National Lottery (@TNLUK): Donate £12million EuroMillion prize that wasn't won to Philippines #DonateLotto
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National Lottery (@TNLUK): Donate £12million EuroMillion prize that wasn't won to Philippines #DonateLotto

    1. Rachel Riddall
    2. Petition by

      Rachel Riddall

      Bristol, United Kingdom

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November 2013

Victory

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. Please spread the brilliant news of The National Lottery’s kind donation by retweeting this message. Thank you so much for your support, we did this together! Rachel Riddall

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.

To:
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.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 150,000 signatures
    2. Decision-maker The National Lottery responds:

      The National Lottery

      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...


    3. Reached 100,000 signatures

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    • Sandy van Heer LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 months ago

      £12M goes a very long way for the helpless and needy!

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    • Sally Williams CHELMSFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 months ago

      Money should go to where the need is greatest and as no one will miss this sum, then it would be a more appropriate destination for this money.

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    • Margaret Carter GRANGE-OVER-SANDS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 months ago

      Ok Camelot - get together with all the relevant decision-makers at the top, in their comfortable homes which can't be blown down or washed away, with all their possession intact - and give the money to this country which has lost virtually everything.

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    • fergus cook SAINT ANDREWS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 months ago

      fairness versus greed

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    • Renata Ratajova BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 months ago

      To help people who need it!

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