National Lottery latest: Brits urged to check tickets as EuroMillions results in plus £15m jackpot to be won on Saturday

National Lottery latest: Brits urged to check tickets as EuroMillions results in plus £15m jackpot to be won on Saturday

September 19, 2021

BRITS will have the chance to win a whopping jackpot of £15million in tomorrow's Lotto draw.

Friday night's EuroMillions winning numbers were: 5, 7, 8, 10, 34

And, the Lucky Star Numbers are: 1 and 9.

For Saturday night, one lucky person could be in with the chance of winning a HUGE £15million – and it may very well be you if you play your numbers right!

You can buy Lotto tickets online every day from 6am until 11pm. But remember, to play on a draw day, you'll need to buy your ticket before 7.30pm.

Read our National Lottery live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Milica Cosic

    EXPLAINED: 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

    NATIONAL LOTTERY BALL NUMBER 27 IS MOST LIKELY TO HELP PUNTERS WIN 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

    LOTTO WINNER TRIED TO TELL MUM SHE SCOOPED £10K EVERY MONTH BUT SHE KEPT HANGING UP AS SHE DIDN’T BELIEVE HER

    Laura Hoyle, 39, said it took her almost two weeks to realise she had won the draw-dropping amount after initially thinking she had just won a fiver.

    But now Laura and partner Kirk Stevens, 37, said their lives had been changed by the mind-blowing win.

    She added:”I was working from home that afternoon and stopped immediately to call Camelot. I was physically shaking as I told the lady, ‘I think I’ve won the lottery!”

    Read the article in full here.

  • Milica Cosic

    TONIGHT'S EUROMILLIONS NUMBERS ARE IN

    The EuroMillions results are now in.

    The winning numbers are: 5, 7, 8, 10, 34

    And, the Lucky Star Numbers are: 1 and 9

  • Milica Cosic

    THE UNLUCKIEST LOTTERY WINNERS OF ALL TIME WHO MISSED OUT ON MILLIONS BECAUSE OF LOST TICKETS AND PAYMENT PROBLEMS

    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

    WHERE DOES THE MONEY RAISED BY THE NATIONAL LOTTERY GO

    In the year ending 31 March 2021, the funds were shared as follows:

    • Health, education, environment and charitable causes – 40%
    • Sport – 20%
    • Arts – 20%
    • Heritage – 20%

    LOTTERY CHANCES: SOME STAR SIGNS ARE LUCKIER THAN OTHERS

    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. 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.

    HERE'S HOW LONG 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.

    TIMING: THE EUROMILLIONS DRAW

    The EuroMillions draw happens twice a week – on Tuesday’s and Friday’s.

    Numbers should be revealed around 8:45pm tonight.

    Follow our blog for all the latest news and the winning numbers.

    • Milica Cosic

      WHAT DRAW IS ON TONIGHT?

      Tonight is the EuroMillions draw.

      One lucky player could be in with a chance of winning the £33 million jackpot TONIGHT.

      Players must pick five numbers from 1-50 and two Lucky Star numbers from 1-12, or have their Lucky Star numbers randomly generated for them.

      The EuroMillions draw happens every week on Tuesday's and Friday's.

      It's important to remember that you can buy EuroMillions tickets online every day from 6am until 11pm. But remember, to play on a draw day, you'll need to buy your ticket before 7.30pm.

    • Milica Cosic

      NATIONAL LOTTERY WEEKLY TIMETABLE

      Here’s a timetable for all UK lottery games including Lotto, EuroMillions and Set For Life.

      There is a draw 6 nights a week.

      However, there are no draws on Sundays.

    • Milica Cosic

      THE MOST COMMON EUROMILLIONS WINNING NUMBERS REVEALED

      For EuroMillions, you pick five main numbers and two Lucky Stars, with draws taking place every Tuesdays and Fridays.

      The five most drawn main numbers since EuroMillions launched in February 2004 are 23, 44, 50, 19 and 37.

      The two most drawn Lucky Stars are 2, 3 and 8.

      The least drawn numbers are 33, 36, 22, 40, 18.

      The original Lucky Stars were 1 to 9 – of those, the least drawn are 4 and 1.

      The more recently added Lucky Stars 10, 11 and 12 have been drawn less.

      In the UK, a single entry to a EuroMillions draw costs £2.50.

      EuroMillions is different to the main Lotto draw.

    • Milica Cosic

      EXPLAINED: WHAT NUMBERS DO MOST PEOPLE CHOOSE?

      A lot of people doing the EuroMillions pick a lucky dip to get their numbers.

      Lottoland advises that people should avoid popular numbers, like 1-31, as people tend to opt for their birth date.

