National Lottery results LIVE: Latest Lotto numbers revealed as jackpot rolls over to £4million; plus Thunderball news

The National Lottery's Lotto draw has taken place with a cool £2m jackpot to be won – but no winner scooped the top prize.

Wednesday's winning Lotto numbers, which were drawn shortly after 8pm were 13, 24, 34, 35, 49 and 55, while the bonus ball was 53.

However, the jackpot was not scooped – meaning Saturday's top prize rolls over to a tasty £4million.

And earlier this week, a £98million EuroMillions jackpot was not won – meaning Friday's jackpot is now a whopping rollover of £110million.

Read our EuroMillions live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Milica Cosic

    Secrets to winning the lottery revealed

    1. Avoid computer picks. It lowers your odds of winning.
    2. On scratchcards try buying 10 of one ticket instead of several different tickets.
    3. Mix it up – Never play all one-number groups.
    4. Don't pick all odd or all even numbers.
    5. Don't play patterns.
    6. Avoid anniversaries, birthday's and dates.
    7. Don't Copycat – Avoid playing winning numbers that have been drawn before, because every combination has a chance of coming up once every half a million drawings.
  • Joseph Gamp

    Interesting stats from the National Lottery

    • Six Millionaires are made every week
    • The luckiest postcode is Birmingham with 119 millionaires
    • The luckiest profession is building
    • There are 6 million winners a week
    • £56 billion paid out in prizes
    • Over £34 million goes to National Lottery Projects every week
    • Most Millionaires celebrate with a cup of tea

    £4.1m Lotto rollover this Saturday

    One ticketholder could win an estimated £4.1 million rollover in the National Lottery draw on Saturday.

    There were no winners of Wednesday night's jackpot but one player claimed a £1,000,000 prize after matching five of six winning numbers and the bonus number.

    A total of 29 people won prizes of £1,750 by matching five Lotto numbers, while a further 2,078 matched four and claimed £140 and 50,233 matched three to win £30 each.

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      How long do you have to claim?

      Here’s how long you have to claim your money:

      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).

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      Explained: How likely am I to win the Millionaire Maker?

      According to the EuroMillions website, there is a 1 in 1,900,000 chance that a player could win the Millionaire Maker game on a Tuesday.

      This shrinks to 1 in approximately 2,250,000 if there is a rollover – meaning no one has won the previous draw’s jackpot.

      On a Friday, it’s estimated that there is a 1 in 2,950,000 chance of winning a guaranteed £1million.

      If there is a quadruple rollover, the odds could fall to 1 in 3,400,000.

      Winning the game depends on the number of payslips sold so the odds fluctuate from game-to-game.

      The odds can also change if there is a special event.

      In March 2019, EuroMillions created 40 UK millionaires in a one-off special draw.

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      Pictured: The Lottery timetable

      There is a draw happening six nights a week, apart from Sundays.

      Here is a timetable for all UK lottery games including Lotto, EuroMillions and Set For Life and what day they happen on.

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      Unexpected fortunes

      An Australian man unknowingly won the lottery a month ago and has finally come forward to claim his £2.4million prize.

      The ticket holder collected his winnings on Thursday after striking lucky in the Set for Life jackpot that was drawn on October 9.

      He will now be paid £11,000 a month for the next 20 years.

      Because his entry was unregistered, Lotto officials weren’t able to find or contact the man about his winnings and had to wait until he came forward.

      The lucky winner said he had his entry ticket tucked inside his wallet the entire time.

    • Joseph Gamp

      Odds revealed for scratchcards

      Thankfully, experts have crunched the numbers to reveal the odds of bagging a win – and the answer might surprise you.

      According to Oddschecker, the best scratchcard to snap up is £500 Loaded with odds of just 1 in 3.15.

      For just a fiver you could be in the running for £500.

      In second place, with the same odds, is Full of £500s which also has a top prize of £500.

      Cashword Multiplier follows close behind, which sees punters scratch off letters to reveal symbols to create full words.

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      Fraudster who swindled £2.5m in fake ticket scam still owns £466k house

      A RAPIST who scammed millions on the Lotto ten years ago still owns a posh four-bedroom house he allegedly bought with the tainted dosh.

