Lotteries and scratch cards are seen as the average person’s gateway to the gambling world. All of us have an innate desire and primal instinct to want to change our fortunes. For many around the world the most affordable and accessible manner to do this is through lottery and scratchcard tickets.

What is truly amazing is that wherever you travel in the world these two formats remain true to their classic formats. With the advent of online lotteries one does not even have to leave your home to participate in lotto jackpot prizes that can reach into the hundreds of millions of pounds.

The chance to simply sign up with an online lottery service provider means that the global lotteries are available to anyone with an internet connection. This has led to many more people participating in Lotteries like the EuroMillions which is renowned for record breaking jackpot amounts.

One lucky UK lottery player has become that latest winner of a dream jackpot of £148.6 million. This is the second highest lottery prize to be paid out in the UK after last July’s £161 million paid out to Colin and Chris Weir of North Ayshire.

This life changing jackpot has been claimed by an anonymous UK winner. The National Lottery are delighted that the winner is from the UK as this is the seventh time in 2012 that a EuroMillions Jackpot has been won by a UK player.

A spokesman for the National Lottery said,” This new jackpot winning ticket-holder flies into second place in the exclusive National Lottery Rich List. We have plenty of champagne on ice and look forward to welcoming the lucky ticket-holder into the National Lottery millionaires’ club. Over 2,900 people have become millionaires since the National Lottery began and, to date, our players have raised an amazing £28 billion and counting for National Lottery Good Causes.”