Lotto results LIVE: Brits could get their hands on tonight's £4 million lottery jackpot ahead of the Thunderball draw

THE LOTTO returns this evening, with another huge £4 million jackpot up for grabs.

The Thunderball draw also returns tonight with a £500k jackpot up for grabs.

The Euromillions returned yesterday, with another balance busting jackpot.

The winning numbers were: 1, 2, 15, 30 and 35 and the Lucky Stars are 02 and 07.

Please gamble responsibly. And when the fun stops, stop.

Read our EuroMillions live blog below for the latest numbers and results…

  • Louis Allwood

    Whats on offer in the Thunderball

    5 MAIN NUMBERS Plus the Thunderball – £500, 000

    5 MAIN NUMBERS – £5,000

    4 MAIN NUMBERS Plus the Thunderball – £250

    4 MAIN NUMBERS – £100

    3 MAIN NUMBERS Plus the Thunderball – £20

    3 MAIN NUMBERS – £10

    2 MAIN NUMBERS Plus the Thunderball – £10

    1 MAIN NUMBER Plus the Thunderball – £5

    0 MAIN NUMBERS Plus the Thunderball – £3

  • Louis Allwood

    Is the Lotto worth playing for?

    The game with the best odds, in terms of winning the top prize, is the Thunderball.

    According to the National Lottery website, the odds of winning the jackpots are:

    • Lotto jackpot: 1 in 45,057,474.
    • EuroMillions jackpot: 1 in 139,838,160.
    • Set For Life top prize: 1 in 15,339,390.
    • Thunderball top prize: 1 in 8,060,598.

    The man who won the lottery seven times

    American man, Richard Lustig, is the only person in the world who has won the lottery seven times.

    In an interview with ABC News, Lustig explained that his method wass to re-invest all of his winnings back into the lottery, and also recommended using hand-picked sequential numbers, as well as using the same numbers repeatedly.

    Lustig’s total wins amount to a value of $1,052,205.58, which is about £766,736.95.

    • Win 1: January 1993 (scratch-off ticket) – $10,000
    • Win 2: August 1997 (Florida Fantasy 5) – $13,696.03
    • Win 3: June 2000 (“scratch-off ticket “2nd chance drawing”) – $3,594.66
    • Win 4: October 2001 (“scratch-off ticket “2nd chance drawing”) – valued at $4,966
    • Win 5: January 2002 (Florida Mega Money) – $842,152.91
    • Win 6: November 25, 2008 (Florida Fantasy 5) $73,658.06
    • Win 7: August 9, 2010 (Florida Fantasy 5) – $98,992.92
    • Louis Allwood

      Who are the biggest Euromillions winners in history?

      Your chances to win may be remote but if you do you could win big.

      Here are some of the record prizes one by UK winners in the past:

    • Louis Allwood

      What draws are on tonight?

      The two draws on tonight are the Thunderball and the Lotto draw.

      The first draw is at 7:45 where punters will have the opportunity to win a £4 million Lotto jackpot.

      Not long after at 8:15 the Thunderball draw will commence with a £500k jackpot up for grabs.

    • Milica Cosic

      'To hell and back'

      Maggie Loughrey was unemployed and living on benefits of £58 a week when she won £27million on the EuroMillions in 2013.

      At the time, Maggie from Strabane in Northern Ireland said she planned to keep just £1milllion of the jackpot for herself. By 2014, she revealed she’d already given away £13.5million and planned to spend the remaining £12.5 transforming her beloved home town.

      But despite her generous plans, Maggie has made headlines in more recent years for legal troubles and rows with local sporting groups. She even said the win had sent her “to hell and back”, despite her financial situation before hitting the jackpot.

      “Money has brought me nothing but grief. It has destroyed my life,” she told Sunday Life in 2019.

      “I have had six years of this. I don’t believe in religion, but if there is a hell, I have been in it. I regret winning the lottery, of course I do. I was a happy person before.”

    • Milica Cosic

      Rolling in the pie

      They say money can’t buy you love – and it appears it can’t buy you a decent Cornish pasty in Scotland either.

      Lottery jackpot winner Adrian Bayford has quit his home in Scotland — because he missed the iconic pasties and the English pub.

      The ex-postie, 49, had relocated north of the border, having abandoned his £12million English country estate after a string of failed romances.

      But pals say the friendly millionaire — who scooped £148million in 2012 — got fed up with the fancy Scottish pies and neeps and tatties.

      The final straw came when lockdown ended and the dad-of-two realised how much he was missing English pubs — with Scottish drinking focused on bars and hotels.

      Friends said he was so bored without a decent village boozer he took up archery.

