National Lottery results LATEST: Wednesday rollover jackpot hits £5.4m as lucky Brit claims £11M prize after nine days

National Lottery results LATEST: Wednesday rollover jackpot hits £5.4m as lucky Brit claims £11M prize after nine days

08/23/2021

SATURDAY'S National Lottery draw didn't see a jackpot win – meaning Wednesday's rollover prize now stands at a whopping £5.4million

The winning numbers for yesterday's Lotto draw, which took place 7.45pm, are 17, 18, 27, 28, 35 and 57, while the Bonus Ball was 51.

But no players won the jackpot – meaning Wednesday's draw will see a double rollover of over £5m up for grabs.

Saturday's winning Thunderball numbers came in at 17, 34, 37, 38, 39 with a Thunder Ball of 13.

Meanwhile, one lucky Brit won the eye-watering Set fof Life jackpot this week, after they picked the winning numbers in Thursday's Set For Life National Lottery draw.

The single winner secured the top prize by correctly matching all the numbers – 42, 39, 47, 31, 08 – as well as the Life Ball which was 10.

Read our Lottery Results live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • Joseph Gamp

    NATIONAL LOTTERY PUNTER SCOOPS EYE-WATERING £11.1M AFTER TAKING NINE DAYS TO CLAIM PRIZE

    A LUCKY Brit has scooped £11million in the National Lottery NINE days after the winning numbers were revealed.

    Camelot UK has received a claim for the £11,165,532 Lotto jackpot from August 14.

    They have also received a claim for the Set For Life draw from August 19, which entitles the winner to £10,000 a month for 30 years. Camelot is now reviewing the claims to make sure the rules have not been broken.

    The lucky winners scooped the prize after buying their ticket in a shop, with the winning numbers of 01 – 02 – 15 – 19 – 39 – 43.

    Senior winners’ advisor at The National Lottery, Andy Carter  said: “What amazing news for not one but two lucky ticket-holders who have now claimed their life-changing multi-million pound Lotto and Set For Life prizes. We will now focus on supporting the ticket-holders through the process."

    Read more here.

  • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

    EXPLAINED: WHAT HAPPENS TO EUROMILLIONS PRIZE MONEY IF NO ONE CLAIMS IT?

    If no UK players come forward within 180 days then the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated while it is held in trust, goes to National Lottery-funded projects across the UK.

    The National Lottery have said: “Our players change the lives of individuals as well as communities by raising, on average, over £33 million for National Lottery-funded projects every week.”

  • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

    HOW LONG DO WINNERS HAVE TO CLAIM THEIR PRIZE MONEY?

    Winners from different countries have different deadlines to claim their prize.

    In Austria, winners have a whole three years to claim the prize before it is returned to the lottery and used to fund boosted prizes.

    Belgian winners, on the other hand, only have around 140 days before the money is returned to the Belgian National Lottery.

    The least amount of time to snap up the jackpot goes to France and Luxembourg.

    Winners from Ireland, Portugal and Spain all have around 90 days to tell the world they’ve won.

    Read the article in full here.

  • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

    WHAT IS THE BIGGEST JACKPOT IN THE HISTORY OF EUROMILLIONS?

    The biggest ever jackpot to be won is €190million, which has been won by four different people – including two from Great Britain. Adrian and Gillian Bayford scooped the €190m (£148.7m) jackpot on August 10, 2012.

    Adrian, 41 and 40-year-old Gillian from Haverhill in Suffolk became instant multi-millionaires, but their winnings was only the second highest in Britain thanks to the conversion rate.

    It was actually Colin and Christine Weir from Scotland who bagged the top prize with €185m a year before the Bayford’s, which converted to £161.6m.

    Since their win, the Bayfords have divorced over the “stress” of the win, but as of 2019, Adrian had moved to a £1.2m farmhouse in Perthshire to be close to his ex-wife and two children, Aimee and Cameron.

    The winning ball numbers were 11-17-21-48-50 and the lucky stars were 9-10.

  • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

    EXPLAINED: HOW TO CLAIM A NATIONAL LOTTERY AND EURO MILLIONS PRIZE

    All National Lottery and Euro Millions draw game prizes must be claimed within 180 days after the day of the draw (unless you follow the procedure which allows you to claim within seven days after the end of the claim period).

    Most smaller prizes will be paid directly into your account (online), or can be claimed at the retailer.

