Wednesday's Lotto Jackpot Is £5.6 Million!
Last Updated: Monday 18th August 2014, 13:01 pm
After a week of controversy, this Wednesday’s Lotto draw will feature a rollover jackpot where matching all six main numbers could bag you £5.6 million.
Players may have been surprised to find that matching four main numbers in the draw on Wednesday 13th August won them just £15 while those who matched three main numbers correctly received the higher fixed prize of £25. This controversial result was due to the fact that the Match 3 tier is a fixed £25 and all other prizes are calculated based on ticket sales and the number of winners in each tier. Unusually, last Wednesday’s draw saw all main numbers being below 31 and so the number of winners was much higher than usual. The reason for this is because a large number of players choose ‘special dates’ when selecting their numbers and this naturally means that the numbers are between 1 and 31. Consequently, the more numbers between 1 and 31 that are drawn, the higher the number of winners and the lower the prizes. However the much larger prize pot for Wednesday 20th August should mean there will be no repeat of this unfortunate incident and will perk up those who were disappointed as they compete for a multi-million pound haul.
For the draw on Saturday 16th August, there were no top tier winners but six people matched five main numbers and the Bonus Ball to win £56,495. An additional 184 players bagged £1,564 by correctly picking five numbers, while 12,550 tickets scooped £121 for matching four balls. A further 284,922 players landed the fixed prize of £25 for matching just three main numbers.
All eyes are now on Wednesday’s draw where there are 100 Lotto Raffle prizes of £20,000 up for grabs in addition to the £5.6 million jackpot. August has already seen one rollover jackpot winner, so if you’d like to join that club then tickets are available online now through the Lottery Tickets page or in person from authorised retailers.
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