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Pagan ritual bid to find Brighton and Hove lottery millionaire

The Argus: Pagan ritual bid to find Brighton and Hove lottery millionaire Pagan ritual bid to find Brighton and Hove lottery millionaire

A Pagan priest is praying for a £1 million miracle.

David Spofforth, priest of Avalon, has called on the help of ancient Goddesses to reveal the holder of an unclaimed EuroMillions lottery ticket.

The winning ticket for the prize draw was bought in Brighton and Hove on July 26.

The self-styled Priest of Avalon priest conducted a 20-minute ceremony at St Ann’s Well in Hove, which is said to be the starting point of ley lines running across the South Downs.


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He said it was the first time he had conducted the ritual, which included an invocation to Goddesses of the four classical elements – air, fire, water and earth.

He said: “It was a very enjoyable ceremony.

We have asked the Goddesses very nicely to help us find the winner.

“All we can do is put the message out there and hope that it is heard.

“The timing is very fortuitous.

“We are in the season of Samhain, the late autumn time of the final harvest and you could say this unclaimed prize is, in its own unique way, a harvest.

“I believe the Goddesses will see it this way and help to bring about a EuroMillions harvest in Brighton and Hove.

“Brighton has a strong pagan community and was the home of Doreen Valiente, the ‘mother of modern witchcraft’.

A National Lottery spokeswoman said: “This is certainly one of the more unusual approaches we have taken trying to unite a ticket-holder with a fortune, but with the city’s strong association to pagan beliefs, who knows, maybe this will be the jolt that is needed.

“Perhaps the Goddesses will see fit to bring the ticket to the fore, or it’s very possible that the lucky winner will hear of David’s ceremony and simply doublecheck an old ticket.”

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7:22am Sat 9 Nov 13

nocando says...

Bet the 'priest of avalon' doesn't mention that on his cv. Crackers.
Bet the 'priest of avalon' doesn't mention that on his cv. Crackers. nocando
  • Score: 2

8:31am Sat 9 Nov 13

From beer to uncertainty says...

Nice to see Gargamel is still getting gigs since the smurfs were all shot after being mistaken for badgers. All a bit sad really.
Nice to see Gargamel is still getting gigs since the smurfs were all shot after being mistaken for badgers. All a bit sad really. From beer to uncertainty
  • Score: 2

8:46am Sat 9 Nov 13

LeonBIank666 says...

Both the X Factor and Britain's Got Talent were criticised for mocking and exploiting folk with special needs, particularly mental health issues. Yet here The Argus is clearing giving a platform to a complete fruit loop.

Ironic he is a pagan because he has been clearly "touched" by God.
Both the X Factor and Britain's Got Talent were criticised for mocking and exploiting folk with special needs, particularly mental health issues. Yet here The Argus is clearing giving a platform to a complete fruit loop. Ironic he is a pagan because he has been clearly "touched" by God. LeonBIank666
  • Score: 0

8:48am Sat 9 Nov 13

Morpheus says...

If only he could get the goddesses to telling him the winning numbers for tonight.
If only he could get the goddesses to telling him the winning numbers for tonight. Morpheus
  • Score: 4

10:14am Sat 9 Nov 13

getThisCoalitionOut says...

Good idea and all hail to the Pagan priest for having a go.

I hope the ticket holder is found and this brings them great joy and happiness, I know it would me :)
Good idea and all hail to the Pagan priest for having a go. I hope the ticket holder is found and this brings them great joy and happiness, I know it would me :) getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 2

11:14am Sat 9 Nov 13

I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars! says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
Good idea and all hail to the Pagan priest for having a go.

I hope the ticket holder is found and this brings them great joy and happiness, I know it would me :)
You are demonstrating a level of stupidity that would make you an ideal green
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: Good idea and all hail to the Pagan priest for having a go. I hope the ticket holder is found and this brings them great joy and happiness, I know it would me :)[/p][/quote]You are demonstrating a level of stupidity that would make you an ideal green I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars!
  • Score: 2

12:10pm Sat 9 Nov 13

pwlr1966 says...

would help if you published the winning numbers
would help if you published the winning numbers pwlr1966
  • Score: 3

12:42pm Sat 9 Nov 13

Man of steel says...

Be more of a help if they said the area, or actual shop!
Be more of a help if they said the area, or actual shop! Man of steel
  • Score: 3

1:46pm Sat 9 Nov 13

Ashles says...

So his pagan ceremonial vestments consist of a cape worn over decorating clothes?
So his pagan ceremonial vestments consist of a cape worn over decorating clothes? Ashles
  • Score: 2

2:53pm Sat 9 Nov 13

elainepkils says...

Anything for publicity. I suppose if the holder is found then it wil be credited to this Pagan. Or is he a miricle worker.then perhaps he should concentrate his energies on feeding the poor children around the World and find them some food Then that would be news.....
Anything for publicity. I suppose if the holder is found then it wil be credited to this Pagan. Or is he a miricle worker.then perhaps he should concentrate his energies on feeding the poor children around the World and find them some food Then that would be news..... elainepkils
  • Score: -1

4:17pm Sat 9 Nov 13

The Real Kitkat says...

Really? Ley lines are a made up concept from the 1920's and just for fun go here the same man i think http://www.greenfuse
.co.uk/celebrants/lo
ndonsouth-funeral-cl
ebrants.html And here http://www.priestofa
valon.co.uk/
Really? Ley lines are a made up concept from the 1920's and just for fun go here the same man i think http://www.greenfuse .co.uk/celebrants/lo ndonsouth-funeral-cl ebrants.html And here http://www.priestofa valon.co.uk/ The Real Kitkat
  • Score: -2

5:45pm Sat 9 Nov 13

thelieshurts says...

they're waiting for a letter or phone call to say they have won the lottery.
they're waiting for a letter or phone call to say they have won the lottery. thelieshurts
  • Score: -2

11:10pm Sat 9 Nov 13

Somedude12345 says...

Oh dear iI hope he keeps taking his medication
Oh dear iI hope he keeps taking his medication Somedude12345
  • Score: -2

12:28pm Sun 10 Nov 13

getThisCoalitionOut says...

I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars! wrote:
getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
Good idea and all hail to the Pagan priest for having a go.

I hope the ticket holder is found and this brings them great joy and happiness, I know it would me :)
You are demonstrating a level of stupidity that would make you an ideal green
As if I care one hoot what you think
[quote][p][bold]I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: Good idea and all hail to the Pagan priest for having a go. I hope the ticket holder is found and this brings them great joy and happiness, I know it would me :)[/p][/quote]You are demonstrating a level of stupidity that would make you an ideal green[/p][/quote]As if I care one hoot what you think getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 1

3:04pm Mon 11 Nov 13

elainepkils says...

Free speech is what it is all about, although I still disagree with this pagan. If this pagan isso clever why hasnt he won the lottery by now.
Free speech is what it is all about, although I still disagree with this pagan. If this pagan isso clever why hasnt he won the lottery by now. elainepkils
  • Score: 0

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