear off.

If you won the jackpot you'd give it all away, obviously.
Keep stalking.......Nice when you agree though!
[quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: lottery sales have drop by half since the price increase[/p][/quote]So? Your source? Or are you quoting the projected figures rather than facts? Since the mid-1990s, sales used to be £80million or £90million a week, now it’s down to £45million, £50million anyway. The novelty was always going to wear off. If you won the jackpot you'd give it all away, obviously.[/p][/quote]Keep stalking.......Nice when you agree though! St.Winch70

9:18am Thu 30 Jan 14

gilbertratchet says...

southy wrote:
lottery sales have drop by half since the price increase
So they're making the exact same amount of money? Cool. Maths is fun.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: lottery sales have drop by half since the price increase[/p][/quote]So they're making the exact same amount of money? Cool. Maths is fun. gilbertratchet

3:56pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Shoong says...

St.Winch70 wrote:
Shoong wrote:
southy wrote: lottery sales have drop by half since the price increase
So? Your source? Or are you quoting the projected figures rather than facts? Since the mid-1990s, sales used to be £80million or £90million a week, now it’s down to £45million, £50million anyway. The novelty was always going to wear off. If you won the jackpot you'd give it all away, obviously.
Keep stalking.......Nice when you agree though!
Does it get on your nerves?
[quote][p][bold]St.Winch70[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: lottery sales have drop by half since the price increase[/p][/quote]So? Your source? Or are you quoting the projected figures rather than facts? Since the mid-1990s, sales used to be £80million or £90million a week, now it’s down to £45million, £50million anyway. The novelty was always going to wear off. If you won the jackpot you'd give it all away, obviously.[/p][/quote]Keep stalking.......Nice when you agree though![/p][/quote]Does it get on your nerves? Shoong

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