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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.

The number is up for the BBC's National Lottery draw

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Olympic sailors battle over boat classes for 2016 Games

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Lottery sales set to break record

National Lottery sales are expected to climb to £5.7bn for the 12 months to March, surpassing the previous £5.5bn record, which was set in 1998.

Regulator blocks Camelot move

Camelot's ambitious move to expand its operations to allow people to top up their mobile phones and pay bills at its lottery terminals has been blocked by the regulator.

Lottery company refused extra services

National Lottery group Camelot's hopes of offering extra services were dashed today after regulators refused the move due to "serious" competition concerns.

Desmond to run a national health lottery

The media baron Richard Desmond launched The Health Lottery yesterday, a nationwide scheme that he claimed would generate £50m a year for charitable projects outside National Health Service funding.

Gambling on increase after easing of laws

Almost half a million adults in Britain have a serious problem with gambling and the rate is increasing, new research has revealed.

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EuroMillions raffle winners sought

A search was under way today for the final two winners of the record- breaking Christmas Eve EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle.

Lottery winner urged to claim £1m prize



A National Lottery jackpot prize of just under £1 million remains unclaimed.

Record number of millionaires created by National Lottery

A record-breaking number of millionaires were created by the National Lottery this year, figures revealed today.

Whose round is it? Bar wins €180m lotto jackpot

The champagne was on the house yesterday at Maldonado Bar in Palleja near Barcelona – and it was on everyone's clothes and hair, too. The owner, José Antonio Maldonado, will hope his clientele pick up the tab. He sold tickets that won €180m in Spain's Christmas lottery. As his customers cheered and popped corks, Mr Maldonado said: "I feel like Robin Hood. I know many people asphyxiated by the crisis that won the lottery in my bar."

£5.6m jackpot win still unclaimed

A Lotto jackpot prize of £5.6 million remains unclaimed, the National Lottery said today.

Two share £11.2m lottery jackpot

Two ticket-holders shared the mid-week Lotto jackpot of £11.2 million, Camelot said.

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