Lotto Player Lands £16.1 Million Jackpot
Last Updated: Monday 15th August 2016, 10:21
A single Lotto player scooped £16.1 million in the draw on Saturday 13th August, making them the game’s fifth-largest winner of 2016. The top prize had rolled five times since a ticket holder banked £5.7 million on Saturday 23rd July. Elsewhere, another £1 million prize was paid out to the lucky participant whose Lotto Millionaire Raffle code matched the top tier combination drawn on the night.
The Lotto winning numbers were 12, 20, 31, 39, 43 and 46 with Bonus Ball 38, and other prizes distributed ranged from a free Lotto Lucky Dip for the 1.2 million players who matched two main numbers to £89,412 that was awarded to the only ticket holder who matched five main numbers and the Bonus Ball. Take a look at the full prize breakdown from the draw, as well as all 21 winning Lotto Millionaire Raffle codes, at the Lottery Results section.
Saturday’s win surpassed the £14.6 million pocketed by John and Alison Doherty of Elderslie in Renfrewshire on Saturday 2nd July. The couple discovered their win as they were about to travel on a family holiday to Florida, hiding the lucky ticket in a lantern in their bedroom so they could claim the prize on their return.
Coincidentally, the latest UK EuroMillions winners discovered their good fortune when they were about to return from their own trip to Florida. Sonia Davies was visiting the Sunshine State to undergo a lifesaving operation and, on being told it had been a success, she and her partner Keith Reynolds rang home and asked Sonia’s daughter to buy a ticket for the £61.1 million jackpot draw on Friday 29th July, sensing they were on a lucky streak. They matched all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars and split the winnings with daughters Courtney and Stephanie and Stephanie’s partner Steve.
Whether you are jetting off to Orlando or commuting to Oldham, you can stake your claim for Wednesday’s £2 million Lotto jackpot by buying Lotto tickets online or from authorised retailers across the UK. Good luck!