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Andre Greipel won his 15th career Tour Down Under stage as he burst to victory in a bunch sprint over the final 600 metres of stage four.

100 millionaires set National Lottery record

A one-off National Lottery draw will create 100 millionaires as a "thank you" to players for helping fund the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Lottery gets Olympic gold with record sales

Camelot, the National Lottery operator, has hit its target of raising £750m for the Olympic and Paralympic Games early after delivering another record year of sales.

The Giro d'Italia

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Little-known rider Jon Izagirre escaped under the radar this afternoon as he shot away to claim stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia.

National Lottery sales hit new high

National Lottery sales hit an all-time high of £6.5 billion over the last year with a record return to good causes, operator Camelot has announced.

A view of the Giro d'Italia

Cycling: Lars Ytting Bak catapults himself to first Grand Tour win in the Giro d’Italia

Three-time Danish time trial champion Lars Ytting Bak perfectly executed a final attack to win stage 12 of the Giro d’Italia this afternoon.

Sound idea: The CoMusica project at The Sage

Striking a chord: The Sage's education projects are testament to the transformative power of music

The Government has promised to give all pupils access to music.

Camelot plans challenge to Health lottery licences

National Lottery operator Camelot is to seek permission next week for a judicial review into the Gambling Commission's "continuing failure" to revoke or suspend the Health Lottery licences.

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The Hunger Games: A mums' and dads' guide

It's the forthcoming movie the kids are all talking about - and you don't want to be left looking a square. Let Genevieve Roberts and Kate Youde guide you through this cultural minefield

£22m EuroMillions jackpot unclaimed

A jackpot prize of more than £22 million has still not been claimed, a National Lottery spokesman said.

Daily Express proprietor, Richard Desmond who runs The Health Lottery

Camelot threatens Gambling Commission with judicial review over Health Lottery

The National Lottery operator Camelot is threatening the Gambling Commission with a judicial review within days unless it shuts down upstart competitor The Health Lottery, run by the Daily Express proprietor Richard Desmond.

£46m EuroMillions jackpot claimed

A lottery winner has claimed the £46.4 million EuroMillions jackpot but chosen to remain anonymous, Camelot said today.

Lucky Briton claims £46m EuroMillions jackpot

A UK ticket holder who won £46.4m on the EuroMillions draw has claimed their prize, Camelot said yesterday.

Two share £2.3 million Lotto jackpot

Two winners shared Wednesday's Lotto jackpot of £2.3 million, Camelot said.

Jackpot winner scoops £4.5 million prize

One ticketholder has scooped the £4.5m Lotto jackpot, Camelot said.

Carey: 'a wonderful woman full of common sense,' Tony Blair said of her

Marge Carey: Trade unionist who became president of USDAW

Marge Carey started her working life checking football pools coupons for Vernons in Liverpool but her rise to prominence in the Labour and trade union movement owed more to hard work than luck. After many years as a shop steward representing low-paid workers she rose to become both one of the few women officials in a union where the senior posts were dominated by men, and one of the leading figures in the Labour Party. The former Prime Minister Tony Blair said of her, "She was a wonderful woman full of strongly expressed common sense, goodwill and good judgement."

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