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Will Tonight’s £28.8 Million Lotto Jackpot Tempt Celebrity Players?

Last Updated: Wednesday 10th February 2016, 09:26

As the UK’s builders, teachers, bus drivers and office workers eagerly await tonight’s Lotto draw, there is another group of players who may just prefer to stay under the radar if they scoop the £28.8 million jackpot. If you were wondering whether celebrities still took part even when you might not think they would need the money, the latest reports suggest that many still do.

England football captain Wayne Rooney, who is reportedly paid around £260,000 a week by Manchester United, is understood to be a big Lotto fan. The Daily Star quoted a source as saying: “Wayne is a working class boy at heart and despite having millions in the bank, he loves a flutter on the lottery and dreams of landing a multimillion-pound jackpot. He never buys the tickets himself, but he gets mates to buy them for him.”

Simon Cowell has also admitted that he still buys lottery tickets, although he would insist on staying anonymous if he won a big prize, and it could just be that this evening’s huge jackpot is enough to tempt other famous names. An eight-figure windfall would be more than handy, even for someone like Cowell, who could invest in a new TV talent show, another set of high-waisted trousers or even another razor to replace the one he seemingly lost a few months ago.

Perhaps it is a case that the celebrities only come out to play when the jackpots get really big, but there are great prizes on offer in every draw. In the last game on Saturday, one ticket holder matched five main numbers plus the Bonus Ball to land £111,072, even though there was an eighth successive rollover. Check out all the latest Lotto Results to see if you have been a winner without realising it yet.

If you would like to get your hands on a prize, and possibly even the massive jackpot, you can buy tickets either online or from any authorised retailer in the UK. If you don’t have the same sort of funds as Rooney, who could enter 100,000 times and still have £60,000 left from his weekly wage, you could try joining an online syndicate to boost your chances. Whichever way you wish to play, you could just grab a prize large enough to make Rooney jealous. Best of luck!

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