National Lottery draw LIVE: £5.4m Lotto jackpot up for grabs tonight after EuroMillions numbers revealed

THE National Lottery returns tonight with a bank busting jackpot waiting to be scooped by a lucky Brit.

Wednesday's Lotto jackpot stands at £5.4million, after Saturday's huge £4m top prize was not won.

The draw takes place at 8;m, with a Thunderball draw happening shortly after at 8.15pm.

Please gamble responsibly. And when the fun stops, stop.

Read our EuroMillions live blog below for the latest numbers and results…

  • Joseph Gamp

    Who are the biggest Euromillions winners in history?

    Your chances to win may be remote but if you do you could win big.

    Here are some of the record prizes one by UK winners in the past:

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    What’s the scratchcard with the best odds?

    According to Oddschecker, the best scratchcard to snap up is £500 Loaded with odds of just 1 in 3.15.

    For just a fiver you could be in the running for £500.

    In second place, with the same odds, is Full of £500s which also has a top prize of £500.

    Cashword Multiplier follows close behind, which sees punters scratch off letters to reveal symbols to create full words.

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    The most rewarding numbers

    Think you’ve got the right numbers to win the EuroMillions? Here are the most popular numbers.

    For Euromillions, the most popular number is 50.

    Followed by: 44, 19, 4 and 30.

    The most common extra numbers have been 8 and 3.

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    Is the Lotto worth playing for?

    The game with the best odds, in terms of winning the top prize, is the Thunderball.

    According to the National Lottery website, the odds of winning the jackpots are:

    • Lotto jackpot: 1 in 45,057,474.
    • EuroMillions jackpot: 1 in 139,838,160.
    • Set For Life top prize: 1 in 15,339,390.
    • Thunderball top prize: 1 in 8,060,598.

    Most common Lucky Stars

    The most common Lucky Stars, which range between 1-12, are both low numbers.

    Number 2 is the out-an-out winner having been drawn 109 times and number 3 has come out 102 times.

    The number drawn out the least number of times is 22 – which has been a winning number on just 37 occasions.

    Eighteen has showed up just 38 times, while 40 has mirrored itself and made 40 debuts.

    The other uncommon numbers are 33, drawn 42 times, and 3, which has appeared 43 times.

    Ten has been drawn the least number of times (70) with one appearing 74 times.

    Woman wins on first time ‘hunch’

    A woman won £184million on her first ever EuroMillion lottery ticket after buying it “on a hunch”.

    The young woman – who wanted to remain anonymous – was presented with the prize at her home in Tahiti after it went unclaimed since October 15.

    According to the EuroMillions website, her ticket was the only entry that matched all seven numbers after the jackpot had hit its cap of €220m (£184m).

    The mystery woman said she had never entered the EuroMillions draw in her life but had grown up watching her grandfather play.

    “I was waiting for the right moment to play, and that day I had a hunch,” she said.

    “Everything is possible, you just have to believe in it. Before checking my ticket, I felt a shiver in my back.

    National Lottery timetable

    Here’s a timetable for all UK lottery games including Lotto, EuroMillions and Set For Life.

    There is a draw 6 nights a week.

    Tonight will see the return of the Lotto and the Thunderball.

    The draws will be at 8pm and 8.15pm.

    Lucky Leo's

    Well, according to the stars, it seems that some of us are much more likely to get it than others.

    Before we get to the big reveal of which sign is most likely to pick the right balls and become a millionaire, let’s take a look at some of the other lucky stars in the zodiac.

    • Leo
    • Virgo
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    Explained: How to play the Lotto

    The £5.4m Rollover draw is on tonight, so to play on a draw day, you’ll need to buy your ticket before 7.30pm.

    1. Pick 6 numbers from 1–59 or go with a Lucky Dip for randomly selected numbers.
    2. You can play up to 7 lines of numbers on each play slip 
    3. Choose to play on Wednesday or Saturday – or both days if you like.

    Always remember to play responsibly.