      Pals thought his country pile in Cambridgeshire had been sold, when in fact he had taken it off the market and moved back in.

    • Milica Cosic

      Your chances of unlikely events

      Experts reveal chances of unlikely events – from death by shark to winning lottery.

      Number - crunching experts at cardchat.com have worked out the likelihood of some very unlikely events.

      • 1000 – 1 = Seeing a shooting star.
      • 37,500 in 1 = Being bitten by a snake.
      • 3,700,000 in 1 = Being killed by a shark.
      • 1,000,000,000,000 in 1 = Meeting your doppelganger.
      • 45,000,000 in 1 = Winning the lottery.
      • 500-1 = Being born with an extra toe.

      Read the article in full here.

      What time is the Lotto draw?

      The draw on Wednesday is held at 8pm and on 7.45pm every Saturday.

      We will post the winning numbers on the blog shortly after the draw.

      Good luck for tonight!

      • Milica Cosic

        Explained: How to play the Lotto

        The £4m Rollover draw is on tonight, so to play on a draw day, you'll need to buy your ticket before 7.30pm.

        1. Pick 6 numbers from 1–59 or go with a Lucky Dip for randomly selected numbers.
        2. You can play up to 7 lines of numbers on each play slip 
        3. Choose to play on Wednesday or Saturday – or both days if you like.

        Always remember to play responsibly.

      • Milica Cosic

        How does the National Lottery work?

        The National Lottery raises money to go to many ‘good causes’ and have helped give out numerous grants to those that need it most.

        On their website they state: “We retain around just 1% of revenue in profit, while around 95% of total revenue goes back to winners and society. More so, we run one of the most cost-efficient major lotteries in Europe, with around 4% of total revenue spent on operating costs.

        “To date, National Lottery players have helped to raise over £43 billion for Good Causes, with more than 635,000 individual awards made across the UK – the equivalent of more than 225 lottery grants in every UK postcode district.”

      • Milica Cosic

        Unluckiest winner of all time

        That was the case for one young couple this week who missed out on the £182million Euromillions jackpot  when they realised their winning ticket payment hadn’t gone through.

        Rachel Kennedy, 19, and Liam McCrohan, 21, from Hertfordshire were “absolutely heartbroken” when they realised their usual numbers had come up, but they had won nothing.

        The couple, both students, had played the winning numbers of 6, 12, 22, 29, 33, 6 and 11 for five weeks in a row before all seven digits appeared in Friday’s draw.

        Rachel’s account was set up to automatically buy a Euromillions ticket with her usual numbers but because her account did not have the right funds, the ticket payment did not go through.

        “I called the number thinking that I had won £182million and they said ‘yeah you’ve got the right numbers but you didn’t have the funds in your account for the payment of the ticket so it didn’t actually go through’,” Rachel said.

        Read the article in full here.

      • Milica Cosic

        ‘We won, then gave our winnings away’

        A £115million jackpot is probably enough to not just change your life, but the lives of everyone you’ve ever cared about too.

        Which is probably why Frances and Patrick Connolly decided to give over half of their winnings to 175 people.

        “We won £114,969,775.70 and we have given away more than half,” Frances said last year.

        “That’s £60million-worth of love. And the thing that makes me even happier is that every single person we gave money to has passed some of it on to other people. I can’t think of a day since winning the Lottery that I haven’t smiled.”

        Read more here.

      • Milica Cosic

        Number 27 most likely to help punter scoop a jackpot

        National Lottery ball number 27 is the most likely to help punters win a jackpot, researchers say.

        It has made more appearances than any other in 3,071 draws in the past ten years.

        The number came up 399 times in the UK National Lottery, Thunderball, EuroMillions and Irish Lotto.

        That is 141 more times than number 57, the unluckiest number, which was drawn just 258 times.

        The second luckiest is 54, which appeared 387 times. It was followed by 29, 42, 52 and 58 in joint third on 381 times.

        The next luckiest was number 20 with 378. Then came 23, with 372.

      • Milica Cosic

        Biggest lotto winners in history

        1. £1.308 billion (Powerball) on January 13 2016 in the US, for which three winning tickets were sold, remains history’s biggest lottery prize
        2. £1.267 billion (Mega Million) a winner from South Carolina took their time to come forward to claim their prize in March 2019 not long before the April deadline
        3. £633.76 million (Powerball draw) from a winner from Wisconsin
        4. £625.76 million (Powerball) Mavis L. Wanczyk of Chicopee, Massachusetts claimed the jackpot in August 2017
        5. £575.53 million (Powerball) A lucky pair of winners scooped the jackpot in Iowa and New York in October 2018
      • Milica Cosic

        The dinner lady who vowed to keep working

        Karen Dakin, 53, won in the draw hours before Mother’s Day, with numbers based on the birth of her son Callum, 14.

