Sport Andre Greipel takes victory on the Tour Down Under

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.

'We've no plans to move, and we have a reliable car already'

Ayrshire couple hit Europe's biggest lottery jackpot – but won't spend, spend, spend

Golden £161 million lottery ticket bought in UK

A single British ticket holder has become Europe's biggest ever lottery winner, scooping a record-breaking £161 million EuroMillions jackpot.

Tour de France: German Andre Greipel pips Mark Cavendish to 10th stage win

Mark Cavendish today suffered a surprise Tour de France defeat as his arch-rival Andre Greipel triumphed in Carmaux.

EuroMillions: £154 million, how to spend it all in one week

It's Tuesday night, and you've just won the big one. Here's how to blow it all, big style

Cycling: Team drop ex-rider after customs swoop

Omega Pharma - Lotto have cut ties with former rider Wim Vansevenant ahead of the Tour de France after a package allegedly addressed to him containing banned substances was seized at Brussels airport.

The Last Word: London's legacy is a big fat myth

Furore over tickets and a British football team hides harsh truths of funding cuts and national inequality

£1.5m Lotto winners to stay in semi

A great-grandmother will spend Saturday's £1.5m Lotto win on a gardener and a trip to Florida – but not before she provides for her expanding family.

Business diary: Tesco's ruthless shopper pursuit

Is Tesco's pursuit of every last high street pound going just a little too far? Only asking, after seeing a customer, who had abandoned in frustration an attempt to buy a bottle of water at a self-service till, being pursuing down Wimbledon's high street by a staff member calling on nearby policemen for help to stop her. He escorted her back to the till and ordered her to complete the transaction, before an apologetic manager intervened.

Britons bet on lottery to save the day

Camelot, the UK National Lottery operator, has celebrated record sales at a time when the revenues of most lotteries globally are static or declining.

Camelot gives £1.7bn to good causes

National Lottery operator Camelot today said it delivered £1.7 billion to good causes in the last financial year, after sales hit an all-time high.

One winner scoops £2.4 million Lotto jackpot

One winner scooped Wednesday's Lotto jackpot of £2.4 million, Camelot said.

Cycling: De Clercq quick to dedicate win to Weylandt

Bart De Clercq hung on to win the seventh stage of the Giro d'Italia yesterday and dedicated the victory to his late Belgian compatriot, Wouter Weylandt.

New Tuesday draw for Euromillions

Camelot is predicting a "sales frenzy" when the first EuroMillions Tuesday draw takes place this week with a jackpot of £85 million.

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"I took people to Barbados," said Mark. "Nobody came to me afterwards and said, 'This year, I'd really like to take you to Bognor.'" You can't really blame them. Mark's worth £11 million. He won it 16 years ago after entering the National Lottery. These days he's the proud owner of seven Aston Martins, a yacht, a beach house (in Barbados) and a swimming pool. He gives money to friends, he said, but it's not without its complications. "How much is enough? That's the question."

Camelot apologises for online lottery glitch

"Unprecedented demand" for EuroMillions lottery tickets led to a temporary technical fault, preventing some people from buying tickets online, Camelot said.

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