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500th Millionaire Celebrations

On Wednesday 4th February 1998, almost exactly one year since the midweek draws started (the anniversary wasn't celebrated by Camelot !), 42 jackpot winners gathered at the Lanesborough Hotel in London to celebrate the 500th millionaire created by the UK National Lottery.

The following day's issue of The Daily Mail newspaper featured a double page article by Bill Mouland, Peter Allen and Emily Wilson covering the event. The article contained a list of the 42 people who attended and is reproduced without permission below (though the Daily Mail probably got the list from a Camelot press release anyway and I've formatted it for nicer reading).

Name                    Age    Town/County                Won (£)      Date
Elaine Argent/          35,    }
Nicola Brooks/          27,    } KLM airline
Angela Hopley/          31,    } syndicate,
Sophie Wilson/          23,    } Stansted                2,795,741   Jan 1998
Suzanne Bass/           21,    } Airport
Jessica Peck/           29,    }
Vicky Morris            26     }
Mick,Doreen Maplesden   55,35  Hollington, East Sussex   4,060,995   Dec 1997
John Myles              57     Worthing, West Sussex     3,750,000   Nov 1997
Pauline Odams           46     Arnold, Notts.            2,021,318   Oct 1997
Brenda Scorer           46     Oldham, Lancs             2,140,253   Oct 1997
Kevin Papworth/         36,    } Pub syndicate
Doug Hedges/            31,    } from                   10,870,330   Sep 1997
Steve Cook              30     } Dartford, Kent
Gary Ashmore            29     Reading                   1,666,667   Jun 1997
Mike,Rosemary Stammers  49,48  Bury St. Edmunds          1,448,508   May 1997
Basil,Cynthia Taylor    61,57  Burroughbridge, N. Yorks  3,272,499   Apr 1997
Rossano,Deena Rossi     31,28  Barnsley                  1,964,980   Jan 1997
Malcolm,Jo Coomber      50,33  Blindley Heath, Surry     1,016,676   Jan 1997
Pauline,Carla Bunting   46,16  King's Lynn, Norfolk      1,955,576   Sep 1996
Sue Hellewell           39     Stockton-on-Tees          2,430,798   Aug 1996
Peter Lavery            36     Belfast                  10,248,233   May 1996
Karl Crompton           25     Blackpool                10,903,198   May 1996
Penny Haigh             48     Spalding, Lincs.          1,325,202   Mar 1996
Robert Woods            26     Reading                   1,325,202   Mar 1996
Jim,Etta McCowen        72,72  Wigtownshire              1,549,049   Feb 1996
Joanne,Dean Parker      32,27  Featherstone, W. Yorks    1,549,049   Feb 1996
Jackie Green            27     Bowden, Cheshire         10,055,900   Jan 1996
Derek,Elaine Thompson   39,??  Basingstoke, Hampshire    2,704,666   Dec 1995
Doug Woods              61     Southend                  2,681,192   Sep 1995
Bob,Anne Westland       59,58  Alloa, Clackmannanshire   3,791,092   Jul 1995
Esther Tracey           27     Woodford, North London    1,373,571   Jan 1995

Total 86,900,695
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