    You can claim prizes above £500 (up to and including £50,000) at designated post offices. Just look for ones with a National Lottery terminal.

    If you’ve been really lucky and won over £30,000 you’ll need to call the claim line on 0333 234 44 33 (during regular opening hours and during the claim period). Prizes will be paid by cheque, unless they are over £50,000, in which case they need to be collected in person.

  • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

    EXPLAINED: WHEN ARE THE WEEKLY NATIONAL LOTTERY DRAWS?

    • The EuroMillions draw takes place every Tuesday and Friday at approximately 8pm.
    • The Thunderball draw takes place every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at approximately 8pm.
    • The Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday and Saturday at 7:45pm.
    • The Set For Life draw takes place every Monday and Thursday evening

    COUPLE KEPT WINNINGS A SECRET BEFORE SENDING 30 CHEQUES TO LUCKY FRIENDS AND FAMILY

    A COUPLE who won a £12.4million jackpot kept their winnings a secret

    When they started gifting some of their winnings to family and friends, they said the operation was something from the TV show "The Secret Millionaire."

    In the reality show, millionaires would go incognito into communities and agree to give away tens of thousands of pounds to people they meet.

    She added: "My husband used to be a hotel manager and he made a spreadsheet and went round to about 30 friends and family’s houses and it was almost like Secret Millionaire.

    "We made a little card and put a cheque in it and gave it to them."

    Read more.

    MAN SCOOPS £680K LOTTO JACKPOT BUT NEARLY MISSES OUT ON PRIZE AFTER THINKING WIN WAS ‘HOAX’ AS WIFE ‘DIDN’T BELIEVE HIM’

    The lucky winner, from Darwin, almost didn't collect the money after being left in total disbelief when he saw all six of his numbers on the lottery app.

    "Usually, I get an email straight after the draw that tells me how close I am to winning division one," the winner told Daily Mail Australia.

    "But this time, I didn't, so when I woke up on Sunday morning, I logged into The Lott app and I saw I had all six numbers.

    "I thought 'well, that's strange' and then I saw the prize amount, and I thought it must be some kind of hoax."

    He was one of five winning entries in the TattsLotto draw with each person taking home £680,000 ($1,304,946.92).

    The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said it took some time for him to believe that he had scooped the massive prize.

    WHAT IS THE NATIONAL LOTTERY’S ‘SET FOR LIFE’ DRAW?

    Set For Life gives players the chance to win £10,000 every month for 30 years.

    The winners get a a total of £3.6 million over three decades.

    Players have to choose five main numbers – from 1 to 47 – as well as a Life Ball from a separate set between 1 and 10.

    • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

      LOTTERY WINNER ADRIAN BAYFORD QUITS SCOTLAND AS HE MISSED PASTIES AND THE 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.

      A friend said: “It’s well known how much Adrian loves his Cornish pasties — after all, he used to get them delivered to his mansion.

      "Of course, he could get them delivered to Scotland but it’s not the same as being out and having a fresh one from the baker’s.”

    • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

      CAMELOT SAYS £12M WORTH OF NATIONAL LOTTERY PRIZES YET TO BE CLAIMED

      National Lottery players are being urged to check their Lotto and EuroMillions tickets, after it was revealed that two missing winners are yet to claim their amazing prizes, worth over £12M in total.

      The yet-to-be-claimed prizes include an £11,165,532 Lotto jackpot won by a single ticket-holder from the draw on 14 August 2021.

      Another is a £1,000,000 EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker prize from the special EuroMillions draw on 13 August 2021.*

      All that is known at present is the missing Lotto winner, who matched all six main numbers in the draw, bought their Lotto jackpot-winning ticket in retail.

      The missing EuroMillions winner, who matched one of the 13 winning Millionaire Maker codes in the special Friday 13th draw, bought their winning ticket online.

    • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

      LOTTERY ROLLOVER SEES JACKPOT JUMP TO £5.4M AFTER NO WEEKEND WINNERS

      No one came to claim those lucky lottery numbers – 27, 35, 18, 28, 17, 57, and the bonus number, 51 – during Saturday's redraw.

      But one lucky player won the next biggest prize: £1million for matching five numbers and the bonus ball.

      Another 61 ticket-holders nabbed £1,750 after matching five of the six numbers.

