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On Tuesday I launched a campaign asking for the rolled-over £12 million prize from the EuroMillions to be donated to the Philippines relief effort. In just days the petition grew to over 150,000 signatures.
On Friday the jackpot was won but then yesterday something amazing happened. The Big Lottery Fund announced it would make a donation of £5 million to help the people of the Philippines to rebuild their lives!
They released this statement:
"The Big Lottery Fund cannot make general donations to emergency appeals. Nor does it believe its funds are best used for immediate disaster relief.
"Instead, it will make up to £5 million available to UK based charities, working with communities in the Philippines, to help the long term process of rebuilding lives and livelihoods. "
This is fantastic news for the people of the Philippines, I am so pleased that the Big Lottery Fund has responded to this massive need with compassion and tangible action for those that desperately need our help.
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Thank you so much for your support, we did this together!
On Tuesday, £12 million (€15 million) was up for grabs from the EuroMillion prize draw but there were no winners.
I'd just finished watching the 10 O'clock news and saw the shocking harrowing scenes of the suffering in the Philippines, where millions of people have had their lives torn apart by a typhoon. I then watched the short appeal film for urgent money needed for the Disaster Relief Fund. Immediately after this was the EuroMillions result. £12million that NO ONE had won. It is going to be rolled over to the next draw on Friday 15th November.
It would be so fantastic if this money was donated to the disaster relief fund to alleviate the pain and suffering taking place right now.
It could do so much good and NO ONE would miss it, because NO ONE has won it.
Please sign this petition and let's see if we can make a difference to those people whose lives have been torn apart by this typhoon.
Let's see if the National Lottery will act with compassion and make a massive difference to those who need our help now.
The National Lottery
Use the EuroMillion Rollover that wasn't won this Tuesday to go towards the disaster relief fund to aid those affected by the Typhoon in the Philippines.
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Decision-maker The National Lottery responds:
Camelot is the operator of the UK National Lottery. We fully appreciate the sentiment behind the Change.org petition and can understand why the suggestion has been made. However, the money from the £12 million EuroMillions jackpot on Tue...
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