      The home in commuter haven Kings Langley, Herts, just minutes from the M25 has fallen into serious disrepair.

      Docs show it is still owned by convicted rapist and fraudster Edward Putnam who is currently serving nine years for his despicable part in the biggest scam to ever hit the National Lottery.

      He was jailed for seven years in 1993 for raping a terrified pregnant 17-year-old girl.

      Putnam, now 56, “scooped” £2.5 million on the National Lottery in 2009 after conspiring with a Camelot employee to craft a fake ticket.

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      Tonight's Thunderball numbers REVEALED

      The Thunderball draw has taken place.

      The winning numbers are: 19, 21, 22, 29 and 33.

      And the Thunderball itself is 13.

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      Thunderball up next

      Thunderball takes place at 8.15pm.

      You could win a cool £500,000 in tonight's jackpot.

      Numbers at the ready- and good luck!

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      Tonight's Lotto results REVEALED

      The Lotto draw has just taken place.

      Tonight's winning numbers are: 13, 24, 34, 35, 49, 55.

      Meanwhile, the bonus ball is 53.

      Were you a winner?

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      Lotto draw in 15 minutes times

      The jackpot tonight is a call £2m.

      To win the jackpot, ticket holders must match all numbers plus the bonus ball.

      Good luck!

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      The couple who won lottery twice after losing their son to Covid

      A couple won two lottery prizes in two weeks, just months after tragically losing their son to Covid.

      Susan Slater and her husband won more than £30,000 on the People’s Postcode Lottery twice in July of this year.

      They now want to use the cash to remember their son Steve, who died with coronavirus.

      Susan, 74, said she couldn’t believe it when she found out that she had won again: “When I got the phone call for this, I’d told quite a few people that I’d won £1,000 and I thought ‘this is a wind-up, someone is winding me up!’

      “Nowhere in my imagination did I think I was going to be lucky enough to win £30,000.”

    • Joseph Gamp

      Euromillions explained

      EuroMillions is a lottery game in which players from participating European countries join in the fun to win huge life changing jackpots.

      Players can pick five numbers from 1-50 and two Lucky Stars from 1-12, or they can try a Lucky Dip for randomly selected numbers. 

      The EuroMillions runs on Tuesday’s or Friday’s every week. Remember, to play on a draw day, you’ll need to buy your ticket before 7.30pm.

      All results are published here on the blog from around 8.30pm.

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      Mapped: 10 luckiest cities in the UK

      Lottery data shows the areas with the cities and towns with the highest number per capita of high-tier winners to scoop £50,000 or more on the National Lottery.

      The National Lottery has now made over 6,100 millionaires in the UK.

      Data taken from the launch of the lottery in 1994 until Sept 2019 reveals the luckiest regions.

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      Family drama

      In 2016, the Davies family won £61million on the EuroMillions.

      Stephanie Davies, then 23, reluctantly bought a ticket after mum Sonia phoned from Florida and begged her to buy one.

      Sonia, who worked as an administration assistant, was in the US having vital keyhole surgery to remove a cancerous tumour from the parathyroid glands in her neck, and had a feeling she would go on a winning streak after the op was a success.

      But even this happy family couldn’t avoid controversy as it was reported father of the family Keith, of Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, would share his cash with his daughters with ex Mandy – but his wife’s son was allegedly snubbed.

      Keith’s partner Sonia’s estranged son Spencer Pugh claimed he would not see a penny of the £61million EuroMillions win.

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      Prince Harry on ‘tackling misinformation’

      Harry has recently released a report on “tackling misinformation” in technology, media and social media.

      It comes as last week he blasted sections of the media as “pirates with press cards”.

      He said he had warned the boss of Twitter of a potential “coup” the day before the attack on the US Capitol.

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      Ex-footballer turned builder forced to retire from injury wins £1m on lottery

      An ex- Championship footballer who was forced to retire due to injury has bagged himself a life-changing £1million on the National Lottery.

      Terry Kennedy, who played for Sheffield United and Harrogate Town, has gone viral on social media after a video was posted of him being informed of his sensational win.

