Lotto Jackpots Landed in UK and Ireland
The jackpots were won in both the UK Lotto and Irish Lotto games on Saturday 5 May, and both jackpots had to be split between multiple winners. The Irish Lotto jackpot had a final value of €5,377,964 and that sum was shared by two winning tickets, whilst in the UK Lotto game four winning tickets shared a jackpot of £3,861,900. All of that is particularly good news because no player managed to win the jackpot in the EuroMillions game on Friday, so players will have to try to land the £26 million double-rollover jackpot this Tuesday 8 May.
The UK Lotto results on Saturday 5 May were 04, 13, 17, 26, 27 and 40, with the number 36 drawn as the Bonus Ball. Each of the four jackpot-winning tickets is now worth £965,475, and twelve tickets that matched five main numbers and the Bonus Ball won a consolation prize of £99,023 each. 600 tickets picked up a prize of £1,237 each by matching five main numbers only, and the total number of prizes won was 595,265. The jackpot for the next UK Lotto game this Wednesday will be worth around £2.2 million.
In the Irish Lotto game on Saturday 5 May the results were 06, 09, 21, 31, 33 and 42, and the Bonus Ball number was 11. Each of the jackpot winners is now €2,688,982 richer than they were before the draw took place, but there were no second-tier winners because no tickets matched five main numbers as well as the Bonus Ball. 52 tickets won €1,610 each by matching five main numbers only, and the total number of prizes won was 48,049. Now that the Irish jackpot has been won (at long last, some would say!) the jackpot in the next game will be worth €2 million.
The EuroMillions results on Friday 4 May were 03, 26, 39, 40 and 41, with 01 and 02 being drawn as the Lucky Star numbers. Five tickets matched all five main numbers and one of the Lucky Stars to win a second-tier prize of £237,040 each, whilst four tickets won £98,766 each by matching five main numbers only. The total number of prizes won was 2,338,618, and in the UK one ticket landed the Millionaire Raffle prize of £1,000,000 by matching the number ZML174955.
Congratulations to everyone who won a lottery prize of any size last week, and the very best of luck to everyone who has a go at winning in the lottery games coming up!
Article Last Updated: 7th May 2012
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