Lotto Jackpot Must Be Won Tonight
Last Updated: Wednesday 14th September 2016, 10:19
Lotto fans have a fantastic opportunity to share in tonight’s £24.7 million jackpot, as the full amount must be won this evening. The top prize has been rolling since a single ticket holder picked up £16.1 million on Saturday 13th August, and passed its current jackpot cap of £22 million on Saturday. Under Lotto rules, the prize must be won in the draw following the one in which the cap is reached and, if no one matches all six main numbers this evening, the entire sum is then rolled down and shared equally between the players in the next prize tier with winners.
This means that there could be multiple millionaires made, with those who match five numbers and the Bonus Ball, or even just five main numbers on their own, enjoying a gigantic Lotto windfall. You can find out more about the Lotto jackpot cap on the Rollovers page.
In addition, the declared jackpot could reach an even higher amount than the estimated £24.7 million on offer as eager players snap up extra lines in anticipation of this special event. When Lotto hit its previous jackpot cap of £50 million earlier this year, the following draw’s top prize was estimated at £57.8 million. However, increased ticket sales boosted it to a massive £66 million, which was shared by two winners on Saturday 9th January.
With the potential for major prizes to be won by matching fewer than six main numbers, tonight’s draw is the perfect opportunity to start playing as part of a Lotto syndicate. You can slash your odds of hitting a big prize even further by joining forces with others and your split of the winnings could easily amount to a life-changing sum.
You might attempt to round up work colleagues or family members, or you could join in with an online syndicate, where all the effort of buying tickets is taken care of on your behalf. See the Types of Syndicate section for more information on the options available to you.
You can buy Lotto tickets online or from authorised retailers around the UK, with sales closing at 7:30pm. Good luck!