how do you collect lottery winnings

  grumphy 19:32 19 Nov 2006

The national lottery makes it so difficult
To collect winnings. I am a pensioner
Won a prize on lotto picks, local shops
Can not pay out they are limited to under £70
I stay in Oban on the west coast of Scotland
We have 4 major lottery pay points
Lottery tell me to get my winnings
I have to travel a 45 mile round trip
To a small village Ballachulish to collect
My winnings Time involved by public
Transport 4.30 hours. Local tesco store
Will sell more lottery tickets in a week
Than ballachulish sell in a year. Is
There a way round this Do not say
Post the winning ticket Regards all.

  mymate 19:57 19 Nov 2006

I do my lottery on line ,so if i ever win anything ,it gets paid in to my bank account.
it sounds awful for you, if you have to take a 4.30 hours bus journey to pick up winnings .Ok if you have won millions .

  Mr Mistoffelees 19:57 19 Nov 2006

I do the lottery online, so on the rare occasions I win something I just get the money paid into my bank account.

  mymate 19:58 19 Nov 2006

Snap Mr Mistoffelees,same time we posted the same answer !

  Stuartli 23:20 19 Nov 2006

As far as I am aware our local Tesco Extra pays out up to a sum of £500 for lottery winnings.

However, as I don't do it (odds of 14m to 1 for jackpot and only £10 for three correct numbers), it's poor value compared to the more realistic odds given by bookmakers for a similar service.

  Forum Editor 23:40 19 Nov 2006

Safer if you win a big prize - no chance of losing the ticket - and the money goes straight into your account.

  grumphy 04:35 20 Nov 2006

sorry celebrating win only £450 long way to
go for it what a pain.

  spuds 13:58 20 Nov 2006

"celebrating win only £450". That makes a mess of my theory that £10 was the highest you could win on very, very rare occasions :O)

  alB 18:52 20 Nov 2006

It's online for me also, easy to set up and saves going out in the cold to get a ticket ...alB

  grumphy 19:50 20 Nov 2006

cheers all online looks like the way to go.

  bluto1 23:54 20 Nov 2006

Some Post Offices will pay out much larger sums than £450.00. Check your area.

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