27 June 1942 |
Accrington, Lancashire, England
|Occupation||Newspaper and television astrologer|
Margaret Anne Lake (born 27 July 1942), best known by her stage name Mystic Meg, is a British actress, who has appeared in regular astrology columns in UK newspapers The Sun, and, until its demise, the News of the World. She now hosts Mystic Meg’s Wheel of Destiny for Sun Bingo. She came to greater public notice when she hosted what became a regular item on the first broadcast of the National Lottery draw in 1994. Her image also appears on various astrology-related books and merchandise.
In the first edition of the News of the World for each year, Mystic Meg traditionally made predictions for the coming twelve months. These predictions were a popular feature of the paper and garnered Meg many loyal fans.
In April 2015 Mystic Meg partnered with bookmaker Gala Coral Group and was the face of their Grand National "You’re Guaranteed a Fortune" marketing campaign. Images of Meg and her crystal ball featured in all of Coral’s 1,850 shops via window posters and Coral TV
Meg owns a number of racehorses under the company name Mystic Meg Limited, which is based in Bedford. The horses include Astrodonna, Astronangel, and Astronova and other horses with celestial names.
In 2015 Meg launched her first ever website, featuring horoscopes, personalised readings and a telephone hotline hosted by a selection of her favourite professional psychics. She left The Sun on 2 January 2015 but returned on 3 April 2016. Horoscopes are provided by a premium rate telephone line.
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- on YouTube
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- "Astroangel". Racing Post. 2011-06-02. Archived from the original on 2008-03-23. Retrieved 2011-11-18.
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