LADBROKES: Cheshire student nets over £1 million in betting shop lottery

A student in Chester, Cheshire, can finally wave goodbye to Pot Noodles and baked beans after she recently won just over £1 million on a lottery run by a local betting shop. Jirtchaya Klongjarn, 34 years, visited a town centre branch of the betting shop chain Ladbrokes, where she placed two £1 bets for the Friday draw of the ‘49’s ‘ lottery. She successfully chose all six winning numbers and netted herself a cool £1,000,990. It was a case of ‘second time lucky’ for Klongjarn, who only began playing the 49’s lottery just four months ago. She first won £601 in June 2014 and narrowly missed out on a £200,000 windfall after selecting … Continue reading LADBROKES: Cheshire student nets over £1 million in betting shop lottery

GREEN STREET BETTING SHOP: Judge overturns council’s decision on gambling outlet

Newham Council, the local governing authority for the borough of Newham in east London, has had its attempt to stop a bookmakers opening in one of the borough’s popular shopping streets overturned by a magistrate. Betting shop company Paddy Power, one of the largest providers of gaming services in the British Isles, had earmarked the site of a former restaurant at the junction of Green Street and Plashet Grove to open a betting shop in its bid to attract punters in the Upton Park area. However Paddy Power’s application for an operator’s licence was rejected by the council, who feared … Continue reading GREEN STREET BETTING SHOP: Judge overturns council’s decision on gambling outlet