Another Midweek Lotto Jackpot Winner
Another midweek Lotto jackpot winner was created on Wednesday 8 August when a single ticket beat the odds to match all six main numbers. This was the fourth consecutive midweek Lotto win by a single ticket and the Lotto results that made it happen were 06, 14, 19, 22, 30 and 36, with 23 appearing as the Bonus Ball. The jackpot was worth slightly less than the official estimate of £2.1 million (it was £2,010,654) but we doubt that the winner will be complaining too much about that because they still have that much sought after multi-millionaire status!
In addition to the jackpot prize itself, the midweek Lotto game paid out plenty of consolation prizes. Four tickets won the biggest of those – worth £154,665 each – by matching five of the main numbers plus the Bonus Ball. 338 tickets matched five main numbers without the Bonus Ball and they won £1,143 each, so the Bonus Ball once again made a massive difference between a nice-but-modest third-tier win and a much higher second-tier prize. All of the other winning tickets matched either four or three main numbers to win £47 or £10 each.
Irish Lotto players weren’t so lucky with the jackpot because no player succeeded in matching all six main numbers, which were 18, 21, 34, 36, 40 and 42. The good news is that one ticket did match five of those numbers plus the Bonus Ball (which was 03) to win a second-tier consolation prize of €25,000. 45 tickets matched five main numbers only to win €1,260 each, and another 28,020 tickets won smaller prizes of up to €155 each by matching fewer numbers.
All of those results mean that there will be a rollover jackpot of around €5 million to play for in the Irish Lotto game and a fresh jackpot of around £4 million up for grabs in the UK Lotto game this Saturday. Winning either of those jackpots would be a great end to the week, but it would be even better to land the £148 million jackpot that is available in the EuroMillions game this Friday. Buy tickets for all three games online and one of them just might make your lottery dreams come true! Good luck!
Written by Tony Sharpe
Thursday 9th August 2012
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