EuroMillions rumours run wild on Portland

Could it be you? Winning lottery ticket bought on Portland rumours

Could it be you? Winning lottery ticket bought on Portland rumours

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COULD it be you?

Portland is awash with rumours that the winner of the gigantic £73million EuroMillions jackpot on Friday is from the island.

Speculation was rife on the streets and on social media that the lucky ticket holder lives on the island, and that the winning ticket had been bought at the Co-operative Store in Easton.

It has been the hot topic of conversation in Portland since the draw was made at 10.30pm on Friday night, with people speculating that the winner of the massive windfall was from the island.

People claim they know who the winner is while others maintain it is just a rumour which has run wild, but as yet the prize is unclaimed.

A spokesman for Camelot said: “As yet we haven't had a valid claim. The prize is still outstanding and we cannot confirm or deny where the ticket was bought.

“We're urging everyone who may have bought a EuroMillions ticket to check their numbers.

“We have the champagne on ice and our fingers crossed that the lucky winner comes forward to claim their win.”

The winner of the massive jackpot would become the eighth biggest lottery winner in the United Kingdom, with the total jackpot standing at a massive £73,205,659.50.

A spokesman for the Co-operative Store said: “We have heard these rumours since the Saturday after the draw, but nobody has contacted us to confirm or deny it, so we would imagine that the rumour is unfounded.”

They would be catapulted up the rich list and would instantly become richer than actor Rowan Atkinson who has £70 million, British Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton who has a fortune of £68 million, Take That singer and former X-Factor judge Gary Barlow who has £60 million and Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe who has amassed £56 million during his career.

The winning numbers from Friday night's draw were 30, 42, 04, 31 and 38 and the Lucky Star numbers were 11 and 02.

THINGS TO BUY AND DO IN WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND WITH £73 MILLION.

· At a value of £20,000, buy Weymouth Football Club 3,650 times

· Take a family of four to see Portland Bill Lighthouse 6,083,334 times

· Take a family of five to Portland Castle 5,748,031 times

· Take a family of four to Portland Museum 6,636,363 times

·Visit Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower 3,194,748 times

· Take a family of four to the Nothe Fort 4,866,667 times

· Buy a copy of your favourite newspaper the Dorset Echo 146 million times, or our bumper Saturday edition 132,727,272 times

THINGS TO BUY

· You could have a fleet of 292 Bugatti Veyrons

· Spend 1,237 days at the world's most expensive hotel in Geneva

· A flotilla of 73, 50-foot luxury yachts

· Pay Wayne Rooney's reported weekly wage of £200,000 for 365 weeks

·Take 495 trips into space on Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic aeroplane

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5:44pm Wed 7 May 14

MrTomSmith says...

Quiet in the Office then...............S
light problem with some of these, if you wanted to go to Portland Museum that many times, it would take you well
over 25,000 years!!! Even 73 Million can't sort that out.
Quiet in the Office then...............S light problem with some of these, if you wanted to go to Portland Museum that many times, it would take you well over 25,000 years!!! Even 73 Million can't sort that out. MrTomSmith
  • Score: 6

5:58pm Wed 7 May 14

Ashers 5 says...

Just think what you would do......Could buy the whole of Portland for that ;)
Just think what you would do......Could buy the whole of Portland for that ;) Ashers 5
  • Score: 3

6:00pm Wed 7 May 14

Top Gear says...

Wayne Rooney is on £300k a week. Don't think he would get out of bed for a poxy £200k.
Wayne Rooney is on £300k a week. Don't think he would get out of bed for a poxy £200k. Top Gear
  • Score: 1

6:05pm Wed 7 May 14

every user name was taken says...

I would like to congratulate councillor Tim Munro on his euro millions win, and I hope he will be buying the dough buns for his inauguration.
I would like to congratulate councillor Tim Munro on his euro millions win, and I hope he will be buying the dough buns for his inauguration. every user name was taken
  • Score: 11

6:20pm Wed 7 May 14

Newground says...

Anyone who still shops at Co-Op deserves every penny they get.
QUEUE BUSTER PLEASE!
Anyone who still shops at Co-Op deserves every penny they get. QUEUE BUSTER PLEASE! Newground
  • Score: 4

7:02pm Wed 7 May 14

common cence says...

Echo must be desperate for a story if they have to report rumours ,.
Echo must be desperate for a story if they have to report rumours ,. common cence
  • Score: 14

7:12pm Wed 7 May 14

Nomalice says...

Oh! I so hope it was Les & Jean Ames . But if not, Good Luck to you, whoever you are.
Oh! I so hope it was Les & Jean Ames . But if not, Good Luck to you, whoever you are. Nomalice
  • Score: -5

7:23pm Wed 7 May 14

MrTomSmith says...

Can we have a caption competition next week, they are good fun.
Can we have a caption competition next week, they are good fun. MrTomSmith
  • Score: 6

7:36pm Wed 7 May 14

Skibo85 says...

if this is the case then why has the person (s) not made a claim for the prize. it would have been in my bank by now not 5 - 7 days later.
if this is the case then why has the person (s) not made a claim for the prize. it would have been in my bank by now not 5 - 7 days later. Skibo85
  • Score: 3

8:06pm Wed 7 May 14

ksmain says...