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      £2BILLION El Gordo to be drawn today

      The draw, held annually since 1812, will see the top-prize called El Gordo paying out about £570 million to those with the winning numbers — and many other prizes payout the rest. 

      It is very popular with British expats bidding to be in with a chance of sharing an eye-watering prize pot

      People can queue for hours in the days running up to the lottery to snatch their £15 tickets from the most popular vendors.

      Some buy them for themselves or as gifts for others.

      The annual Spanish Christmas Lottery is broadcast live on TV. 

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      Lotto and Thunderball TONIGHT

      Here’s a timetable for all UK lottery games including Lotto, EuroMillions and Set For Life.

      There is a draw six nights a week.

      It should be noted that there are no draws on Sundays.

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      Yesterday's EuroMillions numbers REVEALED

      The EuroMillions draw took place last night with a staggering jackpot prize of £44m.

      Tuesday’s winning numbers are 12, 17, 21 & 34 and the lucky stars are 38 & 23.

      Are you a winner?

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      Callie Rogers campaigns

      Callie is now campaigning for the government to raise the age limit for the National Lottery.

      Gambling is now more popular among children than skateboarding and campaigners believe an age limit of 16 entices young people into a habit of betting.

      Callie feels she was too young to cope with the pressure and wants to stop other kids going through the same problems she faced.

      She told the Mirror: “You are only a 16, with all that responsibility. At that age, you can get the best advice ever. But you are not in a position to listen. I was too young.

      “I suffer from such bad anxiety when I am going to meet new people. It preys on my mind, what a new partner’s family will think of me, or even new friends. I still get abuse just because of who I am.”

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      Number 27 most likely to help punter scoop a jackpot

      National Lottery ball number 27 is the most likely to help punters win a jackpot, researchers say.

      It has made more appearances than any other in 3,071 draws in the past ten years.

      The number came up 399 times in the UK National Lottery, Thunderball, EuroMillions and Irish Lotto.

      That is 141 more times than number 57, the unluckiest number, which was drawn just 258 times.

      The second luckiest is 54, which appeared 387 times. It was followed by 29, 42, 52 and 58 in joint third on 381 times.

      The next luckiest was number 20 with 378. Then came 23, with 372.

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      Thunderball numbers revealed

      Yesterday's Thunderball draw took place yesterday.

      The winning numbers are: 01, 12, 19, 24 and 34.

      Meanwhile the Thunderball itself is 09.

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      Top tips for playing the lottery

      Have you ever wondered the secrets to winning big in the lottery? Is it pure luck or is there a system to it…?

      1. Avoid computer picks. It lowers your odds of winning.
      2. On scratchcards, try buying 10 of one ticket instead of several different tickets.
      3. Mix up your numbers.
      4. Even it out – Don’t pick all odd or all even numbers.
      5. Split from the crowd, so don’t play patterns.
      6. Apparently, you should avoid anniversaries, birthday’s and dates.
      7. Avoid playing winning numbers that have been drawn before, because every combination has a chance of coming up once every half a million drawings.
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      ‘I sill shop in Primark despite winning £1.8m’

      A NATIONAL Lottery winning dinner lady still lives in her council house, shops in Primark and drives a Kia despite bagging £1.8million.

      Trish Emson, 51, explained money or her millionaire status did not change her or her partner Graham Norton, also 51, who still works as a decorator.

      The down-to-earth pair have even managed to keep their teenage son Benjamin, 17, in check – and don’t even give him pocket money.

      The modest mum, from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, said: “Being rich doesn’t make you posh or a better person.

      “I don’t like showing off and bragging about money and I can’t be posh anyway.

      “To look at me you wouldn’t think I was a millionaire, but if I have to dress up I feel fake, I prefer my jeans,” she told The Mirror.

      Read the article in full here.

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      Tonight's draws

      The Lotto draw returns tonight with a whopping £5.4 million up for grabs.

      The draw will be kicking off at 8:00pm.

      Not long after the results will be emerging for the Thunderball draw at 8:15pm.

