National Lottery draw LATEST: One lucky Brit scoops £1million share of Lotto jackpot ahead of Set For Life draw TONIGHT

National Lottery draw LATEST: One lucky Brit scoops £1million share of Lotto jackpot ahead of Set For Life draw TONIGHT

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A lucky Brit scooped a cool £1million share of last night’s Lotto jackpot.

Wednesday’s draw saw Brits playing for the chance to pocket a jackpot of £2million – although no one scooped the top prize.

Meanwhile, players are gearing up for Set For Life this evening – which could see one player win £10k a month for the next 30 years.

The draw will take place at 8pm sharp this evening – so be quick and get your tickets NOW!

All National Lottery and Euro Millions draw game prizes must be claimed within 180 days after the day of the draw.

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

  • 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.

    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.

  • IF YOU THINK YOU’VE WON HERE IS HOW TO CLAIM

    All draw game prizes must be claimed within 180 days after the draw.

    Here’s how to claim your lotto ticket.

  • 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.

  • HOW DOES THUNDERBALL WORK?

    Players must pick five main numbers from 1 to 39 and on Thunderball number which ranges from 1 to 14.

    Prizes may be won by matching the main numbers, but those who also match with the Thunderball will win a larger prize.

    If a player matches with the Thunderball only, they could win £3, but if they have match all five numbers and the Thunderball, they could scoop £500,000.

    Draws take place at 8.15pm four times a week – on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays – and are shown on the National Lottery website and YouTube.

  • INSIDE MARGARET LOUGHREY’S VINTAGE CAR SHOWROOM AT NEW HOME SHE NEVER LIVED

    The 56-year-old, who scooped a £27million (€31million) fortune, built a six-bay showroom for the vehicles even though she did not drive.

    She was found dead at the £130,000 bungalow where she had been staying temporarily in Strabane, Co Tyrone, on Thursday.

    The little house is next door to the showroom and the barrel-roofed converted barn where she planned to live alone.

    Police said there were “no suspicious circumstances” after Ms Loughrey’s body was discovered.

  • 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.”

  • THE BIGGEST LOTTO WINNERS IN HISTORY

    • £1.308 billion (Powerball) on January 13 2016 in the US, for which three winning tickets were sold, remains history’s biggest lottery prize
    • £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
    • £633.76 million (Powerball draw) from a winner from Wisconsin
    • £625.76 million (Powerball) Mavis L. Wanczyk of Chicopee, Massachusetts claimed the jackpot in August 2017
    • £575.53 million (Powerball) A lucky pair of winners scooped the jackpot in Iowa and New York in October 2018
  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • WHAT IF

    Euromillions winner Adrian Bayford is “consumed with guilt” as his son fights for life after a horror quad bike smash, friends say.

    The lad, 13, was hit by a car driven by his sister, 15, in the sprawling grounds of their Cambridgeshire mansion.

    The Sun exclusively revealed details of the horror smash as the boy is fighting for his life in intensive care with his family at his bedside.

    His sister raised the alarm after her brother was flung from his machine and through a fence.

    It is understood the car and quad bike were gifts bought for the kids by former postie Adrian, 49.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • THE BIGGEST LOTTO WINNERS IN HISTORY

    • £1.308 billion (Powerball) on January 13 2016 in the US, for which three winning tickets were sold, remains history’s biggest lottery prize
    • £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
    • £633.76 million (Powerball draw) from a winner from Wisconsin
    • £625.76 million (Powerball) Mavis L. Wanczyk of Chicopee, Massachusetts claimed the jackpot in August 2017
    • £575.53 million (Powerball) A lucky pair of winners scooped the jackpot in Iowa and New York in October 2018
  • 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.”

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