Tonight’s Lotto Jackpot is a Must-Win
Last Updated: Wednesday 19th October 2016, 11:20 am
Lotto players will have an unbelievable opportunity to win big in tonight’s draw, as the jackpot of £26 million must be won. Following a run of nine straight rollovers, the top prize has once again exceeded the jackpot cap of £22 million, meaning that if there are no players able to match all six numbers, the eight-figure sum will be evenly split between all winning ticket holders in the next-highest prize tier.
With the jackpot certain to be won tonight, Lotto fans have been presented with something of an open goal. The jackpot cap last came into effect on Wednesday 14th September, which was also the last time the top prize was won, and was split between three ticket holders, each of whom collected just over £8.1 million. In fact, since the jackpot was won, an average of 1.3 players have found themselves in the Match 5+ Bonus prize tier. Should this trend continue tonight, any ticket holder who is just one number shy of winning the jackpot outright could still walk away with a sizeable seven- or eight-figure windfall.
If there are no players who can match five numbers and the Bonus Ball, the reward would then be distributed to players in the next prize tier, almost certainly for those who have matched five main numbers. There could be any number of winners in this tier, with an average of 61 winning ticket holders per draw matching five main numbers since the jackpot was last reset. However, even if there are a substantial number of players lucky enough to secure the jackpot in this tier, that would still leave each ticket holder with around £426,000 each, a prize that would dramatically enhance anyone’s bank account.
If you buy a ticket for tonight’s draw but miss out on the jackpot, don’t worry, as you could still win big thanks to the Lotto Millionaire Raffle, where a prize of £1 million is guaranteed to be won by any player able to match the winning code. There are also 20 prizes of £20,000 up for grabs, so don’t forget to check the code printed on the bottom of each Lotto entry.
Make sure you don’t pass up on your chance to win tonight’s Lotto jackpot by purchasing your tickets online or from any authorised retailer ahead of the draw. All tickets must be purchased before 7:30pm, so act now to avoid missing out. Good luck!