      This means if these numbers come up more people will have them and the winning amount will be divided between more people.

      They also suggest avoidance of a sequence of numbers.

    • Milica Cosic

      LOTTO WINNER TRIED TO TELL MUM SHE SCOOPED £10K EVERY MONTH BUT SHE KEPT HANGING UP AS SHE DIDN’T BELIEVE HER

      Laura Hoyle, 39, said it took her almost two weeks to realise she had won the draw-dropping amount after initially thinking she had just won a fiver.

      But now Laura and partner Kirk Stevens, 37, said their lives had been changed by the mind-blowing win.

      She added:”I was working from home that afternoon and stopped immediately to call Camelot. I was physically shaking as I told the lady, ‘I think I’ve won the lottery!”

      Read the article in full here.

    • Milica Cosic

      NATIONAL LOTTERY BALL NUMBER 27 IS MOST LIKELY TO HELP PUNTERS WIN 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

      WHICH STAR SIGN MOST LIKELY TO PICK THE RIGHT WINNING NUMBERS?

      The moment we’ve all been waiting for. Which sign is most likely to win the lottery? Well, it’s good news if you’re born in February or March.

      According to research from Lott and MailOnline, dreamy Pisces is the luckiest sign of the zodiac when it comes to winning the lottery.

      The data, which was based on those winning the top lottery jackpot, found that 11.6% of the winners were Pisces – meaning, on average, they were more likely to pick the golden ticket.

      Go-with the-flow Pisces will stumble upon extraordinarily lucky breaks and often find themselves effortlessly attracting most things on their wish list.

      So, Pisces, if you’re reading this maybe you should get down to the shops and buy a lottery ticket.

    • Joseph Gamp

      WHERE DOES THE MONEY RAISED BY THE NATIONAL LOTTERY GO

      In the year ending 31 March 2021, the funds were shared as follows:

      • Health, education, environment and charitable causes – 40%
      • Sport – 20%
      • Arts – 20%
      • Heritage – 20%

      HOW DID JOHN ROBERTS LOSE HIS MONEY?

      John Roberts, from Edinburgh, won a massive £3.1million back in 1998.

      But just three years later the security guard was penniless after blowing his money on cars, houses and luxury holidays.

      One of his first big buys was a massive Tudor mansion in Blackpool, which he moved his wife, Linda, and five children into.

      The five-bedroom detached home was worth around £160,000 when he bought it – and was a far cry from their council flat in Pilton, Edinburgh.

      The seaside house was called Balmoral, after the couple’s favourite Scottish beauty spot.

      In 2001, John moved out of the home and moved in with his cousin. At that time, it was worth £250,000

      John is now rumoured to be living on handouts from friends and family after his marriage fell apart, and was said to be living in a caravan at one time.

      EXPLAINED: 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.

      NATIONAL LOTTERY BALL NUMBER 27 IS MOST LIKELY TO HELP PUNTERS WIN 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.

      LOTTERY CHANCES: SOME STAR SIGNS ARE LUCKIER THAN OTHERS

      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. 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

      • Joseph Gamp

        HOW MANY LOTTERY TICKETS WERE SOLD IN THE LAST YEAR?

        From total ticket sales of £8,373.9 million in the year ending 31 March 2021:

        £1,887.5 million was raised for National Lottery projects
        £4,854.7 million was paid to players in prizes
        £1,004.8 million went to the Government in Lottery Duty
        £275.9 million was earned by retailers in commission

      • Joseph Gamp

        EXPLAINED: 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.

      • Joseph Gamp

        WOMAN WHO BOUGHT HER BOYFRIEND A WINNING LOTTERY TICKET DIVIDES THE WEB AS SHE ASKS FOR SOME OF THE PRIZE MONEY

        The woman had given her partner a National Lottery scratchcard for Christmas which ended up winning him £500.

        The dilemma was shared to the MoneySavingExpert Instagram account by a sibling of the brother.

        They said that her brother should get to keep all of the money as the scratchcard was a gift.

        The sibling wrote: “Should my brother share his lottery winnings?

        “My brother’s girlfriend gave him a National Lottery scratchcard as a Christmas gift, and he won £500.”

        Many people said he should pocket the money as the card then belonged to him.

        One said: “It’s his and should be under no obligation to share it with anyone.”

        What do you think?

      • Joseph Gamp

        WHAT NUMBERS DO MOST PEOPLE CHOOSE?

        A lot of people doing the EuroMillions pick a lucky dip to get their numbers.

        Lottoland advises that people should avoid popular numbers, like 1-31, as people tend to opt for their birth date.

        This means if these numbers come up more people will have them and the winning amount will be divided between more people.

        They also suggest avoidance of a sequence of numbers.

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