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Scotland Yard has announced it will investigate some of the Downing Street lockdown parties. The probe will cover eight of the 17 events at No 10 where rules were allegedly broken, says the Telegraph. It comes after news that Boris Johnson’s wife threw him a surprise birthday bash in the cabinet room during lockdown in June 2020. There were 30 guests, says The Times, including the Johnsons’ interior designer Lulu Lytle, and a Union Jack cake. Rishi Sunak, who was due to attend a meeting in the room, appeared briefly, but sources say the chancellor had “not been invited”. A 55-year-old from Michigan scooped $3m in the state lottery after finding an email alerting her to the win in her spam folder. Laura Spears says she has now “added the Michigan Lottery to my safe senders list just in case”.