Ticket Surge Expected Ahead of Record Lotto Jackpot Draw
Last Updated: Wednesday 6th January 2016, 10:25 am
Lottery bosses have claimed they are likely to shift 200 tickets per second in the hour before sales stop for tonight’s record Lotto jackpot draw at 7:30pm. A run of 14 rollovers since the last time someone matched all six main numbers has led to tonight’s top prize reaching £50.4 million, eclipsing the game’s previous biggest jackpot of £42 million, which was shared by three players on 6th January 1996.
The tills of authorised Lotto retailers across the UK will be ringing furiously throughout the day as droves of Lotto fans snap up tickets, hoping to stake their claim on a life-changing amount of cash. Tickets can also be bought online, with special Lotto syndicates set up for those who would like to take advantage of the favourable odds of having multiple lines played on their behalf at a much keener price than if they were to buy them all on their own. Click on the Buy Tickets link to find out how you can join a lottery group and increase your chances of banking a slice of a multimillion-pound fortune.
If you are looking for good omens as you enter tonight’s draw, today’s Mirror has revealed a list of the names deemed the luckiest. For men, John comes out on top ahead of David and Michael, with Margaret leading the way for women, followed by Susan and Patricia. Builders have the most charmed occupation, with 331 of their number becoming millionaires in the 21-year history of the National Lottery. Those in manufacturing rank second with 176 wins of seven figures or more, followed by medical staff making up 100 of the million-pound plus winners.
Whether your name is Michael or Margaret, or you work on a building site or in a hospital, make sure you get in as early as possible with your Lotto ticket purchases to avoid the last-minute rush and don’t forget to check the results page of National-Lottery.com after the draw to see if you have become a record-breaking Lotto millionaire!