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Lottery fans who missed out on last night’s £25.6 million EuroMillions jackpot can get straight back on the horse today with another chance to scoop a life-changing sum of cash as tonight’s Lotto top prize weighs in at £2.1 million. This evening’s draw will be the first of several in October, traditionally a time when thoughts turn towards hibernation, but any player who bags the jackpot could certainly discover that chasing the sun is a lot more fun.
1st October 2014
The Monday morning gloom has lifted forever for one lucky Lotto player after they matched all six main numbers in Saturday night’s draw, netting a jackpot of £4.5 million. Overall, more than 365,000 ticket holders shared a prize pot of nearly £15 million with prizes outside the top tier ranging from £25 each for the 344,278 players who matched three numbers up to £15,345 which was received by the 17 players who matched five main numbers and the Bonus Ball.
29th September 2014
A Big Lottery Fund grant of £5.8 million has been awarded to the Royal National Institute for Blind People’s Online Today! project which aims to provide training in online and technological skills for people with visual or hearing impairments. The grant comes from money raised through National Lottery ticket sales, with 28p from every £1 being set aside for good causes.
26th September 2014
A North London road sweeper has come forward to collect his share of last Wednesday’s £13.7 million Lotto jackpot, having bought his winning line less than ten minutes before the cut-off time for the draw. Joseph Whiting intended to purchase his ticket when he visited the shop to pick up some bread earlier in the day but almost missed out on his life-changing windfall when a friend offered to bring him a loaf instead.
24th September 2014
One lucky Lotto player scooped the jackpot of £3.9 million on Saturday night after correctly matching all six main numbers. Nearly 300,000 other ticket holders also won cash amounts after draw machine Lancelot dispensed main numbers 2, 6, 22, 26, 33 and 48 with Bonus Ball 43. Prizes ranged from the £25 fixed prize for matching three main numbers which was bagged by 280,782 ticket holders up to £45,105 for each of the seven players who matched five main numbers and the Bonus Ball.
22nd September 2014
A retired couple from Ottery St Mary in Devon set out on a holiday around the UK and Europe last month, but little did they know that their journey would lead them to a £1 million win.
19th September 2014
Excitement is building ahead of tonight’s Lotto draw, which features a quadruple rollover jackpot of £13 million that must be won! It is the first time that Lotto has reached the maximum number of rollovers since 4th January of this year. In that draw, no ticket holder matched all six main numbers, meaning that the top prize rolled down and was shared between the 23 players who matched five main balls and the Bonus Ball. Similarly, if no one scoops the jackpot tonight, the £13 million will be spread equally amongst the players in the next winning tier.
17th September 2014
A massive £13 million has to be won on Wednesday night after Lotto’s first quadruple rollover since January 4th of this year. No ticket holder managed to match all six main numbers on Saturday night, meaning that even if there is no top-tier winner on Wednesday the jackpot will roll down and be shared between players in the next winning prize tier.
15th September 2014
With the referendum on independence from the rest of the UK coming up in the next week, questions are being asked as to whether Scotland as a standalone country would still be able to play games operated by the National Lottery. After rumours emerged of a Scotland-only lottery being ready to roll out if the union is split, what does the future hold for the 70% of Scottish households who regularly play Lotto and EuroMillions?
12th September 2014
Excitement is building for tomorrow night’s Lotto draw as there is an impressive £11 million jackpot and 200 Lotto Raffle prizes up for grabs! This life-changing prize comes as the result of the past three draws taking place without a top prize winner and is the second largest jackpot seen to date this year.
12th September 2014
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