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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Lottery Winner Named

LONDON () -- A newspaper, in a move certain to cause further controversy around Britain's new national lottery, has named the winner of a ?17.8 million ($27.82 million), jackpot despite his pleas to remain anonymous.


The News of the World splashed a picture of the winner and his wife across the front page with the headline: "It was him." More details were inside. Media frenzy over the identity of the winner of Britain's biggest lottery prize has led to questions in parliament and a court fight between lottery organizers and newspaper editors.