      This comes as no one claimed the Lotto HotPicks £350,000 jackpot on Saturday, though 10 players were able to take home £13,000 after matching four numbers.

      In other developments, the winning Thunderball numbers were 38, 34, 37, 17, 39, and the Thunderball was 13.

      And no-one bagged the top prize of £500,000, but one player scooped the second prize of £5,000 after matching five number.

    • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

      THE LOTTERY WINNERS WHO WON MILLIONS BUT DECIDED TO KEEP WORKING (CONTINUED…)

      Another lucky lady looking to set an example to kids is Ruth Breen – who still works as a midwife after winning £1million.

      The 41-year-old mum from Wigan made her fortune on the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Raffle in 2014, but her love of her job has kept her delivering babies since.

      Last year, she explained she wanted to set a good example for teen daughter Lucy.

      “It is really important to me that my daughter has a parent and a role model with a good work ethic, so she understands you have to work hard in life to pursue your chosen career and she gets to see me do that.

      “Everyone remembers their midwife — you may not always remember their name, but you always remember the experience.”

      Read more here.

    • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

      THE LOTTERY WINNERS WHO WON MILLIONS BUT DECIDED TO KEEP WORKING

      Elaine Thompson scooped an eye-watering £2.7million on the lottery – but still gets up in the middle of the night to stack shelves at M&S.

      She even kept it up working 2am shifts throughout the pandemic -even though she’s asthmatic and vulnerable.

      The 65-year-old mum-of-two won big back in 1995, splashing out on racehorses and swanky holidays to Vegas to celebrate.

      But the grafter from Killingworth, Tyne and Wear, says she keeps working to set a good example for her kids.

      “It’s important that children see you working hard,” Elaine said last year.

      “I absolutely love my job and just because I won the lottery, this didn’t make me want to give up work.

      “It’s all about balance.”

    • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

      COUNT YOUR LUCKY STARS: WHAT STAR SIGN IS MOST LIKELY TO WIN THE LOTTERY?

      Have you ever wondered what you’d buy if you won the lottery? A villa in the Maldives, a gin distillery or maybe your own spa so you’d always look gorge?

      Well, 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.

      Read more here.

    • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

      COUPLE KEPT WINNINGS A SECRET BEFORE SENDING 30 CHEQUES TO LUCKY FRIENDS AND FAMILY

      A COUPLE who won a £12.4million jackpot kept their winnings a secret

      When they started gifting some of their winnings to family and friends, they said the operation was something from the TV show “The Secret Millionaire.”

      In the reality show, millionaires would go incognito into communities and agree to give away tens of thousands of pounds to people they meet.

      She added: “My husband used to be a hotel manager and he made a spreadsheet and went round to about 30 friends and family’s houses and it was almost like Secret Millionaire.

      “We made a little card and put a cheque in it and gave it to them.”

      Read more.

    • Joseph Gamp

      WEDNESDAY LOTTO DRAW A ROLLOVER WITH £5.4MILLION JACKPOT TO PLAY FOR AFTER NO WEEKEND WINNERS

      Since no-one scooped the jackpot in Saturday's National Lottery draw, Wednesday's top prize stands at an estimated £5.4 million.

    • Joseph Gamp

      WHAT HAPPENS TO THE EUROMILLIONS MONEY IF NO ONE CLAIMS IT?

      If no UK players come forward within 180 days then the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated while it is held in trust, goes to National Lottery-funded projects across the UK.

      The National Lottery have said: “Our players change the lives of individuals as well as communities by raising, on average, over £33 million for National Lottery-funded projects every week

    • Joseph Gamp

      TOP TIPS FOR PLAYING THE LOTTERY

      High-low split

      It has been shown that winning tickets will usually have a spread of numbers across the Lottery’s number field. If the Lottery has a number field of 1-50, then 1-25 would be in the lower half while 26-50 would be in the higher half.

      It is unlikely that all numbers will be either from the lower or higher half, therefore your numbers should be a split of both. One Swiss study stated that all of the numbers picked should add up to more than 177.

      Don’t play popular numbers

      If you play number sequences that get played all the time like multiples of 5 (10, 15, 20, 25) or lucky number 7 (14, 21, 28, 35) then you are more likely to end up dividing the prize with other people. So for a chance to win big, avoid playing popular numbers.