        She said: “My son has, in some strange way, helped give me the most amazing Mother’s Day gift of all time!”

        She added: “I’ve always picked numbers special to me, including my son Callum’s date of birth – the year and the time – so I instantly recognised the winning numbers.

        “What an amazing turn of events.”

        Read more here.

      • Milica Cosic

        Some signs are luckier than others

        According to the stars some signs are luckier than others, so read on and see if you should pop out and buy that winning lotto ticket. It could be you!

        Leo – Oh, Leo we knew you’d be one of the lucky ones. You always look good, have a string of admirers and just tend to always be prowling on the bright side of the street.

        Virgo – It’s no coincidence that planner extraordinaire is one of the luckiest signs of the zodiac. Virgos only become successful because they put in the hours and werk, girl.

        Scorpio – Magnanimous Scorpio has definitely got it going on when it comes to luck. They’ll often find themselves in the right place at the right time as if by magic, much to the annoyance of some less fortunate souls

      • Milica Cosic

        Thunderball draw also on tonight

        Tonight's Thunderball jackpot is 500k.

        The draw will take place at 8:15pm and we will be revealing the numbers here.

        Good luck if you're playing tonight!

      • Milica Cosic

        Lotto draw tonight

        Tonight we will be revealing the Lotto draw at 7:45pm.

        There is still time to enter if you haven't already.

        Tonight is the Rollover, and one lucky person could be in with the chance of winning the £4 million jackpot!

      • Milica Cosic

        National Lottery: Weekly timetable

        Below is a handy timetable for all UK lottery games including Lotto, EuroMillions and Set For Life.

        There is a draw 6 nights a week.

        Tonight will see the return of the Lotto and the Thunderball.

        The draws will be at 8pm and 8.15pm.

      • Milica Cosic

        Recap: Friday’s EuroMillions winning numbers

        The EuroMillions draw took place last night.

        In case you missed it, the results for Friday evening’s £34m jackpot draw were: 1, 2, 15, 30 and 35.

        The Lucky Stars were: 02 and 07.

        Check your numbers now!

      • Joseph Gamp

        Top ten easiest lotteries

        1. FranceLoto – odds 1:5.99
        2. Swedish Lottery – odds 1:7
        3. Oz Lotto – odds 1:8
        4. Polish Mini Lotto – odds 1:8.5
        5. UK National Lottery – odds 1:9.3
        6. Spanish Lotto – odds 1:10
        7. Austria Lotto – odds 1:12
        8. Irish Lotto – odds 1:13
        9. Mega Millions Lottery – odds 1:24
        10. Powerball Lotto – odds 1:24.87
      • Joseph Gamp

        New rules on scratchcards

        A major rules shake-up to National Lottery tickets and scratch card will change who is able to buy tickets from October this year.

        Those feeling lucky now have to be over 18 to play, as the minimum age goes up from 16 to 18.

        That means it is illegal for any retailer to sell these goods to anyone under the age of 18 – and will apply to favourite games like Lotto and the EuroMillions.

        The new rules come into effect from today after being announced as part of a major crackdown on gambling laws last year.

        Online sales of lottery tickets and scratch cards have already been banned – this came into force in April this year.

      • Joseph Gamp

        Youngest EuroMillions winner was just 17

        Jane Park was just 17 when she bagged £1million in prize money after buying her first ever ticket, making her Britain’s youngest EuroMillions winner.

        At the time of her win, she was an admin temp earning £8-an-hour, and was living in a two-bedroom Edinburgh council flat she shared with her mum Linda.

        Jane is an avid football fan and supports Scottish Premier League side Hibernian.

        She has previously remarked that being a millionaire is stressful.

        Speaking to the Sunday People, she said: “I have material things but apart from that my life is empty. What is my purpose in life?”

        “I thought it would make [my life] ten times better but it’s made it ten times worse.

        “I wish I had no money most days.

        “I say to myself, ‘My life would be so much easier if I hadn’t won.’”

      • Joseph Gamp

        Post-shielding Grandmother won half a million

        A gran bought a lottery ticket to celebrate ending five months of shielding — and won £500,000.

        Asthmatic Sue Davies, 64, was on just her second supermarket trip since March when she got the Thunderball jackpot-winner.

        Her line of numbers made up of her grandkids’ birthdays scooped the August 15 prize.

        Sue said: “I couldn’t believe it. I can’t repeat what I actually said! I rang our three daughters to tell them.

        “We’ve won the odd fiver here and there but half a million is amazing!

        “I’ve surprised myself with how calm I’ve remained. After a tough few months, this really is great news.”

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