Author: Tony MacDonald
Published: 16:44 12/11/2014
Lottery winners located in the Midlands area have met today to discuss how winning on Lotto has changed their lives as Lotto celebrates it's 20th year.
The National Lottery, now known as Lotto, is celebrating it's 20th anniversary this month and those who purchased a lucky ticket in the Midlands area are meeting in Nottingham to discuss their good fortunes.
In total, Nottingham accounts for over £100 Million in Lotto wins by itself, with the Bull family netting £40m, the Westburys taking £7.7m, Alan Rowley winning £1.9m and £1m going to Alan and Kim Elliott.
2012 was a particularly lucky year for the Midlands area with 7 wins on Lotto and EuroMillions combining to result in over £95 Million in prize monies - But some were unclaimed!
Gareth and Catherine Bull from Mansfield won £40,627,241 in January to get the ball rolling and a month later Cassey Carrington and Matt Topham, both in their early twenties and from Stapleford, took home £45,160,170.50.
It was no April Fool joke for Jim Emerton, 56, and his wife Maureen, 55, from Carlton in Nottingham who scooped £4,449,039 and what a lucky dip that was to land Alan and Kim Elliott's £1 Million win on the Euro Raffle.
Thomas Foden, and his 60-year-old daughter, Irene Harper from Tipton, claimed £3,909,990 in the UK's first quadruple rollover draw in September while two tickets purchased in July were left unclaimed.