Could Where You Live Help You Win the £35.1 Million Lotto Jackpot?
Last Updated: Monday 21st December 2015, 12:10 pm
As well as the usual novelty socks and endless boxes of chocolates, Santa could be leaving you a mighty £35.1 million Lotto jackpot beneath the Christmas tree this year. The mammoth top prize is the result of ten rollovers since Saturday 14th November, the last time anyone matched all six main numbers, and would certainly alleviate any concerns you had about how you were going to pay off the bill for this year’s festivities.
If the man in red is already planning his route around the houses of those on the ‘good’ list, he might like to take a look at the locations in the UK with the most lottery wins of more than £1 million so he can pencil in an extra stop in case he needs to drop off that giant cheque. London leads the way, with 616 players receiving payments of seven or more figures. The Midlands follows closely behind with 537, ahead of the 481 winning ticket holders from the South East.
However, the brilliant thing about Lotto is that any single line has exactly the same chance of winning as any other, no matter where you live in the country. Similarly, for every entry into the draw you buy, you will receive an automatically-generated code for Lotto Millionaire Raffle in which one person is guaranteed to win in every draw. Read more about the supplementary game, which also offers 20 awards of £20,000 every time it is played, at the Lotto Millionaire Raffle page.
For two opportunities to become a Christmas millionaire this year, you can buy Lotto tickets online or from authorised retailers up until 7:30pm on the day of the draw. Check your Lotto tickets soon after the draw is made, so you can stake your claim right away and make sure Father Christmas has a special reason to stick your postcode into his satnav this Christmas Eve.
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