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Lotto Ends 2016 in Style with Must-Be-Won Jackpot & 100 Extra Raffle Prizes

Last Updated: Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 10:32

What better way to see the year off than with a lottery whose jackpot prize will be won no matter what, and with an extra 100 prizes of £20,000 up for grabs?

Due to a series of happy coincidences, this Saturday’s Lotto draw will be one of the biggest and most exciting of 2016. As well as falling on New Year’s Eve, Saturday’s Lotto also happens to be of the “Must Be Won” variety — meaning that if no one manages to match all six numbers to claim the jackpot, the cash will go to the next player or players who match the most numbers.

Must Be Won draws occur only very occasionally, with Lotto rules dictating that the top prize must go to a player once the jackpot cap of £22 million has been reached. The last time a Must Be Won draw was held was in early September, with three lucky players each taking home just over £8 million by matching just five main balls plus the Bonus Ball, so Saturday’s draw is one that you won’t want to miss.

But the New Year lottery excitement doesn’t end there! The National Lottery is also holding the second of its two special seasonal Millionaire Raffle draws this Saturday evening alongside the main Lotto draw, adding an extra 100 guaranteed prizes of £20,000 to the already impressive raffle prize pot. Even if you don’t manage to scoop some cash in the main draw, this weekend’s Lotto Millionaire Raffle guarantees one millionaire as well as 120 winners of £20,000, so be sure to double-check your tickets once the results are in.

Saturday night’s estimated Lotto jackpot currently stands at an incredible £25.4 million. With so much excitement building around the game, however, it’s highly likely that the figure will increase even further by the time those life-changing balls drop. Good luck to you all!

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