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A EuroMillions lottery draw on Friday night is set to create a world record breaking 100 millionaires in the UK, with an estimated jackpot of £105 million.

Lottery ticket sales are expected to soar to around three million per hour on the day of the draw, and the lottery’s organisers have cautioned players to get in early for their chance to become a millionaire overnight, according to the UK Press Association.

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The winners of the biggest-ever EuroMillions jackpot, Colin and Chris Weir, have pledged to set up a charitable trust “to share the good luck” as they celebrate the first anniversary of their massive £161 million win.

After their windfall, the Scottish couple are now among the richest people in Scotland.

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Macau casino operator Melco Crown Entertainment and Philippine property developer Belle Corp have signed a “memorandum of agreement” to develop a $1 billion casino resort in Manila.

Under the agreement, Melco, owned by Australian billionaire James Packer and Hong Kong businessman Lawrence Ho, and Belle, owned by the Philippines’ richest man Henry Sy, will jointly develop and manage the 100-hectare casino resort in Manila’s gaming hub at Aseana Boulevard in Parañaque City, according to Reuters.

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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Florida has become the world’s sixth-largest casino after completing a $75 million expansion.

The casino has now also become larger than any in Las Vegas, with its casino floor now bigger than five football fields combined and featuring over 5,000 slot machines, 110 table games and 50 poker tables.

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Delaware has become the first US state to legalise online gaming after the governor’s approval of legislation on Thursday allowing for full-service betting websites.

Governor Jack Markell signed the Delaware Gaming Competitiveness Act of 2012 a day after the bill passed the state Senate, USA Today reported.

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Casino magnate Steve Wynn has come forward as the previously anonymous casino owner who donated a total of $2 million – $500 to 4000 needy families – to a Nevada-based charity over recent months.

Steve Wynn’s donation is the largest donation the United Way of Southern Nevada has ever received, according to the Associated Press.

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Workers at a Quaker Oats factory in Iowa claimed the largest lottery prize in the US state’s history on Wednesday – a massive $241 million.

The winners celebrated their win by travelling into town on a chartered bus, smiling for the media and attending a news conference – before requesting to remain anonymous.

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In some bizarre casino news, a Las Vegas casino pulled off incredibly unlikely odds after a roulette wheel hit the same number seven times in a row.

The Rio Hotel and Casino’s roulette wheel hit the number 19 for seven straight spins – and then again on the ninth spin, the Las Vegas Sun reported.

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A British lottery ticket holder has scooped a massive £63.8 million share of a EuroMillions jackpot – making them the sixth British EuroMillions winner so far this year.

The UK National Lottery called on players to check their tickets as nobody had yet come forward to claim the prize.

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The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas is planning a $50 million upgrade to “re-energise” its celebrity pull factor, according to the Associated Press.

Commencing in July 2012, all 428 rooms and suites in the original Palms Tower will be renovated to reflect a “sensual and edgy” design, casino resort president Joseph Magliarditi stated.

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