Very likely it could have been a holidaymaker - even though not many of them end up on Portland. May have bought ticket either on the way in or going home.
Very likely it could have been a holidaymaker - even though not many of them end up on Portland. May have bought ticket either on the way in or going home. ksmain
  • Score: -1

10:09pm Wed 7 May 14

JamesYoung says...

£73m. That would be £2m for me and the family, and £71m to build affordable homes to rent at below market rates. Let's hope the winner sees the opportunity this affords him/her to do some good in the world. Spending the lot on yourself, however, would be obscene.
£73m. That would be £2m for me and the family, and £71m to build affordable homes to rent at below market rates. Let's hope the winner sees the opportunity this affords him/her to do some good in the world. Spending the lot on yourself, however, would be obscene. JamesYoung
  • Score: 0

10:48pm Wed 7 May 14

here's-hoping says...

This "mystery" winner should try and stay as much of a mystery as is possible. Getting big-time, mega-celebrity publicity is often the worst mistake that winners make. Anyway, if you're interested, I have made up a little free and just-for-fun webpage which generates your own personal quick pick numbers. Who knows, it might work - you just never know your luck! As I say, it is free and just a bit of fun, so look out for VillaLibra Lucky Numbers if
you want to see if you can locate it for yourself.
This "mystery" winner should try and stay as much of a mystery as is possible. Getting big-time, mega-celebrity publicity is often the worst mistake that winners make. Anyway, if you're interested, I have made up a little free and just-for-fun webpage which generates your own personal quick pick numbers. Who knows, it might work - you just never know your luck! As I say, it is free and just a bit of fun, so look out for VillaLibra Lucky Numbers if you want to see if you can locate it for yourself. here's-hoping
  • Score: 2

12:10pm Thu 8 May 14

catwoman2 says...

JamesYoung wrote:
£73m. That would be £2m for me and the family, and £71m to build affordable homes to rent at below market rates. Let's hope the winner sees the opportunity this affords him/her to do some good in the world. Spending the lot on yourself, however, would be obscene.
Isn't how he/she decides how to spend their winnings up to them? Affordable housing should be a government priority but even so rates are subject to market forces. If I had won such a vast sum then family and friends would be the ones to benefit and definitely not a house building project!
Good luck to the winner wherever they live!
[quote][p][bold]JamesYoung[/bold] wrote: £73m. That would be £2m for me and the family, and £71m to build affordable homes to rent at below market rates. Let's hope the winner sees the opportunity this affords him/her to do some good in the world. Spending the lot on yourself, however, would be obscene.[/p][/quote]Isn't how he/she decides how to spend their winnings up to them? Affordable housing should be a government priority but even so rates are subject to market forces. If I had won such a vast sum then family and friends would be the ones to benefit and definitely not a house building project! Good luck to the winner wherever they live! catwoman2
  • Score: 5

12:32pm Thu 8 May 14

JamesYoung says...

catwoman2 wrote:
JamesYoung wrote:
£73m. That would be £2m for me and the family, and £71m to build affordable homes to rent at below market rates. Let's hope the winner sees the opportunity this affords him/her to do some good in the world. Spending the lot on yourself, however, would be obscene.
Isn't how he/she decides how to spend their winnings up to them? Affordable housing should be a government priority but even so rates are subject to market forces. If I had won such a vast sum then family and friends would be the ones to benefit and definitely not a house building project!
Good luck to the winner wherever they live!
Of course it's up to them :-). I am merely pointing out that there is an opportunity here to do something worthwhile.
I despair at the society that we've become - one in which people think that the only people that matter are family and friends. God help us if we ever face a crisis in this country.
[quote][p][bold]catwoman2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JamesYoung[/bold] wrote: £73m. That would be £2m for me and the family, and £71m to build affordable homes to rent at below market rates. Let's hope the winner sees the opportunity this affords him/her to do some good in the world. Spending the lot on yourself, however, would be obscene.[/p][/quote]Isn't how he/she decides how to spend their winnings up to them? Affordable housing should be a government priority but even so rates are subject to market forces. If I had won such a vast sum then family and friends would be the ones to benefit and definitely not a house building project! Good luck to the winner wherever they live![/p][/quote]Of course it's up to them :-). I am merely pointing out that there is an opportunity here to do something worthwhile. I despair at the society that we've become - one in which people think that the only people that matter are family and friends. God help us if we ever face a crisis in this country. JamesYoung
  • Score: 3

1:40pm Fri 9 May 14

skye2491 says...

Good luck to the winner well done
Good luck to the winner well done skye2491
  • Score: 3

6:11pm Fri 9 May 14

JACKC says...

Wish it was me... I could then photocopy my a.. and write my notice on it.
Wish it was me... I could then photocopy my a.. and write my notice on it. JACKC
  • Score: 0

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