      After celebrating his 28th birthday on Monday, footage emerged of Kennedy anxiously clutching his lucky ticket and speaking to what appears to be a member of the lottery to confirm his winnings.

      Upon being told he had indeed scooped the cash, his co-workers erupted in celebration, with the former professional footballer staring at the ceiling in disbelief.

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      A thank you from Bolton's deaf community

      Charity worker reveals how the National Lottery funding helped transform his life.

      Imagine growing up unable to understand the people around you, and having no way of communicating except through gestures.

      This was the world Philip Bridge faced as a child after being born with a genetic disorder called Waardenburg syndrome, which left him profoundly Deaf.

      “My family didn’t know sign language, so they’d be talking to each other and I couldn’t join in,” Philip says. “Mum did her best to talk to me, but it was hard for us to understand each other. I wanted to get involved but felt left out.

      “I ended up playing on my own a lot – I was frustrated, and really struggled. I went to a mainstream school where making friends for me was difficult, so I’d just play football with the kid next door.”

      Philip, now 42, was 16 when he started to learn British Sign Language, which is when he began to blossom.

      “I was learning sign language at Bolton College when a friend recommended that I join the Bolton Deaf Society (BDS),” he says. “It was quite a shock for me at first, as I hadn’t had much connection with the Deaf community before, but it was fantastic to suddenly make friends. We’d go out as a group to pubs and other Deaf clubs and feel safer together.”

    • Joseph Gamp

      What are the most common EuroMillions numbers?

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

      The five most drawn main numbers since EuroMillions launched in February 2004 are 23, 19, 44, 50 and 5

      The two most drawn Lucky Stars are 2 and 8.

      The least drawn numbers are 22, 33, 46, 18 and 47

      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.

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      Scratchcard winners jumping for joy

      Among those lucky enough to bank a small fortune on a scratchcard is Sean Irwin, who bought a £3 Ruby Doubler while popping to the shops earlier this year.

      The plumber screamed for joy after discovering he had scooped £300,000 after matching two number 22s.

      A furloughed barman and his NHS wife also nabbed a big win on a National Lottery Win All scratchcard.

      Jonny Wright, 40, said his “legs went to jelly” after realising they had bagged a £100,000 golden payout.

      And mum Sandra Davine got the shock of her life when she realised she hand won £300,000 after initially believing her winnings were just £1,000.

      Stunned Sandra said at the time: “You must be joking. There’s no way.”

    • Milica Cosic

      The Lotto winning couple robbed at knifepoint

      Dave and Angela Dawes couldn’t believe their luck when they scooped a incredible £101,203,600.

      And shift supervisor Dave and his charity volunteer wife Angela, from Wisbech in Cambridgeshire, ensured they shared the love with their nearest and dearest.

      The pair are reported to have handed out £30million to their family and closest friends, while also setting up a charity.

      Treating themselves, the pair bought a £4 million home, Socknersh Manor, in Burwash, East Sussex – previously owned by the likes of Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck.

      However, they went through hell last year when they were tied up and robbed by a gang at their luxury home.

      The robbers fled with jewellery and around £20,000 cash in the couple’s Range Rover. They later beefed up security at their home to protect themselves.

    • Milica Cosic

      The age range…

      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.

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

      The new age restriction, which was exclusively revealed by The Sun, aims to make sure the lottery is not a “gateway to problem gambling”, minister for sport, tourism and heritage Nigel Huddleston previously said.

      Gambling is illegal for under-18s, but until now anyone 16 or over has been able to play National Lottery games.

    • Milica Cosic

      The Catering Girls won big

      A group of NHS dinner ladies who call themselves the “Catering Girls” ditched their jobs after scooping a £25m lottery jackpot in November 2017.

      The lucky six all quit the health service after scooping the EuroMillions prize of £25,476,778.30.

      The “Catering Girls” have been playing together for six years at their hospital in Port Talbot, South Wales.

      They promised to have “one hell of a Christmas”.

      In November 2018 they revealed that despite quitting their jobs, their lives are very much the same despite being millionaires.

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