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Exciting Lotto Jackpot Up for Grabs Ahead of New Year’s Eve

Last Updated: Thursday 27th December 2018, 12:56 pm

Lotto players can look forward to an exciting Lotto draw this Saturday ahead of further celebrations on New Year’s Eve. The £2 million jackpot rolled over on Boxing Day, meaning ticket holders have another chance to scoop the top prize on offer before the end of the year.

Lotto Rolls Over on Boxing Day

The Boxing Day draw had a guaranteed minimum jackpot worth £2 million after a ‘Must-Be-Won’ draw was held four days earlier. There was plenty of excitement ahead of the revealing of the winning Lotto numbers, given the draw fell the day after Christmas Day. All ticket holders were in good spirits hoping to land a big windfall around the festive period.

However, although there were 630,000 winners on the night, no one was able to match all six main numbers to take home the jackpot. Several ticket holders came close, with one player matching five of the six numbers, just one away from landing the seven-figure jackpot.

With just two days to go until the last Lotto draw of the year, find out what the most overdue numbers and most common pairs are if you’re wanting to pick your line based on the recent performance of certain numbers. You can also use our Number Generator to produce a random line of numbers you can use, which can be a refreshing change if you’re used to playing the same numbers on a weekly basis.

‘Must-Be-Won’ Draw Could be Triggered

If the Lotto jackpot isn’t won this Saturday, the top prize can roll over for another three draws before it has to be won in a ‘Must-Be-Won’ draw. The ‘Must-Be-Won’ draw was only brought in in November as part of overall changes made to the main Lotto game. The updates were designed to produce jackpot winners on a more frequent basis and also generate bigger cash payouts for winners in lower prize tiers.

You can join a syndicate for Saturday’s draw for £4.1 million, if you haven’t done so already, by visiting our Tickets page. Playing as part of a syndicate offers improved odds of winning compared to entering as a single ticket holder, so make sure you don’t miss out and enter today. Furthermore, a EuroMillions Superdraw is being held on New Year’s Day with 10 guaranteed UK millionaires crowned.

It could be the best possible start to 2019, so good luck in the upcoming draws and let us know how you get on. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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