      Punters will have the chance at winning the regular prize of £500k.

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      Explained: What happens to unclaimed prizes?

      Any cash that isn’t claimed after a total of 180 days from a game played in the UK goes to National Lottery projects across the country.

      Folks in Ireland have just half that time to claim too, with only 90 days before the prize money is off the table.

      Once the claim period is over, the ticket officially expires and the owner of the lottery ticket will no longer be able to claim any of their winnings.

      But after that time has expired, any unclaimed prizes, plus any interest they might have accumulated in that time, are allocated to the National Lottery’s Good Causes fund instead.

      This will usually then go on to help fund things like sport programmes or local community buildings or other projects.

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      Cheques with an important message (Continued…)

      And when it came to gifting some of their winnings to family and friends, it became a bigger operation – one Sharon says was reminiscent of the ‘Secret Millionaire’.

      "My husband used to be a hotel manager and he made a spreadsheet and went round to about 30 friends and family’s houses and it was almost like Secret Millionaire.

      "We have always said we class it as a responsibility to have that amount of money and we want to do good with it and not waste it or blow it." 

      "We made a little card and put a cheque in it and gave it to them."

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      Cheques with an important message

      Their lives were turned upside down when they scooped £12.4million on the EuroMillions and gave away 30 cheques to friends and family.

      Sharon and Nigel Mather from Sale, Greater Manchester, won the life-changing sum in 2010 after checking their ticket on their way home from a holiday.

      Nigel, 55, was working as a hotel manager, and Sharon, 50, had just returned to work In finance at Trafford Council from maternity leave.

      They picked up the ticket while on holiday and only discovered they had won when they returned home.

    • Milica Cosic

      ‘NO guarantee money will buy happiness’

      Martyn and Kay Tott got the shock of their lives when they realised they’d won £3million back in 2001 – six months after buying the ticket.

      By the time they saw an appeal for the winner to come forward, they couldn’t find the ticket.

      After 45 agonising days of deliberating, Camelot told the devastated couple that they weren’t going to receive the cash.

      “Having that money taken away was torture,” Martyn told the Mail on Sunday.

      “For a long time I lost sight of who I was and what I believed in. But I can honestly say I’m glad I didn’t get the £3million now.

      “There is no guarantee it would have brought me happiness.”

    • Milica Cosic

      Top tips for playing the lottery

      Have you ever wondered the secrets to winning big in the lottery? Is it pure luck or is there a system to it…?

      1. Avoid computer picks. It lowers your odds of winning.
      2. On scratchcards, try buying 10 of one ticket instead of several different tickets.
      3. Mix up your numbers.
      4. Even it out – Don’t pick all odd or all even numbers.
      5. Split from the crowd, so don’t play patterns.
      6. Apparently, you should avoid anniversaries, birthday’s and dates.
      7. Avoid playing winning numbers that have been drawn before, because every combination has a chance of coming up once every half a million drawings.
    • Milica Cosic

      'We won, then gave our winnings away’

      A £115million jackpot is probably enough to not just change your life, but the lives of everyone you’ve ever cared about too.

      Which is probably why Frances and Patrick Connolly decided to give over half of their winnings to 175 people.

      “We won £114,969,775.70 and we have given away more than half,” Frances said last year.

      “That’s £60million-worth of love. And the thing that makes me even happier is that every single person we gave money to has passed some of it on to other people. I can’t think of a day since winning the Lottery that I haven’t smiled.”

      Read more here.

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      Most common Lucky Stars

      The most common Lucky Stars, which range between 1-12, are both low numbers.

      Number 2 is the out-an-out winner having been drawn 109 times and number 3 has come out 102 times.

      The number drawn out the least number of times is 22 – which has been a winning number on just 37 occasions.

      Eighteen has showed up just 38 times, while 40 has mirrored itself and made 40 debuts.

      The other uncommon numbers are 33, drawn 42 times, and 3, which has appeared 43 times.

      Ten has been drawn the least number of times (70) with one appearing 74 times.

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