UK Midwife Wins €1M in The BiLLe Lotto Mothers Day Draw

Global online lottery's latest million-Euro winner, Mother of 3, 'gobsmacked' by news

ST. JOHNS, ANTIGUA, May 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Glasgow midwife Michelle Drayton-Harrold has a million reasons to love The BILLe Lotto (www.TheBiLLe.com), now €1,000,000 ($1.3M/£850,000) richer and the global lottery's latest major prize winner.

Ms. Drayton-Harrold, 51, won The BiLLe's May 9 Mothers Day Bonus Draw, and is preparing for a luxurious, week-long resort stay in Antigua, the lottery's tropical island home where she will claim her life-changing prize. With all expenses paid by The BiLLe, of course.

"It's a bit overwhelming to be quite honest," says Ms. Drayton-Harrold. "I'm completely—the word we have in Glasgow is 'gobsmacked'… I'm lucky if I've ever won maybe €50 in a local bingo or something like that."

Ms. Drayton-Harrold purchased two plays in The BiLLe Lotto's May 9 draw, the second of which turned out to be worth a million Euros.

"She is a mother of three, so it could hardly be more appropriate," says The BiLLe Lotto's General Manager Cathleen McIntosh, who called from Antigua to give Ms. Drayton-Harrold the good news. "And it turns out she is also a midwife, so her job for 28 years has been quite literally to help women in becoming mothers. So it's really amazing." Ms. Drayton-Harrold had been awaiting a phone call regarding the health or her ailing father, so the timing was nice, Ms. McIntosh says.

The BiLLe Lotto is active in more than 130 countries, Ms. McIntosh says, and the primary jackpot value, now estimated at €116 million ($151M/£98.7M) is currently the world's biggest and will continue accumulating until it either reaches a billion Euros or is won.

The BiLLe is a 6/49 style lottery played worldwide online at www.TheBiLLe.com with individual plays for 7 Euros and fractional plays starting at 1 Euro. There are no duplicate number combinations and once plays are sold out, no more are issued for the week's draw.

The BiLLe Lotto Ltd. is licensed in Antigua & Barbuda, a jurisdiction white-listed by the UK government and ranked among the world's most stringent gaming regulators. Weekly draws are made with an industry-certified ball machine and monitored by a third party agency.

Results are announced first on Twitter @TheBiLLe

SOURCE: The BiLLe Lotto Ltd.

For further information:

Media contact:
Cathleen McIntosh: 268-722-9488 / Skype: Cathleen.McIntosh
Email: cmcintosh@thebille.com

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