VIDEO: Doncaster sees lottery surge for £140m jackpot

Lottery fever has grabbed Doncaster as residents bid to win one of the biggest jackpots ever.

The prize for the Euromillions draw tonight is over £140 million and shopkeepers all across the borough have seen a surge in ticket sales.

Richard Huby, president of the National Federation of Retail Newsagents' Doncaster branch

Richard Huby, president of the National Federation of Retail Newsagents' Doncaster branch

Richard Huby, president of the National Federation of Retail Newsagents’ Doncaster branch, said there had been a rise in sales of between 30 and 40 per cent in the last two weeks since the potential jackpot passed £100 million. There had been a big rise in syndicates particularly, he added.

He said: “By mid-afternoon it will become fever-pitch.”