      Mix odd with even numbers

      To give yourself a better chance of winning, mix odd and even numbers. Draws with just odd or even numbers are extremely rare.

      Check your numbers

      Check through your numbers thoroughly as you may have made a. mistake in writing down the winning numbers. According to recent figures, there has been £1.4 billion unclaimed in Lottery winnings in the last 18 years.

      In 2012, £63.8 million was unclaimed with the ticket having been bought in Stevenage or Hitchin area of Hertfordshire.

    • Joseph Gamp

      WAS IT YOU? – ONE LUCKY ‘SET FOR LIFE’ PLAYER WINS £10,000 A MONTH FOR 30 YEARS

      NATIONAL Lottery players are being told to check their tickets NOW after a lucky lotto punter bagged £10,000 every month for the next 30 years.

      They won the eye-watering sum after they picked the winning numbers in Thursday’s Set For Life National Lottery draw.

      The single winner secured the top prize by correctly matching all the numbers – 42, 39, 47, 31, 08 – as well as the Life Ball which was 10.

      Two ticket-holders matched just the five numbers to win £10,000 every month for one year, while 27 players matched four numbers and the Life Ball to win £250 each.

    • Joseph Gamp

      CALLIE ROGERS CAMPAIGNING TO RAISE LEGAL AGE LIMIT TO PLAY THE LOTTERY

      Callie is now campaigning for the government to raise the age limit for the National Lottery.

      Gambling is now more popular among children than skateboarding and campaigners believe an age limit of 16 entices young people into a habit of betting.

      Callie feels she was too young to cope with the pressure and wants to stop other kids going through the same problems she faced.

      She told the Mirror: “You are only a 16, with all that responsibility. At that age, you can get the best advice ever. But you are not in a position to listen. I was too young.

      “I suffer from such bad anxiety when I am going to meet new people. It preys on my mind, what a new partner’s family will think of me, or even new friends. I still get abuse just because of who I am.”

    • Joseph Gamp

      WEDNESDAY LOTTERY JACKPOT ROLLS OVER TO £5.4M AFTER NO WEEKEND WINNERS

      Wednesday’s top lottery prize stands at an estimated £5.4 million after no-one scooped the weekend jackpot.

      However, one lucky player grabbed the next biggest prize of £1 million for matching five numbers and the bonus ball, and 61 tickets bagged £1,750 after matching five of the six numbers.

      The winning Lotto numbers were 27, 35, 18, 28, 17, 57 – and the bonus number was 51.

      Set of balls five and draw machine Arthur were used.

      No-one matched all five numbers to win the Lotto HotPicks, though 10 people got four numbers to claim £13,000.

      The winning Thunderball numbers were 38, 34, 37, 17, 39, and the Thunderball was 13.

      No-one bagged the top prize of £500,000, but one player scooped the second prize of £5,000 after matching five numbers.

    • Joseph Gamp

      WEEKLY LOTTERY DRAWS TIMETABLE

      If you’re looking at playing a particular draw, here’s when they are.

      There are no draws on Sundays.

    • Joseph Gamp

      CAMELOT SAYS £12M WORTH OF NATIONAL LOTTERY PRIZES YET TO BE CLAIMED

      National Lottery players are being urged to check their Lotto and EuroMillions tickets, after it was revealed that two missing winners are yet to claim their amazing prizes, worth over £12M in total.

      The yet-to-be-claimed prizes include an £11,165,532 Lotto jackpot won by a single ticket-holder from the draw on 14 August 2021.

      Another is a £1,000,000 EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker prize from the special EuroMillions draw on 13 August 2021.*

      All that is known at present is the missing Lotto winner, who matched all six main numbers in the draw, bought their Lotto jackpot-winning ticket in retail.

      The missing EuroMillions winner, who matched one of the 13 winning Millionaire Maker codes in the special Friday 13th draw, bought their winning ticket online.

    • Joseph Gamp

      COULD IT BE YOU? – LIST OF UNCLAIMED PRIZES FROM NATIONAL LOTTERY

      This list of huge prizes below have either not been claimed, or have not yet been validated and paid.

      The National Lottery website says: “We hope a lucky player comes forward in time but if a valid claim is not received within 180 days (around 6 months) of the draw date, the prize and any interest earned on it will go to benefit National Lottery Projects across the UK.”

      “If you think you’re a winner, find out how to claim,” the site adds.

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